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Open Archives Initiative Protocol For Metadata Harvesting, Dublin Core And Accessibility In The Oaister Repository, Michael Peake Dec 2012

Open Archives Initiative Protocol For Metadata Harvesting, Dublin Core And Accessibility In The Oaister Repository, Michael Peake

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the use of Dublin Core as a minimum metadata standard for Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting in terms of its impact on end user experience in the OAIster repository. Specifically the study looked at the use of controlled vocabulary searches versus non-controlled vocabulary searches, as well as the impact of Dublin Core on the granularity and consistency records. Searches were performed in OAIster using Library of Congress Subject Headings and Name Authority Files, as well as non-controlled vocabulary searches for the same terms. The study concluded that controlled vocabulary searches are good for retrieving relevant ...


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 ...


Ict Skills And Computer Self-Efficacy Of Research Students: The Case Of Institute Of Pure & Applied Biology And Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, Muhammad Naushad Sabzwari, Rubina Bhatti, Bashir Ahmed Dec 2012

Ict Skills And Computer Self-Efficacy Of Research Students: The Case Of Institute Of Pure & Applied Biology And Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, Muhammad Naushad Sabzwari, Rubina Bhatti, Bashir Ahmed

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the current changing higher education environment research students need to possess ample skills related to use of computer and different ICTs for education and research purposes. This study aims to investigate the awareness, usage and impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for information, education and research purposes among the Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology research students of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. For this purpose, data was collected from students involved in research, in order to get information and awareness about their competencies and skills in ICT and other searching and data analyzing tools. The literature review shows that most ...


Adapting To Scarcity: Developing An Integrated Allocation Formula, George Stachokas, Tim Gritten Dec 2012

Adapting To Scarcity: Developing An Integrated Allocation Formula, George Stachokas, Tim Gritten

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Rising costs for library materials and shrinking budgets make it more necessary than ever for academic libraries to target their scarce resources to meet the specific needs of academic programs. The authors surveyed other institutions to determine current practices in the allocation of library materials funds in different formats. The results of our survey were inconclusive, which led us to combine monographs and continuations in a single allocation formula. By crafting an allocation formula for both monographs and continuations in print and electronic format, the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University hopes to satisfy the growing demand for information ...


Assessing The Role Of Library Associations In Promoting Research Culture In Lis, Rubina Bhatti, Tariq Mahmood Chohan Dec 2012

Assessing The Role Of Library Associations In Promoting Research Culture In Lis, Rubina Bhatti, Tariq Mahmood Chohan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Library Associations play an important role in the promotion of librarianship as a profession vital to an informed and knowledgeable society. This paper discusses the importance of research in LIS, and considers the role of professional association in recognizing, enabling and promoting a research cul­ture amongst qualified professionals. It shows that if the library profession is to grow and thrive as a true profession, demonstrating not only typical practice, but also considered scholarly approaches to the issues of its day, then its commitment in apt and relevant research practice is indispensable. It addresses the prospects, problems and challenges posed ...


Envisioning The Future Of Academic Libraries, Carol Feltes, Donna S. Gibson, Holly Miller, Cathy Norton, Ludmila Pollock Dec 2012

Envisioning The Future Of Academic Libraries, Carol Feltes, Donna S. Gibson, Holly Miller, Cathy Norton, Ludmila Pollock

Library Research

A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain additional input from the group on several key challenges that arose from the discussions. The purpose of the meeting and survey was threefold: 1. Examine in detail, from a variety of perspectives, how the world of research is changing and the impact these changes have on the direction of research libraries. 2. Create an informed vision of how research libraries can be a vital partner to researchers. 3. Suggest ...


H09-1695. Dorian Sorority (Kappa Beta Phi). Records, 1922-2008. 9.00 Linear Ft., Hope College Dec 2012

H09-1695. Dorian Sorority (Kappa Beta Phi). Records, 1922-2008. 9.00 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

The Dorian Society was organized at Hope College in 1921. The name Dorian represents that which is highest, finest, and simplest. The Doric column, notable for its strength, simplicity, and beauty, became the symbol of the society. Lavender and gold were chosen as the society’s official colors and the yellow rose became the symbol of Dorian friendship. Dorian was the first sorority at Hope College to break away from the classic sorority uniform style and the first to request a sorority house on campus. Hope College agreed to give the sorority a house in the fall of 1970. Dorian ...


Far From The Tree By Andrew Solomon, Rachel S. Wexelbaum Dec 2012

Far From The Tree By Andrew Solomon, Rachel S. Wexelbaum

Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


W06-1308.6. Hoekstra, John H. “Jack” (1926-2007). Papers, 1959-2007. 0.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Dec 2012

W06-1308.6. Hoekstra, John H. “Jack” (1926-2007). Papers, 1959-2007. 0.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

John H. “Jack” Hoekstra graduated from Hope College in 1950. From there he went on to serve as chairman of the Extension/Expansion Committee of the Classis of Kalamazoo. The collection includes background materials and correspondence concerning his work with the Kalamazoo Classis, Vision in Mission slides, and newspaper clippings and programs documenting his memorial service.


