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Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering To The Discipline Of Law: Analysis Of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted By Universities In India, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi Elangovan Dec 2017

Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering To The Discipline Of Law: Analysis Of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted By Universities In India, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi Elangovan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study mainly examines the applicability and appropriateness of Bradford’s Law of Scattering to the literature of law. It also ranks the most cited law journals by the research scholars. This study covers citation of journals provided by the law research scholars in their Doctoral Theses submitted to various universities in India, which are available at Shodhganga is the digital repository of Indian electronic theses and dissertations. This study examines 773 journals, containing 3187 citations collected from 252 doctoral theses. Rank list was prepared to identify the core journals in law. Top most preferred journals among the law research scholars …


Collaboration In The Midst Of Change: Growing Librarian-Archivist Partnerships For Engaging New Students And Faculty, Karen E. Viars, Amanda G. Pellerin Dec 2017

Collaboration In The Midst Of Change: Growing Librarian-Archivist Partnerships For Engaging New Students And Faculty, Karen E. Viars, Amanda G. Pellerin

Collaborative Librarianship

Collaboration between librarians and archivists is a valuable way to share expertise and effort when instructing first-year English students on research skills they will need to succeed in college. It is also vital to orienting new faculty to library and archive resources for their scholarship and teaching, as well as encouraging students to value the library and archives resources and knowledge. The unique first-year English program at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) provides a constantly renewing pool of both new students and faculty members. This article identifies common themes in library and archive instruction and key elements of …


Perceived Effect Of Personality Traits On Information Seeking Behaviour Of Postgraduate Students In Universities In Benue State, Nigeria, Victor Ozowa, Jane Igie Aba Dec 2017

Perceived Effect Of Personality Traits On Information Seeking Behaviour Of Postgraduate Students In Universities In Benue State, Nigeria, Victor Ozowa, Jane Igie Aba

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This study investigated perceived effect of personality traits on information seeking behaviour of postgraduate students in Universities in Benue state. The study focused on information seeking behaviour and personality traits in the area of extroversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness to experience and neuroticism. Six (6) research questions were raised and five hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted survey research design. The entire population of 373 registered postgraduate students’ library users was used as sample.Research instruments was an adopted questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on the Perceived Effect of Personality Traits on Information Seeking Behaviour of Postgraduate Students in …


Information Literacy In Ghanaian Academic Institutions: Case Of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana, Lilian Atta-Obeng Miss, Ernest Boakye Mr., Fynn Paapa Kwamena Mr. Dec 2017

Information Literacy In Ghanaian Academic Institutions: Case Of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana, Lilian Atta-Obeng Miss, Ernest Boakye Mr., Fynn Paapa Kwamena Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A case of a credit bearing information literacy skills class, offered to first year undergraduate students though not across all colleges at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana was analysed. The survey research methodology was used and questionnaire was distributed to 136 students. The findings indicated that the course was relevant and should be maintained though students’ knowledge on ethical use of information, citation skills, and information searching skills were poor. The study recommends a collaborative partnership between librarians and faculty for the teaching and learning of information literacy skills.


Training The Masses In “Informational Awareness”, Carol Choksy Dec 2017

Training The Masses In “Informational Awareness”, Carol Choksy

Proceedings from the Document Academy

The frameworks for “information literacy” and “media literacy” require a complex understanding of authority and context and neglect the most basic of ideas, that all sources have a perspective. Whether that perspective is useful or not is dependent upon its purpose. If a student is researching conspiracy theories, they will be looking at a vast array of perspectives. If a student is researching active measures, they will be looking at an even broader array. Beyond learning to determine whether a news article is “Fake News” students must be able to filter the snippets of information that inundate them on a …


A Palimpsest Of Diné Voices, Frances Vitali, Brian C. O'Connor Dec 2017

A Palimpsest Of Diné Voices, Frances Vitali, Brian C. O'Connor

Proceedings from the Document Academy

We use the idea of a palimpsest to probe and illuminate Hayse's model of communication as a dance - not simply the erasure of a single manuscript but the scraping away of the communication system of an entire people.

