Emerald | Collection Building | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0160-4953.htm Table of contents from the most recently published issue of Collection Building Journal en-gb Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited editorial@emeraldinsight.com support@emeraldinsight.com 60 Emerald | Collection Building | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/common_assets/img/covers_journal/cbcover.gif http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0160-4953.htm 120 157 Issues for colllection managers http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0160-4953&volume=33&issue=2&articleid=17106830&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />Not available. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Kay Ann Cassell) Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Building Digital Collections in a Public University Library in Ghana: Priority-Setting and User Needs Assessment http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0160-4953&volume=33&issue=2&articleid=17106833&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - Although user needs assessment is an intrinsic element of service quality delivery in digital libraries (DLs), not much has been written on this topic in the context of African universities. This is understandable as academic digital libraries in Africa are rather nascent. Even so, the most frequently-used needs assessment methods do not directly involve the users. This study aims to assess priority setting by academic library administrators and the needs of patrons of digital collections of a public university library in Ghana. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - Analysis of official university documents and interviews with digital library patrons at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana were carried out between September, 2011 and January, 2012. Five research questions were asked: what are the current conditions of the UCC digital library project, the user communities and their needs, what are the priorities set by the University administrators and library leaders at the UCC and the state of technological readiness in place and what are needed by the UCCDL. Also, what is the extent of collaboration by interested parties in the UCCDL?<B>Findings</B> - Three general digital library user communities were identified, that is, UCCDL staff- this community was composed of experts in both digital library systems and content, characterised as heavy users of the existing systems, as knowledgeable about articulated (formalized) user needs, and able to devote short (usually less than two hours) amounts of time to individual’s needs. Next, are scholars and other visitors to the UCCDL- this community was characterized as having high levels of domain expertise and knowledge of library systems. They are also able to devote large but specific amounts of time (days or weeks) to their individual information needs. Visitors/Prospective users- this community was characterized as having varied levels of domain expertise and low levels of library systems knowledge. <B>Practical implications</B> - Academic libraries are increasingly advocating local user studies as a way to provide the digital library services that are relevant to the culture and user population of the academic institution. Replicating digital library user studies at the local level can provide information for improving existing services or developing new ones.<B>Originality/value</B> - In African public universities, there is little earlier research on digital library user needs assessments or DL priority-setting by academic library administrators. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Nesba Yaa Anima Adzobu) Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Bringing Anime to Academic Libraries: A Recommended Core Collection http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0160-4953&volume=33&issue=2&articleid=17106838&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - The aim of this paper is to analyze Indian researchers’ publications on malaria research and will serve as a guide to libraries needing to collect information on malaria. It also compares malaria affected Asian countries global rank with their publication and death rates. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - For the purpose of the study Indian researchers publication data which were indexed Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS) were used. Various statistical technique and bibliometric measures have been employed for further analysis. <B>Findings</B> - The present study found out 2020 documents with h-index of 48, published by Indian researchers which were indexed in WoS during 2003 to 2012 and majority of them were articles (81.43%). Malaria Journal is the most favoured research journal among the Indian research community which covers 97 papers. A.P. Dash contributed maximum number of 136 (6.74%) papers. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the largest Indian funding agency with 184 (9.11%) research grants. <B>Research limitations/implications</B> - Limitation by geographical area and time i.e. the study only focuses the research publication of Indian researchers on malaria research during 2003 to 2012. <B>Originality/value</B> - This is the first attempt to apply bibliometric techniques to analyze malaria research by Indian researchers, and, more generally for a country which is very badly affected by the disease. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Laura Pope Robbins) Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Malaria research in India during 2003-2012: a bibliometric analysis http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0160-4953&volume=33&issue=2&articleid=17106846&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - The aim of this paper is to analyze Indian researchers’ publications on malaria research. It also compares malaria affected Asian countries global rank with their publication and death rates. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - For the purpose of the study Indian researchers publication data which were indexed Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS) were used. Various statistical technique and bibliometric measures have been employed for further analysis. <B>Findings</B> - The present study found out 2020 documents with h-index of 48, published by Indian researchers which were indexed in WoS during 2003 to 2012 and majority of them were articles (81.43%). Malaria Journal is the most favoured research journal among the Indian research community which covers 97 papers. A.P. Dash contributed maximum number of 136 (6.74%) papers. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the largest Indian funding agency with 184 (9.11%) research grants. <B>Research limitations/implications</B> - Limitation by geographical area and time i.e. the study only focuses the research publication of Indian researchers on malaria research during 2003 to 2012. <B>Originality/value</B> - This is the first attempt to apply bibliometric techniques to analyze malaria research by Indian researchers, and, more generally for a country which is very badly affected by the disease. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Rabindra K. Maharana) Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 A model for Chinese transnational migration through the Americas: The Canadian experience http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0160-4953&volume=33&issue=2&articleid=17106851&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - This article was based on the information from The 5th International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies held in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in which the author was a presenter in session 4.2.9a of the Early life of Yuan Shikai and the formation of Yuan family. The paper includes comprehensive analysis and development of the history of Chinese migration. An annotated bibliography of suggested readings was offered to highlight the subject knowledge for further research in this area. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - The paper includes comprehensive analysis and development of the history of Chinese migration and the experiences and family histories of overseas Chinese in Canada. An annotated bibliography of suggested readings was offered to highlight the subject knowledge for further research in this area. <B>Findings</B> - The paper offers full description and comprehensive analysis of the history of Chinese migration and overseas Chinese studies in Canada. A bbibliography of suggested readings was offered for further research in this area. <B>Research limitations/implications</B> - This research study has a strong subject focus on Chinese migration, overseas Chinese studies, and resource-sharing in the subject area. It is a specific field for research in Asian studies.<B>Practical implications</B> - The result of this study will assist students, researchers, and the general public in the area of overseas Chinese studies and developing their interests in the social and historical value of Chinese migration history and resource-sharing in the area.<B>Originality/value</B> - Very little research has been done in the area of Chinese migration and historical development. The paper would offer historians, sociologists, ethnologists, librarians, administrations, professors, as well as students in the fields of Asian history, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, and other Asian-related interdisciplinary studies. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Sheau-yueh Janey Chao) Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100