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Improving Faculty Participation And Representation Rates In A University Institutional Repository, R. Philip Reynolds Apr 2023

Improving Faculty Participation And Representation Rates In A University Institutional Repository, R. Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Discusses steps taken to successfully increase faculty participation in the institutional repository, (ScholarWorks) at Stephen F. Austin State University.


Oer Plug And Play: De-Mystifying Oer For Faculty Using Brightspace , Morgan Briles Mar 2021

Oer Plug And Play: De-Mystifying Oer For Faculty Using Brightspace , Morgan Briles

Librarian and Staff Presentations

This presentation will show faculty how to apply the OER Plug and Play strategy to their own campus OER outreach efforts. It will also demonstrate to faculty how to utilize OER and other no cost resources in a learning management system.


Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang Oct 2020

Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang

Faculty Publications

Digital preservation of library materials has increased the need for methods to access the documents and contents maintained in digital archives. The use of altmetrics to quantify the impact of scholarly works, including PlumX, is increasing readership by listing articles in reference services. The outreach from the digital repository ScholarWorks at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) highlights the impact within the natural resources community from Digital Commons, Forest Sciences Commons; and from the Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Commons. The use of PlumX altmetrics was examined to evaluate usage, impact, and digital audience downloads for the Arthur Temple College …


Taking Root: Librarians Help New Forestry Students Create A Learning Community, Erica Lopez, Tina Oswald Mar 2020

Taking Root: Librarians Help New Forestry Students Create A Learning Community, Erica Lopez, Tina Oswald

Librarian and Staff Publications

Librarians have studied and discussed library anxiety ever since Constance Mellon coined the term in 1986. While it may be challenging for librarians to imagine any anxiety about coming into a library and using the available resources, students experience a multitude of stressors as they embark on their college journey. Many are taking college-level courses for the first time. Some might have a roommate they know, or not. (Sometimes the ones you know are a bigger problem than the ones you do not.) Some may be juggling a full course load with work or family responsibilities. Many are on their …


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Open Access, And Predatory Publishers, R Philip Reynolds Apr 2019

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Open Access, And Predatory Publishers, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Presentation to help librarians and faculty to identify the warning signs of predatory publishers. Examples of emails from predatory publishers are included.


Leveraging Visual Literacy To Engage And Orient First-Year College Students In The Library, Melissa Clark Mar 2019

Leveraging Visual Literacy To Engage And Orient First-Year College Students In The Library, Melissa Clark

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Too often incoming students leave library orientation sessions feeling overwhelmed and overstressed, which results in the library becoming one more intimidating obstacle to them. However, this does not need to be the case. Visual literacy and visual culture can be leveraged to engage students and improve library orientation sessions.


A Wolf In Sheep’S Clothing: Open Access, And Predatory Publishers, R Philip Reynolds Mar 2019

A Wolf In Sheep’S Clothing: Open Access, And Predatory Publishers, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Presentation providing information on how to identify predatory publishers. This in turn can help librarians to educate and answers questions about predatory publishers and distinguish them from legitimate open access publishers.


Rethinking Information Literacy Assessment: Relevance, Reliability, And Validity Of Constructs And Measures, Melissa Clark Jan 2019

Rethinking Information Literacy Assessment: Relevance, Reliability, And Validity Of Constructs And Measures, Melissa Clark

Librarian and Staff Publications

Information literacy assessment has traditionally approached student learning as the acquisition of declarative knowledge, which can be measured with easily-graded true/false and multiple-choice questions. Although such measures may prove highly reliable in test-retest situations, they are not valid measures of knowledge or learning, because they fail to test procedural and conditional knowledge, both of which are essential for students to reach the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. This omission can partially explain the disconnect between scores on tests of information literacy and students’ continued poor performance on research assignments. Furthermore, information literacy assessment has failed to address the social and …


A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing; Open Access, And Predatory Journals, R Philip Reynolds Apr 2018

A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing; Open Access, And Predatory Journals, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

A one hour workshop on predatory publishers presented to the faculty of Stephen F. Austin State University.


Fostering Creative Thinking And Reflexive Evaluation In Searching: Instructional Scaffolding And The Zone Of Proximal Development In Information Literacy Acquisition, Melissa Clark Jan 2018

Fostering Creative Thinking And Reflexive Evaluation In Searching: Instructional Scaffolding And The Zone Of Proximal Development In Information Literacy Acquisition, Melissa Clark

Librarian and Staff Publications

Searching for information, which is not as easy as many students believe, requires creativity, formative evaluation, and persistence. Cultivating proficient and expert searches requires more than the vicarious and enactive experiences described by Bandura1 that are frequently employed in traditional library instruction: students need to be supported and coached in working in their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), which stimulates learning.2


Digital Preservation And Access Of Natural Resources Documents, David Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel Unger, Steven H. Bullard, Matthew W. Mcbroom Jan 2017

Digital Preservation And Access Of Natural Resources Documents, David Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel Unger, Steven H. Bullard, Matthew W. Mcbroom

