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Use Of Assistive Technology In Blind Schools Of West Bengal: A Comparative Study, Sudipta Pradhan, Mahadev Samanta May 2018

Use Of Assistive Technology In Blind Schools Of West Bengal: A Comparative Study, Sudipta Pradhan, Mahadev Samanta

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study compares use of assistive technology for the visually challenged students provided by the special schools in the Medinipur division under the Districts of Bankura, Purulia, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram and Purba Medinipur and that of the special schools in the Burdwan division under the districts of Birbhum, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman and Hooghly for providing services to the visually challenged students of secondary and higher secondary level. The study reveals that the institutes meant for the visually challenged should increase access, availability and funding for assistive technology through efforts and initiatives. Only one institute in Medinipur division i ...


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 ...


Hijacked Journals: How Open Access Journals Fall Into The Predatory Publishing Trap, Sarah A. Norris, Buenaventura "Ven" Basco, Sandy Avila May 2018

Hijacked Journals: How Open Access Journals Fall Into The Predatory Publishing Trap, Sarah A. Norris, Buenaventura "Ven" Basco, Sandy Avila

Sarah Norris

In today’s academic publishing environment, open access journals have become an increasingly common and used venue for publication by faculty, researchers, and students. However, open access publishing also prompts issues and concerns related to the publishing model and predatory publishing practices. In this session, Sandy Avila, Science Librarian, Ven Basco, Engineering Librarian, and Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian will share information about open access, predatory publishing, and how to differentiate between credible and predatory journals, with an emphasis on STEM-focused publications. Areas to be explored will include how to identify spam email, fake metrics, predatory conferences, and other issues ...


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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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 ...


Christian Academics Need To Increase Their Publishing: A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott May 2018

Christian Academics Need To Increase Their Publishing: A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

This is the second of two articles that explains the results of an in-depth research study of teaching faculty and librarian scholarship within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The first article examined the nature and extent of that scholarship and this article examines its necessity.


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.


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.


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 ...


Making The Most Of Student Workers: Creative Approaches To Staffing, Kathleen Spring Apr 2018

Making The Most Of Student Workers: Creative Approaches To Staffing, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Presentations

When considering and launching an institutional repository, staffing is often the first question on people’s minds. Many libraries are eager to embark on this project but are anxious they’ll need to hire someone to take the wheel. The good news is many institutions have come up with creative staffing solutions that ensure repository growth and development with far less than 1 FTE. In this presentation, Kathleen Spring shares how she manages Linfield College's institutional repository with the vital contributions of student workers. She discusses some of the carefully designed workflows that meet Linfield’s repository needs and ...


Impact Of Indigenous Publishing On Educational Development In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Selected Publishers In Ibadan, Susanah O. Tomomowo-Ayodele Mrs. Apr 2018

Impact Of Indigenous Publishing On Educational Development In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Selected Publishers In Ibadan, Susanah O. Tomomowo-Ayodele Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Four publishing companies in Ibadan were sampled to determine their impact on availability and accessibility of indigenous books in Nigeria educational sector, the impact of indigenous publishing on educational development in Nigeria, constraints to indigenous publishing in Nigeria and ways of promoting indigenous publishing in Nigeria. A survey of quantitative method was conducted with questionnaire as data gathering instrument. The population of study was 100 being the sum of 25 respondents randomly selected from each publishing company. Frequency counts and percentages were adopted for data analysis. Results showed that that indigenous books are available and accessible in Nigeria education sector ...


Orcid Integration At The Unlv Libraries, A.L. Carson, Matthew Murray, John Novak Apr 2018

Orcid Integration At The Unlv Libraries, A.L. Carson, Matthew Murray, John Novak

Library Faculty Publications

As of spring 2018, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries is in the middle of its ORCID implementation for campus. The process began in late 2016, when UNLV became premium members of ORCID through a deal negotiated by the Greater Western Library Alliance. ORCID provides researchers with a persistent digital identifier, which disambiguates individuals and allows them to receive proper attribution and credit for their work.

As premium members, the Libraries would receive reports from ORCID about researcher activity and have access to the ORCID API. With the API, the Libraries could receive notifications of our campus research ...


