JUNE 2020

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Mary Ann Venner describes how her library was deemed an essential service during the pandemic, and the services they were able to offer. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Michael Crumpton returns as our special guest!

Tech Talk - Howard Trace discusses resources for image searching. Read the article.

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Featured Articles - ENDLESS PREMIUM CONTENT available from Emerald, plus full-text articles from Elsevier (ScienceDirect), 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 - Ross, Celia. Making Sense of Business Reference: A Guide for Librarians and Research Professionals, Second Edition. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2020.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Queue v.18 #2,   March/April 2020           
American Libraries ,   May 2020    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   May 22, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 15, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 12, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   April 28, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 1, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 26, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 8, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 5, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 19, 2020    FT       
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.18 #6,   June 2020    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2020        s/FT   
The Bottom Line v.33 #2,   2020           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.58 #3-4,   2020           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2020           
CLIR Issues #134,   March/April 2020    FT       
Code4Lib Journal #48,   5/11/2020    FT       
College & Research Libraries v.81 #4,   May 2020    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.81 #5,   May 2020    FT       
Communications of the ACM v.63 #6,   June 2020    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.40 #4,   May/June 2020        s/FT   
Current Cites v.31 #4,   April 2020    FT       
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.40 #3,   2020           
EDUCAUSE Review v.55 #2,   2020    FT       
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management v.18 #2,   April 2020    FT       
The Electronic Library v.38 #2,   2020           
Ethics and Information Technology v.22 #2,   June 2020           
First Monday v.25 #5,   May 4, 2020    FT       
Georgia Library Quarterly v.57 #2,   Spring 2020    FT       
Government Information Quarterly v.37 #3,   July 2020           
Health Information and Libraries Journal v.37 #2,   June 2020           
The Horn Book Magazine ,   May/June 2020        s/FT   
ILA Reporter v.38 #2,   June 2020    FT       PDF
IMLS News ,   March 2020    FT       
IMLS News ,   April 2020    FT       
IMLS News ,   February 2020    FT       
In the Libraries #18,   2020           
In the Libraries #16,   2020           
In the Libraries #17,   2020           
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
INFOdocket ,   May 2020    FT       
Information and Learning Sciences v.121 #3/4,   2020           
Information and Software Technology v.126,   October 2020           
Information and Software Technology v.125,   September 2020           
Information Development v.36 #2,   June 2020           
Information Discovery and Delivery v.48 #2,   2020           
Information Sciences v.530,   August 2020           
Information Sciences v.531,   August 2020           
Information Sciences v.532,   September 2020           
Information Sciences v.535,   October 2020           
Information Sciences v.534,   September 2020           
Information Sciences v.533,   September 2020           
The Information Society v.36 #3,   2020           
Information Systems v.93,   November 2020           
Information Today v.37 #4,   May 2020        s/FT   
The Informer ,   Spring 2020    FT       
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2020           
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.37 #3,   2020           
International Journal of Information Management v.54,   October 2020           
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.16 #2,   2020           
International Journal on Digital Libraries v.21 #2,   June 2020           
Internet Research v.30 #3,   2020           
Internet Research v.30 #2,   2020           
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology v.17,   2020    FT       
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship #94,   Spring 2020    FT       
Jinfo #541,   April 30, 2020           
Jinfo #542,   May 14, 2020           
Jinfo #543,   May 28, 2020           
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.46 #5,   September 2020           
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.46 #4,   July 2020           
Journal of Access Services v.17 #3,   2020           
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v.63 #6,   May/June 2020    FT       
Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship v.4 #1,   2020    FT       
Journal of Information Science v.46 #3,   June 2020           
Journal of Information Technology v.35 #2,   June 2020           
Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve v.28 #5,   2019           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.24 #3,   2020           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Journal of Religious & Theological Information v.19 #2,   2020           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.27 #5,   May 2020           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.71 #6,   June 2020           
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association v.41 #1,   April 2020    FT       
Knowledge and Information Systems v.62 #6,   June 2020           
Legal Information Management v.20 #1,   March 2020           
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library & Information Science Research v.42 #3,   July 2020           
Library & Information Science Research v.42 #2,   April 2020           
Library Hi Tech News v.37 #4,   2020           
Library Life ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Resources & Technical Services v.64 #2,   April 2020           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.17 #5,   May 2020           
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Marketing Library Services v.34 #3,   May/June 2020        s/FT   
Next ,   May 2020    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   May 2020    FT       
Online Searcher v.44 #3,   May/June 2020        s/FT   
Publishing Research Quarterly v.36 #2,   June 2020           
The Reading Teacher v.73 #6,   May/June 2020    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   May 2020    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
School Library Research ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Science & Technology Libraries v.39 #2,   2020           
Scientometrics v.123 #3,   June 2020           
Scientometrics v.123 #2,   May 2020           
The Scout Report v.26 #16,   May 1, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v.26 #17,   May 8, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v,26 #19,   May 22, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v.26 #18,   May 15, 2020    FT       
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.40 #5,   May 2020           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
The Southeastern Librarian v.67 #1,   Spring 2019    FT       PDF
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   May 2020    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.41 #6,   June 2020           
Virginia Libraries ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Webology v.17 #1,   June 2020    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Exploring the Characteristics of Crowdsourcing: An Online Observational Study, by Harpreet Bassi, et al. in Journal of Information Science, Vol. 46 No. 3 © 2020, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article examines the application of crowdsourcing in research studies. The aim of this study is to understand how crowdsourcing is being used in research by undertaking a content analysis of studies posted to an online site designed to facilitate crowdsourced research.
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The Role of Space Attributes in Space-choice Behaviour and Satisfaction in an Academic Library, by Seung Hyun Cha and Tae Wan Kim in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 52 No. 2 © 2020, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The present study aims to conjointly investigate the effects of space attributes on space-choice behaviour and user satisfaction from the same context of an academic library.
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Analysis of the SEO visibility of University Libraries and How They Impact the Web Visibility of Their Universities, by Mari Vallez and Anna Ventura in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 46 No. 4 © 2020, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article comparatively analyzes the web visibility of 20 libraries corresponding to the top 10 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the 10 largest Spanish universities, and explores whether a correlation exists between the web visibility of libraries and of their respective universities.
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Households' Public Library Use Across the School Calendar, by Gregory Gilpin and Anton Bekkerman in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 42 No. 2 © 2020, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Presents a panel analysis of public library use across the public school calendar.
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Can Facebook Steal My Stuff?, by Joyce P. Johnston in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 40 No. 3 © 2020, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An interesting exploration of security and privacy on Facebook and other social media sites.
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Introducing Immersive Technologies: Everything is Our Computer Interface, by Chad Mairn in Online Searcher, Vol. 44 No. 3 © 2020, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes many types of immersive technologies that are available, and how they are being used in libraries.
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Exporting China's Scholarly Books: Current Conditions for Chinese Publishers, by Zhiwu Xu, et al. in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 51 No. 2 © 2020, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this article is twofold: a) to analyse the current situation of Chinese academic book exports from a publisher's perspective, including models, channels, motivation, and performance; b) to identify the challenges that Chinese scholarly publishers are facing and explain their causes.
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Identifying the Ideal Types of Online Shoppers: A Qualitative Analysis of Online Shopping, by Eeva Kettunen, et al. in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 12 No. 2 © 2020, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study identifies ideal types among online shoppers to help understand different typically occurring online shopping behaviors.
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Using an Inquiry-based Learning Approach to Support Engagement with Information and Scholarship in Health Care Education, by Francesca Y.E. Frati in Education for Information, Vol. 36 No. 1 © 2020, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
How to use inquiry-based learning (IBL) to teach EBP competencies and engage with higher-level concepts.
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The Value of Scholarly Communication, by Philippe Terheggen in Information Services and Use, Vol. 39 No. 4 © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The aim of this paper is to describe the value of research communication broadly.
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Video Games and Accessibility: New Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching, by Eugenia Treglia, et al. in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 10 No. 2 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Presents some ideas for inclusive teaching, starting with an educational re-evaluation of video games, for years considered a mere form of entertainment. Their use as educational mediators is a useful response to the needs of a school that is increasingly aware of the educational needs of all pupils.
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Expert Group Knowledge Triggers: When Knowledge Surfaces, by Hanna Dreyer, et al. in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 16 No. 2 © 2020, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Through the use of ideas developed by Husserl and Heidegger, this study has cast some light on verbal exchanges that, through their interjection, allow significant learning to take place. The theoretical development places these learning triggers in an interpretive framework, which can add value to other software development projects.
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Other Articles of Interest


