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    Library and Knowledge Management in Times of Crisis: Search for Effective Models of Activity
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Kolesnykova, Tetiana O.
    ENG: In this issue, our contributors share their thoughts, ideas, and doubts, describing how they and their library teams have worked hard during the recent crisis years to develop, improve, or find effective models of operation to prepare for high-level negative events and minimise catastrophic consequences. Knowledge management is definitely about university libraries, which have shifted their role from accessing and managing information to accessing, sharing and managing knowledge. The papers describe the library experience of knowledge management in times of crisis as a combination of information, communication and human resource management. The crisis experience is considered in the context of the conference "University Library at a new stage of social communications development" 2023 as the experience gained in the working library environment of universities around the world, created in the rapidly changing, chaotic and often dangerous for people's health and life conditions of large-scale crisis events. By illustrating the challenges, surprises, and rewards we face in library and information science in different countries, we hope that the articles in this issue will provide us all with the motivation to keep going in a difficult period. At the very least, these articles will help readers to appreciate how our understanding of higher education librarianship continues to evolve in times of crisis.
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    International Cooperation in the Sphere of LIS: Analysing the Materials of the BOBCATSSS Conference
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Shemaieva, Hanna V.; Kostyrko, Tamara M.; Grabar, Natalia H.
    ENG: Objective. The article highlights the results of analysing the materials of the International Scientific Conference BOBCATSSS (2012–2023) within the framework of which current topics of library and information science, education, and practice are discussed. Methods. The study of international professional cooperation is based on the use of a complex of scientific methods, in particular: analysis and synthesis, static analysis, bibliometric analysis, and scientometric diagnostics. Results. The expansion of the geographical boundaries in international cooperation has been determined. The thematic aspects that were discussed during 2012–2023 are revealed. Attention is focused on international co-authorship as a priority direction of professional interaction. The peculiarities of project professional interaction in terms of quantitative, substantive, and organizational aspects have been revealed. It was established that the majority of international projects announced at the Conference are implemented on the basis of cooperation between universities of European countries. Conclusions. International cooperation of European countries develops, first of all, at the organizational level and is characterized by the joint participation of several universities from different countries for the preparation of the Conference. Secondly, we can observe the development of international research, which is manifested at the level of international co-authorship and international projects. Analysing the materials of the BOBCATSSS Conference attests to the innovative activity of European universities that train personnel for the information and library sphere and raises the issue of intensifying international cooperation of Ukrainian professionals and scientists.
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    Knowledge Management Organization in the Context of LibGuides of Sumy State University Library
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Krytska, Olha V.; Fandikova, Yana V.
    ENG: Objective. The article considers the role of knowledge management in the library of a higher education institution in the modern conditions of the global information society. The process of implementing LibGuides as a new tool for systematization, analysis, preservation, transfer, actualization of knowledge, and access to it is highlighted. Methods. The study was conducted by using methods: analytical and review, analysis and synthesis, comparison of experience of the world’s university libraries, and statistical method. Results. The role of the library as an information institute in the context of the development of the knowledge society is shown. The experience of Sumy State University Library regarding the LibGuides project implementation, which contributes to the creation of new knowledge, its productive use, as well as the formation of information literacy and academic integrity of scientists, teachers, and students, is considered. Conclusions. University libraries play a significant role in the organization of knowledge management of all participants in the educational and scientific process. LibGuides are an effective tool in the practice of knowledge management, which includes the librarian's work with new technologies, generating new knowledge, and sharing knowledge without any geographical limitations.
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    Cognitive Model of Library Management in Crisis Conditions
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Davydova, Iryna O.; Marina, Olena Yu.
    ENG: Objective. The article considers library management as a complex socio-communication system in conditions of uncertainty of the external environment. The essence and methods of cognitive library management as an effective means of overcoming instability and global challenges of the XXI century are substantiated. Methods. With the help of information analysis, the peculiarities of the cognitive approach to library management in a crisis situation were defined. Results. A conclusion is made regarding the effectiveness of cognitive analysis, in particular PEST and SWOT analysis, cognitive structuring technologies. Cognitive analysis is considered as a powerful tool for researching a certain state of the library in an unstable and poorly structured environment. The application of the cognitive modeling method was used to identify the components of library management in conditions of uncertainty. Conclusions. Attention is focused on the need to use cognitive modeling, which contributes to a better understanding of the problem situation, detection of contradictions and qualitative analysis of the library as a system. A cognitive model of library management based on knowledge application technology in the management and decision-making process and effective communication interaction is proposed.
