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Convivial Making: Power In Public Library Creative Places, Shannon Crawford Barniskis Aug 2022

Convivial Making: Power In Public Library Creative Places, Shannon Crawford Barniskis

Theses and Dissertations

In 2011, public libraries began to provide access to collaborative creative places, frequently called “makerspaces.” The professional literature portrays these as beneficial for communities and individuals through their support of creativity, innovation, learning, and access to high-tech tools such as 3D printers. As in longstanding “library faith” narratives, which pin the library’s existence to widely held values, makerspace rhetoric describes access to tools and skills as instrumental for a stronger economy or democracy, social justice, and/or individual happiness. The rhetoric generally frames these places as empowering. Yet the concept of power has been neither well-theorized within the library makerspace literature …


Documenting A Move Using Archival Description: Tools For Bridging The Gaps Between Physical And Intellectual Control, Bolton Doub Jul 2022

Documenting A Move Using Archival Description: Tools For Bridging The Gaps Between Physical And Intellectual Control, Bolton Doub

Journal of Western Archives

Following the move of approximately 40,000 linear feet of archival material between offsite storage facilities, the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries began a project to document these holdings’ new locations using ArchivesSpace. This case study explores a combination of tools--including the ArchivesSpace API, Python scripts, OpenRefine, and spreadsheet applications--that the USC Libraries used to batch-edit and create container data in ArchivesSpace following the move. The paper discusses the challenges and shortcomings of these tools for editing particular forms of legacy data entered into USC’s instance of ArchivesSpace long before the move. When the creators of this past description prioritized …


Research Design In Library And Information Science, Olufemi Olubunmi Ilori, Ayotola Olubunmi Onanuga Jan 2022

Research Design In Library And Information Science, Olufemi Olubunmi Ilori, Ayotola Olubunmi Onanuga

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Research design is the bedrock or roadmap of any research work which is anticipated to provide suitable framework on how a study is to be conducted. This design should be carefully prepared prior to the commencement of the research. The type of identified research problem will determine the research design and not vice-versa. Also, the questions to be answered by conducting the research constitute the most important element of any research design. In accordance to literature, the most predominant designs used in Library and information Science (LIS) researches are: Case study, Survey and Experimental designs. This study explained in details …