Jarmo Saarti

Jarmo Saarti
University of Eastern Finland | UEF

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Introduction
Jarmo Saarti was the Library Director of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) 2010-2021. He is adjunct professor (docent) both in the University of Oulu and in the University of Tampere. He graduated from the University of Jyväskylä in 1986 (MA). He was awarded his PhD at the beginning of 2000. He was awarded his second PhD at the end of the 2013 from the University of Jyväskylä (literature). He has specialized in the knowledge organization of fiction and in the management of libraries.
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January 2010 - present
University of Eastern Finland
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  • Library Director

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Publications (248)
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Oivaltava opas viisauteen, joka vapauttaa ajattelun sen jäykistä rakenteista. Kōanit ovat zen-harjoituksissa käytettyjä lyhyitä kertomuksia, joiden avulla mieli ja sen toiminta kehittyvät hämmennyksen kautta kohti vapautumista. Olemisen tie - Zen-mietekirjan kuvitetut oppitunnit kertovat noviisimunkin kohtaamisesta mestarinsa kanssa. Teos on tark...
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Chemicals are used extensively in modern societies. Evidence-based, updated safety information is necessary for using chemicals correctly and for protecting the health of humans and environment. This paper describes safety information life cycle of chemicals and highlights why it is important that individuals need to acquire critical toxicological...
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Suomalainen yliopistolaitos on ollut vahva osa demokraattista yhteiskuntaa. Tarkastelemme artikkelissamme suomalaisen yliopistoverkoston laajentumiseen ja erityisesti alueellistumiseen liittyviä eri aikakausien tulkintoja ja linjauksia. Tavoitteena on selvittää yliopiston ja demokratian välisen suhteen muotoja ja kehittämistä 1960-luvulta nykypäivä...
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Eurooppalainen yhteistyö yliopistojen ja kirjastojen välillä kehittyy nopeasti. Komission tavoitteena on rakentaa alhaalta ylöspäin suuntautuvia yliopistoverkostoja, jotka lisäävät innovaatioita ja rajat ylittävää yhteistyötä. Itä-Suomen yliopiston (UEF) kirjasto lähti mukaan yliopistoliittouma YUFEn yhteistyöhön rakentamalla avoimen tieteen verkko...
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Chemicals are a part of modern life, but they are potentially hazardous. Consumers, regulatory authorities, information specialists, researchers, students, and toxicologists need access to evidence-based safety information about chemicals either in their ordinary life or in their work to protect their own health, that of other co-workers and ultima...
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Artikkelissa käsitellään Itä-Suomen yliopiston kirjaston rakentamisen keskei-set vaiheet, jotka jakautuvat seuraavasti: suunnitteluvaihe ennen yliopisto-jen yhdistymistä, palveluiden harmonisointivaihe ja yhteisen kirjaston poh-jan luominen, saneerausvaihe ja Savonlinnan kampuksen alasajo sekä kir-jaston uusien tehtävien muotoutuminen ja kirjaston...
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Artikkelissa kuvataan tapahtumia, tempauksia ja projekteja, joissa kirjasto-laisten lahjakkuus ja eri alojen harrastuneisuus ovat päässeet käyttöön Itä-Suomen yliopiston kirjaston näkyvyyden edistämisessä sen 11-vuotisen his-torian aikana. Esimerkkejä tästä ovat henkilökunnasta kootun bändin mu-siikkiesitykset kirjaston tiloissa ja YouTubessa, teem...
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Chapter 18: Why Information Literacy is a necessary skill that must be taught to all students (even those taking degree courses for professional qualifications)? What is a cure for the lecture theatre blues? How to test whether students could learn rather complex principles? How to analyze the outcomes of your teaching?
