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Going Digital in Italy
Obstacles Concerning Access to Digital Libraries
This paper presents the findings of a user survey, promoted and financed by the Digital Renaissance Foundation in Italy. Digital resources and the Web are continuing to offer many opportunities to improve the access to ...
Collaborating through Real-Time VoIP and Visual Search
This paper describes the importance of allowing human-human collaboration in the information-seeking task by modeling the task using Charnov’s Marginal Gain Theorem. Highlighting areas of potential gain, the paper then ...
Do Knowledge and New Technologies Need a NewEpistemology?
We suggest a historical and epistemological treatment of the theme of access to information and its means: the changes in the means of access and the value given to knowledge in Western history from Plato to nowadays. ...
Creative Commons Licences
New Ways of Granting and Utilising Access to Information
This paper is introducing Creative Commons Licences (CCL) as an innovative model of flexible open content licences. After integrating this concept in the conflicting priorities of „intellectual property“ and „digital ...
Linking Teaching and Learning
A Longitudinal Approach to the Assessment ofInformation Literacy
This paper presents a project of Information Literacy carried out at the University of Parma (Italy). A multi-year Information Literacy programme is offered to a group of students attending the Environmental Sciences ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Help Users Search!
Prototyping an Online Help System for OPACs
Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) are not self-explanatory, and help searching them should be a standard feature. Access to library information should not be an adventure game. Unfortunately that goal is far away. ...