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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 ...


What Do Students Use? A Review Of Technology In Libraries, Aleshia Huber Oct 2017

What Do Students Use? A Review Of Technology In Libraries, Aleshia Huber

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

A review of student use of technologies in libraries, with the research question being "What increases or supports the use of these technologies?" Technologies discussed include 3D printing and scanning, virtual reality, and visualization. Factors impacting student technology usage are: Education and Training, Visibility, Classwork, and Events and Showcases.


Making It At Cornell University Library: Developing The Cul Makerspace, Jeremy Cusker Oct 2017

Making It At Cornell University Library: Developing The Cul Makerspace, Jeremy Cusker

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Poster Presentation about developing a makerspace at Cornell University's Library. Discussion of these topics: Why in a library?, Goals and Development Process, General Findings, Challenges to Date, and three phases of this particular makerspace project at Cornell.


Wait…The Library Can Help Manage My Research Data?!?, Kelly A. Johnson Oct 2017

Wait…The Library Can Help Manage My Research Data?!?, Kelly A. Johnson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Two New York University librarians, one dedicated to Research Data Management and the other a liaison to the Life Sciences, sought to understand why faculty underutilize the library’s RDM services. A simple survey revealed faculty’s RDM practices, needs, and attitudes, providing insight into how librarians can increase service along the research life cycle.


Flipping The Classroom For Endnote Instruction, Roman Koshykar Oct 2017

Flipping The Classroom For Endnote Instruction, Roman Koshykar

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Presentation on how to efficiently offer EndNote instruction to students using streaming tutorials. The presenter discusses the need for asynchronous instruction to meet student needs, technology considered that did not work for this purpose, and the successful solution to this problem. The presentation includes information on software selection, usage data, a timeline for implementation, and future goals. The advantages of this "flipping the classroom" are outlined.


Research Information Management Systems And The Library, Anne Rauh Oct 2017

Research Information Management Systems And The Library, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

A presentation on "Research Information Management Systems and the Library." Presented at the Upstate New York Science Librarians Meeting, Rochester, NY, October 20, 2017. Topics include: What are RIM systems, what types of metadata are included, uses of RIM, Institutional collaborators in the production of RIM data, examples of current tools to manage RIM, challenges in developing and using RIM systems, and the role of libraries and librarians in Research Information Management. Information on global RIM practices.


University Research Enterprise And Your Library, Anne E. Rauh, Jan Fransen Oct 2017

University Research Enterprise And Your Library, Anne E. Rauh, Jan Fransen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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Altmetrics In The Library, Anne E. Rauh Aug 2016

Altmetrics In The Library, Anne E. Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Research libraries assist scholars in demonstrating the value of their scholarly output through citation metrics and other measures. As the forms of scholarly communication change, so do the metrics used for assessing them. The services libraries offer must evolve in concert with these changes. This talk will provide a general overview of the ways in which altmetrics complement traditional citation metrics and will explore how libraries can benefit from engaging with a broader set of metrics to reach a wide range of users. The talk will cover the roles librarians can play in helping researchers and institutions understand the benefits ...


Outreach To Science Faculty And Students Through Research Exhibitions, Tina Chan, Chris Hebblethwaite Oct 2013

Outreach To Science Faculty And Students Through Research Exhibitions, Tina Chan, Chris Hebblethwaite

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Presentation describes bringing a display of student scholarship to Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego. Two science librarians approached faculty members regarding potential participation and then organized a showcase of science research inside the library. Having research posters displayed in a visible, central, and active location allows the broader campus community to view the latest research from students and faculty. Reaching out to science faculty reminds them that librarians can help with their library needs, and that the library is a place to highlight their and their students’ research.


Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese Again! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Howard Burfeind, Pete Gilber, Gisela Newbegin, Anne Rauh, Teri Talpe Nov 2010

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese Again! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Howard Burfeind, Pete Gilber, Gisela Newbegin, Anne Rauh, Teri Talpe

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, is once again sponsoring the very successful Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! This panel wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state. Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures! The presenters will also give an update on other campaign activities.


The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren Jun 2010

The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

In the fall 2009 semester, the Syracuse University Library launched a pilot program to test two Kindle DX e-book readers as content delivery devices. The pilot objectives included exploring additional options for access to curricular resources that are cost-prohibitive and frequently requested by library users, testing a new technology, i.e., Kindle DX, for delivery of ebooks, gauging user reactions to e-book readers, and using Kindle statistics and user feedback to develop or modify services and technologies. Through the pilot, the Library gained practical experience with a new technology and attempted to determine whether an e-book reader loan program would ...


Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne Rauh Oct 2009

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! will be created on Flickr the week of November 1, and then unveiled to the media November 18. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state. Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures!


“‘Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?’ Leveraging The Economics Of Information And Scholarly Communication Processes To Enrich Instruction.”, Scott A. Warren, Kim Duckett May 2008

“‘Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?’ Leveraging The Economics Of Information And Scholarly Communication Processes To Enrich Instruction.”, Scott A. Warren, Kim Duckett

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Librarians at North Carolina State University have developed useful techniques for enhancing information literacy instruction through the systematic incorporation of concepts pertaining to scholarly communication and the economics surrounding information. This presentation describes ways to leveraging such concepts as the Deep Web, Google Scholar, the nature of scholarly communication, and the inflated costs of journal subscriptions to contextualize hands-on instruction in the use of library resources. Assessment data from open-ended quizzes and surveys positively reflects students’ attitudes towards this instruction and exposes the impact of such instruction on student understanding about how research is made available on the Web.


