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Report On The University Libraries’ Data Management Needs Survey, Shawn Averkamp, Xiaomei Gu Dec 2012

Report On The University Libraries’ Data Management Needs Survey, Shawn Averkamp, Xiaomei Gu

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, November 30, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter Nov 2012

Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, November 30, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


Library 2.0: How Did We Get Here? A Resource Guide, Jen Eilers Nov 2012

Library 2.0: How Did We Get Here? A Resource Guide, Jen Eilers

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Technology has changed the resources and the ways libraries do business. It has also changed the ways in which library patrons seek information. In order to build discussion around this topic the term Library 2.0 was coined. Library 2.0 is a term and theory in which many librarians have an opinion. Whether it is an opinion that embraces the idea or not, understanding the range of definitions and theories behind Library 2.0 is key to understanding where this concept diverges from traditional library services and/or simply having new technology available or used in the library space ...


Established, Emerging, Or Phantom? The State Of The Film Studies Discipline, Holly J. Petersen Nov 2012

Established, Emerging, Or Phantom? The State Of The Film Studies Discipline, Holly J. Petersen

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Despite decades in the university, the state of the film studies discipline is still much contested. This paper aims to trace film studies—albeit in a limited manner—from the minuscule stirrings of the discipline to its current state of uncertainty. By evaluating the establishment of the discipline’s boundaries and their subsequent shifts, film studies is revealed to have been most unfortunate in its timing. Just as film studies could have emerged as a fully-fledged discipline, the university’s own definition shifted, from an institution centered on culture to one centered on excellence. This shift in the university left ...


Diyhistory: Scaling Up With The Crowd At The University Of Iowa, Shawn Averkamp Nov 2012

Diyhistory: Scaling Up With The Crowd At The University Of Iowa, Shawn Averkamp

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In October 2012, the University of Iowa Libraries expanded and re-launched their successful Civil War Diaries and Letters Transcription Project as DIY History (http://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu) to include new areas of content and improved functionality. This presentation covers some of the technical challenges involved in transitioning from homegrown experiment to customized open-source software, Omeka and Scripto, as well as new strategies for repurposing metadata and content beyond the repository


Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, October 11, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter Oct 2012

Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, October 11, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


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

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

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

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 ...


Growing From Within: From Art History To Urology - All Liaisons Working Together To Be The Best Team, Kelly A Thormodson, Kathy L Magarrell, Ericka A Raber, Jonathan Koffel Oct 2012

Growing From Within: From Art History To Urology - All Liaisons Working Together To Be The Best Team, Kelly A Thormodson, Kathy L Magarrell, Ericka A Raber, Jonathan Koffel

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Promises To Keep: A Defense Of Women's Studies In The Academy, Sarah Alexander Oct 2012

Promises To Keep: A Defense Of Women's Studies In The Academy, Sarah Alexander

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As we move beyond the third wave of feminism, some question the need for separate departments and degree programs focused on the study of women. This paper argues that Women’s Studies programs are necessary to the academy. This argument is made through a review of the literature on the history and development of Women’s Studies programs in order to examine the past, and a survey of the presence of Women’s Studies and LGBT programs in 159 colleges/universities in 2012 in an attempt to examine the present. The battle Women’s Studies has fought and continues to ...


The Public As Collaborator: Towards Developing Crowdsourcing Models For Digital Research Initiatives, Melody H. Dworak Sep 2012

The Public As Collaborator: Towards Developing Crowdsourcing Models For Digital Research Initiatives, Melody H. Dworak

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Digital research projects often seek out large-scale data sets but have a small budget to achieve them. In their pursuit of using technology to discover something new, some scholars have turned to crowdsourcing strategies, where the efforts of individual volunteers can contribute to collective, significant data outcomes. How can examples of successful crowdsourcing projects inform future digital research initiatives? By looking at current examples of digital research projects using crowdsourcing, this research proposes new models for amassing data through the assistance of engaged publics. Inspired by the problems posed by building a large-scale database of metadata from mid-20th century small-press ...


Give ‘Em What They Want: A One-Year Study Of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition Of E-Books, Karen S Fischer, Michael Wright, Kathleen Clatanoff, Hope Barton, Edward Shreeves Sep 2012

Give ‘Em What They Want: A One-Year Study Of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition Of E-Books, Karen S Fischer, Michael Wright, Kathleen Clatanoff, Hope Barton, Edward Shreeves

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In September 2009 the University of Iowa Libraries embarked on an experiment with patron driven acquisition (PDA) of e-books with ebrary and YBP. An e-book-only PDA plan was initiated, entirely unmediated and with instantaneous access to the content. MARC records were loaded for each title, determined by our YBP approval profile and other limitations, for a total of 12,000 PDA records. Usage, cost, subject, and publisher data were analyzed for 850 purchased PDA e-books and thousands of other ebrary subscription titles. Results indicate that PDA can be a useful and effective tool for meeting user needs and building the ...


Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, August 22, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter Aug 2012

Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, August 22, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


The Iowa Flood Of 2008: Putting The Disaster Response Plan To The Test, Paul A Soderdahl Aug 2012

The Iowa Flood Of 2008: Putting The Disaster Response Plan To The Test, Paul A Soderdahl

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In the summer of 2008, the rivers in eastern Iowa rose to historic levels, prompting a major evacuation and shutdown of the University of Iowa campus and resulting in nearly $750 million in damage, particularly to the buildings that housed the fine and performing arts. The art library reopened in late 2011, and the music library will be in temporary quarters for several more years. Though the main library received only minor flooding in the basement, the building was closed for several weeks even while campus reopened and classes resumed.

The library's data center, located in the main library ...


