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

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 2019 Purdue University

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 ...


Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak 2019 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. Gujarat, INDIA

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 2019 University of Montana, Missoula

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 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

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

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

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Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston 2018 Pepperdine University School of Law

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, 2018 Selected Works

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. 2018 University of Central Florida

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 2018 University of Central Florida

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.


Accessing The Adoption Of Mobile Learning In Nigeria: The Library Perspective, Nwaogu Humphrey Oguchinalu, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday OOS 2018 Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State

Accessing The Adoption Of Mobile Learning In Nigeria: The Library Perspective, Nwaogu Humphrey Oguchinalu, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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With the influx of new technologies in the world, learning is becoming more interesting than ever before. The study was conducted to access the adoption of mobile learning in Nigeria. Three objectives and three research questions were formulated to guide the researcher. 200, 300 and 400 levels of College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Social Sciences were the study population. The sampled population was 83 respondents which is the 10% of the entire population. Structured questioner was the instrument used for data collection. It was discovered that smart phones and laptops were the mobile technologies preferred ...


Visibility Of Iranian Lis Departments In Researchgate: An Altmetric Study, Rahim Alijani, Seyedeh Fahimeh Mortazavipour Mrs., Ali Akbar Khasseh 2018 Payame Noor University

Visibility Of Iranian Lis Departments In Researchgate: An Altmetric Study, Rahim Alijani, Seyedeh Fahimeh Mortazavipour Mrs., Ali Akbar Khasseh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Using an altmetric study, this paper tries to investigate the visibility and activities of Iranian Library and Information Science (LIS) departments in ResearchGate. The research community of this study consisted of faculty members of LIS departments in Iran. Research data were analyzed by Altmetrics indicators from ResearchGate and then it is analyzed by SPSS software. Findings revealed that “University of Isfahan” with the mean score of 14.11 and standard deviation of 6.72 is ranked first and “Islamic Azad University of Hamedan” and “Tabriz University of Medical Sciences” ranked second and third, respectively. Also, the “University of Isfahan” ranked ...


Awareness And Use Of Ict Among Undergraduate Students Of Rural Areas In Dindigul District: A Study, Alagu A, Thanuskodi S 2018 Alagappa University, India

Awareness And Use Of Ict Among Undergraduate Students Of Rural Areas In Dindigul District: A Study, Alagu A, Thanuskodi S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims to analyze student’s awareness and use of ICT the rural area at Dindigul. A survey of the questionnaire was distributed randomly to the total of 150 students a rural area in Dindigul district. The survey research design was a study adopted. The data for quantitative research were analyzed for both descriptive and inferential statistic usingSPSS(version 23) software. A comparison of undergraduate students between awareness and use of ICT sources and services. Independent samples t-test and ANOVA test difference were performed across two groups, which are gender and age. The results of the tests conducted indicate ...


Assessment Of Information Literacy Skills Among Students Of Alagappa University, India, Alagu . A, Thanuskodi S 2018 Alagappa University, India

Assessment Of Information Literacy Skills Among Students Of Alagappa University, India, Alagu . A, Thanuskodi S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed and the use of information skills among the students of Alagappa University Central library users. Simple random sampling technique is used in the study. The scope of the study covered various aspects like awareness in library sources and services, both printed document and electronic documents.; Knowledge about the item usually covered in the catalogue and including Internet; familiarity use ICT and Online Database; Information literacy a determining factor in the development of the information society. The study shows that the majority of the students accessing internet in university central library and the maximum number of students are ...


Social Media Utilisation, Study Habit And Undergraduate Students’ Academic Performance In A University Of Education In Nigeria, Emmanuel Olabanji Obadara Dr, Stephen Olufemi Olaopa Mr 2018 Department of Educational Management, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Social Media Utilisation, Study Habit And Undergraduate Students’ Academic Performance In A University Of Education In Nigeria, Emmanuel Olabanji Obadara Dr, Stephen Olufemi Olaopa Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the correlation between social media utilisation, study habit and undergraduate students’ academic performance in Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria. The study used descriptive survey design. A sample of 2 departments from each of the 4 colleges existed in the university in 2012/2013 session was drawn using simple random sampling technique, Also, a sample 2905 students out 9692 students in the university during the academic session under study was drawn using purposive sampling technique. This comprised the total number of students in all the Departments sampled. The study developed and used a questionnaire tagged ...


