22 Works

The application of the PLUS model in a prison library. An information literacy microteaching.

Christos Chrysanthopoulos, Alexandros Koulouris, Dimitrios Kouis & Foteini Efthymiou
Abstract: Purpose – This article aims to detail a plan for the application of the PLUS information literacy model in the context of a prison library. A brief overview of the literature will highlight the importance of (co-)developing activities based on multiple models and learning theories. At the same time, the article argues in favour of the idea that the implementation of information literacy programmes in the context of excluded and socially vulnerable groups can...

A holistic, user-driven approach to the development of an innovative, open-access Educational Framework for six existing and emerging information-related literacies

Foteini Efthymiou & Dimitrios Kouis
Abstract: Purpose - This article discusses a holistic, user-driven approach for the development of an innovative, open-access Educational Framework that includes six emerging information-related literacies. The Educational Framework of these literacies should be based on the structural support offered by the various Information Literacy models and is addressed to educators and librarians. Design/methodology/approach: The proposed Educational Frameworks’ possible stakeholders and partners should plan for specific activities that will lead to the achievement of three main...

Plagiarism: initial research findings in undergraduate students

Dionysis Kokkinos & Alexandros Koulouris
Abstract: Purpose - This paper presents and discusses the main results of a small-scale research concerning students’ and academic staff’s perceptions about plagiarism and its implications. The research was conducted in 2018, at the Department of Archival, Library & Information Studies, University of West Attica, with the use of two separate on-line questionnaires. Design/methodology/approach – The questionnaires, consisted of open and closed-ended questions, were sent respectively to the undergraduate students and to the academic staff...

Seeking for the evolutionary history of lands based on ontology organized spatiotemporal data and reasoning tools

Markos Dendrinos, Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi & Alexandra Tranta
Abstract: The present study focuses on spatiotemporal historical data organized in an OWL Protégé ontology environment. It aims at exploring the possibilities of using deduction logic tools in correlating alternate names of geographic regions related to time periods and presenting spatiotemporal interconnections. The application paradigm includes spatial data of local regions and sites of contemporary Greece and Turkey related to Hellenic historical archaeological sites temporally distributed in an extended period from Neolithic Age to the...

Medical and health sciences’ community attitudes towards hybrid journals, academic networks, social media and research evaluation metrics: a perspective from Greece

Dimitrios Kouis & Eirini Delikoura
Purpose – The present paper attempts to identify medical and health scientists' attitude towards the use of hybrid journals, social media and academic networks and the selection factors of publication medium, including alternative metrics. Design/methodology/approach - A quantitative survey was conducted, based on a structured questionnaire. It focused on Health Sciences and Medicine, with a population sample mainly consisting of hospital healthcare professionals. Likert scale, simple multiple-choice and ranking type questions were used. Analysis: 215...

LIS education and cultural heritage information management

Dimitrios Kouis, Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi & Georgios Giannakopoulos
Purpose - It has been more than two decades that LIS Education has been regarding information organizations (libraries, archives and museums) as an integrated field sharing a common basis of acquiring, handling and disseminating information independently of its source or substrate. In this respect LIS curriculum has treated resources at the basis of their descriptive, structural and administrative metadata; their semantic value; and the employment of technology as the means for creating a common platform...

Information Literacy Service: SWOT Analysis

Foteini Efthymiou, Maria Kapnizou, Dionysis Kokkinos & Evgenia Sisamaki
Abstract Purpose - Information Literacy (IL) has nowadays a primary and substantial role within Academic Libraries worldwide. Aiming to respond to the new trends of education that the information society calls for, the Central Library of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has developed the Service “Information Literacy Workshops”. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of an Information Literacy (IL) Service in the context of a Hellenic Academic Library, by...

Hypatia Digital Library: A novel text classification approach for small text fragments

Ioannis Triantafyllou, Frosso Vorgia & Alexandros Koulouris
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to further investigate prior work of the authors in text classification in Hypatia, the digital library of the University of Western Attica. The main objective is to provide an accurate automated classification tool as an alternative to manual assignments. Design/methodology/approach - The crucial point in text classification is the selection of the most important term-words for document representation. The specific document collection consists of 718 abstracts in...

Hellenic Libraries Union Catalogue (HLUC)

Marilia Apostolaki, Christina Anastasopoulou & Giorgos Veranis
Abstract: Purpose - This is a descriptive paper highlighting the Hellenic Library Union Catalogue (HLUC) which is an information system that aims to integrate and highlight all the collections from the Greek libraries in one single catalogue. Design/methodology/approach – The HLUC information system was designed and developed by NTUA-HEAL-Link and the National Library of Greece. The approach used was to organize an open access collection of high-quality bibliographic data and the aim has been to...

Implementation of GDPR in Greek Companies. The necessary steps for integration.

Nikolaos Christos Kareklas, Zoe Michalopoulou & Fani Giannakopoulou
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the application of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to Greek companies. The research investigated the positive and negative impact of the implementation of the Regulations, 18 months after the new legislation went active, regarding technological, organizational and legal issues. Design/methodology/approach – For this research first step was the study of existing literature. Then, questionnaires were distributed to companies liable to the GDPR...

COVID-19 and the Libraries: What is left for Private Copying Exception? - A Greek Copyright Law approach

Theodoros Chiou
The present paper deals with copying, which is a tool that renders users’ access in library’s physical material more efficient as it allows users to repeatedly access, i.e., study the copied material portably, without the need of repeated physical presence within opening hours of libraries’ premises and without reserving the physical medium during their presence. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, what is left for private copying except for the library’s physical material, when the only...

