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Radio Frequency Id And Privacy With Information Goods, Laura Quilter, Nathan Good, John Han, Elizabeth Miles, David Molnar, Deirdre Mulligan, Jennifer M. Urban, David Wagner Oct 2004

Radio Frequency Id And Privacy With Information Goods, Laura Quilter, Nathan Good, John Han, Elizabeth Miles, David Molnar, Deirdre Mulligan, Jennifer M. Urban, David Wagner

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Radio Frequency Id And Privacy With Information Goods, Laura Quilter, Nathan Good, John Han, Elizabeth Miles, David Molnar, Deirdre Mulligan, Jennifer M. Urban, David Wagner Oct 2004

Radio Frequency Id And Privacy With Information Goods, Laura Quilter, Nathan Good, John Han, Elizabeth Miles, David Molnar, Deirdre Mulligan, Jennifer M. Urban, David Wagner

Jennifer M. Urban

No abstract provided.


The Arc: Preparing To Board, Charles Skewis, Iris Durden, Debra G. Skinner Oct 2004

The Arc: Preparing To Board, Charles Skewis, Iris Durden, Debra G. Skinner

Library Faculty Presentations

Learn how Georgia Southern is preparing collections for an automated retrieval system as part of an expansion / renovation project.


The Relationship Of Undergraduate Students’ Self-Assessment Of Library Skills To Their Opinion Of Library Instruction: A Self-Reporting Survey, Christopher A. Freeman Oct 2004

The Relationship Of Undergraduate Students’ Self-Assessment Of Library Skills To Their Opinion Of Library Instruction: A Self-Reporting Survey, Christopher A. Freeman

The Southeastern Librarian

College students, in general, are known to be lacking in their ability to effectively make use of academic library resources, yet in many previous studies these same students have estimated their library-use skills at inflated levels. Neither do college students in general often willingly take advantage of library instruction opportunities. A self-reporting survey was administered to forty first-year college students in order to investigate whether students’ tendency to over-estimate library use skills has an effect on student opinion about library instruction in general. Results from the survey not only indicate that such a relationship may exist, but also strongly support ...


Ethical Decision-Making In Library Administration, Stephen R. Shorb Oct 2004

Ethical Decision-Making In Library Administration, Stephen R. Shorb

The Southeastern Librarian

The first section of this paper develops a simple model for ethical decision-making. A useful model serves two main purposes. First, it easily explains the relationship between the various components of ethical decision-making by creating a chain between the most basic underlying values, the intervening ethical processes, and the actions that finally result. Thus, decisions can be more easily explained and justified. Second, use of the model may also assist in the actual implementation of the decision. A step-by-step progression through the model has the additional benefit of modeling the developmental stages found in models for the ethical maturation of ...


Sacs Standards 2004: A Compliance Strategy For Academic Libraries, William N. Nelson Oct 2004

Sacs Standards 2004: A Compliance Strategy For Academic Libraries, William N. Nelson

The Southeastern Librarian

This article first provides an introduction to and summary of Principles of Accreditation accompanied by a detailed list of provisions specifically applicable to libraries in higher education. The provisions and importance of Standards for College Libraries, approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2000, are summarized and examples of implementation are identified. In a 2003 revision, minimal changes were made to these ACRL standards, which received final approval as the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education in June 2004. These standards now supercede the three ACRL type-of-library standards produced separately for universities, colleges, and community ...


The Southeastern Librarian V. 52, No. 3 (Fall 2004) Complete Issue Oct 2004

The Southeastern Librarian V. 52, No. 3 (Fall 2004) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 52, no. 3 (Fall 2004).


