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Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona 2017 George Fox University

Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona

The Christian Librarian

This practice-oriented article shares how one small institution on a tight budget without a fulltime archivist leveraged existing resources (human, technological, and physical) to maximize 75 years of institutional archives for a recent milestone alumni reunion. Projects included drafting an institutional history, interviewing long-time members of the institution, organizing photos for display, and providing alumni with access to yearbooks. Special attention is given to the process of creating a 20-minute institutional history video, which premiered at an alumni banquet and was shared with other constituents electronically. There is also a focus on project management and collaborating with coworkers in other ...


Get To Know Your Librarian: How A Simple Orientation Program Helped Alleviate Library Anxiety, Rachael Muszkiewicz 2017 Valparaiso University

Get To Know Your Librarian: How A Simple Orientation Program Helped Alleviate Library Anxiety, Rachael Muszkiewicz

Rachael Muszkiewicz

Library orientations do their part to familiarize students with information literacy, and how the library fits within university life.  But what if an orientation could give a student a strong introduction to their academic librarians?  Research in academic libraries has noted that library anxiety remains a continual problem among current students.  Valparaiso University librarians created the Get to Know Your Librarian program, which sought to make librarians accessible.  Using humor and casualness, incoming students were “introduced” to librarians through a series of fun facts.  This simple program, was successful in helping alleviate incoming students’ library anxiety before their first semester.


Canceled - Finding A Home For Your Publication, Michael Ladisch 2017 University of the Pacific

Canceled - Finding A Home For Your Publication, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

Due to Pacific's Holiday Roar Luncheon, this particular scheduled talk is canceled.


Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch, Michele Gibney 2017 University of the Pacific

Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch, Michele Gibney

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

The benefits of Open Access publishing will be explained in this talk. The presenters will clarify the difference between Gold and Green OA, discuss funder requirements, and highlight our institutional repository.

  • De-mystifying Open Access Benefits
  • Funders requirement
  • Gold vs. Green OA
  • OA journals
  • Open Data
  • Institutional Repository


Redeeming The Nigerian Economy From Recession: Librarians As Rescue Partners, Stephen Adekunle Ajayi Mr, Modupe Aduke Aboyade Dr, U Wisdom Madu Mr 2017 Federal Polytechnic Ede.

Redeeming The Nigerian Economy From Recession: Librarians As Rescue Partners, Stephen Adekunle Ajayi Mr, Modupe Aduke Aboyade Dr, U Wisdom Madu Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Nigeria economy was officially declared recessed in August, 2016 by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Ever since then, efforts are being made by governments at different levels to revive the economy and bring it back to boom. To achieve this, every sector of the economy has a role to play. Given the centrality of information in all forms of development, effective and efficient provision both survival and citizen-action information becomes imperatives in redeeming the economy. This paper discusses the various types of libraries and the role they play towards economic development. It is an opinion paper that stresses ...


Technology Acceptance Model In The Domains Of Lis And Education: A Review Of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs, Menaka Hindagolla Dr 2017 University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Technology Acceptance Model In The Domains Of Lis And Education: A Review Of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs, Menaka Hindagolla Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is a theoretical framework that is most extensively utilized in explaining an individual’s acceptance of an information technology or an information system. This study reviews numerous literature related to the TAM focusing on TAM applications in the domains of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Education. The different studies in these areas were evaluated to understand the modifications incorporated into this model. The study attempts provide insight on future trends in the technology acceptance model as well to help identify gaps in literature where future research could be conducted.


Structure Analysis Of The National Libraries’ Websites Of The World, Monika Gupta 2017 Monika Gupta

Structure Analysis Of The National Libraries’ Websites Of The World, Monika Gupta

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study examines various features of structure of the national libraries’ websites of the world. National library of a specific subject are exempted from the study. The study evaluates all the national libraries’ website, which are in English or have a comprehensive English version, on the basis of designed checklist. The checklist is drafted on the basis of published literature and guidelines. The author highlighted that most of the selected features were found missing on the sampled websites of national libraries under study. The author also recommends that structure of the website is equally important and access of uploaded ...


