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Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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ISSN (Print) 0961-0006 - ISSN (Online) 1741-6477
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  • Strategies for preserving memes as artefacts of digital culture
    • Authors: Fátima García López, Sara Martínez Cardama
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The Internet archives kept by heritage libraries are analysed, focusing specifically on that new type of expression characteristic of web culture and digital folklore, the meme. Five paradigmatic examples of heritage institutions engaging in web archive initiatives are explored: the Library of Congress, British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Biblioteca Nacional de España and National Library of Australia. Specific assessment categories are defined for the study. The findings reveal a lack of collection policies for such representative objects of today’s mass culture and identify the challenges both for the custodial institutions and for research in the future.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-10-17T04:06:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619882070
       
  • Transformational and transactional leadership influence on knowledge
           management activities of librarians in university libraries in Nigeria
    • Authors: C.I. Ugwu, A.M. Okore
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This paper aims to determine the influence of transformational and transactional leadership on knowledge management activities of librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. Quantitative methodology was considered appropriate for this type of research and adopted to accomplish the main goal of this study. A questionnaire was used to collect data from a total of 215 librarians who participated in the study. Factor analysis and multiple regressions were used to analyze data. The results of the study reveal a positive and significant influence of transformational and transactional leadership on knowledge management activities of academic librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. Further, the results show that transformational leadership behaviours impacted knowledge management activities of librarians more than transactional leadership behaviours. The study provides both theoretical and empirical evidence on the impact of transformational and transactional leadership behaviours on knowledge management processes.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-10-17T04:05:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619880229
       
  • LIS pre-professionals’ perspectives towards library user education: A
           comparative study between three universities in Greater China
    • Authors: Bradley Allard, Patrick Lo, Qianxiu Liu, Kevin K.W. Ho, Dickson K.W. Chiu, Joyce C.C. Chen, Qingshan Zhou, Tianjin Jiang
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Although the perceptions of library user education of academic libraries has been studied in a general context, specific studies on perspective of library and information science students are relatively few, especially in the context of Asia. Filling this research gap is particularly important because it affects the experiential learning of these pre-professionals, and shapes future library user education directions. As such, this study aims at understanding and comparing the views and perceptions of library user education programs in Greater China from the perspective of library and information science students. A total number 305 questionnaire survey responses were collected from three different universities in Greater China, namely: The University of Hong Kong (HKU), National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), and Peking University (PKU). Results from this survey study reveal high evaluations of library user education programs and library user education librarians as a whole, as well as possible ways for librarians to better promote such programs. Such ratings are attributed to findings from previous studies on why students choose librarianship as a career, as well as the importance of experiential learning embedded in the Library and Information Science programs at each university. Findings of this study also suggest that as pre-professionals (soon-to-be professional librarians), these student respondents recognize the values behind library user education as an important part of their overall learning practices. Results from this study will be useful in identifying how future library professionals in Greater China perceive library user education programs, and librarians – therefore potentially helping librarians improve the delivery of these services.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-19T09:57:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619874106
       
  • Exploring secondary school students’ self-perception and actual
           understanding of plagiarism
    • Authors: Samuel Kai Wah Chu, Xiao Hu, Jeremy Ng
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Plagiarism has been a growing concern among institutions and academics in recent years. To address the problem, and to alleviate the growing trend of this academic misconduct, students’ perceptions of plagiarism should be considered. This study explores students’ self-perception and actual understanding of plagiarism, and the relations between them. Survey responses were collected from 433 students in a Hong Kong junior secondary school. Results reveal that students show different understanding towards ‘obvious’ and ‘obscure’ plagiarism, with misunderstanding or misconception more likely arising over obscure plagiarism. This study also reports that students’ self-perception on their understanding of plagiarism differed across grade levels, and their academic performance of inquiry-based learning has a relation to their self-perceived and actual understanding of plagiarism. Implications for improving the teaching and learning of plagiarism are discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-17T03:52:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619872527
       
