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Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson 2018 Washington University in St Louis

Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson

Wendy C Robertson

The goal of the SHARE initiative, a partnership between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS), is to build a “free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.” As of August 2017, 161 repositories and publishers have made metadata available to SHARE for harvesting, and the aggregated data set is available for searching. Many metadata providers are institutional repositories utilizing the bepress Digital Commons platform whose metadata is harvested through the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) protocol for repository interoperability. A group of Digital Commons repository ...


Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The growing amount of digital resources on the web and in libraries have been rapidly changing the ways data is organized, shared and discovered, and the Metadata Librarians’ roles and practices have been constantly reshaped under this larger environment. In light of related literature and the author’s experiences in web archiving and working with several digital repositories including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Digital Commons, DSpace and Omeka, this presentation will discuss the ongoing changes in metadata practices in various areas, such as identity management, authority control, repository design and capability, metadata, its presentation and discovery, and linked data. It will also ...


Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, February 2018, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, February 2018, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Political Campaign Memorabilia, Wesley "Wes" Franklin 2018 Ouachita Baptist University

Political Campaign Memorabilia, Wesley "Wes" Franklin

Guides and Finding Aids

Political campaigns generate many different types of artifacts, documents, and memorabilia. These items are widely distributed among the general population in order to generate support for a particular candidate or cause. The material in this collection was accumulated over the course of several decades and contributed by a variety of people.

This collection contains items and documents from Arkansas's past political campaigns.


Colhecon Club Records, Christian Fuel 2018 Ouachita Baptist University

Colhecon Club Records, Christian Fuel

Guides and Finding Aids

The Colhecon Club was the home economics club of Ouachita Baptist College / University during the 1950s through the 1970s.

This collection contains club yearbooks, scrapbooks, financial records, the constitution, meeting notes, and various programs. Also included are items related to the American Home Economics Association and its various events and publications.


2018 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Nicole Branch, Rice Majors 2018 Santa Clara University

2018 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Nicole Branch, Rice Majors

State of the Library

Agenda

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget
  • Strategic Plan Accomplishments
  • Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Space renovations
  • Assessment highlights
  • Information literacy program

Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Collections philosophy
  • Collections & Access budget
  • Collections assessment initiatives
  • Highlights from Archives & Special Collections


Using Medical Subject Headings Mesh In Cataloging.Pdf, Lisa Romano 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Using Medical Subject Headings Mesh In Cataloging.Pdf, Lisa Romano

Lisa Romano

A review of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) training website “Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging,” which gives an overview of subject analysis and the various elements of MeSH.


Osgeo Conference Videos As A Resource For Scientific Research: The Tib|Av Portal, Peter Lemmens, Margret Plank, Angelina Kraft, Britta Dreyer 2018 TIB Hannover

Osgeo Conference Videos As A Resource For Scientific Research: The Tib|Av Portal, Peter Lemmens, Margret Plank, Angelina Kraft, Britta Dreyer

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

This paper reports on new opportunities for research and education in Free and Open Source Geoinformatics as a translational part of Open Science, enabled by a growing collection of OSGeo conference video recordings at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Since 2015, OSGeo conference recordings have been included to the collection sphere of TIB in information sciences. Currently, video content from selected national (FOSSGIS), regional (FOSS4G-NA) and global (FOSS4G) conferences is being actively collected. The annual growth exceeds 100 hours of new content relating to the OSGeo software projects and the OSGeo scientific-technical communities. This is seconded ...


Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker 2018 San Jose State University

Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker

Bernd W. Becker

Librarians have traditionally served as the champions of information literacy, adopting it as a core principle of the profession and creating a movement that tries to facilitate fair, equal access to knowledge and its creation. There are plenty of publications on this topic, but as the Information Age has become the Digital Age, there also needs to be a discussion of how information literacy is evolving. More specifically, librarians are now finding themselves shouldering the responsibilities of digital literacy alongside traditional approaches to information literacy, especially considering how more and more information needs can only be met via digital resources ...


Gender Demographics And Perception In Librarianship, Patricia Mars 2018 Catholic University

Gender Demographics And Perception In Librarianship, Patricia Mars

School of Information Student Research Journal

This article is an examination of the history of gender demographics in the field of librarianship. The historic development and subsequent "feminization" of librarianship continues to influence the gender wage gap and the disproportionate leadership bias in the field today. This article examines the stereotyping of librarians and the cyclical effect of genderizing the profession. Consideration of current trends and data in librarian demographics demonstrates a consistent decrease in gender diversity, accompanied by a troubling lack of women leaders and executives. Additionally, this article explores options for combating the gender perceptions that negatively impact women in library and information science ...


Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker 2018 San Jose State University

Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker

School of Information Student Research Journal

Librarians have traditionally served as the champions of information literacy, adopting it as a core principle of the profession and creating a movement that tries to facilitate fair, equal access to knowledge and its creation. There are plenty of publications on this topic, but as the Information Age has become the Digital Age, there also needs to be a discussion of how information literacy is evolving. More specifically, librarians are now finding themselves shouldering the responsibilities of digital literacy alongside traditional approaches to information literacy, especially considering how more and more information needs can only be met via digital resources ...


Stepping Into The Future, Holley Cornetto 2018 San Jose State University

Stepping Into The Future, Holley Cornetto

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Staffing With Students: Digitizing Campus Newspapers With Student Volunteers At The University Of Minnesota, Morris, Naomi Skulan 2018 University of Minnesota - Morris

Staffing With Students: Digitizing Campus Newspapers With Student Volunteers At The University Of Minnesota, Morris, Naomi Skulan

Library Publications

The purpose of this paper is to examine the advantages and disadvantages to primarily utilizing undergraduate student volunteers for a long-term digitization project and to discuss methods to mitigate the disadvantages of student volunteer work.


Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse 2017 Seton Hall University

Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have changed society entirely. Every bit of information about world news, popular culture, and art is just a tap of a touchscreen away. So many aspects of the contemporary world have become digitized so that it was only a matter of time before museums would have to face the issue of born-digital media in their collections. From videos to web-based art, museums have to tackle how to save this new form of cultural heritage. Museums have to do so now before it gets lost forever. The challenge of born-digital objects lies in ...


Rethinking The Potential Of Documentation Of Culture As A Data Gathering Practice, Tomasz Umerle 2017 Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Rethinking The Potential Of Documentation Of Culture As A Data Gathering Practice, Tomasz Umerle

Proceedings from the Document Academy

In this article, I examine the documentation of culture (DoC). This is the practice of gathering and producing the information and data relevant to intangible cultural phenomena. DoC is generally practiced by teams of documentalists generally outside GLAM institutions (i.e., galleries, libraries, archives and museums). As such, it differs from the preservation and description of concrete objects of cultural heritage done within those institutions. I examine how DoC finds it increasingly difficult to clearly define and communicate its role: a) in relation to LIS; b) to the broader academic community; and c) in digital age of information overload. In ...


Evidence-Based Acquisition: A Real Life Account Of Managing The Program Within The Orbis Cascade Alliance, Hilary Robbeloth, Matthew Ragucci, Kristina M. Deshazo 2017 University of Puget Sound

Evidence-Based Acquisition: A Real Life Account Of Managing The Program Within The Orbis Cascade Alliance, Hilary Robbeloth, Matthew Ragucci, Kristina M. Deshazo

All Faculty Scholarship

In 2015 the Orbis Cascade Alliance investigated a consortium wide evidence-based acquisition (EBA) model to incorporate into its established eBook program, and began a pilot of Wiley’s Usage Based Collection Management Model. EBA is an acquisition model that grants library patrons access to a title list over an agreed-upon time period for a pre-negotiated amount of money, and titles from that list are then selected for purchase based on the evidence of usage from the initial access period. This article shares the consortium’s experiences evaluating usage, managing titles and records, controlling duplication, predicting costs, and the inclusion of ...


A Spatial Collaboration: Building A Multi-Institution Geospatial Data Discovery Portal, Mara Blake, Karen Majewicz, Ryan Mattke, Kathleen W. Weessies 2017 Johns Hopkins University

A Spatial Collaboration: Building A Multi-Institution Geospatial Data Discovery Portal, Mara Blake, Karen Majewicz, Ryan Mattke, Kathleen W. Weessies

Collaborative Librarianship

As academic education and research increasingly take advantage of geospatial data and methodologies, we see a corresponding exponential growth in the number of available geospatial resources in the form of GIS datasets and scanned historical maps. However, users can experience difficulty finding these resources due to the unconnected multitude of platforms and clearinghouses that host them. Additionally, the resources are not always well described with web semantic metadata that facilitates discovery. In response to this challenge, The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project began in 2015 to provide discoverability, facilitate access, and connect scholars to geospatial resources. Our project ...


Manipulating Data And Moving Forward: Transitioning To A Shared Cataloging Environment, Jessica Lee, Guy Frost 2017 Valdosta State University

Manipulating Data And Moving Forward: Transitioning To A Shared Cataloging Environment, Jessica Lee, Guy Frost

Collaborative Librarianship

In May of 2017, the University System of Georgia (USG) finished migrating to Alma, a single, shared catalog for all its colleges and universities. Prior to migration, all the University System’s colleges and universities maintained an Integrated Library System (ILS) from Ex Libris, Voyager, which provided a virtual catalog comprising a union catalog, while each institution managed its own database. The current migration took nearly four years from early planning stages to go live. Migrating to a cloud-based shared bibliographic environment where master bibliographic records were not “owned” by anyone was a new concept for USG libraries. Valdosta State ...


Textbook Collections: Required Of Our Students, Unwelcome In Our Academic Library?, Leanne Olson 2017 Western University

Textbook Collections: Required Of Our Students, Unwelcome In Our Academic Library?, Leanne Olson

Leanne Olson

What happens when library policies and philosophies of the past run counter to user desires of the present?

At Western University (Ontario, Canada) we have an official collections policy to avoid collecting textbooks, as they fall outside of the carefully librarian-driven, research-heavy philosophies that drive our acquisitions process. However, in every survey to students and faculty, we find requests for textbooks on reserve and praise for the books we already have.

In response, I conducted a statistical analysis of textbooks and our collections: we already provided access to nearly 40% of required course texts (despite our policies), and these were ...


Laying The Groundwork: Implementing A New Personnel Evaluation System, Miloche Kottman, Marcella Huggard 2017 University of Kansas Libraries

Laying The Groundwork: Implementing A New Personnel Evaluation System, Miloche Kottman, Marcella Huggard

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

The University of Kansas has implemented a new performance management system for paraprofessional staff to satisfy, in part, the “Developing Excellence in People” goal of the University’s strategic plan. The new performance management system allows supervisors and staff to establish and comment on performance goals throughout the year and, at the end of the year, provide a rating for each goal. In addition, the system requires staff and supervisors to rate and comment on nine core competencies upon which the University’s leadership determined staff should be evaluated. Due to a one-size-fits-all implementation, the definitions and examples supplied by ...


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