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Strategiaa voi tarkastella erilaisilla aikajänteillä ja erilaisista näkökulmista, strategiapaperia voi työstää ja toteuttaa monella tavalla. Tässä artikkelissa luodaan silmäys eri sektoreilla tehtävän strategiatyön viimeisimpiin viilauksiin – fokus on erityisesti 2020-luvun kehityksessä. Artikkelissa tieteellisen kirjastomaailman eri toimijat käsit...
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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of the corona situation on the academic library services, policies and activities.
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Kirjasto koordinoi Itä-Suomen yliopiston (UEF) avoimen tieteen palveluita. Kirjasto on aktiivisesti edistänyt avointa julkaisemista ja datapolitiikan luomista sekä rakentanut tukipalveluita yhdessä IT-palvelujen ja hallintopalvelujen kanssa. Vuonna 2019 toteutimme kyselyn tutkijoille avoimen tieteen tukipalveluista. Tulosten perusteella näyttää sil...
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This is a case study about the creation of open science services in the University of Eastern Finland. The library has overseen the open science services that have been actively implemented from 2010 onwards due to the development of the digitalisation of science and open science policies. A survey was conducted to determine how the UEF’s academic...
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Mika Verde Rintala on suomalaisen syntetisaattorimusiikin ja syntetisaattorirakentamisen uranuurtajia. Hän on erikoistunut analogiseen tekniikkaan ja putkiteknologian hyödyntämiseen äänen käsittelyssä ja soitinrakennuksessa. Teos esittelee lyhyesti Mika Rintalan uran. Sen jälkeen keskitytään erityisesti Mika Rintalan luonnollisen äänenmuodostuksen...
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Benchmarking can be defined as a methodology where business processes, performance metrics and best practices are compared. Usually, the comparison is done between two organizations, but one can also choose different settings for comparison, e.g. when benchmarking is performed statistically, the number of organizations compared can be much larger–...
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The globalization and digitalization of the service provision has meant also for the libraries that the risk management has become a vital part of the library work and management. At the same time, the libraries use more and more outsourced services in the digital world with technology that develops fast and to users that require more than maybe ev...
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There has been an ongoing discussion about the input of the libraries to the output of the universities. The challenge here seems to be that a clear correlation is difficult to determine without in depth conducted research and analysis. The libraries on the other hand must prove their value to their parent organizations in order to manage the on-go...
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Purpose Although resource sharing between scholars is evolving rapidly, This paper uses paper-based interlibrary lending (ILL) procedures in the service repertoire of academic libraries. However, the current business model of acquiring toll-access journals and e-books does not seem to fit very well with traditional ILL practices. In addition, the n...
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Maailmanlaajuinen koronapandemia tavoitti maaliskuussa myös Suomen ja tieteelliset kirjastot siirtyivät muun yhteiskunnan mukana poikkeusoloihin. Vaikka koronakevät mullisti kirjastojen arjen, sopeutuminen uuteen tilanteeseen tapahtui kirjastoissa nopeasti ja joustavasti. Etätyöskentelyn mallit olivat monissa kirjastoissa jo entuudestaan tuttuja, m...
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Rhythm lies at the core of popular music. In fact, the rhythmic component of music may be one reason why all human societies have enjoyed and used music. Today, artists producing popular music wish to entertain their listeners – for the audience, hearing these songs is a hedonistic experience. Similarly, the background to consumption of illicit dru...
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The aim of this case study was to evaluate whether there had been educational changes and if so, in which phases of implementation and institutionalization in three African higher education institutions. The changes were evaluated from the point-of-view of trainees in the field of e-learning and library services during the project conducted in 2013...
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Qualitative research gives a unique insight into the minds, mechanisms and motivations behind people, practices and phenomena we see in our lives. This book provides a collection of experiences of researchers from various study settings around the globe. Qualitative research process is unique and sensitive in nature. Researcher acts as a data colle...
