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An investigation into the information-seeking behaviour of professionals, working within the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland. (2022)
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BROWNE, B. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2022. An investigation into the information-seeking behaviour of professionals, working within the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland. Library management [online], 43(5), pages 370-398. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-11-2021-0099

Purpose: This research aimed to investigate the information-seeking behaviour (ISB) and information needs of different professional groups within the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in the Republic of Ireland (i.e. for what purpose information is... Read More about An investigation into the information-seeking behaviour of professionals, working within the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland..

A study of university law students’ self-perceived digital competences. (2021)
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MARTZOUKOU, K., KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., LAUTERBACH, T. and FULTON, C. 2021. A study of university law students' self-perceived digital competences. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/09610006211048004

The concept of digital competences incorporates the effective use of constantly-changing digital tools and media for learning and performing digital tasks, digital behaviours (such as online communication, teamwork, ethical sharing of information), a... Read More about A study of university law students’ self-perceived digital competences..

Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy. (2020)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. 2021. Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy. Library management [online], 42(4/5): the worst case scenario after COVID, pages 266-276. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-09-2020-0131

Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed online learning, blended or hybrid provision as the ‘new normal’ in Higher Education. For most universities and their academic libraries, especially those with a less strong online presence, the pandemic has... Read More about Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy..

Maddie is online: an educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children. (2020)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. 2022. Maddie is online: an educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children. Journal of research in innovative teaching and learning [online], 15(1), pages 64-82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jrit-06-2020-0031

Purpose – This paper examines children’s development of digital literacy, resilience and citizenship in the online environment, addressing active engagement, and participation via cartoon videos. Previous research has emphasised the positive role of... Read More about Maddie is online: an educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children..

A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. (2020)
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MARTZOUKOU, K., FULTON, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. and LAVRANOS, C. 2020. A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. Journal of documentation [online], 76(6), pages 1413-1458. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2020-0041

Purpose: An increasing amount of research and debate has emerged over the last few years, emphasising the need for developing digitally competent, literate, able, skilled, capable people within a constantly changing technological and online environme... Read More about A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation..

The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. (2018)
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COGAN, A. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. Reference services review [online], 46(4), pages 600-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-12-2017-0045

This study investigated how in-service teachers within the context of an American Jewish day school perceive, practice and develop Information Literacy (IL), as a sociocultural practice and through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A researc... Read More about The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school..

Exploring the everyday life information needs and the socio-cultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. (2018)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Exploring the everyday life information needs and the socio-cultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(5), pages 1104-1132. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142

Purpose: This paper presents the research findings of the 'Syrian new Scots' Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Profession... Read More about Exploring the everyday life information needs and the socio-cultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland..

Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. (2018)
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KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K., KORFIATIS, N. and NIAKAS, D. 2018. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. Health systems [online], 7(1), pages 13-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050

This study addresses diabetes physicians' information seeking behavioural paths (digital, conventional, interpersonal) which lead to information needs satisfaction and the barriers encountered in this process. The study was based on empirical evidenc... Read More about Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers..

Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. (2017)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. and SAYYAD ABDI, E. 2017. Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of documentation [online], 73(4), pages 634-665. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2016-0094

Purpose: Information literacy (IL) within the everyday life context is regarded as an important condition for civic participation and engagement, informed citizenship, health and well-being. However, compared to the significant amount of IL research... Read More about Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature..

The role of personality in musicians' information seeking for creativity. (2017)
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KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J. 2017. The role of personality in musicians' information seeking for creativity. Information research [online], 22(2), paper 756. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-2/paper756.html

Introduction. This paper explores the relationship between musicians' information seeking behaviour and their personality traits within the context of musical creativity. Although previous research has addressed different sociotechnological and behav... Read More about The role of personality in musicians' information seeking for creativity..

