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3547c23.Jpg, Craig Amos

Craig Amos

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Authorship And Collaboration Pattern In Srels Journal Of Information Management During 2008-2017: An Evaluation, Sunil Kumar Yadav, S N. Singh, Manoj Kumar Verma Apr 2019

Authorship And Collaboration Pattern In Srels Journal Of Information Management During 2008-2017: An Evaluation, Sunil Kumar Yadav, S N. Singh, Manoj Kumar Verma

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is an evaluation of authorship and collaboration pattern in SRELS Journal of Information Management during 2008-2017. Total 578 articles published during the study period out of which 196 articles are published by single author and rest 386 articles are published by two or more than two authors. It is clear from the study that multiple authorship pattern is prominent in the journal. In the study it has been counted that the average collaboration index is 1.86, average collaboration coefficient is 0.36, average degree of collaboration is 0.66, average relative growth rate is 0.32 ...


Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Connecting Researchers To Data Repositories In The Earth, Space, And Environmental Sciences, Michael Witt, Shelley Stall, Ruth Duerr, Raymond Plante, Martin Fenner, Robin Dasler, Patricia Cruse, Sophie Hou, Robert Ulrich, Danie Kinkade Feb 2019

Connecting Researchers To Data Repositories In The Earth, Space, And Environmental Sciences, Michael Witt, Shelley Stall, Ruth Duerr, Raymond Plante, Martin Fenner, Robin Dasler, Patricia Cruse, Sophie Hou, Robert Ulrich, Danie Kinkade

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The Repository Finder tool was developed to help researchers in the domain of Earth, space, and environmental sciences to identify appropriate repositories where they can deposit their research data and to promote practices that implement the FAIR Principles, encouraging progress toward sharing data that are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. Requirements for the design of the tool were gathered through a series of workshops and working groups as a part of the Enabling FAIR Data initiative led by the American Geophysical Union that included the development of a decision tree that researchers may follow in selecting a data repository, interviews ...


Awareness, Access And Utilization Of Information On Climate Change By Farmers In Zamfara State, Nigeria, Charles Nwabueze Chukwuji, Aliyu Gadanga Tsafe Phd, Sule Sayudi, Zainab Yusuf, Ja'afar Zakariya Jan 2019

Awareness, Access And Utilization Of Information On Climate Change By Farmers In Zamfara State, Nigeria, Charles Nwabueze Chukwuji, Aliyu Gadanga Tsafe Phd, Sule Sayudi, Zainab Yusuf, Ja'afar Zakariya

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study consisted 1200 respondents comprising (staff of the Zamfara State Agricultural Development Project, FADAMA III Project, IFAD, Animal rearers and Farmers). Instruments of data collection used for the study were the questionnaire, interview and discussions. One thousand two hundred questionnaires were distributed to respondents and only 988 (82.2%) were dully returned and found usable. The results of the responses were interpreted using simple percentage and frequency tables. The findings of the study include, that 95% of Zamfara State population are farmers, Maru and Gusau Local Government Areas recorded the ...


Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak Jan 2019

Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries are the “heart” of the learning community, providing a place for Users and advance their knowledge. Simmonds, (2001). Libraries must be safe from security threats and physical weakness. To secure and protectthe collections will facilitate to libraries give an efficient service in response to theinformation required of the university community


A Brief History Of Digital Preservation, Erin Baucom Jan 2019

A Brief History Of Digital Preservation, Erin Baucom

Mansfield Library Faculty Publications

Digital objects are composed of bitstreams, sequences of 1’s and 0’s, which require specific software (and in some cases hardware) to make the content understandable to human users. Digital objects, like word processing documents, digital images, websites, e-mails, datasets and so much more, are fragile, easy to modify, and susceptible to bit rot (loss or reordering parts of the bitstream) and obsolescence. Digital preservation is a combination of policies and workflows that dictate the active management of digital objects to ensure their continued authenticity and meaningful access over time. Obsolescence is one of the unending battles that digital ...


