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Telling your library story: tableau public for data visualization

11 de Junho de 2018, 10:15
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 4, Page 6-8, June 2018.
Purpose Data visualization, the technique of presenting data in a visual context to increase reader understanding, is a method that has been growing in influence for decades. Many libraries are facing increasing pressure (both internal and external) to showcase the statistics in high-impact and visually appealing ways. Tableau Public is a free tool that libraries can use to visualize their data. Design/methodology/approach This paper gives an overview of Tableau Public and discusses best practices for using it in library services. Findings Tableau Public is a free-to-use downloadable software that enables librarians with no data science expertise to build beautiful and interactive data visualizations, which can be shared with staff, administration and other stakeholders. Originality/value This paper should be of use to any librarians interested in finding new and effective ways of communicating their library statistics. Tableau Public can be used to visualize data from a variety of library departments, including circulation, reference, instruction and collection management.
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Implementation and evaluation of online, synchronous research consultations for graduate students

22 de Junho de 2018, 09:57
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 6, Page 4-8, August 2018.
Purpose Librarians at Northcentral University (NCU) provide online synchronous research consultations for students to discuss resources and search strategies for class assignments, papers, presentations, theses and dissertations. The purpose of this paper is to document the implementation and assessment of this service and to seek to demonstrate that research consultations provided by NCU librarians contribute to students’ learning and success. Design/methodology/approach Research consultations are scheduled using Springshare LibCal and are conducted via Citrix GoToMeeting. Students report their satisfaction and skills learned via the Research Consultation Satisfaction Survey. Dissertation chairs and faculty instructors complete separate surveys, which assess the effect that research consultations had on their students’ work. All surveys were created using Qualtrics. Findings Assessment data reveal that students are satisfied with the research consultation service and can identify specific skills learned. Additionally, faculty and dissertation chairs report an improvement in students’ citations and ability to locate relevant sources. Future research may include examination of learning analytics or citation analysis for students who participated in research consultations. Originality/value Research consultations are rarely documented in the scholarly literature. An opportunity exists to make virtual research consultations more widely adopted as a distinct library reference service, and further, to measure the impact of this service. This project demonstrates how to successfully implement and assess online research consultations. Techniques discussed may be used in 100 per cent virtual environments, as well as within traditional, brick and mortar schools that may already offer face-to-face research consultations.
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An integrative review of Web 3.0 in academic libraries

25 de Junho de 2018, 02:11
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 4, Page 13-17, June 2018.
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated literature review exploring the nature of responsive, semantic and interactive Web 3.0 technologies applicable for academic libraries. Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted an integrated review of the literature combining a strategy of automated and keywords search. The main source for identifying the studies are Emerald Library Studies and Information & Knowledge Management eJournals, Web of Kn.edge and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) databases. To this end, a sample of (n = 140) studies was analyzed to characterize the Web 3.0 trends and its applications based on theme, years and document types. Findings A review of literature reveals that Web 3.0 needs evaluation as to what extent they are integrated, deployed and mainstreamed into library services and in information management practices. It is important to develop a conceptual framework that explores the linkages of Web 3.0 technologies and their applications in academic libraries. Originality/value This review shows how Web 3.0 technologies enhance library services in its holistic conceptualization and how academic libraries are moving into a more robust, inclusive and adaptable phase in their service values and innovation.
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Altmetrics: “big data” that map the influence of New Zealand research

25 de Junho de 2018, 02:12
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 4, Page 1-5, June 2018.
Purpose Altmetrics can offer organizations a unique opportunity to understand the non-traditional scholarly and public influence of their institutions’ research. This paper aims to look at bibliometrics and altmetrics for New Zealand research published in 2016 to understand the country’s research’s reach in social media, mainstream media and public policy, as well as more traditional measures of research impact such as university rankings, citations and publications. Design/methodology/approach Research insights platform Dimensions was searched for author affiliations and publication dates for papers published in 2016 by New Zealand researchers (n = 10,934). The study then used Dimensions to perform citation analysis and Altmetric Explorer to find altmetrics for these journal articles, and to generate visualizations to better interrogate the data set. Findings Of the 10,934 papers published in 2016 by New Zealand (2016 NZ) researchers, 5,413 (49.5 per cent) were mentioned 86,915 times in one of the 16 sources that Altmetric tracks. Twitter, news outlets and Facebook were among the sources that showed the most engagement with New Zealand 2016 research. Citation analysis tools in Dimensions showed that New Zealand 2016 research had a higher than average Field Citation Ratio (1.51) and Relative Citation Ratio (1.29). Originality/value This study combines traditional bibliometric analysis with altmetrics to find new insights into the impact of recent New Zealand research. It suggests new means for organizations to demonstrate the value of the research they produce.
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Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in libraries and museums

