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  • 1.
    Michnik, Katarina
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Public library managers’ descriptions of political attention2015In: Library Management, ISSN 0143-5124, E-ISSN 1758-7921, Vol. 36, no 8/9, p. 673-684Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – Public library issues are often described as being of low political priority. Yet circumstances differ for different communities; public library issues may receive varying political attention. The purpose of this paper is to study how Swedish public library managers describe local politicians’ attention to public library issues and to identify which municipal circumstances, such as political organization, population, and finances, seem to matter for how local politicians’ attention is described.

    Design/methodology/approach – The empirical data were collected through a web-based questionnaire sent to all public library managers in Sweden. To identify the described political attention, a content analysis was done. A multinominal logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze the municipal circumstances that seem to matter for how political attention is described.

    Findings – A small majority of public library managers described the local political attention as strong or quite strong. Three factors seem to matter for how the attention is described: political organization, existence of a library plan, and population size. In the discussion personal factors, such as the politicians’ personal interest and public library managers’ experience, are brought up as possibly being of considerable importance.

    Originality/value – Several studies have been conducted on how politicians perceive public libraries; in these studies, the politicians are mainly treated as a unified group. This paper shows that the political approach to public library issues is described as different in different municipal circumstances.

  • 2.
    Ponti, Marisa
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    A LIS collaboratory to bridge the research-practice gap2008In: Library Management, ISSN 0143-5124, E-ISSN 1758-7921, Vol. 29, no 4/5, p. 265-277Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the notion of a collaboratory as a virtual learning community and discuss its significance to support collaboration between library and information science (LIS) researchers and practitioners. Design/methodology/approach – The LIS literature describes various forms of inter-institutional collaboration involving librarians and information professionals, but there is an apparent lack of documented cases of collaboratories involving LIS practitioners and researchers. The paper draws from the literature about collaboratories in the fields of social informatics and information systems and describes the notion of collaboratory, its characteristics and main functions. Findings – It is argued that a LIS collaboratory in the form of a virtual learning community has the potential to provide researchers and practitioners the opportunity to bring in and integrate their respective knowledge, expertise and connections, as well as expand participation of practitioners in research projects. Another claim is that this virtual learning community may fill a critical niche for small institutions as LIS schools and practitioners, and give them the opportunity to choose and work together on relevant research projects. While the prospect of LIS collaboratory looks promising, the challenges to building one need not be overlooked, in particular working at distance and crossing institutional boundaries. More research is needed on the socio-organizational issues that can influence collaboration between LIS researchers and practitioners. Research limitations/implications – The discussion is based on the author's review of the literature and observations. Originality/value – The notion of collaboratory is still new to the LIS field. This paper offers the opportunity to trigger a new discussion on collaboration between researchers and practitioners and the potential of collaboratories to support new forms of collaboration.

  • 3.
    Rahmat Ullah Shah, Syed
    et al.
    [external].
    Mahmood, Khalid
    Empirical results of academic librarians' attitudes toward knowledge management in Pakistan2013In: Library Management, ISSN 0143-5124, E-ISSN 1758-7921, Vol. 34, no 8/9, p. 619-631Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate librarians' attitude toward knowledge management in the academic environment of Pakistan. Personality characteristics and situational characteristics of behaviour were discussed in the context of a Pakistani university setting. Design/methodology/approach – This is quantitative research with closed-ended questionnaire as the tool for data collection. In data analysis, Pearson correlations of self-esteem, self-efficacy, threat and challenge with factors of knowledge management and Pearson correlations of experience with attitudes toward knowledge management were calculated. In addition, independent samples-t tests for gender and sector were applied. Findings – Significant positive correlations of self-efficacy, self-esteem, and challenges with librarians' attitudes toward knowledge management were calculated. On the other hand, research results proved that attitudes toward knowledge management had no relation with experience of librarians. Similarly, no gender wise and sector wise significant differences were observed in librarians' attitudes toward knowledge management. Research limitations/implications – This research suggests new roles, trends, and vocational settings for library and information science professionals in the field of knowledge management as the topic of future research. Practical implications – This research clarifies the personality characteristics and situational characteristics for knowledge management practices with special reference to librarianship and it contributes to the promotion of knowledge culture in Pakistan. Originality/value – This literary contribution is unique in the sense that it presents knowledge management perspectives in Pakistani librarianship. It is useful for decision makers who are involved in knowledge management attempts. It helps in selection of proper person for the proper task for knowledge management.

  • 4.
    Shah, Syed Rahmatullah
    et al.
    University of the Punjab.
    Mahmood, Khalid
    University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
    Contributing factors in knowledge sharing for performance of university students in teachers’ training programs2016In: Library Management, ISSN 0143-5124, E-ISSN 1758-7921, Vol. 37, no 8/9, p. 496-506Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to study stated effects of independent variables of trust, social networks, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) on explicit and tacit knowledge. Further, it explained contributions of explicit and tacit knowledge to performance in academic environment.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This study is based on research model of hypothetical relationships of various criterion and predictor variables. Structural equation model was used in which research model was analyzed by using confirmatory factor analysis.

    Findings

    Some criterion variables were observed for predictor variables of explicit and tacit knowledge. It was observed that explicit knowledge contributed indirectly and tacit knowledge contributed directly to overall performance. Current research explained explicit and tacit knowledge as contributors for performance. It also explained effects and patterns of explicit and tacit knowledge toward performance.

    Originality/value

    This research highlighted that the effects of contributing factors for explicit and tacit knowledge have variations in response to socio-economic and geo-political circumstances. These variations can be expected from other issues like use and access of ICTs. But contributing pattern of knowledge for performance remains same.

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