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  • Look Good When You're Googled: Creating and Optimizing Your Digital
           Identity
    • Authors: Amanda Izenstark et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014. Purpose This paper describes techniques librarians can use to enhance their online presence so that students, patrons, researchers, and prospective employers can locate them easily. It is an extension of a presentation given at the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter Annual Conference held in Worcester, MA on May 9, 2014. Design/methodology/approach The presentation focused on a number of established and emerging tools to share professional contact information and professional output, such as Google, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, SlideShare, and ImpactStory, among others. Findings The audience of library faculty and staff from across the Northeastern United States examined the results that appeared when they searched for themselves in major search engines (Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo) and learned strategies and tools for optimizing the results that come up when others search for their contact information. Practical implications Librarians who focus on enhancing their professional profiles online make it easier for constituents to get assistance with research questions, they can make their value and the institution’s value more visible, and facilitate the sharing of information in a field that looks to other institutions and individuals for inspiration for new programs and innovations. Originality/value While many of these tools are used in the business world to build and cultivate networks and seek employment, even steadily employed librarians can use these tools to make their expertise available to researchers at their institutions and beyond.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:11:00 GMT
       
  • OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE USING NEW GEN LIB: A CASE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL
           MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE BHUBANESWAR
    • Authors: DHEERAJ SINGH NEGI et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014. Purpose The study presents the status of automation in International Management Institute Bhubaneswar. A properly computerized library will help its user with quick services. Library automation refers to mechanization of library housekeeping operations predominantly by computerization. The objectives of this study were to develop and update the database of books in the International Management Institute Bhubaneswar Library. Design/methodology/approach To implement an automated system using NGL library, involved integrated open source software to carry out the functions of circulation more effectively to provide various search option to know the availability of books in the library and generate the list of books due by the particular member and also overdue charges. NGL is an integrated library software system with required models for small to very large libraries. Findings Hopefully this article provides some introductory information as to how to wean your library off of traditional computing products and dive into the pool of open source resources available today. Originality/value Being open source, any library can make use of this software.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:59 GMT
       
  • ARLG Brighton 2014 - Academic libraries: the final frontier
    • Authors: Suzanne Anderson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014. Purpose This paper gives an overview of the Academic Research Library Group (ARLG) Study Conference hosted by the University of Sussex, in Brighton from the 23rd – 25th of June 2014. Design/methodology/approach A narrative approach was used to describe events. Findings This was an exciting and action packed conference that discussed topics surrounding the future of academic libraries. There were several networking opportunities, workshops and an exhibition of sponsors. Originality/value This report outlines the events of the conference and looks at the themes and issues surrounding the future of research libraries.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:59 GMT
       
  • Environmental sustainability and libraries: facilitating user awareness
    • Authors: Andrea K. Townsend et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Dublin Core is Still Dead
    • Authors: Jeffrey Beall et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014. Purpose This article updates an earlier article by the same author published in Library Hi Tech News in 2004 and analyses the failure of the Dublin Core metadata standard. Design/methodology/approach The article is a commentary. Findings The article finds that the Dublin Core metadata standard is moribund and that a newer, competing standard has rendered it essentially useless. Originality/value The paper updates Dublin Core's increasing obsolescence and will help librarians understand the standard's rapid rise and slow fall.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:50 GMT
       
  • How the New Generation of Video Game Consoles Have Accelerated the Need to
           Preserve Digital Content – Part 1
    • Authors: Ryan Cassidy et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014. Purpose This two-part work aims to expose the challenges and establish the necessity of preserving digital content, with a focus on console video games. Design/methodology/approach Through a method of establishing the history of video game consoles, identifying the challenges presented by the format, and addressing the current preservation efforts, this article serves as a brief retrospective of the issues and a guide to extending the conversation. Findings Representing a unique format, heavily reliant on advances in technological and industrial standards, console video games have experienced a demonstrated lack of preservation. Originality/value With special attention to the non-gamer, this is an introduction to the conversation and an invitation to lend expertise to not only an often overlooked area of popular culture, which is facing (and in some cases, has experienced) irretrievable loss of information, but also to other formats facing adjustment to the digital, always-online environment.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:49 GMT
       
  • “Through the Looking Glass: Envisioning New Library
           Technologies” Wearable Technology: Beyond Augmented Reality
    • Authors: Peter Fernandez et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:49 GMT
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:48 GMT
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2014.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:10:47 GMT
       
