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Three Paths To Scholarly Articles, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair Oct 2019

Three Paths To Scholarly Articles, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Participants will gain a better understanding of how to introduce students to scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. Participants will actively engage in searching in order to face some of the pitfalls and highlights of the research experience.


Moving Peer Review Transparency From Process To Praxis, Emily Ford Oct 2019

Moving Peer Review Transparency From Process To Praxis, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Scholarly publications often work to provide transparency of peer-review processes, posting policy information to their websites as suggested by the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE) Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Publishing. Yet this falls short in providing peer-review transparency. Using examples from an interview-based qualitative study, this article argues that scholarly publications should move from peer-review process transparency to a praxis of transparency in peer review. Praxis infers that values inform practices. Scholarly publications should therefore use clear communication practices in all matters of business, and bolster transparency efforts, delineating rights and responsibilities of all players in peer ...


Students Perception Of Open Textbooks, Karen Bjork Jul 2019

Students Perception Of Open Textbooks, Karen Bjork

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Textbooks have long been an integral learning platform in higher education. As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, many libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and publishing of open textbooks. In 2013, with the support of a Provost-backed initiative, Portland State University (PSU) Library developed an open textbook publishing program that works with faculty to create open textbooks that are designed specifically for the courses that they teach. The publishing initiative, called PDXOpen, has published 21 open textbooks. The program has saved over 2,890 PSU students over $272,000 on the cost of their books ...


Tell Me Your Story: Narrative Inquiry In Lis Research, Emily Ford May 2019

Tell Me Your Story: Narrative Inquiry In Lis Research, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Narrative inquiry, a phenomenological qualitative research methodology, examines individual human experiences—stories. Yet, researchers in Library and information science (LIS)—a human-focused profession—have infrequently used it. This article introduces narrative inquiry and provides a literature review of the few LIS studies utilizing it. Next, it extrapolates on Coralie McCormack’s "storying stories," a multi-faceted approach used to analyze narrative inquiry research data. Finally, the article outlines potential uses for narrative inquiry in LIS research.


Navigating The Sustainable Stream: Academic Libraries Keeping Pace With Streaming Content Demand, Joshua Keyes, Elsa Loftis May 2019

Navigating The Sustainable Stream: Academic Libraries Keeping Pace With Streaming Content Demand, Joshua Keyes, Elsa Loftis

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

With increasing student and faculty expectations of on-demand streaming video content, how are academic libraries keeping pace with costs and licensing models? As the common access models for video add additional subscriptions to the mix or feature Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) options that escalate costs as usage increases, collections librarians must perform a precarious balancing act to ensure vital information resources are available at sustainable cost levels. We will share the recent experiences of The Claremont Colleges Library and Portland State University Library, and how our models have adapted to meet growing demands on our budgets and staff time. This is ...


Students Perception Of Open Textbooks: Students Tell Us What They Think About Open Textbooks In Their Courses, Karen Bjork, Kristi Jensen May 2019

Students Perception Of Open Textbooks: Students Tell Us What They Think About Open Textbooks In Their Courses, Karen Bjork, Kristi Jensen

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Textbooks have long been an integral learning platform in higher education. As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, many libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and publishing of open textbooks. While many colleges and universities have surveyed students about their textbook purchasing habits and interest in open textbooks, fewer surveys have captured student feedback on their actual hands on experiences with their resources. Portland State University (PSU) Library and the University of Minnesota (UofM) Libraries have both collected date from students about their experiences with open textbooks selected and created specifically for their courses.

In 2013 ...


The Impression That I Get: Reference & Instruction Uses / Preceptions Of Primo In A Consortial Environment, Anne M. Pepitone, Barbara Valentine, Molly Gunderson, Holli Kubly May 2019

The Impression That I Get: Reference & Instruction Uses / Preceptions Of Primo In A Consortial Environment, Anne M. Pepitone, Barbara Valentine, Molly Gunderson, Holli Kubly

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The Discovery and User Experience Team conducted an open-ended survey designed to gather information about how Primo works within the context of the daily work of patron-centered staff and librarians. We felt that this information and feedback was important because it provided the only avenue in which reference and instruction librarians could give direct input to the Alliance about how to improve our current discovery interface. The survey asked reference and instruction librarians about their specific experiences with Primo with the goal of identifying ways that the Discovery and User Experience Team could better support these users.


Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards A Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Molly Gunderson May 2019

Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards A Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Molly Gunderson

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

At the Portland State University (PSU) Library, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion and have demonstrated this commitment by design with the new, responsive Primo. Designing the new Primo for ease of use for discovery and delivery for 30,000 students was the tantamount motivation for our new Primo launch, fall term 2016. In this session, we will cover why the PSU Library uses the open search field rather than scope selection on the homepage; what is an equitable approach to faceted navigation; and why a “less is more” design approach addresses accessibility and the affective for first generation college ...


Opening Up Open Access Institutional Repositories To Demonstrate Value: Two Universities’ Pilots On Including Metadata-Only Records, Karen Bjork, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Ryan Otto Mar 2019

Opening Up Open Access Institutional Repositories To Demonstrate Value: Two Universities’ Pilots On Including Metadata-Only Records, Karen Bjork, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Ryan Otto

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Introduction: Institutional repository managers are continuously looking for new ways to demonstrate the value of their repositories. One way to do this is to create a more inclusive repository that provides reliable information about the research output produced by faculty affiliated with the institution.

Description of Program: This article details two pilot projects that evaluated how their repositories could track faculty research output through the inclusion of metadata-only (no full-text) records. The purpose of each pilot project was to determine the feasibility and provide an assessment of the long-term impact on the repository’s mission statement, staffing, and collection development ...


Unlock The Value Of Open Content, Jill Emery, Swetta Abeyta, Danielle Bromelia Mar 2019

Unlock The Value Of Open Content, Jill Emery, Swetta Abeyta, Danielle Bromelia

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The proliferation of open access content presents opportunities and challenges for libraries, publishers, and library service providers. This program provides a timely overview of the state of open access delivery, with examples of current solutions from the perspectives of librarians and library service providers.


Oer Authoring And Publishing, Karen Bjork, Amy Stanforth Mar 2019

Oer Authoring And Publishing, Karen Bjork, Amy Stanforth

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Explore the evolving landscape of open textbook publishing, share your own experiences creating or using open educational resources (not limited to textbooks), and learn what support is available from PSU Library to create Open Educational Resources (OER) to increase affordability and accessibility for students.


How Open Are You? Discussion About Oa Resources In Collection Development, Jill Emery, Peter Mccracken Jan 2019

How Open Are You? Discussion About Oa Resources In Collection Development, Jill Emery, Peter Mccracken

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Presentation provided at the The ALCTS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group (CMERIG) in Seattle, WA on 27 January 2019. The discussion will involve incorporating open scholarship into current collections management.


Heard On The Net: “Academic” And “Freedom” Are Two Words For Nothing Left To Lose, Jill Emery, Amy Buckland, Ashley Farley Jan 2019

Heard On The Net: “Academic” And “Freedom” Are Two Words For Nothing Left To Lose, Jill Emery, Amy Buckland, Ashley Farley

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Opinion piece on the use of Academic Freedom as an argument against open access publishing.


Pdxscholar Annual Report 2018, Karen Bjork, Sherry Buchanan, David Coate, Bertrand Robinson, Stacey Schlatter Jan 2019

Pdxscholar Annual Report 2018, Karen Bjork, Sherry Buchanan, David Coate, Bertrand Robinson, Stacey Schlatter

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This report details the eighth year of operation for PDXScholar, Portland State University's institutional repository, as well as the growth of Portland State University Library's publishing services. The report covers the period between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.


The More Things Change: The Collaborative Art Library, Elsa Loftis Jan 2019

The More Things Change: The Collaborative Art Library, Elsa Loftis

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The academic library’s art collection has a history of fluidity and flux. Teaching and learning materials that support visual art education can range from traditional formats like image collections and monographs to the curious, the rare, and sometimes the downright unusual. Art library professionals must plan for the future of the academic library collection with intention and sensitivity to the learning styles of their students while adhering to the environmental realities of their governing institutions. One constant is clear, which is that art students are not content to be mere consumers of information and images; they are creators. It ...


