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Reference Database Usage Statistics 2008-2009 Dec 2009

Reference Database Usage Statistics 2008-2009

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Statistics on the use of online reference databases at the University of Rhode Island during the period from July 2008 through June 2009. Includes COUNTER-compliant data on sessions, searches, turnaways, full text articles downloaded, cost per search, and other metrics.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Dec 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • News flash: Learning Commons named for Grubes
  • Library to remain open tonight


[Re]Formulating The Informal, Sebastien Coles Dec 2009

[Re]Formulating The Informal, Sebastien Coles

Architecture Senior Theses

The identity associate with the inhabitants of the "Bidonvilles" of Haiti is arguably nonexistent aside from its connection to the impoverished conditions of the Haitian slum/shantytown. This thesis contends that with the insertion of a reformative intervention in the heart of the community promoting a conducive and educational environment while overlaying a currently absent infrastructure, will help in creating a positive inner growth within the informal typology. More specifically architecture will act as a form of "pride of place," enticing interaction through the direction connection to culture.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Nov 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Hot Doc: Disaster Assistance Information
  • Family Space and Children in the Library
  • New Galileo Toolbar
  • GALILEO Annual User Survey and Ipod Nano Prize


(R)Evolution In The Information Industry: What The Information Industry Can Learn From The Music Industry, Amy M. Elliott Nov 2009

(R)Evolution In The Information Industry: What The Information Industry Can Learn From The Music Industry, Amy M. Elliott

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

A failure to adapt to and adopt new and changing technology caused the music industry to crash, a fate that the information industry currently faces. This proposal is an overview of the music industry's crash, as a result of changing technology, and the lessons that the information industry can learn from the music industry's mistakes in order to avoid its own crash now that technology allows for quicker, easier, and cheaper publication. In the 80s & 90s record companies refused to effectively adapt to and adopt the new technologies of CDs, MP3s, and digital recording. This resulted in a ...


(R)Evolution In The Information Industry: What The Information Industry Can Learn From The Music Industry (Slide Set), Amy M. Elliott Nov 2009

(R)Evolution In The Information Industry: What The Information Industry Can Learn From The Music Industry (Slide Set), Amy M. Elliott

Amy M. Elliott

A failure to adapt to and adopt new and changing technology caused the music industry to crash, a fate that the information industry currently faces. This proposal is an overview of the music industry's crash, as a result of changing technology, and the lessons that the information industry can learn from the music industry's mistakes in order to avoid its own crash now that technology allows for quicker, easier, and cheaper publication. In the 80s & 90s record companies refused to effectively adapt to and adopt the new technologies of CDs, MP3s, and digital recording. This resulted in a ...


11-2009 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Nov 2009

11-2009 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for November 2009.


Tracking Electronic Resource Acquisitions: Using A Helpdesk System To Succeed Where Your Erms Failed, Xan Arch, Jason S. Price Nov 2009

Tracking Electronic Resource Acquisitions: Using A Helpdesk System To Succeed Where Your Erms Failed, Xan Arch, Jason S. Price

Library Staff Publications and Research

From selection to license negotiation through activation, libraries need the ability to track the electronic resource acquisition process and support uninterrupted workflow through multiple people and/or departments. Existing systems store fragments of information about a resource, but they don’t support management of the progress of each resource through the electronic resource acquisition maze. Stanford and Claremont have configured the JIRA and Footprints ticketing systems to address this fundamental need. Our systems facilitate efficient and complete activation of e-resources, and allow greater transparency in the acquisitions process throughout the organization. We will demonstrate the key features & functionality of our ...


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Oct 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Keep your stuff with you in the Library
  • New Database: CQ Researcher Plus Archive
  • 70th Anniversary Celebration


Fall 2007 Library Newsletter, Jon Hansen Oct 2009

Fall 2007 Library Newsletter, Jon Hansen

Jon Hansen

2007 Fall Semester Newsletter for the Horace W. Sturgis Library.


Cast A Net: Meshing Libraries With Service Learning, Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer Oct 2009

Cast A Net: Meshing Libraries With Service Learning, Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Common Missions and Goals; Tying UNO Faculty, Students, and Community Partners Together; Service Learning Defined; Where is the Library in Service Learning; Service Learning Projects at the Criss Library; Mesh Your Library with Service Learning; What can the Library Offer SL Projects?


