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    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose Conference Report (ICDL-2016) Organised by TERI, New Delhi, India Design/methodology/approach Conference Report Findings The conference provided an opportunity for participants to share ideas, reach some consensus, agree on differences of opinion, and create a future action agenda. All the participants from all different backgrounds were able to bring new things to light and deliberate on contemporary issues related to knowledge trends and digital strategies that will lead to smart future. Originality/value The International Conference on Digital Libraries 2016 on the theme of “Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will Change the World” was convened by the TERI Library and hosted by the TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute) during 13-16 December 2016, in Delhi, India.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T12:37:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2017-0006
  • Do Literature Festivals Promote Reading and Public Libraries? A Survey
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose This article is an attempt to study the relationship between public libraries, literature festivals, and reading habits in Chennai and Bangalore to understand publishing, reading and the role of public libraries to improve reading and learning among public. Design/methodology/approach A field visit to a select book fairs and literature festivals in Chennai and Bangalore was undertaken in 2015 and 2016 to collect data. A pre-designed questionnaire was used for data collection at the festivals to establish the correlation among the libraries, bookshops, book fairs and literature festivals. A sample of (n= 445) was received from the respondents. Findings The findings suggest that 47 percent of respondents do not have any kind of library memberships and largely (n=154) respondents say they own an electronic device for reading. 25 per cent say reading books is one of the top leisurely activities and distance (31.7 percent) hinders people to visit libraries for reading. 80 percent agree visiting literature festivals influence and improve reading habits. Further, 48.4 percent read several times a week and 46.7 percent read 5 to 20 books in any year. 84 per cent agree that there is a significant link between a family's reading habits and a child's future attitude to reading. 74 percent agree that people who buy books from bookshops also borrow books from libraries and vice versa and endorse the fact that there is a strong relationship between book buyers and library visitors. Originality/value This is a unique exploration to connect the stakeholders—policy makers, publishers and libraries associated with reading as studies of this nature are rarely reported in India, when print and digital publishing is flourishing.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T12:37:26Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2017-0007
  • What’s trending in libraries from the internet cybersphere –
           Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 2, April 2017.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T12:37:25Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2017-0008
  • Where does the time go? A perceived shortage of time in the digital age -
           The Data Deluge Column
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 2, April 2017.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T12:37:24Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2017-0005
  • Free but authentic mobile dictionaries: Pros and Cons
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose To find out best free mobile general dictionaries to recommend library users Design/methodology/approach Google Play store was reviewed to find out free but authentic dictionaries. Findings It was found out that even though there are more than 100+ free dictionaries available but out of it two dictionaries that is Oxford Dictionary of English & Dictionary by Merriam-Webster was found to be the best with prominent features such as search and learning tools. Originality/value It throws light on best free mobile dictionaries with their features which is rarely mentioned in literature.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T12:37:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2016-0058
  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library technologies”
           educational trends that will impact library technology
    • Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 1, Page 1-5, March 2017.
      Purpose This column takes a big picture look at some of the technology-related trends in education to identify potential opportunities for libraries. Design/methodology/approach In particular, it is inspired by the 2016 NMC Horizon Report, which attempts to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in education. Findings Although this report was created in the context of higher education, it impacts all libraries that support lifelong learning. In fact, some of the concepts considered in the report, such as digital literacy and makerspaces, are already well integrated into the operations of many libraries. Originality/value This column’s focus will be on the concepts of personalized learning, competing models of education and the blending of informal and formal learning, and it will examine how libraries can use related technologies to position themselves to best assist their patrons in the future.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:18:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2017-0003
  • Re-branding libraries to embrace open space and aesthetic reflections: a
           case of USIU-Africa as a benchmark of Kenyan libraries
    • Pages: 6 - 10
