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Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker Sep 2019

Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker

Books and Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Hot Off The Presses: Results Of A Statewide Survey On Online Access To Newspapers In Rhode Island, Chaichin Chen, Andrée Rathemacher, Julie Kliever, Julie Holden May 2019

Hot Off The Presses: Results Of A Statewide Survey On Online Access To Newspapers In Rhode Island, Chaichin Chen, Andrée Rathemacher, Julie Kliever, Julie Holden

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

Slides from a presentation, "Hot Off the Presses: Results of a Statewide Survey on Online Access to Newspapers in Rhode Island," presented at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2019, Get Informed!, on May 23, 2019 in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

An openly-shared Google Slides version of this presentation is also available at https://bit.ly/RILA-HOT.

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HOT OFF THE PRESSES: RESULTS OF A STATEWIDE SURVEY ON ONLINE ACCESS TO NEWSPAPERS IN RHODE ISLAND | ROOM 2B

Libraries’ ability to provide our users with access to quality news sources is more important than ever, yet options for online access to ...


Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Responsible Collaborations: Scholarship And Cultural Heritage Assets, Irene Herold Feb 2019

Responsible Collaborations: Scholarship And Cultural Heritage Assets, Irene Herold

All Faculty Articles

I recently served as a national consultant on collaborations between libraries and museums. There are not that many articles published about collaborations and cultural heritage collections, although I suspect many unreported activities are being done in the field. From the 2009 program my College Libraries Section (CLS) committee developed when I was CLS chair on town/gown relationships (Our Town, Common Ground) with public and academic librarian panelists to a 2016 article, cultural heritage institutions and collaboration has been a focus of mine. My life and work experiences gave me a broad exposure to a wide variety of cultures, cultural ...


Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao Jan 2019

Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao

Presentations

Overview of workflow for digital projects at Clemson University Libraries between SCDL, National Park Service, Clemson University and our Digitization, Metadata, and Special Collections teams. Explanation of difference between Clemson Digital Collections, TigerPrints IR, and the Open Parks Network. In-person presentation included a walk-through of the different repositories, which is not included in the digital presentation.

See notes field of Powerpoint for explanations.


#Lovemyfdl Social Media 2019 Report, Samantha Reardon Jan 2019

#Lovemyfdl Social Media 2019 Report, Samantha Reardon

Collection Development Unit

No abstract provided.


Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh Nov 2018

Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Building on the successful 2017 presentation, A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection Development, this presentation will explore a content type that stumps the engineering librarian and acquisitions librarian alike - standards. Technical standards are documents that establish a uniform practice or process for materials, procedures, and products. Each of us uses standards daily - from USB ports to elevators to lights, automobiles, bridges, standardized train tracks, and much more. Standards are prepared and issued by a professional groups, committees, societies, or governmental agencies, and can influence safety and performance and the role of business and manufacturing.

Four librarians from diverse institutions ...


Deciphering Dense Data: Approaches To Visualization, Sara Amato, Kathleen Spring May 2018

Deciphering Dense Data: Approaches To Visualization, Sara Amato, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Presentations

Working with large data sets can be a challenge for both librarians and external stakeholders. Vendors often provide scads of data about the products we use, but sifting through it takes time. Visualization tools exist to help distill meaning from particularly dense data. This talk provides a look at how data visualization approaches can differ based on a variety of organizational factors such as staffing capacity, costs, and specific project requirements. We offer a nuts-and-bolts look at a serials and journals shared print project from the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust that uses Tableau and OpenRefine to create collection retention scenarios ...


We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro May 2018

We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro

Works of the FIU Libraries

This paper analyzes a shifting landscape of intellectual freedom (IF) in and outside Florida for children, adolescents, teens and adults. National ideals stand in tension with local and state developments, as new threats are visible in historical, legal, and technological context. Examples include doctrinal shifts, legislative bills, electronic surveillance and recent attempts to censor books, classroom texts, and reading lists.

Privacy rights for minors in Florida are increasingly unstable. New assertions of parental rights are part of a larger conservative animus. Proponents of IF can identify a lessening of ideals and standards that began after doctrinal fruition in the 1960s ...