Among Navajo (Dine’), oral tradition and oral language still operates within mediated print and digital technologies as a complementarity. There is still a commitment to honoring whose voice is telling the stories in American Indian literature, for colonialist attitudes may still be coded with unchallenged stereotypes, cultural inaccuracies for readers.

Modeling the intersection of Diné culture and Anglo culture – both …


An Assessment Of Women Faculty Members' Opinions About Information Literacy Needs, Search And Evaluation Competencies, Vellaichamy Alagarsamy, Jeyshankar Ramalingam Dec 2017

An Assessment Of Women Faculty Members' Opinions About Information Literacy Needs, Search And Evaluation Competencies, Vellaichamy Alagarsamy, Jeyshankar Ramalingam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper reports information literacy needs, search and evaluation competencies at Mother Teresa Women’s University and its affiliated colleges. In this study it is try to evaluate the information literacy needs, information needs assessment competency and competency of information literacy evaluation. Questionnaire was a data collection tool. A total of 290 questionnaires were distributed among users and 254 duly filled in questionnaires were received, thus resulting into a response rate of 87.59 per cent. Out of 12 institutions, 5 are government, 5 are self-financing and 2 are aided educational institutions. This study showed that 163 (64.2%) respondents are assistant professors …


Buchanan And Mcdonoughs' "The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide" (Book Review), Paul Hartog Dec 2017

Buchanan And Mcdonoughs' "The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Developing A Digital Contents Valuing Model: How Users Appreciate Their Values, Changsu Kim, Jongheon Kim Dec 2017

Developing A Digital Contents Valuing Model: How Users Appreciate Their Values, Changsu Kim, Jongheon Kim

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The principal objective of this paper was to propose and verify a digital content valuing model, which is expected to perform a significant role in future research, and provide novel and practical implications. For the efficacy of a model for the evaluation of digital content value, this study reviewed digital content value and categorized it into intrinsic, interaction, and business value. Based on the research model, we attempted to identify and assess the effects of intrinsic digital content value on digital content interaction value, and to characterize the relationship between digital content interaction value and digital content business value. Consequently, …


Data Protection In Nigeria: Addressing The Multifarious Challenges Of A Deficient Legal System, Roland Akindele Dec 2017

Data Protection In Nigeria: Addressing The Multifarious Challenges Of A Deficient Legal System, Roland Akindele

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This paper provides an overview of the current state of privacy and data protection policies and regulations in Nigeria. The paper contends that the extant legal regime in Nigeria is patently inadequate to effectively protect individuals against abuse resulting from the processing of their personal data. The view is based on the critical analysis of the current legal regime in Nigeria vis-à-vis the review of some vital data privacy issues. The paper makes some recommendations for the reform of the law.


Privacy Risks And Security Threats In Mhealth Apps, Brinda Hansraj Sampat, Bala Prabhakar Dec 2017

Privacy Risks And Security Threats In Mhealth Apps, Brinda Hansraj Sampat, Bala Prabhakar

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

mHealth (Mobile Health) applications (apps) have transformed the doctor-patient relationship. They help users with varied functionalities such as monitoring their health, understanding specific health conditions, consulting doctors online and achieving fitness goals. Whilst these apps provide an option of equitable and convenient access to healthcare, a lot of personal and sensitive data about users is collected, stored and shared to achieve these functionalities. Little is known about the privacy and security concerns these apps address. Based on literature review, this paper identifies the privacy risks and security features for evaluating thirty apps in the Medical category across two app distribution …


Table Of Contents Jitim Vol 26 Issue 4, 2017 Dec 2017

Table Of Contents Jitim Vol 26 Issue 4, 2017

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Table of Contents


Information Outlook, November/December 2017, Special Libraries Association Dec 2017

