Personal factors and personal information activities behaviors of faculty in selected universities in Ghana
This study examined how demographic characteristics of faculty influence their personal information activities behaviors, namely information creation, information organization, and information storage. Data was collected from a sample of 235 faculty in six universities in Ghana using a questionnaire. Age, gender, rank and university of affiliation predicted personal information activities behaviors in different directions and with different magnitudes. Gender made a difference in information organization and information storage while age made a difference in respect of information creation and information organization only...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - November 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

More than a shelter: Public libraries and the information needs of people experiencing homelessness
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Louise Dowdell, Chern Li LiewAbstractHow public library policies, practices and services support the information needs of people experiencing homelessness was investigated using a qualitative-phenomenological design. Data were collected through semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with four homeless participants and seven librarians from four public library networks from a particular New Zealand region. The findings revealed that while none of the participating libraries had policies or services that were targ...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - November 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Older adults' health information behavior in everyday life settings
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Wonchan ChoiAbstractHealth information seeking is an important part of older adults' everyday lives as they cope with their health conditions. Semi-structured interviews conducted with 21 older adults in the United States were analyzed using Savolainen's everyday life information seeking (ELIS) model, especially its key concepts such as way of life and mastery of life. The interview data revealed that except for health care providers, a spouse or partner was mentioned as a credible interpersonal source of health i...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Understanding relevance judgment in the view of perceived value
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Jianping Liu, Jian Wang, Guomin ZhouAbstractWhile researchers have explored and proposed dozens of user relevance judgment criteria (RJC) in various situations, there is a lack of empirical research on the effects of RJC on user relevance judgment and how. The study sought to develop relations between RJC and situational relevance (SR) via four perceived values, epistemic value, functional value, conditional value, and social value, by introducing multi-factors perceived value (PV) theory and structural equation m...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Gender perspective on information literacy: An interdisciplinary and multidimensional analysis within higher education settings
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): María Pinto, Dora Sales, Rosaura Fernández-PascualAbstractGender is a sociological variable that needs further attention in information literacy studies. This research uses a multidimensional subjective-objective approach to examine the gender differences in the information literacy learning process in a sample of students from different social sciences degree courses at five Spanish universities. Surveys are used to measure the belief in importance (BI) and self-efficacy (SE) they assign to a series...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

The citation impact of information behavior theories in scholarly literature
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Brady D. LundAbstractTheories of information behavior have been developed and used in a variety of disciplines to describe the needs, seeking/search/sharing behaviors, and uses of information among individuals and groups in a variety of contexts. While the development of a theory is a complex, evolutionary process, often involving many thinkers over a long period of time, there is generally a single or small group of publications that can be pointed to as the genesis of a theory. The genesis publications for infor...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Understanding everyday life information seeking behavior in the context of coping with daily hassles: A grounded theory study of female students
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Nilofar Barahmand, Maryam Nakhoda, Fatima Fahimnia, Mahin NazariAbstractStudying everyday life information seeking (ELIS) in a variety of contexts contributes to its conceptual development. The primary goal of this study was to understand ELIS in the context of female university students' coping with daily hassles. To identify the dimensions and determinants of ELIS, and to fill this current gap in the literature, a grounded theory study was conducted using Flick's stages of episodic interviewing with 21 Iranian f...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: July 2019Source: Library & Information Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Publisher's Note
Publication date: July 2019Source: Library & Information Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Cartographies of research designs in library information science research in Nigeria and South Africa, 2009–2015
The objective was to map out the contours of the research designs that are utilised in LIS, particularly to keep the profession abreast of the trends in the field and the patterns in research designs used. Qualitative content analysis was used to examine 104 PhD dissertations, using six taxonomies to categorise research designs used in the two countries. Positivist epistemologies and quantitative methodologies predominated research in LIS. A handful of studies used basic mixed method research designs. Questionnaires and interviews were commonly used for data collection, but the triangulation of methods was not prevalent. T...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Global representation in scientific publishing: Cultural contributions and methodological challenges
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Effect of perceived ease of use on librarians' e-skills: Basis for library technology acceptance intention
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Roland Izuagbe, Nurudeen Ademola Ibrahim, Lilofa Osamienfa Ogiamien, Olajumoke Rebecca Olawoyin, Nwanne Mary Nwokeoma, Promise Ifeoma Ilo, Odaro OsayandeAbstractDespite the widespread application of technology in the 21st century, making informed decisions regarding its acceptance in organisations is a function of several factors, particularly in developing countries, due to factors such as rising cost of the information technology infrastructure and low technological exposure. A model that incorporated perceived eas...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Modeling time-to-trigger in library demand-driven acquisitions via survival analysis
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Zhehan Jiang, Sarah Rose Fitzgerald, Kevin W. WalkerAbstractConventional statistical methods (e.g. logistics regression, decision tree, etc.) have been used to analyze library demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) data. However, these methods are not well-suited to predict when acquisitions will be triggered or how long e-books will remain unused. Survival analysis, a statistical method commonly used in clinical research and medical trials, was employed to predict the time-to-trigger for DDA purchases within the context o...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