25 de Junho de 2018, 02:13
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 5, Page 1-4, July 2018.
Purpose This edition of this study aims to focus on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in libraries and museums, as seen from the internet cyber sphere including blogs. It takes a look at the first quarter of 2018 and analyzes the trending issues within the period, highlighting examples of some institutions that make use of VR and AR. The advantages of the use of VR, AR and sometimes mixed reality are also pointed out. Design/methodology/approach Libraries, archives and museums are increasingly using AR/VR technologies in their service delivery because it is trending. The year 2018 is expected to be huge for VR technology. Findings Facebook is the largest investor in AR and VR, and because Facebook is also extremely popular, many are opportune to have a go at VR and AR through the use of the Facebook social media platform. Originality/value VR “involves using 3D graphics and advanced interactions to immerse a real-world user in a simulated environment”, by the description of the University of Indiana University, Bloomington’s Blogspot. AR stands for extended reality and actually, in technical terms, means a combination of virtual and real reality (UWS, 2018). Both VR and AR, 3D printing and other technologies have altered how people live and work.
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Is Google scholar really scholarly?

25 de Junho de 2018, 02:16
Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
Purpose This paper aims to identify the scholarly nature of the results retrieved by the Google Scholar on the five major global problems, i.e. global warming, economic recession, terrorism, HIV AIDS and child labour. Design/methodology/approach The five terms (global warming, economic recession, terrorism, HIV AIDS and child labour) were searched into the Google Scholar database, and the first 50 retrieved hits were manually analysed to record the relevant bibliographic details. The scholarship of the results was measured by quality indices like h-index, Altmetrics and Journal Impact Factor. The Scopus – the world’s biggest abstract and citation database – was used to identify the h-index of the prolific authors, citations of articles and impact factor of journals. Findings The study reveals that Google Scholar retrieves a good number of publications on the selected global problems from reputed publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier, Cambridge University Press, Blackwell and Sage and published from well-developed countries such as the USA, UK and Switzerland. Google Scholar mostly retrieves articles and research papers from qualitative journals having a good impact factor such as Nature, Science, The Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, The Economic Journal, Social Science and Medicine and Annals of Tourism Research. These articles and books are contributed by the reputed authors having high h-index. The journal articles and books retrieved have also a good number of citations, although such results are limited. The results prove that Google Scholar is scholarly in nature to a great extent. Research limitations/implications The findings are limited to Google Scholar only and cannot be generalized for the rest of the search tools or databases. Further, the study included only five major global problems in the study, and thus, results cannot be applicable to other areas of knowledge. Practical implications The study is a checklist to know the retrieval performance of Google Scholar in terms of quality of content. Originality/value It is the first study of its kind that takes into account the nature of content on major global problems retrieved by the Google Scholar. It is also the first study that used bibliometric analysis to evaluate the quality of results retrieved.
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Visualizing library data interactively: two demonstrations using R language

29 de Junho de 2018, 09:37
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 5, Page 14-17, July 2018.
Purpose This paper aims to provide two real examples to inspire librarians to use modern techniques for data visualization. Design/methodology/approach Two interactive applications were created for visualizing longitudinal and geographical data collected by libraries. Findings R language has high versatility and flexibility in visualizing various types and hierarchy of data under a prevalent Web framework. The two demonstrations provide workflows from data extractions to visualization products. Originality/value Proper visualization assists librarians and administrators to understand data better and gain more insightful prospects. As a result, more scientific decisions can be made for improving libraries operation.
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Is it time for libraries to take a closer look at emoji? The data deluge column

