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027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acervo : Revista do Arquivo Nacional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Against the Grain     Partially Free   (Followers: 127)
AIB Studi     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Alexandría : Revista de Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alexandria : The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
American Libraries     Partially Free   (Followers: 195)
Anales de Documentacion     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Anuari de l'Observatori de Biblioteques, Llibres i Lectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANZTLA EJournal     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion Online     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archimag     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Archivaria     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Ariadne Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 154)
Art Libraries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aslib Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152)
AtoZ : novas práticas em informação e conhecimento     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Australian Academic & Research Libraries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 92)
Australian Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 157)
Baca : Jurnal Dokumentasi dan Informasi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 45)
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 150)
Berkala Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
Biblios     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteca Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Bibliotecas : Revista de la Escuela de Bibliotecología, Documentación e Información     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bibliotecas Universitárias : pesquisas, experiências e perspectivas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigacion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteka     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bibliotheca Orientalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BIBLIOTIKA : Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BiD : textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bilgi Dünyası     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 226)
Biuletyn EBIB     Open Access  
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 121)
Bridgewater Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin des bibliotheques de France     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 254)
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access  
Children and Libraries : The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciência da Informação em Revista     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Code4Lib Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 182)
Collaborative Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Collection and Curation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
College & Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 464)
College & Research Libraries News     Partially Free   (Followers: 256)
College & Undergraduate Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 231)
Communicate : Journal of Library and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communications in Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 203)
Community & Junior College Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Cuadernos de Gestión de Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Data Curation Profiles Directory     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 217)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Digital Library Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Digital Platform: Information Technologies in Sociocultural Sphere     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentation et bibliothèques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
e-Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Librarian     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
EDUCAUSE Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 141)
Edulib : Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
El Profesional de la Informacion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
eLucidate     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Emerging Library & Information Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Encontros Bibli : revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86)
European Science Editing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 393)
Florida Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Bibliologica     Open Access  
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 319)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Georgia Library Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ghana Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 819)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HLA News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IASSIST Quarterly     Open Access  
Idaho Librarian     Free   (Followers: 8)
IFLA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 229)
In Monte Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
In the Library with the Lead Pipe     Open Access   (Followers: 124)
InCID : Revista de Ciência da Informação e Documentação     Open Access  
InCite     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Informaatiotutkimus     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Informação & Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Información, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Information & Culture : A Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Information Discovery and Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Information Manager (The)     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Information Processing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206)
Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Information Systems Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 146)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
Information Technologist (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Information Technology and Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 312)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Informationspraxis     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Informationswissenschaft : Theorie, Methode und Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
iNFOTEZY     Open Access  
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Association of School Librarianship Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
International Information & Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 404)
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Digital Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
International Journal of Digital Library Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Doctoral Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 163)
International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Information Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
International Journal of Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 248)
International Journal of Library Science     Open Access   (Followers: 269)
International Journal of Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Web Portals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 550)
InULA Notes : Indiana University Librarians Association     Open Access  
Investigación Bibliotecológica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JISTEM : Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
JLIS.it     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
JMIR Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1024)
Journal of Access Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives     Open Access  
Journal of Altmetrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Creative Library Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 169)
Journal of East Asian Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science - JELIS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Electronic Publishing     Open Access   (Followers: 76)
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 231)
Journal of eScience Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 115)
Journal of Global Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 50)
Journal of Hospital Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160)
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 150)
Journal of Information and Data Management     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Information Engineering and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 790)
Journal of Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1031)

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      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Volume 48, Issue 2, Page 352-370, June 2022.

