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S.W.O.T Analysis Of E-Learning Platform, Sakai: Users’ Perspective, Samuel Owusu-Ansah Sep 2020

S.W.O.T Analysis Of E-Learning Platform, Sakai: Users’ Perspective, Samuel Owusu-Ansah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The interest in integrating eLearning platforms in teaching environments are on the increase in higher learning institutions. In view of this, the study focused on assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of using the eLearning Platform, SAKAI, in the School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE), University of Ghana, Legon. A survey was conducted and two hundred and seventy-four (274) distance learning students from the University of Ghana, Legon were selected by simple random sampling method to collect primary data using questionnaires. The Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was then used to analyze the completed questionnaire and ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2020), Musselman Library Jul 2020

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2020), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

With the 2020 collection, 110 employees offer 215 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs. These selections touch on everything from living in the Alaskan wilderness to the human experience of being wrong.

The columns featured in this year's booklet are for Reading Without Walls and Fighting for Political Power: Women ...


The Information Edge - Library Newsletter - Summer 2020, Brendan Plann-Curley Jul 2020

The Information Edge - Library Newsletter - Summer 2020, Brendan Plann-Curley

University Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Reframing Reference Services: Perceptions And Futures Of The Reference Desk, Findings From A Mixed-Methods Survey Of United States Academic Libraries, Samantha Kennedy, Ashley Lierman, Daniel G. Kipnis Jun 2020

Reframing Reference Services: Perceptions And Futures Of The Reference Desk, Findings From A Mixed-Methods Survey Of United States Academic Libraries, Samantha Kennedy, Ashley Lierman, Daniel G. Kipnis

Libraries Scholarship

The presenters will share their results from a national, mixed-methods survey of over 239 academic libraries from the United States. The survey focused on reference desk models and librarian perceptions of the value of a physical reference desk. Attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the discussion and collaborate in a Google Doc brainstorming ideas for the future including changing reference desk models, meeting the needs of our users, and reenvisioning what reference means.

For information collected during the presentation, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iyptdl1rsKk-1JMpUtbDngp540KmbBy1etb2HtvHaMk/edit?usp=sharing


Curating Knowledge, Creating Change: University Knowledge Center, Kosovo National Transition, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Edmond Hajrizi, Elham Sayyad Abdi, Michele Gibney, Christine Bruce, Ian Stoodley Jun 2020

Curating Knowledge, Creating Change: University Knowledge Center, Kosovo National Transition, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Edmond Hajrizi, Elham Sayyad Abdi, Michele Gibney, Christine Bruce, Ian Stoodley

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Articles and Papers

A collaborative system design initiative at the University for Business and Technology in Kosovo aims to make local knowledge visible and to enhance local knowledge creation, within the university and throughout the country. Since its inception in 2015, design activities aimed to activate systems through modeling the global knowledge landscape, technology enabled systems, and human activity processes. Within the framework of Informed Systems, application of Informed Learning theory and Information Experience Design (IXD) guided prototyping systems that informed building an institutional repository named UBT Knowledge Center. The knowledge vision anticipates that sustained curation, organization, discovery, access, and usage processes will ...


Showcasing The Authentic Student Experience: The Library And Student Mentoring Partner To Create A First-Year Library Ambassador Program, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Barbara Herrera, Sara Demoss Jun 2020

Showcasing The Authentic Student Experience: The Library And Student Mentoring Partner To Create A First-Year Library Ambassador Program, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Barbara Herrera, Sara Demoss

Library Faculty Publications

This poster outlines CSU, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) Library Ambassador initiative, a partnership between the Pfau Library and the Office of Undergraduate Studies’ Student Mentoring Program that aims to connect students in first-year courses with peers knowledgeable about library resources and services. The poster includes the history of the program, which was piloted in 2016, and addresses some of the challenges and successes encountered along the way. It details the program’s student-focused philosophy, which strives to combat library anxiety by ensuring that early exposure to the library centers authentic student research experiences, concerns, and needs. The Library Ambassador program ...


From Dublin Core To Marc - Crosswalking Etd Metadata From Digital Commons To The Library Catalog, Jill V. Krefft, Zhonghua Du, Rebecca Bakker May 2020

From Dublin Core To Marc - Crosswalking Etd Metadata From Digital Commons To The Library Catalog, Jill V. Krefft, Zhonghua Du, Rebecca Bakker

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

Florida International University has developed a semi-automated process for harvesting and transforming qualified Dublin Core metadata to MARC for electronic theses and dissertations published in Digital Commons for inclusion in the library catalog. This presentation will share the workflow whereby metadata is harvested via OAI-PMH; transformed to MARC using a script; and ingested into the catalog. Challenges and benefits of this workflow will be discussed.

This presentation will also share information related to our retrospective thesis and dissertation scanning project; the need to overlay existing records in the catalog with new metadata; and specific challenges related to RTDs.


