Slovenian scientific journals in 2021

Based on (1) the lists of Slovenian scientific journals in international databases used to evaluate publications by Slovenian researchers, (2) regular government calls for support of scientific journals, and (3) a more detailed review of the main international bibliographic databases for this system (SNIP, JCR, SJR), we can conclude that 219 Slovenian journals with scientific articles were published in 2021. Every second journal was founded after 1990, and about 60% of them belong to social sciences and humanities. Their publishers are Slovenian institutions and the journals are diamond journals: only 7.7% of journals are affiliated with major global publishers and only 3.7% use APC (Article Processing Charge).

LRM implementation: conceptual design of a cataloging user interface

Changes in the conceptualization of bibliographic data caused by the introduction of the IFLA LRM model have strongly influenced the development and reorganization of cataloging principles and rules, bibliographic formats, and bibliographic information systems. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of both guidance and practices in LRM implementation to show how all the components should be applied consistently in cataloging systems, which we have tried to address by proposing a conceptual design for a cataloging user interface based on the LRM model.

Professional self-confidence in reading literacy promotion

Participation in professional events in the fields of reading literacy and reading culture has a positive impact on boosting professional self-confidence. The available data reflects the accessibility of professional events for the promotion of reading literacy and reading culture in Slovenia. Practitioners attend such training, but at the same time, they doubt their competence to encourage and plan the development of reading literacy and reading culture.

COBISS+ user experience

User experience is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the quality of services, products and even bibliographic information systems. Due to the lack of comprehensive research into user experience in bibliographic information systems, we developed a questionnaire, covering all key dimensions and aspects of user experience and taking into account the specificities of bibliographic information systems.

Information organization and cataloguing: the basis of information professionals education

Teaching and learning how to organize information effectively is a complex process both for educators and students. Cataloguing, which is defined as the process of organizing information by making bibliographic records, is the established procedure for achieving the goal mentioned. Learning the process of cataloguing can be difficult for students because they must become familiar with a large amount of new and complex contents.

On the importance of subject cataloguing and information about author afiliation in research libraries in COBISS.SI: the practice of indexing fields 6XX and subfield 70X8

The paper gives a new insight into the cataloguing practice in the COBISS.SI system, primarily regarding the necessity of bibliographic data for the management of bibliographies for researchers and research organisations. The paper evaluates two areas in the cataloguing practice, both of them optional but recommended.

Measuring the data quality of the bibliographic and authority records: case study of selected data elements for facet navigation and a displayed list of search results in COBISS+

As one of the segments of data quality analysis, theoretical and methodological approaches towards measuring the quality of data in bibliographic and authority records are presented. On the basis of professional literature review, the paper focuses on metrics, methods of measurement and results analysis.

A Set of Dimensions for Defining Data Quality in Bibliographic and Authority Records

A set of dimensions was developed for the purposes of quality analysis of data of bibliographic and authority records. The dimensions are qualitative descriptions of the types of data required in records. The set was developed by literature review and typology of errors, prepared by analyzing the recommendations given to librarians within quality control of daily bibliographic records production in COBIB.SI in 2017. The final set consists of 11 dimensions; it includes different data requirements within the following two basic categories of dimensions: quality of data value and quality of data representation.

Impact of open access in the time echo of publication – scientific publications in civil engineering

The open access as a new bussiness model in scientific communication can have an impact on citations of scientific publications, which has been researched a lot. This article presents an analysis of the echo time, which indicates the period from publishing an article to the time of its first citation. The analysis of the echo time was made in two phases.

Systemization of work as a process

Modern systemization of work must become a process just as other organizational processes monitored by it. The purpose of our research was to create an SWP model (systemization of work as a process model) for knowledge-based business functions, which will be useful in practice and will make it possible to organise work on the basis of employee competencies and to form salaries on the basis of effective work time, and complexity and quality of work. During research we designed an SWP model and presented how to determine the complexity of tasks based on the required competencies, the criteria for determining the quality of work and the method of recording effective work.

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