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Unlv Special Collections In The Twenty-First Century, Tom D. Sommer Dec 2009

Unlv Special Collections In The Twenty-First Century, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Publications

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Special Collections is consistently striving to provide several avenues of discovery to its diverse range of patrons. Specifically, UNLV Special Collections has planned and implemented several online tools to facilitate unearthing treasures in the collections. These online tools incorporate Web 2.0 features as well as searchable interfaces to collections.


Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink Nov 2009

Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This original research described a comparison of 50 composition topics taken from my library instruction sessions with Reference Universe versus simple keyword searching of the online catalog. Pete and I concluded that twenty-three percent of the "good" hits in Reference Universe were also found in OPAC search and that the OPAC search found fewer "good" hits overall; but also found different relevant resources.


Using Contentdm To Compliment K-12 Curriculum: Southern Nevada--The Boomtown Years, Cory K. Lampert Oct 2009

Using Contentdm To Compliment K-12 Curriculum: Southern Nevada--The Boomtown Years, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

Setting the Stage for Boomtown

•2006, Libraries revamp digitization program and begin staff reorganization

•2007-2008 Implement Digitization Advisory Committee and Project Teams Launch Nevada Test Site Oral History Project: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/ntsohp/

•2008 awarded $95,000 LSTA grant to create large hybrid collection on Southern Nevada during 1900-1925


Tracking Online Document Usage From The Catalog: Experiences From The Field: The San José State Experience, Susan Kendall Oct 2009

Tracking Online Document Usage From The Catalog: Experiences From The Field: The San José State Experience, Susan Kendall

Faculty and Staff Publications

Presented at the panel: C. C Brown, S. Braunstein, J. Gerke, Susan L. Kendall, L. Weisbrod, S. Cole. "Tracking online document usage from the catalog: Experiences from the Field." The presentations of all the panelists can be found at this link.


Techknow Volume 15, Issue 2, Barbara Strauss, Andrea Christman, Roger Miller, Margaret Beecher Maurer Oct 2009

Techknow Volume 15, Issue 2, Barbara Strauss, Andrea Christman, Roger Miller, Margaret Beecher Maurer

TechKNOW

No abstract provided.


Lending And Borrowing Across Borders: Issues And Challenges With International Resource Sharing, Tina Baich, Tim Jiping Zou, Heather Weltin, Zheng Ye Yang Oct 2009

Lending And Borrowing Across Borders: Issues And Challenges With International Resource Sharing, Tina Baich, Tim Jiping Zou, Heather Weltin, Zheng Ye Yang

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

The charge of the RUSA Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) International Interlibrary Loan Committee is to evaluate trends in international interlibrary loan (ILL) and resource sharing, to develop materials and resources for international ILL practitioners, and to promote international ILL resource sharing efforts. In 2006, the committee decided to survey U.S. libraries regarding their international ILL activities as a way to gather information on the current environment and identify strategies for improving international ILL. The survey was deployed in the spring of 2007. In the fall of 2008, the committee members drafted an executive summary, which ...


Herding Ejournals & Ebooks, Stephanie N. Aken Sep 2009

Herding Ejournals & Ebooks, Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Evaluation Of Use Of Electronic Resources And Services In Academic Libraries: A Study Of E-Metrics And Related Methods For Measurement And Assessment, Kanu A. Nagra Sep 2009

The Evaluation Of Use Of Electronic Resources And Services In Academic Libraries: A Study Of E-Metrics And Related Methods For Measurement And Assessment, Kanu A. Nagra

Publications and Research

This paper presents a review of literature for the evaluation of use of electronic resources and services in Academic libraries. E-metrics and similar methods for evaluation are discussed in detail. The paper highlights how some libraries approached e-metrics to start useful evaluations and dealt with technicalities to achieve better decision making for e-collection, services and infrastructure for their library users. The evaluation of use of e-resources and services is discussed in five parts explaining application of e-metrics, different methods to capture usage data in different settings, types of data requirement by libraries, complexities and technicalities involved in measurement of usage ...


