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The Future Of Digital Library Development @ Uconn, Michael J. Bennett Dec 2007

The Future Of Digital Library Development @ Uconn, Michael J. Bennett

UConn Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Evolving Commons Concept: Information, Learning, Teaching, Research [International Conference On Information & Learning Commons, Dec. 10-11, 2007], D. Russell Bailey Dec 2007

The Evolving Commons Concept: Information, Learning, Teaching, Research [International Conference On Information & Learning Commons, Dec. 10-11, 2007], D. Russell Bailey

Library Commons

The Commons concept, developed in the early 1990’s, has evolved over time, taking different shapes and involving different resources and services as it has evolved, including the Information Commons, the Learning Commons, the Library Commons and the Research Commons. There are numerous similarities among the various iterations of the Commons and some clear differences.

This presentation describes the basic foci and components of the Commons, found in most all iterations.

The presentation then delineates and describes the variations among the different types of Commons as they move from library-centric and tactical initiatives to institution-wide and strategic.

The Information-, Learning- ...


Student & Faculty Perspective: Are We Engaged Yet?, Yuhfen Diana H. Wu Dec 2007

Student & Faculty Perspective: Are We Engaged Yet?, Yuhfen Diana H. Wu

Diana H. Wu

No abstract provided.


Student & Faculty Perspective: Are We Engaged Yet?, Yuhfen Diana H. Wu Dec 2007

Student & Faculty Perspective: Are We Engaged Yet?, Yuhfen Diana H. Wu

Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching Hausman And Willig Using Mathematica, Matt Bogard Dec 2007

Teaching Hausman And Willig Using Mathematica, Matt Bogard

Library Presentations, Lectures, Research Guides

Analyzing consumer welfare from observable data, or empirical demand functions has been a very controversial issue in economics. One metric often used is deadweight loss from a tax or price increase. A classic debate in economic history regarding the appropriate methodology for measuring deadweight loss involves two papers published in the American Economic Review by Jerry Hausman and Robert Willig. In ‘Consumer’s Surplus Without Apology’ Willig contends that the error in approximating deadweight loss using the observable Marshallian demand curve is small for small price changes and an acceptable practice. Hausman argues in ‘Exact Consumer’s Surplus and Deadweight ...


How To Keep Your Author Rights (And Influence People), Marilyn S. Billings Nov 2007

How To Keep Your Author Rights (And Influence People), Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn S. Billings

This presentation was part of the “Got Rights” UMass Amherst Science Faculty Colloquy, November 29, 2007.


Citizen And Officer Perceptions Of Community Policing In Ghana: Policing Of, By, And For The People, Or Just To The People?, Angela West Crews, Gordon A. Crews Nov 2007

Citizen And Officer Perceptions Of Community Policing In Ghana: Policing Of, By, And For The People, Or Just To The People?, Angela West Crews, Gordon A. Crews

Criminal Justice Faculty Research

This presentation presents initial results of an evaluation of citizen and officer perceptions of policing in Ghana. The Ghana Police Service (GPS) is attempting to transition from a para-militaristic philosophy to a more community-centered approach, developing a domestic violence unit in the past decade and, more recently, a community policing unit. Community policing philosophies, however, face unique challenges in Ghanaian society, such as a deep-rooted (and historically well-founded) mistrust of the police, and a culture with a well-established and trusted “traditional” system wherein matters are settled within communities and impacted by religion, spirituality, and mysticism. This project used official reported ...


Digital Repositories: A Umass Amherst Perspective, Fall 2007, Marilyn S. Billings Nov 2007

Digital Repositories: A Umass Amherst Perspective, Fall 2007, Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn S. Billings

No abstract provided.


Developing Effective Scholarly Communication Advocates: The Experiences Of Three University Librarians In Developing Scholarly Communication Programs, Sara N. Fuchs Nov 2007

Developing Effective Scholarly Communication Advocates: The Experiences Of Three University Librarians In Developing Scholarly Communication Programs, Sara N. Fuchs

University Library Faculty Presentations

Libraries are broadening their involvement in the scholarly communication process by advocating author rights and open-access publishing, as well as providing researchers with digital services, such as institutional repositories and e-publishing programs. Academic librarians are in a good position to help raise awareness on their campuses of important scholarly communication training and outreach programs. By training those who work most closely with faculty, libraries are more likely to develop effective scholarly communication advocates. Thus prepared, librarians and library staff can better inform faculty members about their individual and collective options regarding scholarly communication issues.


