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Alma Analytics, For Academic Liaisons, Julene L. Jones 2017 University of Kentucky

Alma Analytics, For Academic Liaisons, Julene L. Jones

Library Presentations

An overview of Alma Analytics, designed for collection development purposes.


Processing Manual For Archival And Manuscript Collections, Meghan Bailey, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Processing Manual For Archival And Manuscript Collections, Meghan Bailey, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

University Archives and Special Collections collects and preserves materials related to the history of UMass Boston, providing academic research support for the university community. University Archives and Special Collections recognizes a formal commitment to working with, promoting, and assisting community archives in the Greater Boston area through facilitating cross-organization collaboration and access to informational, educational, and practical resources relevant to archival procedures and best practices.

This manual is intended to be used as a training guide for graduate-level interns, volunteers, and professional archivists new to working in University Archives and Special Collections (UASC). It is also intended to bring consistent ...


Accessibility Of Diverse Literature For Children In Libraries: A Literature Review, Renee I. Ting 2017 San Jose State University

Accessibility Of Diverse Literature For Children In Libraries: A Literature Review, Renee I. Ting

SLIS Student Research Journal

This literature review addresses the issues surrounding accessibility of culturally diverse children’s literature in libraries, including the importance of making diverse literature accessible, the availability of such titles on the market, library collection development of diverse books, and selection criteria among children. These issues, in sum, determine how many books are available to children, how they are made available, and if children will even choose to read them. The review shows that the data is unclear on many points regarding the benefits of diverse literature, though intuitive claims of the positive influence of such titles are not discounted. It ...


E-Journals And The Big Deal: A Review Of The Literature, Cindy Sjoberg 2017 San Jose State University

E-Journals And The Big Deal: A Review Of The Literature, Cindy Sjoberg

SLIS Student Research Journal

Faced with shrinking budgets and increased subscription prices, many academic libraries are seeking ways to reduce the cost of e-journal access. A common target for cuts is the “Big Deal,” or large bundled subscription model, a term coined by Kenneth Frazier in a 2001 paper criticizing the effects of the Big Deal on the academic community. The purpose of this literature review is to examine issues related to reducing e-journal costs, including criteria for subscription retention or cancellation, decision-making strategies, impacts of cancellations, and other options for e-journal content provision. Commonly used criteria for decision-making include usage statistics, overlap analysis ...


The Cuny-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program: Participants Remember, Reflect, And Reshape, Sheau-yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton 2017 CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

The Cuny-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program: Participants Remember, Reflect, And Reshape, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton

Publications and Research

This chapter recounts the outcomes and experiences of six American librarians who participated in an international librarian exchange program that ran from spring 2010 through fall 2011. The exchange brought together the City University of New York (CUNY) and two universities in Shanghai, China: Shanghai University (SU) and Shanghai Normal University (SNU). The program was inspired, in part, by recognition of the diversity of CUNY’s student body and growing awareness of the increasing globalization of information and education. For the Chinese librarians, the exchange offered an opportunity to learn from the West and showcase their own innovations. The traveling ...


Slis Connecting Volume 5, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., MLIS 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 5, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2016)


A Survey And Content Analysis Of Army Manuals Held By The National World War Ii Museum Archives, Amanda Fallis 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

A Survey And Content Analysis Of Army Manuals Held By The National World War Ii Museum Archives, Amanda Fallis

SLIS Connecting

This study is a content analysis of a collection of several hundred Army manuals published by the War Department, the precursor of the United States Department of Defense (U.S. War Department, 2013). The manuals were in varying conditions, address a variety of topics, and were published in years surrounding and during World War II.


An Historical Analysis Of The Fay B. Kaigler Children’S Book Festival, Leah Rials 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

An Historical Analysis Of The Fay B. Kaigler Children’S Book Festival, Leah Rials

SLIS Connecting

This study focuses on investigating the origins of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, an internationally renowned annual conference hosted at The University of Southern Mississippi. This research is based on archival collections available at the McCain Archives and Special Collections.


‘The Willing Women Are Standing Waiting Now’: British Women, The Second World War, And The Women’S Library At The London School Of Economics And Political Science, Erin Doerner 2016 San Jose State University

‘The Willing Women Are Standing Waiting Now’: British Women, The Second World War, And The Women’S Library At The London School Of Economics And Political Science, Erin Doerner

SLIS Connecting

Since the end of the Second World War some 70 years ago, research and scholarship featuring wartime contributions of the average British citizenhasfocused largely on men's experiences of combat, the various roles of government agencies, or the assumed viability and tenacity of political and military leaders. The role of gender in the experience of war was often a side-note, not a focus of research. Since the 1960s, and more frequently since the late 1980s, a new wartime perspective has begun to be documented and explored in academic and literary scholarship - that of British women.

This study examines primary materials ...


Core Values: Intellectual Freedom And Privacy In Public Libraries, Stephanie A. Evans 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Core Values: Intellectual Freedom And Privacy In Public Libraries, Stephanie A. Evans

SLIS Connecting

With the passing of the USA Patriot Act in 2001 following the events of 9/11, libraries on the national scale have had to staunchly defend issues of privacy and confidentially more-so than ever before. Evidence of this lies not only in statements within the ALA’s Resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act and Libraries but also in other core documents which guide policy development in public libraries (ALA 2005). Intellectual Freedom and privacy are two of the major issues addressed and protected by the American Library Association through the Office of Intellectual Freedom and the Library Bill of Rights ...


50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell

SLIS Connecting

The 50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, April 5-7, 2017, will feature Southern Miss Medallion winner Kate DeCamillo.


Student Associations: News And Events, USM School of Library and Information Science 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Student Associations: News And Events, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student associations: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, USM School of Library and Information Science 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from LIS Graduate Assistants for student, alum, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS adjunct faculty Dr. Suellen Adams, SLIS alumnus Stephen Parks, and LIS 664 Government Resources and Publications course.


Slis Director's Update, USM School of Library and Information Science 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Director's Update, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern MIss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Preserving Culture Through Library Collections: The Example Of Paul Et Virginie, Kristin Hoffmann 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Preserving Culture Through Library Collections: The Example Of Paul Et Virginie, Kristin Hoffmann

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

Kristin Hoffmann, librarian of the French collections at the Weldon Library (The University of Western Ontario) discusses the goals and tasks involved by the preparation of a library display contributing to a 18th Century literature course about Paul et Virginie.


Coates Library Collections Philosophy, Beatrice L. Caraway 2016 Trinity University

Coates Library Collections Philosophy, Beatrice L. Caraway

Library Administrative Documents

Coates Library helps students in their quest to discover and reinterpret knowledge by acquiring relevant portions of the intellectual record and providing access to much of the rest. Indeed, the library is but one node in a global network of collections. Through established relationships, agreements, and systems, we extend our students’ reach into the world beyond the borders of campus and into the world by drawing on other libraries’ and producers’ resources.

To fulfill this part of its mission, Coates Library offers carefully selected and managed resources to support teaching and learning grounded in the liberal arts and preprofessional curriculum ...


Sharpening The Search Saw: Lessons From Expert Searchers, Virginia M. Tucker 2016 San Jose State University

Sharpening The Search Saw: Lessons From Expert Searchers, Virginia M. Tucker

Virginia Tucker

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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 ...


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