Exploring Innovative Information Seeking: The Perspectives of Cognitive Switching and Affinity with Digital Libraries
Publication date: September 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 5Author(s): Xianjin Zha, Fenfang Cao, Yalan Yan, Jia Guo, Juan WangAbstractDrawing on adaptive structuration theory (AST), this study develops a research model to explore innovative information seeking in the context of digital libraries from the perspectives of cognitive switching and affinity. Innovative information seeking behavior is the combination of innovative IT (information technologies) use behavior and information seeking behavior and subsequently refers to innovative IT use oriented to information seeking. A research...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Employee reactions to user incivility in academic libraries
Publication date: September 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 5Author(s): Eftichia Vraimaki, Maria Koloniari, Konstantinos Kyprianos, Alexandros KoulourisAbstractWorkplace incivility and its consequences have been studied by many scholars; however, little attention has been given to the phenomenon in the library environment. More specifically, empirical research in the Library and Information Science (LIS) literature has focused on deviant behaviors, such as bullying, mobbing, and aggression, mainly from colleagues and supervisors rather than from users. However, incivility in the workplac...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Library services for unaffiliated patrons at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
This study reviewed library websites at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to learn more about the services they provide to unaffiliated patrons and how they share this information. This review demonstrated that websites at land-grant libraries affirmed unaffiliated patrons' building access privileges at slightly higher rates and circulation privileges at lower rates than non-land-grant APLUs. Data also revealed that requirements and fees for library privileges varied across APLU libraries as a whole. This research is a first step in identifying how libraries at land-grants and non-land-grant APLUs co...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Postgraduates' personal digital archiving practices in China: Problems and strategies
This study examined postgraduates' personal digital archiving (PDA) practices in China. Based on a case study of the PDA practices of postgraduates in Wuhan University, many problems in PDA were found; postgraduates have a higher awareness of PDA, but the differences between different grades level and disciplines are obvious. Many postgraduates are technological optimists. Those who realize the importance of PDA lack real action and can only use a single strategy. The protection of personal privacy and information security is still challenging. To solve these problems, efforts from individuals and institutions are proposed...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Updating learning outcomes and engaging library faculty with the ACRL Framework
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Cara BergAbstractThe arrival of the ACRL Framework and the removal of the ACRL Standards posed a new challenge to the user education coordinators at William Paterson University: how can the ACRL Framework be implemented and buy-in acquired from other library faculty? Not all librarians who teach are information literacy librarians; many never fully interacted with the Framework or knew about threshold concepts. Simply informing the other library faculty about the ACRL Framework was ineffective. They were not using it and s...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

‘So near while apart’: Correspondence Editions as Critical Library Pedagogy and Digital Humanities Methodology
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Francesca GiannettiAbstractThe following case study describes two library-led text encoding projects involving correspondence collections. The first, a documentary edition of personal papers held by Peter Still, a former slave, was conceived as an independent research project involving the participation of two undergraduate research assistants; the second, based upon letters to and from the Rutgers College War Service Bureau (1917–1919), has been designed as a two-week text encoding unit in a proposed undergraduate c...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

An exploratory study of the relationship between the use of the Learning Commons and students' perceived learning outcomes
This study proposes and empirically tests a model explicating the impact of the Learning Commons on university students' learning behaviors and skills development. Adapting the information literacy instruction model that is based on expectation disconfirmation theory, a series of hypotheses were developed, and data were collected through an online survey at a Hong Kong university. Responses from 388 students were subjected to a partial least squares structural equation modeling analysis. The results suggest that expectation disconfirmation theory can be applied in the domain of the Learning Commons, and that the degree to ...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Open science disrupting the status quo in academic libraries: A perspective of Zimbabwe
