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  • Libraries and the COVID-19 crisis
    Vol. 16 No. 1 (2020)

    Topics discussed in this special issue include an investigation into the ways in which an academic library from Norway adapted to the COVID-19 crisis (How an academic library worked during the Covid-19 pandemic by Ane Landøy and Trude Færevaag) and an „analysis of the online presence of Romanian libraries” (LIBRARIES IN THE CONTEXT OF A PANDEMIC: CRISIS AND OPORTUNITY by Elena Tîrziman). The reader will also find an article regarding RDA (Resource Description and Access) and its functionalities (RDA – THE LONG WAY TO A CHANGE OF VISION by Victoria Frâncu).

  • Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science - Vol. 15, Iss. 3-4, 2019

    Vol. 15 No. 3-4 (2019)

    Our approach is unique, as the official activity reports published by the National Library are lacking the qualitative studies which would have helped establishing the directions of development of the services dedicated to different types of users. The quantitative reports officially reveal that the users tend to favor the free reading spaces in spite of the reading rooms. These statistics lead us to the idea that the library must operate changes in its public policies, considering new services and healthy conditions for 54,000 free spaces users per year. (Mădălina Lefter)

    More and more in Romania the need to have well-trained teaching and administrative staff in order to transform schools, universities and libraries into inclusive environments is felt. Often, not only the material base is missing (for example: access technologies), but a large part of staff also feels that they do not have the skills necessary to ensure effective communication with people with disabilities and their families. This research aims to investigate the training needs of teaching staff and librarians, both in schools and universities. (Daniela Popa, Angela Repanovici)

    The article surprises elements of novelty and needs in the activity of scientific research and communication, identifies the needs and their practical settlement. We identified the needs and behavior of the academic staff involved in research and we analyzed trends in contemporary research. (Ionela Maria Bârsan)

  • Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science - Vol. 15, Iss. 2, 2019

    Vol. 15 No. 2 (2019)

    The main scope of this study is the evaluation of the research performance in Computer Science in the Republic of Moldova between 2013 and 2018, through the prism of Moldovan authors scientific publications. The specific objectives of this study:

    - Examining the dynamics of national and international publications in Computer Science between 2013-2018;

    - Examining the distribution of publications in ICT by scientific field;

    - Identifying top ICT researchers and top ICT research institutions from the Republic of Moldova, with the main goal to ensure smart specialization in this research area;

    - Analysing publication collaborations of Moldovan authors in the Computer Science field. (Nelly Țurcan, Ion Coșuleanu, Mihai Grecu, Rodica Cujba)

    The evaluation and protection in time of the valuable digitized collections of documents from libraries (archives and museums) represents methodologically, but above all practically, a field of document protection with recent data requirements and structures, as a result of speeding up the digitization of valuable documents on organic support. The transfer of information from organic support to digital (electronic) support involves the development and use of cutting-edge techniques and methodologies, a modern infrastructure, as well as a flawless training of the specialists involved in this very demanding activity. (Vasile Deac, Ionela Burz, Alexandru Deac)

    Despite its overwhelming popularity as the leading social network site in the past few years, the educational value that Facebook provides has not been fully determined, and results are still contradictory. Moreover, systematic reviews about the educational usage of Facebook are still lacking some aspects. This article provides a critical overview of the international studies focusing on Facebook as educational environment, carried out in order to examine if and how this popular social network may contribute to teaching and learning within formal education. (Laura Mihaela Pascariu, Marius Cristian Ceobanu)

     

  • Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science - Vol. 15, Iss. 1, 2019

    Vol. 15 No. 1 (2019)

    In this paper, the authors report findings from a survey in Romania and interviews in Norway, on what innovative issues students are imagining in future libraries. Among the trends students and academics are foreseeing are found green libraries, including green information literacy, bibliometrics/scientometrics, library as "home", makerspace (3D-printing) and libraries as centers for documentation, for academic writing and for other necessary skills. (Ane Landoy, Angela Repanovici)

    Considering that there is no separate information literacy course adopted in Department of Comparative Literature and Library Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo curricula, but the information literacy-related content is distributed across curricula, the main purpose of this paper was to obtain insight in students’ perception of their information literacy competencies, to detect to what degree student improve their information literacy skills during studies, what possible difficulties they face in acquiring information literacy competencies in above explained circumstances. (Lejla Hajdarpašić, Džejla Khattab)

    We shall present in the ongoing a few arguments in favor of separating the library collections, look at some membership criteria for sets of documents to particular collections and tackle the problem of customized access to them. All considerations will be illustrated with examples from real academic library catalogues.(Victoria Frâncu)

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