  • Managing multilingual collections: Insights from data analytics research
    • Authors: Simon Musgrave, Steve Wright, Tom Denison, Louisa Willoughby
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Libraries, through their catalogues and borrowing records are well-placed to use data analytics to enhance their collection management (and of course do this already, for example by directing orders to genres/areas that are heavily borrowed). In this article, we explore some of the insights for the management of multilingual collections offered by a novel research method that fuses analysis of a large data set of borrowing records with data from interviews with library staff. Such a method, we argue, helps to untangle the Gordian knot around why materials in some languages are widely popular while materials for other equally widely-spoken languages sit unused on the shelves. It also draws our attention to the ways in which different demographics of speakers are engaging with library materials across the various languages, and gives a suite of tools local libraries might use to better assess the likely demand for materials in languages other than English.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-13T03:56:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619874110
       
  • Standardization and standards in Bulgarian libraries: Current state
    • Authors: Rositsa Dobreva Krasteva
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The article contains the results of an empirical study conducted in the early 2018 through a survey conducted among the libraries in Bulgaria. Data obtained were processed by the software product for mathematical analysis of statistical data SPSS for Windows 19.0. The aim of the study is to create a complete picture of the Bulgarian library system in terms of understanding the benefits of standardization activity and the application of specific standards in the field of library activities. The applied research methods are: research, analysis and synthesis of information received, a comparative analysis between different groups of libraries participated in the survey. In order to specify the psychometric characteristics of the methods and verification of the working hypothesis, the following methods for statistical processing were applied: descriptive statistics; correlation analysis; factorial analysis; one-way ANOVA test. This study is the first large-scale study of its kind on standardization among Bulgarian libraries. Its contributions can be assigned to those that enrich the theory and methodology of sociological studies in the field of library activities. As a result of the survey the current level of application of the specific national, branch and international standards in the Bulgarian libraries was established. Measures have been identified to promote the standardization activity in the field of library activities. Data gathered from the survey contribute to the development of methodology and curricula for online training of the library specialists, according to their specific needs and interest.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-13T03:55:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871603
       
  • Cultural heritage literacy: A survey of academics from humanities and
           social sciences
    • Authors: Semanur Öztemiz
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      In the 21st century, some factors, such as the awareness of multiculturalism, the preservation of local culture and the recognition of national cultural heritage, have led to the need for a new literacy skill called cultural heritage literacy. This study aimed to draw attention to the concept of cultural heritage literacy, defining the competencies of this literacy and investigating these competencies among academics from the humanities and social sciences at Hacettepe University Faculty of Letters, Turkey. Cultural heritage information needs and the information behaviours of academics were found to have differences in practices and perceptions across age, gender, status and subject disciplines. Within the scope of the study, a questionnaire with 30 questions was given to 114 academics from the humanities and social sciences at Hacettepe University Faculty of Letters, Turkey. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and a chi-square test. The findings show that most of the academics reported having strong cultural heritage literacy abilities. There are statistically significant correlations between participants’ demographic features and cultural heritage literacy. It is expected that this study will contribute to the professionals of cultural heritage institutions. By considering cultural heritage literacy skills, professionals of cultural heritage institutions can develop new information services for cultural-heritage literate people.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-11T03:42:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619872529
       
  • Library and information science as a career in Kuwait
    • Authors: Hanadi Buarki, Mashael Al-Omar
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The Library and Information Science discipline is in constant flux, facing myriad impediments with the development of technology. Per se, the field introduced information and communications technology into its curriculum which has changed librarians’ roles in information handling. Moreover, the integration of the term ‘information’ changed the nomenclature thereby giving a new name of Information Science/Studies, embracing an enormous range of subjects. The present study investigates the previous and current skills of alumni at the Department of Library and Information Science, College of Basic Education, Kuwait. Descriptive analysis of the distributed survey revealed frequencies and percentages data on participants’ gender, marital status, age, grade point average, certificate obtained, employment sector, years of experience, and salary. Qualitative data revealed comments on employment issues, difficulties faced, and the Department of Library and Information Science curriculum. The findings suggested that the majority of the alumni have benefited from their major as their employment is relevant (84%), it is within their specialisation and most of them (56%) are employed in a library setting. The most frequently learned skill is ethics (54%), and the skills that needed improvement are library skills and English language proficiency. The research data initiated a list of skills required and organisations employing the alumni. It is recommended that LIS alumni should be equippedwith multi-tasking skills to work at the job market institutions, and that LIS schools should start offering a PhD qualification in Kuwait. This research contributes to decisions in curriculum updating from the viewpoint of alumni to meet the requirements of the job market. The research is the first study to collect data from LIS alumni in Kuwait at CBE, PAAET and realises their concerns. Departments sharing a similar curriculum can benefit as the research is an initial step that should be regularly taken to update the curricula.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T04:16:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871992
       