Representing Ejournals In The Library Catalog, Kelly Smith Nov 2007

Representing Ejournals In The Library Catalog, Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Academic library catalogs as they currently exist are essentially static databases – they are searchable versions of card catalogs. Even the display in many systems resembles the old-fashioned card. By contrast, eJournals (and websites and eBooks, for that matter) contain dynamic information. URLs change, platforms change, vendors change, the same title is hosted on multiple changing platforms. Is it possible with today’s library catalog to effectively present metadata for online formats when each change must be input manually? Can the catalog truly represent a complete listing of our holdings in this dynamic and largely unstable electronic publishing model? This presentation ...


The Coping Strategies Of Highly Identified Sport Fans: The Importance Of Team Success On Tendencies To Utilize Proactive Pessimism, Frederick G. Grieve, Daniel L. Wann Nov 2007

The Coping Strategies Of Highly Identified Sport Fans: The Importance Of Team Success On Tendencies To Utilize Proactive Pessimism, Frederick G. Grieve, Daniel L. Wann

Psychology Faculty Publications

The authors investigated the use of proactive pessimism among college basketball fans. Rather than assess evaluations of an upcoming season as with previous work on proactive pessimism among fans, Grieve and Wann examined evaluations of a specific game.


Representing Ejournals In The Library Catalog, Kelly Smith Nov 2007

Representing Ejournals In The Library Catalog, Kelly Smith

Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

Academic library catalogs as they currently exist are essentially static databases – they are searchable versions of card catalogs. Even the display in many systems resembles the old-fashioned card. By contrast, eJournals (and websites and eBooks, for that matter) contain dynamic information. URLs change, platforms change, vendors change, the same title is hosted on multiple changing platforms. Is it possible with today’s library catalog to effectively present metadata for online formats when each change must be input manually? Can the catalog truly represent a complete listing of our holdings in this dynamic and largely unstable electronic publishing model? This presentation ...


Ignorance Is Bliss: Hyperstreamlining Approvals At The University Of Iowa Libraries, Michael Wright, Mike Walmsley Nov 2007

Ignorance Is Bliss: Hyperstreamlining Approvals At The University Of Iowa Libraries, Michael Wright, Mike Walmsley

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Institutional-Anomie, Political Corruption, And Homicide Rates, Jerry K. Daday, Lisa M. Broidy, Dale Willits Nov 2007

Institutional-Anomie, Political Corruption, And Homicide Rates, Jerry K. Daday, Lisa M. Broidy, Dale Willits

Sociology Faculty Presentations

Messner and Rosenfeld’s institutional-anomie theory (IAT) has advanced our understanding of cross-national variation in homicide rates. Empirical tests of IAT have primarily examined how non-economic institutions alleviate or mitigate the mal-effects of economic inequality and economic deprivation. As economic institutions gain strength and dominance, non-economic institutions tend to weaken and are forced to accommodate the market. This creates an elevated state of institutional anomie that is conducive to higher violent crime rates. Most cross-national quantitative tests of IAT have examined the comparative strength of economic and social support institutions (especially social welfare) and find support for the theory. However ...


Faculty Self-Archiving: The Gap Between Opportunity And Practice, Denise Troll Covey Oct 2007

Faculty Self-Archiving: The Gap Between Opportunity And Practice, Denise Troll Covey

Denise Troll Covey

No abstract provided.


The Massillon Academic Success Project: An Investigation Of How Disadvantaged African American Students Can Rise Above Barriers To Academic Achievement, Oscar T. Mcknight Oct 2007

The Massillon Academic Success Project: An Investigation Of How Disadvantaged African American Students Can Rise Above Barriers To Academic Achievement, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Digital Repository Management Through Contentdm: Thoughts And Impressions, Michael J. Bennett Oct 2007

Digital Repository Management Through Contentdm: Thoughts And Impressions, Michael J. Bennett

UConn Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Snapshot Of Digital Collections From Utah State University, Cheryl D. Walters Oct 2007

Snapshot Of Digital Collections From Utah State University, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

This powerpoint presentation was prepared for and shown at the Oct. 15, 2007 meeting of GWLA's Digital Collections Committee, held at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Alternatives Routes To Permanency: Is Adoption Always The Best Option, Mirah Riben Oct 2007

Alternatives Routes To Permanency: Is Adoption Always The Best Option, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

A presentation that asks if current adoption practices are optimally in the best interests of children and families they serve and offers family preserving options such as permanent legal guardianship or simple adoption in which the child rceeives the care he or she needs but doe snot involuntarily give up all ties to his or her family, genetics, and heredity.


