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Are Portuguese School Libraries Providing Access toInformation for Everyone?
The Case of 20 Selected Ones
This paper aims at describing the today’s reality of 20 school libraries (SL) belonging to Portuguese public basic integrated schools (Escolas Básicas Integradas, EBIs), which were in the school libraries network (Rede ...
Are You Giving Me Attitude?
The Attitudes of Three Researchers in Sweden Concerning the Open-Access Initiative
Our goal with this study is to gauge the attitudes towards Open-Access publication amongst researchers in Sweden. Open-Access is a relatively new concept, which emerged in formalised form for the first time in the 2001 ...
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 ...
Save Police Time, Beat Yourself UP
The Problem of Self-Censorship
The legal, regulatory, administrative and policing structures of censorship and related forms of information suppression are well known and widely discussed. The much more insidious phenomenon of self-censorship is paid ...
Towards Open Scholarship at the University of Pretoria
World-wide the research paradigm is in the process of expanding into e-research and open scholarship. This implies new ways of collaboration, dissemination and reuse of research results, specifically via the Web. In the ...
Public Libraries in the Service of Culture
Providing Cultural Information on the Websites ofMajor Hungarian Public Libraries
It is clear to see that a library built for the general population is expected to serve new roles in the 21st century. The most likely role taken up by the library is to live on as a cultural centre. The paper reviews ...
The Meeting Room
Libraries as Community Centers for Culturally Diverse Populations
The purpose of this paper is to investigate what role libraries play as a space within a community. This paper examines library usage by ethnic minorities in the United States and Denmark, and looks at how a library’s ...
The Role of Public Libraries in e-Inclusion
Despite of many actions taken to speed-up the diffusion and adoption of ICT, Lithuania is still the not satisfactory situation. The annual report 2007 of European Union i2010 Strategy has stated that “from a low background ...
OPACs' Users' Interface - Do They Need Any Improvements?
Discussion on Tools, Technology, and Methodology
Current paper attempts to answer an “exotic” question of usability of OPACs'. The possibilities of implementation of a web usability research in improving efficiency of on-line catalogues interfaces is discussed. Search ...