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Where Is Government Information? The Complex Relationship Between Libraries & Federal Repositories, Dylan Burns, Jennifer Kirk Oct 2019

Where Is Government Information? The Complex Relationship Between Libraries & Federal Repositories, Dylan Burns, Jennifer Kirk

Jennifer Kirk

Through data analysis and a survey, this research identifies the location of government documents departments/units in academic libraries – including their institutional orientation, current practices, & future plans.

This preliminary data analysis presents trends amongst the community of academic library participants in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), of which they comprise 55% of the total. We identify common practices and priorities that might foster collaboration.


Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes Oct 2019

Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes

Scholarly Papers and Articles

In the Fall of 2018, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) joined twelve other institutions to participate in an Ithaka S+R study to understand the pedagogical support needs of business school faculty. Each participating institution served as a research site with a local team of researchers. This report will outline the methodology, findings, and recommendations for instructional faculty, librarians, and administrators.


Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey Sep 2019

Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

This case study of librarian-led marketing efforts at a mid-size academic library examines workarounds to obstacles that librarians frequently encounter when taking on marketing for their libraries. These obstacles often stem from a combination of misunderstanding and/or misplaced priorities at both the unit and administrative levels. Challenges in this case study include a number of factors: no marketing strategy at the administrative level, a lack of understanding from colleagues generally, little time to complete tasks or improve marketing skills, and no dedicated funding. To address these challenges the authors embarked on an internal marketing campaign engaged extensively on social ...


Review Of Digital Preservation In Libraries: Preparing For A Sustainable Future, Lara Michels Sep 2019

Review Of Digital Preservation In Libraries: Preparing For A Sustainable Future, Lara Michels

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future, edited by Jeremy Myntti and Jessalyn Zoom.


Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr. Sep 2019

Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to find out the level of privacy awareness among the users of the Academic Social Networks (ASNs). To accomplish the study some relevant literatures were studied and an online survey was conducted. The study showed that most of the academicians were not aware of their online privacy. The study was conducted on the basis of responses collected from 457 respondents only. Depending on the findings of the online survey a framework of guidelines was proposed for the social media service providers and the academicians to ensure better online privacy and thus promote the trustworthiness of the ASNS ...


Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal Sep 2019

Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Critical Information Literacy is a commitment to social justice by which people can be empowered through various information sources to question dominant values and beliefs in the society thereby enabling an awareness on issues of democracy and good governance. This article investigated some of the critical challenges faced by libraries with respect to information skills empowerment of the citizens of Jos, Plateau State in the democratic process . The paper is set within the context of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. It examined the ways that libraries in the city of Jos facilitate knowledge of political issues and awareness of ...


Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha Sep 2019

Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Every organisation have new intake of junior staff and senior staff to achieve a common organizational goals. The new intakes need to be shown what it takes to have a successful career. The senior (mentors), need to assist, direct and counsel the junior (mentees) working under them to grow and advance in the job. Mentoring is a tool in career development and advancement of library staff it gives individuals the opportunity to be mentored in order to develop their career and makes them feel like they are valued by the organization. This makes the mentees to be more involved in ...


Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr Aug 2019

Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionalised every aspect of library operations and services. This paper discusses the changing roles of libraries in Nigeria brought about by advances in ICT. Through review of literature from various databases such as SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Ebscohost, the study provides a conceptual background of ICT application in Nigerian libraries; examined its importance and opportunities for librarians; as well as the associated challenges. The paper therefore provides useful insight on the importance of ICT in knowledge society and Nigeria in particular, through libraries. The last part of the paper further explores the implications of ...


About Collaboration, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Aug 2019

About Collaboration, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Jill Emery

No abstract provided.


In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin Aug 2019

In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines awareness, perception and involvement of Nigerian youths in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the roles of libraries as stakeholders in achieving SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) policy guideline and funding programme was instituted upon 17 goals and 169 targets expected to be achieved by all member countries between 2016 when it came into effect and 2030. Even though SDGs is now in its fourth year, awareness and involvement of Nigerian youths have not been encouraging compared to other countries. The study highlights some of the reasons that may ...


Sharing Oregon’S Cultural Heritage: Harvesting Oregon Digital’S Collections Into The Digital Public Library Of America, Julia Simic, Ryan Wick Aug 2019

Sharing Oregon’S Cultural Heritage: Harvesting Oregon Digital’S Collections Into The Digital Public Library Of America, Julia Simic, Ryan Wick

OLA Quarterly

Oregon Digital, the library digital collections platform of Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, joined the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) in 2016 to increase the visibility of our collections. This article discusses the process of becoming participants in the hub-network structure of the two organizations, remediating metadata in compliance with best practices, and modifications to the digital collections platforms, both locally and at MWDL, to successfully harvest over 100,000 items into DPLA.


