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Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2023, Cedarville University Dec 2023

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2023, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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Librarian' Understanding, Perception, And Attitudes Regarding Cloud Computing In Academic Libraries Punjab, Pakistan: A Survey, Shahid Mehmood, Prof.Dr.Rais Ahmed Samdani, Muhammad Wahid Dec 2023

Librarian' Understanding, Perception, And Attitudes Regarding Cloud Computing In Academic Libraries Punjab, Pakistan: A Survey, Shahid Mehmood, Prof.Dr.Rais Ahmed Samdani, Muhammad Wahid

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

People who used the University of Sargodha library were asked what they thought about Cloud Computing for the study. The goal of this study was to find out more about how people feel about cloud computing in general and how well they understand it. There were both descriptive and quantitative methods used in the study. Over sixty-nine people were asked to take part in the study, and 65 were randomly picked from the census. The study used SPSS version 21 to turn table data with numbers into percentages and rates. Most people know what Cloud Computing is and how it …


Utilization Of Media Resources For Instructions Among Library Educators In Adult Learning Centers In Awka South Lga, Eliezer Chukwuyere Agim, Solomon Irieguna, Cyprainmary Chukwudebelu Chivuzo Dec 2023

Utilization Of Media Resources For Instructions Among Library Educators In Adult Learning Centers In Awka South Lga, Eliezer Chukwuyere Agim, Solomon Irieguna, Cyprainmary Chukwudebelu Chivuzo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study was designed to ascertain the utilization of media resources for instructions among library educators in adult learning centers in Awka South LGA. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The sample population comprised of 14 adult educators selected randomly from adult learning center in Awka South LGA using the purposive sampling technique. A structured questionnaire on a four (4) – point Likert scale was used for collection of data. The instrument was subjected to face validation and pilot test using Cronbach Alpha which gave a reliability coefficient value of 0.96. Data collected from the study …


Sparking Joy In The University Of North Florida Rare Books Collection: A Case Study In Reappraisal And Deaccessioning, Susan Swiatosz Dec 2023

Sparking Joy In The University Of North Florida Rare Books Collection: A Case Study In Reappraisal And Deaccessioning, Susan Swiatosz

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

When it comes to collection reappraisal or deaccessioning, rare book or non-circulating research collections are often overlooked until space considerations bring the issue to the forefront. After all, no librarian likes discarding books, particularly historic ones. This case study shows how the Special Collections and University Archives at the University of North Florida reappraised a rare books collection and created collecting criteria to aid in the disposition of rare and non-circulating books. Although lack of space was clearly a pressing issue, the rare and non-circulating book collection at UNF lacked development guidance for many years, becoming unwieldy and no longer …


Preparation Of A Depth Schedule On Data Science By Colon Classification, Edition 7, Partha Chattopadhyay, Librarian Dec 2023

Preparation Of A Depth Schedule On Data Science By Colon Classification, Edition 7, Partha Chattopadhyay, Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract :- Preparation of a Depth version is required when a micro subject has emerged as a popular and important subject of study. The subject Data Science is such a subject under consideration for preparation of a Depth Schedule. The Colon Classification, edition 7 of Ranganathan is a suitable classification scheme to classify the above mentioned subject thoroughly because of the inbuilt flexibility of Colon Classification, edition 7. Through this article an attempt has been made to prepare a Depth Schedule as far as possible.


A Descriptive Study On Shah Abdul Latif Public Library Shahdadpur, Sindh; Pakistan., Sher Muhammad Burdi , Primary School Teacher At G.B.P.S Al Mansoora Colony Sanghar, Arif Ali Bhatti, Nusrat Shaheen . Dec 2023

A Descriptive Study On Shah Abdul Latif Public Library Shahdadpur, Sindh; Pakistan., Sher Muhammad Burdi , Primary School Teacher At G.B.P.S Al Mansoora Colony Sanghar, Arif Ali Bhatti, Nusrat Shaheen .

