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Library Hi Tech News
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  • Engaging India and Canada: Perspective on sustainability - a brief report
           of bi-national conference
    • Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 2, Page 1-4, April 2018.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T03:29:53Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2017-0087
  • Conference report: 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
    • Pages: 5 - 7
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 2, Page 5-7, April 2018.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T03:29:52Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2018-0005
  • Digital preservation: some underlying issues for long-term preservation
    • Pages: 8 - 12
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 2, Page 8-12, April 2018.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the concept of digital preservation and traditional preservation per se and discusses various issues related to long-term preservation in a digital environment. Design/methodology/approach The study attempts to look into the various aspects of preservation in context of digital objects (borne or digitalized) especially. Bundling of an object (digital), digital storage, quality control and risk preparedness are some of the pointers studied to perceive an overall scenario for long-term preservation of an object. Findings Various methods have been suggested to deal with the issues related to long-term preservation of an object which can be used to frame an organization’s policy for long-term preservation. Originality/value The study emphasizes on collective measures incorporating traditional and digital means to ensure long-term preservation. It lists down various checklists to deal with various issues pertinent to long-term digital preservation.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T03:29:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2017-0067
  • What's trending' – Digital training, emerging technologies and
    • Pages: 13 - 14
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 2, Page 13-14, April 2018.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T03:29:52Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2018-0014
  • A research on the use of business intelligence for academic research
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose At the moment, business intelligence (BI) is known as the way for analyzing data in an organization. Simple search in the literature shows that there are many papers which discuss about BI applications and related matters. In addition, there are different approaches and tools that support using BI in organizations. This paper aims to focus on the use of BI tools for academic applications, and it describes how the academic area will benefit from using BI. Design/methodology/approach This paper is based on using BI tools and other library studies. Findings A process for using BI tools in academic applications has been presented. Also, two cases are stated about activities of e-learning participants and literature analysis, for which BI tools are used to analyze data and simplify difficult tasks. Originality/value This paper shows how BI tools can be used for research and academic applications.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-07-04T10:31:18Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2018-0016
  • Is it time for libraries to take a closer look at emoji' The data
           deluge column
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose The emoji, is it an endearing image to add to your text messages and email, or is it an increasingly important type of electronic data' According to a 2013 article by Jeff Blagdon, the idea of using some sort of symbol in electronic communication has been with us for about two decades. Japanese in origin, the earliest symbols of this type were developed in the era of pagers and old-style cell phones and were commonly called emoticons. Design/methodology/approach As devices developed a greater capacity to display graphical elements these keystroke representations were replaced with Unicode characters which display on our electronic devices, which we now call emoji. This instalment of the data deluge will look at the emoji as a form of data and explore how and why their ubiquity may create new opportunities for libraries. Findings Some readers, as well as the author of this column, may be tempted to scoff at the idea that the emoji is anything more than a form of shorthand for use in electronic communications or cutesy decorations. Originality/value One night she showed up at the class, and the instructor wrote on the board, “Computers in school libraries: A new tool or a flash in the pan'” He went on to warn school librarians to not be dazed by this “new computer phase” which he felt distracted both teachers and students from the real work of teaching and learning. He felt that if there were computers in schools, they only belonged in the mathematics classroom and that, even in that context, they only had limited application.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-07-04T10:29:18Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2018-0022
  • Visualizing library data interactively: two demonstrations using R
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This paper aims to provide two real examples to inspire librarians to use modern techniques for data visualization. Design/methodology/approach Two interactive applications were created for visualizing longitudinal and geographical data collected by libraries. Findings R language has high versatility and flexibility in visualizing various types and hierarchy of data under a prevalent Web framework. The two demonstrations provide workflows from data extractions to visualization products. Originality/value Proper visualization assists librarians and administrators to understand data better and gain more insightful prospects. As a result, more scientific decisions can be made for improving libraries operation.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-29T09:37:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2018-0003
  • Is Google scholar really scholarly'
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This paper aims to identify the scholarly nature of the results retrieved by the Google Scholar on the five major global problems, i.e. global warming, economic recession, terrorism, HIV AIDS and child labour. Design/methodology/approach The five terms (global warming, economic recession, terrorism, HIV AIDS and child labour) were searched into the Google Scholar database, and the first 50 retrieved hits were manually analysed to record the relevant bibliographic details. The scholarship of the results was measured by quality indices like h-index, Altmetrics and Journal Impact Factor. The Scopus – the world’s biggest abstract and citation database – was used to identify the h-index of the prolific authors, citations of articles and impact factor of journals. Findings The study reveals that Google Scholar retrieves a good number of publications on the selected global problems from reputed publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier, Cambridge University Press, Blackwell and Sage and published from well-developed countries such as the USA, UK and Switzerland. Google Scholar mostly retrieves articles and research papers from qualitative journals having a good impact factor such as Nature, Science, The Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, The Economic Journal, Social Science and Medicine and Annals of Tourism Research. These articles and books are contributed by the reputed authors having high h-index. The journal articles and books retrieved have also a good number of citations, although such results are limited. The results prove that Google Scholar is scholarly in nature to a great extent. Research limitations/implications The findings are limited to Google Scholar only and cannot be generalized for the rest of the search tools or databases. Further, the study included only five major global problems in the study, and thus, results cannot be applicable to other areas of knowledge. Practical implications The study is a checklist to know the retrieval performance of Google Scholar in terms of quality of content. Originality/value It is the first study of its kind that takes into account the nature of content on major global problems retrieved by the Google Scholar. It is also the first study that used bibliometric analysis to evaluate the quality of results retrieved.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-25T02:16:46Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2017-0078
