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Friendly Skepticism about EBLIP*

Posted by Editor on September 23, 2008

EBLIP a an acronym for Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice…

EBLIP is ALSO a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services, using the OJS Software. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

Marcus Banks, of UCSF, wrote the following:

On July 12, 2008 I blogged up a “screed” about evidence based librarianship, and realised almost immediately that I should have more accurately discussed “evidence based library and information practice,” or EBLIP (Banks). By July 13 two leaders in the EBLIP community, Pam Ryan and Denise Koufogiannakis, had responded eloquently to this post. The next day former JMLA editor T. Scott Plutchak pointed me to the video of a “friendly debate” he participated in with Andrew Booth about EBLIP last year (Booth and Plutchak)….

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