Behind The Wall: An Exploration Of Public Access To Research Articles In Social Work Journals, Kimberly D. Pendell Oct 2018

Behind The Wall: An Exploration Of Public Access To Research Articles In Social Work Journals, Kimberly D. Pendell

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Despite implicit and explicit expectations that research inform their practice, social workers are unlikely to have access to published research articles. The traditional publishing model does not support public access (i.e., no publisher paywall barrier) to scholarly journals. Newer models of publishing allow free access to research including open access publishing and deposit of scholarship in institutional or disciplinary repositories. This study examined public access to articles in the top 25 social work journals. A random sample of article citations from a total of 1,587 was assessed, with the result that 52% of citations had no full-text access ...


What Collaboration Means To Me: Partnership In Praxis, Rhiannon Cates Sep 2018

What Collaboration Means To Me: Partnership In Praxis, Rhiannon Cates

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This column offers a reflective and theoretical perspective on the potential of collaboration to function as a tool to resist replicating dynamics of oppression and inequity, and as a strategy to challenge negative aspects of institutional climates and culture in library work.


What Collaboration Means To Us, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Sep 2018

What Collaboration Means To Us, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Editorial outlining what collaboration means to the journal editors.


Considering Developmental Peer Review, Wendi Arant Kaspar, Sarah Hare, Cara Evanson, Emily Ford Sep 2018

Considering Developmental Peer Review, Wendi Arant Kaspar, Sarah Hare, Cara Evanson, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This editorial is a collaborative discussion of College & Research Libraries’ open peer review experiment, representing the unique perspectives and voices of those playing roles.


Uksg Terms2.0 Webinar, Jill Emery, Peter Mccracken Jun 2018

Uksg Terms2.0 Webinar, Jill Emery, Peter Mccracken

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This webinar will provide an overview of the current work undertaken to re-write the techniques for electronic resource management with the incorporation of open access workflow management. This overview will provide insight into the key areas under exploration and outline the feedback compiled from the two interactive sessions held at the UKSG Annual Conference. We will also talk about the next steps we undertake to share the development of this project.


Facets: Drivers Of Discovery, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair Jun 2018

Facets: Drivers Of Discovery, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This presentation covers how facets can drive user discovery in Primo whether students have library instruction or not. At the Portland State University Library, the new Primo UI was launched August 2016. The design team decided which facets to turn on, their order, and which ones should be open or closed. The pedagogical perspective addressed the student user who does not receive formal library instruction face to face or online. This presentation covers the decision-making process, statistical analysis, and how enhancements informed subsequent changes to the facets.


Sustaining Institutional Repositories: Breaking The Mold To Add Value, Karen Bjork, Ryan Otto, Rebel Cummings-Sauls Jun 2018

Sustaining Institutional Repositories: Breaking The Mold To Add Value, Karen Bjork, Ryan Otto, Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Librarians at Kansas State University and Portland State University recognized a need to document and showcase a more complete view of the digital scholarship from their institution’s faculty, staff, and students; giving each library the ability to elevate the academic research and creative output being produced by their community. The proposed expansion of representation would be accomplished through the addition of metadata only (non full text) records in their institutional repositories (IR), the inclusion of which may run counter to the archetype of open access (OA) IR. The need to provide a more comprehensive view of scholarly activity has ...


How Green Is Our Valley?: Five-Year Study Of Selected Lis Journals From Taylor & Francis For Green Deposit Of Articles, Jill Emery Jun 2018

How Green Is Our Valley?: Five-Year Study Of Selected Lis Journals From Taylor & Francis For Green Deposit Of Articles, Jill Emery

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study reviews content from five different library and information science journals: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, Collection Management, College & Undergraduate Libraries, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship and Journal of Library Administration over a five-year period from 2012–2016 to investigate the green deposit rate. Starting in 2011, Taylor & Francis, the publisher of these journals, waived the green deposit embargo for library and information science, heritage and archival content, which allows for immediate deposit of articles in these fields. The review looks at research articles and standing columns over the five years from these five journals to see if any articles ...


