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Information Commons Issues And Trends: Voices From The Frontline, D. Russell Bailey Dec 2011

Information Commons Issues And Trends: Voices From The Frontline, D. Russell Bailey

D. Russell Bailey

Attendees at this ACRL panel were invited to increase their understanding of Information Commons (IC) concepts, models, planning, implementation and assessment. The event was a discussion panel with IC leaders regarding models that their libraries were developing, evolutionary processes their ICs have undergone, challenges and successes in the past years, and what the future holds.


Blueprint For Planning A Successful Program, Joanna M. Burkhardt, Mary C. Macdonald, Andree J. Rathemacher Dec 2011

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

Joanna M Burkhardt

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.


Report Of The Electronic Information Resources Task Force, Robin Devin, Nadine Baer, Joanna Burkhardt, David Clayton, Ken Morse, Pauline Moulson, John Osterhout, Andree Rathemacher, Tim Tierney, Charlene Yang Dec 2011

Report Of The Electronic Information Resources Task Force, Robin Devin, Nadine Baer, Joanna Burkhardt, David Clayton, Ken Morse, Pauline Moulson, John Osterhout, Andree Rathemacher, Tim Tierney, Charlene Yang

Joanna M Burkhardt

Report of the Electronic Information Resources Task Force of the University of Rhode Island Libraries. The report outlined a set of twelve recommendations related to Web-based access to electronic indexes and journals. The charge to the task force was the following: "Evaluate the range of the electronic information and delivery mechanisms relevant to the programs of the University of Rhode Island; Identify means to provide access to relevant electronic journals; Develop a plan for implementing new resources and/or changing the configuration of existing resources; Develop a working strategy and plan for integrating traditional library resources with electronic resources. "Work ...


The Map Is Useless Unless You Know Where You Are: Information Literacy Pre-Assessment As A Tool For Understanding And Collaboration, Jason Ertz Dec 2011

The Map Is Useless Unless You Know Where You Are: Information Literacy Pre-Assessment As A Tool For Understanding And Collaboration, Jason Ertz

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2009

The objective of this presentation is to provide librarians with a potential outline for beginning an information literacy assessment strategy, starting with pre-assessment. Librarians unsure about where to start when it comes to assessment will find that developing a pre-test can be a great way to start such a strategy collaborating with classroom faculty. Pre-assessment also is nonjudgmental pertaining to faculty’s teaching abilities and students’ learning making it an easier sell for collaboration or even initiating collaboration where none existed. If we can’t know where students end up after a class, at least we can get a sense ...


Omens, Portents, And Possibilities: Libraries In 2020, Clem Guthro, James Jackson Sanborn Nov 2011

Omens, Portents, And Possibilities: Libraries In 2020, Clem Guthro, James Jackson Sanborn

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Omens, Portents, And Possibilities: Libraries In 2020, Clem Guthro, James Jackson Sanborn Nov 2011

Omens, Portents, And Possibilities: Libraries In 2020, Clem Guthro, James Jackson Sanborn

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


The Goodness In The Evil Of Seo: Why Search Engine Optimization Matters To Information Professionals, Erin Rushton Nov 2011

The Goodness In The Evil Of Seo: Why Search Engine Optimization Matters To Information Professionals, Erin Rushton

Library Scholarship

During the past 10 years, the adoption and saturation of search engine optimization (SEO) of web content has been on a strong growth trajectory. Advanced search algorithms developed mainly at research universities have turned into “monetization” and marketing opportunities for the mainstream (Think Google and its research origins at Stanford University.) Yet, there are those information professionals who view SEO with some reservation or even actual contempt due to the rampant SEO techniques that reduce the quality of search results by driving traffic

to sites that take advantage of trending searches rather

than useful information.


Moving Forward With Electronic Content Procurement, J. Cory Tucker, Emilie Delquie Nov 2011

Moving Forward With Electronic Content Procurement, J. Cory Tucker, Emilie Delquie

Library Faculty Publications

Over the last several years, libraries have experienced a myriad of changes that have affected the marketplace and changed the way they purchase electronic resources. With the move from print to electronic, the variety of options available to purchase library materials has increased. Acquisitions in libraries have further been complicated by decreasing budgets, fewer staff, new technology, and user behavior. The issues related to electronic content purchasing will be discussed in this article, including an overview of how academic libraries currently purchase materials, a review of issues facing libraries, and a summary of new business models being introduced in the ...


