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Mobile First Web And Content Strategy, Stefanie Havelka, David Stevens Nov 2012

Mobile First Web And Content Strategy, Stefanie Havelka, David Stevens

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The paradigm shift from the traditional desktop to the mobile web experience is fast approaching, and providing relevant date, location and time-sensitive content to users via mobile devices becomes an essential piece of the overall web strategy. This presentation demonstrates the concepts, techniques and technologies used to develop both the overall mobile content strategy and user experience, as well as the aggregation and delivery of content to both the desktop and mobile form factors from a single content source.


Lgbt Life With Full Text, Matthew Harrick Oct 2012

Lgbt Life With Full Text, Matthew Harrick

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This publication reviews the EBSCO database LGBT Life with Full Text, and includes pricing options, a product description, a critical evaluation of the product, and starred evaluations for content, user interface/searchability, pricing, and contract options.


Government Information For Your Mobile Phone, Rebecca Arzola, Debbie Rabina Oct 2012

Government Information For Your Mobile Phone, Rebecca Arzola, Debbie Rabina

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A tasting menu of selected apps, created by U.S. government agencies, that provides information accessible from your mobile phone.


Students As Donors To University Archives: A Study Of Student Perceptions With Recommendations, Jessica Wagner, Debbi A. Smith Oct 2012

Students As Donors To University Archives: A Study Of Student Perceptions With Recommendations, Jessica Wagner, Debbi A. Smith

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Most of the literature that explores the relationship between students and university archives focuses on how to integrate archival materials into the undergraduate curriculum. Little exists that analyzes student perceptions of the types of materials that are found in archives; even less discusses how to induce students to donate materials that document life on campus. This case study examines student perceptions of various aspects of university archives, with the goal of developing better methods of reaching out to encourage donation of student life materials.


A Librarian's Defense Of The Practicable Over The Perfect In Scholarly Communication, Jill Cirasella Sep 2012

A Librarian's Defense Of The Practicable Over The Perfect In Scholarly Communication, Jill Cirasella

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This peer commentary is an invited response to "Scientific Utopia: I. Opening Scientific Communication" by Brian A. Nosek and Yoav Bar-Anan. It appeared alongside the target article in Psychological Inquiry, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2012.


Implementation As Ongoing And Incremental: Case Study Of Web 2.0 Use For Staff Communication, Wendy Chu Jul 2012

Implementation As Ongoing And Incremental: Case Study Of Web 2.0 Use For Staff Communication, Wendy Chu

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Web 2.0 implementations in academic libraries tend to concentrate on rolling out a functioning system first and training of personnel second. This article offers a case analysis documenting one approach to implementation, whereby a website slowly integrates Web 2.0 technologies in a just-in-time orientation, and the impact on improving staff communication and cultivating community awareness for a small academic library. Findings underscore the need to reexamine the implementation process as a continuous, adaptive, and non-demanding engagement with colleagues and staff based on active awareness of developments and needs.


In Memoriam: Marta G. Franco, John A. Drobnicki Jul 2012

In Memoriam: Marta G. Franco, John A. Drobnicki

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Marta Franco was the longtime Serials Librarian in the York College Library.


Review Of The Database Fold3 History And Genealogy Archives Plus, John A. Drobnicki Jul 2012

Review Of The Database Fold3 History And Genealogy Archives Plus, John A. Drobnicki

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Review of the database Fold3 history and genealogy archives plus.


Comparing Unique Title Coverage Of Web Of Science And Scopus In Earth And Atmospheric Sciences, Philip Barnett, Claudia Lascar Jul 2012

Comparing Unique Title Coverage Of Web Of Science And Scopus In Earth And Atmospheric Sciences, Philip Barnett, Claudia Lascar

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No abstract provided.


Professor Sheidlower's New Book, John A. Drobnicki Jul 2012

Professor Sheidlower's New Book, John A. Drobnicki

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The book Humor and Information Literacy was co-authored by Scott Sheidlower and Joshua Vossler.


Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy (Ciil) In A Nursing School: A Practical Model, Carlos Arguelles Jun 2012

Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy (Ciil) In A Nursing School: A Practical Model, Carlos Arguelles

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No abstract provided.


Meta-Radicalism: The Alternative Press By And For Activist Librarians, Alycia Sellie Jun 2012

Meta-Radicalism: The Alternative Press By And For Activist Librarians, Alycia Sellie

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No abstract provided.