The Realities Of Relevance: A Survey Of Librarians' Use Of Library And Information Science Research, Christine Brown, Brett Spencer Oct 2004

The Realities Of Relevance: A Survey Of Librarians' Use Of Library And Information Science Research, Christine Brown, Brett Spencer

The Southeastern Librarian

This article grew out the authors' desire to explore the widely held notion that librarians disregard LIS research because they consider it irrelevant. For example, in the early stages of this project one colleague commented that librarianship "is all practice" and that LIS research has had no effect upon his own work. Editors of many LIS journals also question whether research exerts influence on practice. Peter Hernon and Candy Schwartz, editors of Library and Information Science Research, lament that “research has not penetrated the soul” of the library profession, and William Katz, former editor of Research Quarterly, notes that many ...


Libraries And Donors: Maintaining The Status Quo, Steven Cox Oct 2004

Libraries And Donors: Maintaining The Status Quo, Steven Cox

The Southeastern Librarian

Many librarians who manage special collections are grateful for the donations of items or collections that fall within their mission and collection scope. In turn, most donors find satisfaction in knowing that their gifts are housed in repositories, where they will be preserved and maintained by qualified staff and available to patrons for future years. Oftentimes donors, after receiving formal acknowledgement and sincere thanks for their donations, disappear back into the public landscape, perhaps glad to have found a new home for all those books or items. Their donations are unconditional—no strings attached and no demands for special recognition ...


Filter-Tipped Libraries, Mark Y. Herring Sep 2004

Filter-Tipped Libraries, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Is it possible to say something positive about Internet filtering in libraries and not have everyone, including your mother, call you a wild-eyed, hidebound, neo-Nazi bashi-bazouk? No, of course not, but I'm going to try to anyway.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 52, No. 2 (Summer 2004) Complete Issue Jul 2004

The Southeastern Librarian V. 52, No. 2 (Summer 2004) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 52, no. 2 (Summer 2004).


Stateside News Jul 2004

Stateside News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


News From Around The Southeast Jul 2004

News From Around The Southeast

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments in librarianship in the southeastern United States.


Zines And The Library, Richard A. Stoddart, Teresa Kiser Jun 2004

Zines And The Library, Richard A. Stoddart, Teresa Kiser

Rick A Stoddart

Zines, loosely defined as self-published magazines, provide a cultural insight to the time in which they are published, making them a genre that libraries may want to consider collecting. Due to their ephemeral nature, however, they create collecting, cataloging, and preserving challenges to libraries. Few libraries across the country have met these challenges and maintain zine collections. Although no two libraries met the challenges in the same way, their unique approaches to zine collections may inspire other librarians to investigate the appropriateness and feasibility of zine collections


Connecting Diversity To Management: A Study Of Career Development Patterns Of Library Managers In Selected Arl Member Libraries And Arl Lcdp Participants, La Loria Konata, Tim Zou Jun 2004

Connecting Diversity To Management: A Study Of Career Development Patterns Of Library Managers In Selected Arl Member Libraries And Arl Lcdp Participants, La Loria Konata, Tim Zou

University Library Faculty Presentations

This study focuses on diversity in library management. The impetus for our study is based on Thomas and Ely’s Paradigms for Managing Diversity. The first paradigm addresses the “discrimination-and-fairness” issues in business management and measures success in diversity initiatives in terms of how well a company does in recruitment and retention of minority employees. This paradigm aims to increase the number of minorities employed and correct any discrimination and unfairness in the hiring and promotion process. The Spectrum Scholars Initiative is a good example of this. The second paradigm focuses on the aspects of “access-and-legitimacy” of workforce diversity. Employees ...


Connecting Diversity To Management: A Study Of Career Development Patterns Of Library Managers In Selected Arl Member Libraries And Arl Lcdp Participants, La Loria Konata, Tim Zou Jun 2004

Connecting Diversity To Management: A Study Of Career Development Patterns Of Library Managers In Selected Arl Member Libraries And Arl Lcdp Participants, La Loria Konata, Tim Zou

La Loria Konata

This study focuses on diversity in library management. The impetus for our study is based on Thomas and Ely’s Paradigms for Managing Diversity. The first paradigm addresses the “discrimination-and-fairness” issues in business management and measures success in diversity initiatives in terms of how well a company does in recruitment and retention of minority employees. This paradigm aims to increase the number of minorities employed and correct any discrimination and unfairness in the hiring and promotion process. The Spectrum Scholars Initiative is a good example of this. The second paradigm focuses on the aspects of “access-and-legitimacy” of workforce diversity. Employees ...