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Kuopion yliopiston pitkäaikainen kirjastonjohtaja Riitta Liisa Huuhtanen menehtyi äkilliseen sairauskohtaukseen Kuopiossa 30. lokakuuta. Hän oli 79-vuotias, syntynyt Lapinlahdella 16. kesäkuuta 1940. Hän aloitti koulunkäyntinsä Lapinlahdella ja kirjoitti ylioppilaaksi Kuopion yhteislyseon lukiosta. What do you want to do ? New mailCo What do you wa...
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Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) -konferenssi järjestettiin tänä vuonna Prahassa ja se oli järjestyksessään jo kuudestoista. Konferenssi pidetään joka toinen vuosi ja sen keskipisteessä on kirjastojen välinen aineistojen yhteiskäyttö ja siihen liittyvien käytäntöjen kehittäminen. Tänä vuonna teema oli Maksumuurien taakse: aineistojen yhteisk...
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Even though resource sharing between scholars is evolving rapidly, we still have paper-based interlibrary lending (ILL) procedures in use. However, the current business model of acquiring toll-access journals and e-books does not seem to fit very well with traditional ILL practices. In addition, the new models of peer-to-peer resource sharing betwe...
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Fiction content analysis and retrieval are interesting specific topics for two major reasons: 1) the extensive use of fictional works; and, 2) the multimodality and interpretational nature of fiction. The primary challenge in the analysis of fictional content is that there is no single meaning to be analysed; the analysis is an ongoing process invo...
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Tässä artikkelissa luodaan katsaus toukokuussa 2019 Italiassa pidettyyn yhdenteenteentoista QQML (Qualitative and Quantitateve Methods in Libraries) konferenssiin. Avoin tiede ja sen eri alueet olivat tässäkin konferenssissa näkyvässä asemassa. Sen lisäksi esitelmissä käsiteltiin kirjastojen ja niiden toiminnan näyttöön perustuvaa kehittämistä ja j...
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One of the key tasks of academic libraries is to promote open science. Although this has been the subject of both national and international policies and strategies, practical services must be built at the national or even the local level. The transition to open science in the operating environment involves a continuous reassessment and the develop...
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The changing information landscape calls for a new leadership, new competences, and new approaches to library services. In today’s information age, information literate citizens must be able to assess the reliability of information, making information literacy instruction an important task for libraries. In this paper, five researchers present data...
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Avoimen tieteen käytänteet ja poliittiset paineet avata tieteen tuloksia mahdollisimman laajaan ja vaikuttavaan käyttöön ovat kehittyneet ja lisääntyneet tämän vuosituhannen alusta. Tieteen avaaminen aloitettiin puheella tieteellisten julkaisujen avaamisesta kaikkien käyttöön. Tässä on edetty varsin nopeasti ja kunnianhimoisena tavoitteena on Euroo...
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Avoimen tieteen eurooppalaiset käytänteet ovat alkaneet muodostua nopeasti viime vuosina, kun Euroopan komissio ja erilaiset työryhmät ovat saaneet poliittista ja käytännön työtä eteenpäin. Vierailin viime vuoden lopulla Barcelonassa Erasmus-vaihdossa. Tavoitteenani oli haastatella paikallisia kollegoita ja oppia tutkimuksen avaamiseen liittyvistä...
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Fiction content analysis and retrieval are interesting specific topics for two major reasons: (1) the extensive use of fictional works and (2) the multimodality and interpretational nature of fiction. The primary challenge in the analysis of fictional content is that there is no single meaning to be analysed; the analysis is an ongoing process invo...
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Uusi yliopistolaki muutti yliopiston rakenteita. Markkinasuuntautuneisuus ja tulostavoitteet toivat tullessaan uusia vallankäytön mekanismeja ja kontrollijärjestelmiä, sillä ilman valvovia toimijoita ja kontrollin välineitä 2000-luvulla toteutettu yliopistopolitiikan muutos olisi epäonnistunut. Mitattavuutta korostavan ajattelutavan taustalta löyty...
