Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Back in June 1998, an enthusiastic group of professors in library and information science at the University of Barcelona launched the first issue of the journal BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació. The new publication drew a warm reception.
From its launch, the journal has served as an avenue for the sharing of scientific research in the discipline and acted as a vehicle to circulate the experiences of library and information science professionals. Gradually, the journal pushed forward on these fronts, consolidating its scientific standing, and soon found a place in the indexes and references of the leading international directories, repositories and bibliographic databases.
Today, only fifteen years later, the journal is well established thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, from our editorial staff and reviewers to our authors and readers. The journal has become a leader in the field of Library and Information Science in the Catalan and Spanish languages. In this respect, our success can be seen by our presence in the Scopus index, the top international bibliographic database in the social and human sciences. Our aim, though, is for continued growth and improvement. And to this end, we are exploring new strategies to ensure the sustainability and quality of our masthead.
This is why we have sought out a new travelling companion on our journey. Starting from this June issue, which focuses on the subject of collections management, the journal will now be jointly published by the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Together, we are joining forces in order to bring the resources of both universities to bear as we set out to improve, grow, become more competitive and, in short, make the BiD an even more robust journal.
May the wind always be in our sails!