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The Secret Lives Of Ebooks: A Paratextual Analysis Illuminates A Veil Of Usage Statistics, Jonathan H. Harwell, Erin Gallagher 2018 Rollins College

The Secret Lives Of Ebooks: A Paratextual Analysis Illuminates A Veil Of Usage Statistics, Jonathan H. Harwell, Erin Gallagher

Faculty Publications

This study applies the method of paratextual analysis to six electronic books, or ebooks, in an academic library collection at a small liberal arts college. Two books are selected from each of three platforms: ebrary, EBSCO, and SpringerLink. The characteristics of each book are described, including design and readership, as well as 2 years of usage statistics from the specific library, and altmetrics where available. The paratextual study leads to a closer investigation of the usage statistics themselves and concludes that despite industry standards, they are not calculated consistently across vendor platforms and that while these data are invisible to ...


Living Seeds Of History: The John Stokes And Mary's Gardens Exhibit, Stephanie Shreffler, Kayla Harris 2017 University of Dayton

Living Seeds Of History: The John Stokes And Mary's Gardens Exhibit, Stephanie Shreffler, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

This panel describes how the University of Dayton planned and carried out an exhibit on the John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens archival collection, featuring a garden inside the library. A “Mary garden” is a garden filled with flowers named for Mary.

The panel describes the content of the collection and how the exhibit was originally conceived; the exhibit design and programming; and the challenges faced during the planning process.

The exhibit provided a way for the Libraries to promote an archival collection that not only closely connected with the University’s mission as a Catholic institution, but also provided ...


Looking Forward To Look Back: Digital Preservation Planning, Jennifer Brancato, Kayla Harris 2017 University of Dayton

Looking Forward To Look Back: Digital Preservation Planning, Jennifer Brancato, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

Digital information resources are a vitally important and increasingly large component of academic libraries’ collection and preservation responsibilities. This includes content converted to and originating from digital form (born-digital). Preserving digital material, such as social media and websites, is essential for ensuring that future generations know everyone’s story, especially those groups which have been historically underrepresented in official records. This presentation will detail the steps undertaken by a digital preservation task force to first assess the weaknesses in current practice, and then develop a plan to implement a digital preservation policy and workflow. As part of the project, the ...


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 ...


Robert Burns In Print At The National Library Of Scotland, Robert Betteridge 2017 National Library of Scotland

Robert Burns In Print At The National Library Of Scotland, Robert Betteridge

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the early Burns editions now in the National Library of Scotland, compares the NLS holdings to those of other major UK research libraries, examines the limited role of the deposit privilege in bring early Burns editions to the Advocates' Library before the founding of the NLS, and provides examples of significant early editions that were subsequently acquired for the library by purchase and donation.


Course Management System Best Practices For Accessing Library Resources, Casey Duevel, Nat Gustafson-Sundell 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Course Management System Best Practices For Accessing Library Resources, Casey Duevel, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Faculty want course readings to be conveniently posted within D2L, but posting PDFs on D2L is illegal in many cases and might accidentally lead to the loss of online resources provided by the library. In this session, we’ll explain these issues and suggest best practices for sharing articles and chapters with your students.


Using Technology To Facilitate Pre‐Acquisition Workflows For Electronic Resources, Paoshan W. Yue 2017 University of Nevada, Reno

Using Technology To Facilitate Pre‐Acquisition Workflows For Electronic Resources, Paoshan W. Yue

Charleston Library Conference

Investigation of new e‐resource requests before a purchase decision is made can be very complex, potentially involving gathering information from various parties (publishers/vendors, library stakeholders), setting up a trial, gathering trial feedback, and making sure stakeholders are notified in a timely manner throughout of the investigation process. The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries approached this management challenge by creating a dynamic online form. With its front end originated in InfoPath and its backend database and workflow controlled in SharePoint, this form allows an automated process covering request submission, product evaluation, collection development review, and selection decision. All the ...


Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy 2017 Providence University College and Seminary

Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Teach Your Children White?, Katelyn Johnson 2017 Dominican University of California

Teach Your Children White?, Katelyn Johnson

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Through exploration of early childhood literature - focused on those intended as read aloud and including illustrations – this thesis will investigate the impact and influence of cultural and racial diversity and representation in books on the development of a child’s identity as well as broader world view. The thesis will also research the histories of cultural diversity and representation in children’s literature. The research parameters for this project are focused on Marin County and will include: access to culturally diverse literature in public libraries throughout the county; library procurement policies and the impact on cultural diversity within the collection ...


