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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.


Context Analysis Of Top Seven Retracted Articles: Should Retraction Watch Revisit The List?, Rosy Jan, Shohar Bano, Ikhlaq ur Rehman Syed, Midhat Mehraj 2018 University of kashmir

Context Analysis Of Top Seven Retracted Articles: Should Retraction Watch Revisit The List?, Rosy Jan, Shohar Bano, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman Syed, Midhat Mehraj

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Significant and serious scientific misconduct in a research article leads to its retraction. Citing such articles further perpetuates the erroneous work. An article unknowingly builds on false claims of a

retracted article, the new and unsuspicious article may compromise the integrity of the scientific literature. This type of implicit dependency on a retracted article can be highly risky and harmful. Thus the focus of the study is to identify the journals citing the retracted articles with emphasis on the examination of context of citations received by top seven highly cited retracted papers identified and listed by Retraction watch. In-depth analysis ...


Comparative Bibliometric Analysis Of Six Health Science Journals Published In Pakistan 2006-2015, Zameer Hussain Baladi, Ikram Ul Haq 2018 CAMS, KSAU-HS KSA.

Comparative Bibliometric Analysis Of Six Health Science Journals Published In Pakistan 2006-2015, Zameer Hussain Baladi, Ikram Ul Haq

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction: The aim of this study is to compare the growth of research published in following six e-journals published from Pakistan during the period of 2006-2015.

1). Journal Surgery of Pakistan,

2). Pakistan Journal of Medical Research,

3). Pakistan Pediatric Journal,

4). Pakistan Journal of Ophthalmology,

5). Pakistan Heart Journal and

6). Journal of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences.

Methodology: The data of published items of all targeted six Pakistani medical journals were downloaded from their respective websites and saved the required information in Microsoft Excel Sheet during January to May 2018 for statistical analysis. Number of published items, authors, gender-wise segregation of authors and authorship pattern were calculated.

Results: Total 2133 research items published in 230 issues of six e-journals during 2006-2015 with an average of 9.27 articles per issue, 7949 authors contributed their research with an average of 3.72 authors per papers. Gender-wise distribution of authors showed that majority of authors (n=6022; 75.7%) were male while female authors counted 1921 (24.1%). Gender-wise distribution of first author revealed that the share of female authors were 28.2%. Bulk of research (n=1951; 91.4%) were produced by collaborative efforts.

Conclusion: It is concluded ...


Redefining The Review Process For Collaborative Librarianship, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark 2018 Portland State University

Redefining The Review Process For Collaborative Librarianship, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


A Problem None Can Solve Alone: Ra21 As Collaborative Effort, Jill O'Neill 2018 National Information Standards Organization

A Problem None Can Solve Alone: Ra21 As Collaborative Effort, Jill O'Neill

Collaborative Librarianship

Stakeholders in the information community recognize the challenges surrounding user authentication in the context of licensed information resources. Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) is one cross-sector initiative that is intended to reduce those challenges for both academic libraries as well as content and technology providers. Further collaboration by stakeholders may assuage some of the hesitations regarding RA21.


Repository Additions, November 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, November 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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Annual Report Fy 2018, Office Of Scholarly Communications, University Of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Annual Report Fy 2018, Office Of Scholarly Communications, University Of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Highlights include hosting the ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow, joining the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Link-out program, the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award from the American Library Association, institutional repository deposits and traffic, journals published, Zea Books published, conferences, presentations, publications, staffing notes, and student workers.


Open Access, Open Data, And Open Scholarship, Regina Fisher Raboin 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Open Access, Open Data, And Open Scholarship, Regina Fisher Raboin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The Journal of eScience Librarianship is in the “business of scholarship” and dedicated to openly disseminating the theory and practice of librarians who are active in data-driven research, open access, science, and data. This issue’s authors write about developing programs, tools, and frameworks in support of open data and data management.


Nobel Laureate Michael Morris Rosbash : A Scientometric Portrait, Mohit Kumar, Surjeet Kumar, Arun Ruhela 2018 Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

Nobel Laureate Michael Morris Rosbash : A Scientometric Portrait, Mohit Kumar, Surjeet Kumar, Arun Ruhela

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Present Study analysis 201 publications (1972-2008) of Nobel laureate Jeffrey C Hall, an American eminent scientist in geneticist. His publications received 18,896 citations and first paper was reported in Scopus in 1972, subsequently, he published 200 research papers in various journals. The collaboration coefficient of scientist is 0.89 and forty-three (43) are two authored publications, 22 are single authored, scientist has authored highest publication in decade III (1990-1999) with 81(40.30%) publications. The paper entitled "A pdf neuropeptide gene mutation and ablation of PDF neurons each cause severe abnormalities of behavioral circadian rhythms in Drosophila” published in ...


