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Implementing Federated Search At The University Of Wyoming, Michael Nelson, Mary Ann Harlow, Cass Kvenild Jan 2014

Implementing Federated Search At The University Of Wyoming, Michael Nelson, Mary Ann Harlow, Cass Kvenild

Michael Lawrence Nelson

No abstract provided.


Empowering Patient Safety Outreach Through Interprofessional Partnerships: Educating Our Communities, Chris Childs, A. Faltinek, L. Heinz, Linda Walton, L. Zipperer Jul 2012

Empowering Patient Safety Outreach Through Interprofessional Partnerships: Educating Our Communities, Chris Childs, A. Faltinek, L. Heinz, Linda Walton, L. Zipperer

Linda J. Walton

No abstract provided.


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


The Evolution Of The Karst Information Portal, Todd A. Chavez Dec 2009

The Evolution Of The Karst Information Portal, Todd A. Chavez

Todd A. Chavez

The Karst Information Portal (KIP) is a digital library initiative linking scientists, resource managers, and explorers with quality information resources concerning karst, an understudied natural environment that is crucial to the health and well-being of one out of every four people on Earth. Beginning in 2006 as a partnership between the USF Libraries, the National Cave & Karst Research Institute, the University of New Mexico Library, and the Union Internationale de Spéléologie (UIS), KIP has expanded to include databases concerning cave minerals, speleothem dating, and coastal cave surveys. This presentation outlines the evolution of the project and describes ongoing developments …


Crisis, Tragedy And Recovery Network Case Study: Iowa City Flood Archive, Paul A. Soderdahl Dec 2009

Crisis, Tragedy And Recovery Network Case Study: Iowa City Flood Archive, Paul A. Soderdahl

Paul A Soderdahl

The rapidly expanding digital library network Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery (CTR) was funded in 2009 by the National Science Foundation through a three year grant. CRT captures and stores information for spontaneous events so users can access, search, analyze, and study these collections and learn from events and tragedies that happen around the world and across cultures and languages.

The panel will discuss the need for this distributed digital library and the project’s objectives, as well as some of the challenges faced. Topics will include lessons learned, best practices, and the connections between automated text mining, storytelling technologies, expert recommendations, …


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


Shared Understanding Of End-Users' Requirements In E-Science Projects, Peter Darch, Annamaria Carusi, Marina Jirotka Dec 2009

Shared Understanding Of End-Users' Requirements In E-Science Projects, Peter Darch, Annamaria Carusi, Marina Jirotka

Peter Darch

The acquisition by developers of e-science applications of a thorough understanding of the requirements of end-users has been recognized as playing a critical role in the usability of such applications. However, there is another dimension to such an understanding that also plays an important role, namely the extent to which these developers converge on a shared understanding of these requirements. This paper considers why such a shared understanding is important, and highlights possible obstacles to this that may arise in the context of e-science projects. A research project, consisting of qualitative case studies of two projects, is being undertaken, with …


Retaining Participants In Volunteer Computing Projects, Peter Darch Dec 2009

Retaining Participants In Volunteer Computing Projects, Peter Darch

Peter Darch

Volunteer computing projects (VCPs) have been set up by groups of scientists to recruit members of the public who are asked to donate spare capacity on their personal computers to the processing of scientific data or computationally intensive models. VCPs serve two purposes: to acquire significant computing capacity and to educate the public about science. A particular challenge for these scientists is the retention of volunteers as there is a very high drop-out rate. This paper develops recommendations for scientists and software engineers setting up or running VCPs regarding which strategies to pursue in order to improve volunteer retention rates. …


Job Hunt Rhetoric: The Conversation Behind The Successful Search, Sheridan Stormes, Gordon Theil Dec 2009

Job Hunt Rhetoric: The Conversation Behind The Successful Search, Sheridan Stormes, Gordon Theil

Sheridan Stormes

This chapter analyzes several job postings. In addition. it presents several groups of questions that help to clarify candidates' and employers' intentions during the interview process. The combination of informative written materials and informed conversation can contribute to a positive outcome for all concerned


The Potential Of Partnerships, Marilyn S. Billings Dec 2009

The Potential Of Partnerships, Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn S. Billings

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts‘ institutional repository as a case study to explore how the new digital repository service has affected the way librarians envision our place in the future of the academy, how the academy is changing its view of the library’s role, new tools and skills that we are developing to fulfill this service, and new partnerships that we have created and fostered to exploit this new vision. We hope to foster discussion and provide insights and opportunities for further exploration of how the role of libraries as publishers enables us to be key partners …


Treasures…Still, Allen K. Lanham Dec 2009

Treasures…Still, Allen K. Lanham

Allen K. Lanham

No abstract provided.