This study draws from a wider study which explored utilisation of institutional repositories in Zimbabwe's public universities. The study sought to answer the question: What is the role of the academic librarian in promoting the institutional repository? The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of technology (UTAUT) informed the study, while a mixed methods approach was employed using document analysis, questionnaires and interviews to collect data from librarians in eight public universities. Findings revealed that in some instances IR responsibilities were added to existing duties for incumbent staff while in others, sta...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Determinants of perceived usefulness of social media in university libraries: Subjective norm, image and voluntariness as indicators
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Roland Izuagbe, Goodluck Ifijeh, Edith I. Izuagbe-Roland, Olajumoke Rebecca Olawoyin, Lilofa Osamenfa Ogiamien (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Library Anxiety among Undergraduate Students: A Comparative Study on Egypt and Saudi Arabia
This study was conducted in Egypt and Saudi Arabia the level of library anxiety and the factors that may affect the students may vary in other countries. (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Management of End-of-life Library Resources in Ghana: Strategies and Sustainability Implications
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Daniel Etse, Michael Sakyi BoatengAbstractAcademic libraries are home to substantial quantity of books, furniture, and electronic equipment. At a point in time of their lifecycle, these library resources outlive their usefulness and need to be disposed of. In this age of increased sustainability awareness, it has become necessary for individuals and organisations to take into consideration the environmental, economic, and social implications of their product disposal practices. Interestingly, the issue of management of ob...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Undergraduate students' experiences of using information at the career fair: A phenomenographic study conducted by the libraries and career center
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Ilana Stonebraker, Clarence Maybee, Jessica ChapmanAbstractInformation literacy is vital to students seeking employment following their undergraduate education. Yet little is known about how students approach using information as part of their career search. This phenomenographic study examined how students experience using information as part of a career fair, or on-campus job expo. Researchers interviewed undergraduate students after a major campus career fair. The findings suggest that students may experience using inf...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

How do self-archiving and Author-pays models associate and contribute to OA citation advantage within hybrid journals
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Hajar Sotudeh, Hakimeh Arabzadeh, Mahdieh MirzabeigiAbstractHybrid open access journals generally authorize self-archiving along with Author-pays model. Given the dependence of the Author-pays model on APCs paid by authors, it is expected to have a negative association with the free-of-charge Green model. By exploring a sample of 52,150 papers published in 47 Elsevier's hybrid journals, the study compares the OA models' citation performances to non-open access (NOA) model's and investigates the relationship between the qu...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Academic librarian's transition to blended librarianship: a phenomenology of selected academic librarians in Zimbabwe
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Israel Mbekezeli Dabengwa, Jaya Raju, Thomas MatingwinaAbstractThis paper explores the shared experiences of practices of blended librarianship among Zimbabwean academic librarians to identify how adequately they comply with their dynamic roles and functions. The paper relies on the theoretical constructs from Bell and Shank's (2004, 2007) blended librarianship and Lave and Wenger's (1991) Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) to understand how Zimbabwean academic librarians practice blended librarianship in the workp...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Real World Objects: Conceptual Framework and University Library Consortium Study
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Jessica SimpsonAbstractExpanding libraries' repertoire of relevant materials is one of the most important areas of concern for librarians. Incorporation of objects into library collections is an ongoing practice for which librarians remain under-equipped. Having a common language to discuss less conventional library materials across specialization areas helps libraries provide patrons with access to valuable informational objects. In order to provide access and preservation for objects, libraries need a conceptual framewo...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Training Temporary Reference Staff for Maximized Learning: A Case Study
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Autumn WetliAbstractThis paper will discuss the 2018 redesign of the University of Michigan Library's Ask a Librarian reference service. The library's tiered reference model relies heavily on the support of graduate student and part-time staff — a temporary workforce that is expectably vulnerable to high turnover. As such, a training program must consider the vast knowledge required of staff to prepare them for providing reference service, provide ongoing support/training, and be sensitive to the constraints, responsi...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Academic Libraries and Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Do We Know?