H88-0073. Hinkamp, Paul E. (1885-1971). Papers, 1907-1971. 2.75 Linear Ft., Hope College Dec 2012

H88-0073. Hinkamp, Paul E. (1885-1971). Papers, 1907-1971. 2.75 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1907; professor at Hope College 1918-1945; registrar, 1945-1956. The collection includes Hinkamp Reunion memories (1987) by Alice and Jim Hinkamp, registrar files, letters of appreciation, manuscripts and publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed programs of events at Hope College, 1928-1952, and facts and statistics about Hope College, 1851-1951.


Valpo Library Newsletter, Fall 2012, Bradford Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Kimberly Whalen, Detra Becker Dec 2012

Valpo Library Newsletter, Fall 2012, Bradford Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Kimberly Whalen, Detra Becker

Library Newsletters and Brochures

No abstract provided.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Dec 2012

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Library Holiday Schedule


H88-0072. Hinga, Milton L. “Bud” (1900-1960). Papers, 1954-1995. 0.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Dec 2012

H88-0072. Hinga, Milton L. “Bud” (1900-1960). Papers, 1954-1995. 0.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Graduate of Kalamazoo College (A.B., 1923) and Columbia University (M.A., 1930). Professor of History and Dean of Students at Hope College from 1931-1960. Posthumously inducted into the Kalamazoo College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. Collection includes biographical information, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and his personnel file (RESTRICTED).


School Environmental Factors And Mathematics Teaching Effectiveness: Implication For E-Learning, Sikiru A. Amoo, Akeem B. Disu Dec 2012

School Environmental Factors And Mathematics Teaching Effectiveness: Implication For E-Learning, Sikiru A. Amoo, Akeem B. Disu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Mathematics occupies a central position in the school curriculum. It is a core subject from the primary through the junior secondary to the senior secondary school levels of the educational system. This important position occupied by the subject in the school curricula is borne out of the role of mathematics in scientific and technological development, a sine-qua-non in national building. However, the teaching of this important subject is beset with problems of societal values for it, there is the problem of inadequate and substandard learning materials and general attitudes among others. Therefore, the study investigated the pre-professional mathematics teachers’ beliefs ...


Evaluation Of Entrepreneurship Awareness And Skills Among Lis Students In Universities In South East Nigeria, Felicia Ugwu, C.N. Ezeani Dec 2012

Evaluation Of Entrepreneurship Awareness And Skills Among Lis Students In Universities In South East Nigeria, Felicia Ugwu, C.N. Ezeani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examined the entrepreneurship awareness and skills among Library and Information Science (LIS) students in two Nigerian Universities. In Nigeria, the overcrowded job market is forcing thousands of graduates into unemployment and its associated consequences of kidnapping, drug addiction, youth restiveness and general poor standard of living. This has made it imperative that graduates be equipped with skills that are required to achieve self-reliance. With appropriate skills, LIS students as information professionals will be at the vanguard of information generation and reaping its employment opportunities in libraries, companies and corporate organizations. Specifically examined in this paper were the level ...


Impact Of The Internet On Research Effort Of Academics At Abia State University, Uturu, (Absu), Cpc Onwubiko Dec 2012

Impact Of The Internet On Research Effort Of Academics At Abia State University, Uturu, (Absu), Cpc Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper is on the impact of the Internet on the research effort of academics at Abia State University Uturu. The Internet has become an invaluable tool for teaching, learning and research. The benefits are so enormous that there is no sphere of life without the Internet application. This is certainly true for tertiary institutions. Premised on this consciousness, the descriptive survey research method was adopted in carrying out the study, with the questionnaire as the sole instrument for data collection. The study was guided by six objectives. The findings of the study revealed that there is no felt need ...


Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish Dec 2012

Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish

Libraries

This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large research universities. As a result, master's and baccalaureate institutions may be left with the impression that they cannot engage with data curation. However, by proactively engaging with faculty, libraries of all sizes can build closer relationships and help educate faculty on data documentation and organizational best practices. This article describes experiences from one master's comprehensive institution as ...


Finals Study Break And Final Blog Post, Kelly M. Fullerton Dec 2012

Finals Study Break And Final Blog Post, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

I cannot believe that this semester is over, and my internship at the library. This semester has been a immensely rewarding experience for me. From the wonderful librarians I had the opportunity to work with to the different aspects of librarianship I was able to discover, I am so grateful for the opportunity. This experience has made me 100% sure that I want to become a librarian and I cannot wait to get started. I'm filling out graduate school applications over winter break. Fingers crossed to see which programs I get into. [excerpt]


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Dec 2012

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • ALA/RUSA Award Winning Books at the Henderson Library


Electronic Information Resources Awareness, Attitude And Use By Academic Staff Members Of University Of Lagos, Nigeria, Olatokunbo Christopher Okiki Dec 2012

Electronic Information Resources Awareness, Attitude And Use By Academic Staff Members Of University Of Lagos, Nigeria, Olatokunbo Christopher Okiki

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper is an attempt to study the issues of electronic information resources awareness, attitude and use by academic staff members of university of Lagos, Nigeria with a view to survey the exposure of academics to electronic information resources. Also, it aims to highlight the challenges faced by the users and suggests some corrective measures for its improvement. A test-retest reliability method of two weeks interval was conducted, response obtained were subjected to Pearson Product Moment Correlation method and a reliability co-efficient of 0.81 was obtained. The random sampling technique together with a questionnaire was used for data collection ...