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    Knowledge, Preparedness and Challenges in Hyflex Library Operations among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Librarians in Calabarzon Philippines
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Navarro, Mary Rose V.; Masalinto, Ma. Lindie D.; Galicia, Leomar S.; Malabanan, Elizabeth D.; Palma, Raffy D.
    ENG: Objective. Traditional library operations have been a staple in society for centuries by providing access to printed books and other resources. However, with the rise of technology, changing patron needs and the crisis induced by the COVID-19 outbreak, librarians adopted the hybrid and flexible (HyFlex) library operations to provide students, faculty, and staff with equitable access to learning resources and services. This study examined the knowledge, preparedness, and challenges associated with HyFlex library operations among librarians in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Calabarzon) Philippines. Methods. Descriptive in nature, the study utilized a survey questionnaire which was accomplished by 148 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) librarians in Calabarzon. Results. Findings revealed that the majority of respondents were female, aged 31 to 40 years old, holding librarian positions, and having 11 to 15 years of service. The findings also indicated that respondents exhibited a very high level of knowledge and preparedness for Hyflex library operations. However, they encountered challenges in implementing hybrid and flexible operations. Additionally, the findings revealed no significant difference in respondents' knowledge of Hyflex library operations when grouped by age, gender, position, or years in service. However, a significant difference was found in respondents' preparedness for Hyflex library operations based on gender, while no significant differences were observed regardless of age, position, or years in service. Conclusions. As a whole, the findings suggest that despite the challenges in implementing hybrid and flexible operations, librarians in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Calabarzon have demonstrated a very high level of knowledge and preparedness for Hyflex library operations. Therefore, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Calabarzon should implement the formulated action plan and continue to embrace innovation to enhance practices in hybrid and flexible library operations.
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    Shared Leadership as the Foundation of University Library Management in Crisis Conditions of Martial Law
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Odnovolykova, Olena V.; Hlavcheva, Yuliia M.
    ENG: Objective. The aim of this publication is to determine an effective approach to managing a university library in crisis conditions of martial law and to identify factors that affect the quality of implementing this approach. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, critical changes have taken place in the real working conditions in the front-line areas of Ukraine. The resumption of work at the university and all its departments required the implementation of new management approaches. The main available mode of work, which ensured the safety of all participants in the educational and scientific process, was remote work. Methods. An analysis of scientific publications on the research topic was conducted. The report examines an approach based on the concept of shared leadership for organizing the virtual work of the university library. The optimality of this approach in organizing the work of employees in a virtual environment was determined and justified based on empirical methods. Results. The use of the shared leadership concept demonstrated the highest effectiveness. Conditions for the effective application of this approach to management using shared leadership are described. Conclusions. Therefore, we believe that shared leadership can become the optimal approach to organizing the virtual work of the library in the crisis conditions of martial law. Based on practical experience, two main groups of factors for the successful implementation of shared leadership have been identified.
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    Safeguarding Filipiniana Materials: Recognizing and Prioritizing Risks in Transporting, Moving or Relocating Library, Archives, and Museum Collections
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Galora, Huwaran Mapalarin Sinag C.
    ENG: Objectives. Libraries, archives, and museums are vital for learning and culture. Disasters threaten both their buildings and collections. Safety is paramount during crises, but safeguarding collections is also essential. The study investigated why five Filipiniana institutions – Filipinas Heritage Library, Lopez Museum and Library, National Archives of the Philippines, National Library of the Philippines, and University of the Philippines Diliman – Main Library – moved their collections and managed risks. Methods. The researcher used qualitative and quantitative methods, assessing risks based on probability and impact. Results. The findings revealed motivations for moving collections, either extrinsic (like renovations) or intrinsic (pride). It highlighted the importance of recognizing and prioritizing risks, even low-level ones, to protect collections and the institutions' core motivations. Conclusion. Failure to mitigate risks may lead to losses and damage, impacting these institutions' core motivations.
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    Publications of the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society as Historical Sources of Research on the Book Heritage of Ukraine
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Luchka, Ludmila M.