Free As In Freedom, Not As In Beer: Free And Open Source Software Ils And The Library Community, Kelly J. Thompson Aug 2012

Free As In Freedom, Not As In Beer: Free And Open Source Software Ils And The Library Community, Kelly J. Thompson

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Over the past decade there has been an increasing interest in Free and/or Open Source Software (FOSS) in libraries— especially in FOSS Integrated Library Systems (ILS). Libraries across the globe are implementing programs such as Koha and Evergreen. Like any topic in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field today, there are several voices weighing in on FOSS ILS, coming from differing epistemologies based in theory and philosophy, and practice. In an ideal world, these voices would inform each other in a circular pattern, perpetuating a fruitful development of practice based in theory and theory based in practice. In ...


Where’S The “T”?: Improving Library Service To Community Members Who Are Transgender-Identified, Kelly J. Thompson Aug 2012

Where’S The “T”?: Improving Library Service To Community Members Who Are Transgender-Identified, Kelly J. Thompson

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While efforts have been made in recent years to improve library service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identified library users, these efforts have generally overlooked the particular needs of transgender communities. As LIS professionals, we are called to provide library service to all members of our communities, particularly those who have traditionally been marginalized. This bibliographic essay provides a look at the unique information needs and barriers to library service which library users who are trangender-identified commonly face, as well as those resources which can assist libraries in ensuring they are adequately meeting the needs of these communities.


Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, August 09, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter Aug 2012

Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, August 09, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


Managing E-Publishing: Perfect Harmony For Serialists, Wendy Robertson, Charlene N Simser Jun 2012

Managing E-Publishing: Perfect Harmony For Serialists, Wendy Robertson, Charlene N Simser

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Serialist as publisher - a great duet? Serialists’ lives at academic libraries revolve around publishing, publication patterns and terminology, and technology. Join us for a session with two serialists who use skills honed in their respective serials departments to see how those skills adapt to the world of e-publishing. In this session, the presenters will discuss their roles in e-publishing and their respective university presses and library publishing programs. How have their libraries reorganized to provide resources for supporting these new roles? The daily work of an e-publishing librarian will be reviewed, including an overview of working with Digital Commons and ...


Ila/Acrl Business Meeting, May 25, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter May 2012

Ila/Acrl Business Meeting, May 25, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, May 25, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter May 2012

Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, May 25, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


Ready To Stream? Investigating Offering Online Video Content For Courses, Amy R. Paulus May 2012

Ready To Stream? Investigating Offering Online Video Content For Courses, Amy R. Paulus

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In January 2012, the University of Iowa Main Library piloted a service of streaming media content for videos used in classes by working with 7 different instructors and procuring 74 video titles. All areas of the library were involved in this process: acquisitions, collection development, library information technology, cataloging, and course reserves. This presentation will focus on what is needed to implement this service, an analysis of our pilot service, and our future plans.


Stepping Up To The Plate: Experiences As First-Time Instructors Of A Library Research In Context Class, Amy E. Blevins, Shane Wallace, Jason Cottle May 2012

Stepping Up To The Plate: Experiences As First-Time Instructors Of A Library Research In Context Class, Amy E. Blevins, Shane Wallace, Jason Cottle

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


A Few Online Mapping Tools, Mark F Anderson May 2012

A Few Online Mapping Tools, Mark F Anderson

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Youtube For Hosting Video Tutorials: The Hows, Whys And Why Nots, Amy Blevins, Chris Childs, Ericka A Raber Mar 2012

Youtube For Hosting Video Tutorials: The Hows, Whys And Why Nots, Amy Blevins, Chris Childs, Ericka A Raber

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Many libraries are finding it beneficial to create video tutorials. They are helpful in freeing up class time for more complex topics, they provide users with 24/7 access to library instruction, and they are invaluable for distance education students. Once the tutorials are created, the next question becomes one of publishing or hosting those tutorials. In this session, participants will be introduced to using YouTube as an option for placing videos online. Participants will also be shown how to create a YouTube account and learn some of the benefits and drawbacks to placing materials onto YouTube. The presenters will ...


Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, February 24, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter Feb 2012

Ila/Acrl Executive Board Minutes, February 24, 2012, Association Of College And Research Libraries. Iowa Chapter

ILA/ACRL Minutes and Reports

No abstract provided.


Critical Information Literacy: Definitions And Challenges, James Elmborg Jan 2012

Critical Information Literacy: Definitions And Challenges, James Elmborg

School of Library and Information Science Publications

No abstract provided.


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

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

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Paper “Improving Our Reference Desk Management And Training Or "I Wish I Had An Answer To That Because I'M Tired Of Answering That Question." Yogi Berra”, Kelly A Thormodson, Shane Wallace Jan 2012

Paper “Improving Our Reference Desk Management And Training Or "I Wish I Had An Answer To That Because I'M Tired Of Answering That Question." Yogi Berra”, Kelly A Thormodson, Shane Wallace

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Developing And Administering A Campus-Wide Survey: A First Step In Assessing Data Management Needs, Xiaomei Gu, Shawn Averkamp, Nicole Saylor, Linda J. Walton Jan 2012

Developing And Administering A Campus-Wide Survey: A First Step In Assessing Data Management Needs, Xiaomei Gu, Shawn Averkamp, Nicole Saylor, Linda J. Walton

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Background: The University of Iowa Libraries has recently taken the initiative to assess data management needs across campus. Two steps are involved in the needs assessment project: a web-based survey and face-to-face interviews. This paper presents preliminary results from the first step and describes a unique partnership between the authors, a Clinical Education Librarian from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Library and a Data Services Librarian from the Main Library.

Methods: With inputs from the literature and multiple stakeholders on campus, the authors developed a questionnaire of 12 questions using Qualtrics software. One of the questions was to identify ...


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

Exploring Value Of Customized Tutorials For Remote Students, Jennifer Deberg

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.