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Book Review: Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library & Reflecting On The Future Of Public Libraries, Michael E. Matthews Jan 2014

Book Review: Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library & Reflecting On The Future Of Public Libraries, Michael E. Matthews

Michael E. Matthews

No abstract provided.


Between Land And Sea: Divergent Data Stewardship Practices In Deep-Sea Biosphere Research, Rebekah Cummings, Peter Darch Dec 2013

Between Land And Sea: Divergent Data Stewardship Practices In Deep-Sea Biosphere Research, Rebekah Cummings, Peter Darch

Rebekah Cummings

Data in deep-sea biosphere research often live a double life. While the original data generated on IODP expeditions are highly structured, professionally curated, and widely shared, the downstream data practices of deep-sea biosphere laboratories are far more localized and ad hoc. These divergent data practices make it difficult to track the provenance of datasets from the cruise ships to the laboratory or to integrate IODP data with laboratory data. An in-depth study of the divergent data practices in deep-sea biosphere research allows us to: - Better understand the social and technical forces that shape data stewardship throughout the data lifecycle; - Develop ...


Open Culture At The Heart Of The University: Libraries As Multicommons, Anna K. Gold Sep 2013

Open Culture At The Heart Of The University: Libraries As Multicommons, Anna K. Gold

Anna K. Gold

The university library can be reconceptualized as a powerful engine for open culture. A generative and regenerative center that naturally brings disciplines, cultures, and generations together, the university library can expand its role in open culture far beyond sharing institutionally-produced research and data through open repositories. Drawing on the experience of a public polytechnic university, this presentation documents the emergence of a university library as a system of open culture programs and as a place where a speeding culture can stop to dialogue, think, and create: generating collective interactive learning; fostering collaboration with open data; cultivating open conversations and learning ...


Prioritizing Library Instruction: Challenges And Opportunities Moving Into The Digital Age, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield, Marisa Walstrum, Amy Lefager Mar 2012

Prioritizing Library Instruction: Challenges And Opportunities Moving Into The Digital Age, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield, Marisa Walstrum, Amy Lefager

Rob Morrison

The role of librarian as teacher is shifting as we experience changes in our institutions, in technology, and in our communities. We must identify opportunities to address these issues and shape the future of our profession. Drawing upon the experience of moving from traditional library sessions to offering credit courses integrated into the curriculum of college programs, the four facilitators will lead participants in a collaborative session to identify the challenges and opportunities of integrating librarians as teachers into the student experience. Participants should bring questions, challenges, and opportunities they are facing at their own institutions. Through group discussion and ...


Extent Of Automation In South Eastern Nigerian Libraries, Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr, Ifeany Edwin Ogbo Oct 2011

Extent Of Automation In South Eastern Nigerian Libraries, Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr, Ifeany Edwin Ogbo

Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

The paper x-rays the extent of automation in South East Nigerian libraries. Ex-post-factor research method was adopted for the study involving the study of 35 libraries in the South Eastern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The study revealed that out of six public and five ministries of Education /Information libraries, none is automated. It also revealed that out of the 24 academic libraries, only two are automated. Based on the findings it is recommended that: all the three tiers of government should automate their government departmental libraries to ensure efficient storage, retrieval and dissemination of government information; state and federal governments ...


E-Valuating Local Collections For Open Acces: The Nlu Experience, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield Sep 2011

E-Valuating Local Collections For Open Acces: The Nlu Experience, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield

Rob Morrison

National Louis University (NLU) provides access to local collections through an Institutional Repository and Special Collections and Archives digital collections. We use open access as an effective and value-added method for contributing to scholarship and outreach to different communities, including alumni. As NLU celebrates our 125th anniversary this year, we utilize digital collections to promote and provide access to our unique history. This presentation will discuss materials selected for inclusion and the multiple ways open access collections can contribute to a university's scholarship and reputation.


Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese Again! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Howard Burfeind, Pete Gilber, Gisela Newbegin, Anne E. Rauh, Teri Talpe Nov 2010

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese Again! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Howard Burfeind, Pete Gilber, Gisela Newbegin, Anne E. Rauh, Teri Talpe

Anne Rauh

The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, is once again sponsoring the very successful Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! This panel wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state. Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures! The presenters will also give an update on other campaign activities.


Librarianship In The 21st Century: Lessons In Leadership, Rob Morrison, Jack Fritts Mar 2010

Librarianship In The 21st Century: Lessons In Leadership, Rob Morrison, Jack Fritts

Rob Morrison

Many of the challenges librarians face in the 21st century have existed for years and reflect the nature of higher education and society in the United States. One issue the presenters have observed is that librarians, like many educators, react to rapidly changing systems, pressures, economics, and technologies by “balancing” workloads and budgets and not by deeply reflecting on how to change strategies in order to integrate themselves more fully into academic curricula, prove the library’s value to administrators, and develop meaningful services and resources. In order to thrive and survive, librarians must be proactive at their institutions in ...


Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne E. Rauh Oct 2009

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne E. Rauh

Anne Rauh

WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! will be created on Flickr the week of November 1, and then unveiled to the media November 18. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state. Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures!


Promoting Access To Indigenous Knowledge In The Digital Age: Libraries As Facilitators, Helen N. Eke Miss Jan 2009

Promoting Access To Indigenous Knowledge In The Digital Age: Libraries As Facilitators, Helen N. Eke Miss

Helen Nneka Eke

The paper attempted to elicit the various ways of promoting access to indigenous knowledge (IK) in the digital age bringing libraries into the scene as facilitators. Some major characteristics of IK were listed such as IK being mostly rural in origin and locally bound; not systematically documented; oral in nature and usually transmitted through personal communication; not integrated into modern scientific and technical knowledge; culture specific and often generated within communities; use is cost-effective, deployment and mobilization not expensive. Other issues were also addressed such as types and applications of Indigenous Knowledge, libraries and Indigenous Knowledge, promotion of access to ...


Itunes U @ Mcmaster, Susan E. Shepley, Colleen Mackinnon, Amanda Etches-Johnson, David Kidney Jan 2008

Itunes U @ Mcmaster, Susan E. Shepley, Colleen Mackinnon, Amanda Etches-Johnson, David Kidney

Susan E Shepley

This poster discusses iTunes U and the possibilities it holds for higher education and libraries.


Int 100 Winter 2008, Rob Morrison Jan 2008

Int 100 Winter 2008, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Int 100 Fall 2007, Rob Morrison Jan 2007

Int 100 Fall 2007, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


What One Person Can Do: A Theory Of Personal Involvement In Establishing Library-Faculty Partnerships, Bruce Gilbert Jan 2000

What One Person Can Do: A Theory Of Personal Involvement In Establishing Library-Faculty Partnerships, Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Gilbert

Centers on some of the theoretical and philosophical concerns that are encountered in the process of establishing librarian-teacher-faculty relationships. These thoughts should be of interest to those (particularly librarians) who wish to establish such relationships or those who wish to re-think and revitalize existing relationships.


Internet Infoglut And Invisible Ink: Spamdexing Search Engines With Meta Tags, Ira Nathenson Jan 1998

Internet Infoglut And Invisible Ink: Spamdexing Search Engines With Meta Tags, Ira Nathenson

Ira Steven Nathenson

This Article addresses 'spamdexing,' namely, the practice of stuffing invisible keywords into webpages in order to try to get more favorable listings with search engines. For instance, some website owners will stuff the trademarks of competitors into a webpage’s code, particularly by using 'meta tags,' indexing keywords that can be hidden in a webpage’s source code. Although meta tags are not typically viewed by users, the code can be read by search engines, with the result that webpages may be improperly boosted in search engine rankings. Such practices can confuse the public and have also spurred trademark lawsuits ...