Collaboration With A Public Library, Margot G. Malachowski Oct 2011

Collaboration With A Public Library, Margot G. Malachowski

Margot G Malachowski, MLS, AHIP

The Baystate Health Sciences Library (Springfield, MA) collaborated with Springfield City Library to provide monthly instruction in MedlinePlus.gov. The goals were to increase confidence levels in the use of MedlinePlus.gov and to satisfy those interested in learning how to search Internet. The project successfully attracted Springfield residents with low- to moderate computer skills. Our biggest problem? We didn’t attract a lot of participants. This lightning presentation will cover our accomplishments and lessons learned.


Performance, Benchmarking And Quality Service. University Libraries In The 21st Century: Threats? Challenges?, Margie Jantti, Felicity Mcgregor Oct 2011

Performance, Benchmarking And Quality Service. University Libraries In The 21st Century: Threats? Challenges?, Margie Jantti, Felicity Mcgregor

Margie Jantti

No abstract provided.


Annual Reports At Academic Business Libraries: An Open Access Database Of Arss, Judith M. Nixon Oct 2011

Annual Reports At Academic Business Libraries: An Open Access Database Of Arss, Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Annual Reports at Academic Business Libraries is a finding aid for serious company history researchers looking for the hardcopy Annual Reports to Shareholders (ARS). This index is now available as an open access file on the Purdue University Libraries server at http://gemini.lib.purdue.edu/abldars.


Bright Idea: Connecting To Users With Facebook, Cliff Landis Oct 2011

Bright Idea: Connecting To Users With Facebook, Cliff Landis

Cliff Landis

The author relates his decision to establish an Ask a Librarian social networking group for students at Valdosta State University in Georgia. One of the appeals of social networking Web sites to users is the variety of services in one interface. He discovered that many students are using the Facebook site while researching. He recommends the creation of individual accounts because Facebook discourages institute-wide accounts.


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 ...


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith Oct 2011

Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Do Libraries Still Need Book Vendors And Subscription Agents?, Stephen Bosch, Christopher Sugnet, J. Cory Tucker, Lauren Corbett Oct 2011

Do Libraries Still Need Book Vendors And Subscription Agents?, Stephen Bosch, Christopher Sugnet, J. Cory Tucker, Lauren Corbett

Library Faculty Publications

Digital content blurs the lines of traditional library acquisition workflows and organization. For example: link resolvers and the loading of order confirmation record files may be handled by systems staff in one organization and by technical services staff in another. Lines are being crossed between acquisitions and interlibrary loan functions, notably with electronic versions of theses and dissertations. Regardless of this blurring of lines, library staff use vendors still in acquiring content for the library collection. The reasons for using vendors have stood for decades, but are changes in the information industry having an impact? In the current environment, what ...


Designing Low-Cost Mobile Websites For Libraries, Tiffini Travis, Chee Hsien Aaron (Zheng Zhixian) Tay Oct 2011

Designing Low-Cost Mobile Websites For Libraries, Tiffini Travis, Chee Hsien Aaron (Zheng Zhixian) Tay

Research Collection Library

As smartphone ownership rises, usage patterns are expanding. Libraries face an increasing demand for online content delivered in a mobile compatible format while being constrained by financial and staffing limitations. Solutions are readily available through free and low-cost products to create mobile web pages and existing design models from which to draw inspiration. Platform-specific apps can easily support the kinds of content most commonly delivered on library mobile pages: basic contact information and outbound links to the catalog, databases, and other resources. Two software platforms for creating simple pages were tested, the free software from WordPress with mobile detection formatting ...


Chatbots In The Library: Is It Time?, Deeann Allison Oct 2011

Chatbots In The Library: Is It Time?, Deeann Allison

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

This paper describes a pilot at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a chatbot that answers questions about the library and library resources. The chatbot was developed using a SQL database to store the question and answers using Artificial Intelligence Mark-up Language metadata. The user interface was built using PHP, adapted from Program-O. The open source PHP program was modified to support better display and the launching of URLs within the chatbot screen. Database content was created by “mining” library websites for information, and analyzing chat logs.

The chatbot answers questions from a variety of users from around the world. It ...


