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Library Hi Tech News
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ISSN (Print) 0741-9058 - ISSN (Online) 2054-1678
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  • Reimagining learning through AI art: the promise of DALL-E and MidJourney
           for education and libraries

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      Authors: Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) image generators, specifically MidJourney and DALL-E, on education and library services. The study aims to understand how these tools can revolutionize learning experiences and library resources while also addressing the ethical considerations surrounding their use. This study investigates the technical foundations of MidJourney and DALL-E, highlighting their neural network architectures. It also traces the iterative refinement of these models and examines cost, accessibility and the unique prompt-guided capabilities of DALL-E 3. MidJourney and DALL-E show remarkable progress in generating high-quality, photorealistic images from text prompts. The iterative refinement of these models demonstrates a trend toward improved creative output and user accessibility. DALL-E 3, in particular, allows users to guide image generation through prompt modifications, offering unprecedented control over the creative process. The study identifies potential applications in personalized learning, visual communication and research support in libraries, while recognizing challenges such as cost and accessibility. This research innovatively explores AI's impact on education and libraries, detailing applications in personalized learning and research while addressing legal and ethical considerations.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-02-26
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2024-0005
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Retraction notice: Artificial intelligence as enabler of future library
           services: how prepared are librarians in African university libraries

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      Abstract: Retraction notice: Artificial intelligence as enabler of future library services: how prepared are librarians in African university libraries
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-02-20
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2024-0007
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Beyond the pages: unleashing holograms and holographic technology in
           Caribbean academic libraries

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      Authors: Adrian St. Patrick Duncan
      Abstract: This paper is intended to spark discourse on the impact of holograms and holographic technology on libraries and the possibility of their usage in Caribbean academic libraries for assisting users, especially those from the physically challenged community, as well as distance library users. A thorough assessment of literature was done of all academic and higher institution libraries across the English-speaking Caribbean to determine the effective use of holograms and holographic technology in Caribbean libraries. Literature from several developed countries was studied, paying keen attention to the emerging holograms and holographic technology and the plausibility for inclusion and exploitation by academic libraries. Revealing the possibilities for fostering great levels of efficacy, as well as saving time and reducing the possibility for inefficiencies in the system through smoother check-in and check-out while offering more accountability. This research focused primarily on holograms and holographic technology that can assist libraries and their users in the near future. It further attested to the need for there to be greater consideration for physically challenged individuals and their access to material from the library. This paper is the genesis for discussion surrounding holograms and holographic technology in the English-speaking Caribbean. It sought to bring awareness to the possible uses of holograms while exploring the practical implications of its use in libraries across the English-speaking Caribbean.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-02-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2023-0197
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • 3D printing: a novel technology for livestock sector knowledge
           dissemination

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      Authors: Nirmal Singh, Harmanjit Singh Banga, Jaswinder Singh, Rajnish Sharma
      Abstract: This paper aims to prompt ideas amongst readers (especially librarians) about how they can become active partners in knowledge dissemination amongst concerned user groups by implementing 3D printing technology under the “Makerspace.” The paper provides a brief account of various tools and techniques used by veterinary and animal sciences institutions for information dissemination amongst the stakeholders and associated challenges with a focus on the use of 3D printing technology to overcome the bottlenecks. An overview of the 3D printing technology has been provided following the instances of use of this novel technology in veterinary and animal sciences. An initiative of the University Library, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, to harness the potential of this technology in disseminating information amongst livestock stakeholders has been discussed. 3D printing has the potential to enhance learning in veterinary and animal sciences by providing hands-on exposure to various anatomical structures, such as bones, organs and blood vessels, without the need for a cadaver. This approach enhances students’ spatial understanding and helps them better understand anatomical concepts. Libraries can enhance their visibility and can contribute actively to knowledge dissemination beyond traditional library services. The ideas about how to harness the potential of 3D printing in knowledge dissemination amongst livestock sector stakeholders have been elaborated. This promotes creativity amongst librarians enabling them to think how they can engage in knowledge dissemination thinking out of the box.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2023-0192
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Exploring the Metaverse as the next frontier for a living library
           experience

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      Authors: Yunze Liu, Hasan Tinmaz
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present an alternative platform, namely the Metaverse, to enhance and revolutionize the concept of living library experiences. The fourth industrial revolution has disseminated many innovative human experiences since the rapid development of modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual/augmented realities, blockchain, cloud computing and so on. Various combinations of these technologies have triggered newer tools and platforms for human beings. One of these combinations, perhaps the most unique and holistic case, is the Metaverse, which promises to offer immersive experiences for users. Many stakeholders have been discussing alternative applications of Metaverse platforms, and many developers have attempted to optimize this new technology. Libraries, as the central hub of human intellectuality, will not be an exception to Metaverse integration. The authors undertook a meticulous examination of an extensive array of scholarly works across various databases to construct a comprehensive literature review. This exhaustive exploration encompassed databases spanning disciplines such as education, psychology, sociology, economics, ICT and so on, and included renowned platforms like PubMed, Scopus, and IEEE Xplore, among others. In this paper, the authors concentrate on an alternative form of libraries: “living libraries,” where people share their experiences, knowledge and wisdom with others like a living book. Moreover, the authors discuss how the Metaverse and living libraries intersect and create an alternative sharing platform. The paper presents several illustrative scenarios for diffusing living libraries into Metaverse platforms. Finally, the paper articulates the possible challenges that this intersection may present to the current condition. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is one of the first papers combining two innovative concepts: Metaverse and living library and suggests alternative scenarios for real-life experiences.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-22
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2023-0221
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Microsoft Copilot and Anthropic Claude AI in education and library service

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      Authors: Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo, Mariam Oyinda Aborisade, Basheer Abiodun Sanni
      Abstract: This study aims to explore the collaborative potential of Microsoft Copilot and Anthropic Claude AI as an assistive technology in education and library services. The research delves into technical architectures and various use cases for both tools, proposing integration strategies within educational and library environments. The paper also addresses challenges such as algorithmic bias, hallucination and data rights. The study used a literature review approach combined with the proposal of integration strategies across education and library settings. The collaborative framework between Copilot and Claude AI offers a comprehensive solution for transforming education and library services. The study identifies the seamless combination of real-time internet access, information retrieval and advanced comprehension features as key findings. In addition, challenges such as algorithmic bias and data rights are addressed, emphasizing the need for responsible AI governance, transparency and continuous improvement. Contribute to the field by exploring the unique collaborative framework of Copilot and Claude AI in a specific context, emphasizing responsible AI governance and addressing existing gaps.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-18
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2024-0002
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Relationship building through informal gatherings and technology
           integrations: a case study

