Scientific communication should include nowadays the construction of a branding image that promotes scientific works further than in traditional methods (books, magazines, conferences…). Investigators must compete in an environment with different dimensions. They have to publish in indexed magazines, attempt a patent, educate in a postgraduate level, etc. But also, for example, participate in public forums like conferences, congress or digital networking. That means further than promoting our contents only for a branding image, that we also have to manage our online reputation, pick a type of profile, the broadcast media we are going to be in, which is going to be my identification tone in those profiles or the target of each one of them, guide strategically the promotion activities of our digital identity and in focus about how give away only the right and necessary information: quality against quantity and personalized services against to only replicate content.
The importance of libraries in academia is that they constitute one of the cores of the University , bring together teachers, researchers and students involved in the process of transforming information into knowledge. University libraries are very complex administration , there must manage and control large volumes of information . Also establish information services that meet the needs of the university community , considering that each segment of that community has key features. The activity of managing a library should always aim at achieving the best possible results from foreseeable that might accrue as a result of that effort. Therefore is especially important in a library the process of obtaining information and data from the exercise of their management and valuation as a means weighted for management , ie the processes of management control and evaluation activities library. The present work aims to evaluate the service provided by the Library of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the National University of San Marcos, using the LibQUAL instrument + ™ , which allows to know the perceptions of users about services library. Chapter I describes the topic, objectives and methodology of work. Chapter II presents the theoretical framework supporting the work discussed , where information extracted from various authors is provided , as well as the background and methodology of the instrument used. Chapter III presents a brief information about the Library of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences at the National University of San Marcos, and shows the results obtained after the instrument has been applied. Finally, in chapter IV , proposals and conclusions that were reached at the end of this study are indicated.
Even if there exist great differences among countries of Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean, those countries share problems which need input from local and regional social science research in support of policy making, community actions, comparative research and university studies and teaching. The traditional system for dissemination of research results in printed publications has limited impact because of low average of copies printed for academic publications, prohibitive costs of regular mail to distribute printed publications, and lack of library budget to update social science collections. This is why the use ICT (information and communication technologies) provides an opportunity to change the way and time in which social science research results are transmitted to the scholarly and academic world and to society at large to ensure a reasonably effective dissemination of research results in the region, even if the process of democratization of Internet access is still very slow. CLACSO, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, is a forty years old academic network gathering more than 180 university and ngo´s social science research centers and graduate programs in 21 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. These institutions are increasingly using the digital formats of their journals to accelerate dissemination of research results using the Web. This presentation describes how these social science institutions in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean are experimenting with those diverse options to make their journals available in the Web: a simple promotion in the Web of the printed journal, or including the table of contents, with or without abstracts, some articles available online in full-text, or the complete printed journal available full-text in the institutional website and/or in regional portals. These portals are described, with emphasis in services provided by CLACSO´s portal. Since 1998 CLACSO has developed a portal using an open source virtual library software promoted by Unesco. This open access virtual library allows advanced search in metadata and in the full-text of journals, books, working documents and theses (www.clacso.org.ar/biblioteca/ingles). It started as a centralized virtual library and now is in a transition to becoming a network of social science virtual libraries updated by a working group of editors and librarians of CLACSO´s network in 21 countries of the region. The presentation describes activities undertaken by members and services provided by CLACSO´s central office: training, technical support and statistics so that each institution can have Web access to the general statistics (more than 100.000 visitors and 500.000 text requests each month) and to the individual statistics for each publication of their collection within this network of virtual libraries.
It presents a brief introduction with a general theoretical framework descriptive of the distribution lists, their reality in Argentina, the use of them in the field of health sciences and their use for biomedical information
It explains the Biometric Technologies which are becoming the foundation of an extensive array of highly secure identification and personal verification solution. Biometric devices with special reference to finger print recognition is dealt in detail. The benefits of Biometrics in Libraries, its employees and members are highlighted.
It was decided in 1978 to develop an international authority system and a working group was established for that purpose during the IFLA Conference in Strbské Pleso in former Czechoslovakia. Its terms of reference were the following: to discuss and formulate the specifications for an international authority system to satisfy the bibliographic needs of libraries, to develop the UNIMARC format for authorities, to develop methods for the efficient and effective exchange of authority data.
ACO – Ant Colonies Optimization is a collaborative information retrieval technique, belonging to the wider area of AI (more specifically, swarm Intelligence). ACO aims at improving search engines’ performances by exploiting users’ behavior. Bookmarks, comments and tagging (i.e. ‘like’) are processed in an algorithm which makes the search engine work in order to recommend the ‘best way’ to users with similar information needs. Postings and comments are the ‘pherormones’ left by previous users throughout information hunting. However, the metaphor of ant colonies foraging for food stimulates further questions. In fact, the optimization of information seeking could reveal a controlling attitude, urging everybody to seek for the same target, minimizing individual choice, freedom and awareness. Could ‘ants’ be easily exploited by a single-minded ideological thinking or by a market-oriented society? Indeed that was what Norbert Weaner predicted in far-off 1950.
The past few years have seen tremendous developments in information production, acquisition, and dissemination. Budgetary restrictions in research libraries have led to a period known as the serial cutting era. The new millennium has also ushered in the concept of the virtual library with seamless access to an integrated collection of print, electronic, and multimedia resources regardless of their physical location or ownership. Research scientists, policy makers, and reference librarians the world over are coming together to introduce reforms to make scientific knowledge affordable. Providing access to information free of charge in electronic formats is a concept that is gaining momentum. Open Access is one step ahead of Free Access. Open Access holds promise to remove both price and permission barriers to the scientific communication by using Internet. The present paper outlines the features of open access and the two vehicles viz. open access journals and open access archives. A few current open access initiatives in India are described in detail. In India, there is a large opportunity for open access publishing but still the number of registered archives is very less. Indian scientific communities and organizations like Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Indian National Science Academy, NISCAIR, INFLIBNET, etc are now actively taking initiatives towards creation of institutional repositories and providing open access to their publications.