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  • The Book: production and participation
    • Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Luck, John William Lamp, Annemieke Craig, Jo Coldwell-Neilson
      First page: 2
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose As we enter the 21st century, the nature of the book and the structure of the industry which produces it, is undergoing radical transformation as developments in information technology offer new mechanisms for production and distribution. Most of the discussion of these changes is conducted from the perspective of what has been lost through these changes. The focus of this paper is on the benefits that may eventuate through these new mechanisms of production and distribution. Design/methodology/approach This paper reviews the history of the book from the perspective of the disruptive effects of the changes in production technology and impact on the roles involved in production, distribution and reading of books. Darnton’s Communication Circuit is updated to predict future limiting factors and opportunities for participation. Findings The evolution of the book has seen successive categories of workers involved in book production supplanted by the adoption of new technology. The updated Darnton’s model suggest that the roles involved in the production and distribution of the book will, however, be supplanted in favour of authors and readers of the book in the future. Originality/value This paper suggests a novel approach to the discussion of the future of book publication and suggests future developments.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:10Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-02-2015-0018
       
  • Personal factors supporting intercultural communication in e-learning of
           information sciences
    • Authors: Anne Uukkivi
      First page: 20
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose Research were conducted in order to explore the factors supporting intercultural communication in LIS e-learning. This paper discusses the personal factors for both the students and the lecturers that support intercultural communication in LIS e-learning. Design/methodology/approach Using case study, the opinion of students of two LIS curricula about the factors that support intercultural communication in e-learning has been determined. The data has been collected using e-interviews and document analysis. Document analysis and constant comparative analysis method was used for analysing collected data. Findings Intercultural communication in the e-learning of LIS curriculum was supported by pedagogical, personal, cultural and technological factors. In this paper, the personal factors are emphasised. These factors are the supporting characteristics of the students and lecturers, their motivation, similarities between co-students and the competence of the students. Practical implications The results of the research project are necessary in order to improve the curricula and to plan and conduct learning process. The results explain possibilities for supporting the students in international e-learning. Originality/value The results of the present study concerning the personal factors and their respective support differed – when compared to previous studies – in the following aspects: LIS students brought forward the characteristics that support intercultural communication in e-learning, were willing to gain extra knowledge and skills and considered information literacy and knowledge about written communication important but at the same time, less often mentioned the problems emerging from lags.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:18Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-01-2015-0002
       
  • Perception of Cloud Computing in Developing countries: a case study of
           Indian Academic libraries
    • Authors: Mayank Yuvaraj
      First page: 33
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose The paper explored the perceptions of librarians engaged in Indian academic libraries towards cloud computing. Design/methodology/approach A structured questionnaire was used to collect responses from the library professionals engaged in Indian Academic libraries. Overall, 339 respondents participated in the survey. Descriptive survey method was used in the study. Findings The findings of the study reveal that library professionals are using cloud computing tools in their daily works. They want to adopt cloud computing in the libraries to improve library services and avoid redundancy of works. Ubiquitous availability, economy and the various service layers are the core drivers of its adoption in the libraries. The respondents showed their concern over security and data privacy in cloud. Practical implications The study establishes the fact that the benefits of cloud computing are inadequate to convince the libraries to migrate from the traditional computing paradigm to the cloud. Technological advancement may not transform the cloud into a mainstream technology. In order to motivate the expansion of cloud computing adoption emphasis has to be laid upon collaboration between the cloud service providers supplemented by solid cloud legislations which need to be worked out. Originality/value The paper provides the perceptions of library professionals in response to the adoption of cloud computing.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:07Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-02-2015-0015
       
  • Application of word co-occurrence analysis method in mapping of the
           scientific fields (Case study: the field of Informetrics)
    • Authors: Mehri Sedighi
      First page: 52
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose This research paper aims to investigate the use of word co-occurrence analysis method in mapping of the scientific fields with emphasis on the field of Informetrics. Design/methodology/approach This is an applied study using scientometrics, co-word analysis and network analysis and its steps are summarized as follows: - Collecting the data related to the Informetrics field indexed in Web of Science database, - Refining and standardizing the keywords of the extracted articles from WOS and preparation a selected list of these keywords, - Drawing the word co-occurrence map in the Informetrics field, - Analyzing of results Findings Based on the resulted maps the concepts such as information science, library, bibliometric analysis, innovation and text mining are the most widely used topics in the field of Informetrics. The co-word occurrence maps drawn at different time periods show the changes and stabilities in the concepts related to the field of Informetrics. A number of topics such as “bibliometric analysis” are present in all years, whereas others such as “innovation” have disappeared. New topics emerge as a recombination of existing topics and in interaction with new (technological) developments. Originality/value The Results of these analytical studies can be used as a guide for determining research priorities in the scientific fields, and also for planning and management in academic institutions.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:05Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-07-2015-0075
       
