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Small-Scale: Using A Regional Pilot Project To Explore The Potential Of Shared Print, David J. Gregory, Karen G. Lawson Jan 2012

Small-Scale: Using A Regional Pilot Project To Explore The Potential Of Shared Print, David J. Gregory, Karen G. Lawson

Library Administration Publications and Papers

The long-standing cooperative culture within the research library community should serve as a useful foundation for building regional cooperative agreements to support repositories of print journal backfiles. Serious storage constraints facing Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison mandated an effort to tackle this problem in a deliberative and coordinated way. An inter-institutional Task Force was formed to design and implement a process with a selected group of titles as a pilot project. The immediate goal was to liberate shelf space with an eye toward the future development of a consortial collection management plan ...


The Role Of Synchronous Virtual Reference In Teaching And Learning: A Grounded Theory Analysis Of Instant Messaging Transcripts, Sarah Passonneau, Dan Coffey May 2011

The Role Of Synchronous Virtual Reference In Teaching And Learning: A Grounded Theory Analysis Of Instant Messaging Transcripts, Sarah Passonneau, Dan Coffey

Library Administration Publications and Papers

Electronic communication technologies continue to change the landscape of reference services. For many users, virtual communication is the preferred means of conversing. Synchronous virtual reference, similar to other synchronous means of communication, is an important method for reaching students and for providing teaching and learning opportunities. Grounded Theory (GT) research provides a method for examining the transcripts of synchronous virtual reference. In this study, the library implemented the instant messaging (IM) application known as Meebo. Using the qualitative software ATLAS.ti, Iowa State University Library researchers uploaded, analyzed, and coded the instant messaging transcripts. From the analysis, a snapshot developed ...


Standardizing The Assessment Cycle: The Development Of An Assessment Rubric For Effective Project Planning And Data Reporting, Sarah Passonneau, Heather S. Lewin Jan 2011

Standardizing The Assessment Cycle: The Development Of An Assessment Rubric For Effective Project Planning And Data Reporting, Sarah Passonneau, Heather S. Lewin

Library Administration Publications and Papers

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Instant Messaging, A Synchronous Virtual Reference Tool The Mirrors Higher Education's Mission And Students' Needs: How Grounded Theory Placed The Library In The Middle Of The Mix, Sarah Passonneau Oct 2010

Instant Messaging, A Synchronous Virtual Reference Tool The Mirrors Higher Education's Mission And Students' Needs: How Grounded Theory Placed The Library In The Middle Of The Mix, Sarah Passonneau

Library Administration Publications and Papers

Most academic libraries provide instant messaging services to their users. For this research project, the authors wanted to discover what occurs during synchronous virtual reference interviews at Iowa State University library. In order to asses the totality of synchronous virtual reference service, the researchers implemented a qualitative, holistic approach that generates a theory about what happens during these interviews. Grounded theory formed the philosophical framework for this qualitative assessment. Classical grounded theory minimizes preconceptions, does not start with a research problem, and does not recommend a literature review before starting a project. Additionally, synchronous learning is a topic of interest ...


Utilizing The Frbr Framework In Designing User-Focused Digital Content And Access Systems, Olivia M.A. Madison Jan 2006

Utilizing The Frbr Framework In Designing User-Focused Digital Content And Access Systems, Olivia M.A. Madison

Library Administration Publications and Papers

This paper discusses the rapidly expanding environment of emerging electronic content and the importance of librarians to partner with new research and teaching communities in meeting users’ needs to find, identify, select, and obtain the information and resources they need. The methodology and framework of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records could serve as a useful tool in building expanded access and content systems.


The Ifla Functional Requirements For Bibliographic Records: International Standards For Universal Bibliographic Control, Olivia M.A. Madison Jul 2000

The Ifla Functional Requirements For Bibliographic Records: International Standards For Universal Bibliographic Control, Olivia M.A. Madison

Library Administration Publications and Papers

The formal charge for the IFLA study involving international bibliography standards was to delineate the functions that are performed by the bibliographic record with respect to various media, applications, and user needs. The method used was the entity relationship analysis technique. Three groups of entities that are the key objects of interest to users of bibliographic records were defined. The primary group contains four entities: work, expression, manifestation, and item. The second group includes entities responsible for the intellectual or artistic content, production, or ownership of entities in the first group. The third group includes entities that represent concepts, objects ...


A Model For Reviewing Academic Branch Libraries Based On Acrl Guidelines And Standards, Olivia M.A. Madison, Sally A. Fry, David J. Gregory Jul 1994

A Model For Reviewing Academic Branch Libraries Based On Acrl Guidelines And Standards, Olivia M.A. Madison, Sally A. Fry, David J. Gregory

Library Administration Publications and Papers

There is a long history of debate and controversy surrounding the existence of academic branch libraries. Although the reasons for reviewing branch libraries are numerous and varied, there is a need for consistency in the review process.Using recent ACRL guidelines and standards as a foundation, the authors propose a model methodology for reviewing academic branch libraries which may be utilized by any institution undertaking such a process.


Iowa State University Faculty Council, 1954–1988: A History, Olivia M.A. Madison, Wayne S. Osborne, Rae Haws Apr 1988

Iowa State University Faculty Council, 1954–1988: A History, Olivia M.A. Madison, Wayne S. Osborne, Rae Haws

Library Administration Publications and Papers

On February 14, 1954, the General Faculty of Iowa State University approved by voice vote the following motion: "That the General Faculty of Iowa State College establish a Faculty Council in accord with the provisions set forth in a statement entitled 'Basic Document.'" With this action the Faculty Council began its thirty-four year existence.


Undergraduate Libraries In A University, Warren B. Kuhn Jan 1969

Undergraduate Libraries In A University, Warren B. Kuhn

Library Administration Publications and Papers

The past ten years have witnessed a radical increase in the number of major libraries on large university campuses designed specifically for undergraduates. Between 1960 and 1968 at least a dozen such libraries were opened, and almost as many more are on the verge of occupancy or in various stages of construction or serious planning. All evidence points to a fair continuance of this pace in the decade ahead.