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     ISSN (Print) 0024-2535
     Published by Emerald Homepage  [308 journals]   [SJR: 0.369]   [H-I: 10]
  • Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key steps in demonstrating your value
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Eva Hornung
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Library 2020: Today’s leading visionaries describe tomorrow’s
           library
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (David Bawden
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Practical digital preservation: a how-to guide for organizations of any
           size
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Milena Dobreva
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Expert Internet Searching, Ed.4
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Anand Kochunny
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Louise Ellis-Barrett
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in
           the Twenty-First Century. An ever-changing landscape.
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Louise Ellis-Barrett
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Museum Bodies: The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing by Helen
           Rees Leahy.
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Shannon Wellington
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A Handbook of Digital Library Economics: Operations, collections and
           services
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Local community in the era of social media technologies: a global
           approach.
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Nicole Marie Gaston
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Reference and Information Services: an introduction
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Peta Wellstead
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Multimedia Information Retrieval: Theory and Techniques Roberto Raieli
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Lynley Stone
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Map Cataloguing Training at the University of the West Indies, St.
           Augustine
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Yacoob Hosein; Portia Bowen-Chang
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This paper seeks to provide a study of a structured approach at map cataloguing training by a team of cataloguers at the Alma Jordan Library of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.Design/methodology/approach - The methodology is a case study which underscores the value of the experiences of cataloguers at training themselves in a particular cartographic format. Findings - The collaborative efforts of the cataloguers facilitated the further development of institutional expertise and provided the required skills set for increasing bibliographic access in a specialized format. Originality/value - The paper brings to bear the uniqueness of the cataloguing of Caribbean cartographic materials in a team-teaching setting which serves as a model for other academic libraries and information centres.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING AMONG
           ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS IN SOUTH- WEST, NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL
           DEVELOPMENT
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (STELLA NGOZI ANASI; Imo James Akpan, Titilayo Adedokun
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This study seeks to investigate the degree and frequency of utilisation of ICT enabled platforms for knowledge sharing by academic librarians in South-West Nigeria. It also seeks to identify possible barriers as well as strategies that will promote efficient utilisation of these platforms.Design/methodology/approach - This study adopted a descriptive survey design, using a researcher-developed questionnaire for data collection. Fifty two professional librarians from selected academic libraries in South-West Nigeria were surveyed. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis.Findings - Finding from the investigation revealed that academic librarians in South-West Nigeria are increasingly utilising ICT platforms for knowledge sharing in preference to the traditional platforms. However, ignorance of existing ICT knowledge sharing platforms, limited ICT skills, and an unhealthy technology environment remain major challenges.Originality/value - The findings of this study have far reaching implications for Nigerian academic librarians’ professional development. It advocates maximum utilisation of ICT platforms for enhance knowledge sharing and collaboration for professional development, scholarly communication and efficient service delivery.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Global research status in leading Nuclear Science and Technology Journals
           during 2001–2010: A Bibliometric Analysis based on ISI Web of
           Science
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Amir Hosein Mardani; Shahram Abdiazar
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The main purpose of this study is to make an assessment of the global status of research in the Nuclear Science and Technology (NST) publicationsDesign/methodology/approach - The present bibliometric study is based on the bibliographic data that were retrieved from the WOS during 2001 to 2010. 85198 records published by the 35 journals under the category of nuclear science and technology in the database of Journal Citation Reports were assessed in terms of many aspects. A further assessment has been made using advanced bibliometric indicators such as field citation scores and collaboration network analysis using the NetDraw softwareFindings - Unlike research-prolific countries, the annual growth rates of publications for most developing countries have experienced an evident leap. The highest scientific impact and productivity among the publications belonged to the International Journal of Radiation Biology (10.46). A limited group of prolific authors produced a considerable portion of the publications, among whom Japanese authors had the most contributions. The USA is in the centre of the international collaborative network illustration and is also the main partner of most of the research-prolific countries. Nuclear physics has the greatest field normalised measured impact ratios (CPP/FCSm = 4.2) among the publications which signifies its inherent impact on NST research. In general, like the inter-institutional collaborative publications, the internationally collaborative publications are more frequently cited and therefore have a higher scientific impact.Originality/value - The paper could aid to show the collaborative researches in the NST Journals and assess the research performance of the NST.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND
           INFORMATION SCIENCE FROM 2000 – 2012
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Adeyinka TELLA; Ayotola Aisha Olabooye
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This study examines the pattern of publications, using a bibliometric analysis, of the African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science (AJLAIS) for the period between 2000 – 2012. Design/methodology/approach - The study uses appropriate measures and techniques of bibliometric analysis. Keeping the objectives of the study in mind, the data were collected from the AJLAIS covering the thirteen (13) identified years. The analysis covers mainly the number of articles published per volume in each of the specified years, the authorship patterns, the subject areas covered, the length of articles, the citation pattern of articles and the article types. Findings - The results of the study reveal that a total of 218 articles were published in the 13 year period with 21 (9.63%) articles being the highest total, in the year 2002. The study showed that the majority of the articles, i.e. 126 (57.8%), were published by single authors out of which a large number were on information retrieval. Of the total number of articles published, 86 (39.4%) of them were 6–10 pages in length. Volume 19 in 2009 had the highest number of citations with a total of 451 (12.4%). Also, the study revealed that the majority of the articles were theoretical papers, with a total of 108 (49.5%) while the others were empirical papers, book reviews and short communications.Practical implications - This bibliometric study will enlarge the knowledge base of information professionals on the present condition of Library and Information Science research in the current African context and provide some basis for future projections of the discipline. The study will also be helpful for librarians in the process of collection development. This is because, due to increased journal costs and slim budgets for libraries, collection development specialists must make careful selections based on the qualities and standards of journals. Originality/value - Researchers who shy away from this particular type of research owing to its rigorous and time consuming nature should gather the courage to do so. Further studies should focus on analysing journals that are published in the field of librarianship in Africa as it will create more awareness of the field of study among other professionals or researchers who are yet to know about it. The study has also revealed AJLAIS as one of the LIS standard journals in terms of its wider citation by contributors in the broader LIS literature.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