"Being Literate About Something": Discipline-Based Information Literacy In Higher Education, Jill Anderson Nov 2009

"Being Literate About Something": Discipline-Based Information Literacy In Higher Education, Jill Anderson

Jill E. Anderson

This report examines how academic librarians and theorists have discussed the issue of discipline-based information literacy instructional approaches since the publication of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education in 2000. As Kate Manuel has recently noted, the Standards balance outcomes and indicators of universal or general information-literacy skills with more discipline-specific skills. Prior to the publication of the ACRL Standards, Stephen Plum argued that disciplinary standards can provide valuable frameworks for library instruction; more recent theorists have focused attention on general skills, some arguing that discipline-based skills are the province of subject faculty, others suggesting that discipline-based …


My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila Nov 2009

My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher Track in Nashville, TN in December of 2009


Who's An Info Activist? What If Everyone Had Access To The Sum Of Human Knowledge?, Anthony Molaro Nov 2009

Who's An Info Activist? What If Everyone Had Access To The Sum Of Human Knowledge?, Anthony Molaro

Anthony Molaro, PhD, MLIS

No abstract provided.


The Professional Development Of Academic Librarians: How Should Institutions Contribute To The Process?, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

The Professional Development Of Academic Librarians: How Should Institutions Contribute To The Process?, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Professional development is universally recognized in education and librarianship as imperative for ongoing effectiveness. Most—though not all—academic libraries support professional development through financial assistance and release time. However, while funding and release time are necessary to professional growth, they are not sufficient. The role of the leader as a steward of organizational culture suggests that academic library administrators should concern themselves with fostering an environment conducive to their subordinates’ professional development. Innovative professional development programs in place at a number of academic libraries stand as a corrective to the seemingly haphazard practices of many libraries and librarians. Further research on …


Intellectual Freedom And The Bible College Library, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

Intellectual Freedom And The Bible College Library, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

A number of evangelical Christian authors have grappled with the subject of intellectual freedom--few, though, in the context of Bible college libraries. The secular concept of intellectual freedom is incompatible with Bible colleges in that it is absolutist and shuns any standard of morality. Theological, educational, and pragmatic factors indicate that Bible college libraries should provide access to a broad range of information resources, irrespective of the positions they espouse, except to the extent that such openness poses a serious threat to the fulfillment of their sponsoring institutions’ mission. To this end, Bible college libraries should take positive action to …


Christian Libraries For The Next Generation: Expanding Access To Evangelical Literature, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

Christian Libraries For The Next Generation: Expanding Access To Evangelical Literature, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Recent changes in the world of information present unique challenges and opportunities for the dissemination of evangelical literature. This report suggests six ways that the Association of Christian Librarians can support evangelical education and scholarship in a context that is increasingly global, Web-based, and free from the confines of the traditional college campus. Implementing a combination of these strategies could make evangelical literature much more accessible via the Web, the dominant delivery platform of our day. However, choices among available strategies must take account of competition within the marketplace.


Retooling The Profession: Librarianship In An Era Of Accountability And Competition, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

Retooling The Profession: Librarianship In An Era Of Accountability And Competition, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Librarianship has changed substantially in recent years. We who work in libraries must continually acquire new knowledge and skills. We must adapt to the reality that academic libraries, along with their parent institutions, face increased accountability. The functions that many of us have thought to be at the core of our profession are slipping from our grasp and will leave behind a mere managerial role. Nevertheless, many academic libraries will find a viable future by adopting and taking seriously the role of supporting learning. As we look at disruptive innovators in the information and learning scene, we should consider carefully …


A Survey Of Religious Book Publishing With Implications For Collection Development In Christian College Libraries, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

A Survey Of Religious Book Publishing With Implications For Collection Development In Christian College Libraries, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Discusses five sources of religious books. Profiles the religious book publishing industry. Describes a delicate balance between ministry and industry. Situates religious book publishing in its cultural context. Discusses implications for collection development in libraries at evangelical Christian colleges.


Shape-Notes, “The Sacred Harp” And The Hollow Square: An American Musical Tradition., Robert C. Delvin Nov 2009

Shape-Notes, “The Sacred Harp” And The Hollow Square: An American Musical Tradition., Robert C. Delvin

Robert C Delvin

A survey of the late 18th and 19th-century, American singing school tradition, shape-note hymnals with emphasis on "The Sacred Harp" (1844); cultural connotations and musical performance practices.


