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Library Hi Tech News
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ISSN (Print) 0741-9058 - ISSN (Online) 2054-1678
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  • Contactless information centres: 5G-enabled library services

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      Authors: Raghavendra B. Bonal
      Abstract: This study aims to explain the possible uses of 5G services in library as users with 5G never would come to library for accessing internet. This paper is descriptive in nature used secondary data of rant-cell to explain the evolution and research by intent. To cope with developments in the academic fields, it advocates that LIS professionals adopt and integrate their services with the latest techs for better fruitful next-generation clients. The finding advocates the adoption of 5G enables services in future libraries. The future of 5G seems bright to all divyanga by contactless services. To the best of the author’s knowledge, no attempt was made to explain the uses of 5G services in the context of libraries. This paper peeps into possible anticipated uses of 5G services in libraries at global level.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-01-27
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2022-0122
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Non-fungible tokens (NFT): a safe and effective way to prevent plagiarism
           in scientific publishing

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      Authors: Hamid Reza Saeidnia, Brady D. Lund
      Abstract: There is a need for technology that can protect scientific findings as a unique asset but is this possible' Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are one possible solution. Plagiarism is an unethical act and a violation of acceptable practices in the field of scholarly research and writing. Over the years, effective tools have been created to prevent and minimize plagiarism, especially through the integration of artificial intelligence technology to identify copied text. However, there is still scientific plagiarism of contents (such as articles, inventions or other digital objects). NFTs are unique digital identifiers that use blockchain technology to ensure ownership rights of an object are maintained. NFT is a blockchain derivative that first entered the world of digital currencies and has now entered other areas, such as economy, fashion, music and computer games. In this essay, how this technology may be useful to preventing acts of academic plagiarism is discussed.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-01-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2022-0134
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Use of artificial intelligence in the library services: prospects and
           challenges

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      Authors: Abid Hussain
      Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the emerging technologies of this time. It has been associated with several trades like business, defense, health and education, but its role in library services will foster intelligent decisions. AI is a widely used technology in library services that can transform the best services in the age of information technology. This paper aims to highlight the use of AI in library operations. Several research have been undertaken on this subject, but that only address a few applications. This paper highlights the pros and cons of AI in library services. AI and libraries have a substantial nexus; nevertheless, the use and awareness of AI in library services are still creating question marks addressed in this paper. This study will help the policy stakeholder, librarians and scholars in the field to address these issues before the deployment of AI in library services. This study is based on a qualitative method using content analysis techniques. Extant literature was explored on the subject and was analyzed for this study. This study highlights the pros and cons of AI in library services and its possible solutions. The findings of this study show that AI is a vibrant technology that can be used in library services; however, some obstacles like adequate funds, the attitude of librarians and technical skills are a few obstacles that hamper AI in library operations. The findings also reveal that using AI in library operations will accelerate libraries in the right direction. Furthermore, this study highlights various applications that can be deployed without spending costs. This study covers the understanding of AI in library services that will help the librarian's information professionals leverage AI in library scenarios. Furthermore, the practical implication of AI in library services will bring positive change in implementing AI. Social implications: This study will motivate library professionals to take advantage of AI in library services and further accelerate library operations in the right direction.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-01-10
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2022-0125
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Implementing robotics in library services

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      Authors: Tanmay De Sarkar
      Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to explore how robots are being used in the library to transform library services and what are the future possibilities of application of robots in libraries. Analyzing various library websites and consulting literature relating to the use of robots in libraries, the current application of robots in libraries has been enumerated. With the practical examples of libraries using different types of robots, this study summarizes diverse activities of artificial intelligence-mediated robots: managing the shelf, controlling circulation workflow, assisting in document retrieval, transporting articles, acting as subject guides, attending reference queries, etc. This paper highlights how the introduction of robots in libraries improves the service productivity and creates a more engaging environment with the user group. The benefits and challenges of using robots in the library and the future possibilities are also discussed.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-01-03
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2022-0123
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Community knowledge and the role of libraries and librarians in the
           current digital age

