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Library Hi Tech News
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ISSN (Print) 0741-9058 - ISSN (Online) 2054-1678
Published by Emerald Homepage  [362 journals]
  • Analytics for measuring library use and satisfaction of mobile apps

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      Authors: Simran Kaur, Rupak Chakravarty
      Abstract: User review is a significant component of mobile app markets such as the Google Play Store, App Store, Microsoft Store and others. Users submit their reviews for downloaded apps on these sites in the form of star ratings and text reviews. Apps can contain huge volumes of feedback, making it difficult for the user and the developer to skim through thousands of such reviews to get an insight into usage and impact of such apps. Thus, the current study aims to assess the usage and satisfaction among users of the Mendeley’s Android app vs iOS app. The analytics are performed by using Appbot analytics software which captured, monitored, measured and analyzed the review results for a particular period. Appbot provides easy-to-understand insights of an app using artificial intelligence algorithm tools. The findings of the study reveal strong inclination, adoption and usage of Mendeley’s Android app compared to that of iOS among users. The value of this research is in getting an insight of the pattern/behavior of users towards using apps on different platforms (Android vs iOS) and provides valuable results for the app developers in monitoring usage and enhancing features for the satisfaction of users. Without mobile app analytics, one will be blindly trying out different things without any evidence to back up their experiments.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-06-28
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2021-0014
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • 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)
       
  • 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)
       
  • Application of tools to support Linked Open Data

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      Authors: Sujan Saha , Sukumar Mandal
      Abstract: These projects aim to improve library services for users in the future by combining Link Open Data (LOD) technology with data visualization. It displays and analyses search results in an intuitive manner. These services are enhanced by integrating various LOD technologies into the authority control system. The technology known as LOD is used to access, recycle, share, exchange and disseminate information, among other things. The applicability of Linked Data technologies for the development of library information services is evaluated in this study. Apache Hadoop is used for rapidly storing and processing massive Linked Data data sets. Apache Spark is a free and open-source data processing tool. Hive is a SQL-based data warehouse that enables data scientists to write, read and manage petabytes of data. The distributed large data storage system Apache HBase does not use SQL. This study’s goal is to search the geographic, authority and bibliographic databases for relevant links found on various websites. When data items are linked together, all of the data bits are linked together as well. The study observed and evaluated the tools and processes and recorded each data item’s URL. As a result, data can be combined across silos, enhanced by third-party data sources and contextualized.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-10-18
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2021-0060
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • The Brave browser: a monetary opportunity for libraries in the cryptoverse

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      Authors: Brady Lund
      Abstract: This paper aims to describe the benefits of the Brave web browser and its native cryptocurrency, the Basic Attention Token (BAT), for use by library patrons to preserve privacy and as a potential fundraising platform for libraries. The Brave browser and BAT are introduced, an analysis of trends in adoption of these technologies is discussed and an argument for libraries to adopt/promote these technologies is presented. Libraries could support the online privacy of their patrons if they encourage them to adopt the Brave browser, which is designed with privacy and security in mind. Libraries could also benefit from participating in the Brave Rewards program, which allows Brave users to donate BAT, a cryptotoken that they earn by viewing Brave ads, which can be traded for cash. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this paper is the first to discuss the applications of the Brave browser in libraries and the potentials of cryptocurrency adoption by libraries.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-10-14
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2021-0023
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Developing a sustainable cultural heritage information system

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      Authors: Gireesh Kumar Thekkum Kara
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the need for developing an Indian cultural heritage information system (CHIS) where the cultural heritages can efficiently document, manage and preserve and integrate with a searchable user interface mechanism. Further, the study scopes out the feasibility of developing single-window comprehensive national CHIS for all the cultural heritage properties of India enlisted in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) World Heritage list. Conservation efforts and their sustenance require the support of a knowledge base cum digital archiving and information retrieval tool. The present study identifies the basic requirements, strategies and the execution of designing a reliable information system for cultural heritage inheritances to safeguard them to facilitate access to the current and future resilient communities. Approach on issues and challenges associated while developing such an information system has also been addressed with possible recommendations. In India, even though regional level conservation efforts are occurring, no comprehensive information system, which gives the whole perspective of the item or environment of heritage site, has been developed for the heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in its World Heritage list from India. Developing such a comprehensive digital archive for cultural heritage helps to showcase its assets and ensures its visibility globally without hampering the physical form. Application Information and Communication Technology and digital technologies can extensively be used coupled with mechanisms such as mobile devices, digital systems and content visualization techniques to support the efficient and effective management in a systemized way. As a pilot study, this paper examined the cultural heritage properties incorporated in the UNESCO World list. There are many lesser-known and unprotected cultural heritages in different parts of the country having artistic value and the unique characteristics, and the possibility of building the similar kind of information system for them with innovative technological solutions are not covered under this study. Access to such an exclusive digital archive in a single-window platform would greatly support administrators, tourist departments, culture departments, development administration and conservation activists. The digital version of cultural inheritances created under the cultural heritage of India must have relevance to different subject fields such as history, archeology, manuscript logy, art, administration, knowledge management, computer science and library science. Also, it ensures that the resources remain accessible to the public without any restrictions provided with a comprehensive recapitulation. To the authors’ best knowledge, no such comprehensive system envisages or is practiced in the country. Developing such a system with technological and data infrastructure also helps to understand the value, support the activities related to cultural heritage and bring the local community to support and initiate such heritage conservation activities.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-10-11
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2021-0053
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Developing a Web-based repository of evaluation tools for health-related
           software