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Oct 2011

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2011


Qr Codes And Library Engagement, Michael J. Whitchurch Oct 2011

Qr Codes And Library Engagement, Michael J. Whitchurch

Faculty Publications

This article will contain a small sampling of current QR code implementations as well as a summary of what has been used to encourage student engagement with the library through the use of QR codes at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.


Cheyenne And Arapaho Tribal Library Assessment, Frederic Murray Sep 2011

Cheyenne And Arapaho Tribal Library Assessment, Frederic Murray

Faculty Articles & Research

No abstract provided.


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.


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

Faculty Publications

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.


Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, And Race, 1900-1930s, Shane Hand Aug 2011

Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, And Race, 1900-1930s, Shane Hand

Master's Theses

In the wake of the public library movement in the southern United States during the early twentieth century, local librarians began providing library services for those whom they deemed to be their most valuable resources, children. Representatives of a new profession, children’s librarians campaigned for better tomorrows by collecting good books specifically for young readers while providing safe, comfortable spaces that encouraged an atmosphere of instructive entertainment.

Supplemental to the development of a unique children’s department, library administrators sought strong working relationships with the city’s various public schools. The public cooperative that developed between libraries and schools ...


Exploring Mobile Reference, Amy E. Vecchione, Tobie Garrick Jul 2011

Exploring Mobile Reference, Amy E. Vecchione, Tobie Garrick

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Meeting your customers where they are has taken on a whole new meaning in the 2010s. Join Amy Vecchione, of Boise State University, and Tobie Garrick, of Boise Public Library, as they explore ways to provide improved reference outcomes for customers through mobile technology. Each librarian has implemented new reference tools for customers including: connecting users to reference tools with QR (Quick Response) codes, roving reference with mobile devices, SMS reference, and mobile database instruction during the reference process. Participants will learn about barriers, how each librarian overcame them, and how mobile reference can be improved.


Strategic Planning For Sustaining User-Generated Content In Digital Collections, Cory K. Lampert, Su Kim Chung Jul 2011

Strategic Planning For Sustaining User-Generated Content In Digital Collections, Cory K. Lampert, Su Kim Chung

Library Faculty Publications

Experimentation and exploration are hallmarks of innovative libraries, but as experiments become on-going projects and investigations become long-term commitments, it is important to gain perspective on how the roles of librarians, archivists, and information professionals are changing. As social computing becomes routine for computer users, libraries of all types are responding to these new expectations by building interactive communication features into their on-line collections. Social features and user-generated content raise several compelling issues as organizations strive to balance agile adaptation to the ever-evolving user environment with the realities of limited staff resources and greater administrative expectations. This paper examines the ...


State News Jul 2011

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Is Data To Knowledge As The Wasp Is To The Fig Tree? Reconsidering Licklider’S Intergalactic Network In The Days Of Data Deluge., Christine L. Borgman Jun 2011

Is Data To Knowledge As The Wasp Is To The Fig Tree? Reconsidering Licklider’S Intergalactic Network In The Days Of Data Deluge., Christine L. Borgman

Christine L. Borgman

No abstract provided.


Addressing Information Needs In Sport Management, An Interdisciplinary Field, Kendra Spahr, Stephanie Wiegand Jun 2011

Addressing Information Needs In Sport Management, An Interdisciplinary Field, Kendra Spahr, Stephanie Wiegand

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Sport management as a scholarly discipline is relatively new, and very few students who earn doctorates in this field go into academia, instead choosing to go into practice where salaries are much higher. Due to these circumstances, literature research in sport management is difficult for students as well as librarians, as very little primary research exists in published journals and books. This poster reviews challenges for librarians, the best information resources to support academic sport management programs, common student questions, and tangential research areas that support research in this discipline.


Library Lockdown: Preparing For Violent Crime At The Swosu Libraries, Jason Dupree Jun 2011

Library Lockdown: Preparing For Violent Crime At The Swosu Libraries, Jason Dupree

Faculty Articles & Research

No abstract provided.


And They Were There: Reports Of Meetings — 30th Annual Charleston Conference. Developing An E-Book Acquisition Strategy That Works, Andrée Rathemacher Jun 2011

And They Were There: Reports Of Meetings — 30th Annual Charleston Conference. Developing An E-Book Acquisition Strategy That Works, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief summary of a session at the 30th Annual Charleston Conference, held in Charleston, S.C. in November 2010.