I wanted to let our readers know that ITI will be launching a new publication on January 2013, entitled, Online Searcher: Information Discovery, Technology, Strategies. The semi-monthly publication combines two prestigious titles, ONLINE and Searcher, into one journal. Online Searcher will feature articles written by practitioner experts as well as columns by knowledgeable information professionals. Marydee Ojala is the editor-in-chief andBarbara Quint is the senior editor.
Online Searcher will provide current and new subscribers with the information they need to effectively manage online research projects, conduct successful searches, determine the utility of the latest technologies, assess the worth of new resources, avoid platform pitfalls, and create services to boost value.
According to editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala, “As a practitioner-written publication, we provide a real-world perspective. Online Searcher, with its expanded coverage, strengthens the publication and makes it even more relevant to librarians, information professionals, and the information industry.”
To acknowledge the important role Searcher has played over the past 20 years, Information Today, Inc. will make the December 2012 issue free of charge at the Searcher website.
Online Searcher will retain the volume numbering of ONLINE, with 2013 being volume 37. The ISSN will change to 2324-9684. For the editorial calendar, advertising rates, and subscription information, visit the website.