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The Open University Library in Your Pocket  [cached]
Keren Michele Mills,Hassan Sheikh
Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology , 2010,
Abstract: The Open University library is working to support mobile learners through provision of mobile access to information management skills tutorials, the library website, and the library helpdesk. In 2007, we joined hands with the Athabasca University library team to develop the first mobile-friendly version of our library website. Since then, we have been actively researching and developing around other mobile library services, and more recently have consulted users to identify their requirements and what services they’d prefer to access through mobile phones. Recommendations from this user consultation (and from other sources, including regular users’ feedback and by tracking user behavior through Google Analytics) include revamping the mobile version of the Library website to offer only the most used services on the home page, implementing SMS (Short Messaging Service) such as loan reminders or library reference service, and developing a consolidated search to offer results from various sources including the library catalogue and e-journals collection.
Use of Library Catalogue in Nigerian University Libraries: A Focus on Redeemer’s University Library
Adeniran Pauline Oghenekaro
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104532
The library as a service oriented organization is expected to provide the bibliographic resources and services channeled towards the fulfillment of its parent institution’s goals and objectives. The library ensures that the resources so provided are well organized to allow easy access by the library users. The library users are expected to access the library resources with ease and use same maximally while at university. This paper examines the use of library catalogue in Nigerian university libraries with special emphasis on the Redeemer’s University library, Osun State, Nigeria. Two hundred and fifty-one (251) students who used the library during the period of the study formed the sample for the study. A questionnaire was used as a data collection instrument for the study. The study revealed that a majority of the students do not use the library catalogue even though they are aware of the existence of the library catalogue. The researcher recommended therefore that a periodic user education programme be organized for the students to enable them to acquire the necessary skills of using the catalogue.
Importance of objectives of the library catalogue to the users
Marija Petek
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2000,
Abstract: The objectives of the library catalogue are examined. According to the Paris agreement, the catalogue should be an efficient instrument for ascertaining vvhether the library holds a particular book, vvhich works of a particular author, and which editions of a work are located in the library. The differences between a literary and bibliographic unit is also indicated. We would like to find out vvhether these objectives serve library users as well as vvhich objective is more important: finding or collocation.
User Friendly Line CAPTCHAs  [PDF]
A. K. B. Karunathilake,B. M. D. Balasuriya,R. G. Ragel
Computer Science , 2014, DOI: 10.1109/ICIINFS.2009.5429864
Abstract: CAPTCHAs or reverse Turing tests are real-time assessments used by programs (or computers) to tell humans and machines apart. This is achieved by assigning and assessing hard AI problems that could only be solved easily by human but not by machines. Applications of such assessments range from stopping spammers from automatically filling online forms to preventing hackers from performing dictionary attack. Today, the race between makers and breakers of CAPTCHAs is at a juncture, where the CAPTCHAs proposed are not even answerable by humans. We consider such CAPTCHAs as non user friendly. In this paper, we propose a novel technique for reverse Turing test - we call it the Line CAPTCHAs - that mainly focuses on user friendliness while not compromising the security aspect that is expected to be provided by such a system.
Bibliographic relationships in library catalogue
Marija Petek
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2004,
Abstract: Bibliographic relationships are very interesting but not very much dealt with or written about. Although Panizzi was aware of the significance of bibliograhic relationships in the catalogue, theoretical and empirical research began only in the 70s of the 20th century. It is believed that bibliographic relationships are not identified at all or are identified only implicitly. This is the reason for search problems and inaccuracy.
Use of Online Public Access Catalogue at Annamalai University Library
International Journal of Information Science , 2012, DOI: 10.5923/j.ijis.20120206.01
Abstract: The patrons in the library can search the bibliographic database and find specific information online. The search facility also aprises the user about the availability of each item for circulation, including current status of individual copies of a title and reserve status. It also shows titles on order displaying current status in acquisition. This paper examines Online Public Access Catalogue usage by the students, research scholars and faculty of Annamalai University Library. A questionnaire-based survey on use of OPAC was conducted for Annamalai University Library on various categories of users such as faculty members, research scholars and postgraduate students, covering different disciplines such as Arts, Science, Engineering, Medicine and Agriculture sciences. The paper discusses various aspects of OPAC such as frequency of use, purpose, satisfaction level, etc. The results of the study show that only one third of the respondents used OPAC frequently. The study also found that majority of users consulted OPAC to know the availability and location of the requisite documents.
The oldest preserved Slovenian library catalogue - part 2  [PDF]
Stanislav Ju?ni?
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2008,
Abstract: The Protestant part of Filip Terpin’s library catalogue (1655) is presented. Terpin’s listing was the oldest preserved library catalogue in the area of today’s Slovenia, with the exception of some Ljubljana Protestant registers. The research focuses on the natural history works connected with the Protestants. Several former owners of the Gornji Grad books were put in the limelight.
School library user studies
Zdenka Verli?
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2002,
Abstract: The analysis of the results of a questionnaire answered by Slovene primary and secondary school librarians is presented in the article. The purpose of the study was to determine if library user studies were being performed in our school libraries. It was confirmed that more studies had been conducted by school librarians with a completed higher level of education, by librarians with adequate (library and information sciences) education and also by the librarians participating in life-long learning in their professional field than by other librarians. An important factor influencing increased user studies was also librarians’ membership in the Slovene librarian professional organization.
Civilizing the Library User in an Academic System
Abbas Hamisu
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105767
To civilize the library user in an academic base system means educating the student via a structured library user education procedure. The inability of students to use the library as expected is a problem. The objective of this study was to promote student library usage via the mechanics of effective library user education services. Therefore, the specific objectives were to find out the available user education methods used by the college library of Federal College of Education Zaria, and to also find out the possible ways to improving user education services of the library. The population of the study constituted the professional library staff. And case study method was used, alongside interview as an instrument for data collection. Data collected was analyzed using simple frequency and percentage of responses. Findings of the study indicated that five methods were readily in place for educating students in the use of the college library. Other improved methods were also suggested by the library staff. The study concluded on the note that the majority of the professional library staff (77.8%) are bachelor degree holders in library studies. Among recommendations given were the use of online platforms such as library website, and social media, among others.
User-friendly explanations for constraint programming  [PDF]
Narendra Jussien,Samir Ouis
Computer Science , 2001,
Abstract: In this paper, we introduce a set of tools for providing user-friendly explanations in an explanation-based constraint programming system. The idea is to represent the constraints of a problem as an hierarchy (a tree). Users are then represented as a set of understandable nodes in that tree (a cut). Classical explanations (sets of system constraints) just need to get projected on that representation in order to be understandable by any user. We present here the main interests of this idea.
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