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Journal Cover Library Hi Tech News
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   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [312 journals]
  • SOAP and the Web of Science: How to bulk download query results
    • Authors: Eric Orace Johnson
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose This paper gives step by step guidance for downloading data from any site that uses a SOAP interface such as Web of Science / Web of Knowledge. The SOAP interface is a method that is used widely by websites to allow automatic download of data. Using a case study approach, we also discuss some problems that can happen and ways to avoid them. The Web of Science is used as a demonstration. Design/methodology/approach This case study explores ways to download large amounts of data from a website. As pitfalls were encountered, techniques were developed to circumnavigate them. The result is a specific procedure for accessing these types of databases. Findings The paper provides a transferrable procedure that non-technical people can use to access Web of Science and other SOAP data sources. Practical implications The set of scripts presented in the article that will allow others to download data from any site that uses a SOAP interface. Explanations are given so that the procedure can be adapted for other tasks. Originality/value This paper clearly illustrates how to interact with a SOAP interface with explicit instructions for downloading from Web of Science. It is written for the non- technical with illustrations at each step. Instructions are given for modifying the scripts so that librarians can search using other keywords and dates as well as downloading from other websites.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-01-07T12:12:24Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2015-0059
       
  • iTech in Library Instruction: Tips and Best Practices
    • Authors: Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Jamie Johnson
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose This paper aims to describe some best practices and tips for librarians who will be teaching in iPad classrooms. Design/methodology/approach California State University Northridge librarians recently began teaching information literacy sessions to freshmen seminar students in a dedicated iPad classroom. Prior to this, they scoured the literature to find information on how to use the iPads to enhance their instruction. The kinds of articles they were looking for didn’t seem to exist so they began a process of trial and error during their instruction sessions to formulate their own best practices which are enumerated in this article. Findings A list of best practices for teaching information literacy sessions with iPads. Originality/value This paper will be of value to instruction librarians who will be teaching in iPad or tablet classrooms. A search of the library literature shows there are no similar articles with practical tips and best practices for librarians.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-01-07T12:12:21Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2015-0056
       
  • Shodhganga - a National Level Open Access ETD Repository of Indian
           Electronic Theses: Current Status and Discussions
    • Authors: Saroja Kumar Panda
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose Purpose - This aim of the article is to examine the progress and current status of Shodhganga: a reservoir Indian electronic theses. The article further discusses the need and importance of a centrally-maintained repository in the current age and the role and challenges of universities, libraries and researchers in development of institutional repositories (IRs) at university levels. Design/methodology/approach Design/methodology/approach - Data are collected from Shodhganga server/website followed by simple excel analysis which are presented in the article in the form of tables, graphs. Findings Findings – As on 30th June 2015, total 40,175 theses have deposited in the repository by 217 universities. Jawaharlal Nehru University has submitted highest number of theses (4570, 11.37%) followed by Anna University (2910, 7.24%), Mahatma Gandhi University (2056, 5.12%), Bundelkhand University (1760, 4.38). Highest number of theses has submitted from the state of Tamil Nadu. Numbers of theses and site visitors are gradually increasing (2010-2015). Originality/value Originality/value - Shodhganga central repository of Indian electronic theses is an important step of INFLIBNET Centre and UGC in the Indian subcontinent. The article recommends that besides UGC recognized universities, other private/deemed universities, IITs, NITs and IISERs should also be welcomed for voluntarily deposit their theses in the Shodhganga central repository and one of the fastest way to make progress is to let students upload their works directly.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-01-07T12:12:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2015-0062
       
  • Fall 2015 Mid‐Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
    • Authors: Annamarie Klose Hrubes
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to report on the Fall 2015 MARAC Conference. Design/methodology/approach This report focuses on the use of technology in archives, libraries, and museums, as presented in various sessions at the Fall 2015 MARAC Conference. Findings Archives, libraries, and museums are harnessing technology in order to archive Twitter feeds, digitize obsolete media, provide better online access to collections, automate workflows for patron-driven requests, conduct forensic recovery of born-digital objects, and manage long-term access and preservation of diverse digital collections. Originality/value The paper condenses the author's notes from various sessions.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-01-07T12:12:12Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2015-0079
       
  • Current CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Press: Telework and
           Telecommuting
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-01-07T12:12:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2016-0001
       
  • Technological chance, today and yesterday
    • Authors: Donna Ellen Frederick
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-01-07T12:12:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2015-0084
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, December 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:18Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2015-0074
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, December 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:17Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2015-0075
       
