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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 ...


Reaching Out, Reaching In: Building A Multi-Resource Network, Michiel Moll, Petro Coreejes-Brink Nov 2010

Reaching Out, Reaching In: Building A Multi-Resource Network, Michiel Moll, Petro Coreejes-Brink

Michiel E Moll

CPUT Libraries and community engagement


Collaboration Is Our Future, Clem Guthro Nov 2010

Collaboration Is Our Future, Clem Guthro

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Collaboration Is Our Future, Clem Guthro Nov 2010

Collaboration Is Our Future, Clem Guthro

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Hacked Off In The Web, Mark Y. Herring Nov 2010

Hacked Off In The Web, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

According to a new report (http://tinyurl.com/2g6ghps), if you are on the Web at all you’re not safe from hackers, phishers, and spammers (oh my!). The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact (http://cybercrime.newslinevine.com/) of 7,000 Web users tells us that 65% of all users globally, and 73% of U. S. users, have been hacked in some sort of cybercrime. Globally, the U. S. ranks very high but in this case we’re not first in line. China wins Number One with 83% of its users web-abused in some manner. These are figures to ...


Using Process Mapping To Assess And Improve Eresource Workflow, Kelly Smith Nov 2010

Using Process Mapping To Assess And Improve Eresource Workflow, Kelly Smith

Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

The Continuing Resources Team at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries has used a structured, collaborative process mapping approach to identify workflow problems and make improvements. We also identified better tools for sharing information that is needed by multiple staff members. Co-presented at the 2010 Charleston Confernece as part of the "Innovative Practices in Electronic Resources and Acquisition Management" preconference workshop.


Using Process Mapping To Assess And Improve Eresource Workflow, Kelly Smith Nov 2010

Using Process Mapping To Assess And Improve Eresource Workflow, Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

The Continuing Resources Team at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries has used a structured, collaborative process mapping approach to identify workflow problems and make improvements. We also identified better tools for sharing information that is needed by multiple staff members. Co-presented at the 2010 Charleston Confernece as part of the "Innovative Practices in Electronic Resources and Acquisition Management" preconference workshop.


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.


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

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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.


Constructing A Three Credit Hour Information Literacy Course: A Blueprint For Success, Anne Pemberton, Rachel Radom Nov 2010

Constructing A Three Credit Hour Information Literacy Course: A Blueprint For Success, Anne Pemberton, Rachel Radom

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2008

Instruction Librarians from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) will describe their creation, design, and teaching of a three credit hour undergraduate course that focuses on the development of information literacy skills. The course, “LIB 103: Introduction to Library Research and Technology”, is required for UNCW’s Information Technology minor, which is offered by the university’s Department of Computer Science. This interdisciplinary course exposes students to aspects of media literacy, critical thinking, information evaluation, research skills, various information technologies, and current issues in the information age. The challenges of creating such a course from the ground up will ...


Learning To See: Deciding With Library Data, Cindi Trainor Oct 2010

Learning To See: Deciding With Library Data, Cindi Trainor

Cindi (Trainor) Blyberg

Trainor shows how to take your library beyond anecdotes to start putting the data to work and emphasizes the importance of choosing the right indicators for your dashboard. She explains how one academic library is using readily available statistics to aid in making decisions about library hours, website design, strategic planning, and collection management.


Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print, Stephanie N. Aken Oct 2010

Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print, Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Freedom Of Information Act And Libraries, Katherine A. Bullen Oct 2010

Freedom Of Information Act And Libraries, Katherine A. Bullen

B Sides

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes government information accessible to everyone, including libraries and library patrons. The Patriot Act has undermined the FOIA and put the freedom to read at risk.


A Digital Repository At Loyola University Chicago, Eben English Oct 2010

A Digital Repository At Loyola University Chicago, Eben English

University Libraries: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Loyola University Libraries propose to develop a suite of services, systems, and online tools for the purpose of collecting, storing, organizing, and providing access to digital assets produced by Loyola University related to research, teaching, and learning. Functioning collectively as a “digital repository,” these initiatives will work in concert to facilitate a wide range of scholarly and archival activities, including content creation, collaboration, resource sharing, author rights management, digitization, preservation, and access by a global academic audience. This open-access repository will provide for increased discoverability, visibility and access to scholarship created at Loyola, and support the management and long-term preservation ...


We're All In This Together, Susan J. Schmidt Oct 2010

We're All In This Together, Susan J. Schmidt

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the relationship between library volunteers and the administrative staff in supporting libraries. To foster communication and exchange of ideas, a representative from each group should reportedly be appointed to the board of the other. It is stated that library staff and volunteers should be aware of all plans and their roles clearly defined, that surprises should not be practiced and that people should be advised of any personal agenda that may affect them.


Electronic Resources, Robert L. Bothmann Oct 2010

Electronic Resources, Robert L. Bothmann

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Emphasis will be on coding of electronic monographs and on the provider-neutral versus single-record approach.


