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  • INTRODUCTION OF E-RESERVES AT THE DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY – MANILA
           LIBRARIES
    • Authors: Joseph Marmol Yap
      First page: 270
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose In introducing e-reserves as an added service of the DLSU Libraries, this paper will identify the best practices of handling e-reserves and its legal implications as one of the factors that might affect the introduction, development and implementation of such service. Design/methodology/approach Four universities were considered based from the 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university rankings in Asia. Only one academic library was maintaining an e-reserve system. It was consulted to know more about their e-reserve practices. Findings The paper recommends to prepare the relevant e-reserve guidelines before it fully operates. Moreover, the Libraries should also collaborate with the office handling learning management systems so as to decide on how to manage the e-reserves. A needs assessment survey for faculty members is also being prepared so as to solicit responses from the teaching faculty if e-reserves is possible for DLSU to be established. Originality/value The paper attempts to document the existing e-reserve system in Philippine academic libraries.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:16 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0092
       
  • Policy Framework on Social Welfare Information Management And Services For
           Nigerian Public Libraries: Promoting Sustainable Development
    • Authors: Jamilu Abdullahi
      First page: 281
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose Looking at the present Nigeria’s quest to become one of the top twenty (20) economies of the world by the year 2020, the paper proposes that Nigerian public libraries, as key players in community development, should provide resources and services for the promotion of social welfare sector of the country by introducing relevant key information management and service policies. These strategic policies should include identification of various user groups, deployment of specialized information professionals, provision of adequate financial resources, social welfare information resource development planning, effective information service delivery system, partnership arrangements and adaptation of information and communication technology. Design/methodology/approach Essential to this paper is to take into account the importance and relevancy of policies, strategies and procedures of information management and services to Nigerian public libraries. Findings There is continuous rising concerns about the current situation of the country’s socio-economic problems and challenges. However, despite the problem of poor and inadequate ICT facilities in Nigerian public libraries, the ICT infrastructure including the Internet will significantly enhance the social welfare information service process in these libraries, if fully adopted. Also very important here is that, the libraries should support community awareness programmes on local radio stations or local television channels to compliment the collection of materials in the library. Originality/value Nigerian public libraries should be seen as places for all; and participants in community activities must therefore provide relevant data and information to social welfare workers for effective policy/decision making. It is also important that the libraries should help in the identification of areas of welfare that require urgent attention or thorough investigation, examination and analysis.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:25 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0088
       
  • To Seize the Emerging Historical Opportunity of the Networked Knowledge
    • Authors: Kai Lu, Beijun Shen, Dehua Ju
      First page: 289
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose To explore a new way for knowledge services of the digital library which can transform knowledge resources into real social value. Design/methodology/approach The ‘Internet of Knowledge’ approach was proposed for the first time as an intentional means to organize ‘Too Big’ and scattered knowledge resources into high-efficiency fuels for driving purposeful knowledge works. Findings It is a new methodology and insight proposed for building digital libraries which stresses on active and diligent services with linked and shared resources rather than resource ownership. Research limitations/implications The proposed knowledge organization is based on domain-specific body of knowledge. The engagement of domain experts is the key success factor. Practical implications The whole design framework has been adopted in constructing the new Zhoushan Ocean Digital Library to support sustainable development of marine economy. Originality/value The proposed knowledge cloud services will be pave a knowledge superhighway to help millions Chinese professionals stepping towards the technology peak.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:22 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0086
       
