About this Journal

Library & Information History (formerly Library History) was established in 1967 under the aegis of the Library History Group of the Library Association, now the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals. It is the only British periodical devoted exclusively to the history of libraries and librarianship and to the burgeoning field of information history.

Throughout history, libraries have been the repositories of knowledge of all kinds. In recent times library history has been enhanced by the flourishing scholarly interest in provenance research and the history of reading. As we have entered the information age, these histories have broadened into a history of information, with historians reconsidering the fundamental concepts and manifestations of information in society.

Library & Information History is a fully-refereed journal publishing articles of a high academic standard from international authors on all subjects and all periods relating to the history of libraries and librarianship and to the history of information, in its broadest sense. Issues include substantial articles as well as book reviews, occasional surveys of recent publications, and guides to relevant sources.

Library & Information History is a journal for anyone interested in the social, cultural and intellectual history of libraries and of information. 

Editors and Editorial Board

Editors

Dr Jill Dye, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, UK

Professor Nadine Kozak, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

 

Book Reviews Editor

Dr Karen Attar, University of London, UK

 

Editorial Board

Dr Karen Attar, Senate House Library, University of London, UK

Dr Sara Barker, University of Leeds, UK

Professor Alistair Black, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Dr James W Cortada, IBM Institute for Business Value, USA

Dr John Crawford, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Mr Peter Hoare, Salisbury, UK

Julieanne Lamond, Australian National University, Australia

Dr Brendan Luyt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr David McKitterick, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

Dr James Raven, Essex University, Colchester, UK

Professor Peter Reid, Robert Gordon University, UK

Laura Skouvig, Royal School of Library and Information, Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Mark Towsey, University of Liverpool, UK 

Dr Luke Treddinick, London Metropolitan University, UK

Dr Julian Warner, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK

Dr Toni Weller, De Montfort University, UK

Society

CILIP is the UK library and information association, the only chartered body in the world dedicated to uniting, supporting and advocating for information professionals and librarians – the people who help the world make better decisions.

Membership is open to everyone working in libraries, information or knowledge management, data science and analytics or a related professional role.

Indexing

Library and Information History is abstracted and indexed in the following:

  • ABELL
  • Academic Search Alumini
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Academic Search Elite
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Advanced Placement Source
  • America: History and Life
  • British Humanities Index
  • BrowZine
  • Cabell’s Directories
  • Current Abstracts
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Historical Abstracts
  • History Reference Center
  • Humanities International Complete
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • International Science & Technology Abstracts
  • JournalTOCs
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • Library, Literature and Information Science Index
  • Master File
  • MLAIB: Modern Language Association International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Index Online
  • Researcher
  • Royal Historical Society Bibliography
  • Scopus
  • TOC Premier 

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