4 de Julho de 2018, 10:29
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 5, Page 5-9, July 2018.
Purpose The emoji, is it an endearing image to add to your text messages and email, or is it an increasingly important type of electronic data? According to a 2013 article by Jeff Blagdon, the idea of using some sort of symbol in electronic communication has been with us for about two decades. Japanese in origin, the earliest symbols of this type were developed in the era of pagers and old-style cell phones and were commonly called emoticons. Design/methodology/approach As devices developed a greater capacity to display graphical elements these keystroke representations were replaced with Unicode characters which display on our electronic devices, which we now call emoji. This instalment of the data deluge will look at the emoji as a form of data and explore how and why their ubiquity may create new opportunities for libraries. Findings Some readers, as well as the author of this column, may be tempted to scoff at the idea that the emoji is anything more than a form of shorthand for use in electronic communications or cutesy decorations. Originality/value One night she showed up at the class, and the instructor wrote on the board, “Computers in school libraries: A new tool or a flash in the pan?” He went on to warn school librarians to not be dazed by this “new computer phase” which he felt distracted both teachers and students from the real work of teaching and learning. He felt that if there were computers in schools, they only belonged in the mathematics classroom and that, even in that context, they only had limited application.
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A research on the use of business intelligence for academic research

4 de Julho de 2018, 10:31
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Purpose At the moment, business intelligence (BI) is known as the way for analyzing data in an organization. Simple search in the literature shows that there are many papers which discuss about BI applications and related matters. In addition, there are different approaches and tools that support using BI in organizations. This paper aims to focus on the use of BI tools for academic applications, and it describes how the academic area will benefit from using BI. Design/methodology/approach This paper is based on using BI tools and other library studies. Findings A process for using BI tools in academic applications has been presented. Also, two cases are stated about activities of e-learning participants and literature analysis, for which BI tools are used to analyze data and simplify difficult tasks. Originality/value This paper shows how BI tools can be used for research and academic applications.
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Getting acquainted with social networks and apps: combating fake news on social media

26 de Julho de 2018, 10:47
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide a general overview of how the major social media companies are addressing the problem of fake news and the spread of digital disinformation. The fight against bad sources and false authorities is one that librarians have been engaged in for a very long time. Design/methodology/approach While the inaccurate information may not always have been called “fake news,” misinformation, propaganda, conspiracy, exaggeration, manipulated facts and out and out lies have always been combated by librarians through information literacy. It is nearly impossible to go a day in this current news climate without reading or hearing the term “fake news”; whether it is being tweeted by the 45th president of the USA, discussed in the media, detailed in articles about social media or addressed by librarians in literature, conversation, conferences, tweets and blog posts. Findings The inescapable phrase was named word of the year for 2017 by both the American Dialect Society (“Fake News,” 2018) and Collins Dictionary (Meza, 2017). While the official definitions provided by a number of different sources may vary, the gist of what is meant by fake news is that it is information that is largely inaccurate, misleading, unsubstantiated, manipulated or completely fabricated that is being passed off as truthful, authoritative and accurate. Originality/value Though the phrase “fake news” may seem to be a recent term, it has actually been around since the end of the nineteenth century and it is not limited to just discussing political news according to Merriam-Webster.
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“Through the looking glass: envisioning new library technologies” spending time well – helping patrons take control of their technology

26 de Julho de 2018, 10:50
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 5, Page 10-13, July 2018.
Purpose Social networking and mobile devices are now fully integrated into the fabric of society. Even people who do not directly use these applications are impacted by those who do. These technologies structure information, media companies, education, political policies and much more. Design/methodology/approach At their best, these are technologies that can provide entertainment, increase productivity and improve the lives of their users. Findings This column will explore concerns about how technology uses unconscious biases to influence its users’ engagement. It will offer tools and techniques for those interested in exerting more control over their use of technology and how the underlying ecosystem has created this situation. Originality/value It highlighted the work of Tristan Harris, who had previously worked at Google as a design ethicist but left to found an organization called Time Well Spent as one of the key leaders.
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Promotion of electronic resources through information literacy

