Questions related to Library Information Services
I am publishing articles that use several different datasets to calculate results and I would like to share them so that other researchers can use the same data for post-process analysis and verification.
Is there a way/tool/ search engine that would allow me to search for multiple variations of the same phrase at the same time?
For example, I want to search for "revealing his true belief". But I also want to search for all the phrases that have the same or similar meaning like"betraying their real opinion".
The total number of words here is 8 but there are many different ways to combine the words so there are many different potential alternative phrases: "revealing his true opinion" "revealing his real opinion" "betraying our real opinion" etc….
Is there a way to accomplish this in two conditions?
1- I determine the alternatives. So I specify that for "word 1 word 2 word 3 word4", the alternatives for word 1 are: Only revealing or showing.
2- Use all the possible synonyms or even antonyms for "revealing" in word 1.
A very useful tip I got is the use of asterisk so "revealing * true opinion" would yield "revealing your true opinion" and "revealing their true opinion".
But for some reason when I combine two quotations with each other with OR, some results are omitted. For example, "revealing * true opinion" OR "betraying * * real" yields results for the latter quotation but not the former even though the former would generate results if it's on its own.
- The h-index reflects both the number of publications and the number of citations per publication. For example: a scientist with an h-Index of 20 has 20 papers cited at least 20 times.
- The g-index looks at overall record of citations from higher-cited articles to be used to bolster lower-cited articles. For instance a scientist with 20 papers, 15 of which have no citations with the remaining five having respectively 350, 35, 10, 4 and 1 citations would have a g-index of 20, but a h-index of 4 (four papers with at least 4 citations each).
Please is it ok to adapt the original items in the Technology Acceptance Model
What is the biggest challenge now faced in your library and what is common among all the libraries either big or small, academic or research, private or public? It may be Budget issues, Changing Technologies , Job training and career advancement, Communications, Library management, Decline Users, Transition from a print to a digital, Keep abreast of new developments and policies etc.
I'm aiming to:
1. Reveal views of faculty/PhD researchers as well as academic librarians on the adoption of Web 2.0 platforms at my university, specifically the altmetrics as a new impact indicator for scholarly output;
2. Discover the factors influencing the adoption of best practices matching the university environment;
3. Define implications for adapting the library service portfolio to include research data management accordingly.
It was long time without any communications. I hope you are fine and doing well. I am in Uppsala for any help or meeting for our other remaining publications. I hope also if we could write any review together.
Kindest regards, Hesham
I'm trying to find some research around best practices for naming characters in vignettes. I've found some research shows that the name can make a difference (e.g., Holbrook, Fessler, & Navarrete, 2016), but nothing on best practices for selecting a name. Does anyone know any sources that may focus on this?
I would like to use and/or adapt a survey/questionnaire used in one study of a particular author. The research paper's full text is published in the institution's repositories and is labeled "available for free and open access".
As stated above, the author can't be reached since no contact details are provided and the institution doesn't keep contact info of their students who graduated years ago.
Do you think that researchers' skills need to be updated periodically or stay fixed as he/she learned them? What are your advices in this context?
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
I need some kinds of grants connected with Ayn Rand for the work in Ayn Rand Institute (Archives) and the libraries. Ia m a scientist from Russia and have worked on the first PhD thesis in my country about Ayn Rand.
I'm curious to hear from practitioners in the newsroom. 1. Are there any mundane tasks that you are tired of doing and you wished you could off-load to some "magic wand" technology? 2. What would you imagine it doing for you? If you had a "crystal ball", what would you wish it were able to tell you to do your job better? (No, not the future! Rather, from the realm of what's knows as of now, or from the past, no matter how recent.) Thanks for your insights!
I have formatting problem with Endnote style.
When I cite single or references in my word document through Endnote. Every citation has a blank space before reference number (e.g., Traditionally, the stereo-typed medical teachers were presumed to possess teaching capabilities based on knowledge of content and due to their own experience of how they were taught3, 4). Instead of 3,4, Endnote inserted citations are 3, 4.
