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Abstract The relationship between physical resources and their usability has been measured quantitatively and qualitatively in evaluations of libraries abroad as well as in Korea, with the objectives of improving service levels and management results. As the techniques used by libraries and the...
Abstract Independent community libraries have sprouted in Indonesian cities and villages since around 2001, with the Ministry of Education estimating that there are now at least 5,400 of them in operation. These libraries, called reading gardens ( Taman Bacaan ), offer books, magazines and,...
Abstract This study examines amateur genealogists' satisfaction with a variety of available resources, ranging from specialized library services to search engines. Surveys were placed in both State Historical Society of Iowa libraries and sent to reading room librarians to uncover what resources...
There appears to be an increasing interest within library and information studies (LIS) in so-called indigenous or traditional knowledge. Discussions on usefulness and applicability of indigenous knowledge in development seem to be motivating electronic documentation and the creation of...
Abstract Blogging, though a relatively new phenomenon, has gained vast popularity, and blogs have become a central feature and an essential information channel in the Web 2.0 information world. The current research seeks to expand our understanding, and examine comments written by readers of LIS...
Abstract The rapid rise of Wikipedia as an information source has placed the traditional role of librarians as information gatekeepers and guardians under scrutiny with much of the professional literature suggesting that librarians are polarized over the issue of whether Wikipedia is a useful...
The article presents the results of a research aimed at identifying the level and character of the engagement of Polish academic libraries in creating, maintaining and offering online free bibliographic databases and full-text collections of e-prints written by the employees of their parent...
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