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Journal Cover Library Hi Tech News
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     ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
     Published by Emerald Homepage  [308 journals]   [SJR: 0.437]   [H-I: 7]
  • Calendar
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Heidi Hanson; Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Abstract

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      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • New and Noteworthy
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Heidi Hanson; Zoe Stewart-Marshall
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      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Harmonizing users' needs with professional development at the University
           of Connecticut
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Jennifer Marie Eustis
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This is an exciting time for catalog and metadata librarians. A number of new tools and trends are now a part our daily work. From the new content standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA), to the rise of opportunities with data management and digital humanities, catalog and metadata librarians are being asked to change how they work. They are now interacting with colleagues and their communities in ways that go beyond description and subject analysis. In fact, they are seeking ways to respond to these new users' needs in the form of innovative services, new ways of thinking and doing business. However, how do catalog and metadata librarians meet these challenges' What is important to learn when faced with new trends and increased users' demands' Design/methodology/approach - An overview of what the University of Connecticut Libraries is doing to meet changing trends and user needs. Findings - Though there is no one size fits all, University of Connecticut Libraries catalog and metadata librarians have decided to meet the challenge of new tools and changing user demands by engaging in learning, teaching, and networking.Originality/value - The techniques adopted by the University of Connecticut Libraries can be adapted to fit other institutions.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Mobile Technologies
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (DHEERAJ SINGH NEGI
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This paper main purpose about to using mobile technologies to develop new ways of Libraries and Information Centre. mobile devices as a way to connect with patrons. Creating a library application ("app") or mobile Web site that allows patrons to access library hours, view their library account or even search databases is easier than most people think. The resources below should help libraries begin to plan and implement their own unique mobile presence. Analyses the present usage of mobile devices, providing an overview of devices, providers, and features, describing the various activities these devices support for well library use , focusing how libraries and our librarians are responding with services tailored for these devices and what can be done by libraries in future in this respect."Design/methodology/approach - Information and Communications Technology continues to expand the boundaries of higher education into an the " anytime /anywhere" experiences. Mobile Commnication is transforming how people search, receive and interact with information on a daily basis. In just a few short years smart phone ownership has skyrocketed and popular use of e-readers has been steadily on the rise. These advanced mobile tools provide portable, access to the world of information, across boundaries of subject, discipline and industry.Findings - Mobile technology holds great promise for enabling libraries to provide enhanced services in a form users increasingly are demanding. If this promise is to be fully realized, however, libraries will need to conduct analyses and make smart decisions to address the issues outlined above, support staff education and explore partnerships and new funding models, and be prepared to compromise with respect to their traditional information delivery models. Originality/value - The explosion of advanced mobile technology and robust digital information collection capabilities should prompt libraries to examine carefully the ramifications for user privacy. Libraries can maintain their commitment to user privacy without overcompensating by imposing burdensome security measures or annoying interruptions. For example, libraries do not have to show users a privacy statement or security warning every time they want to access information on a mobile device. A single log-in and acceptance of terms of use, similar to the procedures for other mobile applications and services, should suffice. At the same time, libraries can take the opportunity to educate users in best practices with respect to privacy issues associated with the use of mobile devices.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Possibilities and Challenges of 3-D Printing
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Peter Fernandez
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Role of Social Networks in Library and Information Services in India:
           Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (abdul mannan khan; Aslam Ansari
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The aim of the study to examine the effective and efficiency account of social networking (SN) tools and how it affects communication with others and anticipatory awareness.Design/methodology/approach - For the purpose of the study, a set of questionnaires were prepared by the authors’ and furnished to information professionals.Findings - The findings disclose that some SN tools are gaining popularity among LIS professionals in India. The most active professionals are from 26-35 years old, the habits of using SN is different from traditional searches for research purposes. The professionals provide opinion that SN is very effective to deliver LIS.Research limitations/implications - The present study assesses the role of SN in LIS from information professionals of Indian science and technology institutions.Originality/value - SN is growing rapidly as a medium of communication between individuals to share their experiences and information regarding interests, and also helps to build ongoing relationships. In the field of LIS services, it may help to develop technology literacy and proficiency.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Hack the Library! A first timer’s look at the 29th Computers in
           Libraries conference in Washington, DC
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Maitrayee Ghosh
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This article focuses on selected presentations in the 29th Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference took place at Washington Hilton hotel, Washington, DC. In addition to its content, the CIL 2014 conference provided opportunities to discuss best practices and emerging issues with IT professionals, vendors, and ‘techno’ librarians especially from North America. There was a conference within a conference- the Internet@Schools track integrated into Computers in Libraries 2014 as Track E on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8.Design/methodology/approach - Reports from the viewpoint of a first time attendee of CIL 2014 presents a summary of the selected presentations with more detail on networking events and exhibition. CIL 2014 conference attracted librarians from thirteen countries other than USA. It is difficult to document the entire conference happenings in a single report because of several tracks (A-E) and number of speakers; therefore, a selective approach is usedFindings - The CIL 2014 in Washington DC is considered North America’s largest Technology conference for librarians and Information managers. As a first time attendee the author found that CIL 2014 is informative; it covered technology applications in libraries and strategies to enhance communication- useful to librarians and information professionals both in USA and internationally. The conference was full of innovative ideas, revealed the diversity of current developments in library service delivery especially in North America. Originality/value - Today more and more library users are using various innovative technologies including mobile apps, data visualization, APIs, open-source; and multimedia phones (smartphones) and tablets are emerging as popular choice to access content. This report is a summary of selected educational sessions/presentations in CIL 2014, on diverse technology related topics especially mobile technology application in libraries, may be of particular interest to readers and useful for professionals who did not attend CIL 2014 in Washington, DC.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
 
 
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