Thursday, December 18, 2014

Call for Papers - Journal of Access Services

The  Taylor & Francis Journal of Access Services welcomes the submission of research, theory, and practice papers relevant to the access services in libraries and archives of all types. Access Services is the broad field and collective term of all the services that provide, facilitate, and manage the access of the clientele to the information resources acquired or made available by the libraries or archives with the aim of allowing for easy and convenient retrieval of needed information, utilization of information resources to the fullest extent, and greatest availability of resources to each of the clientele.
Major responsibilities of Access Services units frequently include, but are not limited to, stacks maintenance, circulation services, document delivery and interlibrary loan, reserve reading collections, building security and maintenance, and user area maintenance. The evolution of technology has led Access Services departments to provide access to both traditional and electronic information resources, regardless of whether they are licensed, or held locally, remotely, or consortially. It demands continuous review of means for delivering the services and the kind of services that should be provided to libraries and information centers.
This journal looks for best practices and new insights of the Access Services that may be based on research, studies, and experiences.

Submission of Manuscripts:
Journal of Access Services receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at
For more information, please visit:
Paul A. Sharpe
Head of Access Services
University of Missouri -
St. Louis

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