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Mario Hacks The Shush Castle, Paul V. Stenis, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Mary Ann Naumann, Marc Vinyard Apr 2016

Mario Hacks The Shush Castle, Paul V. Stenis, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Mary Ann Naumann, Marc Vinyard

Jaimie Beth Colvin

No abstract provided.


Mario Hacks The Shush Castle, Paul V. Stenis, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Mary Ann Naumann, Marc Vinyard Apr 2016

Mario Hacks The Shush Castle, Paul V. Stenis, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Mary Ann Naumann, Marc Vinyard

Marc Vinyard

No abstract provided.


Interactive Visualization: Video Walls For Collaborative Research And Discovery (Snapshot Of Curve), Krista Graham, Khyle Hannan, Joseph Hurley, Bryan Sinclair Nov 2015

Interactive Visualization: Video Walls For Collaborative Research And Discovery (Snapshot Of Curve), Krista Graham, Khyle Hannan, Joseph Hurley, Bryan Sinclair

Joe A. Hurley

Discusses large-scale video walls in libraries designed for collaboration that can change users’ perspective and reframe and amplify digital content in shared physical spaces. Georgia State University Library’s newly-opened CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment features a 24-by-4.5-foot, high-resolution CURVE interactWall that expands student and faculty access to digital resources, data visualization, and more.


Who's Talking About (And Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work Using Databases, Google, Web Of Knowledge, And Altmetrics Tools, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark Oct 2015

Who's Talking About (And Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work Using Databases, Google, Web Of Knowledge, And Altmetrics Tools, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark

Julia Lovett

Slides and handouts from a presentation, "Who's Talking About (and Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work using Databases, Google, Web of Knowledge, and Altmetrics Tools," offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on April 9 and April 10, 2014.

"Stop using the impact factor as a measure of the value of your research. There are better ways. In this hands-on session find out about tools that can help you learn how your work is being received, used, and disseminated across scholarly platforms and social media networks."

Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.


Copyright, Fair Use, And Education: Your Rights As A Student, Faculty Member, And Researcher, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria Oct 2015

Copyright, Fair Use, And Education: Your Rights As A Student, Faculty Member, And Researcher, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria

Julia Lovett

Slides, handouts, and classroom examples from a presentation, "Copyright, Fair Use, and Education: Your Rights as a Student, Faculty Member, and Researcher," offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on February 24 and February 25, 2014.

"Learn how Fair Use can help you incorporate copyrighted works (written material, images, video, etc.) into your research, teaching, and academic projects. Have questions about Fair Use and Copyright? Please bring them to these interactive sessions!"

Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.


Creating A Culture Of Meaningful Evaluation In Public Libraries: Moving Beyond Quantitative Metrics, Bill Irwin, Paul St-Pierre Jul 2015

Creating A Culture Of Meaningful Evaluation In Public Libraries: Moving Beyond Quantitative Metrics, Bill Irwin, Paul St-Pierre

Bill Irwin

The current state of practice sees public libraries, like all public institutions, enduring funding challenges within the dominant political-economic environment, which is shaped by the tenets of new public management and the neoliberal audit society. Libraries, feeling threatened and unsure about their future stability, seek new ways to demonstrate their value. However, they face institutional cultural constraints when attempting to introduce new assessment methods to meet this challenge. The new dynamics require them to go beyond output measures (counts). With research findings supported by survey and interview data from Ontario public libraries, and in agreement with the current literature on …


Financial Literacy Across The Curriculum (And Beyond): Opportunities For Academic Libraries, Heather Jagman, Krystal Lewis, Brent Nunn, Scott Walter Jun 2015

Financial Literacy Across The Curriculum (And Beyond): Opportunities For Academic Libraries, Heather Jagman, Krystal Lewis, Brent Nunn, Scott Walter

Heather Jagman

Provides an introduction to financial literacy programs in the library and in other academic and co-curriculum programs at DePaul University.


Hagerty Library Collection Development Internship, James Gross Dec 2014

Hagerty Library Collection Development Internship, James Gross

James Gross

Collection Development Internship at the Drexel University, Hagerty Library. Summary of several collection management projects. Heavy usage of excel for data extraction. Screenshots used for visual aid.


The Effects Of Library Instruction On The Legal Information Research Skills Of Students Enrolled In A Legal Assistant Studies Program, Kendra Hollern, Howard S. Carrier Dec 2014

The Effects Of Library Instruction On The Legal Information Research Skills Of Students Enrolled In A Legal Assistant Studies Program, Kendra Hollern, Howard S. Carrier

Howard S Carrier

Literature searching on the subject of effective library instruction in the use of legal materials reveals that this topic has been extensively researched with regard to law students (graduate, Juris Doctor-seeking candidates); however, the question of library instruction for paralegal students is decidedly under-researched. This article reports on efforts made by two faculty members—a Legal Assistant Studies Lecturer at Valdosta State University and a Reference Librarian (who was employed at Valdosta State University’s Odum Library at the time the research was conducted)—in assessing the effectiveness of library instruction that was provided to an online class of legal assistant studies students …


