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Maceviciute, Elena
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Maceviciute, E., Wilson, T. & Manzuch, Z. (2019). Assessing the graphic questionnaire used in digital literacy training.. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 16, 113-126
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing the graphic questionnaire used in digital literacy training.
2019 (English)In: Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, ISSN 1547-5840, E-ISSN 1547-5867, ISSN 1547-5840, Vol. 16, p. 113-126Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim/Purpose: To capture digital training experiences, the paper introduces a novel data collection method – a graphic questionnaire. It aims to demonstrate the opportunities and limitations of this tool for collecting feedback from socially disadvantaged participants of digital literacy training about their progress.Background: In training of digital skills for disadvantaged audiences through informal educational interventions, it is important to get sufficient knowledge on factors that lead to their progress in the course of training. There are many tools to measure the achievements of formal education participants, but assessing the effectiveness of informal digital skills training is researched less. The paper introduces a small-scale case study of the training programme aimed at the developing of reading and digital skills among the participants from three socially disadvantaged groups – people with hearing impairments, children from low income families, and elderly persons. The impact of the training on participants was evaluated using different tools, including a short graphic questionnaire to capture the perceptions of the participants after each training.Methodology: We performed a thematic analysis of graphic questionnaires collected after each training session to determine how the students perceived their progress in developing literacy and digital skills.Contribution The findings of the paper can assist in designing assessment of digital literacy programmes that focus not only on final results, but also on the process of gaining digital skills and important factors that facilitate progress.Findings: The graphic questionnaire allowed the researchers to get insights into the perception of acquired skills and progressive achievements of the participants through rich self-reports of attitudes, knowledge gained, and activities during training sessions. However, the graphic questionnaire format did not allow the collection of data about social interaction and cooperation that could be important in learning.

Keywords
digital literacy, assessment, graphic questionnaire
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21782 (URN)10.28945/4301 (DOI)
Projects
Digital reading for diminishing digital divide
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. (2019). How libraries create value and help diminishing the digital divide.. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, 7(3), 399-405
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2019 (English)In: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, ISSN 2241-1925, E-ISSN 2241-1925, ISSN 2241-1925, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 399-405Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper addresses the issue of library value through two aspects: first, how libraries add value to societies and communities in a very general way; second, how libraries help to create equal and inclusive communities and societies. Five functions of library system and libraries are identified in the library literature, all of which help to create a more equal and just society in one way or another. The more concrete ways, in which libraries address the issues of social inequalities, are illustrated by examples of Lithuanian library activities.

Keywords
Digital divide, library value
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21784 (URN)
Projects
Digital reading for diminishing digital divide
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Thivant, E. (2019). Information management. In: Katriina Byström, Jannica Heinström, Ian Ruthven (Ed.), Information at work: Information management in the workplace (pp. 81-101). London: Facet Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information management
2019 (English)In: Information at work: Information management in the workplace / [ed] Katriina Byström, Jannica Heinström, Ian Ruthven, London: Facet Publishing, 2019, p. 81-101Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter discusses information management at the workplace. It includes the personal information management of individual workers and the organizational approach to internal information resources as well as environmental scanning. The concept of information management and related concepts are explained, the core definitions and theories presented, the relevance of those to workplace information demonstrated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Facet Publishing, 2019
Keywords
information management, workplace information
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21781 (URN)9781783302758 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T. & Maceviciute, E. (2019). Overcoming the digital divide through the promotion of digital reading.. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, 7(2), 193-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Overcoming the digital divide through the promotion of digital reading.
2019 (English)In: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, ISSN 2241-1925, E-ISSN 2241-1925, ISSN 2241-1925, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 193-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inequalities in access and use of information and communication technologies are usually labelled the digital divide, which implies a strong gap between those who have access and use technologies and those who do not. The public library can play a significant role in enabling a society in overcoming the divide, which is a consequence of inequalities in the distribution of wealth, and the consequent inequalities in access to the appropriate technologies and networks. This paper describes an ongoing project in Lithuania, which aims to test the possibilities of digital reading as means of overcoming the digital divide.

