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Open Source Integrated Library Systems In Public Libraries, Tony Brooke Dec 2013

Open Source Integrated Library Systems In Public Libraries, Tony Brooke

School of Information Student Research Journal

One of the most fundamental decisions a library makes is choosing an integrated library system, or ILS. A public library can remove unwanted outside influence and save money by switching their ILS to free and open source software, or FOSS. This article is an examination of the progress made by FOSS ILSs to become not only contenders against proprietary systems, but also an appropriate choice for financial, functional, and philosophical reasons. Included is a timeline of published evaluations, the milestone of 14% adoption, a summary of the current landscape, and example implementation cases. A functional analysis shows why a public ...


Dh+Cu: Future Directions For Digital Humanities At Cu Boulder, Thea Lindquist, Holley Long, Alexander Watkins, Leo Arellano, Michael Dulock, Eric Harbeson, Erika Kleinova, Viktoriya Oliynynk, Elaine Paul, Esta Tovstiadi Dec 2013

Dh+Cu: Future Directions For Digital Humanities At Cu Boulder, Thea Lindquist, Holley Long, Alexander Watkins, Leo Arellano, Michael Dulock, Eric Harbeson, Erika Kleinova, Viktoriya Oliynynk, Elaine Paul, Esta Tovstiadi

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions

Digital Humanities (DH) work harnesses digital technologies to disseminate, analyze and synthesize information in new and innovative ways, often to answer humanistic questions, and may make use of tools like visualization, text mining and statistical tools. The Libraries’ Digital Humanities Task Force was formed to investigate and report on DH activities and needs on campus and formulate recommendations for how the Libraries might help support these needs in tandem with campus partners. We take a broad view of DH and were as inclusive as possible in all of these activities – the disciplinary affiliation of the scholar engaging in these activities ...


E-Science As A Catalyst For Transformational Change In University Research Libraries: A Dissertation, Mary E. Piorun Dec 2013

E-Science As A Catalyst For Transformational Change In University Research Libraries: A Dissertation, Mary E. Piorun

Library Publications and Presentations

Changes in how research is conducted, from the growth of e-science to the emergence of big data, have lead to new opportunities for librarians to become involved in the creation and management of research data, at the same time the duties and responsibilities of university libraries continue to evolve. This study examines those roles related to e-science while exploring the concept of transformational change and leadership issues in bringing about such a change. Using the framework established by Levy and Merry for first- and second-order change, four case studies of libraries whose institutions are members in the Association of Research ...


A Little Bit About Sensory Science And Museums, Leo S. Lo Dec 2013

A Little Bit About Sensory Science And Museums, Leo S. Lo

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

Article discusses how sensory analysis and sensor technology can be used in libraries and museums to enhance user experience.


Linked Data And The Library Of Congress, Corinne M. Laurence Dec 2013

Linked Data And The Library Of Congress, Corinne M. Laurence

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a machine-processable metadata standard created to link pieces of data from around the World Wide Web. It does this by creating meaningful statements about resources, which are identified by Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). The Linked Data (LD) that emerges will be part of the Semantic Web, a new way of linking, searching, and finding information on the Web. Libraries around the world have begun to adopt RDF for their metadata in an attempt to make their metadata more discoverable on the World Wide Web, where the majority of their users are. The Library of ...


Between Land And Sea: Divergent Data Stewardship Practices In Deep-Sea Biosphere Research, Rebekah Cummings, Peter Darch Dec 2013

Between Land And Sea: Divergent Data Stewardship Practices In Deep-Sea Biosphere Research, Rebekah Cummings, Peter Darch

Rebekah Cummings

Data in deep-sea biosphere research often live a double life. While the original data generated on IODP expeditions are highly structured, professionally curated, and widely shared, the downstream data practices of deep-sea biosphere laboratories are far more localized and ad hoc. These divergent data practices make it difficult to track the provenance of datasets from the cruise ships to the laboratory or to integrate IODP data with laboratory data. An in-depth study of the divergent data practices in deep-sea biosphere research allows us to: - Better understand the social and technical forces that shape data stewardship throughout the data lifecycle; - Develop ...


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.


The Thinker 1.12, Amy Thompson Dec 2013

The Thinker 1.12, Amy Thompson

Library Newsletters

The Thinker newsletter for December 2013.