The Information-Fluent English Language Learner: Cultural And Pedagogical Considerations, Megan Hodge Jan 2019

The Information-Fluent English Language Learner: Cultural And Pedagogical Considerations, Megan Hodge

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston Dec 2018

Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston

Alyssa Thurston

This bibliography compiles selected secondary and primary materials on physician-assisted death. Secondary sources include books, book chapters, law review and law journal articles, bibliographies, websites, and current awareness materials, and are mostly limited to publication dates of 2007-2018. Most of the included materials focus on the United States, but a number of sources also discuss other countries and one section is devoted to international experiences with physician-assisted death.


The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy Dec 2018

The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy

Virginia A Dressler

In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories (anonymized) and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider and reflect upon. The survey received a 25.8% response rate, with many intriguing insights. Survey findings are presented, along with a discussion on future recommendations for work in this area.


Reimagining Research Services’ Outreach To Faculty And Students: A Tale Of Two Research Departments (University Of Central Florida And Florida Gulf Coast University) No Title, Barbara Tierney, Linda Colding Dr. Dec 2018

Reimagining Research Services’ Outreach To Faculty And Students: A Tale Of Two Research Departments (University Of Central Florida And Florida Gulf Coast University) No Title, Barbara Tierney, Linda Colding Dr.

Barbara Tierney

Two academic library research managers discuss innovative outreach strategies that they coordinate in their respective libraries (University of Central Florida serves 68,000+ students, Florida Gulf Coast University serves 15,000+ students) to support faculty and student success for teaching, learning, and research. A poster1 was created to illustrate these strategies.


East Meets West: The Japan Association Of National University Libraries (Janul) And The University Of Central Florida (Ucf) Exchange Librarians And Learning Commons Information No Title, Barbara Tierney, Yuka Taniguchi Dec 2018

East Meets West: The Japan Association Of National University Libraries (Janul) And The University Of Central Florida (Ucf) Exchange Librarians And Learning Commons Information No Title, Barbara Tierney, Yuka Taniguchi

Barbara Tierney

Is your library contemplating an international librarian exchange? Such exchanges not only increase participants’ understanding of other cultures, they also challenge participants to look at their own cultures from a new perspective.
Two academic librarians, Yuka Taniguchi from Kobe University1  (Japan) and Barbara Tierney from the University of Central Florida2  discuss their visits to each other’s libraries in 2016-2017 to share information about their respective learning commons and outreach programs. 
 
This article focuses on the lessons learned for each librarian and practical tips on how to accomplish a successful academic library foreign exchange.


Use Of Library Resources, Services And Facilities Among Ug Students Of Forestry College At Ponnampet, Kodagu District, Karnataka State: A Case Study., Shivappa C R, Prof. M. Veerabasavaiah M Dec 2018

Use Of Library Resources, Services And Facilities Among Ug Students Of Forestry College At Ponnampet, Kodagu District, Karnataka State: A Case Study., Shivappa C R, Prof. M. Veerabasavaiah M

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The present study examines the Use of Library Resources and Services among Undergraduate Students of Forestry College at Ponnampet in Kodagu District, Karnataka state. Questionnaires as a tool used for data collection. There are 140 Questionnaires were distributed to the students. Out of which 105 filled Questionnaires were returned by the students. The major finding of the study reveals that Table 2 there are 55(52.38%) Male students were responded to the questionnaire. Followed by 50(47.62%) were Female Students. Table 3 shows 69(65.71%) students visit to library daily. 23(21.91%) students visited thrice ...


Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola Dec 2018

Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Lack of academic integrity has frustrated the attainment of educational objectives especially in tertiary institutions in recent times. Perhaps, one of the most prevalent fraudulent practice among students, academics and researchers today is plagiarism. This paper examines the concept, nature and intricacies of plagiarism. It notes the devastating effects of plagiarism on the individual, academic institutions and the society at large. The paper argues that libraries by their assigned and inherent functions have a strategic role to play in curbing plagiarism. The roles include awareness creation, teaching of referencing and citation skills, information literacy programmes among others. The paper concludes ...