The Southeastern Librarian V. 52, No. 1 (Spring 2004) Complete Issue Apr 2004

The Southeastern Librarian V. 52, No. 1 (Spring 2004) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 52, no. 1 (Spring 2004).


Perceptions Of The Library: A Key To Planning Effective Services, Sue Alexander, William Black, Virginia Vesper Apr 2004

Perceptions Of The Library: A Key To Planning Effective Services, Sue Alexander, William Black, Virginia Vesper

The Southeastern Librarian

such as questions answered, books cataloged, and dollars spent. Now we are called upon to measure the impact of those services on our clients. Stakeholder demand for accountability, changing accreditation standards, and state and federal concerns over student outcomes have driven a real concern for measurement from the client’s perspective. This will become increasingly important as demands for accountability and competition from other sectors increase. “Assessment and evaluation are intended as means to demonstrate institutional effectiveness, foster institutional improvement, and demonstrate accountability.” Programs such as the New Measures Initiative, from the Association of Research Libraries, have been developed to ...


The Costs And Benefits Of Library Site Licenses To Academic Journals, Ted Bergstrom, Carl Bergstrom Jan 2004

The Costs And Benefits Of Library Site Licenses To Academic Journals, Ted Bergstrom, Carl Bergstrom

Ted C Bergstrom

Scientific publishing is rapidly shifting from a paper-based system to one of predominantly electronic distribution, in which universities purchase site licenses for online access to journal contents. Will these changes necessarily benefit the scientific community? By using basic microeconomics and elementary statistical theory, we address this question and find a surprising answer. If a journal is priced to maximize the publisher s profits, scholars on average are likely to be worse off when universities purchase site licenses than they would be if access were by individual subscriptions only. However, site licenses are not always disadvantageous. Journals issued by professional societies ...


Wsuls 2004 Annual Report, Wayne State University Library System Jan 2004

Wsuls 2004 Annual Report, Wayne State University Library System

Library Publications

2004 annual report includes: A message from Dean Sandra Yee; Library System's new catalog and WILD ILL system; Impact of the US Patriot Act on WSU; In Circulation: Arts and Communication; Jeff Trzeciak appointed Associate Dean; Launch of Mathematics Emporium; Launch of Technology Resource Center; Digital Library Initiatives, Law Library Microform and Herman Miller Consortium Collection; Adaptive Technology Workstations and Wireless Access; IMLS Leadership Grants; Urban Health Partners; Statistics; Donor Spotlight: Norman McRae, Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman, William J. and Joyce Cunningham; In Memory of Hildegard Joseph; 2004 Donors.


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 ...


Maple+Grtensorii Libraries For Cosmology, Dumitru N. Vulcanov, Valentina-Mira Wheeler Jan 2004

Maple+Grtensorii Libraries For Cosmology, Dumitru N. Vulcanov, Valentina-Mira Wheeler

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The article mainly presents some results in using MAPLE platform for com- puter algebra (CA) and GrTensorII package in doing calculations for theoretical and numerical cosmology.


Information Central, David Marc Jan 2004

Information Central, David Marc

Syracuse University Magazine

No abstract provided.


Public Libraries And People In Jail, Kathleen De La Peña Mccook Jan 2004

Public Libraries And People In Jail, Kathleen De La Peña Mccook

School of Information Faculty Publications

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963. That detention can turn into a horror like that at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison is hard to fathom, but incarceration of any sort always seems to exist on the edge of sanity, ready to transmute into grim, even fatal, encounters.[sup1] The inhumane treatment of prisoners in Iraq or Afghanistan is emblematic of the worst sort ...