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      Authors: Angela R. Davis, Stephanie A. Diaz, Russell A. Hall, Margita Mirčeta Zakarija, Irena Urem
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      This study describes and compares the minimum educational requirements of library and information science programs offered in Croatia and the USA. The article adds to previous research in comparative education and comparative librarianship. The findings show notable differences and similarities between the two countries. The library and information science educational path in Croatia is more structured, requiring a Bachelor’s degree in addition to a Master’s, as well as postgraduate licensure. The USA typically only offers graduate degree programs in the field. Library and information science programs in both countries are generally flexible and highly customizable. Both countries require several foundational courses in librarianship, however, Croatian programs place greater emphasis on technology and collection management curricula. In contrast, library and information science programs in the USA require more managerial coursework and offer students increased flexibility in terms of course choice. This article may assist library school educators in evaluating their programs to address current and future professional needs.
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  • Preservation and conservation of indigenous manuscripts

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      Authors: Sunil Tyagi
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      This study is an endeavour to investigate the preservation and conservation status of the heritage of indigenous manuscripts in the Central Library at the Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Rajasthan, India, that are unknown to the scholarly world. A survey of the manuscripts was carried out to investigate their physical status. A structured interview with nine staff members from the manuscripts section was conducted to obtain information regarding the manuscript collections and current preservation and conservation techniques employed. The findings reveal that the overall preservation and conservation techniques used in the library were found to be satisfactory according to the standard operating procedures of the National Mission for Manuscripts. The study also provides an understanding of the nature of the manuscript collections and the preservation and conservation techniques employed with the manuscripts.
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      DOI: 10.1177/03400352221103899
       
  • Strategies for checking misinformation: An approach from the Global South

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      Authors: Anup Kumar Das, Manorama Tripathi
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      The manipulation of information to suit one’s vested interests is a growing hazard. It has elements of disinformation, misinformation and fake news, and lacks authenticity. Such manipulation and distortion of facts can have serious consequences for a community, especially in a diverse nation like India. It calls for strict measures and awareness to check this spread. Technology further catalyses such dissemination. Institutions, libraries, governments and the media are all deliberating effective means to distinguish fake news from authentic news. This article details some such initiatives. It discusses the Government of India’s Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, to curb such deceitful dissemination, elements of which can be replicable in other geographies. It spotlights the issue and underscores the need for media and information literacy for all to be more discerning during the reception, consumption and assimilation of information before responding to it. Further, the fact-checking initiatives and Information Technology Rules as taken and framed in India may be replicated in other countries.
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  • Technological scenarios for the new normality in Latin American academic
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      Authors: Lourdes Feria Basurto, Humberto Martínez-Camacho, Alejandra Calderón-Swain
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      The technological scenarios that have arisen in Latin American universities have been substantially changing in recent months as a result of the international health emergency caused by COVID-19. The lockdown policy revealed the need to develop digital and informational skills to adapt to the environment and the demands of distance learning required for integral online education. In order to observe and systematize the transformation of the technological environment in academic libraries during these months, the recent situation was identified based on data analysis obtained from a questionnaire applied in Latin American countries. The results reported significant changes in the use of digital applications, services, user assistance and librarian training during the pandemic, as well as the libraries’ mid-term commitments.
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  • A systematic review of crisis management in libraries with emphasis on
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      Authors: Somaye Sadat Akhshik, Reza Rajabali Beglou
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Crisis preparedness is critical for crisis management in all organizations, including libraries. Libraries must make decisions about crisis situations, which requires planning and preparedness for crises. The purpose of this systematic review was to analyse and identify the main issues that assist libraries in decision-making in times of crisis. A total of 2900 studies from 1985 to 2020 were identified. Following the application of inclusion and exclusion criteria, 44 studies were included in the final review process. The findings of the study indicate that the subjects which were focused on most frequently with regard to crisis management were preparedness instruction, training programmes, preparation assessment and Important factors in crisis management. Moreover, the majority of the studies primarily focused on economic or financial rather than natural, social or health-related crises. Furthermore, between 2008 and 2017, there was a significant increase in the number of published articles mostly considered academic and research libraries. In addition, there has been a recent increase in articles dealing with crisis preparedness and management in these researches.
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      PubDate: 2022-04-29T09:03:14Z
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  • Croatian adolescents’ credibility judgments in making everyday life
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      Authors: Alica Kolarić
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      The objective of this study was to investigate how high school students judged the credibility of information obtained for help with making everyday life decisions. Semi-structured individual interviews were carried out to reveal what reasons lay behind their belief in the quality, accuracy and helpfulness of the information. The results reveal that the students preferred turning to interpersonal information sources. The information obtained was perceived to be credible in cases when the source had been characterized with attributes that expressed competence and trustworthiness (such as expertise, knowledge and precision). Other important indicators of information credibility in cases of interpersonal information sources were the characteristics that expressed personal trust and the quality of the relationship with the source. Information on social media was judged by socially generated cues that expressed reputation and popularity in the users’ community. Lastly, credibility was verified by checking the consistency of information from multiple sources.
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  • Intellectual freedom: Waving and wavering across three national contexts