26 de Julho de 2018, 10:52
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 6, Page 1-3, August 2018.
Purpose The study aims to report on how electronic resources of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) library are being promoted through information literacy sessions and how quick response (QR) codes are created for patrons for ease of access to these electronic resources. Design/methodology/approach The QR codes created are displayed in the library to attract attention of the patron. Information literacy sessions include database training and how to access e-resources through the library website. Database posters and PowerPoint presentations are displayed in the library. Student Research blog and subject LibGuides are created with access to databases content as necessary. Library volunteer projects include extensive database searches. Findings While accessing the databases through Student Research blog, LibGuides, volunteer project work and QR codes the usage statistics of these resources have shown an increase. QR code poster attracted attention from many patrons, followed by curiosity to access the databases and eventual access of the databases as evidenced through email inquiry and troubleshooting. Research limitations/implications Usage statistics harvested from vendor platforms is only available system wide and not per HCT campus locations. It is thus not possible to report per location or track usage per location. More advanced analytical tools are required in future to extract more specific data for further deeper analysis. Practical implications Findings recommend future online information literacy courses offered through the proposed virtual library platform to be easily accessible through the Blackboard Learn mobile application including more subject specific resources from databases in their content. The more the databases are used by patron, the higher the chances are they will be renewed for subscription. Social implications Academic libraries work closely and collaboratively with database vendors and aggregators to promote information literacy. Vice versa if libraries are promoting their databases through information literacy sessions and easier access through QR codes – then it is a mutual symbiosis for growth benefitting the academic community. Originality/value A majority of HCT library patrons are UAE nationals – the future leaders of the country. Using rich resources through the databases and lifelong learning skills through information literacy sessions – provides them with authentic information enriching their knowledge and application of skills encouraging, which fosters innovation.
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Android based voice assistant for blind people

26 de Julho de 2018, 10:54
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 6, Page 9-11, August 2018.
Purpose The purpose of this study is to discuss the development of Android-based Intelligent Software Assistant application for visually challenged or blind people. The application is intended to help people with visual limitations or blind people to access Android-based devices so that they can use library resources by using android devices. Design/methodology/approach The necessary data are collected from journals, articles, books and questionnaires, and similar applications are analyzed. The application design method used is the Scrum method, which consists of Backlog, Sprint and Scrum Meeting. From the operational side of the application, the method used is speech-to-text and text-to-speech. Findings This application has been tried with some users who have total blindness and low vision, and all provided a good response to this application. From the performance side, the user gives a very satisfied response to this application. While the ease of using the application, the user also provides a satisfactory response to the ease of using this application. Research limitations/implications The application still has limitations in penetration to the user, and the application is only built using Android as its platform. In addition, the dependence on libraries from Google has caused difficulties in implementing this application with local dialect, which is only understood by the local community. Social implication This application has implications for the society, especially those with limitations in eyesight can be so much more productive and independent. This can reduce the social burden in society. Originality/value This application provides an easy access of an android device to blind people and people with low vision, as well as access to library resources with devices that have been installed with this application. This facility can improve the library accessibility to the blind and visually challenged community.
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Big picture in statistical frame – a statistical analysis and data visualization project of price change for electronic resources in academic libraries

26 de Julho de 2018, 10:57
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 6, Page 12-16, August 2018.
Purpose The purposes of this paper are as follows: first analyze and visualize the price-changing pattern of common electronic resources; second, provide predictions for future price changes at the vendor level; third, discover any potential cause of such price changes; and fourth assess the practice of skills and techniques used for statistical analysis and data visualization. Design/methodology/approach Statistical analysis and data visualization of library’s expenditure data were conducted using business intelligence tools, in this case, Microsoft Excel and IBM SPSS. Findings This study reports the price changes of electronic resources over the past few years, as well as future prediction until 2018. Originality/value Overall, this research combines statistics analysis and data visualization to unveil current price-changing trends of E-resources, provides price prediction of near future and offers unique, while valuable, reference for future evidence-based acquisition decisions.
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How Twitter affects academic library users