  • Academic Library Leadership in the Digital Age
    • Authors: Binh P. Le
      First page: 300
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose This qualitative study focuses on academic library leadership in the digital age. Primarily, the goals are to identify (1) the top five major challenges facing academic library leadership; (2) the top five most important leadership skills required for effective academic library leadership; and (3) the top five best ways to develop these academic library leadership skills. Design/methodology/approach A survey was conducted to elicit responses from individuals who hold senior library leadership positions in American academic libraries throughout the United States. The participants were identified through several means: the websites of the ALA and its divisions; the websites of American universities; referrals; and the author’s professional contacts. To simplify the survey research process, emails including the survey research questions were sent to potential participants. In all, thirty-eight invitations (n=38) were sent out to large and medium-size academic libraries throughout the United States. Over 36.8 percent (n=14) of the participants returned the survey. The participants represent a wide spectrum of libraries. Findings The top five major challenges are how to: demonstrate the library values to the university community, operate the library under fiscal uncertainty, retrofit outdated library facilities to accommodate new services, strike a balance between digital and print materials, and keep the library staff trained and current. The top five essential academic library leadership attributes are: vision, integrity, management skills, collaboration skills, and communication skills. The top five best ways to acquire these skills include the need to have mentors, to attend leadership development programs, to gain practical library leadership experience, to seek leadership roles, and to know oneself. Originality/value Research in this area is rather limited. As a result, this study will contribute to the academic library leadership literature and help current and aspiring academic library leaders worldwide with insightful leadership lessons needed to lead academic libraries successfully in this transformational era.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:12 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-07-2014-0083
       
  • CHALLENGES IN THE DIGITAL INFORMATION ERA – SITUATION AT THE GENERAL
           SCIENCES LIBRARY OF HOCHIMINH CITY
    • Authors: Hoan Anh Thi Tran
      First page: 315
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose To reveals a practical situation at a public library as GSL Design/methodology/approach The effects of the digital information environment to activities of public library How to deal with this challenging based on the situation of the General Sciences Library of Hochiminh City (GSL). The process of changing from traditional services to modern services The difficulties that GSL has experienced and lesson-learns Findings The difficulties during the period of changing the library is just the challenges to help GSL improves our position in the community of users. Originality/value This is a conceptual paper which is presented at the Shanghai International Library Forrum on July 2014.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0096
       
  • Library as Knowledge Ecosystem
    • Authors: Dehua Ju, Beijun Shen
      First page: 329
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose To develop a network-based approach for doing active knowledge services in the coming networked knowledge era. Design/methodology/approach A novel solution so-called “Internet of Knowledge - IoK” is proposed in this paper, which can be used to organize scattered resources into a value-added knowledge asset for serving any specific objective through Internet connection. Findings It enables the public library to be an attractive habitat for both knowledge consumers and contributors to share and co-create knowledge works. It will be an ideal ecosystem for supporting the growth of knowledge-intensive industries. Research limitations/implications A pilot system has being developed to promote the development of marine economy. Practical implications The IoK-based approach is expected to be applied to more domains in the next China’s five-year plan. Originality/value The main contribution is to integrate many great ideas from world gurus into a single solution framework, in other words, an integration innovation.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:14 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0094
       
  • Promotion and Tenure: Carnegie Reclassification Triggers a Revision
    • Authors: Sandra Shropshire, Jenny Lynne Semenza, Karen Kearns
      First page: 340
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose This article aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of promotion and tenure for librarians in light of increased scrutiny and expectations by the administration of Idaho State University. This increased rigour was prompted by a move up in the Carnegie Classification System. Design/methodology/approach A literature review was performed using library databases, as well as assessing peer institution promotion and tenure documents. Additionally ongoing feedback from university administrators was solicited. The process took for the creation of a new promotion and tenure document for Idaho State University (ISU) library took two years from the beginning of the project to the final approved document. Findings The study found a dearth of performance benchmarks in both literature and peer institution policies and required the authors, along with other library faculty, to create evidence based benchmarks for ISU aligned with traditional standards of Teaching, Research and Service. Originality/value This article is an inclusive assessment of the literature on faculty promotion and tenure, the policies of Idaho State University's peer institutions, and the change of Carnegie Classification's impact on the ISU policies.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:12 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-09-2014-0113
       
  • Managing Library Innovation Using the Lean Startup Method
    • Authors: Mark Bieraugel
      First page: 351
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to argue the case that libraries should use the lean startup method for developing, managing and launching radically innovative services or products. Design/methodology/approach Libraries need to innovate but do not have the management structure to handle the extreme uncertainty in implementing radical innovations. This paper examines the lean startup method for managing innovation, explores how it differs from traditional management tools, outlines the reasons for and barriers to innovation in libraries and highlights the new tools required to manage innovation. This paper also discusses the culture of innovation in libraries and how libraries innovate. The lean startup method is examined through the lens of a variety of innovation models. Findings The lean startup method for managing radical innovations is shown to be a sound alternative to traditional library management methods. Originality/value This paper is one of the few to examine a practical method for librarians to manage radical innovations in academic libraries.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:18 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-10-2014-0131
       