Faculty Publications

Digitization and preservation of natural resource documents were reviewed and the current status of digitization presented for a North American university. It is important to present the status of the digitation process for natural resources and to advocate for increased collections of digital material for ease of reference and exchange of information. Digital collections need to include both published documents and ancillary material for research projects and data for future use and interpretation. The methods in this paper can be applied to other natural resource collections increasing their use and distribution. The process of decision making for documents and their …


First Steps To Promoting Open Access For Research Data And Publications On Campus., Anjum Najmi, R Philip Reynolds, Dillon Wackerman May 2016

First Steps To Promoting Open Access For Research Data And Publications On Campus., Anjum Najmi, R Philip Reynolds, Dillon Wackerman

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Open Access (OA) is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the right to use these articles fully in the digital environment.” (SPARC, 2014) While much of the conversation about OA centers on business models, economics, workflow processes, institutional policy, and the transformative influence on academic publishing, limited dialogue occurs about best practices to guide educational and research institutions when planning to develop a policy on Open Access.

In 2015, the Dean’s Council at Stephen F Austin State University (SFASU) agreed to support Open Access on campus for research data and publications. The SFA Scholar Works, the …


Helping Fledgling Journals Leave The Nest, R Philip Reynolds May 2016

Helping Fledgling Journals Leave The Nest, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Helping Fledgling Journals Leave The Nest: Library As Publisher Support For Launching New Journals, R Philip Reynolds Apr 2016

Helping Fledgling Journals Leave The Nest: Library As Publisher Support For Launching New Journals, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


3d Scan Data For Caddo Ceramic Vessels From The George C. Davis Site (41ce19), Robert Z. Selden Jr. Jan 2016

3d Scan Data For Caddo Ceramic Vessels From The George C. Davis Site (41ce19), Robert Z. Selden Jr.

CRHR: Archaeology

On June 8, 2015, the intact and reconstructed vessels from the George C. Davis site (41CE19) were scanned (3D) in advance of an analysis of 3D geometric morphometrics. These data were collected using a Creaform GoSCAN50 running VXElements via the scanner direct control function in Geomagic Design X. All data associated with this project are available in Zenodo under a Creative Commons Attribution license, where they can be downloaded for use in additional projects. These data have the capacity to augment numerous research designs in the digital humanities and ceramic studies, as well as a wide range of comparative research …


Repository Reboot, Ann Ellis, Ashley M. Thompson Jan 2015

Repository Reboot, Ann Ellis, Ashley M. Thompson

Librarian and Staff Presentations

The presentation outlines the constraints on Stephen F. Austin State University Library's original repository and the work completed by staff members of the Center for Digital Scholarship to ensure the repository's future success for our campus.


Elements Of Successful Online Journal Publishing, Dillon Wackerman, R Philip Reynolds Jan 2015

Elements Of Successful Online Journal Publishing, Dillon Wackerman, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

At the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), we have discovered that there are many complex details to launching a successful online journal-publishing program. In our lead role at SFASU, we have streamlined implementation to make this a relatively straightforward process for the journal managers and editors.

Most of the journal editors with whom we currently work are experienced authors and reviewers, but they rely upon us to assist them with the design, implementation and editorial processes. Following this, we have found it beneficial to provide comprehensive and personalized customer support and training. Some …


Using Scholarworks To Capture Forest Entomology And Forestry History, Dillon Wackerman Jan 2015

Using Scholarworks To Capture Forest Entomology And Forestry History, Dillon Wackerman

Librarian and Staff Presentations

The Center for Digital Scholarship at Stephen F. Austin State University has worked with the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, and in particular professor David Kulhavy, to digitize and publish online in SFA ScholarWorks the college's scholarly work and history. The latest development from this relationship can be seen in the creation of the East Texas Forest Entomology Seminar event page in SFA ScholarWorks, which documents the seminar's proceedings and history.


Content Management Systems And 3d Models: Creation, Interaction And Display, Dillon Wackerman, Ashley Thompson Apr 2014

Content Management Systems And 3d Models: Creation, Interaction And Display, Dillon Wackerman, Ashley Thompson

Librarian and Staff Presentations

This presentation will explore methods of creating and displaying 3D images in relation to Content Management Systems and online collections. Examining the creation of 3D models through various platforms, we will discuss the interaction and feasibility for implementation of several common 3D formats.

