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    University library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings. No V (2020)
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Dnipro, 2020)
    ENG: The journal is a peer-reviewed edition that supports a policy of open access to scientific publications and publishers articles under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Field of science and issues in focus: Journal of Conference proceedings depict the latest achievements in the research of library and information science - revealing emerging trends and new ideas before they appear in journals. Journal of Conference proceedings offer broad coverage of new ideas, methodologies and projects in fast-moving areas of research related to the activity of university libraries in education, science and culture.
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    Library Promotion and user Engagement in Pandemic Times: The Case of Kazakhstan
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Yap, Joseph Marmol
    EN: Objectives. In these trying times due to the global effect of pandemic, what social media accounts do academic libraries in Kazakhstan maintain and how can they improve their social media engagement to continuously connect with their stakeholders? This report provides an overview of the current status of social media engagement of selected academic libraries in Kazakhstan during the COVID-19 crises. This paper will give us a picture about the kinds of online postings shared by these libraries particularly with the use of Facebook. Methods. The top two universities ranked by Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA) were considered in this report to be compared with the only autonomous organization of education in Kazakhstan. The library social media accounts of these three organizations were investigated to review the number of followers, frequency of posting, and its overall social media engagement. Data collected is publicly available to all potential users, followers, or subscribers. Using the post engagement rate (PER) formula introduced by Socialbakers (2013) and adapted by Peñaflor (2018) and Magno (2016), this report identifies and analyzes the average PER Facebook pages maintained by academic libraries. The engagement metrics looked into the number of interactions and the widest reach possible in every post. All three academic libraries investigated maintain a Facebook page. The other account was just created last February 2020. To compare Facebook data during the pandemic times, public information available from June – August 2020 was measured. Results. The social media platforms operated by the academic libraries in Kazakhstan are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, VK, and YouTube. One of the earliest academic library Facebook accounts established in Kazakhstan started in 2010 with less than 3,000 accumulated followers after ten years. This shows a very slow rise in the number of followers considering an academic population of more than 5, 000 people in 2020. Data revealed that Eurasian National University Library’s Facebook account had a higher PER of 0.83 even if it only debut in 2020 compared to the Facebook page of Nazarbayev University which garnered 0.22 PER. KAZNU Library’s Facebook page had the highest PER of 1.02. Conclusions. Facebook is the most popular social media platform across the globe but it is not the case in Kazakhstan. Library marketing and promotion in Kazakhstan needs to be addressed as public relations is not the primary focus. The utilization of social media as a tool for user engagement is not fully developed. One way to look at it is to consider library staffing and identify their marketing background. The pandemic situation must be the turning point of academic libraries to enhance their reach with their stakeholders. It was a test to know the readiness of the library in terms of online communication and interaction.
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    Features of The Educational Process in The Information and Telecommunications Society
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Turmys, Olha V.
    EN: Objective. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of the development of information and communication technologies in society on the state of the educational process. In the study we applied such Methods as analysis of scientific materials, data processing and modelling of future educational process. Eventually we came to the Results that educational process is being in close correlation with the Web-technologies and telecommunications society, it is dynamically changing according to the current state of information environment. In Conclusions we summed up all the material and made prognosis for the members of educational process due to the positive and negative factors of effecting informatization on the educational process.
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    On New Exotic Attempts to Question the Relationship Between Citedness Figures and The Use / Value of Cited Scientific Documents
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Lazarev, Vladimir S.
