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Journal Cover Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems
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     ISSN (Print) 0033-0337
     Published by Emerald Homepage  [308 journals]   [SJR: 0.657]   [H-I: 13]
  • Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual
    • Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, Page 415-416, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:59 GMT
  • The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher
    • Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, Page 416-417, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:54 GMT
  • The New Digital Scholar: Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing
           Practices of Nextgen Students (ASSIST Monograph Series)
    • Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, Page 413-415, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:38 GMT
  • Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of Good
    • Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, Page 419-420, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:38 GMT
  • M-Libraries 4: from Margin to Mainstream – Mobile Technologies
           Transforming Lives and Libraries
    • Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, Page 417-418, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:28 GMT
  • Establishing of a Slovenian open access infrastructure: a technical point
           of view
    • Authors: Milan Ojsteršek et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, Page 394-412, August 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a technical perspective when implementing the Slovenian open access infrastructure that consists of four institutional repositories (IRs) and a national portal (NP) that aggregates content from the repositories in order to provide a common search engine, recommendations of similar documents, and similar text detection. Design/methodology/approach – During the project, the necessary legal background and processes for mandatory submissions of final study works, research publications and research data were established, as well as processes for data exchange between the IRs and the NP, and processes for similar text detection. Findings – The consortium consisted of four Slovenian universities that significantly differ in size, organisation, and workflows. It was anticipated that exactly the same legal background and software would be used for the four repositories. It turned out that complete unification was impossible due to the differences. Practical implications – The national open access infrastructure will improve the visibility of Slovenian research organisations. It supports the compliance with the funders’ open access mandates. The established infrastructure enables the depositing and archiving of approximately 80 percent of the peer-reviewed scientific publications that are annually published by Slovenian researchers. At the same time, the majority of final study works from Slovenian higher education institutions are available in full-text format. Originality/value – This paper describes a technical perspective for setting up a national open access infrastructure, which has not been described in the literature previously.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:28 GMT
  • Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte, editors (2014) Delivering
           Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of good practice. London:
    • Authors: Andrew Cox et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:11:25 GMT
  • The extreme searcher's internet handbook: a guide for the serious searcher
    • Authors: Jan Pisanski et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:11:25 GMT
  • Review of Kennedy, Marie R. and LaGuardia, Cheryl (2013)
    • Authors: Martin Ross Myhill et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:11:12 GMT
  • M-libraries 4: from margin to mainstream – mobile technologies
           transforming lives and libraries
    • Authors: Robin Yeates et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:11:08 GMT
  • Relationship between Authors’ Structural Position in the
           Collaboration Network and Research Productivity: Case of Indian Earth
    • Authors: Sameer Kumar et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose The focus of this paper was to compute and analyze the topological properties of co-authorship network formed between earth scientists in India. As a case study, we evaluate bibliographic data of authors who have contributed research articles in the Journal of the Geological Society of India (JGSI), a premier Earth Science journal in India. Design/methodology/approach Research articles totaling 3903 records from 1970 to 2011 were harvested from the ISI Web of Science SCI database and analyzed using Social Network Analysis (SNA). Findings The author productivity in terms of number of papers published followed Lotka's law with = 2.1027. A dense giant component was detected that spanned 73% of the network with a density of 0.0017 and clustering coefficient of 0.631, suggesting high level of knowledge diffusion and a rapid flow of information and creativity in this network. Local metrics were calculated using degree, betweenness and closeness centralities. A strong correlation was seen between degree and author productivity (number of works) and betweenness centrality and author productivity, suggesting that author’s number of connections and controlling ‘in-between’ position in the network may be providing the authors’ with the knowledge and resources to be more productive. Originality/value The impact of human actions on the earth systems is a hot topic of research in India. This is one of the first works that investigates co-authorship networks of Indian earth science researchers.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:10:27 GMT
  • Analysis of Customer Churn Behavior in Digital Libraries
    • Authors: Yuangen Lai et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose To discuss issues related to customer churn behavior in digital libraries and demonstrate the successful application of Survival Analysis for understanding customer churn status and relationship duration distribution between customers and libraries. Design/methodology/approach The study applies non-parametric methods of Survival Analysis to analyze churn behaviors of 8054 customers from a famous Chinese digital library, and a cluster method to make customer segmentation according to customer behavioral features. Findings The customer churn rate of the given library is very high, so as to the churn hazard in early three months after customer’s registration on the website of the library. There is clear difference in both customer survival time and churn hazard among customer groups. It is necessary to strengthen customer churn analysis and customer relationship management for digital libraries. Research limitations/implications The studied samples are mainly based on customers from one digital library and some hypotheses have not been strictly proven due to the absence of relevant empirical researches. Practical implications This study provides a reasonable basis for decision-making about customer relationship management in digital libraries. Originality/value Most previous researches about information behavior concentrate on information seeking behavior in digital libraries, seldom discuss customer switching behavior. The paper discusses issues related to customer churn analysis and illustrates the adaptation of Survival Analysis to understand customer churn status and relationship duration distribution in digital libraries.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:10:26 GMT
  • E-ViVa, the national Hellenic fulltext database on Librarianship and
           Information Science.