A Study On The Assessment Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviour Among Research Scholars In Bharathidasan University, Dr Balasubramani R, Abu Ks Dec 2018

A Study On The Assessment Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviour Among Research Scholars In Bharathidasan University, Dr Balasubramani R, Abu Ks

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study analyzed the knowledge sharing behaviour of research scholars among Bharathidasan University. The study adopted a survey method and self designed questionnaire was distributed to the respondents. The total population of the study is 150 research scholars of Bharathidasan University. The findings of the study revealed that face to face communication was found to be most used mode of sharing knowledge and portal was the least mode of sharing knowledge among research scholars and the factor lack of social network skill stands as a barrier to share knowledge among research scholars. Further, Descriptive and Inferential statistics were used to ...


Investigation Of The Effective Factors On Unwillingness Of The Adolescents And Youth From Public Libraries' Services, Mohammad Reza Farhadpoor, Khadijeh Kalhori Dec 2018

Investigation Of The Effective Factors On Unwillingness Of The Adolescents And Youth From Public Libraries' Services, Mohammad Reza Farhadpoor, Khadijeh Kalhori

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study Investigate of the effective factors on unwillingness of the adolescents and youth from public libraries' services. It is applied research, and done using the descriptive survey method. Using ratio sampling methods at the error level of 0.5 of 384 peopleof adolescents and the youth in Khuzestan province, who do not use public library services were selected. Data were collected by field method, using a researcher-developed questionnaire. Results showed that all internal and external factors are major barriers.Also, there is significance correlation between internal and external factors with the unwillingness of adolescents from public libraries' services ...


A Research Program For Studying Lams And Community In The Digital Age, Andreas Vårheim, Roswitha Skare, Noah Lenstra, Kiersten F. Latham, Geir Grenersen Dec 2018

A Research Program For Studying Lams And Community In The Digital Age, Andreas Vårheim, Roswitha Skare, Noah Lenstra, Kiersten F. Latham, Geir Grenersen

Proceedings from the Document Academy

The paper outlines a research effort into the changing representations, policies, strategies, activities, and practices of libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) in the digital age. Comprehensive social changes including big slow-moving processes, such as aging populations, global migration, technological change, and environmental change, expose communities and LAM institutions to vulnerabilities. How do the institutions handle vulnerabilities, how do they become more resilient, and how do they contribute to building the resilience of their local communities?


The Public Library And Social Media: A Case Study From Tromsø, Norway, Roswitha Skare Dec 2018

The Public Library And Social Media: A Case Study From Tromsø, Norway, Roswitha Skare

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Historically, archives, libraries and museums (ALM) have been perceived as institutions providing infrastructure for an open and enlightened public discourse. The Norwegian Public Libraries Act focuses on public libraries being providers of knowledge and cultural expressions, agents of popular enlightenment, local meeting places and arenas of debate and participation in the public sphere. But public libraries are also supposed to keep up with the technological development and to offer digital services to the inhabitants of their municipality. This paper presents the first findings of an ongoing research project investigating the relationship between physical meetings at the Tromsø public library and ...


The Wonders Of The Augsburg Cabinet: Three Ways Of Experiencing A Document, Kiersten F. Latham Dec 2018

The Wonders Of The Augsburg Cabinet: Three Ways Of Experiencing A Document, Kiersten F. Latham

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Since even before Frohmann (2009) proposed his document analysis on the meaning of cabinets of curiosity, I have been fascinated with them. Their emergence in the 15th century (MacGregor, 2007) is also the tantalizing beginnings of the birth of the modern museum. In museum studies, we often ask what the meaning of the museum is today (Latham & Simmons, 2014); I believe that part of the answer to this question is in these curious compartmentalized pieces of furniture that held the wonders of the world and helped users make meaning a very long time ago.

