Publication of the values of Spanish university libraries on their websites

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dc.contributor.author Pacios Lozano, Ana Reyes
dc.contributor.author Fernández y Fernández-Cuesta, Paz
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-01T09:59:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-01T09:59:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-22
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Pacios, Ana-Reyes; Fernández-y-Fernández-Cuesta, Paz (2019). Publication of the values of Spanish university libraries on their websites El profesional de la información, v. 28, n. 5, e280508
dc.identifier.issn 1386-6710
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/30939
dc.description.abstract The article aims to shed light on the values that guide professional practice in Spanish university libraries and the strategies deployed to publicise them on library websites. Identifying the statements that inform each library staff's behaviour called for analysing the corporate documents published on such sites. Value visibility and accessibility were assessed on the grounds of the length of the route from the home page. The prominence of the corporate document containing the information was also studied. The analysis initially revealed values relating to the administration of public assets, such as engagement with the institution, its services and users. That was followed by professional values such as defence of access to information, data and science. The values most frequently espoused were innovation and professionalism. Libraries are encouraged to define their values which, along with their mission and vision, are a significant component of their internal and external strategy and communication policy. Their publication, in turn, redounds to transparency and enhances the relationship with their target audience.
dc.description.sponsorship Research project "Transparencia en unidades de información: bibliotecas y archivos" (Transparency in information units: libraries and archives, RTI2018-095187-B-I00) funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities), of Spain.
dc.format.extent 13
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher EPI
dc.subject.other Organizational Communication
dc.subject.other Libraries
dc.subject.other Academic Libraries
dc.subject.other Web Sites
dc.subject.other Values Statement
dc.subject.other Transparency
dc.subject.other Ethics
dc.subject.other Profession
dc.subject.other Professionals
dc.subject.other Librarian
dc.subject.other Bibliotecas universitarias
dc.title Publication of the values of Spanish university libraries on their websites
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Biblioteconomía y Documentación
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2019.sep.08
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RTI2018-095187-B-I00
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 5
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Profesional de la Informacion
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 28
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026023
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (España)
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