Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science

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ISSN / EISSN : 2616-7654 / 2617-8427
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Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 128-138;

With the rapid development of the concept of Open Science, the quantitative growth of data obtained during the research, scientific attention to the practice of research data management (research data management) increases, which actualizes the definition of “research data” and identifying types of research data within the practice of their management, justification and coverage of the specifics of such data. The methodological tools of the study are based on the terminological method, the use of which was due to the need to identify relevant interpretations of the concept of “research data”, as well as analysis of repositories for data from various fields of science, indexed by, in the general areas presented in the register, namely: descriptions of repositories, including information on the types of data deposited by scientists and data curators. The analysis made it possible to define research data as materials obtained and collected to substantiate the scientific results of research in any field and in any form: numerical, textual, computer code, etc., as well as to identify types of data specific to different branches of science, which, in turn, allowed us to conclude the existing data formats, the most common among both natural and human sciences: text, numerical and graphic formats. As a result of the analysis, it was found that research data can be considered textual, numerical, software, archival, graphic and other objects (files) that serve as the basis of the study and the factual basis for scientific conclusions in a particular field of science. It was found that the type of data directly depends on the nature of the study and the characteristics of the discipline or field of research.
, Oksana Klymenko
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 102-116;

It is the first articulation of the problem of forming a fund of educational literature as a theoretical and methodological basis for a successful educational process for students majoring in 029 “Information, Library, and Archival Studies” based on the example of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (hereinafter KNUCA). By applying general scientific (analysis, synthesis, generalization) and special research methods (bibliographic, statistical, visual analysis), analysis and systematization of the entire literature presented in the teaching materials of the teaching staff of KNUCA on educational programmes in the programme subject area 029 “Information, Library and Archival Studies” the main trends in the formation of the fund of educational literature KNUCA for students of 029 “Information, Library and Archival Studies” have been identified, including compliance of educational literature for higher education to the current legal field, impact of the reform of domestic higher education in accordance with the principles of the Bologna process on structure and content of educational literature; reflection of the process of reforming library education in educational literature – the intensity of educational literature preparation is correlated with the implementation of a new programme subject area 029 “Information, Library and Archival Studies”; active usage along with educational publications in the educational process scientific monographs, scientific articles, reference books (though, these types of publications have not been classified as educational publications officially, they start to perform educational function); availability of publications which names are identical to the names of academic disciplines, which is due to the need for educational and methodological support of new academic disciplines; preparation of educational literature by author’s teams formed, in particular, by teachers of various educational institutions; cooperation with various publishers, which provides the required number of publications for the educational process and their availability to the general public. Five functional levels of complex educational and methodical support of the educational process and formation of the fund of educational literature are substantiated: the level of the institution of higher education; the level of the scientific library of the institution of higher education; department level; level of authors; level of publishers / producers of educational literature.
Kateryna Timofieieva
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 91-100;

The purpose of the article is to scientifically reconstruct the epistolary dialogue of P. Kulish with the mother of his wife Oleksandra Bilozerska – mother-in-law – Motrona Bilozerska. The research methodology is based primarily on the methods of archival and source studies, as well as on biographical and historical analysis (for the reconstruction of P. Kulish’s life and creative path and reproduction of chronological boundaries of correspondence between addressees), on the prosopographical method aimed at expanding and deepening biographical material by taking into account the human and personal in history. The scientific novelty lies in the analysis of the private correspondence between P. Kulish and M. Bilozerska. The letters are based on autograph copies stored in the Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art of Ukraine (Kyiv). Some of them are published for the first time. Conclusions. As a result of the correspondence analysis, the author of the article concludes that the image of P. Kulish emerges from the pages of these letters as a caring and loving husband, a good manager, a respectful son-in-law. The addressee embodies “everything worldly”. The letters of P. Kulish to M. Bilozerska also recorded biographical information, which is a valuable addition to the already known facts about the life of the Kulish- Bilozerska family at that time and to his own prosopographical portrait. As a rule, the writer’s letters to his mother-in-law are characterised by informative content because they were addressed to the family member. Besides, at that time, it was one of the most important means of communication. In the analysed correspondence, from the point of view of genre typology, the article singles out letters-requests, letters-confessions, letters-descriptions. In letters to his mother-in-law, the writer discussed with her not only everyday things using lyrical digressions, landscape descriptions, but also philosophical issues. This indicates the spiritual connection and high cultural awareness of the writer and his mother-in-law, who carried on correspondence presented in the article. Letters are submitted in the original language, with only minor spelling corrections.
Yevhen Zabiianov
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 74-90;

