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Film For Four: Teaching The Libraries Through Film Production And Instructional Design, Michelle H. Brannen, Ingrid Jovonne Ruffin Jan 2017

Film For Four: Teaching The Libraries Through Film Production And Instructional Design, Michelle H. Brannen, Ingrid Jovonne Ruffin

Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications -- UT Libraries

This book chapter focuses on the development of the Four-Hour Film Festival at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In it’s third year, the Four-Hour Film Festival is a partnership between university librarians and resident assistants. The Four-Hour Film Festival provided a novel experience for students and housing staff to learn more about the libraries’ resources, people, and spaces while developing media literacy skills and relationships. This chapter covers how the partnership was formed; development of goals and learning outcomes; structuring the video contest; assessment of the contest; and conclude with a reflection on the triumphs and challenges of instructional ...


Usability Testing To Improve Research Data Services, Rachel E. Volentine, Amber Owens, Carol Tenopir, Mike Frame Jan 2017

Usability Testing To Improve Research Data Services, Rachel E. Volentine, Amber Owens, Carol Tenopir, Mike Frame

DataONE Sociocultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups

Usability refers to the ease and accessibility of a system. Usability testing seeks to study how users interact with a system in order to improve the users’ experience and satisfaction in achieving their objectives with the system. Usability testing is an important metric for improving a library’s online services, including research data services. Libraries can help make research data available by providing repositories and data curation services for researchers to house their collected data. Providing services throughout the science data life cycle (i.e. plan, collect, share, and preserve) is important for producing higher quality research, expanding its impact ...


The Role Of Federal Libraries And Federal Librarians In Research Data Services (Rds): An Exploratory Study, Kimberly L. Douglass, Carol Tenopir, Ben Birch, Suzie Allard, Carol Hoover, Lisa Zolly, Mike Frame Jul 2014

The Role Of Federal Libraries And Federal Librarians In Research Data Services (Rds): An Exploratory Study, Kimberly L. Douglass, Carol Tenopir, Ben Birch, Suzie Allard, Carol Hoover, Lisa Zolly, Mike Frame

DataONE Sociocultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups

This study explores the roles federal (government) libraries and librarians play in scientific (international) knowledge development within federal agencies and in the larger scientific enterprise. In particular, this research looks at libraries’ and librarians’ facilitation of scientific inquiry through the application of research data services (RDS). Currently, librarians’ research and data consultation activities with administrators and researchers typically involve creating citations and finding datasets; less frequently, librarians are engaged in data management planning and other RDS activities. However, federal libraries and librarians have been identified as key stakeholders in collaborative science generally and specifically in scientific data cyberinfrastructures, such as ...


Measuring And Applying Data About Users In The Seton Hall Library, Rachel E. Volentine, Lisa Rose-Wiles, Carol Tenopir Feb 2013

Measuring And Applying Data About Users In The Seton Hall Library, Rachel E. Volentine, Lisa Rose-Wiles, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

We present data on how faculty and students at Seton Hall University use scholarly articles and books, how the library can present its findings to stakeholders, and how librarians can learn from these findings to better meet user needs. The data were gathered using questionnaire surveys of university faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students as part of the IMLS Lib-Value project and based on Tenopir and King Studies conducted since 1977. Many questions used the critical incident of the last article and book reading to enable analysis of the characteristics of readings, in addition to characteristics of readers. Seton Hall ...


The Value Of Scholarly Reading In The Life Sciences, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine Jan 2012

The Value Of Scholarly Reading In The Life Sciences, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine

School of Communication Studies Publications and Other Works

Surveys of academic staff in six universities in the U.K. provide insights for publishers and universities into scholarly article, book, and other publication reading patterns of academics and differences based on academic discipline of readers. These surveys were part of the 2011 UK Scholarly Reading and the Value of the Library Study funded by JISC Collections and based on Tenopir and King Studies conducted since 1977. Reading patterns of life and environmental scientists differ from other disciplines, in particular social sciences. Scholarly articles, especially those obtained from the library’s e-journal collections, are vital to the work of all ...


Developing Comic Book And Graphic Novel Collections In Libraries, Sara Dianne Ray Dec 2010

Developing Comic Book And Graphic Novel Collections In Libraries, Sara Dianne Ray

Masters Theses

This research study has several objectives. The first is to research graphic novels and comic books, their history and the issues this visual and literary medium has had with censorship, with preconceived notions that the medium is only meant for a juvenile audience, and with the development of rating standards. The second objective is to study current literature that has been written by scholars and librarians on this medium. This exploration of graphic novels and comic books and the scholarship and collection development efforts related to them provides a foundation for considering the issues and challenges which current and future ...


