CALA's Occasional Paper Series (OPS) provides an opportunity for members of the Chinese American Librarians Association to publish a peer-reviewed article on any aspect of librarianship. Each issue in the Occasional Paper Series is independent.
An Occasional Paper may be a work stemming from the activities and interests of the Chinese librarianship; a paper delivered at a library conference; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to librarians of all types of libraries; a compilation of existing documents such as library policies or procedures; or a concentrated study or analysis of a single idea or concept.
An Occasional Paper is a less-than-book-length academic publication (around 50 pages) issued in the same format with regular intervals but not as rigid as that of periodicals. The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by two reviewers who have expertise in the areas with the submitted manuscripts.
The paper/papers of the initial issues (2008) in OPS will be published in a digital format with open access and will be posted on the CALA web. The author(s) will hold copyright for the published papers. Each issue will include one or more papers that are on a similar topic.
The CALA OPS is being indexed by EBSCO.