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Library Hi Tech News
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ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
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  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library technologies”
           Media Production Part II: using multimedia to tell stories
    • Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 10, Page 1-6, December 2018.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-19T08:16:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2018-0057
  • Reliability of scholarly journal acceptance rates
    • Pages: 7 - 8
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 10, Page 7-8, December 2018.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-25T08:49:38Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2018-0044
  • Placemaking and technology as tools for greening libraries
    • Pages: 9 - 11
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 10, Page 9-11, December 2018.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-30T01:48:01Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2018-0061
  • Crowd funding in libraries: by the people and for the people
    • Pages: 12 - 14
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 10, Page 12-14, December 2018.
      Purpose Crowd funding is a method to raise funds for a specific cause or project by asking a large number of people to donate money, usually in small amounts, and usually during a relatively short period, such as a few months. This paper aims to explore the global as well as Indian crowd funding platforms and literature as well to find out the success stories of crowd funding. Design/methodology/approach General literature was reviewed. Various crowd funding platforms were scanned, especially Indian, to find the successful crowd funding stories. Findings It was found that plenty of crowd funding initiatives have been taken in India, especially to build libraries, to decorate libraries, for collection development, to provide services, etc. Nongovernmental organizations/trusts are the ones who are undertaking these initiatives. There is a need to create awareness of such activities by experienced library professionals/nonprofessionals who have done crowd funding and for them to share their experiences and practices of crowd funding among other professionals, so that others can also explore such methods. Originality/value This paper promptly presents the Indian crowd funding initiatives and the success stories.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-25T08:47:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2018-0017
  • 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
  • Through the looking glass: envisioning new library technologies –
           people tracking technologies
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-12-10T12:18:12Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2018-0068
  • Pragmatic implications of embedded librarianship in academics: a review of
           eminent literatures
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      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
  • Promoting library and information services in a digital age in Zimbabwe
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This study aims to demonstrate how librarians in Zimbabwe are promoting library and information services in a digital environment. Design/methodology/approach An online questionnaire administered using SurveyMonkey was used to gather data from the participants who comprised 14 academic, one public, three school and three special librarians. Findings The study confirms that there is competition for the attention of the citizens who have social media, television, social life, work, family life, education, and so on before them. Despite the challenges being faced, librarians in the country are prepared to promote their services and are therefore using a number of strategies to promote the use of library and information services. Originality/value Promoting library and information services is important considering the waning reading culture in Zimbabwe. The paper recommends possible ways of promoting reading culture in the digital age through the use of library and information services.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-11-22T09:28:52Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2018-0058
  • Self-archiving options on social networks: a review of options
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose The purpose of the study is to investigate the extent to which academic librarians in Nigerian universities utilize self-archiving options to make their research papers visible globally. Design/methodology/approach An online survey was designed using SurveyMonkey software to collect data from 394 academic librarians in Nigerian universities. Findings The study revealed that the academic librarians in Nigerian universities know and actually use self-archiving options such as ResearchGate, institutional repository and to self-archive their publications. While, self-archiving platforms like Kudos, and personal websites/servers are not popularly used by the academic librarians. Factors such as increased exposure to previously published work broadens the dissemination of academic research generally, which increases institutions’ visibility, were among the options the academic librarians indicated as very important factors that motivate them to contribute their scholarly output to self-archiving options. Practical implications The study called for academic librarians in developing countries to voluntarily sign-up to register with self-archiving options such as ResearchGate, Kudos,, and others to enable them to self-archive their published papers for access globally by students, researchers. Originality/value Self-archiving of papers by authors will lead to an increased visibility of the author and possible citation of the work and chances of collaboration with international colleagues for research projects.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-11-06T10:25:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2017-0091
  • Usability testing for a community college library website
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This paper details a usability testing case study on a simplified homepage for [Library]. The usability testing was completed in Spring 2017 to meet the needs of diverse user groups and shifting trends in Web design and development. At the conclusion of the usability testing, recommendations for change informed the design decisions and a new homepage was implemented in October 2018. Design/methodology/approach The researcher performed eight usability tests with a combination of the different library user types; full-time faculty, students, an administrator and members of the public. The usability test consisted of 13 specific tasks. After testers completed the tasks, users filled out a 30-question Likert-scale questionnaire and answered a set of 8 open-ended questions. Findings This paper discusses the recommendations for change which the researcher discovered at the conclusion of the usability testing period. The research found the need to improve and include specific navigational, visual and easy-to-use elements to best meet the needs of the users in the usability tests. Changes were ranked and implemented on a scale of catastrophic to cosmetic. Research limitations/implications As websites, technology and user preferences continually evolve, the homepage will need to be tested for usability again in the next several years. Researchers are encouraged to adapt the methods to their own institutions. Practical implications This paper discusses findings specific to [Library], which in turn has proved to increase usage of certain features and functions by the user community. Originality/value This is the first time usability testing has been done for the [Library’s] website. It was the first time the design of the homepage was informed by real user preference. This paper is valuable to those looking to create a simple, easy-to-use homepage that best benefits their own unique community of users.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-31T03:48:38Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2018-0039
  • Internally displaced persons (IDP) workathon mobile services: a
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-30T01:51:42Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2018-0064
  • Emerging technologies for libraries archives and museums: trends and
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-30T01:50:41Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2018-0053
  • Information seeking in the age of the data deluge
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-10-30T01:49:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2018-0065
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