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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Failure To Reproduce: The Replication Crisis In Research — Can Librarians Help?, Andrée J. Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark, Harrison Dekker Jun 2018

Failure To Reproduce: The Replication Crisis In Research — Can Librarians Help?, Andrée J. Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark, Harrison Dekker

Amanda Izenstark

Slides from a presentation, "Failure to Reproduce: The Replication Crisis in Research — Can Librarians Help?," presented at the 2018 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference, Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries, on May 4, 2018 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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A recent survey by Nature found that more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments! Learn more about the “reproducibility crisis” in research and how librarians are helping by teaching researchers about reproducible workflows, proper management of code and data, and ...


Is Your Research Reproducible?, Andrée Rathemacher, Harrison Dekker, Amanda Izenstark Jun 2018

Is Your Research Reproducible?, Andrée Rathemacher, Harrison Dekker, Amanda Izenstark

Amanda Izenstark

Slides from a presentation, "Is Your Research Reproducible?", offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on December 1 and December 5, 2017.

"Learn more about the reproducibility crisis, how tools like the Open Science Framework can help you contribute to solutions, and about how proper management of your code and data helps you and other researchers."

Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.

Main file is a PDF file of speaker slides as presented. Supplementary file is a PDF file of speaker slides with notes, including extra slides that were not used for presentation.


The Scholarly Repository At Una: Using The Nasig Core Competencies For Scholarly Communication Librarians As A Framework To Develop Campus Support, Jennifer Pate Jun 2018

The Scholarly Repository At Una: Using The Nasig Core Competencies For Scholarly Communication Librarians As A Framework To Develop Campus Support, Jennifer Pate

Faculty Presentations

How do you get started when your campus first adopts an Institutional Repository? What content and collections should you focus on first? How do you prioritize your campus partnerships? Who do you build rapport with first, faculty or students or administration? These questions, along with questions of copyright management, data management, metrics, and technical support, can overwhelm a new Scholarly Communication librarian. The combination of the relative newness and the lack of formal mentoring in our field can sometimes make it seem like you are fighting an uphill battle alone.

In August 2017, NASIG approved and adopted a set of ...


Cracking The Pubmed Linkout System, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner Jun 2018

Cracking The Pubmed Linkout System, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

The University of Nebraska's institutional repository has managed to participate in The NLM’s PubMed LinkOut program to place links to our Green Open Access content in the nation’s premier scientific citations database. This brief presentation describes how and why we worked to be included and what extended effects the integration of those systems (our IR + NLM’s PubMed) can provide.

Download button accesses PDF version; PowerPoint slides are attached below.


Voices Of Notators: Approaches To Writing A Score--Special Issue, Teresa L. Heiland Jun 2018

Voices Of Notators: Approaches To Writing A Score--Special Issue, Teresa L. Heiland

Journal of Movement Arts Literacy

In this special issue of Voices of Notators: Approaches to Writing a Score, eight authors share their unique process of creating and implementing their approach to notating movement, and they describe how that process transforms them as researchers, analysts, dancers, choreographers, communicators, and teachers. These researchers discuss the need to capture, to form, to generate, and to communicate ideas using a written form of dance notation so that some past, present, or future experience can be better understood, directed, informed, and shared. They are organized roughly into themes motivated by relationships between them and their methodological similarities and differences. The ...


Sustaining Institutional Repositories: Breaking The Mold To Add Value, Karen Bjork, Ryan Otto, Rebel Cummings-Sauls Jun 2018

Sustaining Institutional Repositories: Breaking The Mold To Add Value, Karen Bjork, Ryan Otto, Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Librarians at Kansas State University and Portland State University recognized a need to document and showcase a more complete view of the digital scholarship from their institution’s faculty, staff, and students; giving each library the ability to elevate the academic research and creative output being produced by their community. The proposed expansion of representation would be accomplished through the addition of metadata only (non full text) records in their institutional repositories (IR), the inclusion of which may run counter to the archetype of open access (OA) IR. The need to provide a more comprehensive view of scholarly activity has ...


We've Got A Guide For That: Building A Comprehensive Marketing And Support Framework For Ir Services, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Jun 2018

We've Got A Guide For That: Building A Comprehensive Marketing And Support Framework For Ir Services, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2018

Institutional Repository services require continuous, multi-channel promotion and support to attract and retain conferences, journals, and other campus collections. However, given the relative complexity of the services offered, balancing promotional messaging with a clear representation of repository offerings, policies, and procedures can be a challenge. Providing a flexible but robust marketing and support framework is especially important for institutions that rely on non-repository public services personnel to provide front-line promotion of repository services to faculty and administrators.

