Submissions to Wired West: Web Journal of the SLA
Western Canada Chapter are welcome at any time. For guidance,
please refer to the following table for deadlines and publication
||November 1, 2011
||November 15, 2011
||February 1, 2012
||February 15, 2012
||May 1, 2012
||May 15, 2012
Future of Libraries
||August 1, 2012
||August 15, 2012
Open to suggestion for topics! Send in your
Some regular column suggestions include: Library
profiles; Corporate cultures; Library School student submissions;
Humour; Book or web site reviews.
We welcome any submissions or additional comments you
may have about the SLA WCC web journal.
Submission of Articles
Length: We are a web-based journal so length is
very flexible. In general, articles of about 250-2000 words seem to
work well. If you need more space to describe your ideas, feel free to
write a longer article.
Format: See the guidelines below
for citation and bibliography formatting. You may also want to consult
our Writing for the Web section.
HTML: You need not mark up your paper in HTML.
You can send it either as ASCII text or as an attached e-mail file. We
will mark it up and format it in a standard style.
However, in the spirit of our Strategic Plan, you may
want to try your hand at HTML. We will try to maintain your formatting
suggestions as long as they work within Wired
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Internet can involve exercising
different skills than writing for a print publication. Authors may find
the excellent overview Writing
for the Web: A Primer for Librarians of use.
Layout of Article
Author(s) including title(s) and institution(s)
Abstract (optional, preferred for long articles)
Body of Paper
If you are including references in your article, they
should be cited in the text in the following form:
(Smith & Jones 1984)
(Smith 1984; Jones 1987)
(Smith et al. 1988) for more than 2 authors
At the end of the paper references should be listed
alphabetically in a section entitled References in the
following standard form. Italicize or underline titles of books and
journals. The MLA style is preferred.
Constantini, Jo Ann M. "Survival Skills for
Information Professionals in the Decade of Turbulence". Records
Management Quarterly. (January 1993): 26-30, 40.
de Sáez, Eileen Elliot. Marketing Concepts
for Libraries and Information Services. London: Library
Association Publishing, 1993.
Langemo, Mark. "Ten Major Challenges Facing Today's
and Tomorrow's Records Managers". Proceedings of the ARMA
International 35th Annual Conference. Toronto: ARMA International,
Webster, J. "Endangered information: searching the
grey literature in the Pacific Northwest". In: Preserving the
Past, Looking to the Future: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference
of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science
Libraries and Information Centers (ed. by J.W. Markham &
A.L. Duda), pp. 119-135. IAMSLIC, Fort Pierce, FL., 1994.
Citing Internet Sources
To quote from web pages, include author's name (if
available), full titles, document date (if known), full http address
and date of visit.
Burka, Lauren P. "Hypertext History of Multi-User
Dimensions." The MUDdex. 1993.
http://www.apocalypse.org/pub/u/lpb/muddex/essay/ (5 Dec. 1994).
For examples of other formats for citing Internet
resources see Columbia
Guide to Online Style or one of the many other examples at Citing Electronic
Sources: A Bibliography.
If your paper includes illustrations please provide
provide an URL, mail as an attachment, or provide ftp location where
they may be retrieved. Copies of the files will be retained on the SLA
web server (WCC directory).
Authors retain copyright for their submissions. Authors
must include copyright permission for reproduction of the illustrations
from copyright holder or other appropriate person(s).
- Review article at least twice -- delete unnecessary
words and phrases, change passive voice to active
- Check details -- every name, fact, date, figure,
Internet address, URL, etc. against original source material (Accuracy
of these facts is the author's responsibility).
Some guidelines to follow in doing book or web site
review; things to include, if appropriate.
In general these are to be descriptive and evaluative
reviews, designed to make readers aware of new materials of interest.
Purpose of the book, web site, CD-ROM . . . --who is
the intended audience, and what is the general scope and subject area.
Is it a handbook, bibliography, guide to the literature?
Organization--include information about bibliographies,
indexes, appendices if available. Any special features should be
Comparison to other publications on the same subject
and within a similar time frame.
Authority--any information about the author or editor,
and their previous known works.
Length of review--no specific limits but probably
within the range of 350-500 words would be normal. Feel free to use
examples from the text to support your evaluation, so this may make it
a bit longer.
Reminder: be as open as possible about the
evaluation--both positive and negative comments are appropriate.
The editor will consult with you on any changes
necessary before final publication in Wired West.
Text should be sent (e-mail preferred) to: The
current Bulletin Editor.