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      Authors: Bhakti Gala, Vanessa Reyes, Leili Seifi, Manika Lamba
      Abstract: This case study aims to explore how to provide an informal space to connect members socially, informally and with peers, to provide opportunities for collaboration and informal conversation. The purpose is to analyze the use of technology to promote collaborations and networking within online professional settings. In this case study, the authors particularly examine the initiatives as they contribute to the organization, which allows us to understand the interactions between information technology-related tools and online communication. Successful engagement in informal gatherings was initiated through the planning and implementation with a focus on the following: thematic meetings, time management and participation. The case study presents an analysis of the use of technology integration into the planning processes that were undertaken by a group of members to enhance informal gatherings for relationship building within a global community of members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors suggest ways of engaging users that could be used as a model for organizations alike.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-18
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2023-0219
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Knowledge sovereignty: clearing the mental cobweb through library
           engagement

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      Authors: Oluwole Olumide Durodolu, Samuel Kelechukwu Ibenne
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to evaluate knowledge sovereignty and its implication for clearing the mental cobweb through library engagement. Review of literature Knowledge sovereignty refers to people’s ability and aptitude to control, access and navigate information to enable them make informed decisions and channel their activities toward right choices. Library engagements within the new normal of knowledge sovereignty center on their knowledge-centric approach to create, scale, reframe and disseminate both new and existing knowledge to afford quick and gainful use within organizations and the larger society in a short period of time, thus eliminating the dilemma of digital information overload and its complexities, uncertainties and oftentimes, chaos. This study comply with copyright requirement.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-09
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2023-0210
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Access broker browser extensions: plugin tools for searching open
           scholarly literature

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      Authors: Gautami Jagadhane, Rosy Khan, Anjaneya Reddy N.M.
      Abstract: This study aims to explore browsing extension plugins for searching open scholarly literature and gain an understanding of the various available extensions, their functionalities and their benefits. Instant retrieval of scholarly literature on the internet is challenging for any researcher due to incredibly accessible free and paid content, including various forms of resources, despite the availability of federated and discovery tools. This paper aimed to explore “Access Broker Browser extensions” available for quick retrieval of open scholarly literature. This paper explicitly explains browser extensions – Google Scholar Button, Open Access Button, Open Access Helper, Core, GetFTR and EndNote Click. Furthermore, the paper elaborated on the extension’s features, functionalities and usability in finding scholarly literature. This study found that the Google Scholar Button and GetFTR extensions seems more user-friendly, effective and easy to use on all internet browsers. This paper identifies that the “Google Scholar Button” and “GetFTR” browser extensions are more effective than any other extensions and very user-friendly to use. This study recommends that libraries should create awareness and provide training on access broker browser extensions for discovering scholarly open literature for learning.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-02
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2023-0198
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Seamless M4T for librarians to communicate and provide multilingual
           collection services

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      Authors: Tiara Kusumaningtiyas, Prasetyo Adi Nugroho, Nurul Aida Noor Azizi
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in libraries, especially university libraries, which are faced with users from various countries who have different languages and cultures. Seamless M4T, which is being developed, has great potential for helping university librarians maximize library services by providing ease of communication. Analyzing the possibility of developing Seamless M4T using natural language processing techniques and how to train language models to be smarter AI tools and can be used to break down language barriers between librarians and users. The implementation of AI-based application Seamless M4T can help university librarians provide maximum service to users who are hampered by language and culture with advanced communication skills. Seamless M4T has an automatic speech recognition feature for dozens of languages, so it can translate speech-to-text, text-to-speech or both text and speech. To convert written words into verbal forms, this AI can also translate and transcribe text and speech in real-time without significant delays. This paper emphasizes the use of AI in university libraries to improve services, especially in communication due to language differences between librarians and users. Advantages in using AI in libraries can support the collaboration and scholarly communication process.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2024-01-02
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2023-0205
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Welcome to the Gemini era: Google DeepMind and the information industry

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      Authors: Hamid Reza Saeidnia
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the motivation behind Google’s development of Gemini and its potential impact on the information industry. This viewpoint paper relies on a comprehensive analysis of the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, specifically in the field of chatbots. The findings reveal that Gemini is designed to enhance user experiences by providing personalized and contextually relevant information. It aims to streamline information retrieval, improve customer service and offer tailored content recommendations. The competition among companies in building AI-powered chatbots is driving rapid advancements and innovation in the field. The originality of this paper lies in its analysis of Google DeepMind’s Gemini and its potential impact on the information industry. It highlights the significance of AI-powered chatbots in transforming how users access and interact with information. This paper contributes to the existing literature by examining the competition in building AI tools and its implications for the future of the information industry. It offers insights into the motivation behind Google’s development of Gemini and its potential value in enhancing user experiences and driving monetization opportunities.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-12-26
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2023-0214
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Cited by: automating citation counts for monographs using Google Scholar

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      Authors: Daniel Coughlin, Andrew Dudash, Jacob Gordon
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the feasibility of automating Google Scholar searching to harvest citation data of monographs for collection analysis. This study discusses the creation and refinement of a Scraper application programming interface query structure created to match library collection inventories to their Google Scholar listings to retrieve citation counts. This paper indicates that Google Scholar is a feasible and usable tool for retrieving monograph citation data. This study shows that Google Scholar citation data can be harvested for monographs in an automated fashion to serve as a source of bibliographic data, something not typically done outside of individual academics and writers tracking their personal academic impact factors.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-11-06
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2023-0188
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Media literacy: students’ ability to respond to fake news on
           Instagram