Escholarship@Umms Digital Collections Policy, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Escholarship@Umms Digital Collections Policy, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Library Publications and Presentations

This policy articulates the scope and selection factors for the creation, collection, organization, dissemination, and management of digital content through eScholarship@UMMS, UMass Medical School's digital archive of research and scholarship.


Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess 2017 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Avoiding The Gambit For Our Personal Digital Archives, Matt Schultz 2017 Grand Valley State University

Avoiding The Gambit For Our Personal Digital Archives, Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz

Personal content creation, collection, curation, and sharing are advancing into a new paradigm highly dependent on corporately controlled online platforms. Creators and cultural memory organizations are grappling with questions of ownership, control, and at-will sharing. This chapter explores curatorial strategies, advocacy efforts and grassroots initiatives that can serve as solutions.


Uno Open Access Fund Statistics: What Do They Tell Us?, Yumi Ohira 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Uno Open Access Fund Statistics: What Do They Tell Us?, Yumi Ohira

Yumi Ohira

Institutional digital repositories provide open access to research outputs created within a university or research institution. Many institutions currently support open access by paying article processing charges (APC) for their affiliated faculty and researchers. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Libraries started the Open Access (OA) Fund program in 2014 to help cover the APC of tenure-track UNO authors. The fundamental goals of the UNO OA Fund is to include and encourage the UNO community to publish their research in an OA journal and platform, DigitalCommons@UNO (http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/).

This poster focuses on sharing the OA Fund ...


Streaming Video In Higher Education, Jill Emery 2017 Portland State University

Streaming Video In Higher Education, Jill Emery

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Overview of streaming media use at an institution of higher learning in the Untied States. Shows the various ways streaming media is selected and utilized at a given institution.


Don’T Stop The Presses! Study Of Short-Term Return On Investment On Print Books Purchased Under Different Acquisition Modes, Maria Savova, Candace Lebel 2017 Claremont University Consortium

Don’T Stop The Presses! Study Of Short-Term Return On Investment On Print Books Purchased Under Different Acquisition Modes, Maria Savova, Candace Lebel

Library Staff Publications and Research

How long are we willing to wait for a book to demonstrate value? How many circulations are enough? Today, there is more pressure to show return on investment (ROI) than there used to be thirty, twenty, or even ten years ago. In the era of increasingly electronic, demand-driven, and evidence-based collection development, the once reigning print book is ceding its central place within library collections. While faculty and students are showing renewed interest in print materials, flat or declining library budgets, along with inevitable increases in electronic subscription rates, put downward pressure on print monograph funding. Libraries continue to develop ...


Ebooks Speed Dating: Who’S In The Driver Seat Going Forward?, Julia Gelfand, Lisa Mackinder, Jackie Ricords, Jill Morris, Jeremy Garskof 2017 University of California, Irvine

Ebooks Speed Dating: Who’S In The Driver Seat Going Forward?, Julia Gelfand, Lisa Mackinder, Jackie Ricords, Jill Morris, Jeremy Garskof

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Probably more than any technology, digital formats have changed the nature of libraries, expanding opportunities for technology advancements and affecting user behaviors. Many lessons have been learned with how eBooks are acquired, licensed by libraries and used worldwide. Libraries are shifting their focus on collections and management, becoming more aware of their community’s mobility, opportunity to read and seek information from many locales, modes and devices. A known and growing commodity, eBooks will only increase their presence and availability.


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 ...


User Experience With Evidence Based Purchasing, Jill Emery 2017 Portland State University

User Experience With Evidence Based Purchasing, Jill Emery

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Presentation given on Portland State University Library's experience with evidence based purchasing models. Covers evidence based acquisitions plans and the outcomes seem from these experiences.


Jfk Assassination Records Collection In Government Documents, Minnesota State University, Mankato 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jfk Assassination Records Collection In Government Documents, Minnesota State University, Mankato

History

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Porter Henderson Library Display: Aviation History Month, Angelo State University 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Porter Henderson Library Display: Aviation History Month, Angelo State University

Aeronautics

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from Angelo State University, Porter Henderson Library, San Angelo, Texas.


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