Kindly guide me, How I will edit my endnote style to fix this unnecessary space?
I am looking for a comprehensive list of research labs in the u.s. Maybe categorized by area of research or by the name of the universities? I understand that this would be a very long list but I was wondering if anybody has ever done this work to put everything in one place.
I am wonder about my independent citation in published paper. I don't know how I can increase my citation. Could you please advise me to receive more citation? Please cite my paper if it is fit in your up coming research articles.
I have been running a national digital science library(NDSL) for more than 10 years. Reflecting the current researchers' information behavior and needs, I'd like to build a researchers community based on NDSL like 'ResearchGate'. Is there any other benchmarking sites except ResearchGate? Thanks.
we planing to weed our old collection , as a law librarian which policy could be best practicing while going on for that
is that possible the books been weed, can we change it format from physical to digital? is that against copy right law?
Security uses information classification types: high, medium, and low. Privacy uses information classification types: personal information, personal health information. Do other disciplines or industries have similar ways of approaching information?
What kinds of competences a subject librarian should have?
What professional competences should librarians have in order to provide more professional, more comprehensive and efficient services for students and teachers in their learning, teaching and research? What skills and techniques should librarians master in order to keep pace with the rapid development of information technology, and to facilitate libraries’ smooth transition from the traditional self-access resources (of both paperbacks and e-resources) and study-space provider to knowledge service?
Maybe i ask the similar question with Thoriq Tri Prabowo , but we are really different
- could you share your opinions with me?
- and could you introduce some other standards?
thank you very much
A means skill, or ability
B subject librarian maybe has other names, such as, business librarian, law librarian, Research Support Librarian, Teacher Librarian or others
C could you introduce some other standards? exclude
SLA 2003 “Competencies for Special Librarians for the 21st Century”
RLUK 2012 “Re-skilling for Research”
ALIA 2013 “Work Level guidelines for library and information services” \“Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians”
OPM 1994 “Position Classification Standard for Librarian Series，GS-1410”
FLICC 2008 “Federal Librarian Competencies”
ALA 2009 “Core Competences of Librarianship”
CTC 2011 “Teacher Librarian Services Credential and Special Class Authorization in Information and Digital Literacy Program Standards”
ALA 2013 “Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries”
CARL 2014 Core Competencies and academic librarians
OCLC WebJunction 2014 “Competency index for the library field”
CILIP Academic librarians Skill http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/jobs-careers/types-job/librarian-roles/academic-librarian
thanks Michelle Kraft
thanks Faizul Nisha
RUSA Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional
I am wondering how others use Bruce's informed learning approach to information literacy in their instructional work/programming. This could involve using one of the models that are part of informed learning, such as the 6 Frames of IL, or GeST Windows, or something more holistic.
Bruce, C. (2008). Informed learning. Chicago: ALA.
Bruce, C. S., Edwards, S. L., & Lupton, M. (2006). Six frames for information literacy education: A conceptual framework for interpreting the relationships between theory and practice. ITALICS (Innovations in Teaching and Learning Information and Computer Science), 51(1), 1–18.
Lupton, M., & Bruce, C. S. (2010). Windows on information literacy worlds: Generic, situated and transformative perspectives. In A. Lloyd & S. Talja (Eds.), Practicing information literacy: Bringing theories of learning, practice and information literacy together (pp. 4–27). Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.,: Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University.
I read an article within the last few months that mentioned that RA recommendations that don't match the patron's needs form a barrier to future requests for service. I cannot find this article again. Does it ring any bells for anyone?
- The mention about incorrect matches was a paragraph or two at the most, not the main thrust of the article.
- It would have appeared in a trade publication or professional magazine or journal related to libraries.
- The scope of the article was about general Readers Advisory, probably specifically in public libraries.
- I read it in August or September of 2015, but it may have been published anytime within the last 5-7 years.
Research library services that strenghten the library position within the organisation.
