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Journal Cover Library Hi Tech News
  [SJR: 0.442]   [H-I: 8]   [666 followers]  Follow
    
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [312 journals]
  • Floating castles, Legos, Candy, and Play: Counterplay 2016
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 5, July 2016.
      Purpose To review the Counterplay 2016 conference Design/methodology/approach An account of the conference and thoughts on play Findings This was an exciting interactive conference discussing play in theory and practice. Originality/value This was an original conference and review.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T11:49:39Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2016-0026
       
  • Using a blog and social media promotion as a collaborative community
           building marketing tool for library resources.
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 5, July 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this report is to explain the process of how Booth Library developed an online Wordpress blog in order to market physical and electronic resources in the library’s collection. This report looks at specific tools that are used to maintain the blog and sample topics that the blog covers. Design/methodology/approach WordPress software was installed on library servers, making the blog a cohesive part of the library’s website. A PHP script called “List It!” was developed in order to produce book lists with cover images from a list of scanned library barcodes. After the book lists are inserted into blog posts, social media tools such as YOURLS and Hootsuite are used to schedule tweets and Facebook posts. Findings Since its launch in September 2014, Ref News has received 6,180 total views and 3,835 unique views for 88 posts. On average, users are spending 2 minutes and 44 seconds on a page or group of pages. Less measurable benefits include greatly expanded website content, booklists that can be reused and repurposed, and a sense of ownership and increased morale for those who help curate book displays and write blog posts. Originality/value This report shows how a free WordPress blog can be used as a versatile, collaborative tool to market library resources and connect with users.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T11:49:37Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2016-0017
       
  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library
           technologies” How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Libraries
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 5, July 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T11:49:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2016-0024
       
  • OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LIBRARY SYSTEMS - 1
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 5, July 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T11:49:34Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2016-0023
       
  • Libraries, Data and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Data Deluge Column)
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 5, July 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T11:49:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2016-0025
       
  • Libraries as Vehicle to Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs):
           Nigerian’s current status and outlook
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 5, July 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T11:49:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2016-0010
       
  • Metadata Specialists in Transition: From MARC cataloging to Linked Data
           and BIBFRAME (Data Deluge Column)
    • First page: 1
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 4, June 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-05-12T10:41:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2016-0015
       
  • Hosting an Appy Hour in the Library
    • First page: 7
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 4, June 2016.
      Purpose A detailed description of tablets (specifically iPads) in our school district, and the Appy Hours we offered to support instructional use. Design/methodology/approach Collaborating with other districts and staff, we developed Appy Hours to give teachers and librarians a chance to showcase how to use the devices in their schools, classrooms, and libraries. Findings Offering Appy Hours in the libraries was an easy fit for collaboration and idea sharing. Rotating them between buildings made them more appealing to teachers, and having classroom teachers and librarians present made them more appealing to other staff members. Originality/value Appy Hours are not an entirely new concept. Our district used them effectively to spread new ideas and concepts through the libraries.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-05-12T10:41:02Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2015-0086
       
  • Integrating tablet technology into Information Literacy Training at CPUT
           Libraries: a pilot project
    • First page: 10
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 4, June 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this case study is to highlight the techniques and applications used to adapt Information Literacy (IL) modules in such a way that students acquired the IL skills through the use of tablet technology. The focus at higher education institutions has been placed on embracing the ever-changing web technologies to enhance teaching and learning. This case study reports on a collaborative effort between faculty and librarians in 2014, where tablet technology was integrated into the Information Literacy Certificate Programme of Environmental Management Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) students. Design/methodology/approach To support teaching with technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), a pilot project was conducted in 2014 using tablet technology to train IL to a group of 20 ECP Environmental Management students in the Applied Sciences Faculty. All modules were adapted for this purpose meaning that students used the tablet throughout the training sessions. Findings Good collaboration between librarians and faculty, as well as interaction between students increased. Some of the challenges faced were unstable Internet connection, many web applications identified by the trainers to use during the training were not compatible with the Nexus 7 Tablet. Overall the training went well. In the end the librarians were successful in achieving learning to take place among students. Originality/value Currently CPUT Libraries promotes the Information Literacy (IL) Certificate Programme to first year students, integrating IL into the curriculum of faculty. It is hoped that this paper will give insight for academic librarians wishing to incorporate mobile technologies into their Information Literacy training programmes.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-05-12T10:41:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2015-0083
       
  • Current CITE-ings From the Popular and Trade Computing Literature: Google
           Cardboard - Virtual Reality for Everyone
    • First page: 15
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 4, June 2016.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-05-12T10:41:01Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2016-0020
       
  • KOHA ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON
           INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS
    • First page: 17
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 4, June 2016.
      Purpose This paper focuses on Koha enterprise resource planning system and its potential impact on information management organizations in Kenya; against the risks and myths associated with the solution. Design/methodology/approach The study focused on selected scan and analysis of information management organizations using Koha enterprise resource planning system in addition to document or desk review analysis. Expert opinions and ideas of information professionals especially information systems and information leaders also provided vital knowledge. Findings Koha enterprise resource planning system as the premier and leading free and open source software is transforming and integrating information services in knowledge based organizations. Driving significant forces include economical benefits, global customer base, free use and distribution, technical and online support, compatible and integration with other technologies, and global access to information and organization of knowledge. The study also established that the risks and myths associated with the system such as compatibility and integration with other technological solutions are no longer possible challenges. Koha provides business intelligence and cloud computing solutions over proprietary or commercial systems for managing and supporting information in organizations. Research limitations/implications This study purposively focused on selected information and knowledge management organizations using the Koha free and open source enterprise resource planning system in addition to expert opinions and ideas of stakeholders in the information industry. Practical implications Koha enterprise resource planning system provides alternative solutions to information organizations already burdened with limited financial resources. In addition, it proves to the entire world that the solution that was developed for rural and small based information organizations has developed into a leading knowledge enterprise resource planning solution. In information management organizations, Koha enterprise resource planning system is the strategic asset whose growth and use has increased tremendously across the globe. Originality/value In the knowledge based economy, where technological systems and solutions are fundamental for quality delivery of services to the customers, information professionals must and as always provide the necessary technology, leadership and management qualities. Across the world, Koha free and open source enterprise resource planning system is increasingly gaining momentum in information management organizations, and Kenyan information professionals are no exception.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-05-12T10:41:00Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2016-0005
       
  • Open Source Hardware in Libraries: an introduction and overview
    • First page: 24
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33, Issue 4, June 2016.
      Purpose The paper is an attempt towards introducing the concept of open source hardware to the library professionals and briefs an outlook of its current and potential application in libraries Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on a literature review. Findings Open source already aids libraries and has great potential but is hobbled by its intrinsically technical appeal. Originality/value The paper makes first observation towards the concept of open source hardware with a slant towards librarianship
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2016-05-12T10:41:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2015-0068
       
 
 
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