  • Libraries as agents for development: The potential role of Egyptian rural
           public libraries towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals
           based on the UN 2030 Agenda
    • Authors: Essam Mansour
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The key purpose of this study is to investigate the potential role of Egyptian rural public libraries, being one of the social agents for development, towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals according to the United Nations Agenda for 2030. To meet the objectives and questions of the study, a multi-faceted research methodology was adopted and conducted in the period from September to November 2017. The study used a qualitative approach in terms of personal interview, discussion and observations of group meetings, and examination of documents to investigate the implementation of community development programmemes and services in 34 rural public libraries representing the four main administrative divisions comprising Egypt. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals have been discussed with ways in which Egyptian rural public libraries can include and meet them. Challenges facing libraries in the provision of information (poor infrastructure, inappropriate collections and related facilities and services, high levels of illiteracy, lack of funding and cooperation between related agencies, inappropriate training of library and information professionals, lack of studies and surveys, as well as analyses of information needs of rural communities) have also been emphasized. This study concluded that Egyptian rural public libraries have struggled to be part of the United Nations Agenda for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. They have tried as much as possible to integrate and adapt to the surrounding community in light of the common economic, political and social factors and conditions. Despite these challenges, these libraries showed a good response that is characterized as somewhat positive, though not sufficient, toward the achievement of these goals.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T04:15:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619872064
       
  • Design thinking and methods in library practice and graduate library
           education
    • Authors: Rachel Ivy Clarke, Satyen Amonkar, Ann Rosenblad
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Despite interest in the application of design thinking and methods in librarianship, there seems to be a disconnect between application and education to support it. This study used an online questionnaire to elicit feedback from library workers in the United States about interest in and use of design thinking and methods in library practice, and the need for design skills and abilities in library education. We found that practicing librarians perceive design thinking and methods have relevance to library work, but opinions vary based on library type and nature of the work. Design thinking and methods were used mostly for space planning and program development, with applications emphasizing empathy and user/community understanding aspects—despite myriad other possibilities. Most respondents were in favor of including design thinking and methods in MLIS programs, which can support more robust applications through inclusion of the theoretical, philosophical, and epistemological underpinnings from which design thinking and methods emerge.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T04:15:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871989
       
  • The moderating effects of information overload and academic
           procrastination on the information avoidance behavior among Filipino
           undergraduate thesis writers
    • Authors: Maria Cristina M. Fuertes, Beatriz Marie D. Jose, Mary Angelie A. Nem Singh, Pauline Eirisse P. Rubio, Allan B. de Guzman
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Information avoidance is a behavior that could either prevent or delay consumption of information. While information avoidance has been documented in various fields of interest, its overall dynamics in the context of library and information science remains a research blankspot. The overall intent of this paper is to develop a model that examines the moderating effect of information overload and academic procrastination on the information avoidance behavior among Filipino undergraduate thesis writers. Capitalizing on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) design, a total of 215 Filipino undergraduate thesis writers participated in the study. A multi-aspect questionnaire was used to measure the following variables: information overload, academic procrastination and information avoidance. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results show that when students have a positive attitude towards reading, the more likely they are to employ better reading strategies and the less likely they are to exhibit information avoidance. On the other hand, the more reading strategies are used, the lower is information avoidance. Additionally, the tendency to procrastinate has less effect on the relationship between reading strategies and information avoidance and the tendency to procrastinate and acquire excessive information has less effect on the relationship between reading attitudes and information avoidance. Implications for university settings are also discussed in this paper.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T04:14:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871608
       