Computer-Assisted Translation of Egyptian-Coptic into Greek

Argyro Kontogianni, Theodoros Ganetsos, Panagiotis Kousoulis & Evangelos C. Papakitsos
Purpose - The Coptic language is the final evolutionary stage of Ancient Egyptian, firstly attested in the 1st century CE (Old Coptic) until the 16th century CE, which survives nowadays as the liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Egyptian-Coptic had been transliterated through the alphabetization of written Egyptian, based on the Greek script. In this work, the designing of a software tool is presented, for the computer-assisted learning and translation of Egyptian-Coptic into Greek....

Hadrian’s aqueduct in Athens. Educational activity project in the context of promoting cultural heritage among youth

Eleni Alexandri & Alexandra Tranta
Purpose: To contribute to the study of cultural heritage, as well as to explore the possibility of delving deeper into a number of its fields through a single monument. Design/methodology/approach: Applying contemporary informal education approaches to the design of an educational program for cultural monuments taking Hadrian’s aqueduct as the starting point. Findings: The rich interdisciplinary approach that emerged from the study of a single monument, its capacity to “narrate” stories as well as the...

Evaluation of the Archival, Library and Information Studies Department eClass at University of West Attica

Alexandros Koulouris
Purpose - This paper presents and discusses the main results of a survey concerning students and faculty (academic staff) evaluation of the eClass of the Department of Archival, Library & Information Studies, University of West Attica, with the use of online questionnaire. The survey was conducted in October 2019 and it is a comparative study of a previous research-survey (about the eClass) of 2012. Design/methodology/approach - The questionnaire, consisted of open and closed-ended questions, and...

S. Pearce’s model for studying objects and its application to a baptismal cross

Alexandra Tranta
This paper applies S. Pearce’s model for studying objects to a family heirloom, a baptismal cross. This model is a mnemonic device, not a system of inviolable rules. Furthermore, it is shown that the interpretative process needs to encompass not only information about the object, but also a new perception of the range of philosophical and technical concepts that shape the interpretation of material culture. It is also necessary to stress the understanding and applying...

The Nature and the Characteristics of Museum Theater: A quality research among Greek specialists

Fani Giannakopoulou
Purpose - The aim of the research is to investigate the nature and characteristics of museum theater in Greece, as they have been formulated in the opinions of experts related to the specific topic. Design / methodology / approach - To investigate the topic, qualitative research is utilized which is structured in five thematic axes. The data were collected by the method of structured interview which included five main questions (axes) and one or two...

Citation indexes integrated management for Institutional Repositories data enrichment

Dimitrios Kouis, George Veranis, Marios Zervas, Petros Artemis, Andreas Giannakopoulos, Christos Bellas & Konstantina Christopoulou
Purpose – An important problem for researchers and for agencies (e.g., Quality Assurance Units) that are responsible for evaluating the research activity of academic entities (e.g., laboratories, departments, entire institutions, etc.) is to locate and retrieve the bibliographic records (e.g., scientific papers) and their citations automatically from the various citation indexes. Design/methodology/approach - To calculate uniform bibliometric indicators, the deduplication of the documents collected from the different citation indexes is required. In addition, such a...

Chalkida in the literacy writing of Scariba

Maria Manola, Anna Eirini Tsatalbasoglou & Georgios Koltsikoglou
The city of Chalkida is today a close and beloved destination for Athenians but also foreigners with many pleasures both delicious, natural and cultural. Sights such as the old bridge of 1962 that still attracts attention with its picturesqueness and beautiful views, the well-known phenomenon "of the waters of Chalkida", which change direction every 6 hours and is associated with the position of the moon and the effect in the water volume keep alive the...

Canvassing Greek Academic Librarians’ Opinion of Their Organizations’ Position on the Library Evolution Continuum.

Stavroula Sant-Geronikolou & Daniel Martínez-Ávila
The study analyzes academic librarian convenience sample’s responses to an online survey in the overarching aim to contribute to the higher education community knowledge base on current trends and challenges along the Greek academic librarianship evolution continuum. The questionnaire that sought to investigate library staff perspectives and considerations about service provision, innovation adoption, and organizational development-related aspects, was further complemented with additional contextual information resulting from the inspection of official library webpages. The self-selection survey...

Acquiring Industrial Archives. Reviewing the Greek example

Yannis Stoyannidis
Purpose - In an era that any information is searched and understood in a digital environment there is still workload to be taken on a physical basis. Small and larger corporations keep abandoning their archives in dark storerooms. In order to bring these stories into the light of history and to broaden the available sources for researchers, this article describes the efforts taken on the acquisition and preservation of industrial archives in Greece and discusses...

Pure cellulose paper ageing in sealed vessels. Autocatalytic depolymerization model revisited

Spiros Zervos, Konstantinos Choulis & Georgios Panagiaris
Purpose - In the framework of the EU funded INVENVORG project (Thales Research Funding Program – NRSF), the natural and artificial ageing of bone, wood, textiles, parchment and paper were investigated. Design/methodology/approach - In this work, the results of accelerated ageing on pure cellulose paper in sealed vessels are reported. The properties studied include the degree of polymerization (which was converted to the percentage of broken glyosidic bonds), the tearing resistance, the pH and the...

Extended subject – matter under intellectual property law: The paradigm of copyright, trademarks and patents regarding Computer Icons and Graphical User Interfaces

Leandros Lefakis
Abstract: Purpose – Intellectual property law has developed legal rules that carefully balance competing interests. It is a fact that the main goal has long been to provide legal protection to maximize incentives to engage in creative and innovative activities, while also providing rules and doctrines that minimize the effect on the commercial marketplace and diminish interference with the free flow of ideas in general. This article examines the extension of the subject - matter...

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