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March 15, 2006

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - First Issue Now Available

.: The following is from an e-mail sent today, from my colleague Denise Koufogiannakis:

I'm pleased to announce that the first issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice has been published this morning. You can find the journal at the following URL: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP

EBLIP is open access, peer reviewed, and is the first journal to focus specifically on evidence based practice in the information professions. EBLIP is published by the University of Alberta Learning Services, and proudly uses the Open Journal Systems (OJS) journal management and publishing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project.

The Evidence Based Librarianship Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association governs EBLIP by establishing the journal’s guiding principles and ensuring that the journal’s editorial board is in place on an annual basis.

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October 26, 2005

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - New Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal to Debut in 2006

.: A new journal with the mission to "provide a forum for librarians to discover research which can contribute to best-practice decision making" will appear in the Fall of 2006. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will be an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by Learning Services, University of Alberta, and will include the editorial and production involvement of two of my trusted colleagues, Denise Koufagiannakis and Pam Ryan. Excerpt from an e-mail recently received:

Published quarterly by Learning Services, University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable
librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner.
Currently, the Editorial Board is seeking Editorial Advisors (Peer Reviewers) and Evidence Summaries Team members, as well as a Call for Papers..