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     ISSN (Print) 0961-0006 - ISSN (Online) 1741-6477
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [738 journals]   [SJR: 0.812]   [H-I: 14]
  • E-books in academic libraries: Challenges for sharing and use
    • Authors: Walters; W. H.
      Pages: 85 - 95
      Abstract: This paper reviews the recent literature on e-book sharing and use in post-secondary libraries, exploring current restrictions on viewing, printing, downloading, circulation, and interlibrary loan. It also discusses the ways in which these restrictions influence the library lending of e-book readers and other mobile devices. The most fundamental problems include restrictive license provisions, proprietary software and file formats, digital rights management (DRM), and the single-user business model adopted by many e-book vendors.
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000612470279|hwp:master-id:splis;0961000612470279
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Social capital and inclusion in rural public libraries: A qualitative
    • Authors: Griffis, M. R; Johnson, C. A.
      Pages: 96 - 109
      Abstract: This paper reports on the qualitative findings of a three-year study of public libraries and social capital conducted in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to establish whether library use was related to levels of social capital. This paper focuses on the rural phase of the study. The researchers visited five rural libraries, all in the southwestern region of the province. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with library staff members and regular library users. The data suggest that while rural libraries have high potential to create social capital, the overlap of social networks in rural communities renders the library’s influence redundant. Moreover, many of the mechanisms that help libraries increase a sense of social cohesion and inclusion among users can also result in exclusion, even if unintentionally.
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000612470277|hwp:master-id:splis;0961000612470277
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • The geographic distribution of United States public libraries: An analysis
           of locations and service areas
    • Authors: Donnelly; F. P.
      Pages: 110 - 129
      Abstract: This article explores the geography of public libraries in the United States. The distribution of libraries is examined using maps and spatial statistics to analyze spatial patterns. Methods for delineating and studying library service areas used in previous LIS research are modified and applied using geographic information systems to study variations in library accessibility by state and by socio-economic group at the national level. A history of library development is situated within the broader economic and demographic history of the US to provide insight to contemporary patterns, and Louis Round Wilson’s Geography of Reading is used as a focal point for studying historical trends. Findings show that while national library coverage is extensive, the percentage of the population that lives in a library’s geographic service area varies considerably by region and state, with Southern and Western states having lower values than Northeastern and Midwestern states.
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000612470276|hwp:master-id:splis;0961000612470276
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Prison libraries in Turkey: The results of a national survey
    • Authors: Dilek-Kayaoglu, H; Demir, G.
      Pages: 130 - 138
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is two-fold: first, to examine the historical development of prison libraries in Turkey in the context of relevant legislation; and second, to determine the current state of prison library services in Turkey on the basis of the results of a survey which was conducted throughout the country between January and April 2011. There are regulations, without the force of law, which provide for the establishment, management, and control of libraries in correctional facilities and there is a uniform organizational structure countrywide. However, the 2011 survey showed that, in practice, prison libraries are unsuccessful in providing a professional service.
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614523635|hwp:master-id:splis;0961000614523635
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Transparency of research policy and the role of librarians
    • Authors: Demšar, F; Južnič, P.
      Pages: 139 - 147
      Abstract: The current study examines the impact of a research agency on researchers’ behaviour in the context of science policy and the decision to use an existing Library Union catalogue system – Co-operative Online Bibliographic System and Services – as the basis for a research data evaluation. Central and Eastern Europe countries, new European Union member states, represent an ideal laboratory to study the evolution of research organisation since changes are more rapid and profound than in Western European countries. That is why the effects of implementing the transparency of research results on a national level, in Slovenia, are presented through a case study of the Slovenian Research Agency. Thomson Scientific Web of Science citation databases have been used as a starting point for conducting publication analyses after the introduction of new Slovenian Current Research Information System. The findings suggest that transparency, if required by the research funding organisation per se, offers a change and can steer the growth of publications containing research results, as researchers generally see transparency as a positive element which promotes their work. It is also an important promotion of the work done by librarians in research and academic libraries, as they are responsible for the data. This is in line with the suggestion that library and information professionals should seize the opportunity to have an influence on government policy making in providing bibliometric expertise regarding research evaluation (Oppenheim, 2008).
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000613503002|hwp:master-id:splis;0961000613503002
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Information literacy and inquiry-based learning: Evaluation of a five-year
           programme of curriculum development
    • Authors: McKinney; P.
      Pages: 148 - 166
      Abstract: Inquiry-based learning describes a range of learner-centred pedagogies increasingly employed in higher education where students learn through engaging in open-ended research and inquiry. It is acknowledged that this type of pedagogical approach requires advanced information literacy capabilities in students, and that there is a need to support the development of information literacy in inquiry-based learning curricula. This paper reports on the evaluation of a selection of curriculum development projects undertaken at a UK university that implemented inquiry-based learning and information literacy development. Data was collected using a ‘Theory of Change’ evaluation methodology and analysed using a qualitative thematic approach. It was found that educators need to make explicit to students the need to develop information literacy to support their inquiries, and that dedicated approaches to facilitation from peers, librarians and academics are helpful when designing inquiry-based learning.
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000613477677|hwp:master-id:splis;0961000613477677
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Dee Ann Allison, The Patron Driven Library: A Practical Guide
           for Managing Collections and Services in the Digital Age
    • Authors: Fieldhouse; M.
      Pages: 167 - 168
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526807|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/167
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Wolfgang G. Stock and Mechtild Stock, Handbook of Information
    • Authors: Furner; J.
      Pages: 168 - 169
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526808|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/168
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Marlene Asselin and Ray Doiron, Linking Literacy and
           Libraries in Global Communities
    • Authors: Isfandyari-Moghaddam; A.
      Pages: 169 - 171
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526810|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/169
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Kelly Blessinger and Paul Hrycaj (eds), Workplace Cultures in
           Academic Libraries: The Early 21st Century
    • Authors: Mattson; J.
      Pages: 171 - 172
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526811|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/171
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Joseph Janes (ed.), Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries
           Describe Tomorrow's Library
    • Authors: Usherwood; B.
      Pages: 172 - 173
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526812|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/172
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Sally Chambers (ed.), Catalogue 2.0: The Future of the
           Library Catalogue
    • Authors: Bowman; J.
      Pages: 173 - 174
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526806|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/173
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book review: Adrian Brown, Practical Digital Preservation: A How-To Guide
           for Organizations of Any Size
    • Authors: Kelly; M.
      Pages: 174 - 176
      PubDate: 2014-05-19T21:28:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000614526809|hwp:resource-id:splis;46/2/174
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2014)
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