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Library Hi Tech News
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.226
Number of Followers: 1058  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0741-9058 - ISSN (Online) 2054-1678
Published by Emerald Homepage  [364 journals]
  • Digital decisions: user-driven digitization

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      Authors: Stephanie Sussmeier, Heather Perez
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to determine digitization selection strategies to optimize usage by examining digital collections at Stockton University, comparing the library-driven projects to the community-driven ones. Case study of digitization selection strategy for Special Collections and University Archives, comparing library-driven to community-driven approaches. Based on webpage analytics of the digital collections, community-driven digitization projects are more successful than library-driven ones. As a case study, this paper only analyzes a select number of digital collections from one institution. Those responsible for digitization selection may wish to allow community members to propose collections for digitization. To the authors’ best knowledge, no other known studies have used user analytics to compare community-driven digitization projects to library-driven ones.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-04-09
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2021-0007
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Librarians’ utilization of innovative information dissemination tools in
           reaching out to virtual users

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      Authors: Dina Mokgadi Mashiyane
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to reflect on innovative tools used by librarians in enhancing information dissemination. This is a general review where previous research papers on the phenomenon of the study have been consulted. The findings indicate that there are various tools available for use by librarians in reaching out to virtual users as far as information dissemination is concerned. This paper sheds light on current and future tools for enhancing information dissemination in libraries. This can also be used to initiate further research.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2020-0097
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Digital content creation: an emerging role for librarians

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      Authors: Omorodion Okuonghae
      Abstract: The increasing importance of digital content creation in relation to content marketing and promotion of library and information services in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has attracted global attention. Thus, the purpose of this study is to theoretically examine librarians’ role in the creation of digital content in the 4IR. This study used the review method to theoretically examine the nexus between digital content creation and librarians’ role in the 4IR. This study showed that librarians are well positioned to become professional digital content creation, as they already possess the basic skills needed to create effective content for high user engagement. This study seeks to pioneer a new area of focus by linking librarians’ skills to digital content creation skills and making a case for librarians as the perfect digital content creator.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-04-02
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2020-0109
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Big data and academic libraries: is it big for something or big for
           nothing'

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      Authors: Adeyinka Tella, Kehinde Khadijat Kadri
      Abstract: The paper examined big data and academic libraries and emphasized whether it is big for something or nothing. A conceptual and review analysis of documents was adopted to determine the concept of big data, the sources, the features, the relevance to academic libraries, specific case studies from around the world that have made use of big data, uses of big data in academic libraries, a review of best practices in the use of big data in academic libraries and the challenges. The paper reports that although big data is indeed very big in academic libraries because there are evidences of its adoption and best practices in its use in academic libraries across the world, available challenges can render it big for nothing. This study is limited in terms of using literature review approach to discuss big data and academic libraries. The study is also limited in terms of focusing academic libraries and not taken other types of libraries into consideration. The study has created awareness on the part of academic libraries stakeholders including authorities, librarians and users on the relevance of big data in academic and how big indeed it is in academic library landscape. The study also implied future related studies can borrow ideas from the current studies, which will inform whether an empirical evaluation is possible on the subject matter. The paper is the original idea by the author, and it is to emphasize the relevance of big data in academic libraries and to prepare academic libraries that have not been tapping the opportunities of big data to get ready.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-01-04
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2020-0069
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Twitter library account: highlights for the users and librarians

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      Authors: Ester Ernest Mnzava
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the scholarly literature relating to the usage of Twitter in library settings. Various uses of Twitter and strategies used to promote effective utilisation of Twitter in the library are given. The library uses Twitter accounts to support various information services, interact with users and for collecting feedback from users for the services given. The Google Scholar database was consulted to extract the desired data published in the five years (2015–2019). Then, the content analysis method was used to analyse the retrieved literature. The findings revealed that Twitter is used by both the library and its users. The library uses Twitter accounts to support various information services, interact with users and for collecting feedback from users for the services given. Furthermore, the findings revealed different ways that can be implemented to improve the effective utilisation of Twitter in the library. The main limitation of this study is that the findings of the research are based on the data collected from Google Scholar in the five years only. This study tries to explore how Twitter is used in the library settings and the strategies that when implemented can help to ensure that libraries reap the best from Twitter.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2020-12-07
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2020-0064
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2020)
       
  • Data literacy for teaching and learning in higher education institutions

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      Authors: Rexwhite Tega Enakrire
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate data literacy (DL) for teaching and learning in higher education institution, as data has become a crucial component in the accomplishment of task and decision-making in diverse sector, specifically higher education institutions (HEIs), where students’ records, results and research activities are managed in data form. This study adopted the interpretive content/document analysis harvested from database of Web of Science in this study. The use of content/document analysis became essential to establish appropriate empirical evidence that relates to this study. This was to support the argument of detailed systematic examination, which the author establishes in the study. The interpretive content/document analysis was based on systematic literature review on specific objectives. Findings indicates that DL is crucial in HEIs. Different types of data collection methods, such as rating scale, reporting, questionnaire, interview, observation, checklist, project, registration, assignment and performance test, were noticed in specific institutional cases. Subsequent conceptual and pedagogical foundations in processing data were obtain through continuous reskilling to acquire adequate knowledge and skills of DL. Social media and institutional repository are now used to digitise data. Different types of skills and abilities were used to search, analyse, adopt and share data in HEIs. This study recommends strategies of the use of different databases for data digitisation and creation of awareness on DL education in HEIs in Africa, specifically Nigeria. This study is insightful with the understanding of DL in HEIs. The significance in this era of digital literacy become essential, as the need to have the knowledge and application of the use of data is important because of how it serves scholar in decision-making and planning in organisational productivity. The rationale towards this study on DL was on the basis that the world is a global village and without data, no organisation or HEIs could function adequately. Several types of data collected, such as rating scale, reporting, questionnaire, interview, observation, checklist, project, registration, assignment and performance test, have transformed institutional cases, for better and quality management operations. The subsequent conceptual and pedagogical foundations in processing data resulted in continuous reskilling, to sharpen learn and unlearn enterprise.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2020-11-30
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2020-0005
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2020)
       
  • Application for online conferences and meetings

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      Authors: Mochammad Rifai, Devi Fitrianah
      Abstract: This study aims to support an institution to hold an online meeting or conference in the middle of social distancing, which is currently in effect. In developing this application, rapid application design methodology is used. The implementation used HTML5 and PHP for the Web and MySQL for the database and Agora Software Development Kit. To evaluate the application, the authors had a black box testing method. This application will support the participant registration process, validation, payment, providing a link to the workshop to the participant, token and room name to be able to join an online meeting or conference up to the process of giving a digital attendance certificate to participants or members participating in it. An integrated Web application provides full services, starting from the registration process, payment, the conference meeting itself and certificate of attendance.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2020-11-18
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2020-0068
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2020)
       
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