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Overachievers, Procrastinators, And Failed Googling: Exploring Why Students Ask Librarians For Assistance, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Marc Vinyard, Colleen Mullally Apr 2016

Overachievers, Procrastinators, And Failed Googling: Exploring Why Students Ask Librarians For Assistance, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Marc Vinyard, Colleen Mullally

Marc Vinyard

According to national trends on reference statistics from ARL, reference questions are declining. At our university, however, reference statistics are on the rise. While this is great news, we don’t know why it's happening.  We wish that we could attribute this good fortune to our approachable posture and wonderful instruction sessions ... we’re the sirens of the library luring nearby students to our reference desk with our enchanting smiles, but instead of meeting disaster, students find information.
 
We aren’t mythical creatures, though. We’re just librarians who really want to know the answer to a crucial question: why do our …


Scholarly Publishing Resources: Cutting Edge Technology To Assist Faculty With Bibliometric Data And Scholarly Publishing, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin Apr 2016

Scholarly Publishing Resources: Cutting Edge Technology To Assist Faculty With Bibliometric Data And Scholarly Publishing, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin

Jaimie Beth Colvin

Pepperdine librarians created a comprehensive guide on publishing resources in response to questions we have received over the year from professors on topics such as the best journals to publish in, the prestige of journals, and how often their articles are cited. By creating this guide, we increased our knowledge of bibliometrics, which involves measuring the influence of scholarly research based on how often articles, books and journals are cited by other researchers. We have increased faculty engagement with the library because professors are interested in resources that assist them with the publishing and ultimately their success as scholars. Pepperdine …


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2015, Cedarville University Dec 2015

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2015, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Repository Additions, December 2015, Cedarville University Dec 2015

Repository Additions, December 2015, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


2015-12 Library Impact Statement For Hlt 100 Introduction To Public Health, Joanna Burkhardt Dec 2015

2015-12 Library Impact Statement For Hlt 100 Introduction To Public Health, Joanna Burkhardt

Collection Development Reports and Documents

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HLT 100 Introduction to Public Health. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Joanna Burkhardt. Requesting faculty: Mary Greaney.


2015-12 Library Impact Statement For Hlt 100 Introduction To Public Health, Joanna Burkhardt Dec 2015

2015-12 Library Impact Statement For Hlt 100 Introduction To Public Health, Joanna Burkhardt

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HLT 100 Introduction to Public Health. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Joanna Burkhardt. Requesting faculty: Mary Greaney.


Contribution And Impact Of Iisers : A Scientrometric Assessment Of Publications During 2010-14, Visakhi P Dr, Ritu Gupta Miss, B. M. Gupta Dr Dec 2015

Contribution And Impact Of Iisers : A Scientrometric Assessment Of Publications During 2010-14, Visakhi P Dr, Ritu Gupta Miss, B. M. Gupta Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper analyzes 2542 research publications of the five Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) published during the last Five years (2010-14), as covered in SCOPUS International database. The study analyses characteristics of these publications such as the publication growth, research impact, national and international collaboration share, contribution and impact of authors and organizations, major areas of research, and preferred channels of research communications and characteristics of higher cited papers. The findings reveal that IISERs publications have witnessed an annual average growth rate of 34.92% and registered an average citation impact per paper of 9.90. About 33.39% and …


Quidditch, Zombies And The Cheese Club: A Case Study In Archiving Web Presence Of Student Groups At New York University, Aleksandr Gelfand Dec 2015

Quidditch, Zombies And The Cheese Club: A Case Study In Archiving Web Presence Of Student Groups At New York University, Aleksandr Gelfand

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Student organizations are a unique feature of university life whose records merit preservation. Since the mid-to-late 1990s, these records have been increasingly transitioning from analog format to a digital, web-based platform; a pattern that has only picked-up in the 2000s. This paper looks at a case study of the New York University Archives and its attempt to archive student organizations using the Archive-It service.


