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Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki 2018 CUNY York College

Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Jewish Germany: An enduring presence from the fourth to the twenty-first century.


2018 Annual Report Of The Work In Imsa’S Archives, Marti Guarin, Christian Nokkentved 2018 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

2018 Annual Report Of The Work In Imsa’S Archives, Marti Guarin, Christian Nokkentved

Archives' Annual Report

The IMSA Archives, housed in the Leto M. Furnas Information Resource Center, serves to collect and preserve materials relating to the history and ethos of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The Archives includes both special and general collections with materials about IMSA’s establishment, led by Dr. Leon Lederman and Governor James Thompson. There are materials about the Academy's opening in the fall of 1986 and its development since, as well as about its ideas and programs and how they evolved. We have sample curricula, presidential speeches, samples of student work, as well as material about and from ...


Pennimmersive Year In Review: 2017-2018, University of Pennsylvania Libraries 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Pennimmersive Year In Review: 2017-2018, University Of Pennsylvania Libraries

PennImmersive Papers

In the 2017-18 academic year, the Penn Libraries launched PennImmersive — a community-led research project to explore the potential applications of virtual reality (VR); augmented reality (AR); and 3D modeling, scanning, and printing in teaching, research, and learning. The Libraries’ role was twofold: to provide campus-wide access to immersive technologies, and to convene the community. This report provides an overview of the PennImmersive project during 2017-2018.


Rod Library: Notes For The Stalled, V11n01, August 2018, University of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. 2018 University of Northern Iowa

Rod Library: Notes For The Stalled, V11n01, August 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

In this issue:

-- The Learning Center (TLC)
-- New Website
-- Bash in the Stacks
-- Career Readiness
-- Frederick Douglass
-- Upcoming Events


Reading A Scholarly Publication, Silvia L. Lin Hanick 2018 CUNY La Guardia Community College

Reading A Scholarly Publication, Silvia L. Lin Hanick

Open Educational Resources

LIF 101, Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities

This assignment was designed to reintroduce students to library resources and to give students an opportunity to examine scholarly publications in parts and in detail, without the pressure of using the article in a formal research paper, or having to understand the entire article.

To prepare for this assignment, we started class with a writing exercise to answer, “what makes something scholarly?” All responses were written on the board; together we identified common ideas that came up more than once. I added to their responses with a short lecture about the information ...


Talent Management Strategy As A Catalyst At Singapore Management University (Smu) Libraries, Gulcin CRIBB, Rajendra MUNOO 2018 Singapore Management University

Talent Management Strategy As A Catalyst At Singapore Management University (Smu) Libraries, Gulcin Cribb, Rajendra Munoo

Research Collection Library

With almost no natural resources, Singapore’s knowledge-based economy is dependent on its talent. The government has been advocating the critical importance of on-going upskilling of its citizens to become a smart nation in an increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. Its recent SkillsFuture agenda was launched in 2016 to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life. Universities are expected to support this initiative and provide industry specific education to build a competitive workforce that is based on a tripartite collaboration between government, industry and universities. Singapore Management University (SMU) too, has responded ...


Introducing Psjh Digital Commons, An Institutional Repository, Daina Dickman, Heather Martin 2018 Library Services, Providence St. Joseph Health

Introducing Psjh Digital Commons, An Institutional Repository, Daina Dickman, Heather Martin

All Publications

This PowerPoint is used to introduce Digital Commons and Expert Gallery to Providence St. Joseph Health clinical institutes, departments, and caregivers.


Thanatourism To Dark Tourism: The Transition Of The Religious Sacred To Secular Sacred, Kelsey Reed 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Thanatourism To Dark Tourism: The Transition Of The Religious Sacred To Secular Sacred, Kelsey Reed

Museum Studies Theses

The study of tourism shows a trend in the growing popularity of visiting sites associated with death, called Dark Tourism. While the term Dark Tourism is a modern construct, the practice of visiting sites associated with death is not. At the same time these sites of Dark Tourism (like Auschwitz) hold a place of importance in modern culture to multiple groups, placing them on a level of sacredness. Dark Tourism comes from the practice of Thanatourim (Death Tourism) and transitioned over time to follow the guideline of Dark Tourism. The connection to the aspect of the sacred can also be ...


Mississippi’S First Statewide Teachers’ Strike, Emily Smith 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi’S First Statewide Teachers’ Strike, Emily Smith

Master's Theses

This thesis argues that the Education Reform Act of 1982 (ERA) inadvertently led to Mississippi’s first statewide teachers’ strike in 1985 because of the Southeastern pay average clause recommending that the teachers’ pay should reach the average of the southeastern states, if possible. The teachers’ associations in Mississippi used this clause to lobby and promote teachers’ pay to that average. However, after two years of stagnated pay raises, the teachers’ associations led a state statewide teachers’ strike. The strike successfully raised the teachers’ salaries and moved state legislators to consider the teachers’ pay issue carefully afterwards. However, the pay ...


Planning And Implementing An Oer Initiative On A Budget, Abbey Elder 2018 Iowa State University

Planning And Implementing An Oer Initiative On A Budget, Abbey Elder

OER From Vision to Action

Although Open Educational Resources (OER) have clear and widespread benefits for stakeholders in higher education, implementing an OER initiative on a college campus is easier said than done. To help you plan an OER initiative of your own, Abbey Elder, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, will share her team’s experience creating and marketing an Open Education Mini-Grants Program at Iowa State University. Their mini-grants program was developed and implemented in less than twelve months, but garnered interest from more than twenty academic departments across the Iowa State University community.

