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The Scholarship Of Rock Music: Knowledge Mapping Through Bibliography, Monica Berger Oct 2023

The Scholarship Of Rock Music: Knowledge Mapping Through Bibliography, Monica Berger

Publications and Research

Scholarship on rock and popular music has grown dramatically in volume and methodological variety and complexity including extensive use of interdisciplinary approaches. There currently is no comprehensive resource for scholars and educators to explore monographic scholarly literature on rock. I will showcase a new annotated bibliography, with a focus on disciplinarity and methodology, which provides a lens into how this scholarly discourse has evolved. This bibliography also makes visible broader trends regarding research topics in rock and popular music. This project will be a resource to academics and other authors, faculty designing and updating curricula, and librarians interested in building …


How Granular Do You Want To Go? Analyizing Marcxml Data With Python, Rebecca Hyams May 2023

How Granular Do You Want To Go? Analyizing Marcxml Data With Python, Rebecca Hyams

Publications and Research

While Alma Analytics can be quite powerful, it has its limits when it comes to providing answers to complex questions about bibliographic and holdings records. For those of us that do work that includes maintaining and enhancing records, having good quality data is vital in making informed decisions on the best way forward. You may find you want to know things like which additional identifiers are present in the record to help with deduplication efforts, or how many records have a particular formatting issue that needs addressing. The data is already there in the record and can be accessed via …


A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski Jan 2022

A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski

Publications and Research

Abstract

Purpose – In this paper, a call to the library and information science community to support documentation and conservation of cultural and biocultural heritage has been presented.

Design/methodology/approach – Based in existing Literature, this proposal is generative and descriptive— rather than prescriptive—regarding precisely how libraries should collaborate to employ technical and ethical best practices to provide access to vital data, research and cultural narratives relating to climate.

Findings – COVID-19 and climate destruction signal urgent global challenges. Library best practices are positioned to respond to climate change. Literature indicates how libraries preserve, share and cross-link cultural and scientific knowledge. …


Shifting Taxonomies In Home Care Nursing Information Behavior: Patients, Pandemic, Community, Richard P. Smiraglia, Edmund Pajarillo, Elizabeth Milonas, Sergey Zherebchevsky Oct 2021

Shifting Taxonomies In Home Care Nursing Information Behavior: Patients, Pandemic, Community, Richard P. Smiraglia, Edmund Pajarillo, Elizabeth Milonas, Sergey Zherebchevsky

Publications and Research

IKOS has continued to monitor the nursing information behavior (NIB) of home care nurses. In earlier reports we described how we developed an online taxonomy of NIB. We then took on a qualitative analysis of video representations of home care nursing in the pandemic. Merging the codes from two rounds of open coding yielded a set of categories (or axes) that could be used to construct a narrative analysis. Contextual quotations from the video transcripts further reveal the intensity of the potential taxonomic extension. The importance of this research for knowledge organization is the understanding we develop concerning shifting taxonomies …


Quoting The Quran: A Reference Handbook For Authors And Scholars, Saad D. Abulhab Nov 2020

Quoting The Quran: A Reference Handbook For Authors And Scholars, Saad D. Abulhab

Publications and Research

This handbook is a reference tool intended to help authors, scholars, and anyone else provide accurate and standardized quotations from the Quran, both from linguistic and historical perspectives. The first volume of the handbook includes the full text of the Quran using a font mimicking its earliest script, Mashq or Early Kufic, and it is provided in two formats, with and without diacritic vowel marks. The font used to generate the full texts in the first volume, Arabetics Mashq, was designed and implemented by the author after years of in-depth examination of the historical Quranic manuscripts, notably the copy of …


Ct-Nib Taxonomy For Nursing Information Behavior: Ko In The Pandemic, Elizabeth Milonas, Sergey Zherebchevsky, Richard P. Smiraglia Jul 2020

Ct-Nib Taxonomy For Nursing Information Behavior: Ko In The Pandemic, Elizabeth Milonas, Sergey Zherebchevsky, Richard P. Smiraglia