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This descriptive study examined the Shah Abdul Latif Public Library in Shahdadpur, Sindh, Pakistan, with the aim of understanding its features, resources, services, and knowledge dissemination and community engagement. The study used mixed-method approach and collected data was presented in simple tables and charts. Research provided comprehensive description with aim of rules and regulations of library and the literature review explored the significance of public libraries as information centers and their role in community engagement and lifelong learning. The historical background of library may provide the understanding of basic foundation of public libraries in Pakistani cities, like Shahdadpur. During the …


"What Is A Wave But 1000 Drops Working Together?": The Role Of Public Libraries In Addressing Lgbtqia+ Health Information Disparities, Vanessa Lynn Kitzie, A. Nick Vera, Valerie Lookingbill, Travis L. Wagner Dec 2023

"What Is A Wave But 1000 Drops Working Together?": The Role Of Public Libraries In Addressing Lgbtqia+ Health Information Disparities, Vanessa Lynn Kitzie, A. Nick Vera, Valerie Lookingbill, Travis L. Wagner

Faculty Publications

Purpose. This paper presents results from a participatory action research study with 46 LGBTQIA+ community leaders and 60 library workers who participated in four community forums at public libraries across the US. The forums identified barriers to LGBTQIA+ communities addressing their health questions and concerns and explored strategies for public libraries to tackle them.

Design/methodology/approach. Forums followed the World Café format to facilitate collaborative knowledge development and promote participant-led change. Data sources included collaborative notes taken by participants and observational researcher notes. Data analysis consisted of emic/etic qualitative coding.

Findings. Results revealed that barriers experienced by LGBTQIA+ communities are structurally …


Information Literacy Skills Among Female Students Of Secondary Schools In Bangladesh, Wares-Ul-Matin, Md. Jahangir Alam, Bilkis Begum, Md. Sakib Biswas Dec 2023

Information Literacy Skills Among Female Students Of Secondary Schools In Bangladesh, Wares-Ul-Matin, Md. Jahangir Alam, Bilkis Begum, Md. Sakib Biswas

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed information literacy skills among female students of secondary schools in Bangladesh. A structured questionnaire was developed consisting of library and ICT facilities, information literacy skills, ability to locate information, evaluate information sources, and use the approach of needed information. A total of 596 data were collected from female students of class nine of five general and five girls' high schools in the rural areas of Dhaka Districts. The study revealed that overall, 60.23% of the respondents were aware of IL; however, 49.33% of the female students were unable to locate academic information, 69.63% failed to identify information …


Social Media And User-Centric Approach: A Comprehensive Exploration, Suresh Madhavrao Manekar Dec 2023

Social Media And User-Centric Approach: A Comprehensive Exploration, Suresh Madhavrao Manekar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The communication industry has skilled a significant model shift in recent times because of the ubiquitous impact of social media (Smith, 2021). In addition to reforming interpersonal communication, these platforms have emerged as vital channels for the dissemination of information and the development of societies (Jones et al., 2020). This chapter explores the transition towards a user-centric approach and the development of social media stages over time. This investigation is built upon the user-centric approach, which prioritises the customization of digital experiences according to individual preferences. It is crucial to grasp the multi-layered effects of social media on group domains, …


“Big Data” Revitalizing Librarianship: Impact On Librarians, Alice A. Bamigbola Dr. Dec 2023

“Big Data” Revitalizing Librarianship: Impact On Librarians, Alice A. Bamigbola Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Advanced technologies undeniably developed in the 4th Industrial Revolution era, and led to incessantly growing volumes of information daily. “Big Data” is simply information surplus due to the volume, velocity, variety, variability and veracity of the data that need to be processed to get value and better visualisation. Big Data helps libraries understand the ever-changing users’ needs, consequently reshaping their services and procedures. However, it offers several information challenges concerning its capturing, storage, searching, structuring, and visualization. This paper, explores the concept of Big Data in a library environment, how to introduce Big Data, its benefits in the library, roles …


Annual Report 2022 - 2023, Houston Academy Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library Dec 2023

Annual Report 2022 - 2023, Houston Academy Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library

Annual Reports: 1943 - Present

This file contains the Annual Report for the library from 2022-2023.


Pursuing Social Justice Through Visual Practice: Intro To Part Iv, Stephanie Beene Dec 2023

Pursuing Social Justice Through Visual Practice: Intro To Part Iv, Stephanie Beene

University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

This peer-reviewed chapter serves as the Introduction to the final section of the book, Unframing the Visual: Visual Literacy Pedagogy in Academic Libraries and Information Spaces, edited by Maggie Murphy, Stephanie Beene, Katie Greer, Sara Schumacher, and Dana Statton Thompson, and published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (2023). As the introduction to the final section of the book, it introduces readers to the final theme of the 2022 Framework for Visual Literacy in Higher Education, a Companion Document (VL Framework) to the 2016 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, “Learners …


Ham-Tmc Facts And Figures 2022-2023, Houston Academy Of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston Academy Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library Dec 2023

Ham-Tmc Facts And Figures 2022-2023, Houston Academy Of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston Academy Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library

Library Statistics

No abstract provided.


