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Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, And Users, Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon Dec 2015

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, And Users, Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon

Purdue University Press Books

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.

Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association ...


The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren Dec 2015

The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren

Suzanne Preate

In the fall 2009 semester, the Syracuse University Library launched a pilot program to test two Kindle DX e-book readers as content delivery devices. The pilot objectives included exploring additional options for access to curricular resources that are cost-prohibitive and frequently requested by library users, testing a new technology, i.e., Kindle DX, for delivery of ebooks, gauging user reactions to e-book readers, and using Kindle statistics and user feedback to develop or modify services and technologies. Through the pilot, the Library gained practical experience with a new technology and attempted to determine whether an e-book reader loan program would ...


The University Of Wollongong Library Professional Cadetship Experience: Developing The Skills For A Career In Librarianship, Rebecca Daly Dec 2015

The University Of Wollongong Library Professional Cadetship Experience: Developing The Skills For A Career In Librarianship, Rebecca Daly

Rebecca Daly

The recently established University of Wollongong Library Professional Cadetship is an opportunity for those interested in a future in librarianship to undertake combined fulltime employment and Postgraduate study in a Library and Information Science Degree. The Cadetship model also aims to partly address the problem of succession planning for the University Library which has a vested interest in securing an ongoing generation of information professionals. In September 2005 I became the first cadet to begin the three year fixed term program, beginning with placement in Lending Services, and followed by Journal Access Services, each for a six month period. Management ...


Library Catalog In Transition, Charles Tremper Dec 2015

Library Catalog In Transition, Charles Tremper

Charles Tremper

This article describes the history of the card catalog, along with the many problems inherent in the system as it was being practiced in 1981. Added to these issues were antiquated subject headings and imposing storage issues. The author suggests that the card catalog will eventually be rightfully replaced fully by computer catalogs.


Human Selection And Digitized Archival Collections: An Exploratory Research Project About Choice Of Archival Materials Digitized For Online Public Availability, Randy Nelson Smith Dec 2015

Human Selection And Digitized Archival Collections: An Exploratory Research Project About Choice Of Archival Materials Digitized For Online Public Availability, Randy Nelson Smith

Theses and Dissertations

Our collective memory, the history that is cultivated through reflection, documentation, and consensus of historical data, is predicated upon the citizenry having access to the historical materials that society has created. Digitization has enabled greater public access to those materials. However, are items being scanned or digitally photographed to create surrogates that are then not made available to the world? The impetus for this study is to delve into whether or not intentional or unintentional personal choices play a role in determining which items archivists transform into digital surrogates; both in the decision of what to digitize and what to ...


How Healthy Is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture And Curing The Patient, Emily A. Hicks Nov 2015

How Healthy Is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture And Curing The Patient, Emily A. Hicks

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Every library has a distinctive organizational culture with norms, values, rules, beliefs, and basic assumptions that have developed over time and are shared by the people who make up the organization. This culture shapes the perceptions and assumptions of the library’s personnel. A healthy culture can evoke a passion for the work, a loyalty and commitment to the organization’s mission, and a deep-seated belief in the organization’s value.

Libraries with a healthy culture are resilient, responsive, and inclusive. The health of an organization is the responsibility of every member, not just the formal leadership.

Using a combination ...


How Healthy Is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture And Curing The Patient, Emily A. Hicks Nov 2015

How Healthy Is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture And Curing The Patient, Emily A. Hicks

Emily A. Hicks

Every library has a distinctive organizational culture with norms, values, rules, beliefs, and basic assumptions that have developed over time and are shared by the people who make up the organization. This culture shapes the perceptions and assumptions of the library’s personnel. A healthy culture can evoke a passion for the work, a loyalty and commitment to the organization’s mission, and a deep-seated belief in the organization’s value. Libraries with a healthy culture are resilient, responsive, and inclusive. The health of an organization is the responsibility of every member, not just the formal leadership. Using a combination ...


Professional Identity And You: Why Self-Concept Matters In Librarianship, Kevin Tanner Nov 2015

Professional Identity And You: Why Self-Concept Matters In Librarianship, Kevin Tanner

FIMS Presentations

Kevin Tanner addresses the importance of professional identity in librarianship. In the Summer 2015 semester, he completed an independent study on the construction of professional identity of librarians on Twitter through professional development and networking. During this session, he shares the results of that study and give suggestions on how you can begin to find your own professional identity while still retaining your individuality. While there are many stereotypes about librarians, they are not “one-size-fits-all” professionals, and a new modern image of the professional has begun to emerge in the digital age through a thoughtful reflection on identity.


Tommy G'S New Learning Commons & Artwork, Courtenay Mcleland Nov 2015

Tommy G'S New Learning Commons & Artwork, Courtenay Mcleland

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

After several years of planning, the Thomas G. Carpenter Library received the funding to transform the first and second floors of the library, enabling us to increase seating capacity and create a modern showcase of collaborative learning spaces. This talk addressed the practical matters of moving and caring for the library's art collection during such a project and highlighted the new space, collaboration stations, interior design, furniture, and new sculptures.


