Academic journal article Information Technology and Libraries

Editor's Comments

Academic journal article Information Technology and Libraries

Editor's Comments

Article excerpt

With this issue, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) begins its second year as an open-access, e-only publication. There have been a couple of technical hiccups related to the publication of back issues of ITAL previously only available in print: the publication system we're using (Open Journal System) treats the back issues as new content and automatically sends notifications to readers who have signed up to be notified when new content is available. We're working to correct that glitch, but hope that the benefit of having the full ITAL archive online will outweigh the inconvenience of the extra e-mail notifications. Overall though, ITAL continues to chug along and the wheels aren't in danger of falling off any time soon. Thanks go to Mary Taylor, the LITA Board, and the LITA Publications Committee for supporting the move to the new mode] for ITAL.

Readership this year appears to be healthy--the total download count for the thirty-three articles published in 2012 was 42,166, with 48,160 abstract views. Unfortunately we don't have statistics about online use from previous years to compare with. The overall number of article downloads for 2012, for new and archival content, was 74,924. We continue to add to the online archive: this month the first issues from March 1969 and March 1981 were added. If you haven't taken the opportunity to look, the back issues offer an interesting reminder of the technology challenges our predecessors faces. …

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