OCTOBER 2019

What's New

Emerald Library Access is now available for Premium Members. Links to all full-text Emerald journals and articles are HERE.

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - David Lee King advises us about having a vibrant, active digital branch to our library. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Jennine Knight is our special guest!

Tech Talk - Soo-yeon Hwang discusses link rot and privacy issues. Read her newest article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of The American Legion National Headquarters Library & Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 - Watson, Cecelia . Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark. New York, NY, Ecco, 2019. 224 pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


American Libraries ,   September/October 2019    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   August 30, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   September 10, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   September 3, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   September 6, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   September 13, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   September 17, 2019    FT       
Aslib Journal of Information Management v.71 #5,   2019           
Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal v.25 #3,   March 2019    FT       
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.17 #10,   October 2019    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2019        s/FT   
The Bottom Line v.32 #3,   2019           
Business Information Review v.36 #3,   September 2019           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2019           
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.19 #5,   September 2019    FT       PDF
Collection and Curation v.38 #4,   2019           
College & Research Libraries v.80 #6,   September 2019    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.80 #8,   September 2019    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.39 #7,   September 2019        s/FT   
Current Cites v.30 #8,   August 2019    FT       
Data Technologies and Applications v.53 #3,   2019           
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.39 #5,   2019           
The Electronic Library v.37 #4,   2019           
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice v.14 #3,   2019    FT       
First Monday v.24 #9,   September 2, 2019    FT       
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.68 #6/7,   2019           
Health Information & Libraries Journal v.36 #3,   September 2019           
The Horn Book Magazine ,   September/October 2019        s/FT   
IFLA Journal v.45 #3,   October 2019        s/FT   
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   September 2019    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing v.37 #3,   September 2019           
INFOdocket ,   September 2019    FT       
Information and Computer Security v.27 #4,   2019           
Information and Learning Sciences v.120 #7/8,   2019           
Information and Software Technology v.116,   December 2019           
Information Development v.35 #5,   November 2019           
Information Discovery and Delivery v.47 #3,   2019           
Information Processing & Management v.57 #1,   January 2020           
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal v.24 #3,   September 2019    FT       
Information Sciences v.510,   February 2020           
Information Sciences v.509,   January 2020           
Information Services and Use v.39 #1-2,   2019           
The Information Society v.35 #5,   2019           
Information Systems v.88,   February 2020           
Information Technology and Libraries v.38 #3,   2019    FT       
Information Technology & People v.32 #5,   2019           
Information Technology & People v.32 #4,   2019           
Information Today v.36 #7,   September 2019        s/FT   
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2019           
International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining v.15 #4,   2019           
International Journal of Digital Curation v.14 #1,   2019    FT       
International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence v.10 #2,   2019           
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.36 #5,   2019           
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.9 #4,   2019           
Internet Research v.29 #4,   2019           
Internet Research v.29 #5,   2019           
Jinfo #526,   September 12, 2019           
JLIS.it - the Italian Journal of Library and Information Science v.10 #3,   2019    FT       
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v.63 #2,   September/October 2019    FT       
Journal of Archival Organization v.16 #1,   2019           
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet v.23 #3,   2019           
Journal of Documentation v.75 #6,   2019           
Journal of Documentation v.75 #5,   2019           
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries v.16 #2,   2019           
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.31 #3,   2019           
Journal of Informetrics v.13 #4,   November 2019           
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science v.51 #4,   December 2019           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.59 #7,   2019           
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries v.14 #2-3,   2018           
Journal of Religious & Theological Information v.18 #4,   2019           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.26 #10,   October 2019           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.70 #10,   October 2019           
Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries v.15 #3,   September 2019    FT       PDF
Journal of Web Librarianship v.13 #3,   2019           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.61 #2,   November 2019           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.61 #1,   October 2019           
Knowledge Management Research & Practice v.17 #3,   2019           
Knowledge Quest ,   September/October 2019           
Law Library Lights v.62 #4,   Summer 2019    FT       PDF
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Library Hi Tech v.37 #3,   2019           
Library Hi Tech News v.36 #7,   2019           
Library Hi Tech News v.36 #6,   2019           
Library of Congress Magazine ,   September/October 2019    FT       PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.16 #9,   September 2019           
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science v.24 #2,   2019           
Marketing Library Services v.33 #5,   September/October 2019        s/FT   
Mississippi Libraries v.82 #3,   Fall 2019    FT       PDF
MIT Sloan Management Review ,   Fall 2019           
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia v.25 #1-2,   2019           
Next ,   September 2019    FT       
Online Information Review v.43 #5,   2019           
Online Searcher v.43 #5,   September/October 2019        s/FT   
The Reading Teacher v.73 #2,   September/October 2019    FT       
Research Information ,   October/November 2019    FT       
Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC #299,   2019    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   September 2019    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Science & Technology Libraries v.38 #3,   2019           
Scientometrics v.121 #1,   October 2019           
The Scout Report v.25 #37,   September 13, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #35,   August 30, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #38,   September 20, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #36,   September 6, 2019    FT       
Serials Review v.45 #3,   2019           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.39 #9,   September 2019           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   September 2019    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.40 #10,   October 2019           
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems v.49 #3,   2019           

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Predictors of Burnout in Public Library Employees, by Michelle P. Salyers in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 51 No. 4 © 2019, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Work stress and professional burnout are recognized as concerns for public library employees, yet little research has been conducted. The purpose of the current study was to better understand burnout and the contributing factors in a state-wide sample of public library employees in Indiana.
Read about Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

