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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.


If We Build It, They Will Come: Improving Cala’S Institutional Repository, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

If We Build It, They Will Come: Improving Cala’S Institutional Repository, Sai Deng

Sai Deng

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)’s Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) is an important initiative to curate its members’ research works, the organizational archival materials, and other cultural resources. CALASYS uses Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform, to store, link, display, and exhibit its collections. During its development, several aspects of the platform have been significantly improved due to the effort of the CALASYS Group and the CALA members.

To meet the emerging needs for improving data entry, description and access, the CALASYS group has explored and implemented multiple plugins. Among those implemented are Library of Congress (LC) Suggest, CSV Import, and Zotero Import. LC Suggest facilitates the cataloging process by offering auto-completion of subjects; it is linked to various authorities and is synchronous to updates thus helps improve the quality and consistency of metadata. CSV Import and Zotero Import both are instances of batch upload. This poster will demonstrate the improvements brought by plugins as well as the pros and cons of the selected plugins.

Meanwhile, the CALASYS group has been diligently building its collections by reaching out to the CALA members, chapters, committees and task forces. They have also been proactively promoting the platform among the CALA members via mailing lists and social media ...


Build An Organizational Digital Scholarship Repository Using Omeka, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Build An Organizational Digital Scholarship Repository Using Omeka, Sai Deng

Sai Deng

As a non-profit organization for librarians of color, Chinese American Librarians Association has members from all over the world. Materials that document the evolution of the organization and its scholarly activities pertain valuable information. There was an urgent need to establish an organizational digital scholarship repository to preserve these materials as well as to serve as a hub that provides valuable research information.

After careful comparison and selection, Omeka, a content management system for online digital resources, was chosen. Omeka is open source and thus free with a stable group of developers for a long time. While Omeka is an ...


Unl Libraries Deposit Programs, DeeAnn Allison, Mary Ellen Ducey, Linnea Fredrickson, Sue A. Gardner, Blake Graham, Richard Graham, Margaret Mering, Traci Robison, Paul Royster, Jennifer L. Thoegersen, John Wiese, Harriet Wintermute 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Unl Libraries Deposit Programs, Deeann Allison, Mary Ellen Ducey, Linnea Fredrickson, Sue A. Gardner, Blake Graham, Richard Graham, Margaret Mering, Traci Robison, Paul Royster, Jennifer L. Thoegersen, John Wiese, Harriet Wintermute

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries offers several avenues for preserving and providing access to digital and physical research materials. This document outlines the four main avenues for depositing materials with UNL Libraries. Although there are separate repositories with specific missions—Archives & Special Collections, DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska–Lincoln, UNL Data Repository, and UNL Image & Multimedia Collections—all work together toward the goal of preserving the intellectual and creative output of the university and to make our contributions discoverable to state, national, and international communities. This document describes the operations of each repository. The Libraries policy is to publish, or ...


Build An Organizational Digital Scholarship Repository Using Omeka, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Build An Organizational Digital Scholarship Repository Using Omeka, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

As a non-profit organization for librarians of color, Chinese American Librarians Association has members from all over the world. Materials that document the evolution of the organization and its scholarly activities pertain valuable information. There was an urgent need to establish an organizational digital scholarship repository to preserve these materials as well as to serve as a hub that provides valuable research information.

After careful comparison and selection, Omeka, a content management system for online digital resources, was chosen. Omeka is open source and thus free with a stable group of developers for a long time. While Omeka is an ...


If We Build It, They Will Come: Improving Cala’S Institutional Repository, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

If We Build It, They Will Come: Improving Cala’S Institutional Repository, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)’s Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) is an important initiative to curate its members’ research works, the organizational archival materials, and other cultural resources. CALASYS uses Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform, to store, link, display, and exhibit its collections. During its development, several aspects of the platform have been significantly improved due to the effort of the CALASYS Group and the CALA members.