  • On the Horizon: Digital Imaging and CE Week in NYC
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014. Purpose This conference report reviews the events that took place at CE Week in New York in June that included a one day symposium on digital imaging. The author shares his impressions and provides ideas for library applications. Design/methodology/approach original conference report with author impressions. Findings conference report discussion Originality/value everything in this report is original and is base on the impressions of the author
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:19 GMT
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:18 GMT
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:18 GMT
       
  • Use of Information Technology and Services by Medical Students: A Case
           Study
    • Authors: abdul mannan khan et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine users’ attitude towards the implementation of information technology on the library of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). The paper also aims to explore the hindrances and recommendations for IT enabled services and find out the present status of automation in the library of SGPGIMS. Design/methodology/approach A well-structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data for the present study. A thorough survey of the literature was done to examine the findings of the earlier relevant studies. Findings The results of the survey provide the important information regarding the state-of-the-art of the users of mentioned library. It also finds the barriers due to which overall implication of information technology is being delayed. The findings of the study bequeath measures to eradicate the barriers and get the fully automated medical library. Originality/value The study will have important implications on policy makers, librarians and other higher authorities of SGPGIMS to improve the IT status of their library. It evaluates the users need and points out the measures which can improve the IT status of these libraries.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:18 GMT
       
  • HOW A SELF-PUBLISHING LAB CREATED A NEW LITERARY COMMUNITY
    • Authors: Sue Perry et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014. Purpose The article conveys the experiences of installing an Espresso Book Machine (tm) into Windsor Public Library. It relates how an extremely high-tech, mechanical and new process was received in a very traditional field. Design/methodology/approach Windsor Public Library acquired an Espresso Book Machine, and built around it a Self-Publishing Centre which included iMacs loaded with software, a scanner, a comfortable area and a dedicated staff member. Findings The creativity that arose from the Self-Publishing Centre was not limited only to individual, solitary authors who wanted just to produce their own works. A network of like-minded people formed to give encouragement and support developed, increasing the opportunities for elevating literacy in our community. Research limitations/implications Limitations are obviously that we are one small community enjoying the benefits of this machine. It is impossible to predict if other communities and geographic locations would enjoy the same success. Practical implications Practical implications are that even with the advancing tide of ebooks and non-print matter, patrons are still very eager to consume and produce printed materials. Originality/value The results of installing the Self-Publishing Centre were very different from what we anticipated. The products and community established here are as awe-inspiring as the machine at the heart of the Centre.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:18 GMT
       
  • WHAT'S TRENDING IN LIBRARIES FROM THE INTERNET CYBERSPHERE - 4
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:18 GMT
       
  • Should I throw out these old COBOL books'
    • Authors: Denise Brush et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014. Purpose To provide guidance to librarians about whether to keep or withdraw books on pre-Internet computer programming languages. Design/methodology/approach For each of the programming languages considered, this article provides historical background and an assessment of current academic library collection needs. Findings Many older languages (COBOL, FORTRAN, C, Lisp, Prolog, and Ada) are still in use and need reliable sources available for reference. Additionally, books about obsolete languages have educational value due to their influence on the development on newer languages such as C++ and Java. Practical implications This information will be useful to academic librarians who want to make the best choices about keeping or withdrawing computer programming books. Originality/value Most librarians responsible for managing computer science collections do not have a computer programming background so they don’t know which older languages are still important.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:16 GMT
       
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and libraries: concepts, services,
           and resources.
    • Authors: Rory Elliott et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2014. Purpose A practical review of GIS (geographic information systems) concepts and library services. This paper provides an introduction to core geographic information systems concepts, prominent GIS software, the role of libraries in providing GIS services and support, and resources for professional library staff to increase GIS knowledge and skills to fulfil the mission of serving the information needs of library patrons. Design/methodology/approach This paper provides an overview of geographic information systems core concepts and terminologies, Library GIS services, and resources for library staff development. Findings As geographic information systems are being used by researchers in an ever-growing number of disciplines, librarians must increase their proficiency with geospatial technologies. Originality/value While geographic information systems have been used by certain researcher populations for some time, the increased use of such geospatial technologies creates a need for librarians who possess the skills and knowledge to assist patrons with their GIS needs. This paper introduces professional library staff to important GIS concepts, potential GIS services, and resources to increase library staff’s competence with geographic information systems.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:16 GMT
       