  • Knowledge Sharing Behaviors among Non Academic Staff of Higher Learning
           Institutions: Attitude, Subjective Norms and Behavioral Intention Embedded
           Model.
    • Authors: Muhammad Sabbir Rahman, Aahad M Osmangani, Nuraihan Mat Daud, Fadi Abdel Muniem AbdelFattah
      First page: 65
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose This research aim is to develop and combined an understanding of the antecedents of knowledge sharing behaviour among the non academic staff of different higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach The researchers tested the hypotheses from the survey data from the non-academic staff of different private and public higher learning institutions in Malaysia. This research also applied confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) to examine the proposed hypothesis of this inquiry. Findings The results indicate that attitude and subjective norms are both influence the staff knowledge sharing behaviour significantly and positively. Additionally, this research also revealed that intention of knowledge sharing variable play a substantial role as a mediating variable in those relationships. Research limitations/implications This research is a cross sectional survey. As a result the limited sample size in this study may affect the power of generalizability. Further research may prove the model across different time to respect the nature of the knowledge sharing behaviour among the non academic staff of higher learning institutions. Practical implications The results of this research clearly explain how an academic institution may proceed for knowledge sharing culture in their respective department by considering the variables used in this inquiry. If the office of any academic institutions has been felt that the knowledge sharing among the non-academic staff is still low, they can utilize the factors as a tool to facilitate the advance knowledge sharing environment in their respective sections. Originality/value Previous research primarily focuses on the knowledge sharing behaviour of students and lectures perspective. This research minimizes the gap by included the non academic staff of higher learning institutions. In summation, this research also examined the mediating role of knowledge sharing, intention in between the relationship of attitude, subjective norms and knowledge sharing behaviour.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-02-2015-0017
       
  • PRIMARY RECORDS: WHAT FUTURE?
    • Authors: John Abdul Kargbo
      First page: 84
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose From the cradle of civilization people have been using varied ways to record, store, and distribute information. Years back people kept their records on such materials as wax, papyrus, leather, clay, parchment, paper and wood. But recent technological developments have brought about different formats which in turn have influenced the choice of materials and methods used to write and circulate information. Invariably this article critically looks at primary records, their origins, categorization, uses and what the future holds for them, amidst changing times. Design/methodology/approach This is a view point article on primary documents in library and information service institutions. The article critically looks at the different types of primary documents,how they are collected, the challenges involved and their future amidst changing technological times. Relevant literature was consulted including the internet. Findings The findings are that the future of primary documents will remain bleak if librarians, curators, records managers,and archivists do not give serious thought primary douments regardless of the fact they are germane in Library and Information Science. Originality/value This is a view point article on primary documents. Relevant information was drawn from varied readings in library and information sevice institutions as well as from the Internet.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:12Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-08-2015-0082
       
  • A comparative study of Information Literacy Provision at University
           Libraries in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates: a literature
           review
    • Authors: Mathew Moyo, Judith Mavodza
      First page: 93
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this review is to establish and compare the provision of information literacy skills to university students both at undergraduate and graduate levels in South Africa (SA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This could in turn inform the development of appropriate/ suitable information literacy programmes to support teaching and learning Design/methodology/approach A review of available scholarly papers is performed for information collection. Findings The findings can identify variations in information literacy provision within and across disciplines, deficiencies in local current and on-going research. Research limitations/implications It must be noted that this is a review and conclusions from it are expected to reveal areas that require more in-depth study. Practical implications The study’s contribution to the field of information literacy lies in its revelation of what is understood by information literacy provision and how the ACRL standards are used to guide practice in the two different regions of the world. Originality/value The study is the first of its kind which compares IL practices at university libraries in SA and the UAE. It will assist policymakers and librarians in the development of appropriate information literacy programmes in support of teaching and learning.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-06-2015-0069
       
  • Children’s Section of the Jaffna Public Library: User Satisfaction
           Survey
    • Authors: Kalpana Chandrasekar, Nadarajah Sivathaasan
      First page: 108
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 65, Issue 1/2, February 2016.
      Purpose This survey research is intended to investigate the level of satisfaction among children (up to 14 years) with regard to facilities and services available at the children’s section of the Jaffna Public Library (Sri Lanka). Design/methodology/approach A structured questionnaire was distributed among randomly selected members of the children’s section, Jaffna Public Library (JPL). Data collected via the structured questionnaire were analysed using SPSS 22.0. In addition to the descriptive analysis, independent samples t-test and f-test were conducted to observe the influence of personal variables on different facets of user satisfaction. Findings The response rate was 67 per cent. Descriptive analysis showed that the prime purpose of visiting the children’s section (JPL) is reading books and other materials. With regard to frequency of visit, 86 per cent of the respondents visit the library 3–4 times in a week or at least once a week. Results of f-test indicated that there is no significant difference among different age groups for overall satisfaction of children’s section facilities and services. Results of the t-test revealed that female children are more satisfied with the library environment compared to males. Further, the level of satisfaction with shelf arrangement, library environment and children’s programs differed significantly between children studying in the bilingual and the Tamil mediums. Originality/value This study reports the empirical findings of the user survey carried out at the children’s section of the Jaffna Public Library.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-12-15T12:26:19Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-05-2015-0050
       
