Studii de Biblioteconomie şi Ştiinţa Informării / Library and Information Science Research

ISSN 2392-8107
ISSN-L 1453-5386

Versiunea în limba română Library and Information Science Research

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No. 14/2010

National Information Systems

Huriye Çolaklar, Güssün Güneş, Aytaç Yıldızel - Turkish Medical Information System and Medical Librarianship

In Turkey, medical information is supported at state level according to national policies. However, although the history of medical libraries in Turkey goes back to the 13th century in Anatolia, modern medical library applications adopted since the 1950s have not received much state support. In the past thirteen years a few medical libraries joined forces under ÜNAK (the Association of University and Research Librarians) to contribute to the organization and development of Turkish Medical Information through the establishment of a "Medical Working Group" in 2000.

medical information, medical librarianship, ÜNAK Medical Group, Turkish medical librarianship

In the context of the multidisciplinary approach to information indexing, the study analyzes the compositional structures of the Dewey system compared to UDC regarding the codification of the auxiliary determinations of subjects. The study, by systematic, typological and methodological analysis of the subdivisions for arts, individual literatures and specific literary forms and of the analytical or special auxiliary indices, accompanied by the argumentation of their value and importance in the information management, reflects the findings of a correlational research of the auxiliary structures of the most important indexing languages with hierarchical structure and from the perspective of the information offer, it maintains the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of the Dewey system and UDC.

indexing languages, DDC, UDC, auxiliary compositional structures, auxiliary subsystemse

Management and Evaluation in Libraries. Information Society

Agnes Erich, Elena Tîrziman -
Quality and Performance Evaluation of Digital Libraries in Romania

Libraries are an integrant part of the national informational system and strategic institutes ensuring access to any kind of information. In the last decade, in Romania, different actions were undertaken and important resources were been used in order to develop digital libraries that can be accessed by IT & C systems, especially via Internet. Until now, the projects and other development initiatives for digital libraries – especially those financed through budgetary funds – did not focus on the evaluation of satisfaction degree for the on-line library users or fulfilling their quality needs at a performance level (efficiency, effectiveness and utility) adequate with the on-line library provided service. One of the main contributions of this paper is the identifications of relationships between the importance of digital library evaluation criteria and present evaluation of digital libraries in Romania.

Keywords: digital libraries evaluation, quality evaluation methods, performance management, measurement indicators

Octavia-Luciana Madge - Knowledge Management in Libraries

The new knowledge economy has led to significant changes in the management of various types of organizations in our society, including libraries and information services and in the management of the resources with which they deal. This article approaches the process of knowledge management which can help libraries to better adapt to the new requirements of the digital age and meet users’ needs. It also presents results of recent researches on the theme of knowledge management conducted in Romania and abroad at the level of the professionals in the library and information science field, but also examples of projects through which this process has been implemented in the practice of libraries.

Keywords: knowledge management, libraries, knowledge management projects, Romania

Ionel Enache - The Role of the Office in the Informational Society

The present rapid and unpredictable changes, determine both economic and cultural structures to adapt to new informational technologies through an adequate furnishing of the offices which, by nature, receive, process and convey information in view to substantiate decisions. Within infodocumentary structures, the office is not only the interface between decision and execution, but it is also the subsystem in which most of the working processes are going on.

Keywords: management, organization, office, information

Information Literacy

Mircea Regneală - Information Literacy Instruction – The Major Challenge of Contemporary Library Science

One of the biggest challenges of the XXI century technology and library science (library consortia, library services assessment, information literacy, RFID technology and institutional repositories), information literacy enjoys the greatest interest. People access to information is a complex processes that requires continuous training conducted by the librarians who have to assume a teaching positions. Users are taught to identify, locate and use information with efficiency and responsibility. In order to be able to optimally carry out this activity, libraries must have a detailed plan, from which institutional collaborations are a must.

Keywords: information literacy, access to information, library literacy

Agnes Erich, Cristina Popescu - The Impact of Information Literacy in the Academic Education Environment

Electronic environmental impact on all sectors of social and economic life influenced the academic training too. Thus, it is required to introduce in training, indifferent of specialty disciplines, a course of information literacy to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills concerning the construction, processing and communication of information. The paper try to analyze what kind of methods and resources must be used in information literacy instruction provided by an academic library. We try to demonstrate that the information literacy instruction is very important for the academic users because it demonstrated the importance of all kind of information (traditional or on line) and how different kind of strategy concepts and models could increase effectiveness in this area of professional practice.

Keywords: academic library, information literacy, electronic environment, information strategy, information society

History of Romanian Book. Archive Documents

Gabriela Rusu-Păsărin - Apprehension of the Codex of Govora – A Comparative View

The first book of laws in Romanian language (1640), the Govora Code of Laws or the Little Code of Laws is also a referential corpus of traditions and popular beliefs on existential ceremonials. We aim to draw a comparative analysis of the two reference levels, traditional Romanian mentalists and Church discipline, the latter being subject to ancient Byzantine law provisions and to the canons established by the Synods of the Eastern Church. Popular beliefs and the Church code of laws have convergences and divergences in the way the rituals of baptism, marriage and funeral are carried out, and this is what motivates the functioning of stereotypes due to the constraints of religious faith and popular beliefs.

Keywords: the Codex of Govora, church code of laws, customs, the law of the land, existential rituals

Adina Berciu-Drăghicescu - Aspects in the religious life of Romanians from the Balkan Peninsula – the end of the 19th century – the beginning of of the 20th century. Archive Documents

The article presents on the basis of the archive documents aspects related to the religious life of Romanians from the Balkan Peninsula between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. It also presents the position which the Patriarchy in Constantinople had during all this period of time concerning the actions of Romanians. These were not successful but the situation changed after the issue of the imperial resolution of 1905 which ensured the use of the Romanian language and of the A-romanian dialect in church.

Keywords: A-Romanians, Romanians, church, Patriarchy of Constantinople, Balkan Peninsula, orthodoxy

Reports from conferences

Tiberius Ignat - LIBER 2010 Conference, a confirmed success