Issue 1:2 of the open access journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, has just been released.
This issue includes my commentary, Evidence Based Librarianship and Open Access.
Evidence based practice, whether in librarianship or any other profession, depends on access to the evidence, and access to opportunities to share one’s own evidence. Open access (OA) is the perfect complement to evidence based librarianship. OA provides the optimum access to the evidence for librarians everwhere, and the optimum means of dissemination. This article compares examines access to the LIS literature in the print and electronic media, and the impact of open access.
About the journal:
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is an international journal developed by the Canadian Library Association's Evidence Based Librarianship Interest Group (EBLIG). EBLIG recently announced a new membership offer for international librarians interested in joining the EBLIG only (not CLA). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries, and uses the free, open source Open Journal Systems software.