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Interrogating How Information (Re)Produces Systemic Barriers Within Lgbtq+ Communities To Inform Global Lis Education, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Nick Vera, Valerie Lookingbill Sep 2019

Interrogating How Information (Re)Produces Systemic Barriers Within Lgbtq+ Communities To Inform Global Lis Education, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Nick Vera, Valerie Lookingbill

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This preliminary research examines the health information practices of South Carolina LGBTQ+ communities. Findings have the following implications for LIS education at a global level: building cultural competency regarding the role of information in marginalizing certain populations, and training students to engage in user outreach and advocacy. These implications address a global need for LIS education to encompass social responsibility and inclusion into program curricula.


Separating The Wheat From The Chaff: Weeding The Collection Is A Collaborative Affair, Gregory M. Nelson, Meg F. Frost, Betsy S. Hopkins, Mark W. Jackson, Jed Johnston, David Pixton, Michael C. Goates Jun 2018

Separating The Wheat From The Chaff: Weeding The Collection Is A Collaborative Affair, Gregory M. Nelson, Meg F. Frost, Betsy S. Hopkins, Mark W. Jackson, Jed Johnston, David Pixton, Michael C. Goates

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A library construction project led our library’s Science & Engineering Department to take on a massive evaluation of the entire science print collection and reduce the collection footprint by at least 36% within a 12 month period. In order to improve access, reduce the footprint, strengthen the robustness of our collection, and complete the project in an effective and timely manner, a methodology of how to choose, select, evaluate, and move the entire collection of over 360,000 items had to be established and vetted. A plan was developed between the library’s Science & Engineering Department and teams from collection ...


Digitization On A Budget, Cara M. Key, Zachary G. Stein, Cheylon K. Woods Mar 2018

Digitization On A Budget, Cara M. Key, Zachary G. Stein, Cheylon K. Woods

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Archives and libraries are seen as public hubs of information on demand. As expectations for digital information grows, it is imperative that archives and libraries strive to accommodate users' growing needs for effective online access, while ensuring the longevity of digitized and born-digital primary sources. There is still a struggle for digital access to archival and special collections; many factors, such as time, funds, and administrative support limit the digitization of archival collections. None of these things have to be a real hindrance to digital migration and preservation. In this presentation, we will explore "DIY" ways to establish a functioning ...


The Process Of A Completed Digitization Project: Ingest, Cara M. Key, William W. Conlin Mar 2018

The Process Of A Completed Digitization Project: Ingest, Cara M. Key, William W. Conlin

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As physical archival materials age and begin to degrade, there is a push to digitize for further access so that the originals can be better preserved. By making digital collections available online, scholarship is made more widely known. This workshop covers the process of completing successful digitization projects. The presentations will include selecting and evaluating materials to digitize, scanning and appropriate formats, ingesting digital surrogates for accessibility, storage and preservation, and copyright issues for digitized materials. Through lecture and discussion, participants will gain insight into what digitization projects entail so they can expand on their institutions' digitization programs. They will ...


Teaching With The Louisiana Digital Library, Elizabeth J. Kelly, Cara M. Key, Michael F. Waugh Oct 2017

Teaching With The Louisiana Digital Library, Elizabeth J. Kelly, Cara M. Key, Michael F. Waugh

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The Louisiana Digital Library recently migrated to a new platform, which has a modern design that showcases the valuable and diverse collections within, making it a great tool for library instruction. This session will highlight the features and collections of the LDL that would be useful for instruction, along with real-world case studies, and suggestions for building lesson plans for digital library materials.


Flipping The Leadership Model, Cristina Caminita Sep 2017

Flipping The Leadership Model, Cristina Caminita

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No abstract provided.


Migrating The Louisiana Digital Library, Cara M. Key Mar 2017

Migrating The Louisiana Digital Library, Cara M. Key

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During the course of 2016 and 2017, the Louisiana Digital Library is undergoing migration from CONTENTdm to Islandora. The presentation will illustrate many changes for both users and collection administrators through side by side comparisons of tasks in the old and new versions of the LDL, ranging from searching for subject terms to uploading collections. The presentation will detail the process of metadata transformation and will conclude with a discussion of anticipated features.