Privacy And Generation Y: Applying Library Values To Social Networking Sites, Peter Fernandez Apr 2010

Privacy And Generation Y: Applying Library Values To Social Networking Sites, Peter Fernandez

Other Library Publications and Works

Librarians face many challenges when dealing with issues of privacy within the mediated space of social networking sites. Conceptually, social networking sites differ from libraries on privacy as a value. Research about Generation Y students, the primary clientele of undergraduate libraries, can inform librarians’ relationship to this important emerging technology. Five recommendations assist librarians in expanding their traditional commitment to privacy into the realm of social networking sites.


The Value Gap., Carol Tenopir Jul 2009

The Value Gap., Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

It is more important than ever, suggested several companies in the annual Database Marketplace Survey, to measure collection use fully and better evaluate the value of the library to its constituencies. Strategies range from focusing on usage statistics to guide collection development to measuring (and improving) users' perceptions of the library.


Electronic Journals And Changes In Scholarly Article Seeking And Reading Patterns, Carol Tenopir, Donald W. King, Sheri Edwards, Lei Wu Feb 2009

Electronic Journals And Changes In Scholarly Article Seeking And Reading Patterns, Carol Tenopir, Donald W. King, Sheri Edwards, Lei Wu

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

By tracking the information-seeking and reading patterns of science, technology, medical and social science faculty members from 1977 to the present, this paper seeks to examine how faculty members locate, obtain, read, and use scholarly articles and how this has changed with the widespread availability of electronic journals and journal alternatives.


Balancing Outreach And Privacy In Facebook: Five Guiding Decisions Points, Peter Fernandez Jan 2009

Balancing Outreach And Privacy In Facebook: Five Guiding Decisions Points, Peter Fernandez

Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications -- UT Libraries

The purpose of this paper is to highlight five decision points intended to serve as guideposts for librarians attempting to conceptualize their own efforts within Facebook.


Living The Virtual Library Life., Carol Tenopir Oct 2007

Living The Virtual Library Life., Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Sites such as Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, and Second Life provide a personal, but virtual, library presence to link librarians and library patrons. Many think that Second Life, peopled by avatars and created by Linden Research Inc, could be a way for librarians to reach each other and maintain social connections, as well as serve continuing education.


Trends From The Industry Perspective, Carol Tenopir Jun 2002

Trends From The Industry Perspective, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

FOR THE ANNUAL Database Marketplace Survey (see LJ 5/15/02, p. 42ff.) company representatives were asked what major issues or trends will impact database availability and distribution in the next year. While budget woes are clearly the major issue for libraries and vendors alike, other trends are also expected to shape online information services.


The Web And Content Companies, Carol Tenopir Jun 2001

The Web And Content Companies, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

All CAS electronic services are now on the web. The company views the web as "an opportunity to offer more convenient access to scientific databases and reach new audiences with little or no experience in traditional online searching." OCLC believes "the web has allowed OCLC and libraries to think in new ways about virtually every aspect of their operations: cataloging, reference, and resource sharing."


Patterns Of Use And Usage Factors For Online Databases In Academic And Public Libraries, Carol Tenopir, Danielle Green Nov 1999

Patterns Of Use And Usage Factors For Online Databases In Academic And Public Libraries, Carol Tenopir, Danielle Green

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Database usage data from a random sample of academic and public libraries in the U.S. and Canada reveals patterns of use in selected types of libraries. Library users in both public and academic libraries tend to use commercial online databases most frequently early in the week, mid-day, and at times that correspond to the academic calendar (November in this sex-month sample.) The mean number of simultaneous users is correlated with the size of the population served and the number o workstations available, but relatively low numbers of users are simultaneously logged on to research databases at all sizes of ...


Should We Cancel Print?, Carol Tenopir Sep 1999

Should We Cancel Print?, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Two ongoing print publications may be needed to track the number of journal, magazine and newspaper titles that are now available online. The Association of Research Libraries' Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and Academic Discussion Lists tracks e-journals and listservs starting from the early 1990s. Fulltext Sources Online is an alphabetic list of magazines, journals and news sources.