Digitization and mediatization of information raise the issue of user access to electronic information resources. Given the need to form and strengthen the regional and national identity, study and promote historical and local lore information and providing access to it, the integration of such information into educational practices to master it by young people has become more important. The article is devoted to the coverage and substantiation of effective approaches to using local lore electronic resources in the educational process. During the research, the descriptive method, methods of comparison and generalization concerning the experience of use in the field of education of local lore electronic resources of libraries were used. The methods of included observation and periodic monitoring, applied during the development and maintenance of the functioning with the participation of the author of the local history resource "Kraeved" ( (starting from 15.03.2020), proved to be effective. An analytical and survey method was used to analyse the available theoretical work on the research topic. The novelty of the obtained results lies in the coverage and substantiation of the specifics of the use of electronic local history information resources in the educational process in different countries, in particular during the study of students of historical specialties, and some countries – students majoring in cultural studies and art history. The most comprehensive electronic local history information resources are used in the United States, where their historical and local history content attracts not only teachers and students but also a wider range of users: genealogists, writers, engineers, urban planners, architects, realtors and documentary filmmakers. The obtained results of the research testified to the tendency to use library local lore electronic information resources in the educational process. Their creation, interest of users in the information presented on them and its use during training testify to the importance of local lore content designed to promote the formation of the historical and cultural identity of the region in the context of national history and the formation of national historical memory in combination with historical thought. The generalization of foreign experience and perspective domestic practices of using local library electronic resources in the educational process allows substantiating effective approaches to the organization of such activities, intensification of involvement of domestic library local lore electronic information resources in solving information problems related to educational activities. The intensive development of digital library projects in the educational environment will open additional ways to implement the tasks of libraries to ensure wide access of users to local history information sources and the maximum disclosure of their information potential.
Dmytro Belov
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 27-50;

The growing popularity of comics in Ukraine and worldwide increases scientific attention to this type of information product. The article is devoted to generalising the leading tendencies in the Comics Study and researching comics in modern humanities. Based on the study devoted to comics professional publications, profile resources of world comics research centres and the current state of understanding the phenomenon of comics magazines and Internet resources, application of review-analytical, historical-chronological, dialectical, socio-communication, and content analysis methods has been detected that the syncretic nature of comics made them a research subject in various sciences and programme subject areas: literary studies, linguistics, cultural study, art history, history, political science, and others. Leading research centres of Comics Study are the International Comic Art Forum, the British Consortium of Comic Researchers, the Comics Research Hub of the University of the Arts, the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, the Society for Comics Researchers (USA). The educational direction of Comics Studies has been represented by bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral (doctor of philosophy) educational programs in higher education institutions of different countries: the University of Florida, University of Toronto, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Portland, West University, University Dundee, Teesside University, Lancaster University (UK), Kyoto Seika University (Japan). The growth of scientific knowledge in Comics Study, on the one hand, and on the other hand - the predominance of interdisciplinary approach in the studies necessitated the establishment of special scientific journals dedicated to comics, such as the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Studies in Comics, European Comic Art. In Ukraine, the study of comics at the dissertation level took place in the dimension of pedagogy and philology. However, some scientific research on comics is available in journalism, press studies, publishing, political science, literature, journalism, and social communications. It has been found that as a multifunctional and unique information product and object of library activity, comics have not yet become the subject of study for bibliologists and librarians. The prospects of separating the corresponding research direction in bibliology and library science are substantiated.
Olena Pshenichna, Daria Prosiana, Svitlana Sivak
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 117-126;

The article is devoted to the disclosure of approaches to the application of innovative methods that are implemented using cloud services during the teaching of the discipline “Information, Library and Archival Studies” for students majoring in 029 “Information, Library and Archival Studies” at the first (bachelor’s) level at Zaporizhzhia National University in the conditions of mixed education. It was found that a mixed form of education requires from students higher education stable motivation, the ability to self-organization while mastering new knowledge and skills. At the same time, the use of online technologies, in particular cloud services, opens wide opportunities for the implementation of both educational and upbringing tasks during classes and independent work of students. It is proved that in modern conditions of rapid technical and technological modernization, development of new media, creation of a single information space studying the traditional discipline of library and information specialists “Standardization in information, library and archival affairs” is complicated, which requires transformation of teaching methods to create conditions for high-quality mastering of basic knowledge in professional activity. The advantages of using innovative methods of teaching the discipline “Standardization in Information, Library and Archival Studies” for students majoring in 029 “Information, Library and Archival Studies” based on the experience of Zaporizhzhia National University are substantiated. Taking into account the content of the discipline, its goals and objectives, approaches to the use of such innovative methods as the method of hexagonal learning, basket-method, decision tree, etc. in the context of blended learning are revealed.
Radomyr Shcherbakov
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 139-154;