  • What is innovative to public libraries in the United States' A
           perspective of library administrators for classifying innovations
    • Authors: Devendra Dilip Potnis, Joseph Winberry, Bonnie Finn, Courtney Hunt
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Innovations are critical for public libraries but rarely does any primary research study the scope and interpretation of the term “innovation” by public libraries. Also, few of the existing innovation typologies are based on data collected from public libraries. This study fills in the gap by eliciting 80 innovations reported by the administrators of 108 award-winning public libraries in the United States, and proposes the first organic classification of innovations for public libraries, with the following four types of innovations: Program (access-oriented/use-oriented), Process (efficiency-driven/effectiveness-driven), Partnership (internal/external), and Technology (web-based technologies/assistive technologies/artificial intelligence). Findings can advance the state of innovations in libraries.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-05T03:48:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871991
       
  • A case study investigation of academic library support for open
           educational resources in Scottish universities
    • Authors: Seth D. Thompson, Adrienne Muir
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of the research was to investigate why and how Scottish university libraries support open educational resources and to assess their ability to provide support services for their development and use within higher education institutions. There has been little research on the role of academic libraries in supporting open educational resources in Scotland and previous research found that there is a lack of awareness of them in Scottish higher education institutions and few have open educational resources policies. The case study methodology therefore involved two Scottish academic libraries providing open educational resources services. The libraries’ motivation includes supporting teaching and learning and the development of educator digital skills and copyright knowledge. However, there are a number of barriers limiting the services the libraries are able to provide, particularly lack of human resources. The research confirmed the findings of previous research on the importance of institutional commitment, incentives for educator engagement, and understanding of copyright and licensing issues by educators and library staff.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-05T03:46:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871604
       
  • The means-end cognitions of perceived information quality in academic
           social networking sites
    • Authors: Ning Zhang, Qinjian Yuan
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Academic social networking sites (ASNS) have received substantial attention in recent years. The information quality of academic resources is vital to users. In order to improve the users’ information quality experience, it is necessary to understand how users perceive information quality in ASNS and what factors or relations affect their results of information quality perception. Drawing on the approach of the means-end chain, our study implemented a laddering interviews with ASNS users. We both elucidated various factors influencing information quality perception and constructed a hierarchical value map, all of the complex relationships were quantitatively calculated and represented in a hierarchical structure. The results showed that 13 factors were identified and 18 relations were described. This study contributes by addressing the process of users’ information quality perception in the ASNS and by giving a deep and nuanced understanding of the factors affecting information quality. This is different from prior research that mainly focused on information quality evaluation. The results not only enrich the information quality research but also can be used to guide ASNS’ platform design and management.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-09-04T03:41:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871612
       
  • ‘To be understood as to understand’: A readability analysis of public
           library acceptable use policies
    • Authors: Elaine Robinson, David McMenemy
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) are documents stating the limitations users must agree to when first accessing information and communications technologies (ICTs) in organisations, such as employers, educational institutions and public libraries. AUPs lay out the parameters of acceptable use expected of someone accessing the ICT services provided, and should state in clear and understandable terms what behaviours will attract sanctions, both legal and in terms of restricting future access. Utilising a range of standard readability tests used to measure how understandable documents are, the paper investigates how readable the AUPs presented to public library patrons in the UK are in practice. Of the 206 AUPs in use across the local government departments who manage public library services 200 were obtained and subjected to a range of readability testing procedures. Four readability tests were used for analysis: the Flesch Reading Ease, the Coleman-Liau Index, the Gunning Fog Index and the SMOG Grade. Results for all four readability tests administered on all AUPs raise significant questions. For the Flesch Reading Ease score only 5.5% of AUPs scored at the standard readability level or higher (60+), and 8% scored at a very high level of difficulty akin to a piece of scientific writing. Similarly, for SMOG, only 7.5% of the 200 AUPs scored at the recommended level of 10. Likewise, very few AUPs scored at levels recommended for a general audience with either the Gunning Fog Index (11.5%) or the Coleman-Liau Index (2%). With such variability in readability, the fitness for purpose of the average AUP as a contract patrons must agree to can be called into question. This paper presents the first ever analysis of the readability of library AUPs in the literature. Recommendations are made as to how public library services may improve this aspect of practice.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-08-29T03:51:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871598
       
