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. 16/2012

Aspects regarding Library Management

Ionel Enache
- Library Management Systems

Today’s libraries are faced with the innumerable challenges posed by an information universe on rapid expansion. The increasing expectations and the users’ needs to access faster and easier the relevant information is in a constant relation to the institutional demand for the increasing of operational efficiency. The library integrated systems enable all types of libraries with accessible instruments and the necessary assistance needed in the working flow in order to cope with personal and institutional demands both in present and in future times. The integrated system can be configured in order to meet every type of library policy or procedure thus allowing the creation of a sole working flow.

management systems, library integrated system, database system administration (DBSA), metadata

Arja Mäntykangas - The position of library director in the information society: expanding on the theme

The aim of this paper is to briefly discuss the requirements of the position of library director in the information society, using Sweden in 2012 as an example. Three recruitment ads in Sweden for the position of library director were studied. Emerging terms are discussed briefly and concluding remarks made.

information, libraries, leadership styles, Sweden

Octavia-Luciana Madge - Framework for creating a culture of learning and knowledge sharing in libraries and information services

The performance of an organization, including an infodocumentary structure such as a library or an information service, depends largely on its organizational culture, on the values it promotes. The competition on the market of information transfer has made libraries and information services orientate towards managerial processes aimed at the most important resources nowadays – the knowledge resources. Such a process is the knowledge management, and an essential role in its implementation in an institution has the organizational culture. A culture that supports learning and knowledge sharing supports organizations for such an approach and also helps them obtain performance and enjoy success in their environment. The article presents elements of a framework for creating a culture of learning and knowledge sharing in the infodocumentary structures. These elements were identified through a research on knowledge management in Romanian academic libraries which also had as a result the development of a model for the implementation of this process in the infodocumentary structures.

libraries, information services, knowledge management, learning, knowledge sharing, organizational culture, Romania


 Library Science Distance Education. Information Literacy

Silvia-Adriana Tomescu - Romanian Libray Science Distance Education. Current Context and Possible Solutions

The option for another solution for the Romanian Librarianship and Information Science Studies has a systemic and individual advantage at the same time. In a society where the legislation lacks seriously about the professional training, where the political decision goes above the objective criteria of hiring, a distance training imposes as an alternative solution (for those who are in the system to improve their skills, and those who wish a career as library specialists to have the opportunity to choose the proper type of learning).
The necessity to experience a teaching formula for distance learning librarianship specialization is not only a need related to the labor market but rather a result of pragmatic transformation of info-documentation structures in an electronic communication era. The "d“gital" ”ecomes the attribute of everyday task-communication, image creation, collection preservation, and learning.
We thought it would be very useful to propose a model of teaching, learning and assessment for distance higher librarianship tested on, Open learning library platform to analyze the impact on students, and especially to test the effectiveness of teaching and assessing knowledge from distance. We set a rigorous approach that reflects the problems facing the Romanian LIS education system and emphasizes the optimal strategies that need to be implemented. The benefits of such an approach can and classified as: innovation in education, communicative facilities, and effective strategies for teaching library science.

information science, distance learning, open learning library, library legislation

Information literacy represents a determining factor in the development of the information society because a society based on lifelong training cannot be imagined without an adequate information literacy. In this sense, it becomes the primordial condition of the professionalism and success of the future specialist in any domain. This is why, simultaneously to his professional training, a student must acquire habits of scientific information and his own experience related to scientific information. Information literacy skills constitute the key factor in lifelong learning, being the first step on the road towards the realization of the educational goals. In the present paper, we aim to highlight the primordial role played by information literacy in the education of any individual in the society and also the help it provides to academics in the development of their didactic skills.

information literacy, didactics, lifelong learning, information skills

Archive Documents

Adina Berciu-Drăghicescu
Romanian Small Convents in Mount Athos

 The study brings into question a less researched aspect in the Romanian and foreign history in the past 20 years, namely, cells and Romanian huts set up on Mount Athos in the 19th century with hermitages founded there also by Romanian monks. This material presents aspects of religious and administrative life, and their daily lives on Mount Athos in Greece, and relations between communities of Romanian monks from there and Greek monks from Mount Athos during the time, from its establishment – 19th century to the present. The information is based on research and documents in the deposits of the National Archives of Romania and those of the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Keywords: monk, hermitage, convent, hut, monastery, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Mount Athos