The journal portal: Libraries and the Academy has a new editor. Marianne Ryan, Associate University Librarian for Public Services at Northwestern University, took over the top position earlier this year. This also happens to be a special year for portal, which celebrates its 15th volume in 2015. Ryan joins us to talk about the journal's sesquidecennial, the importance of her time as associate editor and what the future holds for portal.
Tyler Walters, Dean of Libraries at Virginia Tech, has won the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Press Award for the best article in the most recent volume of the journal portal: Libraries and the Academy. The Journals Division of the Press and portal’s Editorial Board Awards Committee selected the Walters’ article “The Future Role of Publishing Services in University Libraries,” which appeared in Volume 12, Number 4, October 2012. He joined us to talk about his research and the significance of the award.
Every year, the journal portal: Libraries and the Academy and the Johns Hopkins University Press choose an article for the Johns Hopkins University Press Award. This honors the best article in the previous volume of the journal. Kevin Smith, Director of Scholarly Communications for the Perkins Library at Duke University, won the award in 2011 for his article “Copyright Renewal for Libraries: Seven Steps Toward a User-Friendly Law,” which appeared in Volume 10, Number 1 in January 2010. Smith joins us to discuss the award and his research.