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   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [311 journals]
  • Students at the Center in Emerging Academic Models: Embedded Information
           Literacy and Distance Services in the University of Wisconsin System Flex
           Degree
    • Authors: Kristin M. Woodward
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2015.
      Purpose As a model of competency based education (CBE), the UW System Flex options presents a unique case study of challenges and opportunities for embedding student centered library services and information literacy. Design/methodology/approach In this paper we describe our strategies for engaging with the evolving Flex curriculum, the needs of an unknown student body and the role of new student support staff. We note the relevance of examining the library's role in Flex at this time given the potential for growth nationally in CBE. Findings The challenges we faced initially were closely tied with opportunities that once examined, formed the basis of our embedded library model for competency based education. Further, we found opportunities to articulate our role in Flex on our campus and share with other institutions. Originality/value This case study is based on our experiences embedding Information Literacy and Distance Services in the Flex option at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-08-14T12:11:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0023
       
  • Integrating Tools to Remote Access Facility for Improved Online Experience
    • Authors: Tanmay De Sarkar
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2015.
      Purpose The paper intended to provide an overall picture how libraries use different tools, integrated to remote access facility and offer improved off-campus services. Design/methodology/approach Web content analysis was used as research method to collect data from academic libraries in four continents. Findings The results highlight that libraries use different types of online tools integrated to remote access facility, however, the techniques involved and purposes of use varies from library to library. Citing numerous examples, the paper approaches to draw a comparative figure of differential use of remote access tools across the continents. Originality/value The paper is the first of its kind and may guide library professionals to plan and implement online tools, integrated with remote access facility and support education, research and training of the parent institution.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-08-14T12:11:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0024
       
  • Security threats, Risks and Open source Cloud Computing security solutions
           for libraries
    • Authors: Mayank Yuvaraj
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-08-14T12:11:10Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0026
       
  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library
           technologies” How Inexpensive Computers Can Transform Information
           Access and Literacy
    • Authors: Peter Fernandez
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-08-14T12:11:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2015-0046
       
  • Getting Acquainted with Social Networks and Apps: Tumblin’ through
           the Visual Web
    • Authors: Katie Elson Anderson
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-08-14T12:11:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2015-0048
       
  • On the Horizon: The 2015 Canadian Library Association: Last? But Not
           Lease
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2015.
      Purpose conference report column Design/methodology/approach report of a conference Findings conference impressions Originality/value original
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-08-14T12:11:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2015-0050
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • Library Web sites for people with disability: accessibility evaluation of
           library websites in Pakistan
    • Authors: Arif khan, Haroon Idrees, Khan Mudassir
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, Page 1-7, August 2015.
      Purpose – This study aims to assess 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 WAET SortSite® was used to assess accessibility issues in library Web sites. The tool was also tested to validate components of the LWAEF. Findings – Result shows that 70 per cent 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 per cent 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 charter supported by all developing countries. Assessing the needs of all citizens has been of great importance and value to developing countries like Pakistan, with 19.2 per cent population consisting of disabled people. The paper presents the 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: 2015-07-16T10:35:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2015-0010
       
  • WeChat in the library: promoting a new virtual reference service using a
           mobile app
    • Authors: Raymond Pun
      Pages: 9 - 11
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, Page 9-11, August 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address how New York University Shanghai Library utilizes WeChat to support students’ research and information needs. 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 explores the information exchanges and interactions as well: what are students asking and what they can gain from this app; and features of the 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 that 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: 2015-07-16T10:35:35Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0017
       
  • Current CITE-ings from the popular and trade computing literature
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman
      Pages: 12 - 14
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, Page 12-14, August 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to play catch up with important articles from this past year with interest and implications for librarians. Design/methodology/approach – The approach adopted in this paper is a literature review. Findings – This paper found that there has been important developments in popular and trade computing literature which will interest librarians. Originality/value – This paper provides an update to the computing literature found in Library Hi Tech News over the previous year.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T10:35:32Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2015-0042
       
  • Broadband, digital literacy and public libraries: the Mill Park story
    • Authors: Greg Rolan, Tom Denison, Christine Mackenzie
      Pages: 15 - 18
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, Page 15-18, August 2015.
      Purpose – The paper aims to present 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 information and communication technology (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: 2015-07-16T10:35:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0020
       
  • Personal Digital Archiving Conference, New York University, April 24-26,
           2015
    • Authors: Melissa Gasparotto
      Pages: 19 - 21
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 6, Page 19-21, August 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to give 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 arises. 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 of that data into the future. 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: 2015-07-16T10:35:38Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0034
       
 
 
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