Keywords
Digital reading, natural experiment, digital divide
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21783 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Manžuch, Z. & Maceviciute, E. (2018). Back to the Future: The Roles of Public Libraries in Diminishing Digital Divide in Scenarios by 2023. In: LIDA - Libraries in the digital age: Program. Paper presented at LIDA - Libraries in the digital age, Zadar, June 13-15, 2018. Zadar: University of Zadar
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Back to the Future: The Roles of Public Libraries in Diminishing Digital Divide in Scenarios by 2023
2018 (English)In: LIDA - Libraries in the digital age: Program, Zadar: University of Zadar , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zadar: University of Zadar, 2018
Keywords
library scenarios, digital inequality
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15667 (URN)
Conference
LIDA - Libraries in the digital age, Zadar, June 13-15, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Manžuch, Z. (2018). Conceptualising the role of digital reading in social and digital inclusion. In: Proceedings of ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference, Krakow, Poland, 9-11 October, 2018: Part 1. Paper presented at ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference, Krakow, Poland, 9-11 October, 2018. Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 4, Article ID isic1805.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptualising the role of digital reading in social and digital inclusion
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference, Krakow, Poland, 9-11 October, 2018: Part 1, Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2018, Vol. 4, article id isic1805Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction. The aim of the paper is to explore previous research on digital reading in relation to social and digital inclusion. It looks at the more general aspects of reading research and how digital reading research has built upon them or changed the previous approaches.

Method. The main method used for writing the paper is the literature review as mainly published research is analysed. The material for the review was selected from the results of search in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar databases.

Analysis. The main focus of the analysis lies in the differences of how reading and digital reading are explored in relation to their capacity to address the reduction of inequalities, especially, digital inequalities, what kind of interventions have been used and what methods have been applied in various settings.

Results. The results of the literature analysis are mapped onto the matrix including the concepts of two theories: social cognitive theory and the levels of digital divide to identify those nodes crucial to the planned digital reading interventions.

Conclusion. Digital reading interventions are successful in increasing digital literacy and general literacy skills. The most significant achievement is in the groups with the lowest or absent literacy skills. It may mean that disadvantaged groups with moderate literacy levels may need different digital reading interventions to reach a breakthrough. The digital reading research has extended the concept of reading into the area of device manipulation, navigation within the text and searching of digital texts that brings it closer to information seeking and digital literacy issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2018
Series
Information Research, ISSN 1368-1613
Keywords
digital reading, digital inclusion
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15668 (URN)
Conference
ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference, Krakow, Poland, 9-11 October, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Wilson, T. (2018). Digital means for reducing digital inequality: Literature review. Informing Science, 269-287, Article ID ISJv21p269-286Maceviciute4998.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital means for reducing digital inequality: Literature review
2018 (English)In: Informing Science, ISSN 1547-9684, E-ISSN 1521-4672, p. 269-287, article id ISJv21p269-286Maceviciute4998Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to identify the possibilities for reducing the second and third levels of the digital divide (or inequality) through conscious application of digital technologies, especially through the promotion of digital means for information, enlightenment, and entertainment. The literature review confirms the connection of different levels of digital divide with other relational and structural inequalities. It provides insights into the strengths and weaknesses of digital interventions aimed at the reduction of digital inequalities. Their success depends on the consideration of the context and participants needs as well as on carefully planned strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Institute, 2018
Keywords
digital inequality, digital media, digital ability training
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15666 (URN)10.28945/4117 (DOI)
Projects
The stimulation of digital reading as a means of reduction the digital divide (2017-2018) financed by Research Council of Lithuania (Nr. GER-002/2017)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. (2018). How libraries create value and help diminishing the digital divide. In: : . Paper presented at 10th international conference Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Cultural Centre Chania, Crete, Greece, May 22-25, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How libraries create value and help diminishing the digital divide
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper addresses the issue of library value through two aspects: first, how libraries add value to societies and communities in a very general way; second, how libraries help to create equal and inclusive communities and societies. Five functions of library system and libraries are identified in the library literature, all of which help to create a more equal and just society in one way or another. The more concrete ways, in which libraries address the issues of social inequalities, are illustrated by examples of Lithuanian library activities. 

Keywords
digital divide, public libraries, academic libraries, value adding
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15672 (URN)
Conference
10th international conference Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Cultural Centre Chania, Crete, Greece, May 22-25, 2018.
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. (2018). Review of: Agarwal, Naresh Kumar. Exploring context in information behavior: seeker, situation, surroundings, and shared identities. Williston, VT: Morgan & Claypool Publishing, 2018. [Review]. Information research, 23(2), Article ID R633.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of: Agarwal, Naresh Kumar. Exploring context in information behavior: seeker, situation, surroundings, and shared identities. Williston, VT: Morgan & Claypool Publishing, 2018.
2018 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 23, no 2, article id R633Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2018
Keywords
information behaviour, context
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15674 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. (2018). Review of: Dolata, U. and Schrape, J.-F. Collectivity and power on the internet: a sociological perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018. [Review]. Information research, 23(4), Article ID R648.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of: Dolata, U. and Schrape, J.-F. Collectivity and power on the internet: a sociological perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018.
2018 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 23, no 4, article id R648Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
information society
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15680 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
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