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Linked Data Demystified: Practical Efforts To Transform Contentdm Metadata For The Linked Data Cloud, Silvia B. Southwick, Cory K. Lampert Nov 2012

Linked Data Demystified: Practical Efforts To Transform Contentdm Metadata For The Linked Data Cloud, Silvia B. Southwick, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

The library literature and events like the ALA Annual Conference have been inundated with presentations and articles on linked data. At UNLV Libraries, we understand the importance of linked data in helping to better service our users. We have designed and initiated a pilot project to apply linked data concepts to the practical task of transforming a sample set of our CONTENTdm digital collections data into future-oriented linked data. This presentation will outline rationale for beginning work in linked data and detail the phases we will undertake in the proof of concept project. We hope through this research experiment to ...


Discover...Books, Articles, Everything In A Single Search!, Debra G. Skinner, Jessica M. Minihan Nov 2012

Discover...Books, Articles, Everything In A Single Search!, Debra G. Skinner, Jessica M. Minihan

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation was given during Georgia Southern University's Eagle Techxpo.


Rda For Cartographic Resources, Katherine Rankin, Mary L. Larsgaard Oct 2012

Rda For Cartographic Resources, Katherine Rankin, Mary L. Larsgaard

Library Faculty Presentations

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a pragmatic, brief introduction and overview to using RDA to create bibliographic records for cartographic resources. The emphasis will be on differences between RDA and AACR2R and specific examples of bibliographic records.


Quest For Continuous Improvement: Gathering Feedback And Data Through Multiple Methods To Evaluate And Improve A Library’S Discovery Tool, Jeanne M. Brown Oct 2012

Quest For Continuous Improvement: Gathering Feedback And Data Through Multiple Methods To Evaluate And Improve A Library’S Discovery Tool, Jeanne M. Brown

Library Faculty Presentations

Summon at UNLV

  • Implemented fall 2011: a web-scale discovery tool
  • Expectations for Summon
  • Continuous Summon Improvement (CSI)Group

The environment

  • User changes
  • Library changes
  • Vendor changes
  • Product changes
  • Complex information environment
  • Change + complexity = need to assess using multiple streams of feedback


Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

This program introduces useful apps for librarians who have two or more Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. You can learn how to use the iCloud, sync devices together, and about other useful apps for librarians to work on their projects from different places with different Apple devices without carrying files.


Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

The main objective of this poster is to show how libraries can provide an “online video library” to library users. Library users with a computer and an Internet connection can view videos through the library website. This poster also includes the technical aspects of making streaming videos available to library users.


Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska Oct 2012

Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire to collaborate, share, and showcase their sustainability research, activities, and beyond, in an institutional repository. This is an opportunity for libraries to promote scholarly communication that encompasses employing and building upon existing sustainability intellectual content. Research is locally and globally available at no cost to the reader. The social equity quotient is robust, engaging the academic community and public to freely locate research in an open access environment.

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Learning Outcomes For Library Student Workers, Jeanne M. Brown Oct 2012

Learning Outcomes For Library Student Workers, Jeanne M. Brown

Library Faculty Presentations

Our Dean of Libraries, Patty Iannuzzi has indicated that employment in the library can and should offer value to the student worker beyond convenience and flexible hours. In her words, "The libraries are well positioned to add value to our students' work experience in ways that can contribute to their academic success. As one of the largest employers of student workers on campus, we owe this to our students. As an organization, we want to clearly send a message that we care about them as students -- not just our employees." In Spring 2011, the Libraries partnered with Campus Life to ...


Valposcholar: Valpo's Institutional Repository And So Much More, Jonathan Bull Aug 2012

Valposcholar: Valpo's Institutional Repository And So Much More, Jonathan Bull

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Your Rights As A Scholarly Author: Negotiation And Strategy, Bradford Eden Phd Aug 2012

Your Rights As A Scholarly Author: Negotiation And Strategy, Bradford Eden Phd

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Identifying And Adding Institutional Repository Content From And For Your Institution's Affinity Groups, Jonathan Bull Aug 2012

Identifying And Adding Institutional Repository Content From And For Your Institution's Affinity Groups, Jonathan Bull

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Ever Changing Role Of The Cataloger And How Catalogers Manage Change, Debra G. Skinner Jun 2012

The Ever Changing Role Of The Cataloger And How Catalogers Manage Change, Debra G. Skinner

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation was given during the American Library Association Annual Conference.


Library Technical Services Process Improvement Based On Lean, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Cyrus Zarganj Ford, Greg W. Voelker Jun 2012

Library Technical Services Process Improvement Based On Lean, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Cyrus Zarganj Ford, Greg W. Voelker

Library Faculty Presentations

Lean Thinking … is to see and eliminate Muda ‘waste’ – which is essentially any activity in which absorbs resources but creates no value.


Choosing The Right Discovery Tool: Making A Discovery Task Force Function Effectively, Debra G. Skinner, Jessica M. Minihan May 2012

Choosing The Right Discovery Tool: Making A Discovery Task Force Function Effectively, Debra G. Skinner, Jessica M. Minihan

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation describes a systematic way to go about selecting the best Discovery Tool for your institution. Selection is much more than pricing, vendor demonstrations or recommendations from a few colleagues. How do you go from an administrative decision to add a discovery service to the final decision? This presentation will outline the steps taken by the Discovery Task Force at Georgia Southern University which included selecting a service based on a set of criteria, implementation, as well as faculty and staff training.


