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Tech Watch Column: Gitco’S Investigation Of Tech Tools For Training And Knowledge, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley 2009 University of New Orleans

Tech Watch Column: Gitco’S Investigation Of Tech Tools For Training And Knowledge, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley

Sonnet Ireland

No abstract provided.


Tech Watch Column: Government Information Mashups To The People!, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley 2009 University of New Orleans

Tech Watch Column: Government Information Mashups To The People!, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley

Sonnet Ireland

No abstract provided.


Philosophy And Information Studies, Jonathan Furner 2009 University of California, Los Angeles

Philosophy And Information Studies, Jonathan Furner

Jonathan Furner

There are several scholarly activities and practices that coalesce at the intersection of, on the one hand, the interdisciplinary field that is sometimes known as information studies, and on the other, the discipline of philosophy. The aim of this chapter is to distinguish among some of these practices, to identify and review some of the most interesting products of those practices, and to point to ways of assessing the significance of those products—for information studies, for philosophy, and for our general understanding of the world. In the first section, an attempt is made to characterize the subject matter, methods ...


Library Research, Linda Masselink 2009 Grand Valley State University

Library Research, Linda Masselink

Linda Masselink

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Web 2.0 For Reference Services Staff Training And Communication, Jane P. Currie 2009 Loyola University Chicago

Web 2.0 For Reference Services Staff Training And Communication, Jane P. Currie

Jane Currie

This paper focuses on applications of Web 2.0 that improve training and communication within the reference services department. It discusses some of the best known and most heavily used examples of Web 2.0: blogs, calendars, wikis, RSS, image collections, podcasts or vodcasts, social bookmarks, text messages, instant messages, and social networks. Implementing Web 2.0 tools to coordinate communication and training creates a dynamic, interactive system for sharing procedures, ideas, and new developments within a reference services department.


Music, When Soft Voices Die - Mixed Choir, Keith D. Rowley 2009 Utah Valley University

Music, When Soft Voices Die - Mixed Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Song arranged for A Cappella mixed choir (SAB) with words by Percy Bysshe Shelley and original music by Ernest Gold.


Now Let Every Man Learn His Duty - 2-Part Choir (Sa Or Tb), Keith D. Rowley 2009 Utah Valley University

Now Let Every Man Learn His Duty - 2-Part Choir (Sa Or Tb), Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An anthem for 2-part choir, SA or TB, and piano with words from D&C 107:99-100.


Cbbcat: Aquabrowser As The 'Nextgen' Shared Catalog For The Colby/Bates/Bowdoin Libraries: A Public, Technical Services And Music Perspective, Margaret D. Ericson 2009 Colby College

Cbbcat: Aquabrowser As The 'Nextgen' Shared Catalog For The Colby/Bates/Bowdoin Libraries: A Public, Technical Services And Music Perspective, Margaret D. Ericson

Margaret D. Ericson

No abstract provided.


Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together: Librarians And Instructional Technologists On Resource Teams, Caroline L. Gilson, Donnie Sendelbach 2009 DePauw University

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together: Librarians And Instructional Technologists On Resource Teams, Caroline L. Gilson, Donnie Sendelbach

Caroline L. Gilson

At DePauw University librarians and instructional technologists, including student interns working in Student Technology Support, will be collaboratively supporting First-year Seminars in the form of resources teams. A student tutor from the Speaking and Listening Center and a peer mentor round out these teams, which provide instructors and first-year students specific contacts to assist with library research, class discussion, technology projects, etc. While an opportunity for the Library and IT to collaborate, the resource teams will also enable these areas to provide crucial support at the very initial stages of a student’s college career by helping faculty attain their ...


Legal Interoperability In Support Of Spatially Enabling Society, Harlan J. Onsrud 2009 University of Maine - Main

Legal Interoperability In Support Of Spatially Enabling Society, Harlan J. Onsrud

Harlan J Onsrud

Spatial data is critically important for the wellbeing of society. Yet appropriate spatial data is often very difficult to find and, when found, the legal ability to use it is often in question. Lack of an operational web-wide capability allowing users to legally access and use the geospatial data of others without seeking permission on a case-by-case basis remains as an entrenched major impediment to general spatial enablement for all sectors in society. This chapter presents a legal inter-operability vision for offering, acquiring, and using spatial data and proposes an operational environment for gaining much greater legal clarity and efficiency ...


Tech Watch Column: Need Gov Info? There’S An App For That: Mobile Phone Apps And Qr Codes For Government Information, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley 2009 University of New Orleans

Tech Watch Column: Need Gov Info? There’S An App For That: Mobile Phone Apps And Qr Codes For Government Information, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley

Sonnet Ireland

No abstract provided.


Challenges In Sustaining The Million Book Project, A Project Supported By The National Science Foundation, Gloriana St. Clair 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Challenges In Sustaining The Million Book Project, A Project Supported By The National Science Foundation, Gloriana St. Clair

Gloriana St. Clair

One of the main roles I have played as a director of the Universal Digital Library has been to write grant proposals to support our work. Both for this project and for another project—Olive.org, an archive of executable content—how to sustain the final product is the most difficult challenge. This paper discusses the various models that might be adopted to sustain a large corpus of digital material, such as that of the million book project. Methods discussed here include government funding, foundations and non profits, university homes, and joining existing projects. All individuals working with large digital ...