Online Source Evaluation Through “Lateral Reading”: A Workshop For Educators, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis Dec 2023

Online Source Evaluation Through “Lateral Reading”: A Workshop For Educators, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis

Libraries Scholarship

Learning Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with and apply lateral reading strategies to evaluating online sources.
  • Explore ways to teach lateral reading to students in your educational context.

Audience: All educators, including K-12 teachers, public librarians, academic librarians, educational administrators and community organizers)

Both everyday life experience and a growing body of research show just how hard it is to determine the credibility of online sources. Traditional checklist approaches to evaluating websites (e.g., the CRAAP test) are ineffective, despite their continued prevalence. A more effective approach to quickly assessing the credibility of an online source is lateral reading. “Lateral reading” essentially involves …


Best Practices For Serving Lbgtq+ Students In The 21st Century: A Systematic Literature Review, Mary Elizabeth Turner Dec 2023

Best Practices For Serving Lbgtq+ Students In The 21st Century: A Systematic Literature Review, Mary Elizabeth Turner

Forsyth Library Faculty Publications

To best serve LGBTQ+ students in an academic library, it is necessary to develop a list of best practices. While there is ample literature on the topic of the needs of LGBTQ+ students in academic libraries and how to address those needs, there is no readily accessible list of evidence-based best practices for general implementation. To address this need, the author identified an initial pool of 210 articles published in library journals between 2000 and 2022. Of those 210 articles, 109 articles met all conditions for further review. A total of 21 articles within the review pool contained specific recommendations …


When ‘Non-Instructional’ Librarians Teach: Navigating Faculty Status And Teaching Portfolios, Cailean Cooney, Wanett I. Clyde, Kel R. Karpinski, Junior R. Tidal, Nanette Johnson Dec 2023

When ‘Non-Instructional’ Librarians Teach: Navigating Faculty Status And Teaching Portfolios, Cailean Cooney, Wanett I. Clyde, Kel R. Karpinski, Junior R. Tidal, Nanette Johnson

Publications and Research

This article shares individual and collective experiences from five faculty ranked librarians with roles outside of formal instruction who are employed at an academic institution in the United States, and their approach to developing and embracing a teacher identity in the context of their professional trajectory. The article explores how the authors prepared to be evaluated against traditional classroom teaching for promotion by forming a cohort-based group to support “noninstructional” librarians to create a teaching portfolio, and how they approached teaching from liminal and, at times, tenuous positions and career stages. Authors conclude that the process challenged and expanded their …


Introduction To Lgbtq+ Studies, Allison P. Brown, Deborah P. Amory Dec 2023

Introduction To Lgbtq+ Studies, Allison P. Brown, Deborah P. Amory

Milne Library

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies was a collaborative, multi-year open textbook project that engaged faculty authors, librarians, a university press, and OER professionals. The resulting textbook takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of LGBTQ+ issues that helps students grasp core concepts through a variety of different perspectives. The text offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of topics, including history, culture, and Queer Theory; an exploration of LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education; and how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics. This case study will cover the project’s transformation through years of development, including engaging a large …


Creativity Of Librarians As Determinant Of Job Performance In Some Selected Polytechnic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Patrick Chukwuma Iheme Mr, Chika Chinonso Ejiakor Mrs, Peter O. Moneke, Oluchi Juliet Nwagu, Ufuoma Eruvwe Dr Dec 2023

Creativity Of Librarians As Determinant Of Job Performance In Some Selected Polytechnic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Patrick Chukwuma Iheme Mr, Chika Chinonso Ejiakor Mrs, Peter O. Moneke, Oluchi Juliet Nwagu, Ufuoma Eruvwe Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the creativity of librarians as determinant of job performance in some selected polytechnic libraries in Delta State. The study adopted a descriptive survey using questionnaire to collect data. The population of the study consists of 45 librarians. A total of 45 questionnaires were distributed only 33 were retrieved using descriptive statistics, the mean and percentage of the data were calculated. A mean score of 2.5 or above and a percentage score of 50% were taken into consideration. The study revealed five (5) creativity factors possess by librarians in some selected polytechnic libraries in Delta state as experience, …


