FEBRUARY 2019

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - JJ Pionke discusses developing library policies relating to patrons with physical disabilities. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Anthony Bishop is our special guest!

Tech Talk - Tech Talk columnist Cas Lasowski discusses generative adversarial networks. Read her newest article.

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Featured Book - Rydell, Anders. The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance. New York, Penguin Books, 2018. 368 pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Queue v.16 #6,   November/December 2018           
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) v.37 #1,   January 2019           
ALL-SIS Newsletter v.38 #2,   Winter 2018    FT       PDF
American Archivist v.81 #2,   Fall/Winter 2018        s/FT   
American Libraries ,   January/February 2019    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   January 4, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 22, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 8, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 18, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 15, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 11, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   January 25, 2019    FT       
Ariadne #78,   2018    FT       
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.17 #2,   February 2019    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2019        s/FT   
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.56 #5-6,   2018           
The Charleston Advisor v.20 #3,   January 2019        s/FT   
Choice ,   latest issue, 2019           
College & Research Libraries v.80 #1,   January 2019    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.80 #1,   January 2019    FT       
College & Undergraduate Libraries v.25 #4,   2018           
Communications of the ACM v.62 #2,   February 2019    FT       
Current Cites v.29 #12,   December 2018    FT       
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.39 #1,   2019           
Education for Information v.34 #4,   2018           
EDUCAUSE Review ,   2019 Special Report    FT       
First Monday v.24 #1,   January 7, 2019    FT       
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.68 #1/2,   2019           
HLA News ,   Summer 2018    FT       PDF
The Horn Book Magazine ,   January/February 2019        s/FT   
ILA Reporter v.37 #1,   February 2019    FT       PDF
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   January 2019    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
INFOdocket ,   January 2019    FT       
Information and Learning Science v.119 #11,   2018           
Information and Learning Science v.119 #12,   2018           
Information and Learning Science v.120 #1/2,   2019           
Information and Learning Science v.119 #9/10,   2018           
Information and Software Technology v.107,   March 2019           
Information Processing & Management v.56 #2,   March 2019           
Information Processing & Management v.56 #3,   May 2019           
Information Sciences v.481,   May 2019           
Information Sciences v.482,   May 2019           
Information Sciences v.483,   May 2019           
Information Systems v.82,   May 2019           
The Informer ,   Winter 2019    FT       
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2019           
International Journal of Digital Curation v.13 #1,   2018    FT       
International Journal of Information Management v.47,   August 2019           
International Journal of Information Science and Management v.17 #1,   2019    FT       
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology v.8 #4,   2018    FT       
International Journal of Library and Information Science ,   January 2019    FT       
International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science v.8 #3,   September 2018    FT       
Internet Research v.29 #1,   2019           
Jinfo #510,   January 10, 2019           
Jinfo #511,   January 24, 2019           
JLIS.it - the Italian Journal of Library and Information Science v.10 #1,   2019    FT       
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.45 #2,   March 2019           
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information v.19 #4,   2018           
Journal of Digital Information Management v.16 #6,   December 2018           
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences v.56 #1,   December 2018           
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries v.15 #2,   2018           
Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy v.3 #2-3,   Fall-Winter 2018           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.23 #1,   2019           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.58 #8,   2018           
Journal of Library Administration v.58 #7,   2018           
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults ,   January 2019    FT       
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.26 #2,   February 2019           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.26 #1,   January 2019           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.70 #2,   February 2019           
Journal of the Medical Library Association v.107 #1,   January 2019    FT       
Journal of Web Librarianship v.12 #3,   2018           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.58 #1,   January 2019           
Knowledge Quest ,   January/February 2019           
Law Library Lights v.62 #2,   Winter 2019    FT       PDF
Learned Publishing v.32 #1,   January 2019        s/FT   
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Library of Congress Magazine ,   January/February 2019    FT       PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Library Resources & Technical Services v.63 #1,   January 2019           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Library Technology Reports v.55 #1,   January 2019           
Library Trends v.67 #2,   Fall 2018           
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.16 #1,   January 2019           
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science ,   latest issue, 2019           
Marketing Library Services v.33 #1,   January/February 2019        s/FT   
Next ,   January 2019    FT       
NISO Newsline ,   January 2019    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   January 2019    FT       
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research v.13 #2,   2018    FT       
portal: Libraries and the Academy v.19 #1,   January 2019           
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture v.47 #3-4,   December 2018        s/FT   
Reference & User Services Quarterly v.58 #2,   Winter 2018    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   January 2019    FT       
Scholarly and Research Communication v.10 #1,   2019    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
Scientometrics v.118 #1,   January 2019           
The Scout Report v.25 #2,   January 11, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #1,   January 4, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #3,   January 18, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #4,   January 25, 2019    FT       
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.10 #1,   2019           
Serials Review v.44 #2,   2018           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.39 #1,   January 2019           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2019    FT       
South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science v.84 #2,   2018    FT       
SRRT Newsletter #205,   January 2019    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   January 2019    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.40 #2,   February 2019           

