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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 ...


Promoting Physics Faculty, Students And Research Through The Library’S Institutional Repository, Betty Rozum, Andrew Wesolek Dec 2012

Promoting Physics Faculty, Students And Research Through The Library’S Institutional Repository, Betty Rozum, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Utah State University Libraries hosts a thriving institutional repository, DigitalCommons@USU. The Library and Physics department developed a partnership to transcend traditional repository structures and emphasizes faculty research groups within the department.

This poster session highlights the features of the University's repository and describes what is required to establish a similar structure at an academic institution. We anticipate several long-term benefits of this new structure, which benefits students, the department, and the library.


Marginalia No. 32, Merrill-Cazier Library Dec 2012

Marginalia No. 32, Merrill-Cazier Library

Marginalia

The Transformation of the Printed Page ... Richard W. Clement, Dean of Libraries

USU in Space Exhibition ... Text: Patrick Williams

The Human Library: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover ...Anne Hedrich, Reference

Special Collections: New Acquisitions by Friends ... Brad Cole, Special Collections

Welcome! New Merrill-Cazier Librarians: Becky Thoms and Katie Wesolek

Jack London Exhibition ... Clint Pumphrey, Special Collections

Library Faculty and Staff: Presentations and Publications

Wind Uprising: Merrill-Cazier Library Friends Fall Lecture: Edwin Stafford and Cathy Hartman.


Opening The Backlist At Utah State University, Richard W. Clement Nov 2012

Opening The Backlist At Utah State University, Richard W. Clement

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Gendered Socialization With An Embodied Agent: Creating A Social And Affable Mathematics Learning Environment For Middle-Grade Females, Yanghee Kim, Jae Hoon Lim Nov 2012

Gendered Socialization With An Embodied Agent: Creating A Social And Affable Mathematics Learning Environment For Middle-Grade Females, Yanghee Kim, Jae Hoon Lim

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This study examined whether or not embodied-agent-based learning would help middle-grade females have more positive mathematics learning experiences. The study used an explanatory mixed-methods research design. First, a classroom-based experiment was conducted with one hundred and twenty 9th-graders learning introductory algebra (53% male and 47% female; 51% Caucasian and 49% Latino). The results revealed that learner gender was a significant factor in the learners’ evaluations of their agent (η2 = .07), the learners’ task-specific attitudes (η2 = .05), and their task-specific self-efficacy (η2 = .06). In-depth interviews were then conducted with 22 students selected from the experiment participants. The interviews revealed that Latina ...


The Changing Face Of Scholarly Communication: University Libraries And Presses Transform The Book, Richard W. Clement, Cheryl D. Walters, Andrew Wesolek, M Spooner Sep 2012

The Changing Face Of Scholarly Communication: University Libraries And Presses Transform The Book, Richard W. Clement, Cheryl D. Walters, Andrew Wesolek, M Spooner

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The rise of electronic publication is irrevocably altering the landscape of scholarly communication. Discussions of electronic modes of publication typically focus on new business models, open access, OAI protocols, and retaining the authority of the peer review process in a world increasingly relying on crowdsourcing. This presentation focuses on a less-discussed but very fundamental aspect of the epub revolution in scholarly communication: the evolution of codex-based monographs, and articles to the next form. We survey how university libraries and presses are pushing the boundaries of traditional scholarly monographs and articles, giving us a sneak preview, perhaps, of what scholarly communication ...


Review Of The Lone Arranger: Succeeding In A Small Repository, Erin Passehl Jul 2012

Review Of The Lone Arranger: Succeeding In A Small Repository, Erin Passehl

Journal of Western Archives

A book review of Christina Zamon's The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository.


Who Uses This Stuff, Anyway?, Andrew Wesolek Jun 2012

Who Uses This Stuff, Anyway?, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

A great deal of the professional literature is devoted to developing content and faculty buy-in for institutional repositories. However, little is known about the end users of these repositories. This is unfortunate since great content is of little value if no one uses it and knowing more about users and their needs leads to more relevant content. So, we need to ask ourselves: "Who exactly is using this stuff, anyway?" Since 2010, Utah State University has begun surveying its IR users to answer this question. DigitalCommons@USU houses more than 26,000 documents with full-text downloads of over 800,000 ...


Review Of A Different Kind Of Web: New Connections Between Archives And Our Users, Megan K. Friedel May 2012

Review Of A Different Kind Of Web: New Connections Between Archives And Our Users, Megan K. Friedel

Journal of Western Archives

A review of A Different Kind of Web, edited by Kate Theimer.


Review Of Waldo Gifford Leland And The Origins Of The American Archival Profession, Debra Hansen May 2012

Review Of Waldo Gifford Leland And The Origins Of The American Archival Profession, Debra Hansen

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession.