The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar CheshmehSohrabi 2017 Professor in Department of Knowledge and Information Science, University of Isfahan

The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to identify the most important historical works written in the field of commercialization of knowledge using Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (RPYS). Initial data were obtained from the Web of Science (WoS) database to investigate the historical roots of published works in the field of commercialization of knowledge. Then, the main roots of this filed, the amount of received citations, and influential works were identified using RPYS software. Next, with the help of the yearcr software, the extent of the effects of the works outside of the range of peaks were also introduced. The period ...


Value-Added Service To Academic Library Users In 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, Osinulu Ifeakachuku 2017 Covenant University

Value-Added Service To Academic Library Users In 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-Ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, Osinulu Ifeakachuku

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Higher education in the twenty-first century globally has been characterized and driven on business ethos. The institutions are faced with stiff competition in an attempt to increase their student enrolment, attract international students and faculty, pioneer centres of excellence, show-case outstanding research output, produce astute graduates and get listed in top ranking league tables. The paper therefore examined the effects of leveraging on value-added services to academic library users through competitive intelligence as a predictor of competitive advantage among tertiary institutions. It identified value-added personnel, collection, processing of materials and dissemination of information as constituting specific target selling points to ...


Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri 2017 University of Kashmir

Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The study assesses the participation of different institutions in online learning environment of Coursera. Collaborative efforts, involvement of instructors and the mode of course instruction were also looked at.

Design/Methodology: Data were harvested from the official website of Coursera. Through its various features, information pertaining to courses being offered, subject categorization, institutions and instructors involved was collected, tabulated and analyzed.

Findings: As of February 2016, 138 institutions from 28 countries offered 1765 coursers through Coursera with the aid of 1903 instructors. Institutions were mainly from high economic zone countries. Nearly 59 percent courses were from USA based institutions ...


Keeping Our Story: Preservation Of Audio Visual Archives In Ghana, monica mensah Ms, Emannuel Adjei Dr, Musah Adams Dr. 2017 University of Ghana

Keeping Our Story: Preservation Of Audio Visual Archives In Ghana, Monica Mensah Ms, Emannuel Adjei Dr, Musah Adams Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

To find out the state and challenges of preserving audio visual archives in Ghana.The study was qualitative. In depth interviews were used to obtain data used for analysis. Data used for analysis were obtained from eight (8) respondents comprising of staff of the AV archives in the University of Ghana Library System and the J.H Nketia AV archives in Ghana. Data obtained have been analyzed and presented under major themes. A key finding of the study was that although there was a fair degree of operational direction for the preservation of AV collections, both units studied were ...


Library Inventory Methods: Using Flexibility And Creativity To Achieve A Common Goal Within A Federated Library System, Jennifer Harveland 2017 SELCO/SELS

Library Inventory Methods: Using Flexibility And Creativity To Achieve A Common Goal Within A Federated Library System, Jennifer Harveland

Collaborative Librarianship

Overview of a multi-year process in a library system that included weeding, inventory, reclamation with OCLC, and a plan for ongoing collection maintenance accomplished across 90 academic, public, special and school libraries of varying sizes in an 11 county federated region. Article addresses general procedures, best practices and expected and unexpected outcomes of the project. Both regional and individual library perspectives are presented with details about project inspiration, funding, planning, implementation strategies and aftereffects.


Evolving Through Collaboration: Standardizing Citation Instruction Across The Curriculum, Brandy R. Horne, Deborah Tritt 2017 University of South Carolina - Aiken

Evolving Through Collaboration: Standardizing Citation Instruction Across The Curriculum, Brandy R. Horne, Deborah Tritt

Collaborative Librarianship

To reduce inconsistencies in citation instruction across the curriculum, the Gregg-Graniteville Library at the University of South Carolina Aiken developed a model of citation support that involved the creation of citation instruction materials, the provision of citation support at the reference desk and via appointment, and the creation and delivery of citation style workshops and instruction sessions. These efforts evolved into a multi-pronged model of collaboration that involved coordination within the library, with the campus writing room, and with the teaching faculty. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of this model, which is both collaborative and ...