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      Authors: Shannon M Oltmann, Toni Samek, Louise Cooke
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      The 1999 IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom makes no explicit distinction between personal and professional ethics, though there are implicit indications that there may be divergence between professional and personal considerations. Across three national contexts (the USA, Canada, and the UK), we explore the gaps between professional and personal ethics, as well as how these gaps have been potentially exploited, addressed, or resolved. There have been waves of debate about intellectual freedom and social responsibility across these three national contexts. In the contemporary age, we see clashes around conceptions of neoliberalism, neutrality, expressive freedom, justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The divergence of opinion comes from both the left and the right. The gap between library rhetoric and how it is practiced on the ground in different contexts is visibly shifting and under increased scrutiny, certainly in the USA, Canada, and the UK.
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      PubDate: 2022-03-24T09:05:11Z
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  • A review of international education literature: Interdisciplinary and
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      Authors: Shanna Saubert, Liz Cooper
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      The discovery of relevant research in the field of international education can be difficult due to the nature of the field and how scholarly work is indexed. This article presents a review of published international education literature to identify key topics and publication patterns, along with potential gaps and inequities in current scholarly discourse. Using the keywords “international education” and “global education,” the analyses focus on records retrieved from Web of Science. Of the 1492 peer-reviewed journal articles reviewed (published from 1991 to 2017), the analyses revealed only 705 articles relevant to the field of international education. Additional analyses of bibliometric data show a significant increase in international education publication over the past two decades; evolving trends regarding topical foci and methods; and publication disparities regarding national contexts and languages outside the Global North/anglophone-dominated discourse. The article concludes with recommendations to improve discoverability, better connect various areas of international education research, and expand scholarly discourse to include more diverse representation.
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      PubDate: 2022-03-17T06:48:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352221085293
       
  • Examining the status of prison libraries around the world: A literature
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      Authors: Syed Tauseef Hussain, Syeda Hina Batool, Ata ur Rehman, Syeda Kiran Zahra, Khalid Mahmood
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      The purpose of this study is to review the published literature and highlight the situation of prison libraries around the world. The study strives to adopt a comprehensive approach while reviewing the literature in order to survey the present status geographically. The available published literature on prison libraries in local and international library and information science journals has been reviewed. The researchers also consulted other sources, such as books, theses, dissertations, conference proceedings, library websites, individuals and professional organizations, including the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and IFLA. The databases used included Library and Information Science Abstracts, Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts, Emerald, JSTOR, Google Scholar and ResearchGate. The keywords used for searching can be categorized as ‘prison libraries’, ‘jail libraries’, ‘correctional institution libraries’ and ‘rehabilitation centres’. Overall, findings suggest that the situation of prison libraries in USA, UK, Europe and Asia (only urban areas) is much better as compared to the other regions of the world. This situation is because of the availability of resources, access to the Internet, technology, automated catalogues, cooperation with other libraries such as public libraries, and regular budgets to run library affairs smoothly. A lack of professional staff, the unavailability of library space, limited collections, censorship issues, a poor budgetary situation, the absence of library associations in developing countries, and a lack of cooperation among prison libraries and public libraries are the major causes of the current situation of prison libraries. The study is unique in nature as it highlights the situation of prison libraries worldwide through a wide lens, focusing on standards, services and difficulties, as well as recommendations made by the researchers.
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      PubDate: 2022-03-07T09:40:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352221078032
       
