Philippine Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies (PhJLIS) first issue now online

The Journal of Philippine Librarianship (JPL) which was first published in 1968, is now renamed Philippine Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies (PhJLIS). JPL has been on print for 39 years, making it the oldest peer-reviewed research journal on Library and Information Science in the Philippines. The UP School of Library and Information Studies hosts the journal PhJLIS, which is now available online at

This is an open access journal, which means that it is free and available online for anyone interested in reading it. This is useful for LIS students, especially those interested or are conducting research.

According to the Editorial by Editor-in-Chief Iyra Buenrostro, Ph.D., "The Philippine Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies (PhJLIS) may have assumed a new name, but not entirely a new role. The Journal’s role as an intellectual leader through the publication and dissemination of researches about and/or towards the development of theory and praxis of librarianship in the Philippines still remains – but with significant reformations."

This issue features four research papers (three from the Philippines and one from Nigeria):

  • Proposed Finding Aid for Hukbalahap Guerrilla Unit Files of the digitized World War II Philippine Archives Collection of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) by Mary Grace C.SobreviƱas
  • Transaction log analysis of OPAC Searches in an Academic Library: Basis for OPAC Interface Improvement by Ana Maria B. Fresnido and Agnes S.Barsaga
  • E-Libraries in the Government Sector by Laarni V. Marciano
  • Conflict Management Strategies in University Library Administration by Dr. Dauda Joshua and Mal. Idris Suleiman

Previous issues of the Journal of Philippine Librarianship are still available online through the UP Diliman Journals online:

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