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Information seeking and use activities play an important role in completing the mandatory theses at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UASs). The institution encounters issues related to value judgements between theoretical and practical knowledge. In this paper it is discussed how Bachelor theses are built at Finnish UASs in terms of inform...
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Vuoden 2018 IFLA konferenssi pidettiin Kuala Lumpurissa, Malesiassa. Paikalle oli kokoontunut reilu 3500 konferenssivierasta yli sadasta maasta. Erilaisia tapahtumakokonaisuuksia oli liki kolmesataa aihekohtaisista sessioista toimielinten tapaamisiin ja lyhyisiin seitsemän minuutin lightning talks -pikaesitelmien kokonaisuuksiin. Lisäksi vielä epäv...
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Metatiedolla tarkoitetaan tietoa tiedosta, kirjastoympäristössä konkreettisesti erilaisiin julkaisuihin liitettävää kuvailutietoa. Kuvailutiedolla onkaksi tarkoitusta: ensinnäkin sen avulla voidaan luoda tietokantoja ja kertoa julkaisuista ja niiden historiasta. Toinen tarkoitus liittyy siihen tavoitteeseen, jossa lukija tai käyttäjä ja julkaisu au...
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The tenth QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Measuring in Libraries) international conference on qualitative and quantitative measurement of libraries, was held in Chania, Greece, on 22-25 May 2018. More than two hundred conference guests from over fifty countries met at the meeting place in Chania's cultural center. The article deals with themes o...
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At the beginning of the year 2010, new higher education legislation was enacted in Finland. It is argued here that this reform was based on neo-liberalistic and New Public Management ideologies. This paper analyses the ideological shift that happened during the period between 2005 and 2010 by undertaking a qualitative analysis of the speeches given...
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Viime vuoden keskeisenä tavoitteena oli STKS:n ensimmäisen strategian laadinta ja sen hyväksyminen kevätkokouksessa. Seuran historiateoksen toimitustyö eteni myös hyvin. Seura juhlisti Suomen itsenäisyyden 100-vuotisjuhlia järjestämällä onnistuneen juhlaseminaarin loppuvuodesta.Seura toimi myös aktiivisesti vaikuttamalla lainsäädännössä tapahtuvaan...
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Finland is undergoing a health and social services reform. This reform will reshape the structure, services and funding of health and social services and establish new counties and transfer new duties to the counties. The aim is to provide people more equal services and even out population level differences in health and well-being, and to curb cos...
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IFLA-seminaarini alkoivat tänä vuonna Berliinin digitaalista humanismia koskevalla satelliittiseminaarilla Digital humanities: Opportunities and risks – connecting libraries and research. Seminaarissa käsiteltiin erityisesti ihmistieteiden aineistojen digitointia, digitoitujen aineistojen tutkimusta ja aihepiiriin liittyvien välineiden kehittämistä...
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This article explores the topic of fiction classification. The first section attempts to define the field, discussing fiction classification, its schemes, objectivity, aboutness, and shelf classification. The second section suggests three new ideas building upon the foundation of the first: a faceted multi-warrant classification, controlled term af...
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The Open Access movement in scientific publishing has been gathering momentum in the European Union and its member states, partly due to the policies of some of its main research funders. Similar policies are being implemented worldwide. Already we have seen encouraging research results on the effects of openness on the dissemination of scientific...
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The European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) was this year organised in France, Saint-Malo in September 2017. The main theme of the conference was workplace information literacy. In this report, the authors discuss in depth the main topic of the conference. There is also included a brief description of the current state and interest on th...
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Genos-lehti Artikkelimme käsittelee tietokannan kokoamisen eli tallennusprosessin tiedonhallintaa. Aiheena on luovutetun Karjalan kirkollisista asiakirjoista vuosilta 1681–1949 kootun digitaalisen Karjalatietokannan rakentaminen. Keskitymme erityisesti vanhojen genealogisten aineistojen digitoinnin haasteisiin ja siihen, kuinka niitä on pyritty ha...
