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University Of Georgia News And Notes, 2010 Kennesaw State University

University Of Georgia News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent library news from the University of Georgia.


Since You're Here : Vol. 04, Issue 10 (October 2010), Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. 2010 University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Since You're Here : Vol. 04, Issue 10 (October 2010), Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

Since You're Here

No abstract provided.


Mobile Applications In Libraries, Gerry McKiernan 2010 Iowa State University

Mobile Applications In Libraries, Gerry Mckiernan

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Learning The Collection: A New Librarian's Experience In Collection Management, Heather S. Lewin 2010 Iowa State University

Learning The Collection: A New Librarian's Experience In Collection Management, Heather S. Lewin

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

I am a reference and instruction librarian at Iowa State University with collection development and liaison responsibilities for chemistry, biochemistry, entomology, and natural resource ecology. I recently came to librarianship with an education and three years' experience in biochemistry and biotechnology. During the last four years I have learned that my time in library school did not teach me all that I needed to know to be a successful librarian. The administration at my library has realized that it takes time to acclimate to a new position. It provides training to speed up this transitional period for all incoming librarians ...


Instant Messaging, A Synchronous Virtual Reference Tool The Mirrors Higher Education's Mission And Students' Needs: How Grounded Theory Placed The Library In The Middle Of The Mix, Sarah Passonneau 2010 Iowa State University

Instant Messaging, A Synchronous Virtual Reference Tool The Mirrors Higher Education's Mission And Students' Needs: How Grounded Theory Placed The Library In The Middle Of The Mix, Sarah Passonneau

Library Administration Publications and Papers

Most academic libraries provide instant messaging services to their users. For this research project, the authors wanted to discover what occurs during synchronous virtual reference interviews at Iowa State University library. In order to asses the totality of synchronous virtual reference service, the researchers implemented a qualitative, holistic approach that generates a theory about what happens during these interviews. Grounded theory formed the philosophical framework for this qualitative assessment. Classical grounded theory minimizes preconceptions, does not start with a research problem, and does not recommend a literature review before starting a project. Additionally, synchronous learning is a topic of interest ...


Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture Fall 2010, Edward A. Goedeken 2010 Iowa State University

Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture Fall 2010, Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

No abstract provided.


The Next Page, Library and Information Technology 2010 Bucknell University

The Next Page, Library And Information Technology

The Next Page

The Next Page is a semi-annual newsletter published by Bucknell University's Library and Information Technology department. The publication serves the community by providing software, project, and service updates. Regular features include a letter from the CIO, new staff updates, and interviews. This issue includes the following articles: "From the CIO," "Bmail: E-mail and Beyond," "A Fond Farewell," "The Embedded Librarian," "'Pilots'," "New Library and IT Staff," "New Acquisitions," "iPod Touch in the Classroom."


Library Ledger, University of Southern Maine Libraries 2010 University of Southern Maine

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2010


Using Unique Abilities To Capitalize On A Failed Clinical Informationist Project, Sheila Green 2010 Texas Medical Center Library

Using Unique Abilities To Capitalize On A Failed Clinical Informationist Project, Sheila Green

Library Faculty Publications

PowerPoint slides from a presentation given at SCC/MLA 2010.


Advocating For Scholarship Through Open Access Journals, P. S. McMillen, Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, Randall L. Astramovich 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Advocating For Scholarship Through Open Access Journals, P. S. Mcmillen, Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, Randall L. Astramovich

Library Faculty Presentations

Overview of Open Access publishing: Pro’s and Con’s
Creating and managing an OA journal
Additional thoughts on the value of OA
Discussion and questions


Using Library Swipe-Card Data To Inform Decision Making, Jennifer Link Jones 2010 Georgia State University

Using Library Swipe-Card Data To Inform Decision Making, Jennifer Link Jones

University Library Faculty Presentations

Georgia State University (GSU) affiliates must swipe their campus ID cards at turnstiles in order to enter the University Library buildings. The swipe verifies the individual is a GSU affiliate and unlocks the turnstile for entry. With each swipe, data such as year in school, major, and GPA are sent to a database. The library partnered with Advanced Campus Services, (ACS), GSU‟s high-performance, research computing unit, to create a tool to access the data. The end product has been a valuable tool for the library, one that has been used to inform staffing and operating hours decisions, as well ...


