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Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Dec 2015

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2


Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti Dec 2015

Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti

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The World Wide Web (WWW) has changed the way that we access information. Digital repositories have become the solution for preserving old materials and the venue to allow open access (OA) to the public. This research paper examined the scholarly library and information science (LIS) literature related to cultural heritage and digital preservation including publication over time, core journals, countries that were the focus of publications, and types of library or cultural repositories that are delineated herein.


Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark Dec 2015

Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark

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The purpose of this study is to document the surviving musical compositions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The repositories in London containing each monarch’s remaining body of musical work were examined and the compositions themselves studied. Research was conducted to give further details about each document and its history within the Tudor monarchs’ lives.


Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith Dec 2015

Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith

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Folklore can be defined as “context, performance, attitude, cultural tastes, and the like” (Toelken, 1996, p.7). With folktale and fairy tales, these stories embody cultural values and morals, aiding in learning a lesson or to keep intact a cultural tradition. Many works of literature serve as models for studies in folklore, offering literary criticism, while allowing ancient traditions and modern traditions to be explored (Toelken, 1996, p. 391). Additionally, most, if not all, written folklore, folktales, and fairy tales were originally passed down verbally, from one generation to the next; these stories are part of oral histories (Toelken, 1996 ...


Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis Dec 2015

Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis

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Mississippi has a place in the history of library science. Although libraries appeared in the state as early as 1818 (Halsell, 1975), training for librarians was not available until 1926 at the State Teacher’s College in Hattiesburg, later renamed The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss awarded its first master’s degree in library science exactly fifty years ago, in 1965.


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Learn about updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA) along with recent and upcoming events of interest.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

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History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green Dec 2015

History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green

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The Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1969 and became an affiliate of the American Library Association in 1998.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Dec 2015

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Meet SLIS Associate Professor Dr. Melanie J. Norton and SLIS alum Dr. Patricia Condon, Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. Learn about the new online dual MLIS/IT MS degree and a new elective for spring 2016, "Library Design: Principles and Practice."


Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Director's update on the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science


Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa Welsh Jul 2015

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa Welsh

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Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1


“Information Theory” Research Trend: A Bibliometric Approach, Maryam Asadi Jul 2015

“Information Theory” Research Trend: A Bibliometric Approach, Maryam Asadi

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One of the most controversial issues, in a multidisciplinary area, is information theory. The American Heritage Science Dictionary (2014) defines information theory as “a branch of mathematics that mathematically defines and analyzes the concept of information, statistics and probability theory, and applications include the design of systems that have to do with data transmission, encryption, compression, and information processing and deeply affected many fields.” It has a fundamental contribution to make in multiple disciplines, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, neurobiology, communication theory, information science, economics, and electrical engineering. Indeed, information theory played a crucial role to achieve many ...


Academic And Public Libraries’ Use Of Web 2.0 Applications And Services In Mississippi, Kalah Rogers Mlis Jul 2015

Academic And Public Libraries’ Use Of Web 2.0 Applications And Services In Mississippi, Kalah Rogers Mlis

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Libraries have guidelines and standards that hold them accountable to be effective institutions (Husid, 2010). The American Library Association’s (ALA) “Library Bill of Rights” sets six basic standards for all libraries to follow. Among other things, these standards encourage libraries to resist forms of censorship, grant access to all types of materials, and resist biases (ALA, 2007). However, as libraries have evolved, so have many of these guidelines and standards with respect to technology specifically. For example, the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner requires that the students in today’s classroom strive ...


United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis Jul 2015

United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis

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Cultural attacks, especially attacks on books, have been common place during conflict throughout history (Stubbings, 1993). Libraries in particular have been targeted since books and libraries are symbols of cultures (Valencia, 2002). Nazi Germany was not an exception to attacks on culture before and during World War II (Figure 1). A total war had begun under the Nazis which meant that no area of society was exempt from attack (Valencia, 2002).


Does Family Matter: The Parental Roles Of Young Adult Media, Antoinette Giamalva Mlis Jul 2015

Does Family Matter: The Parental Roles Of Young Adult Media, Antoinette Giamalva Mlis

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In young adult media there are different roles that parents of the main characters symbolize. The role of parental figures can vary in their original conception and throughout media forms. Readers and viewers have their opinions about how parental figures representation should be characterized. Sometimes parental figures are what drive the stories along in a more interesting manner. The four types of parental presences represented are: a healthy parental presence, lack of parental presence, a broken parental presence, and a substitute parental presence. Readers and viewers of young adult media have many questions about the roles that parental figures have ...


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa Welsh Ph.D. Jul 2015

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Presents updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists Association (Southern Miss SAA) along with upcoming and recent events of interest.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, And Presentations, Teresa Welsh Ph.D. Jul 2015

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, And Presentations, Teresa Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Find out about what our alum, students, and faculty have been doing.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Ph.D. Jul 2015

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Meet Associate Professor Catharine Bomhold of The School of Library and Information Science, and SLIS alum, Ashley McLendon Mattingly, Archivist at NARA, St. Louis, MO. Learn about the Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature.


Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Slis Graduate Program, Matthew Griffis Ph.D. Jul 2015

Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Slis Graduate Program, Matthew Griffis Ph.D.

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This fall will mark the 50th anniversary of the graduate program in library science at the University of Southern Mississippi. SLIS will be commemorating the occasion with a number of events, bringing together past and present faculty as well as alumni. The event will be of interest to countless library and archives professionals across the southeastern United States since The University of Southern Mississippi’s library science program is the only fully ALAaccredited program in the state, and one of just a few nationally‐recognized library programs in The South.


Slis Update, Elizabeth Haynes Ph.D. Jul 2015

Slis Update, Elizabeth Haynes Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Update on the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science


Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell, The University Of Southern Mississippi, The University Of Southern Mississippi's School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2015

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell, The University Of Southern Mississippi, The University Of Southern Mississippi's School Of Library And Information Science

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival Programs

The program for the forty-eighth annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival held on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 2015.