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      Authors: Adellia Agissa, Fitri Mutia
      Abstract: The spread of fake news on Instagram is still a problem that needs to be solved. Teenagers are a generation that is vulnerable to fake news, for example, high school students. Students need media literacy to help them protect against fake news. The media literacy skills possessed by students influence the behavior of spreading fake news that they do. This study aims to examine the effect of student media literacy on the behavior of spreading fake news on Instagram among students at public high schools in Surabaya. This study used an online survey to100 students at five public high school in Surabaya to get the data on their ability to respond to the fake news on social media Instagram. It was found that there is a media literacy that has a significant effect on the behavior of spreading fake news on Instagram. Based on these findings, it can be concluded that media literacy influences the behavior of spreading fake news on Instagram, and other factors influence the rest. There are seven media literacy skills, and the high category are grouping, deduction, synthesis and abstraction abilities. Meanwhile, the abilities included in the medium category are analysis and evaluation abilities. This paper will provide insight of the media literacy levels on teenagers in metropolitan city. This result can be used as guide to add the media literacy subject at high schools and can be used to strengthen the media literacy skills among teenagers.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-11-01
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2023-0181
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Reviving tradition: exploring traditional Dakon game apps for library
           users

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      Authors: Prasetyo Adi Nugroho, Nove E. Variant Anna, Piyapat Jarusawat
      Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the implementation of the traditional Indonesian Dakon game Apps at UNAIR library called Dakon UNAIR Arena (DUNA). Traditional games are an important part of a nation’s cultural heritage. However, with technological advances in the digital era, traditional games are often marginalized and forgotten because there are many computer and online-based games invented. Observation of the implementation of DUNA game at UNAIR library has been conducted on DUNA users. DUNA game at UNAIR library gives a positive contribution to reviving the traditional Dakon game from Indonesian. Library users who participated in the DUNA game reported an increase in interest and participation in this game. Apart from that, implementing the DUNA increases a sense of pride in local culture and promotes cooperation and social interaction between library users. The conclusion was that the DUNA game at UNAIR library can be an effective means of bringing back the traditional Indonesian Dakon game in the digital era. It is hoped that this research can encourage the application of other traditional games at library environments and society in general.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-10-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2023-0178
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Social media, academic libraries and their cultural functions

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      Authors: Yeni Budi Rachman
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine how social media can be an effective tool for academic libraries to support their communities in the digital environment and relay information about their cultural functions. This paper involves a literature review to discuss the implementation of academic libraries’ cultural functions through social media account. This paper also observes some academic libraries’ accounts that use social media to carry out their cultural functions. Social media provides opportunities for academic libraries in performing and developing their cultural functions. Academic libraries already use social media to deliver and communicate their cultural functions. However, some challenges might arise and necessitate a review of the library’s resources and the skills of library professionals. This paper fills the lack of empirical studies analyzing the implementation of academic libraries’ cultural functions through social media accounts and contributes to the literature about the cultural functions of libraries in the digital environment. This paper can help those academic libraries wanting to leverage, bring innovation and increase their cultural functions in the digital environment through their social media accounts.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-10-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2023-0179
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Ethical artificial intelligence (AI): confronting bias and discrimination
           in the library and information industry

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      Authors: Hamid Reza Saeidnia
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to raise awareness about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the library and information industry, specifically focusing on bias and discrimination. It aims to highlight the need for proactive measures to mitigate these issues and ensure that AI technology is developed and implemented in an ethical and unbiased manner. This viewpoint paper presents a critical analysis of the ethical implications of bias and discrimination in the library and information industry with respect to AI. It explores current practices and challenges in AI implementation and proposes strategies to address bias and discrimination in AI systems. The findings of this study reveal that bias and discrimination are significant concerns in AI systems used in the library and information industry. These biases can perpetuate existing inequalities, hinder access to information and reinforce discriminatory practices. This study identifies key strategies such as data collection and representation, algorithmic transparency and inclusive design to address these issues. This study contributes to the existing literature by examining the specific challenges of bias and discrimination in AI implementation within the library and information industry. It provides valuable insights into the ethical implications of AI technology and offers practical recommendations for professionals to confront and mitigate bias and discrimination in AI systems, ensuring equitable access to information for all users.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-10-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-10-2023-0182
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Special libraries’ odyssey into the 3D realm

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      Authors: Akinade Adebowale Adewojo, Aderinola Ololade Dunmade
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the dynamic evolution of the integration of three-dimensional (3D) technologies into special libraries. This analysis examines the difficulties and advantages that emerge from this significant shift and emphasises the possibilities for improving research, education and preservation in these specific environments. This study uses a comprehensive approach, synthesising existing literature and case studies to gain insights into the adoption of 3D technology in special libraries. It also explores the synergy between 3D technology and artificial intelligence (AI) within library services. This research uncovers a dynamic landscape in special libraries, marked by a growing embrace of 3D technology. Specialised industries and organisations increasingly use this technology to enrich their services, from crafting physical models for in-depth research to safeguarding precious artifacts through digital replication. Challenges include the need for specialised expertise, financial constraints and limitations in access. Notably, the integration of AI enhances user experiences by streamlining search and discovery. This study adds value to the field by shedding light on the transformative potential of 3D technology and AI in special libraries. It underscores the significance of strategic planning, collaboration, staff training and tailored needs assessments to ensure successful technology integration. This paper’s originality lies in its exploration of emerging trends and the outlook for technology-driven innovation and collaborative endeavours shaping the future of special libraries.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-10-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2023-0172
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Artificial intelligence as enabler of future library services: how
           prepared are librarians in African university libraries

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      Authors: Rexwhite Tega Enakrire, Bolaji David Oladokun
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate artificial intelligence (AI) as enabler of future library services, with consideration to how prepared are librarians in African university libraries. This study applied the interpretive content/document analysis of literature harvested from different databases of Scopus and Web of Science. AI could be used to perform daily routines in circulation, serial, reference and selective dissemination of information among others. It could also be applied to the provision of innovative services of recognition of library activities such as answering research quarries, cataloguing and classification of library materials and management of library system software of different databases within the library systems. It could be deduced from the study that AI would continue to serve as a panacea to future library services irrespective of its geographical context. Due to the evolving nature of knowledge growth, AI having its roots in the field of engineering has been found useful to support future library services. The support accrued from library service delivery in the library profession has made librarians continue to interact with other intelligent machines that can demonstrate human behaviour even though they are not real human beings. The behaviour of machines and AI where human beings play a significant role has brought many renovations in the management of complex tasks of processing, communication, knowledge representation, decision making and suggestions, on potentials of diverse work operations. The understanding that the present paper portrays in the context of future library services is that there is no way the AI could function without a human interaction perspective when drawing an analogy from computer science, information science and information systems fields of study. The interest of users across their background would be strengthen if AI advances transformed the handling complex tasks of processing, communication, knowledge representation, decision-making and giving suggestions, among other things. The possibilities of diverse work operations from empirical evidence of studies consulted in recent times gave the authors the impetus to consider AI as the enabler of future library services. The increasing demands from library patrons have prompted librarians to adapt their methods of delivering services. These emerging technologies have also brought about shifts in approaches to teaching and learning. Consequently, the recent surge in digital technology-driven service innovations has ushered in a fresh paradigm for education and research. In response to these changes, librarians are actively seeking novel and innovative technologies to enhance user experiences within their libraries. They serve as catalysts for introducing modern and advanced technologies, consistently adapting to contemporary tools that enhance their offerings.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-10-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2023-0173
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Enhancing virtual instruction: leveraging AI applications for success