Demystifying Peer Review: Using Open Peer Review In Information Literacy Instruction, Emily Ford May 2018

Demystifying Peer Review: Using Open Peer Review In Information Literacy Instruction, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Peer review pervades the academic library. In the information literacy (IL) classroom we teach students how to find peer-reviewed articles and engage students in understanding the peer-review process. Undoubtedly, peer review is part of the scholarly conversation, and falls under the "Scholarship as a Conversation" frame of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy. Yet, despite our best pedagogical efforts, the peer-review process can remain a mystery for students. How can we demystify it for them when it is hidden in a black box? Open peer review (OPR)--a form of peer review that rejects the black box and brings the ...


Research Models, Primo, & The First Year Experience, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair Apr 2018

Research Models, Primo, & The First Year Experience, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Research can be daunting for freshman who are challenged to gather scholarly information beyond Google for their research projects. By blending two research models, ASE (Analyze, Search, Evaluate) with BEAM (Background, Exhibit, Argument, and Method), students can think critically about their topics and strategically search PRIMO [Library catalog] for relevant results. This approach addresses several ACRL Framework threshold concepts, especially research as strategic exploration and scholarship as conversation. This presentation shows how effective Primo can be for first year experience students in regards to discovering relevant scholarly resources, and discovering other pertinent, authoritative resources.


Scholarship As An Open Conversation: Using Open Peer Review In Library Instruction, Emily Ford Apr 2018

Scholarship As An Open Conversation: Using Open Peer Review In Library Instruction, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article explores the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy’s frame, Scholarship as a Conversation. This frame asserts that information literate students have the disposition, skills, and knowledge to recognize and participate in disciplinary scholarly conversations. By investigating the peer-review process as part of scholarly conversations, this article provides a brief literature review on peer review in information literacy instruction, and argues that by using open peer review (OPR) models for teaching, library workers can allow students to gain a deeper understanding of scholarly conversations. OPR affords students the ability to begin dismantling the systemic oppression that blinded peer review ...


Terms Redefined: Developing The Combination Of Electronic Resource Management With Open Access Workflows, Jill Emery, Peter H. Mccracken, Graham Stone Apr 2018

Terms Redefined: Developing The Combination Of Electronic Resource Management With Open Access Workflows, Jill Emery, Peter H. Mccracken, Graham Stone

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

While many librarians have developed mechanisms and structures for managing local scholarship separate from their standard resource management practices, the intersection of the two content streams is occurring at many institutions.

During the past decade, the presenters have dedicated themselves to capturing best practices of electronic resource management and mapping out paths for creating open access workflows. Join them for a lively discussion and interactive session where they outline ways to bring these two initiatives together and identify the teams needed.


Advancing Digital Equity In Public Libraries: Assessing Library Patrons’ Problem Solving In Technology Rich Environments, Gloria Jacobs Mar 2018

Advancing Digital Equity In Public Libraries: Assessing Library Patrons’ Problem Solving In Technology Rich Environments, Gloria Jacobs

Presentations and Publications

This mixed methods research examined the digital problem solving processes of vulnerable adults within the community setting of a public library. Data were collected from approximately 450 library users who completed a library survey, a subset who completed PIAACs Problem Solving in Technology Rich Environments (PSTRE) assessment, and a smaller subset who participated in an observation protocol. Quantitative analysis revealed that library website use was a strong predictor of PSTRE scores. Qualitative analysis showed that digital problem solving needs to be seen as a set of contexts and events that are dynamic across different situations. In order to respond to ...


Supporting Digital Problem Solving, Tyler Frank Mar 2018

Supporting Digital Problem Solving, Tyler Frank

Presentations and Publications

This presentation draws from findings based on a three-year research project with the goal of achieving greater digital equity for adult learners in libraries. This project addresses digital problem solving, a unique task adults face in today’s age of ubiquitous technology use. Marginalized and under-resourced digital users face challenges of access not only to high-speed Internet but also to getting the support they need for their digital learning and problem solving. Libraries are uniquely positioned to support these learners. However, this calls for techniques and tools to assist digital users in accomplishing their goals as they continue to develop ...


Book Review Of, Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History Of Librarianship In Transition, Richard M. Mikulski Mar 2018

Book Review Of, Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History Of Librarianship In Transition, Richard M. Mikulski

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This is a book review of Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition, with preface by Loriene Roy. Chicago: Neal-Schuman, imprint of American Library Association. 2017.