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Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

At the Library

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Started by Stacy Konkiel, Lily Troia, & Nicky Agate, the website is:

…a new kind of open access overlay journal, powered by PressForward and curated by librarian-experts working in the arena of scholarly communication. Each week, editors recruit the very best scholarly communication literature from across the Web, working with authors to make their research available, ensuring that librarians are connected to excellent research that’s relevant to their work.

Browsing through the Discover section, there are already quite a few great articles about Open Access, Academia.edu, sentiment analysis and Twitter, data science…It’s a really great list of essays and articles that go beyond interest for just librarians. The website wants to look at research and research output beyond the essay, looking to “liberate toll access or otherwise difficult to access research in all forms–articles, books, code, data sets, presentations, white papers, and more–with all the tools at our disposal.”

You can consult their collaboratively written Editorial Guidelines and submit your work (or work that you know of) to the website.

What good aggregators or curated resources for resources on scholarly communication do you rely on?

Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0

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