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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 6, Issue 1 - Jun 2016
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The Social Networking Application Success Model: An Empirical Study of Facebook and Twitter
Ou, Carol X.J. ; Davison, Robert M. ; Huang, Vivian Q. ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 6, issue 1, 2016, Pages 5~39
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2016.6.1.005
Social networking applications (SNAs) are among the fastest growing web applications of recent years. In this paper, we propose a causal model to assess the success of SNAs, grounded on DeLone and McLean's updated information systems (IS) success model. In addition to their original three dimensions of quality, i.e., system quality, information quality and service quality, we propose that a fourth dimension - networking quality - contributes to SNA success. We empirically examined the proposed research model with a survey of 168 Facebook and 149 Twitter users. The data validates the significant role of networking quality in determining the focal SNA's success. The theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Role of Database Management Systems in Selected Engineering Institutions of Andhra Pradesh: An Analytical Survey
Kumar, Kutty ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 6, issue 1, 2016, Pages 41~68
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2016.6.1.041
This paper aims to analyze the function of database management systems from the perspective of librarians working in engineering institutions in Andhra Pradesh. Ninety-eight librarians from one hundred thirty engineering institutions participated in the study. The paper reveals that training by computer suppliers and software packages are the significant mode of acquiring DBMS skills by librarians; three-fourths of the librarians are postgraduate degree holders. Most colleges use database applications for automation purposes and content value. Electrical problems and untrained staff seem to be major constraints faced by respondents for managing library databases.
The COAPI Cats: The Current State of Open Access Repository Movement and Policy Documentations
Roy, Bijan K. ; Biswas, Subal C. ; Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 6, issue 1, 2016, Pages 69~84
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2016.6.1.069
The paper investigates open access (OA) self archiving policies of different Open Access Repositories (OARs) of COAPI (Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions) founder members as reported in June 2011 (i.e. a total of 22 members against a total of 46 COPAI members as reported by Open Biomed (http://openbiomed.info/2011/08/coapi-cats/). The paper consulted three databases (OpenDOAR, ROAR and ROARMAP) in order to evaluate twenty-two (22) COAPI-members OARs self archiving policy documentations and highlights of some progress on issues so far. After analyzing policy documentations, key findings have been highlighted and common practices have been suggested in line with global recommendations and best practice guidelines at national and international levels for strengthening national research systems. The paper has implications for administrators, funding agencies, policy makers and professional librarians in devising institute specific self archiving policies for their own organization.
A Global Analysis of Open Access Books: A Study Based on Directory of Open Access Books
Dhanavandan, Sadagopan ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 6, issue 1, 2016, Pages 85~103
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2016.6.1.085
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides a searchable index peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository. This paper discusses a global analysis of open access books, which are available in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). The data was collected from the open access directory at http://www.doabooks.org/ on
October 2015. In total 3379 books are listed as available on the directory; the first and second books were published in 1866 and 1867 respectively. After 1962, the publication of books, increased gradually and the greatest number of books more than 300, was published in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Nearly 47 percent of the books (1584) were published in the English language only.
Challenges in Information Technology Adoption in Pakistani University Libraries
Mirza, Muhammad S. ; Arif, Muhammad ;
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, volume 6, issue 1, 2016, Pages 105~116
DOI : 10.5865/IJKCT.2016.6.1.105
Use of information technology in providing efficient library services is inevitable in today's information world. Its implementation causes many challenges for all the stake holders. This study is an attempt to identify challenges faced by university libraries of Pakistan in information technology adoption. To elucidate the research problem, a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods was used. Valid returned questionnaires (N=52) and recorded interviews of 51 LIS professionals with experience in library automation were analyzed to draw the results. The study determined that 'lack of training opportunities for LIS professionals' and 'lack of IT skills among the majority of LIS professionals' are major challenges to the adaptation of IT. Similarities were found in the results of this study and some previous studies conducted at national and international levels.