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Measuring Usability In The Database Review Process: Results From A Pilot, Ilana Stonebraker Dec 2015

Measuring Usability In The Database Review Process: Results From A Pilot, Ilana Stonebraker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The objective of this study is to examine the impact of incorporating user experience study methods into library database purchase and renewal. Purdue University Libraries introduced a heuristic evaluation into an existing yearly database review. Commonly used in usability and human factors engineering, heuristic evaluation is an innovative and dynamic method for librarians to evaluate electronic resources and provide expert feedback to database vendors. A form was developed to streamline the process for the librarians involved. In total, eight librarians evaluated 37 databases as a pilot project. This paper describes the outcome of the pilot.


Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Dec 2015

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2


Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti Dec 2015

Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti

SLIS Connecting

The World Wide Web (WWW) has changed the way that we access information. Digital repositories have become the solution for preserving old materials and the venue to allow open access (OA) to the public. This research paper examined the scholarly library and information science (LIS) literature related to cultural heritage and digital preservation including publication over time, core journals, countries that were the focus of publications, and types of library or cultural repositories that are delineated herein.


Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark Dec 2015

Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to document the surviving musical compositions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The repositories in London containing each monarch’s remaining body of musical work were examined and the compositions themselves studied. Research was conducted to give further details about each document and its history within the Tudor monarchs’ lives.


Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith Dec 2015

Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith

SLIS Connecting

Folklore can be defined as “context, performance, attitude, cultural tastes, and the like” (Toelken, 1996, p.7). With folktale and fairy tales, these stories embody cultural values and morals, aiding in learning a lesson or to keep intact a cultural tradition. Many works of literature serve as models for studies in folklore, offering literary criticism, while allowing ancient traditions and modern traditions to be explored (Toelken, 1996, p. 391). Additionally, most, if not all, written folklore, folktales, and fairy tales were originally passed down verbally, from one generation to the next; these stories are part of oral histories (Toelken, 1996). Many …


Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis Dec 2015

Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis

SLIS Connecting

Mississippi has a place in the history of library science. Although libraries appeared in the state as early as 1818 (Halsell, 1975), training for librarians was not available until 1926 at the State Teacher’s College in Hattiesburg, later renamed The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss awarded its first master’s degree in library science exactly fifty years ago, in 1965.


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Learn about updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA) along with recent and upcoming events of interest.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

No abstract provided.


History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green Dec 2015

History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green

SLIS Connecting

The Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1969 and became an affiliate of the American Library Association in 1998.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Dec 2015

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Meet SLIS Associate Professor Dr. Melanie J. Norton and SLIS alum Dr. Patricia Condon, Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. Learn about the new online dual MLIS/IT MS degree and a new elective for spring 2016, "Library Design: Principles and Practice."


Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Director's update on the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science


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 press. …


Coordinating Information Resources (With Reference On My Mind), Madelynn Dickerson Dec 2015

Coordinating Information Resources (With Reference On My Mind), Madelynn Dickerson

Library Staff Publications and Research

This poster presentation explores the ways reference and technical services staff can work together to build strong, user-centered collections and best serve student and faculty patrons. It highlights the professional path of the author during a transition from public services to technical services in a newly created position: information resources coordinator.

The challenge is twofold: 1) how to apply reference services expertise to a new scope of responsibility that includes collection analysis and management of print and electronic resources, and 2) how to build collaborative and meaningful relationships with reference and teaching librarians in order to best evaluate existing and …


Digital Preservation, Stephen Klein Dec 2015

Digital Preservation, Stephen Klein

Publications and Research

Despite the ease of creation, the web is ephemeral. The fleeting nature of websites present a challenge to repositories when a record needs to be preserved. The Graduate Center Library was recently presented with this challenge with the increase of submissions of online components to dissertations. This presentation focused on the need to capture a snapshot, the limitations of current normative practices and some alternative approaches.


Selectedworks User Guide, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) Dec 2015

Selectedworks User Guide, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress)

Roesch Library Staff Publications

Guide provides instructions for new and existing users of SelectedWorks, a companion product of eCommons designed to collect an author's scholarly work in one location from many different collections in the Digital Commons network.