  • Library services to an aging population: A nation-wide study in the United
           States
    • Authors: Noah Lenstra, Fatih Oguz, Courtnay S. Duvall
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study presents a large-scale study of public library services to older adults in the United States. A random sampling method was used to identify public libraries (n=226) for the study. Results suggest that libraries serve their aging communities in multiple ways. Some libraries provide a plethora of specialized programs focused on the specific needs of older adults. Others extend core library services to ensure they are accessible to older adults. Others invest in infrastructure and staff development to prepare for an aging society. Some do not provide any specialized programs or services for older adults. There is great unevenness in terms of library services for older adults across the nation. The discussion suggests additional work needed to better understand this unevenness, and to address it.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T03:57:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871596
       
  • Elaborating the sensory and cognitive-affective aspects of information
           experience
    • Authors: Reijo Savolainen
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on pragmatist ideas proposed by John Dewey, the study elaborates the picture of information experience by examining how researchers have characterized the ways in which people receive, acquire and interpret sensory and cognitive-affective information. To this end, a conceptual analysis was conducted by concentrating on 43 studies pertinent to the topic. The findings indicate that so far, the construct of information experience has remained quite vague. This is mainly due to that experience - the fundamental constituent of information experience – has not been sufficiently reflected in the context of informational phenomena. Information experience studies have mainly contributed to information behaviour research by describing how people receive and acquire sensory information, while the picture of experiencing cognitive-affective information has remained quite vague. There are also gaps in studies examining how sensory and cognitive-affective information are interpreted as an integral part of information experience. The study also identifies topics of further research dealing with the elaboration of the construct of information experience.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-08-21T11:43:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619871595
       
  • Book review: Mary Grace Flaherty, Promoting Individual and Community
           Health at the Library
    • Authors: Jane Garner
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-31T03:49:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619866073
       
  • Linkages between information overload and acculturative stress: The case
           of Black diasporic immigrants in the US
    • Authors: Ana Ndumu
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study examines the information behavior of Black immigrants in the United States and specifically investigates possible linkages between information overload and acculturative stress. Focus groups were conducted with African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx immigrants in Florida. When analyzed according to Jaeger and Burnett’s theory of information worlds (Burnett and Jaeger, 2011; Jaeger and Burnett, 2010), the data supports that participants experience information overload as a result of the voluminous and dispersed nature of information in the US; perceptions of belonging and transnationality; and undertaking high-stakes tasks such as immigration procedures, finding employment, and understanding cultural norms. Participants felt that the large, stratified, and complex US information landscape can prompt stress. Since information overload poses a barrier to immigrant social inclusion, it can be interpreted as acculturative stress.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-08T03:53:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619857115
       
  • From classroom to library: What are the transferable knowledge and skills
           teachers bring to library work
    • Authors: Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This paper explores the transferable knowledge, experience or skills second-career librarians with a teaching background bring to bear or utilize in the discharge of their library work. It also explores how the transferable knowledge helps librarians and teaching librarians to discharge the roles delineated by ACRL’s (2017) document. Snowball sampling method was used to locate 17 participants for this study in Ghana. Mixed methods were used for data collection; questionnaire (open-ended questions) and interview. The data were analyzed using the thematic analysis technique. The study found the following transferable knowledge, skills and experiences to library work: methodology of teaching, questioning and listening skills, knowledge of courses content, presentation, communication and good public speaking skills and human relational skills. The study found that transferable knowledge from the teaching profession help second-career (teaching) librarian to discharge to their library role effectively.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-08T03:51:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619856401
       
