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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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


Lanthorn, Vol. 50, No. 31, December 14, 2015, Grand Valley State University Dec 2015

Lanthorn, Vol. 50, No. 31, December 14, 2015, Grand Valley State University

Volume 50, July 13, 2015 - June 6, 2016

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


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)

  • Hot Doc: Congress.gov Improvements


Investigating The Factors Affecting The Level Of Job Satisfaction Among The Librarians At Central Library Of Islamic Azad University Of District 3, Mitra Ghiasi, Safie Tahmasebi Limoni Dec 2015

Investigating The Factors Affecting The Level Of Job Satisfaction Among The Librarians At Central Library Of Islamic Azad University Of District 3, Mitra Ghiasi, Safie Tahmasebi Limoni

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research aims at investigating the level of job satisfaction in librarians working at libraries of Islamic Azad University in District 3. The research has analytical-survey method and the questionnaire and statistical sample consist of 40 librarians at target libraries. To conduct this research, a model is first designed for evaluating the job satisfaction in librarians in the form of 6 dimensions and 31 variables and their job satisfaction is designed based on the model and calculated by considering the scores of 31 variables. Based on the findings, the librarians' job satisfaction at Islamic Azad University is in a proper …


Creativity Of Librarians In Public Libraries: Case Study Of Public Libraries Of Fars Province (Iran), Ali Biranvand, Faramarz Soheili, Ali Akbar Khasseh Dec 2015

Creativity Of Librarians In Public Libraries: Case Study Of Public Libraries Of Fars Province (Iran), Ali Biranvand, Faramarz Soheili, Ali Akbar Khasseh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the contextual conditions of creativity based on Oldham Model among the librarians of public libraries of Fars province.

Design/methodology/approach: The research uses a survey method. The study population was librarians of public libraries in Fars province. The data collection instrument was questionnaire. For data analysis, univariate T test and covariance analysis and variance analysis were used to evaluate correlation between the contextual conditions of creativity and its components.

Findings: In public libraries of Fars province, the required conditions for creativity of librarians was above average. The personal differences of librarians …


Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture-Iv, Tawfeeq Nazir Dec 2015

Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture-Iv, Tawfeeq Nazir

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Thinking And Making: Art And Craft In Library Of Congress Classification, Rochelle Smith Dec 2015

Thinking And Making: Art And Craft In Library Of Congress Classification, Rochelle Smith

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Why are art and craft so widely separated in the Library of Congress Classification (LC) System? All classification systems give insight into worldviews prevalent at the time they were created, and library systems are especially illustrative of the cultures and cultural moments which shaped them. The separation of art and craft in LC, in N and TT respectively, compared to their collocation in LC’s contemporaries, Dewey Decimal Classification and Cutter’s Expansive Classification, suggests divergent views of the arts within librarianship, illuminating American views on the relative definitions of art and craft from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries.


A Comparative Study Of Use Of The Library And The Internet As Sources Of Information By Graduate Students In The University Of Ghana, Cynthia H. Kumah Dec 2015

A Comparative Study Of Use Of The Library And The Internet As Sources Of Information By Graduate Students In The University Of Ghana, Cynthia H. Kumah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was conducted to compare Internet use and library use among graduate students. It was based on the assumption that graduate students use the Internet more than the library. Literature on library and the Internet were reviewed. The researcher adopted convenient sampling technique to select the sample for the study. Data was collected using questionnaires. Collected data was statistically analyzed and interpreted using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Findings of the study indicated students do not bypass the library in satisfying their information need. They use both the library and the Internet, although Internet usage was more …


H. R. 4241, To Establish The United States Copyright Office As An Independent Agency, And For Other Purposes [Discussion Draft], 114th Congress, 1st Session, Tom Marino, Judy Chu, Barbara Comstock Dec 2015

H. R. 4241, To Establish The United States Copyright Office As An Independent Agency, And For Other Purposes [Discussion Draft], 114th Congress, 1st Session, Tom Marino, Judy Chu, Barbara Comstock

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

A bill put forth during the first Session of the 114th Congress to establish the United States Copyright Office as an independent agency, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the "Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act."