Internet Of Things: Beginning Of New Era For Libraries, Alka Bansal, Dipti Arora, Alka Suri 2018 DESIDOC

Internet Of Things: Beginning Of New Era For Libraries, Alka Bansal, Dipti Arora, Alka Suri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries have adopted information technology be that IT-enabled content development, content management tools, content access and delivery tools or long term presentation tools. Libraries are always in the fore front where the adoption and usage of new technologies are concerned. Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling objects to collect data and transfer the data over a network without human intervention by using internet, sensors, and RFID. It is being used in various fields and is still emerging. Various innovative solutions are created. This paper explores the concept of IoT, its historical background and its potential applications in libraries. Some of ...


Research Scholars Attitude Towards The Use Of Social Media In Promotion Of Library And Information Sources And Services: A Study Of University Of Delhi, Delhi, Monika Singh, R K. Bhatt 2018 Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi

Research Scholars Attitude Towards The Use Of Social Media In Promotion Of Library And Information Sources And Services: A Study Of University Of Delhi, Delhi, Monika Singh, R K. Bhatt

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract: There are various social media platforms available for libraries to promote their library and information sources and services. The social media and its tools have emerged with potential to facilitate much nearer relationship between libraries and its users. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of different kind of applications of social media for promoting library and information sources and services in University of Delhi. This paper looks into the user's attitude towards the worth of social media in promotion of library and information sources and services.


Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr 2018 Delta State University, Abraka

Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the relationship between use of library resources and research productivity of lecturers in Private Universities in South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 368 lecturers was selected for the study and questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. 231 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, representing 63% response rate. Data was analyzed using simple percentages, and mean; Pearson correlation coefficient was used for test of hypothesis.

Findings indicated that lecturers made use of library resources; however the following challenges were identified as obstacles to library use: work ...


Analysis Of Urdu Language Collection In University Libraries Of Lahore, Pakistan, Iftikhar Hussain Mr., Muhammad Shahzad Chaudhry Dr., Imran Ghaffar Sulehri 2018 University of the Central Punkab

Analysis Of Urdu Language Collection In University Libraries Of Lahore, Pakistan, Iftikhar Hussain Mr., Muhammad Shahzad Chaudhry Dr., Imran Ghaffar Sulehri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Mother language and national language play pivotal role in the educational developments of the nations. Much importance is being awarded for the promotion of these languages all over the world as well as inPakistan. National languages are considered as official languages in many of the countries. In this regard recently the Government of Pakistan and courts ruled out the implementation of Urdu as official language.

Quantitative research method followed by survey was opted for the completion of this study. Two separate questionnaires were used to get the relevant data from the respondents (Librarians and Students). This study explored library collection ...


Comparative Analysis Of Hospital Information Management Systems Among Healthcare Workers In Two Selected Hospitals In Kenya, Mercy Gacheri Nkanata, Elisha Ondieki Makori, Grace Irura 2018 University of Nairobi, and Department of Library and Information Science

Comparative Analysis Of Hospital Information Management Systems Among Healthcare Workers In Two Selected Hospitals In Kenya, Mercy Gacheri Nkanata, Elisha Ondieki Makori, Grace Irura

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose of the study was to examine the use of hospital information management systems among healthcare workers in two public and private hospitals in Kenya. Specific objectives were to assess the use of the hospital information management systems in two selected public and private hospitals, find out the extent to which the hospital information system provides accurate and relevant information of the patients, establish the perception of the healthcare workers towards the hospital information management systems, find out the challenges faced in the use of the hospital information management systems in the selected hospitals, and find out possible solutions to ...


Citation Analysis Of Ph.D. Theses Submitted To Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) During 2002-2012, Anil Kumar, Preeti Mahajan 2018 Chaudhary Ranbir Sngh University, Jind (Haryana)

Citation Analysis Of Ph.D. Theses Submitted To Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) During 2002-2012, Anil Kumar, Preeti Mahajan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

University libraries are playing an important role to collect and organize the records of knowledge to support teaching and research programmes. Citation analysis is very helpful for Librarian to know researchers literature usage patterns, and helps to analyse the most useful journals to subscribe. In this paper, citation analysis is engaged in studying Ph.D. theses submitted to the Department of Economics, Panjab University Chandigarh, during the period (2002 – 2012) with a view to find out citation practice in the thesis. Citation analysis is a important component of bibliometric studies. The bibliometric studies help to assess research publications and help ...


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