  • Learning By Doing: Using ePortfolios for Assessment at Otis College of Art
           and Design
    • Authors: Parme Giuntini et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014. Purpose Share best practices in using e-portfolios for assessment including a collaborative model between academic department and library. Design/methodology/approach Collaborated to develop learning outcome rubrics that were then used by faculty and a team of reviewers to evaluate evidence collected in e-portfolios. Findings E-portfolios provide a dynamic platform to centrally collect assessment material, however, effective evaluation of student evidence can be strengthened with collaboration between college departments. Research limitations/implications This is a model that was sustainable and practical for a small art and design college. Practical implications Other institutions working on assessment with limited personal and resources may find this approach useful in addition to any institution considering how to use e-portfolios for collection and assessment of student work. Originality/value Otis College of Art and Design has been using e-portfolios since 2008 and has been developing this model of assessment for sometime.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:23 GMT
       
  • SMIRK – developing a new mobile resource from an existing project.
    • Authors: Marion Kelt et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014. Purpose This case study describes the process of designing and building SMIRK, a mobile information literacy and communication skills package. It describes the original package, SMILE, and the problems in its use and development. SMILE is not suitable for use on all mobile devices, so had to be adapted and rewritten to meet our users’ needs. The selection of a software package and the practical issues involved with building the new product is outlined. Plans for future development and use in the university environment are described. Design/methodology/approach The problems with the original package are described and the requirements for a new version are listed. The software selection process and factors affecting it are outlined. Practical issues in the build are described and solutions presented. Findings Presents the use of software designed for the creation small mobile sites in a new “nested” way to provide a larger easy to use mobile site. Research limitations/implications The use of the existing and new sites is examined by the use of Google analytics and feedback is collected using Google forms. This can be used to inform further development of the sites. SMIRK will be made available as an OER and its reuse will be monitored using Jorum analytics. This should help inform the wider OER community in the field of information literacy. Practical implications SMIRK will be embedded in VLE modules to support face to face training in information literacy and communication skills. This will be presented as a set of deep links directly to small information units which can be used by students on their smartphones or tablets. Originality/value This case study describes a novel way of using Dreamweaver’s JQuery mobile function to create a new online product to support information literacy and communication skills training in the academic environment.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:22 GMT
       
  • Evaluation of Researchers’ Satisfaction with Electronic Resources in
           Two Universities of Pakistan
    • Authors: Shamshad Ahmed et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014. Purpose The main aim of this paper is to evaluate the satisfaction level of researchers with electronic resources as well as the use, purposes, reasons and problems faced by them in using of these resources in the context of Pakistani Universities. Design/methodology/approach This paper opted for a quantitative study using a questionnaire for survey. Response rate was 80% and data were analyzed from 261researchers of two universities of Pakistan. Five point Likert-scale ranked from “Dissatisfied” (5) to “Extremely Satisfied” was used to evaluate the satisfaction level of researchers. Findings The paper found that mostly researchers were “Very Satisfied” with electronic resources though they faced problems in using of these resources. Research limitations/implications Research scholars from Faculty of Arts, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, and Bahauddin Zakariya University of Multan, Punjab, Pakistan were included in this paper. Practical implications This paper advances knowledge about the current status of the use of university library electronic resources, helps librarians in Pakistani university libraries understand the information need of the researchers more specifically, and provides some guidelines for the efficient and effective use of these resources. Originality/value This paper fulfils the identified need of researchers and indicates how researchers can be utilized electronic resources in a better way.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:22 GMT
       
  • WHAT'S TRENDING IN LIBRARIES FROM THE INTERNET CYBERSPHERE - 3
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:21 GMT
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:21 GMT
       
  • Beyond Assistive Technology: Presentation at Texas Library Association
           Conference
    • Authors: Kate Todd et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014. Purpose The author summarizes her presentation about improving library services to people with disabilities made at the 2014 Texas Library Association annual conference. Design/methodology/approach She uses expertise developed teaching face-to-face and online course about assistive technologies and library services for patrons with disabilities. Findings Topics covered include early approaches to library accessibility, sample assistive technology apps for iPad, iPhone or Android and suggestions for developing a plan for improving services. Practical implications Readers are encouraged to evaluate the current level of services and develop plans for improvement. Originality/value This conference provided a wonderful opportunity for sharing and planning with other librarians.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:20 GMT
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:20 GMT
       
  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library
           technologies” Archiving the Web
    • Authors: Peter Fernandez et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 7, August 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:19 GMT
       
  • Mobilizing the Technology Storm: App-based Stress Relief - Using Free or
           Low-cost Apps to Beat Work and Personal Stress
    • Authors: Thomas Finley et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014. Purpose Calm. Sometimes it’s hard to find a soothing space amidst the chaos of the outside world. Our library users turn to us to provide these spaces in their own lives but paradoxically, today’s librarian may find little relaxation within their own library’s walls. Design/methodology/approach The author tests and reviews apps designed to help librarians relax. Findings The author reviews various different apps designed to help librarians relax. Originality/value The apps reviewed here will enable librarians to take back control of their own mental space and hopefully, provide some means to relaxation.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:35 GMT
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:33 GMT
       
