Questions related to Library Science
Many people have same question, how to get inactive/discontinued master journal list of web of science? It is very useful in various studies. I'll very pleased, if anybody can help me to get it.
There are several journals with varying impact factors. Still we find journals having no impact factor. I want to know whether the impact or importance of a researcher becomes less to a scientific community when he/she publishes a paper in a journal with low impact factor or no impact factor?
Do to the development in ICTs, the role of libraries is also changing. In line with this, we need to revisit the traditional Library Science curriculum. What are major major changes expected in the curriculum?
Do to the development in ICTs, the role of libraries is also changing. In line with this, we need to revisit the traditional Library Science curriculum. What are major major changes expected in the curriculum?
Due to the development in ICTs, the role of libraries is also changing. In line with this, we need to revisit the traditional Library Science curriculum. What are major major changes expected in the curriculum?
I want to make a tool that indexes a wide range of newspapers and then allows you to search for articles based on certain attributes.
How do newspaper indexing databases usually work? Do you have to ask the various newspaper for permission to index their content? Do they offer an API? Or do you have to build some kind of scraping tool, to generate the article abstracts yourself?
Thanks very much.
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.
When I use Hiscite to analyze the retrieved results, it shows that the 356 items I've searched for are totally irrelevant, which seems quite unlikely. I noticed that the LCS column of these 356 items are all "0" (Capture1), and the export buttom of "including the references cited" are missing (Capture2). So I was wondering do they stop providing the service of Hiscite or is there a solution in this case?
We have just implemented an application that will enrich worldcat records with keywords and abstracts that we have in our local systems, concerning certain OCN’s.
This works quite good, except for abstracts that contain non latin1 characters. Being a life science library we offer abstracts that contain scientific characters. When we enter these manually, using record manager this is no problem at all. Just works fine.
When we use the meta data api to do exactly the same, we get an error response saying “The data must use valid Latin1 characters”.
To make sure we are offering UTF-8 we have explicitly said in the http PUT header, that we are offering UTF-8, but this does not help.
Does the metadata API validation not accept UTF-8 at all or is there another way to tell the api we are sending UTF-8 ?
Dear RG community,
I'm currently working on a literature review and I'm looking for information literacy conceptual frameworks and standards. I'm looking for contribution proposed in the scientific literature in information science (or related fields) or proposed by educational institutions or information professionals institutions (e.g SCONUL, ACRL...). I'm interested in any contributions that defines/describes the nature/scope/levels of competences/skills/knowledge/etc...that should be mastered by individuals to be "information literate". I'm also interested in any contribution from other fields (e.g media literacy, digital literacy...) if they are related in some ways with questions of human-information interaction. I'd like to discover contributions from any country if an english/french version is available.
Thanks in advance for your help,
How we can evaluate the performance of libraries? Is this topic related to commerce or library science?
I’ve just been thinking about where library science has been, where library science research is today, and where library science research is heading in the future.
I wonder what big problems have been solved, what big problems are we working on today, and what problems can we dream to solve through future library science research?
Open science is advocated by science funders, policy makers, and increasingly scientific communities. Yet, it seems there is little research on the effects of making data and code available, publishing open access or reaching out to the public (e.g. citizen science).
Do you know of studies that measure what effect open science practices have within academia (e.g. increase in citations) OR outside academia (e.g. commercial use of data)?
Please help me collecting hard evidence for the assumption that "open science" is in fact beneficial for scientists, science, and society at large.
Any source recommendations, studies, grey literature on the topic would help.
Thank you very much!
While digital libraries have information systems as subsystems inside them, their behavior may not be of an information system. If this claim is true, then we can not assess the digital library using methods that are useful for IS, like CSF(critical success factor) or TAM(technology adoption model).
How does your library (or institution) deal with foreign language information (as well as bi-, tri-, multilingual materials and resources) in terms of organizing it? Have you had any issues? Have you found solutions? I would most welcome a discussion, anecdotes, and pointers to the instructional materials on these issues or sources for standards and best practices would be most welcome. Thank you!
