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International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology
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Journal DOI :
Research Institute for Knowledge Content Development & Technology
Editor in Chief :
David F. Kohl
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Volume 4, Issue 2 - Dec 2014
Volume 4, Issue 1 - Jun 2014
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Digital Collection and Development Initiatives in Engineering College Libraries: An Analytical Survey
Kumar, K. ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 5~21
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2014.4.1.005
The purpose of this paper is to study the initiatives on digital collection and development in engineering college libraries in the Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh. Eighty-one engineering college libraries in Rayalaseema Region have been surveyed to assess the initiatives taken on digital collection and development. This paper highlights opinions of librarians on most preferred digital materials and various digital resources acquainted with their library. The digital library initiatives cover a variety of activities starting from the digital collection building, digitization, digital collection, maintenance, and digital preservation. It is found that 34.57% of libraries are in the process of building digital collections, which is an encouraging trend among Engineering Educational Institutions in Rayalaseema Region.
Log Usage Analysis: What it Discloses about Use, Information Seeking and Trustworthiness
Nicholas, David ; Clark, David ; Jamali, Hamid R. ; Watkinson, Anthony ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 23~37
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2014.4.1.023
The Trust and Authority in Scholarly Communications in the Light of the Digital Transition research project1) was a study which investigated the behaviours and attitudes of academic researchers as producers and consumers of scholarly information resources in respect to how they determine authority and trustworthiness. The research questions for the study arose out of CIBER's studies of the virtual scholar. This paper focuses on elements of this study, mainly an analysis of a scholarly publisher's usage logs, which was undertaken at the start of the project in order to build an evidence base, which would help calibrate the main methodological tools used by the project: interviews and questionnaire. The specific purpose of the log study was to identify and assess the digital usage behaviours that potentially raise trustworthiness and authority questions. Results from the self-report part of the study were additionally used to explain the logs. The main findings were that: 1) logs provide a good indicator of use and information seeking behaviour, albeit in respect to just a part of the information seeking journey; 2) the 'lite' form of information seeking behaviour observed in the logs is a sign of users trying to make their mind up in the face of a tsunami of information as to what is relevant and to be trusted; 3) Google and Google Scholar are the discovery platforms of choice for academic researchers, which partly points to the fact that they are influenced in what they use and read by ease of access; 4) usage is not a suitable proxy for quality. The paper also provides contextual data from CIBER's previous studies.
The Basic Concepts Classification as a Bottom-Up Strategy for the Semantic Web
Szostak, Rick ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 39~51
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2014.4.1.039
The paper proposes that the Basic Concepts Classification (BCC) could serve as the controlled vocabulary for the Semantic Web. The BCC uses a synthetic approach among classes of things, relators, and properties. These are precisely the sort of concepts required by RDF triples. The BCC also addresses some of the syntactic needs of the Semantic Web. Others could be added to the BCC in a bottom-up process that carefully evaluates the costs, benefits, and best format for each rule considered.
A Study of Public Library Patrons' Understanding of Library Records and Data Privacy
Kim, Dong-Seok ; Noh, Younghee ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 53~78
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2014.4.1.053
As instances of private information leak increase, taking steps to protect such information becomes a necessity. In this study of public library patrons, we strove for a comprehensive understanding of library usage records to suggest viable solutions for private information safety in public libraries. To this end, we investigated the patrons' understanding of library usage records and determined the relationship between different user characteristics and privacy knowledge or leaks. The results show that a high number of patrons perceived these records as their own private information, but that there was no necessity for legal procedures or consent for the use of these records. Also, even though the understanding of these usage records showed that there was a relationship between the frequency of library visits and leaks of personal information, the correlation was not particularly strong.
Design of Object-based Information System Prototype
Yoo, Suhyeon ; Shin, Sumi ; Kim, Hyesun ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 79~91
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2014.4.1.079
Researchers who use science and technology information were found to ask an information service in which they can excerpt the contents they needed, rather than using the information at article level. In this study, we micronized the contents of scholarly articles into text, image, and table and then constructed a micro-content DB to design a new information system prototype based on this micro-content. After designing the prototype, we performed usability test for this prototype so as to confirm the usefulness of the system prototype. We expect that the outcome of this study will fulfill the segmented and diversified information need of researchers.