Twenty Years After: Armenian Research Libraries Today, D. Aram Donabedian, John Carey, Arshak Balayan May 2012

Twenty Years After: Armenian Research Libraries Today, D. Aram Donabedian, John Carey, Arshak Balayan

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Since achieving statehood in 1991, Armenia has faced major economic and political obstacles which have significantly affected the nation’s research libraries. This research paper will quantitatively and qualitatively examine the challenges facing Armenian research libraries just over twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Specifically, the authors analyze their interviews with five library administrators at five major institutions, respectively. These include Yerevan State University Library, the National Library of Armenia, the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, the Republican Scientific-Medical Library of Armenia, and the Papazian Library of the American University of ...


Off To Market We Go: A Content Analysis Of Marketing And Promotion Skills In Academic Librarian Job Ads, Karen Okamoto, Mark Aaron Polger May 2012

Off To Market We Go: A Content Analysis Of Marketing And Promotion Skills In Academic Librarian Job Ads, Karen Okamoto, Mark Aaron Polger

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This exploratory study analyzed the presence of marketing and promotional responsibilities and qualifications listed in selected job advertisements for academic librarians. A content analysis was employed to analyze job advertisements for academic librarians who possessed marketing,promotion, public relations, outreach, and liaison skills. Job advertisements were selected from January 2000 to December 2010. A total of 149 advertisements were analyzed. The authors found that promotional responsibilities were advertised across the 10-year period, but marketing responsibilities were not. Prior promotional and marketing experience was not widely required. Some libraries advertised marketing librarian positions with responsibilities such as branding and social networking ...


Bridging The Gap Through Collaboration:, Rebecca Arliss, Carlos Arguelles, Rodolfo Hernandez May 2012

Bridging The Gap Through Collaboration:, Rebecca Arliss, Carlos Arguelles, Rodolfo Hernandez

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No abstract provided.


Dismantling The Monolith: Post-Media Art And The Culture Of Instability, Nora Almeida Apr 2012

Dismantling The Monolith: Post-Media Art And The Culture Of Instability, Nora Almeida

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Art that falls under the “new media” paradigm is problematic, or rather, it renders many traditional assumptions about art as problematic. In a practical sense, new media art raises fundamental questions about the nature of curation and preservation and the role of cultural heritage institutions as stewards of digital assets. Curation and preservation challenges, while significant, are fundamentally a symptom of a more catastrophic failure of concepts and language to adequately address changing relationships between art, materiality, and audiences. This article explores how burgeoning concepts in information and media theory may help shape curation contexts and redefine approaches to preservation ...


From Art On The Wall To Something For All: How An Academic Library Turned Its Art Collection Into A Campus Attraction, Jill Cirasella, Miriam Deutch Apr 2012

From Art On The Wall To Something For All: How An Academic Library Turned Its Art Collection Into A Campus Attraction, Jill Cirasella, Miriam Deutch

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An important feature of the Brooklyn College Library is its art collection, the college’s only permanent art collection. In this article, we explain how the library came to have an art collection; how we supplemented the collection with museum-style wall labels, an online catalog, and an audio tour; and how we promoted the collection and sparked student creativity with an annual art contest. We pay particular attention to the decisions and details that might help other libraries working on similar projects.


Mobile Information Literacy Let’S Use An App For That!, Stefanie Havelka, Alevtina Verbovetskaya Mar 2012

Mobile Information Literacy Let’S Use An App For That!, Stefanie Havelka, Alevtina Verbovetskaya

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Presentation at 3Ts 2012: Engaging Students with Transliteracy, Technology, and Teaching conference,


Queensborough Community College: Textbook Reserves, Sheila Beck Mar 2012

Queensborough Community College: Textbook Reserves, Sheila Beck

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This paper examines the textbook reserve collection at Queensborough Community College. Although the collection is heavily used in its current configuration, the library is looking for less labor intensive and less costly alternatives.

The cost of textbooks is skyrocketting. Textbooks are a major, unexpected bill for many students beginning college. Students and their family, used to having their textbooks provided or loaned free of charge at the start of the school year, face often large and unexpected bills when the first term begins. Many times, financial aid does not cover the cost of the books;. Even if it is covered ...


A Few Thoughts On Evidence In Social Work, Gary Holden, Ellen Tuchman, Kathleen Barker, Gary Rosenberg, May, Sofie Kuppens, Katie Watson Jan 2012

A Few Thoughts On Evidence In Social Work, Gary Holden, Ellen Tuchman, Kathleen Barker, Gary Rosenberg, May, Sofie Kuppens, Katie Watson

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Social work practitioners must act every working day in the face of uncertainty. This uncertainty arises in part because knowledge is often difficult to locate or sometimes lacking regarding: the systems context the population being served; the particular client system; the set of problems the client system is experiencing; as well as the various interventions that could be selected. It seems reasonable to explore ways to reduce the experience of uncertainty, and narrow, if not eliminate, the knowledge gaps that arise in such situations. The generic idea of evidence based practice has been advanced for some time as an approach ...


