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Educating A New Cadre Of Experts Specializing In Digital Collections And Digital Curation: Experiential Learning In Digital Library Curriculum, Krystyna K. Matusiak, Xiao Hu Oct 2012

Educating A New Cadre Of Experts Specializing In Digital Collections And Digital Curation: Experiential Learning In Digital Library Curriculum, Krystyna K. Matusiak, Xiao Hu

Library and Information Science: Faculty Conference Presentations

Integration of experiential learning into the library and information science (LIS) courses has been a theme in LIS education, but the topic deserves renewed attention with an increasing demand for professionals in the digital library field and in light of the new initiative announced by the Library of Congress (LC) and the Institution of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for national residency program in digital curation. The balance between theory and practice in digital library curricula, the challenges of incorporating practical projects into LIS coursework, and the current practice of teaching with hands on activities represent the primary areas of ...


Perceptions Of Usability And Usefulness In Digital Libraries, Krystyna K. Matusiak Mar 2012

Perceptions Of Usability And Usefulness In Digital Libraries, Krystyna K. Matusiak

Library and Information Science: Faculty Publications

This paper provides an overview of a case study research that investigated the use of Digital Library (DL) resources in two undergraduate classes and explored faculty and students’ perceptions of educational digital libraries. This study found that students and faculty use academic DLs primarily for textual resources, but turn to the open Web for visual and multimedia resources. The study participants did not perceive academic libraries as a useful source of digital images and used search engines when searching for visual resources. The limited use of digital library resources for teaching and learning is associated with perceptions of usefulness and ...


Knowledge Sharing Through Ms Sharepoint, Lorette S. J. Weldon Jan 2012

Knowledge Sharing Through Ms Sharepoint, Lorette S. J. Weldon

Collaborative Librarianship

Microsoft SharePoint is being used in Government, private, public and association offices throughout the United States. SharePoint was created to increase accountability for projects within a team environment. How could SharePoint help increase accountability in information management? This article will review SharePoint’s positive and negative characteristics in the hopes of helping information professionals understand what SharePoint really is in the information world and how it can be applied to libraries and other information management organizations.


Tribute To A Cooperative Pioneer: Bill Dejohn, Cecelia N. Boone Jan 2012

Tribute To A Cooperative Pioneer: Bill Dejohn, Cecelia N. Boone

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Analyzing La Cuna: New Approaches For Mentoring In Professional Associations, Alison Hicks Jan 2012

Analyzing La Cuna: New Approaches For Mentoring In Professional Associations, Alison Hicks

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Yo Soy Colorado: Three Collaborative Hispanic Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Beverly B. Allen, Dana Echohawk, Rhonda Gonzales, Fawn-Amber Montoya, Mary M. Somerville Jan 2012

Yo Soy Colorado: Three Collaborative Hispanic Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Beverly B. Allen, Dana Echohawk, Rhonda Gonzales, Fawn-Amber Montoya, Mary M. Somerville

Collaborative Librarianship

Collaborative activities that reflect ‘ethnicity as provenance’ benefit from collaborative, interdependent relationships among archives, classroom, and community. Examples from Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library (University of Colorado Denver) and the Southern Colorado Ethnic Heritage and Diversity Archives and the Voices of Protest Oral History Project (Colorado State University-Pueblo) illustrate collection development practices that advance joint ownership of archival materials by the archives and the originating cultural population. Concluding reflections offer transferable principles for working collaboratively with cultural communities on creation, identification, interpretation, and preservation of photographs, videos, documents, oral histories and ephemeral material reflective of culture, achievements ...


Making Lemonade: The Potential Of Increased Peer Metadata Training Among Cultural Heritage Professionals, Ingrid Schneider Jan 2012

Making Lemonade: The Potential Of Increased Peer Metadata Training Among Cultural Heritage Professionals, Ingrid Schneider

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper explores training in metadata creation for digital collections among cultural heritage communities in the context of a challenging economic and professional development climate. It is the author’s experience that many cultural heritage professionals from smaller institutions have not had the resources to obtain training in the standards and best practices necessary for building and maintaining digital collections that are robust and interoperable outside of their local context. This paper draws on theory and personal experience to propose that larger institutions should assist their smaller counterparts through localized peer training programs, and that the benefits drawn from these ...