Information Outlook, November/December 2017, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2017

Volume 21, Issue 6


Use Of Open Source Technology For Effective Academic Library Services In Nigeria, Ifeoma Stella Njoku Phd, R. Ravichandran Phd Dec 2017

Use Of Open Source Technology For Effective Academic Library Services In Nigeria, Ifeoma Stella Njoku Phd, R. Ravichandran Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focuses on the need for academic libraries to adopt open source software technology for effective library services in Imo State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research method was used to elicit responses. About 82 respondents consisting of librarians from the six academic institutions in the state were used for the study. Consequently, 82 copies of the questionnaire were administered and 63 representing 78% were returned. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data gathered. The results indicated that out of the 6 academic libraries involved in the study 1 is presently using D space and word press while others are …


Evolving Through Collaboration: Standardizing Citation Instruction Across The Curriculum, Brandy R. Horne, Deborah Tritt Nov 2017

Evolving Through Collaboration: Standardizing Citation Instruction Across The Curriculum, Brandy R. Horne, Deborah Tritt

Collaborative Librarianship

To reduce inconsistencies in citation instruction across the curriculum, the Gregg-Graniteville Library at the University of South Carolina Aiken developed a model of citation support that involved the creation of citation instruction materials, the provision of citation support at the reference desk and via appointment, and the creation and delivery of citation style workshops and instruction sessions. These efforts evolved into a multi-pronged model of collaboration that involved coordination within the library, with the campus writing room, and with the teaching faculty. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of this model, which is both collaborative and …


From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova Nov 2017

From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

GAME OF THRONES CALLING OUT POLITICAL CLIMATE?

Imagine you are sitting at home having just finished Sunday dinner when there is a knock at the door. Your friends have arrived to watch the Season Finale of your favorite show, Game of Thrones. The finale revolves around a number of warring houses whose past betrayals and chicaneries have made it difficult to join together and unite against an unimaginable threat.


Recoding “Guide On The Side” To Collect Learner Performance Data: Collaboration, Customization, And Assessment, Graham Sherriff Nov 2017

Recoding “Guide On The Side” To Collect Learner Performance Data: Collaboration, Customization, And Assessment, Graham Sherriff

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

University of Vermont (UVM) libraries use the open-source tutorial platform “Guide on the Side”. This flexible and robust platform for split-screen tutorials provides learners with dynamic, authentic learning experiences. But the out-of-the-box program has a major shortcoming: learners’ performance data is generated in the form of email “certificates”. This poster describes how we collaborated with a UVM Center for Teaching and Learning programmer on the integration of custom code that aggregates and reports this data. It explains how our custom installation now supports the validation of our learning objects and the large-scale assessment of our students’ performance.


Information Literacy And The Future Of Digital Information Services At The University Of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal Nov 2017

Information Literacy And The Future Of Digital Information Services At The University Of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper highlights current developments in digital information resources at the University of Jos Library. It examines some of the new opportunities and challenges in digital information services presented by the changing context with respect to Information Literacy and the need for digital information literacy skills training. A case study method was employed for the study; data was collected through the administration of structured questionnaires to the study population. Findings from the study provide relevant policy considerations in digital Information Literacy practices for academic libraries in Nigeria who are going digital in their services.


Open Access Publishing In Developed Countries: A Comparative Study Between United States Of America And United Kingdom, Irfan Ul Haq Akhoon Nov 2017

Open Access Publishing In Developed Countries: A Comparative Study Between United States Of America And United Kingdom, Irfan Ul Haq Akhoon

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study measured quantitatively the current position and growth of Open Access archives, at the first stage it gives a quantitative overview of Open Access archives established and published from different developing and developed countries. Further it focuses on a comparative study between United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK) the two developed nations. Open access journals indexed in Scopus database are being surveyed for this study. As the study is based on the data collected from the Scopus database upto July 2017, which shows that the total number of journals indexed are 36377 in which 63% …


