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JOURNALS in alphabetical order
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) v.36 #3, April 2018
American Libraries Direct , April 13, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , March 27, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , April 17, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , April 20, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , April 10, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , April 6, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , March 30, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , April 24, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , April 3, 2018 FT
Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association v.39 #1, 2018
Arkansas Libraries v.75 #1, Spring 2018 FT PDF
Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal v.24 #2, November 2017 FT
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.16 #5, May 2018 FT PDF
Booklist , latest issue, 2018 s/FT
Business Information Review v.35 #1, March 2018
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.56 #4, 2018
The Charleston Advisor v.19 #4, April 2018 s/FT
Choice , latest issue, 2018
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.18 #2, April 2018 FT PDF
College & Research Libraries v.79 #3, April 2018 FT
College & Research Libraries News v.79 #4, April 2018 FT
Communications of the ACM v.61 #5, May 2018 FT
Communications of the ACM v.61 #4, April 2018 FT
Computers in Libraries v.38 #3, April 2018 s/FT
The Courier v.55 #1, February 2018 FT
Current Cites v.29 #3, March 2018 FT
Data Technologies and Applications v.52 #1, 2018
Data Technologies and Applications v.52 #2, 2018
Digital Library Perspectives v.34 #2, 2018
EContent Magazine , Spring 2018 s/FT
Education for Information v.33 #4, 2017
The Electronic Library v.36 #2, 2018
Federal Librarian v.35 #5, Winter 2018 FT PDF
First Monday v.23 #4, April 2, 2018 FT
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.67 #3, 2018
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.67 #1/2, 2018
HLA News , Autumn 2018 FT PDF
IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries Bulletin v.13 #2, September 2017 FT
ILA Reporter v.36 #2, April 2018 FT PDF
In the Library with the Lead Pipe , April 2018 FT
INALJ , latest issue, 2018 FT
INFOdocket , April 2018 FT
Information & Communications Technology Law v.27 #2, 2018
Information and Computer Security v.26 #1, 2018
Information & Culture: A Journal of History v.53 #2, 2018
Information and Software Technology v.99, July 2018
Information and Software Technology v.98, June 2018
Information Sciences v.451-452, July 2018
Information Sciences v.453, July 2018
The Information Society v.34 #3, 2018
Information Systems v.76, July 2018
Information Technology & People v.31 #2, 2018
Information Today v.35 #3, April 2018 s/FT
Information Today v.35 #2, March 2018 s/FT
Insights: The UKSG Journal , latest issue, 2018
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.8 #3, 2018
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology v.8 #1, 2018 FT
Internet Research v.28 #2, 2018
Jinfo #493, April 26, 2018
Jinfo #491, March 29, 2018
Jinfo #492, April 12, 2018
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v.61 #6, May/June 2018 FT
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information v.19 #1, 2018
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship v.23 #1, 2018
Journal of Digital Information Management v.16 #2, April 2018
Journal of Documentation v.74 #3, 2018
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries v.15 #1, 2018
Journal of Information Science v.44 #2, April 2018
Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy v.2 #3-4, Fall-Winter 2017
Journal of Knowledge Management v.22 #3, 2018
Journal of Knowledge Management v.22 #2, 2018
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication , latest issue, 2018 FT
Journal of Library Administration v.58 #3, 2018
Journal of Library Administration v.58 #4, 2018
Journal of Library Metadata v.17 #3-4, 2017
Journal of Scholarly Publishing v.49 #3, April 2018
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.25 #5, May 2018
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.69 #5, May 2018
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association v.39 #1, 2018 FT
Journal of the Medical Library Association v.106 #2, April 2018 FT
Journal of Web Librarianship v.12 #2, 2018
Knowledge and Information Systems v.55 #3, June 2018
Learned Publishing v.31 #2, April 2018 s/FT
LIBER Quarterly , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library Hi Tech News v.35 #1, 2018
Library Hi Tech News v.35 #2, 2018
Library Life , April 2018 FT
Library Philosophy and Practice , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library Resources & Technical Services v.62 #2, April 2018
Library Technology Guides , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library Technology Reports v.54 #3, April 2018