    ENG: Objective. The purpose of the article is to study the history of the multidisciplinary publishing business of the fundamental Ukrainian organization of the 19th century – the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society. The object is the scientific book heritage of the Society for 150 years, which is a powerful potential of the educational process and patriotic education of young people. Methods. In accordance with the tasks set, analytical and synthetic, systemic and structural, comparative and statistical methods of scientific research are developed and used. This article analyses the collections of rare and valuable editions of the scientific library of the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University (DNU), namely, the collection of publications of the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Results. The research analyzes the entire collection of scientific works of the Scientific Society of the 19th and early 21st centuries, which is kept in the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University library. The editions of the 19th and early 20th centuries and a book collection of the Canadian branch of the National Academy of Sciences of the second half of the 20th century are valuable in terms of content. Special attention is paid to the study of sources on the history of Ukraine as records of the national book heritage. A selection of modern publications of the Society by subject is highlighted. Conclusions. One of the important activities of a scientific library is the disclosure and dissemination of information space regarding its collections. The book Heritage of the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society is a unique primary source for studying the history of the formation of the national identity of Ukrainians.
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    Activities of State Institutions of Ukraine in the Return of Cultural Property and Documentary Archival Collections
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Sverdlyk, Zoriana M.; Boiko, Vita F.; Kuleshov, Sergey H.
    ENG: Objective. The purpose of this publication is to investigate the activities of the State institutions of Ukraine in identifying and returning historical, cultural property, library collection, and archival documents to Ukraine. Methods. The research is based on the method of system analysis and synthesis, historical method, structural-functional analysis, and problem method. Results. Based on archival documents, legislative and regulatory acts, and published research, the article analyzes the activities of state institutions of Ukraine in the process of returning cultural and historical property as well as archival and library collections to Ukraine. The chronological framework of the research is stipulated by the establishment of the National Commission for the Return of Cultural Property to Ukraine after Ukraine’s independence and a significant narrowing in the early 2000s of the state policies on the return of historical and cultural heritage. Conclusions. The results showed that during the existence of the National Commission for the Return of Cultural Property to Ukraine and the State Service for Monitoring the Movement of Cultural Property Across the State Border of Ukraine, the Department for the Control of the Movement of Cultural Property did a wide range of multi-vector work. The foundations were laid for future long-term intergovernmental cooperation in the field of search, record-keeping, return of historical and cultural property, library collection, archival documents, and collections.
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    The Contribution of Special Libraries in Promoting Social Inclusion in Indonesia
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Yanto, Andri; Prijana, P.; Nursari, Tita
    ENG: Objective. The majority of special libraries fulfill the information needs of their work environment to support the development and improvement of the duties and functions of the institution and its human resources. However, several service innovations have been carried out by creating social inclusion-based service programs for the general public. One is the Center for Library and Dissemination of Agricultural Technology (PUSTAKA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia. This research aims to provide an overview of how the PUSTAKA special library can be involved in creating service innovations for the public through social inclusion programs. Methods. The method used is a qualitative method with a library research approach. Results. The study results illustrate that PUSTAKA has extended its reach to communities with limited agricultural collections and information access. The library has also become a maker space for entrepreneurship awareness and creativity, enhancing the potential of the community related to agriculture. PUSTAKA serves as a knowledge hub for agriculture, boasting vast agricultural resources. Furthermore, the library uses information technology to provide virtual services, expanding its reach and promoting agricultural literacy in remote areas. PUSTAKA's multifaceted approach to serving the community highlights its commitment to agricultural education and inclusive social services. Conclusions. The research concludes that PUSTAKA as a special library has implemented social inclusion in contributing to the community by improving the skills of farmers, promoting agricultural literacy, and extending access to agricultural collections and information.
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    The Specifics of the Elective “School of Leadership” Using Repositories of Online Resources
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Mykytenko, Nataliya O.; Kotlovskyi, Andriy M.
    ENG: Objective. Modern online library resources play an important role in the organisation and conduct of the School of Leadership elective. The purpose of this study is to consider the peculiarities of conducting the elective “School of Leadership” for applicants using online resource repositories. Methods. A comprehensive approach to the study of the problem led to the use of such theoretical research methods as the analysis of philosophical, pedagogical, psychological and sociological literature to identify the specifics of leadership and leadership competence, the analysis of repositories of online resources, synthesis, comparison, generalization of various scientific approaches to the basic concepts of the study and determination of the specifics of the organization and conducting the elective “School of leadership”. Results. The work clarifies the essence of the concepts “leadership competence”, “elective”, “elective class”, discloses the peculiarities of organization and conduct, main tasks, content modules, organizational and pedagogical conditions of the elective “School of leadership”. The work describes the knowledge and skills that students will be able to improve and develop thanks to a properly planned and organized elective using the resources of online repositaries. Particular attention is paid to the features of ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the elective for the formation of students’ leadership competence and the content of the elective “School of leadership”, which depends on the achievement of the set goal, aims and tasks for the development of student-leaders. Conclusions. The main results that were obtained within the framework of this scientific research should be considered the substantiation of the concept of “elective” and the description of the specifics of the organization and the conducting of the elective “School of leadership” for students. The results of this scientific research, as well as the conclusions formulated on their basis, are of practical value for scientists, teachers of educational institutions, psychologists and other specialists who are engaged in the study of leadership problems and the formation of leadership competence and the search for effective methods, means and forms of work for the development of applicants’ leadership potential.