Between Land And Sea: Divergent Data Stewardship Practices In Deep-Sea Biosphere Research, Rebekah Cummings, Peter Darch Nov 2013

Between Land And Sea: Divergent Data Stewardship Practices In Deep-Sea Biosphere Research, Rebekah Cummings, Peter Darch

Peter Darch

Data in deep-sea biosphere research often live a double life. While the original data generated on IODP expeditions are highly structured, professionally curated, and widely shared, the downstream data practices of deep-sea biosphere laboratories are far more localized and ad hoc. These divergent data practices make it difficult to track the provenance of datasets from the cruise ships to the laboratory or to integrate IODP data with laboratory data. An in-depth study of the divergent data practices in deep-sea biosphere research allows us to: - Better understand the social and technical forces that shape data stewardship throughout the data lifecycle; - Develop ...


The Political Economy Of Federally Sponsored Data, Bart Ragon Nov 2013

The Political Economy Of Federally Sponsored Data, Bart Ragon

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Librarian involvement in the Open Access (OA) movement has traditionally focused on access to scholarly publications. Recent actions by the White House have focused attention on access on the data produced from federally sponsored research. Questions have emerged concerning access to the output of federally sponsored research and whether it is a public or private good. Understanding the political battle over access to federally funded research is closely tied to the ownership of the peer review process in higher education and associated revenue streams, and as a result, interest groups seeking to influence government regulation have politicized the issues. As ...


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Nov 2013

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

University Libraries News Blog

  • Libraries Applaud Dismissal of Google Book Search Case


Student Employee Learning Goals At Oregon State University Libraries, Richard A. Stoddart Nov 2013

Student Employee Learning Goals At Oregon State University Libraries, Richard A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

The OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) is in the process of implementing a series learning outcomes for our student employees. These learning outcomes are based on the core values articulated in the new OSULP strategic plan. This digital poster will outline the process, assessments, and roll out of the OSULP learning goals for student employees. The poster will also draw connections to the SLO’s potential impact on workplace readiness and student success. Presented at the 2013 GWLA Student Learning Outcomes Symposium


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.


Building Uncommon Community With A Common Book., Colleen T. Boff, Schroeder Robert, Joy Gambill Nov 2013

Building Uncommon Community With A Common Book., Colleen T. Boff, Schroeder Robert, Joy Gambill

Colleen T. Boff, Ed.D.

Library involvement with Campus Reading Experiences (CRE) at two community colleges and two four-year institutions are described. The case studies were chosen because each reflects a strong library presence in institutional level program planning and instructional development for deeper student learning related to the CRE. In particular, the case studies highlight the connections these programs create between librarians, student affairs, and academic affairs. Practical suggestions for how librarians can initiate this type of experience on their campus as well as advice for how librarians can take a more active role in getting involved with already existing reading programs are provided.


Affordable Care Act & Consumer Health Information: Medlineplus, Catherine W. Carr Nov 2013

Affordable Care Act & Consumer Health Information: Medlineplus, Catherine W. Carr

Library Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Forward To Libraries: Experiences Connecting Digital Libraries, Local Libraries, And Wikipedia, John Mark Ockerbloom Nov 2013

Forward To Libraries: Experiences Connecting Digital Libraries, Local Libraries, And Wikipedia, John Mark Ockerbloom

John Mark Ockerbloom

The Forward to Libraries service invites users researching a topic, author, or work online to discover related resources in local libraries, or other digital libraries and websites. It can take users to their favorite library’s relevant offerings in a single click. In this session, I will describe ontological, technological, and cultural challenges I dealt with in implementing the service on The Online Books Page and Wikipedia, and how adoption has spread since its initial introduction. I also discuss how we can better connect our libraries, and attract inquisitive users to relevant resources in our collections.


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2011 To June 2012, Michael Vocino Nov 2013

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2011 To June 2012, Michael Vocino

michael c vocino

Gift books received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2011-2012. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated.


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2012 To June 2013, Michael Vocino Nov 2013

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2012 To June 2013, Michael Vocino

michael c vocino

Gift books received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2012-2013. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated.


Libraries In The Time Of Moocs, Curtis L. Kendrick, Irene Gashurov Nov 2013

Libraries In The Time Of Moocs, Curtis L. Kendrick, Irene Gashurov

Library Scholarship

MOOCs give librarians new opportunities to help shape the conversation about changes in higher education and to guide administrators, faculty, and students through these changes. To assume this role, librarians must understand the MOOCs landscape. Numerous stakeholders will have an interest in the massive intellectual property that ultimately resides in libraries' owned and licensed digital repositories. Studying and adopting technologies to manage and monitor MOOC usage of library resources will be essential to controlling access and tightening Internet safeguards.