    EN: The objective of the present paper was to analyze a number of concepts related to the scientometric method "citation index". Some experts still interpret “negative citations” and “disproportionately large share of self-citations” as “shortcomings” of the “citation index” scientometric method. In the author’s opinion, the reason is an indelible belief in the “normative theory of citation”, which implies a conscious choice of citations, a conscientious selection of the best quality works for the reference-lists, and a “desire to return the intellectual debt” to the cited authors. But there are also new attempts to question the adequacy of the “citation index” method. For example, one of the publications of the year 2020 questions the causal relationship between the citations to the scientific documents and their use, and between their use and their value; the reason why this fundamental pattern is called into question is mainly based on the actions of some people who do not meet ethical standards and may be arbitrarily directed against its manifestation. The mentioned paper claims, in particular, that very common are the following phenomena: deliberate refusal to use the necessary scientific documents; refusal to cite the documents used (including plagiarism and restraint from citing for technical reasons); practice of evaluating little-known and inaccessible documentary sources as not valuable enough (value is confused with quality in this case); fake citing to unread works. The present article refutes the interpretation of these phenomena as indicating the absence of the considered causal relationship and tries to demonstrate that, on the contrary, some of them are involuntary confirmation of the adequacy of the “citation index” method.
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    Conference Time in the Library and Information Sciences. Part 2: Analysis of Publication Activity and Citation
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Kolesnykova, Tetiana O.
    ENG: Objective. The second part “Conference time in the library and information sciences” of the study is aimed at conducting a bibliometric analysis of the publication activity and citation of the authors presenting their papers at international conferences indexed in Scopus and/or Web of Science (CC). Methods. Bibliometric analysis of publications that are Conference proceeding (“proceedings paper” and/or “conference paper”) was carried out using the Scopus and Web of Science (CC) citation databases. Using a comparative analysis, the obtained data, covering the “conference paper”/“proceedings paper” publication type for all years of their reflection in each of the databases, as well as in chronological frames from 2016 to 01.06.2020 were studied. Results. Analysis of the publication activity of LIS university (academic) researchers shows that Scopus (n=4561) contains more documents than WoS database (n=4145). The growth of Open Access (OA) documents in both databases is significant since 2000. But the period 2016-01.06.2020 demonstrates a slight dominance of the number of OA publications in Scopus (n=192) compared to WoS (n=185). Distribution data by authors, universities, countries, knowledge areas were also obtained. Citation analysis shows poor results on both bases, which may be due to the focus of conferences on rapidly changing topics. Conclusions. Showing the relatively low LIS coverage in university research, as well as low citation rates, this paper demonstrates that LIS researchers/practitioners need to create more quality publications to be recognized as an important area. The author hopes that this work will generate great research interest in the field of LIS and understanding the great value of Conference proceeding as a publication containing original/primary research results.
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    Conference Time in The Library and Information Sciences. Part 1: Conference Proceedings and Proceedings (Conference) Paper
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Kolesnykova, Tetiana O.
    ENG: Objective. This study aims 1) to acquire new information on alternative conference formats, including in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS), which have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on physical communication; 2) to clarify the role of such a communication channel as Conference proceedings within the scientific ecosystem, as well as the concepts "proceedings paper" and "conference paper". Methods. Examining the new conference formats and special features of the Conference proceedings involved the content from the web-sites of international conferences in the field of LIS and related sciences, the analysis of subject-specific papers and data from the bibliographic and abstract databases such as Scopus and the Web of Science Core Collection (WoS). Results. It has been proven that over the year 2020 the online and hybrid events have become an alternative format of physical conferences. It has been confirmed that the Conference proceedings from the influential international conferences refer to the types of publications categorized as "high-quality papers". The peculiarity of LIS university researchers is that, in addition to studying problems focused only on the library activities, there is a need to conduct research into various subjects that are major for their institutions. Conference proceedings can be published as a book (a series of books), in a journal, or as a serial publication. Papers from them may be indexed by WoS (as "proceedings paper") and/or by Scopus (as "conference paper"); however, the impact factors of the publications themselves are not available in these databases. Conclusions. In the year 2020, the new pandemic reality, representing a circumstance of irresistible force, stimulated the flourishing of creative and technological solutions for online conferences. For international conferences, it is mandatory to publish the materials presented by their participants. Proceedings paper (conference paper) in journals are similar to standard journal articles in their structure but they have a less rigorous review process, they are published faster at a lower scientific impact (citation level).
