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1 Creating a new outlet for library literature: the birth of Library Management China Steve O’Connor University Librarian The Hong Kong Polytechnic University November 2008

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3 My purpose Set the scene: LIS Journals in China China LIS journal Policies and Business models What is Library Management ? Why LMChina ? The context for LMC Creating the actual LMC Challenges for sustainability

4 Two substantive themes Globalisation of LIS literature Trust metric

5 China Standard Serial Number CSSN( 中國標準刊號 ) = ISSN( 國際標準刊號 ) + CN serial Number ( 國內統一刊號 )* * CN Serial Number = Regional Code + Serial No. / Classification No. ( 國內統一刊號=地區號+序號 ) /分類號

6 CSSN Approved by General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China; and The Ministry of Science and Technology

7 Number of LIS Journals in China Total 101 journals on LIS About 49 openly published journals with ISSN & CN serial numbers; 17 internal publications without ISSN or CN serial numbers; and 35 journals ceased publication Total World-wide LIS Journals 5228 LIS Journals world-wide 5 in Australia Data as in 2004 Peng, J.L., Zhang, Q. and Wang, C.Q. (2004), “An Investigation into the development of Chinese library and information science journals”, Library and Information Service, Vol.48, No.11, pp6-13.

8 The Core LIS Journals in China from CSSCI in 圖書館與情報學核心期刊( 16 種) No.Journal Titles Issues Per-year No. of Articles Per year No. of Citations in Journal of Library Science in China 中國圖書館學報 Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information 情報學報 Journal of Academic Libraries 大學圖書館學報 Library and Information Service 圖書情報工作 New Technology of Library and Information Service 現代圖書情報技術 Information and Documentation Services 情報資料工作 Information Studies: Theory & Application 情報理論與實踐 Library 圖書館 Document; Information & Knowledge 圖書情報知識 Library Journal 圖書館雜誌 Library and Information 圖書與情報 Library Theory and Practice 圖書館理論與實踐 Information Science 情報科學 Library Tribune 圖書館論壇 Library Work and Study 圖書館工作與研究 Journal of Information 情報雜誌

9 Average Articles Per Issue 46% of LIS have articles per issue Data as in 2004 Peng, J.L., Zhang, Q. and Wang, C.Q. (2004), “An Investigation into the development of Chinese library and information science journals”, Library and Information Service, Vol.48, No.11, pp6-13.

10 Three Databases for LIS Journals China Academic Journal (CAJ) ( 中國期刊全文 數據庫 ) -- There are 45 LIS journals with full- text; Wanfang Data ( 萬方資料 ) -- There are 36 LIS journals with full-text; and VIP ( 維普資訊網 ) -- There are 76 LIS journals, some journals without full-text.

11 Indexes of LIS in China 中文核心期刊要目總覽 (Chinese Core Journal List) by Beijing University Library; 中國人文社會科學核心期刊要覽 (Chinese Humanity and Social Science Core Journals) by Chinese Academy of Social Science; 中文社會科學引文索引 (CSSCI) by Nanjing University; and So far, Chinese LIS journals are not listed by SCI and SSCI.

12 Hot LIS Topics in China Basic theory on LIS -- 圖書情報學基本理論 Knowledge management -- 知識管理 Library management -- 圖書館管理 Resource development -- 資源建設 Internet resources -- 學科資訊門戶 User services -- 用戶服務 Assessment on library service quality -- 服務質量評價 Digital library -- 數字圖書館 Information ethics -- 信息倫理 Information study -- 情報學 耿波等, (2008), “ 年我國圖書館學情報學高頻引文統計分析 ”, 情報資料工作, Vol.1, pp78-81.

13 Hot LIS Topics in China Knowledge management Source: CAJ

14 Hot LIS Topics in China Assessment on library service quality

15 Publication Practices In general, no formal blind peer-review process for most Chinese LIS journals, but usually reviewed by Editor or Editorial Boards; Commonly, page charge for many journals from RMB ,000; Mixed mode for manuscript submission - electronic and hard copy submission; Transfer the copyright to the journal publisher when authors submit manuscript, unless the authors declare that they want to hold the copyright. Remuneration may be paid to authors. For example “ 本刊已入編《中國學術期刊》及《萬方數位化期刊 群》,其作者文章著作權使用費與本刊稿酬一次性給付。凡不同意入編 光碟的稿件,請作者在投稿時聲明 ” ( 圖書情報工作 tushu qingbao gongzuo )