I think an example would be the easiest way to be clear: if I were to go to the URL (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26644394) and then want to have an excel spreadsheet - or I can go outside excel, though it is my comfort zone - auto populate with certain portions of the page, how would I do it/set it up? For instance, I might have a column for pubmed ID (26644394 for this paper, it is in the URL or also always re-listed in the bottom left hand side of the Pubmed page for each entry), another column for the full title of the paper, another with author names listed, one with year published... and maybe things that would require 'clicking' such as under the drop down 'Author information' section or maybe the full name of the journal (note that the URL gives the abbreviated name, so that might be complex/require matching the standard abbreviation the Pubmed URL lists to a database at a different URL and taking the full name from there).
The desire is that I could automate the process so I only specify the pubmed URL and the other entries automatically populate. Many programs do this for certain entries so I am sure in principle it is not difficult, but I don't know how to do it so that the specific information the user wants is easily generated - rather than a pre-set version from a program like Mendeley which might simultaneously generate more information fields than you need while at the same time not collecting certain information you'd like - once you set up the initial protocol.
Does anyone know how one might go about this - Excel or not, and requiring a software download or other work around, this would be really helpful to me and perhaps other users on this site. So thank you for your suggestions!
Please have a good day.
PS - if you can figure out how to also collect total number of citations a paper has, and the impact factor of the journal at the time the article in question was published, i.e. through a workaround via a separate source, that would amaze me and I would appreciate thoughts on that too! Thank you
We intend to publicly publish a data set in the machine learning (ML) area, which consists of sensory data gathered in a technical process.
The first and most common possibility is the UCI ML repository (http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/index.html). One drawback of this repository is that no persistent identifier like digital object identifier (DOI) is offered.
Do you know an alternative in the ML area offering the possibility publishing a data set publicly and persistently accessible? My research did not bring up any alternative.
Thanks a lot!
I am planning to probe further into broadening the horizon of the library services for different kinds of libraries. In order to get attached to it I would like to know the possibilities for rendering open government practices through government libraries.
I am specifically looking for studies that can reproduce the results of this study/leaflet from 2010 that bases on Thompson Reuters Web of Science-Data:
Interestingly, this study clusters internal African research cooperation by four groups (see p. 8), singling out not only the North-African States as a homogeneous group but also the Francophone countries of West Africa. However, Web of Science is known to be dominated by Anglophone journals. Therefore I wonder whether for example Scopus can deliver sharper pictures of such relationships, taking into account also Franco- and Lusophone publications.
Thanks in advance for any hints!
Best regards, Stefan
Do you know examples of libraries that serve the youngest children? I'm currently researching European libraries and every answer about places and literature would be very helpful for me.
As a part of fund raising can we encourage introducing scholarly advertisement like seminar brochures, book exhibitions by organizers, new book introduction by publishers etc on a paid basis so that the web page rent can be earned as a part of raising funds for the library. Will this affect the users?
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I'm looking for a co-researcher from a develop country to conduct a research study on library use and its impact on students' performance in secondary schools
For example through the circulation statistics and through questionnaire.
but both of them have limitation, like many library do not have LMS Software especially in India, to get the circulation statistics, and majority of the libraries do not maintain the "inside use" of books statistics.
for questionnaire how to chose the right user to get right feed back about the library. pls comment.
if any one of you have done a study on use of library resources, pls share it will be a great help
Having moved from a large to a small library I wonder about the effectiveness in terms of resources of face to face information skills teaching. Is there a better way? Is the concentration on teaching a distraction form the real business of delivering a Library and Knowledge Service? Do you agree?
One of the challenges of writing strategies in small (health care) libraries is being able to look outside the library and see what forces might shape the Opportunities and Threats we face in the future. In other words the PEST analysis (Political, Economic, Societal and Technological factors) that underpins the strategy writing process. What are they and by what mechanisms do they effect our services? This year I have been brave and put it in a public space in the hope of constructive criticism and inspired contributions. See the link below. Note that there are some factors here that may have a geographic / cultural context for the UK.