Collaborative Project Development In The Creation Of An Interdepartmental Digitization Workflow, Valerie Prilop, R. Niccole Westbrook, Elizabeth M. German Jan 2012

Collaborative Project Development In The Creation Of An Interdepartmental Digitization Workflow, Valerie Prilop, R. Niccole Westbrook, Elizabeth M. German

Collaborative Librarianship

Creating workflows that involve the work of multiple departments within a large organization can be challenging, especially when the procedure itself is complex and involves a number of stakeholders. This paper describes and evaluates a collaborative project to develop an interdepartmental workflow for the digitization of unique library materials in a mid-sized academic library. The project includes an automated project management and materials tracking system. Project development involved three separate departments with different reporting channels. In order to navigate this difficulty and manage the large size of the project, a visual planning technique that included graphical representations of current and ...


Creating Niso’S Library Physical Delivery Recommended Practices, Gregory Pronevitz, Valerie Horton Jan 2012

Creating Niso’S Library Physical Delivery Recommended Practices, Gregory Pronevitz, Valerie Horton

Collaborative Librarianship

The volume of materials shipped between libraries and branches has grown very quickly. This growth caused service and budget problems for libraries, library networks, and commercial couriers. NISO formed a working group comprised of practitioners from various types of libraries and systems to recommend practices to improve performance and reduce costs for moving physical materials between libraries. The recommended practices include an introduction and sections related to management, automation, the physical move, and the future. In addition to describing the recommended practices, the authors briefly review the cause of the growth in library delivery volume, i.e., the development of ...


Among The Angels? Exploring Collaborations Of The American Theological Library Association: An Interview With David Stewart, David Stewart, Ivan Gaetz Jan 2012

Among The Angels? Exploring Collaborations Of The American Theological Library Association: An Interview With David Stewart, David Stewart, Ivan Gaetz

Collaborative Librarianship

David Stewart, past President of the American Theological Library Association, reflects on various collaborative initiatives of ATLA.


Review: Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction, Lia Vella Jan 2012

Review: Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction, Lia Vella

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review: Without A Net: Librarians Bridging The Digital Divide, Richard Stoddart Jan 2012

Review: Without A Net: Librarians Bridging The Digital Divide, Richard Stoddart

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Milestones In Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz Jan 2012

Milestones In Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Improving The Effectiveness Of Librarian-Faculty Collaboration On Library Collection Development, Lan Shen Jan 2012

Improving The Effectiveness Of Librarian-Faculty Collaboration On Library Collection Development, Lan Shen

Collaborative Librarianship

Librarian-faculty relations are essential to library collection development. This paper discusses, first of all, the reasons for the customary disconnect between librarians and faculty in light of their different priorities, visions, expertise, and status. In an attempt to bridge the librarian-faculty separation, a horizontal strategy is proposed focusing on financial collaborations between the library and other academic departments on campus, such as adopting the balanced budget, fair and rotated resource allocation, and prioritized investment through providing a General Reserve Fund. A vertical strategy is also proposed defined as an organizational and professional partnership through three different vertical levels, namely, the ...


Niso And Collaboration: A Place At The Table For All Players, Valerie Horton Jan 2012

Niso And Collaboration: A Place At The Table For All Players, Valerie Horton

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review: Collaboration Is Key: Librarians And Composition Instructors Analyze Student Research And Writing, Marie-Elise Wheatwind Jan 2012

Review: Collaboration Is Key: Librarians And Composition Instructors Analyze Student Research And Writing, Marie-Elise Wheatwind

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review: The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, And Win Through Mass Collaboration And Social Networking, Holly Lakatos Jan 2012

Review: The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, And Win Through Mass Collaboration And Social Networking, Holly Lakatos

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Trends In Library Collaboration: Deeper, Wider, And Riskier, Valerie Horton Jan 2012

Trends In Library Collaboration: Deeper, Wider, And Riskier, Valerie Horton

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Thick And Thin Library Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz Jan 2012

Thick And Thin Library Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Jisc Collections: Post-Cancellation Entitlement Registry Scoping Project, Magaly Bascones Jan 2012

