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The Liaison Connection Issue 9, University Of Denver, University Libraries Oct 2016

The Liaison Connection Issue 9, University Of Denver, University Libraries

The Liaison Connection

Fall 2016 issue of the Library Liaison Advisory Group newsletter from the University of Denver, University Libraries. The newsletter provides information about library collections, services, and research instruction.


Got A Minute? Instruction Tune-Up For Time Pressed Librarians, Alison Hicks, Cyndi Landis, Saleh Aljalahmah, Brittiny Tirapelle, Meghan Damour, Chelsea Heinbach, Joanna Stankiewicz, Renate Robey, Meghan Ecklund, Andrea Copland, Michael Bovee, Paul Worrell, Kate Wimer, Cortnye Rusch, Joe Richard, Kerena Burns, Rachel Reddick, Tiegan Ziegler, Rebekah Thurston, Kathryn Bodnar Jan 2016

Got A Minute? Instruction Tune-Up For Time Pressed Librarians, Alison Hicks, Cyndi Landis, Saleh Aljalahmah, Brittiny Tirapelle, Meghan Damour, Chelsea Heinbach, Joanna Stankiewicz, Renate Robey, Meghan Ecklund, Andrea Copland, Michael Bovee, Paul Worrell, Kate Wimer, Cortnye Rusch, Joe Richard, Kerena Burns, Rachel Reddick, Tiegan Ziegler, Rebekah Thurston, Kathryn Bodnar

Library and Information Science: Student Scholarship

This book contains 19 essays that have been written by current LIS Students who were enrolled in the LIS4330: Library Instruction class at the University of Denver, 2016. Designed to provide a short and pithy overview of a topic that is related to instruction, education, or information literacy, each essays aims to be accessible and approachable for time-pressed librarians who may not have time to catch up.


Everyone Deserves A Badge!, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2016

Everyone Deserves A Badge!, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


What Collaboration Means To Me: Working Together To Build A Strong And Sustainable Digital Research Infrastructure, Alice Meadows Jan 2016

What Collaboration Means To Me: Working Together To Build A Strong And Sustainable Digital Research Infrastructure, Alice Meadows

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Monograph Validation Strategies In Shared Print Programs: Variations And Value, Teresa Koch, Andrew J. Welch Jan 2016

Monograph Validation Strategies In Shared Print Programs: Variations And Value, Teresa Koch, Andrew J. Welch

Collaborative Librarianship

In 2013, the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI) entered into a shared print monograph retention agreement which resulted in a project to fully validate the assigned retention commitments. While shared print retention programs are becoming increasingly common, they often do not include a process for verification of availability and condition of volumes. This article focuses on the validation aspect of the CI-CCI program and the rationale behind it, and examines how other print collaborative projects view and approach validation. Finally, the article concludes with a summary and an analysis of the value of this effort.


Leveraging Our Trust: Taking Action In Support Of Our Democracy, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2016

Leveraging Our Trust: Taking Action In Support Of Our Democracy, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

Librarians need to build on their trusted status to be more actively engaged in activities that support our democratic system whose success relies on having an informed citizenry. These activities including teaching media literacy skills to patrons in the library as well as in the schools in partnership with teachers. In addition, libraries should be facilitating community conversations and promoting a wide variety of community collaborations that get people engaged and out of their isolated bubbles.


Wild Bill Hickok Gets His Kicks: Expanding Collection Development Through Intentional Collaboration., Dave Richards, Thomas A. Peters Jan 2016

Wild Bill Hickok Gets His Kicks: Expanding Collection Development Through Intentional Collaboration., Dave Richards, Thomas A. Peters

Collaborative Librarianship

Various cultural memory institutions (academic libraries, history museums, public libraries, art museums, state agencies, even theme parks) in the metropolitan area around Springfield, Missouri, have been partnering and collaborating for decades in many ways. The collaboration was primarily intentional but at times organic or opportunistic, and revolved around a local history collection strategy. The collaborative efforts expanded geographically beginning with a local history museum and culminating with a partnership to document a legendary national highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. A shared central premise based on preserving and providing access to a city’s unique history and place has …


E-Data Quality: How Publishers And Libraries Are Working Together To Improve Data Quality, Carlen Ruschoff, Suzanne Kemperman, Elizabeth W. Brown, Rena D. Grossman, Noah Levin, Alistair Morrison, Charlie Remy, Jabin White Jan 2016

E-Data Quality: How Publishers And Libraries Are Working Together To Improve Data Quality, Carlen Ruschoff, Suzanne Kemperman, Elizabeth W. Brown, Rena D. Grossman, Noah Levin, Alistair Morrison, Charlie Remy, Jabin White

Collaborative Librarianship

High quality data is essential for discovery and access of e-resources, but in many cases low quality, inaccurate information leads to low usage and a poor return on library investment dollars. In this article, publishers, aggregators, librarians, and knowledge base providers talk about how they are working together to improve access to e-resources.


