Peer Review and Relevancy

The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.  —Mission Statement, Code4Lib Journal A colleague on the Code4Lib Journal’s editorial committee has posted a defense of the Journal’s position on peer review, or more specifically, double blind refereeing.  I was tempted, several months ago, to address the topic in the opening editorial for Issue 16, but was too preoccupied with food.  I don’t always see things the way Jonathan does, although I’ve learned over the years he gets it right a lot more times than I do.  In Continue reading Peer Review and Relevancy

Code4Lib Journal, Issue 2 now available!

Seriously, lots of good stuff: Code4Lib: More than a journal Free and Open Source Options for Creating Database-Driven Subject Guides Using Google Calendar to Manage Library Website Hours Geocoding LCSH in the Biodiversity Heritage Library Toward element-level interoperability in bibliographic metadata Help! A simple method for getting back-up help to the reference desk Googlizing a Digital Library Participatory Design of Websites with Web Design Workshops Quick Lookup Laptops in the Library: Leveraging Linux with a SLAX LiveCD The ICAP (Interactive Course Assignment Pages) Publishing System Respect My Authority Conference Report: Code4LibCon 2008 Whether you are in a public library, academic Continue reading Code4Lib Journal, Issue 2 now available!

Code4Lib Journal now online!

The first issue of Code4Lib Journal is now available, thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Rochkind, who spearheaded getting a group of volunteers to put it all together and get it up on the web. The journal’s mission is “to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.” Jonathan’s Editorial Introduction explains it all. It is worth taking a look at, and keeping an eye on, whether you are involved in libraries or not. (As an aside, I happen to be one of the editors)