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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken 2019 CUNY Hunter College

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.


Xie And Matusiaks' "Discover Digital Libraries: Theory And Practice" (Book Review), Paul Hartog 2018 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Xie And Matusiaks' "Discover Digital Libraries: Theory And Practice" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

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Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh 2018 University of California, Irvine

Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Building on the successful 2017 presentation, A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection Development, this presentation will explore a content type that stumps the engineering librarian and acquisitions librarian alike - standards. Technical standards are documents that establish a uniform practice or process for materials, procedures, and products. Each of us uses standards daily - from USB ports to elevators to lights, automobiles, bridges, standardized train tracks, and much more. Standards are prepared and issued by a professional groups, committees, societies, or governmental agencies, and can influence safety and performance and the role of business and manufacturing.

Four librarians from diverse institutions ...


Adapting Library Workflows To Accommodate Transferred Journals, Christine Davidian, Jennifer K. Matthews 2018 Rowan University

Adapting Library Workflows To Accommodate Transferred Journals, Christine Davidian, Jennifer K. Matthews

Libraries Scholarship

Effective electronic resources management is comprised of ever evolving complex processes. One especially challenging component is to seamlessly ensure continuity of access and service to transferred journals, or journals that have changed publishers. The aspect that is particularly problematic throughout this process is the tracking of these changes. In the past at Rowan University Library, this process had not been monitored proactively. The concern today is to ensure that these changes are tracked so as to not interrupt the user’s research.

The library has addressed this challenge by implementing workflows that use the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Enhanced ...


Behind The Scenes, Ready For Action: Cultivating And Conveying A Large-Scale Humanities Monograph Weeding Project With Campus Stakeholders, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins 2018 University of Dayton

Behind The Scenes, Ready For Action: Cultivating And Conveying A Large-Scale Humanities Monograph Weeding Project With Campus Stakeholders, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Weeding books is a scary prospect for many librarians and faculty, particularly for humanities faculty, since monographs are critical scholarship in those disciplines. At this library, a renovation in one area created the need for a large-scale review of monograph collections in other areas. Library leadership began conversations with campus stakeholders early on, emphasizing renovation needs and outcomes, careful deselection methods, stakeholder opportunities for input, and sustainable collections. In the Fall 2017 semester, all subject librarians began identifying relevant titles for deselection and communicating with departments about the process. The Humanities librarians found themselves making additional collection considerations and working ...


Center For Teaching & Learning + Scott Memorial Library: Academic Year 2017/2018, Elizabeth D'Angel 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Center For Teaching & Learning + Scott Memorial Library: Academic Year 2017/2018, Elizabeth D'Angel

Annual Reports & Administrative Documents

Contents:

  • About Us
  • Staff Highlights
  • From the Archives
  • Milestones
  • Metrics
  • Programs & Exhibits


Government Documents Display, State University of New York at Delhi 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Government Documents Display, State University Of New York At Delhi

Government Documents (General)

Bibliography and photograph of a display of government documents at SUNY Delhi.


Five Ways To Cultivate Open Education On Your Campus, Mandi Goodsett 2018 Cleveland State University

Five Ways To Cultivate Open Education On Your Campus, Mandi Goodsett

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

As academic institutions focus attention on student retention and rising higher education costs, increasing attention has been paid to reducing the costs of instructional materials. Studies show that the high cost of textbooks, for instance, can impact student course choices, academic performance, and retention. Many faculty have found free, open textbooks and other open educational resources to be a successful alternative to expensive commercial textbooks. However, initiating an open education or affordable learning program on your campus can be tricky. Faculty are sometimes resistant to open education, administrators don’t always understand it, and librarians only have so much time ...


Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash

Sally Krash

Provides details of how the Content & Discovery Portfolio of the UMass Amherst Libraries are transforming collections activities to align with campus and library strategic planning, and provide a basis for moving forward in a more open scholarly environment.


Slis Connecting Volume 7 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 7 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

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, Clay Waters 2018 University of Alabama

“Eminently Combustible” -- Charles Williams, The Most Interesting Inkling, Clay Waters

SLIS Connecting

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, Bonnie Pinkston 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Documenting The British East India Company And Their Involvement In The East Indian Slave Trade, Bonnie Pinkston

SLIS Connecting

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, Kimberly Holifield 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Through The Lens: World War I Photography As Historical Record, Kimberly Holifield

SLIS Connecting

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”, Lauren B. Dodd 2018 University of Alabama

The Feminist Library: “History Is Herstory, Too”, Lauren B. Dodd

SLIS Connecting

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, Teresa S. Welsh MLIS, Ph.D. 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Historic Pubs Of London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Teresa S. Welsh Mlis, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

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, Martha Attridge Bufton, Teresa S. Welsh 2018 University of Alberta

British Studies Interview, Martha Attridge Bufton, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

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, Matthew R. Griffis 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Remembering A Visit To The World’S Oldest Carnegie Library, Matthew R. Griffis

SLIS Connecting

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

SLIS Connecting

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

SLIS Connecting

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

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Director Teresa Welsh, SLIS alumnus Amed Demirhan, and British Studies LIS study-abroad courses.


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