The Role Of Lis Professional In Open Educational Resources And Its Impact In Bangladesh, Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman, Sumitra Mitra Biswas, Dr. Subrata Biswas Dec 2023

The Role Of Lis Professional In Open Educational Resources And Its Impact In Bangladesh, Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman, Sumitra Mitra Biswas, Dr. Subrata Biswas

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction- This study aims to explore of the role of LIS Professionals in open educational resources (OERs) and its impact on Bangladesh. In addition, there is a focus on raising awareness and improving open educational resources.

Purpose – The purpose of the study is to provide quantitative information on the growth and development of the LIS professionals in OER in Bangladesh. In addition, the focus is on raising awareness and improving open educational resources.

Research problem- The study is about acquiring data sources, facing huge problems related to field of LIS Professionals in OER in Bangladesh. LIS professionals in the …


Cited Data (Say So Much): A Case Study On What Data Sources Our Business Researchers Are Citing, Edward Junhao Lim, Jiebei Luo Dec 2023

Cited Data (Say So Much): A Case Study On What Data Sources Our Business Researchers Are Citing, Edward Junhao Lim, Jiebei Luo

Published Works

Data is the fuel of business research, but what kind of data do business researchers use, and how do they use it? In this presentation, we reveal the data sources and topics of hundreds of journal articles from two business schools - New York University Stern School of Business and the University of Connecticut School of Business. We analyze the full text of journal articles published between 2020 and 2022 to identify cited data sources and rank the most popular commercial, public, and open datasets. We highlight the top ten data sources for each school and each type of secondary …


Batch Withdraw Library Materials In Alma, Jeanne Piascik, Sai Deng, Robin Chan, Suphi Ogreten Dec 2023

Batch Withdraw Library Materials In Alma, Jeanne Piascik, Sai Deng, Robin Chan, Suphi Ogreten

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This talk discusses the deaccession project at the University of Central Florida Libraries from the perspective of Technical Service. It first provided the project background and scope, preparation for deaccession, and different workflows tested for the project. It then focuses on a mixed approach with manual and batch withdrawals to meet the library’s needs. It also addresses considerations in adopting a workflow for a collection or a set. Finally, it discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the batch withdraw workflow and the next steps that can be taken.


Radicalisation And Extremism On Social Media: What Steps Can Be Taken?, Emeka Williams Etumnu, Oluchi I. Williams-Etumnu Dec 2023

Radicalisation And Extremism On Social Media: What Steps Can Be Taken?, Emeka Williams Etumnu, Oluchi I. Williams-Etumnu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Unarguably, the social media has brought the world together in an online space and as a result of this, extremist groups utilise the social media to radicalise people especially the youths who are vulnerable and fancy their ideology towards their cause. The paper was underpinned on public sphere theory and the desk research method was employed in the course of the study. It was revealed that social media plays a tremendous role towards radicalisation and extremism. The need for digital literacy, where rules can be made to assist individuals of all ages in developing critical thinking skills and building resilience …


Information Communication Technology Competence And Reference Service Provision In Federal Universities In North-Central Nigeria., Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Catherine Enatta Ikokoh Dec 2023

Information Communication Technology Competence And Reference Service Provision In Federal Universities In North-Central Nigeria., Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Catherine Enatta Ikokoh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates information communication technology competence and reference service provision in Federal Universities in North-Central, Nigeria. Reference librarians now provide users with databases that give access to millions of journal articles as well as access to the internet which has holdings of libraries and a limitless variety of formal and informal sources of information. The study has one objective, a research question and one hypothesis. The study adopted total enumeration using a descriptive survey design. The population of the study is three hundred and sixty library personnel comprising professionals and para-professionals. Three hundred and six questionnaires were returned and …


Lecturers’ Skills To Evaluate Information And Use Information Effectively As Correlates Of Digital Library Resources Utilization In Nigeria, Joy Iguehi Ikenwe, Ogagaoghene Uzezi Idhalama Dec 2023

Lecturers’ Skills To Evaluate Information And Use Information Effectively As Correlates Of Digital Library Resources Utilization In Nigeria, Joy Iguehi Ikenwe, Ogagaoghene Uzezi Idhalama