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Tool Lending Librarianship, by Jonas Soderholm in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 50 No. 4 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article explores the work of tool lending libraries from the perspective of staff and decision makers. It addresses what role serving community members with tools plays, and what this in turn means for the professional role of library work.
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As KM Evolves, So Will the ISO Standard, by Paul J. Corney in Business Information Review, Vol. 35 No. 4 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Argues that with the release of ISO Standard 30401 Knowledge & Information Management (KIM) Professionals now have a key component on the KIM practitioner's pathway to corporate legitimacy.
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"The Carrels are Essential": An Investigation of Faculty Study Spaces at a Mid-Size State College, by Michelle Hendley in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 45 No. 2 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Are dedicated study spaces for faculty still essential in academic libraries in the digital age? The results of a survey of faculty who use the library's locked study carrels at a state college suggest two important discoveries.
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How We Done it Good: Research Through Design as a Legitimate Methodology for Librarianship, by Rachel Ivy Clarke in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 40 No. 3-4 © 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This research posits that the how we done it good paradigm in librarianship reflects a valid and legitimate approach to research. By drawing on the concept of research through design, this study shows how these how we done it good projects reflect design methodologies which draw rigor from process, invention, relevance, and extensibility rather than replicability, generalizability, and predictability.
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How to Create a Stunning Orientation Video By Hand, by Rachel Evans in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 38 No. 10 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Offers detailed step-by-step advice on how to create videos for the library.
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Librarians, Seniors, and the Challenge of Technological Education and Outreach, by Carly Lamphere in Online Searcher, Vol. 43 No. 1 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
How to help seniors in the library achieve information literacy and technological competence.
Read about Online Searcher

Special Section on the Value of Scholarly Book Reviews, by Steven E. Gump in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 50 No. 1 © 2018, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An overview of the theme of post-publication review of scholarly books.
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Institutional Repositories and Libraries in Nigeria: Interrogating the Nexus, by Goodluck Ifijeh, et al. in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 20 No. 2 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article examines the nexus between libraries and IRs. It observed that though the emergence of IRs holds great advantage for academic institutions, many Nigerian institutions, especially universities, do not have functional IRs because of the inability of their libraries to run them. The article further identifies the digital divide, inadequate financing, the lack of ICT skills and awareness as well as copyright issues as challenges inhibiting the establishment and management of IRs in Nigeria. Recommendations are made for dealing with the identified challenges.
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Evidence Reversal: Towards Awareness of the Phenomenon in Library and Information Science, by Christian Ruchon and Roland Grad in Education for Information, Vol. 34 No. 4 © 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An evidence reversal (ER) occurs when original information supporting a practice is contradicted by newer information concluded from a study of higher quality, meaning the study was more rigorous and less biased. Knowledge of ER will allow librarians and information specialists to improve the guidance they provide to professionals and researchers in other fields.
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Permissioned Blockchain Technologies for Academic Publishing, by Petr Novotny, et al. in Information Services and Use, Vol. 38 No. 3 © 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Outlines the technologies available in the domain of permissioned blockchains with focus on Hyperledger Fabric and discusses how they can be leveraged in the domain of academic publishing.
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Knowledge Portals: A Review, by Hayden Wimmer, et al. in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 15 No. 1 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this article is to present a review on some major papers about knowledge portals that were published from 2000-2017. The review takes a holistic perspective based on systems development life cycle to critique the literature and identifies key challenges that enlighten future directions.
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Complementary Information Literacy Training Practices in University Teaching and Academic Libraries, by Corrado Petrucco and Massimo Ferrante in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 9 No. 3 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article presents two information literacy training initiatives addressing these issues at the University of Padova (Italy): one in a course in educational technologies offered as part of a second-cycle degree program, and the other in two of the university library system's training facilities. The training workshops sought to be complementary, covering both the search engine and the library OPAC approach to information seeking.
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Other Articles of Interest


Agile Research by Michael Twidale and Preben Hansen (in First Monday)
This paper asks: “how might we take the ideas, the methods and the underlying philosophy behind agile software development and explore applying them in the context of doing research — even research that does not involve software development?”

Dyslexia-friendly Fonts: Using Open Dyslexic to Increase Exhibit Access by Sierra Laddusaw and Jeremy Brett (in College & Research Libraries News)
Presents a case study for adapting library exhibits or public programming to meet the needs of dyslexic patrons and visitors, using Open Dyslexic.

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Universe by Jim Waldo (in ACM Queue)
Looks at the basics of blockchain: the individual components, how those components fit together, and what changes might be made to solve some of the problems with blockchain technology.

Navigating the Rising Metrics Tide in the 21st Century: Which Way for Academic Librarians in Support of Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa? by Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha (in South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science)
This paper’s focus is the application of bibliometrics and altmetrics by academic librarians to support researchers in their respective universities.

Other Duties As Assigned as told to Anne Ford (in American Libraries)
Interviews with librarians about the constant pressure to do more in their jobs.

Research Data Management Practices: Synergies and Discords Between Researchers and Institutions by Sally Vanden-Hehir, et al. (in International Journal of Digital Curation)
The aim of this study was to explore the synergies and discords in attitudes towards research data management (RDM) drivers and barriers for both researchers and institutions.

The State of Net Neutrality by Greg Landgraf (in American Libraries, p. 48)
Presents a coast-to-coast roundup of efforts to restore the open internet.

Visual Literacy in Practice: Use of Images in Students’ Academic Work by Krystyna K. Matusiak, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
Reports the findings of a research project examining undergraduate and graduate students’ visual literacy skills and use of images in the context of academic work. The study explored types of visual resources used, the role that images play in academic papers and presentations, and the ways students select, evaluate, and process images.