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    Remote Work Format of University Libraries. Comparative Characteristic of The Software for Digital Scientific Communication
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Savelieva, Olena A.; Savina, Olha P.; Romanko, Viktoriia M.; Voitovych, Olha V.
    EN: Objective. Research of the experience of mass implementation of the remote format of work in Ukrainian university libraries during the period of isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, analysis of work in various communication systems and programs. Evaluation of the possibility of the most optimal choice of software for remote working. Methods. We used the analysis and interpretation of the data of the work of six applications used in organizing remote work in the university library: Hangouts, Zoom, Meet, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Viber. The combination of analytical and practical research methods made it possible to optimize the choice of software for the remote format of work of university libraries during the isolation period. Results. The study of the use efficiency of Hangouts, Zoom, Meet, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Viber, as well as a survey conducted during the pandemic of the opinions of employees of the scientific and technical library of the Dnipro National University of Railway Transport (DNURT) on the experience of remote work, made it possible to identify the main difficulties in organizing remote work of the library. The practice of applying and mastering application programs of digital communication revealed the potential of remote work of the university library and played the role of a catalyst in the development of a remote work format. Conclusions. To conduct a high-quality online webinar for free, you need to decide on a service that is time-tested and has a good reputation among users. It will be reliable, provide all the necessary functionality for the implementation of high-quality online content. It is important to read as many feedbacks as possible.
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    The Role of The Library in The Formation of Inclusive Competence of Future Teachers: Relevance, Directions, Experience
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Bilous, Valentina S.; Brovchak, Liudmyla S.
    EN: Objective. The article is aimed at reviewing the current state of inclusion implementation in Ukraine and the role of university libraries in these processes. Methods. The research was conducted by analyzing the world literature on educational practices of development and implementation of inclusion and experience of the library of Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University (VSPU) in creating inclusive library space. Results. The term "inclusive education" is explained and the factual basis of the importance of training highly qualified teachers in the conditions of inclusive education is expanded. The essence of inclusive teacher competence as a scientific category is analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the experience of the VSPU library in creating an inclusive library space. It is proved that the library, using various forms and methods of work, promotes the introduction of the latest educational standards, among which is the inclusive education. The main directions and aspects of the implementation of the inclusive project "Library without Borders" are highlighted. Conclusions. Ukrainian educational institutions take an active part in inclusive education practices. In these processes, the university library is an important link in providing inclusive education. The necessity of supplementing the further strategy of the library activity with the direction of formation of inclusive space and inclusive library is determined.
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    Analytical Review of Admiral Makarov NUS’s Publication Activity in International Scientometric Platforms
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Kostyrko, Tamara M.; Korolova, Tetyana D.
    EN: Objective. The article considers the analytical work of the Scientific Library of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (NUS) on the publishing activity of the university at the international scientometric platforms. Methods of the research are based on a systematic approach, structural-functional and scientometric analysis of methods for evaluating the effectiveness and publication activity of academic staff and the university as a whole. Results. During the study, the authors proved: 1. Scientific Library of Admiral Makarov NUS actively implements innovative forms of activity, develops and diversifies the library service to aid the university research work; 2. The role of the Scientific Library as an active partner at the stages of the life cycle of scientific research of university scientists is growing; 3. Analytical work of the Scientific Library of Admiral Makarov NUS on the publishing activity of the university emphasizes and strengthens the role of the library in the processes of increasing the representation of university scientists in the global space of scientific communications, the introduction of scientometric and bibliometric research methods. Conclusions. Originality of the work lies in the expansion of ideas about the analytical work of the Scientific Library of Admiral Makarov NUS on the publishing activity of the university, which today is an important factor for further objective evaluation of the effectiveness of the academic library. This provides an opportunity to better understand the specifics of the scientific activities of HEI libraries as resource and information centres. Practical value. The obtained results can be used to increase the publishing activity of HEI at the international scientometric platforms.
