The June 2018 issue (volume 37, number 2) of Information Technology and
Libraries (ITAL) has been published.
With this issue, we introduce a new look for the journal — thanks to the
work of LITA’s Web Coordinating Committee, and in particular Kelly Sattler
(also a member of the Editorial Board), Jingjing Wu, and Guy Cicinelli. The
new design is much easier on the eyes and more legible, and sports a new
graphic identity for ITAL.
In this June 2018 issue, we continue our celebration of ITAL’s 50th year
with a summary by Editorial Board member Sandra Shores of the articles
published in the 1970s, the journal’s first full decade of publication.
The 1970s are particularly pivotal in library technology, as it marks the
introduction of the personal computer, as a hobbyist’s tool, to society.
The web is still more than a decade away, but the seeds are being planted.
The table of contents are below.
“Primo New User Interface: Usability Testing and Local Customizations
Implemented in Response” <https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.10191>
Blake Lee Galbreath, Corey Johnson, and Erin Hvizdak
“Managing In-Library Use Data: Putting a Web Geographic Information Systems
Platform through its Paces” <https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.10208>
Bruce Godfrey and Rick Stoddart
“It is Our Flagship: Surveying the Landscape of Digital Interactive
Displays in Learning Environments” <https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.9987>
“The Provision of Mobile Services in US Urban Libraries”
Ya Jun Guo, Yan Quan Liu, and Arlene Bielefield
“Current Trends and Goals in the Development of Makerspaces at New England
College and Research Libraries” <https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.9825>
Ann Marie Lynn Davis
“From Dreamweaver to Drupal: A University Library Website Case Study”
- Letter from the Editor <https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.10571>
- LITA President’s Message <https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.10493>
- Editorial Board Thoughts: Events in the Life of ITAL
<https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.10460> (Sharon Farnel)
- Information Technology and Libraries at 50: The 1970s in Review
<https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v37i2.10494> (Sandra Shores)
*Submit Your Ideas*
for contributions to ITAL to Ken Varnum, editor, at [log in to unmask] with
your proposal. Current formats are generally
- Articles – original research or comprehensive and in-depth analyses,
in the 3000-5000 word range.
- Communications – brief research reports, technical findings, and case
studies, in the 1000-3000 word range.
*Questions or Comments?*
For all other questions or comments related to LITA publications, contact
LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, [log in to unmask]
Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics
Library Information Technology | University of Michigan Library
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