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Oct 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Public Invited to Participate in Intergeneration Day at the Zach S. Henderson Library


Library Services For Mobile Devices, Toby Greenwalt, Jacob Hill, Colin Koteles Oct 2009

Library Services For Mobile Devices, Toby Greenwalt, Jacob Hill, Colin Koteles

Library Scholarship

This presentation outlines and discusses the issues, challenges, and technologies involved in offering library services on mobile devices.


10-2009 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Oct 2009

10-2009 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for October 2009.


Fall 2009, John M. Pfau Library Oct 2009

Fall 2009, John M. Pfau Library

Peacock – John M. Pfau Library Newsletter

Contents:

  • Latino Baseball Reunion scores! by Bonnie Petry
  • Highly-dedicated team defies budget crisis by Cesar Caballero
  • Kindred Spirits by Lisa Bartle
  • Library Web site facts by John Baumann
  • Great Gridiron Reads by Brent Singleton
  • People in the news
  • A great woman scientist of the Enlightenment: a book review by Bonnie Petry
  • The OLLIE tutorial test moves to Blackboard by Bonnie Petry
  • Award-winning children's author gives reading by Jill Vassilakos-Long
  • Former university librarian retires this December


The Politics Of Promoting Freedom Of Information And Expression In International Librarianship: The Ifla/Faife Project. [Book Review]., Robert P. Holley Oct 2009

The Politics Of Promoting Freedom Of Information And Expression In International Librarianship: The Ifla/Faife Project. [Book Review]., Robert P. Holley

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Ready, Set, Get Published: Tips For Scholarly Writing Success, Annette M. Healy, Judith M. Arnold, Deborah H. Charbonneau Oct 2009

Ready, Set, Get Published: Tips For Scholarly Writing Success, Annette M. Healy, Judith M. Arnold, Deborah H. Charbonneau

Library Scholarly Publications

Publishing scholarly articles and books has many benefits. For librarians, it can help establish a professional identity and contribute to professional growth. For the library community, it is an effective means for sharing ideas and experiences that contribute to improving library services and managing the challenges we encounter in our work environment.

This program features three presenters who will share their experiences participating in the scholarly publishing process. The first presenter will discuss how to locate publishing opportunities, develop an idea into an article, and select a journal. The second presenter will address the peer-review process and provide an insider ...


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Sep 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • This Week in Library Workshop
  • Hot Doc: Read.gov


Digital Audio In The Library, Richard Griscom Sep 2009

Digital Audio In The Library, Richard Griscom

Richard Griscom

An incomplete draft of a book intended to serve as a guide and reference for librarians who are responsible for implementing digital audio services in their libraries. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Digital Audio Technology," covers the fundamentals of recorded sound and digital audio, including a description of digital audio formats, how digital audio is delivered to the listener, and how digital audio is created. Part 2, "Digital Audio in the Library," covers digitizing local collections, providing streaming audio reserves, and using digital audio to preserve analog recordings.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Sep 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • ID’s needed at the Georgia State U Library
  • Constitution Day


Psa For Corinne Demas Event At Umass Amherst Libraries, Madeleine K. Charney Aug 2009

Psa For Corinne Demas Event At Umass Amherst Libraries, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

Aired on WMUA September 2009 to advertise an exhibit at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library called “The Making of a Picture Book: The Marriage of Text and Art.”


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Aug 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Try GIL-Find, our new alternative library catalog interface
  • Book Signing with Dr. Hemchand Gossai


Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E Shelley Aug 2009

Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E Shelley

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

The concept of information literacy should go far beyond users’ acquisition of banked skills. The competence to execute a keyword search in a specific database, navigate a library catalog, or memorize a certain call number does not indicate users are able to think on their own feet. Users who are truly information literate have the capacities to solve problems, think independently and are able to structure their own research processes once they leave the classroom. Effective, engaging instruction is the vehicle through which users can achieve these sought-after attributes; when they are interacting with information and confronted with options, such ...


