SEPTEMBER 2018

What's New

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Scott Muir explains the benefits of library leaders having an executive coach work with them to develop self-awareness of their strengths. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Andrew Hart is our special guest!

Tech Talk - Tech Talk columnist Cas Lasowski discusses productivity tools she finds helpful in her daily work. Read her newest article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the Napa Valley Unified School District, California. 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 - Kells, Stuart. The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders. Berkeley, CA, Counterpoint, 2018. 271pp.

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Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Interlending and Resource Sharing in UK Public Libraries: A Mixed Methods Study, by Simon Wakeling, et al. in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 50 No. 2 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper presents an analysis of perspectives towards rates of interlending, the rationales and strategies for providing the service, the perceived value for money offered by various interlending schemes, the impact of the current digital environment, and views on the future of interlending in the UK.
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GDPR: Implementing the Regulations, by Claire Laybats and John Davies in Business Information Review, Vol. 35 No. 2 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article discusses the main changes to data protection regulation with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2018.
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Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: Surveying Library Use Among Students Studying Abroad, by Marc Vinyard in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 44 No. 4 © 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Students studying overseas were surveyed to determine their use and awareness of library resources.
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Attitudes and Practices of Canadian Academic Librarians Regarding Library and Online Privacy: A National Study, by Nikki Tummon and Dawn McKinnon in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 40 No. 2© 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study builds on a national report and a qualitative study, completed in the United States, which explored librarians' attitudes on privacy. Adding a Canadian voice to the literature, this study examines survey results from academic librarians in Canada on their perceptions and attitudes related to library practices and online privacy behaviors.
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Training and Education: Making, Distributing, and Integrating Content, by Ashley Rosener and Sophie Guevara in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 38 No. 6 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article focuses on the lessons learned at two different organizations, by developing and distributing digital media resources using freely available software, common digital platforms, and popular course management systems.
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Troubleshooting Fundamentals: A Beginner's Guide, by Sunshine J. Carter and Stacie Traill in Online Searcher, Vol. 42 No. 4 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Shows how knowing your content, your authentication models, and your systems can improve your troubleshooting efficiency.
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Early Career Researchers' Quest for Reputation in the Digital Age, by David Nicholas, et al. in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 49 No. 4 © 2018, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this article is twofold: a) to describe and compare methods of early career researcher (ECR) assessment/appraisal; b) to explain how ECRs build, showcase, and monitor their reputation in an era of novel developments in scholarly communications.
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An Interdisciplinary Perspective of Incorporating Social Media into Teaching Practice, by Margaret C. Stewart and Julie D. Lanzillo in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 9 No. 2 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article presents a critical review of existing information on the use of social technologies in the classroom, a discussion on relevant perceptions, techniques, recommendations for interdisciplinary classroom implementation and student engagement, and considerations for educators incorporating social media practice into their curricula.
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Space Planning in Libraries: For Students, By Students, by Michelle Kahn and Peter G. Underwood in Education for Information, Pre-press, 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper presents aspects of a space planning project assigned to Library and Information Studies postgraduate students and reflects on six themes that cropped up repeatedly in their design of a 24/7 postgraduate library space, namely: lighting, space and colour; tools and technology; defined zones; re-bootable spaces; furnishings; and respite.
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A Survey of Web Technology for Metadata Aggregation in Cultural Heritage, by Nuno Freire, et al. in Information Services and Use, Vol. 37 No. 4 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper focuses in the domain of cultural heritage, where OAI-PMH has been the embraced solution, since discovery of resources was only feasible if based on metadata instead of full-text.
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Why Do People Share?: A Study of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Share Knowledge in Organisations, by Nelly Todorova and Annette M. Mills in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 14 No. 3 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article proposes an integrated model that brings together theoretical insights from motivational research to explain the influence of key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators on knowledge sharing. The article reports the results of the assessment of the model based on data collected across 10 organisations. The discussion of results contributes to the understanding of motivational factors influencing attitude and intention to share knowledge and their relative importance.
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A Novel Method for Building Indexer for Aligning Ontologies in Semantic Web, by Ranjna Jain in International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR), Vol. 8 No. 4 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article describes how communication, knowledge sharing, and exchange are the new economic stakes of the information society and the semantic web represents the next major evolution in connecting information. It enables data to be linked from a source to any other source and to be understood by computers so that they can perform increasingly sophisticated tasks on our behalf.
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Other Articles of Interest


Adaptation: the Continuing Evolution of the New York Public Library’s Digital Design System by Jennifer L. Anderson & Edwin Guzman (in Code4Lib Journal)
Describes how NYPL’s design system has gone through three major iterations, each a step towards the best way to manage design principles across an abundance of heterogeneous content and many contributors who brought different skills to the team and department at different times.

The Best Password Managers of 2018 by Neil J. Rubenking (in PC Magazine)
This article evaluates two dozen of the best password managers to help you choose.

A Change of Pace: Successfully Transitioning to Tenure-Track Librarianship by Cynthia Hughes (in Library Leadership & Management)
This article explores the experiences of librarians who have transitioned from working in non-tenured track positions in any type of library to a tenure-track position in academic libraries.

Cursive Writing Course by Jenn Carson (in Programming Librarian)
Help kids (and adults) rediscover the disappearing art of cursive writing.

How Open is Open Access Research in Library and Information Science? by Wanyenda Leonard Chilimo, et al. (in South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science)
The study investigates Library and Information Science (LIS) journals that published research articles between 2003 and 2013, which were about open access (OA) and were indexed in LIS databases. The purpose was to investigate the journals’ OA policies, ascertain the degree to which these policies facilitate OA to publications, and investigate whether such texts are also available as OA.

The Influence of Political Capital on Academic Library Leadership by Charles Richard O'Bryan (in Library Leadership & Management)
As library directors seek support for initiatives, alignment with those having political capital becomes increasingly important.

On Being in Libraries by Kelly Miller (in EDUCAUSE Review)
Seeks answers to the question of why are students coming to the library.

Open Source Library Systems: The Current State of the Art by Marshall Breeding (in Library Technology Reports)
Outlines the major open source integrated library systems and library services platforms and their influence on the broader library technology industry.

Spinning Communication to Get People Excited About Technological Change by Suzanna Conrad (in Code4Lib Journal)
This article will discuss how to acknowledge the fears associated with technological change and will suggest communication tactics and strategies to ease transitions.