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      Authors: Nove E. Variant Anna, Rayhan Musa Novian, Noraini Ismail
      Abstract: This paper aims to describe several artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications that librarians can use to serve and design virtual library instruction, so it will be more effective and efficient. The approach involves a comprehensive review of AI-based applications that bring benefits to librarian to enhance the virtual instructional services (AI). This study explores the existing papers to reveal the potential use of AI for research consultation, designing the instructional services and conducting evaluation of the program. There are some AI-based applications that are available for free that will help instructional librarian jobs. Librarians use the AI to increase effectiveness of the services. The AI-based applications that can be used to support instructional services on research inquiries include virtual assistance, knowledge mapping and note making, and to support designing virtual instruction, librarians can use design apps, image generators, voice generator, grammar checker and paraphrasing. There are many studies on AI at the library; however, it’s still rare a paper studied AI-based application that potentially will bring benefit for virtual instructional services. This paper will give overview of AI application that will help instructional librarian on transactions with users and help librarians to create innovative instructional media.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-10-09
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2023-0175
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Drones and special libraries in the fifth industrial revolution

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      Authors: Akinade Adebowale Adewojo, Aderinola Ololade Dunmade, Adetola Adebisi Akanbiemu
      Abstract: This study aims to explore the potential use of drones in special library services, aiming to enhance accessibility, services and reliability. It examines how drones can provide library materials to individuals unable to access traditional services and addresses challenges associated with drone implementation. This study involves a literature review and case studies to analyze the feasibility and benefits of incorporating drones into special libraries. This study also discusses the synergy between drone technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing library operations. Drones have the potential to transform special libraries by automating tasks, improving efficiency and expanding outreach. Their application ranges from inventory management and book retrieval to security, surveillance and outreach initiatives. AI-powered drones can provide real-time data on library usage and enhance cost-effectiveness. However, challenges including costs, privacy concerns and regulatory frameworks need to be addressed. The integration of drones and AI in special library services presents a novel approach to revolutionizing library operations. This study uniquely combines these technologies, emphasizing the importance of proactive consideration of challenges and prospects for successful implementation.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-09-29
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-09-2023-0160
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Implementing Google Tag Manager (GTM) in library websites

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      Authors: Anant Madhav Kulkarni, Muthumari Pandiyan, Chetan Sudhakar Sonawane
      Abstract: The purpose of this research paper is to explore and offer insightful information on the useful use of Google Tag Manager (GTM) in the context of library websites and to bridge the gap between GTM’s technical features and the practical requirements of libraries. It gives libraries the ability to use GTM’s capabilities to increase user engagement, data-driven decision-making and improve online services. This study reviews existing literature on GTM in the context of websites and libraries. The methodology involves identifying keywords and searching terms related to GTM, digital marketing, user engagement, Web analytics and library websites. Sources and databases were consulted, including library science journals, marketing journals, academic databases, publications on digital marketing and search platforms such as Google Books, Google Scholar, Google Search Engine, JSTOR and library associations like the American Library Association. Initial screening was done based on titles and abstracts, followed by a thorough-text review, categorization and synthesizing of the findings. GTM provides libraries with a potent tool to improve their online presence, customize user experiences and collect insightful real-time data. Libraries may harness GTM’s potential to better engage people and provide services by properly implementing it and maintaining it over time. It can be a flexible instrument that supports contemporary library services in the digital era. The findings of this study indicate that GTM technology may be used in library services; nevertheless, there are several barriers, such as librarians’ attitudes and technical abilities, that prevent GTM acceptance in library services. This study covers the implementation of a free GTM tool in library websites that will help the library and information professionals to leverage the GTM in the library’s online presence. Furthermore, this study recommends that libraries and librarians should develop guidelines and policies for the critical adoption of a free GTM tool in the library environment, which will support improving the library’s user engagement and tracking of library website traffic.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-09-22
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2023-0150
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Selective dissemination of information (SDI) in the age of artificial
           intelligence (AI)

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      Authors: Hooman Soleymani, Hamid Reza Saeidnia, Marcel Ausloos, Mohammad Hassanzadeh
      Abstract: In this study, the authors seek to introduce ways that show that in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), selective dissemination of information (SDI) performance can be greatly enhanced by leveraging AI technologies and algorithms. AI holds significant potential for the SDI. In the age of AI, SDI can be greatly enhanced by leveraging AI technologies and algorithms. The authors discuss SDI technique used to filter and distribute relevant information to stakeholders based on the pertinent modern literature. The following conceptual indicators of AI can be utilized for obtaining a better performance measure of SDI: intelligent recommendation systems, natural language processing, automated content classification, contextual understanding, intelligent alert systems, real-time information updates, intelligent alert systems, real-time information updates, adaptive learning, content summarization and synthesis. The authors propose the general framework in which AI can greatly enhance the performance of SDI but also emphasize that there are challenges to consider. These include ensuring data privacy, avoiding algorithmic biases, ensuring transparency and accountability of AI systems and addressing concerns related to information overload.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-09-22
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2023-0156
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  • Conversational assistants in academic libraries: enhancing reference
           services through Bing Chat

