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Open Access And The Institutional Repository, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2015

Open Access And The Institutional Repository, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Slides and other materials from a presentation at the conference Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact, sponsored by the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College. The conference took place on May 31, 2013. A video of the presentation is available at http://digitalcommons.ric.edu/ql/2013/QTL_May31/5/.

Abstract of the presentation reads: "This panel will discuss the efforts to pass a Harvard-style Open Access Policy at URI which will enable faculty authors to retain the rights to their articles even if they subsequently sign away their copyright to a journal."


University Of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, Andrée Rathemacher, Julia Lovett Oct 2015

University Of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, Andrée Rathemacher, Julia Lovett

Julia Lovett

These are the Powerpoint slides for a presentation on the University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy to the University of Rhode Island Dean's Council on October 23, 2013.


Open Access At Uri: Exciting Opportunities For Faculty, Researchers, And Grad Students, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2015

Open Access At Uri: Exciting Opportunities For Faculty, Researchers, And Grad Students, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Slides from a presentation, "Open Access at URI: Exciting Opportunities for Faculty, Researchers, and Grad Students" offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on October 8 and October 21, 2013.

"Open Access provides you with the opportunity to increase your readership and your scholarly impact, and also improves your access to scholarly information. The DigitalCommons@URI is part of an international effort to increase access to scholarly articles, theses, and dissertations. Come learn about the benefits of open access for your research and how to comply with URI's Open Access policies."

Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.


Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2015

Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Materials related to a "Lightning Talk" presentation on the University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, given at the NETSL Annual Spring Conference in Worcester, MA, April 12, 2013.


Ieee Istas13- People As Sensors: The Social Implications Of Living In A Smart World, Alexander Hayes, Katina Michael, Nick Rheinberger Jun 2015

Ieee Istas13- People As Sensors: The Social Implications Of Living In A Smart World, Alexander Hayes, Katina Michael, Nick Rheinberger

Alexander Hayes Mr.

What is the technological trajectory of people wearing sensors? What are the benefits, risks and costs? What is the vibe going to be like at ISTAS13 with people like Marvin Minsky and Ray Kurzweil attending? What do you hope to gain from the meeting? Can we foresee a time that all glasses will be embedded with sensors? What are the implications? E.g. in the higher education sector? What about the gathering of evidence by law enforcement? What is point of eye?


Making Keywords Work: Connecting Patrons To Resources Through Enhanced Bibliographic Records, Mina Chercourt, Lauren Marshall Apr 2014

Making Keywords Work: Connecting Patrons To Resources Through Enhanced Bibliographic Records, Mina Chercourt, Lauren Marshall

Mina Chercourt

Libraries seek methods of maximizing users' discovery of relevant resources. One of these methods is to enhance bibliographic records with tables of contents. Limited previous research has shown a positive correlation between record enhancement and circulation, but the costs for enhancement can vary widely. The authors present their research in which they examined circulation statistics after retrospectively enhancing records for anthologies of literature with low prior circulation. Results indicate that circulation increased for some subject areas, but not others. The authors conclude that this service is of value to our users, and discuss the issues of costs and selection of …


Teaching Threshold Concepts: Practical Plans For Meaningful Instruction In Information Literacy, Gayle Schaub, Hazel Mcclure, Patricia Bravender Mar 2014

Teaching Threshold Concepts: Practical Plans For Meaningful Instruction In Information Literacy, Gayle Schaub, Hazel Mcclure, Patricia Bravender

Gayle Schaub

With the unique constraints that instruction librarians face in the classroom, we often rely on point-and-click instruction sessions that do not always communicate essential information literacy concepts. This program identifies key threshold and core concepts and correlates them with ACRL information literacy standards. The presenters highlight lesson plans that promote critical thinking and engaged learning and offer an opportunity for participants to collaborate in the creation of a standard-aligned lesson plan.


Going Pro: Success Stories, Ashley Dupuy, Eli Arnold, Casey Long, Oscar Gittemeier, Traci Drummond Mar 2014

Going Pro: Success Stories, Ashley Dupuy, Eli Arnold, Casey Long, Oscar Gittemeier, Traci Drummond

Eli Arnold

“Going Pro: Success Stories” is the third and final installment of Atlanta Emerging Librarians' 3-part series on becoming a professional librarian.This event will focus on stories from the front with five successful librarians sharing their experiences, insights, and advice. Our panelists include librarians and archivists from academic and public libraries.


Paying It Forward...And Backward, Rita Spisak, Eli Arnold, Sandra Barclay, Linda Golian-Lui, Michael Luther Mar 2014

Paying It Forward...And Backward, Rita Spisak, Eli Arnold, Sandra Barclay, Linda Golian-Lui, Michael Luther

Eli Arnold

Sturgis Library recently started a Mentorship Program concurrently with the hiring of 5 librarians. Paired with veterans, mentees met regularly (as a group & one-on-one) with mentors to get a feel for the culture of the library & advice on librarianship.