Content Analysis Of Journal Literature Published From Uk And Usa, Paramjeet Kaur Walia, Manpreet Kaur Dec 2012

Content Analysis Of Journal Literature Published From Uk And Usa, Paramjeet Kaur Walia, Manpreet Kaur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to identify the types of research papers/articles, current trends in the choice of subjects, being included in the Library and information science (LIS) journal literature published from UK and USA. The study also aims to find out the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on LIS subject fields. A content analysis of 165 research papers and journals articles published in the year 2008 in six LIS journals was conducted. Findings indicate that 93 (56.36%) of the articles out of the total 165 were research based. The variation is found with regard to coverage of ...


General Structures, Literatures, And Problems Of Libraries: Revisiting The State Of Librarianship In Africa, James Afebuameh Aiyebelehin Dec 2012

General Structures, Literatures, And Problems Of Libraries: Revisiting The State Of Librarianship In Africa, James Afebuameh Aiyebelehin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The society we live in is in constant need of information to solve its problems. The library serves as the agency responsible for the collecting, processing, managing and disseminating of this information in various formats to meet the varying needs of the users. Information may be needed for education, entertainment, socio-cultural development etc. It is therefore the duty of the librarian to ensure that there is availability and accessibility to the required information whenever it is needed. This paper looks at the nature of libraries, the structures of libraries, the literature of libraries and common problems plaguing the delivery of ...


Modern Trends In Library And Information Science Education In Nigeria: Challenges And The Way Forward, Abdulganiy Okanla Ahmed Dec 2012

Modern Trends In Library And Information Science Education In Nigeria: Challenges And The Way Forward, Abdulganiy Okanla Ahmed

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

There had been developmental changes in the society because of its dynamic nature. In view of this, the traditional method of discharging responsibilities in most fields of human endeavour is gradually going into extinction and thus, the need to move along with times. This paper therefore focuses on the challenges of modern trends in Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria. The paper discusses the nature and constraints of information service provisions traditionally. It further accounts for historical antecedents of Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria. It also examines the challenges of modern trends in Library and Information Science ...


Home Pages Of Ten Leading Global-Asian Academic Library Websites, Safie Tahmasebi Limoni, Mitra Ghiasi, Ali A. Razavi Dec 2012

Home Pages Of Ten Leading Global-Asian Academic Library Websites, Safie Tahmasebi Limoni, Mitra Ghiasi, Ali A. Razavi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A website’s homepage is a gate to its content, and accuracy of structure is important. This is especially more important on academic library websites that are places for searching for general and specific information.

This is based on a survey-comparative method using researcher-made checklists. The population consists of ten leading global-Asian academic library websites confirmed by webometry site. Findings include three factors: search engine available on the first page (P = 0.000), available page for electronic resources separately (P = 0.003), image attraction (P = 0.002), and the bond between a library webpage and non-academic libraries (P = 0.001 ...


Lacuny Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2012, Lacuny Dec 2012

Lacuny Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2012, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


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.


Open Ethos Publishing At Code4lib Journal And In The Library With The Lead Pipe, Emily Ford Dec 2012

Open Ethos Publishing At Code4lib Journal And In The Library With The Lead Pipe, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The library world is deeply entrenched in the open ethos, yet there are few examples of library publications that engage in open editorial and peer review processes. In this article we discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by the open editorial processes used at In the Library with the Lead Pipe and Code4Lib Journal. To end, we discuss the need to grow open review and editorial processes in library and information science publications.


The Socialite Library, Katy Kelly Dec 2012

The Socialite Library, Katy Kelly

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Feel like you’re using social media on behalf of your library “just because” and to an unresponsive audience? Think of a great party host. They plan the party and provide a welcoming space. Maybe they even incentivize you to attend and participate. Great hosts also take the time to check how their guests are doing, respond to needs and complaints, and adjust the party to accommodate future attendees. Learn how one library revamped its social media by thinking like a socialite party host. Katy Kelly, Communications and Outreach Librarian at University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, will describe her use ...


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Dec 2012

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Database trials and evaluations: PsycCRITIQUES and PsycExtra


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 037, Number 16, December 10, 2012, Grand Valley State University Dec 2012

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 037, Number 16, December 10, 2012, Grand Valley State University

2012-2013, Volume 37

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.