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Gerard Shea, Sebastian DerryAbstractThis paper examines the rising rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children in the United States (1 in 59), and explores the role academic libraries can play in helping college students with ASD. A literature review of how different types of libraries (school, public, academic) support students with ASD indicates research in this area in general is lacking. Findings point to lack of adequate training and awareness for librarians and staff, resources, services and spaces are unive...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Trends in CASHL's document delivery service in China
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 4Author(s): Xiao-Dong Li, Jing-Jing WangAbstractThis paper aims to discuss the features and development trends of China Academic Social Sciences and Humanities Library's (CASHL) internet-based document delivery service, examine the journal usage patterns of CASHL member libraries and determine the time range trends of documents requested by users. Ten years of the CASHL's document delivery service transaction data (about 860,000 items) were extracted, cleaned, integrated, and analysed. Journal use pattern is more decentralised and in...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - May 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Better together: Assessing a leisure reading collection for an academic and public library partnership
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Sajni Lacey, Arielle LomnessAbstractUBC's Okanagan Library developed a leisure reading collection in 2006 to promote and encourage reading for pleasure on campus, an initiative now seen to be taking place in many post-secondary institutions. Over 12 years almost 800 titles were added to the collection. While this collection was used consistently by students, staff, and faculty, a new initiative prompted a re-evaluation of its purpose and future. In 2017, a partnership was developed with the Okanagan Regional Library to...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Academic library as learning space and as collection: A learning commons' effects on collections and related resources and services
This study looks at the immediate impact of opening a learning commons in an academic/research library on circulation, document delivery and interlibrary loan requests for returnables, and on- and off-campus database accesses at one institution.TaxonomyLibrary Collection Management; Assessment (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Mapping curriculum learning outcomes to ACRL's Framework threshold concepts: A syllabus study
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Eleonora DubickiAbstractThe aim of this study was to align information literacy instruction with curriculum learning outcomes as defined by teaching faculty in their syllabi. Using a syllabus study, a cross-disciplinary collection of 180 course syllabi were reviewed for learning outcomes, assignments with research components, and references to library resources and services. Key faculty-defined learning outcomes were mapped to the Association for College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Framework for Higher Educ...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Correlates of participation in e-book piracy on campus
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Byung Lee, Roy Fenoff, Seung Yeop PaekAbstractWhile the intention and participation in media and software piracy have been widely investigated, little is known concerning the determinants associated with electronic book piracy. With the adoption of e-book reader devices, Internet piracy remains a global concern that impacts multiple stakeholders, including authors, publishers, and libraries. The current study aims to examine the factors associated with electronic book piracy among college students. Results indicate that pe...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Popular research topics in the recent journal publications of library and information science
This article presents a clear picture of popular research topics in seminal literature to help practicing librarians and library science scholars gain a better understanding and considerable prediction on the research trends in the LIS field. (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Closing the loop: Students, academic libraries, and textbook affordability
This article is intended to bring the conversation full circle and take steps toward defining an ecosystem of library services and activities that support textbook affordability and OER. The goal is to bring more visibility to OER programs and make sure they are integrated in foundational library operations, so that students recognize the libraries' investment in their academic success. (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Cost-sharing models: experience of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium
This study examines the cost-sharing models used by the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) to determine the amounts that university libraries pay for each consortial subscription. A survey was conducted among library directors and managers of ANKOS member universities to evaluate cost-sharing models in order to create improved models. The data obtained from the questionnaire were analyzed in SPSS, the first time that these cost-sharing models have been assessed on the national level. The results of the study are presented for the benefit of other consortia and scientists/researchers and library professionals...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Student perceptions of information literacy skills and curriculum before and after completing a research assignment
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Lyda Fontes McCartin, Stephanie Evers, Brianne MarkowskiAbstractLibrary instruction often involves one-shot sessions where librarians interact with students for a short period of time and are then left wondering what the students thought of the session and if students perceive the session as helpful for their course work. Using two surveys to gather data, this study compared student perceptions of a redesigned library curriculum and of their own information literacy skills immediately after attending a library workshop and...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