  • Transcribing public libraries as revitalized ethical spaces

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      Authors: Alison Frayne
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Referencing human rights and library literature, this article seeks to contribute to an understanding of how the IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom is articulated by library associations and libraries, whose policies are structured by institutional mandates that determine library function. The article re-envisages intellectual freedom premised on a collective identity of fairness, justice and equality. Drawing on the IFLA Statement, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this article uses a rhetorical analysis methodology to discuss the re-envisioning of library functionality in contemporary society. Public libraries are unique public institutions that carry people’s stories in the literatures and knowledges they hold. They open the way for everyone to engage actively with ethical statements that reflect a collective of voices, where intellectual freedoms extend the narrative of collective memories.
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      PubDate: 2022-02-25T09:19:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352221074716
       
  • Exploring academic staff engagement in depositing locally produced
           research content in open access institutional repositories in Tanzania

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      Authors: Anna Shangwe Mbughuni, Wulystan P Mtega, Andrew W Malekani
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      This study explored academic staff engagement in depositing locally produced content in open access institutional repositories in public universities in Tanzania. The general objective of this study was to establish the extent to which academic staff are engaged in depositing locally produced content in open access institutional repositories. The study employed a cross-sectional research design. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire, which was administered to 292 academic staff selected through systematic random sampling. Purposive sampling was used to select 14 key informants. The results reveal that 92.5% of the respondents were aware of the presence of open access institutional repositories and 46.2% of the respondents had self-archived their academic work in open access institutional repositories. Poor Internet connectivity, low bandwidth, and a time-consuming and unstable power supply were the challenges encountered by the academic staff in the process of uploading their work. Several recommendations are suggested to expedite the process.
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      PubDate: 2022-02-25T09:18:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211069157
       
  • Knowledge mapping and visualization of personal information management
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      Authors: Williams Ezinwa Nwagwu, Chidiebube Blossom Williams
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      This study was designed to examine the structure of the literature on personal information management during the period 1988–2020 through the mapping of author and indexer keywords. The article also examines the volume, quantity and growth of personal information management literature during the period. The Scopus database was searched with the phrase ‘personal information management’ within the title, abstract and keyword fields on 18 February 2021. The annual growth in publications is presented as the number of retrieved documents each year, and the annual growth rate of publications on the subject is analysed. A total of 887 documents have been written on the subject since 1988. The major focus in addressing the problem of personal information management appears to be on technology applications, but research from 2015 onwards starts to address individual factors as they relate to personal information management.
      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-02-22T09:25:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211065487
       
  • Library makerspace in Turkey: Public and university libraries

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      Authors: Ayşenur Güneş, Mehmet Canatar
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      This study is intended to determine the developments in Turkey and to reveal the quality of the libraries that offer makerspace service. In the light of the data, obtained from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism at the time of the study, one university library and three public libraries where this service was offered in Turkey were examined. However, one public library was examined in detail within the scope of the study. Qualitative research methods were used, and the data collected by the semi-structured interview technique were evaluated with the descriptive analysis method. According to the results not much progress has been observed in Turkey regarding the services offered by the library makerspace. The fact that the public libraries evaluated in this study offer only one service, however, shows that they cannot fully realize the maker philosophy.
      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-01-20T09:17:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211066944
       
  • Factors influencing the use of agricultural information by Vietnamese
           farmers

