Kudos to my Caribbean colleagues for succesfully publishing the inaugural issue of the Caribbean Library Journal - an online open access peer reviewed journal published by the University Libraries at the University of the West Indies. As stated in the first ( December 2013) issue "this medium provides a forum for information professionals in the Caribbean and those who work with Caribbean materials globally to discuss their work, share ideas and experiences."
This stellar effort to give Caribbean information professionals an avenue to document and promote their publishing and creative capabilities is reflected in the topics covered in this issue:
- Exploring the Use of Text Messaging to Enhance Reference Services at The University of the West Indies Library, Mona Campus, Karlene Nelson
- Library Orientation at The Alma Jordan Library: The Way Forward, Tamara Brathwaite, Arlene Dolabaille
The CLJ is an annual publication and contributors are invited to submit "new scholarly works such as academic essays, book reviews and research reports". The Editors are also interested in publications which incorporate Web 2.0 tools, videos and other innovative pieces.
With the growing popularity of the 'open access movement' this Journal provides yeoman service to 'all information professionals' in making its content openly accessible and embracing the principle that "making research freely available to the public supports greater global exchange of knowledge".
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