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Improving Subject Searching in Databases through aCombination of Descriptors and UDC
Problems with subject access to online catalogues and databases are not new. Studies on the use of OPACs have revealed two apparently endemic problems: on the one hand, the large number of searches with zero hits (failed ...
ICT in the Workplace
Access for All or Digital Divide?
The paper presents the findings of research into the extent and impact of restricted access to ICT based communications for specific groups of staff in UK further and higher education organisations. Educational institutions ...
Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS)
Meeting the Unique Needs of Transportation Professionals?
Free, public access to TRIS Online is hosted by the National Transportation Library, although it has existed since the early 1970’s. The paper offers a user-focused methodology to answer the research question “Is TRIS ...
Libraries in Society
Openness from a Historic and Present Perspective
The purpose of the paper is to investigate the phenomenon of openness in relation to library development. The term openness is presented and related to library development from historical and theoretical perspectives. ...
Keeping Libraries Alive Behind Bars
A Study of NSW Corrective Services Libraries
Libraries in prisons in Australia are traditionally repositories of old, second hand books, staffed (if at all) by an inmate who can hopefully read. The NSW Department of Corrective Services is attempting to change this ...
Towards the Introduction of an Institutional Repository
Basic Principles and Concepts
In this article the principles and benefits of open access are described which can be achieved with the help of institutional repositories. The advantages of a repository are depicted as well as the spread throughout the ...
The Limits of Intellectual Freedom
Why the IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom is not followed in Denmark
The purpose of this paper is to examine the limits of providing access to information for everyone in Denmark compared to the 1999 IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom. There are several aspects of decrease ...
Integration von Bibliothek und Rechenzentrum: Königsweg oder Sackgasse?
Britische Erfahrungen aus deutscher Perspektive
Eine Studienreise führte den Autor im März 2006 zu sieben englischen Universitäten, um der Frage nachzugehen, ob die Integration von Bibliothek und Hochschulrechenzentrum (sowie weiterer Einrichtungen) ein „Silver bullet ...
Open Access versus Copyright
Legal Issues and the Norwegian Ask the Library Service (Biblioteksvar.no)
The paper discusses the copyright issues in the Norwegian ATL service, and looks at ways to circumvent the legal pitfalls. The similar services in Denmark (Biblioteksvagten) and Sweden (Fråga biblioteket) are compared. ...
“Well, it’s Difficult, Very Difficult”
A Qualitative Study of the Gender Equality Work Aimed at Users at Three Public Libraries in Gothenburg
This paper examines how gender equality work aimed at users is practised at three public libraries in Gothenburg. The underlying factors if gender equality work is not practised are also explored. The theoretical starting ...