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Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy Dec 2012

Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

ICT for Poverty Alleviation in Pacific Island Nations: Study of ICTs4D in Fiji There has been a vague and little knowledge on the role or potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in relation to addressing poverty in Fiji. This may be probably due to the newness of the technology in the South Pacific Region as a whole but also probably due to the fact that only 9.7% of the current Fiji 931,000 populations are internet users (ITC Figures 2011). This paper reports on finding how ICTs is contributing towards poverty alleviation in Fiji. On the basis of reviewed best …


The Librarian/Lecturer: Successful Course Development Based On Km Principles, Stuart Basefsky Dec 2012

The Librarian/Lecturer: Successful Course Development Based On Km Principles, Stuart Basefsky

Stuart Basefsky

This presentation focuses on a highly successful and award winning course taught by a librarian/lecturer. It was specifically designed to serve the knowledge needs and aspirations of students, faculty, companies, publishers and the educational institution to which all these parties are connected. The unique manner in which the KM needs of the parties are met by establishing synergies is highlighted as well as how it is assessed.


Open Access Week 2012: Digital Asset Management Systems (Dams), Lisa Zillinski, Sonia Lorenz Nov 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Digital Asset Management Systems (Dams), Lisa Zillinski, Sonia Lorenz

Lisa Zilinski

No abstract provided.


Lean Manufacturing Problem Solving Approach To Journal Access Issues, Linda Matula Schwartz Mde, Ahip, Cm, Kristine A. Petre Mls, Ahip, Cm Nov 2012

Lean Manufacturing Problem Solving Approach To Journal Access Issues, Linda Matula Schwartz Mde, Ahip, Cm, Kristine A. Petre Mls, Ahip, Cm

Kristine A Petre, MLS, CM, AHIP

No abstract provided.


Review Of E-Science Portal, Lisa Zilinski Oct 2012

Review Of E-Science Portal, Lisa Zilinski

Lisa Zilinski

e-Science is a methodology of scientific research that developed from the convergence of digital technologies and communication. The ubiquitous computer and ease of access to the Internet has allowed for near instantaneous and global distribution of large data sets. This technology, paired with interdisciplinary collaboration, has brought about the need to organize and effectively promote the “tools, knowledge and skills to effectively participate in networked science” and provide tools for effective data curation.


Your Library Website Stinks And It's Your Fault, Matthew Reidsma Oct 2012

Your Library Website Stinks And It's Your Fault, Matthew Reidsma

Matthew Reidsma

Library websites stink. They are difficult to use and create tension between us and our patrons. This is a talk about library websites, but it's really a talk about people. It's a talk about our library patrons, a talk about us, what's wrong with the way we're doing things, how and who it hurts, and what we can do about it.


Swimming Upstream: Challenges To Working Throughout The Data Life Cycle, Lisa Zilinski Oct 2012

Swimming Upstream: Challenges To Working Throughout The Data Life Cycle, Lisa Zilinski

Lisa Zilinski

This presentation explores some of the challenges librarians face in working upstream in the research data life cycle and proposes an outline for a possible training workshop.


Government Documents On Rare Earth Minerals, Bert Chapman Oct 2012

Government Documents On Rare Earth Minerals, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Rare earth minerals contain unique chemical and physical properties such as lanthanum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise processes to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as Blackberries, and satellites. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from from Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant economic, military, and political implications. This presentation will highlight government information resources on rare earth minerals from agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), …


How Can Pacific Island Economies Benefits From The Advent Of Ict’S – Review Of Best Practices In Education, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Oct 2012

How Can Pacific Island Economies Benefits From The Advent Of Ict’S – Review Of Best Practices In Education, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper explored implementation and use of information and communication technologies in Fiji, in order to gain insight into recent government initiatives to introduce computers and other ICTs for the community of Fiji. The focus of this paper in that it provided the framework for an in-depth exploration of e-learning centers around the country and the benefits from the advent of ICT’s in e-learning community centers in Fiji. Areas concentrated on are outcome of ICT’s in formal education to students and community as a whole in areas of agriculture, health, environment and infrastructure etc. The research sought understanding from the …


