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Library Management
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ISSN (Print) 0143-5124 - ISSN (Online) 1758-7921
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  • Investigate the relationship between leadership behaviours, organisational
           commitment, occupational stress and organisational citizenship behaviours
           in Vietnamese private business school libraries

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      Authors: Quan Hoang Nguyen Tran
      Abstract: This paper examines the associations between leadership behaviours, organizational commitment, occupational stress and organisational citizenship behaviours (OCBs) at the Vietnamese private business school libraries. Another objective of this research is to explore the mediating role of organisational commitment and occupational stress on the connection between leadership behaviours and OCBs. The authors collected 294 staffs from various Vietnamese private business school libraries. The findings confirm that leadership dimensions significantly influence OCBs, and organisational commitment plays a mediating role in the relationship between relationship-oriented leadership behaviour (ROL) and OCBs. The current result indicates that two types of leadership behaviour significantly affect employee citizen behaviours. Organisations should also distribute opportunities for workers to stick to citizenship behaviours by implementing organisational commitment interventions. The obtained findings are a new exploration when no previous empirical literature has investigated the relationships among four constructs.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2024-02-16
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-09-2023-0089
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Library practitioners’ perceptions on the applications of IoT in
           university libraries of Bangladesh

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      Authors: Susmita Saha, Md. Roknuzzaman
      Abstract: The major objectives of this study are to explore the perceptions of library practitioners towards IoT and to suggest directions for its proper application in university libraries of Bangladesh. The study conducted an online questionnaire-based survey of library practitioners working at university libraries in Bangladesh in addition to an email interview with ten librarians. A sample size of 310 library practitioners was obtained using the convenience sampling technique for the survey. Non-parametric tests were performed to examine the differences in demographics and perspectives on IoT, as well as the potential benefits and challenges of IoT deployment in libraries. A total of 178 valid surveys were completed, and the results indicate that 147 (82.6%) library practitioners have varied degrees of IoT understanding and positive attitudes about IoT applications in libraries. The study identified RFID, wireless technologies, cloud computing, mobile apps, artificial intelligence and semantic search as major IoT enablers. Tracking, book reservation, circulation, user identification, service marketing, selection of resources, information networking and resource sharing, etc. are the main areas of a library where IoT may be applied. The integration of IoT has the potential to transform conventional libraries into smart libraries. However, there are some challenges that Bangladeshi university libraries must overcome to take use of the prospects emerged from IoT. The study would encourage Bangladeshi librarians adopting IoT-based library and information services and provide guidelines for its successful implementation. The study is a pioneering effort from Bangladesh’s perspective which portrays the original opinions and perceptions of library practitioners regarding IoT applications in university libraries of Bangladesh.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2024-02-15
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-07-2023-0072
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Management of cyber risks in the library: analysis of information security
           awareness of Estonian library employees

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      Authors: Kate-Riin Kont
      Abstract: This article surveys why libraries are vulnerable to social engineering attacks and how to manage risks of human-caused cyber threats on organizational level; investigates Estonian library staff awareness of information security and shares recommendations concerning focus areas that should be given more attention in the future. The data used in this paper is based on an overview of relevant literature highlighting the theoretical points and giving the reasons why human factor is considered the weakest link in information security and cyber security and studying how to mitigate the related risks in the organisation. To perform the survey, a web questionnaire was designed which included 63 sentences and was developed based on the knowledge-attitude-behaviour (KAB) model supported by Kruger and Kearney and Human Aspects of Information Security Questionnaire (HAIS-Q) designed by Parsons et al. The research results show that the information security awareness of library employees is at a good level; however, awareness in two focus areas needs special attention and should be improved. The output of this study is the mapping of seven focus areas of information security policy in libraries based on the HAIS-Q framework and the KAB model. The cyber awareness of library employees has not been studied in the world using HAIS-Q and KAB model, and to the best of the authors’ knowledge, no research has been previously carried out in the Estonian library context into cyber security awareness.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2024-02-12
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-07-2023-0058
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Contextualised dictionary literacy, information literacy and information
           behaviour in the e-environment

