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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 ...


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

Yasmeen Shorish

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 organization best practices. Experiences from one master’s comprehensive institution as it engages with ...


Report Of The Ad Hoc Committee On Open Access, Andree Rathemacher, Laura Beauvais, Corey Lang, Julia Lovett, Louis Kirschenbaum Nov 2012

Report Of The Ad Hoc Committee On Open Access, Andree Rathemacher, Laura Beauvais, Corey Lang, Julia Lovett, Louis Kirschenbaum

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access, finalized November 27, 2012 and presented to the University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate on February 21, 2013.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access was charged by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to "look at some of the issues of Open Access in scholarly communication, look at some solutions, and present suggestions as to what approach would best fit URI's needs and how that might be realized."

The Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access recommended that the University of Rhode Island, through a vote of the Faculty Senate, adopt ...


Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton Nov 2012

Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton

Dena Laton

No abstract provided.


Wvvln Distance Education Forum#11;Return On Investment (Roi) Discussion: Mu Library Example, Monica Brooks, Crystal L. Stewart Nov 2012

Wvvln Distance Education Forum#11;Return On Investment (Roi) Discussion: Mu Library Example, Monica Brooks, Crystal L. Stewart

Crystal L. Stewart

No abstract provided.


Internet Reviews: Biodiversity Heritage Library, John Creech Nov 2012

Internet Reviews: Biodiversity Heritage Library, John Creech

Library Scholarship

Review of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, emphasizing its value and appeal to a world-wide multi-lingual audience.


Information Literacy And Political Efficacy: Assessing The Correlation, Maria Albo, Julie Higbee Sep 2012

Information Literacy And Political Efficacy: Assessing The Correlation, Maria Albo, Julie Higbee

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

See presentation description.


Wvvln Distance Education Forum#11;Return On Investment (Roi) Discussion: Mu Library Example, Monica Brooks, Crystal L. Stewart Aug 2012

Wvvln Distance Education Forum#11;Return On Investment (Roi) Discussion: Mu Library Example, Monica Brooks, Crystal L. Stewart

Monica Brooks

No abstract provided.


Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton Aug 2012

Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton

Monica Brooks

No abstract provided.


Acquisitions Unit Annual Report 2011-2012, Andrée J. Rathemacher Aug 2012

Acquisitions Unit Annual Report 2011-2012, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Annual Report of the Acquisitions Unit, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island for FY12. Covers personnel, work flow, special projects, serial and monograph acquisitions, and goals for the coming year. Supplemental files include data on library materials expenditures by a number of variables as well as important working documents from the year.


Reference Databases Usage Statistics 2011-2012, Michael A. Cerbo Ii, Sarah Bannister Aug 2012

Reference Databases Usage Statistics 2011-2012, Michael A. Cerbo Ii, Sarah Bannister

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Statistics on the use of online reference databases at the University of Rhode Island during the period from July 2011 through June 2012. Includes COUNTER-compliant data on sessions, searches, turnaways, full text articles downloaded, cost per search, and other metrics.


Acrl Peer Comparison For University Of Rhode Island Libraries, 2007-2011, Andrée J. Rathemacher May 2012

Acrl Peer Comparison For University Of Rhode Island Libraries, 2007-2011, Andrée J. Rathemacher

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

Comparison of the University of Rhode Island Libraries with peer institutions (as defined by the University's Office of Institutional Research). Data used are from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Statistical Survey from the years 2007-2011. Metrics compared are: total library expenditures, total library materials expenditures, current serials expenditures, monographs expenditures, number of serials purchased, number of monographic volumes purchased, salaries & wages professional staff, salaries & wages support staff, professional staff (fte), support staff (fte), total library resources expenditures per enrolled student FTE, and total library materials resource expenditures per enrolled student FTE.


Presentation On E-Books To The University Of Rhode Island Deans' Council, Andrée Rathemacher May 2012

Presentation On E-Books To The University Of Rhode Island Deans' Council, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

Slides and notes for a presentation on e-books to the University of Rhode Island Deans' Council on May 16, 2012.


Presentation On E-Books To The University Of Rhode Island Deans' Council, Andrée J. Rathemacher May 2012

Presentation On E-Books To The University Of Rhode Island Deans' Council, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Andrée J. Rathemacher

Powerpoint slides for a presentation on e-books to the University of Rhode Island Deans' Council on May 16, 2012.


New E-Resources At The University Libraries, Andrée Rathemacher May 2012

New E-Resources At The University Libraries, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

LibGuide providing a list of electronic resources purchased by the University of Rhode Island libraries in recent months.


Internet Reviews: Understanding Evolution, John Creech May 2012

Internet Reviews: Understanding Evolution, John Creech

Library Scholarship

Review of the Understanding Evolution website by the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education.


Panel Discussion On Libraries And Best Practices In Fair Use, Andrée J. Rathemacher Apr 2012

Panel Discussion On Libraries And Best Practices In Fair Use, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

This report covers a panel discussion on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, published in January 2012 by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The panel was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 23, 2012 and was hosted by the MIT Libraries. Panelists were Patricia Aufderheide of the Center for Social Media at American University; Brandon Butler of ARL; Kyle Courtney of Harvard Law School; and Jay Wilcoxson of MIT.