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      Authors: Antony Mwenda Kinoti, Fredrick Otike
      Abstract: This paper aims to analyse the impact of community knowledge and the role that libraries and librarians can contribute to bridging the information gap. This paper adopted the literature review method in comprehensively exploring the impact that community knowledge is being embraced in the current generation. This paper established that the sprout and appreciation of community knowledge is on the rise, as such, libraries and librarians need to establish appropriate avenues through which their users can be able to verify authentic community knowledge as a way of eliminating information disorder. This study analyses community knowledge and its benefits in the current digital age and how libraries and librarians can be relevant information providers to their users.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2022-0106
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The importance of data mining, user information behaviour and interaction
           audit for information literacy

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      Authors: Patrick Ajibade, Ndakasharwa Muchaonyerwa
      Abstract: This study aims to promote the need for advanced skills acquisition within the LIS and academic libraries. This study focuses on the importance of library management systems and the need for the graduates to be equipped with analytics skills. Combined with basic data, text mining and analytics, knowledge classification and information audit skills would benefit libraries and improve resource allocation. Agile institutional libraries in this big data era success hinge on the ability to perform depth analytics of both data and text to generate useful insight for information literacy training and information governance. This paper adopted a living-lab methodology to use existing technology to conduct system analysis and LMS audit of an academic library of one of the highly ranked universities in the world. One of the benefits of this approach is the ability to apply technological innovation and tools to carry out research that is relevant to the context of LIS or other research fields such as management, education, humanities and social sciences. The techniques allow us to gain access to publicly available information because of system audits that were performed. The level of responsiveness of the online library was accessed, and basic information audits were conducted. This study indicated skill gaps in the LIS training and the academic libraries in response to the fourth industrial technologies. This study argued that the role of skill acquisition and how it can foster data-driven library management operations. Hence, data mining, text mining and analytics are needed to probe into such massive, big data housed in the various libraries’ repositories. This study, however, indicated that without retraining of librarians or including this analytics programming in the LIS curriculum, the libraries would not be able to reap the benefits these techniques provided. This paper covered research within the general and academic libraries and the broader LIS fields. The same principle and concept is very important for both public and private libraries with substantial usage and patrons. This paper indicated that librarianship training must fill the gaps within the LIS training. This can be done by including data mining, data analytics, text mining and processing in the curriculum. This skill will enable the news graduates to have skills to assist the library managers in making informed decisions based on user-generated content (UGC), LMS system audits and information audits. Thus, this paper provided practical insights and suggested solutions for academic libraries to improve the agility of information services. The academic librarian can improve institutional and LMS management through insights that are generated from the user. This study indicated that libraries' UGC could serve as robust insights into library management. This paper argued that the librarian expertise transcends information literacy and knowledge classification and debated the interwoven of LMS and data analytics, text mining and analysis as a solution to improve efficient resources and training.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2022-0109
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Smart cities fueled by smart libraries: Implementation and application in
           an English-speaking Caribbean context

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      Authors: Adrian St. Patrick Duncan, Jerdaine Jomer Sterling
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the development and growth of smart cities across the globe and explore the possibilities for their implementation, to assess the emerging trend for smart homes supported by smart cities, to identify and analyze technologies used in smart cities such as voice recognition that can be integrated into libraries as well as to identify hindrances that confront English-speaking Caribbean islands in their quest to implement Smart Cities and make recommendations how they can attain this feat. Using the qualitative methodology, a careful assessment of literature was done to compare technological development as well as infrastructure available to develop and sustain smart cities and by extension smart societies. In the Caribbean, numerous homes are outfitted with the requisite internet connectivity, smart technology as well as capabilities to foster intelligent environments but their infrastructure is not set up for full integration that allows all facets to be controlled and or manipulated by the touch of a central remote system. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first of its kind to highlight the possibilities of having a smart city powered by smart libraries and the impact that the latter will have on the empowerment of citizens. It also highlights the technological strides of AI and their impact on assisting daily life.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-12-20
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2022-0118
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • “Through the looking glass”: technology behind text to image
           generators Part 2