The Discoverability Of Award-Winning Undergraduate Research In History: Implications For Academic Libraries, Jody C. Fagan, Malia Willey Apr 2018

The Discoverability Of Award-Winning Undergraduate Research In History: Implications For Academic Libraries, Jody C. Fagan, Malia Willey

Libraries

Making scholarly information visible to web search engines is an ongoing challenge, and undergraduate research is no exception. Using a sample of award-winning undergraduate history papers and journals, the authors searched Google, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, and the authors’ institutional repository to gauge the difficulty of locating these works. Given that many of these works were not easily found, results suggest that libraries and their institutions could be doing more to increase the discoverability of undergraduate research. Based on the success stories observed in this study, we offer strategies to libraries and librarians for increasing the visibility of undergraduate student ...


Contributing Material To The Montclair State University Institutional Repository, Denise O'Shea Apr 2018

Contributing Material To The Montclair State University Institutional Repository, Denise O'Shea

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

Detailed instructions for contributing material to the Montclair State University Institutional Repository.


Balances Of Power Between Ip Creators: Ethical Issues In Scholarly Communication, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker Apr 2018

Balances Of Power Between Ip Creators: Ethical Issues In Scholarly Communication, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

Scholarly communications often values free access above all else, but what happens when that drive for openness conflicts with ethical issues of consent and ownership? In this CARL IG Showcase panel, members of SCORE (Scholarly Communication and Open Resources for Education) will discuss some of the thorny issues of ethics and scholarly communication, including: consent (particularly among diverse communities outside of the institution) and digital collections, students as information creators / library as publisher, and decolonizing who we consider scholars and what we consider scholarship. This panel will feature speakers who will share current discussions and personal stories on issues pertinent ...


Scholarly Communication In A Time Of Change: Considering The Impact Of Bias, Diversity, And Traditional Publishing Structures As Scholarly Communication Moves To New Platforms And Systems (Presentation Slides), Charlotte Roh Apr 2018

Scholarly Communication In A Time Of Change: Considering The Impact Of Bias, Diversity, And Traditional Publishing Structures As Scholarly Communication Moves To New Platforms And Systems (Presentation Slides), Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

Invited presentation plenary at CARL Conference, April 13-15, 2018, Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel
The Academic Library in Times of Change

Just like legacy cataloging can be a barrier to discoverability and access, traditional publishing structures that are carried into today’s new scholarly communication technologies and systems can persist across academic peer review and publication. As librarians, publishers, and library publishers, we can take steps to subvert existing inequalities and biases in the scholarly communication ecosystem.


Scholarly Communication In A Time Of Change: Considering The Impact Of Bias, Diversity, And Traditional Publishing Structures As Scholarly Communication Moves To New Platforms And Systems (Talk Transcript), Charlotte Roh Apr 2018

Scholarly Communication In A Time Of Change: Considering The Impact Of Bias, Diversity, And Traditional Publishing Structures As Scholarly Communication Moves To New Platforms And Systems (Talk Transcript), Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh


Just like legacy cataloging can be a barrier to discoverability and access, traditional publishing structures that are carried into today’s new scholarly communication technologies and systems can persist across academic peer review and publication. As librarians, publishers, and library publishers, we can take steps to subvert existing inequalities and biases in the scholarly communication ecosystem.


Boai 15 Survey Report, Nick Shockey, Heather Joseph, Melissa Hagemann Apr 2018

Boai 15 Survey Report, Nick Shockey, Heather Joseph, Melissa Hagemann

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative provided an excellent opportunity to take stock of global progress toward open access and to gauge the main obstacles still remaining to the widespread adoption of open access policies and practices. As part of this process, feedback was solicited through an open survey that was disseminated online, and that received responses from individuals in 60 countries around the world.

Markers of progress are clear. The lack of understanding of the concept of open access and a myriad of misconceptions that were pervasive at the time of the BOAI’s original convening ...