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      Authors: Hero Khezri , Peyman Rezaei , Fateme Askarian , Reza Ferdousi
      Abstract: One of the great strides to develop a health information system is to define the requirements of the systems. This paper aims to identify and collect the requirements for designing a Web-based repository of evaluation tools for health-related software products. The current qualitative-review study is conducted in four phases including searching databases, reviewing websites and similar repositories, holding focus group discussions with a group of experts and determining the essential requirements for designing a Web-based repository, and also drawing the unified modeling language diagrams using Visual Paradigm software for displaying the necessities which were gathered. The requirements for designing a Web-based repository are provided in five main categories: technical, structural, content, legal and others. In general, creating a repository takes considerable time and effort, as well as going through the steps of the system’s life cycle. In this study, the first and the most significant step is creating an developing a reasonable system identifying the system requirements, which is successfully conducted. The requirements given in this study will be used in the next steps, which make use of programming languages such as PHP and HTML, so as to design a Web-based repository for health product software evaluation tools.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-09-27
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2021-0046
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • A non-traditional open-source solution for altmetrics

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      Authors: Vineet Jamwal , Simran Kaur
      Abstract: Altmetric carries the potential of highlighting scholarly content by measuring online interactions much before other forms of traditional metrics grow up. The aim of this paper is to be the single point of access for librarians, scientists, information specialists, researchers and other scholars in public to learn to embed the open-source embeddable badge provided by Altmetric in their websites and showcase their article altmetrics. Libraries can take advantage of this free and innovative tool by incorporating it in their own websites or digital repositories. This paper elucidates steps for embedding altimetric institutional repository badges in personal websites or institutional repositories. This open-source Altmetric tool tracks a range of sources to catch and collect the scholarly activity and assists in monitoring and reporting the attention surrounding an author’s work in a very timely manner. This tool is freely available to libraries worldwide.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-09-23
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2021-0049
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Non-fungible tokens and libraries

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      Authors: Peter Fernandez
      Abstract: This paper aims to help information professionals understand the foundational concepts of this technology and how these are related to libraries so that they can evolve services alongside it. This column will define what a non-fungible tokens (NFT) is, explore the relevant trends impacting its development and examine how it intersects with the traditional roles of the library. NFTs represent a new and growing technology that intersections with many of the same concepts that are core to librarianship. Libraries are community institutions that engender widespread trust, whereas NFTs are built atop cryptocurrency that seeks to enable anonymous peer-to-peer interactions. Summary.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-09-15
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2021-0048
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Internet of things in libraries and focus on its adoption in developing
           countries

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      Authors: Magnus Osahon Igbinovia
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to x-ray the issues surrounding the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in libraries from the perspective of developing countries. This study theoretically reviewed the adoption of IoT in libraries in developing countries. This study revealed context-based factors such as technological, organizational, environmental and security/privacy factors as determinants of IoT adoption in libraries of developing countries. The value of this study arises from the need to study the adoption of technological innovation such as the IotT from the lens of developing countries and proffer solution to its associated challenges.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-25
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2021-0020
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Internet of Things in contemporary academic libraries: application and
           challenges

