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JOURNALS in alphabetical order
ACM Queue v.16 #4, July/August 2018
American Libraries , September/October 2018 FT s/FT
American Libraries Direct , September 25, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , September 7, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , September 4, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , September 14, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , September 18, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , September 11, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , September 21, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , August 31, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , August 28, 2018 FT
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.16 #10, October 2018 FT PDF
Booklist , latest issue, 2018 s/FT
Business Information Review v.35 #3, September 2018
Choice , latest issue, 2018
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.18 #6, September 2018 FT PDF
CLIR Issues #124, July/August 2018 FT
Collaborative Librarianship v.10 #2, 2018 FT
College & Research Libraries v.79 #6, September 2018 FT
College & Research Libraries News v.79 #8, September 2018 FT
Communications of the ACM v.61 #10, October 2018 FT
Computers in Libraries v.38 #7, September 2018 s/FT
Current Cites v.29 #8, August 2018 FT
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.38 #5, 2018
Education for Information v.34 #1, 2018
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management v.16 #2, September 2018 FT
Ethics and Information Technology v.20 #3, September 2018
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice v.13 #3, 2018 FT
First Monday v.23 #9, September 3, 2018 FT
Health Information & Libraries Journal v.35 #3, September 2018
Health Libraries Group Newsletter v.35 #3, September 2018 FT PDF
HLA News , Spring 2018 FT PDF
The Horn Book Magazine , September/October 2018 s/FT
IFLA Journal v.44 #3, October 2018 s/FT
ILA Reporter v.36 #5, October 2018 FT PDF
In the Library with the Lead Pipe , September 2018 FT
INALJ , latest issue, 2018 FT
The Indexer v.36 #3, September 2018
INFOdocket , September 2018 FT
Information and Software Technology v.103, November 2018
Information Development v.34 #4, September 2018
Information Processing & Management v.56 #1, January 2019
Information Retrieval v.21 #5, October 2018
Information Sciences v.472, January 2019
Information Sciences v.473, January 2019
Information Sciences v.470, January 2019
Information Sciences v.471, January 2019
Information Sciences v.474, February 2019
Information Technology and Libraries v.37 #3, 2018 FT
Information Technology & People v.31 #5, 2018
Information Today v.35 #7, September 2018 s/FT
Insights: The UKSG Journal , latest issue, 2018
International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining v.14 #4, 2018
International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA) v.10 #4, 2018
International Journal of Information Management v.44, February 2019
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.14 #4, 2018
International Journal of Library and Information Science , August 2018 FT
International Leads v.33 #2, June 2018 FT PDF
International Leads v.33 #3, September 2018 FT PDF
Jinfo #502, September 6, 2018
Jinfo #503, September 20, 2018
JLIS.it - the Italian Journal of Library and Information Science v.9 #3, 2018 FT
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.44 #5, September 2018
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.30 #3, 2018
Journal of Information Science v.44 #5, October 2018
Journal of Information Science v.44 #4, August 2018
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.6 #1, March 2018 FT
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.6 #2, June 2018 FT
Journal of Information Technology & Politics v.15 #3, 2018
Journal of Informetrics v.12 #4, November 2018
Journal of Knowledge Management v.22 #7, 2018
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science v.50 #4, December 2018
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science v.50 #3, September 2018
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication , latest issue, 2018 FT
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.25 #9, September 2018
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.69 #9, September 2018
Knowledge and Information Systems v.57 #3, December 2018
Knowledge and Information Systems v.57 #1, October 2018
Knowledge and Information Systems v.57 #2, November 2018
Knowledge Quest , September/October 2018
Learned Publishing v.31 #S1, September 2018 s/FT
LIBER Quarterly , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library of Congress Magazine , September/October 2018 FT PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice , latest issue, 2018 FT
The Library Quarterly v.88 #4, October 2018
Library Technology Guides , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.15 #9, September 2018
Libri v.68 #3, September 2018
LLRX.com , latest issue, 2018 FT
Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science , latest issue, 2018
Marketing Library Services v.32 #5, September/October 2018 s/FT
Medical Reference Services Quarterly v.37 #3, 2018
MIT Sloan Management Review , Fall 2018
Music Reference Services Quarterly v.21 #3, 2018
Next , September 2018 FT
NISO Newsline , September 2018 FT
Notes from the Horn Book , September 2018 FT
Online Information Review v.42 #6, 2018
Online Searcher v.42 #5, September/October 2018 s/FT
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research v.13 #1, 2018 FT
Primary Source , July 2018 FT
Primary Source , August 2018 FT
Public Library Quarterly v.37 #3, 2018
Reading Research Quarterly v.53 #4, October/November/December 2018
The Reading Teacher v.72 #2, September/October 2018 FT
The Reference Librarian v.59 #4, 2018
Research Information , October/November 2018 FT
ResearchBuzz , September 2018 FT
School Library Journal , latest issue, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #37, September 14, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #36, September 7, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #35, August 31, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #38, September 21, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #39, September 28, 2018 FT
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.9 #5, 2018
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.9 #4, 2018
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.9 #6, 2018
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.38 #9, September 2018
South African Journal of Information Management , latest issue, 2018 FT
Stephen's Lighthouse , September 2018 FT
Strategic Management Journal v.39 #10, October 2018
▶The Use of Conversation-Based Programming in Public Libraries to Support Integration in Increasingly Multiethnic Societies, by Jamie Johnston in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science,
Vol. 50 No. 2 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper theoretically explores how conversation-based programming in public libraries might support meaningful interactions between immigrants and individuals from the dominant ethnic group, and as a result, facilitate integration.
