MARCH 2017

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Rachel Wexelbaum writes about her intentionality in library work, which involves the construction of library spaces as safe spaces. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Mark Allen is our special guest!

Tech Talk - Dana DeFebbo, our former tech columnist, discusses Kanban. Read her newest article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the Library of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Library. Read the latest profile.

Featured Articles - ENDLESS PREMIUM CONTENT available from Emerald, plus full-text articles from Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Haworth, Taylor & Francis, IOS Press, Sage, IGI-Global, University of Toronto Press and Information Today. All of this content is normally restricted only to their subscribers, but is accessible by our Premium Members through special arrangement with the publishers. You can read more about these articles on the web.

Featured Book - Drake, Miriam A. and Donald T. Hawkins, eds. Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2016. 288 pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Queue v.15 #1,   January/February 2017           
American Libraries Direct ,   January 20, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 24, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 27, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 31, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   February 10, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   February 7, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   February 17, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   February 3, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   February 21, 2017    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.15 #3,   March 2017    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2017        s/FT   
Brazilian Journal of Information Science: Research Trends v.11 #1,   2017    FT       
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.55 #2,   2017           
Code4Lib Journal #35,   1/30/2017    FT       
Collaborative Librarianship v.8 #3,   2016    FT       
Collaborative Librarianship v.8 #4,   2016    FT       
Collaborative Librarianship v.8 #2,   2016    FT       
Collaborative Librarianship v.8 #1,   2016    FT       
Collection Management v.42 #1,   2017           
College & Research Libraries v.78 #2,   February 2017    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.78 #2,   February 2017    FT       
Communications of the ACM v.60 #3,   March 2017    FT       
Current Cites v.28 #1,   January 2017    FT       
Expert Systems v.34 #1,   February 2017           
First Monday v.22 #2,   February 6, 2017    FT       
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   February 2017    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
INFOdocket ,   February 2017    FT       
Information & Communications Technology Law v.26 #1,   2017           
Information and Learning Science v.118 #1/2,   2017           
Information Development v.33 #2,   March 2017           
Information Retrieval v.20 #1,   February 2017           
Information Sciences v.390,   June 2017           
Information Sciences v.391-392,   June 2017           
Information Sciences v.393,   July 2017           
Information Sciences v.394-395,   July 2017           
Information Standards Quarterly v.27 #2-3,   Summer and Fall 2015    FT       
Information Technology & People v.30 #1,   2017           
The Informer ,   Winter 2017    FT       
The International Information & Library Review v.49 #1,   2017           
International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA) v.9 #2,   2017       
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.34 #2,   2017           
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.7 #2,   2017           
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.12 #4,   2016           
International Journal of Law and Information Technology v.25 #1,   Spring 2017        s/FT   
International Journal of Library and Information Science v.9 #1,   January 2017    FT   
International Journal of Library Science v.15 #1,   2017    FT       
International Journal on Digital Libraries v.18 #1,   March 2017           
International Leads v.30 #4,   December 2016    FT       PDF
International Leads v.31 #1,   March 2017    FT       PDF
International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science v.6 #3,   September 2016    FT       
International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science v.6 #4,   December 2016    FT       
Internet@Schools ,   January/February 2017        s/FT   
Internet Research v.27 #2,   2017           
Jinfo #464,   February 9, 2017           
Jinfo #465,   February 23, 2017           
Jinfo #463,   January 26, 2017           
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.43 #1,   January 2016           
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information v.18 #1,   2017           
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship v.22 #1,   2017           
Journal of Cases on Information Technology v.19 #1,   2017           
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.29 #1,   2017           
Journal of eScience Librarianship v.6 #1,   2017    FT       
Journal of Hospital Librarianship v.17 #1,   2017           
Journal of Information Science v.43 #1,   February 2017           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.21 #2,   2017           
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science v.49 #1,   March 2017           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.24 #2,   March 2017           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.68 #3,   March 2017           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.50 #3,   March 2017           
LIBER Quarterly v.27 #1,   2017    FT       
Library Hi Tech v.35 #1,   2017           
Library Leadership & Management v.31 #2,   2017    FT       PDF
Library Life ,   February 2017    FT       
Library Management v.38 #2/3,   2017           
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Library Resources & Technical Services v.61 #1,   January 2017           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.14 #2,   February 2017           
Link-Up Digital ,   February 15, 2017    FT       
Link-Up Digital ,   February 1, 2017    FT       
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Mississippi Libraries v.79 #4,   Winter 2016    FT       PDF
NISO Newsline ,   February 2017    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   February 2017    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.73 #3,   March 2017           
The NYLA eBulletin v.64 #6,   December 2016    FT       PDF
OLA Quarterly v.22 #3,   Fall 2016    FT       PDF
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture v.45 #4,   February 2017        s/FT   
Primary Source ,   January 2017    FT       
Program v.51 #1,   2017           
Public Libraries ,   November/December 2016    FT       
Publishing Research Quarterly v.33 #1,   March 2017           
Records Management Journal v.27 #1,   2017           
Reference Reviews Incorporating Electronic Resources Review v.31 #2,   2017           
ResearchBuzz ,   February 2017    FT       
School Library Research v.20,   2017    FT       
Scientometrics v.110 #2,   February 2017           
Scientometrics v.110 #3,   March 2017           
Scientometrics v.110 #1,   January 2017           
The Scout Report v.23 #5,   February 3, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #6,   February 10, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #4,   January 27, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #7,   February 17, 2017    FT       
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.8 #4,   2017           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.37 #2,   February 2017           
South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science v.82 #2,   2016    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   February 2017    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.38 #4,   April 2017           
Strategic Management Journal v.38 #3,   March 2017           

