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   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
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  • ATALM annual conference on Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
    • Authors: Maitrayee Ghosh
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) 7th annual conference exchanged best practices for indigenous archives, libraries, and museums. The city Palm Springs, California played host to an ‘eventful’ ATALM 2014 international conference featured diverse range of activities namely, poem reading from personal collection, melodious flute by native players, open house and cultural evening at a tribal museum etc. The conference brought together 520 registered delegates from United States, Canada and Mexico. Design/methodology/approach This report is an outline of selected ATALM 2014 conference events in Palm Springs based on theme ‘Indigenous archives, libraries and Museums. It summarizes selective events namely onsite workshops and poster session. Findings The conference focused on Indigenous culture as the participants discussed challenges and opportunities in sustaining cultural sovereignty of Native Nations. The Hands-on or interactive labs/workshops were centered on the activities and needs of tribal archives, especially on preservation of cultural heritage. As a Fulbright scholar the author was interested to know about American tribal history, indigenous culture, native archives and libraries, and excited to see the country’s desert scenery. Additionally, ATALM scholarship/financial support encouraged the author to attend the conference, and finally the heat of the desert which accentuated the beauty of Palm Springs makes a complete experience. Originality/value The ATALM conferences are the important conference due to the participation of large number of tribal libraries and cultural heritage keeping organizations serving indigenous population. The ATALM 2014 covered areas like successful collaborations between tribal and non-tribal organizations, and building strategic networks amongst outside and within the communities.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:22:43 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0025
       
  • WHAT'S TRENDING IN LIBRARIES FROM THE INTERNET CYBERSPHERE - 02 - 2015
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:22:38 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0027
       
  • Third Generation of the Web: Libraries, Librarians and Web 3.0
    • Authors: Waqar Ahmed
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose This paper aims to explain the historic development of web from the first generation than second generation and now the upcoming, third generation of the web. It describes the importance of web 3.0 and its other sub functions to the librarians and their importance in the libraries. The basic purpose of this study is to give librarians an insight about the upcoming technologies. Design/methodology/approach This paper is designed as an explanatory study using historic and literature search techniques and presented in essay for containing the brief history of web, its current and coming technologies, than its advantages and disadvantages. Findings The finding and results indicate that how the web was designed into its current form. Findings show that at the next level, the interactions will become three ways. The robotics, artificial intelligence and semantic systems will help human in solving their queries. Research limitations/implications The web is spreading while new applications and technologies are inventing every day. This research may not be containing all the web 3.0 applications, advantages and drawbacks. Practical implications This people includes the details of the web applications that are used in the web 3.0. This article does only not gives an insight to the web applications related to the libraries but indicates the advantages and drawbacks as well. Originality/value This study point outs some very important applications to be used in the libraries in web 3.0 environment. While a consideration of advantages and drawbacks makes this research more valuable for the librarians.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:22:33 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2014-0100
       
  • From Paper to Pixels: Using Google Forms for Collaboration and Assessment
    • Authors: Mireille Djenno, Glenda M. Insua, Annie Pho
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the use of Google Forms in the university library instruction classroom. Librarians at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago began using Google Forms as a way of increasing active learning and as an instrument of formative assessment. The paper describes the information literacy context at the University of Illinois and gives examples of best practices for using Google forms in library instruction. Design/methodology/approach The authors collaborated with other instruction librarians at their institution to develop Google Forms for use in library instruction sessions and used them primarily in sessions geared toward first-year students. Findings Google Forms provides an easy and inexpensive way to incorporate both active learning and assessment in library instruction sessions. Students and faculty were receptive to their use in the library classroom. These early findings will be incorporated into the longer assessment study by the authors, currently underway. Originality/value While Google Forms has heretofore been used in primary and secondary school settings, it is only now being more widely adopted for use by instruction librarians at the university level. This paper will be of value to those who wish to use Google Forms in library instruction in college and university settings, among others.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:22:25 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2014-0105
       
  • Current CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Press
    • Authors: Lois Trapasso
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:22:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0033
       
  • Comparing Electronic vs. Print Book Preferences between Students in the
           Social Sciences, the Arts and STEM
    • Authors: Lee A. Cummings, Anne Larrivee, Leslie Vega
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any distinct differences in e-book usage habits among students in the social sciences, technical fields, and the arts. Design/methodology/approach To complete this study, students from three different disciplinary areas were surveyed. The same 9 questions were posed to each student group, with slight modifications to some questions based on the discipline. Findings The results of this study show that students in each discipline have a preference for convenience and accessibility, whether material is print or electronic. Some more unique characteristics between disciplines include the percentage of students using books, and frequency of e-book usage. Originality/value This study is unique in that it compares the preferences and habits of three specific groups of students from unrelated disciplines. It will be useful for librarians who manage collections for various disciplines and want a better understanding of what should be considered when choosing a format for materials.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:22:16 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2014-0088
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 19 May 2015 14:50:46 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0022
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 19 May 2015 14:50:29 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0021
       