Levels Of Citation Of Nonhuman Animal Studies Conducted At A Canadian Research Hospital, Anne Innis Dagg, Troy K. Seidle Dec 2014

Levels Of Citation Of Nonhuman Animal Studies Conducted At A Canadian Research Hospital, Anne Innis Dagg, Troy K. Seidle

Troy Seidle, PhD

The publication of scientific articles that receive few or no citations raises questions of the appropriate use of resources as well as ethics. In the case of animal research, the ethics issue extends beyond human patients to nonhuman animals, as the research subjects them to pain and, typically, to death. This study is a citation analysis of animal research conducted at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (HSC). Of the 594 publications (1990 to 1995) on animal research by affiliates of HSC, 29% received Iower than 10 citations in a 10-year period. We compare the research history of 13 "best" and …


A Collaborative Approach To Teaching Information Literacy In First-Year Agriculture Courses, Jason Keinsley, Beth Reeder, Lauren Robinson, Melinda Borie Dec 2014

A Collaborative Approach To Teaching Information Literacy In First-Year Agriculture Courses, Jason Keinsley, Beth Reeder, Lauren Robinson, Melinda Borie

Lauren E. Robinson

We will discuss our redesign of the information literacy component of the first-year general agriculture course at the University of Kentucky. More specifically, we will share how we are customizing content to meet individual instructor needs by team teaching, providing more active learning opportunities, and adapting our pedagogical toolkit. Challenges include varying numbers of sessions requested per course section, location disparities, and time constraints.


From Adair To Woodford County And All Points In-Between, Jason Keinsley, Lauren Robinson Dec 2014

From Adair To Woodford County And All Points In-Between, Jason Keinsley, Lauren Robinson

Lauren E. Robinson

At 
the
 Agricultural 
Information 
Center 
(AIC) 
we 
are 
trying 
to 
provide
 relevant
 content
 for
 Cooperative
 Extension
 personnel
 located
 throughout 
the 
state 
of 
Kentucky.
 
The
 College
 of 
Agriculture, 
Food, and 
Environment
 is 
the 
University 
of 
Kentucky's
 largest
 college 
and
 has
 employees
 located
 in 
all 
of 
the 
120 
Kentucky
 counties.
 
Therefore,
 we 
are 
working 
to 
create
 and
 maintain
 relevant 
outreach
 services
 for
 a 
geographically 
and
 culturally
 diverse 
user 
group.
 
Throughout 
this
 process,
 we
 have
 realized
 that
 creating
 online
 tutorials
 and
 virtual
 training
 sessions
 is
 not
 enough
 to
 support
 outreach
 services—we must
 stay 
visible. 

To 
stay 
visible, 
we
 have
 visited 
regional
 meetings
 and …


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Dec 2014

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Peta Hopkins

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott Dec 2014

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Peta Hopkins

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the …


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott Dec 2014

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Jessie Donaghey

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the …


Mapping For Change: Re-Imagining Assessment With Concept Maps, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins Dec 2014

Mapping For Change: Re-Imagining Assessment With Concept Maps, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins

Fred W Jenkins

Facilitate student creativity and assess information skills at the same time with concept maps. Learn how to administer these easy assessments and analyze them for evidence of learning. The presenters will demonstrate how this assessment technique can be used in multiple situations and how it is possible to transform these maps into results that can be easily understood by stakeholders.


Collecting To The Core -- The Greco-Persian Wars, Fred W. Jenkins, Anne Doherty Dec 2014

Collecting To The Core -- The Greco-Persian Wars, Fred W. Jenkins, Anne Doherty

Fred W Jenkins

No abstract provided.


A New Approach To New-Student Orientation, Maureen Schlangen Dec 2014

A New Approach To New-Student Orientation, Maureen Schlangen

Maureen E. Schlangen

Sister Annette Schmeling, R.S.C.J., vice president for student development and dean of students, introduces a new approach to new-student orientation. The four-day program, administered by 13 student leadership executives, includes all of the pragmatic elements of traditional programs — move-in, welcome speeches, a resource fair, meet-and-greet events and a family picnic — plus a Sunday liturgy and seven small-group dialogues on topics ranging from diversity to UD's Catholic and Marianist identity. "We're trying to address, 'What is the essence of this University that students need to know to get the most out of their University of Dayton experience?'" Schmeling said. …


Index Of Utah Construction Company / Utah International Collection, 1900-1984 Ms 100, J. Michael Hunter Dec 2014

Index Of Utah Construction Company / Utah International Collection, 1900-1984 Ms 100, J. Michael Hunter

J Michael Hunter

This is a detailed index of the Utah Construction / Utah International Collection or Manuscript Collection 100 (MS 100) housed in Special Collections at the Stewart Library, Weber State University. The collection comprises 275 boxes of records chronicling the activities of Utah Construction Company/Utah International. From these files comes a history of worldwide construction and mining activities undertaken by the company for nearly a century. Records of the Administrative Departments: meeting announcements, minutes, agendas, and financial files pertaining to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The collection also includes organizational charts, financial data, annual reports, daybooks, journals, ledgers, legal …


Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps Dec 2014

Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps

Lisa Zilinski

Undergraduate STEM students are increasingly expected to have some data use skills upon graduation, whether they pursue post-graduate education or move into industry. This project was an initial foray into the application of data information literacy competencies to training undergraduate students to identify markers of data and information quality. The data consumer training appeared within two courses to help students evaluate data objects, including databases and datasets available on the Internet. The application of the Data Credibility Checklist provides a foundation for developing data reuse competencies. Based upon the initial presentation of the content, it became obvious that students need …


Preservation Policies Of The Purdue University Research Repository (Purr), Lisa Zilinski Dec 2014

Preservation Policies Of The Purdue University Research Repository (Purr), Lisa Zilinski

Lisa Zilinski

Linking publications to published datasets in repositories is an important part of the research lifecycle. However, merely linking them does not ensure reusability. It is important for repositories to develop and provide policies for preservation that support the reusability, including lifecycle, ownership, versioning, and attribution aspects of the scholarly process (Bechhofer et al., 2013). In 2103, the Purdue University Libraries developed and implemented a workflow between its institutional repository, its e-Pubs system and its research data repository, Purdue University Research Repository or PURR (Zilinski et al., forthcoming), as well as journal articles linked to published datasets in PURR. This workflow …


Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Dec 2014

Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Lisa Zilinski

As STEM areas increasingly rely on pre-existing data, either to validate or extend the scientific body of knowledge, students who have baseline knowledge of how to find, evaluate, and access data will have an advantage. Accordingly, undergraduate STEM curricula is increasingly focused on research-based group projects that develop professional skills, building the professional portfolio needed for early career scientists, technologists, and engineers. This project works to develop new tools to implement basic data skills within the undergraduate disciplinary curricula. The first step in this process was to identify the competencies that are likely to be needed by those seeking data …


Data Narratives: Increasing Scholarly Value, Line C. Pouchard, Amy Barton, Lisa Zilinski Dec 2014

Data Narratives: Increasing Scholarly Value, Line C. Pouchard, Amy Barton, Lisa Zilinski

Lisa Zilinski

Data narratives or data stories have emerged as a new form of the scholarly communication focused on data. In this paper, we explore the potential value of data narratives and the requirements for data stories to enhance scholarly communication. We examine three types of data stories that form a continuum from the less to the more structured: the DataONE data stories, the Data Curation Profiles, and the Data Descriptors from the journal Scientific Data. We take the position that these data stories will increase the value of scholarly communication if they are linked to the datasets and to the publications …


Making Women's Health Connections: Between Researchers And To Resources, Martha E. Meacham, Len L. Levin, Lisa A. Palmer, Elaine Martin Dec 2014

Making Women's Health Connections: Between Researchers And To Resources, Martha E. Meacham, Len L. Levin, Lisa A. Palmer, Elaine Martin

Lisa A. Palmer

The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has recently completed the second year of a National Library of Medicine grant funded project; the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project. The goals include assisting women’s health researchers by providing them with access to information and making them more aware of opportunities and available resources. This, ultimately, enables both an improvement in women’s health and the advancement of women in academic medicine. Moreover, by supporting women’s health research and women researchers through the objectives of this project, women researchers build connections, knowledge, and skills. This facilitates meaningful contributions …


Nsf Data Management Plans, Thea P. Atwood Dec 2014

Nsf Data Management Plans, Thea P. Atwood

Thea P Atwood

Guidance on writing a Data Management Plan in response to the NSF SBE directorate.


What Does Your Repository Do?: Understanding And Calculating Impact, Margaret Heller Dec 2014

What Does Your Repository Do?: Understanding And Calculating Impact, Margaret Heller

Margaret Heller

Librarians working in scholarly communications need to understand how to calculate and explain how including work in a repository affects its impact. This presentation describes the current state of research and practice into metrics for repositories including traditional metrics and newer alternative metrics, and some preliminary results of a research study assessing the usage and impact of a Digital Commons repository.


Going The Distance: Best Practices In Designing And Sharing Reusable Learning Objects, Philip Russell Dec 2014

Going The Distance: Best Practices In Designing And Sharing Reusable Learning Objects, Philip Russell

Philip Russell

This paper presents an overview of the suite of online interactive tutorials that have been developed at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin); with a particular emphasis on best practices for pedagogy and instructional design in terms of creating eLearning tools. The author also details how these learning objects have been made available for reuse on a national and international basis as open educational resources via online repositories


Scholarworks In Seven (7) Minutes, Charlotte Roh Dec 2014

Scholarworks In Seven (7) Minutes, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

This is a presentation to library staff about ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst, the institutional repository. It includes a brief marketing presentation for faculty and secret slides for librarian training. Please feel free to use and reuse - CCBY.


The Transition Movement: From Blueprint To Construction Zone, Kenneth J. Burhanna Dec 2014

The Transition Movement: From Blueprint To Construction Zone, Kenneth J. Burhanna

Kenneth Burhanna

No abstract provided.


Our Transition Mission: Reaching Out To The High School Community, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Mary Lee Jensen, Barbara Schloman Dec 2014

Our Transition Mission: Reaching Out To The High School Community, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Mary Lee Jensen, Barbara Schloman

Kenneth Burhanna

No abstract provided.