Tracing The Source Of Irrigation: An Examination Of Colorado Ditch Company Collections In Archival Repositories, Patricia J. Rettig May 2012

Tracing The Source Of Irrigation: An Examination Of Colorado Ditch Company Collections In Archival Repositories, Patricia J. Rettig

Journal of Western Archives

The history of irrigation is significant in the western United States, which has now experienced over 150 years of irrigation development. When considered fully, the history of Western irrigation goes beyond agriculture and extends to engineering, economics, business, sociology, law, politics, ecology, and more. The historical understanding to be gained from any of these viewpoints depends on the preservation and accessibility of original records created by irrigators. In the West, ditch company records are the earliest and best source of irrigation history. This article examines to what extent historical records of Colorado ditch companies have been preserved in and made ...


Designing For Problem-Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Lei Ye, Andrew Walker, Mimi M. Recker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary May 2012

Designing For Problem-Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Lei Ye, Andrew Walker, Mimi M. Recker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Despite of much focus on professional development aimed specifically at developing teachers' technology integration skills, rigorous studies of effective PD (professional development) are lacking. Evidence is also lacking on how these skills can best be integrated with pedagogical and content knowledge to improve student learning. The purpose of this article is to present two "design-oriented" TTPD (technology-related teacher professional development) designs and investigate the designs' impact on teachers. In one TTPD (tech-only), teachers learned technology skills to create activities using online learning resources. In the other (tech+PBL), teachers learned to create PBL (problem-based learning) activities using online resources. All ...


Roping, Corralling And Branding Silos Of Information: Old West Techniques For A New World, Cheryl D. Walters, Randy Williams, Liz Woolcott May 2012

Roping, Corralling And Branding Silos Of Information: Old West Techniques For A New World, Cheryl D. Walters, Randy Williams, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Isolated silos of information are somewhat outdated in today's fast paced, Google-ized search environment. At Utah State University Libraries, we are creating strategies for aggregating unique primary source materials form multiple institutions and creating uber-collections that preserve institutional-level branding. Modeling our efforts on Indiana University's and the American Folklore Society's OpenFolklore Initiative, we are "roping" the oral histories (and associated materials) of American Folklorists, "corralling" them with CONTENTdm and rich metadata records, and branding them with institutional logos. The digital collection Collecting Memories: Oral Histories of American Folklorists is our first such effort.


Digitizing Items From Special Collections: The Usu Approach, Clinton R. Pumphrey, Andrew Wesolek May 2012

Digitizing Items From Special Collections: The Usu Approach, Clinton R. Pumphrey, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The presentation outlines a USU pilot project in using the Institutional Repository to promote and provide access to materials in Special Collections.


Preserving The Digital Past For The Next Hundred Years, Cheryl D. Walters, Tawnya Mosier Keller, Chris L. Erickson May 2012

Preserving The Digital Past For The Next Hundred Years, Cheryl D. Walters, Tawnya Mosier Keller, Chris L. Erickson

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Digital resources in libraries are fragile, and without proper preservation, these valuable resources will become unusable. This preservation reviews the importance of digital preservation, the problem with preserving digital materials, and then discusses what libraries can do to create a plan for providing long term access to their digital resources.


How Subject Librarians Make Better Irs And How Irs Make Better Subject Librarians, Andrew Wesolek, Kacy Lundstrom Apr 2012

How Subject Librarians Make Better Irs And How Irs Make Better Subject Librarians, Andrew Wesolek, Kacy Lundstrom

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Working Hard Or Hardly Working: Recent Mlis Grads Finding Work And Making It Pay In A Harsh Economy, Andrea Hathaway, Liz Woolcott, Becky Skeen, Katie Wesolek Apr 2012

Working Hard Or Hardly Working: Recent Mlis Grads Finding Work And Making It Pay In A Harsh Economy, Andrea Hathaway, Liz Woolcott, Becky Skeen, Katie Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

These slides come from the presentation given at the Utah Library Association Conference (April 26, 2012).


Copyright Solutions For Institutional Repositories: A Collaboration With Subject Librarians, Heather Leary, Kacy Lundstrom, Pamela N. Martin Apr 2012

Copyright Solutions For Institutional Repositories: A Collaboration With Subject Librarians, Heather Leary, Kacy Lundstrom, Pamela N. Martin

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

This work investigates using subject librarians to conduct copyright clearance in an institutional repository (IR). At Utah State University, the library assures copyright clearance for faculty scholarship, thereby garnering input of faculty scholarship into the IR. Currently, subject librarians are not widely participating in routine IR work; however, the involvement of subject librarians with the IR offers benefits to the subject librarians and the institution as a whole. This article provides a model for institutions needing new solutions for copyright clearance using subject librarians and discusses the rationale, benefits and challenges of adopting this model.


Marginalia No. 31, Merrill-Cazier Library Apr 2012

Marginalia No. 31, Merrill-Cazier Library

Marginalia

The Next Chapter: Is the Book Extinct?