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.15 #4, April 2018
Libri v.68 #1, March 2018
LLRX.com , latest issue, 2018 FT
Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science , latest issue, 2018
Music Reference Services Quarterly v.21 #1, 2018
New Review of Academic Librarianship v.24 #2, 2018
Next , April 2018 FT
NISO Newsline , April 2018 FT
Notes from the Horn Book , April 2018 FT
Notes from the Horn Book , March 2018 FT
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.74 #3, March 2018
The NYLA eBulletin v.66 #1, February 2018 FT PDF
OLA Quarterly v.23 #4, Winter 2017 FT PDF
Online Information Review v.42 #2, 2018
portal: Libraries and the Academy v.18 #2, April 2018
Public Library News v.23 #2, Summer 2017-2018 FT PDF
Reading Research Quarterly v.53 #2, April/May/June 2018
The Reading Teacher v.71 #5, March/April 2018 FT
Reference Services Review v.46 #1, 2018
ResearchBuzz , April 2018 FT
School Library Journal , latest issue, 2018 FT
Scientometrics v.115 #2, May 2018
The Scout Report v.24 #15, April 13, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #16, April 20, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #13, March 30, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #14, April 6, 2018 FT
Serials Review v.44 #1, 2018
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.38 #4, April 2018
South African Journal of Information Management , latest issue, 2018 FT
Stephen's Lighthouse , April 2018 FT
Strategic Management Journal v.39 #5, May 2018
Weave UX #8, 2018 FT
▶Students' Academic Reading Preferences: An Exploratory Study, by Noa Aharony and Judit Bar-Ilan in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science,
Vol. 50 No. 1 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Looks at these questions: What are the reading preferences of Information Science students at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century? How do different variables, such as relative advantage, comprehension, and learning strategies affect students' reading preferences?
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Exploring the Future of Business Information Services in the Financial Sector, by Mark West and Delphine Phillips in Business Information Review,
Vol. 35 No. 1 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This research study looks at the role of Business Information Services (BIS) within financial services and what its future may look like in light of changing internal and external environmental factors.
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The Benefits and Challenges of Working in an Academic Library: A Study of Student Library Assistant Experience, by Mimi Benjamin and Theresa McDevitt in Journal of Academic Librarianship,
Vol. 44 No. 2 © 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This basic qualitative study sought to explore the experiences of student assistants working in an academic library and identify the benefits and challenges they perceived as a result of enacting the role.
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User Wayfinding Strategies in Public Library Facilities, by Lauren H. Mandel and Kelly A. LeMeur in Library & Information Science Research,
Vol. 40 No. 1© 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An experiment in a public library demonstrates that Passini's conceptual framework of wayfinding can be applied to public library patron wayfinding behavior.
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DALNET Consortium: How We Migrated to a Unified Platform, by Cathy Wolford in Computers in Libraries,
Vol. 38 No. 2 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Explains how Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), went through a systems migration from an ILS to a library services platform (LSP), and the lessons learned from the experience.
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Ethical, Explainable Artificial Intelligence: Bias and Principles, by Laura Gordon-Murnane in Online Searcher,
Vol. 42 No. 2 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Looks at the perils posed by the unethical use of artificial intelligence, and stresses that AI should be used to help society.
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Subsidy Landscapes and the Organizational Sociology of Scholarly Publishing, by Eric Lyall Nelson in Journal of Scholarly Publishing,
Vol. 49 No. 2 © 2017, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses the various aspects of subsidies in scholarly publishing.
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Our Knowledge Management Hubble May Need Glasses: Designing for Unknown Real-Time Big Data System Faults, by William H. Money and Stephen J. Cohen in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM),
Vol. 14 No. 1 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article analyzes the properties of unknown faults in knowledge management and Big Data systems processing Big Data in real-time.