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates lecturers’ skills to evaluate information and use information effectively as correlates of digital library resources utilization in Nigeria. Research questions were, what is the correlation between lecturers’ skills to evaluate information and digital library resources utilization in Southern Nigeria? and what is the correlation between lecturers’ skills to use information effectively and digital library resources utilization in Southern Nigeria? The two hypotheses are: Ho 1: Lecturers' skill to evaluate information does not have a significant relationship with the utilization of digital library resources. Ho 2: Lecturers' skill to use information effectively does not have a …


Enhancing Information Delivery Services For Distance Education Programmes In Cross River State, Nigeria, Mayen Ndaro Igajah Dr, Christopher Okoi Offem Mr, Mary Mfon Bassey Mrs Dec 2023

Enhancing Information Delivery Services For Distance Education Programmes In Cross River State, Nigeria, Mayen Ndaro Igajah Dr, Christopher Okoi Offem Mr, Mary Mfon Bassey Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper assessed information delivery services for distance education programmes. The study traces briefly the history of the National Open University and the National Teacher Institute. The e-resources and current issues on services provided by librarians. The study adopted the survey design methods. The questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. From the analysis of the data collected, it was found that the current issues on information services are in support of open and distance education programmes, technologies used in the delivery of information services for distance learners, concepts of distance education in Nigeria, value of social media …


Influence Of Library Management System In Managing Library Information Resources By Librarians In Ekiti State Tertiary Institutions, Fajiwe Olabode Thomas, Ogunojemite Abosede Tola Dec 2023

Influence Of Library Management System In Managing Library Information Resources By Librarians In Ekiti State Tertiary Institutions, Fajiwe Olabode Thomas, Ogunojemite Abosede Tola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the influence of the library management system in managing library information resources by librarians in Ekiti state tertiary institutions. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The sample for the study comprised 80 librarians who were randomly selected through simple random sampling. Purpose of Library Management System (PLIS) and Challenges of Library Management System (CLMS) were the two instruments used to collect relevant data for the study. The research questions raised were answered using mean and standard deviation. Means scores cut off point of 2.50 and above was accepted. The findings from the study indicated that …


Search Engine Activity, Amber Dierking Dec 2023

Search Engine Activity, Amber Dierking

Lesson Plans

This lesson/activity uses search engines as examples to think critically about information systems.

Objectives: Students will gain a deeper understanding of how search engines function, how those mechanics affect their results, and will consider how and why these differ from searching within library systems.


A Critical Librarianship Approach For Teaching Patent Searching: Who Becomes An Inventor In America?, Dave Zwicky, Ilana Stonebraker Dec 2023

A Critical Librarianship Approach For Teaching Patent Searching: Who Becomes An Inventor In America?, Dave Zwicky, Ilana Stonebraker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The ways in which a technology is invented, owned, and approved are strongly influenced by the same oppressive and exclusionary structures that critical librarianship interrogates. Patents, limited-term grants of rights to inventions, are issued to inventors in exchange for detailed specifications of the invention. This paper examines current practices used by business librarians in teaching students how to find patents and how these practices could be critically informed given the nature of the United States patent system as it exists today. An output of this work is a suggested lesson plan with recommended resources.


Jmu Libraries Magazine: Volume 2, Jenne M. Klotz Dec 2023

Jmu Libraries Magazine: Volume 2, Jenne M. Klotz

Libraries

Volume 2 of the biennial JMU Libraries magazine, highlighting services, events, awards of the JMU Libraries.


Registration Status, Reading Interest Level, And Library Use Habits Of Teaching Staff In Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria: An Investigation, Nse Emmanuel Akwang Phd, Cln Dec 2023

Registration Status, Reading Interest Level, And Library Use Habits Of Teaching Staff In Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria: An Investigation, Nse Emmanuel Akwang Phd, Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated registration status, reading interest level, and library use habits of teaching staff in Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design, with a total population of 467 teaching staff from eight (8) academic faculties. Out of the total study population, a sample of 212 was selected using an online sample calculator known as Survey Monkey Sample Size Calculator at 95% confidence level and confidence interval of 5%. The instrument used for data collection was a researcher-developed questionnaire, which was subjected to face and content validity and reliability coefficient of 0.80 using Cronbach’s Alpha technique. …