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    About Social Communications of Nazarbayev University Library
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Lapo, Piotr M.
    ENG: Objective. The purpose of the article is a systematic analysis of social communications of Nazarbayev University Library based on an analysis of the structure of the social communication as a system and the factors determining its formation and development. Methods. For a comprehensive analysis of such a complex phenomenon of social life as social communication, its interpretations in the Western and post-Soviet traditions, as well as such a concept in sociology as social space (social field), which defines the mission of the library as an institution of society are considered. Results. It is noted that the purpose and goals of social communication of an academic library are determined by the mission of the library as an institution of society in specific social time and space, as well as the mission of the university with which the library is affiliated. Conclusions. Typically, an academic library has three main areas of social communication: 1) the university community; 2) the professional library community at the national, regional, and international levels; 3) the public community with which the library interacts to popularize reading, promote universal values and ethical standards, develop critical thinking, media and information literacy (culture).
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    Representative Virtual Material Collections about University Scientists: The Experience of the Uzhhorod National University Library
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Medved, M. M.
    ENG: Objective. The research is aimed at studying practical experience of creation and application of the representations of virtual material collections about the scientists of the Uzhhorod National University, as one of the important popularization mechanisms of the university science. Methods. Using our own developments, we attempted to familiarize the library community with the specialized methodology of representation work of the scientific library of the Uzhhorod National University during quarantine restrictions and martial law in Ukraine. Using the comparative analysis, the efficiency of the representations of virtual material collections, created by the library as publicizing the development of university science and culture of the region and the interest of remote users in them has been proven. Results. The substantiation of the obtained results is based on the characteristics of the Uzhhorod National University library during remote work of the institution, aimed at increasing the interest of virtual users in the content of the library. The efficiency of using the method of representations of information products of libraries during the period of difficult physical access to the library funds of Ukraine has been confirmed. Analysis of the expansion of the library’s information services and the practical recommendations regarding the active popularization of scientists and prominent figures of the Zakarpattia region are considered as one of the methods of reorienting the work of the library and its services in accordance with today’s challenges. Conclusions. The important role of library support in the popularization of science and culture of the region, as an important factor of practical library assistance to society during the times of trials for Ukraine, has been confirmed.
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    Reaching Users Through Social Media: A Case Study on the Use of Instagram by Islamic Higher Education Libraries in Indonesia
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Marwiyah; Labibah Zain
    ENG: Objective. This research aims to identify the use of social media by Indonesian Islamic Higher Education Libraries to communicate with their users through their regular postings on Instagram and the users’ responses to them. Methods. This research applies quantitative methods to uncover data concerning the number of Instagram posts made by State Islamic University (UIN) libraries and the users’ responses (i.e. like, comment, share, and save), and then analyzes them using a qualitative approach to identify the users’ responses. Results. UIN libraries reach users by posting information related to libraries on Instagram that can be classified into eight types of posts; greetings, announcements, library promotions, book donations, quotes, and others. The number of responses to these types of posts varies from each library but posting information related to library services will invite most responses from library users. The library of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta is the most active library in posting information on Instagram. Conclusion. Instagram is a good medium to reach library users in UIN libraries. However, the availability of policies regarding the use of Instagram in the library is needed since it influences the number of posts on Instagram. Timing (i.e. when is the best time to make an Instagram post?) is also important since it makes a post get more responses.
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    Communication Aspects of Media, Publishing, and Editorial Activities of University Libraries
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Kharytonenko, Olena I.; Savenkova, Liudmyla V.; Bilorustseva, Tetiana M.; Mariienko, Alena O.