Nobel Laureate Jeffrey C Hall: A Scientometric Portrait, Mohit Kumar, Arun Ruhela, Surjeet Kumar 2018 Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

Nobel Laureate Jeffrey C Hall: A Scientometric Portrait, Mohit Kumar, Arun Ruhela, Surjeet Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Present Study analysis 201 publications (1972-2008) of Nobel laureate Jeffrey C Hall, an American eminent scientist in geneticist. His publications received 18,896 citations and first paper was reported in Scopus in 1972, subsequently, he published 200 research papers in various journals. The collaboration coefficient of scientist is 0.89 and forty-three (43) are two authored publications, 22 are single authored, scientist has authored highest publication in decade III (1990-1999) with 81(40.30%) publications. The paper entitled "A pdf neuropeptide gene mutation and ablation of PDF neurons each cause severe abnormalities of behavioral circadian rhythms in Drosophila” published in ...


Open Science: A Review On Open Peer Review Literature, Oluwaseyi Wusu 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Open Science: A Review On Open Peer Review Literature, Oluwaseyi Wusu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Peer review truly, is the king in scientific communication –however, traditional peer review has been accused of many irregularities such as inconsistency and unrealistic peer reviewing, methodology flaws, and the likes. Despite all these irregularities, scholars still believe in peer review but new ways of opening up peer reviews are encouraged. There were high levels of backing for most of the attributes of OPR, such as disclosing identities of reviewers, open reports, open interaction, open platform, commenting on the final-version of published articles or data. Furthermore, the idea of supplementing pre-publication peer review with some form of post-publication evaluation would ...


Major Trends In Lis Research: A Bibliometric Analysis, Oluwaseyi H. Wusu, Nneka G. Lazarus 2018 University of Malaya, Malaysia

Major Trends In Lis Research: A Bibliometric Analysis, Oluwaseyi H. Wusu, Nneka G. Lazarus

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study provides an overview of the Library and Information Science (LIS) research from 1980 through 2017. We employ bibliometric and text mining analyses on a sample of 500 most cited articles to examine the impact of factors such as number of authors, enhanced institutions, document types and keywords on the number of citations that they received. We also investigate major trends in LIS research literature including contribution of different countries, variations across publication years and identifying active research areas and major journal outlets. This study serves as a resource for future studies on LIS trends demonstrating the attributes of ...


Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill 2018 Hillsboro Public Library

Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill

OLA Quarterly

Like many Oregon cities, Hillsboro is changing at a fast pace. Rapid growth has created many challenges for the City’s most vulnerable community members. Two top challenges include housing instability and food insecurity. While the library serves as a vital community hub, the Hillsboro Public Library (HPL) continuously seeks to make a greater impact. The Hillsboro Public Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved the formation of the staff-led HPL Cares team. HPL Cares consists of six big-hearted library staff members who took the idea of a library-sponsored community service group and developed a community-focused inspiration team.

The HPL Cares team ...


Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology

Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

OLA Quarterly

In the 2008 text, The Art of Followership, Chaleff, Riggio, and Lippman-Blumen lay out five traits of effective followers: courage to assume responsibility, courage to serve, courage to challenge, courage to participate, and courage to take moral action. In his 2015 text, Followership: What It Takes to Lead, James Schindler lists four attributes that successful followership is built on: belief in the mission, willingness to work toward the good of the whole, loyalty, and unity of focus. Authenticity also plays a part in both leadership and followership. As a follower, being authentic can help a person be intentional and help ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 2 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida 2018 Pacific University

Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida

OLA Quarterly

Working in the technical services department of a small academic library is a bit of an isolation double-whammy: not only are you more removed from the patrons you serve than are your public-facing counterparts, you may also be a department of one and solely responsible for discharging a highly specialized set of duties. This has been the case for me since 2015 when I moved to Oregon after accepting the position of Acquisitions Specialist at Pacific University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Forest Grove. I am primarily responsible for tracking the library’s resource funds; overseeing the ordering ...


Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch 2018 Oregon Library Association

Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch

OLA Quarterly

This article features a conversation between Jane Corry and Elaine Hirsch about the history and goals of the inaugural Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA). Here is an excerpt:

Elaine: In 2014, OLA’s president Penny Hummel created a Leadership Task Force to research options to provide the association’s membership with leadership training opportunities. This is when Jane and I first started working together on leadership initiatives. After breaking ties with Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) in 2010, it became more challenging for OLA members to attend the PNLA Leadership Institute. I was among the Oregon applicants ...


Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson 2018 Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson

OLA Quarterly

Working with teens is fun, nerve-wracking, and never dull. After building and growing a thriving teen council at our library for nearly ten years, I’ve spent some time thinking about what I want teens to get out of their experience at the library. One of the big things that they need and want is to develop leadership skills. Every application for college or scholarships seems to ask how they are demonstrating leadership, so I decided several years ago that I would build in opportunities for them to develop these skills on the council. This has taken the form of ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 2 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


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