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Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott 2015 Bond University

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Library Services and IT Services papers

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


Uk Communications Provider Consumer Switching Experience Report 2015, Lissa Coffey 2015 University of South Florida

Uk Communications Provider Consumer Switching Experience Report 2015, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

☑The research examined these experiences at various key stages in the switching journey, covering initial engagement with the market, assessment of switching options, decision-making on whether to switch or not, and completion among those who decided to switch. The research investigated consumer experiences at these stages in the pay TV, fixed landline, fixed broadband and mobile markets, with a particular focus on ☑ Services(UK) Analyzed: Sky - BT - Vodafone - EE ☑ Research Interests: Telecommunications Engineering, Communication, Media Studies, Wireless Communications, Community Engagement & Participation, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Communication Technology, Telecommunication, Electronics and communication, Communication Studies,


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Steve Brantley

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Todd A. Bruns

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, John Stephen Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, John Stephen Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Book Review: Location-Aware Services And Qr Codes For Libraries. The Tech Set #13. Murphy, Joe. Ala Techsource: Chicago, Il. 2012, 115pp., $59.95 Isbn: 978-155570-784-2., Aida Marissa Smith 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Location-Aware Services And Qr Codes For Libraries. The Tech Set #13. Murphy, Joe. Ala Techsource: Chicago, Il. 2012, 115pp., $59.95 Isbn: 978-155570-784-2., Aida Marissa Smith

APUS Librarians

A review of Joe Murphy's Location-Aware Services and QR Codes for Libraries.

This review was published in the volume 9, issue 3 (Fall 2015) issue of Journal of Web Librarianship.


Graduate Conversations: Assessing The Space Needs Of Graduate Students, Melissa M. Burel, Abby Scheel, Rachel Besara, Jessica Evans Bradey, Kirsten Kinsley, Gloria Colvin 2015 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Graduate Conversations: Assessing The Space Needs Of Graduate Students, Melissa M. Burel, Abby Scheel, Rachel Besara, Jessica Evans Bradey, Kirsten Kinsley, Gloria Colvin

Library and Information Services Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

This article discusses the preferences, habits, and needs of graduate students as they relate to spaces for research and study. The findings are based on a large-scale ethnographic study of graduate students at Florida State University conducted between 2010 and 2013. Using a variety of ethnographic methods, researchers found that graduate students have diverse needs and unequal access to appropriate spaces and resources to meet those needs. Libraries can help fill the gaps left by home and academic departments by providing a range of spaces offering different noise levels, resources, and other amenities.


Minnesota Institute For Early Career Librarians From Traditionally Underrepresented Groups, Trevor A Dawes 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Minnesota Institute For Early Career Librarians From Traditionally Underrepresented Groups, Trevor A Dawes

University Libraries Publications

The Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups (MNTIEL, or the Minnesota Institute) is offered every two years for librarians with less than five years’ professional library experience and is intended to provide an “opportunity to learn about leadership and organizational behavior in institutions of higher education"

This chapter provides an overview of the program highlighting some benefits and potential shortfalls.


Notes For The Stalled, V8n1, August 2015, Rod Library Public Relations Committee 2015 University of Northern Iowa

Notes For The Stalled, V8n1, August 2015, Rod Library Public Relations Committee

Notes for the Stalled

Inside this issue:

-- Bash is Back!
-- Wonder Twin Powers...Activate!
-- Contact Us!
-- "Recreating the Human: Making Hate Our Footstool"
-- Latino Americans: 500 Years of History


Conversations-Aspirations: Services Reimagined, David Votta, Michelle Bradley 2015 Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

Conversations-Aspirations: Services Reimagined, David Votta, Michelle Bradley

Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age

In the fall of 2013, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) staff began training in the process and framework of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation; part of ALA "Libraries Transforming Communities" initiative. The basic tenet of the Harwood philosophy is the concept of "Turning Outward"; literally changing one's orientation to the community and not inward to your own organization. From the Harwood Institute; "Turning Outward makes the community and the people the reference point for getting things done."

Concurrent with the training MCLS began utilizing the new skills to conduct Harwood "community conversations" across the region. Conversation ...


Libraries And The Apocalyptic Imagination, Michael J. Paulus Jr. 2015 Seattle Pacific University

Libraries And The Apocalyptic Imagination, Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Books and libraries figure prominently in apocalyptic and related forms of literature. The representations of libraries in these imagined, catastrophic futures reveal important roles libraries have had and continue to have in helping individuals, communities, and cultures find ways forward through time. This paper explores the long history of library eschatologies—including ancient apocalypses of the Dead Sea Scroll Library and the book of Revelation, modern apocalypses from Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood, and the dystopian anti-libraries of Jorge Luis Borges’s Babel and Tlön—and highlights deep continuities connecting our historical memories, future expectations, and present experiences of libraries ...


Research Data Practices In Veterinary Medicine: A Case Study, Erin E. Kerby 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Data Practices In Veterinary Medicine: A Case Study, Erin E. Kerby

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: To determine trends in research data output, reuse, and sharing of the college of veterinary medicine faculty members at a large academic research institution.

