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Formulating A Pharmacy Collection Without A Prescription, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Linda Galloway 2016 Chapman University

Formulating A Pharmacy Collection Without A Prescription, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Linda Galloway

Library Articles and Research

Librarians without a background in the health sciences were tasked with building a collection to support a new pharmacy school at a traditionally liberal arts institution. Despite little subject expertise, the team assessed current holdings, conducted a review of recommended resources, and collaborated with faculty to prioritize acquisitions to support the developing program as funds became available. The hire of a health sciences librarian provided new opportunities for assessment and for continued collecting. Altogether, this process allowed for the creation of recommended best practices that can be adopted by any librarian procuring resources to support new health science programs.


The Library & The Consortium: Don’T Trade Away Library Agency Without Considering The Cost, Nat Gustafson-Sundell 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

The Library & The Consortium: Don’T Trade Away Library Agency Without Considering The Cost, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries entrust negotiating authority to consortia upon the assumption that consortia can exercise greater “buying power” than individual institutions when dealing with vendors, because of greater scale. The prevailing mythology is that consortial deals simply must be better deals than libraries could secure on their own. In this presentation, the author questions the presumption that scale necessarily leads to better deals for libraries. Rather, library agency, as exercised in direct negotiations, can be more effective than scale for the purpose of securing the best possible deals. In fact, scale can lead to detrimental effects, to the extent individual institutions are ...


Building A U.S. Federal Government Documents Collection In Hathitrust, Heather Christenson 2016 HathiTrust

Building A U.S. Federal Government Documents Collection In Hathitrust, Heather Christenson

Collaborative Librarianship

The HathiTrust Digital Library encompasses over 760,000 federal documents digitized from print. HathiTrust has recently begun to focus attention on further developing this collection via the U.S. Federal Documents Program. The program will leverage the power of HathiTrust infrastructure, services, and member contributions and will focus not only on collection building, but also on the enrichment of discovery and access for end users. This article provides history of HathiTrust’s investment in federal documents, background on the program, a description of current goals and activities, and a brief look at the future.


Reference Sources For Small And Medium‐Sized Libraries, Jack O'Gorman 2016 University of Dayton

Reference Sources For Small And Medium‐Sized Libraries, Jack O'Gorman

Jack O'Gorman

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource:

  • Covers more than a dozen key subject areas ...


Promoting The Kent State Ashtabula Wine Program Using Digital Commons: Challenges And Opportunities, Amy Thomas 2016 Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus

Promoting The Kent State Ashtabula Wine Program Using Digital Commons: Challenges And Opportunities, Amy Thomas

Digital Commons + Northern Ohio User Group

Lessons learned and challenges explored in building the Ohio wine collection. Working with local winemakers and proprietors, the Ohio Wine Producers Association, Ohio Grape Industries, and the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance program coordinators, KSUA wine program and library staff have developed a DC site that chronicles the growth and impact of the industry statewide from the late 1960's to the present through photos, letters, newsletters, and interviews.


3d Scan Data For Caddo Ceramic Vessels From The George C. Davis Site (41ce19), Robert Z. Selden Jr. 2016 Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University

3d Scan Data For Caddo Ceramic Vessels From The George C. Davis Site (41ce19), Robert Z. Selden Jr.

Robert Z. Selden Jr.

On June 8, 2015, the intact and reconstructed vessels from the George C. Davis site (41CE19) were scanned (3D) in advance of an analysis of 3D geometric morphometrics. These data were collected using a Creaform GoSCAN50 running VXElements via the scanner direct control function in Geomagic Design X. All data associated with this project are available in Zenodo under a Creative Commons Attribution license, where they can be downloaded for use in additional projects. These data have the capacity to augment numerous research designs in the digital humanities and ceramic studies, as well as a wide range of comparative research ...


Breaking The Cycle: How Slow Fashion Can Inspire Sustainable Collection Development, Alyssa Vincent 2016 Northeastern Illinois University

Breaking The Cycle: How Slow Fashion Can Inspire Sustainable Collection Development, Alyssa Vincent

Alyssa Vincent

What do academic librarians and fashion designers have in common? As designers produce a good—clothing—and librarians provide a service, it may seem like the two share no similarities. However, in recent years, both professions have been asked to do more with less. Designers are tasked with churning out clothing collections at a record rate while academic librarians have had to maintain and in some cases increase their level of service in the face of steadily decreasing budgets. One response to this relentless cycle in the fashion world is the development of slow fashion, a designer-oriented process that prioritizes ...


