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Mining Social Tagging Data For Enhanced Subject Access For Readers And Researchers, Karen G. Lawson Nov 2009

Mining Social Tagging Data For Enhanced Subject Access For Readers And Researchers, Karen G. Lawson

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Social tagging enables librarians to partner with users to provide enhanced subject access. This paper quantifies and compares LC subject headings from each of 31 different subject divisions with user tags from Amazon.com and LibraryThing assigned to the same titles. The intersection and integration of these schemas is described and evaluated.


University Library Bookmarks (Vol. 6, No. 1), Iowa State University Library Oct 2009

University Library Bookmarks (Vol. 6, No. 1), Iowa State University Library

University Library Bookmarks

Contents: Library tree of knowledge, New classroom in use; Repair of the 1858 Laws of Iowa; Staff—making us proud!; Collection Enrichment Fund "wish list"; From the Library Director of Development


Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture (Fall 2009), Edward A. Goedeken Oct 2009

Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture (Fall 2009), Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

No abstract provided.


Soil Surveys—They're Not Just For Farmers, Lorraine J. Pellack Jul 2009

Soil Surveys—They're Not Just For Farmers, Lorraine J. Pellack

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

Soil surveys may sound boring and useful only to farmers; however, nothing could be further from the truth. Soil surveys do contain inventories of the soils of an area; however, they also contain a wealth of tabular data that help interpret whether a location is suitable for a given use, such as a playground, a golf course, or a highway. This guide will describe soil surveys, their uses, and uniqueness. It will also cover information on the variety of ways they can be cataloged and shelved in libraries and provide search tips for locating them both online and in library ...


Insite-Connect: A Model For Dynamic Interdisciplinary Interaction, Gerry Mckiernan Jun 2009

Insite-Connect: A Model For Dynamic Interdisciplinary Interaction, Gerry Mckiernan

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Job Satisfaction Among Academic Cataloger Librarians, Joan M. Leysen, Jeanne M.K. Boydston May 2009

Job Satisfaction Among Academic Cataloger Librarians, Joan M. Leysen, Jeanne M.K. Boydston

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

This article details the results of a May 2007 study of job satisfaction of cataloger librarians at ARL member libraries in the United States. Eighty-eight percent of the cataloger librarians studied were satisfied with their current job and the majority would make the same career choice again. Job facets that cataloger librarians found most important were the benefits package, relationships with coworkers, and opportunities to learn new skills. Catalogers wanted to be treated fairly, be consulted about issues directly related to their work, be informed about current activities in their department, have their opinions respected and considered, and have an ...


Stacks After Dark: What Really Happens When The Boss Is Gone For The Day?, Kathy A. Parsons Apr 2009

Stacks After Dark: What Really Happens When The Boss Is Gone For The Day?, Kathy A. Parsons

Circulation, Stacks and Media Conference Papers, Presentations and Posters

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture: Spring 2009, Edward A. Goedeken Apr 2009

Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture: Spring 2009, Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

No abstract provided.


University Library Bookmarks (Vol. 5, No. 1), Iowa State University Library Apr 2009

University Library Bookmarks (Vol. 5, No. 1), Iowa State University Library

University Library Bookmarks

Contents: Sibling student employees; Dean Madison announces Library Sustainability Taskforce; Parks Library dedicated 25 years ago; Staff—making us proud!; 2009 Library Service Quality Survey iPod winner; Resource LibGuide and databases on sustainability; Veishea 2009 Memories in the Making; Collection enrichment fund "wish list"; From the Library Director of Development


Instruction: Core Competencies, Susan A. Vega García Mar 2009

Instruction: Core Competencies, Susan A. Vega García

Library Reports

The ISU Library’s Instruction Competencies Task Force reviewed and adapted the national ALA/ACRL Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians Standards to guide instruction-related professional development and teaching practices of ISU librarians who teach.


Connections: Online Social Networks For Business, Gerry Mckiernan Mar 2009

Connections: Online Social Networks For Business, Gerry Mckiernan

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Sensor Augmented Virtual Reality Based Teleoperation Using Mixed Autonomy, Muthukkumar Kadavasal Sivaraman, James H. Oliver Mar 2009

Sensor Augmented Virtual Reality Based Teleoperation Using Mixed Autonomy, Muthukkumar Kadavasal Sivaraman, James H. Oliver

Mechanical Engineering Publications

A multimodal teleoperation interface is introduced, featuring an integrated virtual reality (VR) based simulation augmented by sensors and image processing capabilities onboard the remotely operated vehicle. The proposed virtual reality interface fuses an existing VR model with live video feed and prediction states, thereby creating a multimodal control interface. VR addresses the typical limitations of video based teleoperation caused by signal lag and limited field of view, allowing the operator to navigate in a continuous fashion. The vehicle incorporates an onboard computer and a stereo vision system to facilitate obstacle detection. A vehicle adaptation system with a priori risk maps ...


