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Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg 2020 CUNY Queensborough Community College

Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Publications and Research

This study explored community college librarians’ engagement with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A national online survey with 1,201 community college librarian respondents reveals limited familiarity with and integration of the Framework into community college instruction to date. Findings indicate an openness to future adoption, as well as substantial interest in targeted professional development and a version of the Framework adapted for community college campuses. These results contribute benchmark instructional data on an understudied section of academic librarianship and add to the growing body of research on how librarians have updated teaching practices in response to ...


Demographic Variables And Academic Discipline As Determinants Of Undergraduates’ Use Of Electronic Library Resources In Federal Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Adefunke Sarah Ebijuwa, Iyabo Mabawonku Professor 2019 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho,Oyo state. Nigeria

Demographic Variables And Academic Discipline As Determinants Of Undergraduates’ Use Of Electronic Library Resources In Federal Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Adefunke Sarah Ebijuwa, Iyabo Mabawonku Professor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Undergraduates use electronic library resources for academic activities because it offers access to relevant and current information from different subject areas. Literature review indicated that undergraduates’ use of electronic library resources is low in Nigeria owing to a number of factors that are largely attributed to user’s attitude, computer literacy and information retrieval skills, but, little attention was given to factors such as demographic variables and academic discipline. This study, therefore, examined demographic variables (age, gender) and academic discipline as determinants of undergraduates’ use of electronic library resources in in federal universities in South-west, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research ...


Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston 2019 Murray State University

Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston

Arthur J. Boston

This session compares major topics from scholarly communication and trends in Hip-Hop, with the objective of providing lessons and examples for effective teaching. By discussing Hip-Hop artists as impact-minded authors of copyrighted works navigating a marketplace newly-disrupted by Internet technology, it may be possible for students to bring their existing knowledge about the popular genre, and apply it to a new understanding of the scholarly communication environment. 
Examples: Copyright, Fair Use, and Mac Miller; Prohibitive Pricing, Piracy, and Kanye West; Author's Rights, First Distribution, and Beyoncé; Open Access, Repositories, and Chance The Rapper.


From Responsible Custody To Responsible Stewardship, Michelle Light 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

From Responsible Custody To Responsible Stewardship, Michelle Light

Library Faculty Publications

Light analyzes "responsible custody," one of eleven core values of archivists as described by the Society of American Archivists. After reviewing professional literature about postcustodial debates in the electronic records environment, advocacy for cultural sensitivity in native or colonial archives, and new models for stewardship associated with the community archives movement, Light proposes to revise this core value as "responsible stewardship."


Evaluating Zotero, Sherpa/Romeo, And Unpaywall In An Institutional Repository Workflow, Ashley D.R. Sergiadis 2019 East Tennessee State University

Evaluating Zotero, Sherpa/Romeo, And Unpaywall In An Institutional Repository Workflow, Ashley D.R. Sergiadis

ETSU Faculty Works

East Tennessee State University developed a workflow to add journal publications to their institutional repository and faculty profiles using three tools: Zotero for entering metadata, SHERPA/RoMEO for checking copyright permissions, and Unpaywall for locating full-text documents. This study evaluates availability and accuracy of the information and documents provided by Zotero, SHERPA/RoMEO, and Unpaywall for journal publications in four disciplines. The tools were less successful with works authored by arts and humanities and education faculty in comparison to works authored by medicine and health sciences and social and behavioral sciences faculty. The findings suggest that publisher practices contributed to ...


Partnering For Social Justice: Social Work Students’ Placement At Public Libraries, Sarah C. Johnson 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Partnering For Social Justice: Social Work Students’ Placement At Public Libraries, Sarah C. Johnson

Publications and Research

While the collaborative trend among professional social workers and librarians is garnering much deserved attention, literature about social work students partnering with public libraries is virtually nonexistent. Public librarians can advocate for social justice by initiating partnerships with master-level social work (MSW) students to enhance small- and large-scale programs to address the unique needs of patrons. In this chapter, I highlight existing collaborations among public libraries and student social workers to raise awareness of possibilities.


"Assessing The Library: A Christian Liberal Arts College's Library-Wide Assessment Project", Amy James 2019 Baylor University

"Assessing The Library: A Christian Liberal Arts College's Library-Wide Assessment Project", Amy James

The Christian Librarian

This article reports on a library-wide assessment project at Spring Arbor University’s White Library. It highlights the methods used to assess each element, along with a recap of the findings, and a section covering the successes and caveats. The library’s website was evaluated using a focus group strategy where users completed a set of tasks using the website. The physical space was evaluated using a whiteboard approach. The freshman research instruction program at the White Library consists of one and two shot library sessions. The current teaching approach was assessed using “muddiest point cards”along with surveys.


