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Kwanya, Tom; Stilwell, Christine; Underwood, Peter G. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2013
Using the "point oh" naming system for developments in librarianship is attracting debate about its appropriateness, basis and syntax and the meaning and potential of Library 2.0. Now a new term, Library 3.0, has emerged. Is there is any significant difference between the two models? Using documentary analysis to explore the terms, the…
Descriptors: Information Networks, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Services
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Vista, Alvin – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2013
This paper aims to present an alternative and simple method to improve the filtering of search results so as to increase the efficiency of literature searches, particularly for individual researchers who have limited logistical resources. The method proposed here is scope restriction using an impact-based filter, made possible by the emergence of…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Online Searching, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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Kwanya, Tom; Stilwell, Christine; Underwood, Peter G. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
Literature on library service models is scarce and exists mainly in non-traditional formats such as blog entries and webpages. Nonetheless, the subject evokes heated debate among librarians with many supporting the model they are using, sometimes without understanding that there are other options which perhaps could be better for their…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Criticism, Library Services
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Koulouris, Alexandros; Kapidakis, Sarantos – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
This paper presents a policy decision tree for digital information management in academic libraries. The decision tree is a policy guide, which offers alternative access and reproduction policy solutions according to the prevailing circumstances (for example acquisition method, copyright ownership). It refers to the digital information life cycle,…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Information Management, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Vasileiou, Magdalini; Rowley, Jennifer; Hartley, Richard – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
This article reports research into the perceptions and predictions of academic librarians regarding the future role and development of e-books, and e-book collections and services. A number of recent studies reported in the literature review indicate increasing interest in e-books. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Stakeholders, Library Services, Semi Structured Interviews
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Melo, Luiza Baptista; Pires, Cesaltina – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
This paper investigates the factors that influence the value for the users of the Portuguese electronic scientific information consortium b-on (Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online). We used the contingent valuation method based on a willingness to pay scenario to estimate the value that each user is willing to pay. Data were collected through an…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Consortia, Probability, Library Services
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Abdelrahman, Omer Hassan – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
Distance learning has flourished in Sudan during the last two decades; more and more higher education institutions offer distance learning programmes to off-campus students. Like on-campus students, distance learners should have access to appropriate library and information support services. They also have specific needs for library and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Interviews, Research Libraries, Electronic Libraries
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Saarti, Jarmo; Raivio, Jouko – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This article presents a reading of the user interface in one public library system. Its aim is to find out the frames and competences required and used in the communication between the computer and the patron. The authors see the computer as a text that is to be read by the user who wants to search for information from the library. The transition…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Networks, Online Catalogs, Online Searching
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Abrizah, A.; Zainab, A. N. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This paper presents findings from a case study investigating secondary school teachers' understanding of the term digital libraries and their relationship with learning. The study addresses two research questions: (1) How do teachers conceptualize digital libraries, their relevance and issues relating to their integration into the curriculum? and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Melo, Luiza Baptista; Pires, Cesaltina Pacheco – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This article has three main objectives: i) to describe the use patterns of electronic and traditional resources in Portuguese academic libraries; ii) to estimate the value of the Portuguese electronic scientific information consortium b-on by using two alternative valuation methodologies; iii) to relate the use patterns with the valuation of b-on.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Scientific and Technical Information
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Chen, Kuan-nien; Lin, Pei-chun; Chang, Sung-Shan; Sun, Hao-chang – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This study explored 1) whether there were any differences in the way medical students used library resources under problem-based learning (PBL) and scenario-based learning (SBL) curricula; and 2) what improvements the library could make to facilitate its use by medical students using the different curricula. Twenty medical students selected from…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Use Studies, Academic Libraries, College Curriculum
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Pinto, Maria; Cordon, Jose Antonio; Diaz, Raquel Gomez – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2010
Over the last three decades, promotion of information literacy has become one of the main goals of librarians and academics. As the emergence of information technologies has raised new challenges and roles for users, information literacy has shifted from the concept of simple training to the provision of the skills and competencies that are…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Statistical Analysis, Information Literacy, Vocabulary
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Shiozaki, Ryo; Eisenschitz, Tamara – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This paper reports on a questionnaire survey of 16 national libraries designed to clarify how national libraries attempt to justify their web archiving activities. Results indicate they envisage that a) the benefits brought about by their initiatives are greater than the overall costs, b) the costs imposed on libraries are greater than the costs…
Descriptors: Preservation, Government Libraries, Questionnaires, Library Automation