Darwin’S Citation Impact, Lorraine J. Pellack Feb 2009

Darwin’S Citation Impact, Lorraine J. Pellack

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This presentation covered basic definitions of impact factors, citation impact and h index. Then, looked at Charles Darwin’s publication record, the process involved in determining his citation impact, and compared Darwin’s citation impact to that of modern day researchers in ecology and evolutionary biology. Science is continually focusing on current research, new techniques, latest discoveries. Once in a while it’s good to reflect back and re-examine the past.


Teaching Reflexive Practice In Archives: Questioning Permanence, Evidence, And Institutions, Kimberly D. Anderson Jan 2009

Teaching Reflexive Practice In Archives: Questioning Permanence, Evidence, And Institutions, Kimberly D. Anderson

Kimberly D. Anderson

Part of session 1.4: "Indigenous Memory, Identity, and Sustability: Decolonizing Archival Education and Methods"

Session abstract: Scholars who have conducted research on and with archives in indigenous and marginalized communities will describe the Western hegemony in current archival systems and practices. They will suggest ways to decolonize and pluralize archival education, thus giving voice to indigenous knowledge systems and community-based rules and norms for preserving memory and identity. They will suggest methods for archival education that is inclusive and culturally responsive.


Thirty-One Years Of Group Research In Social Psychology Quarterly (1975–2005), Wendy J. Harrod, Bridget K. Welch, Jeffrey D. Kushkowski Jan 2009

Thirty-One Years Of Group Research In Social Psychology Quarterly (1975–2005), Wendy J. Harrod, Bridget K. Welch, Jeffrey D. Kushkowski

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

We examined trends in group research published in Social Psychology Quarterly (SPQ) from 1975 to 2005. We identified a total of 332 papers about groups published during the time period. Following Moreland, Hogg, and Hains (1994), we created an index of interest in groups by dividing the number of pages in papers about groups by the total number of journal pages. Results show that interest in groups in SPQ generally fell from the late 1970s through the 1980s, rose during most of the 1990s, but stalled in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005 interest in groups hovered just ...


Review: Personal Archives And A New Archival Calling: Readings, Reflections, And Ruminations, Kimberly D. Anderson Jan 2009

Review: Personal Archives And A New Archival Calling: Readings, Reflections, And Ruminations, Kimberly D. Anderson

Kimberly D. Anderson

Within the archival community, the concept of personal archives has evolved from that of the private papers of well-known and/or powerful individuals (literary manuscripts, private diaries of administrators, etc.) to incorporate the daily recordkeeping and memory practices of potentially all individuals, regardless of their status. With the advent of digital technologies, the ability to create and share evidence of self, family, and community has grown in the public consciousness. Richard Cox’s new book Personal Archives and a New Archival Calling is an appeal to archivists to tap into this increased awareness and to develop a “new partnership” with ...


First Impressions And Rethinking Restroom Questions, Lorraine J. Pellack Jan 2009

First Impressions And Rethinking Restroom Questions, Lorraine J. Pellack

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

No abstract provided.


It's All About The Relationships—In Serials, In Frbr, In Life: An Interview With Olivia M. A. Madison, Lori Osmus Kappmeyer Jan 2009

It's All About The Relationships—In Serials, In Frbr, In Life: An Interview With Olivia M. A. Madison, Lori Osmus Kappmeyer

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Olivia M. A. Madison talks about her roles in the library profession and how her career developed along with them, most importantly the unanticipated relationships connecting the elements of her career. She discusses the influence of serials work on her career, her cataloging experiences, the early days of OCLC, her work in CC:DA, her adventures at IFLA, the development of FRBR, the future of bibliographic control, and her development as a librarian at Iowa State University.


The Literature Of American Library History, 2006–2007, Edward A. Goedeken Jan 2009

The Literature Of American Library History, 2006–2007, Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Historians of American libraries have spent many years puzzling over the function and meaning of libraries in American life and culture. Perhaps as Aristotle believed those long years ago, we need to peel away all the layers of mythology and mistaken assumptions and look anew at the function of the library in its many guises as a product and a producer of American culture. Recent efforts have shown that we have not shrunk from this duty; indeed, for the period 2006–2007 we have been blessed—for the most part—with another outpouring of scholarship relating to the history of ...