miércoles, 28 de enero de 2009

LIBRI: Best Student Paper Award 2009

Since 1950, through 59 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world.

The aim of Libri is to publish original articles on all aspects of libraries and information services (http://www.degruyter.de/journals/libri/detailEn.cfm). It investigates the functions of libraries and information services from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

Libri is a peer-reviewed journal that presents periodical reports on current trends in librarianship worldwide and describes the transformation of libraries and information services resulting from the introduction of new information technologies and working methods.

Background information and the latest research findings in librarianship and information science are made accessible to experts and a broader public. Articles are in English and conform to the highest academic standards.

As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Paper of 2009." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

Length: approx. 5000 words
Language: English
Deadline: May 31, 2009

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of:

  • originality of thought and observation
  • depth of research and scholarship
  • topicality of problems addressed
  • the international readership of the journal

The article will be published in the 2009:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complementary subscription to Libri for 2010. If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2010. The normal provision to the author of 10 offprints and one copy of the complete issue applies to all winners.

Manuscripts should be sent to the Libri Editorial Office, K. G. Saur Verlag, An Imprint of Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Mies-van-der-Rohe Straße 1, 80807 München, Germany. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be submitted to libri@degruyter.com. Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student

* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

Previous Winners:

1996
The Impact of National Policy on Developing Information Infrastructure Nationwide Issues in P.R. China and the U.S.
YAN QUAN LIU

1997 No award given

1998
A Comparison of the Internet Presences of German Libraries and Companies
PETRA WILLE

1999
The First Monday Metadata Project
ROBIN HENSHAW

2000
The Older Adult and Public Library Computer Technology: A Pilot Study in a Canadian Setting
PATRICIA A. LARKIN-LIEFFERS

2001
Defining the Object of Study: Actants in Library and Information Science
JON JABLONSKI

2002
The Death of the Scholarly Monograph in the Humanities? Citation Patterns in Literary Scholarship
JENNIFER WOLFE THOMPSON

2003
Information Behaviors in an Online Smoking Cessation Forum
CAROL PERRYMAN

2004
Information Flow and Peripherality in Remote Island Areas of Scotland
SUE BEER

2005
On the Methods by which We Acquire Information, and the Effectiveness of Libraries in Supporting These Behaviors
JACK KORMOS

2006
Combining Quantitative Methods and Grounded Theory for Researching E-Reverse Auctions
ANDREA LÖSCH

2007
Developing Evaluation Criteria for Podcasts
JOY L. AUSTRIA

2008
forthcoming March 2009: Irreparable damage: violence, ownership and voice in an Indian Archive
MICHELLE CASWELL

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