  • How to increase the loyalty of public library users' A qualitative
           study
    • Authors: Oranus Tajedini, Ali Akbar Khasseh, Mahin Afzali, Ali Sadatmoosavi
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The main objective of this study is to explain how to increase user loyalty behavior to public library services. This study uses a qualitative method based on grounded theory. The research population included users of public libraries in Iran. The data were collected through in-depth interviews, and the theoretical saturation was obtained after interviewing 24 members of public libraries. The collected data through interviews were analyzed using theoretical coding and content analysis. Results indicated that observing moral and humane principles when dealing with library users plays a significant role in both building user loyalty to the library and attracting new users. In addition, it was found that causal conditions in increasing loyalty among public library users are related to four areas including physical space management, information resource management, human resource management, and information technology management. It was also noted that factors such as service quality, proper design of interiors, providing diverse and updated information resources, the use of new communication technologies, and the use of cyberspace and social network applications must be taken into account by public libraries. Building loyalty among users and members of public libraries in today’s technological world is of high importance, as it will guarantee the repeated and more frequent use of public libraries and their services and thus reflect their positive effects. The loyalty of users of libraries and information centers can be based on perceived quality, effective communication between librarians and users, and satisfaction with services offered by libraries and their staffs and can affect the intention for repeated visits, and the use of library service and preferring a library over other libraries.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-04T03:47:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619856081
       
  • How good is our public library service' The evolution of a new quality
           standards framework for Scottish public libraries 2012–2017
    • Authors: Peter H. Reid
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The current challenging environment for public library has resulted in an ever greater need to demonstrate and evidence the quality of library provision as well as the value and impact of these services on society. Research, conducted on behalf of the Scottish Library and Information Council, reviewed the previous quality standards mechanism used in Scotland and resulted in the creation of a new framework. Data were gathered through a systematic review of all published quality audits of Scottish public libraries, focus groups with heads of service, impact workshops with library staff. The findings resulted in the creation of a new approach to assessing and evaluating the quality of provision as well as the value and impact of Scottish public libraries.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-04T03:46:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619855430
       
  • Knowledge management best practices among rice farmers in selected areas
           of Tanzania
    • Authors: Wulystan Pius Mtega, Mpho Ngoepe
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      For improved rice production, farmers need access to timely and relevant knowledge at each stage of the rice-cropping calendar. To understand how farmers involve themselves in acquiring and sharing agricultural knowledge, this study investigates how knowledge management best practices can be enhanced among rice farmers in selected rural areas of Tanzania. Data were collected from 226 rice farmers in three districts (Kilombero, Kilosa and Mvomero) of the Morogoro region in Tanzania. Findings from structured questionnaires and focused group discussion indicate that rice farmers accessed, shared and used agricultural knowledge. It was found that individual, institutional and knowledge factors influence the performance of agricultural knowledge management activities. For enhancing effective agricultural knowledge management, it is important to take into consideration the knowledge management best practices, which include developing effective knowledge infrastructure, involving different stakeholders and using appropriate information and communications technology tools in enhancing access to knowledge. It is concluded that effective knowledge management activities increase the level of adoption of agricultural innovations. It is recommended that the proposed agricultural knowledge management best practices be adapted for improving rice production.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-02T03:49:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619856087
       
  • User needs assessment for research data services in a research university
    • Authors: Soohyung Joo, Christie Peters
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study assesses the needs of researchers for data-related assistance and investigates their research data management behavior. A survey was conducted, and 186 valid responses were collected from faculty, researchers, and graduate students across different disciplines at a research university. The services for which researchers perceive the greatest need include assistance with quantitative analysis and data visualization. Overall, the need for data-related assistance is relatively higher among health scientists, while humanities researchers demonstrate the lowest need. This study also investigated the data formats used, data documentation and storage practices, and data-sharing behavior of researchers. We found that researchers rarely use metadata standards, but rely more on a standard file-naming scheme. As to data sharing, respondents are likely to share their data personally upon request or as supplementary materials to journal publications. The findings of this study will be useful for planning user-centered research data services in academic libraries.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-02T03:48:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619856073
       
  • Book review: Brianna H Marshall (ed.), The Complete Guide to Personal
           Digital Archiving
    • Authors: Simon Burnett
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-07-01T03:49:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619859780
       
  • Book review: Peter Gisolfi (ed.), Collaborative Library Design from
           Planning to Impact
    • Authors: Huan Vo-Tran
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-06-13T03:49:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619853974
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619853975
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619841658
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-04-17T04:00:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619841657
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-04-17T03:58:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619841429
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619841419
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-04-10T04:09:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619836721
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619836724
       
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      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619836716
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-02-01T06:45:29Z
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-02-01T06:43:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000618823871
       
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-01-11T03:49:08Z
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      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2019-01-07T11:15:34Z
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