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Do Culturally Engaging Reading Materials Matter? An Analysis Of Rural Libraries In Burkina Faso, Erica Ernst Dec 2012

Do Culturally Engaging Reading Materials Matter? An Analysis Of Rural Libraries In Burkina Faso, Erica Ernst

Master's Theses

Academics have noted the lack of culturally relevant reading materials in African libraries. Book collections are primarily composed of donated materials from western countries intended for a western, rather than African audience. This research project aimed to gain insight onto children’s reading preferences in the rural Burkina Faso and to learn about the popularity of local photo books that were added in 2009. Quantitative methods examined library book checkout records in three categories of African, French, and local photo books. Additionally the library subscription records were used in order to gain information about the children including age, gender, and ...


Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish Dec 2012

Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish

Libraries

This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large research universities. As a result, master's and baccalaureate institutions may be left with the impression that they cannot engage with data curation. However, by proactively engaging with faculty, libraries of all sizes can build closer relationships and help educate faculty on data documentation and organizational best practices. This article describes experiences from one master's comprehensive institution as ...


Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish Dec 2012

Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish

Yasmeen Shorish

This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large, research universities. As a result, master’s and baccalaureate institutions may be left with the impression that they cannot engage with data curation. However, by proactively engaging with faculty, libraries of all sizes can build closer relationships and help educate faculty on data documentation and organization best practices. Experiences from one master’s comprehensive institution as it engages with ...


Copyright Developments In 2012 (Version 1.1), Laura Quilter Nov 2012

Copyright Developments In 2012 (Version 1.1), Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson Nov 2012

Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

This guide contains resources on how to prepare dissertations and theses. The guide is intended to help you understand from the start how to build the intellectual base and relationships that will lay the foundation for a successful dissertation or thesis. Sections include writing guides, information on literature reviews, APA style, finding other dissertations and theses, reference management software, and more.


Web 2.0 And Libraries: All Staff Meeting, 12/11/2007, Maria Carpenter, Amanda Rust Nov 2012

Web 2.0 And Libraries: All Staff Meeting, 12/11/2007, Maria Carpenter, Amanda Rust

Amanda Rust

No abstract provided.


What Does Current Young Adult Space Practice Teach Us About Young Adult Spaces In Public Libraries? Poster Session Presenter At Cla Conference 2012., Jonathan P. Bell, Collin Rickman, Joy Rodriguez, Julie Whitehead Nov 2012

What Does Current Young Adult Space Practice Teach Us About Young Adult Spaces In Public Libraries? Poster Session Presenter At Cla Conference 2012., Jonathan P. Bell, Collin Rickman, Joy Rodriguez, Julie Whitehead

Jonathan P. Bell

This poster presents the findings to date from the IMLS grant “Making Space for Young Adults in Public Libraries,” which represents the first attempt to systematically examine Young Adult (YA) space practices in public libraries. We will illustrate the common themes that have emerged from the study’s three different approaches to data collection and analysis of current YA space practices: surveys to YA library patrons and adult library staff, analysis of YA space video footage, and the replication and analysis of physical YA spaces in the immersive 3D world of Second Life.


Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print [2012], Stephanie N. Aken Nov 2012

Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print [2012], Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold Nov 2012

The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold

Claudia J. Dold

Librarians address all levels of information needs for the university: its acquisition, its production, its storage, and instruction for its safe and gainful use. Most of today’s college students have a high degree of computer literacy but are weak in their abilities to determine the quality of the information that is so readily available. Students need to be taught to find, evaluate, and use information in an academically-oriented manner in order to solve complex problems. Good library skills are integral to academic success. In conjunction with research and teaching faculty, librarians create a framework for knowledge acquisition in the ...


Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

This program introduces useful apps for librarians who have two or more Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. You can learn how to use the iCloud, sync devices together, and about other useful apps for librarians to work on their projects from different places with different Apple devices without carrying files.


Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

The main objective of this poster is to show how libraries can provide an “online video library” to library users. Library users with a computer and an Internet connection can view videos through the library website. This poster also includes the technical aspects of making streaming videos available to library users.


Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska Oct 2012

Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire to collaborate, share, and showcase their sustainability research, activities, and beyond, in an institutional repository. This is an opportunity for libraries to promote scholarly communication that encompasses employing and building upon existing sustainability intellectual content. Research is locally and globally available at no cost to the reader. The social equity quotient is robust, engaging the academic community and public to freely locate research in an open access environment.

Learning Outcomes ...


2011 Library Technology Conference [Review], Anne Shelley Oct 2012

2011 Library Technology Conference [Review], Anne Shelley

Anne Shelley

This review evaluates the 2011 Library Technology Conference.


Can Consortial Reference Partners Answer Your Local Users’ Library Questions?, Bradley Wade Bishop Oct 2012

Can Consortial Reference Partners Answer Your Local Users’ Library Questions?, Bradley Wade Bishop

Information Science Faculty Publications

The purpose of this article is to explore location-based questions as a weakness of virtual reference consortia and discuss how to mitigate related issues. Content analysis of how both local and non-local academic librarians responded to location-based questions provides insight into considerations academic libraries must make when participating in a virtual reference consortia. Unobtrusive testing analyzed the local knowledge assumption that non-local librarians have difficulty answering questions about libraries beyond their own. The results from these two methods indicate academic librarians have some difficulties providing responses to library location-based questions and a discussion on overcoming this weakness is included.


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Oct 2012

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2012


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2011 To June 2012, Michael Vocino Aug 2012

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2011 To June 2012, Michael Vocino

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Gift books received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2011-2012. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated.


The Challenges And Frustration Of Software Adoption In Nigeria Libraries: A Survey Of Some Selected Libraries, Ibrahim Ayandare Ayankola Aug 2012

The Challenges And Frustration Of Software Adoption In Nigeria Libraries: A Survey Of Some Selected Libraries, Ibrahim Ayandare Ayankola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The article presents the result of a survey on the challenges and frustrations of software adoption in Nigerian libraries. This is done through questionnaire administered to some selected libraries that cut across academic, research and seminary libraries. Many libraries are now moving towards in-house development of new software to meet their requirements and to provide efficient services. It is hoped that frustration of adopting software will soon fizzle out and libraries would be in for problem free software era.


The Effect Of Unions On Productivity In The Public Sector: The Case Of Municipal Libraries, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Joshua L. Schwarz Aug 2012

The Effect Of Unions On Productivity In The Public Sector: The Case Of Municipal Libraries, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Joshua L. Schwarz

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

[Excerpt] This paper represents our initial efforts at analyzing the effects of unions on productivity in the public sector. We first sketch an analytical framework that can be used to estimate these effects, focusing for expository purposes on municipal public libraries. We initially focus on libraries because considerable effort has been devoted to conceptualizing productivity measures for them and because of the availability of data to implement the framework. After discussing the analytical framework, we present preliminary estimtes of the effects of unions on productivity in public libraries based upon analyses of data from 71 municipal libraries in Massachusetts. We ...


Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak Aug 2012

Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak

Library Faculty Publications

Discovery tools such as Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local aim to make scholarly research more intuitive for students in part because of their single interface for searching across multiple platforms, including the library, fee-based databases, and unique digital collections. Discovery tools are in sync with the way many undergraduates look for information because they offer a more “Google-like” experience in contrast with previous methods of research that required first knowing which database to use, then searching each one differently according to its specifications. However, broad searches across multiple formats with different systems of controlled vocabulary force instructors ...


A Passion For Scholarship & Collecting: The G. Ross Roy Collection Of Robert Burns & Scottish Literature, Thomas Keith Aug 2012

A Passion For Scholarship & Collecting: The G. Ross Roy Collection Of Robert Burns & Scottish Literature, Thomas Keith

Studies in Scottish Literature

Pays tribute to G. Ross Roy as book collector, describing the origins and growth of the Robert Burns collection begun by his grandfather W. Ormiston Roy (1874-1958), of Montreal, Canada, but greatly developed by Professor Roy, before finding a permanent home in the University's Irvin Department of Rare Books.& Special Collections. Notes the range of Scottish authors now included in the collection and describes briefly many of the most distinctive and important Burns items.