Publications and Research

As COVID-19 emerged on the world stage a challenge arose to help inform the knowledge base in home health-care nursing. Connecting current experience with the Pajarillo theory "The Nub of Nursing Information Behavior (NIB" was a first step. To provide a taxonomy of NIB, standard domain analytical tools for ontology extraction were employed using Pajarillo's text. Analysis generated frequency distributions of terms and phrases which were then sorted and disambiguated to generate a list of phenomena. Co-word analysis generated visualizations to suggest regions that might constitute facets and sub-facets. Facet analysis yielded six major facets and 17 sub-facets. The NANDA …


The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe, Jenna Freedman Feb 2020

The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe, Jenna Freedman

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Lauren Kehoe and Jenna Freedman have been working on the Zine Union Catalog, aka ZineCat or ZUC, since their Introduction to Digital Humanities course in Spring, 2017: MALS 75500, Digital Humanities Methods and Practices. ZineCat is the home of a union catalog dedicated to zines. A union catalog is a resource where libraries and other cultural institutions that collect materials can share cataloging and holdings information from their individual collections. The most familiar union catalog is probably WorldCat which is used to locate books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and other materials in the world’s libraries. ZineCat facilitates researchers' discovery of zine …


Citations Needed: Wikidata And The Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem, Megan Wacha Oct 2019

Citations Needed: Wikidata And The Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem, Megan Wacha

Publications and Research

Since Wikidata’s launch in 2012 as an open, collaboratively edited knowledge base, it’s held great promise for the library and scholarly communication community more broadly. Institutions and individual information professionals turned Wikidatans are using Wikidata to build a community-owned infrastructure for the bibliographic ecosystem, including open source tools that generate profiles of scholars, organizations, and publications. This workshop will introduce participants to Wikidata and its linked data infrastructure, including opportunities for hands-on editing and an overview of tools that facilitate data contribution and use. Participants will leave prepared to connect with existing Wikidata initiatives, and with entry points to launch …


Representing Normal: The Problem Of The Unmarked In Library Organization Systems, Emily Drabinski Jul 2018

Representing Normal: The Problem Of The Unmarked In Library Organization Systems, Emily Drabinski

Publications and Research

The problem of bias in library classification and cataloging structures has been well documented and analyzed. Efforts to intervene in these systems have largely taken the form of advocating for added or revised subject terms to reflect the language of diverse users and diverse library content. This case study will analyze the status of marked and unmarked binaries related to social identities in LCSH.


Ya Banned Books Analysis, Amanda Birro, Jennifer Pappas, Briana Cimino Apr 2018

Ya Banned Books Analysis, Amanda Birro, Jennifer Pappas, Briana Cimino

Student Theses

Book banning or challenging is a complex issue, in which a person takes issue with a book in the library‟s collection, complains to the librarian, and sometimes demands that the book be removed from the collection entirely. Books for young adult audiences are especially at risk, and the reasons why these books are challenged or banned are numerous. By reading fifteen different young adult books from between the years of 1990 and 2016, the researchers performed a content analysis to look at the reasons why books may be challenged or banned. They also looked for trends or patterns in books …


Nora Evelyn Cordingley, Keith J. Muchowski Mar 2018

Nora Evelyn Cordingley, Keith J. Muchowski

Publications and Research

Nora Evelyn Cordingley worked for the Roosevelt Memorial Association at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. She helped Hermann Hagedorn build the extensive collection of materials related to President Theodore Roosevelt starting in the early 1920s until the collection moved to Harvard University in the early 1940s. She also helped in the project to publish Theodore Roosevelt's letters. Ms. Cordingley died in her office within the Widener Library in 1951.