Methods: This bibliographic study was conducted by examining original research articles for indication of the types of data produced, as well as evidence that the authors reused data or made provision for sharing their own data. Findings were recorded in the categories of research type, data type, data reuse, data sharing, author collaboration, and grants/funding and were analyzed to determine trends.

Results: A variety of different data types were encountered in this study, even ...


Cataloging Online Usage Statistics F/Y 2015, Michael A. Cerbo II 2015 University of Rhode Island

Cataloging Online Usage Statistics F/Y 2015, Michael A. Cerbo Ii

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Monthly productivity and collection statistics for the Cataloging Unit, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island. Data for fiscal year includes the number of exported records, authority work and number of searches that were performed using OCLC's WorldCat online service.


Scholarly Communication Outreach: Oers, Etds, And Liaisons, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Stacey Knight-Davis 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Outreach: Oers, Etds, And Liaisons, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Stacey Knight-Davis

Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group

At Eastern Illinois University (EIU) several library faculty have been involved with a coordinated outreach effort to provide scholarly communication support services to EIU's faculty. This presentation will highlight many of those efforts, including producing the results of the recent Bepress survey trial of faculty digital research needs, using the IR as a platform for hosting Open Educational Resources, marketing the IR and library services to faculty via "Success + Service" reports, training library subject liaisons to be "scholarly communication coaches," and outreach efforts to specific campus entities such as EIU's Research and Sponsored Programs Office, the Center for ...


Ship It To Me!: Evaluating Interlibrary Loan Services For Distance Students, Kourtney P. Blackburn, Alicia Marrese 2015 St. John Fisher College

Ship It To Me!: Evaluating Interlibrary Loan Services For Distance Students, Kourtney P. Blackburn, Alicia Marrese

Lavery Library Faculty/Staff Publications

Starting in Fall 2013, St. John Fisher College's Lavery Library began providing Interlibrary Loan services to doctoral students at its two recently established satellite campuses, the College of New Rochelle (CNR) and Onondaga Community College (OCC). Although students from both campuses received loans at their homes through UPS delivery, the campus' locations originally resulted in two different return procedures: patrons affiliated with CNR returned items through UPS, while an OCC staff member collected return items and drove them back to our library. Although this model worked well at the beginning, an increase in requests and differences in procedure resulted ...


Electronic Journals Overlap Analysis 2015, Michael A. Cerbo II 2015 University of Rhode Island

Electronic Journals Overlap Analysis 2015, Michael A. Cerbo Ii

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Overlap analysis for the University of Rhode Island's electronic journals are complied alphabetically by database name. The report shows the number or titles that are exclusive to that database as compiled by Serials Solutions.

The table located under the report gives a brief explanation of the headings used in the analysis.


Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion On Racial And Ethnic Diversity In Librarianship, Juleah Swanson, Ione Damasco, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Dracine Hodges, Todd Honma, Azusa Tanaka 2015 University of Colorado Boulder

Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion On Racial And Ethnic Diversity In Librarianship, Juleah Swanson, Ione Damasco, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Dracine Hodges, Todd Honma, Azusa Tanaka

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

After presenting together at ACRL 2015 to share their research on race, identity, and diversity in academic librarianship, the authors resumed the conversation, which resulted in this article. Here, they discuss why diversity really matters to academic libraries, librarians, and the profession, and where to go from here. They conclude the article with a series of questions for readers to consider, share, and discuss among colleagues to continue and advance the conversation on diversity in libraries.


Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa Welsh 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1


“Information Theory” Research Trend: A Bibliometric Approach, Maryam Asadi 2015 Islamic Azad University

“Information Theory” Research Trend: A Bibliometric Approach, Maryam Asadi

SLIS Connecting

One of the most controversial issues, in a multidisciplinary area, is information theory. The American Heritage Science Dictionary (2014) defines information theory as “a branch of mathematics that mathematically defines and analyzes the concept of information, statistics and probability theory, and applications include the design of systems that have to do with data transmission, encryption, compression, and information processing and deeply affected many fields.” It has a fundamental contribution to make in multiple disciplines, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, neurobiology, communication theory, information science, economics, and electrical engineering. Indeed, information theory played a crucial role to achieve many ...


Academic And Public Libraries’ Use Of Web 2.0 Applications And Services In Mississippi, Kalah Rogers MLIS 2015 Northeast Mississippi Community College

Academic And Public Libraries’ Use Of Web 2.0 Applications And Services In Mississippi, Kalah Rogers Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Libraries have guidelines and standards that hold them accountable to be effective institutions (Husid, 2010). The American Library Association’s (ALA) “Library Bill of Rights” sets six basic standards for all libraries to follow. Among other things, these standards encourage libraries to resist forms of censorship, grant access to all types of materials, and resist biases (ALA, 2007). However, as libraries have evolved, so have many of these guidelines and standards with respect to technology specifically. For example, the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner requires that the students in today’s classroom strive ...


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