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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ALL-SIS Newsletter v.40 #4,   Summer 2021    FT       PDF
American Archivist v.83 #2,   Fall/Winter 2020        s/FT   
American Archivist v.84 #1,   Spring/Summer 2021        s/FT   
American Libraries ,   July/August 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries ,   June 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   June 23, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   June 9, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   June 16, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   June 2, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   May 19, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   June 30, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   July 9, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   May 12, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   May 26, 2021    FT    s/FT   
Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association v.42 #1,   2021           
Arkansas Libraries v.78 #1-2,   Spring-Summer 2021    FT       PDF
Art Documentation v.40 #1,   Spring 2021           PDF
Aslib Journal of Information Management v.73 #3,   2021           
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.19 #7,   July 2021    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2021        s/FT   
Business Information Review v.38 #2,   June 2021           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.59 #4,   2021           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2021           
The Christian Librarian v.64 #1,   2021           
CLIR Issues #141,   May/June 2021    FT       
Code4Lib Journal #51,   6/14/2021    FT       
Collection Management v.46 #3-4,   2021           
College & Research Libraries v.82 #5,   July 2021    FT       
College & Research Libraries v.82 #4,   June 2021    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.82 #7,   July/August 2021    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.82 #6,   June 2021    FT       
Communications in Information Literacy v.15 #1,   2021    FT       
Communications of the ACM v.64 #7,   July 2021    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.41 #5,   June 2021        s/FT   
Computers in Libraries v.41 #6,   July/August 2021        s/FT   
Current Cites v.32 #6,   June 2021    FT       
Current Cites v.32 #4,   April 2021    FT       
Data Technologies and Applications v.55 #3,   2021           
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.41 #3,   2021           
Digital Library Perspectives v.37 #2,   2021           
Education for Information v.37 #2,   2021           
Ethics and Information Technology v.23 #2,   June 2021           
Ethics and Information Technology v.23 #1,   March 2021           
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice v.16 #2,   2021    FT       
Expert Systems v.38 #4,   June 2021           
First Monday v.26 #7,   July 5, 2021    FT       
First Monday v.26 #6,   June 7, 2021    FT       
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.70 #4/5,   2021           
Government Information Quarterly v.38 #3,   July 2021           
Health Information and Libraries Journal v.38 #2,   June 2021           
The Horn Book Magazine ,   July/August 2021        s/FT   
ILA Reporter v.39 #2,   June 2021    FT       PDF
In the Libraries #26,   2021           
In the Libraries #25,   2021           
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   May 2021    FT       
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   June 2021    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
INFOdocket ,   June 2021    FT       
INFOdocket ,   July 2021    FT       
Information & Culture: A Journal of History v.56 #2,   2021           
Information and Software Technology v.140,   December 2021           
Information and Software Technology v.139,   November 2021           
Information Development v.37 #2,   June 2021           
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal v.26 #2,   June 2021    FT       
Information Sciences v.573,   September 2021           
Information Sciences v.574,   October 2021           
Information Sciences v.577,   October 2021           
Information Sciences v.575,   October 2021           
Information Sciences v.576,   October 2021           
Information Systems v.102,   December 2021           
Information Systems v.103,   January 2022           
Information Technology and Libraries v.40 #2,   2021    FT       
Information Today v.38 #6,   July/August 2021        s/FT   
Information Today v.38 #5,   June 2021        s/FT   
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2021           
International Journal of Digital Curation ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence v.12 #1,   2021           
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.38 #3,   2021           
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.11 #3,   2021           
International Journal of Information Science and Management v.19 #2,   2021    FT       
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology v.11 #2,   2021    FT       
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.17 #3,   2021           
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology v.18,   2021    FT       
Jinfo #570,   July 8, 2021           
Jinfo #568,   June 3, 2021           
Jinfo #569,   June 17, 2021           
Journal of Cases on Information Technology v.23 #2&3,   2021           
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet v.25 #2,   2021           
Journal of Digital Information Management v.19 #2,   June 2021           
Journal of Documentation v.77 #4,   2021           
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.33 #2,   2021           
Journal of Information Literacy v.15 #2,   2021    FT       
Journal of Information Science v.47 #4,   August 2021           
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.9 #1,   March 2021    FT       
Journal of Information Technology v.36 #2,   June 2021           
Journal of Information Technology & Politics v.18 #2,   2021           
Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy v.6 #1,   Spring 2021           
Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve v.29 #1-2,   2020           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.25 #5,   2021           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.61 #5,   2021           
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning v.15 #1,   2021           
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries v.16 #2,   2020           
Journal of New Librarianship v.6 #1,   2021    FT       
Journal of Scholarly Publishing v.52 #4,   July 2021           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.28 #6,   June 2021           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.72 #8,   August 2021           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.72 #7,   July 2021           
Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association v.70 #2,   2021           
Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries v.17 #2,   June 2021    FT       PDF
Knowledge and Information Systems v.63 #7,   July 2021           
Learned Publishing v.34 #3,   July 2021        s/FT   
Legal Information Management v.21 #1,   March 2021           
Legal Reference Services Quarterly v.40 #1,   2021           
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library & Information Science Research v.43 #3,   July 2021           
Library & Information Science Research v.43 #2,   April 2021           
Library Hi Tech v.39 #2,   2021           
Library Leadership & Management v.35 #2,   2021    FT       PDF
Library Life ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library of Congress Magazine ,   July/August 2021    FT       PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
The Library Quarterly v.91 #3,   July 2021           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Technology Reports v.57 #5,   July 2021           
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.18 #6,   June 2021           
Libri v.71 #2,   June 2021           
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Marketing Library Services v.35 #4,   July/August 2021        s/FT   
Mississippi Libraries v.84 #2,   Summer 2021    FT       PDF
MIT Sloan Management Review ,   Summer 2021           
Next ,   June 2021    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   June 2021    FT       
The NYLA eBulletin v.69 #2,   April 2021    FT       PDF
Online Searcher v.45 #4,   July/August 2021        s/FT   
Openbook ,   Autumn 2021    FT       PDF
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research v.16 #1,   2021    FT       
Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP) v.9 #1,   Spring 2021    FT       PDF
portal: Libraries and the Academy v.21 #3,   July 2021           
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture v.49 #4,   December 2020        s/FT   
Public Library Quarterly v.40 #4,   2021           