Zine Authors ’ Attitudes About Inclusion In Public And Academic Library Collections: A Survey- Based Study, Anne Hays Jan 2018

Zine Authors ’ Attitudes About Inclusion In Public And Academic Library Collections: A Survey- Based Study, Anne Hays

Publications and Research

Zine collections are becoming an increasingly popular addition to public and academic library holdings. Although academics have made strong arguments for the value of zines' inclusion as part of our cultural heritage, current research does not focus on zine authors' perspectives. How do the zine writers themselves feel about having their work--which is often highly personal--collected, shared, and sometimes circulated in the public and academic library sphere? This study will report the findings of a survey designed to uncover zine authors' attitudes about having their works collected, shared, and circulated--in academic libraries, public libraries, and institutionally affiliated archival collections across …


Conceptualizations Of Catalogers’ Judgment Through Content Analysis: A Preliminary Investigation, Junli Diao Jan 2018

Conceptualizations Of Catalogers’ Judgment Through Content Analysis: A Preliminary Investigation, Junli Diao

Publications and Research

Catalogers’ judgment is frequently mentioned, but rarely researched in formal studies. The purpose of this article is to investigate catalogers’ judgment through an exploration of the texts collected in the database of Library and Information Science Source. Verbs, adjectives and nouns intimately associated with catalogers’ judgment were extracted, analyzed and grouped into 16 categories, which give birth to five conceptual descriptions. The results of this study provide cataloging professionals with an overview picture on aspects of catalogers’ judgment. They may help library school students and graduates and novice catalogers to become independent and confident decision makers relating to cataloging work.


Evolution Of Western Library Catalogs: The Rising Expectations Of Users, Junli Diao Jan 2018

Evolution Of Western Library Catalogs: The Rising Expectations Of Users, Junli Diao

Publications and Research

This paper traces the historical development of library catalogs from primitive catalogs in ancient times to current next generational catalogs, which are summarized into three stages: the agricultural catalog stage, the industrial catalog stage and the information catalog stage. In particular, this paper focuses on the discussion of the rise of users’ expectations on library catalogs at different stages and gives emphasis to what impact they have created accordingly.


The Mystery Of The Schubert Song: The Linked Data Promise, Kimmy Szeto Sep 2017

The Mystery Of The Schubert Song: The Linked Data Promise, Kimmy Szeto

Publications and Research

Linked open data promises global interconnectedness of a vast amount of data. Web technologies promise to lower the barriers to accessing information and to enable knowledge production of massive scale. But can the web of data answer a music reference question? Starting with a seemingly impossible search for a Schubert song, this article describes how linked data technologies could overcome some limitations of catalog searching. However, technical and conceptual challenges are intertwined in the library community’s effort to publish linked data. Through an analysis of contrasting data models, this article offers a linked data reading of medium of performance and …


Inukshuks: A Librarian's Narrative, Junli Diao Feb 2017

Inukshuks: A Librarian's Narrative, Junli Diao

Publications and Research

The article offers the author's insights on the Inukshuks, landmarks in the shape of human beings built with rocks by Inuit people, in Newfoundland and Labrador. Topics mentioned include the Inukshuks that are considered signs of humanity to show the direction for lost or new travelers, his librarian job at College of the North Atlantic, and the library work management. Also mentioned are the workflow management, his career development, and the importance communication in librarians.


Early American Cookbooks: Creating And Analyzing A Digital Collection Using The Hathitrust Research Center Portal, Gioia Stevens Feb 2017

Early American Cookbooks: Creating And Analyzing A Digital Collection Using The Hathitrust Research Center Portal, Gioia Stevens

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The Early American Cookbooks project is a carefully curated online collection of 1450 cookbooks published in the United States between 1800 and 1920. The purposes of the project are to create a freely available, searchable online collection of early American cookbooks, to offer an overview of the scope and contents of the collection, and to use digital humanities tools to explore trends and patterns in the metadata and the full text of the collection. The project has two basic components: a collection of 1450 full-text titles on HathiTrust and a website site to present a guide to the collection and …


The Cuny-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program: Participants Remember, Reflect, And Reshape, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton Jan 2017

The Cuny-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program: Participants Remember, Reflect, And Reshape, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton

Publications and Research

This chapter recounts the outcomes and experiences of six American librarians who participated in an international librarian exchange program that ran from spring 2010 through fall 2011. The exchange brought together the City University of New York (CUNY) and two universities in Shanghai, China: Shanghai University (SU) and Shanghai Normal University (SNU). The program was inspired, in part, by recognition of the diversity of CUNY’s student body and growing awareness of the increasing globalization of information and education. For the Chinese librarians, the exchange offered an opportunity to learn from the West and showcase their own innovations. The traveling participants …


Painless Portal Partnerships: Collaboration And Its Challenges For Small Organizations, Christine Mcevilly Jan 2017

Painless Portal Partnerships: Collaboration And Its Challenges For Small Organizations, Christine Mcevilly

Publications and Research

This article addresses challenges inherent in collaborative archival projects involving both large institutions and small historical societies. It identifies these unique problems and outlines potential solutions to overcome these issues. Examples are drawn from the Portal to American Jewish History project and contextualized within the professional literature on ethnic or community archives and archival collaboration. This project collected metadata from a wide range of Jewish history archives and aggregated the records in a single searchable website.


Cataloging Backlogs: Perennials, Seaweeds, Or Others?, Junli Diao Jan 2017

Cataloging Backlogs: Perennials, Seaweeds, Or Others?, Junli Diao

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Investigation Of The Email Notice Issue In Aleph, Gordon Xu, Yi Chen Jan 2017

Investigation Of The Email Notice Issue In Aleph, Gordon Xu, Yi Chen

Publications and Research

Based on experimental results and existing resources, the paper explored and identified the major contributing factors to the email notice issue, including local administrator status, Aleph client, mail server, Aleph system files, and security settings. The paper elaborated the troubleshooting process, and how to find the solution to the issue. The authors suggested recommendations based the lessons learned from the project experience. The project experience presented in this paper should be instructive for libraries solving the similar problems.


Untangling Medium Of Performance For The Linked Data Environment, Kimmy Szeto Oct 2016

Untangling Medium Of Performance For The Linked Data Environment, Kimmy Szeto

Publications and Research

Medium of performance is critical for music retrieval and has long been a complex facet of music cataloging. Recent years saw significant strides towards standardizing the vocabulary and encoding medium of performance data in the MARC environment as well as in the linked data environment. In the course of leading the MLA BIBFRAME task force to examine the potentials of expressing, standardizing, and implementing music-related data and data structures, I discovered our handling of medium of performance has not been consistent with respect to the FRBR constructs of “work” and “expression,” as well as the concept of “event.” After the …


Resource Description And Access: Internationalizing, Teaching And Learning Rda Cataloging Abroad, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao Sep 2016

Resource Description And Access: Internationalizing, Teaching And Learning Rda Cataloging Abroad, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao

Publications and Research

This article presents the history and development of cataloging codes, an overview of the Resource Description and Access (RDA) training courses, the author’s experiences in library teaching and learning, cultural exchanges with the Chinese librarians at the National Central Library (NCL), international librarianship in cataloging, library technology and development in Taiwan as well as the National Central Library and the Library Association of China (LAC), and key findings of RDA in its development and transition, implementation, and implications.


Should The New England Education Research Organization Start A Journal In The Age Of Audit Culture? Reflections On Academic Publishing, Metrics, And The New Academy, Edward Lehner, Kate Finley Aug 2016

Should The New England Education Research Organization Start A Journal In The Age Of Audit Culture? Reflections On Academic Publishing, Metrics, And The New Academy, Edward Lehner, Kate Finley

Publications and Research

A large regional educational research association can straightforwardly establish a scholarly journal associated with its annual meeting. However, this work underscores the complicated scholarly ecosystem that an association enters when publishing a journal. The social sciences’ scholarly literature exists in a related series of networks that could be described as a type of “audit culture.” Within audit culture, two major academic publishers, Elsevier and Thomson Reuters, have established competing, yet strikingly collinear, journal metrics systems: Scopus and Web of Science, respectively. These and other bibliometrics systems are used to assess, order, and rank the supposed value of a researcher’s work. …