Stop, Collaborate And Listen, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers Nov 2015

Stop, Collaborate And Listen, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers

Maria Atilano

Libraries are under pressure to demonstrate their value within their educational institutions and in their communities. The University of North Florida is in the process of a rebranding project to update its image and to address concerns including student success, retention, and time to degree. The presenters will propose skills to strengthen library relevance that are applicable to all libraries by using three simple steps: STOP - Evaluate where you are. Assess your current practices and determine areas for improvement. COLLABORATE - Identify opportunities for partnerships with organizations or groups whose goals align with yours. LISTEN - Garner feedback from users via social ...


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2014 To June 2015, Michael Vocino Nov 2015

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2014 To June 2015, Michael Vocino

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Gift books, DVDs, and sewing patterns received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2014-2015. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated. During the year a total of 2,155 books, 15 DVDs, and 2265 patterns were received.


Marc Edit Demo, Robert Bothmann Nov 2015

Marc Edit Demo, Robert Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann

Have you heard of MARC Edit and wondered what all the fuss is about? Do you have some bibliographic record changes in your catalog you want to fix, but you don’t have global change privileges? Do you have some bibliographic records in Aleph you want to bring up to current standards? Are you getting collection set or vendor MARC files you wish you could massage or modify before you import them into Aleph? This session will provide some case studies with walk through demonstrations addressing some of the questions posed in this description.


What A Queer Idea: Lgbt Resources For Your Library, Robert Bothmann, Rachel Wexelbaum, Heather Tompkins, Jennifer Hootman, Danya Leebaw, Karen Hogan Nov 2015

What A Queer Idea: Lgbt Resources For Your Library, Robert Bothmann, Rachel Wexelbaum, Heather Tompkins, Jennifer Hootman, Danya Leebaw, Karen Hogan

Bobby Bothmann

No abstract provided.


Rda: Doa Or A-Ok? A Town Hall Debate, Sarah Quimby, Stephen Hearn, Chris Goetz, Robert Bothmann Nov 2015

Rda: Doa Or A-Ok? A Town Hall Debate, Sarah Quimby, Stephen Hearn, Chris Goetz, Robert Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann

No abstract provided.


Practical Strategies For Cataloging Departments, Rebecca Lubas, Robert Bothmann Nov 2015

Practical Strategies For Cataloging Departments, Rebecca Lubas, Robert Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann

No abstract provided.


Hitting A Moving Target: Cataloging In An Age Of Emerging Technologies, Robert Bothmann Nov 2015

Hitting A Moving Target: Cataloging In An Age Of Emerging Technologies, Robert Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann

Catalogers of yore could rely on the constancy of the handful of formats that were available prior to the digital revolution, knowing that when they woke up each morning a book was still paper and a motion picture was still film. Then one morning things changed and the catalogers of today's world can expect a new quirk every 2-3 months. What do you do when acquisitions gives you slotMusic or some other new-fangled medium to catalog? The PlayAway sound recordings gave you fits and just when you figure it out the PlayAway View comes along. This session will cover ...


File-90 Bib Loader, Robert Bothmann Nov 2015

File-90 Bib Loader, Robert Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann

No abstract provided.


“To Support The Southern Medical Public”: The Medical College Of Georgia As A Southern Information Agency, 1828–1861, Brenton Stewart Nov 2015

“To Support The Southern Medical Public”: The Medical College Of Georgia As A Southern Information Agency, 1828–1861, Brenton Stewart

Faculty Publications

A traditional perspective situates nineteenth-century southern academic library culture as a late nineteenth-century phenomenon. This article challenges that assertion and traditional beliefs about the South's indifference to cultural advancement by examining the print culture of one of the South's leading educational institutions, the Medical College of Georgia. An antebellum in­formation agency, the Medical College of Georgia leveraged its medical li­brary, museum, and journal to transform medical information production, dissemination, and consumption in the South and represents an important symbol of southern modernity. This article presents a distinct analysis of early nineteenth-century southern medicoscientific information culture.


Faced With Crisis: The Importance Of Establishing A Comprehensive Crisis Management Plan, David E. Matchen Jr., Jason Hawkins Nov 2015

Faced With Crisis: The Importance Of Establishing A Comprehensive Crisis Management Plan, David E. Matchen Jr., Jason Hawkins

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Digital Wayfinding: A User Study, M Ryan Hess Oct 2015

Digital Wayfinding: A User Study, M Ryan Hess

M Ryan Hess

The DePaul University Richardson Library conducted a study of an interactive, touch-based wayfinding screen in order to determine 1) what specific content needs users desire in digital wayfinding services and 2) are user content needs so broad, a more full-feature experience with access to all library web content would be preferred. The three-phase study included analysis of click analytics data, observations of user interactions and questionnaires targeting user experiences and expectations. The study builds on research at other libraries around point-of-need wayfinding signage and usability of digital information. Phase 1 involved capturing anonymous click analytics of user interactions, over a ...


