Finding a niche

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Purpose - The aim of this paper is to spotlight the numerous ways librarians publish in the electronic environment. Design/methodology/approach - The paper surveys several web sites written by or about librarians or libraries. Findings - The study finds that while librarians still publish in traditional print formats, the narrow scope of many of their topics lend themselves to web-based publishing better. Originality/value - Even when an author's efforts may result in a book, the narrow focus of a topic, coupled with the stagnate nature of a printed work, are barriers to new or updated information. Web-based publications, both in tandem and independent of print, provide a dynamic environment to keep information up-to-date and current. The web also provides an opportunity to publish material that otherwise would not be published.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalBottom Line
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences


  • Electronic media
  • Electronic publishing
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet
  • Librarians


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