2011 Arrington Writing Award Winners

Book of Hours

Founder’s Day: 150 Years. “Democracy Enrolls at the College”

Common Literature Experience 2012: The Beast in the Garden

‘Forgotten Photographs of the Union Pacific Railroad’

Jack London Society coming to Logan

Spring: Library Academia


How Technology Changed Us, Lori Brassaw, Sherill Shaw, Denise Reid, Aimee Lauritsen Apr 2012

How Technology Changed Us, Lori Brassaw, Sherill Shaw, Denise Reid, Aimee Lauritsen

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Building A Culture Of Inquiry: Avoiding Plagiarism Through Teaching Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Sheri Haderlie Mar 2012

Building A Culture Of Inquiry: Avoiding Plagiarism Through Teaching Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Sheri Haderlie

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Navigating The World Of Copyright And Permissions, Part I: Authors’ Rights Initiatives, Jennifer Duncan, Betty Rozum Mar 2012

Navigating The World Of Copyright And Permissions, Part I: Authors’ Rights Initiatives, Jennifer Duncan, Betty Rozum

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Seeking A Framework To Study And Understand Personal Information Management, Anne R. Diekema Feb 2012

Seeking A Framework To Study And Understand Personal Information Management, Anne R. Diekema

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Letter Of Information, Anne Diekema, Cheryl D. Walters, Andrew Wesolek Feb 2012

Letter Of Information, Anne Diekema, Cheryl D. Walters, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

Letter of Information for participants in the study: The Impact of New Data Management Plan Requirements on Faculty, Sponsored Programs, and Institutional Repository Managers.


Elusive Documents Master List, John W. Walters Jan 2012

Elusive Documents Master List, John W. Walters

Elusive Documents

Master list of elusive government documents, as identified by John Walters. These documents are important to the Utah State University community, the State of Utah, or the region in general. Please contact John to request the digitization of individual titles.


Usu Policy 535: Open Access To Scholarly Articles. What It Is And What It Means For Us, Scholarly Communications Office, Andrew Wesolek Jan 2012

Usu Policy 535: Open Access To Scholarly Articles. What It Is And What It Means For Us, Scholarly Communications Office, Andrew Wesolek

Open Access and DigitalCommons@USU

Presentation given to faculty retreats in the fall of 2012 detailing the recently adopted Open Access Policy, it's benefits to researchers, and means of compliance.


In Pursuit Of Consensus: Disagreement And Legitimization During Small Group Argumentation, Leema K. Berland, Victor R. Lee Jan 2012

In Pursuit Of Consensus: Disagreement And Legitimization During Small Group Argumentation, Leema K. Berland, Victor R. Lee

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

In recent years, an emphasis on scientific argumentation in classrooms has brought into focus collaborative consensus-building as an instructional strategy. In these situations, students with differing and competing arguments are asked to work with one another in order to establish a shared perspective. However, the literature suggests that consensus-building can be challenging for students because their interpretations of the argumentative task and context may not enable their productive engagement with counter-arguments and evidence. In this paper, our goal is to explore the ways in which interactions of students support or inhibit their consensus-building. To that end, we examine and describe ...


Collaborative Agency In Youth Online And Offline Creative Production In Scratch, Y. B. Kafai, Deborah A. Fields, R. Roque, W. Q. Burke, A. Monroy-Hernandez Jan 2012

Collaborative Agency In Youth Online And Offline Creative Production In Scratch, Y. B. Kafai, Deborah A. Fields, R. Roque, W. Q. Burke, A. Monroy-Hernandez

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Mediterranean: What, Why, And How, Richard W. Clement Jan 2012

The Mediterranean: What, Why, And How, Richard W. Clement

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

Many of us who study the Mediterranean have been confronted with surprise and even disbelief that such a subject could be considered a legitimate field of study. Yet we all accept the traditional “area studies” concentrations in Latin America, the Slavic countries, the Middle East, and East Asia, among others. Why, then, is there so much resistance to the idea of Mediterranean Studies? Perhaps the fact that it is a sea and not a contained landmass, or that it represents disparate cultures, makes it seem different and less appropriate as an individual field of study. But clearly, there is a ...


Wittgensteinian Support For Domain Analysis In Classification, Andrew Wesolek Jan 2012

Wittgensteinian Support For Domain Analysis In Classification, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

Hjorland contends that in order to further the goal of linking researchers to relevant information ‘domain analysis’ should be used in concept classification. He thinks that concept classification should not strive to classify on the basis of the properties of objects, but rather on descriptions of objects that are loosely derived from human activity and social negotiation. Currently, most information scientists operate under a ‘positivist’ view of concept classification, which, Hjorland maintains, mistakenly strives for universal classification schema while muddling the comprehension of individual researchers. Though he tends to include Wittgenstein in the positivist camp for classification, Hjorland’s domain ...