Voluntary Transparency in Spanish University Libraries

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dc.contributor.author Pacios Lozano, Ana Reyes
dc.contributor.author Pérez Pulido, Margarita
dc.contributor.author Vianello Osti, Marina
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-14T07:17:16Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-14T07:17:16Z
dc.date.issued 2022-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Pacios, A. R., Pérez Pulido, M., & Vianello, M. (2022). Voluntary Transparency in Spanish University Libraries. JLIS.It, 13(2), 74-91
dc.identifier.issn 2038-1026
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/35456
dc.description.abstract The research reported here aimed to ascertain the degree of transparency exhibited by Spanish public university libraries based on their active public disclosure practice. Transparency was measured by applying the TransPa_BA tool to the transparency- related information published by the country's 50 public university libraries on their websites. The tool addresses 21 indicators grouped under eight areas, used in this study to measure university libraries' public disclosure performance. The data collected were scored pursuant to the provisions of Spanish Act 19/2013 of 9 December on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance as adapted to university libraries, as well as in terms of other factors scantly developed in or omitted from the Act. The indicators and their respective parameters (content, form, accessibility, reusability, dating and updating or validity) constitute guidelines enabling libraries to enhance transparency and accountability by reporting their activities and practice in key areas to society in general and their stakeholders in particular. The objective is to help such institutions operate more transparently, for the information afforded by the indicators is deemed relevant to their activity while also monitoring their performance. The findings show that university libraries, which have become more transparent over time, are more transparent than other information units (national public libraries and historic and university archives). Some were nonetheless found to have room for improvement. On the grounds of their scores, these libraries can be classified under three headings: transparent, translucent or opaque. The parameters where good practices were most frequently identified included service usage rules and regulations, user charters and the annual report.
dc.description.sponsorship This study was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities under project RTI2018-095187-B-100.
dc.format.extent 18
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Firenze University Press
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Transparency
dc.subject.other Active Public Disclosure
dc.subject.other University Libraries
dc.subject.other Indicators
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.title Voluntary Transparency in Spanish University Libraries
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Biblioteconomía y Documentación
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.36253/jlis.it-457
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RTI2018-095187-B-I00
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 75
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 91
dc.identifier.publicationtitle JLIS.it
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 13
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000031025
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (España)
dc.relation.dataset https://doi.org/10.21950/V5P659
dc.relation.dataset https://doi.org/10.21950/YPEBZI
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación
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