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Regular Issue 12.3 Published

The Journal of Digital Information has published it’s first issue for 2011, Volume 12, Number 3. The issue contains four articles covering a range of topics included in JoDI’s topical themes.

Journal of Digital Information
Volume 12, Number 3 – July  2011

 

 

Changes at JoDI

 

As new editor-in-chief, I want to welcome you to the JoDI Blog. Over the next day or so we will be publishing a new issue (12.3) of JoDI. With this publication we will be marking a couple of important transitions. The first, and more perfunctory, is the official transition to a new editor-in-chief. As editor-in-chief, I will use this blog to make announcements about upcoming issues, new themes and section editors, as well as calling attention to activities and publications that may be of extraordinary interest to JoDI readers. During the next few months we will be talking with many of you about ideas for new themes and will report the results of those conversations on this blog.

 

The second, and more significant transition that we are marking is not just John’s departure from his role as JoDI EIC, but, his retirement from Texas A&M University. After many years of service as a faculty member, researcher, advisor, mentor and administrator, John will be moving on. So, my first order of business is to acknowledge that important transition and, on behalf of the current and past editors and authors that have made JoDI what it has become, to say thank you to John for his years of service to JoDI and to the community of researchers and scholars among whom he has worked for decades.

 

Finally, a note about the Open Repositories 2011 Special Issue. We have invited Tom Cramer, director of Stanford University’s digital library and chair of the OR2011 Program Committee, to edit this issue, and the response to his call for papers has been very well received.

 

I look forward to serving in my new role and welcome your ideas, conversations, comments and suggestions about how we can continue to provide a high quality journal for our readers and authors around the world.

 

Mark McFarland
University of Texas at Austin
Texas Digital Library

Open Repositories 2010 Special Issue Published

The Journal of Digital Information has published a special issue from Open Repositories 2010 (volume 12, number 2) issue. This issue is a Special Issue with papers invited from Open Repositories 2010 conference in held in Madrid, Spain. The following papers are included in this issue:

 

Journal of Digital Information
Volume 12, Number 2 – May 2011

Regular Issue 12.1 Published

The Journal of Digital Information has published it’s first issue for 2011, Volume 12, Number 1. The issue contains four articles covering a range of topics included in JoDI’s topical themes.

 

Journal of Digital Information
Volume 12, Number 1 – January  2011

Open Repositories 2009 Special Issue Published

The Journal of Digital Information has just published its first issue of 2010 (volume 11, number 1) issue. This issue is a Special Issue with papers invited from Open Repositories 2009 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The following papers are included in this issue:

Journal of Digital Information
Volume 11, number 1 – March 2010

As a final note, we would like to express our gratitude to John Howard for acting as editor for this special issue, and to all the authors for making this special issue possible.

Welcome to the JoDI Blog!

Welcome to the blog for the Journal of Digital Information.  As the new editor-in-chief, I am hoping to use this blog to generate discussion about the articles that appear in JoDI and other issues of interest to our readers.  Please join in and help us create a vibrant community.

We will be retiring some older themes and adding new themes and new editors over the course of the next year or so.  Please feel free to suggest new themes and/or special topics that would be of interest to you.  The current special issue on Information Access to Cultural Heritage has been well-received and I am looking forward to our special issue on Open Repositories this spring.

Recently, we have added thematic areas of Information Discovery with Gene Golovchinsky as editor and Visual Interfaces with Frank Shipman as editor.  We have also added Dion Goh as an additional editor in the area of Digital Libraries.  I expect these new editors will be starting threads in the blog about their areas sometime soon.

JoDI is one of the older peer-reviewed digital journals around and I would like to see it continue as a high quality journal in the broad area of Digital Information.  As many of you know, JoDI was named a Tier A academic journal by the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE).  This is a very positive achievement and I would like to thank all prior authors and editors for their hard work over the last 14 years!

So, what’s on your mind?