Mining The Minutia: Leveraging Adobe Acrobat’S Comparison Tools For Cv Updates, Jennifer Gerrald, Jeffrey M. Mortimore May 2020

Mining The Minutia: Leveraging Adobe Acrobat’S Comparison Tools For Cv Updates, Jennifer Gerrald, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

As every profile administrator knows, CVs are amorphous documents. Updates can occur anywhere at any time as researchers’ statuses, institutional roles, and research agendas evolve. Sections and entries can appear and disappear fluidly over the life of a CV, and even details within a single entry can change over time. For the profile administrator, catching these updates efficiently and effectively can be a real challenge. This presentation details one university’s approach to using Adobe Acrobat’s document comparison tools to identify, track, and process updates that improves significantly on manual review techniques. Presenters provide a detailed overview of this ...


Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020 Schedule, Jeffrey M. Mortimore May 2020

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020 Schedule, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

One-page conference schedule organized by room and time.


Navigating And Searching Unm's Digital Repository, Amy E. Winter Mpa May 2020

Navigating And Searching Unm's Digital Repository, Amy E. Winter Mpa

Office of Scholarly Communication

A short video on navigating and searching the digital repository. Transcript available via the download button.


Unm's Digital Repository: Logging In And Submitting Work, Amy E. Winter Mpa May 2020

Unm's Digital Repository: Logging In And Submitting Work, Amy E. Winter Mpa

Office of Scholarly Communication

A short video on logging in and submitting work to UNM's Digital Repository. Transcript available via download button.


Review Of Arranging And Describing Archives And Manuscripts, Cory L. Nimer May 2020

Review Of Arranging And Describing Archives And Manuscripts, Cory L. Nimer

Journal of Western Archives

A review of Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, by Dennis Meissner.


Data Set To Automating 35mm Photographic Film Digitization: X-Y Table Capture System Design And Assessment, Michael J. Bennett May 2020

Data Set To Automating 35mm Photographic Film Digitization: X-Y Table Capture System Design And Assessment, Michael J. Bennett

Published Works

No abstract provided.


Library Support For Course Materials, Sara Duff, Rich Gause, Sarah A. Norris May 2020

Library Support For Course Materials, Sara Duff, Rich Gause, Sarah A. Norris

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face, UCF Libraries provide access to a variety of materials that can support your courses — from journal articles, streaming videos, e-books, and more. But, these materials have a wide variety of access models that are not always evident. In this session, UCF Librarians Sara Duff, Rich Gause, and Sarah Norris will share how to navigate the plethora of resources available to support teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on resources that can be used during remote teaching during emergency circumstances. How to access these materials and ensure they’re accessible by students, as ...


A Celebration Of West Point Authors, Heather Seminelli May 2020

A Celebration Of West Point Authors, Heather Seminelli

West Point Books

Highlighting the 456 collected works of scholarship published and presented between July - December 2019.


Corporate Archives In Silicon Valley: Building And Surviving Amid Constant Change, Paula Jabloner, Anna Mancini May 2020

Corporate Archives In Silicon Valley: Building And Surviving Amid Constant Change, Paula Jabloner, Anna Mancini

Journal of Western Archives

An historical understanding of the phenomenon that is Silicon Valley requires the collection and preservation of original records. With the rapid pace of change in the technology industry, how can archivists and their institutions preserve this corporate history? Two archivists address how they were able to found an archives at Cisco Systems and maintain another at Hewlett-Packard. Two common elements emerged: 1) the formation of a licensed limited company (LLC) as the legal structure for the archival repository, and 2) the use of outsourcing to staff both repositories. Outsourcing via a non-profit, in this case the Computer History Museum, or ...


Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder May 2020

Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Librarian’S Guide To Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach To Solving Problems, Preventing Conflicts, And Serving Everyone, Sagan Wallace May 2020

Review Of The Librarian’S Guide To Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach To Solving Problems, Preventing Conflicts, And Serving Everyone, Sagan Wallace

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Fake News And Alternative Facts: Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era By Nicole A. Cooke, Anna Morrissey May 2020

Book Review: Fake News And Alternative Facts: Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era By Nicole A. Cooke, Anna Morrissey

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Library Application Of Deep Web And Dark Web Technologies, Mollie L. Coffey May 2020

Library Application Of Deep Web And Dark Web Technologies, Mollie L. Coffey

School of Information Student Research Journal

The Deep Web and Dark Web are legitimate tools for use in the field of information science, adding to the discussion of patron privacy. The American Library Association policies on privacy and confidentiality combined with the advancement of internet technology necessitate that library professionals become fluent in Dark Web usability in libraries.