Jisc Collections: Post-Cancellation Entitlement Registry Scoping Project, Magaly Bascones

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


E-Book Workflow From Inquiry To Access: Facing The Challenges To Implementing E-Book Access At The University Of Nevada, Reno, Amalia Beisler, Lisa Kurt Jan 2012

E-Book Workflow From Inquiry To Access: Facing The Challenges To Implementing E-Book Access At The University Of Nevada, Reno, Amalia Beisler, Lisa Kurt

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Marmot And Prospector—A Statistical Review, Jimmy Thomas Jan 2012

Marmot And Prospector—A Statistical Review, Jimmy Thomas

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Holding Your Vendor’S Feet To The Fire, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2012

Holding Your Vendor’S Feet To The Fire, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review Of International Students And Academic Libraries: Initiatives For Academic Success, Rick Stoddart Jan 2012

Review Of International Students And Academic Libraries: Initiatives For Academic Success, Rick Stoddart

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review Of World Digital Library, Christine Baker Jan 2012

Review Of World Digital Library, Christine Baker

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Collaborative Shift Has Happened!, Valerie Horton Jan 2012

The Collaborative Shift Has Happened!, Valerie Horton

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians And Other Information Professionals, Ann Medaill, Amy W. Shannon Jan 2012

Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians And Other Information Professionals, Ann Medaill, Amy W. Shannon

Collaborative Librarianship

This article uses the co-teaching experiences of workshop instructors at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries as a basis for an in-depth exploration of the factors that lead to successful co-teaching arrangements among librarians and other information professionals. The experiences of these instructors demonstrate that co-teaching can provide numerous benefits: It can enhance the learning experience for students, it can provide a method for refining teaching skills, it can promote successful collaborations across departments, and it can bring innovative ideas into the classroom. Drawing on collaboration research from the Wilder Foundation, this study found that successful co-teaching relationships are characterized ...


Team-Based Ingenuity Supporting 21st Century Learners, Sarah C. Hutton, Robert C. Davis, Carol Will Jan 2012

Team-Based Ingenuity Supporting 21st Century Learners, Sarah C. Hutton, Robert C. Davis, Carol Will

Collaborative Librarianship

Supporting the active learning process of the 21st century student is one of the main goals of the Learning Commons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Building and maintaining effective student learning spaces and academic services requires proactive assessment of University climate, pedagogical direction, and curriculum development. Increasingly instructors are using active, group, and participatory teaching methods and are offering students opportunities to opt in to more creative assignments requiring the use of advanced technologies in support of multimedia projects. The UMass Libraries aim to anticipate the needs of instructors and students by tailoring student spaces to support teaching and ...


By And For Us: The Development Of A Program For Peer Review Of Teaching By And For Pre-Tenure Librarians, Jaena Alabi, Rhonda K. Huisman, Meagan Lacy, Willie Miller, Eric Snadjr, Jessica Trinoskey, William H. Weare Jr. Jan 2012

By And For Us: The Development Of A Program For Peer Review Of Teaching By And For Pre-Tenure Librarians, Jaena Alabi, Rhonda K. Huisman, Meagan Lacy, Willie Miller, Eric Snadjr, Jessica Trinoskey, William H. Weare Jr.

Collaborative Librarianship

Seven pre-tenure librarians at the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) created a peer review of teaching (PROT) group. This article provides an overview of the library literature on PROT and identifies the commonalities and variations found in PROT programs. The development, implementation, and benefits of the PROT program at IUPUI are discussed as well as outcomes pertaining to benefits for the observed, the observer, and for the PROT group as a whole. The authors also found that the implementation of a PROT program can enhance the sense of community among colleagues.


Extending Access To Electronic Resources Of A Merged Community College And University Library, Angela Dresselhaus Jan 2012

Extending Access To Electronic Resources Of A Merged Community College And University Library, Angela Dresselhaus

Collaborative Librarianship

Utah State University and the College of Eastern Utah merged in July 2010, necessitating the renegotiation of all electronic resource licenses. The author discusses the process of renegotiating licenses, providing access to electronic collections remotely, troubleshooting and other important areas regarding libraries and mergers in higher education. This paper will provide an Electronic Resource Merger Guide to assist future library mergers.