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JOURNALS in alphabetical order
American Libraries Direct , February 6, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , January 26, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , January 30, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , February 2, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , February 9, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , February 13, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , February 16, 2018 FT
American Libraries Direct , February 20, 2018 FT
Aslib Journal of Information Management v.70 #1, 2018
Australasian Journal of Information Systems , latest issue, 2018 FT
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.16 #2, February 2018 FT PDF
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.16 #3, March 2018 FT PDF
Booklist , latest issue, 2018 s/FT
The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science v.41 #3, September 2017
Choice , latest issue, 2018
CLIR Issues #121, January/February 2018 FT
Code4Lib Journal #39, 2/5/2018 FT
Collaborative Librarianship v.9 #4, 2017 FT
College & Research Libraries News v.79 #2, February 2018 FT
College & Undergraduate Libraries v.25 #1, 2018
Communications of the ACM v.61 #3, March 2018 FT
Computers in Libraries v.38 #1, January/February 2018 s/FT
Current Cites v.29 #1, January 2018 FT
EContent Magazine , 2018 Sourcebook s/FT
EDUCAUSE Review v.53 #1, January/February 2018 FT
The Electronic Library v.36 #1, 2018
Expert Systems v.35 #1, February 2018
First Monday v.23 #2, February 5, 2018 FT
Health Information & Libraries Journal v.35 #1, March 2018
IFLA Journal v.44 #1, March 2018 s/FT
ILA Reporter v.36 #1, February 2018 FT PDF
In the Library with the Lead Pipe , February 2018 FT
INALJ , latest issue, 2018 FT
The Indexer v.36 #1, March 2018
INFOdocket , February 2018 FT
Information and Software Technology v.96, April 2018
Information and Software Technology v.95, March 2018
Information Development v.34 #2, March 2018
Information Discovery and Delivery v.46 #1, 2018
Information Retrieval v.21 #1, February 2018
Information Sciences v.438, April 2018
Information Sciences v.439-440, May 2018
Information Sciences v.442-443, May 2018
Information Sciences v.441, May 2018
Information Technology & People v.31 #1, 2018
Information Today v.35 #1, January/February 2018 s/FT
The Informer , Winter 2018 FT
The International Information & Library Review v.50 #1, 2018
International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining v.14 #1, 2018
International Journal of Digital Library Services v.7 #3, July-September 2017 FT
International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence v.8 #3, 2017
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.35 #2, 2018
International Journal of Information Management v.40, June 2018
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.8 #2, 2018
International Journal of Information Science and Management v.16 #1, 2018 FT
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology v.7 #4, 2017 FT
International Journal of Law and Information Technology v.26 #1, Spring 2018 s/FT
International Journal on Digital Libraries v.19 #1, March 2018
International Leads v.31 #4, December 2017 FT PDF
International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science v.7 #4, December 2017 FT
International Review of Information Ethics v.26, December 2017 FT PDF
Internet Research v.28 #1, 2018
Jinfo #488, February 15, 2018
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v.61 #5, March/April 2018 FT
Journal of Cases on Information Technology v.20 #2, 2018
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet v.22 #1, 2018
Journal of Digital Information Management v.16 #1, February 2018
Journal of Documentation v.74 #2, 2018
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences v.55 #1, January 2018
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.29 #4, 2017
Journal of Information Science v.44 #1, February 2018
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.5 #3, September 2017 FT
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.4 #4, December 2016 FT
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.5 #2, June 2017 FT
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.5 #1, March 2017 FT
Journal of Information Technology v.33 #1, March 2018
Journal of Information Technology & Politics v.15 #1, 2018
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication , latest issue, 2018 FT
Journal of Library Administration v.58 #2, 2018
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.25 #2, February 2018
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.25 #3, March 2018
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.69 #3, March 2018
Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association v.67 #1, 2018
Knowledge and Information Systems v.54 #3, March 2018
LIBER Quarterly , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library and Information Research v.41 #125, 2017 FT
Library & Information Science Research v.40 #1, January 2018
Library Hi Tech v.36 #1, 2018
Library Leadership & Management v.32 #2, 2018 FT PDF
Library Life , February 2018 FT
Library Philosophy and Practice , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library Technology Guides , latest issue, 2018 FT
Library Technology Reports v.54 #2, February/March 2018
Library Trends v.66 #2, Fall 2017
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.15 #2, February 2018
LLRX.com , latest issue, 2018 FT