Collaborative Approaches To The Management Of Geospatial Data Collections In Canadian Academic Libraries: A Historical Case Study, Leanne Trimble, Cheryl Woods, Francine Berish, Daniel Jakubek, Sarah Simpkin Dec 2015

Collaborative Approaches To The Management Of Geospatial Data Collections In Canadian Academic Libraries: A Historical Case Study, Leanne Trimble, Cheryl Woods, Francine Berish, Daniel Jakubek, Sarah Simpkin

Western Libraries Publications

Special Issue: Geospatial Data Management, Curation, and Preservation - Part 2

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is a consortium of the twenty-one university libraries in Ontario, Canada. Since 1967, OCUL member institutions have worked together to share costs and workload through collective purchasing and licensing of information resources and more recently through the establishment of a shared digital infrastructure known as Scholars Portal. Under the auspices of OCUL, Ontario's university map librarians formed the OCUL Map Group in 1973 to seek opportunities to communicate and collaborate to improve the collections and services they offer their users. The opportunities …


Measuring Usability In The Database Review Process: Results From A Pilot, Ilana Stonebraker Dec 2015

Measuring Usability In The Database Review Process: Results From A Pilot, Ilana Stonebraker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The objective of this study is to examine the impact of incorporating user experience study methods into library database purchase and renewal. Purdue University Libraries introduced a heuristic evaluation into an existing yearly database review. Commonly used in usability and human factors engineering, heuristic evaluation is an innovative and dynamic method for librarians to evaluate electronic resources and provide expert feedback to database vendors. A form was developed to streamline the process for the librarians involved. In total, eight librarians evaluated 37 databases as a pilot project. This paper describes the outcome of the pilot.


Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press And Fluxus, Meghan A. Dellacrosse Dec 2015

Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press And Fluxus, Meghan A. Dellacrosse

Theses and Dissertations

"Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press and Fluxus," positions Knowles’ Big Book (1966) as a case study of historical methodology and interdisciplinary artistic practice in the post-war period. This comprehensive analysis of Big Book, a work of art no longer extant, contextualizes its publisher, Something Else Press through Dick Higgins’ concept of “intermedia,” and important lesser-known junctures relevant to Fluxus and the group’s leader George Maciunas are illuminated. Knowles' early and lesser-known silkscreen paintings are also examined.


Research Data Services In Academic Libraries: Data Intensive Roles For The Future?, Carol Tenopir, Dane Hughes, Suzie Allard, Mike Frame, Ben Birch, Lynn Baird, Robert J. Sandusky, Madison Langseth, Andrew Lundeen Dec 2015

Research Data Services In Academic Libraries: Data Intensive Roles For The Future?, Carol Tenopir, Dane Hughes, Suzie Allard, Mike Frame, Ben Birch, Lynn Baird, Robert J. Sandusky, Madison Langseth, Andrew Lundeen

DataONE Sociocultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups

Objectives: The primary objectives of this study are to gauge the various levels of Research Data Service academic libraries provide based on demographic factors, gauging RDS growth since 2011, and what obstacles may prevent expansion or growth of services.

Methods: Survey of academic institutions through stratified random sample of ACRL library directors across the U.S. and Canada. Frequencies and chi-square analysis were applied, with some responses grouped into broader categories for analysis.

Results: Minimal to no change for what services were offered between survey years, and interviews with library directors were conducted to help explain this lack …


Research Data Services In Academic Libraries: Data Intensive Roles For The Future., Carol Tenopir, Dane Hughes, Suzie Allard, Mike Frame, Ben Birch, Lynn Baird, Robert J. Sandusky, Madison Langseth, Andrew Lundeen Dec 2015

Research Data Services In Academic Libraries: Data Intensive Roles For The Future., Carol Tenopir, Dane Hughes, Suzie Allard, Mike Frame, Ben Birch, Lynn Baird, Robert J. Sandusky, Madison Langseth, Andrew Lundeen

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Objectives: The primary objectives of this study are to gauge the various levels of Research Data Service academic libraries provide based on demographic factors, gauging RDS growth since 2011, and what obstacles may prevent expansion or growth of services. Methods: Survey of academic institutions through stratified random sample of ACRL library directors across the U.S. and Canada. Frequencies and chi-square analysis were applied, with some responses grouped into broader categories for analysis. Results: Minimal to no change for what services were offered between survey years, and interviews with library directors were conducted to help explain this lack of change. Conclusion: …


2015-12 Library Impact Statement For Hdf 318 Health And Wealth, Joanna Burkhardt Dec 2015

2015-12 Library Impact Statement For Hdf 318 Health And Wealth, Joanna Burkhardt

Collection Development Reports and Documents

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HDF 318 Health and Wealth. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Joanna Burkhardt. Requesting faculty: Nilton Proto.


Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Dec 2015

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2


Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti Dec 2015

Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti

SLIS Connecting

The World Wide Web (WWW) has changed the way that we access information. Digital repositories have become the solution for preserving old materials and the venue to allow open access (OA) to the public. This research paper examined the scholarly library and information science (LIS) literature related to cultural heritage and digital preservation including publication over time, core journals, countries that were the focus of publications, and types of library or cultural repositories that are delineated herein.


Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark Dec 2015

Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to document the surviving musical compositions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The repositories in London containing each monarch’s remaining body of musical work were examined and the compositions themselves studied. Research was conducted to give further details about each document and its history within the Tudor monarchs’ lives.


Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith Dec 2015

Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith

SLIS Connecting

Folklore can be defined as “context, performance, attitude, cultural tastes, and the like” (Toelken, 1996, p.7). With folktale and fairy tales, these stories embody cultural values and morals, aiding in learning a lesson or to keep intact a cultural tradition. Many works of literature serve as models for studies in folklore, offering literary criticism, while allowing ancient traditions and modern traditions to be explored (Toelken, 1996, p. 391). Additionally, most, if not all, written folklore, folktales, and fairy tales were originally passed down verbally, from one generation to the next; these stories are part of oral histories (Toelken, 1996). Many …


Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis Dec 2015

Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis

SLIS Connecting

Mississippi has a place in the history of library science. Although libraries appeared in the state as early as 1818 (Halsell, 1975), training for librarians was not available until 1926 at the State Teacher’s College in Hattiesburg, later renamed The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss awarded its first master’s degree in library science exactly fifty years ago, in 1965.


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Learn about updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA) along with recent and upcoming events of interest.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

No abstract provided.


History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green Dec 2015

History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green

SLIS Connecting

The Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1969 and became an affiliate of the American Library Association in 1998.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Dec 2015

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Meet SLIS Associate Professor Dr. Melanie J. Norton and SLIS alum Dr. Patricia Condon, Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. Learn about the new online dual MLIS/IT MS degree and a new elective for spring 2016, "Library Design: Principles and Practice."


Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Director's update on the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science


Hyperbole And A Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, And Other Things That Happened, Maggie Mason Smith Dec 2015

Hyperbole And A Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, And Other Things That Happened, Maggie Mason Smith

Publications

No abstract provided.


I Need Help Finding It: Understanding The Benefits Of Research Skill Acquisition In Competitive Forensics, Jessica L. Furgerson Dec 2015

I Need Help Finding It: Understanding The Benefits Of Research Skill Acquisition In Competitive Forensics, Jessica L. Furgerson

Speaker & Gavel

Research skill acquisition is an invaluable but under explored benefit of forensics participation. Although coaches, students, and administrators acknowledge that participants gain research skills via forensics, little is known about what these skills are and how they specifically benefit students. This paper isolates three specific research dimensions students learn while participating in competitive speech and debate: locating, examining, and applying source mate-rial. Connections are then drawn between these dimensions and the attainment of high level learning resulting in the creation of educational outcomes related to research skill acquisition via forensics. Understanding the process and importance of research skill acquisition is …


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Dec 2015

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Online (2008-2023)

  • New York Times Online Now Supports Mobile Apps!
  • Film Series: Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy that Reshaped a Nation


Focus Group Report On The Teaching Resources Collection, Tamar Brown, Marilyn Geller, Anne-Marie Mulligan, Kate Thornhill, Jaime Wimmer Dec 2015

Focus Group Report On The Teaching Resources Collection, Tamar Brown, Marilyn Geller, Anne-Marie Mulligan, Kate Thornhill, Jaime Wimmer

Library Reports

The Lesley University Libraries’ Assessment Workgroup conducted focus group interviews with faculty and students in order to plan for the future development of the library's Teaching Resources Collection, which includes K-8 curriculum materials and the Evelyn M. Finnegan Collection of high-quality children's literature. We spoke with a total of seven faculty members and two students, a very small sample, but our conversations did offer the library a starting point for thinking about how to improve the visibility of the collection, the space in which it is housed, and patron ability to access the materials. Focus group participants gave feedback on …


Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, And Users, Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon Dec 2015

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, And Users, Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon

Purdue University Press Books

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.

Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. …


Library Connection, V3n1, Fall 2015, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Dec 2015

Library Connection, V3n1, Fall 2015, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Library Connection

Inside this issue:

-- Latino American Grant
-- Youth Librarian News
-- UNI Joins Open Textbook Network
-- Digitizing the UNI Museum