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Worldcat Local: A Transformative Solution, Angi Faiks, Johan Oberg, Katy Gabrio Dec 2015

Worldcat Local: A Transformative Solution, Angi Faiks, Johan Oberg, Katy Gabrio

Angi Faiks

No abstract provided.


Catching The Wave: Using A Milestone To Reach New Audiences, Katie Richardson, Melissa Nykanen, Jamie Henricks, Kevin Miller Mar 2014

Catching The Wave: Using A Milestone To Reach New Audiences, Katie Richardson, Melissa Nykanen, Jamie Henricks, Kevin Miller

Kevin C. Miller

No abstract provided.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Oct 2013

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Andi Damewood

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Oct 2013

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Andi Damewood

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


Open Archives Initiative Protocol For Metadata Harvesting, Dublin Core And Accessibility In The Oaister Repository, Michael Peake Dec 2012

Open Archives Initiative Protocol For Metadata Harvesting, Dublin Core And Accessibility In The Oaister Repository, Michael Peake

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the use of Dublin Core as a minimum metadata standard for Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting in terms of its impact on end user experience in the OAIster repository. Specifically the study looked at the use of controlled vocabulary searches versus non-controlled vocabulary searches, as well as the impact of Dublin Core on the granularity and consistency records. Searches were performed in OAIster using Library of Congress Subject Headings and Name Authority Files, as well as non-controlled vocabulary searches for the same terms. The study concluded that controlled vocabulary searches are good for retrieving relevant ...


E-Granthalaya: A Digital Agenda For Library Automation And Networking, Suresh Kumar Pk Dr. Dec 2012

E-Granthalaya: A Digital Agenda For Library Automation And Networking, Suresh Kumar Pk Dr.

SURESH KUMAR PK Dr.

No abstract provided.


Identifying Significant Changes In Serials With Title Changes In The Recognition Of New Works, Mavis B. Molto Dec 2012

Identifying Significant Changes In Serials With Title Changes In The Recognition Of New Works, Mavis B. Molto

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

The purpose of the study was to develop a means for identifying significant subject and function changes in serials with title changes and then to recommend ways to recognize new serial works in cataloging. A sample of serials with title changes was used to classify the underlying subject and function changes found into thirty-five subcategories, which were then each assigned a level (high, medium, or low) according to the evidence provided for a new work. The FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) concept of a work and other FRBR guidelines were used in assigning the levels. It was determined that ...


Ict Skills And Computer Self-Efficacy Of Research Students: The Case Of Institute Of Pure & Applied Biology And Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, Muhammad Naushad Sabzwari, Rubina Bhatti, Bashir Ahmed Dec 2012

Ict Skills And Computer Self-Efficacy Of Research Students: The Case Of Institute Of Pure & Applied Biology And Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, Muhammad Naushad Sabzwari, Rubina Bhatti, Bashir Ahmed

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the current changing higher education environment research students need to possess ample skills related to use of computer and different ICTs for education and research purposes. This study aims to investigate the awareness, usage and impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for information, education and research purposes among the Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology research students of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. For this purpose, data was collected from students involved in research, in order to get information and awareness about their competencies and skills in ICT and other searching and data analyzing tools. The literature review shows that most ...


Medicine In The Americas, Kristine A. Petre Mls, Cm, Ahip Dec 2012

Medicine In The Americas, Kristine A. Petre Mls, Cm, Ahip

Kristine A Petre, MLS, CM, AHIP

Medicine in the Americas is a freely available, searchable collection of historical medical Americana. The collection is part of the Digital Collections repository at the National Library of Medicine’s online digital archives. This review discusses the contents, searching functions, and additional features available in the collection.


Adapting To Scarcity: Developing An Integrated Allocation Formula, George Stachokas, Tim Gritten Dec 2012

Adapting To Scarcity: Developing An Integrated Allocation Formula, George Stachokas, Tim Gritten

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Rising costs for library materials and shrinking budgets make it more necessary than ever for academic libraries to target their scarce resources to meet the specific needs of academic programs. The authors surveyed other institutions to determine current practices in the allocation of library materials funds in different formats. The results of our survey were inconclusive, which led us to combine monographs and continuations in a single allocation formula. By crafting an allocation formula for both monographs and continuations in print and electronic format, the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University hopes to satisfy the growing demand for information ...


Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy Dec 2012

Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

ICT for Poverty Alleviation in Pacific Island Nations: Study of ICTs4D in Fiji There has been a vague and little knowledge on the role or potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in relation to addressing poverty in Fiji. This may be probably due to the newness of the technology in the South Pacific Region as a whole but also probably due to the fact that only 9.7% of the current Fiji 931,000 populations are internet users (ITC Figures 2011). This paper reports on finding how ICTs is contributing towards poverty alleviation in Fiji. On the basis of ...


Growing Relationships: A Project To Reduce Hospital Noise, Jennifer Deberg, Mindwell Egeland, Sharon Tucker Dec 2012

Growing Relationships: A Project To Reduce Hospital Noise, Jennifer Deberg, Mindwell Egeland, Sharon Tucker

Jennifer DeBerg

No abstract provided.


