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Library Hi Tech News
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.226
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ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
Published by Emerald Homepage  [356 journals]
  • Resolving staff-patron conflicts with digitization: one library’s
    • Pages: 17 - 20
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 17-20, April 2019.
      Purpose This paper aims to narrate the success story of Tekena Tamuno Library by harnessing the multi-dimensional advantages of digital repository management, including multiple access to documents, simultaneous use by multiple patrons and effective space management, to address the tug of war that used to ensue between students and circulation staff over retrieval and use of past examinations question papers in the library. Design/methodology/approach The paper analyzes and reports the situation before and after the creation of Redeemers University e-question bank. Findings Interpersonal conflicts that often accompanied manual management and circulation of past question papers in the library were removed by the intervention. The circulation area that was often rowdy and noisy prior to digitization is now neat, quiet and alluring to visitors. Patrons now have a good perception of the library and its staff, thereby giving the library good reputation within and outside the university community. Social implications The paper shows that digitization could help to resolve interpersonal conflicts often created by manual management of paper documents in academic libraries. Originality/value There is a dearth of literary evidence on how Nigerian libraries digitized past examination question papers. This paper has addressed this gap to some extent.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T10:19:01Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2018-0060
  • Conference report: innovation, interaction … and a lot of data: first
           time reflections on Internet Librarian International, UK 2018
    • Pages: 21 - 22
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 21-22, April 2019.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to summarise a number of presentations at Day 1 of the Internet Librarian International conference, London, UK (16 October 2018). This was the 20th conference in the series, and the three key themes included were the next-gen library and librarian; understanding users, usage and user experience; and inclusion and inspiration: libraries making a difference. Design/methodology/approach This paper reports from the viewpoint of a first-time attendee of the conference. This summarises the main issues raised by each presentation and draws out the key learning points for practical situations. Findings The conference covered a variety of practical ways in which libraries can use technology to support users and make decisions about services. These include developing interactive physical spaces which include augmented reality; introducing “chat-bots” to support users; using new techniques to analyse data; and piloting new ways to engage users (such as coding clubs). A key theme was how we use and harness data in a way that is ethical, effective and relevant to library services. Originality/value This conference focussed on practical examples of how library and information services across sectors and countries are innovating in a period of huge change. The conference gave delegates numerous useful ideas and examples of best practice and demonstrated the strength of the profession in adapting to new technologies and developments.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2019-02-18T04:20:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2018-0072
  • Through the looking glass: envisioning new library technologies –
           people tracking technologies
    • Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 1-5, April 2019.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-12-10T12:18:12Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2018-0068
  • Information seeking in the age of the data deluge
    • Pages: 6 - 10
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 6-10, April 2019.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-30T01:49:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2018-0065
  • Pragmatic implications of embedded librarianship in academics: a review of
           eminent literatures
    • Pages: 11 - 16
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 11-16, April 2019.
      Purpose As the concept of “embedded librarianship” is gaining acceptance globally, and a surplus amount of literature is available for the aspiring practitioners, it would be supplementary to carry out such a literature review and bring alike and crucial works together within one piece of writing. This paper aims to gather realistic instances in LIS literature, where embedded librarianship has been practiced successfully. Design/methodology/approach While the focus of this review paper is on embedded librarians in curricular contexts, the phrase embedded librarian has a variety of meanings, including librarian involvement and integration at the macro levels such as college, department, programme, research team and micro levels such as course designing, semester assignments and competitive preparation etc. List of relevant literatures was collected from Scopus and LISTA database. Later, full text of the listed document was retrieved from different sources. But the literature that included practical role of an embedded librarian was prioritised and the one which incorporated proposed theories was excluded, and hence, 67 of them were found to be fitted for reviewing purpose in the current case. Findings While planning for any extensional service besides the usual housekeeping ones, a vigorous transformation in the attitude has to be engulfed. Though the conception of embedded librarianship as a whole is an extended version of service deliverance, it can be alienated into sections according to the contextual outline and areas of embedding such as in the research context, pedagogical participation and offering information literacy. Research limitations/implications This paper provides a panoramic view on the emerging notion of this extended version of librarianship. By successfully practicing the embedded librarianship model, the user group would be benefited and the professionals could justify the ethics of their professionalism. Embedded librarianship in the university context can be a very important endeavour for the future challenges. The proactive initiatives of the librarian along with a handy support from authorities might ensure continuous and effective partnerships. Originality/value This paper is expected to be one of the initial and review articles in the area of embedded librarianship in academics. It is a highly informative paper on embedded librarianship and will be most useful for researchers to refer this paper for individual study and also will promote the academic librarians for taking initiative to work as effective embedded librarians.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-12-04T04:08:17Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2018-0052
  • Mobile application of BTS tower search build upon location based service
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose Referring the phenomenon, the researchers create an application to deal with problems faced by the technician team and the vendor in searching the location of BTS tower. Design/methodology/approach This application uses the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology which is the process of developing or changing a software system. One of the models owned by SDLC is the waterfall technique. It provides a sequential software flow approach starting from analysis, design, coding, testing and supporting stages. Findings There are some of the technician team and the vendor find difficulties in looking for the position of the BTS tower. As a solution, a facility which enables them to access the location in searching the BTS tower is needed. Originality/value The following is a display of the design results and the implementation of writing code in applications that have been made previously.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-12-14T03:37:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2018-0049
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