16 Copyright Law in China (Article 32) 30 days after submission, authors may submit the same paper to other journal publishers if no response received from journal editors, unless the two parties have agreed otherwise; Except where an author has declared that reprinting or excerpting is not permitted, other journal publishers may, after the publication of the work by a journal, reprint the work or print an abstract of it or print it as reference material, but such other publishers shall pay remuneration to the author as prescribed in regulations. ( 中華人民共和國著作權法 : 第三十二條 著作權人向報社、期刊社投稿的,自稿 件發出之日起十五日內未收到報社通知決定刊登的,或者自稿件發出之日起三十日內 未收到期刊社通知決定刊登的,可以將同一作品向其他報社、期刊社投稿。雙方另有 約定的除外。 作品刊登後,除著作權人聲明不得轉載、摘編的外,其他報刊可以轉載或者作為 文摘、資料刊登,但應當按照規定向著作權人支付報酬。 ) China copyright law in 2001

17 Business Module Most journals belong to professional societies, governmental organizations, and scientific research institutes / universities; Most of the journals have a formal editorial board in charge of the manuscript submissions, journal publication and subscription promotions. The majority Editorial Boards consists of 3-8 full time paid staff; Most publication fees come from direct fund allocations from governments, publication subscriptions, page charges, advertisement fees, and donations from various organizations; Heavily rely on the income based operations through the publications of supplementary and special issues.

18 Funding Sources Data as in 2004 Liu, P.Y. and Zhao X. (2004), “On the management patterns of Chinese library and information science journals”, Library and Information Service, Vol.48, No.11, pp14-8. advertisement publication subscriptions government fundingsupplementary issues page charges

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21 Trust Metric Kieron O’Hara Trust Totem Books, 2004 Not necessarily moral.. can be quite absent Trust is in systems and expectations…. a predictability Changing environment Vertical and Horizontal ( Geoffrey Bilder) – Vertical.. relationships of authority Decline in respect for peer reviewed processes – Horizontal.. With our peers, family neighbours

22 Internet Trust Scholarly Trust Vertical AUTHORITY Horizontal Local RELATIONSHIPS Global

23 Library Management LM is a Emerald journal now in its 30 th volume Focused on Management, Staffing issues and related areas International Board of Advisors / Reviewers from 17 countries Published in 5 times a year in 9 issues Published between articles a year plus many book reviews NOW FOR A FEW ACTIVITY INDICATORS

24 Downloads in 2008 by publication date

25 LM Downloads by year

26 LM Usage in 2008 by country

27 Publishing research internationally Guandong Hong Kong Librarians meeting April 2007 Professor Cheng Huanwen and Steve O’Connor Objective to “publish local research” Proposal to Emerald to fund a Special Issue for Library Management China

28 Launch LM China Issue was launched at SILF 08 in Shanghai Contains 7 articles from Chinese authors and 3 from International edition All are in Simplified script All peer reviewed, double blind All available online in Simplified script Best to be translated into English international edition Widely distributed to libraries free courtesy of Emerald

29 Cover of Library Management China

30 Library Management China Launch Ceremony

31 Extract from Professor Cheng Huanwen’s Blog

32 Library Management China: 未來 (Wai Lai) Enthusiastic response to journal in Shanghai Expanding the 2009 China Issue Planning for a larger Editorial Board Planning for potential of 2 issues in 2010 A real bridge between library professionals How it grows and its impact is yet to be determined Final business model is yet to be described

33 To re-cap……… Globalisation – LM China Issue – Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science Trust Metric – Most crucial for all journals – Crucial for Open Access movement as well

34 謝謝大家 ! Xiexie Diajia

35 Key References Hu, J.R. (2004), “China’s library and information science periodicals in the past century and their future development trend”, Library and Information Service, Vol. 48 No.8, pp Peng, J.L., Zhang, Q. and Wang, C.Q. (2004), “An Investigation into the development of Chinese library and information science journals”, Library and Information Service, Vol.48, No.11, pp6-13. Liu, P.Y. and Zhao X. (2004), “On the management patterns of Chinese library and information science journals”, Library and Information Service, Vol.48, No.11, pp14-8. Qiu, J.P. and Li, A.Q. (2007),”Comparison of periodical evaluation both at home and abroad”, Journal of Chongqing University, Vol.13, No.3, pp60-5. 耿波等, (2008), “ 年我國圖書館學情報學高頻引文統計分析 ”, 情報資料工作, Vol.1, pp 中華人民共和國著作權法, available at: 《中國標準刊號》國家標準

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