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      Authors: Theo J.D. Bothma, Ina Fourie
      Abstract: Needs for information literacy, disparities in society, bridging digital divides, richness of information sources in electronic (e-)environments and the value of dictionaries have often been propagated. To improve information sources and information literacy training, information behaviour must be understood (i.e. all information activities). This paper conceptualises new opportunities for information sources (e.g. electronic dictionaries) to all society sectors, dictionary literacy and research lenses such as lexicography to supplement information literacy and behaviour research. A scoping review of information literacy and behaviour, lexicography and dictionary literature grounds the conceptualisation of dictionary literacy, its alignment with information literacy, information activities and information behaviour and lexicography as additional research lens. Research lenses must acknowledge dictionary use in e-environments, information activities and skills, meanings of information and dictionary literacy, the value of e-dictionaries, alignment with information behaviour research that guides the development of information sources and interdisciplinary research from, e.g. lexicography – thus contextualisation. Research implications – information behaviour and information literacy research can be enriched by lexicography as research lens. Further conceptualisation could align information behaviour, information literacy and dictionary literacy. Dictionary training, aligned with information literacy training, can be informed by this paper. The value of dictionary literacy for all sectors of societies can be improved. Large bodies of literature on information behaviour and lexicography individually do not cover combined insights from both.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2024-02-12
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2023-0082
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • A qualitative perspective of the role of Malawi Library Association in
           developing librarianship in Malawi: opportunities and challenges

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      Authors: Kaitano Simwaka, Ellen Chifuniro, Robert Chalochiwawa, Tina Mutalama Kabwilo, Sandram Chimutu
      Abstract: The study aims to unpack the role of Malawi Library Association (MALA) in developing librarianship in Malawi. It also explores an array of opportunities and challenges that are present for MALA. The study applies the interpretivist paradigm for the research design. Qualitative data were collected from a purposeful sample totaling 24 practicing librarians and paraprofessionals in different work environments to inform the study phenomenon. The study gathers that the role of MALA has been in its infancy stage for a long time. However, the apparent developments of MALA manifest in its pro-educational initiatives. Overall, MALA is impeded by a litany of obstacles such as financial constraints and a lack of advocacy strategy. The study theorizes the role of MALA by triangulating the advocacy coalition framework, institutional theory and professionalization theory in the library and information practice.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-12-22
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2023-0079
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Digital reading of undergraduate students in Vietnamese universities: a
           focus group study

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      Authors: Lan Thi Nguyen
      Abstract: The development of digital technology and digital resources have influenced one’s reading habits. This paper aimed to study undergraduate students' reading in digital sphere at universities in Vietnam. A focus group study with 31 undergraduate students of six groups at six public universities was conducted to get their perspectives on reading preference, strategies, effectiveness and psychological factors influencing reading ability. The results confirmed that bachelor students' reading preference for document formats depended on their reading purposes. They used different reading strategies for digital and traditional reading, for instance, keyword searching, taking note, skimming, scanning, need-based reading, selective reading, comparison, evaluation and criticism. Students had faster reading speed for digital texts; however, they had better concentration and memorization in printed documents. When students have motivation, good attitudes and emotion, they could be motivated to read more. These findings were useful in enhancing the understanding of digital reading competence and help stakeholders find out solutions to improve reading capacity of Vietnamese students in digital space.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-12-18
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-06-2023-0052
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Peter J Lor: mentor and mentee unbounded