Proving Our Worth: Evidence And Data In Acquisitions National Acquisitions Conference (Nag) Conference: Conference Report, Gillian Kerins Mar 2018

Proving Our Worth: Evidence And Data In Acquisitions National Acquisitions Conference (Nag) Conference: Conference Report, Gillian Kerins

Other Resources

Conference report: Proving our worth: Evidence and Data in Acquisitions National Acquisitions Conference (NAG) Conference, 6–7 November 2017, Leeds


Making Usage Stats Usable: Evaluating Usage Stat Tools And Maximizing Excel/Pivot Tables, Alie Visser, Melissa Seelye, Samuel Cassady, Debbie Collard Feb 2018

Making Usage Stats Usable: Evaluating Usage Stat Tools And Maximizing Excel/Pivot Tables, Alie Visser, Melissa Seelye, Samuel Cassady, Debbie Collard

Western Libraries Presentations

This presentation outlines the results of an environmental scan about usage statistic solutions available to libraries, and provides the experience of implementing both vendor-based and home-grown tools.


Collection Development And Preservation Of Indigenous Knowledge In Selected Federal University Libraries In South West, Nigeria, Abiola Abioye, Sunday Abiodun Oluwaniyi Sep 2017

Collection Development And Preservation Of Indigenous Knowledge In Selected Federal University Libraries In South West, Nigeria, Abiola Abioye, Sunday Abiodun Oluwaniyi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

In view of the importance of indigenous knowledge in development process, this paper investigated the efforts of selected federal university libraries in South West, Nigeria in indigenous knowledge collection development and preservation. The study adopted a descriptive survey design that involved the use structured questionnaire, unstructured interviews and observation as instruments for data collection. Seventy six (76) professional librarians constituted the target population of the study; therefore seventy six (76) copies of questionnaire were administered to the professional librarians in the selected university libraries. The data collected using the questionnaire complemented by interview and observation were analyzed using Statistical ...


A Survey Of Extended Library-Hour Service In Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast, Diana Atuase, Charles Koufie Sep 2017

A Survey Of Extended Library-Hour Service In Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast, Diana Atuase, Charles Koufie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Collaborating To Engage In Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch Sep 2017

Collaborating To Engage In Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch

Library Presentations

The University of Kentucky (UK) is participating as a Center of Excellence (COE) for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Smithsonian Institution, and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries‘ (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP). This collaborative effort is designed to distribute collection development for all Federal agencies across the entire Southeast.

The presenter will describe how UK has focused its depository collection development efforts on non-COE agencies, and reduced its retrospective collection development for other institutions’ COE agencies.


Atg Special Report — Purchasing Articles By Demand-Driven Acquisition: An Alternative Serial Distribution Model For Libraries, Jonathan H. Harwell, James Bunnelle Feb 2017

Atg Special Report — Purchasing Articles By Demand-Driven Acquisition: An Alternative Serial Distribution Model For Libraries, Jonathan H. Harwell, James Bunnelle

Faculty Publications

It’s 2017, and library patrons still have limited ways to access the text of articles behind pay walls. The current mix of subscriptions, interlibrary loan or document delivery, and pay per view is unsustainable for endangered library budgets, and thus is unsustainable for publishers. It’s time to begin leveraging the tools we use for e-books-- discovery services, demand-driven acquisition (DDA), and perpetual purchase-- and apply them to articles. After all, the distinction between a monograph and a serial is fluid. Books in series, book-length articles, article-length books, and special issues sold as monographs illustrate the folly of treating ...


Hermione's Summer Reading List, Casey Duevel, Barbara J. Bergman Jul 2016

Hermione's Summer Reading List, Casey Duevel, Barbara J. Bergman

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Librarian recommended fun and exciting reads to enjoy while taking a break from your OWLs studies. Something for every house!