      Issue No: Vol. 19 (2014)
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Judith Broady-Preston
      Abstract: Abstract

      Not available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Problems of Scholar-Created, Synonymous Subject Terms in Buddhism
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Glenn Norio Masuchika
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - In the research into world religions, there are transliterated words of a religious concept that can be used as subject terms. However, scholars in world religions have often not chosen the transliterated word, and instead have adopted words they believe are adequate synonyms of the transliterated word and use them to categorize their professional work. This paper shows how this practice severely lessens the ability to retrieve all pertinent work and causes problems for both world religion scholars wishing to perform comprehensive searches and librarian cataloger deciding on the proper subject terms to include in the construction of citations.Design/methodology/approach - The Buddhist transliterated term into English "sunyata" and the scholarly-created, synomymous English subject terms "emptiness," "nothingness," "voidness," and "openness" were searched in an international database of religious and theological works. The lists of retrieved Buddhist works were then compared to see if the results of each independent search were identical.Findings - There is a very low rate of overlapping retrieval of Buddhist works when the term "sunyata" and each of the scholarly-created synonyms are searched independently of each other. The use of scholar-created, synonymous subject terms instead of the transliterated term have greatly diminished comprehensive retrievals.Originality/value - There is a paucity of articles concerning the negative effects of scholarly-created, synonymous search terms in general, and in world religions in particular. These results present the dangers of this practice.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In transition: academic e-book reading in an institution without e-books
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Irene Lopatovska; Aimee Slater, Caitlin Beauregard, Houda El Mimouni, Leanora Lange, Victoria Ludas Orlofsky
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The paper reports the results of a study that examined the ways in which graduate-level library and information science students make use of e-books and e-readers at an institution that does not offer e-books through its library. The paper can be used as a case study in the adoption of emerging technology.Design/methodology/approach - The study used three research methods -- a survey, focus groups, and interviews -- to investigate library and information science students’ reading habits and preferences. Findings - The findings suggest that despite the barriers of access and usability, the students have generally incorporated e-books into their academic routines. The results also suggest the factors that contribute to reader preferences for e-book technology.Research limitations/implications - The study sample was limited to one academic institution without e-book collectionOriginality/value - The article presents one of the very few studies that examine e-book reading of an academic population that does not currently have access to e-books through their academic library. Understanding the ways in which such a population accesses, uses and values e-books would help many academic libraries make decisions with regard to the selection, integration and marketing of e-books. Additionally, such a study could serve as the basis of a case study that seeks to understand the ways in which people who do not have ready access to technology through their institutions find ways to work around that obstacle.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Total Availability of Journal Articles to Internet Users
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Bruce White
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - To determine the outcome of the different measures taken towards open access to peer-reviewed research by measuring aggregate availability of a sample of journal articles. This sample was then used to examine the factors contributing to the availability or non-availability of types of article. Design/methodology/approach - A sample of articles was taken from the Scopus database based on a search by surname. This minimised any skew that would result from a dataset based on subject or source. The results were analysed to determine availability by subject and differences in availability based on source.Findings - Less than 30% of articles are available in their year of publication, rising to nearly 40% in following years. Repositories are responsible for slightly less than 50% of available articles. Substantial differences exist between the practices of scholarly societies and commercial publishers.Practical implications - Aggregate availability is dependent on a range of activities and current efforts need to be maintained to ensure its continuance. Moves towards open access by commercial publishers are not a major factor.Originality/value - This study differs from similar work by looking at access from the users’ viewpoint. Rather than looking at the total amount of material to which access is provided, it looks at the proportion of high-value information which is available.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease-of-Use, and Faculty Acceptance of
           Electronic Books: An Empirical Investigation of Sultan Qaboos University,
           Oman
    • Authors: literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (MOHAMMED NASSER AL-SUQRI
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - Electronic books (e-books) are becoming increasingly important in society and general and among academic faculty, concomitant with the growth of portable electronic devices that facilitate the reading of e-books. The objectives of this study are to extend the use of the technology acceptance model (TAM) to faculty acceptance of e-books at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in the Sultanate of Oman. Design/methodology/approach - The effects of language and personal characteristics (gender, age, field of study) in relation to perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and usage of e-books for academic work among respondents are examined using data derived from a survey of 332 faculty members at SQU.Findings - Findings were that participants who perceived that electronic books were easier to use also tended to be those who used them more; younger male faculty whose first language was Arabic tended to have higher levels of usage than females, older faculty, or faculty whose first language was not Arabic. Faculty in the Social Sciences and the Life and Health Sciences tended to have lower levels of usage behavior than those in the Arts and Humanities, Business or Law, or Physical Sciences or Engineering. Practical implications - Implications are that e-book acceptance among faculty at SQU is similar to that of faculty in Western universities and that the TAM is a relatively good predictor of e-book usage regardless of geographical location. Originality/value - The value of the present study is that identification of factors affecting scholars’ e-book usage behaviors may provide library managers with a better understanding of the way in which they can support faculty. Further, by focusing on e-book adoption by faculty in a non-Western country, results of the research help to fill a gap on an under-researched population.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
 
 
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