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 1, Page 6-10, March 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims to examine the strides taken by academic libraries in Kenya to match the standards of modern library buildings while highlighting ensuing impact on user satisfaction. It will give an insight and provide a comprehensive comparison between Kenyan modern libraries and other modern libraries in the world which are considered best library designs, to show progressive development of library design and equipment. Design/methodology/approach The paper takes a viewpoint approach after studying the history and development of the current library buildings in Kenya. This paper will answer the following questions: How far are Kenyan university libraries in embracing open space and aesthetic reflections? What is the impact of artistic modern library designs to user satisfaction? What are the effects of colorful interior design and décor on libraries? In addressing these and other related questions, the design of new academic libraries in Kenya over the past eight years is traced. Findings Libraries in Kenya and other developing countries have stayed in the right path of revolution by adopting the modern library designs and giving library users more reasons to cherish their libraries as not only reading facilities but also destinations for relaxation, discussions and hangouts. The United States International University (USIU) Library has been touted as the pioneer modern library building, and its standards have been replicated and bettered by other libraries in Kenya today. This is a big stride for Kenyan libraries in the wake of dynamism in libraries. Originality/value The value of the paper is that it gives an insight on the development of library buildings in Kenya, providing a comprehensive comparison between Kenyan modern libraries and other modern libraries in the world which are considered best library designs, thereby showing progressive development of library design and equipment.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:18:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2016-0045
  • Hosting a Super Smash Bros. Tournament at the Hudson County Community
           College Library
    • Pages: 11 - 16
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 1, Page 11-16, March 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe how the Hudson County Community College Library hosted a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament as part of its Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 programming, and discuss what it learned from hosting the event. Design/methodology/approach This paper details how a community college library planned, hosted and learned from its experience running a Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U Tournament. It will also describe how the library continued to use this experience to plan additional video game-based programming. Findings The Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U Tournament was generally well received by student attendees. However, student feedback revealed a preference for less-competitive “friendly” events instead of tournaments. Students also requested the option of having several games available instead of one. Originality/value Thus far, there has been little research on academic or community college libraries organizing video game-based programming and activities event. There have also been few studies about whether gaming events work better in libraries as tournaments or “free play” activities.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:18:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2016-0048
  • Growth of predatory open access journals: implication for quality
           assurance in library and information science research
    • Pages: 17 - 22
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 1, Page 17-22, March 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine perceived and factual realities of open access predators and further delve into usage patterns of predatory open access journals (OAJs) by researchers and its implication on quality assurance in Library and Information Science Research. It also investigates factors promoting use of these outlets, as well as authors’ perspectives on quality control for OAJs. Design/methodology/approach The paper reviewed available literature on OAJs and the proliferation of predatory journals. It also presents author’s viewpoint on the implication of using predatory journals for Library and Information Science Research in Nigeria. Findings The number of predatory publishers globally has grown rapidly from 18 in 2011 to 693 in 2015, whereas standalone journals increased from 126 to 507 in 2015. Library and information science (LIS) studies were published in some of the listed predatory journals by Jeffrey Beall, and this has reduced global recognition of LIS researchers in Nigeria. Upcoming authors were easily attracted to publishing their work in predatory journals because of fast review process, prompt publishing and quest for global visibility. Checking against plagiarism, ensuring quality control, increased awareness for non-use of predatory journals were some of the recommendations given. Practical implications It is clear that if LIS educators report their research in predatory OA outlets, individual and institutional reputation will be affected which may eventually lead to low ranking status of institutions. Nigerian universities low ranking status by several indices can be traced to the nonappearance or low scholarly literature published in reputable and respected journal outlets. Scholars with less quality studies will not be invited to feature as reviewers and international panelist in reputable thematic conferences and meetings neither can they be invited as external examiners in universities abroad. Originality/value This work is very valuable in evaluating the growth of predatory journals in Library and information Science Research in Nigeria. It provides distinctive ways to evaluating OAJs and how to identify and avoid predatory journals.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:18:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2016-0046
  • Scientometric analysis of Nature Nanotechnology
    • Pages: 23 - 30
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 34, Issue 1, Page 23-30, March 2017.
      Purpose The aim of this study is to examine the bibliometric characteristics of literature published in Nature Nanotechnology in the first 10 years (2006-2015). Yearly output, impact factor (IF) changes, document type, top authors, institutes and countries, most cited articles were examined. Design/methodology/approach The bibliographic records related to Nature Nanotechnology were retrieved from SCIE of Web of Science. Various software tools such as HistCite, Sci2 tool, intcoll.exe and CitNetExplorer were used. Findings The results reveals that 55 per cent of publications were citable articles; average number of authors per article was 4.57; 136 per cent increase in impact factor and reviews received highest citations per paper. Harvard University had most number of publications, whereas University of Cambridge had highest CPP among the most productive institutes. Almost 50 per cent of publications were contributed by authors from the USA; 1 per cent of total publications received more than 1,000 citations. Originality/value Scientometric analysis of high impact journals has been carried out in very few. Hence, the results of the present study will be useful to compare with low impact journals.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:18:48Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2016-0050
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