Understanding Discovery: Evaluating The Use And Impact Of Ebsco Discovery Service, Ronalee Ciocco, Jessica Howard, Donna Skekel Dec 2013

Understanding Discovery: Evaluating The Use And Impact Of Ebsco Discovery Service, Ronalee Ciocco, Jessica Howard, Donna Skekel

Jessica Howard

More than a year after implementing the EBSCO Discovery Service, we have used website statistics, usability tests, and interlibrary loan data to assess how the service is being used. In this session we discussed what we learned and the implications for our library and our patrons. Poster presented at Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) Annual Conference on October 1, 2012.


Making Your Mobile Device An Art Expert: Using Qr Codes To Tell The Story Behind Artifacts In Your Library, Jessica Howard, Carolyn Sautter Dec 2013

Making Your Mobile Device An Art Expert: Using Qr Codes To Tell The Story Behind Artifacts In Your Library, Jessica Howard, Carolyn Sautter

Jessica Howard

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the public art in your library? Every object has the potential to tell a story—the paintings, the sculpture, the furniture, and the building itself. At Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, we use QR codes as the technical means to satisfy the natural curiosity of our patrons. Historical information already available in our Special Collections and College Archives was repurposed for the mobile-friendly environment. The artiFACTS project proved to be simple, scalable, and a great opportunity for collaboration. This article will discuss how we implemented artiFACTS, including creating QR codes, marketing to campus constituencies …


Making Your Mobile Device An Art Expert: Using Qr Codes To Tell The Story Behind Artifacts In Your Library, Jessica Howard, Carolyn Sautter Dec 2013

Making Your Mobile Device An Art Expert: Using Qr Codes To Tell The Story Behind Artifacts In Your Library, Jessica Howard, Carolyn Sautter

Jessica Howard

We explain how Gettysburg College is using QR codes to tell the stories behind public art in Musselman Library.


On With The Show! Open Access Publishing As A Local Production, Janelle Wertzberger Dec 2013

On With The Show! Open Access Publishing As A Local Production, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

What do I need to know to launch an institutional repository at my school or continue growing the one I already have? How do I talk to my provost, faculty, administration, and library staff about the IR? Where will funding and staffing come from and how do I ensure their stability? Most institutional repository managers have likely asked themselves these questions at some point, and while the answers vary from institution to institution, many widely applicable best practices have still emerged. A successful institutional repository manager has to be a jack-of-all-trades: someone who has a vision for the services the …


Is An Institutional Repository Right For Your Small College Library?, Janelle L. Wertzberger Dec 2013

Is An Institutional Repository Right For Your Small College Library?, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

Learn how a small college library launched an institutional repository (IR) without dedicated staff or IT support. Thanks to hosted solutions and our global learning community, open access repositories are now within reach of smaller institutions, and they bring many benefits to the libraries that manage them. Weigh the benefits of library publishing with the new, lower cost of participating, and decide if an IR is right for your library.


Assessing The Research Process Improves The Product: Results Of A Faculty-­Librarian Collaboration, Divonna M. Stebick, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Margaret E. Flora, Joseph W. Miller Dec 2013

Assessing The Research Process Improves The Product: Results Of A Faculty-­Librarian Collaboration, Divonna M. Stebick, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Margaret E. Flora, Joseph W. Miller

Janelle Wertzberger

When an education professor and a reference librarian sought to improve the quality of undergraduate student research, their partnership led to a new focus on assessing the research process in addition to the product. In this study, we reflect on our collaborative experience introducing information literacy as the foundation for undergraduate teacher education research. We examine the outcomes of this collaboration, focusing on the assessment of the process. Using a mixed methods approach, we found that direct instruction supporting effective research strategies positively impacted student projects. Our data also suggest that undergraduate students benefit from not only sound research strategies, …


Launching An Institutional Repository And Library Publishing Platform With Digital Commons, Zach Coble, Carolyn Sautter, Janelle L. Wertzberger Dec 2013

Launching An Institutional Repository And Library Publishing Platform With Digital Commons, Zach Coble, Carolyn Sautter, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

Presentation given at Pennsylvania Library Association on October 2, 2012.


The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Promotional Flyer, Janelle L. Wertzberger Dec 2013

The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Promotional Flyer, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

Promotional/informational piece aimed at faculty, based on 2012-13 annual report of Gettysburg College's institutional repository.


Chapter One: A Small College Library Joins The Open Access Movement, Janelle L. Wertzberger Dec 2013

Chapter One: A Small College Library Joins The Open Access Movement, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

The open access movement has been going strong for over a decade. Large research universities tend to have the oldest and most active programs. Their work is inspiring, but it can be challenging for librarians at smaller institutions to identify ways to contribute to the movement. Gettysburg College launched its institutional repository in 2012. This presentation tells how we got started.


