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Libraries: Culture, History and Society

Posted By Mary Kay Moran, Tuesday, November 21, 2017

As they reach their one-year anniversary and wrap the third issue of the scholarly, peer-reviewed journal Libraries: Culture, History and Society (LCHS), academic librarian editors Bernadette Lear and Eric Novotny reflect with PA LaunchPod host Heidi Abbey Moyer on the process of creating a new journal and share what they see on the horizon for their fledgling publication.  As the only journal that studies libraries in a historical context and with a focus on libraries’ relationships with their communities and world-wide coverage of all types of libraries, LCHS has attracted attention and applause from library history luminaries. Lear and Novotny make clear their commitment to new scholars eager to publish and affirm the journal’s strong emphasis on race, class and gender, particularly under-represented populations.

Listen today for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the startup of an academic publication and the hard work that goes into publication.


Read the first issue of Libraries: Culture, History and Society free on JSTOR here.


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Tags:  History and Society  Libraries: Culture  Library History Round Table  Penn State University Press 

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