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in libraries and museums
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This edition of this study aims to focus on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in libraries and museums, as seen from the internet cyber sphere including blogs. It takes a look at the first quarter of 2018 and analyzes the trending issues within the period, highlighting examples of some institutions that make use of VR and AR. The advantages of the use of VR, AR and sometimes mixed reality are also pointed out. Design/methodology/approach Libraries, archives and museums are increasingly using AR/VR technologies in their service delivery because it is trending. The year 2018 is expected to be huge for VR technology. Findings Facebook is the largest investor in AR and VR, and because Facebook is also extremely popular, many are opportune to have a go at VR and AR through the use of the Facebook social media platform. Originality/value VR “involves using 3D graphics and advanced interactions to immerse a real-world user in a simulated environment”, by the description of the University of Indiana University, Bloomington’s Blogspot. AR stands for extended reality and actually, in technical terms, means a combination of virtual and real reality (UWS, 2018). Both VR and AR, 3D printing and other technologies have altered how people live and work.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-25T02:13:47Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2018-0023
  • Altmetrics: “big data” that map the influence of New Zealand
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose Altmetrics can offer organizations a unique opportunity to understand the non-traditional scholarly and public influence of their institutions’ research. This paper aims to look at bibliometrics and altmetrics for New Zealand research published in 2016 to understand the country’s research’s reach in social media, mainstream media and public policy, as well as more traditional measures of research impact such as university rankings, citations and publications. Design/methodology/approach Research insights platform Dimensions was searched for author affiliations and publication dates for papers published in 2016 by New Zealand researchers (n = 10,934). The study then used Dimensions to perform citation analysis and Altmetric Explorer to find altmetrics for these journal articles, and to generate visualizations to better interrogate the data set. Findings Of the 10,934 papers published in 2016 by New Zealand (2016 NZ) researchers, 5,413 (49.5 per cent) were mentioned 86,915 times in one of the 16 sources that Altmetric tracks. Twitter, news outlets and Facebook were among the sources that showed the most engagement with New Zealand 2016 research. Citation analysis tools in Dimensions showed that New Zealand 2016 research had a higher than average Field Citation Ratio (1.51) and Relative Citation Ratio (1.29). Originality/value This study combines traditional bibliometric analysis with altmetrics to find new insights into the impact of recent New Zealand research. It suggests new means for organizations to demonstrate the value of the research they produce.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-25T02:12:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2018-0021
  • An integrative review of Web 3.0 in academic libraries
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated literature review exploring the nature of responsive, semantic and interactive Web 3.0 technologies applicable for academic libraries. Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted an integrated review of the literature combining a strategy of automated and keywords search. The main source for identifying the studies are Emerald Library Studies and Information & Knowledge Management eJournals, Web of Kn.edge and Library, Information Science & Technology s (EBSCO) databases. To this end, a sample of (n = 140) studies was analyzed to characterize the Web 3.0 trends and its applications based on theme, years and document types. Findings A review of literature reveals that Web 3.0 needs evaluation as to what extent they are integrated, deployed and mainstreamed into library services and in information management practices. It is important to develop a conceptual framework that explores the linkages of Web 3.0 technologies and their applications in academic libraries. Originality/value This review shows how Web 3.0 technologies enhance library services in its holistic conceptualization and how academic libraries are moving into a more robust, inclusive and adaptable phase in their service values and innovation.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-25T02:11:56Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2017-0092
  • Implementation and evaluation of online, synchronous research
           consultations for graduate students
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose Librarians at Northcentral University (NCU) provide online synchronous research consultations for students to discuss resources and search strategies for class assignments, papers, presentations, theses and dissertations. The purpose of this paper is to document the implementation and assessment of this service and to seek to demonstrate that research consultations provided by NCU librarians contribute to students’ learning and success. Design/methodology/approach Research consultations are scheduled using Springshare LibCal and are conducted via Citrix GoToMeeting. Students report their satisfaction and skills learned via the Research Consultation Satisfaction Survey. Dissertation chairs and faculty instructors complete separate surveys, which assess the effect that research consultations had on their students’ work. All surveys were created using Qualtrics. Findings Assessment data reveal that students are satisfied with the research consultation service and can identify specific skills learned. Additionally, faculty and dissertation chairs report an improvement in students’ citations and ability to locate relevant sources. Future research may include examination of learning analytics or citation analysis for students who participated in research consultations. Originality/value Research consultations are rarely documented in the scholarly literature. An opportunity exists to make virtual research consultations more widely adopted as a distinct library reference service, and further, to measure the impact of this service. This project demonstrates how to successfully implement and assess online research consultations. Techniques discussed may be used in 100 per cent virtual environments, as well as within traditional, brick and mortar schools that may already offer face-to-face research consultations.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T09:57:30Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2017-0070
  • Telling your library story: tableau public for data visualization
    • Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose Data visualization, the technique of presenting data in a visual context to increase reader understanding, is a method that has been growing in influence for decades. Many libraries are facing increasing pressure (both internal and external) to showcase the statistics in high-impact and visually appealing ways. Tableau Public is a free tool that libraries can use to visualize their data. Design/methodology/approach This paper gives an overview of Tableau Public and discusses best practices for using it in library services. Findings Tableau Public is a free-to-use downloadable software that enables librarians with no data science expertise to build beautiful and interactive data visualizations, which can be shared with staff, administration and other stakeholders. Originality/value This paper should be of use to any librarians interested in finding new and effective ways of communicating their library statistics. Tableau Public can be used to visualize data from a variety of library departments, including circulation, reference, instruction and collection management.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2018-06-11T10:15:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2018-0008
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