Since academic libraries are considered non-profit organizations, one needs a special way to evaluate this kind of a library. Any suggestions ?
I am scoping a potential research project based on the library of Dmitrije Mitrinovic and his circle, which is held at Bradford, following on from the recently completed cataloguing of his archive. The library includes complex multi-lingual annotations and other engagements with books as artefacts, which we believe will offer further insights into Mitrinovic's work in politics and culture. Most of the books are mainstream C19 and C20 titles from standard publishers. Has anyone worked on similar annotated libraries?
How to set up a commodities collection - books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and databases - in a business library?
I just looking for the comprehensive definition of embedded librarian. Please share include the information source/references, Thank You.
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
i want to compare some countries published articles on the issue of library and information science from scopus database. so how can extract this information?
Dear colleagues, These days I am reading my Ph.D. I need to read some existed literature about methodologies, criteria selection procedures, and model setting about Library ranking systems before start my proposal on "Multiple Criteria Decision Modeling for Library Ranking". I have limited access to some databases. therefore, needed your help asap. Thanks a lot.
I'm organising 2 events (half day seminars) for International Open Access week and have read some literature around evaluation. I'm hoping to publish my findings. Specifically I'd like to measure whether the seminar 1) increases peoples awareness of OA and 2) influences them to promote OA in their organisations. I'm also interested in demonstrating that collaborative events between the academic & health sector leads to better outcomes. Any advice appreciated.
My research purpose to measure the relationship between the implementation of knowledge management on the academic libraries with the librarian's communication skills. I read some books, they were to general to describe 'knowledge management', I just looking for the indicators of 'the implementation of knowledge management specific on the academic libraries'. May be any one can help me? Thank You.
I'm setting up a digital archive of the hardcopies in our library archival collection, which were donated to the library over many years. I'm currently writing a paper on this activity.
Sometimes we found difficulty to breakdown the theory into the points or indicators. Then the indicators will be arrange to be a questionnaire. The fastest way to solve it only use the similar past research questionnaire, but sometimes the questionnaire was not appropriate with the current condition. So I would like to ask, is it possible if I improve the the research instrument from the past research to adapting with the current condition?
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.
A few years ago S. Nicholson and J. Stanton defined "bibliomining" as "application of DM tools to large amounts of data associated with library systems". I'm looking for implementations of this concept (from the last 10 years): information about research, projects, tools, algorythms etc.
Subject analysis is a fundamental and cruicial step in the identification of the subject of a work or resource. What steps are part of the subject analysis process? What cognitive aspects are included in subject analysis by the cataloger, indexer or classifier?
The question is regarding library classification systems, like DDC, UDC, LoCC, etc.
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?
I am particularly looking for role of libraries in not just preserving indigenous knowledge and but also helping the original people of the land to benefit from it.
We maintained our library catalogue with Koha. We would like to catalogue open access journal/book in our resources so that users can access online all records through our OPAC. Can we add all open access journals/books in our library catalogue? Is it any copyright issues on this act?
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.
Please advise the program for WinOS as a file manager that allows to create and store groups of downloaded papers and other references, so that it was possible to group them on multiple labels (tags)? Eg, sort by the author, and other categories: theoretical works, experimental, a methods like A, a methods like B... . The folder tree structure allows you to group only by one parameter. But ideally, I would like to do more than 10 categories.
I think, any databases allows to do that, but maybe exist simple solutions specialized for researchers?
I see there are a large variety of solutions
first of all, I need:
- quick and easy access to the already downloaded papers that are in folders on my PC (multiple PC?)
- grouping and sorting them by label
- the ability to quickly export citations to bibTEX
- convenient access to citations for each paper in Google-scholar
What programs do you use?
How can one specify the number of remote electronic resources in the annual report of the library? In what units is this measured? Do I need to add their numbers to the total library collection?