Discovery Tools And Music Library 2.0: Integrated Library Systems, Paul A Soderdahl Oct 2007

Discovery Tools And Music Library 2.0: Integrated Library Systems, Paul A Soderdahl

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Northern Utah Speaks: Usu's Oral History Effort, Randy Williams, Elisaida Méndez Oct 2007

Northern Utah Speaks: Usu's Oral History Effort, Randy Williams, Elisaida Méndez

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

"Northern Utah Speaks: USU's Oral History Effort," is a PowerPoint presentation by Randy Williams (Fife Folklore Curator, USU Libraries' Special Collections Division) and Elisaida Méndez (Latino Voices Assistant Director) at the October 2007 Cache Community Connections meeting at Logan's Historic Tabernacle. The presentation gives an overview of USU's oral history efforts, especially the award winning Latino/a Voices Project.

As an outgrowth of the evening's endeavor, three local groups conducted oral history projects: Providence City, the Logan Presbyterian Church and the Cache Community Connection organization. And the Cache Community Connections and the Cache Valley Presbyterian Church ...


Teaching Anxiety In Academic Librarians: Challenges To Instruction, Kaetrena D. Davis Oct 2007

Teaching Anxiety In Academic Librarians: Challenges To Instruction, Kaetrena D. Davis

University Library Faculty Presentations

ACRL's implementation of Information Literacy Standards and the integration of academic librarians into content-based, credit-bearing courses mean that academic librarians are increasingly being called upon to teach on a long-term basis. Dealing with the real and perceived challenges of preparing for the classroom environment can be distressing. If you deal with teaching anxiety, you'll be interested in the results this study.


Humans Automatons And Markets, Shyam Sunder Oct 2007

Humans Automatons And Markets, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart Oct 2007

Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart

Barbara Glackin

Albertsons Library at Boise State University has been slow to move into the ebook arena for a variety of reasons including the inadequacies of simultaneous user models and the uncertainty of ebook technology. However, the most significant question for BSU has been usefulness of ebooks to their patrons. Are ebooks a passing fad or are they the answer to improved access to information? In January 2006, BSU selected a small group of technical books in an electronic format via the ProQuest Safari Tech Books Online database. This session will discuss the rational behind selecting technical books as an introduction to ...


The Challenges And Advantages Of Teaching Information Literacy Online, Diane Fulkerson Sep 2007

The Challenges And Advantages Of Teaching Information Literacy Online, Diane Fulkerson

Diane M. Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


Promoting Pedagogical Expertise In Foreign Language Graduate Students, Heather W. Allen, Eduardo Negueruela Sep 2007

Promoting Pedagogical Expertise In Foreign Language Graduate Students, Heather W. Allen, Eduardo Negueruela

Heather Willis Allen

Based on the Sociocultural Theory of Mind (Vygotsky 2004) this qualitative study explores the development of novice TAs’ cognition in relation to FL teaching and applies dynamic assessment procedures (Sternberg and Grigorenko 2002, Lantolf and Poehner 2004) to the concrete practices of teacher education and supervision. The following questions frame the study: 1) Do novice TAs apply pedagogical knowledge from coursework on FL teaching to their own classroom practices and, if so, how? and 2) How can teacher supervision and specifically the use of dynamic assessment assist in the development of principled practice based on pedagogical content knowledge and not ...


Middle East Film And Mass Media Sources, Jason Schultz Sep 2007

Middle East Film And Mass Media Sources, Jason Schultz

University Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Engaging The Spirit 2007: Topscholar™: Creating Information Possibilities, Connie Foster Aug 2007

Engaging The Spirit 2007: Topscholar™: Creating Information Possibilities, Connie Foster

TopSCHOLAR® Presentations and Reports

TopSCHOLAR™ is “The Database of Research and Creative Activity of Western Kentucky University.” It offers permanency, durability, and accessibility for discovering and storing content, such as articles, theses, conference papers, working papers, creative writing, and many other intellectual efforts of the University. TopSCHOLAR™ is indexed by Google Scholar and other metadata indexers. Each “deposit” has a permanent URL TopSCHOLAR™ supplements and complements existing information resources, and offers a publishing and archival opportunity where none existed before at one central web site.


Providing Low-Fee Psychological Assessments As A Community Service, Christopher E. Overtree Aug 2007

Providing Low-Fee Psychological Assessments As A Community Service, Christopher E. Overtree

PSC Publications

No abstract provided.


Toward Meaningful Academic Library Ratio Analysis, Brinley Franklin Aug 2007

Toward Meaningful Academic Library Ratio Analysis, Brinley Franklin

UConn Library Presentations

No abstract provided.