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

ISSN 2392-8107
ISSN-L 1453-5386


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No. 20/2016

Libraries and Librarians

Dana Florentina Nicolae - Alternative Libraries. User Profile of the Urban Collectors Library in Bucharest

In its first part, the article focuses on the subject of alternative libraries and infoshops, but also on that of zines, and it defines a few of their characteristics, while in the second part, it offers an overview of the functionality and activity of the Urban Collectors Library in Bucharest which was founded in 2015 by the interactive platform Urban Collectors whose mission is to facilitate dialogues between street artists and the community, to create opportunities for street artists, but more importantly, to create them for the female street artists, to study the street art phenomenon and so on. Lastly, the article presents a small study based on a questionnaire aimed at the users of this alternative street art library that is focused on the profile and the degree of satisfaction experienced by them with regards to the services offered by the library.

Keywords: alternative libraries, infoshops, zines, Urban Collectors Library, Bucharest

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Dr. Octavia-Luciana Madge - The Current Role of Librarians and Future Challenges for Academic Libraries in Romania

The wave of changes triggered by the evolving technology has determined a major transformation for libraries in terms of their role in society and the community of users and the role of the librarian began to be reconsidered, recording an expansion into areas once reserved for specialists from other fields. Both the institutional learning ability and the employees' individual learning ability is essential at this moment in the world of informational structures. In this context, the article provides the results of a study conducted at the level of directors of academic libraries in Romania regarding the role that they believe academic librarians should play currently, their training needs, the skills needed in the digital environment, the future directions of library and information science as well as the challenges that academic libraries in Romania will have to face during the following period.

Keywords: academic libraries, academic librarians, training needs, skills, library directors, Romania

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Researches in Library and Information Science

Dr. Silvia-Adriana Tomescu - A distinctive perspective on the bibliographic research in the digital era (I)

In this essay we intend to underline the importance of bibliographies, in the scientific research process. We aim to emphasize the capability of these works to gather, synthesize in a distinctive manner, types of sources, resources, documents, so that spheres of scientific knowledge benefit of a clear and objective image at a definite moment. Our intention in this approach is to discuss the necessity to create standardized synthesis of the scientific domains through bibliographies, in order to support basic literacy needs of the readers and to offer a global view of the topic explored. A less treated aspect in the scientific literature that we aim to highlight in the present paper is the role and pragmatics of bibliographies, the transdisciplinary dimension of such tools that now, in the globalised era has the power to send the researcher in the virtual space of interconnected documents, of digital archives and libraries offering a comprehensive picture of the subjects investigated.

Keywords: bibliographic research, literacy, reference instruments, knowledge organisation

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Social Media

Cristina Ioana Roiu - Something Old, Something New: Engaging People in Making History with Twitter

In a world where communication has changed dramatically and where social media channels have been dominating our lives for a few years now, educational and research institutions are increasingly making use of these social media tools in education, teaching and research activities. The paper describes a few projects dedicated to major historical events like World War One, which are using Twitter as a broadcasting, teaching and engaging medium.

Keywords: Twitter, social media use in history, digital historical resources, community engagement

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Documentation and Continuous Training

Emanuela Florea-Paraipan - "Carol I" Central University Library Continuous Training Program through Documentary Visits. A Documentary Visit to Cotroceni Museum

In this essay we aim to emphasize the role of documentary visits in continuous training programs of library professionals. As alternative form of continuous training, the "Carol I" Central University Library runs an annual program of documentary visits to Bucharest museums, in order to identify from the historical, biographical, literary, artistic and scientific perspective, the manner in which evolved Romanian spirituality nationally and beyond. As a form of initial training for national inheritance understanding, the professional visits to cultural institutions allows the discovery of the categories of collections, the structure and their pedagogical value in learning, teaching and training.

Keywords: continuous training, librarians, documentation, documentary visit

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Sources of Information and Documentation

Dr. Brînduşa Nicolaescu - Sources of Information and Documentation and Working Tools in Foreign Language Teaching in Romania, 1960-1980 (I)

This article, the first part of a broader research project, attempts to analyze the evolution of the status of foreign language teaching and the subsequent methodology in Romania under the communist regime, especially under the totalitarian rule of Ceausescu. The languages taken into account are French, English, German, Italian and Spanish, among which the first two are given more importance in the documents used in this research: scientific journals, specialised reviews.

Keywords: sources of information, documentation, working tools, pdagogy, specialised reviews, methodology, foreign language teaching, political ideology, socialist nationalism

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Archive Documents

PhD Student Laura-Rodica Hmpa - Dimitrie Gusti and the Royal Cultural Foundations (1922-1948). Archive Documents

This research aims to emphasize the activity of The'Prince Carol' Royal Cultural Foundation created in 1921 in order to lead to the emancipation especially of villages, but also the Romanian culture in a more general perspective. Overall, we may say that the period between the two world wars was marked, also due to the help of the Royal Cultural Foundation, by substantial progress in various fields of education, science and culture in general and thus contributed to changing Romania into a state with a high level of culture and the creation of an image and prestige that commanded worldwide respect. The research was done on the basis of the documents studied at the Service of the National Central Historical Archives, the Stock of the 'Prince Carol' Royal Cultural Foundation and at the Library of the Romanian Academy.

Keywords: 'Prince Carol' Royal Cultural Foundation, documents, community centers, social service, museums, Dimitrie Gusti

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Reviews

Dr. Codrint Tăut - Sânge din sângele lui Dracula. Saga boierilor Florescu

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