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S.W.O.T Analysis Of E-Learning Platform, Sakai: Users’ Perspective, Samuel Owusu-Ansah 2020 University of Ghana, Legon

S.W.O.T Analysis Of E-Learning Platform, Sakai: Users’ Perspective, Samuel Owusu-Ansah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The interest in integrating eLearning platforms in teaching environments are on the increase in higher learning institutions. In view of this, the study focused on assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of using the eLearning Platform, SAKAI, in the School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE), University of Ghana, Legon. A survey was conducted and two hundred and seventy-four (274) distance learning students from the University of Ghana, Legon were selected by simple random sampling method to collect primary data using questionnaires. The Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was then used to analyze the completed questionnaire and ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2020), Musselman Library 2020 Gettysburg College

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2020), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

With the 2020 collection, 110 employees offer 215 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs. These selections touch on everything from living in the Alaskan wilderness to the human experience of being wrong.

The columns featured in this year's booklet are for Reading Without Walls and Fighting for Political Power: Women ...


The Information Edge - Library Newsletter - Summer 2020, Brendan Plann-Curley 2020 Pace University

The Information Edge - Library Newsletter - Summer 2020, Brendan Plann-Curley

University Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Reframing Reference Services: Perceptions And Futures Of The Reference Desk, Findings From A Mixed-Methods Survey Of United States Academic Libraries, Samantha Kennedy, Ashley Lierman, Daniel G. Kipnis 2020 Rowan University

Reframing Reference Services: Perceptions And Futures Of The Reference Desk, Findings From A Mixed-Methods Survey Of United States Academic Libraries, Samantha Kennedy, Ashley Lierman, Daniel G. Kipnis

Libraries Scholarship

The presenters will share their results from a national, mixed-methods survey of over 239 academic libraries from the United States. The survey focused on reference desk models and librarian perceptions of the value of a physical reference desk. Attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the discussion and collaborate in a Google Doc brainstorming ideas for the future including changing reference desk models, meeting the needs of our users, and reenvisioning what reference means.

For information collected during the presentation, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iyptdl1rsKk-1JMpUtbDngp540KmbBy1etb2HtvHaMk/edit?usp=sharing


H91-1118. Wichers, Willard C. (1909-1991). Records, 1930, 1949-1987. 13.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College 2020 Hope College

H91-1118. Wichers, Willard C. (1909-1991). Records, 1930, 1949-1987. 13.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Willard C. Wichers graduated from Hope College in 1932. He was very involved in the Hope College Board of Trustees, where he held the position of secretary, 1968-1982. Wichers was a major factor in the Dutch Language Program at University of Michigan, and brought many professors over from the Netherlands. He was made a Knight in the Order of the Orange-Nassau of Netherlands in 1947 and an officer in the same order in 1954. He served on the Holland Historical Cultural Commission, the Holland Area Historical Advisory Commission, the Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board, the Historical Society of Michigan, the ...


Mid-Sized University, Global Reach: The Impact Of Using Nasig Core Competencies To Build And Grow Our Scholarly Repository, Jennifer Pate 2020 University of North Alabama

Mid-Sized University, Global Reach: The Impact Of Using Nasig Core Competencies To Build And Grow Our Scholarly Repository, Jennifer Pate

Faculty Presentations

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Curating Knowledge, Creating Change: University Knowledge Center, Kosovo National Transition, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Edmond Hajrizi, Elham Sayyad Abdi, Michele Gibney, Christine Bruce, Ian Stoodley 2020 University of the Pacific

Curating Knowledge, Creating Change: University Knowledge Center, Kosovo National Transition, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Edmond Hajrizi, Elham Sayyad Abdi, Michele Gibney, Christine Bruce, Ian Stoodley

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Articles and Papers

A collaborative system design initiative at the University for Business and Technology in Kosovo aims to make local knowledge visible and to enhance local knowledge creation, within the university and throughout the country. Since its inception in 2015, design activities aimed to activate systems through modeling the global knowledge landscape, technology enabled systems, and human activity processes. Within the framework of Informed Systems, application of Informed Learning theory and Information Experience Design (IXD) guided prototyping systems that informed building an institutional repository named UBT Knowledge Center. The knowledge vision anticipates that sustained curation, organization, discovery, access, and usage processes will ...