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    Perceptions and Practices of Academic Librarians in Handling and Managing Open Education Resources (OERs): Basis for Capacity Building Plan
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Calilung, Roilingel
    EN: Objective. This study determined the perceptions of academic librarians on open educational resources (OERs) in terms of familiarity, utilization by patron and purpose, management practices of OERs in terms of handling and storage, organization and marketing, and problems encountered in handling and managing OERs. Methods. It utilized quantitative-qualitative research design or mixed method using a validated researcher-made questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, which mainly consist of frequency distribution, percentile, mean and standard deviation, were used while thematic analysis was utilized for the qualitative data. Results and Discussion. The study revealed that academic librarians are moderately aware on OERs. Regarding digitized library collections, academic librarians are fully aware. In terms of utilization by patron, it was reported that majority of the types of OERs are rarely utilized. The top three types which are seldom utilized by patrons are course materials, digitized library collections and open textbooks. Conclusions. The familiarity of librarians on OERs depends on the degree of their exposure to such resources. Utilization of OERs by patron improves when guided on how to use them. Purpose is defined based on the optimal usage of the OERs. Lack of familiarity and exposure to OERs may lead to poor handling and storage, organization and marketing of these resources resulting to low appreciation from clients. A capacity building plan is needed to improve the handling and management of OERs in academic libraries.
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    Lost Book Heritage from The History of G. P. Alekseev`s Private Library
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Luchka, Ludmila M.
    EN: Objective. The purpose is to highlight the history of the private library of the Katerynoslav figure in the context of the social and cultural life of an individual family of the 19th–early 20th centuries; to analyze a private collection according to subject and language features. Objective is the private library of G. P. Alekseev, a public and cultural figure. Methods. The study uses analytical-synthetic, system-structural, historical-biographical, and statistical methods. Results. Little-known pages of Ukrainian librarianship history are revealed; the boundaries of studying private book collections of public figures are expanded; the role of the individual in cultural development and creation of an intellectual circle of the region is determined. An important area of historical memory is highlighted, namely the revival and preservation of book heritage. Conclusions.The private library is an important center in the process of forming a network of Ukrainian libraries and creating a holistic picture of the cultural development of the province. The repertoire and content of the book collection of the Katerynoslav nobleman and honorary citizen G P. Alekseev testifies to the high level of the intellectual environment of the Ukrainian city. Type characteristics and quantitative analysis emphasize the uniqueness and significance of a private library collection.
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    The Library of The Free University of Berlin. Environmental Friendliness as A Response to Modern Challenges
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Stepaniuk, Olena L.; Kyrpyta, Tamara V.
    EN: The article deals with the functional organisation and design of the Free University Library in Berlin, which has become not only an information centre, but also a centre for supporting research, supporting and providing education and training with a green space. Methods. The article is the result of the thorough study of the Internet resources about “green” libraries and the Philological Library of the Free University of Berlin. Conclusion. The library is an example of how to implement the philosophy of sustainability in all processes of the organisation's life, without detracting from the importance of scientific and information support for the teaching and research process. Results. The article was an attempt to describe the ways in which modern technologies go hand in hand with resource-saving policy, which could be implemented in the university libraries of Ukraine.
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    Psycho-Emotional Security: Prevention of Ccupational Burnout of Librarians
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Shkyra, Olga I.
    EN: The study is aimed at expanding the global library community awareness of the measures and tools to overcome occupational burnout based on the practical experience of the library and the Psychologo-Medico-Pedagogical Consultation Service of the Hryhoriy Skovoroda University in Pereyaslav (Ukraine). Methods. The main data were obtained by the method of internal and external observation, as well as the analysis of many years of practical experience of the library. Results. The author described the system of preventive psychological security measures of the university library and offered the tools for overcoming job burnout. Conclusions. For 15 years, the library staff has undergone a three-stage practical training, which gave librarians a new experience of better self-awareness, encourages active thinking, and hence better understanding of other people.