To meet the emerging needs for improving data entry, description and access, the CALASYS group has explored and implemented multiple plugins. Among those implemented are Library of Congress (LC) Suggest, CSV Import, and Zotero Import. LC Suggest facilitates the cataloging process by offering auto-completion of subjects; it is linked to various authorities and is synchronous to updates thus helps improve the quality and consistency of metadata. CSV Import and Zotero Import both are instances of batch upload. This poster will demonstrate the improvements brought by plugins as well as the pros and cons of the selected plugins.

Meanwhile, the CALASYS group has been diligently building its collections by reaching out to the CALA members, chapters, committees and task forces. They have also been proactively promoting the platform among the CALA members via mailing lists and social media ...


Climate Change: Implications For Professional Best Practices In Special Collections, Sarah Burke Cahalan 2018 University of Dayton

Climate Change: Implications For Professional Best Practices In Special Collections, Sarah Burke Cahalan

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Presentations

This presentation responds to research presented by Eira Tansey, Ben Goldman, and Whitney Ray. Both presentations were part of the seminar “Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: Gathering Data and Exploring Professional Implications for a Very Different Future,” presented on June 22 at RBMS 2018.


Leaning Forward While Looking Back, Anthony Bernier 2018 San Jose State University

Leaning Forward While Looking Back, Anthony Bernier

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Reaching New Scholarly Heights: School Of Information Student Research Journal Hits Milestone With 100,000 Full Text Downloads, Sandra Hirsh 2018 San Jose State University

Reaching New Scholarly Heights: School Of Information Student Research Journal Hits Milestone With 100,000 Full Text Downloads, Sandra Hirsh

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj 100k Download Milestone, Mary C. Schutten 2018 California State University - San Jose

Srj 100k Download Milestone, Mary C. Schutten

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Memories And Milestones, Holley Cornetto 2018 San Jose State University

Memories And Milestones, Holley Cornetto

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Learn By Doing: Cal Poly Pomona's Efforts To Modernize Archival Practices And Increase Student Life Records In Special Collections And Archives Through Collaborative Partnerships, Katie Richardson, Alexis Adkins, Elizabeth Gomez 2018 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Learn By Doing: Cal Poly Pomona's Efforts To Modernize Archival Practices And Increase Student Life Records In Special Collections And Archives Through Collaborative Partnerships, Katie Richardson, Alexis Adkins, Elizabeth Gomez

Collaborative Librarianship

"Learn by Doing" focuses on the steps Cal Poly Pomona Special Collections and Archives staff have taken to modernize and align unit practices with other special collections and archival repositories in the field and their effort to increase the documentation of student life in their university archives. The article outlines steps taken, lessons learned, partnerships established along the way, and suggestions for those wishing to engage in a similar endeavor.


What Collaboration Means To Me: Perspectives On Library/Vendor Collaboration, Erin Gallagher 2018 University of Denver

What Collaboration Means To Me: Perspectives On Library/Vendor Collaboration, Erin Gallagher

Collaborative Librarianship

There is much librarians and content providers can do to challenge the narrative that we are constantly at odds, both within the legacy relationship of buyer and seller and within new opportunities for collaboration. This column offers insights and practical suggestions for enriched relationships and future collaboration from the unique perspective of working for and with both vendors and libraries.


Technology Use For Extra-Curricular Activities And Academic Performance In Library Instruction Sessions, Lutishoor Salisbury, Abayomi Omotola Omolew, Jeremy J. Smith 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Technology Use For Extra-Curricular Activities And Academic Performance In Library Instruction Sessions, Lutishoor Salisbury, Abayomi Omotola Omolew, Jeremy J. Smith

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

This poster reports on a study that investigated:

a. The impact of students’ use of technology for extracurricular purposes during instruction sessions and its effects on their learning and retention of information.

b. Whether attendance at a previous library instruction session provided the students with the advantage of scoring higher in the assessment, and

c. Whether the use of these technologies in class sessions was disruptive to other students.