During this session, we will look at Georgia Southern University's recently-developed Institutional Repository Services LibGuide as a model for providing such a ...


Repository Additions, May 2018, Cedarville University Jun 2018

Repository Additions, May 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For May 2018, Cedarville University Jun 2018

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For May 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Piloting Faculty Oer Grant Programs - A Practical Guide For Librarians, Christopher Barnes Jun 2018

Piloting Faculty Oer Grant Programs - A Practical Guide For Librarians, Christopher Barnes

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This community resource was created as a component of my capstone project for the 2017-2018 pilot of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program. My goal was to determine whether my institution was ready for a faculty OER grant program pilot and design one that would be both effective and sustainable. Over the course of the project, I found myself compiling the most important questions we at Gettysburg College needed to answer to determine whether and what kind of a grant program was best for us.

Part One of this resource is therefore an organized list of the questions I found ...


Unbundling Open Access Dimensions: A Conceptual Discussion To Reduce Terminology Inconsistencies, Alberto Martín-Martín, Rodrigo Costas, Thed N. Van Leeuwen, Emilio Delgado López-Cózar Jun 2018

Unbundling Open Access Dimensions: A Conceptual Discussion To Reduce Terminology Inconsistencies, Alberto Martín-Martín, Rodrigo Costas, Thed N. Van Leeuwen, Emilio Delgado López-Cózar

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The current ways in which documents are made freely accessible in the Web no longer adhere to the models established Budapest/Bethesda/Berlin (BBB) definitions of Open Access (OA). Since those definitions were established, OA-related terminology has expanded, trying to keep up with all the variants of OA publishing that are out there. However, the inconsistent and arbitrary terminology that is being used to refer to these variants are complicating communication about OA-related issues. This study intends to initiate a discussion on this issue, by proposing a conceptual model of OA. Our model features six different dimensions (authoritativeness, user rights ...


Digitalcommons Users Discuss The Bepress Acquisition, Paul Royster, Roger Weaver, Marilyn Billings, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Terri Fishel May 2018

Digitalcommons Users Discuss The Bepress Acquisition, Paul Royster, Roger Weaver, Marilyn Billings, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Terri Fishel

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Since the acquisition of the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) by Elsevier last summer, there has been much discussion online, in listserves, and elsewhere about what that development means for the future of open access and scholarly communications. The people most directly affected are the users of the bepress DigitalCommons repository hosting service. Some have recoiled in horror at the new ownership situation, others are waiting to see what happens next. This is a panel discussion by current users concerning what they see in the road ahead, including what they regard as essential services, possible options, functionality requirements, and necessary safeguards.


Fellows Forum, Charlotte Roh May 2018

Fellows Forum, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library/2017-18 LPC Board President; Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town, 2017-18 LPC Fellow; Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco, 2017-2018 LPC Fellow

Description: Since July of 2017, Library Publishing Coalition Fellows Reggie Raju and Charlotte Roh have been participating in the LPC community, making important service contributions to task forces and bringing critical issues to the community’s attention on the LPC blog at https://librarypublishing.org/category/blog/fellows-journal/. As they move towards the end of their year-long fellowships, their work will culminate with this hour-long session at the Library Publishing Forum. Reggie and ...


Institutional Repositories And Open Access Misconceptions At Und, Holly Gabriel, Zeineb Yousif May 2018

Institutional Repositories And Open Access Misconceptions At Und, Holly Gabriel, Zeineb Yousif

Librarian Posters and Presentations

Librarians at the University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library have been promoting the UND Scholarly Commons and open educational resources to faculty, staff, and students on campus. This presentation discusses misconceptions about open access that we have heard during our promotional efforts, how we've addressed them, and what this reveals about broader challenges in promoting open access initiatives. How do you promote a solution to a problem that isn't necessarily recognized?


The Importance Of Interdisciplinarity: Redefining The Health Belief Model, Ross F. Lordo May 2018

The Importance Of Interdisciplinarity: Redefining The Health Belief Model, Ross F. Lordo

Senior Theses

Throughout academia, there lacks an existence of a commonly utilized multicomponent and interdisciplinary approach in understanding our outside world. This thesis provides an analysis of the current state of interdisciplinarity and the need to develop interdisciplinary theory. Through this effort, the researcher utilizes the health belief model as a framework that is severely limited in applicable scope due to its constructs. Contrastingly, systems theory and game theory are validated as examples of theories with an interdisciplinary nature. Through the coding of the literature pertaining to the qualitative characteristics of the health belief model, game theory and systems theory, guidelines in ...


