Research in Library Science is conducted in many areas covering multiple questions, but one thing shared is data collection. Qualitative and quantitative information to support the question at hand are necessary to validate the needs or phenomenon or trends (Wildemuth, 2009). Transaction logs and focus groups are two valuable data collection techniques. Transaction Logs Whenever a person logs onto and begins to use a computer in the library, different kinds of information are automatically collected into transaction logs (Jansen, 2006). Sullenger (1997) recommends transaction logs “be examined by librarians to analyze how patrons use the catalog, what features they are using, and to see what areas of searching are problematic” (p. 21).
An information retrieval system (IRS) is the activity of obtaining information resources relevant to an information need for a collection of information resources. Searches can be based on metadata or on full text (or content based) indexing. The automated information retrieval system is used to reduce what has been called “information overload”. Many universities and public libraries use information retrieval system to provide access to books, journals, and other documents. Web search engines are the most visible information retrieval application.
The information we learn in these situations can be directly incorporated into the services a library offers through their web site. For example, if you have many people going to the circulation desk to renew a book instead of using the libraries web site this is an indicator that patrons either can not find the service on the site or do not know that it exists. Another great thing to do is to take a look at the reference statistics and the questions that patrons are asking at the reference desk. The information that you collect is great resource to understand the types of information people need help in locating. If you have a high number of questions that are similar in nature the... ... middle of paper ... ... do not read every word on each page, but instead scan them to find what we need.
Four North American institutions – The Smithsonian Institution, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Digital Public Library of America, & The Library of Congress – elected to develop their mission around the accessibility of their collections to all, by any means possible (Feigel, 2015, p. 5). As digital technology becomes more ubiquitous, museums need to incorporate the trend of digitization in order to sustain the interest of their
Abstract. Library 2.0 consists of many applications which are based from the Web 2.0 application and tools. There are many Library 2.0 tools that can be applied in academic libraries and the use of Library 2.0 tools are varying according to its function which can benefit the academic libraries. The objective of this study is to investigate whether librarians in academic libraries are practising Library 2.0, their awareness level, use of Library 2.0 in their organisation, their acceptance toward Library 2.0 application in their organisation and to access if they face problems in using Library 2.0. The study will use quantitative approach which involves librarians from three academic university libraries.
It concludes with the remarks that the library and information science professional should take advantage of new opportunities offered by the Digital libraries. Keywords: Digital library, Prerequisite, procedures, Infrastructure of DL, collection and services INTRODUCTION: The library is considered as an institution whose basic responsibility is to preserve the books and makes them accessible for those who have interest of them. 1 The basic characteristic of a good library is its complete identification with its institution, the measures of its excellence is the extent to which its resources and services support the institution’s academic pursuits.2 The basic objective of any library to acquire, store, organize and disseminate information and knowledge in the variety of file and format. The increase in the variety of information needs, nature of publications and structure of library has created the complexity in the functions and management of the library which has changed the job of the librarian as information or knowledge manager instead of store keeper of the book house. “The world is... ... middle of paper ... ...s the needs of the target users.
Libraries are continually dealing with the difficulties to adjust and maintain collections with varying materials and to deliver them to their users in a timely fashion. An example of this is that the internet now holds texts of standard r... ... middle of paper ... ...st. Interlibrary loans and document delivery Apart of every library’s approach to collection development is the factors that affect them during the selection process. Works Cited Hardy, G., & Davies, T. (2007). Letting the patrons choose: using EBL as a method for unmediated acquisition of ebook materials. Paper presented at the Information Online 2007 : 13th Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Exhibition and Conference.
I believe that both of these sites are excellent sources of information because they demonstrate authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency and coverage. According to GCU Library Tutorial (n.d.), each category that is evaluated when checking web sites has distinct characteristic that are designed to help a person decide if the web site will be useful in the research process. The first point to check is authority which mainly looks at the author of the page. When evaluating authority, you must be able to verify the author’s credential as well as veryify if the page has copyright credit (LIBRARY). Authority also consists of being able to contact either the author or editor by email, phone or main (LIBRARY).
(2002). Privacy: An interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Retrieved from (-- removed HTML --) . Fernandez, P. (2015). “Through the looking glass: Envisioning new library technologies” securing your digital library with encryption.
Digital libraries are libraries in which collections are stored in a digital format. A digital library has also been known as a virtual or electronic library. In this essay, different types of digital libraries will be compared. This essay will provide an in depth look at the many different digital library programs that have had a profound impact on the field of digital libraries. Archival formats will be explored.