Collection Assessment Of Monograph Purchases At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, J. Cory Tucker Jul 2009

Collection Assessment Of Monograph Purchases At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, J. Cory Tucker

Library Faculty Publications

The purpose of this article is to describe an assessment project of the monograph collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Lied Library. The circulation statistics and in-house use of all monographs for the nine colleges at UNLV were assessed analyzing the last five years of data. The analysis included an assessment of the circulation statistics and in-house use of books purchased on an approval plan compared with books purchased by individual liaison librarians. The findings illustrated the fact that overall use of the monograph collection has declined over the past five years. The findings also showed that ...


[Review Of] The Eloquent Shakespeare: A Pronouncing Dictionary For The Complete Dramatic Works With Notes To Untie The Modern Tongue, Robert A. Aken Jul 2009

[Review Of] The Eloquent Shakespeare: A Pronouncing Dictionary For The Complete Dramatic Works With Notes To Untie The Modern Tongue, Robert A. Aken

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


A Law Library Development Project In Iraq: Looking Back Two Years Later, Kimberli Kelmor Jul 2009

A Law Library Development Project In Iraq: Looking Back Two Years Later, Kimberli Kelmor

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Sometimes you get a chance to work on a project so complex, even you don't come to fully understand its impact until years later. At least that has been the experience for me regarding the opportunity I had to work in Iraq with the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) from February 2004 to January 1, 2006. As I reported in a previous essay, IHRLI, an institute of the DePaul University College of Law headed by Cherif Bassiouni, received a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Higher Education and Development (HEAD) contract to work with three Iraqi law ...


Moving Mountains Of Cost Data:Standards For Ils To Erms To Vendors And Back, Dani L. Roach Jun 2009

Moving Mountains Of Cost Data:Standards For Ils To Erms To Vendors And Back, Dani L. Roach

Library Staff Publications & Presentations

The Cost of Resource Exchange (CORE) standard is a protocol used to move cost data between electronic resource management (ERM) systems and integrated library systems (ILS). This presentation describes how and why the CORE standard was developed, and the methods developed to move from Innovative Interfaces (III) ILS to Serials Solutions ERM while the community waits for the standard to be adopted.


Techknow Volume 15, Issue 1, Miriam Kahn, Cynthia Whitacre, Andrea Christman, Roger M. Miller, Ian Fairclough, Margaret Beecher Maurer Jun 2009

Techknow Volume 15, Issue 1, Miriam Kahn, Cynthia Whitacre, Andrea Christman, Roger M. Miller, Ian Fairclough, Margaret Beecher Maurer

TechKNOW

No abstract provided.


Resources For Supporting The Apa Publication Style, Paul M. Blobaum Apr 2009

Resources For Supporting The Apa Publication Style, Paul M. Blobaum

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Hospital library users often use library resources for doing research for scholarly and professional writing projects. Citations and format style for academic papers and publications must often conform to the “APA Style”, found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This publication manual is among the pantheon of standard publication manuals on library reference shelves, including the American Medical Association Manual of Style, The Chicago Manual of Style, and Turabian’s “Manual for Writers”. The APA style is prominently used in social sciences and many nursing and allied health publications. Hospital librarians may be asked for advice on ...


Insights Into The Cultivation And Sustainability Of Academic Library Digitization Programs: Success Factors And Challenge Threats, Cory K. Lampert, Jason Vaughan Mar 2009

Insights Into The Cultivation And Sustainability Of Academic Library Digitization Programs: Success Factors And Challenge Threats, Cory K. Lampert, Jason Vaughan

Library Faculty Presentations

Many academic libraries have invested time and resources into the creation of library digitization programs, and at this point in time there is a growing need to evaluate the impact and success of these efforts. What factors determine whether institutions achieve goals and experience long-term success or face challenges in staffing, funding, and strategic vision? This poster presents the results of a comprehensive survey administered to ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Library digitization managers to help provide a cross section of the current state of a diverse group of programs. Presented along with the survey results, the authors delve deep ...


Contentdm @ Unlv: New Capabilities, New Opportunities, Cory K. Lampert Mar 2009

Contentdm @ Unlv: New Capabilities, New Opportunities, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

Why digitize?

•Access

•Preservation (sort of…)

•Collaboration

•New forum for publishing


Library Consortia In China, Elaine Xiaofen Dong, Tim Jiping Zou Mar 2009

Library Consortia In China, Elaine Xiaofen Dong, Tim Jiping Zou

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper traces the history and development of library consortia in China from 1980 to the present. It also gives examples and descriptions of various types of library consortia in China, including academic, public, special, multi-type library consortia at the regional and national level.