You Can’T Be Serious, Lori Bowen Ayre 2017 Galecia Group

You Can’T Be Serious, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


From Barrier To Bridge: Partnering With Teaching Faculty To Facilitate A Multi-Term Information Literacy Research Project, Elizabeth Pickard 2017 Portland State University

From Barrier To Bridge: Partnering With Teaching Faculty To Facilitate A Multi-Term Information Literacy Research Project, Elizabeth Pickard

Collaborative Librarianship

Academic librarians partner with teaching faculty in many ways, but it is uncommon for them to develop a partnership to experiment with course curriculum. It is especially rare to sustain this kind of partnership over multiple terms. This paper reports on such a collaboration and how it has allowed both librarian and instructor to compare the efficacy of different means of information literacy instruction in asynchronous, online-only courses. The paper also presents strategies for establishing a partnership and navigating the partners’ different needs in order to reach their common goal.


What Collaboration Means To Me: Passing The Mic, Ali Versluis, Lillian S. Rigling 2017 University of Guelph

What Collaboration Means To Me: Passing The Mic, Ali Versluis, Lillian S. Rigling

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Manipulating Data And Moving Forward: Transitioning To A Shared Cataloging Environment, Jessica Lee, Guy Frost 2017 Valdosta State University

Manipulating Data And Moving Forward: Transitioning To A Shared Cataloging Environment, Jessica Lee, Guy Frost

Collaborative Librarianship

In May of 2017, the University System of Georgia (USG) finished migrating to Alma, a single, shared catalog for all its colleges and universities. Prior to migration, all the University System’s colleges and universities maintained an Integrated Library System (ILS) from Ex Libris, Voyager, which provided a virtual catalog comprising a union catalog, while each institution managed its own database. The current migration took nearly four years from early planning stages to go live. Migrating to a cloud-based shared bibliographic environment where master bibliographic records were not “owned” by anyone was a new concept for USG libraries. Valdosta State ...


Collaborative Librarianship Changes, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark 2017 Portland State University

Collaborative Librarianship Changes, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


A Spatial Collaboration: Building A Multi-Institution Geospatial Data Discovery Portal, Mara Blake, Karen Majewicz, Ryan Mattke, Kathleen W. W. Weessies 2017 Johns Hopkins University

A Spatial Collaboration: Building A Multi-Institution Geospatial Data Discovery Portal, Mara Blake, Karen Majewicz, Ryan Mattke, Kathleen W. W. Weessies

Collaborative Librarianship

As academic education and research increasingly take advantage of geospatial data and methodologies, we see a corresponding exponential growth in the number of available geospatial resources in the form of GIS datasets and scanned historical maps. However, users can experience difficulty finding these resources due to the unconnected multitude of platforms and clearinghouses that host them. Additionally, the resources are not always well described with web semantic metadata that facilitates discovery. In response to this challenge, The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project began in 2015 to provide discoverability, facilitate access, and connect scholars to geospatial resources. Our project ...


Oer Awareness, Advocacy, And Adoption: An Institutional Approach, Jaya Kannan, Chelsea Stone, Zachariah Claybaugh 2017 Sacred Heart University

Oer Awareness, Advocacy, And Adoption: An Institutional Approach, Jaya Kannan, Chelsea Stone, Zachariah Claybaugh

Library Publications

Sacred Heart University’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Task Force, an entity composed of the Office of the Provost, the Office of Digital Learning (ODL), Sacred Heart University Library, and faculty from across campus, has worked for the past two years to integrate OER into the educational culture of the university. To accomplish this we’ve employed a process that focuses on building awareness, identifying campus units for building strategic partnerships, assisting faculty in locating relevant resources, and, through pilot programs, onboarding OER into courses for trial.


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