The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program’S Commitment To Open Access, Sarah Seymore Aug 2019

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program’S Commitment To Open Access, Sarah Seymore

OLA Quarterly

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) at the University of Oregon Libraries is an initiative to digitize historic and current Oregon newspapers, making them freely available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database. The ODNP is committed to open access and has included collaboration and data sharing with larger programs like the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America historic newspaper website. Since 2015, the ODNP has increased its open access mission by archiving and hosting born-digital newspaper content, as well as continuing digitization of historic newspapers from microfilm and print. This article outlines the ODNP’s past and current open ...


Opportunities With Archives West: How A Small Academic Archive Benefits From Membership, Becca Evans Aug 2019

Opportunities With Archives West: How A Small Academic Archive Benefits From Membership, Becca Evans

OLA Quarterly

Like many smaller academic organizations, Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library Special Collections and University Archives (SPEC) operates with a limited budget and minimal staffing. Membership to Archives West provides Hannon Library with a framework to enhance discovery, improve collection management, and promote growth and sustainability. The additional resources provided by Archives West and the Orbis Cascade Alliance allow SPEC to increase capacity and improve services to students and community researchers. The underlying framework consists of training sessions, best practices documents, affordable access to ArchivesSpace, and system support. While improved discoverability is often the primary motivator, libraries should not overlook ...


Surveying Oregon’S Digital Heritage Collections, Beth Dehn Aug 2019

Surveying Oregon’S Digital Heritage Collections, Beth Dehn

OLA Quarterly

In 2018, the Oregon Heritage Commission conducted a survey of heritage organizations across the state to capture data regarding digitization efforts. The goal of the survey was to collect a baseline of information on the types of digital collections in Oregon, existing digital infrastructure, and a level of interest in collaborative options. Data gathered was shared with our partners, including the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to aid their work in considering how to create an on-ramp for smaller collections to enter into the Digital Public Library of America. This work followed the 2013 Environmental Scan of Digital Collections conducted by the ...


Digital Repositories And Data Harvests Aug 2019

Digital Repositories And Data Harvests

OLA Quarterly

Today it’s hard to imagine life without a smartphone, but broadcast television, travel to the moon, MARC records, personal computers, email, the Internet, online library catalogs, cell phones, video on demand, virtual reality, and digital archive collections all came about in one human generation.

Throughout that generation of disruptive and innovative technologies, librarians have served the public good by providing the conceptual skills to organize and describe information and provide or facilitate access to it. Moreover, libraries, through cooperatives and information sharing agreements, have made possible the construction of massive data systems that serve our nation’s needs with ...


Volume 24 Issue 4 Introduction: From The Guest Editor, Maureen F. Battistella Aug 2019

Volume 24 Issue 4 Introduction: From The Guest Editor, Maureen F. Battistella

OLA Quarterly

Today it’s hard to imagine life without a smartphone, but broadcast television, travel to the moon, MARC records, personal computers, email, the Internet, online library catalogs, cell phones, video on demand, virtual reality, and digital archive collections all came about in one human generation.

Throughout that generation of disruptive and innovative technologies, librarians have served the public good by providing the conceptual skills to organize and describe information and provide or facilitate access to it. Moreover, libraries, through cooperatives and information sharing agreements, have made possible the construction of massive data systems that serve our nation’s needs with ...


From Oasis To Samvera: Three Decades Of Online Access To Osu’S Archives And Special Collections, Lawrence A. Landis Aug 2019

From Oasis To Samvera: Three Decades Of Online Access To Osu’S Archives And Special Collections, Lawrence A. Landis

OLA Quarterly

Oregon State University has been a leader in making unique resources accessible via the Internet. Individually or with collaborative partners, OSU made collection information, exhibits and entire collections available online. This timeline article presents OSU’s major projects and developments to promote online accessibility over the past thirty years.


Dpla In The Pacific Northwest: The Orbis Cascade Alliance Case, Mark Dahl, Zachariah Selley Aug 2019

Dpla In The Pacific Northwest: The Orbis Cascade Alliance Case, Mark Dahl, Zachariah Selley

OLA Quarterly

The Orbis Cascade Alliance’s journey to becoming a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub illustrates some important challenges and opportunities in the world of digital cultural heritage work. Released in 2013, DPLA brings together cultural heritage content on a national digital platform. Since 2014 the Alliance has moved towards DPLA membership as part of a broader strategy to aggregate its members’ digital cultural heritage collections and make them more discoverable. Competing strategies for making content discoverable, limited financial resources, and differences in missions between institutions have been obstacles as the Alliance has worked towards aggregated collections and ...


