The June 2022 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) was published on Monday, June 20.
The end of June marks a transition in ITAL Editorial Board membership. Thanks to the following Board members who have ably served the journal for the past four years: Steve Bowers, Kevin Ford, Cinthya Ippoliti, Ida Joiner, Michael Sauers, and Laurie Willis. They have been fantastic colleagues, providing sage advice and thoughtful opinions through their tenures. Joining the board on July 1 are the following individuals: Ashlea Green, Mary A. Guillory, Dana Haugh, Shanna Hollich, and Cynthia Schwarz. I look forward to working with them as they begin two-year terms.
Contributing to the Journal
We invite all readers to contribute to the journal. If you are involved in any aspect of libraries—we consider this an inclusive scope, including cultural memory institutions such as museums, archives, and more—we welcome submissions for peer-reviewed articles or communications. Information Technology and Libraries is proud to be diamond open access — that is, it is free to read for all, charges no article processing fees to authors or their institutions, and content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Want to know more? See our Call for Submissions. If you have questions or wish to bounce ideas off the editor and assistant editor, please contact either of us at the email addresses below.
For those of you who work in public libraries and have something technology-related that could benefit ITAL’s readership, propose a “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column! Submit your idea through the brief three-question form.
If you have questions or want to learn more about publishing with ITAL, please contact either the journal’s Editor (Ken Varnum, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Assistant Editor (Marisha Kelly, email@example.com).
In This Issue
This quarter’s “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column is by Julie Lane of the County of Prince Edward Public Library and Archives in Ontario, Canada. Titled Gathering Strength to Combat Access Inequality: How a Small Rural Public Library Supported Virtual Access for Public School Students, Staff, and their Families, the column “explores the steps taken by the public library to create meaningful connections with administrative staff on the school board level in order to bring practical training and resources to teachers and students in order to enhance and support their learning.”
We are also pleased to publish the following peer-reviewed articles:
- Rarely Analyzed: The Relationship between Digital and Physical Rare Books Collections
- Ontology for the User-Learner Profile Personalizes the Search Analysis of Online Learning Resources: The Case of Thematic Digital Universities
- Applying Topic Modeling for Automated Creation of Descriptive Metadata for Digital Collections
- Research on Knowledge Organization of Intangible Cultural Heritage Based on Metadata
- Contactless Services: A Survey of the Practices of Large Public Libraries in China
- Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): Adoption and Advocacy
- Classical Musicians v. Copyright Bots: How Libraries Can Aid in the Fight