The productivity of main services of city libraries: Using the example from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Iveta Vrabková, Václav FriedrichAbstractThe evaluation of productivity of main services of city libraries using the example of 48 large public libraries and 44 small public libraries from the Czech and the Slovak Republic was performed according to the decomposition of the input-oriented Malmquist index (MI). The results of MI achieved are evaluated using a confidence interval and the bootstrap method. The productivity of main services of public libraries was studied for the year 2016 in comparison with...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

How college students evaluate and share “fake news” stories
This study contributes to the understanding of not just how accurately students evaluate fake news stories, but of the specific information-seeking behaviors and critical evaluation strategies that are associated with accurate identifications and evaluations and with willingness to share news stories on social media. Implications for educators and directions for future research are discussed. (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Political discourse: Do public libraries serve as a fertile ground?
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Fakhar Abbas HashmiAbstractLibraries in general, and public libraries specifically, are social institutions. It is their role and function to educate, inculcate values and provide recreational opportunities to the community. The success of a democratic political system depends on community involvement in decision making. The role of public libraries in political discourse was assessed with three approaches. Firstly, the geographical characteristics of public library communities were explored using Geographical Inform...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

The economic value of library services for children: The case of the Czech public libraries
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Jan Stejskal, Petr Hájek, Tomáš ŘehákAbstractPublic support of library services must be targeted towards children because these services play a key role in their development. However, no prior research has investigated the value of public library services for children. Specifically, earlier studies evaluated the value of public libraries as a whole, without considering library services for different stakeholders. The fact that children are not autonomous economic agents is another problem...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Cognitive authorities in health education classrooms: A nexus analysis on group-based learning tasks
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Noora Hirvonen, Laura Palmgren-NeuvonenAbstractSocio-technical changes have transformed information practices and challenged conceptions of cognitive authorities, referring to information sources that are deemed credible and legitimate and influence people's thinking. Cognitive authorities in group-based knowledge-construction projects in health education lessons were explored in this study. Nexus analysis was used to analyze participant interviews and video-observed social actions in three secondary school health-ed...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - July 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: April 2019Source: Library & Information Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - June 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Secrets and secretive behaviours: Exploring the hidden through harmful gambling
This study explored the role and impact of secretive information behaviours in the context of gambling activities and social interactions around harmful gambling. The study followed a qualitative approach, involving in-depth interviews with recovering gamblers and gamblers' families and friends in Ireland. Findings revealed that secretive information behaviours, such as self-concealment, were characteristic of gamblers' and their families' experiences of gambling harm. While self-concealing information behaviours facilitated the gambler's secret participation in gambling, the negative financial and social outcomes had a fu...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - June 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Mobile information behavior of Warner Pacific University students
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Lishi Kwasitsu, Ann Matsushima ChiuAbstractThe mobile information behavior of Warner Pacific University students was studied using survey questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and group-based exercises through the lens of several common information theories and models. As ownership of connected devices became nearly ubiquitous, students used the Internet more than the library. Students built digital networks to connect with friends or classmates. The Internet was the students' primary information source, since using Go...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Global perspectives of research data sharing: A systematic literature review
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Winner Dominic Chawinga, Sandy ZinnAbstractStudies investigating data sharing from a world perspective are seemingly rare. By employing a quantitative design,this systematic review investigates and presents a comprehensive account of factors hampering data sharing at three levels of the global research hierarchy (individual, institutional and international). The study analyses secondary data extracted from 105 publications (n=105). Journal publishers and research grant organisations are key players in promoting data s...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