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      Authors: Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo
      Abstract: This research aims to explore the integration of Bing Chat, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered conversational assistant, into academic libraries and its potential impact on reference services. This study analyzes existing literature to investigate the integration of Bing Chat in academic libraries. This research focuses on its features, capabilities and implications for enhancing user experiences and addressing information needs. The findings highlight that Bing Chat’s conversational interface facilitates more dynamic and context-aware reference interactions, fostering user empowerment and personalized learning pathways. The integration of Bing Chat with existing library resources enhances resource discovery, navigational assistance and engagement with visual content. However, challenges related to accuracy, privacy and algorithmic bias require careful consideration. This research contributes to the literature by providing an in-depth exploration of Bing Chat’s integration into academic libraries, emphasizing its transformative potential for reference services. This study addresses ethical and social dimensions associated with AI-driven tools in library environments, offering insights into ensuring fairness, privacy and user trust.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-09-19
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2023-0142
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Revolutionizing libraries: leveraging the deep Web as a lasting solution
           for displacement and replacement challenges

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      Authors: Musediq Tunji Bashorun, Yusuf Ayodeji Ajani, Olaronke Oyinlola Fagbola
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the deep Web as a solution for displacement and replacement challenges in libraries, addressing the challenges, benefits, strategies and case studies. The paper synthesizes existing literature on deep Web integration in libraries, providing a comprehensive analysis of insights from scholarly articles, case studies and expert opinions. The deep Web grants libraries access to unique content, improving information access, fostering collaboration and enabling personalized content. However, security, privacy, ethics and data protection must be considered. This paper contributes to the literature by providing a comprehensive examination of deep Web integration in libraries, offering valuable recommendations for navigating the changing landscape and leveraging the deep Web’s potential.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-23
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2023-0131
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Revitalizing reference services and fostering information literacy: Google
           Bard’s dynamic role in contemporary libraries

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      Authors: Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo, Wosilat Omolara Oyeniyi
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the transformative potential of Google Bard, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot, in reshaping contemporary library reference services and advancing information literacy. In this perspective piece, a qualitative research approach is used to explore the capabilities of Google Bard within library contexts. Real-world case studies and insights are used to critically examine Bard’s evolving role as a virtual assistant, its impact on enhancing information literacy and the multifaceted challenges it introduces, including biases and privacy concerns. The research reveals that Google Bard, leveraging natural language processing and machine learning, engages users in dynamic conversational interactions. It provides contextually relevant responses and personalized guidance, leading to an enriched library experience. The symbiotic relationship between AI-driven technology and traditional librarian expertise is highlighted, contributing to interactive knowledge exploration and collaborative learning. This study contributes to the literature by exploring the multifaceted impact of Google Bard on library services and information literacy. It uncovers novel insights into the integration of AI-powered chatbots in traditional library settings.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-21
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2023-0137
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • An overview of FOLIO: an open-source library management system

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      Authors: Anant Madhav Kulkarni, Muthumari Pandiyan, Chetan Sudhakar Sonawane
      Abstract: The overview of FOLIO in this paper will include a description of its background and development, architecture, work structure, benefits and core features. It will detail how FOLIO handles the challenges libraries confront and how it makes library administration more effective and integrated. This paper conducted a comprehensive literature search using Google Scholar and ProQuest databases to identify relevant literature on FOLIO library management systems, open-source library systems and library services platforms. It screened and selected relevant literature related to FOLIO’s architecture, features, implementation, community involvement and impacts on libraries. The selected literature was organised into a systematic structure, and analysed and synthesised information was selected from studies. Critically reviewing the literature, insights from libraries, users or FOLIO developers were integrated, and data analysis was if accessible. This research paper was organised logically, presenting a coherent flow of information. A strong alternative for conventional proprietary systems is the use of FOLIO as an open-source library management system. The versatility, usability and affordability of the platform have the potential to revolutionise library services and improve the entire library experience for both staff and users. FOLIO is a revolutionary tool that gives libraries the resources they need to succeed in the digital era as they continue to adjust to the shifting information landscape. The unique open-source platform FOLIO is expected to continue to succeed and improve through the library community’s collaborative efforts and continuous research and development. Despite FOLIO’s growing popularity, empirical research on user attitudes and perceptions of them is still in its early stages. This paper is one of the first scholarly studies to attempt a thorough forecast of FOLIO adoption in technologically advanced libraries.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-17
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-08-2023-0138
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Achieving acoustic comfort in the library: a sound masking initiative

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      Authors: Debabrata Manna, Tanmay De Sarkar
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the sources of noise generation in a library and suggest the implementation of a sound masking system to provide acoustic comfort, maintain speech privacy and create an environment more engaging for the users. Analyzing the existing literature and exploring the existing practices as observed in different libraries, the study gives an overview of the sound masking initiatives in libraries. With practical examples of libraries, the study demonstrates how a sound masking system has been implemented to invoke better acoustic design in the library. The expansion of various activities in the library and a gradual shift from individual attention to a collaborative approach necessitates a strong focus on the acoustic design architecture of the library. The study showcases how the libraries adopt sound masking with the introduction of acoustic panels, dual panel partitions, sound-absorbent false ceilings, sound insulation, sound isolation and noise-dampening measures, installing furniture with sound containment features, adopting vibration control mechanism, mounting of white noise machines, etc., keeping the aesthetic quotient of the library alive. The study attempts to show the current practices of the adoption of the sound masking system in libraries and promotes collaborative reading with the creation of an acoustic design-influenced library environment to control noise and reverberation and provide a comfortable reading environment.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2023-0110
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Evaluating AI literacy proficiency among LIS researchers in ASEAN

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      Authors: Subaveerapandiyan A., Monali Mitra Paladhi, Vijayalatchumy Maruthaveeran
      Abstract: This paper aims to investigate AI literacy proficiency among LIS researchers in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. This study also aims to assess current proficiency levels, identify challenges and gaps, explore recommendations for improving skills and examine how researchers stay updated on AI advancements. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data, then analysed using appropriate statistical methods. Most respondents showed proficiency in various aspects of AI literacy for LIS research. However, some aspects, such as understanding AI concepts, ethical considerations and programming skills, had lower proficiency levels. Factors influencing AI literacy included limited resources for enhancement, lack of awareness and insufficient AI-related courses in LIS education. This study presents an original assessment of AI literacy proficiency among LIS researchers in ASEAN countries, shedding light on the current state of AI knowledge in the region’s library and information science field. The findings identify specific gaps and challenges, offering valuable insights for policymakers, educators and stakeholders seeking to enhance AI literacy skills in this context.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-07
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2023-0121
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Preserving cultural heritage: digital preservation in small community
           libraries