Intercultural Competence For Community College Librarians, Phyllis Pistorino May 2020

Intercultural Competence For Community College Librarians, Phyllis Pistorino

School of Information Student Research Journal

As populations grow more diverse and different cultural identities become increasingly prevalent, intercultural competence will be a requirement for successful communication and cultural harmony. Community colleges host the most diverse population of students in the United States, often considered a reflection of the communities they serve. As centers of institutional learning, libraries at community colleges have a responsibility and an opportunity to provide service grounded in the tenets of intercultural competence. These service standards are having and following a diversity policy; providing a welcoming and accessible environment; offering services and materials that match students needs and backgrounds; communicating in a ...


Emotional Labor, Stressors, And Librarians Who Work With The Public, Kelsey Simon May 2020

Emotional Labor, Stressors, And Librarians Who Work With The Public, Kelsey Simon

School of Information Student Research Journal

Service jobs require regular interaction with customers and have certain expectations of specific emotions that should be shown during transactions. This use of expected emotional displays during service transactions is called emotional labor and it is an important part of service work, but there are significant consequences for regular use. This paper reviews the literature on emotional labor, and the consequences of the repeated use of emotional labor within the service workforce. It also reviews the literature on stressors reported by librarians and job-related stress. Relationships can be seen between emotional labor, the work of librarian professionals, and stressors in ...


Electronic Library Collections And Users With Visual Impairments: Challenges, Developments, And The State Of Collections Policies In Academic And Public Libraries, Anthony M. Digiovanni May 2020

Electronic Library Collections And Users With Visual Impairments: Challenges, Developments, And The State Of Collections Policies In Academic And Public Libraries, Anthony M. Digiovanni

School of Information Student Research Journal

Academic and public library collections are developed based on the needs of the communities that surround them. Technology has increased the way users access information, and the way libraries offer information to their users. However, the accessibility of electronic resources for users with print disabilities remains an issue that has yet to have an equitable remedy. This paper identifies the challenges of visually impaired users, the developments in law, the current state of accessibility in academic and public library collections policies, and the current formats and products that are leading the way.


Collection Development Challenges In Slavic & East European Libraries: A Literature Review, Sebastian C. Galbo May 2020

Collection Development Challenges In Slavic & East European Libraries: A Literature Review, Sebastian C. Galbo

School of Information Student Research Journal

The purpose of this paper (a literature review) is threefold. First, it seeks to understand the current landscape of collection development practices within the contexts of academic Slavic and Eastern Europe (SEE) collections. Second, this paper aims to grasp the challenges that impact how librarians devise collection development policies for academic SEE holdings. Third, by drawing on current field research, it investigates how SEE collections are addressing these challenges and sustaining user services. It asks, for example, what tools/resources SEE collections employ to remain vital, relevant, and accessible. Based on these three foci, this paper provides an assessment of ...


African-American Mental Health Community: Information Needs, Barriers, And Gaps, Stephanie Jackson May 2020

African-American Mental Health Community: Information Needs, Barriers, And Gaps, Stephanie Jackson

School of Information Student Research Journal

This paper articulates the importance of African Americans regarding mental health: how they obtain information, lack of available resources, internal and external pressures of receiving help, and the gathering of their information from non-traditional sources in comparison to traditional. Historically, the community has faced stereotypical pressures, which they actively fight against to be viewed as equal. After segregation being abolished and many sources and organizations offering support for many different races, there is still an imbalance in what is offered and available for African Americans. A mix of current and dated studies and texts will be highlighted to discover findings ...


Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo May 2020

Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj Thriving During Challenging Times, Greta Snyder May 2020

Srj Thriving During Challenging Times, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Patent And Trademark Resource Center Websites: A Content Analysis, Jared Hoppenfeld May 2020

Patent And Trademark Resource Center Websites: A Content Analysis, Jared Hoppenfeld

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) serve as an off-site connection to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Approximately 85 PTRCs exist to assist inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers by providing facilities, resources, and expertise. Most of these libraries also have a website which, in addition to USPTO webpages, serves as a gateway to the world of patent and trademark research. These websites provide access to various resources while also functioning as an outreach tool to the public.

This study included a content analysis of 79 websites belonging to PTRC libraries. After a literature review of other website studies ...


Quirky Patent Coloring Books: An Outreach Project Focused On Changing The Patent Culture One Patent Coloring Book At A Time, Paulina Borrego May 2020

Quirky Patent Coloring Books: An Outreach Project Focused On Changing The Patent Culture One Patent Coloring Book At A Time, Paulina Borrego

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

No abstract provided.


Broadening The Patent Experience: The Value Of Piug And Attending The Patent Information Users Group (Piug) Annual Conference, Paulina Borrego, Rachel Knapp May 2020

Broadening The Patent Experience: The Value Of Piug And Attending The Patent Information Users Group (Piug) Annual Conference, Paulina Borrego, Rachel Knapp

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

No abstract provided.