Cupola Brochure, Janelle L. Wertzberger Dec 2013

Cupola Brochure, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

No abstract provided.


The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Institutional Repository Report, Janelle Wertzberger Dec 2013

The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Institutional Repository Report, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

First annual report for Gettysburg College's institutional repository, The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. Covers January 2012-May 2013.


The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Institutional Repository Report 2012-13, Janelle Wertzberger Dec 2013

The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Institutional Repository Report 2012-13, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

First annual report for Gettysburg College's institutional repository, The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. Covers January 2012-May 2013.


Rejuvenating Aging Studies In Academic Libraries, Marilia Y. Antunez, Sarah E. Toevs, Melissa A. Gains Dec 2013

Rejuvenating Aging Studies In Academic Libraries, Marilia Y. Antunez, Sarah E. Toevs, Melissa A. Gains

Sarah E. Toevs

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to identify resources essential gerontology (aging studies) resources and liaison strategies that provide guidance for academic librarians working with faculty and students in this highly interdisciplinary field.

Design/methodology/approach – A convenience sample of gerontology faculty was surveyed to identify important materials, including preferred journals, databases, reference books, and sources of grey literature for gerontology research and teaching. Gerontology faculty information seeking behaviors, including faculty-librarian partnership, were also examined.

Findings – Results confirm that faculty teaching in gerontology use a wide variety of resources in their teaching and research. Faculty identified frequently used …


Accessible Electronic Resources For All, Angela Dresselhaus Dec 2013

Accessible Electronic Resources For All, Angela Dresselhaus

Angela Dresselhaus

This webinar covers the library's role in providing equal access to electronic databases, streaming media, and other online materials. This webinar will cover accessibility-related legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act Section 504/508 and ADA law, their impact on library acquisitions, and current legal challenges. The webinar will introduce participants to policies, standards, and functional web requirements to frame a discussion on the barriers faced by people with disabilities, as well as discuss format specific needs for streaming media, websites, online journals, databases, e-books and e-readers. Finally, the presenter will demonstrate freely available tools that librarians can use to test and …


Dangerous Curves: The Art Of The Guitar By Darcy Kuronen Review, Eric C. Shoaf Dec 2013

Dangerous Curves: The Art Of The Guitar By Darcy Kuronen Review, Eric C. Shoaf

Eric C. Shoaf

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Leadership: An Interview With Irene Owens, Eric C. Shoaf Dec 2013

Perspectives On Leadership: An Interview With Irene Owens, Eric C. Shoaf

Eric C. Shoaf

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Leadership: An Interview With Hampton "Skip" Auld, Eric C. Shoaf Dec 2013

Perspectives On Leadership: An Interview With Hampton "Skip" Auld, Eric C. Shoaf

Eric C. Shoaf

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Leadership: An Interview With Amed Demirhan, Eric C. Shoaf Dec 2013

Perspectives On Leadership: An Interview With Amed Demirhan, Eric C. Shoaf

Eric C. Shoaf

No abstract provided.


Open Access Publishing And Intellectual Freedom: Remembering Aaron Swartz, Brendan Ryan, Andrée Rathemacher Dec 2013

Open Access Publishing And Intellectual Freedom: Remembering Aaron Swartz, Brendan Ryan, Andrée Rathemacher

Brendan Ryan

Slides and other materials related to a presentation on open access at the 2013 Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, Navigating a Sea of Change. The presentation was part of a broader discussion on open access and Aaron Swartz. It took place on June 4, 2013 at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

The abstract for the presentation reads: "After an introduction to the concept of Creative Commons and the tragic case of Aaron Swartz, join the panelists in discussing open access, scholarly publishing and the flow of information as they relate to libraries."


Foreword, Winston E. Langley Dec 2013

Foreword, Winston E. Langley

Winston E. Langley

Change is a fundamental feature of life and living; without it, few things would survive, and fewer, if any, would thrive. The New England Journal of Public Policy has undergone a change, having elected to assume an electronic form. Since coming into being in this form three months ago, the success it has realized with its earlier issues has been remarkable. It is as if it were being waited on. In the month of December 2012, for example, the journal was the second most popular publication series on ScholarWorks at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with a total of 2,783 …


Creating Ebooks From Archival Material In A Digital Commons Space, Brendan Ryan Dec 2013

Creating Ebooks From Archival Material In A Digital Commons Space, Brendan Ryan

Brendan Ryan

The Digital Initiatives at Rhode Island College (RIC) began a project in the spring of 2013 to begin creating eBook files from content already collected as PDF files in the RIC Digital Commons. The process of investigating strategies and exploring file formats provided a background in digital publishing that should prove valuable in future endeavors. In addition, a new method for streamlining workflow was developed that will increase effectiveness. This article explores the process and explores the outcomes of the conversion process.