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Wasted Words? Current Trends In Cd Policies, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Megan Sheffield Nov 2012

Wasted Words? Current Trends In Cd Policies, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The transition to electronic resources and the changing role of the collection development librarian are having a tremendous impact on the manner by which libraries select and acquire new materials. The goal of this research project was to further elucidate the current trends of collection development policies in members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) as well as gage current use and future efficacy. The survey was designed and sent to librarians responsible for collection development at university-affiliated ARL libraries in order to obtain a current picture of academic collection development policies, and how they are changing due to ...


Data-Driven Decision Making: A Holistic Approach To Assessment In Special Collections Repositories, Melanie Griffin, Barbara Lewis, Mark I. Greenberg Oct 2012

Data-Driven Decision Making: A Holistic Approach To Assessment In Special Collections Repositories, Melanie Griffin, Barbara Lewis, Mark I. Greenberg

Special Collections Faculty and Staff Publications

Faced with shrinking budgets and reduced staffing, the University of South Florida Libraries Special & Digital Collections Department (SDC) implemented a comprehensive, integrated assessment program to better focus its diminished resources within clear strategic goals. Department faculty sought to answer the following inter-related questions: 1) What are the Department’s staffing needs? 2) What staff skill sets and training are required to meet researchers’ expectations, and what personnel skills and functions are most needed by the Department in the future? 3) Where should the Department target its outreach efforts? 4) How can the Department streamline and prioritize technical services to support ...


Open Access Week 2012: Oa Copyright, Drew Smith, Merilyn Burke Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Oa Copyright, Drew Smith, Merilyn Burke

Scholar Commons Publications

You can access the USF Tampa Library Copyright guide here:

http://guides.lib.usf.edu/copyright


Open Access Week 2012: Oa Economics - Is Our Current Model Sustainable?, Todd Chavez Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Oa Economics - Is Our Current Model Sustainable?, Todd Chavez

Scholar Commons Publications

No abstract provided.


Open Access Week 2012: The Future Of Academic Publishing - Digital Humanities And On-Line Publishing, Laura Runge Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: The Future Of Academic Publishing - Digital Humanities And On-Line Publishing, Laura Runge

Scholar Commons Publications

You can visit the journal discussed in this event by clicking here:

http://www.aphrabehn.org/ABO/


Open Access Week 2012: Education Resources, Susan Ariew Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Education Resources, Susan Ariew

Scholar Commons Publications

You can access the associated lib guide here:

http://guides.lib.usf.edu/content.php?pid=57901&sid=427797


Open Access Week 2012: Scholar Commons The Oa Institutional Repository For Tampa Campus, Rebel Cummings-Sauls Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Scholar Commons The Oa Institutional Repository For Tampa Campus, Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Scholar Commons Publications

No abstract provided.


Open Access Week 2012: Oa Data - Gis And Beyond, Pete Reehling, Richard Mckenzie Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Oa Data - Gis And Beyond, Pete Reehling, Richard Mckenzie

Scholar Commons Publications

You can access the data links discussed in this event here:

http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/datasets/


Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan A. Ariew, Audrey Powers Aug 2012

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan A. Ariew, Audrey Powers

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Offers tips and strategies for efficient, effective use of library resources and services to help new graduate students at USF get started on research and literature reviews in their field.


Progress Update To The Rr2 Report, K. Megan Sheffield Aug 2012

Progress Update To The Rr2 Report, K. Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Institutional Repository Annual Report: Fy 2011-2012, Rebel A. Cummings-Sauls Aug 2012

Institutional Repository Annual Report: Fy 2011-2012, Rebel A. Cummings-Sauls

Scholar Commons Publications

In the fall of 2011, the Academic Resources Unit of Tampa Library officially launched Scholar Commons, the University of South Florida’s (USF’s) institutional repository (IR), as a virtual showcase for research and creative energies. Scholar Commons provides digital preservation and free, open access to all scholarly works produced by the USF Community. Scholar Commons will be a vehicle to drive research communication across disciplines and the globe.

This is the first annual report of the IR at USF Tampa, however this review covers the history of the IR beginning in December of 2007. This was done so that ...


Open Access Journal Workflow, University Of South Florida, Tampa Library Jul 2012

Open Access Journal Workflow, University Of South Florida, Tampa Library

Scholar Commons Publications

Here you will find the steps that a journal will go through when adding their title to our collection support. The entire process can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. You will see each step and the tasks required for each.


Standardization Of Questions In Rare Disease Registries: The Prism Library Project, Rachel L. Richesson, Denise Shereff, James E. Andrews Jul 2012

Standardization Of Questions In Rare Disease Registries: The Prism Library Project, Rachel L. Richesson, Denise Shereff, James E. Andrews

School of Information Faculty Publications

Background: Patient registries are often a helpful first step in estimating the impact and understanding the etiology of rare diseases - both requisites for the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. The value and utility of patient registries rely on the use of both well-constructed structured research questions and relevant answer sets accompanying them. There are currently no clear standards or specifications for developing registry questions, and there are no banks of existing questions to support registry developers.