Monograph Expenditures Summary, Andrée J. Rathemacher Feb 2012

Monograph Expenditures Summary, Andrée J. Rathemacher

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

This is a spreadsheet of library expenditure data prepared for NEASC's five-year accreditation visit to the University of Rhode Island in fall 2012. It presents time series data from 1995/96 to 2010/11 on total expenditures on monographs (books), total number of monographs purchased, total gift volumes added, expenditures on monographs as a percentage of total materials expenditures, and purchasing power of the library's monograph budget calculated by deflating monograph expenditures by the U.S. College Books price index to 1995 dollars.


Serials Expenditures Summary, Andrée J. Rathemacher Feb 2012

Serials Expenditures Summary, Andrée J. Rathemacher

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

This is a spreadsheet of library expenditure data prepared for NEASC's five-year accreditation visit to the University of Rhode Island in fall 2012. It presents time series data from 1995/96 to 2010/11 on total library serials expenditures (for periodical and database subscriptions), number of serials purchased (total and online-only), expenditures on serials as a percentage of total materials expenditures, and purchasing power of the library's serials budget calculated by deflating serials expenditures by the U.S. Periodicals Price Index to 1995 dollars.


Ithaka Boston Forum, Andrée J. Rathemacher Jan 2012

Ithaka Boston Forum, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

This report covers the Ithaka Boston Forum, held in Boston on December 6, 2011. Presenters from Ithaka S + R updated attendees on new initiatives at JSTOR, forthcoming Books at JSTOR, the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program, and long-term preservation of electronic content through Portico.


Fy2012 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael Vocino Jan 2012

Fy2012 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael Vocino

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

The main document posted here is a report generated from the online subscription service ACRLMetrics. The report contains FY2012 data as submitted by the University of Rhode Island Libraries for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2011-2012 statistical survey. It also provides additional metrics calculated by ACRL. Several files are included as supplemental content: "ACRL academic library survey -- URI FY2012 data.xlsx," the report (above) in spreadsheet format; "ACRL Statistics blank worksheet 2011-12.pdf," "2012 ACRL data entry printout - URI.pdf," a printout of URI's final FY2012 data as entered in the ACRL Web-based form; "ACRL Statistics ...


Lolcats And Celebrities And (Red Panda) Bears – Oh, My!, Mary T. Moser Jan 2012

Lolcats And Celebrities And (Red Panda) Bears – Oh, My!, Mary T. Moser

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

Getting - and keeping - students' attention during library instruction sessions is an increasingly Herculean task. We all know the best practices for teaching: be engaging, ask questions, provide opportunities for active learning. But what if those techniques just aren't enough? By experimenting wildly with the presentation of my library instruction sessions, I have found that a lot of teaching power lies within the unexpected. Often, topics with very little direct correlation to libraries make interesting and engaging platforms for teaching information literacy concepts. Some of the add-ons I have used in classes include: slideshows of LOLcat pictures to impart research ...


Developing Reusable Learning Objects At Itt Dublin Via The Irish National Digital Learning Repository, Philip Russell, Gerry Ryder, Gillian Kerins Jan 2012

Developing Reusable Learning Objects At Itt Dublin Via The Irish National Digital Learning Repository, Philip Russell, Gerry Ryder, Gillian Kerins

Other Resources

During a two year period commencing from June 2010 until the present, a suite of online reusable learning objects (RLOs) have been created at ITT Dublin library covering a range of information literacy competencies.

This poster will outline the development of RLOs at ITT Dublin and how these resources have been shared, reused and repurposed to enhance information literacy progression. The article will focus on best practices and lessons learned during the design, development, and implementation process including the pedagogical approach, application of the software and the collaborative working arrangements that the digital learning resources have helped to foster.


Academic Librarians In Second Life, Denise Cote, Beth Kraemer, Diane Nahl, Robin Ashford Jan 2012

Academic Librarians In Second Life, Denise Cote, Beth Kraemer, Diane Nahl, Robin Ashford

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

The multi-user virtual world Second Life is an online software platform that allows users to jointly explore realistic three-dimensional environments via avatar characters, communicate via voice and text chat, and collaborate using shared creation tools. Librarians and educators have been developing academic content and services in Second Life for use with students and other constituency groups since 2005. This study surveyed academic librarians working in Second Life to discover their perceptions of virtual world environments for teaching and learning and to gauge the impact of this technology on their work with faculty and students. Sixty-two librarians provided details on various ...


Open Textbooks And Provincial Government Policy: A Look At The Issues, Lisa Di Valentino Jan 2012

Open Textbooks And Provincial Government Policy: A Look At The Issues, Lisa Di Valentino

FIMS Publications

In 2012, the British Columbia government announced a plan to fund a program that will result in the creation of open access textbooks for 40 lower-year university courses — the first such program in any of the provinces. This paper will argue that Ontario should follow British Columbia’s lead and invest in the development of a project to create and promote the use of open textbooks. The introduction will discuss the concept of open textbooks and the various initiatives and legislation that have been introduced in the United States, and British Columbia’s plan will be described in more detail ...


Review Of “Social Networking Tools For Academic Libraries”, Alison Hicks Jan 2012

Review Of “Social Networking Tools For Academic Libraries”, Alison Hicks

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Internet Reviews: Livescience, John Creech Jan 2012

Internet Reviews: Livescience, John Creech

Library Scholarship

This column provides a review of LiveScience, a website created by TechMediaNetwork. The site is recommended for undergraduates seeking background information or professionals seeking quick facts.