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      Authors: Magnus Osahon Igbinovia , Omorodion Okuonghae
      Abstract: Academic libraries are constantly adopting emerging technologies to deliver innovative services. A recent trend in technological innovation is the Internet of Things (IoT). Consequently, this study theoretically x-rayed the various ways in which IoT could be applied to academic libraries and the expected challenges associated with the adoption of the technology. This study used the review method to examine the application of IoT in contemporary academic libraries. This study explained the concept of IoT and went further to x-ray the application of IoTs in academic libraries as it affects critical aspects of the library operations, thereby justifying how IoT influences innovative service delivery. The peculiar challenges faced by academic libraries in developing countries were also discussed. This study’s value is reflected in the need to examine IoT adoption in academic libraries from the perspective of both developing and developed countries, where for certain reasons, the diffusion of new technology is relatively slow.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2021-0019
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Opportunities for academic smart libraries in the Caribbean

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      Authors: Adrian St. Patrick Duncan
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper hinged on the concept of smart libraries and their development for the furtherance of information access, dissemination and information resources and services delivery in Caribbean libraries. To conduct this research, the literature of smart libraries and technologically driven and their application in libraries were reviewed by examining existing literature on information and communication technologies and technology in libraries. The literature highlighted that this technological advancement is not yet fully on stream in academic libraries of the Caribbean owing to the lack of financial, technological and organizational resources. It further outlined that certain aspects of library automation are fostered through the inclusion of technology. The limitation of this study is that only academic libraries of the Caribbean region were assessed. Other regions should be explored in future research. The concept of smart libraries is an emerging issue with limited scope for scrutiny; a systematic and extensive review of recent research on smart in libraries is unavailable. This paper presents an overview of smart libraries or technologically driven libraries, its findings for potential research opportunities and development for academic libraries. In addition, it will build on the body of knowledge that is presently non-existent on smart libraries in the Caribbean.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2021-0035
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Researcher development models and library research support

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      Authors: Fathima Azra Fazal , Rupak Chakravarty
      Abstract: This paper aims to discuss with an introductory narrative on the models and its role in the context of librarianship. This paper explores the relationship between researcher development and library research support. The authors observed the interconnectedness of the two concepts and how this should be studied more with respect to librarianship. Five major higher education and researcher development–related models are examined to assess which would be more suited for library’s research support activities. Accordingly, Prof Linda Evans’ conceptual researcher development model, the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF), the Research Skill Development Framework, Society of College, National and University Libraries Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model and Association of College and Research Libraries’ Standards for Libraries in Higher Education were reviewed. Review and examination of the frameworks, along with relevant literature on the topic, were examined. The authors found that the Vitae RDF seemed most ideal, as it was comprehensive and detailed in presentation and could be used not just by the academic staff but also by librarians and researchers to their benefit. Further studies and thorough review of recent educational and library-related frameworks and models are required from the lens of library research support. Application of frameworks needs to be actively adopted by librarians. There are few studies that have examined researcher development and research support in librarianship in conjunction. The present study has aimed to bridge this gap.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-23
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2021-0015
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Android application for extractive text summarization

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      Authors: Ayi Hardiyanto , Devi Fitrianah
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to provide an automatic text summarization experience using the extractive method within an application implemented on Android. Scrum framework is used to keep pace with trends and enhance the development process of this application. The code implementation using Flutter Software Development Kit in client-side and Python with Flask on server-side is aimed to have better integration and maintenance process. The authors had done black-box testing and white-box testing to ensure the application runs as expected for both the behavior and code. This application will provide full functionality to perform the summarization process, starting from the input to the presentation of the results of text summarization. Besides summarizing text, the application is also capable of copying and saving the result into the device.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2021-0038
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Turning over a new leaf: the Aspen Spatial Bibliography enhances research

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      Authors: Anne Hedrich , Andrea Payant , Liz Woolcott , Steven Petersen , Ryan Howell , Paul C. Rogers
      Abstract: Turning over a new leaf: the Aspen Spatial Bibliography enhances research
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-06-07
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2019-0093
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Legal foundations of the internet part 2: information ecosystems and
           anti-trust

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      Authors: Peter Fernandez
      Abstract: Legal foundations of the internet part 2: information ecosystems and anti-trust
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-05
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2021-115
      Issue No: Vol. 38 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Why librarians need to develop their information scientist identity in the
           age of COVID-19 and climate change

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      Authors: Donna Ellen Frederick
      Abstract: Why librarians need to develop their information scientist identity in the age of COVID-19 and climate change
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-05
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2021-112
      Issue No: Vol. 38 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • New ways to access archival and special collections

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      Authors: Daniel Rankadi Mosako , Mpho Ngoepe
      Abstract: New ways to access archival and special collections
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2021-08-05
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2021-113
      Issue No: Vol. 38 , No. 3 (2021)
       
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