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Jarmo Saarti

Bio: Jarmo Saarti is an academic researcher from University of Eastern Finland. The author has contributed to research in topics: Higher education & Information literacy. The author has an hindex of 11, co-authored 80 publications receiving 472 citations. Previous affiliations of Jarmo Saarti include McGill University & University of the East.


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TL;DR: An algorithm for typified indexing of fiction is given as well as some suggestions for the development of fiction information retrieval systems and content representation.
Abstract: The paper discusses the consistency of fiction indexing of library professionals and patrons based on an empirical test. Indexing was carried out with a Finnish fictional thesaurus and all of the test persons indexed the same five novels. The consistency of indexing was determined to be low; several reasons are postulated. Also an algorithm for typified indexing of fiction is given as well as some suggestions for the development of fiction information retrieval systems and content representation.

30 citations

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TL;DR: To benchmark two ISO 9001:2000 based quality management systems, one in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, and the other in Kuopio University, Finland, in which both libraries' approach to the building of their quality management system are compared.
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to benchmark two ISO 9001:2000 based quality management systems, one in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, and the other in Kuopio University, Finland.Design/methodology/approach – The paper is a case study in which both libraries' approach to the building of their quality management system are compared.Findings – The ISO 9001:2000 guides institutions so that they will develop their quality management systems along similar lines. Both libraries have devised the same kinds of solutions to the key points of the standard and it has helped them to develop their services and analyze how they have succeeded in this task.Research limitations/implications – The paper is based on the experiences of two libraries.Practical implications – The paper gives examples for the implementation of the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard inside an academic library.Originality/value – The paper provides ideas on how a quality system is best developed.

29 citations

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TL;DR: The theoretical questions involved in the indexing of fiction from several viewpoints are considered: general principles of fiction indexing, and the making of book indexes for novels and other fictional works.
Abstract: Considers the theoretical questions involved in the indexing of fiction from several viewpoints: general principles of fiction indexing, and the making of book indexes for novels and other fictional works. Describes the work undertaken to develop fiction thesauri with particular reference to work done in Scandinavia, notably in the development of Kaunokki: the Finnish Thesaurus for Fiction, by Helsinki University Library and the BTJ Group Ltd. Briefly presents notes on the structure of Kaunokki with some examples of its practical use and user feedback from several years’ experience of its use in Finnish public libraries. Concludes that the widest field for additional studies would be in the building up of special information systems for fiction.

22 citations

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TL;DR: The role of repository libraries in Finland for a medium‐sized university library in the digital environment is determined and defined and a case study of the role of different types of scientific library and information service actors in Finland is studied.
Abstract: Purpose – To determine and define the role of repository libraries in Finland for a medium‐sized university library in the digital environmentDesign/methodology/approach – Literature and strategy‐based conceptual analysis and a case study of the role of different types of scientific library and information service actors in FinlandFindings – The Finnish University Libraries and Ministry of Education have made strategic solutions in order to ensure an effective national collection policy Digital materials are acquired mainly via the University Libraries' consortium, FinELib The older and less used printed materials are collected in the National Repository Library Modern technologies and logistic solutions are used in ensuring the effective end‐user services Thus each library can make its own strategic collection policy decisions based on these national servicesResearch limitations/implications – Based on conditions in FinlandPractical implications – Gives an example of a national collection policy

21 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the effect of shelf classification of fiction on how library's clients use the library's stock of fiction and how they loan fiction in Kajaani, Iran.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate what effect the shelf classification of fiction had on the ways how library's clients use the library's stock of fiction and how thcy loan fiction. The study was carried out in the town of Kajaani - in its two branch libraries. In one library the fiction stock was divided in eleven shelf categories, based on genres of fiction - in the other no changes were made. The books wcre also indexed and classified in the library's database. The experimentation lasted about three years and the results were gathered by interviewing clients and making statistical analysis on loans in both libraries. The basic finding was, that shelf classification of fiction does not have a great effect on what genres are used and loaned in library. Clients were using mostly recreational fiction in both libraries - both in the one that had shelf categories and in the one that did not. On the other hand, shelf classification helped the clients in finding for themselves what they are looking for more efficiently and faster compared to the library where fiction was not divided in categories - a fact that was appreciated by the clients when interviewed. And what is more, classification and indexing the fiction stock helped the library staff in their daily reference work and improved their means of serving their clients.

19 citations


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19 Jan 2016
TL;DR: “Research Design” (Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches) ว�’หนงสอทเรยบ บายเ“ส’”
Abstract: หนงสอเรอง การออกแบบการวจย: วธการวจยเชงคณภาพ วธการวจยเชงปรมาณ และวธการวจยแบบผสม (Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches) เปนหนงสอทเรยบเรยงเพออธบายเกยวกบความแตกตางของกระบวนทศนการวจยทง 2 แบบ ไดแก การวจย เชงปรมาณ และการวจยเชงคณภาพ และความจำเปนของประเดนปญหาการวจยทตองนำกระบวนทศนทง 2 มารวมกนหาขอคนพบเพอนำไปสผลการวจยทสามารถนำผลการวจยไปใชประโยชนไดอยางจรงมากยงขน เรยกวา “การวจยแบบผสมผสาน” ซงเปนหนงสอทอธบายวธการวจยทง 2 ประเภทไดอยางชดเจน และการรวมกนของกระบวนทศนการวจยทง 2 แบบอยางลงตว

4,104 citations

01 Jan 2012

3,692 citations

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1,479 citations

01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: The the new meaning of educational change is universally compatible with any devices to read, and is available in the authors' digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly.
Abstract: Thank you very much for downloading the new meaning of educational change. Maybe you have knowledge that, people have search hundreds times for their chosen novels like this the new meaning of educational change, but end up in infectious downloads. Rather than reading a good book with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some malicious virus inside their desktop computer. the new meaning of educational change is available in our digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly. Our books collection hosts in multiple locations, allowing you to get the most less latency time to download any of our books like this one. Merely said, the the new meaning of educational change is universally compatible with any devices to read.

1,466 citations

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TL;DR: The role of the reader in the reader's role is discussed in this paper, where Peirce and the Semiotic Foundations of Openness: Signs as Texts and Texts as Signs.
Abstract: Preface Introduction: The Role of the Reader I. Open 1. The Poetics of the Open Work 2. The Semantics of Metaphor 3. On the Possibility of Generating Aesthetic Messages in an Edenic Language II. Closed 4. The Myth of Superman 5. Rhetoric and Ideology in Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris 6. Narrative Structures in Fleming III. Open/Closed 7. Peirce and the Semiotic Foundations of Openness: Signs as Texts and Texts as Signs 8. Lector in Fabula: Pragmatic Strategy in a Metanarrative Text Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Bibliography

978 citations