Database Use In Academic Libraries, Carol Tenopir May 1999

Database Use In Academic Libraries, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Staff from 58 academic librarians responded to survey questions regarding what influences the recommendations they make for use of electronic databases. Quality and usefulness of content was rated as most important, convenience (number of workstations, availability of remote login, and location of workstations) was also important, and familiarity played a role. Availability of full-text often overrides all other factors.


Pricing Options, Carol Tenopir Sep 1998

Pricing Options, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Tenopir discusses database pricing issues in libraries. Pricing for digital products has been found to be much more complex than print pricing. The options that most libraries use fall into the categories of pay-as-you-go pricing, fixed-pricing, and user-based licensing.


Furor Over Prices, Carol Tenopir Jul 1998

Furor Over Prices, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Tenopir discusses online databases and the major shift in pricing policies that just occurred at the DIALOG corporation. Right now is really not the best time for vendors to start increasing prices.


Online Use Policies And Restrictions, Carol Tenopir Jul 1997

Online Use Policies And Restrictions, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Many public libraries have been forced to adopt policies regarding Internet access, both because of potentially controversial sites and the costs of providing access. Rules on restricting the access of minors and other policies are discussed.


Reading Vendor Literature, Carol Tenopir Jun 1997

Reading Vendor Literature, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Literature from database producers and online vendors can be a helpful starting point in deciding which distributor to select for a library. However, librarians should be cautious of phrases such as 'easy to use' and 'low cost,' as well as misleading descriptions of size.


The Complexities Of Electronic Journals, Carol Tenopir Feb 1997

The Complexities Of Electronic Journals, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Electronic journals are available from a variety of sources with varying formats and prices. The growth of technology has produced a range of delivery mechanisms. Variations in quality and accessibility make it impractical for libraries to replace print formats with electronic journals.


Integrating Electronic Reference., Carol Tenopir Apr 1995

Integrating Electronic Reference., Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Offers information from a 1994 survey of Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) members by the author and reference librarian Ralf Neufang and compares it with 1991 survey of the same group. How most of the 96 responding libraries provide CD-ROM databases for patrons; Intermediary online; End user online; Tape-loaded databases; Patron access to the Internet; Patron expectations; User instruction; Integrated reference.


A Second Look At Firstsearch, Carol Tenopir Nov 1994

A Second Look At Firstsearch, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

OCLC's FirstSearch end user online system is used by almost 2,000 libraries worldwide. The OCLC FirstSearch database offerings, including full text, document delivery, prices, easy searching and pilot projects, are discussed.


Local Government Documents: A Checklist For Tennessee Public Libraries, Carol C. Hewlett, Barbara Groves Mar 1994

Local Government Documents: A Checklist For Tennessee Public Libraries, Carol C. Hewlett, Barbara Groves

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

One of the major services a public library provides for Its communities Is access to Information generated by local government. This service benefits local governments as well as the community they both serve. Each public library In Tennessee should contain copies of Important city and/or county documents of use and Interest to the residents of the community.


Cd-Rom, Online, And Databases On Opacs In Research Libraries: Competition Or Coexistence?, Carol Tenopir, Ralf Neufang Nov 1991

Cd-Rom, Online, And Databases On Opacs In Research Libraries: Competition Or Coexistence?, Carol Tenopir, Ralf Neufang

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


A Common Command Language, Carol Tenopir May 1989

A Common Command Language, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

The implementation of a common search language for online systems is discussed. The EasyNet gateway's implementation of the international standard Common Command Language is discussed as a solution.


Evaluating Online Systems, Carol Tenopir Jun 1988

Evaluating Online Systems, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Focuses on the importance of evaluation skills in relation to studying library online systems. Factors that should be considered in selecting an online system; Various systems used by libraries.


Is Connect Time Pricing Obsolete?, Carol Tenopir Mar 1988

Is Connect Time Pricing Obsolete?, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Discusses the growing obsolence of connect-time pricing in the library system. Transmission speeds; Downloading and uploading; Chemical abstracts service; Flat-fee pricing.


Costs And Benefits Of Cd‑Rom, Carol Tenopir Sep 1987

Costs And Benefits Of Cd‑Rom, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Comments on the increasing number of indexes and abstracts available on CD-ROM for libraries in the U.S. Impact on the purchasing decisions of librarians; Comparison of the costs of different products; Availability of library funds for the CD-ROM subscription.


Why Don’T More People Use Databases?, Carol Tenopir Oct 1986

Why Don’T More People Use Databases?, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Explores the barriers to the use of databases in libraries. Purchase of hardware; Software problems for the user and the vendor; Unrealized expectations of end users; Problem of costs for databases.