Showcasing The Authentic Student Experience: The Library And Student Mentoring Partner To Create A First-Year Library Ambassador Program, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Barbara Herrera, Sara DeMoss 2020 CSUSB

Showcasing The Authentic Student Experience: The Library And Student Mentoring Partner To Create A First-Year Library Ambassador Program, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Barbara Herrera, Sara Demoss

Library Faculty Publications

This poster outlines CSU, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) Library Ambassador initiative, a partnership between the Pfau Library and the Office of Undergraduate Studies’ Student Mentoring Program that aims to connect students in first-year courses with peers knowledgeable about library resources and services. The poster includes the history of the program, which was piloted in 2016, and addresses some of the challenges and successes encountered along the way. It details the program’s student-focused philosophy, which strives to combat library anxiety by ensuring that early exposure to the library centers authentic student research experiences, concerns, and needs. The Library Ambassador program ...


Repository Additions, May 2020, Cedarville University 2020 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, May 2020, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For May 2020, Cedarville University 2020 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For May 2020, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Creating Oral History Collections In Digital Commons, Christy Allen, Rick Jones 2020 Furman University

Creating Oral History Collections In Digital Commons, Christy Allen, Rick Jones

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

Furman University has seen a boom in the creation of oral histories over the past several years. This presentation will look at two of their oral history collections and discuss how they are built and presented within Digital Commons. The "Furman University Oral Histories" project contains historical histories digitized nearly a decade ago with limited metadata and poor audio/video quality. The "Oral Histories of Columbian Textile Workers in Greenville, South Carolina" is a new collection of recent histories which contain videos, Spanish/English translations, transcripts, and robust metadata. The presenters will discuss the benefits and challenges of each collection ...


From Dublin Core To Marc - Crosswalking Etd Metadata From Digital Commons To The Library Catalog, Jill V. Krefft, Zhonghua Du, Rebecca Bakker 2020 Florida International University

From Dublin Core To Marc - Crosswalking Etd Metadata From Digital Commons To The Library Catalog, Jill V. Krefft, Zhonghua Du, Rebecca Bakker

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

Florida International University has developed a semi-automated process for harvesting and transforming qualified Dublin Core metadata to MARC for electronic theses and dissertations published in Digital Commons for inclusion in the library catalog. This presentation will share the workflow whereby metadata is harvested via OAI-PMH; transformed to MARC using a script; and ingested into the catalog. Challenges and benefits of this workflow will be discussed.

This presentation will also share information related to our retrospective thesis and dissertation scanning project; the need to overlay existing records in the catalog with new metadata; and specific challenges related to RTDs.


Establishing Best Practices In Institutional Repository Organization, Scott Bacon 2020 Coastal Carolina University

Establishing Best Practices In Institutional Repository Organization, Scott Bacon

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

On the one-year anniversary of the CCU Digital Commons repository the organization of the Collections / Communities.html page was reviewed to gauge the need for revisions. Over 100 Digital Commons sites were examined to see how other repository managers organized their Collections pages. Top-level communities were coded into Community Types and were analyzed to surface trends in current practice. This presentation reviews trends in practice that emerged during research, as well as some of the best practices that were identified, including planning, iteration, labeling, limiting jargon, and finding a balance with top-level and nested content. Suggestions for improvement are given ...


Lessons Learned In Lmu Digital Commons, Arya Hackney 2020 Lincoln Memorial University

Lessons Learned In Lmu Digital Commons, Arya Hackney

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

When creating an institutional repository (IR) from scratch, there are both challenges and opportunities before the manifestation of the IR, during it, and the final product. Maintaining the IR in kind also introduces additional considerations to navigate. Is it only one person who creates and maintains the IR, or is it the community? Or is it somewhere in between? What is the ideal scenario and what is the realistic outcome? Is there any way to anticipate the bureaucratic demands for the IR’s presence? This presentation answers all these questions, some answers simpler than others using LMU Digital Commons as ...