An Islandora Get-Away, Cara M. Key Oct 2016

An Islandora Get-Away, Cara M. Key

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The presentation will give an overview of the migration of the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) from CONTENTdm to Islandora. Metadata transformation, file conversions, workflows, and useful tools will be covered. The presenter will provide a tour of the new software from the user's perspective, and will highlight improved features such as faceting, search capabilities, and viewers. A comparison of the uploading and editing processes in Islandora versus CONTENTdm will be offered. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of features in development.


Support For Scholarly Research In Florida Academic Libraries., Tina M. Neville, Deborah Boran Henry Jan 2014

Support For Scholarly Research In Florida Academic Libraries., Tina M. Neville, Deborah Boran Henry

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No abstract provided.


Getting Started In Evaluation Consulting: Questions To Ask And Answer Along The Way, Judah J. Viola, Nov 2011

Getting Started In Evaluation Consulting: Questions To Ask And Answer Along The Way, Judah J. Viola,

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This PowerPoint presentation includes a four phase approach to considering the main questions you'll need to ask and answer before taking the leap needed to begin working as an independent evaluation consultant.


E-Valuating Local Collections For Open Acces: The Nlu Experience, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield Sep 2011

E-Valuating Local Collections For Open Acces: The Nlu Experience, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield

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National Louis University (NLU) provides access to local collections through an Institutional Repository and Special Collections and Archives digital collections. We use open access as an effective and value-added method for contributing to scholarship and outreach to different communities, including alumni. As NLU celebrates our 125th anniversary this year, we utilize digital collections to promote and provide access to our unique history. This presentation will discuss materials selected for inclusion and the multiple ways open access collections can contribute to a university's scholarship and reputation.


Librarianship In The 21st Century: Lessons In Leadership, Rob Morrison, Jack Fritts Mar 2010

Librarianship In The 21st Century: Lessons In Leadership, Rob Morrison, Jack Fritts

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Many of the challenges librarians face in the 21st century have existed for years and reflect the nature of higher education and society in the United States. One issue the presenters have observed is that librarians, like many educators, react to rapidly changing systems, pressures, economics, and technologies by “balancing” workloads and budgets and not by deeply reflecting on how to change strategies in order to integrate themselves more fully into academic curricula, prove the library’s value to administrators, and develop meaningful services and resources.

In order to thrive and survive, librarians must be proactive at their institutions in ...


"Wozu Outreach In Dürftiger Zeit? Fallstudie An Einer Ub In Den Westlichen Usa", Richard Hacken Jun 2009

"Wozu Outreach In Dürftiger Zeit? Fallstudie An Einer Ub In Den Westlichen Usa", Richard Hacken

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A German-language presentation at the library school of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on June 30, 2009. The English translation of the title is: "What's the Point of Outreach in Lean Times? Case Study at a University Library in the Western USA." During the recession after a worldwide housing bubble, this presentation was itself about library outreach as well as library outreach itself, using the case of the Harold B Lee Library. A Power-Point presentation, outline to oral presentation and bibliography on the topic are all included.


Digital World Update For Nlu Cmb, May 2009 Revised, Kathleen A. Walsh May 2009

Digital World Update For Nlu Cmb, May 2009 Revised, Kathleen A. Walsh

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No abstract provided.


Intro To The Digital World -- For Nlu Academic Cabinet, August 2008, Kathleen A. Walsh Aug 2008

Intro To The Digital World -- For Nlu Academic Cabinet, August 2008, Kathleen A. Walsh

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Designed as a "beginner's intro" to online life and online learning; themed around 3 questions: what's going on in the digital world?, what's wrong with these kids today (Gen M)?, and what could all of this mean for online teaching and learning at NLU?