One can see examples of these cabinets scattered ...


Disciplines Derived From The Discovery Of Historical Archives, Yongsheng Chen, Huanning Su Dec 2018

Disciplines Derived From The Discovery Of Historical Archives, Yongsheng Chen, Huanning Su

Proceedings from the Document Academy

This paper reviews four famous areas of study in China that emerged from the discovery of historical archives to become their own disciplines. Through a literature review, this paper analyzes the importance of historical archives for forming disciplines by introducing the origin, development, research objectives and research contents of these four disciplines. Based on that, this paper finally suggests that people’s attention to archives is the biggest reason for forming disciplines. By discussing the reasons for accelerating the combination of studies and historical archives, this paper gives suggestions for archives management.


The Architext Of Biblion: Digital Echoes Of Paul Otlet, Arthur Perret Dec 2018

The Architext Of Biblion: Digital Echoes Of Paul Otlet, Arthur Perret

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Paul Otlet's 1934 Traité de documentation is a landmark publication, but its considerable scope, complex structure and sheer volume make it a particularly challenging resource to use. This paper reports on an experiment in which visual methods and lexicometry are used to understand how the Traité is organized and what it is about. We describe the underlying logic of the experiment using the concepts of biblion and architext, then process the table of contents and full text of the book with several visualization methods, discussing their output. This allows us to confirm and expand on previous qualitative appraisal of ...


Documents And Moral Knowledge: Art In Yellowstone National Park, Tim Gorichanaz Dec 2018

Documents And Moral Knowledge: Art In Yellowstone National Park, Tim Gorichanaz

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Documents have traditionally been conceptualized as representations of reality. Recently, scholars have been exploring how documents can also construct reality. In this paper, I follow this thread, discussing how documents can supply moral knowledge, showing what people ought to value in the world, thereby guiding action. Specifically, I discuss two works of art depicting Yellowstone National Park: a painting by Thomas Moran, done in the 19th century; and a photograph by Michael Nichols, from the 21st. Both of these works respond to a dualism in the human relationship to the wilderness, dating back at least to the European colonization of ...


The Documentality Of Memory In The Post-Truth Era, Claire Scopsi Dec 2018

The Documentality Of Memory In The Post-Truth Era, Claire Scopsi

Proceedings from the Document Academy

This article analyzes the documentality of memories in order to ground further consideration of memory for historical research in the post-truth era. The article compares discussions of the document in document theory to those in French historical epistemology in order to establish what is a reliable documentary source. Formerly, reliability was rooted in the paradigm of truth and the authenticity guaranteed by institutions and scientists. In today's post-truth era, these foundations are questioned. This article suggests that we consider the production of historical narratives as a design process, and that we evaluate the truthfulness of a source according to ...


From Bibliography To Documentography, Michael K. Buckland Dec 2018

From Bibliography To Documentography, Michael K. Buckland

Proceedings from the Document Academy

There is ambiguity in the use of the term bibliography for both the study of printed books and also for the listing of accessible intellectual resources. We address this ambiguity by examining two well-known anomalies: Donald F. Mckenzie’s assertion that bibliography should extend to all media, including culturally significant objects in the landscape and Suzanne Briet’s declaration that an antelope in a zoo is a document. This paper summarizes and extends an earlier, more detailed discussion (Buckland, 2018).


Impact Of Electronic Security Systems In The Security Of Information Resources In Federal University Libraries In Southern Nigeria, Chioma Augusta Ezeabasili Dec 2018

Impact Of Electronic Security Systems In The Security Of Information Resources In Federal University Libraries In Southern Nigeria, Chioma Augusta Ezeabasili

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS IN THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION RESOURCES IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA Ezeabasili Augusta Chioma Department of Library and Information Science Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria ac.ezeabasili@yahoo.com & Revd. Prof Obiora Nwosu University Librarian Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Anambra State obiora4christ@gmail.com

Abstract The study investigated the impact of electronic security systems in the security of information resources in Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria. The sample for the study comprised one hundred and eleven librarians (111) drawn from seven Federal Universities. Purposive sampling was used to select seven ...