Unlibguiding Libguides: Using Jquery And Css With Campus Guides To Make Libguides A True Web Cms, M Ryan Hess Jul 2012

Unlibguiding Libguides: Using Jquery And Css With Campus Guides To Make Libguides A True Web Cms, M Ryan Hess

M Ryan Hess

DePaul University's Library Web Services team investigated the potential of Springshare CampusGuides for serving as a web content management system. The team overrode system CSS, added JQuery libraries and features, integrated an external SQL database into the site and leveraged the workflows and functionalities of Campus Guides to make it a more powerful WCMS.


Social Media For International Students: It's Not All About Facebook, Grace Saw, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Carolyn Mcdonald Jul 2012

Social Media For International Students: It's Not All About Facebook, Grace Saw, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Carolyn Mcdonald

Wendy Abbott

According to the OECD there are nearly four million tertiary students enrolled in a course outside their country of citizenship. In 2010 there were 335 273 international students enrolled in higher education in Australia. To support these students during their study, libraries need to find ways to communicate and engage with them.An Australian study found that international students’ preferred methods for learning about library services was through library webpages and personal contact with library staff. As more libraries experiment with social networking to inform and connect with students, we need to determine the effectiveness of this strategy for reaching ...


State News Jul 2012

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Hedging The Commons : Google Books, Libraries, And Open Access To Knowledge, Evelyn Bottando Jul 2012

Hedging The Commons : Google Books, Libraries, And Open Access To Knowledge, Evelyn Bottando

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes the legal, social, technological, and cultural environment that gave rise to Google's library partnership program in order to propose an institutional corrective to Google's project to digitize cultural heritage. Interview research done with those actively involved with Google's project revealed the need for a history of the present. The class action settlement proposed sweeping changes to copyright warranting a quick response by a community of scholars seeking to advance a balanced vision of Anglo-American copyright, one where the public benefit to use and appropriate works is weighted alongside private incentives to create. The process ...


Free And Open Source Software Movement In Lis Profession In Pakistan, Ata Ur Rehman, Khalid Mahmood, Rubina Bhatti Jul 2012

Free And Open Source Software Movement In Lis Profession In Pakistan, Ata Ur Rehman, Khalid Mahmood, Rubina Bhatti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement has brought a series of alternative software solutions for almost all categories of software including Operating Systems, Database Systems, Web Servers, Programming Languages, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Graphics, Games, Networking, and System Administration.

FOSS Movement has got a major share in the market of software from its beginning. Libraries are the early institutions which adopted computer packages for management of information and automation of library procedures. FOSS Movement is very popular in libraries around the world. Libraries have been blessed with Free and Open Source Software including Integrated Library Software, Digital Library Management ...


Collection Of Online Learning Objects For Research Success (Colors) Pilot Project, Andrea Falcone, Stephanie Wiegand Jun 2012

Collection Of Online Learning Objects For Research Success (Colors) Pilot Project, Andrea Falcone, Stephanie Wiegand

University Libraries Faculty Publications

The availability of library-related videos is growing; yet it is difficult to justify the impact of such time-consuming projects. In order to investigate the impact of such projects and a possible solution, the researchers asked students to create videos that appeal to their peers. The following research questions were posed:

  • Will creation of media projects enable students to learn core research concepts and skills?
  • Will a series of peer-created media engage students and help them acclimate to researching in an academic library?

By asking students to create videos, the researchers were able to observe how users interact with and perceive ...


Living On The Lam: Libraries, Archives And Museums In The Digital Age, Clem Guthro Jun 2012

Living On The Lam: Libraries, Archives And Museums In The Digital Age, Clem Guthro

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Living On The Lam: Libraries, Archives And Museums In The Digital Age, Clem Guthro Jun 2012

Living On The Lam: Libraries, Archives And Museums In The Digital Age, Clem Guthro

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Equal Access For All: Service Students With Disabilities, Jason Keinsley, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Carla Cantagallo, Susan Fogg May 2012

Equal Access For All: Service Students With Disabilities, Jason Keinsley, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Carla Cantagallo, Susan Fogg

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


District Court: Cambridge Univ. Press V. Becker - Ruling (2012), Orinda Evans May 2012

District Court: Cambridge Univ. Press V. Becker - Ruling (2012), Orinda Evans

Georgia State University Copyright Lawsuit

Ruling from the District Court

Cambridge Univ. Press v. Becker, 863 F. Supp. 2d 1190 (N.D. Ga. 2012)