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Lacuny Disability Services Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny Dec 2007

Lacuny Disability Services Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny Dec 2007

Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, November 2007, Lacuny Nov 2007

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, November 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Serials Roundtable Meeting Minutes, November 2007, Lacuny Nov 2007

Lacuny Serials Roundtable Meeting Minutes, November 2007, Lacuny

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Lacuny Acquisitions Roundtable Meeting Minutes, October 2007, Lacuny Oct 2007

Lacuny Acquisitions Roundtable Meeting Minutes, October 2007, Lacuny

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Lacuny Collection Development Roundtable Meeting Minutes, October 2007, Lacuny Oct 2007

Lacuny Collection Development Roundtable Meeting Minutes, October 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, October 2007, Lacuny Oct 2007

Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, October 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, September 2007, Lacuny Sep 2007

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, September 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Review Of The Book The Source: A Guidebook To American Genealogy, 3rd Ed., John A. Drobnicki Sep 2007

Review Of The Book The Source: A Guidebook To American Genealogy, 3rd Ed., John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book The source: A guidebook to American genealogy, 3rd ed.


Review Of The Website Cyndi’S List Of Genealogy Sites On The Internet, John A. Drobnicki Jul 2007

Review Of The Website Cyndi’S List Of Genealogy Sites On The Internet, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the website Cyndi’s list of genealogy sites on the internet.


Research Authority In The Age Of Google: Equilibrium Sought, Mariana Regalado Jun 2007

Research Authority In The Age Of Google: Equilibrium Sought, Mariana Regalado

Publications and Research

The article examines the major shift in the relationship of students, instructors and librarians to information. It is argued that this shift is due to some fundamental changes to authority in the relationship in terms of Web publication, access to content and technical know-how. In addition, it also discusses the impact of the introduction of the Google search engine.


Digg.Com And Socially-Driven Authority, Steven Ovadia Jun 2007

Digg.Com And Socially-Driven Authority, Steven Ovadia

Publications and Research

For years, librarians have been able to distill the notion of authority, in its purest form, to two simple questions: “Who said it?” and “Under whose auspices?” The answer to either, or preferably both, of these questions could tell a researcher whether to rely on the information retrieved. Today, however, in the world of online information, the notion of authority is shifting and librarians working in an instructional capacity must understand the shift and determine ways to help students cope with the changes. Searching in today’s socially-driven information era requires a different skill set for researchers looking for authoritative information. …


Editorial: Shape Shifters: Librarians Evolve Yet Again In The Age Of Google, Mariana Regalado, Jill Cirasella Jun 2007

Editorial: Shape Shifters: Librarians Evolve Yet Again In The Age Of Google, Mariana Regalado, Jill Cirasella

Publications and Research

Like all organisms and organizations, librarians and libraries evolve by adapting to changes and pressures in their environments. From scroll to codex to online text: every upgrade in technology is matched by an adaptation in librarianship. Nevertheless, despite centuries of evolution, the activities of librarians and the mission of libraries have remained essentially constant and are still recognizable. The pace of change in libraries has been especially rapid since the introduction of computers, and an important recent change is the advent of the “age of Google.” Heralded by the arrival in 1998 of the Google search engine, with its clean …


You And Me And Google Makes Three: Welcoming Google Into The Reference Interview, Jill Cirasella Jun 2007

You And Me And Google Makes Three: Welcoming Google Into The Reference Interview, Jill Cirasella

Publications and Research

Library patrons often approach the reference desk with indirect, incomplete, or misleading questions, known as "ill-formed" questions. Transforming ill-formed questions into well-formed ones is a crucial part of the reference interview, and Google can be an active participant in that process. This paper discusses how Google can help librarians and patrons deal with incomplete citations, incorrect citations, incorrect spellings, tip-of-the-tongue questions, and forgotten searches.