Journal Collection Analysis: How We Developed New Tools To Improve Collection Assessment, Evaluation And Outreach, Evan Rusch, Nat Gustafson-Sundell 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Journal Collection Analysis: How We Developed New Tools To Improve Collection Assessment, Evaluation And Outreach, Evan Rusch, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

If you could create any collection management report, including any data, what would it look like? At Minnesota State University, Mankato, we’ve created a tool to provide journal collection analysis and evaluation (JCAE) reports which bring together a wide variety of data in one place. These reports can include Scimago journal evaluative data, any number of COUNTER JR1s, cost and payment data from the integrated library system or from vendor licenses, holdings data from the knowledgebase, subject data from indexes, Scimago, or the knowledgebase, journal data from Ulrich’s, custom data from academic departments, and more, as well as ...


Open Parks Network: A Cross-Governmental Approach To Open Access And Sustainability, Joshua Morgan, Rachel Wittmann, Christopher G. Vinson, Colleen Curry 2018 Clemson University

Open Parks Network: A Cross-Governmental Approach To Open Access And Sustainability, Joshua Morgan, Rachel Wittmann, Christopher G. Vinson, Colleen Curry

Presentations

Clemson University and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) have collaborated since 2010 to develop the Open Parks Network, an open repository of over 230,000 digital objects and metadata records chronicling the diverse cultural and natural history of our nation’s parks, historic sites, and other protected areas. Initially funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant that ended in 2014, this joint effort to deliver wider public access to the unique resources located in NPS libraries, museums, and archives across the U.S. and territories is an intriguing case study in the dynamics ...


Sustaining Institutional Repositories: Breaking The Mold To Add Value, Karen Bjork, Ryan Otto, Rebel Cummings-Sauls 2018 Portland State University

Sustaining Institutional Repositories: Breaking The Mold To Add Value, Karen Bjork, Ryan Otto, Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Librarians at Kansas State University and Portland State University recognized a need to document and showcase a more complete view of the digital scholarship from their institution’s faculty, staff, and students; giving each library the ability to elevate the academic research and creative output being produced by their community. The proposed expansion of representation would be accomplished through the addition of metadata only (non full text) records in their institutional repositories (IR), the inclusion of which may run counter to the archetype of open access (OA) IR. The need to provide a more comprehensive view of scholarly activity has ...


Insects & Health In Sd, South Dakota State University 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Insects & Health In Sd, South Dakota State University

Health/Nutrition

Photograph of a display of government documents from South Dakota State University.


Assessing Of Iranian Medical English Journals Based On Journal Selection Criteria In Scopus, Shahram Sedghi, somayeh ghaffari 2018 Iran University of Medical Sciences

Assessing Of Iranian Medical English Journals Based On Journal Selection Criteria In Scopus, Shahram Sedghi, Somayeh Ghaffari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Journals which have been indexed in universal citation databases can introduce their countries’ scientific productions to the world’ scientific communications. In this study, it is aimed to evaluate Iranian Medical English Journals (IMEJ) based on Scopus’ journal selection criteria. This is a descriptive quantitative study which deals with the last issues of 52 numbers of IMEJ which have not been indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed. Data is collected using a researcher-developed checklist whose validity was confirmed by faculty members. Microsoft Office Excel was used to analyze data. According to our findings, the studied journals were in compliance ...


Deciphering Dense Data: Approaches To Visualization, Sara Amato, Kathleen Spring 2018 Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust

Deciphering Dense Data: Approaches To Visualization, Sara Amato, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Presentations

Working with large data sets can be a challenge for both librarians and external stakeholders. Vendors often provide scads of data about the products we use, but sifting through it takes time. Visualization tools exist to help distill meaning from particularly dense data. This talk provides a look at how data visualization approaches can differ based on a variety of organizational factors such as staffing capacity, costs, and specific project requirements. We offer a nuts-and-bolts look at a serials and journals shared print project from the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust that uses Tableau and OpenRefine to create collection retention scenarios ...


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