Building And Navigating A Path To Collaborative Digital Platforms For Oregon’S Libraries: There Are Many Ways To Get There, Arlene Weible, Ross Fuqua Aug 2019

Building And Navigating A Path To Collaborative Digital Platforms For Oregon’S Libraries: There Are Many Ways To Get There, Arlene Weible, Ross Fuqua

OLA Quarterly

Over the last several years, the State Library of Oregon has explored options and supported a variety of projects to promote collaboration among libraries to build and sustain Oregon digital collections. Activities such as hosted meetings, grant funding, and pilot projects have identified both opportunities and roadblocks to collaboration, especially for Oregon’s small public libraries. A clear and distinct path has proven to be somewhat elusive, and the journey itself has demonstrated that a one-size-fits-all solution is unlikely to emerge soon. Multiple pathways to a more robust digital collections platform may not only be inevitable but preferable, given the ...


Evolution Of An Institutional Repository: A Case History From Nebraska, Paul Royster Aug 2019

Evolution Of An Institutional Repository: A Case History From Nebraska, Paul Royster

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

The 13-year history of the institutional repository (IR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is recounted with emphasis on local conditions, administrative support, recruitment practices, and management philosophy. Practices included offering new services, hosting materials outside the conventional tenure stream, using student employees, and providing user analytics on global dissemination. Acquiring trust of faculty depositors enhanced recruitment and extra-library support. Evolution of policies on open access, copyright, metadata, and third-party vendors are discussed, with statistics illustrating the growth, contents, and outreach of the repository over time. A final section discusses future directions for scholarly communications and IRs in particular.


Cloud Computing And Libraries: A Best Choice For Effective Service: A Review Note., Anwar Muhammad Muhammad Mr Jul 2019

Cloud Computing And Libraries: A Best Choice For Effective Service: A Review Note., Anwar Muhammad Muhammad Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries are always in transition mode and the libraries incapable of doing or adopting new technologies to the libraries. The present global publishing trends are making things easy for libraries to adopt or apply new technology to boost up their services. The current scenario of world library service is totally changed from traditional to technological trends. These trends sometimes called cloud computing that is making library users connected in the virtual environment. Cloud computing is the new technology to the library where its end-user can access the library without any problem at remote locations. However using or application of this ...


Oclc Expenditures Fy19, Andrée Rathemacher Jul 2019

Oclc Expenditures Fy19, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

This report lists the total amounts invoiced to the University of Rhode Island Libraries by OCLC during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Costs are broken down by invoice date and category and include all library locations (RIN, RIU, and RIX).

We pay two fixed monthly fees for each location: one for cataloging (FIX9832) and one for interlibrary loan (FIX9836).

Total OCLC expenditures for FY18 were $95,678.02. Following is a breakdown of selected OCLC expenditures.


Total OCLC Billings by branch:

RIU — $87,800.92

RIN — $5,759.50

RIX — $2,117.60

Total OCLC Billings by function ...


Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker Jul 2019

Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to analyse the solutions of the problems of university libraries of Lucknow which have been adopted by them. Using a questionnaire as a research tool for data collection, this study explores the several aspects of solutions to the problems faced by the targeted group. The study reveals that appointment of trained LIS professionals, updated technical infrastructure, clear policies for book selection, acquisition & technical section and circulation section are enhancing the quality of the services provided by them to the users. As a result, the university libraries of Lucknow are able to support the academic programs by providing ...


Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd Jul 2019

Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper addresses reading culture, benefits and the role of libraries in the 21st century. The paper x-rays the World Book Day as a day for celebration of reading around the world. Reading exposes one to solutions to problems. The role of library cannot be over emphasized when it comes to promotion of reading culture as it offers diverse services to users of information. Some of the role of libraries in promoting reading culture include to promote literacy, offering depth and breadth of resources, secondary school students’ participation in library week among others. It was concluded that people read ...


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jul 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization’s practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala's Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jul 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala's Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization's practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey Jul 2019

Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This case study of librarian-led marketing efforts at a mid-size academic library examines workarounds to obstacles that librarians frequently encounter when taking on marketing for their libraries. These obstacles often stem from a combination of misunderstanding and/or misplaced priorities at both the unit and administrative levels. Challenges in this case study include a number of factors: no marketing strategy at the administrative level, a lack of understanding from colleagues generally, little time to complete tasks or improve marketing skills, and no dedicated funding. To address these challenges the authors embarked on an internal marketing campaign engaged extensively on social ...


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jun 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Adrian K. Ho

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization’s practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener Jun 2019

Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener

Education Collection

Despite successful application of organizational learning to enhance services in academic libraries, little is known about organizational learning in libraries of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs). A quantitative online survey, followed by qualitative interviews, served to assess and explore the use of organizational learning in libraries at FPCUs. Data reflected medium to high levels of organizational learning in the libraries studied, as well as a negative relationship between organizational learning and number of students enrolled. Common themes in the interview responses included external pressures from the FPCUs making it more difficult to implement organizational learning, and the importance of communication ...


Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty Jun 2019

Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.