Now Streaming: A Consortial Pda Video Pilot Project, Sheryl Knab, Tom Humphrey, Caryl Ward Jan 2016

Now Streaming: A Consortial Pda Video Pilot Project, Sheryl Knab, Tom Humphrey, Caryl Ward

Collaborative Librarianship

In 2014, eight academic libraries in the state of New York collaborated on a group patron driven acquisition (PDA) pilot program with Kanopy, a video streaming service for libraries. The institutions, despite vast differences in size and profile, each launched Kanopy’s streaming solution on their campuses under a program where they would jointly contribute to and acquire films based on group usage. The pilot ran for seven months and led to some fascinating insights into the differences in demand for film across campuses, the possibility of PDA as a model for library acquisition, and the feasibility of a group approach …


Evaluating The Consortia Purchase: Journal Usage In A Multi-Institution Setting, Elsa K. Anderson, Stephen Maher, Bill Maltarich Jan 2016

Evaluating The Consortia Purchase: Journal Usage In A Multi-Institution Setting, Elsa K. Anderson, Stephen Maher, Bill Maltarich

Collaborative Librarianship

When two or more institutions share a license, how do they measure use and value? For over a decade, the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Sid and Ruth Lapidus Library at the New York University School of Medicine, and New York University Libraries at New York University have shared several publisher packages and journal title subscriptions. In this paper, we present our analysis of usage data to assess the value of some of these consortial arrangements in their totality and to each library. Based on this analysis, we were able to adjust how …


Shared Print Analysis Tool At The Colorado Alliance Of Research Libraries, George Machovec Jan 2016

Shared Print Analysis Tool At The Colorado Alliance Of Research Libraries, George Machovec

Collaborative Librarianship

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries has launched the Alliance Shared Print Trust and is in the process of developing a shared print analysis tool. The system allows libraries to compare themselves with other libraries that have added their MARC records so that they can easily and quickly determine what records are unique or held in common with other libraries. The comparison system is built on open source tools and has been embedded in the Gold Rush framework. The author provides a brief overview of other shared print analysis tools.


East By Northeast, Susan Stearns Jan 2016

East By Northeast, Susan Stearns

Collaborative Librarianship

The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) is a shared print initiative involving 48 libraries across the Northeast. Initiated in 2012 with a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, EAST addresses directly the growing need for academic libraries to ensure that monographs and journals of scholarly value are not inadvertently discarded as they undertake weeding and deselection programs to free up space for other library services. EAST is currently completing a large-scale analysis of collections across 40 of the participating libraries. This analysis will provide insight into both uniqueness and overlap across the libraries’ holdings and will result in …


What Collaboration Means To Me: Seeking Humility In An Insecure World, James Wiser Jan 2016

What Collaboration Means To Me: Seeking Humility In An Insecure World, James Wiser

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Finding The Principles Of The Commons: A Report Of The Force11 Scholarly Communications Working Group, Robin Champieux, Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Ian Bruno, Amy Buckland, Sarah Callaghan, Chris Chapman, Stephanie Hagstrom, Maryann E. Martone, Daniel Paul O'Donnell Jan 2016

Finding The Principles Of The Commons: A Report Of The Force11 Scholarly Communications Working Group, Robin Champieux, Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Ian Bruno, Amy Buckland, Sarah Callaghan, Chris Chapman, Stephanie Hagstrom, Maryann E. Martone, Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Do More With More, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2016

Do More With More, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Building Community: Synergy And Empowerment Through Staff Development And Marketing In A Small Rural Academic Library, Bethany Wilkes, Jennifer Ward Jan 2016

Building Community: Synergy And Empowerment Through Staff Development And Marketing In A Small Rural Academic Library, Bethany Wilkes, Jennifer Ward

