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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address a somewhat under‐researched aspect of readers' advisory services in public libraries in North America, namely, readers' advisory for immigrant readers, with a particular emphasis on the readers' advisory interaction/interview....
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe how malware can harm the library's computers, and how technology can be used to protect them, in a way that can be understood by the non‐technical. Design/methodology/approach – The searches encompassed articles and books on the issues of...
Purpose – The purpose of this column is to discuss the importance of continuing professional education for working librarians whose skills and knowledge need to be kept up to date in order to best serve the public. Design/methodology/approach – The approach takes the form of a literature...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a quantitative analysis of the “messiness” of the social tags in folksonomies to see how useful they might be for general search and retrieval in library catalogs. Design/methodology/approach – The study harvested tags for ten books from...
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to present some results from research undertaken into the information behaviour of European Documentation Centre (EDC) users. It will reflect on the practices of a group of 234 users of 55 EDCs covering 21 Member States of the European Union (EU), used to...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a flavour of the content of the American Library Association Midwinter Conference held in Boston in January 2010. Design/methodology/approach – This is a first time conference attendee's description of the issues, content, networking, speakers...
Purpose – This paper seeks to highlight elements of and assumptions for an inclusive planning process which guided the transformation of an information commons into a learning commons over a six‐year period. It aims to present case study within the context of the North American higher...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relevance of local studies collections and contributions from local studies librarians to a Norwegian local history wiki. Design/methodology/approach – The paper focuses on access to metadata in the form of bibliographies, databases and...
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