New Technologies and New Data Sources: The Business Information Survey 2019, by Denise Carter in Business Information Review, Vol. 36 No. 3 © 2019, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The topics explored with the 2019 business information survey participants concern the challenges and opportunities that new and expanding sources of data and content, and new tools and technologies have already brought to the table. And a look ahead at how they might continue to change the business information landscape.
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Examining Differences and Similarities Between Graduate and Undergraduate Students' User Satisfaction With Digital Libraries, by Fang Xu, and Jia Tina Du in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 45 No. 6 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Informed by the theories of Information System Success, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Affinity, this study aims to explore the differences and similarities between graduate and undergraduate students' satisfaction with digital libraries (DLs).
Read about Journal of Academic Librarianship

How College Students Evaluate and Share "Fake News" Stories, by Chris Leeder in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 41 No. 3 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study contributes to the understanding of not just how accurately students evaluate fake news stories, but of the specific information-seeking behaviors and critical evaluation strategies that are associated with accurate identifications and evaluations and with willingness to share news stories on social media.
Read about Library & Information Science Research

Crafting Engaging Content To Achieve Social Media Success, by Sara Roye and Nick Tanzi in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 39 No. 6 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Tips on posting engaging content on Facebook.
Read about Computers in Libraries

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth in a Post-Truth World…, by Barbie E. Keiser in Online Searcher, Vol. 43 No. 5 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An in-depth look at fake news, misinformation, and malformation in today's world.
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Professionalizing Peer Review Suggestions for a More Ethical and Pedagogical Review Process, by Nick J. Sciullo and Mike Duncan in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 50 No. 4 © 2019, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article proposes five solutions to the major problems that exist with peer review in the related humanities disciplines of rhetoric, communication, and composition studies: a preponderance of incompetent reviewers, a lack of constructive criticism and the maintenance of orthodoxy, relative ease in identifying blinded authors, editorial passivity, and long waits to receive reviews.
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The 4th Industrial Revolution: Business Models and Evidence From the Field, by Carlo Bagnoli and and Maurizio Massaro in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 11 No.3 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The objective of this article is to analyze the impact of Industry 4.0 on business models considering technological change as a driver of strategic innovation. The research aims to provide the key to interpreting a process of innovation that, starting from the technological transformation, translates it into a broader change of business models.
Read about International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA)

Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Library and Information Science, by Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic and Serap Kurbanoglu in Education for Information, Vol. 35 No. 2 © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Pays special attention to new trends, new models, critiques of the innovative approaches and didactic experiences from the point of view of students and faculty in the LIS field.
Read about Education for Information

There's a Gap Between Digital Health Information and Users -Let's Close It, by Sandra Williams Hilfiker, et al. in Information Services and Use, Vol. 39 No. 1-2 © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This report explores the current disconnect between online health information and users. The authors provide a summary of practical strategies to address this gap and suggest next steps for further research.
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Exploring Teachers' Value Beliefs of Integrating Digital Literacy in K-12 Classrooms, by Ayesha Sadaf in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 10 No. 2 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of the exploratory study was to investigate teacher value beliefs of integrating digital literacy into their classrooms.
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The Critical Role of Information System Integration in a Horizontal Merger, by Andre de la Harpe and Thomas Wolfgang Thurner in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 21 No. 4 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article reports on a horizontal merger of two insurance companies and their failure to properly integrate their information systems. The task that was supported by both well-founded market research and external consultants proved more challenging than thought due to the complexity and interconnectedness of related business processes.
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Other Articles of Interest


"Am I on the Library Website?": A LibGuides Usability Study by Suzanna Conrad and Christy Stevens (in Information Technology and Libraries)
Reports on usability testing conducted with ten student testers to establish recommendations and guide the migration process from LibGuides version 1 to version 2.

Automatic for the People by Claire Zulkey (in American Libraries)
Are self-service libraries a threat to the profession or an opportunity to better serve patrons?

Available, but not Accessible? Investigating Publishers' e-lending Licensing Practices by Rebecca Giblin, et al. (in Information Research)
Reports on a mixed-methods investigation of publishers' licensing practices, which affect the books public libraries can offer for e-lending.

A Comparative Study of Perceptions and Use of Google Scholar and Academic Library Discovery Systems by Kyong Eun Oh and Mónica Colón-Aguirre (in College & Research Libraries)
This study comparatively investigates how and why academic users use these two resources.

"Don't Make Me Feel Dumb": Transfer Students, the Library, and Acclimating to a New Campus by Matthew Harrick and Lee Ann Fullington (in Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice)
This qualitative study sought to delineate and understand the role of the library in addressing the barriers transfer students experience upon acclimating to their new campus.

Gender Inclusivity and Equity in Academic Libraries: Insights from Around the Globe by Buhle Mbambo-Thata, et al.(in College & Research Libraries News)
Looks at the issue in different countries around the world.

How to Build a Library by Terra Dankowski (in American Libraries)
Lessons from recent library building construction projects.

The Library's Impact on University Students' Academic Success and Learning by Jung Mi Scoulas and Sandra L. De Groote (in Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice)
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among student library visits, library resource use, library space satisfaction (e.g., quiet study space), and students' academic performance (i.e., Grade Point Average or GPA) using quantitative data and to better understand how the academic library has an impact on students' learning from students' perspectives using qualitative data.

What can 100,000 books tell us about the international public library e-lending landscape? by Rebecca Giblin, et al. (in Information Research)
This article investigates the relative availability of e-books to libraries for e-lending in five English-language countries & analysed their licence terms and prices.