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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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


“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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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

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 ...


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

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

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 ...


Knowledge Sharing Among Librarians In Public Libraries Of Fars Province, Iran, Ali Biranvand, Mohamad Hassan Seif, Ali Akbar Khasseh Aug 2015

Knowledge Sharing Among Librarians In Public Libraries Of Fars Province, Iran, Ali Biranvand, Mohamad Hassan Seif, Ali Akbar Khasseh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims to investigate factors affecting knowledge sharing among librarians working in public libraries of Fars Province, Iran. The research uses a survey method. Using stratified random sampling technique, 180 librarians were selected as a sample. The data collection instrument is a questionnaire with an acceptable reliability. Data analysis was accomplished using Lisrel Full Version 8.7.

The study findings revealed that education and consultation programs improve librarians’ performance. These should be designed based on employees’ ability and type of activity. The task-technology fit provides the opportunity to make more use of a technology thus improving the user’s ...


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

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

Lisandra R Carmichael

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 ...


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

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

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

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:

  1. STOP - Evaluate where you are. Assess your current practices and determine areas for improvement.
  2. COLLABORATE - Identify opportunities for partnerships with organizations or groups whose goals align with yours.
  3. LISTEN - Garner feedback from users via social ...


"Diversity + Inclusion = Community" Introduction And Wrap Up, Ruth E. Bryan Aug 2015

"Diversity + Inclusion = Community" Introduction And Wrap Up, Ruth E. Bryan

Library Presentations

This presentation articulates a definition of "diversity," "inclusion," and "community" as used by the Retreat Planning Committee to frame the speakers and activities at the University of Kentucky Libraries all-staff retreat in August 2015.


A Shared Approach To Managing Legacy Print Collections In Maine, Matthew Revitt Aug 2015

A Shared Approach To Managing Legacy Print Collections In Maine, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

The Maine Shared Collections Strategy is a collaborative library project seeking to create a model for the long-term preservation and management of legacy print collections.


United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis Jul 2015

United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Cultural attacks, especially attacks on books, have been common place during conflict throughout history (Stubbings, 1993). Libraries in particular have been targeted since books and libraries are symbols of cultures (Valencia, 2002). Nazi Germany was not an exception to attacks on culture before and during World War II (Figure 1). A total war had begun under the Nazis which meant that no area of society was exempt from attack (Valencia, 2002).


A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Leadership Development Experiences Of Academic Research Library Leaders, Beth Mcneil Jul 2015

A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Leadership Development Experiences Of Academic Research Library Leaders, Beth Mcneil

Theses, Dissertations, & Student Scholarship: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

This phenomenological study describes the leadership development experiences of academic librarians currently working in leadership roles in academic research libraries to discover their experiences of being a library leader and to explore how they describe their own leadership development. Study participants identified as having experienced positive leadership development experiences during their careers as academic research library leaders and were, at the time of this study, employed and actively working in leadership positions reporting directly to the head of their academic research library. The goal of this exploration was to understand what the academic library leaders had experienced, with regard to ...


After The Book: Information Services For The 21st Century, Chuck Hodgin Jul 2015

After The Book: Information Services For The 21st Century, Chuck Hodgin

Library Faculty Scholarship

Both inside and outside of the library, the use of print information objects declines while the use of electronic information objects escalates. This phenomenon and how libraries respond to it should be the chief concerns of librarians going forward, according to author George Stachokas. Stachokas argues that nearly everything about the practice of current librarianship is rooted in "the print era" and is therefore "intrinsically linked to the physical library" (35). Given that society "increasingly abandons print" (1), librarians face the daunting task of reshaping themselves and their profession; otherwise, they "risk the problem of seeming and becoming obsolete" (36 ...


Return Of The Prodigal Book, Lynne Farrington Jun 2015

Return Of The Prodigal Book, Lynne Farrington

Unique at Penn

Short piece on the return of a 16th century book to the Penn Libraries, missing since the 1940s.


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith Jun 2015

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

Charles Kay Smith

No abstract provided.