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


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Connections Between Research and Practice in the Information Literacy Narrative: A Mapping of the Literature and Some Propositions, by Ola Pilerot in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 48 No. 4 © 2016, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
From a wide perspective, this paper discusses and identifies in the information literacy literature three different strands relating to research, practice and policy-making for information literacy.
Read about Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Importance Versus Practice of Knowledge Management Constructs in Manufacturing Companies, by Li Pin Tan and Kuan Yew Wong in Business Information Review, Vol. 33 No. 4 © 2016, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article presents the results of an exploratory KM survey conducted in Malaysia's manufacturing industry. The perception of importance and extent of practice of a set of KM constructs among manufacturing companies were investigated and the important findings obtained from the survey were highlighted.
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Learning at the Reference Desk: A Pilot Project to Align Reference Transactions with University Learning Outcomes, by Rick Stoddart and Beth Hendrix in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 43 No. 1 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes how the University of Idaho has incorporated a national learning narrative within its institutional efforts to measure student success and achievement by creating its own set of campus-wide learning outcomes for undergraduate students.
Read about Journal of Academic Librarianship

Comparative Study of Characteristics of Authors Between Open Access and Non-Open Access Journals in Library and Information Science, by Yu-Wei Chang in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 39 No. 1 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Considers authorship charactueristics of open access vs. non-open access authors.
Read about Library & Information Science Research

Should Libraries Even Consider Hacking Back If Attacked?, by Felicia A. Smith in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 37 No. 1 © 2017, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses how libraries should respond if hacked.
Read about Computers in Libraries

Innovations in Scholarly Publishing, by Barbie Keiser in Online Searcher, Vol. 41 No. 1 © 2017, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Covers new developments in scholarly publishing - new search engines, open access initiatives, peer review, library publishing, textbooks, analytics, and more.
Read about Online Searcher

Publishing as Social Capital: Amplifying Community with Digital Tools, by Stephen Danley, et al. in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 48 No. 2 © 2017, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study uses Rutgers University-Camden's Local Knowledge Blog as a case study to examine how social media can move digital publishing beyond promotion of academic research to build and amplify voices outside the academy.
Read about Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Actors in the Emerging Internet of Things Ecosystems, by Seppo Leminen, et al. in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 9 No. 1 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study investigates actors in the ecosystems of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Read about International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA)

The Use of Technology in Group-Work: A Situational Analysis of Students' Reflective Writing, by Pamela McKinney and Barbara Sen in Education for Information, Vol. 32 No. 4 © 2016, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The assessed reflective writings of undergraduate students studying Information Management are used as data in this exploration of the group work situation and what matters to students in terms of ensuring success.
Read about Education for Information

