As President of LIBER, I am delighted to announce that the LIBER journal LIBER Quarterly has become an Open Access, peer reviewed journal, running under the OJS software.
The first issue of volume 22 of LIBER Quarterly has been put on-line by our publisher Igitur, with two important modifications:
- The look is different, since the journal is now published with the Open Journal System (OJS) software. Also the archive since 1999 has been moved into this OJS system.
- From now on, the content will be rigorously peer-reviewed in order to offer our readers a selection of innovative and professional contributions in Library and Information Science. (More descriptive contributions and news items will be found on a special resource platform on the LIBER web site. More details of this new concept can be read in the Editorial to this first issue and in the “About” pages of the journal.
- Authors, who wish to submit a paper to the journal, can do this through a simple registration at the journal website and an uploading of their text file. LIBER members are warmly encouraged to support this Open Access journal by submitting their valuable contributions for publication.
Access to the new journal remains as before via the URL: http://liber.library.uu.nl/.
As President of LIBER, I am delighted that we have extended the range of communication channels which we offer to European library users. LIBER Quarterly is now a peer reviewed journal and this is a great gift to LIS scholarship. Shortly to be released, the new LIBER blog and News facility on the LIBER website will complement our new peer reviewed journal. LIBER is investing seriously in a number of communication tools and routes to support our members and the global LIS community.
Dr Paul Ayris
Director of UCL Library Services & UCL Copyright Officer;
President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)