The Academic Library and the Common Read: A Multitude of Possibilities for Collaboration With Campus Programs and Departments
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Katelyn AngellAbstractThe continued popularity of the common read within the first year curriculum invites critical campus partnerships between the academic library and a wide variety of campus departments. These can include Honors, Student Success, Academic Affairs, and Community Engagement. This paper describes the efforts of one First Year Success Librarian to collaboratively expand campus programming related to the common read. Specifics include planning events related to the book and its themes, creating learning ob...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Workplace-integrated-learning: Preparing tomorrow's academic library workforce
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Siobhan Stevenson, Julie HannafordAbstractIn 2014, the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) in partnership with the University's Faculty of Information (FI) launched a new internship program, the Toronto Academic Libraries Internship program (TALint). The program is designed to provide iSchool students with the opportunity to participant in a two-year paid internship at one of the University's libraries. In the course of running our TALint program, some unanticipated questions arose that challenged our assumptions about w...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Online information literacy instruction in Mexican university libraries: The librarians' point of view
In this study, we seek to ascertain implementation levels for online information literacy instruction among university libraries in Mexico, as well as librarians' experiences, opinions, and attitudes with regard to this instruction modality. To this end, we analyzed data collected between November 2015 and January 2016 through a survey that was sent to 559 libraries at Mexican public universities and completed by 189 librarians. The results show a limited development of information literacy instruction in general and in online instruction in particular, despite the recognition of its importance and usefulness. The main bar...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Rethinking collection development: improving access and increasing efficiency through demand driven acquisition
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Michael A. Arthur, Sarah Rose Fitzgerald (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Faculty perceptions of librarian value: The moderating relationship between librarian contact, course goals, and students' research skills
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Savannah L. KellyAbstractFaculty perceptions of librarians' contributions to students' research skills has been linked to frequency of librarian contact in the extant literature. Yet, to date, no studies have tested this hypothesis via a large-scale nationally representative data set. In addition, the hypothesis that faculty perceptions of librarians might also be a function of faculty course goals has yet to be tested. This current study analyzed the most recent Ithaka S + R US Faculty Survey responses to evaluate the...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Intentional integration of diversity ideals in academic libraries: A literature review
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Alice M. CruzAbstractDiversity is a cornerstone of the library profession and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has recently announced a renewed emphasis on diversity and inclusion. In response to this initiative, this paper will review the current academic literature relating to diversity initiatives in academic libraries. Specifically, it will discuss diversity as it pertains to staffing, culture, collections, services and programming. These five areas are good starting points for libraries to refl...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Campus partnerships for promoting equity, diversity and inclusion: A case study of the NCBI Model for reducing prejudice and intergroup conflict at Florida State University Libraries
This article will explore collaborations between the University Libraries and the campus community in implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus through participation in the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). The article will take an in-depth look at the prejudice reduction and discrimination trainings conducted in the FSU Libraries, and how the trainings contributed to implementing the Libraries' strategic initiative for diversity and inclusion. These partnerships between the Libraries and the campus community exemplify successful collaborations needed to achieve preeminent institutional goals l...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Understanding the experience of full-time nontenure-track library faculty: Numbers, treatment, and job satisfaction
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Melissa Becher (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Application of adaptive boosting (AdaBoost) in demand-driven acquisition (DDA) prediction: A machine-learning approach
This study's results show that the AdaBoost model possesses much higher predictive capacity than a regression-based model informed by the same set of predictors. The AdaBoost algorithm, once trained with local DDA data, provides accurate predictions in 82% of cases. (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

A framework for researcher participation in Research Information Management Systems
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Besiki Stvilia, Shuheng Wu, Dong Joon LeeAbstractEnsuring the quality of information is a critical ethical issue for any information system. Research Information Management Systems (RIMSs) need to engage researchers in sharing research information and knowledge, and ensuring its quality. This paper introduces a theoretical framework for researcher participation in RIMSs. The framework is grounded in empirical research and can guide the design of RIMSs by defining typologies of researcher activities in RIMSs, related motiva...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Outreach in academic librarianship: A concept analysis and definition