  • Convergence of Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries
    • Authors: Ying Zhang, Shu Liu, Emilee Mathews
      First page: 362
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose Digital humanities (DH) has become a much discussed topic among both humanities scholars and library professionals. The library and information science (LIS) community has taken efforts in providing new facilities and developing new services to meet humanities scholars’ changing research behaviors and needs employing digital tools and methods. How to effectively collaborate with the DH community has been a challenging task to LIS in their digital library (DL) development endeavors. This paper aims to discover productive ways for LIS to support DH scholarship, specifically, what DL components, including content, technology, and service, should and could be developed for digital humanists. Design/methodology/approach As an initial effort of the Digital Humanities Interest Group (DHIG) at University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries, our examination is primarily based on a cross-boundary environmental scan in both DH and DL fields. The environmental survey includes both a literature review and web and physical site visits. The survey results, especially a gap analysis between the behaviors and needs of humanities scholars and the digital content, technologies, and services currently offered by the DL community, are used to shape our proposed roles of digital humanities librarianship. Findings 1) DH’s innovative approach to research and teaching practices brings opportunities and challenges. 2) DH research is collaborative work. 3) Major channels are established for the DH community. 4) Various tools and datasets are developed to support different types of projects. 5) DH community has unbalanced geographical and disciplinary distribution. 6) DH research output still lacks attention, integration, and sustainability. 7) LIS professionals play unique roles in DH projects. Overall, the communities of DH and DL share common goals and tasks. Practical implications This paper proposes these present and future roles of LIS professionals: 1) Creator and contributor. 2) Curator. 3) Messenger and liaison. 4) Educator. 5) Mediator and interpreter. 6) Host. 7) Partner. 8) Innovator. 9) “Hybrid scholar”. 10) Advocate. 11) Consultant. At the organizational level, libraries should demonstrate higher efficiency and effectiveness in our services by revamping organizational culture or structure to stimulate and realize more and deeper cross-boundary conversations and collaborations. On a larger scale, the DL community should strive to become more visible, valuable, and approachable to the DH community; and even better, become part of it. Originality/value This paper examines both DH and DL fields critically and connects the two communities by discovering gaps and commonalities. Based on the findings, we recommend roles and actions to be taken by LIS professionals, libraries, and the DL community. This paper is valuable to both humanities scholars who are seeking support in their research using digital methods and LIS professionals who are interested in providing more effective and suitable services. The paper also helps library administrators and aspiring librarians better understand the concept of DH and grasp insight on the present and future of DH librarianship.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:24 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-09-2014-0116
       
  • Customer-Based Collection Development: An Overview
    • Pages: 378 - 379
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 378-379, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:28 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0011
       
  • Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals
    • Pages: 379 - 380
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 379-380, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0014
       
  • Managing in the Middle: The Librarian's Handbook
    • Pages: 381 - 382
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 381-382, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:27 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0015
       
  • Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning
           Environment
    • Pages: 382 - 383
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 382-383, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:26 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0016
       
  • Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice
    • Pages: 384 - 384
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 384-384, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:18 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0017
       
  • Know it all Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers
    • Pages: 385 - 386
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 385-386, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:17 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0018
       
  • The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge where
           it is Needed
    • Pages: 386 - 387
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 386-387, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:19 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0019
       
  • Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu: Digital
           Devices and their Emerging Trends
    • Pages: 388 - 389
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 388-389, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:58:01 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0020
       
  • The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and
           Influencing Stakeholders
    • Pages: 389 - 390
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 389-390, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:58:02 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0021
       
  • More Library Mashups: Exploring NewWays to Deliver Library Data
    • Pages: 390 - 391
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 390-391, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:58:04 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0023
       
 
 
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