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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Note from the publisher
New editor for Library Management
Emerald is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer of CAVAL Collaborative Solutions, Melbourne, Australia as Editor of Library Management. Stephen succeeds Patricia Layzell Ward, who after more than six years of outstanding editorship has decided to step down. CAVAL works with educational institutions and libraries to enable them inexpensively and effectively to operate in the digital environment. CAVAL also works in over 60 languages for cataloguing and metadata while also managing a consortium for electronic plagiarism detection.
Stephen has undertaken many consultancy roles and projects, has been on a number of company boards, editorial boards and major conference committees, and is the author of over 30 articles in a wide range of professional literature. He has extensive experience in the management of both public and semi-private sector enterprises. While University Librarian at the University of Technology, Sydney between 1990 and 1999, Stephen authored the "Transforming Library" strategy. It enabled the library actively to begin to pursue the change from a print to an electronic orientation.
Library Management publishes articles of interest and value to senior managers and academics within the library and information profession worldwide. It also discusses strategy and innovative developments in the management of libraries and information services. The journal is a sponsor of the CILIP, UK, Diversity Council newsletter.
Stephen is supported in his editorship by a prestigious editorial board of academics and practitioners from North and South America, Africa, Australasia, China, Europe, the Middle East and the UK.
Further information can be found at www.emeraldinsight.com/lm.htm
Emerald and The Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ Project Promote Library Service Quality
A new partnership agreement between Emerald and the Washington based Association of Research Libraries', LibQUAL+ Project will provide their membership access to a special issue of the journal of Performance Measurement and Metrics devoted to LibQUAL+.
The arrangement will provide the following:
LibQUAL+ participants have free access to the special issue of Performance Measurements & Metrics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2002, devoted to LibQUAL+, which is hosted on the LibQUAL+ Web site at www.libqual.org (password access for participants).
Bulk purchase of 300 printed issues of the journal for distribution at LibQUAL+ training courses – made available at a discount.
All LibQUAL+ participants have gateway access to the Emerald database to abstract level. Further, Emerald subscribers participating in LibQUAL+ can access their fulltext subscription holdings direct from the LibQUAL+ Web site.
Commenting on the announcement, Kathryn Toledano, Business Development Director of Emerald, said, "As a leading international publisher of library and information services information we are excited about this arrangement and delighted that ARL members will get access to this special issue. Emerald places the highest emphasis on service quality so supporting this initiative is important to us."
Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Program Officer for Statistics and Measurement of the Association of Research Libraries states, "creating a rich resource of readily accessible research articles and publications that emphasise user-based assessment and demonstrate how LibQUAL+ participating libraries are making a difference in the lives of their users is very important for understanding the social impact of libraries. Emerald's publication is definitely helping us to achieve this goal".