Summer Engineering Experience For Girls (See): An Evolving Hands-On Role For The Engineering Librarian., G. Lynn Berard, Donna Beck, Bo Baker, Nancy George 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Engineering Experience For Girls (See): An Evolving Hands-On Role For The Engineering Librarian., G. Lynn Berard, Donna Beck, Bo Baker, Nancy George

G. Lynn Berard

The summer of 2009 marked the third year that the EQT Corporation sponsored a two-week Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) at Carnegie Mellon University. The program's goal is to provide junior high girls the opportunity to learn of the appeal of engineering as a career choice by demonstrating how engineering contributions make the world "a better place." The girls complete an application and attach a copy of their latest report card, a teacher recommendation form, and a one page essay explaining their interest in SEE. Twenty+ participants per year attend the July program free of charge. Librarians are ...


Coming Home: Scholarly Publishing Returns To The University, Linda L. Phillips 2009 University of Tennessee Knoxville

Coming Home: Scholarly Publishing Returns To The University, Linda L. Phillips

Linda L. Phillips

For more than two decades visionary university administrators and librarians have urged the scholarly community to recognize the value of its intellectual capital beyond promotion, tenure, and academic prominence. Publishing in its broadest sense encompasses the production and dissemination of information for public access; scholarly publishing includes peer-reviewed literature in books and journals, as well as conference papers, technical reports, working papers, data sets and emerging forms of scholarship presented in numerous multimedia formats. Today’s academic publishing environment is a complex amalgam of technological capability, economic realities, and emerging social networking practices pushing the boundaries of the traditional scholarly ...


There's A Song In The Air! - Women's Choir, Keith D. Rowley 2009 Utah Valley University

There's A Song In The Air! - Women's Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An original Christmas carol arranged for 2 part (SA) women's choir and piano with words by Josiah Gilbert Holland.


Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen 2009 Syracuse University

Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

For those involved with bookbinding, book conservation, or with the Guild of Book Workers, Don Etherington needs no introduction – he has served as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Now, with Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft we can read about how he came to enter this field, was influenced by his teachers and mentors, and how he helped shape the world of bookbinding and conservation.

"Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft" contains a forward by Bernard Middleton, another leader in the field, and one who needs little introduction himself. It is divided into the ...


Editorial : Supporting Idaho’S Future Librarians, Kim Leeder, Lizzy A. Walker 2009 Boise State University

Editorial : Supporting Idaho’S Future Librarians, Kim Leeder, Lizzy A. Walker

Lizzy A. Walker

If there’s one thing we’re missing in Idaho higher education, it’s a Master’s-level program in library and information science. Going to graduate school is challenging enough when you live in the same town as your school. Having to virtually commute and fit online courses into an already busy schedule adds a whole new layer of challenge. Not to mention that online education, despite the benefits of convenience, can be more challenging as online students require more self-motivation and independence than students in the classroom. Online students have little opportunity to gain perspectives from classmates, and having ...


Learning And Engaging The Information Values Of A Karst Community Of Practice, Kaya van Beynen, Spencer Fleury Ph.D. 2009 St. Petersburg College

Learning And Engaging The Information Values Of A Karst Community Of Practice, Kaya Van Beynen, Spencer Fleury Ph.D.

Spencer Fleury Ph.D.

The Karst Information Portal (KIP) is a publicly accessible Internet portal for karst literature and data, hosted by the University of South Florida (USF) libraries. It was created to foster interaction and collaboration among the karst community by identifying, acquiring, and facilitating access to karst literature in a single, centralized location. Karst is a type of terrain typified by soluble rocks, such as limestone, gypsum, and dolomite, where solutional processes are dominant, forming sinkholes, depressions, caves, and enhancing underground drainage. The karst community consists of formal researchers working in academic or governmental institutions along with an informal cohort of recreational ...


“Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?” Engaging Science Students In Scholarly Communication And The Economics Of Information, Scott Warren, Kim Duckett 2009 Syracuse University

“Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?” Engaging Science Students In Scholarly Communication And The Economics Of Information, Scott Warren, Kim Duckett

Scott Warren

This article outlines instructional strategies for teaching students about scholarly communication and the economic realities that surround scientific information. Exposing students to the business side of academic communication provides a foundation for understanding how Google relates to library-subscription resources, how research is both shared and discovered, what the role of libraries is in providing access to costly information, and how disparities arise in information access. Such instruction contextualizes search tools such as article databases as well as Google Scholar, and thereby serves as an appropriate starting point for teaching students to use such tools.


Providence College Library + Commons: A Case Study, D. Russell Bailey 2009 Providence College

Providence College Library + Commons: A Case Study, D. Russell Bailey

D. Russell Bailey

Adapting concepts and experience from Information and Learning Commons, Providence College (PC) has developed a somewhat different model—organic (i.e., based on local library and institutional culture, needs, change-readiness; emerging in increments as opportunities arise, at a pace, at costs, and to degrees apropos institutional resources), hybrid (i.e., a seamless blend of services and resources, of new and high-tech with traditional and high-touch), and infused (i.e., the blend of services and resources is pushed out explicitly or implicitly into, and distributed among, all aspects of the physical and virtual library). PC’s Library+Commons incorporates resources and ...


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