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    Marketing Communications: Reading Promotion Programs in Academic Libraries
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Miamlina, Antonina V.
    EN: The article covers different forms of communication between library staff and its users including reading promotion. It is rather effective for libraries to communicate with the target audience. Nowadays libraries need to communicate with customers and academic libraries are not in the exception list. Academic library staff need to communicate and build strong relations with students, professors and staff of university. Target audience may be informed about the library, support of users or different events that take place in library space. Methods. Based on the analysis of scientific research, a list of potential communication channels has been identified. Library messages and reading promotion campaigns were also analyzed. Results. Part of library communication should be devoted to book reading promotion and reading programs. Library staff need to get acquainted with programming and marketing, because without this knowledge it is hard to fulfill main activity. Marketing is everywhere today, even in academic library activity. The article describes the main elements of communication between the academic library and the user: messages, channels, target audience and gives examples of information and advertising campaigns conducted by different libraries. Conclusions. Reading promotion programs maybe part of common library communication. Modern libraries start to communicate with their users, promote reading books and educate readers. It can be done with a budget on promotion and without it.
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    Dynamics of Development of University Libraries in Belarus: Research Results
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Liutsko, Natalia M.
    EN: The study of the effectiveness of individual processes in the activities of university libraries is a popular direction of scientific research. The work is aimed at a comprehensive study of the dynamics of development of the university libraries network in Belarus using the method of self-examination within the framework of the experimental toolkit. Method. The research was conducted using a new methodological toolkit for an independent quality assessment (voluntary certification) in the work of libraries of all types. Results. On the example of analyzing the activities of university libraries, a methodological toolkit has been tested. It is based on a matrix of library indices, a calculation algorithm of quality indices, criteria (performance indicators), and a system of weights and ratings of libraries. Conclusions. Constant comprehensive monitoring of the quality in the activities of the university libraries using up-to-date methods is today a defense against abolition; it helps to identify organizations that provide the highest quality services, show the strengths and weaknesses of library development, act as an information resource for making the right management decisions, both within a particular library and the network as a whole, and in librarianship at the state level. The development, implementation, and improvement of tools for studying the quality in the activities of university libraries undoubtedly have great potential.
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    Partnership as An Effective Form of Consolidation and Integration of Information Resources of Libraries of Ukraine
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Klymenko, Oksana Z.; Sokur, Olena L.
    EN: The report is aimed to represent library partnership as an important component of diversification interaction of domestic scientific libraries and a universal form of consolidation of digital resources of documentary heritage. Methods. The methodology of the article is based on the general scientific principles of systematization, complexity, comprehensiveness of knowledge. Results. The content of publications of Ukrainian scientists in recent years on the importance of library projects for the development of domestic librarianship is highlighted. The use of the term "library partnership" in library science is substantiated. The most successful projects of scientific libraries of Ukraine as modern multifunctional institutions are presented. Conclusions. Positive consequence of active interaction of libraries through partnership is the implementation of effective communication, overcoming industry and departmental separation, targeted activities on customer focus, expanding the range of new services, a qualitatively new level of information library space. Prospects for further development of the domestic scientific, educational and cultural space through the library partnership are outlined.
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    Readiness of University Libraries for Online Communication and Interaction: UniLibNSD-2020 International Conference
    (Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, 2020) Kolesnykova, Tetiana O.
    ENG: A new (5th) issue of the journal “University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings” is presented. Full-format papers were selected, reviewed and recommended by the members of the international editorial board of the similarly-named conference (UniLibNSD-2020). The topic of the conference “University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development” in 2020 is “Open Science, Open Access and Open Educational Resources: New Opportunities for Libraries.” A fantastic experience of bringing together opinions of the leaders from different countries in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) in a hybrid (blended) format forum is presented! The main topics of the presented articles are determined, the peculiarity of LIS university researchers in the choice of topics is indicated.