An Ethical Framework For Library Publishing: Version 0.5 (Draft For Comment), Jason Boczar, Charlotte Roh, Melanie Schlosser, Nina Collins, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Terri Fishel, Valerie Horton, Harrison Inefuku, Sarah Melton, Joshua Neds-Fox, Wendy C. Robertson, Jaclyn Sipovic, Camille Thomas May 2018

An Ethical Framework For Library Publishing: Version 0.5 (Draft For Comment), Jason Boczar, Charlotte Roh, Melanie Schlosser, Nina Collins, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Terri Fishel, Valerie Horton, Harrison Inefuku, Sarah Melton, Joshua Neds-Fox, Wendy C. Robertson, Jaclyn Sipovic, Camille Thomas

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Background: At the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Membership Meeting at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, the community discussed how the LPC can respond to the current political climate. The discussion was wide-ranging, but kept coming back to the importance of library values and our responsibility as library publishers to center our publishing practice around them. A number of those present offered to devise a way for the conversation to continue beyond the Forum. That group included Marilyn Billings, Jason Boczar, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Harrison W. Inefuku, Joshua Neds-Fox, Matt Ruen, Emily Stenberg, and Monica Westin, who proposed a ...


Failure To Reproduce: The Replication Crisis In Research — Can Librarians Help?, Andrée J. Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark, Harrison Dekker May 2018

Failure To Reproduce: The Replication Crisis In Research — Can Librarians Help?, Andrée J. Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark, Harrison Dekker

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

Slides from a presentation, "Failure to Reproduce: The Replication Crisis in Research — Can Librarians Help?," presented at the 2018 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference, Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries, on May 4, 2018 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Room: Carver

A recent survey by Nature found that more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments! Learn more about the “reproducibility crisis” in research and how librarians are helping by teaching researchers about reproducible workflows, proper management of code and data, and ...


Opening Up: Why Are We Not Using More Open Educational Resources (Oer’S)?, Daniel A. Sabol May 2018

Opening Up: Why Are We Not Using More Open Educational Resources (Oer’S)?, Daniel A. Sabol

CSIS Technical Reports

Open Educational Resources (OER) have the ability to alleviate student drop out rate, make faculty course design easier, allow faculty to contribute and participate in the OER undertaking that is swiftly spreading through our nation. In addition we are able to save our students $2,000 - $3,000 dollars over the course of their education. This work looks at findings from a survey which was sent out to list serves and direct email to faculty. The survey posed questions to try to determine why faculty were having a difficult time accepting and using OER’s in their own classroom. It ...


Repository Additions, April 2018, Cedarville University May 2018

Repository Additions, April 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For April 2018, Cedarville University May 2018

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For April 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


User Engagement With Social Media, Implication On The Library Usage: A Case Of Selected Public And Academic Libraries In Malaysia, Sharyna Shafawi, Basri Hassan May 2018

User Engagement With Social Media, Implication On The Library Usage: A Case Of Selected Public And Academic Libraries In Malaysia, Sharyna Shafawi, Basri Hassan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The mainstream use of social media has impacted the library as it has been identified to be an efficient platform for libraries to foster networking and enhance engagement with their user community. The unique characteristics of social media with ‘high tech’, ‘interactive’ blend with the ‘human touch’ give a valuable means for libraries to provide information resources and services beyond their physical walls. However, despite its widespread usage, an engagement rate on social media is still low among library users and evaluation of social media use is still elusive and scarce in the library literature. Prior studies have yet to ...


Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - April 2018, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman May 2018

Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - April 2018, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Library Reports

Usage statistics of Lesley University's institutional repository (IR) indicate a steady increase in use and growth since the December 2017 report. Collections and works that have had the greatest global impact are highlighted in this report along with the demographics of those accessing the collection. A summary of the report's metrics are available in the form of an infographic to download and share.


Balancing Influence In A Shifting Scholarly Communication Landscape: Creating Library-Owned, Community-Aligned Infrastructure Through Individual, Local, And Community Action, Sarah L. Wipperman, Shawn Martin, Chealsye Bowley May 2018

Balancing Influence In A Shifting Scholarly Communication Landscape: Creating Library-Owned, Community-Aligned Infrastructure Through Individual, Local, And Community Action, Sarah L. Wipperman, Shawn Martin, Chealsye Bowley

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

With the acquisition and creation of scholarly communication platforms/infrastructure by major commercial entities, the balance of influence continues to shift. The ACRL/SPARC Forum at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting brought together library stakeholders for a conversation about how the library community can reassert its influence to shape the open access publishing landscape. Panelists focused on 1) Individual action: “What can one person do?” 2) Local coordinated action: “How can one group or institution effect change?” and 3) Collective action: “How can libraries work together to provide sustainable alternatives?”