Collaborative Learning And Convergence: Library Strategies And Solutions With An Eye On The Usg Information Technology Strategic Plan, Robert W. Fernekes, Lori Jean Ostapowicz Critz Oct 2010

Collaborative Learning And Convergence: Library Strategies And Solutions With An Eye On The Usg Information Technology Strategic Plan, Robert W. Fernekes, Lori Jean Ostapowicz Critz

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses collaborative learning as a library strategy of the University System of Georgia (USG) Information Technology Strategic Plan 2010 and the role of convergence in fostering it. It is stated that collaborative learning enables people to achieve quality learning by way of efficient technologies and its integration with content and environments that will benefit people and institutions. Convergence reportedly refers to the integration of distinct library services that will support the shared purpose of learning.


Columbus Area Library Association Celebrates 25 Years Oct 2010

Columbus Area Library Association Celebrates 25 Years

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article highlights the 25th year of support for Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley area libraries in Georgia by the Columbus Area Library Association (CALA) in 2010. It is stated that the group presented the Library Recognition Award to Mildred L. Terry library branch manager Silvia Bunn for increasing its circulation 150 percent and that a 250-dollar scholarship for a library science masters degree has been established. A special proclamation was presented to Esther Curry in April for her long-term library support.


Galileo Enjoys Happy 15th Birthday Oct 2010

Galileo Enjoys Happy 15th Birthday

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article highlights the celebration of the 15 years of constant service by GALILEO in 2010, a core resource for libraries in Georgia.


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Oct 2010

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2010


Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life Into Openurl, Cindi Trainor Oct 2010

Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life Into Openurl, Cindi Trainor

Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

[manuscript] In this issue of Library Technology Reports, authors Cindi Trainor and Jason Price revisit OpenURL and library linking. The OpenURL framework for context-sensitive linking has been in use for a decade, during which library collections and users' behaviors have undergone radical change. This report examines how libraries can make use of web usability principles and data analysis to improve their local resolver installations and looks to the wider web for what the future of this integral library technology might hold.


Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life Into Openurl, Cindi Trainor, Jason Price Sep 2010

Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life Into Openurl, Cindi Trainor, Jason Price

Cindi (Trainor) Blyberg

[manuscript] In this issue of Library Technology Reports, authors Cindi Trainor and Jason Price revisit OpenURL and library linking. The OpenURL framework for context-sensitive linking has been in use for a decade, during which library collections and users' behaviors have undergone radical change. This report examines how libraries can make use of web usability principles and data analysis to improve their local resolver installations and looks to the wider web for what the future of this integral library technology might hold. Order online from ALA Techsource: http://bit.ly/openurlLTR


Upgrading A Coldfusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet, Robert J. Vander Hart, Barbara Ingrassia, Kerry F. Mayotte, Lisa A. Palmer, Julia Powell Aug 2010

Upgrading A Coldfusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet, Robert J. Vander Hart, Barbara Ingrassia, Kerry F. Mayotte, Lisa A. Palmer, Julia Powell

Library Publications and Presentations

This article details the process of upgrading and expanding an existing academic medical library intranet to include a wiki, blog, discussion forum, and photo collection manager. The first version of the library's intranet from early 2002 was powered by ColdFusion software and existed primarily to allow staff members to author and store minutes of library team meetings. Other ColdFusion-based applications and functions were subsequently added, as were various other library documents and procedures. As a follow-up to the library's strategic plan, a library Staff Intranet Team was organized in early 2008 to reorganize the content of the intranet ...


State News Jul 2010

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Dates To Remember Jul 2010

Dates To Remember

The Southeastern Librarian

Upcoming library conference events for 2010.


Non-Sela News Jul 2010

Non-Sela News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent news of interest to libraries and librarians. Includes: Content from small-market newspapers accessible through LexisNexis; ASERL offers discussion draft proposal for coordinated management of Federal documents collections in Southeast; Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annualconference will be held April 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio.


Citizen Ambassadorship On Behalf Of Libraries, Ann Hamilton Jul 2010

Citizen Ambassadorship On Behalf Of Libraries, Ann Hamilton

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experiences as an ambassador to South Africa on behalf of libraries for the People to People organization.


Mobile Library Brings Broadband Access Jul 2010

Mobile Library Brings Broadband Access

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports that the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is launching a high-tech mobile library in early 2011.


The West Africa Theological Seminary, Joan Taylor Jul 2010

The West Africa Theological Seminary, Joan Taylor

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of journeying to Nigeria to volunteer in a library in the fall of 2009.


The International University Of Grand-Bassam, Laura Burtle Jul 2010

The International University Of Grand-Bassam, Laura Burtle

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of participating in a book drive for the International University of Grand-Bassam in Cote d'Ivoire in 2008.