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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 ...
Information Access for Disabled Students
Disabled students who makes relatively small part of the academic society are in risk to disappear among all other students, due to their communication and mobility difficulties have less possibilities to satisfy their ...
Information Literacy and Communication
A Theoretical Approach to an Interdisciplinary Issue
As the existing literature shows, many models of IL, as well as curricula point towards the close ties between IL and communication. IL is closely connected to literacy and functional literacy in their traditional sense, ...
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 ...
Workers and Libraries
A Question of Class in Public Library Developmentin Sweden
For what purposes are public libraries established? Who do the founders intend to reach with the activities of the libraries? How does the question of goals of public library work develop over time? These are important ...
What Librarians Need2Know
Instant Messaging and Chat as Reference Services in Public Libraries
Need2Know is the name of a test work made by the public libraries of Aalborg, Denmark. Using MSN Messenger as a tool for synchronous reference service the project tested if it is possible to reach new library users with ...
“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 ...
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 ...
Who is Everyone?
Hidden Barriers to Information Provision for a Certain Clientele. Considerations of a New Information Policy to a Local Base on the Background of German and International Experiences.
Hidden access to information caused by lacking technological skills, language barriers, insufficient information literacy and last not least by problems of the copyright laws are known and frequently discussed by ...
A Virtual Exhibition of Open Source Software for Libraries
Frequently the choice of a library management program is conditioned by social, economic and/or political factors that result in the selection of a system that is not altogether suitable for the library’s needs, ...