Iso Classical Pronunciation Guide 1992 & 1993, Sheridan Stormes Nov 2009

Iso Classical Pronunciation Guide 1992 & 1993, Sheridan Stormes

Sheridan Stormes

Pronunciation guides used by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra staff to insure accurate pronunciation of composer’s and performer’s names as well as those of certain compositions.


The Changing Landscape Of Scholarly Communication & The Role Of An Institutional Repository, Marilyn S. Billings Nov 2009

The Changing Landscape Of Scholarly Communication & The Role Of An Institutional Repository, Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn S. Billings

This presentation outlines new emerging areas of scholarly communication that are being seen in Academic Libraries, the relationship to institutional repositories, and to the changing roles of academic librarians.


Mail Order Archives: Starting The Archives At Utah Valley University, Catherine Mcintyre Nov 2009

Mail Order Archives: Starting The Archives At Utah Valley University, Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

This humorous presentation traces the history of Utah Valley University from a vocational school to a university, and tells how the school's first centralized archives was started by an inexperienced librarian who learned a lot about archives from the mail-order catalogs from which she ordered materials.


How Maps Work, Cathy Moulder Nov 2009

How Maps Work, Cathy Moulder

Cathy Moulder

Training session for McMaster Museum of Art docents, in preparation for a museum display of rare maps: "The Evolution of the Cartography of the Gulf Region between the 2nd and 19th Centuries"


The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2009

The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon

Danelle L. Moon

In this paper, I will explore the role of local peace activist and feminist, Florence Ledyard Kitchelt (1874-1961) in supporting social justice, equality, and world peace. In 1924 Kitchelt accepted a paid position with the Connecticut League of Nation’s Association (CLNA), and for nearly twenty years she served as secretary and director of the organization. Working through the CLNA she canvassed the state promoting peace education and to building support for the League of Nations and the World Court. In 1925 she traveled to Geneva to study the League of Nations and attended the Assembly. Between the wars she worked …


Digital Creation & Preservation 101, Meghan Banach Bergin, Mj Canavan, Yuan Li, Aaron Rubinstein, Brian Shelburne, Kelcy Shepherd Nov 2009

Digital Creation & Preservation 101, Meghan Banach Bergin, Mj Canavan, Yuan Li, Aaron Rubinstein, Brian Shelburne, Kelcy Shepherd

Meghan Banach Bergin

This presentation gives an overview of digital preservation.


(R)Evolution In The Information Industry: What The Information Industry Can Learn From The Music Industry (Slide Set), Amy M. Elliott Nov 2009

(R)Evolution In The Information Industry: What The Information Industry Can Learn From The Music Industry (Slide Set), Amy M. Elliott

Amy M. Elliott

A failure to adapt to and adopt new and changing technology caused the music industry to crash, a fate that the information industry currently faces. This proposal is an overview of the music industry's crash, as a result of changing technology, and the lessons that the information industry can learn from the music industry's mistakes in order to avoid its own crash now that technology allows for quicker, easier, and cheaper publication. In the 80s & 90s record companies refused to effectively adapt to and adopt the new technologies of CDs, MP3s, and digital recording. This resulted in a slow …


Nextgen Acquisitions: A Paradigm Shift For A New Era, Kelly Smith, Kathryn Harnish Nov 2009

Nextgen Acquisitions: A Paradigm Shift For A New Era, Kelly Smith, Kathryn Harnish

Kelly Smith

Current integrated library systems traditionally combine both user discovery and inventory management applications, merging very different functional needs into a single environment. As libraries look to the future, our service platforms must evolve in a way that enables both more efficient management and more effective presentation of a wide array of library resources. For many libraries, the first step in the process has been to decouple the user discovery and delivery environment, separating the needs for patron presentation from the requirements for back-office management. In this way, libraries have attempted to improve the enduser experience.

This presentation examines how new …


Good Enough: The New Face Of Reference, Doug Way, Colleen Lyon Nov 2009

Good Enough: The New Face Of Reference, Doug Way, Colleen Lyon

Doug Way

College students today flock to Wikipedia in droves, while at the same time academic libraries continue to pour time and money into print reference collections that are rarely used and take huge amounts of our libraries’ limited space. While libraries have responded to space and access concerns by turning to electronic books, title-by-title selection is a time-consuming affair for a collection that sees low use. In this session we will examine the factors that have led to the point where libraries need to reexamine how they collect and provide access to reference sources. Through a content analysis of reference transcripts …