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How to reach library users who cannot reach libraries?
Dragana Ljui?
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2002,
Abstract: The article discusses the ways of getting library activities closer to the individuals or groups of users who have difficulties to or cannot visit the library themselves. The author presents the services offered by the Maribor Public Library and discusses how one of the basic human rights – the right to the access of cultural goods, knowledge and information - is exercised also through library activities. By enabling access to library material and information, public libraries help to fulfill basic human rights and thus raise the quality of living in a social environment. The following forms of library activities are presented in the article: distance library – borrowing books at home, in hospital, station for the bibliobus for disabled users, mobile collections in the institutions where users, due to their age or illness, have difficulties in accessing or even cannot reach library materials and information by themselves.
Public Library Users are Challenged by Digital Information Preservation. A Review of: Copeland, A. J. (2011). Analysis of public library users’ digital preservation practices. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(7), 1288-1300. doi: 10.1002/asi.21553  [cached]
Robin E. Miller
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2013,
Abstract: Objective – To discover the factors that influence digital information preservation practices and attitudes of adult public library users. Design – Mixed methodology combining matrix questionnaires, interviews, and visual mapping. Setting – Urban public library on the EastCoast of the United States. Subjects – 26 adult members of a publiclibrary’s Friends group. Methods – The researcher conducted semi-structured interviews with 26 participants. All participants drew maps to indicate the types of information they value and why, and their preferences for information storage and maintenance. Qualitative data were supplemented by a matrix questionnaire on which 22 participants identified the types of digital information they maintain, and modes of storage. Main Results – Some public library users may store and organize information inconsistently, utilizing a variety of digital devices. Technical, social, and emotional context influences choices about organization, sharing of information, and short- and long-term preservation. Users reported placing a higher value on born digital information, and information that they had shared with others. Conclusion – Public librarians may have a role in facilitating growth of patron knowledge about creation, storage, preservation, and sharing of personal digital information.
Online Access to the Catalogue and Bibliography of Cartographic Materials of the National Library of Poland (NLP)  [cached]
Lucyna Szaniawska
Liber Quarterly : The Journal of European Research Libraries , 2010,
Abstract: Access to information about cartographic materials in the National Library of Poland has been improved by new functionalities intended to keep up with users’ new needs and technological trends. From mid-January 2010 on readers of maps and atlases kept in the library can find catalogue descriptions of these materials through the special website. Three different forms of access to descriptions of cartographic materials are available on the website: (1) Catalogues/Catalogues online — database search in the central computer catalogue of the National Library of Poland (NLP); (2) Bibliographies online. Cartographic documents [download .pdf files — in Polish]; (3) Bibliographies online. Cartographic documents [search database] — access to the database in the MAK system containing items from the published bibliography of cartographic materials.
Users’ expectations of public library services  [PDF]
Tanja Borko,Vlasta Zabukovec,Primo? Ju?ni?
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2006,
Abstract: Public libraries are used by a wide range of users. Therefore they should offer as many different services as possible. The proper introduction of library services to the users can be monitored by measuring their expectations. The article represents the services, which public libraries should offer to their users, definition of the expectation and which factors influence forming the expectations. 60 users were interviewed in two public libraries. The purpose of research was to find out how expectation differs from public library service offer. The results show that most users expect traditional library services such as free access to books, loaning books, giving information over the phone, reading rooms and inter-library loan; furthermore, most users expect library consultancy and advisory services, access to the Internet, public library website, on-line library catalog and services for the youngest members of the library. Fewer users expect guided tour of the library and information on cultural events in the city. Very few users expect modern services, such as provision of electronic publications, courses or lectures for using the Internet and other electronic sources, special courses, such as how to write a scientific research, and services for leisure and recreation, such as organized trips, and fun activities, such as arranging flowers, painting, sawing, etc.