Mississippi Libraries v.80 #4, Winter 2017 FT PDF
Multimedia Information and Technology v.43 #1, Summer 2017 FT PDF
Next , February 2018 FT
NISO Newsline , December 2017 FT
NISO Newsline , January 2018 FT
NISO Newsline , February 2018 FT
Notes from the Horn Book , February 2018 FT
The NYLA eBulletin v.65 #6, December 2017 FT PDF
Oklahoma Librarian v.68 #1, January 2018 FT
Online Searcher v.42 #1, January/February 2018 s/FT
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research v.12 #2, 2017 FT
Practical Academic Librarianship v.8 #1, 2018 FT
Primary Source , December 2017 FT
Primary Source , January 2018 FT
Public Services Quarterly v.14 #1, 2018
Publishing Research Quarterly v.34 #1, March 2018
Records Management Journal v.28 #1, 2018
The Reference Librarian v.59 #1, 2018
Reference Reviews Incorporating Electronic Resources Review v.32 #1, 2018
Reference Reviews Incorporating Electronic Resources Review v.32 #2, 2018
Research Information , February/March 2018 FT
ResearchBuzz , February 2018 FT
Scholarly and Research Communication v.9 #1, 2018 FT
School Library Journal , latest issue, 2018 FT
Science & Technology Libraries v.37 #1, 2018
Scientometrics v.114 #2, February 2018
Scientometrics v.114 #3, March 2018
The Scout Report v.24 #4, January 26, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #8, February 23, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #7, February 16, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #5, February 2, 2018 FT
The Scout Report v.24 #6, February 9, 2018 FT
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.9 #2, 2018
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.38 #2, February 2018
South African Journal of Information Management , latest issue, 2018 FT
South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science v.83 #2, 2017 FT
The Southeastern Librarian v.64 #4, Winter 2017 FT PDF
SRRT Newsletter #201, January/February 2018 FT
Stephen's Lighthouse , February 2018 FT
Strategic Management Journal v.39 #3, March 2018
Strategic Management Journal v.39 #2, February 2018
Technical Services Quarterly v.35 #2, 2018
Tennessee Libraries v.67 #4, 2017 FT
Urban Library Journal v.24 #1, 2018 FT
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems v.48 #1, 2018
A Study of the Effects of Library Creative Zone Programs on Creative Thinking Abilities, by Younghee Noh in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science,
Vol. 49 No. 4 © 2017, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study intends to evaluate the degree of improvement in the participants' creative thinking abilities index after participants engage in the program for six months in the public library creative zone.
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The Roles of Academic Libraries in Propagating Open Science, by John I. Ogungbeni, et al. in Information Development,
Vol. 34 No. 2 © 2018, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study investigates the roles of academic libraries in propagating Open Science. Research articles on the effects of open science on research and the place of academic libraries in scientific research were reviewed.
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Does Knowledge Retrieval Improve Work Efficiency? An Investigation Under Multiple Systems Use, by Juliana Sutanto, et al. in International Journal of Information Management,
Vol. 40 © 2018, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Anchoring on uses and gratifications theory and psychology of sunk cost, this study investigates knowledge workers' knowledge retrieval behavior and its subsequent impact on their work efficiency under three knowledge management systems, which differ in the creators of the systems and their related contents.
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The Effects of Inquiry-Based Information Literacy Instruction on Memory and Comprehension: A Longitudinal Study, by Lin Ching Chen, et al. in Library & Information Science Research,
Vol. 39 No. 4 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study examines the effects of six-year integrated information literacy instruction on elementary students' learning.
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Libraries in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Ben Johnson in Computers in Libraries,
Vol. 38 No. 1 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses what steps we can take to ensure that the values of librarianship are incorporated into AI systems.
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Infographics for Infopros, by Jennifer E. Burke in Online Searcher,
Vol. 42 No. 1 © 2018, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Explains how and why to use infographics in the presentation of library data and statistics.
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Article Processing Charges Threaten Academic Libraries: A Librarian's Opinion, by Alison M. Scott in Journal of Scholarly Publishing,
Vol. 49 No. 2 © 2017, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The author argues that APC-funded open access is antithetical to the values of librarianship. The aim of gold open access funded by article processing charges (APCs) is to fulfill the altruistic and vitally important goal of achieving free access to scholarly publication. However, if financed by academic library collections budgets, APC-funded open access will ultimately result in the abandonment of fundamental values of academic libraries and librarianship.