Uncovering Email Notification Issue In Aleph: Contributing Factors And Solutions, Gordon Xu May 2016

Uncovering Email Notification Issue In Aleph: Contributing Factors And Solutions, Gordon Xu

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


The Issues Of Chronology In Cataloging Chinese Archaeological Reports And Related Materials: An Investigation Of The Cultural Bias In The Library Of Congress Classification And Subject Headings, Junli Diao, Haiyun Cao Mar 2016

The Issues Of Chronology In Cataloging Chinese Archaeological Reports And Related Materials: An Investigation Of The Cultural Bias In The Library Of Congress Classification And Subject Headings, Junli Diao, Haiyun Cao

Publications and Research

This article discusses peculiarities of Chinese chronology in cataloging Chinese archaeological reports and related materials. It first examines cultural limitations embedded in the Eurocentric Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and calls for catalogers’ sensitivity to authors’ cultural background while cataloging the Bronze China archaeological materials. It then discusses the ambiguity in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) Manual H1225 and presents a debate on the necessity of including Chinese dynastic information in constructing subject headings through the comparison of facets extracted in this manual and elements derived from title patterns of Chinese archaeological reports. Furthermore, this article elaborates the significance …


Report Of The Cmc Bibframe Task Force To The Board Of The Music Library Association, Kimmy Szeto, Anne D. Adams, Kirk-Evan Billet, Catherine Busselen, Kevin S. Kishimoto, Anna A. Loprete, Lisa Mcfall, Sophie Rondeau, Tracey L. Snyder, James L. Soe Nyun, William R. Vanden Dries, Hermine Vermeij Jan 2016

Report Of The Cmc Bibframe Task Force To The Board Of The Music Library Association, Kimmy Szeto, Anne D. Adams, Kirk-Evan Billet, Catherine Busselen, Kevin S. Kishimoto, Anna A. Loprete, Lisa Mcfall, Sophie Rondeau, Tracey L. Snyder, James L. Soe Nyun, William R. Vanden Dries, Hermine Vermeij

Publications and Research

The BIBFRAME Task Force was established by the MLA Board of Directors in October 2014 for a two­-year period with the following charge:

● Provide a voice for the music library community in the formation and testing of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME)
● Test the BIBFRAME schema and the LC MARC­to­BIBFRAME converter with regards to how they handle music materials, including scores and sound recordings
● Provide feedback to LC and Zepheira on particular areas of interest for music, such as medium of performance, genre, preferred titles and name­title authorities
● Identify a means for continually monitoring, evaluating and …


Frbr & Dedup In Cuny Onesearch, Joan Kolarik Nov 2015

Frbr & Dedup In Cuny Onesearch, Joan Kolarik

Events

What makes OneSearch tick? One piece is the dedup and FRBR functionality in Primo. Dedup merges duplicate records. FRBR groups similar records. Learn how metadata and catalogers can impact OneSearch results.

Presented at a LACUNY Cataloging Roundtable meeting.


Onesearch & Electronic Resources @ Cuny, Joan Kolarik Nov 2015

Onesearch & Electronic Resources @ Cuny, Joan Kolarik

Events

Transitioning from OPAC to Primo is an extra challenge when the catalog is full of e-books and e-resources which date from before Primo. When you're part of a large consortium and there are multiple copies of those e-resource records in the catalog, the problem is compounded.

This presentation explains, for catalogers, the strategies used at CUNY to improve e-resource results in Primo (while keeping OPAC fans happy a little longer).

* The Primo record: Aleph vs PCI

* Will an Aleph record get a View Online tab?

* Conditional proxying of 856 links in Primo

* Broken links in the …


Enriched Primo Browse From Aleph At Cuny, Joan Kolarik Oct 2015

Enriched Primo Browse From Aleph At Cuny, Joan Kolarik

Publications and Research

Presented at ENUG (Ex Libris Northeast User's Group) 2015

Are you an Aleph-Primo customer using Primo Browse? Have you added the enhancements that Aleph makes available to Primo, such as see references? If not, this presentation will explain how.