Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM) 2022-08-01T06:23:31+08:00 Managing Editor, Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM) Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM) is an open-access journal, published bi-annually by Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak, UiTM Shah Alam (Universiti Teknologi MARA Library).</p> <p>We cordially invite librarians, educators, academicians, teachers, researchers, postgraduate students, and policymakers to participate in Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM). AcLiM welcomes the submission of significant findings to innovative practices, expertise and management in academic library. </p> Undergraduates Academic Performance on Digital Curation in Open Distance Learning (ODL) during COVID-19 2022-08-01T04:52:28+08:00 Nik Rozilaini Wan Mohamed Dziauddin Sharif <p>The main objective of this study to define the curation contents as a new mechanism in teaching during Covid 19 in Open Distance Learning (ODL) and forecast precondition of new generation way of learning and as alternative methods in delivering information and knowledge. The goal of this investigate is to interpret the curation cast by assembly “digital teaching displays” in an Open Distance Learning provided during study from home, the theory of engagement been used which have five items; behaviour engagement, cognitive engagement, emotional engagement, and agentic engagement that considered the students’ academic accomplishment. The research respondents were first year semester diploma students from Universiti Teknologi MARA Melaka and 85 students willing to participate with purposive sampling method technique which apply judgment to participate in the study. The quantitative will be executed for the data, the study framework was assessed by utilizing Smart PLS 3.0 (Partial Least Squares Structural Equation). The expected research states a categorization contained in the curation contents, to improve students’ commitments in education. The discovery offers to the educational structure a valuable input while producing an actual learning familiarity where expertise knowledgeable can be 'planned' to assist students. The finding strengthens the newest generation students’ understanding which demand individual and outgoing skills, e.g., cognitive, and meta-cognitive skills from a personal and community point of view.</p> 2022-08-01T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM) Research Adventure: Lessons Learned Through Research On Information-Seeking Behaviour And Needs Among Medical Professionals In Malaysia 2022-08-01T05:52:40+08:00 Nurul Azurah Mohd Roni Hasliza Ali Wan Emilin Wan Mat Alli Siti Azrin Abdul Hamid <p>Medical professionals are very busy, and every second is precious to them. Their role is crucial to determining the outcome of one’s life. Medical professionals need the information to save people, especially on the latest advancements in their field, to make the treatment of their patients faster and better. Therefore, the methods they use to acquire information resources, use them, and evaluate them are very important. This paper aims to describe the adventurous nature in which this survey was conducted on the information-seeking behaviour and needs among medical professionals and the discovery of the procedures involved. Survey was used as the research methodology to gather data among medical professionals in medical institutions with libraries throughout Malaysia. The Medical Library Groups (Malaysia) was used as a platform, and each member was responsible for distributing questionnaires. The data were analysed using SPSS, and descriptive statistics were applied to present the findings. The findings covered medical professionals' information needs, the methods used to acquire information, and the satisfaction level with using library information services. Ultimately, this will help a library improve and enhance its facilities and services provided to future users.</p> 2022-08-01T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM) A Review of Students' Reading and Borrowing Books in PTAR UiTM Raub 2022-08-01T06:03:09+08:00 Nor Hidayah Hassim Mohd Anwar Hassim Noor Halimatus Sa’diah Ismail <p>Borrowing books is an important service provided by libraries. However, in this modern day, the technology revolution has had a major impact on society today, creating unforeseen developments, which has also affected borrowing behaviors in the library. One of the key variables to help libraries deliver more proactive services in future is to study the behavior patterns of the students. It is a great significance to analyze the frequency of borrowing books in the library, to allocate resources and improve the books borrowing services to supports the library's strategic goals. Hence, this study focused on determine the frequency of borrowers in PTAR UiTM Raub by faculty and to determine the pattern of borrowers in PTAR UiTM Raub according to month from the year 2016 until 2019. The scope of this study is limited to the number of books borrowed by students. The data was gathered from Web Based Integrated System (WILS) and graphically illustrated for the purpose of analysis and pattern studies. The findings found the students from Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies (FSPPP) borrows a huge number of books which is about 62.89% compared to Faculty of Business Administration (FPP) and Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM) with 24.38% and 12.72% respectively. Apart from that, it appears from the monthly trend that most of the books are borrowed in April and October which are the first two months following semester enrolment. Meanwhile, the statistics show that the number of books borrowed decreases during semester breaks, which are February and august. In conclusion, all study objectives were met, and it is hoped that this information would be useful to the librarians at PTAR UiTM Raub so that they may provide better solutions to increase the number of books borrowed by students even during COVID-19</p> 2022-08-01T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM) Fostering Library Agility with Big Data 2022-08-01T06:08:41+08:00 Muhamad Khairulnizam Zaini Wan Nor Haliza Wan Mokhtar Nora'ayu Ahmad Uzir nora' Irni Eliana Khairuddin <p>The increasing complexity of the information environment has spurred libraries to increase their relevance. Increasing the agility of libraries is worth considering. In the context for this study, Agile library is a user-centred library that permits flexibility, to take risks, and to make responsive changes that address its users’ needs, while Big Data is one of many emerging technologies available to foster agility in libraries. Big Data have offered libraries and librarians new ways and methods to collect and analyse data to justify their value and contributions, while at the same time being innovative, flexible, and responsive in giving superior services to its users. This signifies the importance of such technological integrations in the library environment. Against this background, this paper will focus on the perspectives and future agenda of how library agility could be fostered in the Big Data era. This paper will discuss the concepts of <em>Agile Libraries</em> and how <em>Big Data capabilities</em> could become the determinants for library agility. The biggest limitation of this work is that it remains at the conceptual level and requires empirical research and testing to validate the model. Conceptualizing both concepts of library agility and Big Data capabilities are expected to provide the opportunities for future research directions in library with Big Data technology.</p> 2022-08-01T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Academic Library Management (AcLiM)