26 de Julho de 2018, 11:05
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Purpose This study aims to determine the influence of social networking Twitter library on the level of utilization of college libraries. Design/methodology/approach The method used to explore this problem is explanative as it uses the multiple linear regression test. The research location is at Universitas Airlangga Library, Surabaya, Indonesia. The sampling technique was purposive, as it used the criteria of the academic community of Airlangga University that became an active member or often visited the homepage of the library’s Twitter account at least three times in the past one month. The sample of this study was 220 respondents. Findings The results of this study illustrate that the satisfaction of users of social networking Twitter library which includes surveillance, diversion/entertainment, personal identity and social relationship, either partially or simultaneously, affects the utilization of the college library. Originality/value Based on these results, libraries should always provide services in accordance with the characteristics of user behavior. In the era of booming social media Twitter for teenagers who are the largest users of college libraries, the use of social networking medium Twitter is considered effective in the libraries of universities.
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Building maps: GIS and student engagement

7 de Agosto de 2018, 08:31
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 4, Page 9-12, June 2018.
Purpose This paper aims to detail the use of ESRs ArcMap in the undergraduate history classroom, as an example of pedagogical inquiry and as a method for integrating digital humanities (DH) tools and methods directly into humanities research and pedagogy. Design/methodology/approach This class is an example of pedagogical inquiry and a method for integrating DH tools and methods directly into humanities research and pedagogy. Findings With this approach, students see the immediate application of DH to traditional humanities objects of study and aid these in the pursuit of innovative research questions and methods. Originality/value The use of DH in traditional humanities classrooms as a central concept with experts from the libraries integrated into course design and project planning is unique and is a model that could be implemented at other institutions.
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Radio-frequency identification technology in academic libraries: literature review

5 de Setembro de 2018, 09:38
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Understanding in-library use data lifecycle within Greek and Spanish higher education ecosystems

2 de Outubro de 2018, 02:28
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Purpose As learning analytics, an emergent field, nowadays is seen as a way to break barriers to intra-institutional collaboration that will ultimately lead to educational deep transformational change, HE administrators and library and information science (LIS) researchers argue on the purpose of connecting in-library user activity data to campus-wide initiatives, their relevance and potential contribution to library strategic alignment with broader institutional goals. In this realm and framed within a PhD research, this paper aims to provide an overview of preliminary findings relevant to the exploration of the potential of Spanish and Greek academic libraries to becoming involved in learning analytics initiatives Design/methodology/approach Spanish and Greek public university library director large scale mini-survey and LIS undergraduate curricula desk research. Findings Analysis of public university library director mini-survey bring to light a series of negative correlations between different LRRC types, in-library use data collection and sharing practices and library-based learning analytics conversations, while LIS undergraduate curricula review identified a limited integration of learning analytics and assessment critical skills. Originality/value It is the first Greek and Spanish university library-specific study aiming to contribute to the dialogue on whether, how and when the wealth of in-library use-generated knowledge could be capitalized within future learning analytics initiatives.
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Digital nomadism: students experience of using mobile devices in Delhi Metro

16 de Outubro de 2018, 10:00
Library Hi Tech News, Ahead of Print.
Purpose Travel time is considered as the wastage of time, but the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices with Internet has made it possible to use the time for productive activities. This paper aims to focus primarily on the use of mobile devices while travelling in Metrorail and how travel time is being used “productively” as study time and what resources are the students accessing from their mobile devices. In total, 820 students from different colleges in Delhi were randomly chosen for the survey. Using the survey method, the paper explores how students use travel time productively as activity time. The study revealed that browsing internet, communication, text messaging, accessing social media, etc., are the frequent activities by students while travelling. Majority of respondents stated that their travel time is never productive for value of time. Thinking on different issues that occupy their mind is the most frequent personal activity. “Poor Wi-Fi” connectivity is the highly rated impediment faced by students for uses of mobile devices. Design/methodology/approach A survey was administered to students of different colleges in Delhi who commute daily and consume information while commuting to colleges and back in the month of November and December 2017. The Yellow line that connects most of the colleges of Delhi University was boarded during early and evening hours; a questionnaire was handed out and collected back during the travel. Moreover, a visit was made to different colleges and universities of Delhi. Of the 1,000 questionnaires, only 820 were returned (a response rate of 82%); so a good number of student commuters’ population of Delhi was sampled. Findings The study found that majority of the students that responded to the survey use smartphones while travelling. The study indicated that many students face different impediments in consuming the information of their need. Originality/value The paper provides insight of how travel time is used by the students in Delhi Metro and what activities they do on their miniature devices to make their travel time productive. The study will serve as a template for policy makers and information service providers to realize the need of the hour.
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Transformation of public library websites in Indonesia