Rempel And Slebodniks' "Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide For Librarians" (Book Review), Paul Hartog 2019 Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary

Rempel And Slebodniks' "Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide For Librarians" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

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What If We Get Open Access?: A New Case For Undergraduate Scientific Literacy, AJ Boston 2019 Murray State University

What If We Get Open Access?: A New Case For Undergraduate Scientific Literacy, Aj Boston

Digital Initiatives Symposium

For the educators among us who care about the Open Access Movement, are we prepared for what comes in a post-OA world? Suppose that Plan-S (or another initiative with similar objectives) succeeds in making vast quantities of previously paywalled scientific literature openly available to anyone with an Internet connection.

On one hand, it's the utopia we've fought for: our best ideas, set free to circulate among the minds who will incorporate them toward solving the big issues humanity faces. On the other hand, what if scientific literature becomes weaponized in the same way that journalism has in recent ...


Using Free & Open Tools: A Holistic Selection Process Centered On Digital Literacy, Tim Miller 2019 Humboldt State University

Using Free & Open Tools: A Holistic Selection Process Centered On Digital Literacy, Tim Miller

Digital Initiatives Symposium

This session will cover free and open tools as well as teaching strategies for creating and implementing digital/web literacy and digital media instruction. The session will also be useful for people looking for free and open tools for their own projects, including how to get started and how to learn necessary new skills. Considerations such as terms of use, privacy, accessibility and licensing can be as or more important than functionality. Additionally, adopting open tools can advance conversations about open licensing which, in turn, can promote the application of creative commons and public domain licenses to appropriate works. Knowing ...


Analog To Digital Preservation Of The “Women Trailblazers In The Law” Oral History Project, Camelia Naranch, Carol Wilson 2019 Stanford Law School, Robert Crown Law Library

Analog To Digital Preservation Of The “Women Trailblazers In The Law” Oral History Project, Camelia Naranch, Carol Wilson

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In November 2018, Stanford Law School Library unveiled to the public an online exhibit of more than 100 oral histories of American women lawyers, scholars, judges, and government officials who helped diversify the legal profession in the late twentieth century. Called the “Women Trailblazers in the Law” Oral History Project, it is a collaboration between Stanford Law School Library and the American Bar Association. Our presentation discusses the details of the analog to digital preservation process, whereby the physical collection was converted into digital formats suitable for long term archival storage as well as online access for the general public ...


After The Literature Review And Before The Manuscript - Supporting The Middle Of The Research Lifecycle With Data, Gis, And Digital Scholarship Services, Annelise Sklar, Stephanie Labou 2019 University of California - San Diego

After The Literature Review And Before The Manuscript - Supporting The Middle Of The Research Lifecycle With Data, Gis, And Digital Scholarship Services, Annelise Sklar, Stephanie Labou

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Traditional library advisory services focus on the beginning and end of the research lifecycle, but what about students and researchers who need help with the steps in the middle? This talk will highlight UC San Diego's public service support for data collection, management, analysis, and visualization. In particular, we will highlight our Data & GIS Lab; Digital Media Lab; Digital Scholarship services, including KNIT, our digital commons; Software/Data Carpentry and other workshops; and consultation services for students and researchers.


Embedded Instruction Collaboration: The Case Of The Ball State Digital History Portal, Douglas Seefeldt, Randi Beem, James Bradley 2019 Ball State University

Embedded Instruction Collaboration: The Case Of The Ball State Digital History Portal, Douglas Seefeldt, Randi Beem, James Bradley

Digital Initiatives Symposium

This interdisciplinary panel will discuss a long-term project, “The Ball State Digital History Portal,” as a case study in digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research that features a collaboration between disciplinary faculty, an archivist, and a digital librarian. In this course, “History in the Digital Age,” undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors research, create, and build digital thematic research collection projects on topics in university history that aim to answer scholarly inquiries by conducting primary source research, selecting and digitizing archival materials, and creating metadata to accompany their curated items. An important part of the collaboration ...