The use of paradigms in information research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Philip Kwaku KankamAbstractStudies of human behaviour usually require the adoption of a research paradigm with the objective of improving the credibility and generalisability of the study. Applying research paradigms in information research is noted to vary from one researcher to another based on the investigator's choice as well as the character of the issue under investigation. The differences in the application of research paradigms in information research do not rely on philosophical assumptions alone, but also on...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Mapping the state of information literacy education in primary schools: The case of Pakistan
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Syeda Hina Batool, Sheila Webber (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - May 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Librarians and health literacy: A scoping review
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Mary L. Klem, Ahlam A. Saleh, Patricia J. Devine, Karen E. Gutzman, Amy C. Knehans, Tanisha N. Mills, Gale A. Oren, Emily Vardell (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - April 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Examining libraries as public sphere institutions: Mapping questions, methods, theories, findings, and research gaps
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Andreas Vårheim, Roswitha Skare, Noah LenstraAbstractIt is common in the literature to see libraries characterized as public sphere institutions, but the exact processes by which libraries support and engage in the public sphere remain under-explored. Based on a systematic review of the research literature on libraries as public sphere institutions, this study maps the questions, methods, theories, and findings of those scholars and librarians who have examined this topic. This research finds that discussions ...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - April 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: January 2019Source: Library & Information Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - March 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial: Greetings and reflections from the new editor
Publication date: January 2019Source: Library & Information Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - March 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Preschool children's preferences for library activities: Laddering interviews in Chinese public libraries
This study uses the laddering method to identify Chinese preschool children’s preferences for certain library activities. Thirty-four children were recruited from three activities at three Chinese public libraries. The laddering method proved effective in revealing the preschoolers’ library activity preferences and the reasons for those preferences from the perspective of personal value. The results suggest that library activity designers should consider factors such as familiarity, newness, ease, presence of friends and peers, and joy. (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - March 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Avoiding misleading information: A study of complementary medicine online information for cancer patients
Publication date: Available online 1 March 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Carlo Bianchini, Ivana Truccolo, Ettore Bidoli, CRO Information Quality Assessment Group, Mauro MazzocutAbstractHealth misinformation can severely affect human behaviour, especially in controversial areas such as that of complementary medicine. A cross-sectional observational study was conducted on 16 web pages to identify different kinds of falsehoods, to estimate the risk of running into deceptive information, and to observe the differences among experts' and one layperson's assessments. Almost all analyzed claims ...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - March 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Organizational network analysis: A study of a university library from a network efficiency perspective
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Anna Ujwary-GilAbstractA library is a particular kind of organization. It plays a valuable role and is dedicated mainly to the development and growth of society. Analyzing a library from the perspective of a network of relations and ties, which exist between social and technical network nodes, contributes to a more nuanced assessment of effectiveness. Building on social network analysis and going beyond human relations in a library, this study examines perceptions related to knowledge and skills, resources, and tasks...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - March 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Learning bodies: Sensory experience in the information commons
This study explores students' embodied experience of an information commons building. Data were gathered from participatory walking interviews, where students were asked to give the interviewer a guided tour of the building. Findings revealed the way that particular combinations of sensory experience contributed to particular forms of learning. Very small movements or choices seem to reconfigure space significantly. This research also draws attention to the way that different learning atmospheres are actively constructed. The findings contribute a new perspective on inquiry into the use of library space. The potential impl...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - March 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