November/December 2010, Stall Times 2010 Georgia State University

November/December 2010, Stall Times

University Library Stall Times

No abstract provided.


Fall Semester 2010, Stall Times 2010 Georgia State University

Fall Semester 2010, Stall Times

University Library Stall Times

No abstract provided.


Academic Research Librarians With Subject Doctorates: Experiences And Perceptions 1965-2006, Thea Lindquist, Todd Gilman 2010 Yale University

Academic Research Librarians With Subject Doctorates: Experiences And Perceptions 1965-2006, Thea Lindquist, Todd Gilman

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions

The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates remains largely unexplored. Based on survey data gathered from subject-doctorate holders (excluding those with doctorates in LIS) currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article extends the analysis published by the authors in the January 2008 issue of portal: Libraries and the Academy. While the first article featured quantitative analysis to highlight data and trends relating to these librarians over a 40-year period, focusing on their demographic profile, educational background, paths into librarianship, and range of positions, this article analyzes qualitative data to report their perceptions about ...


Learning Beyond Borders, Rachel D. Hall 2010 University of Iowa

Learning Beyond Borders, Rachel D. Hall

B Sides

Dwelling in a "Borderland" between academic and narrative writing, and drawing from the work of Gloria Anzaldu'a, bell hooks, and Michel Foucault, this essay critically confronts and transgresses the disciplinary structure of information production, both inside the Academy and out. Scholars of Hip-Hop will be especially interested in the author's analysis of Hip-Hop as a scholarly discourse, and her argument that different genres of scholarly discourse, such as Hip-Hop and MLA-style English, can and indeed should be blended within the Academy to stimulate new ways of thinking.


Freedom Of Information Act And Libraries, Katherine A. Bullen 2010 University of Iowa

Freedom Of Information Act And Libraries, Katherine A. Bullen

B Sides

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes government information accessible to everyone, including libraries and library patrons. The Patriot Act has undermined the FOIA and put the freedom to read at risk.


Why I Can't Love The Homemade Semantic Web, Jason A. Bengtson 2010 The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

Why I Can't Love The Homemade Semantic Web, Jason A. Bengtson

B Sides

Almost all information professionals agree that the web needs to move to a semantic structure. While work is proceeding in this area, movements to get individual web authors to use semantic markup tools have also been on the rise. This author argues that such efforts are ill conceived and he proposes an automated alternative.


Librarian Contributions To The Advanced Practice Institute, Jennifer DeBerg 2010 University of Iowa

Librarian Contributions To The Advanced Practice Institute, Jennifer Deberg

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life Into Openurl, Cindi Trainor, Jason Price 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life Into Openurl, Cindi Trainor, Jason Price

Cindi Trainor

[manuscript] In this issue of Library Technology Reports, authors Cindi Trainor and Jason Price revisit OpenURL and library linking. The OpenURL framework for context-sensitive linking has been in use for a decade, during which library collections and users' behaviors have undergone radical change. This report examines how libraries can make use of web usability principles and data analysis to improve their local resolver installations and looks to the wider web for what the future of this integral library technology might hold. Order online from ALA Techsource: http://bit.ly/openurlLTR


Discovery Services: Single-Search Access To Multiple Resources, Win Shih 2010 University of Southern California

Discovery Services: Single-Search Access To Multiple Resources, Win Shih

Win Shih

Libraries can provide more effective services to their patrons with single-search access to multiple resources via “discovery service” products. These hosted discovery tools offer oneshot searchability of library local holdings and diverse electronic content from database producers, and electronic journal and book publishers and providers. Search results are ranked by relevancy, and offer navigation of large result sets using sorted groupings derived via facet limitation. Sometimes known as next-generation catalogs, these services encourage wider resource use, while recognizing the “long tail effect." Discovery services can exert “gravitational pull” similar to Google Scholar, empowering users to realize their scholarly goals with ...


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