Juggling Collections And Connections To Community: Changing Role Of Libraries, Jorge A. Leon Jr., Barbara M. Pope Apr 2016

Juggling Collections And Connections To Community: Changing Role Of Libraries, Jorge A. Leon Jr., Barbara M. Pope

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

The traditional role of the academic librarian has long been the support of the university’s needs through instruction, collection development, and research assistance. Over the decades, this role has evolved to match the needs of the 21st century university. At Leonard H. Axe Library, the challenge has been to balance the print and electronic collections at a university whose programs do not draw enough on library resources while also creating meaningful connections with students and faculty. To increase collection relevancy and make meaningful connections, the library has been creating opportunities for patrons to be content-creators and to engage with ...


Survey Of Classification And Organization Of Videorecordings, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz Jan 2016

Survey Of Classification And Organization Of Videorecordings, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries have long struggled with the question of how to best classify and enable access to videorecordings. While giving a presentation at a state library conference, the authors observed from comments during the question and answer portion of the presentation that the libraries represented in the audience use a variety of video classification and organization practices. To better understand how local practices and librarians’ attitudes regarding the efficacy of these practices vary, we conducted a survey soliciting responses from librarians representing a broad array of library types.


Library E-Book Platforms Are Broken: Let's Fix Them, Joelle Thomas, Galadriel Chilton Jan 2016

Library E-Book Platforms Are Broken: Let's Fix Them, Joelle Thomas, Galadriel Chilton

Library Staff Publications

E-books promise users convenience and accessibility, but library e-book platforms contain so many barriers to use and access that patrons often turn away in frustration. In addition, aggregators’ e-book platforms often include intrusive, onerous digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. The traditional solution of DRM-free e-books are generally only available only in large and expensive publisher packages. One approach to solving these problems is an evidence-based selection of e-books program; it not only offers access to hundreds of DRM-free, unlimited simultaneous-user e-books that are integrated with similar e-journal content, but also includes an agreement that libraries will only purchase titles with ...


Reorganizing Through Lean Principles, John Novak, Richard J. W. Zwiercan Apr 2015

Reorganizing Through Lean Principles, John Novak, Richard J. W. Zwiercan

Library Faculty Publications

In August 2014, the director of the Collections, Acquisitions, and Discovery division within the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries announced that the division would be reorganized to best use the skills and strengths of existing staff. This division, responsible for acquiring, organizing, maintaining, and making discoverable all needed and relevant materials would be composed of three departments, and the Resource Acquisition, Sharing, and Digital Scholarship department (containing the Resource Acquisition and Sharing Unit) would be one of them. To fulfill the goals of the reorganization, the acquisitions team used Lean principles and tools, specifically the value stream map ...


Pulp Poets And Superhero Prophets: A Case For Popular Culture In Academic Library Collection Development, William Blick Mar 2015

Pulp Poets And Superhero Prophets: A Case For Popular Culture In Academic Library Collection Development, William Blick

Publications and Research

For decades, popular culture was neglected and frowned upon by academics. In recent years, cultural critics, including librarians, have found popular culture materials to be didactic tools, and vital to the study of society and the zeitgeist that has prevailed at the time of their production. As a result, many academic librarians have found it useful to develop collections in their libraries that reflect a range of sociological change as demonstrated in these resources. With diligence and research, academic collection development managers may choose materials that will enhance the role of popular culture in their libraries


E-Books And A Distance Education Program: A Library's Failure Rate In Supplying Course Readings For One Program., Judith M. Nixon Jan 2015

E-Books And A Distance Education Program: A Library's Failure Rate In Supplying Course Readings For One Program., Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

When Purdue University’s College of Education decided to offer its first fully online master’s program in Learning Design and Technology, the education librarian volunteered to find and organize all the course readings by creating a LibGuide web page with links to the readings for each course. This paper analyzes these course readings, delivered to distance education students through links to the library’s electronic holdings, between January 2012 and June 2014. It categorizes the readings as journal articles, books (or chapters in books), and other openly available scholarly resources on the web. Since this book is primarily about ...


Common Cause: Using Assessment To Advocate For Technical Services, Rebecca L. Mugridge Jan 2015

Common Cause: Using Assessment To Advocate For Technical Services, Rebecca L. Mugridge

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

This presentation demonstrates how assessment activities and results can serve as an advocacy tool for technical services divisions of libraries.


