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[InetBib] Neue OA Zeitschrift in Informations- und Bibliothekswissenschaft
- Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2015 10:07:36 +0200 (CEST)
- From: Joachim SCHOPFEL <joachim.schopfel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] Neue OA Zeitschrift in Informations- und Bibliothekswissenschaft
Der amerikanische Verlag Litwin gibt eine neue Zeitschrift im Bereich der
Informations- und Bibliothekswissenschaft heraus. Der Titel: "Journal of
Critical Library and Information Studies". Die Zeitschrift ist open access
(auf einem OJS-Server), ohne Autorenkosten, peer reviewed. Die Zeitschrift ist
dem "kritischen Diskurs" gewidmet.
Hier die URL http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/index
Den Call for Papers für die erste Nummer gibt es hier:
Die Themen :
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is a peer-reviewed open
access journal which addresses the need for critical discourse in library and
information science and associated domains such as communication and media
studies. It critically engages the cultural forms, social practices, the
political economy, and the history of information and information institutions.
It also seeks to broaden the methodological commitments of the field and to
broaden the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse
critical, trans-disciplinary, and global perspectives. The journal engages
issues of social and cognitive justice and the historical and contemporary
roles of documentary, information, and computational technologies in creating,
mediating, surveilling, and challenging personal and social identities in
cultural and political economies of power and expression.
For its inaugural issue, the JCLIS will focus on why such a journal is needed,
as a platform for critical discourse in LIS. JCLIS seeks to publish research
articles, literature reviews, and possibly other essay forms (up to 7000 words)
that use or examine critical perspectives on library and information studies.
Some of the issues that might be addressed are: What are the current gaps in
disciplines and discourses that make the JCLIS necessary? How can scholars
speak to past silences in research and thinking in information studies? What is
“critical perspective” in library and information studies research? What
ethical or political commitments might a critical perspective entail? What do
critical perspectives look like in practice?
The theme for the inaugural issue is broad by design in order to encourage
diverse perspectives in describing, analyzing, and providing insight into how
and where library and information studies might intersect with ethical,
philosophical, and/or political concerns, interpretative or speculative
approaches to analysis, or experimentation with novel, unique, or exploratory
research designs that might be marginalized or excluded from mainstream library
and information studies research. JCLIS aims to be a an inclusive platform for
library and information studies research,including locally specific research
designs and investigations as well as research that adopts a more global or
international frame of inquiry. To that end, the journal also welcomes
unpublished works in translation. Deadline for receipt of manuscripts is
Monday, August 31st, 2015, for Winter 2015 publication.
Possible topic areas may include (but are not limited to):
- What is/are critical library and information studies? What might distinguish
- The use of a particular critical perspective for research into topics
relevant to library and information studies
- Different notions of critical approaches and perspectives, and their
relations to information and knowledge studies and research
- When and why are critical approaches timely? How does its timeliness or not
apply to today’s problems of information and knowledge?
- Applications of critical approaches in information institution, organization,
or community contexts of practice.
- How critical approaches or methods might relate to other contemporary topics
within library and information studies: open access, patron privacy, evolutions
in scholarly communication, digital humanities, etc.
- How are critical perspectives included or excluded from empirical or
engineering methods in the information and library sciences?
- Descriptions and reflections on methods for conducting library and
information studies research with a critical approach. What is the relationship
of method to critical activity?
- Critical perspectives on race and ethnicity in LIS, and/or the need for
critical perspectives in LIS research.
- How might postcolonial theory expand the scope and methods of LIS research?
- Critical approaches for investigating militarism and the politics of
- Development/Implementation of information services for diasporic populations.
- What has been the relation of critical theory to the LIS tradition and its
modes of historical, qualitative, and quantitative research?
- What is the relationship of critical theory to LIS education and to LIS
- Failures and shortcomings: how can critical perspectives inform and improve
library and information studies?
- Gender and identity within LIS: how might critical perspectives or approaches
be used to explore or investigate them?
- #critlib and alternative platforms for critical professional conversation
- Library and information studies vs library and information science: What are
Guest Editors for Volume 1, Issue 1
Ronald Day, Indiana University - Bloomington
Alycia Sellie, Graduate Center, City University of New York
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