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Controlling Goods Or Promoting The Public Good: Choices For Special Collections In The Marketplace, Michelle Light 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Controlling Goods Or Promoting The Public Good: Choices For Special Collections In The Marketplace, Michelle Light

Presentations (Libraries)

Examines how Special Collections in the United States require permissions for publishing and assess permissions fees for commercial use of reproductions from their holdings. Advocates a review and change of policy and practice based on copyright law, ethics, and mission. .


Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer

Judaica Librarianship

Judaica Europeana envisions a world in which all digitized Jewish content in a variety of databases worldwide is aggregated and made accessible to users and applications anywhere, at any time. It seeks to set the ground so such content is cross-linked to conceptual structures (vocabularies, encyclopedias) that enrich them and provide contextual significance.

Judaica Europeana is part of a cluster of projects building Europeana, a Linked Data infrastructure initiative of the European Commission. Judaica Europeana involves now some thirty-five partners from Europe, America and Israel, among them some of the most important Jewish content holders running long term digitization programs ...


Understanding The Last Days Of Life: Information And Resources For Patients And Family Members, Penny Glassman 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Understanding The Last Days Of Life: Information And Resources For Patients And Family Members, Penny Glassman

Library Publications and Presentations

The purpose of this article is to describe my experience during the last few days of my father's life. My father had been suffering with dementia for approximately eight years. As a family, we worked together to plan his care. However, we were not prepared for his last days of life. Understanding the process helped me cope with the end of my father's life. The end of the article includes links to some freely available resources to help you, your family, and your patrons.


Students’ Digital Photography Behaviors During A Multiday Environmental Science Field Trip And Their Recollections Of Photographed Science Content, Victor R. Lee 2014 Utah State University

Students’ Digital Photography Behaviors During A Multiday Environmental Science Field Trip And Their Recollections Of Photographed Science Content, Victor R. Lee

ITLS Faculty Publications

Taking photographs to document the experiences of an educational field trip is becoming a common activity for teachers and students alike. Considering the regular creation of photographic artifacts, our goal in this paper is to explore students’ picture taking behavior and their recollections of science content associated with their photographs. In this study, we partnered with a class of fifth-grade students in the United States and provided each student with a digital camera to document their experiences during an environmental science field trip at a national park. We report the frequency of photography behaviors according to which activities were most ...


Work Smarter, Not Harder, Amy Jo Hunsaker 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Work Smarter, Not Harder, Amy Jo Hunsaker

Presentations (Libraries)

Academic institutions’ digital collections often face the challenging issue of not having enough professionals to create metadata for the thousands of digital objects that exist in their collections. Anybody can scan, but not everyone is cut out for metadata creation. However, universities abound with intellectual and energetic pre-professionals, a.k.a. students. Instead of assigning student workers and volunteers to perform purely menial tasks, why not tap into their ability to learn and train them to do more “professional” jobs, such as metadata creation and website maintenance? With an entire campus filled with students eager to gain experience and willing ...


Building The Future: Rejuvenating Librarianship, Jane Fama, Martha E. Meacham 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Building The Future: Rejuvenating Librarianship, Jane Fama, Martha E. Meacham

Library Publications and Presentations

There is often a gap between what new library school graduates know and what is needed to navigate the first professional job. Additionally, the field of librarianship in general is growing and changing rapidly, requiring a diverse set of complex skills in new roles. It is essential to rethink how we train the next generation of librarians, while accepting and incorporating the unique insights new graduates may have. How can institutions help shape the next generation, while building skills that will be beneficial to all?

These challenges are being faced and addressed by an innovative library fellows program at the ...


Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie M. Woxland 2014 Utah State University

Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie M. Woxland

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Iowa State University: Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, Harrison W. Inefuku 2014 Iowa State University

Iowa State University: Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, Harrison W. Inefuku

Digital Repository Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University (http://lib.dr.iastate.edu) is Iowa State University’s institutional repository, providing free public access to the research and scholarship of Iowa State’s faculty, students and staff. Only open access, full-text materials are added to the repository.


Institutional Repository And Archival Collaborations At Unlv Libraries: Who's In, Who's Out?, Tom D. Sommer 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Institutional Repository And Archival Collaborations At Unlv Libraries: Who's In, Who's Out?, Tom D. Sommer

Presentations (Libraries)

The University Archives has become an integral part of an academic institution. It has met its role as the repository for the rich history of an institution. They have met the challenges of a changing environment at many points in their history. The most recent change being the addition of born-digital materials into their collections. However, there is an opportunity to collaborate with another unit within academic libraries. The introduction and growth of institutional repositories (IR) on college campuses has provided an opportunity for university archives. An IR’s goal is to preserve the intellectual output of an institution. This ...


Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie Woxland 2014 Utah State University

Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie Woxland

ITLS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Appropriate Strategies For Developing Information Marketing In Iranian Faculties Of Agriculture, Mojtaba Sookhtanlo, Hamid Movahed Mohammadi, Ahmad Rezvanfar, Yousef Hedjazi 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Appropriate Strategies For Developing Information Marketing In Iranian Faculties Of Agriculture, Mojtaba Sookhtanlo, Hamid Movahed Mohammadi, Ahmad Rezvanfar, Yousef Hedjazi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main purpose of this research was to identify strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with information marketing and appropriate strategies for the development of information marketing in Iranian Faculties of Agriculture. The research population consisted of all staff employed in central libraries of in the selected Faculties of Agriculture (Universities of Tehran, Ferdowsi of Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz and Isfahan technology) (N=107). The respondents selected by census sampling method so that ultimately number of 90 questionnaires obtained (n=90). According to the findings, the majority of respondents (72.3%) has a positive and very positive attitude to applying ...


Microagressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Microagressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh

Library Publications and Presentations

“Microaggressions” refer to those brief occurrences and encounters that subtly reinforce systems of power and privilege. Libraries and information organizations are not immune to these microaggressions. They exist in our library catalogues, archives, research, professional organizations and interpersonal interactions. The authors explore biases in librarianship, particularly in bibliographic metadata, then present tools to engage librarians as well as faculty and graduate students.


Building The Future: Rejecting, Rethinking, Redoing, Rejuvenating, Martha E. Meacham, Jane Fama, Elaine R. Martin 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Building The Future: Rejecting, Rethinking, Redoing, Rejuvenating, Martha E. Meacham, Jane Fama, Elaine R. Martin

Library Publications and Presentations

Objectives: Traditional library work is spiraling downward. Health sciences librarians are taking on new roles such as embedded librarians or research data informationists. Simultaneously, institutionally mandated budget cuts force the question, "How do we maintain mission-critical work within our budget?" Survival means rejecting old service models, rethinking our roles, redoing our professional identity, and rejuvenating ourselves and our libraries.

Methods: The Library Fellows Program at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School is one response to the challenges we are facing. The fellows program, designed to foster the next generation of medical librarians, provides a two-year experience for newly graduated ...


The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa K. Miller 2014 Western Kentucky University

The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This Powerpoint presentation is a stroll through the herb gardens of history, and reveals how our ancestors used herbs and what their beliefs were surrounding them.


Map Room To Data And Gis Services: Five University Libraries Evolving To Meet Campus Needs And Changing Technologies, Jeanine Scaramozzino, Russell White, Jeff Essic, Lee Ann Fullington, Himanshu Mistry, Amanda Henley, Miriam Olivares 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Map Room To Data And Gis Services: Five University Libraries Evolving To Meet Campus Needs And Changing Technologies, Jeanine Scaramozzino, Russell White, Jeff Essic, Lee Ann Fullington, Himanshu Mistry, Amanda Henley, Miriam Olivares

Library Scholarship

Programs for geospatial support at academic libraries have evolved over the past decade in response to changing campus needs and developing technologies. Geospatial applications have matured tremendously in this time, emerging from specialty tools to become broadly used across numerous disciplines. At many universities, the library has served as a central resource allowing students and faculty across academic departments access to GIS resources. Today, as many academic libraries evaluate their spaces and services, GIS and data services are central in discussions on how to further engage with patrons and meet increasingly diverse researcher needs. As library programs evolve to support ...


Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller 2014 Western Kentucky University

Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

The presentation discusses using the University of Kentucky's Oral History Metadata Synchronizer to index the interviews comprising the Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project, conducted by Lisa Karen Miller in 2013.


Librarian Participation In Chart Rounds: Final Results Of Two Surveys Measuring The Effectiveness Of Librarians Working With Family Medicine Residents In A Clinical Setting, Len L. Levin, Judith M. Nordberg, Heather-Lyn Haley 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Librarian Participation In Chart Rounds: Final Results Of Two Surveys Measuring The Effectiveness Of Librarians Working With Family Medicine Residents In A Clinical Setting, Len L. Levin, Judith M. Nordberg, Heather-Lyn Haley

Library Publications and Presentations

OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of librarian participation at multi-disciplinary chart rounds at three central Massachusetts health centers affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Family Medicine residency program.

BACKGROUND: Chart rounds, led by Department of Family Medicine and Community Health faculty preceptors, are held daily at each residency practice site. Family Medicine residents present cases based on patients seen that day. New guidelines for chart rounds were developed by residency leadership in 2007 through a grant from AAMC Regional Medicine-Public Health Education Centers. Based on these guidelines, librarians, behavioral health specialists and pharmacists are invited to participate ...


Using Data To Support The E-Book Experience, G. Karen Merguerian 2014 Northeastern University

Using Data To Support The E-Book Experience, G. Karen Merguerian

Libraries' Staff Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Leadership In Action: Leading, Learning, And Reflecting On A Career In Academic Libraries, Patricia A. Iannuzzi 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Leadership In Action: Leading, Learning, And Reflecting On A Career In Academic Libraries, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Presentations (Libraries)

The library literature is rife with books and articles about leadership, much of it derived or applied from the research external to the library profession. Our professional literature is also rich with surveys about the qualities of leadership. This opening session provides a counterpoint to the theoretical, academic approach to the study of leadership in libraries. Based upon more than 30 years of experience, including positions ranging from library assistant to dean, Patricia Iannuzzi provides a practical approach to leadership roles for academic librarians on campus, in our profession, and within the higher education arena. In this personal reflection, Iannuzzi ...


3d Technologies At Brockport. What's Next?, Gregory Toth, Kim Myers, Ken Wierzbowski, Wendy Prince 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

3d Technologies At Brockport. What's Next?, Gregory Toth, Kim Myers, Ken Wierzbowski, Wendy Prince

Library Publications and Presentations

Presentation on 3D printing and related technologies made at The College at Brockport's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Provides a broad overview of 3D technologies and applications, describes implementation and initial reception of 3D printing in The College's Drake Memorial Library as well as programs at Cornell University and SUNY New Paltz. Reviews potential applications of these technologies in the teaching/learning environment and expansion to a yearlong Faculty Learning Community focus and/or a campus makerspace.


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