    • Authors: Filippos Tsimpoglou et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose The paper presents E-ViVa (Ellinike Vivliothikonomike Vase), the national Hellenic fulltext database on Librarianship and Information Science, developed by the Library of the University of Cyprus. The objectives of E-ViVa are to identify, locate, gather, organize, index, digitize, preserve and promote the results of the research conducted in Greece and Cyprus in the scien-tific fields of Archival, Library and Information Sciences Design/methodology/approach The paper provides data concerning the volume, the coverage, the inclusion criteria, the content, the format and the platform of the database, as well as the steps that have been followed for the development. The legal framework related with the copyright issues that are raised are also discussed. Findings A comparison is attempted between the coverage of E-ViVa and the relative records included in five subject related databases: eLIS, LISA, LISTA, ISI-SSCI and SCOPUS. Finally the future plans for the project are presented. Research limitations/implications Future plans concerning E-ViVa are based a) on the com-pleteness of the database, b) the linguistic expoitation of the terms used through time and c) check of Lotka’s law application concerning authors. Practical implications As the vast majority of the records and fulltext are not provided by any other organised database, E-VIVA emerges as a "must search first" for any future author of scientific paper concerning the situation on librarianship research in Greece and Cyprus. The case of E-ViVa and the methodology that was followed can be used as a pattern for developing national databases on LIS or other fields. Originality/value E-ViVa is the only fulltext database on Librarianship and Information Science, which concentrates the related publications produced in or related to Greece and Cyprus.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:10:23 GMT
  • The D-NET Software Toolkit: A Framework for the Realization, Maintenance,
           and Operation of Aggregative Infrastructures
    • Authors: Paolo Manghi et al
      Abstract: Program, Volume 48, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose This paper presents the architectural principles and the services of the D-NET Software Toolkit. D-NET is a framework where designers and developers find the tools for constructing and operating aggregative infrastructures (systems for aggregating data sources with heterogeneous data models and technologies) in a cost-effective way. Designers and developers can select from a variety of D-NET data management services, can configure them to handle data according to given data models, and can construct autonomic workflows to obtain personalized aggregative infrastructures. Design/methodology/approach The paper provides a definition of aggregative infrastructures, sketching architecture and components, as inspired by real-case examples. It then describes the limits of current solutions, which find their lacks in the realization and maintenance costs of such complex software. Finally, it proposes D-NET as an optimal solution for designers and developers willing to realize aggregative infrastructures. The D-NET architecture and services are presented, drawing a parallel with the ones of aggregative infrastructures. Finally, real-cases of D-NET are presented, to show-case the statement above. Findings The D-NET software toolkit is a general-purpose service-oriented framework where designers can construct customised, robust, scalable, autonomic aggregative infrastructures in a cost-effective way. D-NET is today adopted by several EC projects, national consortia and communities to create customised infrastructures under diverse application domains, and other organisations are enquiring for or are experimenting its adoption. Its customisability and extendibility make D-NET a suitable candidate for creating aggregative infrastructures mediating between different scientific domains and therefore supporting multi-disciplinary research. Originality/value D-NET is the first general-purpose framework of this kind. Other solutions are available in the literature but focus on specific use-cases and therefore suffer from the limited re-use in different contexts. Due to its maturity, D-NET can also be used by third-party organizations, not necessarily involved in the software design and maintenance.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:10:23 GMT
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