Exploring Value Of Customized Tutorials For Remote Students, Jennifer Deberg Dec 2012

Exploring Value Of Customized Tutorials For Remote Students, Jennifer Deberg

Jennifer DeBerg

No abstract provided.


Emerging Technologies: What's Around The Corner? And Why Should We Care?, Robert L. Nunez Ii Dec 2012

Emerging Technologies: What's Around The Corner? And Why Should We Care?, Robert L. Nunez Ii

Robert L Nunez II

There are so many possibilities for what is right around the corner with technology. A number of the technologies that we take for granted now were originally called fads by many, so the begs the question "What is right around the corner and why should I care?"


Assessing The Role Of Library Associations In Promoting Research Culture In Lis, Rubina Bhatti, Tariq Mahmood Chohan Dec 2012

Assessing The Role Of Library Associations In Promoting Research Culture In Lis, Rubina Bhatti, Tariq Mahmood Chohan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Library Associations play an important role in the promotion of librarianship as a profession vital to an informed and knowledgeable society. This paper discusses the importance of research in LIS, and considers the role of professional association in recognizing, enabling and promoting a research cul­ture amongst qualified professionals. It shows that if the library profession is to grow and thrive as a true profession, demonstrating not only typical practice, but also considered scholarly approaches to the issues of its day, then its commitment in apt and relevant research practice is indispensable. It addresses the prospects, problems and challenges posed ...


Envisioning The Future Of Academic Libraries, Carol Feltes, Donna S. Gibson, Holly Miller, Cathy Norton, Ludmila Pollock Dec 2012

Envisioning The Future Of Academic Libraries, Carol Feltes, Donna S. Gibson, Holly Miller, Cathy Norton, Ludmila Pollock

Library Research

A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain additional input from the group on several key challenges that arose from the discussions. The purpose of the meeting and survey was threefold: 1. Examine in detail, from a variety of perspectives, how the world of research is changing and the impact these changes have on the direction of research libraries. 2. Create an informed vision of how research libraries can be a vital partner to researchers. 3. Suggest ...


Academic Libraries Should Consider A Strategic Approach To Promotion And Marketing Of E-Books, Nazi Torabi Dec 2012

Academic Libraries Should Consider A Strategic Approach To Promotion And Marketing Of E-Books, Nazi Torabi

Nazi Torabi

No abstract provided.


Public Librarians With The Highest Retention Rate Are More Likely To Choose Their Entire Career Path In Public Libraries, Nazi Torabi Dec 2012

Public Librarians With The Highest Retention Rate Are More Likely To Choose Their Entire Career Path In Public Libraries, Nazi Torabi

Nazi Torabi

No abstract provided.


Not Your Mother's Pda: The Transition From Pda Pilot To Full Acquisitions Integration, Harriet Rykse, Bruce Fyfe, Nazi Torabi, Nicole Nolan, Erin Gallagher, Yves Vanier Dec 2012

Not Your Mother's Pda: The Transition From Pda Pilot To Full Acquisitions Integration, Harriet Rykse, Bruce Fyfe, Nazi Torabi, Nicole Nolan, Erin Gallagher, Yves Vanier

Nazi Torabi

Western Libraries and Ingram Content Group worked together to establish a Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) program that has been incorporated into the regular acquisitions workflow at Western. Some features of the program include: all titles selected for addition to the PDA collection are filtered through the approval profiles established by the librarians, the library’s holdings are uploaded to Ingram weekly so that duplicate titles are avoided, invoices for purchased PDA titles are sent weekly and holdings for un-purchased and purchased PDA records are updated weekly. A Patron Driven Acquisitions Working Group established the program at Western by meeting with ...


A Graduate Degree In Library Or Information Science Is Required, But Not Sufficient, To Enter The Profession, Nazi Torabi Dec 2012

A Graduate Degree In Library Or Information Science Is Required, But Not Sufficient, To Enter The Profession, Nazi Torabi

Nazi Torabi

No abstract provided.


Not Your Mother’S Pda: The Transition From Pda Pilot To Full Acquisitions Integration, Harriet Rykse, Bruce Fyfe, Nicole Nolan, Nazi Torabi, Erin Gallagher, Yves Vanier Dec 2012

Not Your Mother’S Pda: The Transition From Pda Pilot To Full Acquisitions Integration, Harriet Rykse, Bruce Fyfe, Nicole Nolan, Nazi Torabi, Erin Gallagher, Yves Vanier

Nazi Torabi

Western Libraries, an academic library with an FTE of 34,000, and Ingram Coutts, have worked together to implement an e-preferred Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) program at Western Libraries. This implementation has required collaboration between Coutts and Western Libraries collection librarians to develop effective profiles. These profiles allow the PDA collection to be filtered according to subject and non-subject parameters. There are several aspects of this project that make it unique. First, every e-book that is selected by a PDA-preferred profile will automatically be loaded into the catalogue for PDA. Patrons will trigger a purchase if the book is accessed ...