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      Authors: Gwenda Thomas
      Abstract: An attribute common throughout Lor’s distinguished career has been a passion for learning and continuous improvement in an approach that sets high standards, both for himself and others. Taking on the informal mantle of both mentor and mentee, these contributions have blended with no clear boundaries or timelines. Lor has been active in the library and information sector (LIS) landscape since the 1960s. A stalwart of the library and information profession, the author is being honoured by International Federation of Library Associations and Institution (IFLA) with a prestigious festschrift in recognition of a librarian who has made a sustained contribution to the library and information profession over decades with significant impact on academia, scholarship, praxis, communities and individual librarians. Lor is recognized as a lifelong mentee as evidenced by his unbounded forays into discovery driven by a natural curiosity that, in turn, shaped his approach to mentoring through teaching, instilling best practices in research methodology and significant contributions to international librarianship. Today this continues in a regular column for South African librarians, drawing from the international literature of books, libraries and information, his role as a key figure in the establishment of Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) in the 1990s, as well as experience from close involvement in developing LIS policies for post-apartheid South Africa, drafting guidelines for national library legislation and serving as IFLA Secretary-General in The Hague. This viewpoint has been an attempt to share reflections on one individual’s lifetime of influence without borders or timelines. Without doubt, Lor’s global mentorship reach remains unbounded in his approach to critical thinking and desire for continuous improvement for himself and others.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-12-18
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-10-2023-0106
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Information needs and information-seeking behavior of visual artists: a
           systematic review of the literature

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      Authors: Spyros Kolyvas, Petros Kostagiolas
      Abstract: Information makes an important contribution to the promotion of the creativity of visual artists. This work aims to explore relevant research through a systematic review of the literature and discuss the impact of information on visual artists' creativity. A systematic literature review was conducted through Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses method. The authors searched and retrieved 1,320 papers from which, after evaluation, 41 papers have been analyzed. Two thematic categories were identified for visual artists' information needs: (1) the need for professional development and (2) the need for creative techniques and materials. In terms of information sources visual artists employ, the authors have also identified seven broad categories: (1) conventional resources (galleries, museums, etc.), (2) professional scholar sources, (3) digital art websites, (4) informal information online and colleagues, (5) libraries, (6) personal collections and (7) professional scholar social networks. In addition, the study proceeded to classify the obstacles faced by visual artists in their search for visual information into two general categories: (1) environmental barriers and (2) digital literacy barriers. Although the investigation of the information needs satisfaction of visual artists as well as the evaluation of their information behavior patterns and information literacy competences is essential, it is understudied. This paper summarizes the relevant literature in a concrete and systematic way providing evidences to be considered in a variety of situations, i.e. developing lifelong learning programs, managing visual art library collections, library services development for artists, etc.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-12-08
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-10-2023-0110
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • From project to platform: a case study on evolving the software
           development team

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      Authors: Daniel Coughlin, Binky Lush
      Abstract: At the authors’ libraries, they consolidated two departments and attempted to find ways to increase productivity, reduce duplication and improve job happiness within their software development teams. The authors have lost institutional knowledge when developers leave the team, yet the authors remain responsible for critical library services. The merging of the authors’ departments provided the opportunity to rethink how their teams are structured and whether a different model could provide better professional development, more knowledge sharing and better stability of their services. This article presents a case study of moving from a project-centric approach to a platform-based model. The authors met with those responsible for establishing priorities for their services and developers to assess successful and unsuccessful implementations and pivoted based on those assessments. The authors found that their developers were happier to increase their portfolios and professional development, and the librarians were satisfied with more stable services during a particularly unstable time within the authors’ institution. This is a practical example of a positive way to structure development teams in libraries. Frequently, teams support a single service to the library because of the criticality of that service on a day-to-day basis, but that can create a lack of shared knowledge during institutional instability. This study reveals the benefits of a platform-based approach, including increased developer happiness, reduced disruptions due to staff turnover and improved system stability. It also discusses the challenges of managing product owners' expectations and balancing feature development with maintenance work.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-12-07
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2023-0080
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The role of libraries in academic achievement: case study of Azerbaijan
           university libraries

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      Authors: Narmina Abdullayeva
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the importance of libraries in higher education institutes located in Azerbaijan, mainly in the capital city of Baku. Various university libraries have been examined in terms of information services, physical environments and technical equipment support issues. Questionnaires were completed by students and staff at several universities in Azerbaijan to examine how libraries affect people's academic achievement. The results of this study were comparatively described using multiple tables and graphs. University library usage is positively associated with academic achievement. Studies have shown that students who use libraries are more likely to succeed academically, as measured by their responses. The role of libraries in academic achievement is not limited to traditional academic tasks such as research and writing. The results of this study suggest that there is a positive relationship between library usage and academic achievement in some universities in Azerbaijan, and it is necessary to continue the topic in further studies in a wide range to develop relationships between academic library services and success in higher education, either personal or student. This study is the first to examine the significance of academic libraries in higher education in Azerbaijan, providing a general overview and analysis of the separate correlations among these variables. Researchers interested in Azerbaijani education and libraries may find this to be practical.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-11-17
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-06-2023-0056
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • State of public libraries in Morocco