Publishing Research Quarterly v.37 #2,   June 2021           
RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage v.22 #1,   Spring 2021        s/FT   
Reading Research Quarterly v.56 #3,   July/August/September 2021           
ResearchBuzz ,   June 2021    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   July 2021    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
School Library Research ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Scientometrics v.126 #7,   July 2021           
Scientometrics v.126 #6,   June 2021           
The Scout Report v.27 #26,   July 2, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #23,   June 11, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #24,   June 18, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #27,   July 9, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #25,   June 25, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #22,   June 4, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #21,   May 28, 2021    FT       
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.12 #4,   2021           
The Serials Librarian v.80 #1-4,   2021           
Slavic & East European Information Services v.22 #2,   2021           
Slavic & East European Information Services v.22 #1,   2021           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.41 #6,   June 2021           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.41 #7,   July 2021           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
SRRT Newsletter #215,   June 2021    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   June 2021    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   July 2021    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.42 #8,   August 2021           
Strategic Management Journal v.42 #7,   July 2021           
Tennessee Libraries v.71 #2,   2021    FT       
Texas Library Journal v.97 #2,   Summer 2021    FT       PDF
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems v.51 #3,   2021           
Virginia Libraries ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Library as Place: Understanding Contradicting User Expectations, by Martin Garnar and Joel Tonyan in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 47 No. 5 © 2021, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This case study examines the disconnect between the assessment by academic library users of what library resources and services are important and their lack of use of those resources and services.
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The Relationship Between Work Conditions and Perceptions of Organizational Justice Among Library Employees, by Miriam L. Matteson, et al. in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 43 No. 2 © 2021, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
To understand the antecedents of organizational justice, researchers carried out a national survey of librarians to compare the predictive power of perceived organizational support, job autonomy, job feedback, and job stress.
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The Road to Simplified Remote Access, by Linda van Keuren in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 41 No. 6 © 2021, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes the Seamless Access User Experience and how it was implemented in Dahlgren Memorial Library.
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Mindfulness, Nudges and Empathy: New Media Literacies, by Robert Berkman in Online Searcher, Vol. 45 No. 3 © 2021, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Where might librarians update their media literacy toolkit to address those three major challenges of our age? New media literacies can provide a fresh approach to conquering the invasion of questionable information. To help students distinguish between facts, claims, and conspiracies by showing them how to determine the trustworthiness of source material, librarians can start with teaching probability.
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Testing and Refining Scholarly Communications Workflows and Work Habits for the Digital Age, by Clarissa J. Ceglio, et al. in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 52 No. 4 © 2021, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Greenhouse Studios' core research mission is the development of workflows that bring diverse interdisciplinary teams together to create works of digital and non-traditional scholarship while also cultivating a collaborative work culture. This article summarizes the implementation, assessment, and refinement of those workflows, which together constitute Greenhouse Studios' design-based, inquiry-driven, collaboration-first model of scholarly production.
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Ranking News Feed Updates on Social Media: A Review and Expertise-Aware Approach, by Sami Belkacem and Kamel Boukhalfa in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 17 No. 1 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Ranking newsfeed updates in order of relevance is proposed to help users quickly catch up with the relevant updates. In this work, the authors first study approaches proposed in this area according to four main criteria: features that may influence relevance, relevance prediction models, training and evaluation methods, and evaluation platforms. Then the authors propose an approach that leverages another type of feature which is the expertise of the update's author for the corresponding topics.
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From Protests to Practice: Confronting Systemic Racism in LIS, by Renate L. Chancellor, et al. in Education for Information, Vol. 37 No. 2 © 2021, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper examines the national response to Floyd's death within the contexts of CRT, the history of systemic racism in the United States, and questions how race and inequity issues have been addressed in LIS.
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Knowledge Infrastructure and the Role of the University, by Amy Brand in Information Services and Use, Vol. 40 No. 3 © 2020, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper argues that the time has come for universities and other knowledge institutions to assume a larger role in mitigating the risks that arise from ongoing consolidation in research infrastructure, including the privatization of community platforms, commercial control of analytics solutions, and other market-driven trends in scientific and scholarly publishing.
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Why Would I Share?: The Intention to Use Blogs for Knowledge Sharing According to Gender, Experience, and Cultural Differences, by Yanyan Shang and Yousra Harb in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 17 No. 3 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper aims to extend past studies and investigate the influence of familiarity with blogs in knowledge sharing. Particularly, the purpose of this paper is twofold. The first objective is to explore the effect of familiarity in terms of content familiarity and design familiarity on individual intention to use a blog as a knowledge sharing tool. The second objective is to determine whether familiarity factors change with gender, blog experience, and cultural differences.
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Learning Management in Massive Open Online Courses: MOOCs, by Tapan Kumar Basantia and Vishal Kumar in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 12 No. 1 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Features thematic discussions on different aspects of learning management in MOOCs. In the paper, special emphasis in discussion is given on different components of learning management in MOOCs, learning management in different platforms of MOOCs, and issues in learning management in MOOCs.
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The New Physicality of Data, by Sharon Richardson in Business Information Review, Vol. 38 No. 2 © 2021, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article explores some of the innovations made possible by this new physicality of data, from the birth of a digital twin to the death of privacy, and the growing urgency for new approaches to data governance and information lifecycle management.
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Affordances Supporting Mothers' Engagement in Information-Related Activities Through Facebook Groups, by Ameera Mansour in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 53 No. 2 © 2021, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This qualitative study investigated the information-related activities and affordances of a Facebook group for foreign mothers living in Sweden. Four key information activities were identified: posting, monitoring, commenting and searching. These activities show how the group members accessed the information resources embedded within the group in a variety of visible, invisible, active and passive modes.
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Other Articles of Interest