  • Research Growth in LIS during Last Decade: A Study
    • Authors: Ramesh Pandita, Shivendra Singh
      First page: 514
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose The present study seeks to examine the research growth in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) at global level for the period 2004-2013. The key areas analyzed in the study include, research growth in LIS at continental level, worlds ten leading LIS research countries, citation analysis & h-index etc. Design/methodology/approach The study is supported with empirical findings, for which data was retrieved from the SCImago Journal and Country Ranking, based on SCOPUS data source. The study is not exhaustive in nature as it covers only those articles, published in LIS journals indexed with this particular data sources. The study simply reflects a trend and not the exhaustive figures. Findings - A total of 75887 research articles were retrieved on the date of data retrieval and put to analysis. The US emerging as the leading LIS research country with 29349 article, constituting 38.54% of the total global LIS research output, followed by UK and China. Spain is the fasted growing LIS research country in the world, with an average annual research growth of 28.70%, which is closely followed by Australia and China. The average annual corresponding research growth of LIS publications at global level remained 10.46%. Out of 194 nation countries (162, 82.50%) have contributed to the LIS research during the period. North America, Europe and Asia are the three leading LIS research continents Originality/value The scope of the present study is global in nature and lasts for the period 2004-2013.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:46Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-04-2015-0037
       
  • The Issues and Challenges facing a Digital Library with a Special Focus on
           the University of Calgary
    • Authors: Bennett Thomas
      First page: 533
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to focus on major issues involved in setting up a digital library, with special attention given to the University of Calgary’s new Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL), which was started in 2006 and completed in 2011 at a cost of $203 million. Design/methodology/approach The paper will begin with a description of the targeted users. It will discuss user expectations for the digital library, which are often focused on the distributive function of the library to provide rapid and easy access to resources such as licensed e-journals and e-books. It will then explore issues related to the productive function, the digitization of collections. Finally, the paper will address the question: What purposes does digitization of collections serve? Findings Although digital materials are becoming more popular with university library users, university libraries are not yet ready to abandon print library materials altogether for a wide variety of reasons. Originality/value This is a case study of a library that claims to be unique: a university library which is truly digital in nature.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:47Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-11-2014-0125
       
  • Reference Service Evaluation at an African Academic Library: The User
           Perspective
    • Authors: Lili Luo, Viscount B. Buer
      First page: 552
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose This paper provides a detailed discussion of a large-scale library reference evaluation study conducted at the University of Education, Winneba (UAE) in Ghana. The study seeks to evaluate the reference service from the user perspective, focusing on how users use and perceive the service. Design/methodology/approach Self-administered survey was used as the data collection instrument. One thousand questionnaires were distributed library users in a three-week period, and the response rate was 63.7%. Findings The reference service had a high non-use rate of 42.6%, which was primarily attributed to library users’ self-sufficiency and lack of awareness of the service. The top three motivations for library users to use the reference service were class assignments, personal interests, and using library facilities. Although their overall altitude was positive, users felt that reference librarians were more successful at exhibiting customer service qualities than performing tasks related to identifying users’ information needs and searching/locating relevant information to fulfill the needs. Practical implications The knowledge gained from this study will deepen the understanding of how the reference service is utilized and perceived by library users and offer insights on how to enhance the services to optimize the user experience. Originality/value This study yields an enriched view of reference service provision in the African context. Its findings will help other academic libraries in Africa successfully plan and implement their own reference evaluation efforts and ultimately encourage more evidence-based library practices in the developing world.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:49Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-04-2015-0046
       
  • Problems and Prospects of implementing Cloud Computing in university
           libraries: a case study of Banaras Hindu University library system
    • Authors: Mayank Yuvaraj
      First page: 567
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose The paper aims at examining the characteristic elements of various organizational factors to identify whether a favourable climate for implementing and sustaining cloud computing in Banaras Hindu University library system existed. Design/methodology/approach After reviewing relevant literature on the topic, a list of 20 factors that affected an organization`s adoption to innovation was prepared. A questionnaire was personally administered to the library professionals engaged in BHULS. Respondents were asked to nominate the level of importance of each factor for validation of cloud computing adoption. Findings The findings of the study validate the fact that opportune time for the implementation of cloud computing existed in BHU library systems. Library staffs showed high willingness to the adoption of the cloud computing and were well prepared to grasp the challenges. Practical implications The study establishes the fact that the benefits of cloud computing are inadequate to convince the organizations to migrate from the traditional computing paradigm to the cloud. Technological advancement may not transform the cloud into a mainstream technology. In order to motivate the expansion of cloud computing adoption emphasis has to be laid upon collaboration between the cloud service providers supplemented by solid cloud legislations which need to be worked out. Originality/value Since no empirical study on the cloud computing in conjunction with academic libraries of India has been carried out before, this study closes this gap and provides guidelines to migrate to cloud environment. Also, it provides the perceptions of library professionals in response to its adoption.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:48Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-01-2015-0007
       
  • APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FACTORS ON CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP
           MANAGEMENT PROCESS
    • Authors: Chin Wei Chong, Ghazaleh Hasanian, Geok Chew Gan
      First page: 583
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose This paper is to study the application of knowledge management factors on customer relationship management process in Malaysian MSC status organizations. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire survey was conducted on knowledge management workers (customer service) in Malaysian MSC status organizations. Based on the extensive review of the current literature, eight knowledge management factors were investigated to examine the application toward customer relationship management process. Findings The data collected from 96 knowledge workers and suggests that knowledge management process, organizational infrastructure and technology are three important predictors for effective customer relationship management process Practical implications The practical implication of this study could be useful for business managers who want to enhance organizational customer relationship management through implementing knowledge management practices to support their organization’s knowledge management efforts Originality/value This study is among the first paper to study the application of knowledge management factors on customer relationship management process in Malaysia.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:43Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-10-2014-0111
       
  • An investigation of the training needs on emotional intelligence of
           academic librarians
    • Authors: Asad Khan, Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Fuziah Mohd Nadzar
      First page: 597
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose The aim of this study was to assess the training needs on emotional intelligence (EI) of librarians serving in the university libraries of Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach A structured questionnaire was used to gather data from a randomly selected sample of Pakistani university librarians. A paired sample t-test was used to examine the significance of difference between the four indicators of EI. Further, descriptive statistics were used to assess the training needs on EI. Findings The difference between all indicators of EI was found significant. The results showed less than fifty percent of deficit, more than fifty percent of surplus and twenty percent of job best fit in terms of EI of university librarians. Further, results illustrated that librarians require training to cover the skill deficiencies. Similarly, top down allocation of tasks is required to produce more person-job fit and control surplus or over utilization of the skills. Practical implications The findings of this study have several implications for university librarians such as designing of training programs, incorporation of EI in the performance evaluation, to investigate the causes of deficit and surplus in EI etc. Originality/value This study is the first attempt that extended the scope of EI towards librarianship in Pakistan. The findings probably motivate university librarians to improve the current level of their EI.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:48Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-04-2015-0040
       
  • INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS IN THE SHAI OSUDOKU
           DISTRICT OF GHANA
    • Authors: DONUS WORLANYO BUADI, PATIENCE EMEFA DZANDZA
      First page: 614
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, November 2015.
      Purpose This article aims to investigate the information seeking behaviour of traditional leaders in the Shai Osudoku District of Ghana. Design/methodology/approach The case study methodology was employed. An interview schedule was designed to elicit information from twelve Chiefs from the Shai Traditional Council. Findings The findings of the study showed that traditional leaders sought information on issues that bordered on their community as well as information for their personal use. It also showed that they usually used informal sources such as the traditional council and their subjects but also exhibited similar information seeking behaviour to that of professionals. They also used information dissemination or transfer methods that were in line with the oral culture of their traditional society. They had challenges in the use of information technology due to their low educational level, as well as challenges in having access to formal sources due to unavailability. Practical implications The study brought to light the challenges traditional leaders encountered in executing their roles. It was therefore recommended that government agencies collaborate with them to enhance their work. Originality/value Several studies have been conducted on information seeking behaviour of different categories of people within different contexts. However, little studies have been conducted on the information seeking behaviour of traditional leaders. This study, thus sought to serve as a foundation research on the information seeking behaviour of traditional leaders, with Shai Osudoku District of Ghana as the study area.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-09-19T12:10:45Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-04-2015-0036
       
  • Social media for creative libraries
    • Pages: 629 - 630
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, Page 629-630, November 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-11-03T11:12:42Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-07-2015-0074
       
  • Resource Sharing Today: A Practical Guide to Interlibrary Loan, Consortial
           Circulation, and Global Cooperation
    • Pages: 630 - 631
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, Page 630-631, November 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-11-03T11:25:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-08-2015-0085
       
  • Libraries and Public Perception: A Comparative Analysis of the European
           Press
    • Pages: 631 - 632
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, Page 631-632, November 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-11-03T11:25:55Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-08-2015-0086
       
  • A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals Edited by
    • Pages: 633 - 634
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 8/9, Page 633-634, November 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: 2015-11-03T11:26:00Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-08-2015-0087
       
 
 
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