  • On the horizon: maker and makerspace events in New York City –
           MakerCon2015, make education forum, and the NY annual maker faire
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman, Douglass Baldwin
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, Page 1-5, December 2015.
      Purpose – Conference report Design/methodology/approach – This paper reports on the Maker and Maker Faire events in September at New York City. Findings – The findings include the authors’ impressions of the meetings. Originality/value – Original impressions of the conferences.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:26Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2015-0073
       
  • Getting acquainted with social networks and apps: Snapchat and the rise of
           ephemeral communication
    • Authors: Katie Elson Anderson
      Pages: 6 - 10
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, Page 6-10, December 2015.
      Purpose – The traditional library image that comes to mind upon hearing this word is of vertical files filled with newspaper clippings, photos, brochures, flyers on a popular topic or event. Design/methodology/approach – The modern image of ephemera, however, is now more nuanced and complex, as the increased creation of digital ephemera provides opportunities and challenges for libraries and archives. Findings – There now need to be considerations for dealing with digital materials and artifacts that are short-lived and temporary. These digital ephemera are increasing every day, with a presence in the world that is anything but temporary. Originality/value – The Library of Congress announced that it would be digitally archiving every public tweet since Twitter’s inception in March 2006 (Raymond, 2010). As of 2013, they had archived 170 billion tweets and were receiving nearly a half billion tweets a day (Allen, 2013). However, the magnitude of the project is being grappled with and currently the project appears to be in limbo (Scola, 2015).
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2015-0076
       
  • Being where the people are: the challenges and benefits of search engine
           visibility for public libraries
    • Authors: Zoe Dickinson, Mike Smit
      Pages: 11 - 15
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, Page 11-15, December 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the challenges and benefits presented by search engine visibility for public libraries. This paper outlines the preliminary results of a pilot study investigating search engine visibility in two Canadian public libraries, and discusses practical approaches to search engine visibility. Design/methodology/approach – The study consists of semi-structured interviews with librarians from two multi-branch Canadian public library systems, combined with quantitative data provided by each library, as well as data obtained through site-specific searches in Google and Bing. Possible barriers to visibility are identified through thematic analysis of the interviews. Practical approaches are identified by the author based on a literature review. Findings – The initial findings of this pilot study identify a complex combination of barriers to visibility on search engines, in the form of attitudes, policies, organizational structures and technological difficulties. Research limitations/implications – This paper describes a small, preliminary pilot study. More research is needed before any firm conclusions can be reached. Practical implications – A review of the literature shows the increasing importance of search engine visibility for public libraries. This paper outlines practical approaches which can be undertaken immediately by libraries, as well as delving into the underlying issues which may be affecting libraries’ progress on the issue. Originality/value – There has been little original research investigating the reasons behind libraries’ lack of visibility in search engine results pages. This paper provides insight into a previously unexplored area by exploring public libraries’ relationships with search engines.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2015-0055
       
  • Greenstone Digital Library Management System – a functional review
           based on selected criteria
    • Authors: Faizul Nisha, Ramesh Parichi
      Pages: 16 - 21
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, Page 16-21, December 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to provide a functional review of Greenstone based on selected criteria, viz., user friendliness, administration, customization, international metadata standards and interoperability, search and browse capabilities, security aspects, statistical reports, unique features and limitations. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is solely based on secondary information collected from different sources like books, articles from national and international journal articles, reports of various organizations and local newspapers as well as the resources available in various websites. Findings – It was observed that the Greenstone on Windows is less robust than the other operating systems such as Linux. It was reported that during the collection building process of some documents, the system hangs and the user has to turn off the browsers and the interfaces, and no alternate method is available to restore normalcy. The software has been reviewed on selected criteria, and it is suggested to use Greenstone Digital Library Management System (DLMS) system as the most suitable and convenient for installation, uploading of documents and usage for small- and medium-type organizations. Practical implications – This paper would be of great help for library professionals to learn about diverse features available in the software and in selecting the best DLMS. Originality/value – The Greenstone DLMS is functionally reviewed and analysed based on selected broad criteria, viz., user friendliness, administration, customization, international metadata standards and interoperability, search and browse capabilities, security aspects and statistical functions.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2015-0041
       
  • What’s trending in cloud computing from the internet cybersphere
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude
      Pages: 22 - 23
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 10, Page 22-23, December 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the following question: What is cloud computing? Design/methodology/approach – This paper surveys the current literature. Findings – Cloud computing is described in many ways. Originality/value – This paper is one of the first pieces to examine the nature of cloud computing.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T01:31:28Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2015-0072
       
 
 
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