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Information Outlook, December 2009, Special Libraries Association Dec 2009

Information Outlook, December 2009, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2009

Volume 13, Issue 8


Information Outlook, October/November 2009, Special Libraries Association Nov 2009

Information Outlook, October/November 2009, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2009

Volume 13, Issue 7


Lending And Borrowing Across Borders: Issues And Challenges With International Resource Sharing, Tina Baich, Tim Jiping Zou, Heather Weltin, Zheng Ye Yang Oct 2009

Lending And Borrowing Across Borders: Issues And Challenges With International Resource Sharing, Tina Baich, Tim Jiping Zou, Heather Weltin, Zheng Ye Yang

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

The charge of the RUSA Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) International Interlibrary Loan Committee is to evaluate trends in international interlibrary loan (ILL) and resource sharing, to develop materials and resources for international ILL practitioners, and to promote international ILL resource sharing efforts. In 2006, the committee decided to survey U.S. libraries regarding their international ILL activities as a way to gather information on the current environment and identify strategies for improving international ILL. The survey was deployed in the spring of 2007. In the fall of 2008, the committee members drafted an executive summary, which was …


2009 Fall - Friendly Correspondence Newsletter, Courtright Memorial Library Oct 2009

2009 Fall - Friendly Correspondence Newsletter, Courtright Memorial Library

Friends of the Library

No abstract provided.


Rough Waters: Navigating Hard Times In The Scholarly Communication Marketplace, Adrian K. Ho Oct 2009

Rough Waters: Navigating Hard Times In The Scholarly Communication Marketplace, Adrian K. Ho

Adrian K. Ho

No abstract.


Copyright Problems And Access Control In The Digital Environment, Eleta Exline Sep 2009

Copyright Problems And Access Control In The Digital Environment, Eleta Exline

University Library Scholarship

This presentation discussed practical application of intellectual property concepts in the digital library and methods of controlling access to rights restricted digital content.

It was delivered at the New Hampshire Archives Group Fall Workshop, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, New Hampshire on September 23, 2009.


24th Annual Conference Reports, Vision Sessions. What Color Is Your Paratext? By Geoffrey Bilder, Andrée Rathemacher Sep 2009

24th Annual Conference Reports, Vision Sessions. What Color Is Your Paratext? By Geoffrey Bilder, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Information Outlook, September 2009, Special Libraries Association Sep 2009

Information Outlook, September 2009, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2009

Volume 13, Issue 6


Information Outlook, July/August 2009, Special Libraries Association Aug 2009

Information Outlook, July/August 2009, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2009

Volume 13, Issue 5


Collecting For Digital Repositories: New Ways To Disseminate And Share Information, Susanne Clement, Adrian K. Ho, Feng Shan Jul 2009

Collecting For Digital Repositories: New Ways To Disseminate And Share Information, Susanne Clement, Adrian K. Ho, Feng Shan

Adrian K. Ho

No abstract.


Ageism In Academic Librarianship, Melanie Chu Jul 2009

Ageism In Academic Librarianship, Melanie Chu

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Background

Nearly one out of every ten librarians is under the age of thirty. The average age of a graduate student in library and information science is 30-35 years old. Between 2010-2020, 45% of librarians will reach the retirement age of 65 years old. The relative age of the profession will continue to decrease as retirements increase. Statistically, the population of young librarians is a growing minority.

Young, new librarians face age discrimination, including disrespectful treatment in the workplace and unrealistic expectations of performance. Ageism in academic libraries results in job dissatisfaction and loss of retention for these new librarians. …


Overhauling Of A Science Library Web Area, Daniel S. Dotson Jul 2009

Overhauling Of A Science Library Web Area, Daniel S. Dotson

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

This article covers the revamp of a science library’s web area. The library’s web area contained outdated web pages, unused files, and an architecture that made it hard to maintain. All of these issues with the web area resulted in an examination and revamping of several aspects of all the files on the web area. Server statistics were used to determine the usage of the files in the library’s web area. Files containing textual information were categorized according to their topic and the usage of each topic area was examined to determine the distribution of usage amongst the topic …


E-State Practices In Turkey: Evaluation Of Governmental Web Sites, Feryal Turan, Özlem Bayram Jul 2009

E-State Practices In Turkey: Evaluation Of Governmental Web Sites, Feryal Turan, Özlem Bayram

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Introduction

The development of information technologies (IT) supports significant transformations in the conventional working mechanisms of the Turkish State and affiliated public institutions.

E-State is defined by World Bank as the reformulation of the relations between citizens, businesses and State authorities through use of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, Internet, and mobile communication) by public administrative units.