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Stephanie A. Diaz (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Analyzing the use of Facebook among university libraries in Hong Kong
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 3Author(s): Ernest Tak Hei Lam, Cheuk Hang Au, Dickson K.W. ChiuAbstractIn recent years, many academic libraries have started adopting social media by, for example, establishing their own Facebook pages. Our research investigates the current Facebook usage among seven university libraries in Hong Kong. Using a mixed-method research approach, we examined the characteristics of academic libraries Facebook usage and its effectiveness to engage with their patrons, based on online observations and Web content analysis from the publicly ava...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Navigating the hidden void: The unique challenges of accommodating library employees with invisible disabilities
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Samantha Cook, Kristina ClementAbstractAcademic libraries have a long history of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accommodation and are frequently models for other academic departments and outside industries. For example, libraries often consider users with disabilities and work to adapt services, collections, and technologies to increase accessibility for as many users as possible. Libraries also take care to accommodate employees with disabilities, but like many other industries, often unintentionally perceive di...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - March 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

I wish I had been told that: Reflections on career paths
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Kevin R. Garewal (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Preprint policies among 14 academic publishers
The objective of this study was to assess how 14 large and established scientific publishers have adopted the use of preprints and how their policies changed in a one-year period between June 2017 and June 2018, if any. The core search was performed using the Sherpa/RoMEO database. Of all publishers (2516, now 2553) listed in the RoMEO database, 80.3% of the publishers examined allow self-archiving, but only half of the publishers (47.3%) allow the archiving of preprints in February of 2018, while this percentage increased to 48% in June 2018. These data were practically constant over a one-year period even as the number o...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

The use of departmental journal lists in promotion and tenure decisions at American research universities
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 2Author(s): Stephen Bales, David E. Hubbard, Wyoma vanDuinkerken, Laura Sare, Joseph OlivarezAbstractThe purpose of this multi-institution study was to develop an understanding of where and how ranking lists are being used for the purpose of informing promotion and tenure decisions. Individuals were selected for this survey who, were at the time, serving in administrative positions at 115 R1 Carnegie research institutions. The survey questionnaire consisted of demographic, closed-response, and rating-scale questions designed to unde...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Geography, the Academy and Libraries
This article discusses geographic literacy and spatial thinking, and the questions that derive from geographic inquiry. Librarians in academic libraries are most often called on to meet the complex specialized geographic information needs that arise from study and practice in those areas. The sources we use and the ways we respond to these needs have evolved and expanded with the advent of various digital technologies. In order to be able to work with these new technologies, librarians can develop specialized competencies in geographic information systems (GIS) which allow them to go beyond print maps and atlases in the pr...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Linguistic equity as open access: Internationalizing the language of scholarly communication
This article proposes that the use of English as the lingua franca of modern scholarly communication constitutes a ‘hidden paywall’ that counterproductively inhibits the participation of scholars from many parts of the world and particularly from the global south. After a brief review of the costs of this ‘hidden paywall’ and of the tradition of ‘great power’ linguae francae in which English now stands, this article suggests that 19th and 20th century proposals for the use of a constructed auxiliary language as an aid to global scholarship now deserve to be revisited, with contemporary d...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Building Intercultural Teachers: Designing Information Literacy Instruction Opportunities for Increasingly International Populations
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 2Author(s): Alison Hicks (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Information Transfer in Articles About Libraries and Student Success
This article's findings highlight the need to consider research and collaborators outside of the LIS field when researching the library's contribution to student success. (Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship)
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Research characteristics on health law in China: Social network analysis
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 45, Issue 2Author(s): Qing Chang, Chao Long, Mark A. Hall, Zhiguang DuanAbstractTo determine the nature and extent of the emerging field of “health law” scholarship in China, we retrieved 2956 publications about various aspects of health law published up through 2014 in 268 journals from the “Chinese Social Science Citation Index” and from the list of Chinese “Core Journals” maintained by the Peking University Library. By bibliometric analysis, we observed some interesting results which were different from ...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - February 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research