The Role Of Social Networks In The Scientific Exchange Of Librarians: A Case Study, Masoumeh Ansari, Elham Shahdadnezhad, Mehrdad Khalidian, Maryam Poorsani May 2018

The Role Of Social Networks In The Scientific Exchange Of Librarians: A Case Study, Masoumeh Ansari, Elham Shahdadnezhad, Mehrdad Khalidian, Maryam Poorsani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: Investigating the role of social networks in the scientific exchanges of librarians of the public libraries of Kerman province in 2017.

Design and setting: The tool was the standard questionnaire"The Role of Social Networking in the Academic Exchange of Librarians".The statistical population was librarians working in the public libraries of Kerman province,whom were designated as 125 participants by a census method. Questionnaires were distributed between librarians in spring 2017 and analyzed by SPSS21, independent t-test and one-way ANOVA.

Findings: The highest membership record in social networks was 1 to 2 years (28%),the highest usage rate ...


Inter-Departmental Collaboration On Electronic Theses And Dissertations: Redesigning Workflows To Enhance Access, Rachel Paul, Cedar C. Middleton Apr 2018

Inter-Departmental Collaboration On Electronic Theses And Dissertations: Redesigning Workflows To Enhance Access, Rachel Paul, Cedar C. Middleton

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In an effort to eliminate redundancies in thesis and dissertation cataloging at the University of Arkansas, a working group was devised to create a semi-automated workflow. This new, multi-departmental workflow eliminates redundancies, allowing us to provide better access to the intellectual endeavors of the scholars on our campus. This paper describes the experience of the collaboration within multiple library departments and departments across campus; acknowledges the importance of library and campus collaboration with examples of success and advice from the literature; and emphasizes clear and consistent communication, meeting user needs, and streamlined and innovative workflows.


Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance Apr 2018

Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance

Digital Initiatives Symposium

What is the importance of institutional history and special collections in a digital environment? Should these pieces of history have their own digital platform or be merged with the institutional repository? What role do repositories play in the institutional environment? What impact do digital historical collections have on the stakeholder contingent as well as the global community? The speakers will discuss the rationale behind migrating collections from CONTENTdm to institutional repositories (all using bepress’s Digital Commons platform). Reasons range from subscription costs to file format concerns to increased search optimization. The migratory act will be covered in terms of ...


Elsevier, American Chemical Society And Researchgate Inspire Authors' Rights Training, Sue Kunda, Andrea Wirth Apr 2018

Elsevier, American Chemical Society And Researchgate Inspire Authors' Rights Training, Sue Kunda, Andrea Wirth

Digital Initiatives Symposium

ResearchGate’s recent legal woes regarding publishing giants like Elsevier and American Chemical Society have caught the attention of academic authors, giving open access champions a unique opportunity to engage with University researchers and scientists. This session will describe a workshop for authors’ rights training that incorporates ResearchGate into discussions of copyright (including the use of SHERPA/RoMEO), licensing and copyright transfer negotiation. The workshop also entails a discussion of the perks of participating in both ResearchGate and non-commercial repositories by exploring how the services complement one another.

Attendees of this session will come away with ideas for designing their ...


Ted-Style Talk: Flying Blind: Creating A Library Orcid Integration Pilot, A.L. Carson, Matthew Murray Apr 2018

Ted-Style Talk: Flying Blind: Creating A Library Orcid Integration Pilot, A.L. Carson, Matthew Murray

Digital Initiatives Symposium

As part of the UNLV Libraries’ goal to determine an appropriate level of engagement with ORCID, our pre-pilot investigated the feasibility of a Libraries-led service to populate faculty ORCID profiles with citations for scholarly works, allowing UNLV to better track and promote their research. This project sought to test the requirements and scalability of using currently-available data to populate researcher profiles via the ORCID API, gauging the benefits against the cost in Library resources. We performed a field survey of similar institutions using ORCID, engaged with Libraries faculty for volunteers to create dummy profiles in the ORCID testing environment, and ...


Opening Keynote: Working Together To Build And Sustain A Global Knowledge Commons, Kathleen Shearer Apr 2018

Opening Keynote: Working Together To Build And Sustain A Global Knowledge Commons, Kathleen Shearer

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The widespread deployment of repository systems in higher education and research institutions provides the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication. However, repository platforms are still using technologies and protocols designed almost twenty years ago, before the boom of the Web and the dominance of Google, social networking, semantic web and ubiquitous mobile devices. This is, in large part, why repositories have not fully realized their potential and function mainly as passive recipients of the final versions of their users’ conventionally published research outputs. In order to leverage the value of the repository network, we need to ...