I am interested in articles on the history of LIS studies - especially in Spain and Poland.
But also in European countries. Do you have any brilliant suggestions?
IS SciVerse Scopus and Scopus Indexing are same? If not how to check wheather a journal SCiVerse Scopus indexed?
Most repositories provide statistics on the number of views and/or downloads of papers. Some, like those using the Digital Commons software as platform, also support altmetrics. I am interested to know which subject repositories, offering this functionality, are preferred/used .
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 have a data set consisting of several heptapeptides, I want to create a non-redundant library out of it, there several are tools such as cd-hit which are reported to perform well but due to lack of expertise I am unable to use this tools.can anyone guide through setting up parameters in the cd-hit online server?
Libraries have a major function to use digital technologies (the internet) in order to provide bibliographical information services to the net community.
The research aims at looking into how library design and architecture has changed over the period of time and what role did textures play in that. Since texture is closely related to light, the amount of light in the built mass also affects the texture of the building.
Furthermore, I am trying to look into ancient libraries of the world till the most modern and sophisticated library designed today. In earlier times, libraries were a place to store information and where elite group of people were allowed. Eventually notion of public library developed and how then, different materials and play of light played role in the design of library to make it more "Public".
What eras of architecture should be considered and which prominent library of different eras could be selected for the study?
Pubmed is now with minimal staff, due to the lack of finances from the US government. Why does not the publishing industry, which makes profits with articles selling and journals subscriptions (that are mainly accessed via PubMed), pay for NCBI essential services?
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.
A Quick Response (QR code) is a two-dimensional barcode. QR codes are being used widely for the promotion of products in different areas. In Brazil, the use of this instrument is still under-explored. I would like to know more about its usage by libraries.
We are collecting suggestions for planning the work of Tomsk State University Library. So, researchers point of view is very important.
I am looking for information (and publications) about projects (especially European ones) of designing the study programmes in LIS field. I know about "European Curriculum Reflections on Library and Information Science Education", initiatives of EUCLID, and Euroguide LIS, but maybe you could recommend something more? I am interested in international initiatives, but also in national ones like the spanish "Libro Blanco - titulo de grado en Información y Documentación".
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 have unfinished business: to improve my articles’ citation metrics. The idea that currently exists in academia, if you want to do something and not just stand still and be passive, is to obtain citations. It’s a process to follow with your papers, during the drafting of the paper, before and after publishing in journals to get the coveted citations.
My team has recently conducted a bibliometric analysis in Medicine in Latin America, but It took us quite a time to develop it. Now we are exploring new areas to investigate more in our conclusions, but we are curious as to whether there is any training available in bibliometric methods and tools in order to optimize our work.
For a paper in university I had to look for blogs made by scientists. Although I searched under "scholarly communication" I mostly found blogs made by journalists. I found only very few blogs made by scientists and I also found very few blogs made by scientific librarians who treated topics in library science. I found no such blogs in German.
Most readers pay attention and read a research paper when its 'Title" generates interest. However, exact statement of the main finding as 'Title' educates the 'in-field' researcher.
I am using Ubuntu from long back and now want to try cent OS for creating server for KOHA (i.e Library automation Software) but really don't know how good Cent OS is. Will KOHA effectively run on cent OS as it does with Ubuntu?
From the 1990s so many DLs have been designed and implemented around the world. According to T. Sarasevic, there have been a few projects on assessment of DLs. I am examining the literature for some evidences for and against Sarasevic's statement.
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?
In Bahrain, healthcare organizations encourage healthcare professionals to advance their knowledge to facilitate introducing change in the care of patients. One of the free services provided to nurses is the accessibility to the library of healthcare resources such as the digital library. The statistics obtained by librarians show a decline in the number of nurses using DLS resources. Any suggestions?
For instance, when we offer a library workshop, how do we show adminstration that our work is valuable in aiding the goals and purposes of the community.