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Journal Cover Library Hi Tech News     [SJR: 0.437]   [H-I: 7]
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   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
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  • Copyright, open access and library instruction
    • Authors: Laura Fargo McKinnon et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, Page 13-16, November 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide 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: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:59 GMT
       
  • Discovery tools as electronic billboards to market your library
    • Authors: Steven David Shapiro
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, Page 10-12, November 2014. Purpose – The aim of this article is to describes Sprague Library’s experience in using EBSCO Discovery Service (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 Interlibrary Loan (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: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:58 GMT
       
  • Current CITE-ings from the popular and trade computing literature:
           e-learning
    • Authors: Lois Trapasso
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, November 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:56 GMT
       
  • Free Web-based tools for information literacy instruction
    • Authors: Christine Forbes
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, Page 1-5, November 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this article is to examine 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: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:54 GMT
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, November 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:51 GMT
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson et al
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, November 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:49 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
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, Page 6-9, November 2014. Purpose – This aim of this report is to summarize how Google Sites can be used as an open-source, intuitive, and robust solution for designing an intranet system for a unique library department. 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 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: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:46 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, Page 17-19, November 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to describe the approach of using quick response (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, the patrons were surveyed regarding library QR use and those results were compared with 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 smartphone or have an application (app) on their phone that could scan QR codes; therefore, alternate methods of accessing the information should be provided. Social implications – The survey established that not all patrons recognize what QR codes are by name and/or by function, and libraries should recognize this need for education when imploring new technologies. 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: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:44 GMT
       
  • What’s trending in libraries from the Internet cybersphere – 5
    • Authors: Adetoun Oyelude
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 31, Issue 10, November 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:41 GMT
       
 
 
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