The Electronic Library: Volume 35 Issue 1

Digital information organization and use


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Predictors for e-government adoption: integrating TAM, TPB, trust and perceived risk

Qijun Xie, Wei Song, Xiaobao Peng, Muhammad Shabbir

The present research aims to identify determinants for citizen’ behavioural adoption of e-government, explore relationships among these variables and investigate whether the…


Technical requirements for copyright protection of electronic theses and dissertations in INSTD: A grounded theory study

Zeinab Papi, Saeid Rezaei Sharifabadi, Sedigheh Mohammadesmaeil, Nadjla Hariri

This study aims to determine the technical requirements for copyright protection of theses and dissertations for proposing a model for applying in Iran’s National System for…

Research on the organization of user needs information in the big data environment

Feicheng Ma, Ye Chen, Yiming Zhao

This paper aims to propose a conceptual model for improving the organization of user needs information in the big data environment.


Developing a novel recommender network-based ranking mechanism for library book acquisition

Fan Wu, Ya-Han Hu, Ping-Rong Wang

Most academic libraries provide book recommendation services to enable readers to recommend books to the libraries. To facilitate decision-making in book acquisition, this study…

Trends and challenges of visual search interfaces in digital libraries and repositories

Paul Alonso Gaona-García, David Martin-Moncunill, Carlos Enrique Montenegro-Marin

This paper aims to present an overview of the challenges encountered in integrating visual search interfaces into digital libraries and repositories. These challenges come in…


Multi-granularity hierarchical topic-based segmentation of structured, digital library resources

Zhongyi Wang, Jin Zhang, Jing Huang

Current segmentation systems almost invariably focus on linear segmentation and can only divide text into linear sequences of segments. This suits cohesive text such as news feed…

Evaluating the usability of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology library website: a case study

Arslan Sheikh

Library websites serve as gateways to the information resources and services of their libraries. In today’s digital age, the development of websites is inevitable for libraries as…


Are academic libraries ready for knowledge management?

Laila Marouf

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of organizational factors, such as the culture of trust, human resources (HR) practice and top management support on librarians’…


Interaction between science and technology in the field of fuel cells based on patent paper analysis

Yu-Wei Chang, Hsiao-Wen Yang, Mu-Hsuan Huang

The purpose of this study is to analyse and explore the characteristics of patent–paper pairs (PPPs) in the field of fuel cells.

Scholarly communication in the age of Google: Exploring academics’ use patterns of e-journals at the University of the Punjab

Alia Arshad, Kanwal Ameen

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use patterns of scholarly e-journals by academics for teaching, research and keeping themselves up-to-date. The study also looks at…


All that glitters isn’t gold: The complexities of use statistics as an assessment tool for digital libraries

Joy M. Perrin, Le Yang, Shelley Barba, Heidi Winkler

Digital collection assessment has focused mainly on evaluating systems, metadata and usability. While use evaluation is discussed in the literature, there are no standard criteria…


WeChat Library: a new mode of mobile library service

Qunyi Wei, Yang Yang

This study aims to introduce a new mode of mobile library service, named “WeChat Library”, developed under the WeChat (social media platform) public service platform. The design…

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