IS SciVerse Scopus and Scopus Indexing are same? If not how to check wheather a journal SCiVerse Scopus indexed?
This BBC reportage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-27281414) says a London (UK) school has 600 children with 42 different languages among them. Is it that unusual? It made me think of a local Canadian public school which I personally witnessed (as a parent). The school is also amazingly multi-cultural, perhaps on a smaller scale (around 250 kids and fewer languages). I'm sure in other countries there is no less diversity, even with a single (official) language as a common denominator.
So, the question the BBC reporter asks is "what are the implications for education"? I ask a question from an information scientist perspective "What does it mean for such schools' libraries and and their online resource management?"
In their words, what is a school librarian to do (assuming there is one) in such environments to support learning, reading, and information seeking across languages?
Your thoughts, experiences, pointers to similar situations and best practices are very welcome! I'm also looking for research on this topic (from case studies to robust stats). Much appreciate it!
I am a PhD student and I want to know more softwares used by digital libraries. I know some like Greenstone, Digibis or Fedora, but I would like to know other relevant existing software.
TC, that is the abbreviation for thin or terminal client, has been in use for more than a decade but I've got familiar with the technology about five years ago. From that time I've used three generations of the technology for different purposes. I believe that despite its drawbacks it has many promises for small and rural libraries in reducing the costs of maintenance, energy consumption, upgrade, viruses infection etc. Have you ever used it? What is your idea about it? What are the drawbacks?
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I´m looking for information about search strategies in medicine databases like Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central in order to select information about one topic in a prefesional way.
I cannot find it in the official lists of Thomson Reuters or similar databases and the impact factor listed on their webpage is based on citations of their articles but an unofficial one.
Thanks for this article. In citation networks, it is often difficult to account for negative citations. This article may help us come up with a way to deal with this problem. Any thoughts on this challenge (from anyone in scientometrics) are welcome!
Over one hundred years several of the researchers had developed a set of different expectations about the future of the librarianship, some of these expectations have been achieved but also others did not. I hope that people in this group who are interested in this topic cooperate with me to: (1) provide some of these expectations (2) define the analyzing method that had applied by these researchers to conclude these expectations.
I want to run a controlled experiment to test students' understanding and correlate it with other parameters. I will give them a passage to read and then ask them some questions relating to the passage via multiple choice questionnaire. I want to know if this method will effectively test their understanding.
I have been thinking about why we use social networking tools for research from the point of view of the motivation of the researcher. In other words to answer the What, Why and How questions. I have summarised my ideas in this document. I would welcome any suggestions or refinements.
See also this link to a newsletter article on available on RG. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259074439_Using_social_networking_tools_for_research_purposes
The role of non-librarians doing paraprofessional jobs, like check-in, check-out, copy cataloging, shelving, and others has allowed libraries to ask librarians on concentrate more on authority control, advanced reference services, original cataloging, library automation, collection development,and other functions. However, to place non-degreed librarians as managers (whatever their title may be--director or dean of library, or university librarian), may lead to no progress or reverse progress of the library because they have no experience and they have a wrong perception about the library, such as anybody can run the library and you do not need a library degree to head the library.
I am researching on the data sharing behaviour of academic researchers in a particular research field - with the aim of conducting an empirical study in 2014. Currently I am working on a systematic review of studies in order to build a decent framework for the interview. Though I have already checked the most prominent multidisciplinary databanks, I wanted to make sure that nothing important slips through my fingers. In advance - thank you very much for the feedback. Much appreciated.
I'd like to compare the circulation rates of print books received as gifts against those that we purchased. I know that the usage rates are not normally distributed, so using common methods based on normal distributions (e.g. t-test) would not be appropriate. But I'm not sure that the rates are Poisson, either. I've found a few articles that mention other distributions, such as binomial, negative binomial and beta binomial, but I'm not that knowledgeable about these distributions.