The online display of 3D models has been in use for several years, most notably in archaeological reconstruction projects and more recently in digital imaging within the field of medical science. For this presentation, a 3D model is a visual representation that can be manipulated with various tools, which enable it to be turned, rotated and magnified …


Repositories: Models & Images, R Philip Reynolds, Dillon Wackerman Jan 2014

Repositories: Models & Images, R Philip Reynolds, Dillon Wackerman

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Digital repositories most often collect traditional materials, such as theses, articles and images that do not require unique workflows or practices. While these types of items are common, repositories can also expect to encounter non-traditional materials that can challenge the knowledge and experience of the repository manager. Whether because of new file formats, visual effects or certain aspects of performance art, there are certain items that require unique expertise and innovative design. These can include items such as 3D models, embeddable media, student exhibits and other unique works. As librarians, we should actively solicit these materials in order to more …


Disaster And Preservation Planning Workshops, Kyle Ainsworth Aug 2012

Disaster And Preservation Planning Workshops, Kyle Ainsworth

Librarian and Staff Presentations

PowerPoint Abstract

This presentation elaborates on a 4-day regional disaster and preservation planning workshop held at the R. W. Steen Library May 14-17, 2012. It was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and brought 23 people from 11 different organizations together to learn about disaster and preservation planning from a Northeast Document and Conservation Center consultant. The PowerPoint explains the program director's thinking at all stages of the grant process—conceptualization, implementation and assessment.

Presented at the Society of American Archivist's Annual Meeting "Beyond Borders: San Diego," August 11, 2012. Session 605 - Inside and Out: NEH Preservation Assistance …


Final Performance Report, Neh Grant No. Pg-51734-12, Disaster And Preservation Planning Workshops, May 14-17, 2012, Kyle Ainsworth Jul 2012

Final Performance Report, Neh Grant No. Pg-51734-12, Disaster And Preservation Planning Workshops, May 14-17, 2012, Kyle Ainsworth

Librarian and Staff Publications

Report on the strengths and weaknesses and successes and failures of the 4-day Disaster and Preservation Planning Workshops held at the R.W. Steen Library May 14-17, 2012.


I Can See My House From Here: Five Cool Learning Activities Using Google Earth, R Philip Reynolds May 2009

I Can See My House From Here: Five Cool Learning Activities Using Google Earth, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

Workshop introducing Google Earth to faculty members at Stephen F. Austin State University.


The Librarian As Hacker, Getting More From Google, R Philip Reynolds Nov 2007

The Librarian As Hacker, Getting More From Google, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Publications

This paper will cover four areas. First it will discuss the research habits of search engine users and some of the problems with these habits. Then it will discuss librarians' use of search engines. Here we encounter the real question: Do we do much better? Can we use a search engines to their full potential? When needed, can we hack an engine to make it perform beyond its intended function? Can we use a clever workaround to solve a problem? Or are we on a level playing field with our patrons once we get outside traditional database searching? Google currently …


Developing Electronic Collections With Shrinking Budgets (Doing More With Less), R Philip Reynolds Feb 2007

Developing Electronic Collections With Shrinking Budgets (Doing More With Less), R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

A lot of this may seem like basic information that we all know but, Google changes features continually and it is often hard to keep up. When I last counted the Google services listed under More Google and under “Labs” I came up with seventy different products or services with fifty-two of those products being search related. How many of these are we really familiar with let alone their individual operators and capabilities? In their book Google Hacks Bausch, Calishain, Dornfest list hack #1 as being aware of and using the Google directory, #2 is Google Zeitgeist, #4 is the …


Utilizing Technology, Lani Draper, Marthea Turnage Jan 2007

Utilizing Technology, Lani Draper, Marthea Turnage

Librarian and Staff Publications

Technology and library instruction are viewed from every angle in this chapter. It examines the technology skills of students on, in particular, distance education students. The chapter looks at how librarians are incorporating technology into library instruction at a distance and examines the newest technology tools available for distance instruction.


Demise Of The Reference Desk: Tradition And Transformation, Ann Ellis, Tina Oswald Nov 2005

Demise Of The Reference Desk: Tradition And Transformation, Ann Ellis, Tina Oswald

Librarian and Staff Presentations

This presentation discusses changes and outcomes that took place when the Stephen F. Austin State University Library reorganized its Research and Instructional Services Department. The library removed its Reference Desk, and offered research services through office hours, a faculty liaison program, consultations, and an enhanced information literacy focus. The library continued to operate an Information Desk that had a limited scope of responsibility. The presentation outlines the problems encountered, and considered that changes would continue to be made based upon user surveys and satisfaction of staff.


Introduction To Library Research, R Philip Reynolds Sep 2005

Introduction To Library Research, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

An in depth scenario for a tutorial describing the steps of task definition, concept analysis and search strategies.


Your Brain On Information Literacy: Acrl Immersion ’05, Carol Scamman, Robin Kinder, Priscilla Coulter Jan 2005

Your Brain On Information Literacy: Acrl Immersion ’05, Carol Scamman, Robin Kinder, Priscilla Coulter

Librarian and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Making The Connection: Library Services For Distance Education And Off-Campus Students., Marthea J. Turnage, Randy Mcdonald Jul 2003

Making The Connection: Library Services For Distance Education And Off-Campus Students., Marthea J. Turnage, Randy Mcdonald

Librarian and Staff Publications

Librarians have long recognized that the needs of distance and off-campus students differ from those of traditional, on-campus students. In the last decade, librarians have adapted to the challenges posed by an increasingly physically isolated yet electronically linked community of education stakeholders.