How To Deal With Published Maps In Your Collection, Katherine Rankin May 2014

How To Deal With Published Maps In Your Collection, Katherine Rankin

Library Faculty Presentations

This program is aimed at archivists and other special collections staff who have published maps as opposed to manuscript maps as part of their collections but do not have much expertise in map librarianship. The program includes information on kinds of maps, the basic parts of a map including those found mainly on pre-19th century maps, how to store and preserve maps, why they should be cataloged, how cataloging rare maps differs from cataloging current maps, why maps should be classified with a standard classification system, how Library of Congress call numbers can be used to locate certain kinds of ...


Library Security Gates: Effectiveness And Current Practice, Jonathan H. Harwell Apr 2014

Library Security Gates: Effectiveness And Current Practice, Jonathan H. Harwell

Faculty Publications

For years, library personnel have relied on security gates to prevent theft from their collections. However, recent anecdotal evidence suggests that libraries are removing the gates for various reasons, including cost and patron frustration with false alarms. This study examines current practices via a survey of libraries and security gate vendors and analyzes the effectiveness of security gates by empirical testing of alarms and with loss inventories of collection samples, supplemented by lost item statistics from interlibrary loan. Thus we use three primary methods to assess libraries’ approaches to security gates.


Collaborative Organizational Infrastructures To Support Open Access Journals, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2014

Collaborative Organizational Infrastructures To Support Open Access Journals, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

With the advancement of open access (OA) journal publishing opportunities in partnership with presses and faculty, libraries in alignment with intersecting academic values are fulfilling a need by supporting sustainable models of scholarly communication that incorporate disseminating faculty scholarship in collaboration with library and/or press staff and editors to “start up” an OA journal or transform an existing print journal to OA. Library staff that embrace faculty or student publishing partnerships are structuring and utilizing their scholarly communication skill sets by positioning the availability of open access publications to disseminate quality research results. University presses are also forging alliances ...


Utilizing Ir Content Discovery Streams, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2014

Utilizing Ir Content Discovery Streams, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Institutional repositories (IRs) host an abundance of unique and valued digital content. The premise of garnering scholarly and local collection materials is to engage them for visibility and accessibility. As an additional tool to assist in the process of creating an infrastructure for reachable content, the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway tool enables academic libraries to target individual repository collections to minimally harvest the metadata and be visible through WorldCat.org and OAIster. Collection items display their metadata while available full-text deposits from the Gateway create links to expose an IR’s record and the object itself that could include an ...


Changing Library Operations, Allen Mckiel Jan 2014

Changing Library Operations, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

The following article was presented in a panel discussion which explored library operational adaptations to the changing technologies of information distribution and usage. The librarians on the panel presented glimpses of the changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services without print. The librarians explored, through the evidence of their changing library operations, a range of topics, for example: trends in e‐resource acquisition and usage; changes in consortia; processing and organizational changes; and developments in open access publishing and library e‐publication. After initial presentations, the panel and moderator encouraged questions, comments, and discussion with attendees.


Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak Dec 2013

Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak

Library Faculty Publications

For the purposes of this article, the definition of an eBook lending platform is one that contains eBooks from multiple publishers that patrons may browse and checkout. Though these platforms have eBooks that allow for multiple and simultaneous users, in general they have a one-book, one-user model. Details about the major eBook lending platforms for academic libraries, eBook lending platform characteristics, why and how an academic library would license one, and finally what the future of this rapidly changing environment may hold are explained in this article.


Navigating The Flow Of Value-Streams To The Seas Of Collection Management, Acquisitions, And Preservation, Greg W. Voelker, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Michael Frazier Nov 2013

Navigating The Flow Of Value-Streams To The Seas Of Collection Management, Acquisitions, And Preservation, Greg W. Voelker, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Michael Frazier

Library Faculty Presentations

Discusses the background, goals, achievements, focus, and criteria of Collection Management, Acquisitions, and Preservation.