Open Access At Valparaiso University: Two Perspectives - The User And The Publisher, Jonathan Bull May 2012

Open Access At Valparaiso University: Two Perspectives - The User And The Publisher, Jonathan Bull

Library Faculty Presentations

This is part 2 of 2 of the presentation, "Open Access: Resources of tomorrow or Resources of a lower-quality?" which was presented at the Indiana Library Federation (District 1) conference on May 1, 2012. In this presentation, I discuss current Open Access initiatives at Valparaiso University as well as the Valpo user experience in relation to Open Access resources. Part 1 of 2 was "Open Access: The Basics," presented by Joseph Coates, Reference Coordinator at Calumet College of St. Joseph.


Promoting Public Outreach And Awareness For Unlv Special Collections, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Promoting Public Outreach And Awareness For Unlv Special Collections, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

Promoting public outreach and awareness for UNLV Special Collections has evolved for me for the past six years as University Archivist. It started out as an idea that quickly grew into a wonderful partnership between UNLV and the local community. I originally promoted outreach as a librarian in Oro Valley, Arizona. It was a nice way for the organization to get the word out about the new library in the neighborhood. I started by reading novels to kids in Summer Camps at the nearby middle and high schools. It was a lot of fun and I was asked to come ...


Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

The idea of a Journal of Western Archives began in the early 2000s after plans were being made for a super regional meeting in Las Vegas, NV. It was during this collaborative time that University Archivists Gordon Daines proposed an idea to then Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists President John Murphy. Gordon wanted to establish a journal that would be for archivists working in the western United States. He noticed that as a researcher himself at BYU that archivists in the western United States didn’t publish as much as archivists in the eastern United States.

In 2002, Gordon approached CIMA ...


Academic Libraries: Sustainability In Action, Marianne A. Buehler Apr 2012

Academic Libraries: Sustainability In Action, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Faculty and Librarian Collaborations:
- Sustainability Across the Curriculum
- Sustainability Research
- Sustainable Activity
- Opportunities


Archival Content Management Systems: The Future Of Collection Management, Thomas D. Steman Apr 2012

Archival Content Management Systems: The Future Of Collection Management, Thomas D. Steman

Library Faculty Presentations

The presentation focuses on the questions regarding the selection of an archival content management system, including goals for a repository, features, workflows, and technology. The presentation also discusses the reason for Archon, an open source archival content management system, was chosen to help revitalize the St. Cloud State University Archives.


Living The Future 2012: Educational Role Of Libraries, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Jeanne Brown, Anne E. Zald, Steven Hoover Apr 2012

Living The Future 2012: Educational Role Of Libraries, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Jeanne Brown, Anne E. Zald, Steven Hoover

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Bridging The Gap: Transitioning Information Literacy Skills For Student Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, David Forgues Mar 2012

Bridging The Gap: Transitioning Information Literacy Skills For Student Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, David Forgues

Library Faculty Presentations

Context: UNLV, University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes, Inquiry & Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, iSkills Assessment


Soothing Citation Irritation: Approaches To Teaching Students About Bibliographies And References, Priscilla Finley, Susie Skarl Mar 2012

Soothing Citation Irritation: Approaches To Teaching Students About Bibliographies And References, Priscilla Finley, Susie Skarl

Library Faculty Presentations

When we work with classes, we are often asked to “cover” MLA or APA style – what they hear from us does not meet their needs.

We have two approaches to share today: one takes a metacognitive tack that encourages students to make an individual plan to address what they find frustrating, and the other is a rubric that an instructor can use to clarify the expectations and to emphasize what elements of citation conventions are most important when they are grading.


Tapping Technical Services For Ir Engagement, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2012

Tapping Technical Services For Ir Engagement, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Current Situation:

- Shrinking budgets

- Loss of/or shifted personnel

- Serial research databases -> majority of library purchases

- Changing technical services priorities and job descriptions:

  • Fewer items to catalog
  • Focus on processing repository-bound intellectual content

-Institutional repositories (IRs) are expanding
-Welcome staff with existing and useful skills


Bridging The Information Literacy Gap: First-Year Students Reflect For Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Dan Gianoutsos, David Forgues Feb 2012

Bridging The Information Literacy Gap: First-Year Students Reflect For Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Dan Gianoutsos, David Forgues

Library Faculty Presentations

UNLV Context

• Fall 2011: 22,138 undergraduate students; 72% were fulltime; 5135 freshmen with a 76.4% first-yr retention rate (2010 to 2011); 40.6% six-year graduation rate

• Budget-induced movement to large-enrollment classes – Program eliminations and consolidations underway

• General Education Reform developments – Articulation of University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes, especially Inquiry and Critical Thinking – New general education requirements extending vertically throughout the curriculum

• Focus on enhancing the first-year experience for incoming students


Is The Loop Really Closed?: The Assessment And Reassessment Of Communications 101 Learning Outcomes, Carrie A. Gaxiola Jan 2012

Is The Loop Really Closed?: The Assessment And Reassessment Of Communications 101 Learning Outcomes, Carrie A. Gaxiola

Library Faculty Presentations

Conclusion: The students received good grades from Phase I library instruction, however did they really learn what we targeted? We could not really say for sure. This case study reveals that an appropriate method and instruments are imperative for retrieving valid data. This case also displays the importance of collaboration and teamwork. Communication was always open between all members of the team as well as with the library instruction department. We were able to forge a great relationship with the Communication Studies Director– the libraries’ liaison and the Communication Studies Director authored a textbook chapter together about the library for ...


Philanthropy Across Generations, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Jan 2012

Philanthropy Across Generations, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

There is a lot of discussion about the “Me Generation” of millennials being less philanthropic than previous generations. Some claim that Gen Xers and Millennials do not “give” as much as baby boomers. But is this the case? Are there generational differences in philanthropy? The presenter will share information gathered from the professional literature regarding generational differences toward philanthropy, and discuss strategies for building multigenerational advisory and fundraising boards. She will also discuss ways to engage the next generation by learning about their passions and developing messages that resonate within contemporary communication streams, including social media.