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      Authors: Asmaa Bouaamri, Ágnes Hajdu Barat
      Abstract: This article discusses the public library system in Morocco, compiling the available information tackling the historical background of public libraries and their early work and the system that has been adopted during and after colonial periods. The main purpose of the study is to shed light on the present situation of the public library system in Morocco and also to further identify some of the recurrent issues in the public library system in Morocco. The authors relied on a literature review as a theoretical reference in order to study and extract the available studies done previously on the Moroccan system for public libraries. Public libraries in Morocco face various issues such as lack of available data and research, lack of appropriate funds, education in the field of library and information sciences, low rate of reading culture within the country and the high rate of illiteracy, all of which obstruct the development of Moroccan librarianship. There is a necessary reform need and action in order to help in the development of libraries in the country. This paper is the first paper that discussed the state of public libraries in Morocco and that draws and highlights the importance of public libraries in relation with the country's development.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-11-07
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-06-2023-0046
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The utilisation of open research data repositories for storing and sharing
           research data in higher learning institutions in Tanzania

         This is an Open Access Article Open Access Article

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      Authors: Neema Florence Mosha, Patrick Ngulube
      Abstract: The study aims to investigate the utilisation of open research data repositories (RDRs) for storing and sharing research data in higher learning institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania. A survey research design was employed to collect data from postgraduate students at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. The data were collected and analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. A census sampling technique was employed to select the sample size for this study. The quantitative data were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), whilst the qualitative data were analysed thematically. Less than half of the respondents were aware of and were using open RDRs, including Zenodo, DataVerse, Dryad, OMERO, GitHub and Mendeley data repositories. More than half of the respondents were not willing to share research data and cited a lack of ownership after storing their research data in most of the open RDRs and data security. HILs need to conduct training on using trusted repositories and motivate postgraduate students to utilise open repositories (ORs). The challenges for underutilisation of open RDRs were a lack of policies governing the storage and sharing of research data and grant constraints. Research data storage and sharing are of great interest to researchers in HILs to inform them to implement open RDRs to support these researchers. Open RDRs increase visibility within HILs and reduce research data loss, and research works will be cited and used publicly. This paper identifies the potential for additional studies focussed on this area.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-05-2023-0042
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Analysis of the relationship of CRM-based library services with head
           librarians' personal and academic variables: a survey of university
           libraries in Pakistan

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      Authors: Mir Bahader
      Abstract: This study aimed to examine the relationship between customer relationship management (CRM)-based library services and head librarians' personal and academic variables. The status of CRM-based library services in the university libraries of Pakistan was also assessed. A cross-sectional survey research design and quantitative research approach were applied. A structured questionnaire was emailed to the heads librarians of all university libraries recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, and the response rate was 74 percent. The analysis showed that a relationship to CRM-based library services was confirmed by the head librarians' age, academic qualification, professional experience, CRM awareness and training. Moreover, several CRM-based library services such as face-to-face interaction, current awareness services, orientation for new users, coordination through e-mail services, special goodwill to regular users, make telephone calls, complaints/suggestions boxes, online services, provision of a conducive learning environment, user education, selective dissemination of information services, users' participation in the collection and service development, ask a librarian services and users' help desk services were currently being practiced by the university libraries. This study is a valuable resource for developing user-centered library services and culture. Findings are helpful in enhancing CRM applications in libraries and making their users satisfied and loyal. This study makes a significant contribution to the body of literature and knowledge on library CRM.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-12-2022-0128
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Research collaboration among library and information science professionals
           in Nigerian universities