Acceptable and Unacceptable Uses of Academic Library Search Data: An Interpretive Description of Undergraduate Student Perspectives by Laura W. Gariepy (in Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice)
This article presents findings about undergraduate student attitudes regarding search data privacy in academic libraries.

Algorithmic Literacy and the Role for Libraries by Michael Ridley and Danica Pawlick-Potts (in Information Technology and Libraries)
In arguing for a role for libraries in algorithmic literacy, the authors provide a working definition, a pressing need, a pedagogical strategy, and two specific contributions that are unique to libraries

#MeToo in the Academic Library: A Quantitative Measurement of the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Academic Libraries by Candice Benjes-Small, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
Anecdotal evidence suggests that librarians experience sexual harassment. The authors administered a vetted, widely used survey to quantitatively measure for the first time how widespread sexual harassment is within academic libraries.

Negotiating Open Access Journal Agreements: An Academic Library Case Study by Mihoko Hosoi (in Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice)
This paper reviews existing literature on publisher negotiation principles related to OA journal negotiations and reflects on recent cases at an academic library in Pennsylvania, in order to identify best practices in OA journal negotiations. It provides recommendations on roles, relationships, and processes, as well as essential terms of OA journal agreements.

Where Does the Money Go? Creating Transparency in Libraries Operational Budgeting by Jennie Gerke, et al. (in Library Leadership & Management)
The budget model described offers one way to help ensure that every voice in the library has the opportunity to share their ideas for improvements, programs, personnel, and events.

A 360 Degree View: The Ideal Qualities of Library Leaders and Employees by Anthony Chow and Ashley Conte (in Library Leadership & Management)
Provides further insight into what qualities library leaders look for in today's library employees while also providing insight into what qualities library employees look for in today's library leaders for a 360 degree view.

Workplace Information Literacy: Measures and Methodological Challenges by Gunilla Widen, et al. (in Journal of Information Literacy)
This paper focuses information literacy (IL) from a methodological perspective, addressing quantitative IL measures, suitable for evaluating the role of IL in supporting work activities