I'm going to submit a research article to a journal. One has an impact index (4.57) while another journal has an impact factor (0.785). So I am a little confused about the impact index and impact factor, can anyone suggest which one of the journals is preferred for submitting my research article?
The revised RG Score uses the reputation of those who view, comment or interact with you to calculate your score. The higher their score the greater the impact on your score will be. However, where disciplines traditionally score lower in citation counts, journal impact factors etc. they will start with a lower base. This would be true of social sciences and humanities and whichever category Librarianship and Information Science currently resides. Should RG introduce discipline norms so that your score is greater than XX% in discipline A, as well as your score is greater than XX% in ResearchGate?
Evaluations made by the users of information constitutes one of the methods used to diagnose the state of an information system. However this method needs to be applied with great caution. Users’ evaluations certainly help to identify those elements of a system whose functioning deviates significantly from the norm, in both negative and positive senses. However such evaluations should not be treated as direct assessments of the system. This is because users’ evaluations are dependent on many factors, one of which is the intensity of system use.
I am working with an organization which is working on developing e-learning material for engineering education. We are seeking assistance for accuracy and comprehensiveness of the content developed in our lab.
It's been about four years now that I've got interested in using TC technologies in different aspects of library such as administration, search, etc. Recently, I started using the technology for substituting printed references like Britannica with a digital version. If there is a similar experience I would like to know and if possible cooperate.
I produced this guide for a professional group who are - in the UK - moving from training based in the workplace to Higher Education/University based qualification. As this group are new to Higher Education the community knowledge about the publication process is weak. It's based in part on my own experience. Would welcome any comments or feedback [ http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/nwas-library-and-information-service/guides/guide-to-getting-published-for-allied-health-professionals ]
I would like to organise lot of PDF's sitting in my PC. As both Papers and Mendeley are avaialble for windows desktop, I need valuable suggestion (Pros and cons) from the RG users as I need to choose one them for my PC.
I am doing a research study on the information behaviour (i.e., how do people interact, approach, and use information for a variety of purposes) of women researchers and one of the things that I want to explore is the influence of cultural norms on the information behaviour of this group. Any ideas about what methods would work to investigate how social and cultural factors (e.g., norms) influence people's information behaviour?
In a recent quality review of Library & Information Services in the UK Health Sector measured on 49 indicators, two indicators referred to Knowledge Management. They are quite specific relating to participation as an information expert in a project or workstream, outside the Library but within the orgnaisation served. I had three questions on this topic: 1) Would you consider a well run Library & Information Service as delivering Knowledge Management; 2) Is is necessary to demonstrate additional work to prove Knowledge Management credentials beyond the normal delivery of Library & Information Services; 3) in terms of the knowledge management theory / ideology where do Library & Information Services interact with their models of knowledge management within organisations?
I am looking for a better term than the Virtual Library to describe a Library that is completely electronic. My thought is that it describes a negative, that is, not a physical library. Also links the library to technology, the means of delivery of information not the purpose of the library. There must be a better term?
ETD Electronic Thesis and Dissertations should have anti plagiarism software, otherwise any body can just download full texts online and change the topic and area can submit to any Universities to get the Ph.D or masters degree.
If the first option is google, what will be the future of the library?.
Interesting report from OCLC.
Online Catalogs: What Users and Librarians Want .
An end user’s expectations and work practices on the Web influence his or her decision to use a library online catalog.OCLC, 2008.
"The findings suggest two traditions of information organization at work—one from librarianship and the other from the Web. Librarians’ perspectives about data quality remain highly influenced by their profession’s classical principles of information organization, while end users’ expectations of data quality arise largely from their experiences of how information is organized on popular Web sites. What is needed now is to integrate the best of both worlds in new, expanded definitions of what “quality” means in library online catalogs."
Executive summary [OCLC]
Hi, I'm enquiring from the Solomon Islands, a victim country of the "tyranny of distance". I would so much appreciate any information regarding online courses, programmes, etc, which are legally done on line for accredited qualification. Please advise on any worthy information.