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Journal Cover Library Hi Tech News
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   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
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  • Data visualization using Viewshare
    • Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 6, Page 1-10, August 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims to introduce the use of data visualization tool, the Viewshare, in library environment. Design/methodology/approach Viewshare has been successfully adopted in various institutions for depicting cultural heritage collections. Findings An attempt is made here to explore the possibility of the use of Viewshare in academic libraries. Social implications The details of e-journals being subscribed by the Kuvempu University are presented in an attractive and interactive environment using Viewshare to provide clear insights to library users. Originality/value The steps followed for creating different views have been explained to make other professionals feel confident and motivate them to use Viewshare in library environment.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-09-13T01:41:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2017-0009
       
  • Library orientation in blackboard: supporting online and distance learners
    • Pages: 11 - 13
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 6, Page 11-13, August 2017.
      Purpose This paper presents a comprehensive review of the poster session “Library orientation in blackboard: supporting online and distance learners” presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Design/methodology/approach Development of AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard is discussed from the initial course proposal up to its completion of first year use. Orientation modules are reviewed and include purpose, organization and technology resources utilized to deliver content. Findings Complete library orientation information including project timeline, marketing, learning management systems (LMS) usage data, survey and assessment outcomes, video viewing statistics and plans for moving forward are provided. Practical implications This paper details steps taken and resources used to develop an online library orientation suitable for any LMS. Project design, orientation module structure and select orientation resources are provided. Originality/value This paper addresses the need for academic library orientation to support online and distant learners by delivering a practical library introduction in Blackboard.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-09-13T01:41:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2017-0031
       
  • From request to assess: using cloud-based tools for the library
           instruction lifecycle
    • Pages: 14 - 20
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 6, Page 14-20, August 2017.
      Purpose The author first gained experience with library instruction scheduling at a large research university library as an Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) graduate assistant. Design/methodology/approach The author would occasionally shadow the faculty librarians as they received instruction requests, which were vetted by an administrative assistant and entered into some mystical technology that would facilitate the reservations and populate a library staff calendar. Findings The author remembers it as a fairly mundane process that he did not think much of at the time. Social implications The author soon became an instruction librarian who was put in charge of orchestrating the multitudes of course-integrated one-shots at a small, private four-year liberal arts college. Originality/value The author thinks back to this experience and marvels at the humble instructional requests (e.g. “just show them JSTOR”) and the primitive tool that their library used for scheduling their sessions: a spreadsheet on our network drive.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-09-13T01:41:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2017-0024
       
  • What’s trending in the library cybersphere – Recent conferences and
           posts focus on data and information literacy
    • Pages: 21 - 22
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 6, Page 21-22, August 2017.
      Purpose This edition looks at trending snippets mainly from library conferences around the world in the past few months. Design/methodology/approach The conferences and the themes reflect the thoughts and focus of library and information professionals worldwide as seen in internet reports from wikis and blogs. Findings Thus far, data and data management is the most focused topic of 2017. Social implications Daniel Shapiro in his report on the LITA blog described his experience at the two-day workshop organized by the Library of Congress, George Washington University and George Mason University. Originality/value The workshop titled “Collections as data: hack-to-learn” had four datasets and five tools to work with. Over the two-day period, participants worked with data tools such as OpenRefine, Voyant, MALLET, Gephi and Carto. Working with the data and data analysis tools for Shapiro yielded results, but the usual process in research of formulating hypothesis is still crucial even with all the deluge of data.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-09-13T01:41:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2017-0040
       
  • Reference to healthy food menu on iOS platform
    • Pages: 23 - 24
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 6, Page 23-24, August 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to build an iOS-based application to provide quick and easy access to information on food and beverages that are tailored to an illness. Design/methodology/approach The method used is the method of analysis, i.e. collect the necessary data from various sources that contain the issues to be examined. Software development life cycle used the Waterfall Model that has seven stages to its completion: the requirements analysis and specification, architectural design, detailed design, coding, unit testing, integration testing and system testing and acceptance. Findings Existing applications were evaluated from the user point of view. The evaluation was performed by 25 users trying directly on the application. After conducting experiments on the application, users were asked to answera questionnaire that included questions on the problems they may have faced and whether the problem was solved. The results of user evaluation were as follows: 72 per cent of users found that the application view is quite good and 88 per cent of users felt the speed and ease of getting enough information. Originality/value The authors report that the development of the application reference, menu of healthy food on the IOS platform, can make users get a healthy diet and abortion based on the illness quickly and easily.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-09-13T01:41:10Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2017-0034
       
 
 
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