This talk will discuss practical strategies for planning OER initiatives ...


University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Digitalcommons: Statistical Report, August 2018, DeeAnn Allison, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Digitalcommons: Statistical Report, August 2018, Deeann Allison, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

To: Deeann Allison, Director, Media & Repository Services, UNL Libraries

I am pleased to transmit the following statistics report on the UNL DigitalCommons, http://digitalcommons.unl.edu

The DigitalCommons is the “institutional repository” for UNL. It’s function is to gather the intellectual output of the university for online public access. It was established in 2005, and now holds 99,000 papers, making it the 3rd largest in the United States, trailing only the University of California system (190,000) and the University of Michigan (120,000). It recently surpassed 50 million downloads, and is the nation’s current leader in that category. Alexa.com reports that the repository is the most visited subdomain of unl.edu, representing 15% to 18% of all internet traffic.

The following schedules are attached:

I. History of growth (13 years) Growth of contents has been steady at around 6,000 annually. Contents and downloads shown here are UNL free public access only; i.e. they do not include ProQuest’s collection of 14,000 UNL dissertations (which are free to this campus & subscribing institutions only). Download numbers reflect changing interactions with search engines.

II. Distribution of contents and usage across series (50) : This schedule lists the 50 most popular series, July 2015 – June 2018, by downloads, and then by number of papers and annualized average per paper. These 50 series represent 36% of the contents and 63% of the downloads. There were approximately 950 series overall, with 19,583,432 downloads over the period.

III. Downloads by other educational institutions (115) We are able to trace about 25% of downloads to a network. The following are the most frequently downloading networks and their types.

IV. Downloads by continent: July 2016‐‐June 2018

V. Downloads by country (28) Between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2018, these 28 countries each received >0.5% of geolocated downloads. Note that 59% of downloads are international.

VI. Most popular paper by country (10)

The DigitalCommons platform is hosted and maintained by bepress in Berkeley, California; they were purchased last year by Elsevier. The repository is operated and administered locally by UNL Libraries faculty and staff: Paul Royster, Sue Gardner, Margaret Mering, and Linnea Fredrickson.


Inlp Newsletter, August 2018, Indigenous Nations Library Program 2018 University of New Mexico

Inlp Newsletter, August 2018, Indigenous Nations Library Program

Monthly Newsletters

Contents:

- Academic Service Hours

  • University Libraries Fall 2018 Regular Hours

- Welcome Back Students and Faculty

- INLP Updates

  • Wepa Printing Station
  • INLP Computers
  • INLP Program Space
  • INLP Book Display
  • INLP Events

- Indigenous + Ingenuity [INDIGENUITY] Workshops


Technology That Enables, Services That Empower, Yuyun Wirawati ISHAK 2018 Singapore Management University

Technology That Enables, Services That Empower, Yuyun Wirawati Ishak

Research Collection Library

Before 2016, the Library offered two different information desks: one for general/circulation enquiry and one for reference enquiry. The problem at that time was quite glaring: we were to open a new library branch, and if we replicated the information desks, we would have ended up with 4 different information desks, causing constraints in human resources and logistics.The solution seemed obvious: to merge the information desks into a single desk, hence cutting down the needs for staffing. The implementation, however, was not that straightforward. Staff who used to manage circulation enquiry were not comfortable with reference enquiry, and ...


What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen 2018 Utah State University

What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For this qualitative analysis, I analyzed observational and interview data from two middle school librarians setting up new active learning programs. I focused my research by analyzing the preliminary data gathered in field notes from observations at the different library sites to determine what programming resources the librarians were using. A secondary consideration was drawn from preliminary evidence, which indicated the librarians turned to many on and offline information resources, including the social curating site Pinterest. After gathering initial data from observations, I gathered additional data from two interviews: the first interview focused on where the librarians find information and ...


Law Library Blog (August 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (August 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Ask A Catbrarian: Marketing Library Services Using A Cat, Teagan Eastman, Jennifer Saulnier, Kati Richardson 2018 Utah State University

Ask A Catbrarian: Marketing Library Services Using A Cat, Teagan Eastman, Jennifer Saulnier, Kati Richardson

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

This case study aims to describe how employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Undergraduate Library (UGL) utilized a cat mascot as part of a marketing campaign to promote awareness of library resources and services and to overcome undergraduate students’ library anxiety. The authors describe how the idea of a cat mascot emerged, how librarians determined campaign objectives, and the process they undertook for developing videos, social media posts, events and displays for the campaign. This article also describes how the campaign was able to build a sense of community not only among the large university library system ...


Bepress Advisory Board – Preview And Listening Session, Todd Bruns 2018 Kenyon College

Bepress Advisory Board – Preview And Listening Session, Todd Bruns

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


The Year Long Process In Choosing A Digital Preservation Tool, Bill Modrow 2018 Kenyon College

The Year Long Process In Choosing A Digital Preservation Tool, Bill Modrow

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Inclusive Approach: Designing A Radical Repository For The Future Of Scholarship, Jenna E. Nolt 2018 Kenyon College

Inclusive Approach: Designing A Radical Repository For The Future Of Scholarship, Jenna E. Nolt

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Redefining Success: Vision Vs. Reality, Sara Parme 2018 Kenyon College

Redefining Success: Vision Vs. Reality, Sara Parme

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


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