Whereas important steps have been taken in e-State practices within the framework of the infrastructure of the institutional and national information networks, Turkey is still at the starting point with regards to meeting the information and communication technology-based needs of its …


Using A Permanent Usability Team To Advance User-Centered Design In Libraries, Jane Nichols, Alison M. Bobal, Susan Mcevoy Jul 2009

Using A Permanent Usability Team To Advance User-Centered Design In Libraries, Jane Nichols, Alison M. Bobal, Susan Mcevoy

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

Usability, user studies, and evaluating user experiences have been a part of academic libraries for many years. In the last 20 years libraries have created ad hoc usability teams to do user studies. Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries started its ongoing team in 2006, resulting in an increased focus on user experience throughout the libraries. This article explores the team’s history from formation to work it took on. The merits and challenges usability teams bring to an organization are also discussed. To date the literature describes usability methods and shares findings from libraries’ usability studies but none discusses benefits …


If You Build It, They May Not Come: The Case Of Questionpoint, Lynette Ralph Jul 2009

If You Build It, They May Not Come: The Case Of Questionpoint, Lynette Ralph

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

The Knowledge Base (KB) of QuestionPoint (QP) is a Knowledge Management (KM) tool capable of capturing the collective knowledge of reference librarians for future use. The goal of the study was to determine if this KB is an effective KM tool. Descriptive research was the methodology used and included an unobtrusive study, a survey instrument, and interviews. This study revealed that despite the technological capabilities of this KB, librarians who had access to the system failed to utilize it.


Embedding An Im [Instant Messaging] Widget In Research Databases: Helping Users At Their Point-Of-Need, Kwabena Sekyere Jul 2009

Embedding An Im [Instant Messaging] Widget In Research Databases: Helping Users At Their Point-Of-Need, Kwabena Sekyere

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Introduction

The rapid growth of internet users has made libraries eager to introduce online services for this new community, in addition to their traditional reference services. Virtual reference service has become a convenient and easily accessible option for the online community, particularly with increasing amounts of libraries resources now available electronically as well (Lou, 2007).

Virtual reference began in many libraries as email reference service (Janes, 2002) with a move to live chat reference as technology advanced. These live reference services were offered through chat software developed in-house or by vendors. Due to the high cost of purchasing and maintaining …


Permanent Electronic Access To Government Information: A Study Of Federal, State, And Local Documents, Claudene Sproles, Angel Clemons Jul 2009

Permanent Electronic Access To Government Information: A Study Of Federal, State, And Local Documents, Claudene Sproles, Angel Clemons

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

[First two paragraphs]

Even before the conception of electronic-only documents, providing permanent public access to government information was challenging. Since 1813, federal depository libraries have acquired and maintained tangible items to ensure continued access for the public. Fugitive documents, or government-produced information which escapes distribution through the Federal Depository Library System (FDLP), have always been a major concern. In our current environment, where the vast majority of government information is distributed electronic-only, this problem has only worsened. That, coupled with the ability to completely destroy electronic documents with the click of a mouse, has made the task of finding and …


Open House In The Ivory Tower: Public Programming At An Academic Library, Rochelle Smith, Ben Hunter Jul 2009

Open House In The Ivory Tower: Public Programming At An Academic Library, Rochelle Smith, Ben Hunter

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

Public programming, a frequently used outreach tool for public libraries, is far less common in academic libraries. This article examines the University of Idaho Library’s efforts to attract both university and community members with public programming, delving into detail for three specific grant-funded discussion series: one on Jewish literature, one on graphic novels, and one on jazz. Strategies for location selection, advertising, scheduling and funding are all discussed with commentary on what worked well, what didn’t, and how public programming fits into the mission of an academic library.


Permanent Electronic Access To Government Information: A Study Of Federal, State, And Local Documents., Claudene Sproles, Angel Clemons Jul 2009

Permanent Electronic Access To Government Information: A Study Of Federal, State, And Local Documents., Claudene Sproles, Angel Clemons

Faculty Scholarship

Even before the conception of electronic-only documents, providing permanent public access to government information was challenging. Since 1813, federal depository libraries have acquired and maintained tangible items to ensure continued access for the public. Fugitive documents, or government-produced information which escapes distribution through the Federal Depository Library System (FDLP), have always been a major concern. In our current environment, where the vast majority of government information is distributed electronic-only, this problem has only worsened. That, coupled with the ability to completely destroy electronic documents with the click of a mouse, has made the task of finding and ensuring permanent public …


Open Access: What Is It And What Does It Mean For Academic Authors?, C. Jeffrey Belliston Jun 2009

Open Access: What Is It And What Does It Mean For Academic Authors?, C. Jeffrey Belliston

Faculty Publications

What is Open Access? The modern Open Access (or OA) movement has historical roots - some fairly recent and some much older. If one has a correct understanding of these historical roots, the OA movement will properly be seen as evolutionary rather than as revolutionary. In addition to this theoretical treatment of the "what is OA" question, a treatment of what John Willinsky has called the "flavors" of OA will elucidate the very practical side of the same question." What does OA mean for academic authors? Just as with the "what is OA" question, there are multiple sides to the …


Open Access: What Is It And What Does It Mean For Academic Authors?, C. Jeffrey Belliston Jun 2009

Open Access: What Is It And What Does It Mean For Academic Authors?, C. Jeffrey Belliston

