Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken
Publications and Research
Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.
Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash
Poster: Assessing E-Book Collections For Kplibraries, 2018 Kaiser Permanente
Poster: Assessing E-Book Collections For Kplibraries, Tori Ward, Loree Hyde
Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting
Purpose: The purpose of our project is to assess and enhance kpLibraries’ national e-book collection and to provide the appropriate e-resources and materials for our patrons. The project supports kpLibraries' national Resource Management policy that requires maintenance of a “current, authoritative collection of books, multimedia, and electronic materials in the areas of health sciences, clinical, educational, professional development, patient care services and consumer health information...”. We aim to further develop all processes of collection development for our e-book collection and to characterize interlibrary library loan (ILL) and book request usage patterns.
Method: This project consists of four phases. In the ...
Slis Connecting Volume 7 Issue 1, 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Slis Connecting Volume 7 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh
SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 7, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2018, Special Issue: British Studies)
“Eminently Combustible” -- Charles Williams, The Most Interesting Inkling, 2018 University of Alabama
“Eminently Combustible” -- Charles Williams, The Most Interesting Inkling, Clay Waters
The English author and lay theologian Charles Williams was an idiosyncratic, intriguing, perhaps intimidating subject. He was born in St. Albans near London in September 1886 and died in Oxford in May 1945. In that relatively brief life, his prodigious literary output encompassed virtually every form imaginable (novels, poetry, theology, critical reviews, plays, masques, detective story reviews, even a single short story). Elizabeth Wright (1962) commented on his “versatility and quantity” when describing “the size and scope of his published writings... Writing as he did in almost every form, he nevertheless maintained a consistency of theme that makes his work ...
Documenting The British East India Company And Their Involvement In The East Indian Slave Trade, 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Documenting The British East India Company And Their Involvement In The East Indian Slave Trade, Bonnie Pinkston
The histories of the British East India Company, possessions, political influence, and economic ventures have shaped the dynamics of modern history. The enormity of the British East India Company (EIC) and other European trade companies’ impact on globalized world trade has been the subject of numerous studies. Yet, as many scholars have pointed out the topic has lacked proper attention regarding the Indian Ocean slave trade, particularly when it involved the transportation of people from nations other than from the continent of Africa. As Jayasuriya (2005, 2006) stated, “Africans were not the only people to be enslaved within the boundaries ...
Through The Lens: World War I Photography As Historical Record, 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Through The Lens: World War I Photography As Historical Record, Kimberly Holifield
Soldiers of the First World War viewed their experience not only through the lens that surrounds a colored iris but also through the lens of a camera. World War I marked the first time that the camera traveled with amateurs to war. Unencumbered by the assortment of nineteenth-century equipment necessary to develop a single photograph, soldiers of the new century used the camera to capture their personal view of war (Carmichael, 1989). Their pictures tell a story of comradeship, the daily drudgeries of duty, and sacrifice. Words convey thoughts and emotions. A photograph captures them for display.
The Feminist Library: “History Is Herstory, Too”, 2018 University of Alabama
The Feminist Library: “History Is Herstory, Too”, Lauren B. Dodd
The Feminist Library is not a typical public library; it is an organization with roots in the historical revolution. Its history, services, and classification system are unique; its collection is irreplaceable. The purpose of this study is to document the history, resources, and organization of the Feminist Library in London, England.
Historic Pubs Of London, Oxford, Edinburgh, 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Historic Pubs Of London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Teresa S. Welsh Mlis, Ph.D.
Inhabitants of Great Britain have been brewing and drinking ale since the Bronze Ages. The province of Britannia and its capital Londinium were ruled by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago. Romans were great builders of roads that connected tabernae, which served food, wine, and local ale. These tabernae displayed vine leaves outside to advertise their trade.
After the Romans left, alehouses became common, as ale was safer than water, which was becoming increasingly polluted with an expanding Medieval population. In 1393, King Richard II ordered: "Whosoever shall brew ale in the town with intention of selling it must ...
British Studies Interview, 2018 University of Alberta
British Studies Interview, Martha Attridge Bufton, Teresa S. Welsh
Interview by British Studies 2015 alumna Martha Attridge Bufton, University of Alberta, for an article, "Crossing the Pond: MLIS Students Researching in the U.K." published in Open Shelf (http://open-shelf.ca/, March 2016), updated and used by permission.
Remembering A Visit To The World’S Oldest Carnegie Library, 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Remembering A Visit To The World’S Oldest Carnegie Library, Matthew R. Griffis
Remembering a British Studies class visit to the first Carnegie Library in Dunfermline, Scotland, one of over 2,800 Carnegie libraries worldwide at the turn of the last century. In their day, Carnegie libraries were more than just charming buildings; they fueled a growing enthusiasm among the masses for the existence of free, tax-supported public libraries intended to enrich their parent communities—especially those for which no comparable institution had existed before.
Student Associations: News And Events, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi
Student Associations: News And Events
News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).
From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi
From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations
News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.
Spotlights: Faculty, Alumnus, And Courses, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi
Spotlights: Faculty, Alumnus, And Courses
Spotlighting SLIS Director Teresa Welsh, SLIS alumnus Amed Demirhan, and British Studies LIS study-abroad courses.
Director's Report, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi
Welcome to a special issue of SLIS Connecting on British Studies. Read the report on the British Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections class offered each summer in London and the selection of students’ British Studies research papers in this issue.
Wku Libraries Annual Report 2017-2018, 2018 WKU
Wku Libraries Annual Report 2017-2018, Jennifer Wilson
Library Annual Reports, Reports, and Statistics
No abstract provided.
Inventory In Digby, 2018 Eastern Kentucky University
Inventory In Digby, Laura Edwards
EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship
EKU will share tips and tricks from its experience with using the Digby app in its inventory project. Presenter will explain differences between the Digby-generated report and the WMS Inventory FTP report and can share workflows from the EKU's inventory project.
Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, 2018 Washington University in St Louis
Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy 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 ...
If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, 2018 California State University, Chico
If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier
Charleston Library Conference
This paper is a reflection on a library system migration project from two project managers at two different campuses. The authors discuss challenges encountered, approaches taken, priorities established, and perhaps most importantly, what each would do differently with the benefit of hindsight. For those who are preparing to undertake a system migration, this paper will offer guidance and advice.
Introduction To Electronic Resource Acquisition, 2018 Arkansas State University
Introduction To Electronic Resource Acquisition, Linda Creibaum, Star Holloway
Charleston Library Conference
Two acquisitions librarians led an informal introduction to the basics of electronic resource acquisition in this session intended for those new to this unique and intricate field. The session explored acquiring e-books, journals, journal backfiles, primary source collections, and databases. Topics of discussion included vendor selection and services, timing for trials and purchases, access options, price negotiation, and licensing concerns. This session also reviewed communications with campus constituents concerning resource changes.
Participants left the session with a better understanding of possible options, considerations, resources, and support structures available to them as acquisition specialists.