An assessment matrix for library makerspaces
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Aijuan Cun, Samuel Abramovich, Jordan M. SmithAbstractThe emergence of maker culture has led to an increase of makerspaces across a variety of educational organizations, including public libraries. These makerspaces provide library patrons with new opportunities to learn and create through exploration, creation, and play. However, as the number of library makerspaces grows, so does the need for assessing learning in those same spaces. There is a small amount of research completed on assessing learning of makerspa...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - February 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Development of a scale for data quality assessment in automated library systems
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Mehri Shahbazi, Abdolhossein Farajpahlou, Farideh Osareh, Alireza RahimiAbstractA credible scale based on the opinions of system users was developed to evaluate and assess data quality in automated library systems (ALS). Development and testing were carried out in two stages. In the first stage, 77 dimensions for data quality which had been previously identified through a systematic literature review were used to develop scale items. The first draft of the scale was then distributed among a target population of A...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - February 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Information activities within information horizons: A case for college students' personal information management
This study investigates personal information spaces from a quantitative approach and factors specific information behaviors and sources into information contexts. Using the information source horizon theory as a theoretical framework, college students' information behaviors to specific information sources were investigated in three personal information contexts (academic, health, and personal history contexts). In the college setting, students' personal information horizons echo the findings of previous studies that information contexts determine information horizons in general. In addition, specific information behaviors ...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - February 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Leveraging library trust to combat misinformation on social media
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): M. Connor SullivanAbstractOne reason librarians are confident they have a role to play in fighting misinformation is the level of trust in libraries as institutions. Exactly how they might leverage that trust remains unclear and untested. Building on recent work in correcting health misperceptions on social media, this study tests whether libraries can leverage trust to combat misinformation online. Using a misperception about the influenza vaccine as a test case, an experiment (n = 625) was conducted in fall...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - February 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Mapping differences in access to public libraries by travel mode and time of day
This study extends upon existing research on spatial access to libraries to detail a methodology for measuring how access can differ temporally, either by time of day or by the day of the week, as well as by available travel mode. This is exemplified in a case study of access to libraries in Regina, Canada, finding that those who are reliant on public transit have substantially less access to public libraries than those with a private car. Results also show that travelling to libraries during the morning, evening, or weekend takes longer, on average, than during weekday afternoons due to reduced opening hours. (Source: Lib...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - February 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Entertainment media and the information practices of queer individuals
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Diana Floegel, Kaitlin L. CostelloAbstractWhile LIS literature addresses queer individuals' information practices in certain contexts, a gap exists in understanding interactions with entertainment media (EM), which can be broadly defined as fictional and creative non-fiction content such as movies and television. Ten semi-structured interviews with queer individuals and content analysis of EM resources using constructivist grounded theory found that participants viewed EM as a salient part of their identity-relat...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - February 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: July–October 2018Source: Library & Information Science Research, Volume 40, Issues 3–4Author(s): (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - November 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Farewell and 2018 acknowledgements
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Candy Schwartz (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - November 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Conceptualizing the information seeking of college students on the autism spectrum through participant viewpoint ethnography
This study demonstrates that participant viewpoint ethnography is a viable research methodology for both neurotypical college students and those with autism. (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - November 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Different mysteries, different lore: An examination of inherited referencing behaviors in academic mentoring
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): S. Craig Finlay, Chaoqun Ni, Cassidy SugimotoAbstractLibrary and information science (LIS) dissertations cite a wide variety of literature, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field. A review of 76 LIS dissertations was undertaken to determine whether the disciplinary background of the dissertation adviser influences the citing behaviors of the dissertation author. Of the 76 dissertations, 38 were advised by individuals with a disciplinary background in LIS and 38 were advised by individuals with a disc...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Quality and clarity of health information on Q&A sites
This study investigated the quality and clarity of health information from a total of 238 (126 English and 112 Chinese) answers retrieved from Yahoo!Answers sites. Registered nurses and library professionals judged information quality based on 8 criteria: accuracy, completeness, relevance, readability, verifiability, professional advice, usefulness and non-commercialization. Writing clarity was assessed through rhetorical structure analysis. Results showed that 46% of answers were of poor quality. Furthermore, many Q&A site users were unable to distinguish adequately between high- and low-quality answers. Only 60% of t...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Habitual wayfinding in academic libraries: Evidence from a liberal arts college
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Jiebei LuoAbstractHabitual wayfinding is a revised wayfinding model for academic libraries, where there is a high percentage of repeat users. Using the unique spatial characteristics of a specific academic library, this study explores the wayfinding patterns of repeat users and evaluates the impact of patrons' travel habits on their library space usage. The GIS tool ArcMap is employed to visualize library traffic and detect potential patterns of habitual wayfinding. The impact of habitual wayfinding behaviors on li...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