Using Link Resolver Reports For Collection Management, Eva Stowers, J. Cory Tucker Mar 2009

Using Link Resolver Reports For Collection Management, Eva Stowers, J. Cory Tucker

Library Faculty Publications

In 2007–2008, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries conducted a large collection assessment project. The Collection Assessment Committee identified several possible ways to conduct the review, one of which was using reports from the link resolver SFX. The committee used several link resolver reports in conjunction with statistics from the Libraries' document delivery department to identify trends in journal usage among disciplines. The link resolver reports can help identify new journals for purchase and are useful for providing information on user behavior.


Welcome To The Post-Dvd World: New Forms Of Media Production And Access, Thomas A. Ipri, Amanda Hornby, Tracy Montri, Rachel Gordon Jan 2009

Welcome To The Post-Dvd World: New Forms Of Media Production And Access, Thomas A. Ipri, Amanda Hornby, Tracy Montri, Rachel Gordon

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Talkin' 'Bout My Generation: Exploring Age-Related Resources, Susie Skarl, Sidney Lowe Jan 2009

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation: Exploring Age-Related Resources, Susie Skarl, Sidney Lowe

Library Faculty Publications

In the past few years, as technology has radically changed how we find and use information resources, library staff have begun to notice significant generational differences in the information-seeking behavior of library patrons. These frequent observations at the reference desk and in library instruction classes planted the first small seeds of our interest in this topic. Internet sites and online articles about generational differences are plentiful and focus on a wide range of subjects, such as learning styles, social behaviors, moral values, technological skills, marketing, communication, and workplace performance.


[Review Of] The Elvis Encyclopedia, Robert A. Aken Jan 2009

[Review Of] The Elvis Encyclopedia, Robert A. Aken

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Academic Libraries In Poland University Of Warsaw Library As An Example Of Library Transformation In Post-Communist Poland, Ewa Dzurak Jan 2009

Academic Libraries In Poland University Of Warsaw Library As An Example Of Library Transformation In Post-Communist Poland, Ewa Dzurak

Publications and Research

This article examines the complex changes that have occurred in Polish academic libraries, especially the University of Warsaw Library (UWL), after the fall of communism in 1989.Shortly afterwards, thanks to grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, an accelerated transformation in all library practices began. In preparation for automation, the authority file was created, introducing the process of applying international standards in bibliographic description in a new climate of interlibrary cooperation. The Library of Congress classification and access to open stacks were introduced for the first time in Poland in a newly constructed UWL building. A crowning achievement of ...


Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel Jan 2009

Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

No abstract provided.


Everyone Is A Curator: Human-Assisted Preservation For Ore Aggregations, Frank Mccown, Michael L. Nelson, Herbert Van De Sompel Jan 2009

Everyone Is A Curator: Human-Assisted Preservation For Ore Aggregations, Frank Mccown, Michael L. Nelson, Herbert Van De Sompel

Computer Science Faculty Publications

The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) has recently created the Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) project that defines Resource Maps (ReMs) for describing aggregations of web resources. These aggregations are susceptible to many of the same preservation challenges that face other web resources. In this paper, we investigate how the aggregations of web resources can be preserved outside of the typical repository environment and instead rely on the thousands of interactive users in the web community and the Web Infrastructure (the collection of web archives, search engines, and personal archiving services) to facilitate preservation. Inspired by Web 2.0 services such ...


[Review Of] Encyclopedia Of Indie Rock, Robert A. Aken Jan 2009

[Review Of] Encyclopedia Of Indie Rock, Robert A. Aken

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Benchmarking Usage Statistics In Collection Management Decisions For Serials, J. Cory Tucker Jan 2009

Benchmarking Usage Statistics In Collection Management Decisions For Serials, J. Cory Tucker

Library Faculty Publications

Starting in 2007, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries began a collection assessment project to examine the usage of library resources and analyze user behavior of library patrons. To complete the project, a collection assessment committee was organized, and a subgroup of the committee was selected to gather and analyze data including usage statistics, collection specific information, and other data as needed. Once the data had been gathered and analyzed, the collection management department began using the statistics in decision making and changed the collection development policy for electronic resources to incorporate benchmarking of usage statistics.