  • LIS E-learning Programmes : A Study of Student Support Services
    • Authors: Shalini Ramdas Lihitkar et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014. Purpose • To know the personalized online student support system provided by E-learning centers • To find out Academic Advice as Student Support Services providing by Institution running e-learning programs • To find out Career Counseling as Student Support Services providing by Institution running e-learning program • To find out Technical support as Student Support Services providing by Institution running e-learning program • To find out Registration assistance as Student Support Services providing by Institution running e-learning program • To find out Methods use for paying fee for e-learning programmes for LIS Education • Financial aid available for student for E-learning programms in LIS Education Design/methodology/approach Research Methodology The present study is an exploratory in nature. In the study the attempt was made to explore the Student Support Services provided by e-learning institution. It focuses on the various online Student Support Service . Data collection were made through following methods- • Through web-pages of related departments • By contacting the departments • By sending questionnaires. Findings Findings of the study: *Student support Services providing by Institutions • Academic Advice: It was observed from(Table 1) the data that significantly (P
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:33 GMT
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:31 GMT
       
  • Marketing an Established Institutional Repository: Marquette
           Libraries’ Research Stewardship Survey
    • Authors: Rose Fortier et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of Marquette University Libraries’ survey measuring faculty knowledge and attitudes about the institution’s repository, for the purposes of creating a marketing plan for the IR. Design/methodology/approach The paper adopts a quantitative approach through the use of a survey. Findings Like many other endeavours to measure faculty engagement with the IR, the investigators discovered that faculty knowledge of the IR is not universal. Moreover, the perceived values and motivators for faculty use of the IR were also not surprising, with faculty viewing online dissemination of their work to be the most valuable feature offered by the IR, and furthering their own careers was the prime motivator. The importance of continual and varied methods of marketing is reaffirmed. Originality/value Whereas many articles on faculty recruitment for IRs agree on the importance of marketing, very few suggest specific strategies. The investigators make suggestions for continual and varied marketing methods based upon their findings.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:31 GMT
       
  • Current CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Press: Focus on
           Mobile Computing, and Computer Hardware and Software
    • Authors: Lois Trapasso et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:31 GMT
       
  • How do you eat an elephant' A summary of the SharePoint Evolution
           conference in Manchester, UK
    • Authors: Ray Harper et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014. Purpose This article summarises five presentations at the SharePoint Evolution conference, held in Manchester UK (16th June 2014). This was day 6 of a 12-day road-show across UK cities, and the four key themes included: Technical, End User, Business and Product Integration. Design/methodology/approach This article 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 major SharePoint issues, like how to build a knowledge sharing culture, how to manage a major IT project, and the new functionality offered by SharePoint 2013. The sessions included demonstrations of new functionality, discussions of intangible aspects like culture, and reflections on IT upgrades and projects. Originality/value This conference emphasised the importance of involving businesses in key decisions regarding SharePoint implementation and change. Whilst SharePoint 2013 offers many new technical opportunities for librarians and information professionals, business involvement is critical to ensuring the success of knowledge sharing cultures.
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:20:13 GMT
       
  • Emotional Intelligence in a Stupid World
    • Authors: Diane Klare et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2014. Purpose Emotional intelligence (EI) skills can be more important to have than intellectual ability in creating effective organizations. Academic librarians, particularly those in leadership positions, need to be mindful of EI competencies to avoid miscommunication when working with colleagues. Used skillfully, EI has the ability to build more cohesive and stronger collaborations inside and outside the library. EI is just as important for early career librarians as it is for those in senior management positions. Design/methodology/approach This article reviews the five EI competencies as originally outlined by Daniel Goleman but within the context of academic libraries. It focuses on empathy to demonstrate how its application in libraries can facilitate teamwork, engender better cooperation, and strengthen an organization’s culture. Findings Most library literature focuses on EI skills as related to senior level positions. There is a need for researchers to explore the understanding of EI skills throughout the entire library structure, including how to screen for EI during the hiring process and develop EI skills among existing staff. Practical implications Librarians will learn how hiring for EI competencies at all levels will benefit the work environment within academic libraries, as well as how to develop and improve their own EI skills using complementary techniques. Originality/value Readers will increase their awareness of how EI can benefit themselves and their colleagues regardless of whether they have structural (formal) or informal leadership roles in academic libraries, as well as how it leads to professional and personal growth.
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:20:10 GMT
       
 
 
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