Information Outlook November/December 2015, Special Libraries Association Dec 2015

Information Outlook November/December 2015, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2015

Volume 19, Issue 6


Tips & Tricks To Help Manage E-Resources, Jessica Harris Nov 2015

Tips & Tricks To Help Manage E-Resources, Jessica Harris

Staff publications, research, and presentations

This presentation shares tips and tricks used at Santa Clara University to help manage the constantly-changing environment of electronic resources. Tips will include information on utilizing student staff in e-resource workflows, customizing the ERM and creating rules for its use, creating an e-resource assessment strategy and useful Excel formulas for manipulating data.


Open Parks Network: Parks For The People, Christopher Vinson, Rachel Wittmann Nov 2015

Open Parks Network: Parks For The People, Christopher Vinson, Rachel Wittmann

Presentations

The Open Parks Network serves the global parks community by providing the information, tools, and solutions to support the stewardship of the natural and cultural assets of protected areas. To date, over 350,000 items and 1.5 million pages of material has been digitized as part of this project. This presentation details the project's background and strategies used for digitization and metadata creation. Additionally, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Donor Card Collection project is detailed. This webinar presentation was conducted as part of the LYRASIS "Second Friday" series.


Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster Nov 2015

Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster

Andrew Wesolek

The allure of passing an institutional open-access (OA) policy as a strategy to populate an institutional repository is clear. After all, educating faculty to retain their rights to their scholarly publications through passage of such a policy, then requiring them to make those publications available through an IR seems a sure path to success. However, this approach of “if you pass it, they will comply” rings eerily similar to the early and decidedly misplaced optimism of populating institutional repositories through a “build it and they will come” proposition (Salo, 2007). The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) …


Mdocs Poster-2015-11-11, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou Nov 2015

Mdocs Poster-2015-11-11, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou

MDOCS Publications

In support of the 60th anniversary of the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, Skidmore students prepared a video and exhibition, Sixty Years Young, drawing on the Center's archives and interviews, documenting its past, present and hopes for the future.


Interpret The Numbers: Putting E-Book Usage Statistics In Context, Maria Savova, Madelynn Dickerson Nov 2015

Interpret The Numbers: Putting E-Book Usage Statistics In Context, Maria Savova, Madelynn Dickerson

Library Staff Publications and Research

E-books have been an integral part of library collections for a long time now, but they are still surrounded by controversy. How much our patrons really use them? That seemingly simple question has a very complicated answer that could depend on a number of factors. The e-books’ usage reports mean very little on their own and leave many unanswered questions. In order to contextualize the usage statistics, the Claremont Colleges Library conducted an analysis of enhanced usage reports in comparison with the total offerings of e-book content available to our users from all major providers, and through all access models. …


50 Shades Of Ebooks With A Hint Of Pda, Laura Edwards, Victoria Koger Nov 2015

50 Shades Of Ebooks With A Hint Of Pda, Laura Edwards, Victoria Koger

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Institutionally licensed eBooks have not quite lived up to users’ needs and libraries’ expectations. Patrons accustomed to the ease of accessing eBooks purchased via commercial sites such as Amazon and Google Play are sometimes thrown for a loop when they encounter eBooks via the library’s site and the myriad restrictions that seem designed to turn users away. Libraries struggle with managing the complexities of eBook licensing and access, and staying on top of the differences between vendor platforms. Add to that the rapidly changing landscape of the ebook business landscape (rocketing STL prices, conflicting access models for ebooks on the …


Multimedia In Discovery Services., Elizabeth Schneider Nov 2015

Multimedia In Discovery Services., Elizabeth Schneider

Elizabeth Schneider

This session will explore the issues that we face with multimedia content in discovery platforms, like EBSCO Discovery Service and ProQuest's Summon Service. Integrating a wide array of resources presents the inevitable challenge of effectively facilitating access to diverse content. When the majority of content in these systems is text, how can we ensure that multimedia content will be as discoverable? How can discovery service vendors and multimedia content providers work together to address the issues, and what can we learn from the experiences of our end-users in the library community? From data mapping and search algorithms, to interface design …


How Weeding Adds Value To Library Collections: Weighing The Cost Of Weeding And The Cost Of Keeping Books, Tina Chrzastowski, Jessica Harris Nov 2015

How Weeding Adds Value To Library Collections: Weighing The Cost Of Weeding And The Cost Of Keeping Books, Tina Chrzastowski, Jessica Harris

Staff publications, research, and presentations

Weeding in libraries is often like the gardening chore it is named for: sweaty hours spent among dirty tangles to clear out messy undergrowth and remove unwanted materials. But the analogy stops there - the intellectual pursuit of a well-managed collection includes much more than identifying and removing materials from the shelf. In fact, the daunting, many-faceted weeding process can keep librarians from tackling this very crucial task. A collection left unassessed, left to grow ungainly, is also a missed opportunity to add value, and real cost savings, to the collection through weeding. Santa Clara University Library undertook a reference …


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.


Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster Nov 2015

Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

The allure of passing an institutional open-access (OA) policy as a strategy to populate an institutional repository is clear. After all, educating faculty to retain their rights to their scholarly publications through passage of such a policy, then requiring them to make those publications available through an IR seems a sure path to success. However, this approach of “if you pass it, they will comply” rings eerily similar to the early and decidedly misplaced optimism of populating institutional repositories through a “build it and they will come” proposition (Salo, 2007). The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) …


Gathering The Needles Evaluating The Impact Of Gold Open Access Content With Traditional Subscription Journals, Jill Emery, Alison Bobal Nov 2015

Gathering The Needles Evaluating The Impact Of Gold Open Access Content With Traditional Subscription Journals, Jill Emery, Alison Bobal

Jill Emery

Investigating the use of gold open access content within subscription content has been a near impossible task until the adoption of the COUNTER 4 statistics in 2014. By reviewing the COUNTER JR1 GOA 2014 reports, two librarians evaluate the gold open access usage at their respective institutions from the following publishers: Elsevier, NPG, Sage, Springer, and Wiley. This initial investigation will be a benchmark for future studies to see if there is any impact on subscribed content or if usage is limited to non-subscribed content from these providers. Attendees will become familiar with the JR1 GOA reports from COUNTER as …


Shared Print In The Orbis Cascade Alliance, Jill Emery, Xan Arch, Jim Bunnelle Nov 2015

Shared Print In The Orbis Cascade Alliance, Jill Emery, Xan Arch, Jim Bunnelle

Jill Emery

Shared Print programs are one of the most important collaborative activities being pursued by many regional library groups. The Orbis Cascade Alliance (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) and Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (Colorado and Wyoming) each have multi-state regional programs which demonstrate unique characteristics and features. In the Orbis Cascade Alliance, librarians are having to re-visit historic shared purchases. They will explore one such project and examine steps taken to reconcile current institutional needs with past collection-building priorities.


Gathering The Needles Evaluating The Impact Of Gold Open Access Content With Traditional Subscription Journals, Jill Emery, Alison Bobal Nov 2015

Gathering The Needles Evaluating The Impact Of Gold Open Access Content With Traditional Subscription Journals, Jill Emery, Alison Bobal

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Investigating the use of gold open access content within subscription content has been a near impossible task until the adoption of the COUNTER 4 statistics in 2014. By reviewing the COUNTER JR1 GOA 2014 reports, two librarians evaluate the gold open access usage at their respective institutions from the following publishers: Elsevier, NPG, Sage, Springer, and Wiley. This initial investigation will be a benchmark for future studies to see if there is any impact on subscribed content or if usage is limited to non-subscribed content from these providers. Attendees will become familiar with the JR1 GOA reports from COUNTER as …


Dda In Context: Defining A Comprehensive Ebook Acquisition Strategy In An Access-Driven World, Jason S. Price, Maria Savova Nov 2015

Dda In Context: Defining A Comprehensive Ebook Acquisition Strategy In An Access-Driven World, Jason S. Price, Maria Savova

Library Staff Publications and Research

Internet-based technology has birthed a variety of ebook acquisition modes that differ significantly in number of accessible titles per acquisition dollar. We review these acquisition modes and argue that it is crucial for libraries to define a well-reasoned, comprehensive acquisition strategy that represents their optimal mix of all six modes. Each library’s strategy should reflect its institutional priorities relative to five key factors (choice of content and quality, discount, ease of use, permanence, and cost predictability) and integrate three complementary tactics (relating to subscription, demand-driven acquisition, and ebook approval plans) rather than rejecting one or more acquisition modes on principle. …