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   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [311 journals]
  • What’s trending in libraries from the Internet cybersphere –
           03 2015
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T10:35:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2015-0045
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T10:35:30Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2015-0043
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T10:35:30Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2015-0044
       
  • Library Web Sites for People With Disability: Accessibility Evaluation of
           Library Websites in Pakistan
    • Authors: Arif khan, Haroon Idrees, Khan Mudassir
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.
      Purpose This study assesses the accessibility of library web sites of top-ten Universities of Pakistan. The study also explores commonly identifies accessibility barriers in the subject web sites. Accessibility analysis of library web sites has been conducted using Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAET) to examine compliance of the library web site with Web Content Accessibility Guideline 2.0. The study also attempts to rank each web site according to number of quality issues identified. Based on literature review, the study also proposes a framework to conduct web accessibility evaluation of library web sites. Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and aging (old-age). Design/methodology/approach This study examines accessibility of subject web sites using automated accessibility evaluation tool based on Library Web site Accessibility Evaluation Framework (LWAEF). Commercial web accessibility evaluation tool SortSite® was used to assess accessibility issues in library web sites. The tool was also tested to validate components of the LWAE framework. Findings Result shows that 70% of library web sites do comply with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. It means that compliance to essential guidelines of priority A level of WCAG 2.0 are finely met by 70% library web sites of Pakistan. However, important accessibility issues still exist in the subject web sites. Moreover, in terms of accessibility issues, overall quality of university library web sites in Pakistan is in better condition. Originality/value Equal access to information by all citizens is an important UN’s charter supported by all developing countries. By assessing the needs of all citizens has been of great importance and value to developing countries like Pakistan with 19.2% population of disabled people. The paper presents overall status of accessibility to information and is conducted to focus the library web sites of Pakistan for the first time. Focusing the library web sites for accessibility evaluation, this research study will help improve accessibility elements of library web sites in other developing countries also.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-06-27T01:04:42Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2015-0010
       
  • WeChat in the library: promoting a new virtual reference service
    • Authors: Raymond Pun
      First page: 9
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.
      Purpose WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed in China. Released in 2011, it currently has over 355 million users worldwide. The paper addresses how New York University Shanghai Library utilizes WeChat to support students' research and information needs. The paper explores the information exchanges and interactions as well: what are students asking and what they can gain from this app; and features of app are explored: WeChat can send files, support video-chat, and group and voice messaging. By examining the opportunities and challenges of this app, the paper offers best practices to maximize WeChat as a library virtual service. Design/methodology/approach The design approach of this paper is to analyze the information exchanges and interactions from participants. By collecting and analyzing the responses, the paper presents the opportunities of the app in supporting patrons who are often mobile and also how the app can be used for student engagement that is beyond reference services. Findings From virtual reference to social media outreach. this paper finds the app can offer a wide range of support and service through the library. Based on the positive daily interactions in the app, the research notes that the app can be utilized in many contexts: to support virtual service, to create student engagement, to promote library services, and to create an online community of student users. Originality/value This paper introduces in the context of an American institution and how this app can be utilized to support virtual reference and student engagement. The most important feature of this work is to demonstrate how to use this app to promote and to provide library services remotely. The paper introduces an alternative virtual reference service that can be utilized in any university setting.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-06-27T01:04:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0017
       
  • Current CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Literature
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman
      First page: 12
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-06-27T01:04:04Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2015-0042
       
  • Broadband, digital literacy and public libraries: the Mill Park story
    • Authors: Greg Rolan, Tom Denison, Christine Mackenzie
      First page: 15
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.
      Purpose The paper presents the results of a research project designed to explore the impact of the establishment and operation of a broadband enabled digital training facility at the Mill Park public library, focusing on the role of public libraries in both engaging and educating local communities, and exploring issues related to the provision of training through public libraries, benefits or problems in doing so, and the relationship to new and existing services. Design/methodology/approach The paper takes a case study approach, following the development of the training program and changes implemented throughout the first two years of operation. Findings The Mill Park Library has successfully met, if not exceeded, the goals of promoting broadband services, up-skilling the community, and promoting digital readiness within it local community. Both directly and through partnerships with other organisations and schools, it has not only addressed the needs of community members, but also engaged them more fully with the library’s other services. Practical implications The paper offers insight into the value of strong community-based networks in supporting the successful design and implementation of ICT-related training programs. Originality/value The paper offers insight into the value of strong community-based networks in supporting the successful design and implementation of ICT-related training programs.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-06-27T01:03:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0020
       
  • Personal Digital Archiving Conference, New York University, April 24-26,
           2015
    • Authors: Melissa Gasparotto
      First page: 19
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, August 2015.
      Purpose This review gives an overview of presentations and discussions held at the sixth Personal Digital Archiving Conference held at New York University, April 24-26, 2015. Design/methodology/approach A narrative approach is used to describe the event. Findings As individuals lead increasingly online lives and digital objects become correspondingly important to the archive, a whole host of issues from the technical to the ethical arise. Conference presentations ran the gamut, touching on all of these complicated areas and fleshing out the scope of the challenges that lie ahead for individuals grappling with their own data as well as archivists working to be responsible stewards it. Practical implications This review touches on key practical, technical and ethical issues in the field of personal digital archiving, a new and increasingly important area for libraries and archives. Originality/value The conference explores current challenges and practices in personal digital archiving.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-06-27T01:04:34Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0034
       
 
 
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