Lacuny Cataloging Roundtable Meeting Minutes, May 2007, Lacuny May 2007

Lacuny Cataloging Roundtable Meeting Minutes, May 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Acquisitions Roundtable Meeting Minutes, May 2007, Lacuny May 2007

Lacuny Acquisitions Roundtable Meeting Minutes, May 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Archives And Special Collections Roundtable Meeting Minutes, April 2007, Lacuny Apr 2007

Lacuny Archives And Special Collections Roundtable Meeting Minutes, April 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, April 2007, Lacuny Apr 2007

Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, April 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, April 2007, Lacuny Apr 2007

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, April 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, March 2007, Lacuny Mar 2007

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, March 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Cataloging Roundtable Meeting Minutes, March 2007, Lacuny Mar 2007

Lacuny Cataloging Roundtable Meeting Minutes, March 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Interlibrary Loan Roundtable Meeting Minutes, February 2007, Lacuny Feb 2007

Lacuny Interlibrary Loan Roundtable Meeting Minutes, February 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

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Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, February 2007, Lacuny Feb 2007

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, February 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Database Proquest Obituaries, John A. Drobnicki Feb 2007

Review Of The Database Proquest Obituaries, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the database ProQuest obituaries.


Letter From The Executive Director: Queer Studies Goes Digital, Paisley Currah Jan 2007

Letter From The Executive Director: Queer Studies Goes Digital, Paisley Currah

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

Google books, journals available only online, Wikipedia. With so much knowledge going digital, is print culture on its way our? While print probably won't disappear as a scholarly medium in the foreseeable future, it is important that CLAGS remain at the cutting edge not just in terms of the kinds of research we support, but in terms of how we disseminate that research. We are currently involved in several long-term projects to share digital resources with our membership and the community at large, expanding on our longstanding commitment to making print and analog materials available that are often not accessible …


Advocacy Begins At Home: Methods Of Promoting Faculty Awareness Of Open Access Publishing At The Brooklyn Campus Of Long Island University, Edward P. Keane Jan 2007

Advocacy Begins At Home: Methods Of Promoting Faculty Awareness Of Open Access Publishing At The Brooklyn Campus Of Long Island University, Edward P. Keane

Publications and Research

This paper reports on efforts of the Periodicals Librarian at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, a mid-sized urban institution, to measure the awareness of open access (OA) publishing among faculty and document methods that proved effective in raising awareness of the advent of, and debate over, OA publishing. The author reports his survey findings; interprets their implications; reports on the means available at LIU to promote OA and those that proved worthwhile; notes the departmental and committee relationships integral to the process; proposes ideas for future initiatives at LIU/Brooklyn. The findings in the paper will add to the body of …


Google Sets, Google Suggest, And Google Search History: Three More Tools For The Reference Librarian's Bag Of Tricks, Jill Cirasella Jan 2007

Google Sets, Google Suggest, And Google Search History: Three More Tools For The Reference Librarian's Bag Of Tricks, Jill Cirasella

Publications and Research

This article examines the features, quirks, and uses of Google Sets, Google Suggest, and Google Search History and argues that these three lesser-known Google tools warrant inclusion in the resourceful reference librarian’s bag of tricks.


Recommender Systems In The Online Catalog: The Cornell Experience, Monica Berger Jan 2007

Recommender Systems In The Online Catalog: The Cornell Experience, Monica Berger

Publications and Research

A synopsis of a talk by Kornelia Tancheva, Cornell University, on how Cornell created a version of its online catalog that incorporated a recommender service that made the user experience similar to Amazon.com


To Cite Or Not To Cite? Confronting The Legacy Of (European) Writing On African Music, Kofi Agawu Jan 2007

To Cite Or Not To Cite? Confronting The Legacy Of (European) Writing On African Music, Kofi Agawu

Publications and Research

English Abstract:

The current citational practice in Western scholarship is ideologically loaded, being far more suited to a written economy than a primarily oral culture in which knowledge is preserved in memory and disseminated through repeated performance. The impact of orality on musical scholarship should be more closely investigated; African scholars have all too often become informants rather than theorists of their own traditions. It is therefore proposed that the routine citation of a body of scholarship developed without Africa's historically-specific intellectual needs and ambitions in mind should in fact be discouraged.

German Abstract:

Die heutige Zitierpraxis der westlichen Wissenschaft …


Library Resource Sharing In The Early Age Of Google, Beth Posner Jan 2007

Library Resource Sharing In The Early Age Of Google, Beth Posner

Publications and Research

Library information resource sharing has traditionally been organized around the physical transfer of loans and copies from one location to another. Such interlibrary loan activities have become successively easier and more efficient because of the use of various technologies. Some of the latest and most successful of these include various web-based information services, such as Google, which help to facilitate both physical delivery and online access to information resources. The challenge now facing ILL librarians is to evaluate how to best incorporate these services into their existing operations and to determine whether these constitute additional ways to help patrons access …