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Sela News Oct 2001

Sela News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Surveying Privacy: Library Privacy Laws In The Southeastern United States, Bryan M. Carson Oct 2001

Surveying Privacy: Library Privacy Laws In The Southeastern United States, Bryan M. Carson

The Southeastern Librarian

According to the American Library Association, library records should be kept private and confidential. Most states also have laws that protect the confidentiality of library records. This article will discuss the library confidentiality laws of the Southeastern United States, as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the USA PATRIOT Act (popularly known as the antiterrorism statute).


Testing The Design Of A Library Information Gateway, W. Bede Mitchell, Laura Davidson, Virginia Branch, Lynne Lysiak Oct 2001

Testing The Design Of A Library Information Gateway, W. Bede Mitchell, Laura Davidson, Virginia Branch, Lynne Lysiak

The Southeastern Librarian

In autumn of 1999, the library World Wide Websites at Appalachian State University and Georgia Southern University had been in place for more than a year, and many library users reported that certain aspects of the sites’ designs were confusing. In order to alleviate the confusion, librarians from the two universities decided to redesign the sites by determining the greatest sources of confusion. To do this, we studied how patrons used the web sites by way of user-centered usability testing.


Zen And The Art Of Stacks Maintenance: Rethinking An Ancient Practice, Margo Smith, Melissa Laning Oct 2001

Zen And The Art Of Stacks Maintenance: Rethinking An Ancient Practice, Margo Smith, Melissa Laning

The Southeastern Librarian

The University of Louisville Libraries’ 2000-2001 Strategic Plan includes specific objectives related to improving the delivery of materials to users. This broad objective covers many strategies ranging from increasing electronic access, improving web page design, using vendor-supplied cataloging records and reallocating funds to high demand subject areas. Undergraduate user demand for monographs remains high. Therefore, reducing the number of days required to shelve new acquisitions and to re-shelve circulated items is an important objective for the library. Leo Egghe notes that, “Shelving and keeping library shelves in order is very important and is basic for the use of a library ...


Impact Of Computer Training On Professional Library Activities In Pakistan, Ashraf Sharif, Khalid Mahmood Sep 2001

Impact Of Computer Training On Professional Library Activities In Pakistan, Ashraf Sharif, Khalid Mahmood

Libraries

Report on a survey of alumni of the Pakistan Library Association’s Computer Training Center in Lahore to determine the impact of the Certificate in Library Automation (CLA) on librarianship in Pakistan. The survey provided information on: the profile of the respondents; their participation in computer training before and after taking the CLA; the impact of their training on their success in job seeking; their access to and use of computers; their participation in library automation projects and other auto-mation related activities; and suggestions regarding further courses and the improvement of the Training Centre. The results showed that the courses ...


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."


10 Reasons Why The Internet Is No Substitute For A Library, Mark Y. Herring Apr 2001

10 Reasons Why The Internet Is No Substitute For A Library, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

In an effort to save our culture, strike a blow for reading, and, above all, correct the well-intentioned but horribly misguided notions about what is fast becoming Intertopia among many nonlibrarian bean counters, here are 10 reasons why the Internet is no substitute for a library.


Circulation Of Core Collection Monographs In An Academic Medical Library., Cynthia M. Schmidt, N. L. Eckerman Apr 2001

Circulation Of Core Collection Monographs In An Academic Medical Library., Cynthia M. Schmidt, N. L. Eckerman

Journal Articles: McGoogan Library of Medicine

Academic medical librarians responsible for monograph acquisition face a challenging task. From the plethora of medical monographs published each year, academic medical librarians must select those most useful to their patrons. Unfortunately, none of the selection tools available to medical librarians are specifically intended to assist academic librarians with medical monograph selection. The few short core collection lists that are available are intended for use in the small hospital or internal medicine department library. As these are the only selection tools available, however, many academic medical librarians spend considerable time reviewing these collection lists and place heavy emphasis on the ...


Blueprint For Planning A Successful Program, Joanna M. Burkhardt, Mary C. Macdonald, Andree J. Rathemacher Feb 2001

Blueprint For Planning A Successful Program, Joanna M. Burkhardt, Mary C. Macdonald, Andree J. Rathemacher

Public Services Faculty Publications

Discusses program planning for librarians whose experience in this area is limited. How to plan and coordinate the program; Dealing with details; What to do on the day of the event; Ways to follow up; The program packet and what to include.


Mills, Constance Ann, 1944-2013 (Sc 1307), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2001

Mills, Constance Ann, 1944-2013 (Sc 1307), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1307. Letter written by Mills, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Rep. William Natcher, Washington, D.C., asking him to support funding for small libraries as proposed in the Higher Education Act. Also, Natcher's response to Mills.


Recruit, Recruit, Recruit: Organizing Benefits For Employees With Unmarried Families, Polly Thistlethwaite Jan 2001

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit: Organizing Benefits For Employees With Unmarried Families, Polly Thistlethwaite

Publications and Research

This article argues that librarians should work to adopt domestic partner benefits for employees in unmarried same- and opposite-sex couples given the inequities in compensation manifest in their absence. It provides new information about the domestic partner practices of Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions based on a spring/fall 2000 telephone survey. The article includes an outline of actions to institute domestic partner benefits in university settings.