American Studies in Poland  [cached]
Marek Wilczynski
European Journal of American Studies , 2006, DOI: 10.4000/ejas.424
Abstract: I. InstitutionsAt present, American Studies is not recognized by the state educational system as a field of study in its own right, but it belongs to Modern Languages (English) listed among academic disciplines taught at Polish universities. The Polish Association for American Studies has been getting ready to take steps towards establishing American Studies as a separate discipline through proper official channels. PAAS (www.paas.org.pl) was founded in 1990 in Warsaw and now has 150 members—...
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.
The Evacuation Behaviors of University Library Users
Ko-Chiu Wu,Wen-An Wang,Lih-Yau Song
Journal of Library and Information Science Research , 2010,
Abstract: This study analyzed the evacuation behaviors of university libraryusers. University libraries are characteristic of the “one room” buildingsconstituted by open spaces, multiple floors, a single main entrance/exit,and main stairways. These features affect users’ evacuation behaviorsin fire emergencies. Using questionnaire survey in four universitylibraries in Taiwan, this study statistically analyzed the fire evacuationbehavioral tendencies of 948 library users including library patronsand staffers. The findings show that, although many people chose theshortest path to approach the nearest stairway and exit, other peoplebased on their familiarity with the library buildings would choose pathsto stairways closest to the main exit. Therefore, a computer simulationprogram for fire evacuation based solely on the shortest path concept isirrational for the real library users. Furthermore, this study analyzed thevarious evacuation behaviors and attitudes based on users’ profiles ofage/sex, rank, and frequency of library visit. The results may shed lighton the human cognitive and information processes in hazard situationsand provide useful information for the planning of evacuation systems.
ONLINE OR OFFLINE? STRUCTURE OF INTERNET USERS AND NON-USERS IN POLAND
Magdalena Szpunar
Studia Humanistyczne (Kraków. 2003) , 2009,
Abstract: The Internet has become - to use the Bolter terminology - a tool that defines our times. It medium has become a principle of the world in which we are living. This article aims to compare the community of Internet users vs. not using the Internet in Poland. The author on the based on many data - statistical studies, research reports draws a picture of the average Internet user, presents ways to use this medium, but also answers the question, why the relatively large proportion of our population does not use the Net.
Library services for the blind, partially sighted, and print-disabled in the Slovenian public library system  [PDF]
Eva Kodri?-Da?i?
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2011,
Abstract: Purpose: Providing services to library users with special needs makes libraries for the blind and partially sighted different from other types of libraries. In spite of the Slovenian Library Act which defines them as special libraries providing public library service,they have not become a part of the public library system yet. The national program for culture issued by the Ministry of Culture in 2008 stated that the solution should be proposed by the year 2011.Methodology/approach: The Centre for library system development at the National and University library made an analysis of the current state and identified the weaknesses of the Slovenian library system and services for the blind. The solutions and best practices from abroad, national legislation and professional guidelines for libraries serving the blind were also explored. The concept of providing library services to the blind as public services was elaborated.Results: The Centre for library system development suggested an integrated system with the central library providing library services i.e. reproduction of library materials in alternative techniques, and directing other libraries in providing services and developing new activities for the blind. Public libraries, already providing services to users with special needs should be encouraged to seek their own solutions.Originality/practical implications: The suggested concept of the national library for the blind is harmonized with the Slovenian library system and it could be realized with the cooperation of all the stakeholders involved.
Users, lending and arrangement of the library collection in the Be igrad public library  [PDF]
Marija Kobal
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2010,
Abstract: A public library is aimed to provide services to all age groups of a community. Thus, it should attempt to meet the specific needs of each user age group. The article is based on the empirical analysis of statistical data of the Be igrad Public Library for the year 2007, a year before the integration of all Ljubljana public libraries and the merge of membership database took place. The lending of library collection arranged by the potential user age groups was analysed and consequently the suitability of shelf arrangement was evaluated. The results showed the circulation of users in the individual library departments when borrowing fiction or non-fiction.
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