Objective: This paper introduces the [Rare Disease] PRISM (Patient Registry Item Specifications and Metadata for Rare Disease) project, a library of standardized questions ...


The Use Of An Online Forum For Health Information By Married Korean Women In The United States, Soojung Kim, Jungwon Yoon Jun 2012

The Use Of An Online Forum For Health Information By Married Korean Women In The United States, Soojung Kim, Jungwon Yoon

School of Information Faculty Publications

Introduction. The purpose of this study is to examine the use of an online health forum by married Korean women living in the USA who sought help for health and medical issues.

Method. A thousand messages posted to a health forum designed for married Korean women living in the USA were collected in September 2010.

Analysis. Content analysis of the messages identified the purposes of asking questions, relationship between enquirers and patients, major topics of questions, whether questions were asked before or after consulting a doctor, and more.

Results. A typical questioning behaviour in the forum was a woman asking ...


The Case For A 60-Day Interlibrary Loan Lending Period, Kristine Jo Shrauger, Leetta M. Schmidt, Mary Radnor May 2012

The Case For A 60-Day Interlibrary Loan Lending Period, Kristine Jo Shrauger, Leetta M. Schmidt, Mary Radnor

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article looks at standardizing the loan period among 16 higher academic institutions in the state of Florida. A standardized loan period became a topic of conversation during the creation of a new resource sharing service. The resulting discussion led to a critical look at loan periods for all resource sharing activities.


The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among A Disparate Group, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith May 2012

The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among A Disparate Group, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the development of a new resource sharing program within the Florida State University Libraries called UBorrow. Background includes information on similar programs and the use of Integrated Library Systems in this type of program. There is discussion of the pilot project which reviewed and selected the delivery system for this new program. Discussion also includes lessons learned concerning UBorrow's preliminary implementation and how unity in this service was created among a disparate group.


What The Heart Remembers: The Women And Children Of Darfur, Barbara Lewis, Audrey Powers Apr 2012

What The Heart Remembers: The Women And Children Of Darfur, Barbara Lewis, Audrey Powers

Special Collections Faculty and Staff Publications

In 2009, the University of South Florida (USF) Libraries received from the organization Waging Peace a collection of materials which included transcripts of interviews with female genocide survivors and original children's drawings depicting the atrocities of genocide in Darfur. These materials are particularly significant in that they were used as evidence of genocide In Darfur in the International Criminal Court. The children's drawings have been digitized by USF and are an important element in the development of a web portal for the new Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center. These drawings also inspired the performance piece What the Heart Remembers ...


If It's Worth Teaching, It's Worth Finding Out Whether They Learned It!, Susan A. Ariew, Drew Smith Mar 2012

If It's Worth Teaching, It's Worth Finding Out Whether They Learned It!, Susan A. Ariew, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

NEFLIN Webinar covering a variety of issues regarding assessment of academic library instruction, including: How assessment fits into the information literacy landscape How assessment is an integral part of instructional design How teacher-librarians determine what types of assessments are right for program or department How to customize assessments to fit learning objectives


An Overview Of Web Archiving, Jinfang Niu Mar 2012

An Overview Of Web Archiving, Jinfang Niu

School of Information Faculty Publications

This overview is a study of the methods used at a variety of universities, and international government libraries and archives, to select, acquire, describe and access web resources for their archives. Creating a web archive presents many challenges, and library and information schools should ensure that instruction in web archiving methods and skills is made part of their curricula, to help future practitioners meet those challenges. In preparation for developing a web archiving course, the author conducted a comprehensive literature review. The findings are reported in this paper, along with the author's views on some of the methods in ...


Functionalities Of Web Archives, Jinfang Niu Mar 2012

Functionalities Of Web Archives, Jinfang Niu

School of Information Faculty Publications

The functionalities that are important to the users of web archives range from basic searching and browsing to advanced personalized and customized services, data mining, and website reconstruction. The author examined ten of the most established English language web archives to determine which functionalities each of the archives supported, and how they compared. A functionality checklist was designed, based on use cases created by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), and the findings of two related user studies. The functionality review was conducted, along with a comprehensive literature review of web archiving methods, in preparation for the development of a ...


A Report By The Rr2 Taskforce, K. Megan Sheffield, Zoraya Betancourt, Carol Ann Borchert, Barbara Lewis, Susan Silver, Dennis J. Smith, Drew Smith Jan 2012

A Report By The Rr2 Taskforce, K. Megan Sheffield, Zoraya Betancourt, Carol Ann Borchert, Barbara Lewis, Susan Silver, Dennis J. Smith, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This is the collaborative work of the Re-envisioning Reference 2 committee that focused on the delivery of reference services and the possible move to a single service point at the USF Tampa Library.


