In the Library with the Lead Pipe
In the Library with the Lead Pipe is a journal (ISSN: 1944-6195) that focuses on topics about libraries. Submissions are peer reviewed by one internal and one external reviewer using an open review process. Most posts are formatted as scholarly articles, between 2000 and 5000 words each, and include references and further reading. The journal is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals and by EBSCO.
The editorial board includes Ian Beilin, Brett Bonfield, Ellie Collier, Erin Dorney, Bethany Messersmith, Annie Pho, Hugh Rundle, and Cecily Walker; Ryan Randall is the journal's technology lead, and Lindsey Rae is the social media editor. Derik Badman, Hilary Davis, Eric Frierson, Emily Ford, Gretchen Kolderup, Kim Leeder, Coral Sheldon-Hess, Micah Vandegrift, and Leigh Anne Vrabel are emeritus board members.
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. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) incorporated involvement with In the Library with the Lead Pipe into its 2010 Strategic Plan.
- "Lead Pipe Publication Process". In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
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- "Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Database Coverage List". https://www.ebscohost.com/title-lists. EBSCO. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- 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.
- "Draft LITA Strategic Plan". ALA Connect. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- "Open for Business – Why In the Library with the Lead Pipe is Moving to CC-BY Licensing". http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved 26 September 2014.