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      Authors: Clement Ola Adekoya
      Abstract: The necessity for continuous advancement in library education and practice requires research collaboration among library professionals. This study aims to investigate research collaboration among lecturers in the department of library and information science (LIS) and librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The quantitative study employed a close-ended questionnaire for data collection. The study covered all the librarians in academic libraries and lecturers in the department of LIS (LIS professionals) in public universities in Ekiti, Ondo and Osun States, Nigeria. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. The criterion mean of 2.50–2.99 was used for the research questions. It was found that librarians in academic libraries and lecturers in Nigeria rarely engage in research collaboration. The reasons for the research collaboration are to increase the quality of research in the library profession, make research in the library profession more in-depth and cross-fertilize ideas for generating novel insights. It is the engagement of librarians in academic libraries and the lecturers in the LIS department in the exchange of knowledge at national and international levels through research collaboration that can enhance the quality of research that emanates from the library profession. Promotion of the library profession requires the integrated effort of library professionals in academic libraries and lecturers in the department of LIS through research collaboration. Promotion of the library profession requires the integrated effort of library professionals in academic libraries and lecturers in the department of LIS through research collaboration.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-10-13
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-07-2023-0062
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The state of embedded librarianship in the university research processes
           in selected African academic libraries

         This is an Open Access Article Open Access Article

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      Authors: Anna Leonard, Josiline Chigwada, Gilbert Mushi
      Abstract: This study aims to examine the state of embedded librarianship in African academic libraries by exploring the extent of librarian embedment in research processes in selected academic libraries in Africa. A survey was conducted to collect data using an online questionnaire. The study population was comprised of librarians who directly support researchers throughout the research process in the scholarly communication and information services sections. Purposive sampling was used to select librarians, and 63 responses were received from the target of 100. The collected data were analysed using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) software, and content analysis was used to analyse open-ended questions. The study results showed that the extent and nature of librarians' embeddedness in the research process vary across different university contexts in Africa. Challenges and areas of research skill gaps among librarians were identified, and propositions to address the research skill gaps were provided. The study findings can be used as a framework for libraries to embed librarians in the research process. The study made recommendations with practical implications for library practitioners in academia, and institutions offering library and information science education, and the library management responsible for the research process. A study brings a novel perspective by examining the state of embedded librarianship in the African context. Its contribution generates knowledge and insights that inform the development of effective embedded librarianship practices in African academic libraries to enhance research support services and advancement of scholarly research in the region.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-08-25
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-06-2023-0045
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Capacity-building practices for librarians' effective service delivery in
           federal university libraries in Nigeria

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      Authors: Patrick Chijioke Igbokwe
      Abstract: The study examined capacity-building practices for librarians' effective library service delivery in Federal University Libraries in Nigeria. The design for this paper was a descriptive survey research design. Data was collected using a questionnaire from a total number of 178 respondents. Collected data were analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation. The findings reveal that learning capacity-building practices such as rotating members of staff for wider experience exist in these libraries. Learning capacity-building practices contributes to effective service delivery by enhancing various library services. Results also show that there are challenges confronting learning capacity-building practices which include inadequate funding. For these libraries to perform to their highest potentials, their learning capacity needs to be built and developed. The major limitation of this study is the tendency of the respondents to fake their responses which may arise from their personal biases. Therefore, university library management and university administrators should as a matter of urgency develop policies that will ensure that capacities are built for better service delivery or risk users losing interest in the library. The study examined a vital dimension of capacity build, which is learning capacity building. The findings will help university administrators and library management to know the different learning capacity-building practices that exist in the various libraries and the extent to which these practices are important and relevant for effective service delivery. This will assist them in adopting relevant and adequate learning capacity-building strategies and guiding them in formulating effective capacity-building policies.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-08-23
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2022-0026
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Assessment of the influence of intrinsic motivation on undergraduate
           students' usage of library facilities in the Federal University Oye-Ekiti,
           Nigeria