Embedded Librarianship: Invaluable Campus Contributions, Jessica Clemons Oct 2015

Embedded Librarianship: Invaluable Campus Contributions, Jessica Clemons

Library Faculty Scholarship

Academic librarians are increasingly playing a role in the teaching and research process for students and faculty. Learn how librarians are active in the classroom and becoming partners in research.


Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria, Julia Lovett Oct 2015

Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria, Julia Lovett

Julia Lovett

Slides and workshop examples from a session, "Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use," given at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, "RILA 2015," on May 28, 2015 in Newport, Rhode Island.

"This interactive workshop will outline the basics of copyright and fair use, emphasizing the notion of transformative fair use as highlighted in recent court decisions. The majority of the session will be devoted to real-life scenarios, and audience members will be able to analyze texts, images, video, and sound recordings to determine whether the proposed use is fair. You’ll also learn about handy alternatives for situations when fair ...


Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Patricia Alvayay Oct 2015

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Patricia Alvayay

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In this book review, Patty Alvayay discusses Rethinking Library Technical Services: Redefining Our Profession for the Future by Mary Beth Weber.


Why Does A Leisure Magazine Publishing House Need A Professional Librarian? An Interview With Eddie Yeung, Librarian At The South China Media Limited, Patrick Lo, Lilly Ho Oct 2015

Why Does A Leisure Magazine Publishing House Need A Professional Librarian? An Interview With Eddie Yeung, Librarian At The South China Media Limited, Patrick Lo, Lilly Ho

Journal of East Asian Libraries

No abstract provided.


Medical Home Work: Providing Social Media For Community Partners, Margot G. Malachowski Sep 2015

Medical Home Work: Providing Social Media For Community Partners, Margot G. Malachowski

Margot G Malachowski, MLS, AHIP

In 2011, the Health Sciences Library at Baystate Health began participating in the monthly meetings of the Medical Home Work Group for families with special needs children in Western MA. The Community Outreach Librarian sat at the table for a few months before offering to do social media outreach for this group. This lightning presentation describes the evolution from tentative first steps to the routine use of Wordpress, Facebook and Twitter. This is an imperfect journey, with lots of stops and starts, which lead to a feeling of goodwill toward the Health Sciences Library as well as the sharing of ...


Perception Of Knowledge Management Among Lis Professionals: A Survey Of Central Universities In North India, Naushad Ali P.M., Daud Khan Sep 2015

Perception Of Knowledge Management Among Lis Professionals: A Survey Of Central Universities In North India, Naushad Ali P.M., Daud Khan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of the present study is to explore the perception of Library and Information Science professionals in central universities about Knowledge Management and its integration into library practices.

The study is conducted through survey by using a web-based questionnaire. A well-structured both close and open ended questionnaire was administered to 75 LIS professionals who had been working in different central university libraries in North Indian States. The findings of the study indicate that LIS professionals’ attitudes about KM varied from one another and their understanding of KM concepts also differed from person to person. But, the majority of them ...


Bird’S Eye View: Using Twitter In #Clubroesch, Katy Kelly, Hector Escobar Sep 2015

Bird’S Eye View: Using Twitter In #Clubroesch, Katy Kelly, Hector Escobar

Katy Kelly

For many libraries, social media is usually another platform to share information about library resources and events. For some, the term has become overused so much that the social aspect has fallen by the wayside. Facebook page updates or tweets are only part of what you can bring to and achieve from social media. In this article we discuss how students communicate with our academic library on Twitter, and how we used conversations to improve library spaces, technology, and services. We will explain the process of tracking and responding to student tweets, as well as the pros and cons of ...


On The “Write” Path To Student Learning: Library And Writing Center Collaboration, Hector Escobar, Heidi Gauder Sep 2015

On The “Write” Path To Student Learning: Library And Writing Center Collaboration, Hector Escobar, Heidi Gauder

Heidi Gauder

This case study outlines considerations needed for libraries and writing centers to collaborate effectively and describes benefits derived from this arrangement.


On The “Write” Path To Student Learning: Library And Writing Center Collaboration, Hector Escobar, Heidi Gauder Sep 2015

On The “Write” Path To Student Learning: Library And Writing Center Collaboration, Hector Escobar, Heidi Gauder

Hector Escobar

This case study outlines considerations needed for libraries and writing centers to collaborate effectively and describes benefits derived from this arrangement.


Bird’S Eye View: Using Twitter In #Clubroesch, Katy Kelly, Hector Escobar Sep 2015

Bird’S Eye View: Using Twitter In #Clubroesch, Katy Kelly, Hector Escobar

Hector Escobar

For many libraries, social media is usually another platform to share information about library resources and events. For some, the term has become overused so much that the social aspect has fallen by the wayside. Facebook page updates or tweets are only part of what you can bring to and achieve from social media. In this article we discuss how students communicate with our academic library on Twitter, and how we used conversations to improve library spaces, technology, and services. We will explain the process of tracking and responding to student tweets, as well as the pros and cons of ...