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  • The Information-Seeking Behavior of Mosque Speechmakers (MSs) in the State
           of Kuwait
    • Authors: Essam A. H. Mansour
      First page: 194
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, April 2015.
      Purpose The main purpose of this paper is to reveal the cover of research regarding Mosque Speechmakers (MSs) in the Arabic environment. The researcher tries to investigate the information-seeking behavior of MSs in the state of Kuwait in terms of their thoughts, approaches, habits, preferences, tools and problems met when using of and accessing information. Design/methodology/approach The author employed a questionnaire, with a response rate 70.6 percent (561/795). Findings The findings of the study revealed that most of MSs in Kuwait tend to be older (aged over 35 years), educated (mostly with BA degrees) and with an average monthly income over 300 KD ($1000 = 282 KD). The study showed that MSs were significantly seeking information to make a specific/general research, to collect necessary statistics, to make a speech/sermon and to present religious sermons/lectures. They preferred to use the home/personal library as well as the special library, specifically the Mosque library. The information seeking behavior of a large number of them indicated a preference for printed sources over electronic sources, and a good number preferred to access information through the audio-visual materials as well as the Web. A very small number of them were looking for information for the purpose of making a speech (Friday speech/sermon). The study also showed that the most important sources of information MSs were seeking for were biographies, specialized books, particularly Islamic books, mass media (press, TV, videos, .. etc). The study also showed that a large number of MSs were poor in the usage of foreign languages, and this in turn has negatively affected to take advantage of the vast information available in these languages. The unpretentious role of the library to deliver requested information, the use of foreign languages as well as the high cost of information were the most significant problems met by MSs when using of and accessing information. Research limitations/implications This paper investigates the topic of MSs’ use of and access to information. This topic, unfortunately, has limited previous research, especially in the Arabic and Islamic environment. Practical implications The paper provides valuable insight into the information behavior of a very important client group, namely Mosque Speechmakers (MSs) Originality/value Being the second one of its type throughout the Arab world, this study is characterized to be a distinguishing one among several studies conducted in the area of the information-seeking behaviour, especially with such a significant group of information users/seekers. Any findings resulted from this study may help in a better understanding of the MSs’ information-seeking behaviour, and may also help policy and decision-makers (Mosques and Islamic institutions) as well as religious information service providers to understand well the nature of these beneficiaries of information sources and to enrich the awareness of researchers and professionals on the topic of information-seeking behavior of Mosque speechmakers.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:22:04 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-08-2014-0090
       
  • The Effects of Demographic variables on Knowledge Sharing
    • Authors: Henry Boateng, Michael Dzigbordi Dzandu, Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang
      First page: 216
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, April 2015.
      Purpose The relationship between demographic variables and knowledge sharing has not been clearly established in the existing literature. This study seeks to find the role of demographic variables in knowledge sharing among teachers in senior high schools. Design/methodology/approach The survey research design was used as the methodology for the study. The participants of the study were senior high school teachers. These participants were selected using convenience sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Data was anaylsed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression. Findings The study found that male teachers share more of their knowledge than female teachers. Additionally, first degree holders were found to share their knowledge more than HND holders. Originality/value This study has established the relationship between demographic variables and knowledge sharing among senior high school teachers in Ghana.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:22:03 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-07-2014-0080
       
  • Knowledge Sharing Strategies on Traditional vegetables for Supporting Food
           Security in Kilosa District, Tanzania
    • Authors: Monica Samuel Chipungahelo
      First page: 229
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, April 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine knowledge sharing on traditional vegetables for supporting food security among farmers and other communities in Kilosa district ,Tanzania Design/methodology/approach The case study design was employed. Semi -structured questionnaires with both open and closed ended were used to collect quantitative data in three wards of Kilosa , District in Tanzania. Interviews were use to collect qualitative data from three head of farmer groups and direct observation was used to validate findings obtained from questionnaires. Findings The results showed that farmers used socialization approach to share indigenous knowledge about traditional vegetables on production, consumption and preservation Research limitations/implications The study necessitates a need to conduct regular studies on sharing knowledge of traditional vegetables among different communities for supporting food security Practical implications The paper provides a frame work for agricultural development planners on how to improve the management of indigenous knowledge on traditional vegetables with scientific knowledge in local communities for improving food security in Tanzania Originality/value The study provides an appropriate knowledge sharing strategies which are needed to improve sharing of indigenous knowledge about traditional vegetables in Tanzania and other developed and developing countries
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:22:06 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-10-2014-0105
       
  • Text mining: an analysis of research published under the subject category
           ‘Information Science Library Science’ in Web of Science
           Database during 1999-2013
    • Authors: Shubhada Prashant Nagarkar
      First page: 248
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, April 2015.
      Purpose The aim of this work was to analyse text mining literature indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) under the ‘Information Science Library Science’ sub category. More specifically, it analyses the chronological growth of text mining literature, and the major countries, institutions, departments and individuals contributing to text mining literature. Collaboration in text mining research is also analysed. Design/methodology/approach Bibliographic and citation data required for this research were retrieved from WoS database. Text mining being a multidisciplinary field, the search was restricted to ‘Information Science Library Science’ sub category in the WoS. A comprehensive query statement covering all synonyms of ‘text mining’ was prepared using the Boolean operator ‘OR’. Microsoft Excel and HistCite software were used for data analysis. Pajek and VoSviewer were used for data visualization Findings It was found that USA is the major producer of text mining research literature and the highest number of papers were published in the Journal of The American Medical Informatics. Columbia University ranked first both in number of articles and citations received in the top ten institutes publishing text mining literature. It was also observed that six out of the top ten sub divisions of institutions are either from medicine or medical informatics or biomedical information. H.C. Chen and C. Friedman were seen to be the most prolific authors. Research limitations/implications The paper analyses articles on text mining published during 1999-2013 in WoS under the sub category Information Science Library Science’. Originality/value The paper is based on empirical data exclusively gathered for this research.
      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:22:06 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-08-2014-0091
       
  • LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector
    • Pages: 263 - 264
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 263-264, April 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:08:49 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-12-2014-0146
       
  • Mergers and Alliances: The Wider View; The Operational View and Cases
           (Advances in Librarianship, Volumes 36 and 37)
    • Pages: 264 - 265
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 264-265, April 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:08:59 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-01-2015-0003
       
  • Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics 2012-2013
    • Pages: 266 - 267
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 266-267, April 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:08:58 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-01-2015-0005
       
  • The Boundaries of the Literary Archive: Reclamation and Representation
    • Pages: 268 - 269
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 268-269, April 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:08:48 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-12-2014-0140
       
  • Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide
    • Pages: 269 - 270
      Abstract: Library Review, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 269-270, April 2015.

      Citation: Library Review
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:08:49 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LR-12-2014-0141
       
 
 
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