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      Authors: Peter Fernandez
      Abstract: By involving themselves in this emerging technology, libraries can directly impact their patrons for good and demonstrate their relevance to a world where text and images are increasingly interchangeable. This column will provide an overview of how Midjourney, DALL·E, Stable Diffusion and Google fund their text-to-image generation and the incentives those models create. The ability to easily generate complex images from text creates marketing and information literacy opportunities for libraries, as well as raising issues of stewardship and disinformation. By understanding how Midjourney, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion and Google fund their text-to-image generation and the incentives created by their operation, libraries will be better positioned to imagine their role in meeting the challenges created by this technology.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-12-13
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2022-0120
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • WhatsApp application for teaching and learning in higher education
           institutions

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      Authors: Rexwhite Tega Enakrire, Fasae Joseph Kehinde
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate WhatsApp application for teaching and learning in higher education institutions (HEIs). The consideration for the use of the WhatsApp is based on its usefulness, ease of use, low cost of data and maintenance practices for the functionality of the mobile device used for the WhatsApp. This paper applied systematic literature review in conceptualizing how WhatsApp application could be used for enhanced teaching and learning in HEIs. Most of the articles used in carrying out this study were harvested from Google Scholar. This study was carried out within three weeks internal This study established that WhatsApp has also served as a learning and teaching tool which has made majorities of university students, irrespective of their geographical locations, become tech-savvy, self-expressive and open to new ways of doing things, including the use of social network applications. The exposition of the authors based on the findings from this study indicates that through the use of WhatsApp, activity theory of mobile learning postulated by Vygotsky and theory of connectives by George Siemens gave them the understanding surrounding how humans interact with technology through continuous use of tools. This research carried out has a lot of implications to global HEI due to innovation and practices of teaching learning and research. WhatsApp application has become the avenue through which people learn and retain and share information and knowledge among themselves for a better quality live scenarios. It has brought a shift from traditional to virtual platform of user experience (UX) in the use of digital technologies. WhatsApp application for teaching and learning in HEIs established that the impact of WhatsApp on teaching, learning and retention of collocation of knowledge among school students or learners cannot be undermined. The result revealed from this study indicates that there is a shift from traditional to virtual platform which has brought diverse opportunities of transformation the educational systems, enhance productivity and quality service delivery and challenges, where lecturers would have to learn and unlearn through UX of the use of digital technologies.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-10-13
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2022-0088
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Sustainable preservation and accessibility to cultural heritage in India

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      Authors: Gireesh Kumar T.K.
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the legal, governmental and non-governmental, academic and digital initiatives in relation to the preservation, conservation and promotion of cultural heritage in India and some of the key challenges associated with it. The research has been carried out by reviewing various resources available on the official websites of Government of India; Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums; and cultural and memory institutions to know their various initiatives at different levels to protect, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the country. As of now there are various initiatives in India being carried out by the government, non-governmental organizations, cultural and educational institutions, societies, individuals, scholars and artists to safeguard and promote various cultural heritage inheritances of tangible and intangible nature. However, there is no comprehensive list of all such efforts made to understand the efforts for cultural heritage protection. Further, it has been observed from the study that the need for creating a single-window cultural heritage information system, cultural heritage directory, metadata aggregators, community participation, educational campaigns, strong policies and legislations, comprehensive heritage management programs, consistent follow-ups and establishment and promotion of financial incentives embracing of digital technologies towards sustainable preservation and better accessibility. The study is an attempt to explore the noted initiatives of India to protect and conserve the cultural heritage properties. The study is limited to various schemes, projects and digital initiatives brought by the country for safeguarding the cultural identity at different levels. This paper can introduce the topic to those who intend to do detailed studies on different aspects of heritage conservation in the country and its problems and solutions. This paper may be of interest to scientists, academic, historians, heritage conservationists, practitioners, archaeologists, policymakers, culture enthusiasts, researchers and the government to have a perspective on initiatives in the country in protecting the cultural heritage assets. The study can introduce the current status and outcome of the existing programs for heritage conservation to new researchers and administrators to enable them for incorporation required aspects and make necessary modifications while formulating guidelines for cultural heritage protection and management. To the best of the author’s knowledge, there is no such summaries and general discussion on the initiatives, status, problems and technologies involved in the heritage conservation context with an integrated view in India. This short study may be of help in reviewing and analyzing the potential of the initiatives in the cultural heritage conservation scenario of India for evolving foolproof policies and also for implementing them.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-05-31
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2022-0029
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Testing a proposed ROI for academic libraries

