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JLAMS (formerly the Journal of Library Administration & Management Section) is produced by the New York Library Association's Leadership and Management Section (LAMS).

JLAMS is an open-access journal providing an outlet for the dissemination of ideas, articles, academic papers, and essays of interest to library leaders at all levels and of all types of libraries. JLAMS is refereed, although other contributions are accepted. Themed issues are published two-three times per year.


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Winter 2018 Theme – Digital Scholarship

The focus of the Winter 2017 issue of JLAMS is digital scholarship. Digital scholarship provides information and commentary about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, open access, research data management, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. The editors seek research studies and case studies addressing all aspects of digital scholarship including digital instruction initiatives, working with digitized or born digital scholarship, establishing institutional repositories, advocating for open source technologies, researching usage of digital scholarly resources, preserving digital collections, publishing and exhibiting online scholarly materials.

Melanie Schlosser, Digital Publishing Librarian at Ohio State University Libraries, has defined digital scholarship as "research and teaching that is made possible by digital technologies, or that takes advantage of them to ask and answer questions in new ways." Edward Ayers uses the term generative in his definition to describe digital scholarship's function and effect. As generative scholarship, digital scholarship marks a move away from the passive, one-way form of communication from scholar to student or peer or novice. It is a new form of inquiry and practice that "generates new questions, new evidence, new conclusions, and new audiences as it is used." For more on their work and digital scholarship see Bryan Sinclair’s The University Library as Incubator for Digital Scholarship.

Refereed article submission: October 1, 2017.
Non-refereed article submission: November 1, 2017.
Issue publication goal: January 15, 2017.