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper presents two collaborative programs at a small academic library that leverage the insights, engagement, and interests of our most important asset: our staff. Two new library committees, the Staff Training Advisory Group and the Marketing Team, extended planning, accountability, and partnerships to paraprofessional staff members. The onset and associated activities of these two committees yielded not only direct results in terms of staff training programs and marketing initiatives, but also resulted in creating a more collaborative culture and shared purpose in our library. This paper examines how the overlap of these two committees created a convergence that …


Collaborating For Success: A Case Study On Mentoring, Partnering, And Teaching, Megan N. Kellner, Nedelina Tchangalova, Rachel W. Gammons, Alexander J. Carroll, Devon C. Payne-Sturges Jan 2016

Collaborating For Success: A Case Study On Mentoring, Partnering, And Teaching, Megan N. Kellner, Nedelina Tchangalova, Rachel W. Gammons, Alexander J. Carroll, Devon C. Payne-Sturges

Collaborative Librarianship

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) graduates seeking employment in academic libraries are often expected to possess user instruction and public service skills. However, it is difficult for students to achieve this experience through coursework alone. To address this disconnect, librarians at the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park Libraries created a Research and Teaching Fellowship to allow MLIS students at UMD to gain practical instruction experience. The authors present the experience of one MLIS student in collaboration with a subject librarian and a faculty member to plan, implement, and assess an information literacy instruction session for an undergraduate …


Same As It Ever Was: Collaborative Librarianship’S Future, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Jan 2016

Same As It Ever Was: Collaborative Librarianship’S Future, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Supporting Open Access Processes Through Library Collaboration, Chris L. Awre, Paul Stainthorp, Graham Stone Jan 2016

Supporting Open Access Processes Through Library Collaboration, Chris L. Awre, Paul Stainthorp, Graham Stone

Collaborative Librarianship

The HHuLOA project is a two-year collaborative project run by the Universities of Hull, Huddersfield, and Lincoln in the United Kingdom. The project is funded under the Jisc Open Access Good Practice Pathfinder Projects and seeks to identify how open access support mechanisms can be used to assist with the development of research. By working together, the institutions hope to achieve more than the sum of our individual developments. This paper outlines a number of work packages that the project has completed. These work packages have all involved crowdsourcing with other United Kingdom universities in order to sense check the …


The Devil Resides In The Details, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Jan 2016

The Devil Resides In The Details, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Building A U.S. Federal Government Documents Collection In Hathitrust, Heather Christenson Jan 2016

Building A U.S. Federal Government Documents Collection In Hathitrust, Heather Christenson

Collaborative Librarianship

The HathiTrust Digital Library encompasses over 760,000 federal documents digitized from print. HathiTrust has recently begun to focus attention on further developing this collection via the U.S. Federal Documents Program. The program will leverage the power of HathiTrust infrastructure, services, and member contributions and will focus not only on collection building, but also on the enrichment of discovery and access for end users. This article provides history of HathiTrust’s investment in federal documents, background on the program, a description of current goals and activities, and a brief look at the future.


Collaborative Librarianship: A Minority Opinion, Linda Ueki Absher, Melissa Cardenas-Dow Jan 2016

Collaborative Librarianship: A Minority Opinion, Linda Ueki Absher, Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Measuring The Quality Of The Website User Experience, Jeff Sauro Jan 2016

Measuring The Quality Of The Website User Experience, Jeff Sauro

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Consumers spend an increasing amount of time and money online finding information, completing tasks, or making purchases. The quality of the website experience has become a key differentiator for organizations--affecting whether they purchase and their likelihood to return and recommend a website to friends. Two instruments were created to more effectively measure the quality of the website user experience to help improve the experience.

Three studies used Classical Test Theory (CTT) to create a new instrument to measure the quality of the website user experience from the website visitor's perspective. Data were collected over five years from more than 4,000 …


University Libraries Annual Report 2016, University Of Denver, University Libraries Jan 2016

University Libraries Annual Report 2016, University Of Denver, University Libraries

University Libraries Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report from the University of Denver, University Libraries. The annual report highlights programs, projects, and activities that occurred during the year, as well as details of normal operations and brief statistics.