COVID-19 Demonstrates the Value of Open Access: What Happens Next? by Willa Tavernier (in College & Research Libraries News)
Describes an unexpected effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Ethics in Higher Education: 2020 by John O'Brien (in Educause Review)
Recommendations for coming to grips with digital ethics.

Evoking Truthiness: Using Satirical News Comedies to Teach Information Literacy by Annis Lee Adams, et al. (in College & Research Libraries News)
Ideas to spice up our information literacy training sessions.

The Gender Wage Gap in Research Libraries by Heather A. Howard, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
Analysis demonstrates that though women have made progress in obtaining higher-level positions, salary disparities continue to exist between men and women at all levels.

The Rights Statement Selection Tool by Gabriel Galson and Brandy Carl (in Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship)
Through the standardized rights statements it provides, RightsStatements.org allows institutions to clearly communicate the copyright status of digitized cultural heritage works, promoting their reuse. However, it can be tricky for institutions to determine correct statement usage through the site without additional context. The Rights Statement Selection Tool [bit.ly/RSSTOOL] shown here is an interactive infographic that serves to visually explain the statement selection workflow, allowing a copyright novice to identify the correct statement through decision tree alone.

Roles for Health Sciences Librarians at College and University Libraries by Jason B. Reed and Alexander J. Carroll (in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)
This study sought to examine the landscape for library positions supporting health sciences research and teaching, and investigated whether emerging research practices in health-related research at college and research universities are being accompanied by job opportunities for health sciences librarians at college and university libraries (C&ULs).

Towards Information Anxiety and Beyond by Muhammad Asif Naveed and Mumtaz Ali Anwar (in Webology)
This study provides an overview of the historical background of information anxiety, critically reviews the existing framework, and proposes a new framework for information anxiety that goes beyond information retrieval and information seeking in the contemporary information environment to inform policy and practice.

Trust, But Verify: Auditing Vendor-Supplied Accessibility Claims by Melina Zavala and Matthew Reidsma (in Code4Lib Journal)
Proposes a simple methodology for spot-checking VPATs (Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates).