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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.


The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof 2018 Kent State University

The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof

Virginia A Dressler

In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories (anonymized) and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider and reflect upon. The survey received a 25.8% response rate, with many intriguing insights. Survey findings are presented, along with a discussion on future recommendations for work in this area.


Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren 2018 University of Houston

Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren

Collaborative Librarianship

The University of Houston Libraries collaborated with University Career Services to host LinkedIn at the Library, an event where students were offered reviews of their LinkedIn profiles and free professional headshots. Although LinkedIn at the Library was initially funded as a one-time event, the two units worked together to turn it into a recurring event. This article presents our methods for collaboratively planning and hosting the events, attendance and assessment results, and lessons learned for future collaborative efforts. LinkedIn at the Library is a unique example of an academic library’s partnership with a career services unit.


The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Educational And Disciplinary Backgrounds Of American Librarians, 1950-2015, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Young-In Kim 2018 Syracuse University

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Educational And Disciplinary Backgrounds Of American Librarians, 1950-2015, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Young-In Kim

School of Information Studies: Faculty Scholarship

Discussions of diversity in American librarianship usually focus on gender or ethnicity, but historical studies also show a lack of diversity in educational and disciplinary backgrounds. Librarians traditionally hail from the humanities, especially English and history. But as current educational attention shifts to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, are librarians reflecting this change? Anonymized data from ALA-accredited graduate programs from the last five years was collected, coded, and classified to determine librarians’ educational and disciplinary backgrounds and in what ways, if any, they differ from the past 65 years and from the contemporary U.S. general population. Unsurprisingly ...


Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood 2018 University of Massachusetts School of Law

Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2018 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz 2018 Hollins University

Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz

Finding Aids: Guides to the Collections

This collection has manuscripts, teaching papers, and correspondence of poet Julia Randall. The correspondence include letters to or from colleagues, alumnae, and friends.


A Tribal Special Library And Archives Project: Establishing The Malki Museum Special Library And Archives, Andrea Geyer 2018 California State University, San Bernardino

A Tribal Special Library And Archives Project: Establishing The Malki Museum Special Library And Archives, Andrea Geyer

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The Malki Museum Tribal Special Library and Archives project is an on-site repository created in order to provide access to information regarding tribal culture and heritage to local tribal members and researchers. The project filled the need for a space dedicated to material related to the history of local Southern California Native American tribes and information regarding the topics of Archaeology, Anthropology and History. The collection includes: books, manuscripts, documents, audio/visual media, and photographs. Bringing together multimedia sources, the Special Tribal Library allows for the preservation and accessibility of these items through cataloging and digitizing the collection. This method ...


Digital Resources To Support Quantitative Scholarship In Presidential Studies, Lisa DeLuca, Robert M. Pallitto 2018 Seton Hall University

Digital Resources To Support Quantitative Scholarship In Presidential Studies, Lisa Deluca, Robert M. Pallitto

Lisa DeLuca, MLIS, MPA

With the increased in digitized content available, new presidential research avails itself to more quantitative analysis.  More digitized resources from government agencies, private and university repositories allow presidential scholars access to a broader universe of content.  Data for analysis includes digitized documents, oral histories and datasets.  Presidential scholars and researchers have the option to collaborate with programmers, computer scientists and graduate students to become acquainted with current repositories and experiment with new technologies such as text mining and the R programming language.


From Global Theories To Local Practice And Original Knowledge: Learning The Way Through Systems Co-Design, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine Bruce, Ian D. Stoodley, Krenare Pireva 2018 University of the Pacific

From Global Theories To Local Practice And Original Knowledge: Learning The Way Through Systems Co-Design, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine Bruce, Ian D. Stoodley, Krenare Pireva

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

Information focused, learning centered, and systems enabled, Informed Systems (Somerville, United States) guides collaborative design (co-design) of the University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center in Pristina, Kosovo. Conceptual modeling activities since April 2017 engage students in integrating Informed Learning theory (Bruce, Australia) and Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland, England) to progress a shared vision to make local knowledge visible through co-created systems, services, and resources. Foundational Informed Learning categories, information and communication technologies, information sources, and information and knowledge generation - to progress information curation and knowledge management – illustrate the transformative potential of this theory-to-practice initiative, customized to local priorities and ...


Fy2017 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Julia A. Lovett 2018 University of Rhode Island

Fy2017 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Julia A. Lovett

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

The main document posted here is a report generated from the online subscription service ACRLMetrics. The report contains FY2017 data as submitted by the University of Rhode Island Libraries for the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Survey. Several files are included as supplemental content, including the data in spreadsheet format, the filled-out survey form as submitted, the blank data worksheet, the survey instructions and definitions, and the trends questionnaire.


Acquisitions Unit Annual Report 2017-2018, Andrée J. Rathemacher 2018 University of Rhode Island

Acquisitions Unit Annual Report 2017-2018, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Annual Report of the Acquisitions Unit, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island for FY18. Covers personnel, work flow, special projects, and serial, monograph, and e-resource acquisitions. Supplemental files include data on library materials expenditures by a number of variables as well as important working documents from the year.


Oer Lessons Learned: Three Institutional Perspectives, Cheryl Cuillier, Cinthya Ippoliti, Michael J. Whitchurch 2018 University of Arizona

Oer Lessons Learned: Three Institutional Perspectives, Cheryl Cuillier, Cinthya Ippoliti, Michael J. Whitchurch

OER From Vision to Action

Learn how OER initiatives at Brigham Young University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Arizona have progressed from vision to action. Our three campuses vary in size, demographics, institutional culture, and available resources to support OER. Our OER programs are in various stages of progression and we are each taking different approaches. We will demonstrate that there is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to OER, but there are still important commonalities across our programs. At each institution, the library coordinates OER initiatives and provides leadership. Social justice is an important aspect of each program. Each ...


A Citation Study Of Andrews University Theological Seminary Dissertations, Cynthia Mae Helms, Bernard Helms 2018 Andrews University

A Citation Study Of Andrews University Theological Seminary Dissertations, Cynthia Mae Helms, Bernard Helms

Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives

Citations found in Theological Seminary Ph.D./Th.D. dissertations completed between 2006 and 2010 at Andrews University were analyzed to determine how much of the cited resources were held by the library, what types of resources were used, and their age. The study showed that 2/3 of the citations were books and almost 1/3 were periodicals, 84% of the citations were held by James White Library, and the majority of the citations were published within 60 years of the dissertations’ completion dates. The study also revealed that five of the 27 most frequently cited periodicals were included ...


The Oer Project @Shu: 5 Factors Driving Institutional Change, Jaya Kannan, Zachariah Claybaugh 2018 Sacred Heart University

The Oer Project @Shu: 5 Factors Driving Institutional Change, Jaya Kannan, Zachariah Claybaugh

Zachariah Claybaugh

Sacred Heart University’s OER initiative has seen positive results in its first stage of planning and implementation. Five factors have been driving change – tactical planning, collaborative networking, awareness building, impact measurement, and pedagogy focus. Using evidence-based examples, we share strategies for cost-savings, increased access, and enhanced pedagogical practices.


Escholarship@Umms Brochure, Lisa A. Palmer 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Escholarship@Umms Brochure, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications and Presentations

Brochure and poster created to promote eScholarship@UMMS, UMass Medical School's digital repository and publishing system for research and scholarship, which is managed by the Lamar Soutter Library. The intended audience is faculty, researchers, staff, and students at UMass Medical School.


Librarian Brown Bag For Lmu Librarians: Poc In Lis Summit 2018, Nataly Blas, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Rachel Deras, Jessea Young 2018 Loyola Marymount University

Librarian Brown Bag For Lmu Librarians: Poc In Lis Summit 2018, Nataly Blas, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Rachel Deras, Jessea Young

Aisha Conner-Gaten

As part of the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Brown Bag series, the POC in LIS Summit organizers, Nataly Blas, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Rachel Deras, and Jessea Young, provided an overview of our planning process as well as lessons learned. Snapshots of attendee and presenter statistics are included as well as a timeline for planning an event of this kind.


The Consequences Of Framing Digital Humanities Tools As Easy To Use, Paige C. Morgan 2018 University of Miami

The Consequences Of Framing Digital Humanities Tools As Easy To Use, Paige C. Morgan

Library Articles, Papers, and Presentations

This article examines the recurring ways in which some of the most popular DH tools are presented as easy to use. It argues that attempts to couch powerful tools in what is often false familiarity, directly undermines the goal of encouraging scholarly innovation and risk taking. The consequences of framing digital tools as either easy or more difficult shapes the relationship between librarians and the students and faculty whose research they support, and, more broadly, the role and viability of libraries as spaces devoted to skill acquisition.


Are You Curious About... 3d Printing?, Kathryn Lybarger 2018 University of Kentucky

Are You Curious About... 3d Printing?, Kathryn Lybarger

Kathryn Lybarger

Slides accompanying "Are you curious about...3D printing?", a live demonstration and hands-on experience with 3D printing and associated tools.


Repository Additions, July 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, July 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For July 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For July 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


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