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      Authors: Abdoulaye Kaba, Ghaleb A. El Refae, Shorouq Eletter, Tahira Yasmin
      Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to test and verify return on investment (ROI) model proposed for academic libraries in Arab countries. The study assessed the value of AAU digital library resources and identified the value of the digital library in supporting the funded research projects. The proposed ROI model is based on two phases and two different data. In Phase I, the authors calculated ROI based on the total downloads of full text to determine the total financial returns of the database subscription costs for the academic year 2019–2020. In Phase II, the authors examined the citations drawn from the Scopus database on a sample of 30 funded research projects for the College of Engineering during the year 2019. Although the application of the proposed model has some challenges, it is relevant in measuring the ROI of academic libraries in Arab countries. The results of the study in Phase 1 revealed that the AAU gained $0.95 for every $1 spent on subscriptions to online databases. For Phase 2, the findings indicated a negative ROI of $−0.70 for every $1 spent on library subscriptions to the IEEE database. This is a case study based on data collected from Al Ain University, United Arab Emirate (UAE). Therefore, the findings of the study may not be generalized, and other studies may find different results if more samples and data are used. Although the proposed model has been cited by research papers indexed in the Scopus database, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Crossref and ResearchGate, none of these papers tested or verified the suggested ROI model. This study could be the first study testing the suggested model. The findings of the study may contribute to the application of the ROI model in the Arab countries, and particularly the academic libraries in the Arab world.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-05-31
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2022-0046
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Impact of big data on library services: prospect and challenges

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      Authors: Abid Hussain, Ramsha Shahid
      Abstract: This paper aims to highlight the impact of big data on library services. This study highlights the required skills of librarians and the application of big data analytics. An analysis of the literature was also used to identify the various applications implemented in library services across the globe. This study’s findings reveal that the role of big data remained limited because of a lack of knowledge and skills. Big data’s significant challenges include inadequate technical support, untrained librarians and financial constraints to meet these requirements. This paper highlighted the challenges and remedial measures that can be taken while adopting this technology in library services. This paper is significant for librarians, practitioners and stakeholders of the various organization who desire to implement this technology in their respective libraries.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-05-26
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2022-0022
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The counterfeit degree certificate: application of blockchain technology
           in higher education in India

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      Authors: Sanjay Kumar Jha
      Abstract: In this work-in-progress, the application of blockchain technology (BT) in higher education in India – involving academic institutions, students and verifiers – in the wake of fake degrees (racket) being issued at a large scale from universities across the country is being investigated. This paper considers providing new methods of database system in education, and implementing the new BT in education can increase transparency and security in the education system. This study used interview methodology (asking interview participants a series of informal questions to obtain knowledge). Private and public sector organizations have many challenges to overcome in synchronizing and aligning their digital transformation efforts to enable the network effects to take hold. India’s policymakers, civil society leaders, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs are building strong clusters to help the country be the leader of the next era of the internet as a platform that helps transform human affairs for the benefit of the citizens. Executives can contribute to the digital ecosystem by creating open and collaborative cultures where knowledge and innovation are shared with the industry for the benefit of the masses and, more so, to establish quality and communication standards. They also can contribute by staying open to change, embracing digital adoption and transformation within their management models and infrastructure. It is time for institutions to rethink their processes and governance structures to become more agile and innovative players. The success of a harmonious digital identity ecosystem relies on staying ahead of the organization’s digital curve. As a first step to provide better quality in the provision of public services, Secure Key Technologies’ blockchain-based ecosystem (securekey.com) allows multiple partners to strengthen the authentication and provides identity attribute validation as a fabric of trust and as a solid foundation to embrace a new digital era. Secure Key Technologies’ vision for the future of digital identities redefines the ways both consumers and businesses approach identity verification and the sharing of key personal information. The challenges identified in the education system be it the difficulty in authenticating certifications and documents, tracking intellectual property and in accessibility can be better managed through blockchain implementation. Digital certificates produced using blockchains are the most secure and efficient method being adopted by many countries across the globe (Grech and Camilleri, 2017). Tamper-proof blockchain records consist of three components or layers: the first contains the signed hash of the content, the second contains all the data and images and the third is the presentation and styling of the data. The verification process is relatively simple; the hash of the recipient is compared to the hash stored on the blockchain if they match the document is verified.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-05-12
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2022-0023
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Critical literacy: prevents negative impact of clickbait news on news
           agency website