Keeping The Ball Rolling: Sustainability And The Open Access Learned Society Journal, Virginia C. Feher, Aajay Murphy 2020 University of North Georgia

Keeping The Ball Rolling: Sustainability And The Open Access Learned Society Journal, Virginia C. Feher, Aajay Murphy

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

In this presentation, the editor and managing editor of the Georgia Library Quarterly (GLQ), the journal of the Georgia Library Association, will provide a brief history of the journal and share information related to current publication practices, in addition to discussing future plans, with a focus on sustainability, including maintaining a robust editorial board, ensuring a reliable peer review process, and the importance of legacy planning to make sure that future editors gain the knowledge and expertise to continue to successfully manage and publish a long-standing and vital journal for Georgia librarians and librarianship. GLQ is published by Kennesaw State ...


Giving New Life To Old Memories: Migrating Central Florida Memory From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Lee Dotson 2020 University of Central Florida

Giving New Life To Old Memories: Migrating Central Florida Memory From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Lee Dotson

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

For 18 years, CONTENTdm was home to Central Florida Memory (CFM). CFM is a cooperative project started by three partner institutions in 2002 to provide an online platform and focal point for gathering, preserving, and disseminating the documents, artifacts, and stories of the history of Central Florida. As the project grew to include content from nine partners, UCF remained the primary technology support and host institution for Central Florida Memory. Recent server consolidations and lack of support for locally hosted CONTENTdm instances underscored the urgent need to migrate this valued cultural heritage content to another platform. In the Fall of ...


Lunch Break Activity: Virtual Tour Of The Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Arboretum, Caroline Hopkinson, Philip Schretter, Aimee Reist 2020 Georgia Southern University

Lunch Break Activity: Virtual Tour Of The Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Arboretum, Caroline Hopkinson, Philip Schretter, Aimee Reist

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

During lunch, join us for a virtual tour of the Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Arboretum. As we wander through Aimee Reist's photographs of the Arboretum, taken on her walks over several years, Philip Schretter will tell the story of the campus gardens filled with plant varieties from around the world. Enjoy a virtual walk through a remarkable Savannah landscape with a master gardener.


Mining The Minutia: Leveraging Adobe Acrobat’S Comparison Tools For Cv Updates, Jennifer Gerrald, Jeffrey M. Mortimore 2020 Georgia Southern University

Mining The Minutia: Leveraging Adobe Acrobat’S Comparison Tools For Cv Updates, Jennifer Gerrald, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

As every profile administrator knows, CVs are amorphous documents. Updates can occur anywhere at any time as researchers’ statuses, institutional roles, and research agendas evolve. Sections and entries can appear and disappear fluidly over the life of a CV, and even details within a single entry can change over time. For the profile administrator, catching these updates efficiently and effectively can be a real challenge. This presentation details one university’s approach to using Adobe Acrobat’s document comparison tools to identify, track, and process updates that improves significantly on manual review techniques. Presenters provide a detailed overview of this ...


Drive Traffic, Increase Links, Michele Gibney, Nicole Grady 2020 University of the Pacific

Drive Traffic, Increase Links, Michele Gibney, Nicole Grady

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

One of the best ways to drive traffic to an institutional repository site is by adding links to it from other, established sites. This could be your institutional website – adding links from a departmental page to the department’s scholarly work. Or from your social media platforms to a relevant article corresponding with a topical news event. Another option is Wikipedia. Have you considered leveraging Wikipedia’s astronomical base of users for your own ends? With an average of 200 million+ page views a day, Wikipedia is an excellent resource to drive traffic to your IR.

But HOW can you ...


Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020 Schedule, Jeffrey M. Mortimore 2020 Georgia Southern University

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020 Schedule, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

One-page conference schedule organized by room and time.


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