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Jag vidarebefordrar här ett 'Call for papers' från den internationella bibliotekstidskriften Journal of Access Services, inför ett kommande temanummer om 'Best Practises'. 

De flesta bidragen i tidskriften rör i dagsläget amerikanska förhållanden, men (som den ende icke-amerikanske medlemmen av tidskriftens Editorial Board) anser jag att det vore bra om europeiska/nordiska/svenska perspektiv kom fram också. Det finns nytänkande projekt och verksamhetsutvecklingar etc., som förtjänar en internationell publicering. Tidskriftens fokus är "Access Services", alltså i bred bemärkelse allt sådant som har med kundtjänst, låntagarservice, referensarbete att göra, i analog eller digital form. 

Dead-line för att lämna artiklar framgår inte av texten nedan, men är den 1 februari 2007.


SPECIAL ISSUE: Best Practices in Access Services
Do you know of a unit that is doing something unique
or a rote task particularly well?
The Journal of Access Services is currently accepting manuscripts for consideration of publication in a special issue on Best Practices in Access Services. Papers are sought on the following topics, but are not limited to:
•    telephone-based circulation transactions (renewal, notification, etc.)
•    unique payment options (PayPal, declining balance, volunteering)
•    drive-through library service
•    mini book trucks for patron use
•    kiosks
•    shelving activities of student workers
•    printing & photocopying solutions
•    student/staff training
•    student scheduling
•    motivating staff (in general or on special projects)
•    combined service point (circulation & reference)
•    retrieval services
•    mentoring Access Services librarians
•    shelving reserve items (owned vs. instructor copies used in multiple classes)
•    DVD and other equipment management
•    study facilities
•    security
•    laptop checkout
•    storage­digitization, automated retrieval, processing, cooperative collection                                           management
•    patron privacy
•    using LibQual+ data to improve services
•    E-Reserves administration/copyright issues
•    use of “Social Software” to communicate internally or externally (Blogs, RSS, Wikis,
     Social Networking Software and SecondLife, Flickr, and Social Book marking software)
Electronic submission is acceptable via e-mail directly as an attached Word document. Complete information about submission requirements is available at: under “Instructions for Authors” or from the Associate Editors:
Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library, Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University,
P.O. Box 8074, Statesboro, Georgia 30460–8074; Tel: (912) 681–5115; Fax: (912) 681–0093;
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Lori Driscoll, Chair, Access Services, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida,
P.O. Box 117001, Gainesville, FL 32611–7001; Tel: (352) 273–2524; Fax: (352) 392–6540;
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The Journal’s Focus
This one-of-a-kind, peer-reviewed quarterly journal covers the full range of access issues affecting libraries today, including electronic/remote access as well as traditional forms. The Journal of Access Services is the forum where seasoned access services practitioners share their expertise and hard-earned knowledge about this fundamental concern of librarianship to help their colleagues understand current issues, adapt to current trends, and bring their skills and knowledge to the next level.
An essential guide to the basic business of providing library users with access to information, the Journal of Access Services is a unique resource that helps librarians stay up-to-date on continuing education and professional development in this complex and evolving field. It was the first to examine the policies and conditions that govern the use of library collections, services, and facilities. And as collection management librarians develop new models of providing access to materials as a cost-effective alternative to purchasing them, the journal keeps pace with the evolution of theory and practice in interlibrary loan and document delivery. The journal includes substantive essays, articles, reviews, feature columns, conference reports, and research results that explore the dimensions of this expanding field of librarianship.
For more information about the Journal of Access Services, to order a subscription, or to request a FREE sample copy, go to:
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