    ENG: Objective. The communication aspects of media, publishing, and editorial activities of university libraries were studied based on their official websites and the experience of the Scientific Library of the Drahomanov Ukrainian State University. The objective of this study is to track new trends in the library's media and communication activities. Methods. The methods used were observation, description, analysis and comparison of the content of the websites of Ukrainian and foreign libraries, as well as questionnaires and interviews with university stakeholders related to media activities. Results. The survey showed that the interaction of libraries with the media in the areas of information, consulting, providing factual and bibliographic references, access to collections and a pool of experts in various fields, and various educational events is in high demand. The means of popularizing and distributing their own media content are also common to libraries and media. Conclusions. University libraries should intensify their work with media and publishers on parity and mutually beneficial terms. Since the library in modern conditions produces and offers its own media products to the general public, the mass audience, it should also use the work methods of publishers and editorial offices with different groups of readers.
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    The Necessity of Implementation of RI‘s Module to the Ukrainian Research Information System
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Tsybenko, Iryna O.; Zherebchuk, Sofiia V.
    ENG: The objective of implementing an RI (Research Information) module to the Ukrainian Research Information System is to enhance the management, visibility, and accessibility of research-related information within the Ukrainian research ecosystem. The module aims to improve the efficiency of research administration, promote collaboration among researchers and institutions, and facilitate the dissemination of research outputs. In this article, the authors attempted to investigate the need for developing a comprehensive classification of national research infrastructures with the aim of implementing a separate module into the national CRIS system. The work is aimed at analyzing the possibilities and advantages of implementing the RI (Research Information) module in the Ukrainian Research Information System. Methods. Developing the national classifier, the experience and methodology of the EU were utilized, taking into account both legislative and technical peculiarities specific to the country. Additionally, the approaches of various Ukrainian research institutions in defining and classifying research infrastructures were studied, and the existing experience in CRIS systems related to this matter was also examined. Results. The research should highlight the existing challenges and limitations in managing research-related information within the Ukrainian research ecosystem. This could include issues related to data fragmentation, lack of standardization, limited accessibility, inefficient research administration processes, and low visibility of research outputs. Based on the research findings, a set of proposed features and functionalities for the RI module should be presented. These features should address the identified challenges, stakeholder needs, and lessons learned from international practices. The proposed module should aim to improve data management, collaboration, visibility, and efficiency in research administration. Besides, the authors are trying to figure out the role of the libraries into CRIS implementation process. The scientific library's expertise in research data management, data curation, user support, collaboration, and promotion makes it an invaluable partner in implementing a Research Information module into the current Research Information System. Conclusion. The research should provide a comprehensive understanding of the necessity and potential benefits of implementing an RI module to the Ukrainian Research Information System, guiding future decision-making and actions in this regard. In general, the need for developing an operational classifier for the national CRIS system is driven by the fact that such a step will provide structured frameworks for managing research activities, efficient allocation of resources, including financial resources, strategic planning, and collaborations.
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    Challenges of Open Science: Problems of Metadata Research and Analysis of Scientometric Indicators of Scientists (Experience of the Scientific Library of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Kulyk, Margarita M.
    ENG: Objective. The scientific publication aims to analyze the development of open science based on international and national experience, as well as to show efforts of the National Law University in the direction of promotion of open science and management of metadata related to scientometrics indicators of scientists. Methods. To attain the indicated objective, theoretical methods of scientific research were used: literature analysis and systematic approach. Results. The result of this research is systematization of scientometrics services developed by the Scientific Library of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University to inform scientists about their scientometric indicators that reflect publication activity in the two main international scientometric databases Scopus and Web of Science. Conclusions. It is important to promote open science in university repositories, which are one of the services that manage metadata.
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    Professional Competencies and Job Performance of Select Academic Librarians in Laguna, Philippines
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Duguil, Analou; Padilla, Jenefer; Rambuyon, Novie Claire; Yap, Joseph M.