Licensed To Share: How Libraries Are Handling Electronic Journal Article Requests, Karen Okamoto Jan 2012

Licensed To Share: How Libraries Are Handling Electronic Journal Article Requests, Karen Okamoto

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This questionnaire-based study examines how libraries are now handling electronic journal (e-journal) article requests in both lending and borrowing. With an increasing number of publishers and e-journal content providers permitting interlibrary loan (ILL) sharing, and with the availability of new license management tools and services, many respondents stated that they share e-journal articles. However, problems persist. Respondents cited is- sues such as restrictive licenses, automatic deflection of e-journal article requests, and the lack of information from libraries about what e-journal titles they are licensed to ILL.


The Need For Continued Activism In Black Librarianship, Andrew P. Jackson Jan 2012

The Need For Continued Activism In Black Librarianship, Andrew P. Jackson

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Preface to The 21st Century Black Librarian in America


Selective And (Subtle) Marketing Of Library Instruction, Mark Aaron Polger, Karen Okamoto Jan 2012

Selective And (Subtle) Marketing Of Library Instruction, Mark Aaron Polger, Karen Okamoto

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No abstract provided.


Bridging The Gap From Wikipedia To Scholarly Sources: A Simple Discovery Tool, Valerie Forrestal, Barbara Arnett Jan 2012

Bridging The Gap From Wikipedia To Scholarly Sources: A Simple Discovery Tool, Valerie Forrestal, Barbara Arnett

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This article discusses the creation and unique implementation of a browser-based search tool at Stevens Institute of Technology. A oneSearch bookmarklet was created to allow users to execute a search of library resources directly from their Internet browser via a JavaScript book mark applet. The article also provides a brief history of similar discovery tools, as well as a look at recent literature highlighting the importance of convenience and innovation for academic researchers.


Libraries And General Education: New Strategies To Enhance Freshman Orientation, Faculty Collaboration, And Curriculum Development, Carl R. Andrews Jan 2012

Libraries And General Education: New Strategies To Enhance Freshman Orientation, Faculty Collaboration, And Curriculum Development, Carl R. Andrews

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My research will attempt to re-evaluate the academic library's role in supporting a general education program. The emphasis will focus on student centeredness, faculty collaboration, outreach and curriculum support. In the short time that I have worked in academic libraries I have learned that quality customer service and reference desk work is far from the list of priorities in some settings. Coming from the public library I found this to be unacceptable. We are service providers and the way in which we communicate with students and faculty is important. As professionals we should do more in the way of ...


Full Circle, John A. Drobnicki Jan 2012

Full Circle, John A. Drobnicki

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The author looks back on twenty-five years of working in libraries, and reflects on how some duties have not changed.


A Brief Introduction To Web-Based Note Capture, Steven Ovadia Jan 2012

A Brief Introduction To Web-Based Note Capture, Steven Ovadia

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This article explores web-based note capture tools like Evernote, Diigo, and OneNote, which allow users to keep notes online, rather than just saved locally.


Staying Informed With Really Simple Syndication (Rss), Steven Ovadia Jan 2012

Staying Informed With Really Simple Syndication (Rss), Steven Ovadia

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This article discusses Really Simple Syndication (RSS), a specification that allows content to be pushed to users, making it a useful way to track academic research.


Syncing Bookmarks: An Overview Of Current Options, Steven Ovadia Jan 2012

Syncing Bookmarks: An Overview Of Current Options, Steven Ovadia

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The article reviews several Internet bookmarking web sites, including Delicious, Pinboard, and Diigo. It also discusses online "read-it-later" services.


Program-Integrated Information Literacy (Piil) In A Hospital's Nursing Department: A Practical Model, Carlos Arguelles Jan 2012

Program-Integrated Information Literacy (Piil) In A Hospital's Nursing Department: A Practical Model, Carlos Arguelles

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This article provides a systematic description of a strategy to integrate information literacy into programs that support professional development in hospitals' nursing departments. Four phases are explained: preparatory, planning, implementation, and evaluation. It suggests that librarians must go beyond the basic one-time instruction workshops to a collaborative model working with nursing management so that nurses and nursing students will use information resources as part of their learning process and obtain the needed skills to be information literate, users of evidence-based information, and life-long learners. The literature reviews the concept of informatics in nursing practice and some of the different programs ...