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     ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
     Published by Emerald Homepage  [308 journals]   [SJR: 0.437]   [H-I: 7]
  • Copyright, Open Access, and Library Instruction
    • Authors: Laura Fargo McKinnon et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014. Purpose This article provides a general review of the concepts of copyright and open access as they relate to library instruction. The authors provide instructional advice to librarians on these topics. Design/methodology/approach The authors approach the topic from a descriptive and instructional stance. General research on the topics listed above was conducted and is presented as an overview. Findings The authors discuss the basics of copyright law, Creative Commons licenses, open access resources, and copyright considerations specific to using music in instruction. Originality/value This article includes useful tips and resources for instructional librarians, such as where to find open access or Creative Commons content. It is of value to any librarian that utilizes other entities’ content in the course of instruction.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:33 GMT
       
  • DISCOVERY TOOLS AS ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS TO MARKET YOUR LIBRARY
    • Authors: Steven David Shapiro et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014. Purpose Describes Sprague Library’s experience in using EDS to market library services and resources in order to draw conclusions for other institutions. Design/methodology/approach Uses the case study of Montclair State University in developing a strategy for using Discovery Tools as a library promotional tool. Also includes examples from other institutions. Findings EDS (and other Discovery Services) can be helpful in highlighting library resources and services that may go unnoticed. Studies show a correlation between discovery tools and increased ILL activity so it’s important to promote services like ILL within your discovery service. Practical implications With a reasonable effort, libraries can use discovery tools to provide additional modes of communication with users. Originality/value Highlights some of Sprague Library's unique efforts in utilizing EDS to promote library resources and services.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:33 GMT
       
  • CURRENT CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Literature
    • Authors: Lois Trapasso et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:32 GMT
       
  • Free Web-based Tools for Information Literacy Instruction
    • Authors: Christine Palma Forbes et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014. Purpose This article examines several free web-based tools for library instruction, including links to actual use by libraries. Design/methodology/approach Free web-based technologies were explored to determine use in library instruction. Findings Free web-based technologies are used for instruction by academic, medical, and public libraries. Originality/value This paper examines some newer web-based technologies that are used in library instruction.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:31 GMT
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:31 GMT
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:30 GMT
       
  • "Where Do I Find That?”: Creating a Central Shared Documentation
           System for Publishing Staff Using Google Tools at the University of
           Michigan Library
    • Authors: Alix Norton et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014. Purpose Michigan Publishing is a department within the University of Michigan (U-M) campus library system that also includes a revenue-based operation as the U-M Press. The need for a central documentation system has become apparent in order to organize and streamline policies and procedures in this unique library department. Google Sites was chosen as a solution to compile departmental documentation and serve as a collaborative space for the many units within Michigan Publishing. Design/methodology/approach One librarian and one graduate student intern worked on this project for 5-10 hours a week over the course of three months. Michigan Publishing managers created an inventory showing all existing informational resources in the department, and were then interviewed about these resources. An initial “landing page” was created for this Google-based site, and more comprehensive content has since been migrated from existing informational resources to this central site. Findings A specific Google Sites Staff Intranet for Michigan Publishing has been an integral solution for providing a one-stop, central area for current internal resources. It also fosters a sense of departmental identity and community, since there are many separate units within the department, each with a different focus and place within the larger library system. This site provides an online forum for collaboration, communication, and policy codification. Originality/value This report summarizes how Google Sites can be used as an open-source, intuitive, and robust solution for designing an intranet system for a unique library department.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:28 GMT
       
  • The Plan Behind the Scan: Using QR Codes as a Service and Marketing Tool
    • Authors: Elizabeth Berndt-Morris et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014. Purpose This paper describes the approach of using QR codes in a large, US research university library. It describes the reasoning behind the numerous decisions that were made throughout the process. Design/methodology/approach This project was carefully planned to keep detailed, organized statistics, effective and clear signage, and low expenditures. After one year, we surveyed our patrons regarding library QR use and compared those results with our scan statistics. Findings This preliminary research into the use of QR codes in a large research library validates that the codes effectively demonstrate the Library’s willingness to reach patrons in innovative ways. It also confirmed the need to promote the usefulness of scanning the codes. Practical implications Some patrons stated they did not own a smart phone or have an app on their phone that could scan QR Codes, therefore alternate methods of accessing the information should be provided. Originality/value This paper looks at the opportunities provided to libraries through the use of QR codes, including the benefits of using them as a point of need service tool and marketing device.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:27 GMT
       
  • WHAT'S TRENDING IN LIBRARIES FROM THE INTERNET CYBERSPHERE - 5
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:14:26 GMT
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
 
 
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