Faculty Publications

What is Open Access? The modern Open Access (or OA) movement has historical roots — some fairly recent and some much older. If one has a correct understanding of these historical roots, the OA movement will properly be seen as evolutionary rather than as revolutionary. In addition to this theoretical treatment of the "what is OA" question, a treatment of what John Willinsky has called the "flavors" of OA will elucidate the very practical side of the same question." What does OA mean for academic authors? Just as with the "what is OA" question, there are multiple sides to the …


The End Of Institutional Repositories And The Beginning Of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role For Libraries, Stuart M. Basefsky Jun 2009

The End Of Institutional Repositories And The Beginning Of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role For Libraries, Stuart M. Basefsky

Stuart Basefsky

As more and more universities establish Institutional Repositories (IR), awareness is developing about the limitations of IRs in enhancing the academic research service. The concept of an IR needs to be expanded to include the integration of the processes that transform intellectual endeavor into a broadening array of academic and research support services which are fundamentally social. These include, but are not limited to – (1) sharing institutionally developed intellectual product (traditional IR) (2) informing others of the availability of this product with defined purpose (3) collecting additional academically relevant materials in digital formats using IRs (4) disseminating timely information …


Scholarly Communication Presentation For Lis9630, Adrian K. Ho Jun 2009

Scholarly Communication Presentation For Lis9630, Adrian K. Ho

Adrian K. Ho

No abstract provided.


Information Outlook, June 2009, Special Libraries Association Jun 2009

Information Outlook, June 2009, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2009

Volume 13, Issue 4


Libraries Without Walls 7: Exploring “Anywhere, Anytime”, By P. Brophy, J. Craven, M. Markland. Delivery Of Library Services, Facet Publishing, London, 2008. Isbn 978-1-85604-623-7, Elizabeth Parang May 2009

Libraries Without Walls 7: Exploring “Anywhere, Anytime”, By P. Brophy, J. Craven, M. Markland. Delivery Of Library Services, Facet Publishing, London, 2008. Isbn 978-1-85604-623-7, Elizabeth Parang

Elizabeth Parang

No abstract provided.


Digital Repository Adoption In New York City Research Institutions, David J. Williams May 2009

Digital Repository Adoption In New York City Research Institutions, David J. Williams

Student Theses

As more scholarly and research materials are created in digital formats, institutions charged with managing, preserving, and disseminating these materials are increasingly adopting specialized software tools and environments created to fulfill these functions. Concurrently, subscriptions to serials databases provided by academic publishers are increasingly prohibitive and problematic. This paper surveys the adoption of digital institutional repositories by research institutions in the New York City region as of the Spring of 2009, and concludes that in spite of their potential advantages these systems are still not widely applied toward addressing the issues of preservation and access to their fullest potential.


Digital Libraries: Delivering On The Promise Of Open Access, Eleta Exline Apr 2009

Digital Libraries: Delivering On The Promise Of Open Access, Eleta Exline

University Library Scholarship

This presentation focused on how digital libraries are an example of open access publishing and the impact that free accessibility has on the use of library materials.

Delivered at the Faulty Open Access Symposium, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. April 8, 2009


The Delivery Of Library Materials To End Users: Taiwanese Libraries Address Special Information Needs, Chao-Chen Chen, I-Hsiu Wu Apr 2009

The Delivery Of Library Materials To End Users: Taiwanese Libraries Address Special Information Needs, Chao-Chen Chen, I-Hsiu Wu

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

To help enhance the delivery of materials to end users, Taiwanese libraries launched four major programs to disseminate information and promote the widespread public usage of library materials. These programs, BookStart, Book Express Service, Cross Campus Delivery, and Delivery for the Visually Impaired, have proven to be quite successful in reaching their diverse population targets by addressing the specific needs for information services of those populations. This paper will focus on the various operational aspects of those outreach projects, their accomplishment, and future prospects.

The BookStart program brings books to parents and their children so …


Vodcasting, Itunes U, And Faculty Collaboration, Jason Paul Michel, Susan Hurst, Andrew Revelle Apr 2009

Vodcasting, Itunes U, And Faculty Collaboration, Jason Paul Michel, Susan Hurst, Andrew Revelle

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Introduction

In the summer of 2008, the Miami University Libraries began a pilot project to integrate Web video tutorials (vodcasts) into a multiplicity of access points to enhance and extend library services. By the end of the project, Web video tutorials had been embedded in specific course sites in the course management system Blackboard, as well as in our institution's iTunes U site. The libraries were, in fact, the first entity on campus to feature publicly-available content on iTunes U. This brief article will delineate the project and explain why we believe this effort has helped position the library within …


Use And Impact Of E-Resources At Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (India): A Case Study, Chetan Sharma Apr 2009

Use And Impact Of E-Resources At Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (India): A Case Study, Chetan Sharma

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

Today availability of e-resources in a university library is very common. But their proper and maximum use is a matter for discussion. The present paper examines the existence of various e-resource databases in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library. The study also highlights the preferences and importance of online resources among the teachers and research scholars.