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The Education of Records and Information Management Professionals: A Pathway to Professional Identity, by Donald C. Force in Education for Information,
Vol. 33 No. 4 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article contends that the lack of awareness about this profession stems from the absence of a formalized educational pathway for people to become RIM professionals. Drawing on data from a comprehensive online survey, this article argues that RIM education is best suited as an independent discipline within library and information science programs.
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Systematizing Benefits of Open Science Practices, by Valeria Arza and Mariano Fressoli in Information Services and Use,
Vol. 37 No. 4 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Organizes the extant literature on benefits of open science, in an attempt to build a bi-dimensional framework that relates characteristics of openness with benefits to be expected. The first dimension accounts for the characteristics of the collaboration, while the second for aspects of access to shared outputs.
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Investigation of ESL Students' Interaction With Online Information Resources, by Abdullah Almobarraz in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC),
Vol. 8 No. 4 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study investigates the information-seeking behavior of scholarship students when using online resources to learn ESL.
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Taxonomy of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks and Defense Mechanisms in Present Era of Smartphone Devices, by Kavita Sharma and B. B. Gupta in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA),
Vol. 10 No. 2 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article provides an explanation of DDoS attacks and the nature of these attacks against smartphones and Wi-Fi technology and presents a taxonomy of various defense mechanisms.
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Other Articles of Interest
▶ The Effectiveness of Surveillance Technology: What Intelligence Officials are Sayingby Michelle Cayford and Wolter Pieters (in The Information Society)
This paper analyzes statements of intelligence officials in the U.S. and U.K. from 2006 to 2016, examines what criteria officials use in their discourse on effectiveness, and investigates how considerations of cost and proportionality factor into the equation. It identifies seven measures of effectiveness in the statements of intelligence officials, and finds that cost, though rarely discussed, is the driver behind formalized evaluations of surveillance programs.
▶ Investigating the Efficacy of a Web-Based Early Reading and Professional Development Intervention for Young English Learners by Steven J. Amendum, et al. (in Reading Research Quarterly)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a professional development and early reading intervention program delivered via webcam technology, could support the early reading progress of English learners (ELs).
▶ Perception on the Use of Mobile Phones in Retrieving Information from Academic Libraries: A Developing Country Perspective by Hasinul Elahi, et al. (in International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology)
The purpose of the study is to identify the perception of the Library and Information Science (LIS) specialists about the use of mobile phones in retrieving information. It investigates the present status of the LIS specialists regarding mobile phone usage, perceptions regarding the use of mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries and points out the possible drawbacks and their solutions for embracing mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries and providing some suggestions.
▶ Start with an Hour a Week: Enhancing Usability at Wayne State University Libraries by Maria Nuccilli, et al.(in Weave: Journal of Library user Experience)
Details the authors’ experience conducting short weekly usability tests of their new website, with suggestions for institutions looking to begin similar testing programs, and low-stakes testing as a pathway to improved design for the library as a whole.
▶ Salary Negotiation Patterns Between Women and Men in Academic Libraries by Elise Silva and Quinn Galbraith (in College & Research Libraries)
This study examines the tendency for men and women to negotiate salaries in academic libraries upon hire and found that the longer an individual (either male or female) worked in the field of academic librarianship, the more likely that individual would be to negotiate for higher salary upon hire.
▶ Teaching FYI: A Learning Experience by Eric Shannon and Leslie Inglis (in College & Research Libraries News)
Describes how library faculty taught sections of First Year Inquiry (FYI) at Franklin Pierce University.
Reports of Interest
▶ State of America's Libraries Report 2018 (an ALA Report)
The State of America’s Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8 – 14, outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. The report affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts to transform lives through education and lifelong learning. During this time of rapid social change, libraries of all types are providing welcoming spaces to an increasingly diverse population; working with the community to offer social service support and health resources, career and small business development assistance; and combating fake news by providing tools to assess and evaluate news sources.