  • On The Horizon: International Consumer Electronics Show 2015
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.
      Purpose conference report by the editor Design/methodology/approach conference report by the editor Findings conference report by the editor Originality/value new material
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:13:03 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2015-0019
       
  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library
           technologies” Mobile Libraries, Beyond the Web Site
    • Authors: Peter Fernandez
      First page: 5
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.

      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:13:05 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2015-0016
       
  • Building Your Own ERMS
    • Authors: Jason C Simon
      First page: 9
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.
      Purpose The paper demonstrates a method for creating an Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS) from freely available open source tools. This system will help manage bibliographic data, holdings, and statistical and financial data for electronic databases and periodicals. Design/methodology/approach The paper demonstrates how create a database and interface for managing serials and electronic resources using PHP and MySQL within a *AMP framework. Findings By following this approach, libraries can maintain structured data regarding their electronic and print holdings with minimal expense, and with flexibility that is not necessarily possible through large commercial products, while avoiding the burden of implementing a large open source solution. Originality/value While many products exist on the market, either commercial or large Open Source solutions, there is little documentation on how to create a small scalable Electronic Resource Management System. This paper attempts to demonstrate a method.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:13:06 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2014-0071
       
  • Hangout at the library: Video conferencing and more with Google +
    • Authors: C. Andrew Youngkin
      First page: 13
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.
      Purpose Google + Hangout is a free, easy-to-use video conferencing web application that allows users to host, record, and broadcast online meetings. This article reviews the features of Google + Hangout and discusses how it would be useful for libraries. Design/methodology/approach observational Findings n/a Originality/value Google + Hangouts has been specifically reviewed very little in prior library and/or technology literature. This paper addresses some features and uses for Google Hangouts as an audio visual communication tool within libraries--observations not found elsewhere in the reviewed literature.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:13:04 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2014-0074
       
  • Interactive data entry and validation tool: A collaboration between
           librarians and researchers
    • Authors: Eric Orace Johnson
      First page: 16
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.
      Purpose To share a case study process of collaboration with faculty, highlight some design considerations when creating data entry forms, and describe some considerations when planning for data management. Design/methodology/approach A case study is presented with goals, events and design considerations. Findings Librarians can be an essential member of a faculty research team. Research limitations/implications Each partnership is different with different data management needs. Design considerations for a data entry form depend on the specific data being collected. Practical implications Principles can be applied to other libraries developing data management collaborations with faculty, or for designing of web/paper data entry forms. Originality/value Most forms are not interactive beyond simple presentation of alternate questions. This form design method builds on user inputs to create dynamic, color coded and textual guidance. Some of the process of collaborating with faculty partners is shared.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:13:05 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2014-0079
       
  • Opening Libraries to Cloud Computing: A Kenyan Perspective
    • Authors: JOTHAM MILIMO WASIKE
      First page: 21
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015.
      Purpose Cloud computing has gotten libraries in Kenya by storm. Because of this many libraries do not know what to do. They are at cross roads. They lack policies to govern them. However, the recent realization by information professionals that cloud computing has a critical role to play in the provision of information services has created a desire to effectively harness and manage them for scholarly communication. This paper examines the types of cloud computing, models, characteristics, descriptions, applications, considerations for use and benefits of these technologies to library users. Design/methodology/approach The research reviewed previous studies on the topic by examining both electronic and print information resources available in the libraries and internet. Findings The findings revealed that libraries in Kenya are yet to fully embrace cloud computing in their operations .There are mixed feelings by librarians on the degree at which they should integrate these technologies in their service provisions. However, there is a positive progress towards this noble venture Research limitations/implications Kenya as a developing nation has limited local content on the subject. The study established that some of the available literature is restricted by intellectual property rights. This forced the researcher to rely heavily on foreign literature for the study. Practical implications Appreciation of emerging cloud computing technologies by libraries is inevitable for the sustainability and management of modern libraries. Cloud computing makes libraries more competitive by adequately meeting user technological needs. This study will also act as a benchmark for the Government of Kenya to improve the current ICT national policy. Originality/value The paper provides vital information and insights into how libraries are embracing cloud computing in the provision and dissemination of varied information services to library users.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:13:04 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2014-0072
       
 
 
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