Use Of Electronic Security Systems In The Security Of Information Resources In Federal University Libraries In Southern Nigeria, Chioma Augusta Ezeabasili Dec 2018

Use Of Electronic Security Systems In The Security Of Information Resources In Federal University Libraries In Southern Nigeria, Chioma Augusta Ezeabasili

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract The paper was on use of electronic security systems in the security of information resources in Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria. This study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population comprised of one hundred and eleven (111) academic Librarians drawn from the Seven University Libraries that use the electronic security systems. The Universities are University of Benin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, University of Portharcourt, Federal University of Technology, Akure, University of Lagos, Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike and University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The instruments used for the data collection were observation checklist and structured questionnaire. The data obtained ...


Teaching And Assessing Information Literacy In Orally-Communicating Rural Environments: A Model, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu Dec 2018

Teaching And Assessing Information Literacy In Orally-Communicating Rural Environments: A Model, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In reviewing the various contexts of published models and frameworks for information literacy, the consistent dominance on formal education and professional workplace practises were noted. The total absence of an information literacy model that addresses the information experience of rural dwellers became a clear gap. Consequently, an analytical research approach was adopted to introduce a new model of information literacy – a model that does not override other existing models but provides a new way of thinking about information literacy in orally-communicating rural environments. The proposed model comprised of three rungs – awareness, access and utilisation rungs – and offered a framework for ...


Influence Of Demographic Characteristics On Utilisation Of Eirs By Postgraduate Students In Three Selected Universities In South-West Nigeria, Olubukola Basirat Diyaolu Mrs, Basirat Olubukola Diyaolu Mrs Dec 2018

Influence Of Demographic Characteristics On Utilisation Of Eirs By Postgraduate Students In Three Selected Universities In South-West Nigeria, Olubukola Basirat Diyaolu Mrs, Basirat Olubukola Diyaolu Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Electronic information resources (EIRs) referred to information that are available in electronic format. These resources are very useful in postgraduate education, but it was observed that some factors determined the use of these resources among the postgraduate students who are expected to use EIRs that are provided in libraries. In line with this, this study investigated influence of demographic characteristics on utilisation of EIRs by postgraduate students in three selected universities in south-west Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. 362 respondents represented the sample size for the study. Statistical Package for Social sciences (SPSS) was ...


Questioning The Dogma Of Banned Books Week, Elliott Kuecker Dec 2018

Questioning The Dogma Of Banned Books Week, Elliott Kuecker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article examines the dogmatic celebration of Banned Books Week in libraries in the United States through Foucault's notion of the speaker's benefit and the repressive hypothesis. Given that the books featured during Banned Books Week are not legally banned, but actually widely available, it appears this celebration does more for the identity of the field of librarianship than it does to fight censorship.


Users’ Perception Of Information Sources And Services At Vardhaman College Of Engineering (Autonomous) Library, Hyderabad: A Case Study, Srinivasulu Palikiti, Srinivasulu P Dec 2018

Users’ Perception Of Information Sources And Services At Vardhaman College Of Engineering (Autonomous) Library, Hyderabad: A Case Study, Srinivasulu Palikiti, Srinivasulu P

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Currently, Engineering College Libraries in South India is in various stages of advancement with regard to sources, services and facilities. The VCE Central Library subscribes to a number of print periodicals (national & international), electronic resources (e-journals and e-books) and multiple volumes of books to satisfy the information needs of its users. VCE is renowned and as well as one of the leading institutions of Engineering Education in Telangana State. This paper describes the offering of the Information Sources and Services to the faculty members of Central Library, Vardhaman College of Engineering (Autonomous), Hyderabad and the purpose of this study is ...