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Suomen tieteellinen kirjastoseura (STKS) esittää huolensa kirjastoaineiston vapaan saatavuuden ja liikkuvuuden varmistamisesta Varastokirjaston mahdollisesti yhdistyessä Kansalliskirjastoon. Useat kirjastot ovat perustelleet kokoelmakarsintojaan sillä, että Varastokirjasto toimittaa maksutta näitä aineistoja ja jäljenteitä varastoidusta aineistosta...
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The Karjala database contains digitized demographic data of the parish registers from the regions ceded to the Soviet Union in 1944. The objectives of the digitization project have been to promote access to digitized records for scientific research and genealogy as well as encouraging research on the people of the ceded Karelia region. The main sou...
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Kommentit Mäntyniemen koirakopista, josta kuuluu tyytyväisyys koira-ihminen –suhteen koiran ällistyttävän tarkasta valinnasta. Se pohjustaa tietä toiselle presidenttikaudelle. Vaalikirja, joka tasoittaa presidenttiparin vaiteliaamman osapuolen, koira-ihminen –suhteen koiran, tien jatkoon jo ensimmäisellä kier-roksella. Susi olisi ollut asioiden lai...
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Introduction. Even though the current publishing model is based on digital dissemination, it still utilizes some of the basic principles of printed culture. Recently a policy emphasis towards open access has been set for publicly funded research. This paper reports on a study of the practices, business models and values linked with scholarly publis...
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Seuran hallitus huomasi vuoden 2016 aikana STKS:n historiateoksen teon yhteydessä, että Suomen tieteellisellä kirjastoseuralla ei ole voimassa olevaa strategiaa. Tämän vuoksi hallitus aloitti strategian laadinnan vuoden 2016 loppupuolella. Projekti saatiin päätökseen seuran kevätkokouksessa 18.5.2017, jossa strategia hyväksyttiin ja hallitus sai oh...
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Purpose From the 1980s – in some parts of Europe from the 1990s – onward, the new public management (NPM) has been emerging in public organizations including libraries. Since then, there has been a need to develop strategies, to plan budgets and to implement cost and activity accounting as well as benchmarking to compare the library’s processes, co...
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From civic educator to a market place - the institutional definitions of the public libraries’ tasks and its development during the Finnish independence The development of the Finnish public library system can be divided into four phases. During the first two, the Swedish reign and the period of the Autonomy, the library was mainly for the upper c...
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The recent changes in the knowledge economy and scientific knowledge dissemination have put academic libraries in a new situation. The demand for open access of scientific publications and the increasing amount of documents published need a new paradigm in the collection policies and collection building strategies of the academic libraries. At the...
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At the beginning of the year 2010, new higher education legislation was enacted in Finland. One can postulate that this overhaul was based on neo-liberalistic and new public management ideologies. The new legislation meant that universities were hived off from the state and more emphasis was put especially on their financial independence. This pape...
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Knowledge Management (KM) in libraries refers to the systematic management and control of knowledge as an important resource when producing high-quality library and information services. If one wishes to make the optimal use and dissemination of organizational and other work life related knowledge, then one needs to acquire appropriate KM tools and...
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Purpose By definition, interlibrary lending is a process involving two libraries. The digital revolution changed the method by which the scientific documents were disseminated during the past couple of decades. Nowadays, researchers can exploit several software applications that enable them to upload, save and deliver their documents from one peer...
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The Open Access movement in scientific publishing has been gathering momentum in the European Union and its member states, partly due to the policies of some of its main research funders. Already we have seen encouraging research results on the effects of openness on the dissemination of scientific outputs. As business models of Open Access publish...
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Education has for a long time been acknowledged as a key factor in sustainable development. Similarly, education is one of the cornerstones of promoting public health. The present report deals with the important trio of development, health and education, especially from the viewpoint of tertiary or university-level higher education. The publication...