Given the widespread penetration of Internet technology in marketing practices, one of which is branding, accelerating the internetization of business processes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirements of social distancing, continuous improvement and expansion of online branding tools, the task of defining and justifying of the role of branding informational component becomes actual. The proposed article is devoted to solving this issue on the example of cases of catering establishments. The application of a set of scientific methods, including review-analytical, system, case-method, induction method, and processing of publications in professional and specialised publications, media materials, social media content, made it possible to distinguish technological and content components in the information dimension of catering establishments’ branding. The content component includes: 1) development of the concept or “legend” of the brand – its positioning in a competitive environment, which determines the key messages aimed at ensuring brand recognition and identification; 2) visual and verbal expression of the agreed concept of the brand: – visual information – logo, room design, staff uniform, site design, representations in social networks; – verbal component – slogan, menu, style and content of messages. The technological component of the information dimension of branding includes those software and technology tools through which information is disseminated about the brand and communication with the customer environment: official websites of institutions, their representation in social networks, mobile applications, messengers, online advertising. It is proved that effective branding involves a harmonious combination of content and technological components. The emphasis on technology and failures in the content component create risks of reputational and financial losses of the enterprise.
Альона Мотько
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 52-73;

The article is devoted to disclosing the functional potential of the Ukrainian Library Association (UBA) as an open professional organization that focuses its efforts on developing librarianship in Ukraine and strengthening the democratic foundations of social development in the country. The use of a set of research methods, the main of which were socio-communicative, systemic and functional methods, as well as empirical methods of inclusive and external observation, led to consideration of ULA and its activities from the standpoint of fulfilling its obligations, its compliance with library community expectations. Implementing certain functions of the ULA and its activities is revealed as a system of interconnected forms and tools that complement each other, enhancing the final effect. The creation of the ULA is considered as a response of the professional community to the need to solve certain tasks and implement a number of functions in relation to the development of the national library business and society as a whole. For the first time, the functioning of UBA as an open adaptive leadership organization that implements organizational, mobilization-motivating, communication-coordination, information, educational, scientific-methodical, consolidating, representative, advocacy, compensatory functions is substantiated. The content of these functions is revealed. The purpose of the compensatory function is to provide libraries with the necessary theoretical and practical basis for the effective implementation of promising areas of activity in the absence of relevant approved guidelines at the national level. It was found that from the beginning of the ULA the statutory documents of the organization did not provide for the implementation of the compensatory function. Still, during the development of the association and expressing its focus on prompt and effective solutions to current problems in library development, its implementation became an important vector of the ULA.
Tetiana Yaroshenko
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 10-26;

Open Access to scientific information, transparency of research processes and data is one of the most important conditions for the progress of science and scientific communication, the basis of international collaboration of researchers globally. The COVID-19 global pandemic has once again highlighted the need for open, efficient and equal access to scientific information for researchers, regardless of geographical, gender or any other constraints, promoting the exchange of scientific knowledge and data, scientific cooperation and scientific decision-making, knowledge and open data. The Internet has radically changed scientific communication, particularly on the model of peer-reviewed scientific journals and the way readers find and access the scientific information. Digital access is now the norm, thanks to the Open Access model. Although 20 years have passed since the announcement of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, and despite many achievements and advantages, there are still obstacles to the implementation of this model, there is some resistance from commercial publishers and other providers, and discussions continue in the academia world. The Open Access model is already supported by various strategies, policies, platforms, applications but is not yet established. Various business models for scientific journals are still being tested, a culture of preprints is being formed, and discussions are underway on the ethics of scientific publications, intellectual property, the need to finance the dissemination of research results, and so on. Various platforms and applications are being developed to help researchers “discover” research results. Nevertheless, this is not enough: it is important to “discover” not only the results but also the research data, allowing them be used for further research in the global world. Thus, the concepts and practices of Open Science, Open Data, development of research infrastructures, etc., are developing quite rapidly. The article considers the main stages of this 20-year path and outlines the main components and trends of the current stage. Emphasis is placed on the need to form a culture of Open Science and create incentives for its implementation, promoting innovative methods of Open Science at different stages of the scientific process, the needs of European integration of Ukrainian e-infrastructure development, the need for socio-cultural and technological change. The main international and domestic practices and projects in Open Access and Open Science, particularly the National Repository of Academic Texts and the National Plan of Open Science draft, are considered. The role of libraries and librarians in implementing the principles of Open Access and Open Science is emphasized.
Yevheniia Kulyk
Ukrainian Journal on Library and Information Science pp 164-168;

On 17-18 November, the Ukrainian Library Association (ULA) held a wrap-up electing conference on the UBA Development Strategy implementation for 2019-2021, a ULA award official ceremony, and the presidential, the Expert Board and the Association Control Commission votes for the next three years. A new visual identity and logo for the Ukrainian Library Association appeared during the Conference. The Conference on Ukrainian Library Association: Adjusting to the Next Normal Ecosystem was designed to reflect the complexity of the war, widespread pandemic, economic and managerial instability under which the Association had to build its work, and its commitment to be a mover achieving goals in the development of social ecosystems, the ULA's vision of its position in the system of social and professional ties, flows and focuses.
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