Organizational Cultures Of Libraries As A Strategic Resource, Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Scott Nicholson, Gisela M. Von Dran, Jeffrey M. Stanton Jan 2004

Organizational Cultures Of Libraries As A Strategic Resource, Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Scott Nicholson, Gisela M. Von Dran, Jeffrey M. Stanton

School of Information Studies - Faculty Scholarship

Theorists have suggested that organizational culture is a strategic resource that has value in ensuring the continuing existence and success of organizations (Michalisin, Smith, & Kline, 1997; Barney, 1986, 1991; Hult, Ketchen, & Nichols, 2002; Gordon, 1985). This assertion is supported by various studies that have linked organizational culture to broad strategic outcomes such as an organization’s ability to manage knowledge (Davenport, Long, & Beers, 1998; Storck & Hill, 2000), innovation capability (Hauser, 1998), and strategic management of information technology (Kaarst-Brown & Robey, 1999; Reich & Benbasat, 2000; Schein, 1985). Based on this research, we suggest that there are characteristics of organizational cultures in information-based organizations that lead to increased collaboration, collegiality, and organizational effectiveness. The present article explores these characteristics and examines whether organizational culture can be ...


Global Changes In Scholarly Communication, Suzanne E. Thorin Jan 2003

Global Changes In Scholarly Communication, Suzanne E. Thorin

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

For more than a decade, the cost of print and electronic journals, particularly in the sciences, has increased rapidly at the same time that the amount of research being reported via published articles has grown exponentially. With academic libraries being less and less able to purchase the journals needed for their communities, the use of the term scholarly communication has evolved to illustrate the breakdown of the process of traditional scholarly publication; that is, as a means to disseminate research results, the present system of scholarly communication can no longer meet the needs of the scholarly community at large.

When ...


Dilemmas Of Building A Sustainable Equitable Information Resource. Workshop In Political Theory And Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Charlotte Hess Jan 1998

Dilemmas Of Building A Sustainable Equitable Information Resource. Workshop In Political Theory And Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Charlotte Hess

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

From Page 1: "Because information plays a central role in environmental and CPR research, the quality, flow, and timeliness of of intellectual resources are crucial. The development agency community repeatedly stresses the intricate relationship between information access and economic development (UNDP, 1997; Mchombu, 1996; McConnell, 1996; Baranshamaje, 1995; Valantin, 1996). International information specialists write about the urgent need for local, appropriate information in locally-designed libraries which better serve local, indigenous communities (Alemna, 1996; Matare, 1997; Kuntze, 1996; Ifidon, 1990). Better accountability and communication of scientific information by researchers is also being voiced more frequently . In his keynote address at the ...


Library Catalog In Transition, Charles Tremper Apr 1981

Library Catalog In Transition, Charles Tremper

The Courier

This article describes the history of the card catalog, along with the many problems inherent in the system as it was being practiced in 1981. Added to these issues were antiquated subject headings and imposing storage issues. The author suggests that the card catalog will eventually be rightfully replaced fully by computer catalogs.


Of Collectors, Collections, And Libraries, Frank P. Piskor Jul 1979

Of Collectors, Collections, And Libraries, Frank P. Piskor

The Courier

Adapted from a talk given by Dr. Frank P. Pistor at the Syracuse University Library Associates' Annual Members' Luncheon, April 28, 1978. (See The Courier, 15.2 and 15.3, Summer 1978).


The Role Of Rare Books In A University Library, Charles W. Mann Apr 1972

The Role Of Rare Books In A University Library, Charles W. Mann

The Courier

Charles W. Mann describes the proper role of rare books with regards to an academic library. Instead of the rare books being the heart of the library, Mann argues that rare books collections give each academic library a distinct personality based on its makeup.


The Building Of A Library, Warren N. Boes Jan 1972

The Building Of A Library, Warren N. Boes

The Courier

This article details the planning of the Ernest S. Bird Library that took place from the late 1950s until its completion in 1972. Great effort was taken to make the building modular and able to handle future concerns.


The Past As Future, Antje B. Lemke Jan 1972

The Past As Future, Antje B. Lemke

The Courier

As soon as man began to record information, he faced two questions: how to find material that was durable enough to preserve his message, and how to find material that was easy to handle, could be drawn on quickly and could be carried with ease. Stone seemed to be the least perishable substance, but while it was ideal for monuments in honor of gods or rulers, it certainly was not practical for business transactions or scholarly pursuits. Thus, from the beginning of writing to our day, those who have been concerned with communication - publishers, librarians and all who write or ...


The Management Of A University Library: The 1970'S, Roger H. Mcdonough Oct 1971

The Management Of A University Library: The 1970'S, Roger H. Mcdonough

The Courier

Roger McDonough relates the changes to academic libraries that confronted librarians in the early 1970s. Along with problems of civil unrest, the libraries were faced with shrinking budgets and drastic changes in library methodology. He also cites sources which were reticent to the upcoming integration of computers in libraries, suggesting computers create redundancy and irrelevant information retrieval.


University Library Problems And Trends, Robert Bingham Downs Oct 1970

University Library Problems And Trends, Robert Bingham Downs

The Courier

One of the interesting phenomena of the current era is that libraries have begun to occupy the center of the stage in our best educational institutions. The present attitude is well stated in a report issued by the American Council on Education, entitled An Assessment of Quality in Graduate Education. The ACE study evaluates and rates graduate programs in universities throughout the country. About libraries it comments: "The library is the heart of the university; no other single nonhuman factor is as closely related to the quality of graduate education ... institutions that are strong in all areas invariably have major ...