Framing The Talk: Scholarship As Conversation In The Health Sciences, Candace K. Vance Nov 2017

Framing The Talk: Scholarship As Conversation In The Health Sciences, Candace K. Vance

Candace K. Vance

Abstract:
One frame of the ACRL’s information literacy threshold concepts is “Scholarship as Conversation.”  Students often do not appreciate the discursive element of research.  Knowledge practices for this frame include exercises and discussion to help develop the notion that scholarship is an ongoing conversation—a conversation where they can contribute and lend their voices and opinions, not merely accept or consume.  This chapter will examine how the expansion of scholarly venues through weblogs, research repositories, and social media allow more opportunities for a larger variety of perspectives and participation, allowing students, community, and any other stakeholders to add their thoughts and …


Relationship Between Information Literacy Standards And Organizational Creativity Among Employees Of An Iranian Company (A Case Of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, Ali Akbar Khasseh Nov 2017

Relationship Between Information Literacy Standards And Organizational Creativity Among Employees Of An Iranian Company (A Case Of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, Ali Akbar Khasseh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

From the organizational perspective, the concept of creativity can be thought of as a new design for improving and enhancing the quantity or quality of activities. Few studies have been conducted on the employee organizational creativity and its relationship with information literacy standards (which is one of the essential requirements for creativity). This study tries to investigate the relationship between organizational creativity and information literacy standards and among employees of a manufacturing organization in Iran (Tehran Electric Company). The research uses a survey methodology. The study population consists of employees of Tehran Electric Company. A simple random sampling method was …


Challenges Of Utilization Of Online Information Resources By Undergraduate Students: Implications For Information Services, Cyprian Ifeanyi Ugwu, Emilia Nkem Orsu Nov 2017

Challenges Of Utilization Of Online Information Resources By Undergraduate Students: Implications For Information Services, Cyprian Ifeanyi Ugwu, Emilia Nkem Orsu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to explore the direct and indirect factors underlying the students’ challenges with the use of online information resources in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and propose the implications of these challenges. This study used qualitative descriptive inductive content analysis that enabled the researchers to reveal who said what with respect to the research questions. Data were collected from a total of two hundred third year undergraduate students who visited the university library between September, 30, 2015 and March 31, 2016. The data collection was done through a questionnaire developed by the researchers. While the …


Advancing Digital Skills For Problem Solving In Technology-Rich Environments, Jill Castek, Gloria Jacobs Nov 2017

Advancing Digital Skills For Problem Solving In Technology-Rich Environments, Jill Castek, Gloria Jacobs

Presentations and Publications

Digital and disciplinary literacies are not simply tools or cognitive behaviors. They have the potential to provide opportunities for students to better understand themselves, their communities, and their world. The presentation examines ways of conceptualizing and understanding digital literacies and disciplinary learning and consider implications for teacher education and community outreach efforts.


Enhancing Information Literacy Using Bernard Lonergan's Generalized Empirical Method: A Three-Year Case Study In A First Year Biology Course., Lisa M. Rose-Wiles, Marian Glenn, Doreen Stiskal Nov 2017

Enhancing Information Literacy Using Bernard Lonergan's Generalized Empirical Method: A Three-Year Case Study In A First Year Biology Course., Lisa M. Rose-Wiles, Marian Glenn, Doreen Stiskal

Praxis Publications

This paper describes a three-year long collaborative project between a science librarian, a biology professor and a physical therapy professor to improve information literacy in an undergraduate biology laboratory course. The authors used Bernard J. Lonergan’s Generalized Empirical Method (GEM) as a cognitional framework, emphasizing the role of experience, understanding, judgement and action in conducting research. They focused on the selection, integration and citation of scholarly articles in formal laboratory reports. The science librarian became embedded in the course, delivering information literacy instruction sessions, grading and providing feedback on the use of information sources in the lab reports. Overall the …


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - November 2017, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Nov 2017

