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Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research.

Starting July 1, 2012, Library Philosophy and Practice will only be published in the University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries' Digital Commons. The University of Nebraska--Lincoln, the University of Idaho sites will remain and all articles published there will still be available, but new articles will not be added there. New articles will be published at: See that URL for instructions on submitting articles to LPP.



Mary K. Bolin, PhD, Professor and Chair, Technical Services, University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln NE 68588-4100 USA

Gail Z. Eckwright, Professor and Research Librarian; Program Director,
INSIDE Idaho, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID 83844-2350 USA

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Advice for LPP contributors

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Library Philosophy and Practice (ISSN 1522-0222) is available at no charge and without a subscription. Tables of contents are listed on the homepage and articles for each issue are accessible from the tables of contents. Library Philosophy and Practice is indexed in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA),DOAJ,Library Literature & Information Science, and SCOPUS

LPP articles are available from the University of Nebraska--Lincoln, the University of Idaho, and the University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries' Digital Commons.

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