Library Hi Tech: Volume 34 Issue 1


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Which platform should I choose? Factors influencing consumers’ channel transfer intention from web-based to mobile library service

Min Zhang, Xuele Shen, Mingxing Zhu, Jun Yang

With more and more individuals relying on mobile devices to obtain information, many libraries launch mobile application to satisfy mobile users’ information need. The purpose of…


Children use second-and third-dimensional digital library interfaces

Kochiu Wu, Hung-Chun Chen

The purpose of this paper is to explore children’s spatial cognitive abilities as they engaged in information-seeking behaviors on two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D…


Building a scalable mobile library orientation activity with Edventure Builder

Amanda Roth, Dominique Turnbow, Crystal Goldman, Lia Friedman

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the technical aspects of using the Edventure Builder platform to create UC San Diego’s scalable, interactive, online library orientation…

Reducing noise in the academic library: the effectiveness of installing noise meters

Jessica Lange, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, Sarah Severson

– The purpose of this paper is to explore the effect of an electronic noise-monitoring device (NoiseSign) at reducing noise levels in quiet study areas in an academic library.


THC-DAT: a document analysis tool based on topic hierarchy and context information

Jing Chen, Tian Tian Wang, Quan Lu

The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel within-document analysis tool (DAT) topic hierarchy and context-based document analysis tool (THC-DAT) which enables users to…

Legal deposit of electronic books – a review of challenges faced by national libraries

Marietjie De Beer, Marieta Van der Merwe, Liezl Ball, Ina Fourie

The purpose of this paper is to explore the challenges faced by national libraries regarding the legal deposit of electronic books, and to make recommendations for issues to…


From query analysis to user information needs: a study of campus map searches

Zoe Chao

Search engines and web applications have evolved to be more tailored toward individual user’s needs, including the individual’s personal preferences and geographic location. By…

Refocusing mobile makerspace outreach efforts internally as professional development

Erich Purpur, Tara Radniecki, Patrick Tod Colegrove, Chrissy Klenke

The purpose of this paper is to uninitiate new and non-traditional library resources, such as those commonly found in a makerspace, can often seem abstract, intimidating, or even…


User perceptions of ICT at the American University of Kuwait Library

Awadh Alharbi

– The purpose of this paper is to describe the student perceptions of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the American University of Kuwait Library (AUK).


A complete system for publishing music-related ETDs: Technology development and publishing model

Le Yang, Kenny Ketner, Scott Luker, Matthew Patterson

There is no proposed solution to address the unresolved issues of publishing music-related electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) pertaining to technology availability…

Using web2py Python framework for creating data-driven web applications in the academic library

Mathew Miles

Many libraries have a need to develop their own data-driven web applications, but their technical staff often lacks the required specialized training – which includes knowledge of…

Managing and mining historical research data

Michael S. Seadle

– The purpose of this paper is to review how historical research data are managed and mined today.

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