Why Some Students Continue To Value Individual, Face-To-Face Research Consultations In A Technology-Rich World, Trina J. Magi, Patricia E. Mardeusz Nov 2013

Why Some Students Continue To Value Individual, Face-To-Face Research Consultations In A Technology-Rich World, Trina J. Magi, Patricia E. Mardeusz

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

For decades, academic librarians have provided individual research consultations for students. There is little information, however, about why students schedule consultations, the kinds of assistance students feel are provided by librarians during consultations, and what students find valuable about face-to-face consultations, even with the availability of online research help. This exploratory, qualitative study of individual research consultations at the University of Vermont gathered students’ views on these questions. The findings will help librarians better understand how individual consultations serve students and what role consultations should play in the mix of reference services offered.


The Thinker 1.11, Amy Thompson Nov 2013

The Thinker 1.11, Amy Thompson

Library Newsletters

The Thinker newsletter for November 2013.


Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley Oct 2013

Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley

Nancy Fawley

It has become common practice for library instruction to be included in lower-level college composition courses. Students are typically required to visit the library once or twice a semester to receive instruction on how to find books and journal articles for an upcoming writing assignment that incorporates formal research. But does this current model of instruction truly address course outcomes that seek to produce students who are information literate, critical thinkers and life-long learners? Faculty who teach such courses are often reluctant to surrender precious class time to a librarian, but this paper argues that the merging of bibliographic instruction ...


Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak Oct 2013

Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak

Nancy Fawley

Discovery tools such as Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local aim to make scholarly research more intuitive for students in part because of their single interface for searching across multiple platforms, including the library, fee-based databases, and unique digital collections. Discovery tools are in sync with the way many undergraduates look for information because they offer a more “Google-like” experience in contrast with previous methods of research that required first knowing which database to use, then searching each one differently according to its specifications. However, broad searches across multiple formats with different systems of controlled vocabulary force instructors ...


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.


Purdue University Libraries & Press: From Collaboration To Integration, James L. Mullins, Charles Watkinson Oct 2013

Purdue University Libraries & Press: From Collaboration To Integration, James L. Mullins, Charles Watkinson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

These are the slides from an invited joint presentation given at the Ithaka Sustainable Scholarship Conference, held in New York on October 22, 2013. It was part of a session entitled “The Evolving Digital Landscape: New Roles and Responsibilities in Higher Education." More about the meeting is available at: http://www.ithaka.org/conference/ithaka-sustainable-scholarship-2013


Security Management For Prevention Of Book Thefts In University Libraries. A Case Study Of Benue State University Library, Nigeria, Philip Usman Akor Dr Oct 2013

Security Management For Prevention Of Book Thefts In University Libraries. A Case Study Of Benue State University Library, Nigeria, Philip Usman Akor Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the security management for prevention of book thefts in University libraries with Benue State University Library, Makurdi. Benue State. Nigeria serving as a case study. The aim of the study was to identify the causes of book thefts and mutilation in University libraries and how to curb and preserve the continuous use of this information resources in the library. The survey research method was employed. Questionnaire are the main instrument for data collection. Frequency, tables, percentages is the main statistical tools used for data analysis. Results of the analysis showed that the university library books are ...


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Oct 2013

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2013


The Thinker 1.10, Amy Thompson Oct 2013

The Thinker 1.10, Amy Thompson

Library Newsletters

The Thinker newsletter for October 2013.


An Instagram Is Worth A Thousand Words - An Industry Panel Session At Alia Information Online 2013, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Grace Saw Sep 2013

An Instagram Is Worth A Thousand Words - An Industry Panel Session At Alia Information Online 2013, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Grace Saw

Wendy Abbott

This is an audio recording of a panel session hosted by Bond University Library at ALIA Information Online 2013. The panel session was organised by Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Jo Hare and Grace Saw of Bond University Library. The speakers in the session are: Daniel Brennan, Christian Bowman, Inger Van Dyke, Jo Hare, Peta Hopkins and Mitchell Willocks. All the speakers are from Bond University. The session took place on the 13th of February 2013, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


The Many Shades Of Open Access: The History And Future Of Open Access Initiatives At Purdue University, David Scherer Sep 2013

The Many Shades Of Open Access: The History And Future Of Open Access Initiatives At Purdue University, David Scherer

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

For an area with the common goal of providing free online public access to scholarship and research, the ways in which Open Access are accomplished can be very different. Just as there is green, blue, yellow, and gold open access, there can also be different “colors” of open access activities and initiatives. This presentation addresses some of the open access initiatives currently in use and in development at Purdue University to increase access to scholarship. Presented at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes e-Summit Conference, September 23, 2013, Oregon, Ohio.