Call for Submissions:
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) provides a forum to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.
The deadline for submissions for the third issue of the Code4Lib Journal is approaching quickly. To be included in the third issue, scheduled to be published in
2008, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals for articles to [log in to unmask] by Friday, March 14, 2008.
Possible topics for articles include, but are not limited to:
Practical applications of library technology. Both actual and hypothetical applications invited.
* Technology projects (failed, successful, proposed, or in-progress), how they were done, and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies
Above all, C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics. Anything that supports the mission of C4LJ is welcome.
The goal of the journal
is to promote
professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles in the journal should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure or guidelines. Writers should aim for the middle ground between, on the one hand, blog or mailing-list posts, and, on the other hand, articles in traditional journals. We want publishing in the journal to be easy and painless, helping the community to share timely, relevant information that is currently shared all too rarely.
Articles need not include comprehensive literature reviews and bibliographies, although pointing the reader to useful work that has gone before can certainly be helpful. Authors are encouraged to include code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code where appropriate.
The Journal will be electronic only and is edited rather than refereed.
Please contact us with proposals or queries, as well as draft articles,at
[log in to unmask] (a private list read only by C4LJ editors) no later than Friday, March 14, 2007.
For more information, you can find information on our mission, processes and structures, and guidelines for authors at: http://journal.code4lib.org/
We look forward to hearing from interested people,
Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee
Call for Submissions