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Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

01 Jan 2014-

Abstract: With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.
Topics: Bologna Process (51%)
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Marc Kosciejew1Institutions (1)
Abstract: As motors of change driving development, public libraries, with their commitment to information provision and access, are crucial to the realization of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainabl...

14 citations


Book ChapterDOI
Nafiz Zaman Shuva1, Ragnar Audunson2Institutions (2)
01 Jan 2015
Abstract: Digital library research has attracted much attention around the world. Much of the research and projects funded by several agencies and governments around the world focus on how DLs can aid education; very few studies and projects are funded that address teaching and learning about digital libraries. There has been very little literature on digital library education in Europe. This chapter explores the existing Digital Library curriculum scenario in European Library and Information Science (LIS) schools as well as to find out the preferred DL curriculum contents as rated by the European LIS faculty members. Survey research methodology is used in this study. Three directories of institutions of higher education in LIS (i.e. IFLA, EUCLID, and BAILER) were consulted to find the potential respondents of the current study. The questionnaire was sent to 159 LIS schools/departments in Europe; of those, 54 LIS schools/ departments participated in this study. The result indicates that the majority of LIS schools/departments have already integrated the concept of digital libraries into their curriculum. A list of preferred content by LIS faculty members for DL education is presented. Comprehensive literature reviews on DL education aspects have been conducted. The findings of the study would help creating a uniform DL curriculum for Europe and other regions of the world.

10 citations


Book ChapterDOI
26 Feb 2016
Abstract: Purpose In India, recently on December 11, 2013, the Supreme Court re-established a ban on gay sex following a four-year period of decriminalization that had helped bring homosexuality out of the closet in this communally conservative country. In the light of such prosecution and denial of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) human rights in India, this chapter presents a library manifesto of action for progressive change in support of this marginalized and “invisible” population. Methodology/approach Content analysis of online news articles published during November 14, 2013–January 14, 2014 in The Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india), one of India’s most popular English newspaper, identifies proactive economic, educational, legal, political, and social actions libraries can adopt as agents of human rights protection to integrate a social justice agenda on behalf of this subjugated population. Findings This chapter presents an action-based manifesto consisting of realities experienced by sexual minorities in India and future economic, educational, legal, political, and social actions libraries can take on their behalf. Research limitations/implications This research showcases the meaningful role of the library and information science professions in potentially shaping community-wide progressive changes to address the information needs and expectations of underserved populations who are marginalized owing to conservative laws, policies, practices, and politics. It also adopted an innovative strategy in library circles and human rights research of examining online news articles to explore the relevance of the information found in the news covered related to the adoption of an archaic law denying equal rights for sexual minorities in India.

7 citations


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K. C. Panda1, Bipin Bihari Sethi1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 2014
Abstract: This chapter evaluates the publication output and citation pattern of research papers in Social Sciences and Humanities based on the Science Direct Database, exclusively for the period 2006-2010. In addition to the analysis of trends in publication, the citation patterns and global publication profiles are emphasized. An extensive attempt has been also made to explore the strengths and weakness of different productive countries, affiliated organizations, and productive researchers considering their respective research productivity. The core findings indicate that the momentum in publication output has increased due to the growing participation of researchers in research and development activities, particularly in the area of social sciences at the global level and more identically in sub-fields such as: Lib. and Inf. Sc.; Sociology; Political Science; and Education.

7 citations


Book Chapter
01 Jan 2014
Abstract: Various initiatives are taken globally to make knowledge repositories more accessible to researchers by exploiting the internet platform and developing a model that allows free access. India is also actively participating in this new initiative. Open access to scientific knowledge is an integral part of India’s S&T policy intervention. Some of the major international and Indian national initiatives are highlighted. Further efforts that would be required to make Indian participation more fruitful are also brought out.

3 citations


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Barbara Valentine1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This article reports on a study of the attitudes toward and skills in conducting library research among a group of undergraduate library assistants. The author used two study methods, focus groups and individual interviews, to obtain qualitative data. She posits several theories of undergraduate research behavior and poses several questions for further research.

116 citations


Journal Article
Micaela Waldman1Institutions (1)
TL;DR: Using the library and computer use of a class of freshmen at Baruch College correlated to the students' use of the library's electronic resources, and students who express an interest in learning about the library’s electronic resources will be more likely to have higher self-efficacy.
Abstract: To encourage students' use of the library, and in particular of its electronic resources, we need to understand what factors encourage students to seek out information in the library setting. Research has shown that self-efficacy influences academic achievement. This paper looks at the role self-efficacy plays in their search for information and use of the library's electronic resources, by surveying a class of freshmen at Baruch College. Their library and computer use were analyzed and correlated with their self-efficacy scores. Through statistical analysis, we found that use of the library correlated to the students' use of the library's electronic resources. We also found out that students who express an interest in learning about the library's electronic resources will be more likely to have higher self-efficacy.

114 citations


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TL;DR: Opening the Internet to common usage literally opened the flood gates of what has come to be known as the information superhighway, and there is virtually no subject that cannot be found on the Internet in one form or another.
Abstract: As a source of serious subject-oriented information, the Internet has been a powerful feature in the information arena since its inception in the last quarter of the twenti eth century. It was, however, initially restricted to gov ernment contractors or major research universities operating under the aegis of the Advanced Research Projects Network (ARPANET) .( 1) In the 1990s, the content and use of the Internet was expanded to includemundane subjects covered in business, industry, education , government, entertainment, and a host of otherareas. It has become a magnanimous network of networks the measurement of whose size, impact , and content often elude serious scholarly effort.(2) Opening the Internet to common usage literally opened the flood gates of what has come to be known as the information superhighway. Currently, there is virtually no subject that cannot be found on the Internet in one form or another.

33 citations


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Maria G. N. Musoke1Institutions (1)
TL;DR: A Sub-Saharan African academic Librarian’s experience in trying to address the changing needs and practices of university library users is presented.
Abstract: The paper presents a Sub-Saharan African academic Librarian’s experience in trying to address the changing needs and practices of university library users. Special reference is made to Makerere University Library. Most of the changes have been brought about by the various paradigm shifts in teaching, learning and research, as well as advances in information systems and services resulting from developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Achievements and challenges are highlighted.

24 citations


"Collaboration in International and ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...On the other hand, Maklib received, on average, five requests for Maklib’s local collection materials, which were scanned and sent as e-mail attachments to UoBL (Musoke, 2008)....

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  • ...The knowledge and skills have been acquired over a period of time from various collaborations with librarians in the North (Dewey, 2006; Ford & Schnuer, 2006; Musoke, 2008; Kigongo & Musoke, 2011) and support from Norad, Sida, Carnegie Corporation of New York and other Development partners....

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