Understanding Roles And Responsibilities Of Data Curators: An International Perspective, Anna Maria Tammaro, Krystyna K. Matusiak, Frank Andreas Sposito, Ana Pervan, Vittore Casarosa Jan 2016

Understanding Roles And Responsibilities Of Data Curators: An International Perspective, Anna Maria Tammaro, Krystyna K. Matusiak, Frank Andreas Sposito, Ana Pervan, Vittore Casarosa

Library and Information Science: Faculty Publications

Data curation has emerged as a new area of responsibility for researchers, librarians, and information professionals in the digital library environment. This paper presents the preliminary findings of a large research project sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), under the auspices of its Library Theory and Research (LTR) Section. The primary objective of the project is to identify the characteristic tasks and responsibilities of data curators in both international and interdisciplinary contexts. The ultimate objective, however, is to develop a “data curation ontology” that will better define the profession and support the development of educational curricula to …


Academic Library And Publisher Collaboration: Utilizing An Institutional Repository To Maximize The Visibility And Impact Of Articles By University Authors, Judith C. Russell, Alicia Wise, Chelsea S. Dinsmore, Laura I. Spears, Robert V. Phillips, Laurie Taylor Jan 2016

Academic Library And Publisher Collaboration: Utilizing An Institutional Repository To Maximize The Visibility And Impact Of Articles By University Authors, Judith C. Russell, Alicia Wise, Chelsea S. Dinsmore, Laura I. Spears, Robert V. Phillips, Laurie Taylor

Collaborative Librarianship

The George A. Smathers Libraries (Libraries) (http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida (UF) (http://www.ufl.edu/) and Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com) have embarked on a pilot project to maximize visibility, impact, and dissemination of articles by UF researchers who have published in Elsevier journals. Article links and metadata are automatically delivered to UF’s Institutional Repository, the IR@UF (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ir), in the IR@UF-Elsevier Collection (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ielsevier). The metadata, with links for approximately 31,000 articles by UF authors, is made possible through integration of the IR@UF with the ScienceDirect application programming interfaces (APIs) (https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/sciencedirect/support/institutional-repository) that are …


Library-Vendor Collaboration: Sleeping With The Enemy?, Michael Levine-Clark Jan 2016

Library-Vendor Collaboration: Sleeping With The Enemy?, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


A New Partner In The Process: The Role Of A Librarian On A Faculty Research Team, Leslie J. Foutch Jan 2016

A New Partner In The Process: The Role Of A Librarian On A Faculty Research Team, Leslie J. Foutch

Collaborative Librarianship

Academic librarians have tremendous opportunity to demonstrate their worth to the institutions they serve. One successful approach is for faculty and librarians to collaborate on a research project; however the frequency of such partnerships has not been readily documented in academic library literature. This paper shows how the addition of an academic librarian to a faculty research team led to a better understanding of how faculty projects operate, and how the process can lead the way for librarians to be seen as valuable research partners in the academic landscape.


Towards The Collective Collection: Lessons Learned From Palci’S Dda Pilot Projects And Next Steps, Jeremy Garskof, Jill Morris, Tracie Ballock, Scott Anderson Jan 2016

Towards The Collective Collection: Lessons Learned From Palci’S Dda Pilot Projects And Next Steps, Jeremy Garskof, Jill Morris, Tracie Ballock, Scott Anderson

Collaborative Librarianship

The Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) developed demand-driven acquisition (DDA) programs to facilitate resource sharing of e-monographs and to build collective ebook collections thereby complementing E-ZBorrow, the consortium’s print-based ILL service. Committed to perpetual ownership, PALCI’s programs deliberately eschewed aggregator models with STL (short term lease/ loan) thresholds in favor of purchasing upon the first substantial use at a negotiated multiplier. This unique approach to consortial DDA resulted in hundreds of titles triggered for purchase, many of which experienced post-purchase usage across the membership. It also resulted in irregular starts and stops and workflow frustrations illustrating challenges related to …


Niso Recommended Practice: Outputs Of The Alternative Assessment Metrics Project, Jill O'Neill Jan 2016

Niso Recommended Practice: Outputs Of The Alternative Assessment Metrics Project, Jill O'Neill

Collaborative Librarianship

In September of 2016, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) published the collaboratively produced Recommended Practice, NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the Alternative Assessment Metrics Project. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the project sought to establish a consensus among stakeholders whose activities require robust and precise tools for gauging the impact and reach of scholarship in a globally networked research environment—more robust than were available from impact factor and other such measures.

Contributions to this effort came from an international population via one-on-one interviews, satellite meetings at conferences, and numerous teleconference gatherings. Based on those inputs, working group …