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      Authors: Mensah Prince Osiesi, Adebolu Folajimi Adekoya, Chigozie Celestina Oke, Adenike Lucia Aruleba, Adejimi Oluwatobi Busiyi
      Abstract: This study assessed students' intrinsic motivation (basic psychological needs) as predictor of their usage of library facilities in the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria. The study adopted the quantitative case study approach. The population of this study consisted of all undergraduate students in the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria. The systematic random sampling was used in selecting a sample of 129 students. A research question and four hypotheses were raised in the study. Two instruments were adapted and used for data collection: the “Intrinsic Motivation Inventory” (IMI) and “Students' Usage of Library Facilities Scale,” with Cronbach’s alpha reliability indexes of 0.87 and 0.78, respectively. The collected data were analysed using descriptive (frequency counts and percentages) and inferential statistics (linear regression and correlation) at 0.05 alpha level. Findings of this study revealed that the extent of usage of library facilities in the university is low; the three basic psychological needs—perceived competence, autonomy and relatedness—significantly predict students' usage of library facilities; significant relationship exist among gender, perceived autonomy and usage of library facilities. This study is limited to undergraduate usage of library facilities in the Federal University Oye-Ekiti. The quantitative case study research type was adopted, with a sample of 129 students. Data were collected using adapted questionnaires and analysed quantitatively using the SPSS. The results of this study have implied that the three basic psychological needs influence students' usage of library facilities. Therefore, it is paramount that management of universities and university librarians foster students' intrinsic motivational variables for their enhanced academic performances. Also, faculties and academics by the outcome of this study are to maintain and sustain a functional social network, social interactions and collaborative works among students, while inculcating and improving the levels of students' competences, autonomy and relatedness. Further, the study has hinted the need for university management, librarians and academics to be professionally trained on promoting and sustaining students' competences, autonomy and relatedness. The universities are to continuously organise orientation and enlightenment programmes for both the old and the newly admitted students on the import, impact and usage of university libraries amidst its facilities. Few studies have been carried out on students' usage of academic libraries especially with regard to their attitudes; however, the challenge of underutilisation of library facilities by students are yet unresolved. There is a dearth of literature regarding the influence of intrinsic motivation (the basic psychological needs) on usage of library facilities among tertiary learners, especially in Nigeria.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-08-15
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-05-2022-0045
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The needs of digital scholarship services at Vietnam National University,
           Ho Chi Minh City

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      Authors: Thi Kim Thoa Ninh, Thi Huyen Ngo, Hong Sinh Nguyen
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the needs of lecturers and learners for digital scholarship services (DSS) and to suggest recommendations for the development of DSS at Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM). The research employed a mixed method approach, comprising a paper questionnaire with 360 respondents to collect quantitative data and in-depth interviews with 18 participants, including lecturers (L), postgraduate students (P), and undergraduate students (U), to gather qualitative data. The findings indicate that lecturers and students have diverse needs for various DSS services, with digital information resources and institutional repositories being the most common, followed by new and workable digital technology infrastructure, training courses in using digital tools and methods, and ongoing advice and support at different stages of the research process. The limitations of this study indicate that further research is necessary to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the DSS needs in higher education institutions in Vietnam of various sizes and characteristics. This research provides a practical basis for the development and provision of appropriate support to the development of DSS at VNU-HCM. The originality of this paper and its value lies in the contribution to the understanding of the needs of DSS in a context of the digital transformation and the improvement of the quality of education and research in the higher education sector in Vietnam.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-08-11
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-03-2023-0016
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The global is rooted in the local: Peter Lor and international
           librarianship

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      Authors: Alex Byrne
      Abstract: Peter Lor’s contributions to library and information science and practice are myriad. This essay focusses on his contributions to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The essay recalls Lor’s achievements and draws on the author’s experience of working with him during challenging times for IFLA. Lor’s work and achievements illustrate how the global interconnectedness of the field emerges from and enlivens its local practice and that the global is in turn informed by the local. As an international Federation of library associations and libraries together with practitioners, IFLA reaches into the majority of the world’s nations. This essay demonstrates how leadership within one nation and at a global level can have far reaching results. The author was in a unique position as IFLA President-elect and then President when Lor was appointed Secretary General of the Federation. The author viewpoint is that of an insider and a colleague.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2023-02-14
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-11-2022-0109
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
 
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