Bibliography Of Books On Sexual Minority Health 2005 To Mid-2015, Sharon A. Weiner 2016 Purdue University

Bibliography Of Books On Sexual Minority Health 2005 To Mid-2015, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

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Can Smaller Colleges Use The Aac&U Rubrics?, Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu 2016 Ottawa University

Can Smaller Colleges Use The Aac&U Rubrics?, Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

This article introduces the American Association of Colleges and University’s (AAC& U) Value Rubrics to smaller colleges and describes how the Value Rubrics (2009) offered free to download from the AAC&U website may be used as effective assessment tools in academic and information literacy courses and programs on their campuses. This article also describe why and how a small Kansas college has proceeded to use the AAC&U Value Rubrics alongside the SAILS pre- and post-test to assess a for-credit information literacy course offered to undergraduate students.


Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print And E-Book Usage, Jamie Hazlitt, Madelynn Dickerson, Caroline Muglia, Jeremy Whitt 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print And E-Book Usage, Jamie Hazlitt, Madelynn Dickerson, Caroline Muglia, Jeremy Whitt

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

Recent studies have shown that despite possible preconceptions, e-books in art and architecture subject areas are actually quite well used. By collaborating across four SCELC-affiliated Southern California institutions (Claremont Colleges Library, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Southern California), we engaged in extensive usage analyses to understand more about what might motivate art and architecture researchers to seek out e-books, and compare that usage to print books.


Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print And E-Book Usage, Madelynn Dickerson, Jamie Hazlitt, Caroline Muglia, Jeremy Whitt 2016 Claremont University Consortium

Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print And E-Book Usage, Madelynn Dickerson, Jamie Hazlitt, Caroline Muglia, Jeremy Whitt

Library Staff Publications and Research

Recent studies have shown that despite possible preconceptions, e-books in art and architecture subject areas are actually quite well used. By collaborating across four SCELC-affiliated Southern California institutions (Claremont Colleges Library, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Southern California), we engaged in extensive usage analyses to understand more about what might motivate art and architecture researchers to seek out e-books, and compare that usage to print books.


Critical Collection Analysis: Using Dh Tools To Contextualize Historical Collecting Patterns Within A Political Framework, Lydia Bello, Nina Clements, Madelynn Dickerson, Margaret Hogarth 2016 Claremont University Consortium

Critical Collection Analysis: Using Dh Tools To Contextualize Historical Collecting Patterns Within A Political Framework, Lydia Bello, Nina Clements, Madelynn Dickerson, Margaret Hogarth

Library Staff Publications and Research

With the growth of digital humanities and a wide range of free and open source analysis tools at our fingertips, librarians have a unique opportunity to use these new tools to critically analyze library collections. Moving beyond usage and budgets, strategies such as text analysis, temporal pattern finding and data visualization offer insights into the structure and content of our collections, which in turn supports evidenced-based decision-making for future acquisitions. At the Claremont Colleges Library, librarians across divisions have been encouraged to learn tools and approaches to Digital Humanities, and apply these principles to our own work and relationships with ...


Web Archiving In Academia: Collection Strategies Beyond The Institutional Domain, Kevin C. Miller 2016 University of California - Davis

Web Archiving In Academia: Collection Strategies Beyond The Institutional Domain, Kevin C. Miller

Kevin C. Miller

With the Internet Archive turning 20 this year, and its subscription service Archive-it turning 10, this is an excellent time for reflection on the current state of best practices for web archiving. This presentation will examine and analyze web archiving strategies and collection development approaches by a sampling of academic and cultural heritage institutions, highlighting trends and noting opportunities for collaboration. Using the UC Davis Library’s web archiving program as a case study, this presentation will further probe the potential for web archiving to highlight and preserve the teaching, research, and service activities of university faculty and staff.


Beyond The Matrix: Repository Services For Qualitative Data, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, Nic Weber 2016 Syracuse University

Beyond The Matrix: Repository Services For Qualitative Data, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, Nic Weber

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) provides infrastructure and guidance for the sharing and reuse of digital data used in qualitative and multi-method social inquiry. In this paper we describe some of the repository’s early experiences providing services developed specifically for the curation of qualitative research data. We focus on QDR’s efforts to address two key challenges for qualitative data sharing. The first challenge concerns constraints on data sharing in order to protect human participants and their identities and to comply with copyright laws. The second set of challenges addresses the unique characteristics of qualitative data and their relationship ...