Read about Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
▶A Value Proposition for Cyberspace Management in Organizations, by Jestine Philip and Manjula S. Salimath in Business Information Review,
Vol. 35 No. 3 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Suggests that when organizations effectively manage the risks associated with cyberattacks and continue to attain benefits from cyberspace, there is a positive contribution toward organizational value.
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The Spatial Bonds of WikiLeaks, by Rodrigo Firmino, et al. in Government Information Quarterly,
Vol. 35 No. 3 © 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article analyzes control of the Internet from a spatial perspective, on the intersection of social and political geography, and law.
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Factors Influencing Undergraduate Use of E-books: A Mixed Methods Study, by Devendra Potnis, et al. in Library & Information Science Research,
Vol. 40 No. 2 © 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study identifies eight activities that libraries need to undertake in order to increase the use of e-books by undergraduate students.
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Redefining Library Space: Impressions of Shapiro Design Lab, by Senovia Guevara in Computers in Libraries,
Vol. 38 No. 7 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes the Shapiro Design Lab at University of Michigan's Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
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Scheduling Social Media Posts, by Sophia Guevara in Online Searcher,
Vol. 42 No. 5 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Ideas and advice on using social media for professional purposes.
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Review Boards for Scientific Publishing, by Nathan Hagen in Journal of Scholarly Publishing,
Vol. 49 No. 4 © 2017, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Outlines a path for improving the peer-review system through the use of permanent review boards to accommodate the needs of readers, reviewers, and authors alike, and show how to get from where we are now to where we should be.
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Digital and Spatial Education Intertwining in The Evolution of Technology Resources for Educational Curriculum Reshaping and Skills Enhancement, by Flavia Santoianni and Alessandro Ciasullo in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC),
Vol. 9 No. 2 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The aim of this research is to show how digital education has been intertwined with spatial education throughout the evolution of technology resources.
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Writing Without Words: Designing for a Visual Learning Experience, by Sharon Stoerger in Education for Information,
Vol. 34 No. 1 © 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes the final paper of an introductory information technology course, which was redesigned to focus on visuals rather than on written words, and how students reacted to this.
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We Are the Change We Want to See, by Carl Grant in Information Services and Use,
Prepress 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper identifies the barriers to changes on campus driven by libraries and how, in some cases, they're being overcome. Some of the solutions are technology and some are innovative new spaces that facilitate collaboration and innovation.
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Examining the Role of Technology Leadership on Knowledge Sharing Behaviour, by Anugamini Priya Srivastava and Yatish Joshi in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM),
Vol. 14 No. 4 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this article is to examine the role of technology leadership in knowledge-sharing behaviour through the intervening role of internet self-efficacy and information technology support for knowledge management.
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Digitization of Cultural Heritage: Global Initiatives, Opportunities and Challenges, by Nadim Akhtar Khan, et al. in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT),
Vol. 20 No. 4 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The article discusses the concept of cultural heritage and need of digital preservation for managing and distributing cultural heritage collections through cooperative endeavors. It highlights the importance of incorporating technological advancements for managing effective and long-term cultural preservation projects. It points out various challenges concerning digital preservation initiatives for cultural heritage including financial, technical, policy guidelines, legal aspects and metadata concerns.
Read about Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT)
Other Articles of Interest
▶ Academic Librarians with Disabilities: Job Perceptions and Factors Influencing Positive Workplace Experiences by Joanne Oud (in Partnership)
Investigates some of the characteristics of Canadian university librarians with disabilities, their job satisfaction, their perceptions of their workplace climate for diversity and accessibility, and the factors that influence their workplace perceptions.
▶ An Analysis of Academic Libraries’ Participation in 21st Century Library Trends by Amy Jo Catalano, et al. (in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice)
Based on trends identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and other sources, the authors investigated the extent to which academic libraries have adopted 21st century library trends.
▶ Collaborative Leadership: Cultivating an Environment for Success by Kristin Calvert (in Collaborative Librarianship)
This paper details the importance (and limitations) of leadership to foster an environment that supports collaboration in library acquisitions.
▶ I Second that Emoji: The Standards, Structures, and Social Production of Emoji by Bethany Berard (in First Monday)
Brief history of emoji, focusing on the technical standardization that demarcates emoji as unique from emoticons or other pictographic or iconographic formats, and examines the factors Unicode delineates as key for emoji inclusion and exclusion, and who ultimately decides whether an emoji will be created.
▶ Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era by Fei Shu, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
This study provides evidence that, while big deal bundles do decrease the mean price per subscribed journal, academic libraries receive less value for their investment.
▶ A Re-examination of Online Journal Quality and Investigation of the Possible Impact of Poor Electronic Surrogate Quality on Researchers by Ken Ladd (in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice)
This study re-examines the findings of a paper (Ladd, 2010) that investigated whether evidence indicated print equivalent journal collections needed to be preserved, based on the quality of their electronic surrogates. The current study investigates whether: 1) electronic surrogate articles that failed (i.e., the print equivalent article needed to be consulted to view all the content/information) in the first study had improved in quality; and 2) there was evidence that poor-quality electronic surrogates could impact on research if the print equivalent articles did not exist.
▶ Repurpose with a Purpose by Fred Schlipf and John A. Moorman (in American Libraries, p. 34.)
How to convert nonlibrary spaces into public libraries.
▶ That Thing is so Annoying by Michael Epstein (in College & Research Libraries News)
Shows how proactive chat helps us reach more users.
▶ Using Technology to Support Equity and Inclusion in Youth Library Programming: Current Practices and Future Opportunities by Mega Subramaniam, et al. (in Library Quarterly)
This article extends prior work investigating public youth librarians’ efforts to incorporate digital media technologies into youth programming.