Open Access Journal Publishing At Usf: How We Do It, Why We Do It, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2012

Open Access Journal Publishing At Usf: How We Do It, Why We Do It, Todd A. Chavez

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

In this contribution to the 2011-2012 Digital Commons Community Webinar Series, I discuss the primary drivers for the University of South Florida Tampa Library's commitment to supporting open-access journals. Our primary motivations include removing obstacles for our faculty and deeply embedding the library as a full partner in the research endeavor. Secondary motivations include contributing to solutions for increasing journal costs and to promote the public good. I also discuss staffing the activity, training and skill sets, and workflow management.


Isn't Everything Online Yet? Streaming Media And Electronic Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt, Rue Mckenzie Jan 2012

Isn't Everything Online Yet? Streaming Media And Electronic Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt, Rue Mckenzie

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries try several ways of meeting patron expectations. Providing on-demand streaming video content for course reserves remains a formidable challenge. Multitudinous methods for acquiring and accessing content hamper the flexibility of any such service. This article reviews what one library has done to make streaming media, especially streaming video, available to faculty in the collection and how this foundation will be used to support electronic reserves service in the future.


When The Pilot Is Over: Picking The Program And Making It Stick, Purchase On Demand At The University Of South Florida, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2012

When The Pilot Is Over: Picking The Program And Making It Stick, Purchase On Demand At The University Of South Florida, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In 2008 the Interlibrary Loan department of the University of South Florida, Tampa, began a Purchase on Demand program, using interlibrary loan requests to supplement Collection Development practices. After three years the program was analyzed for effectiveness and compared to other programs currently in operation. To achieve a complete evaluation, interlibrary loan patrons were surveyed on their awareness and use of the Purchase on Demand program. This article combines the analysis of USF's program with recommendations gained through administration and evaluation of Purchase on Demand.


Acs Scholarship To The Charleston Conference Essay, K. Megan Sheffield Jan 2012

Acs Scholarship To The Charleston Conference Essay, K. Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Archives And Records Management: A Long History, Tomaro I. Taylor, Gail Donovan Jan 2012

Archives And Records Management: A Long History, Tomaro I. Taylor, Gail Donovan

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Tagline: Information Extraction For Semi-Structured Text Elements In Medical Progress Notes, Dezon K. Finch Jan 2012

Tagline: Information Extraction For Semi-Structured Text Elements In Medical Progress Notes, Dezon K. Finch

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Text analysis has become an important research activity in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Statistical text mining and natural language processing have been shown to be very effective for extracting useful information from medical documents. However, neither of these techniques is effective at extracting the information stored in semi-structure text elements. A prototype system (TagLine) was developed as a method for extracting information from the semi-structured portions of text using machine learning. Features for the learning machine were suggested by prior work, as well as by examining the text, and selecting those attributes that help distinguish the various classes ...


Making It Real: Faculty Collaboration To Create Video Content, Claudia J. Dold, Gary Dudell Jan 2012

Making It Real: Faculty Collaboration To Create Video Content, Claudia J. Dold, Gary Dudell

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Interest in integrative health care is a growing area of health practice, combining conventional medical treatments with safe and effective complementary and alternative medicine. These modalities relate to both improving physical and psychological well-being, and enhancing conventional talk therapy. In an interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching and library faculty have created a series of sixteen on-line video interviews that introduce practitioner-relevant experiences to students as supplemental course material. These videos are available through the department web-pages to students in other related disciplines as well, including Social Work, Counselor Education, Psychology, and the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine. The video series ...


Tracing Boundaries, Effacing Boundaries: Information Literacy As An Academic Discipline, Grace L. Veach Jan 2012

Tracing Boundaries, Effacing Boundaries: Information Literacy As An Academic Discipline, Grace L. Veach

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Both librarianship and composition have been shaken by recent developments in higher education. In libraries ebooks and online databases threaten the traditional "library as warehouse model," while in composition, studies like The Citation Project show that students are not learning how to incorporate sources into their own writing effectively. This dissertation examines the disciplinary origins and current status of information literacy and makes a case for increased collaboration between Writing Studies and librarians and the eventual emergence of information literacy as a discipline in its own right. Chapter One introduces the near-total failure of information literacy pedagogy and the lack ...


Learning And Relevance In Information Retrieval: A Study In The Application Of Exploration And User Knowledge To Enhance Performance, Harvey Stuart Hyman Jan 2012

Learning And Relevance In Information Retrieval: A Study In The Application Of Exploration And User Knowledge To Enhance Performance, Harvey Stuart Hyman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the impact of exploration and learning upon eDiscovery information retrieval; it is written in three parts. Part I contains foundational concepts and background on the topics of information retrieval and eDiscovery. This part informs the reader about the research frameworks, methodologies, data collection, and instruments that guide this dissertation.

Part II contains the foundation, development and detailed findings of Study One, "The Relationship of Exploration with Knowledge Acquisition." This part of the dissertation reports on experiments designed to measure user exploration of a randomly selected subset of a corpus and its relationship with performance in the information ...