Hijacked Journals: How Open Access Journals Fall Into The Predatory Publishing Trap, Sarah A. Norris, Buenaventura "Ven" Basco, Sandy Avila Apr 2018

Hijacked Journals: How Open Access Journals Fall Into The Predatory Publishing Trap, Sarah A. Norris, Buenaventura "Ven" Basco, Sandy Avila

Sandy Avila

In today’s academic publishing environment, open access journals have become an increasingly common and used venue for publication by faculty, researchers, and students. However, open access publishing also prompts issues and concerns related to the publishing model and predatory publishing practices. In this session, Sandy Avila, Science Librarian, Ven Basco, Engineering Librarian, and Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian will share information about open access, predatory publishing, and how to differentiate between credible and predatory journals, with an emphasis on STEM-focused publications. Areas to be explored will include how to identify spam email, fake metrics, predatory conferences, and other issues ...


Sushi, Stem, Or Goat Yoga: Successful Library Programming Apr 2018

Sushi, Stem, Or Goat Yoga: Successful Library Programming

OLA Quarterly

Llamas, Adulting 101, Henna Art, Raptors, and Trivia. Most people in Oregon typically would not think of these words in connection with their local library. Yet, all of these are programs that have been served up in our local libraries just in the past year alone. With hundreds of programs covering even more diverse topics than these, perhaps the more typical things people think about when it comes to programs are an author talk, storytime, or book talk in the library. These are still staple library programs, but with this Oregon Library Association Quarterly issue we will be sharing some ...


The Art Of The Trade: A New/Old Take On Resource Sharing, Ann Scheppke Apr 2018

The Art Of The Trade: A New/Old Take On Resource Sharing, Ann Scheppke

OLA Quarterly

The Salem Public Library had been awarded a grant from the American Library Association and FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The award included a six-week installation of a traveling exhibit called Thinking Money, designed to introduce basic concepts of financial literacy to teens, tweens, and young adults. The 50 libraries that received the Thinking Money grant were charged with partnering with community organizations to create at least four programs based on the exhibit’s theme.

Finding community partners was not at all difficult. Credit unions and financial planners were only too happy to conduct classes and give presentations, but ...


Volume 23 Issue 4 Table Of Contents Apr 2018

Volume 23 Issue 4 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Scholarship As An Open Conversation: Using Open Peer Review In Library Instruction, Emily Ford Apr 2018

Scholarship As An Open Conversation: Using Open Peer Review In Library Instruction, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article explores the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy’s frame, Scholarship as a Conversation. This frame asserts that information literate students have the disposition, skills, and knowledge to recognize and participate in disciplinary scholarly conversations. By investigating the peer-review process as part of scholarly conversations, this article provides a brief literature review on peer review in information literacy instruction, and argues that by using open peer review (OPR) models for teaching, library workers can allow students to gain a deeper understanding of scholarly conversations. OPR affords students the ability to begin dismantling the systemic oppression that blinded peer review ...


Repository Additions, March 2018, Cedarville University Apr 2018

Repository Additions, March 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For March 2018, Cedarville University Apr 2018

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For March 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Building Your Selected Works Profile, Denise O'Shea Apr 2018

Building Your Selected Works Profile, Denise O'Shea

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

Instructions for building your Selected Works profile and associating that profile with Montclair State University.


Supporting Your Narrative, Marcia Francis, Dawn Hackman, Erika Johnson, Michael Skinner, Kelly Thormodson Apr 2018

Supporting Your Narrative, Marcia Francis, Dawn Hackman, Erika Johnson, Michael Skinner, Kelly Thormodson

Librarian Publications

Moving an idea into a research project can be a daunting task and the early stages of a project set the stage for success. This poster provides tips for novice and expert researchers to start strong. Poster topics help the researcher develop an idea with background reading, form an idea into a well-built research question, translate that question into a search strategy, determine the best tools for a literature search, employ advanced search techniques to locate the most relevant information, identify an appropriate journal in which to publish, and format the manuscript.

Librarians from the University of North Dakota's ...


The Faculty Notebook, April 2018, Provost's Office Apr 2018

The Faculty Notebook, April 2018, Provost's Office

Faculty Notebook

The Faculty Notebook is published periodically by the Office of the Provost at Gettysburg College to bring to the attention of the campus community accomplishments and activities of academic interest. Faculty are encouraged to submit materials for consideration for publication to the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. Copies of this publication are available at the Office of the Provost.