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - November 2017, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Awareness And Use Of Information Resources For Research By Final Year Students In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo., Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Samuel Oke Ogunniyi, Nov 2017

Awareness And Use Of Information Resources For Research By Final Year Students In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo., Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Samuel Oke Ogunniyi,

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The study was conducted to investigate the awareness and use of information resources for research by final year students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. Four research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. 100 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the college library through face to face method in order to collect data. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used for the statistical analysis. The findings …


The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi Nov 2017

The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to identify the most important historical works written in the field of commercialization of knowledge using Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (RPYS). Initial data were obtained from the Web of Science (WoS) database to investigate the historical roots of published works in the field of commercialization of knowledge. Then, the main roots of this filed, the amount of received citations, and influential works were identified using RPYS software. Next, with the help of the yearcr software, the extent of the effects of the works outside of the range of peaks were also introduced. The period …


Pemanfaatan Perpustakaan Sekolah Dalam Serial Animasi "Daitoshokan No Hitsujikai" (A Good Librarian Like A Good Shepherd), Muhammad Indraji, Nina Mayesti Oct 2017

Pemanfaatan Perpustakaan Sekolah Dalam Serial Animasi "Daitoshokan No Hitsujikai" (A Good Librarian Like A Good Shepherd), Muhammad Indraji, Nina Mayesti

Jurnal Ilmu Informasi, Perpustakaan dan Kearsipan

This study discusses the use of school libraries and the use of library clubs (books club) which is represented in the animated series "Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai” (A Good Librarian Like A Good Shepherd). This research is a qualitative research with framing analysis approach. The result shows that this animation serial represented school library purpose and utilization, especially in books club activities as one part of school library. The function and utilization of school libraries is represented through framing analysis tools. Framing analysis tools more focus on the metaphorical analysis contained in this animated series. The metaphorical analysis in this study …


Peran Perpustakaan Dalam Implementasi Balanced Scorecard Lembaga Induknya: Studi Kasus Di Kementerian Keuangan Dan Bppt, Muthia Nurhayati, Tamara Adriani Salim, Fuad Gani Oct 2017

Peran Perpustakaan Dalam Implementasi Balanced Scorecard Lembaga Induknya: Studi Kasus Di Kementerian Keuangan Dan Bppt, Muthia Nurhayati, Tamara Adriani Salim, Fuad Gani

Jurnal Ilmu Informasi, Perpustakaan dan Kearsipan

The purpose of this study is to determine how the role of libraries and the perception of librarians in the BSC implementation at the Ministry of Finance and BPPT. The method used is qualitative descriptive to determine the role of libraries and quantitative descriptive to know the perception of library staff. The results show the role of libraries in the implementation of the BSC lies in the perspective of internal processes in the strategy map parent institution. Ministry of Finance library employee perceptions of the BSC implementation is still considered inadequate by a factor of resources (staff, budget, and facilities). …


Minat Baca Siswa Sekolah Dasar Di Depok: Studi Kasus Di Sdn Anyelir 1 Depok Jaya, Margareta Aulia Rachman, Yeni Budi Rachman, Yuliana Mukti Rachmawati Oct 2017

Minat Baca Siswa Sekolah Dasar Di Depok: Studi Kasus Di Sdn Anyelir 1 Depok Jaya, Margareta Aulia Rachman, Yeni Budi Rachman, Yuliana Mukti Rachmawati

Jurnal Ilmu Informasi, Perpustakaan dan Kearsipan

This study aims to describe reading habits of elementary school student at Sekolah Dasar Negeri Anyelir 1 Depok Baru, Jawa Barat. This is a quantitative research with case study method. The data collected by distributing questionnaire towards 8 years old of 152 students at the particular school (total sampling population). The result shows that reading habit level of participants are categorized low. Less than 55% participants claimed they spent their leisure time for reading. This research suggest that parents and school teacher need to cultivate reading habit of the kids. Book habits among children also needs to be preserved as …