MARCH 2021

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Brittni Ballard explores one public university library’s transition from almost entirely on-campus information literacy instruction to entirely virtual teaching, with a prioritization of human connections. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Dave Davis returns as our special guest!

Tech Talk - Howard Trace discusses library technology adoption. Read the article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas. Read the latest profile.

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 - Kirkwood, Hal. P. Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers, 4th Edition. Santa Barbara, CA, Libraries Unlimited, 2020. 403 pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order

Against the Grain v.32 #6,   December 2020/January 2021           
American Libraries Direct ,   February 10, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   January 27, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   February 3, 2021    FT    s/FT   
Aslib Journal of Information Management v.73 #2,   2021           
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.19 #3,   March 2021    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2021        s/FT   
The Bottom Line v.34 #1,   2021           
The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science v.43 #3,   January 2021           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.58 #8,   2020           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2021           
CLIR Issues #139,   January/February 2021    FT       
Code4Lib Journal #50,   2/10/2021    FT       
Collected #26,   2020    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.82 #2,   February 2021    FT       
Communications of the ACM v.64 #3,   March 2021    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.41 #1,   January/February 2021        s/FT   
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.41 #1,   2021           
Education Libraries v.44,   2021    FT       
European Journal of Law and Technology v.11 #3,   2020    FT       
Expert Systems v.38 #2,   March 2021           
First Monday v.26 #2,   February 1, 2021    FT       
Georgia Library Quarterly v.58 #1,   Winter 2021    FT       
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.70 #1/2,   2021           
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   February 2021    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
INFOdocket ,   February 2021    FT       
Information and Software Technology v.134,   June 2021           
Information Development v.36 #4,   November 2020           
Information Discovery and Delivery v.49 #1,   2021           
Information Retrieval v.24 #1,   February 2021           
Information Sciences v.560,   June 2021           
Information Sciences v.559,   June 2021           
Information Sciences v.561,   June 2021           
Information Sciences v.558,   May 2021           
Information Systems v.99,   July 2021           
Information Today v.38 #1,   January/February 2021        s/FT   
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2021           
International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining v.17 #1,   2021           
International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA) v.13 #2,   2021           
International Journal of Information Management v.59,   August 2021           
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.17 #2,   2021           
International Journal on Digital Libraries v.22 #1,   March 2021           
Internet Research v.31 #1,   2021           
Jinfo #561,   February 18, 2021           
Jinfo #560,   February 4, 2021           
JoHILA: Journal of Health Information and Libraries Australasia v.1 #1,   2020    FT       PDF
JoHILA: Journal of Health Information and Libraries Australasia v.1 #3,   2020    FT       PDF
JoHILA: Journal of Health Information and Libraries Australasia v.1 #2,   2020    FT       PDF
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.47 #3,   May 2021           
Journal of Access Services v.18 #1,   2021           
Journal of Documentation v.77 #2,   2021           
The Journal of Electronic Publishing v.23 #1,   2020    FT       
Journal of Information Technology & Politics v.18 #1,   2021           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.61 #2,   2021           
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries v.16 #1,   2020           
Journal of New Librarianship v.4 #2,   2019    FT       
Journal of New Librarianship v.5 #1,   2020    FT       
Journal of Religious & Theological Information v.20 #1,   2021           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.28 #2,   February 2021           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.72 #3,   March 2021           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.63 #2,   February 2021           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.63 #1,   January 2021           
Legal Reference Services Quarterly v.39 #4,   2020           
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Hi Tech v.39 #1,   2021           
Library Life ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Management v.42 #3,   2021           
Library Management v.42 #1/2,   2021           
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Technology Reports v.57 #2,   February/March 2021           
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.18 #2,   February 2021   ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Marketing Library Services v.35 #1,   January/February 2021        s/FT   
Medical Reference Services Quarterly v.40 #1,   2021           
Next ,   February 2021    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   February 2021    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.77 #3,   March 2021           
Online Searcher v.45 #1,   January/February 2021        s/FT   
Public Library Quarterly v.40 #2,   2021           
Public Services Quarterly v.17 #1,   2021           
The Reference Librarian v.61 #3-4,   2020           
Research Information ,   February/March 2021    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   February 2021    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
School Library Research ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #7,   February 19, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #5,   February 5, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #6,   February 12, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #4,   January 29, 2021    FT       
The Serials Librarian v.79 #3-4,   2020           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.41 #2,   February 2021           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   February 2021    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.42 #3,   March 2021           
Technical Services Quarterly v.38 #1,   2021           
Urban Library Journal v.26 #2,   2020    FT       
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems v.51 #1,   2021           
Virginia Libraries ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles

Connect the People and the Knowledge Will Flow - My Recipe for Building Strong, Knowledge Sharing Communities of Peers, by Nancy Kinder in Business Information Review, Vol. 37 No. 4 © 2020, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses and recommends some simple ways to help develop an open mindset to support knowledge sharing communities, and enable the flow of knowledge in your organization.
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Library as a Consortium Perspective: A Systematic Literature Review, by Rosivalda Pereira and Mario Franco in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 52 No. 4 © 2020, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Consortia are a form of association between organizations seeking to reach a common objective. This study aims to systematize discussion in the area of library consortia and relate it to aspects of information management.
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Much More Than a Mere Technology: A Systematic Review of Wikidata in Libraries, by Karim Tharani in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 47 No. 2 © 2021, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study explores how and why Wikidata is being used in libraries as well as what are some of the benefits and barriers that have surfaced as a result of the early experimentation of Wikidata during its first decade of existence.
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Defining Success for a Public Library Makerspace: Implications of Participant-defined, Individualized Evaluative Criteria, by Rebecca M. Teasdale in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 42 No. 4 © 2020, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Defining success is the first step of the evaluation process yet proves difficult due to the heterogeneity of making participants and purposes and the individualized, self-directed nature of makerspace participation. This study identified and compared seven evaluative criteria that represented participants' and library definitions of success for one public library makerspace.
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The New Normal for Makerspaces, by Michael P. Sauers and Kristina Jonker in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 41 No. 1 © 2021, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The authors share their experience with both the shutdown due to the pandemic and the reopening and describe the current situation. Describes the significant impact on libraries and makerspaces.
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Controlled Digital Lending: Legal Lending or Piracy?, by Marydee Ojala in Online Searcher, Vol. 45 No. 1 © 2021, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses controlled digital lending in libraries.
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Chinese PhD Students' Perceptions of Predatory Journals: A Survey Study, by Jiayun Wang, et al. in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 52 No. 2 © 2021, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study investigates the attitudes of Chinese PhD students toward predatory journals.
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An Approach to Extract New Keywords From Radical Groups in Social Networks, by Geetika Sarna and M. P. S. Bhatia in International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR), Vol. 11 No. 1 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This research aims to determine the new keywords that occur in the messages posted on social networks which would also be beneficial in identifying the category of user, various communities, and hidden patterns existing in the social network. In this paper, a probabilistic approach is applied to identify the new keywords from radical groups.
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Provision of Academic Data for Research: A Step for Academic Success, by Hugo Gonzaga Miguel, et al. in Education for Information, Vol. 36 No. 4 © 2020, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article aims to include the use of student data contained in the Fénix information system of a Portuguese higher educational institution, turning their information in an internal tool, to assist analysis and studies of internal academic success. Providing relevant data for queries can offer a clearer explanation of the paths to success in higher education. It can also help the identification of problems and failures aiming to support a more effective intervention of institutions and researchers to improve the academic success.
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Vision 2030: Made in China?, by Michael Mabe in Information Services and Use, Vol. 40 No. 4 © 2020, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Predictions for the future of publishing.
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Deriving Intellectual Capital Bottom-Line in Professional Service Firms: A High Performance Work Practices Perspective, by Junaid Rehman, et al. in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 17 No. 2 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This research suggests a linkage mechanism on how high performance work practices (HPWPs) support intellectual capital (IC) development in the professional service firms. By operationalizing these practices as ability-, motivation-, and opportunity-enhancing bundles, the results indicate a positive effect on intellectual capital and the findings offer practical insights to the managers in service firms on building their knowledge capital and deriving competitive advantage.
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Student Perceptions of Fake News: A Matter of Information Literacy Awareness, by Corrado Petrucco and Daniele Agostini in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 11 No. 2 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The paper presents the findings of an exploratory survey of 185 third- and fourth-year upper secondary school students aged 16 to 18. The findings show students overestimate their critical skills and are overexposed to information flows from the old and new media that make fact-checking difficult.
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Other Articles of Interest

Archive This Moment D.C.: A Case Study of Participatory Collecting During COVID-19 by Julie Burns, et al. (in Code4Lib Journal)
When the COVID-19 pandemic brought life in Washington, D.C. to a standstill in March 2020, staff at DC Public Library began looking for ways to document how this historic event was affecting everyday life. This article discusses the planning, professional collaboration, promotion, selection, access, and lessons learned from the project; as well as the technical setup, collection strategies, and metadata requirements.

Building a 'Personal Data' App by Pauline McBride (in European Journal of Law and Technology)
This article recounts the author's experience of building a legal expert app using the Neota Logic platform and shares reflections on that process.

The Display's the Thing by Vikki C. Terrile (in College & Research Libraries News)
Ideas for designing successful interactive, analog library displays.

I Never Knew a Librarian Did That!: Exploring How Faculty and Librarian Relationships Support Meaningful Collaboration by Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko, et al. (in Journal of New Librarianship)
This paper examines the relationships that developed over a 10+ year span at a comprehensive college in upstate New York.

Intellectual Property and the Protection of Apps in the European Union by Helen Gubby, et al. (in European Journal of Law and Technology)
Deals with the issue of what forms of protection intellectual property (IP) rights can offer app developers.

Personal Goal Setting Behavior and Professional Outlooks of Academic Library Employees by Leo S. Lo and Amelia M. Anderson (in Journal of New Librarianship)
An online study was developed and conducted in 2016 with academic library employees to better understand the goal-setting behavior of library employees in a particular context, via setting New Year's resolutions.

Understanding the Roles of Public Libraries and Digital Exclusion Through Critical Race Theory: An Exploratory Study of People of Color in California Affected by the Digital Divide and the Pandemic by Raymond Pun (in Urban Library Journal)
This qualitative study explores the lived experiences of select library users in California, particularly people of color who experience digital exclusion, and how they use their public libraries prior to and during the pandemic.

Wired for Wireless by David Lee King (in American Libraries)
Five ways to make your library more mobile-friendly.