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      Authors: Rafiq Ahmad, Muhammad Rafiq
      Abstract: The purpose of the paper was to outline the The paper is based on the review of relevant literature. The study provides a broader overview of the role community libraries (CLs) can play in extending their role to a more vibrant perspective. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the paper is the first of its kind that provides an overview regarding extension of the role of CLs towards digital preservation.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-04
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2023-0113
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Adoption of cloud computing for standard-based active digital
           preservation: Preservica

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      Authors: Ankush Jasyal, Khushi Rawat, Atasi Sinhababu, Rupak Chakravarty
      Abstract: This paper explores the adoption of cloud computing for digital preservation, focusing on the case of Preservica, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based digital preservation solutions. This study aims to analyse Preservica’s approach to long-term active digital preservation (LTADP) based on internationally accepted standards. The research paper conducts an in-depth analysis of Preservica’s SaaS-based cloud computing solution in relation to ISO 14721:2012 (OAIS) and ISO 9001 standards. It examines the steps followed by Preservica for LTADP and highlights the importance of adherence to relevant standards. Preservica’s adoption of cloud computing and the SaaS model offers scalable, cost-effective and flexible solutions for digital preservation. By adhering to internationally accepted standards and following a comprehensive set of LTADP steps, including file format identification, compatibility checks, checksum creation, secure storage, preservation status tracking, change monitoring, format migration and periodic testing, Preservica ensures the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital content. This research contributes to the understanding of how cloud computing can be effectively used for digital preservation by examining Preservica’s approach. It emphasizes the significance of adherence to internationally accepted standards and highlights the benefits of integrating acceptance models to optimize the implementation and user acceptance of Preservica.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-04
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2023-0120
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The illusion of reality in the gaming world: implications for libraries

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      Authors: Yusuf Ayodeji Ajani, Abdulganiy Okanla Ahmed, Rihanat Bukola Muhammed
      Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to explore implications of the illusion of reality in the gaming world for libraries, aiming to uncover the challenges and opportunities they face in adapting their services to the gaming context. Through a comprehensive exploration of the topic, various sources, such as Scopus, Google Scholar and ResearchGate were used. This study draws upon existing literature to analyze the impact of the illusion of reality in gaming on libraries and their offerings. The findings emphasize the crucial role of libraries in comprehending the illusion of reality in gaming to remain relevant and effectively meet the evolving needs of patrons. It also emphasize the impact of the illusion of reality on user engagement, information-seeking behaviors, digital literacy challenges and the evolving gaming landscape. The findings highlight opportunities for libraries to leverage the illusion of reality, thereby enhancing user experiences, fostering community engagement, promoting information literacy and creating immersive learning environments. This paper contributes a unique investigation into the impact of the illusion of reality in gaming on libraries, underscoring its significance. It offers practical recommendations to enhance library services, user experiences and community engagement within the gaming domain. The study provides valuable insights for library professionals, researchers and policymakers seeking to understand and adapt to the changing dynamics of the gaming world.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-08-01
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-06-2023-0099
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Benefits and drawbacks of OpenVPN in accessing Osiris in academic
           libraries

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      Authors: Prasetyo Adi Nugroho, Nove E. Variant Anna, Parveen Babbar
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the benefits and weaknesses of OpenVPN to access Osiris. This study uses a case study approach to describe a phenomenon. The data collected from observation of the real-world environment. The benefits of OpenVPN are the following: librarian can access the Osiris and other resources remotely and safely; OpenVPN protects the connection when accessing the Osiris; and librarian can also manage Osiris systems easily to control access, monitoring the users efficiently. However, there are some drawbacks of OpenVPN, such as network infrastructure dependency, require stabile internet connection, configuration complexity, to arrange and configurate OpenVPN needs skills and knowledge on the related field, data protection and security breach. The originality of this study is the use of OpenVPN to access Osiris that is managed by library. There are some variables to determine the benefits and drawbacks of the OpenVPN such as managing access, data security and efficiency. This study gives an original contribution to the use of OpenVPN in academic libraries.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-07-31
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2023-0122
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Leveraging open data for reference services delivery in academic libraries

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      Authors: Bolaji David Oladokun, Panorea Gaitanou
      Abstract: Librarians play a critical role in curating, organizing and facilitating access to open data (OD) resources, supporting research, learning and information dissemination. This study aims to explore the use of OD for reference services delivery in academic libraries. It is believed that the concept of OD in librarianship refers to the practice of making publicly available data freely accessible, usable and shareable by anyone. This research examined how the utilization of OD may affect library services and operations. This paper used the systematic review of literature to answer the research questions; hence, it was a desk study. Given that there has been recently a research shift in linking OD to library metadata, this study revealed some interesting findings. More specifically, it discovered that incorporating OD into reference services can provide several benefits and enhance the quality and relevance of the information provided to library users. In addition, this paper reported that OD enriches reference services by providing comprehensive, current and interdisciplinary information, supporting evidence-based research, enabling data visualization and analysis, fostering community engagement and promoting innovation. This paper proposes that libraries that possess extensive collections are in a favorable position to embrace the shift toward becoming OD and open big data libraries. It is also believed that academic libraries, through reference services, meet the challenge of providing access to their institutional repositories by holding many sets of data in various formats and providing various interfaces, developing metadata systems for various data streams, supporting all ecosystems of software and data products for reformatting and reusing large and complex data, and support for data sets identifiers. By actively engaging with OD, librarians can play a vital role in facilitating access to information and promoting the use of open knowledge for academic pursuits.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-07-26
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2023-0112
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Redesigning library websites using the MDA framework

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      Authors: Hamid Reza Saeidnia, Marcin Kozak, Bakthavachalam Elango, Hamid Keshavarz
      Abstract: The purpose of this article is to examine the structure and determine the MDA framework for use in the development and design of library websites. The topic of innovation in libraries is frequently discussed; thus, we have tried to offer techniques for innovation in website design for libraries. This study compares these two approaches to determine if the mechanical, dynamic and aesthetic (MDA) framework can also be used to create library websites. Each of the MDA framework’s three components was assessed for their applicability to the development of a library website. When building a library website, three crucial characteristics that must be carefully taken into account are, among other things, being supporting and safety-oriented; adaptable and accessible; and aesthetically pleasing to the user. Studies have also revealed several additional criteria that may be regarded as success factors for library websites. In addition, there is also a framework for creating touch- and gesture-based interactions. It is also a method for understanding the creation and playing of video games. The acronym MDA stands for the three components of its structure: mechanical, dynamic and aesthetic. Many kinds of library websites exist, including those for academic, public, school and special libraries. So far, models and approaches for designing pages have been offered for each of these library website categories.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-06-08
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2023-0085
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Learning and programming challenges of React.js open-source framework