Walking The Walk: A Path To Support Open Access Publishing [Poster], Linda L. Phillips, Donna Braquet Jul 2009

Walking The Walk: A Path To Support Open Access Publishing [Poster], Linda L. Phillips, Donna Braquet

Other Library Publications and Works

Scholarly communication is the lifeblood of universities. Threats to the free flow of research and ideas continue to jeopardize the entire academy; however administrators, scholars, and librarians are now pursuing options to reclaim research produced in the academy's domain. One way to do this is with Open Access. Open Access has been a topic of interest and intense depabe for academic librarians. Ways to create awareness about and encourage publication in Open Access journals have been discussed at library conferences for the better part of the decade. But what is the next step? What happens when the library's ...


First-Year Student Initiatives At An Urban Research University, Judith M. Arnold, Carrie F. Croatt-Moore Jul 2009

First-Year Student Initiatives At An Urban Research University, Judith M. Arnold, Carrie F. Croatt-Moore

Library Scholarly Publications

At a time when universities and colleges are placing emphasis on the first-year experience, there has been an effort on the part of the libraries to address this audience with a customized approach. Involvement with academic orientation programs is one method of reaching these first year students, and as one step the Wayne State University Library System has established a presence in the university’s iStart program (http://www.istart.wayne.edu/). In the large environment of a research university with over 30,000 students, technology has also been employed as an efficient way to establish a connection between first ...


University Of Tennessee Libraries Website Focus Groups 2009, Debbie Valine, Seth Jordan Jun 2009

University Of Tennessee Libraries Website Focus Groups 2009, Debbie Valine, Seth Jordan

Other Library Publications and Works

In June 2009 the UT Libraries conducted focus groups with graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty. The purpose of the focus groups was to help guide implementation of the Primo search and delivery platform and associated redesign of the Libraries' website. The objectives of the focus groups were to gather information to help the design team determine: what information should be most prominent on the website homepage, what other design elements should be incorporated into the homepage design, and what resources do users want to search from the main search box and how should those resources be labeled?


Holy Cross Libraries Annual Report Fy2009, James E. Hogan Jun 2009

Holy Cross Libraries Annual Report Fy2009, James E. Hogan

Holy Cross Libraries Annual Reports

At the end of the fiscal year, the Director of the Holy Cross Libraries issues an annual report that provides a review of library services, details budgets and regular operations, and highlights programs, projects and activities that were initiated, sponsored or assisted by the Libraries.


The End Of Institutional Repositories And The Beginning Of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role For Libraries, Stuart M. Basefsky Jun 2009

The End Of Institutional Repositories And The Beginning Of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role For Libraries, Stuart M. Basefsky

Stuart Basefsky

As more and more universities establish Institutional Repositories (IR), awareness is developing about the limitations of IRs in enhancing the academic research service. The concept of an IR needs to be expanded to include the integration of the processes that transform intellectual endeavor into a broadening array of academic and research support services which are fundamentally social. These include, but are not limited to – (1) sharing institutionally developed intellectual product (traditional IR) (2) informing others of the availability of this product with defined purpose (3) collecting additional academically relevant materials in digital formats using IRs (4) disseminating timely information about ...


Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E. Shelley May 2009

Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E. Shelley

Anne Shelley

The concept of information literacy should go far beyond users’ acquisition of banked skills. The competence to execute a keyword search in a specific database, navigate a library catalog, or memorize a certain call number does not indicate users are able to think on their own feet. Users who are truly information literate have the capacities to solve problems, think independently and are able to structure their own research processes once they leave the classroom. Effective, engaging instruction is the vehicle through which users can achieve these sought-after attributes; when they are interacting with information and confronted with options, such ...


Using A Survey Tool To Establish Preservation Priorities: Results From The Historical Folio Collection Survey At The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, Robin Featherstone, Sarah Burge May 2009

Using A Survey Tool To Establish Preservation Priorities: Results From The Historical Folio Collection Survey At The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, Robin Featherstone, Sarah Burge

Western Libraries Presentations

Objective: An item-level survey was undertaken to reveal the preservation needs of a unique collection of rare medical historical folios and oversize anatomical atlases at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University.

Methodology: During a re-shelving project, surveyors noted detailed preservation information in a FileMakerPro database. Recorded information included: dimensions, whether a new enclosure was needed, external status (condition of boards, spine, cover), internal status (cover-to-text attachment, paper), attributes (covering material, binding type, inclusions, bookplate owner, decoration), value/damage (value, damage summary, treatment summary), and photos.

Results and Conclusions: Survey data revealed vital information for determining preservation ...