Linked open data of bibliometric networks: analytics research for personalized library services

Date18 March 2019
Published date18 March 2019
AuthorMiltiadis D. Lytras,Saeed-Ul Hassan,Naif Radi Aljohani
Subject MatterLibrary & information science,Librarianship/library management,Library technology,Information behaviour & retrieval,Information user studies,Information & knowledge management,Information & communications technology,Internet
Guest editorial
1. Linked open data of bibliometric networks: analytics research for
personalized library services
The integration of smart library services in the urban context is a bold move toward
sustainable and smart cities. The capacity of emerging technologies, such as data mining,
advanced analytics, scientometrics, cognitive computing and immersive interfaces, to set up
flexible, personalized spaces for content, context and community integration enhances the
traditional value-adding models of libraries. In our perception, we are entering a new era of
collective human wisdom, facilitated by intelligent library services promoting the role
of libraries as hubs of collaboration and community enhancement.
The objective of the special issue is to communicate and disseminate recent computer
engineering and library and information management research and application
developments that demonstrate the capacity of emerging technologies to radically change
the library experience . The thematic areas for the special issue focus are linked to the
following areas of computational intelligence:
(1) Smart cities research for sustainable development.
(2) Community projects for smart library services in urban areas and cities.
(3) Personalized library services and advanced analytics including:
social network analysis in publications;
automatic semantic annotation of bibliographical resources;
citation networks;
rising stars analysis; and
research matching.
(4) Integration of IoT, cognitive computing and cloud services.
(5) Design of context-aware, ubiquitous library interfaces.
(6) Promotion of international collaboration through knowledge management and
know-how transfer.
The next generation library systems will face tremendous changes due to their integration
with complementary domains and applications. From solutions related to unique learning
experiences to fully functional mobile marketplaces of micro-content exchange and push
content applications, a new era of library experience that will offer the potential to promote
library services as transparent value-adding integrators has begun. In this context of smart
cities-enabled library services, there are requirements for content development, new
standards and innovative strategies and models for personalization, unique value
proposition and innovations in use cases for new library services in large context.
Current applications of smart library services worldwide present a very interesting picture.
Most of the dominant providers provide advanced content management services and
context-aware solutions with limited integration to other domains. In parallel, innovative business
models, methodologies and frameworks for smart cities promote the critical role of library
services as boosters for the use and integration of scientific knowledge to innovation and training.
Library Hi Tech
Vol. 37 No. 1, 2019
pp. 2-7
© Emerald PublishingLimited
DOI 10.1108/LHT-03-2019-277

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