The September 2022 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) was published on Monday, September 19.
In This Issue
The September “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column, “The First 500 Mistakes You Will Make While Streaming on Twitch.tv” by Chris Markman, Kasper Kimura, and Molly Wallner of the Palo Alto (California) Public Library, is all about lessons learned. The authors summarize the many things they discovered while launching, managing, and sustaining a library presence on Twitch.
Our peer-reviewed content this month showcases topics including public library broadband connectivity, two articles on aspects of chat reference, digitization, library management, and a learning object repository to support a cross-institutional, land-based, multidisciplinary academic initiative.
- Measuring Library Broadband Networks to Address Knowledge Gaps and Data Caps
- Perceived Quality of WhatsApp Reference Service: A Quantitative Study from User Perspectives
- Library Management Practices in the Libraries of Pakistan: A Detailed Retrospective
- Navigating Uncharted Waters: Utilizing Innovative Approaches in Legacy Theses and Dissertations Digitization at the University of Houston Libraries
- Using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to Analyze Library Chat Reference Transcripts
- An Omeka S Repository for Place- and Land-Based Teaching and Learning
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, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Editor, Marisha Kelly, at email@example.com.