In the Library with the Lead Pipe

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe is a website which focuses on topics about libraries. Though the format is essentially a blog, submissions are peer reviewed by one internal and one external reviewer.[1] Most posts are formatted as scholarly articles, between 2000 and 5000 words each and with footnote citations.[1] The editors and primary authors of the site are Brett Bonfield, Ellie Collier, Hilary Davis, Erin Dorney, Emily Ford, Eric Frierson, Kim Leeder, Micah Vandegrift, and Leigh Anne Vrabel; Derik Badman was one of the founding editors and did most of the design for the website.[2]

Researcher Arthur Hendricks conducted a survey of 67 university librarians and archivists. He found that of those, 5% were regular readers of In the Library with the Lead Pipe.[3] The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) incorporated involvement with In the Library with the Lead Pipe into its 2010 Strategic Plan.[4]

In the Library with the Lead Pipe material is licensed under Creative Commons.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Submission guidelines". In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Authors". In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Hendricks, Arthur (2010). "Bloggership, or is publishing a blog scholarship? A survey of academic librarians". Library Hi Tech 28 (3): 470–477. doi:10.1108/07378831011076701. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Draft LITA Strategic Plan". ALA Connect. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 

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