Proposes enacting changes to Section 701 and Section 408 of Title 17 of the United States Code to remove the United States Copyright Office from the Legislative branch of the federal government and move it to the Executive branch of the federal government, along with proposals for associated transfer of administrative and technical functions.


Lanthorn, Vol. 50, No. 30, December 10, 2015, Grand Valley State University Dec 2015

Lanthorn, Vol. 50, No. 30, December 10, 2015, Grand Valley State University

Volume 50, July 13, 2015 - June 6, 2016

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Helin Library Consortium Ils Task Force Recommendation, Helin Consortium. Ils Task Force Dec 2015

Helin Library Consortium Ils Task Force Recommendation, Helin Consortium. Ils Task Force

HELIN Task Force reports

Final report and recommendation of the HELIN ILS task force to migrate the consortium to OCLC WorldShare Management Services..


Dataone Usability & Assessment, Uawg Dec 2015

Dataone Usability & Assessment, Uawg

DataONE Sociocultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups

No abstract provided.


Ux Report: Dataone Search User Profile User-Experience Test Results, Rachel Volentine Dec 2015

Ux Report: Dataone Search User Profile User-Experience Test Results, Rachel Volentine

DataONE Sociocultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups

No abstract provided.


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)

  • Georgia Tech Library temporarily withdraws from GIL Express, effective 12/1/2015


A New Approach To Evaluating Information: A Reflection On Radar, Kevin Tanner, Kim Mcphee Dec 2015

A New Approach To Evaluating Information: A Reflection On Radar, Kevin Tanner, Kim Mcphee

Western Libraries Presentations

For instruction librarians, teaching information literacy (IL) skills is often an important aspect of any lesson plan. One area of IL includes the critical evaluation of sources, an essential skill that students need to succeed as aspiring scholars and researchers. This ability to differentiate “good” from “bad” information is beneficial to students beyond their academic careers, and will help them navigate the “sea of information” for the rest of their lives. Typically, such evaluation skills are taught through applying the CRAAP test: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. While humorous and memorable, the name of this test devalues the usefulness …


Information Literacy & First Year Students: Programmatic Instructional Approaches & Assessment, Sally Neal, Sarah Lowe, Catherine Pellegrino, Bill Orme, Sean Stone Dec 2015

Information Literacy & First Year Students: Programmatic Instructional Approaches & Assessment, Sally Neal, Sarah Lowe, Catherine Pellegrino, Bill Orme, Sean Stone

Scholarship and Professional Work

No abstract provided.


The Anchor, Volume 129.12: December 9, 2015, Hope College Dec 2015

The Anchor, Volume 129.12: December 9, 2015, Hope College

The Anchor: 2015

The Anchor began in 1887 and was first issued weekly in 1914. Covering national and campus news alike, Hope College’s student-run newspaper has grown over the years to encompass over two-dozen editors, reporters, and staff. For much of The Anchor's history, the latest issue was distributed across campus each Wednesday throughout the academic school year (with few exceptions). As of Fall 2019 The Anchor has moved to monthly print issues and a more frequently updated website. Occasionally, the volume and/or issue numbering is irregular.


Scientometric Analysis Of Seaweed Research With Reference To Web Of Science, Ramasamy Kumaresan, Krishnan Vinitha, Kattari Kannan Dec 2015

Scientometric Analysis Of Seaweed Research With Reference To Web Of Science, Ramasamy Kumaresan, Krishnan Vinitha, Kattari Kannan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A total of 5814 publications were published in seaweed research globally during the study period 2005 – 2014. The highest number of publications was published in 2014 with 883 (15.19%). The highest Total Local Citation Scores (TLCS) and Total Global Citation Scores (TGCS) were recorded in 2008, 2460 (14.99%) and 9724 (15.50%) respectively. The mean relative growth of seaweed research is 0.1015 and the average doubling time is 8.532. The collaborative research is predominant in seaweed research globally. The degree of collaboration is 0.947. Jeon, Y. J secure first position with 51 contributions (0.90%). ChineseAcademyof Sciences, China contributed 172 publications …