A Critical Examination Of The Relationship Between The Use Of Gatekeepers, Trust, And Organisation Knowledge-Sharing, Deogratias Harorimana Dr Oct 2012

A Critical Examination Of The Relationship Between The Use Of Gatekeepers, Trust, And Organisation Knowledge-Sharing, Deogratias Harorimana Dr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This thesis critically examines the relationship between gatekeepers, trust, and an organisation’s knowledge sharing. The research applied mixed methods with the case study approach. In this research the concept ‘gatekeeper’ is widely used to represent a class of those who are part of a knowledge management strategy; they collect information and knowledge and contextualise this before they can share it with the rest of the members of the organisation’s knowledge networks - within the formal and informal organisation. In this study, it was found that there was a strong relationship between the openness of a given firm, as regards its …


Wikis: The Perfect Platform For Library Policies And Procedures, Melanie J. Dunn Oct 2012

Wikis: The Perfect Platform For Library Policies And Procedures, Melanie J. Dunn

The Southeastern Librarian

The term wiki, derived from the Hawaiian adjective “wiki wiki” meaning quick or fast, was coined by Ward Cunningham who created the original WikiWikiWeb for the Portland Pattern Repository (Leuf, 2001, 15). Touted by Cunningham as “the simplest online database that could possibly work” (Cunningham, 2002, June 27) “ wiki” is alternately used to refer to both a wiki website and the software used to create and maintain it and was designed to allow multiple users to collaborate in its development (Klobas 2006, 3). Wikipedia is perhaps one of the best examples, as well as the most recognized, of wikis. …


Using Data Profiles To Select Digital Asset Management Systems (Dams), Lisa Zilinski, S. Lorenz Sep 2012

Using Data Profiles To Select Digital Asset Management Systems (Dams), Lisa Zilinski, S. Lorenz

Lisa Zilinski

Digital curation is no longer bound to preservation techniques that require data to be stored in a vault with only one or two authorized users [1]. Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) offer many efficient solutions that incorporate metadata and in so doing, DAMS help to increase access for all users. The question is: how can libraries select a DAMS that will meet the needs of their researchers, universities and funding institutions while providing sustainable digital preservation and access?


Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections And Archives, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart Sep 2012

Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections And Archives, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic credibility” within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources prioritization, collaboration opportunities between organizational units, and overall direction of departments. This poster provides a case study of academic special collections in the Northwest and examines the methods these departments use to demonstrate value to the university. This poster considers how well do special …


Swot Analysis (Using Bsp And Lexisnexis), Larry Sheret Sep 2012

Swot Analysis (Using Bsp And Lexisnexis), Larry Sheret

Larry Sheret

A SWOT analysis looks at a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This three minute video will show you where and how to search for a company's SWOT. (30 MB 3min 1 sec)


Technical Assistance, Knowledge Gatekeeping And Indigenous Knowledge: Re-Thinking The International Development Practice, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Sep 2012

Technical Assistance, Knowledge Gatekeeping And Indigenous Knowledge: Re-Thinking The International Development Practice, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper presents results from a multi-disciplinary conceptual analysis of development theory and practice. It reviews issues raised and proposes a shift in the epistemology of possession towards an epistemology of practice which is guided by the following aspects (1) The consideration of the learning culture of parties involved, (2) the ability and willingness for decontextualisation of the knowledge by the source and (3) the ability to embedded it by recipients (embededness ), (4) the importance that is attached to knowledge of the host country as reflected through (5) Similarity in culture, values, understanding of context and knowledge bases; (6) …


The Effect Of Unions On Productivity In The Public Sector: The Case Of Municipal Libraries, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Joshua L. Schwarz Aug 2012

The Effect Of Unions On Productivity In The Public Sector: The Case Of Municipal Libraries, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Joshua L. Schwarz

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

[Excerpt] This paper represents our initial efforts at analyzing the effects of unions on productivity in the public sector. We first sketch an analytical framework that can be used to estimate these effects, focusing for expository purposes on municipal public libraries. We initially focus on libraries because considerable effort has been devoted to conceptualizing productivity measures for them and because of the availability of data to implement the framework. After discussing the analytical framework, we present preliminary estimtes of the effects of unions on productivity in public libraries based upon analyses of data from 71 municipal libraries in Massachusetts. We …


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

No abstract provided.