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      Authors: Prihantiyani Margi Lestari, Fitri Mutia
      Abstract: This study aims to describe the critical literacy of online newsreaders on the viva.co.id website in dealing with clickbait news. Critical literacy is oriented to the critical power of online newsreaders by analyzing, evaluating and reflecting on the relationship of online newsreaders, texts and social and political contexts. This research will focus on the type of clickbait exaggeration or news headlines that use exaggeration. This study uses a quantitative method with a descriptive approach. The purpose of quantitative research is to provide information on a situation by using scientific procedures to answer a question in an actual way (Sugiyono, 2010). Scientific observation is carried out carefully to obtain accurate results on a phenomenon. This study presents an overview of the situation or a phenomenon regarding the critical literacy of online newsreaders on the viva.co.id website in dealing with clickbait titles in Surabaya. The population in this study were all online newsreaders entitled clickbait on the viva.co.id website, where the number of online newsreaders on the viva.co.id website was not known. Sampling in this study used the Lemeshow formula (Lemeshow, 1997, as cited in Priyambodo, 2019). This formula determines the number of samples if the population is not known. Based on the calculation using the Lemeshow formula, it can be seen that the minimum sample size required is 96 respondents who are rounded up to 100 respondents with a 95% confidence level. Based on the findings of the data recapitulation of the overall dimensions of critical literacy, this study shows that newsreaders entitled clickbait on the website viva.co.id have critical literacy skills that fall into the high category with an overall average of 4.07. This finding shows positive results because critical literacy skills are skills needed by newsreaders entitled clickbait on the website viva.co.id. Currently, online news is very much in number, and it may be that the news is not by the existing facts; therefore, this ability is considered very important because, with this ability, the reader can find out the ideology or interests that affect a news publication (Priyatni, 2010). This research only uses an online news provider, namely, viva.co.id, it is an Indonesia-based online news provider that covers all news subjects. This study will give understanding about the use of critical literacy to prevent negative impact on clickbait and is very useful for all online newsreaders, information practitioners and scientists. The use of critical literacy to assess online news is rarely studied in Indonesia, especially when dealing with clickbait news that can harm or bring disadvantages for readers. So, this study is very important to help readers to prevent clickbait news.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2022-0027
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • A snapshot of digital literacy

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      Authors: Hasan Tinmaz, Mina Fanea-Ivanovici, Hasnan Baber
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the impact of digital literacy with its dynamic and evolutionary nature on the daily lives of individuals. This paper discusses about the digital literacy frameworks, digital literacy education, its relation to critical thinking and, ultimately, prospective issues in digital literacy. To serve this purpose, the authors applied the qualitative literature review technique and reflected their opinions on the recent literature findings. The preliminary findings demonstrated that there is a growing tendency on digital literacy over the years. Different organizations and cases have developed their own frameworks to describe and implement digital literacy endeavors in their bodies. Additionally, it was seen that digital literacy acquisition process have started with family in early ages and extended to lifelong learning approach. While learners use the internet sources (especially social media), they also develop their digital literacy skills and abilities that also need critical thinking for filtering what is essential. Considering “information suppression” as a case, we learn that digital literacy will be much more serious for the future generations. Lastly, digital literacy will expand its scope in the future in parallel to recent advancements, such as artificial intelligence skills. This paper provides an insight into digital literacy from the points of view of global citizenship, critical thinking and rapidly advancing technologies. This unique combination makes this paper valuable for the readers from any field of study.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2021-0095
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
 
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