Lightning Talk: The Language Archive: Migrating To An Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution., Jeroen Geerts 2019 Max Planck Institute Nijmegen

Lightning Talk: The Language Archive: Migrating To An Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution., Jeroen Geerts

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute Nijmegen (https://archive.mpi.nl) is an extensive online repository of language resources. The archive was developed using in-house solutions, including metadata creation tools, depositing tools and an archive-browser. Development had been going on for more than 15 years, but was difficult and expensive to maintain. Additionally, some of these tools had were fairly complex to use, not meeting current user needs. Therefore, the choice was made to migrate to a more sustainable open-source solution, easier to use, maintain and to develop upon.

This presentation will provide insight in choosing a new ...


Lightning Talk: Re/Mapping The Archives: Repository Content For The Digital Humanities And Cartographer, Michael R. Howser 2019 San Diego State University

Lightning Talk: Re/Mapping The Archives: Repository Content For The Digital Humanities And Cartographer, Michael R. Howser

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The print map, once seen as a unique and preservation worthy collection treated uniquely as a collection housed within a separate library or library space, has seen a precipitous decline in usage since Google Maps and other online tools emerged on the scene starting in 2005. With many print map collections experiencing declines in researcher requests per year, this inevitable decline of print map usage underscores the difficulty in discovering maps via the library catalog, search engines, and/or via finding aids. As collection space is pinned against demands for student space, print map collections are targets for capturing additional ...


Copyright: Know Your Rights, Michele Gibney 2019 University of the Pacific

Copyright: Know Your Rights, Michele Gibney

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

Congratulations, your article has been accepted to a prestigious journal! But, do you understand all your rights in the journal contract? Come learn about author rights and rights you might be signing away in a publishing contract. In addition, we will cover some copyright basics and reproducing the work of others in your research.


An Assessment Of Digital Capability Training Programs Among Higher Education Institutions In India, CHANDRASENJIT MISHRA, Dr. Shriram Pandey 2019 Banaras Hindu University

An Assessment Of Digital Capability Training Programs Among Higher Education Institutions In India, Chandrasenjit Mishra, Dr. Shriram Pandey

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper deals with the assessment of digital capability training programs among the top twenty universities in India as per NIRF ranking 2018. The study is an exploratory study which carried out to find out number of the training program, workshop or seminars conducted in universities in the preview of digital capability framework given by JISC (Joint Information systems committee). The result shows that Vellore University has conducted more training programs any than other universities. However, it is not enough to achieve the goal of digital capability in the universities as there are many manifestations to assess the digital capability ...


Skills Of Using Internet And Computer Communication Network Among Library Professionals Working In Selected Arts And Science Colleges: Affiliated To Bharathidasan University, Mercy Angeline X 2019 Alagappa Univeristy

Skills Of Using Internet And Computer Communication Network Among Library Professionals Working In Selected Arts And Science Colleges: Affiliated To Bharathidasan University, Mercy Angeline X

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

We live in a computer-centric Information Age. The number of computers in-use including in libraries is growing rapidly. Computer literacy, which is the ability to operate a computer system for performing personal and job-related tasks like using web browsers and search engines on the internet to retrieve needed information and communicate with the others, is considered as a fundament part of today's library professionals skills. Library managers prefer professionals and librarians who are computer literate because they are more productive and efficient at work than those who are not computer literate. The paper seeks to investigate the use of ...


Interpretation Of The Subject's Performance, Roghayeh Entezar Saadat 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Interpretation Of The Subject's Performance, Roghayeh Entezar Saadat

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract— This article describes the methods of interpretation of the performance of the student testing and other types of assessments to review. This method of interpretation, part of the technical evaluation of the base make up smart interpretation of student performance. for the use of educational evaluation information is critical. Create or choose the appropriate test to determine the reliability and validity of any and all the important topics covered.Because it must make intelligent interpretation and use of the information. We have the right to interpret the position of the student's performance in the test, and in fact ...


Research Data Management (Rdm) Capabilities At The University Of Ghana, Legon, Bright Kwaku Avuglah, Peter G. Underwood 2019 University of Ghana, Legon

Research Data Management (Rdm) Capabilities At The University Of Ghana, Legon, Bright Kwaku Avuglah, Peter G. Underwood

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to assess Research Data Management (RDM) capabilities at the University of Ghana (UG). The study focused on four key capability elements: policy framework, technological infrastructure, skills and knowledge, and support services. It explored the extent to which RDM is embedded in research practices at UG and provides insight into the preparedness of UG to develop RDM. A qualitative case study method was adopted for the study and data was gathered using semi-structured interviews and document analysis. The instrument for the assessment was informed by the Collaborative Assessment for Research Data Infrastructure and Objectives (CARDIO ...


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