Herding Cats, Knitting Fog, And Nailing Pudding To The Wall: Toward A Mixed-Methods Approach For Evaluating Social Media Marketing In Libraries, Selene Colburn Aug 2012

Herding Cats, Knitting Fog, And Nailing Pudding To The Wall: Toward A Mixed-Methods Approach For Evaluating Social Media Marketing In Libraries, Selene Colburn

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Just a few years ago, social media tools were so new that adapters were considered innovators. Many academic libraries now routinely share information about their collections, programs, and services through these modalities, but how do we evaluate our efforts, in a medium that remains inherently experimental? This paper will look at both qualitative and quantitative evaluative measures that can be used together to assess the efficacy of social media marketing campaigns and will provide conference-goers with sample rubrics for assessing the use of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


Adventures In Library Salary Surveys, Scott L. Schaffer Aug 2012

Adventures In Library Salary Surveys, Scott L. Schaffer

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Salary surveys are an important tool for the library community and the administrators and boards responsible for the oversight of libraries. However, such assessments must be constructed and analyzed with great care. The Vermont Library Association Personnel Committee has conducted three salary surveys over the past several years, one focusing on academic libraries and two on public libraries. Significant issues have included confidentiality, participation rate, definitions, length and difficulty of questions, collection of data, and representativeness. Suggestions and lessons learned will be shared.


Bailey/Howe Reference Analytics: What Two Years Of Data Tell Us, Elizabeth Berman Aug 2012

Bailey/Howe Reference Analytics: What Two Years Of Data Tell Us, Elizabeth Berman

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Analyzing the last two academic years (2010-2011 and 2011-2012) of reference-desk statistics, this presentation will highlight trends at the Bailey/Howe Reference Desk, and offer scenarios for the future of reference services.


Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Managing a repository can mean wearing a number of different management "hats": Leading the vision of the repository, supervising support staff effectively, and facilitating department and faculty content contributions. This presentation focuses on techniques from the field of technology management, including Total Quality Management, the Five Factor Model of Leadership, Facilitation Skills, and Motivational Theories of Supervision. We will introduce these theories and focus our discussions on sharing best practices for managing repository workflows and staffing.


Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

Managing a repository can mean wearing a number of different management "hats": Leading the vision of the repository, supervising support staff effectively, and facilitating department and faculty content contributions. This presentation focuses on techniques from the field of technology management, including Total Quality Management, the Five Factor Model of Leadership, Facilitation Skills, and Motivational Theories of Supervision. We will introduce these theories and focus our discussions on sharing best practices for managing repository workflows and staffing.


Zoho For Ticketing: Project Management & Reporting Using A Custom-Built Zoho Application, M Ryan Hess Jul 2012

Zoho For Ticketing: Project Management & Reporting Using A Custom-Built Zoho Application, M Ryan Hess

M Ryan Hess

This ticketing application was developed by the DePaul University Libraries Web Services Team for project management. It uses the Zoho Creator application building platform and is available for use for free on the Zoho Marketplace. The application manages projects, keeps stakeholders up to date on project statuses and generates reports.


Appearances Do Matter! What Libraries Can Learn From Clinton Kelly, Nancy E. Fawley Jul 2012

Appearances Do Matter! What Libraries Can Learn From Clinton Kelly, Nancy E. Fawley

Library Faculty Publications

One could easily mistake Clinton Kelly’s closing keynote presentation at ACRL 2011 in Philadelphia last March as light fare. Kelly, cohost of TLC’s What Not To Wear, spoke enthusiastically about the importance of one’s appearance and the necessity of making an extra effort in the way individuals present themselves. His keynote address, and the fact that a fashion expert was a speaker at a conference for librarians, sparked debates on Twitter and in the blogosphere.

Do appearances matter? I say they do and add that this applies to buildings and objects, as well. Academic libraries, especially, could benefit from some …


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

No abstract provided.