Why and How to Avoid Complex Non-Free Software in Digital Humanities Projects, by Bernd Kulawik in Information Services and Use, Vol. 36 No. 3-4 © 2016, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses the challenges of long-term preservation of digital documents.
Read about Information Services and Use

The Role of Motivation, Ability, and Opportunity in Achieving Effective Knowledge-Work: Knowledge Work and MAO, by Rezvan Hosseingholizadeh, et al. in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 12 No. 4 © 2016, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study aims to empirically test the impact of the Motivation-Ability-Opportunity- (MAO) model on knowledge work.
Read about International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM)

The Role of Organizational Culture and Process-Structure in Marketing Intelligence: Perspective of IT Professionals, by Supreet Kanwal, et al. in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 19 No. 1 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The presented study seeks to explore the factors impacting MI of select consumer durable organizations and to know the strength of their relationship.
Read about Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT)

Other Articles of Interest

The new world of data: Four provocations on the Internet of Things by Steven Weber and Richmond Y. Wong (in First Monday)
Looks at the data that the Internet of Things will generate. Puts forward four provocations about IoT data that pose the most critical questions about business models, privacy, economic geography, and security.

Rights, ethics, accuracy, and open licenses in online collections: What’s “ours” isn’t really ours by Nancy Sims (in College & Research Libraries News)
Discusses the need to have clear usability information describing the rights status of items from our collections that we have digitized and shared online.

The Accidental Director: Critical Skills in Library Leadership by Diane Klare (in Library Leadership & Management)
This article discusses how to draw on a wide variety of previous professional experiences, sharpen communication skills, and incorporate emotional intelligence during and following that transitional time of first appointment to academic library director to ease the path to effective leadership.

A right too far? Requiring cloud service providers to deliver adequate data security to consumers by Kevin McGillivray (in International Journal of Law and Information Technology)
The following article evaluates the application of current EU consumer protection requirements and appraises the extent to which they oblige service providers to include data security or information regarding data security practices in contract terms. The article also provides some comparative analysis of data security requirements from the USA.

Academic Libraries and Copyright: Do Librarians Really Have the Required Knowledge? by Juan-Carlos Fernández-Molina, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
Presents the results of a survey to determine the level of knowledge about basic questions on copyright related to librarians' professional activities.

A Pilot Competency Matrix for Data Management Skills: A Step toward the Development of Systematic Data Information Literacy Programs by Megan R. Sapp Nelson (in Journal of eScience Librarianship )
This article describes a significant innovation upon existing competencies by identifying a scaffolding (built upon existing competencies) that moves students progressively from undergraduate training through post graduate coursework and research to post-doctoral work and into the early years of data stewardship.

Scholarly Communication and the Dilemma of Collective Action: Why Academic Journals Cost Too Much by John Wenzler (in College & Research Libraries)
Deals with the question: Why has the rise of the Internet, which drastically reduces the cost of distributing information, coincided with drastic increases in the prices that academic libraries pay for access to scholarly journals?

Research Data Services in European Academic Research Libraries by Carol Tenopir, et al. (in LIBER Quarterly)
This article presents the results of a survey of directors of the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) academic member libraries to discover what types of research data services (RDS) are being offered by European academic research libraries and what services are planned for the future.

A framework for chatbot evaluation by Tony Russell-Rose (in Informer)
Looks at the key questions: how do we know when the efforts we have invested in design and development have actually succeeded? What kind of metrics should be applied, and what constitutes success for a chatbot anyway?

A New Partner in the Process: The Role of a Librarian on a Faculty Research Team by Leslie J. Foutch (in Collaborative Librarianship)
This paper shows how the addition of an academic librarian to a faculty research team led to a better understanding of how faculty projects operate, and how the process can lead the way for librarians to be seen as valuable research partners in the academic landscape.

Want to Make Your Website Better? Ask a Librarian by Crystal Trice (in Oregon Library Quarterly, p. 10)
Shows why librarians are the ones to ask regarding websites (and lots of other things too!).

Evaluating the Consortia Purchase: Journal Usage in a Multi-Institution Setting by Elsa K. Anderson, et al. (in Collaborative Librarianship)
The paper will discuss challenges in analyzing consortial arrangements based on usage data and offer suggestions for how consortia-based acquisitions can be an effective allocation of library funds and strengthen support for the library in its institution.