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Journal Cover   Library Hi Tech News
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0741-9058
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [310 journals]
  • Building Your Own ERMS
    • Authors: Jason C Simon
      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
       
  • “Through the looking glass: envisioning new library
           technologies” Mobile Libraries, Beyond the Web Site
    • Authors: Peter Fernandez
      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
       
  • Interactive data entry and validation tool: A collaboration between
           librarians and researchers
    • Authors: Eric Orace Johnson
      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
      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
       
  • Hangout at the library: Video conferencing and more with Google +
    • Authors: C. Andrew Youngkin
      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
       
  • On The Horizon: International Consumer Electronics Show 2015
    • Authors: Martin Kesselman
      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
       
  • What’s trending in libraries from the internet cybersphere
    • Authors: Adetoun A Oyelude
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:54 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2015-0013
       
  • New & Noteworthy
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:52 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2015-0012
       
  • Calendar
    • Authors: Heidi Hanson, Zoe Stewart-Marshall
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:51 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2015-0014
       
  • Data visualization as a communication tool
    • Authors: Susan Gardner Archambault, Joanne Helouvry, Bonnie Strohl, Ginger Williams
      Pages: 1 - 9
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, Page 1-9, April 2015. Purpose – This paper aims to provide a framework for thinking about meaningful data visualization in ways that can be applied to routine statistics collected by libraries. Design/methodology/approach – An overview of common data display methods is provided, with an emphasis on tables, scatter plots, line charts, bar charts, histograms, pie charts and infographics. Research on “best practices” in data visualization design is presented; also provided is a comparison of free online data visualization tools. Findings – Different data display methods are best suited for different quantitative relationships. There are rules to follow for optimal data visualization design. Ten free online data visualization tools are recommended by the authors. Originality/value – Evidence-based libraries collect and use data to affect change and to support departmental and institutional accreditation standards. Proper data visualization allows libraries to communicate their message in a more compelling and interesting way, while assisting in the understanding of complex data.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:58 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2014-0098
       
  • How the new generation of consoles have accelerated the need to preserve
           digital content – part 2
    • Authors: Matthew McEniry, Ryan Cassidy
      Pages: 10 - 13
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, Page 10-13, April 2015. Purpose – This two-part paper aims to expose the challenges and establish the necessity of preserving digital content, with a focus on console video games. Part two identifies the preservation challenges, methods of preserving digital content and the current efforts by preservation groups and organizations. Design/methodology/approach – Through a method of identifying a video game content which has been lost, or at risk of being lost, describing the challenges presented by the format, and addressing the current preservation efforts, this paper serves as a brief retrospective of the issues and a guide to extending the conversation. Findings – While preserving video game content faces many challenges due to copyright issues and risks associated with digital format, some institutions have made progress that other libraries can follow. Originality/value – With special attention to the non-gamer, the conversation on video game preservation continues by focusing on the challenges and current efforts.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:44 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2014-0081
       
  • OpenCon2014 in Washington DC, November 2014. Early Career Researchers and
           Open Access Advocacy
    • Authors: Matt Gallagher
      Pages: 14 - 16
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, Page 14-16, April 2015. Purpose – This paper aims to give an overview of OpenCon 2014, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and an organizing committee of students and early career researchers from around the world that took place between the 14th and 17th of November 2014 in Washington DC. Design/methodology/approach – A narrative approach was used to describe events. Findings – OpenCon 2014 is an exciting new conference that targets early career librarians and researchers who are involved with and/or interested in aspects of the open-access movement. It is attempting to galvanize the upcoming generation of scholars to demand more of traditional publishing models by bringing together a selective group that spans diverse interests and experience levels. Originality/value – This report outlines the author's takeaways and opinions concerning the events of the conference, as well as identifies some of the themes and issues that were relevant to librarians in research institutions.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:56 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2015-0005
       
  • Transforming our libraries, ourselves: ALA in Las Vegas – a brief
           outline with focus on international programs
    • Authors: Maitrayee Ghosh
      Pages: 17 - 19
      Abstract: Library Hi Tech News, Volume 32, Issue 2, Page 17-19, April 2015. Purpose – The author shares information about the American Library Association’s 133rd annual conference in Las Vegas. This conference served as an open forum for participants on incredible range of topics, namely, e-books, digital content, innovation and community engagement, library instruction, copyright, outreach, privacy, library advocacy, literacy, data-driven decision making, intellectual freedom, teen services, gaming, leadership and best practices on a range of library-related concerns. Design/methodology/approach – This report is a brief outline of ALA 2014 annual conference in Las Vegas with focus on international programs. It summarizes selective events, including author’s presentation on e-books advocacy in India, International Librarians’ Reception and paper session organized by IRRT. Findings – ALA annual conference at Las Vegas was one of the best professional development opportunities for librarians, with a large variety of programs, activities and exhibition. The event attracted librarians from all sectors and work environments from many countries and highlighted issues in librarianship and latest technology development; its use in libraries will be of interest to this journal’s readership, especially information professionals from all over the world. Originality/value – ALA Annual conference in June 26-July 1, 2014 was the largest conference of librarians touched all topics in librarianship. It is difficult to describe the entire conference events even briefly in an article. The author’s experiences during the international events are highlighted.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:52:47 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2015-0011
       
 
 
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