    ENG: Objective. Academic libraries formulate missions, visions, goals, and objectives based on the aims of the parent organization. There are issues with how librarianship is introduced, particularly in post-generation Z, when individuals have misconceptions about the functions of librarians. This study examined the level of professional competencies and job performance of selected academic librarians in the 21st Century. Methods. Descriptive-correlation method of research was used to provide static pictures of situations as well as to establish relationship between different variables. The respondents of this study are selected academic librarians in region IV-A Philippines. Results. Findings revealed that majority of respondents were 31 years old and above and were female. Meanwhile, the majority of the respondents attained their bachelor's degree and had been in the service for 10 years and below. The academic librarians are highly competent in managing information technologies among three domains of professional competencies. The academic librarians achieve very high level of job performance maintaining high quantity of work, fulfilling job duties, consistent for high quality of work, respond to the needs of users, provide accurate resources, demonstrate responsiveness, are able to use technology, and actively participate in forums. The academic librarians aged 31 years old and above, with master's degree and have 11 years and above of service, higher level of professional competencies than their younger counterpart, with bachelor's degree and 10 years and below of service. The higher the respondents' level of professional competencies in all its dimensions, the higher the level of respondent’s job performance. Conclusions. It can be concluded that the majority of academic librarians in this study were female, 31 years old and above. They had a bachelor's degree and 10 years or less of service. Academic librarians showed high competence in managing information technologies and consistently performed well in their job duties. Older librarians with a master's degree and over 11 years of service displayed higher professional competency and job performance compared to younger librarians with a bachelor's degree and less than 10 years of service. There was a positive correlation between professional competencies and job performance. Overall, academic librarians in this study exhibited strong professional competencies and high job performance.
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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Research Lifecycle: Challenges and Opportunities
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Yaroshenko, Tetyana O.; Iaroshenko, Oleksandra I.
    ENG: Objective. This article aims to review the progress of AI technologies concerning their potential impact on academia, research processes, scientific communication, and libraries. Methods. AI tools for research lifecycle and their potential impact on academia and libraries were identified from various sources, mostly from the most influential recent scientific publications. Results. AI has become a driving force nowadays, creating both opportunities and challenges. Transformative AI-powered tools, exemplified by advanced models like ChatGPT, Llama-2, Google Bard, Microsoft Bing, and Jasper Chat, among others, find versatile utility across a broad spectrum of contexts, extending their impact to research process and publishing, as well as to librarianship. The enthusiastic embrace of AI in research is tempered by a pervasive concern over the potential for data fabrication, which can significantly compromise ethical standards and academic integrity. There is an urgent need to understand corresponding opportunities, challenges, and dangers. Some aspects of the use of AI tools for different stages of the research lifecycle are considered, and the main advantages and risks are analyzed. Conclusions. AI has the potential to drive innovation and progress in a wide range of fields and possesses significant potential to propel academia and librarianship into both exhilarating and challenging new frontiers. While AI-powered tools represent major advancements and potential to significantly impact academia, scholarly research, publishing, and university libraries. Privacy and bias are just two examples of the ethical considerations that need to be made.
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    The New Business Model for the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine Enhancing New Digital Tools for Researchers
    (Ukrainian State University of Science and Technologies, Dnipro, 2023) Zharinova, Alla H.; Zharinov, Serhii S.; Hauschke, Christian
    ENG: Objective. The research activities play a significant role in the transformation of libraries, helping them to develop new business models that better suit the changing needs of their users and new services that are responsive to those needs. The new challenges introduced by the Law of Ukraine "On Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activities" 2016 aim to promote a more innovative and competitive scientific and technical ecosystem in Ukraine, and to encourage greater collaboration between researchers, businesses, and the government as well the EU approach to the research data. In this regard, the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (SSTL of Ukraine) has to redirect its main activities and begin using fundamentally new means and methods of research and science management. This research aims to study the transformation of the SSTL of Ukraine under the influence of changes in scientific data management and the usage of scientific information. These factors play a vital role in the transformation of SSTL of Ukraine by providing a foundation for understanding user needs, developing new models and services, enhancing information literacy, promoting collaboration, and informing policy. By incorporating these insights, SSTL of Ukraine remains relevant in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Methods. The study employed a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. A comprehensive review of existing literature on digital tools in research libraries was conducted, followed by surveys and interviews with library stakeholders, researchers, and patrons. The data obtained were analyzed using statistical methods and thematic analysis to derive meaningful insights. Results. The new tools facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, enabling researchers to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and engage in collaborative projects. Such networking opportunities have proven invaluable in promoting innovation and fostering a vibrant research community. Conclusions. The successful implementation of the new business model for the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine, focusing on enhancing research through the utilization of new digital tools, has yielded significant benefits. Researchers now enjoy improved accessibility to research materials, enhanced collaboration opportunities, and advanced data analysis capabilities. These outcomes have positively impacted the research ecosystem in Ukraine by facilitating knowledge dissemination, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, and accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries. The results of this study emphasize the importance of embracing digital transformation in research libraries and provide valuable insights for other institutions seeking to enhance their support for researchers through the integration of digital tools.