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      Authors: Muhammad Hasnain, Sami Ullah
      Abstract: This paper aims to examine the role of Open Artificial Intelligence application (ChatGPT) to identify challenges faced by developers working on React.js libraries. Scopus and Google Scholar databases were searched for the literature. In addition, ChatGPT application was accessed to extract contents regarding its potential role in identifying challenges and their solutions for developers. This paper found that ChatGPT has potential in identifying challenges, faced by learners and developers. ChatGPT enables developers to navigate the projects’ libraries and overcome steep learning curve issue. ChatGPT excels in helping the developers by presenting a range of valuable strengths. These include offering tutorials and document support, providing comprehensive programming challenges solutions, assisting with the configuration and adding in debugging process of React.js application. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is one of the first articles presenting the potential role of ChatGPT in identifying and offering solutions to the challenges of learners and programmers about React.js.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-06-06
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2023-0088
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Access to full-text documents in libraries via Sci-Hub: a blessing in
           disguise to library users

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      Authors: Yusuf Ayodeji Ajani, Adeyinka Tella, Samuel Okere
      Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to explore access to full-text documents in libraries through Sci-Hub and consider whether it is a blessing in disguise to library users. Sci-Hub has been a valuable resource for accessing full-text documents. Sci-Hub is potentially problematic from a legal standpoint but has provided a “blessing in disguise” to library users who lack access to academic resources. Sci-Hub has gained significant popularity among scholars and researchers; it has democratized access to academic research. The ability to access scholarly publications for free has provided an important avenue for research and has allowed for greater efficiency and effectiveness in research projects. The legality of the service, concerns about the quality and accountability of the available materials, and the unclear long-term sustainability of the service are some of the challenges associated with using Sci-Hub in libraries. This paper highlights how the Sci-Hub improves access to full-text scholarly publications for library users. The blessings and challenges associated with using Sci-Hub in libraries and recommendations are discussed.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-05-19
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2023-0053
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Citation Gecko technology for research and entrepreneurship

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      Authors: Varun Gupta
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate how Citation Gecko technology might help libraries provide better research support services. The paper explains specifically how Citation Gecko can help libraries provide more precise and thorough references, save time and enable methodical literature reviews and scoping studies amid the constantly evolving nature of research domains. The paper also considers how businesses and libraries can gain from implementing the technology. The paper’s conceptual study of the function of librarians in assisting researchers – particularly in the setting of exhaustive literature reviews and scoping studies – forms the foundation of the piece. The authors talk about the difficulties in guaranteeing the authenticity and comprehensiveness of the literature review process and the significance of adopting tools like Citation Gecko to help with this process. The possible adoption of Citation Gecko in libraries is also forecasted using the technological adoption model paradigm. Libraries that use Citation Gecko technology provide better research support services by providing accurate and comprehensive references, saving time and assisting systematic literature surveys and scoping studies. The tool is simple to use and does not require professional training due to its user-friendly interface and ability to produce references fast. Using Citation Gecko technology can enhance libraries’ capacities to support researchers, faculty and students in their research projects by making a significant contribution to systematic surveys and referencing efforts. This study adds to the continuing discussion about how libraries may use technology to improve the services they provide to users who need research support. It had never been looked into how citation Gecko might help libraries with their reference and systematic review study offerings.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-05-09
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-04-2023-0060
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Revolutionizing language processing in libraries with SheetGPT: an
           integration of Google Sheet and ChatGPT plugin

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      Authors: Subhajit Panda, Navkiran Kaur
      Abstract: The purpose of this research paper is to explore the significance of language processing in library systems and evaluate the effectiveness of integrating artificial intelligence and generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) technology in modern libraries. Specifically, the paper focuses on SheetGPT, a Google Sheet and GPT Plugin and its impact on language processing in library systems. This paper adopts a comprehensive analysis approach to evaluate the integration of SheetGPT in library systems. The authors outlined a user-friendly approach for installation and use of SheetGPT using its “beginner plan”, appropriate for personal/student use or extended experimentation. The study includes a quantitative analysis to provide a thorough understanding of the benefits and limitations of SheetGPT in library systems. The findings of this research paper suggest that SheetGPT is a highly effective language-processing tool for library systems. Additionally, ChatGPT’s integration with Google Sheets and easy accessibility over Google Marketplace makes it an efficient and user-friendly tool for library professionals. Overall, this study highlights the potential of SheetGPT to enhance language processing in library systems This research paper contributes to the existing literature by providing a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of SheetGPT in library systems. The study’s approach is unique in that it evaluates SheetGPT’s impact on language processing and provides insights into its benefits and limitations. The study’s findings are original and provide a valuable resource for library professionals and researchers interested in exploring the potential of SheetGPT to enhance language processing in library systems.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-05-05
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2023-0051
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  • Building AgriRef: an AI embedded virtual reference app for farmers

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      Authors: Priya Garg, Shivarama Rao K.
      Abstract: This paper aims to discuss the process of building a 24×7 reference platform for facilitating the farmers with the easy access of information at any time from any location. It takes the text string as input and process it to respond with the desired result to the user. An interactive Web-based chatbot named as AgriRef was developed using free version of Dialogflow. The intents were defined based on the conversation flow diagram. Furthermore, the application was integrated with website on local server and telegram application. With this chatbot application, the farmers will able to get answers of their queries. It provides the human-like conversational interface to the farmers. It will also be useful for librarians of agricultural libraries to save time in answering common queries. This paper describes the various steps involved in developing the chatbot application using Dialogflow.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-04-24
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2023-0025
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  • Implications of social media technologies (SMTs) to library services