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Distributed 'Knowing in Practice' Enabled by Knowledge Management Systems, by Lakshmi Goel in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM),
Vol. 13 No. 4 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article looks at how knowledge management systems facilitate practices essential for collaborative, distributed work. The study uses the framework of 'knowing in practice' to the context of worksharing.
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Apps for Academic Success: Developing Digital Literacy and Awareness to Increase Usage, by Robin Canuel, et al. in Education for Information,
Vol. 33 No. 3 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper outlines the McGill Library's multifaceted approach to promotion and outreach to increase awareness and usage of mobile apps in an effort to provide additional access points for the library's e-resources.
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Open Scientific Journals: Emerging Practices and Approaches, by Andre Luiz Appel, et al. in Information Services and Use,
Vol. 37 No. 4 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study aims to show how the concept of openness has been manifested and amplified in the universe of open access scholarly journals, pointing out emerging characteristics and practices linked to processes of submission, evaluation, revision, editing, publishing, distribution, access and use of texts for publication.
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Computing Competences and Digital Competences: A Case Study, by Leila De Vito in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC),
Vol. 8 No. 3 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article discusses the results of the authors' introductory study on the comparison of computing competences and digital competences.
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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,
Vol. 20 No. 2 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Institutional repositories (IRs) are emerging trends in scholarly discourse among members of the academic community in Nigeria. Global practice shows that many IRs are administered by librarians in the academia. This article examines the nexus between libraries and IRs and 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.
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Other Articles of Interest
▶ BreakoutEDU: Helping Students Break Out of Their Comfort Zones by Susan Detwiler, et al. (in College & Research Libraries News)
Describes BreakoutEDU an immersive games platform, a collaborative team-building experience that can be applied in educational settings to meet a range of learning objectives.
▶ Bullying in the Library Workplace by Hak Joon Kim, et al. (in Library Leadership & Management)
The primary purposes of the study were to investigate how often bullying occurs in libraries and whether bullying policies exist in libraries.
▶ Censorship in Libraries and Information Centers: A Vital Activity for Successful Library Growth in Nigeria by Ugwulebo Jeremiah Emeka and Luqman Ayanlola Atanda (in International Research: Journal of Library & Information Science)
Looks at censorship challenges and solutions in relation to the Nigerian society.
▶ Good People, Bad Jobs Situations: A Middle Manager’s Dilemma by Scott P. Muir and Jeanne Davidson (in Library Leadership & Management)
The authors offer practical strategies for any middle manager who finds herself in a position where she is not in sync with her boss, situations that can range from uncomfortable to disastrous. They examine a variety of issues and circumstances such as misunderstandings, unanticipated changes in the organization, lack of fit with the organizational culture, different work expectations, and incompatible work styles that lead to conflicts and challenges between the middle manager and her boss.
▶ Innovating for Impact: The Next Evolution of Library Consortia by Xan Arch and Isaac Gilman (in Collaborative Librarianship)
This paper presents selected examples of innovative consortial programs that can have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and research at members’ institutions as suggested models for other consortia that may be engaged in reviewing strategic priorities and programs.
▶ “Let’s Try It!”: Library Outreach in a Culture of Yes by Tammi M. Owens and Katie Bishop (in Public Services Quarterly)
In the Research and Instruction Services department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries, a culture of yes drives their outreach efforts. Read how they do it.
▶ The Link to Content in 21st-Century Libraries by Joan K. Lippincott (in EDUCAUSE Review)
Today's libraries demonstrate they are places that connect people with content. This link is the library's new, 21st-century brand.
▶ Roundtable: Should Library Workers Learn To Code? by Ruth Tillman, et al. (in Partnership)
Interesting roundtable discussion about the relevant topic of librarian coding.
▶ Should We Shush about the Stereotype? Examining Student-Generated Images of Librarians by Laurie Borchard, et al. (in Practical Academic Librarianship)
Examines the way students visualize librarians, and how that visualization compares to similar professions.
▶ Supporting Librarians in Making the Business Case for OER by Robin Colson, et al. (in The Reference Librarian)
This article discusses the issues most relevant to OER (Open Educational Resources) adoption and provides an environmental scan of OER resources currently available to institutions, faculty, and students.
▶ Who are Tweeting Research Articles and Why? by
Tint Hla Hla Htoo and Jin-Cheon Na (in Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice)
The purpose of this paper is to understand the profiles of users and their motivations in sharing research articles on Twitter.