Revista Română de Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science <p><em>Revista Română de Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării/Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science </em>(ISSN 2559-5490, ISSN-L 1841-1940, DOI: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1503558792476000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF6Y6ynQQOTkuk7-gkvx4tWTWArlw"></a>) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, edited since 2005 by the Romanian Library Association, as one of the main Romanian serial publications in this field. Starting with 2017, <em>RRBSI </em>became an e-only, open access journal.</p> Romanian Library Association en-US Revista Română de Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science 1841-1940 <p>All articles from&nbsp;<em>RRBSI&nbsp;</em>are licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)&nbsp;License</a>.</p> Ontologies as the most complex knowledge organization systems <p>This article is intended to clarify, for those who are not familiar yet with them, the commonalities and specificities of knowledge organization systems (KOS) on the one hand and ontologies on the other, considering their common structural model and their shared purpose as tools assisting in the organization and retrieval of information. In other words its aim is to define what is common and what separates knowledge organization systems from ontologies and why converting former KOSs into ontologies is preferred. In the end interoperability issues are discussed.</p> Victoria Francu Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Library Association 2021-08-20 2021-08-20 17 1 25 34 10.26660/rrbsi.2021.17.1.25 Skills of Librarians in 2021 <p><em>The problems libraries have to face nowadays have diversified and the librarians that work in Romanian public library system have a completely different role; they now have to contribute immensely to the evolution of society by facilitating better access to endless sources of knowledge to the community. The implications of reorganizing libraries, heavily influenced by the rising use of technology, have had a big impact on the librarian’s overall activity. The article answers the lingering question of “What are the competences a librarians need in their portfolio to practice this profession” and “What projects have they developed throughout the pandemic to make the best of the resources they had at hand?”.</em></p> <p><em> With the help of collaboration, passion and creativity librarians are capable of building newer strategies and of creating an innovative management in their libraries</em></p> Loredana Stanciu Melania Luana Butnariu Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Library Association 2021-08-20 2021-08-20 17 1 1 8 10.26660/rrbsi.2021.17.1.1 Analysing and Comparing Strategies of Public and Academic Libraries regarding their Period, their Vision and Mission as well as Values and Strategic programs <p>Strategic planning in academic and public libraries is vital and gaining importance in libraries all over the world. In this research project – using the qualitative method of documentary research based on “convenience sampling” – 33 strategies from libraries from eleven countries are analysed regarding their time period, vision and mission, as well as values of the libraries, and their strategic programs. This research analyses only 33 libraries from eleven different countries, as not every library has published its strategy and a lot of libraries do not have a strategy at all. As such the results of this research are limited and cannot be transferred to all libraries, however interesting results could still be found. Of the analysed libraries one-third have not formulated a vision, about two-thirds did not write down their mission and more than half of them did not express their values. All libraries have developed strategic ideas and programs to develop their library, their staff as well as their services. Another interesting aspect is that not all aspects of the libraries’ values have been considered and are included in the libraries’ strategic programs.</p> <p>There are good and complete library strategies published, but more can be done in developing and implementing strategies in libraries – probably worldwide. This documentary research is helpful, as not only can be seen where libraries are heading in the future, but it can also help library leaders of libraries without a current strategy to gain ideas and transfer those to their own libraries.</p> Petra Düren Ane Landøy Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Library Association 2021-08-20 2021-08-20 17 1 9 24 10.26660/rrbsi.2021.17.1.9