19 de Outubro de 2018, 08:08
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 8, Page 10-14, October 2018.
Purpose This paper aims to observe the province’s public library websites in Indonesia and to give some recommendation about knowledge portal website that can support the creation and invention of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach Data and information were gathered by observing library websites at the provincial level to see the digital survey and collection. This survey includes 34 province public library websites in the period from August 1 to 15, 2017. As the survey focuses on the availability of online digital collections, availability of digital services such as the user can have conversation with the librarian through a chat reference service, the availability of trusted external information sources, the availability of user forums for discussion. Findings The result of the research showed that the public library websites in Indonesia are still static (less interactive) and only give standard information about the library services, its operational hours, contact numbers and their collection. According to the result, it is recommended for every public library transforms its website into a knowledge portal website that can give a real and direct effect to the users, especially in the creation of innovation. Originality/value This paper also recommends a framework for a knowledge portal that includes e-resources, user needs, partnership, internet resources, integrated OPAC and collaboration. A survey on a library website is rarely conducted in Indonesia; therefore, this result will be beneficial for developing library websites.
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The Standing Conference of Eastern, Central, and Southern African Library Associations (SCECSAL) XXIII 2018: lessons learned

19 de Outubro de 2018, 08:11
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 8, Page 6-9, October 2018.
Purpose This paper reports on highpoints of some of what emerged at the XXIII Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library Associations (SCECSAL) conference held in Entebbe, Uganda. It presents narratives that evolved from selected presentations from over 40 papers scheduled for presentation at the conference and experiences of librarians working with people in different libraries within or outside the SCECSAL region in line with the theme of the conference. The purpose of this paper is to ascertain lessons learned by delegates at the conference, session delegates found most memorable, number of times respondents have been to SCECSAL and intent to attend the SCECSAL conference again. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents viewpoints from the conference and adopts a quantitative approach to ascertain specific lessons learned by delegates. The survey method was used to obtain data from library and information services (LIS) professionals who attended the conference. The population for the study was drawn from delegates met by the author at the conference. An online questionnaire created with the SurveyMonkey software was used for data collection. In total, 60 delegates were invited to voluntarily participate in the survey. A nine-item questionnaire was emailed to respondents. Of all, 27 people responded within the time limit for the study, giving a total response rate of 45 per cent. Findings Findings revealed that over half of the respondents were attending SCECSAL for the first time. Respondents indicated that the sessions that were the most memorable were Inclusive Library and Information Services for National Development; SDGs and Library and Information Services in the SCECSAL region; and Indigenous knowledge and the preservation of cultural heritage. LIS professionals who participated at the conference dispersed with the following lessons among others: there is need for inclusive LIS and domestication the Marrakesh Treaty. Another lesson is that librarians have a major role to play in the attainment of the United Nations 2030 agenda on sustainable developmental goals (SDGs). Originality/value With SCECSAL, LIS professionals in southern, eastern and central Africa are increasingly gaining access to information, exchange of ideas, skills and collaboration in the region. However, the future of the LIS sector depends on the determination by delegates to put into practice all the lessons that have been learned so as to meet the needs of the community where they find themselves. The XXIII SCECSAL has exposed LIS professionals in the region and beyond to services and trends that should be embraced in the SCECSAL region and beyond. This paper implies that effort put into organising the SCECSAL conference is worthwhile.
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“Through the looking glass: envisioning new library technologies” Media Production Part II: using multimedia to tell stories

19 de Outubro de 2018, 08:16
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 10, Page 1-6, December 2018.
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Core competencies for cataloging and metadata professional librarians – the data deluge column

23 de Outubro de 2018, 10:03
Library Hi Tech News, Volume 35, Issue 8, Page 15-20, October 2018.
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Getting acquainted with social networks and apps: streaming video games on

23 de Outubro de 2018, 10:04
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SWOT analysis of MOOCs in library and information science domain

24 de Outubro de 2018, 08:46
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