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The HEI-ICI project involves cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and three African partners. The main aim of the project, now in its fourth year, has been to develop education in health sciences and to improve the quality of teaching. The target has been to develop the skills of selected junior faculty from the Public Health...
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This paper discusses disturbances in thesis production processes that lead to anomalies in information use such as insufficient referencing and plagiarism in theses made in Finnish universities of applied sciences. We develop discussion concerning systemic dynamics of these anomalies. Four different cases of information use which are the result of...
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Arvostelu teoksesta: Mestari Kongin keskustelut. Kungfutselaisuuden ydinolemus. Suomentanut ja toimittanut Jyrki Kallio. Gaudeamus 2014.
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The HEI-ICI project is now in its fourth year and involves cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and three African partners. The main aim of the project has been to develop education in health sciences. The target group is the junior faculty from the Public Health departments, library and IT centers in the partner universities...
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Kirjaston kuolemaa on ennustettu digitaalisen viestinnän alkuajoista asti samoin argumentein kuin paperisen kirjan. Aiemmin välttämättöminä pidettyjä julkisia palveluita on muutenkin alettu arvostelemaan kuluerinä tai ylellisyyksinä, joihin meillä ei ole varaa, ja sähkökirja tuntuu tarjoavan ihanan tekosyyn sammuttaa lähikirjastosta valot. Samalla...
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Purpose – Finnish libraries are using different integrated library systems. Higher education libraries funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture are using the same ILS in three different installations on the same hardware. Special and public libraries are using several different systems. Many of these library systems are reaching their end-of...
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Järjestyksessään kuudes kansainvälinen QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries) -konferenssi järjestettiin toukokuun viimeisellä viikolla 2014 Istanbulin Kadír Has-yliopistossa Turkissa. Esitelmien abstrakteja voi tarkastella osoitteessa: http://www.isast.org/images/NEO_932_917_923_921_922_927_BOOK_29.05.2014_e-book_version.pdf
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During the past couple of decades, university libraries have changed their paradigm away from collection based services towards promoting the access and use of digital scientific resources. At the same time, evidence based library management techniques have been discussed widely. The need for adapting to the rapidly changing operational environment...
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During the past few decades, the university libraries have changed their paradigm from offering collection-based services towards promoting access and digital use of scientific resources. At the same time, the quality assessment of the university research became integrated into academia. One basic assumption in this paper is that the scholarly comm...
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From the beginning of the 1990s, different types of quality management and evaluation systems have become integrated into higher education institutes throughout Europe due to the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This has meant that the university libraries have had to learn how to evaluate their services and improve their qual...
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The utilization of the full potential of the staff of the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) is hindered by organizational barriers and prejudices about what represents the suitable contribution from the information searching and management professionals. Barriers related to the division of labor between teachers and library professiona...
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Purpose – Finland had a legislation-based centralized collection policy until the mid-1990s. The main components were national resource centers (selected higher education libraries) and provincial libraries (selected public libraries). This paradigm changed during the recession of the 1990s when new public management ideologies were adopted by the...
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Vuoden 2013 lokakuussa pidettiin ensimmäinen ECIL-konferenssi (European Conference on Information Literacy) Istanbulissa, Turkissa.

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A Horizon2020 project dealing with: 1) Novel recognition and reward scheme for researchers. Aim of this task is identify good practices and to create a set of tools for piloting novel recognition and reward scheme for researchers that acknowledges their effort and performance beyond the traditional quantitative criteria and metrics. 2. A comprehensive analysis of the current Open Science indicators landscape. Based on that, the aim is to develop a series of principles and metrics to apply for Open Science research performing evaluation. This will imply selecting and testing a set of OS indicators to be applied for researchers’ assessment within YUFE YUFE: https://yufe.eu/
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To add knowledge and increase understanding concerning the qualities of knowledge and relations between views about knowledge around Finnish Universitie