Linking physicians' medical practice information needs, resources and barriers to job satisfaction: a moderated mediation model. (2016)
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KOSTAGIOLAS, P., GOREZIS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K., DELIGEORGIS, D. and NIAKAS, D. 2016. Linking physicians' medical practice information needs, resources and barriers to job satisfaction: a moderated mediation model. Journal of documentation [online], 72(6), pages 1134-1153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2015-0133

Purpose: Medical doctors seek information in order to satisfy their demanding everyday work practices and professional development endeavours. Information seeking is a continuous goal-related process that has impact on how they perceive and experienc... Read More about Linking physicians' medical practice information needs, resources and barriers to job satisfaction: a moderated mediation model..

Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. (2016)
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TAIT, E., MARTZOUKOU, K. and REID, P. 2016. Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. Palgrave communications [online], 2, article 16070. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.70

This article presents an evaluation of the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic library services. It begins with a brief overview of the historical development of academic libraries followed by a discussion of current challenges and... Read More about Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries..

Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students. (2016)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. and KEMP. V. 2016. Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences; proceedings of the 2nd international conference on higher education advances (HEAd'16), 21-23 June 2016, Valencia, Spain [online], 228, pages 535-540. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082

Distance learning (DL) students typically learn with very limited or no requirements for physical presence and this often means that learning may be perceived as a more isolating or less 'natural' experience. Postgraduate (PG) DL students are particu... Read More about Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students..

The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. (2016)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. and ELLIOTT, J. 2016. The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. Communications in information literacy [online], 10(1), pages 99-115. Available from: http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v10i1p99

This paper examines the extent to which public librarians are successfully prepared to engage the community in digital literacy and inclusion. A qualitative, multiple case study research design was chosen, using an analysis of policy documents and ex... Read More about The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians..

Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review. (2015)
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LAVRANOS, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J. 2015. Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review. Journal of documentation [online], 71(5), pages 1070-1093. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2014-0139

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the connection between musicians' information seeking behaviour and the creative process in music, providing a framework for understanding the role of information needs satisfaction in musical cre... Read More about Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review..

Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. (2015)
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KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J. 2015. Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. Library management [online], 36(6/7), pages 495-510. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-06-2014-0063

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to study the role of academic music libraries in financially straitened times. The academic music library aims to cover the information needs of the academic community; yet the unique nature of music information... Read More about Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times..

Information seeking behaviour of parents of paediatric patients for clinical decision making: the central role of information literacy in a participatory setting. (2013)
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KOSTAGIOLAS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K., GEORGANTZI, G. and NIAKAS, D. 2013. Information seeking behaviour of parents of paediatric patients for clinical decision making: the central role of information literacy in a participatory setting. Information research [online], 18(3). Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/18-3/paper590.html#.VWcF3zhMuUk

Introduction. This study investigated the information seeking behaviour and needs of parents of paediatric patients and their motives for seeking Internet-based information. Method. A questionnaire survey of 121 parents was conducted in a paediatric... Read More about Information seeking behaviour of parents of paediatric patients for clinical decision making: the central role of information literacy in a participatory setting..

An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. (2011)
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PATTERSON, L. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 44(1), pages 47-64. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000611426215

The present study investigated the processes information professionals, working in a business environment, follow to meet business clients information needs and particularly their involvement in information synthesis and analysis practices. A combina... Read More about An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services..

Students' attitudes towards web search engines: increasing appreciation of sophisticated search strategies. (2008)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. 2008. Students' attitudes towards web search engines: increasing appreciation of sophisticated search strategies. Libri [online], 58(3), pages 182-201. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.2008.019

Web search engines have developed into widely used services and essential tools for finding Web-based information. Research has found that although users typically follow unsophisticated information-seeking patterns, they appear to be satisfied with... Read More about Students' attitudes towards web search engines: increasing appreciation of sophisticated search strategies..

A review of Web information seeking research: considerations of method and foci of interest. (2005)
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MARTZOUKOU, K. 2005. A review of Web information seeking research: considerations of method and foci of interest. Information research [online], 10(2). Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/10-2/paper215.html

Introduction. This review shows that Web information seeking research suffers from inconsistencies in method and a lack of homogeneity in research foci. Background. Qualitative and quantitative methods are needed to produce a comprehensive view of in... Read More about A review of Web information seeking research: considerations of method and foci of interest..