Library School Curricula In The Us Should Address Liaison Responsibilities For Students Interested In Academic Librarianship, Nazi Torabi Dec 2012

Library School Curricula In The Us Should Address Liaison Responsibilities For Students Interested In Academic Librarianship, Nazi Torabi

Nazi Torabi

No abstract provided.


Provision Of Pandemic Disease Information By Health Sciences Librarians: A Multisite Comparative Case Series., Robin Featherstone, Gabriel Boldt, Nazi Torabi, Shauna-Lee Konrad Dec 2012

Provision Of Pandemic Disease Information By Health Sciences Librarians: A Multisite Comparative Case Series., Robin Featherstone, Gabriel Boldt, Nazi Torabi, Shauna-Lee Konrad

Nazi Torabi

Objective: The research provides an understanding of pandemic information needs and informs professional development initiatives for librarians in disaster medicine. Methods: Utilizing a multisite, comparative case series design, the researchers conducted semi-structured interviews and examined supplementary materials in the form of organizational documents, correspondence, and websites to create a complete picture of each case. The rigor of the case series was ensured through data and investigator triangulation. Interview transcripts were coded using NVivo to identify common themes and points of comparison. Results: Comparison of the four cases revealed a distinct difference between “client-initiated” and “librarian-initiated” provision of pandemic information. Librarian-initiated ...


H09-1695. Dorian Sorority (Kappa Beta Phi). Records, 1922-2008. 9.00 Linear Ft., Hope College Dec 2012

H09-1695. Dorian Sorority (Kappa Beta Phi). Records, 1922-2008. 9.00 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

The Dorian Society was organized at Hope College in 1921. The name Dorian represents that which is highest, finest, and simplest. The Doric column, notable for its strength, simplicity, and beauty, became the symbol of the society. Lavender and gold were chosen as the society’s official colors and the yellow rose became the symbol of Dorian friendship. Dorian was the first sorority at Hope College to break away from the classic sorority uniform style and the first to request a sorority house on campus. Hope College agreed to give the sorority a house in the fall of 1970. Dorian ...


Far From The Tree By Andrew Solomon, Rachel S. Wexelbaum Dec 2012

Far From The Tree By Andrew Solomon, Rachel S. Wexelbaum

Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


W06-1308.6. Hoekstra, John H. “Jack” (1926-2007). Papers, 1959-2007. 0.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Dec 2012

W06-1308.6. Hoekstra, John H. “Jack” (1926-2007). Papers, 1959-2007. 0.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

John H. “Jack” Hoekstra graduated from Hope College in 1950. From there he went on to serve as chairman of the Extension/Expansion Committee of the Classis of Kalamazoo. The collection includes background materials and correspondence concerning his work with the Kalamazoo Classis, Vision in Mission slides, and newspaper clippings and programs documenting his memorial service.


H88-0073. Hinkamp, Paul E. (1885-1971). Papers, 1907-1971. 2.75 Linear Ft., Hope College Dec 2012

H88-0073. Hinkamp, Paul E. (1885-1971). Papers, 1907-1971. 2.75 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1907; professor at Hope College 1918-1945; registrar, 1945-1956. The collection includes Hinkamp Reunion memories (1987) by Alice and Jim Hinkamp, registrar files, letters of appreciation, manuscripts and publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed programs of events at Hope College, 1928-1952, and facts and statistics about Hope College, 1851-1951.


First Year Experience: Librarian As Instructor Of A Pharmacy Practice Laboratory, Xiaomei Gu Dec 2012

First Year Experience: Librarian As Instructor Of A Pharmacy Practice Laboratory, Xiaomei Gu

Xiaomei Gu

Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (PPL) Course Series are required courses for PharmD students to practice the use of scientific and clinical knowledge in providing pharmaceutical care. The course meets three times per week for a lecture followed by a discussion session and a laboratory session. This poster describes the author’s first-year experience of teaching PubMed in this unique format. During Spring 2012, the author’s role in PPL was focused on PubMed. To prepare for PPL, the author attended planning meetings, evaluated students’ previous knowledge of PubMed, and investigated the teaching facilities. During the 2nd week of PPL, the author ...


Documenting Student Life: The Use Of Oral Histories In University Archives, Michele Christian Dec 2012

Documenting Student Life: The Use Of Oral Histories In University Archives, Michele Christian

Michele Christian

This article discusses a recent oral history project conducted by the University Archives, Iowa State University Library, which documents students' campus experience and concentrates on the university's annual celebration, VEISHEA. By focusing on current students, the University Archives has been able to actively document student life and become better aware of the numerous student activities on campus. The project has enabled the archives to build bridges to previously undocumented student groups. The contact through these interviews has led to the donation of records from these groups, and has made these students more conscious of their role in the university ...


Assessing Archival Outreach To The Greek Community: Adding Spice To Evidence Based Librarianship And Information Science For Program Development, Sarah Passonneau, Michele Christian Dec 2012

Assessing Archival Outreach To The Greek Community: Adding Spice To Evidence Based Librarianship And Information Science For Program Development, Sarah Passonneau, Michele Christian

Michele Christian

No abstract provided.