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      Authors: Solomon Olusegun Oyetola, Nurudeen Adeniyi Aderibigbe, Bolaji David Oladokun
      Abstract: Academic libraries may become obsolete in the twenty-first century unless they begin to harness new technology and improve information and service delivery. This paper aims to examine the emergence of social media technologies (SMTs) with their implications to academic library services in developing countries in the world. It is believed that a growing number of libraries of all types are starting to use SMTs to enhance their service delivery, similar to other institutions. The research, which was conducted on a desk, examined how the implementation of SMTs may affect library services and operations. The study emphasizes that many academic libraries in developing countries have not yet adopted and implemented SMTs despite the potential that they hold for libraries. Given that there has been relatively little study linking SMTs to librarianship, this may be because there is a low degree of awareness of SMTs’ importance in libraries. This study discovered that there are other types of SMTs relevant to academic libraries including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blog among others. This paper reported the implications of SMTs to library services in developing countries. This study is the original idea from the authors and does not reflect on any copyrighted materials. The study recommended among others that sufficient training and more expertise need to be gained by academic libraries to further facilitate implementation of social networks in the libraries, and adoption of contemporary media technologies such as social media in meeting the needs of the 21st-century library patrons should be prioritized.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-04-04
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2023-0037
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Application of blockchain technology in libraries and information centers
           services

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      Authors: Sanjay Kumar Jha
      Abstract: As information providers, libraries select, acquire, process, store, preserve and distribute information resources to customers. Innovative technologies like the blockchain have posed major challenges to education and library services. The main goal of the application of blockchain technology (BT) in libraries and information centers is to give all possible users in participating library systems unrestricted access to digital content and print collections while minimizing risk to protect each user’s privacy and identification. A fresh and dependable technology called blockchain aids in the security, reliability and preservation of information. The 21st century’s change agents’ libraries are implementing new technologies to deliver the most knowledge possible in the shortest amount of time. It cannot be overstated how this technology has the potential to transform library services, operations and functions. An extensive review of literature on “smart libraries” was carried to ascertain the emerging technologies in the smart library domain. Literature was searched against various keywords like smart libraries, smart technologies, Internet of Things, electronic resource management, data mining, artificial intelligence, ambient intelligence, BT and augmented reality. Later on, the works citing the literature on smart libraries were also explored to visualize a broad spectrum of emerging concepts about this growing trend in libraries. Blockchain is one of the rapidly expanding and evolving technology. Librarians and library need to understand the opportunities, benefits and risks of blockchain. Perhaps in libraries, BT will become a useful tool for storing, storing and sharing information. This technology also aids in the acquisition of library materials that can improve collection maintenance. Blockchain can protect user and patron records and enhance the privacy of user and research data. This technology also improves collaboration among library patrons and staff. BT is increasingly being adopted by libraries in various ways. It creates an improved metadata system to protect digital-first selling rights, peer-to-peer sharing and more. Apart from what have been already discussed, this technology is perfect for academia and perfect for achieving potential pace in libraries. It can be used to safeguard library user records, retrieve libraries document and improve collection management. A special bulk request enables identification and discovery of unique holdings. Scientific writing is another good use case for blockchain, where researchers can record and time-stamp ideas and spread information. BT presents a significant opportunity for libraries to enhance user privacy, enhance collaboration and transform the manner in which libraries and communities collaborate. The University of San Jose in Toronto, the Reference Library, the Suffolk Collaborative Library System and many other libraries are exploring this technology, and various other libraries are set to follow suit. The paper tries to highlight the usage of blockchain technologies in the libraries and information center setups for the efficient working of library setups. Blockchain is one of the emerging technologies that have the potential to bring the technology revolution.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-03-31
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-02-2023-0020
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Telepresence robots in libraries: applications and challenges
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      Authors: Adeyinka Tella, Oluchi Precious Ogbonna
      Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to explore telepresence robots are being used in libraries to facilitate library services and also to explain the future trend in the application of robots in libraries. Through a review of the literature, this paper analyzes various library websites and consults literature relating to the use of telepresence robots in libraries; the current application of robots in libraries has been highlighted along with case studies of libraries currently adopting telepresence robots. The uses of telepresence technology in libraries help to enhance library services, reach new users and provide a more inclusive and accessible library experience. Telepresence robots enhance the quality and accessibility of library services, expand library outreach and provide new opportunities for virtual engagement and programming. The application of telepresence robots in libraries can offer many benefits, but there are also several challenges that libraries must address to ensure successful implementation. This paper highlights how the application of telepresence robots in libraries improves service productivity in libraries and creates a more engaging environment for the user group. The benefits and challenges of using robots in the library and the future trend in the application of telepresence robots in libraries are also discussed.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-03-28
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-03-2023-0035
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Global challenge and opportunities for libraries and big data

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      Authors: Bolaji David Oladokun, Modupe Aduke Aboyade, Wahab Akanmu Aboyade
      Abstract: This study aims to find out the role of big data in the field of library and information science by considering the opportunities and challenges. This study, which was conducted on a desk, examined the rise and significance of big data in the field of library and information science in Nigeria. Also, systematic literature review is done, exploring blogs and wikis to gather data on the use of big data. This study emphasizes that as data is the primary component in the creation of information, professionals in the fields of library and information science must develop the knowledge and abilities necessary to support big data analysis. It was determined that offering and facilitating big data analysis would guarantee our place as a priceless and crucial resource in the digital workplace. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study will be one of its kind to examine the role of big data in the field of library and information science profession. Furthermore, the results of the study will expose librarians and information professionals on the opportunities and challenges inherent in the use of big data technologies.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-03-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-12-2022-0138
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Repurposed collection marketing and visibility: using LibGuide gallery
           boxes as virtual library bookshelves

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      Authors: Dina Mokgadi Mashiyane, Tebogo Agnes Makhurupetsi
      Abstract: This paper aims to provide a reflection on innovating and repurposing collection development and marketing strategy, particularly for eBooks in libraries. This paper provides a general review where previous research papers on the phenomenon of the study have been consulted. The findings indicate that there is a lack of awareness of eBooks and marketing, and virtual bookshelves in the form of LibGuide gallery boxes are identified as a solution in promoting these resources. This is a valuable contribution that sheds insight on the usage of LibGuide gallery boxes as virtual bookshelves in marketing library resources, particularly eBooks.
      Citation: Library Hi Tech News
      PubDate: 2023-03-07
      DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-11-2022-0127
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
 
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