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      Authors: Hung Gia Hoang, Duc Van Nguyen, Douglas Drysdale
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      This study examined the factors affecting the use of agricultural information by Vietnamese cereal farmers. A sample size of 245 cereal farmers was selected and surveyed. The participants were classified into small, medium and large cereal farmers. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics were applied to analyse the data. The results show that large farmers used information from preferred traders, extension workers, input suppliers, mobile phones and the Internet; smaller farmers employed information from cooperatives, the farmers’ union and television. Large farmers had more access to information on soil preparation, pest/weed control, harvesting, and market and input prices, while small farmers accessed information on inorganic fertilisers. The regression analysis shows that the characteristics of gender, farming experience, participation in training programmes and community-based organisations, access to the Internet and television, information obtained from preferred traders, the Commune Peoples’ Committee, extension workers, cooperatives, the farmers’ union and input suppliers significantly affected farmers’ use of agricultural information (χ2 = 140.784, p < .000).
      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-01-18T09:09:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211066941
       
  • The antecedents and consequences of organizational learning in the
           library: A systematic literature review

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      Authors: Dyah Puspitasari Srirahayu, Anis Eliyana, Esti Putri Anugrah
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study is to determine the developments and factors that affect organizational learning in libraries. The study uses a systematic literature review method by analysing 20 research articles. The results of the study indicate that there are antecedents and consequences of organizational learning in the library. The research offers a comprehensive framework of the antecedents and consequences of organizational learning in libraries. Library managers can use these results to improve organizational learning in their libraries in accordance with the conditions and environment. The results can also be used as material for consideration in making decisions about the application of organizational learning in the library. There are few systematic literature reviews of organizational learning in libraries; hence, this article can be used as an opening for further discussion.
      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-01-17T09:17:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211066939
       
  • Intellectual freedom and alternative priorities in library and information
           science research: A longitudinal study

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      Authors: Gabriel J Gardner
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      This article presents a bibliometric analysis of the library and information science literature to trace the emphasis that intellectual freedom and neutrality have received relative to an index of alternative and possibly competing topics. Emphasis is captured longitudinally by recording the number of results for various search terms associated with intellectual freedom, neutrality, diversity, equity, and inclusion in Web of Science from 1993 through 2020 and Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts from 1970 through 2020. The results show that the number of works mentioning intellectual freedom and neutrality has increased only slightly over the study period, in sharp contrast to many entries on the diversity, equity, and inclusion index. With research interests being partially indicative of personal beliefs and professional activity, the impact of this relative change in emphasis on professional practice is discussed. Public controversies regarding library neutrality, intellectual freedom, and freedom of expression in libraries are summarized.
      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-01-11T09:25:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211061176
       
  • Information needs and delivery channels: Experimental evidence from
           Cambodian smallholders

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      Authors: Selina Bruns, Oliver Mußhoff, Pascal Ströhlein
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Despite numerous policy interventions, poverty still exists. Those most harshly affected are people living in rural areas of low-income countries, regions that are often characterized by information asymmetries leading to market failure. The widespread growth of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in remote areas across the world holds immense potential for lifting the information barriers of the rural poor. However, there is little evidence of the effectiveness of delivery channels, which might be one reason why digital advice differs in its impact. Seeking to ascertain how smallholders can best be served by ICT, the authors investigated information needs and effective ICT delivery channels. Sociodemographic and ICT-related data was collected and a framed field experiment was conducted with smallholders in Cambodia; they were asked to build an object while using various delivery channels for instruction. Employing different regression techniques and matching algorithms, the experiment reveals that multisensory instructions trump all others.
      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-01-06T11:07:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352211057148
       
  • Preservation storage and curation strategies: Introduction

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      Authors: Reinhard Altenhöner, Jacob Nadal
      First page: 263
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-09T05:37:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352221093475
       
  • Tāhuhu: Preserving the Nation’s Memory Programme: An interview with
           Peter Whitehead and Hinerangi Himiona

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      First page: 267
      Abstract: IFLA Journal, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: IFLA Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-12T06:47:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03400352221093476
       
 
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