What the framework means to me: Attitudes of academic librarians toward the ACRL framework for information literacy for higher education
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Melissa Gross, Don Latham, Heidi JulienAbstractFindings from in-depth interviews with academic librarians reveal initial perceptions of the value of the new Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and information about individual experiences in implementing the framework into information literacy skills instruction. Fifteen academic librarians, recruited through the ILI-L listserv, participated in Skype interviews that averaged 50 min in length. Parti...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Children's help-seeking behaviors and effects of domain knowledge in using Google and Kids.gov: Query formulation and results evaluation stages
This study provides valuable information to systems designers. (Source: Library and Information Science Research)
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Perceived value of digital components in library programmes: The case of Auckland Libraries' Dare to Explore summer reading programme
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Jolene Misilei, Chern Li LiewAbstractWhile many libraries are making use of digital components in reading programs, there is little research examining the the perceived value of those components by consumers. Children and their parents value the Dare to Explore (DtE) summer reading programme at Auckland Libraries, New Zealand, as a whole but the perceived value of the digital components was not evident. There was either insufficient valued content or participants were not fully aware of what was available via th...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Process mining applied on library information systems: A case study
In this study, a five-step methodology is applied to an integrated library system (ILS) for the first time. Given two event logs from two different organizations the ILS, a process mining tool is used for process discovery and data analysis. The findings reveal that although both of the organizations were using the same system, there were differences in the activities, sequences, and approaches followed by each one in daily tasks. The results of this kind of analysis can be used to highlight best practices and improve processes. In addition process model comparisons can then be made across various systems and organizations...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

How we done it good: Research through design as a legitimate methodology for librarianship
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Rachel Ivy ClarkeAbstract“How we done it good” publications—a genre concerning project-based approaches that describe how (and sometimes why) something was done—are often rebuked in the library research community for lacking traditional scientific validity, reliability, and generalizability. While scientific methodologies may be a common approach to research and inquiry, they are not the only methodological paradigms. This research posits that the how we done it good paradigm in librarianshi...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - October 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration in data-intensive, public-funded, international digital humanities project work
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2018Source: Library & Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): Alex H. Poole, Deborah A. GarwoodAbstractThe information practices of collaborative interdisciplinary researchers, especially in distributed environments, remain understudied. Embracing the naturalistic paradigm, this qualitative case study relies upon semi-structured interviews, snowball sampling, and grounded analysis. Based on interviews with 53 participants from 11 Digging Into Data 3 (DID3, 2014-2016) projects, this study examines the working practices of scholars (library and information science profession...
Source: Library and Information Science Research - September 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research