Going Beyond Dda’S “They Clicked It → We Bought It → Done” Assessing Ebook Use Pre- And Post-Purchase, Nicole Branch, Tina Chrzastowski, Jessica Harris 2016 Santa Clara University

Going Beyond Dda’S “They Clicked It → We Bought It → Done” Assessing Ebook Use Pre- And Post-Purchase, Nicole Branch, Tina Chrzastowski, Jessica Harris

University Library

Ebook DDA (demand-driven acquisitions) programs have become common in academic libraries of all sizes. To establish a DDA program, a library creates potential subject collections by establishing profiles and downloading e-records that match them into their online catalog; when books are “used” (in an amazingly wide array of options), the library buys the book, often after a certain threshold is met. This is a fairly seamless process that users are often unaware is happening. DDA assessment by libraries, however, is often limited to the obvious demarcation between those ebooks that are purchased (after meeting library thresholds), and those that remain ...


Heard On The Net: Developing The Balance Of Discovery And Respect With Primary Resources, Jill Emery, Tara Robertson, Peggy Glahn 2016 Portland State University

Heard On The Net: Developing The Balance Of Discovery And Respect With Primary Resources, Jill Emery, Tara Robertson, Peggy Glahn

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Within libraryland social media this past spring and summer, an emerging story began to unfold. A relatively new upstart company, Reveal Digital <http://www.revealdigital.com/> has begun developing digital archives of primary resources which are funded by institutions pledging upfront support. The eventual result of this work will be collections made available as Open Access content to everyone. The majority of the content is being sourced from research libraries’ archival collections. Those pledging money get early access to the content as it is being digitized and made available. In addition, source libraries obtain digital copies that they can dark ...


The Center For Adventist Research At Andrews University, Merlin D. Burt, Jim Ford, Terry Dwain Robertson 2016 Andrews University

The Center For Adventist Research At Andrews University, Merlin D. Burt, Jim Ford, Terry Dwain Robertson

Merlin Burt

The Center for Adventist Research (CAR), an Andrews University and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist organization, seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of the heritage and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA). It combines the resources of the James White Library’s Adventist Heritage Center and the Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office to provide the most extensive collection of Adventist-related resources in the world, both physically and digitally. An introduction to the background, collections, and activities of CAR is presented. Of particular interest are the digitization projects.


Giving Subject Specialists The Tools They Need To Succeed: The Collection Development Training Manual At The University Of Maryland, Margaret Z. Saponaro 2016 University of Maryland Libraries

Giving Subject Specialists The Tools They Need To Succeed: The Collection Development Training Manual At The University Of Maryland, Margaret Z. Saponaro

Charleston Library Conference

The University of Maryland Libraries (UMD) employs over 40 librarians with collection development responsibilities. These subject specialists represent a range of varying experience levels with collection development—from new librarians to seasoned veterans. Although many subject specialists are required to use the same tools for their collection development activities, materials to support these activities were not always easy to find, nor was there one place available to direct new subject specialists who needed resources to assist them with their responsibilities. This paper describes the process undertaken to develop of a toolkit for materials for subject specialists at the UMD Libraries ...


Don’T Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections And Services In A Consumer‐Licensed World, William M. Cross, Darby Orcutt 2016 North Carolina State University Libraries

Don’T Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections And Services In A Consumer‐Licensed World, William M. Cross, Darby Orcutt

Charleston Library Conference

Libraries have always faced unique challenges in providing non‐academic content for academic use, but the digital age has brought particular problems of “one size fits all” consumer purchase models and vexing methods of digital rights management (DRM), wrapped up with a large bow of legal uncertainty for many institutions. These proceedings describe some practices for sharing consumer‐licensed popular materials and confronting legal and technical barriers, as well as what some libraries are considering and encountering in applying the law, fair use, user expectations, and common sense in developing collections and services around digital content that is geared directly ...


Mitigating Madness: How We Authenticate And Authorize Users To Deliver Databases In A Contractually Complicated Context, Jeremy M. Brown, Geoffrey P. Timms 2016 Mercer University Libraries

Mitigating Madness: How We Authenticate And Authorize Users To Deliver Databases In A Contractually Complicated Context, Jeremy M. Brown, Geoffrey P. Timms

Charleston Library Conference

During the 2011 overhaul of the Mercer University Libraries website we developed an authentication system to interface with EZProxy and our campus Active Directory system that provides convenient management and delivery of our A–Z database listing. With multiple campuses and seven e‐resource privilege groups, we were able to provide persistent URLs for databases to subject librarians, dynamic database lists based upon users’ access privileges, convenient integration with our content management system, and a simple backend management interface requiring little expertise to use. We then sought to improve the situation by organizational and license simplification before our 2014 website ...


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