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Reference Database Usage Statistics 2015-2016, Sarah Bannister 2017 University of Rhode Island

Reference Database Usage Statistics 2015-2016, Sarah Bannister

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Statistics on the use of online reference databases at the University of Rhode Island during the period from July 2015 through June 2016. Includes COUNTER and non-COUNTER compliant data on sessions, searches, and other metrics.


Nasig Core Competencies For Scholarly Communication Librarians, Andrew Wesolek, Wm. Joseph Thomas, Angela Dresselhaus, Julie Fielding, Char Simser, Sarah Sutton, Jason Boczar, Rachel Miles, Stephanie Spratt, Wendy Robertson, Betsy Appleton 2017 Clemson University

Nasig Core Competencies For Scholarly Communication Librarians, Andrew Wesolek, Wm. Joseph Thomas, Angela Dresselhaus, Julie Fielding, Char Simser, Sarah Sutton, Jason Boczar, Rachel Miles, Stephanie Spratt, Wendy Robertson, Betsy Appleton

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The following Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians were developed out of research and discussion conducted by the NASIG Scholarly Communication Core Competencies Task Force. Scholarly communication is defined by ACRL as “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs (Association of College & Research Libraries, “Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication 1,” 2003). The specific duties of the scholarly communication ...


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2015 To June 2016, Michael C. Vocino 2017 University of Rhode Island

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2015 To June 2016, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Gift books, DVDs, and sewing patterns received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2015-2016. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated. During the year a total of 4,355 books, 0 DVDs, and 2,566 patterns were received.


A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis On Herpes Zoster And The Risk Of Cardiac And Cerebrovascular Events, Nathaniel Erskine, Hoang Tran, Len L. Levin, Christine M. Ulbricht, Joyce D. Fingeroth, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg, Sonal Singh 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis On Herpes Zoster And The Risk Of Cardiac And Cerebrovascular Events, Nathaniel Erskine, Hoang Tran, Len L. Levin, Christine M. Ulbricht, Joyce D. Fingeroth, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg, Sonal Singh

Len Levin

BACKGROUND: Patients who develop herpes zoster or herpes zoster ophthalmicus may be at risk for cerebrovascular and cardiac complications. We systematically reviewed the published literature to determine the association between herpes zoster and its subtypes with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events.

METHODS/RESULTS: Systematic searches of PubMed (MEDLINE), SCOPUS (Embase) and Google Scholar were performed in December 2016. Eligible studies were cohort, case-control, and self-controlled case-series examining the association between herpes zoster or subtypes of herpes zoster with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events including stroke, transient ischemic attack, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction. Data on ...


Job Hunting: One Experience, Joanna M. Anderson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Job Hunting: One Experience, Joanna M. Anderson

Joanna M. Anderson

Excerpt: National Public Radio’s All Things Considered recently featured a piece by Annie Baxter called “Fear Is The Biggest Hurdle For Some Job Seekers” (February 16, 2012). This feature presented a hurdle that most people probably do not realize exists; namely, that for many long-term job-seekers, the fear of going back to work is quite real and intimidating.


Book Review Of ​The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture Volume 19: Violence​ . Ed, By Amy Louise Wood, Joanna M. Anderson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Book Review Of ​The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture Volume 19: Violence​ . Ed, By Amy Louise Wood, Joanna M. Anderson

Joanna M. Anderson

Excerpt: The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 19: Violence is a collection of entries of essays by scholars who specialize in the history and culture of the American South. The University of North Carolina Press and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi collaborated in creating a multi-volume work on understanding the Southern United States.


Book Review Of The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History Of Tennessee​, By D. W. Byerly, Joanna M. Anderson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Book Review Of The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History Of Tennessee​, By D. W. Byerly, Joanna M. Anderson

Joanna M. Anderson

Excerpt: Don W. Byerly, professor emeritus of geology at the University of Tennessee, has received many awards for his contributions to the causes of earth sciences and conservation. His latest book, The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee, is an easy-to-understand manual about the geological history of Tennessee and the Earth whose audience is scholars of geology, as well as, school and college-aged students.


Book Review Of Up From These Hills: Memories Anderson Of A Cherokee Boyhood, By Leonard Carson Lambert, Jr., As Told To Michael Lamber, Joanna M. Anderson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Book Review Of Up From These Hills: Memories Anderson Of A Cherokee Boyhood, By Leonard Carson Lambert, Jr., As Told To Michael Lamber, Joanna M. Anderson

Joanna M. Anderson

Excerpt: Every primary school child learns about Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma known as The Trail of Tears. Yet we typically do not learn of the few Cherokees who remained behind. Up from These Hills: Memories of a Cherokee Boyhood paints a lively picture of what happened to those who stayed behind and settled on the Eastern Band reservation in Western North Carolina. This book is a collection of stories as told by the editor’s father, Leonard Carson Lambert Jr., who lived most his childhood in or around ...


Book Review Of Woody Plants Of Kentucky And Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide To Their Identification And Use, ​ By Jones, Ronald L. And B. Eugene Wofford, Joanna M. Anderson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Book Review Of Woody Plants Of Kentucky And Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide To Their Identification And Use, ​ By Jones, Ronald L. And B. Eugene Wofford, Joanna M. Anderson

Joanna M. Anderson

Excerpt: If you ever wanted to know anything about the woody plants of Kentucky, Tennessee, and most of the Southeast, then this is the book for you. Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use includes trees, shrubs, and woody vines. This volume covers only plants native to the areas covered, as well as naturalized, non-native plants; in other words, plants that were here when Europeans settled America and those from other regions of America.


Barriers To Oer Adoption (And Possible Solutions), Amanda Hovious 2017 University of North Texas

Barriers To Oer Adoption (And Possible Solutions), Amanda Hovious

Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories

Type of presentation: Full Session

ABSTRACT

In 2012, at the World Open Educational Resources Congress in Paris, UNESCO declared that governments within their powers should develop strategies and policies that promote open educational resources (OER) as an avenue toward the universal right of equity of access to education. Though OER has increased exponentially in availability since that time, there remain confounding factors that act as barriers to OER adoption, such as ease of discovery, ease of adaptability and re-use, and uncertainty regarding quality and sustainability. Numerous studies have examined these barriers, and these studies should be of concern to librarians ...


Deciphering Signatures For Improved Discoverability Of Etds, Stacey Wolf, Kevin Yanowski 2017 University of North Texas

Deciphering Signatures For Improved Discoverability Of Etds, Stacey Wolf, Kevin Yanowski

Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories

Ever look at a signature and realize you can’t read the name, even though the letters look almost legible? Now imagine there is not a printed name near that signature. Multiply this issue by 2-4 names per item in a collection of thousands. The University of North Texas Libraries recently ran into this problem when adding metadata to recently-digitized theses and dissertations (ETDs) from the 1930s to 1990s. Deciphering the signatures proved difficult and time-consuming because centralized employee rosters do not exist for every year spanning the scope of the ETDs. Without these rosters, the UNT Library catalogers could ...


We Need To Talk: Educating Internal Stakeholders On Repository Needs, James Williamson, Felicia Williamson 2017 Southern Methodist University

We Need To Talk: Educating Internal Stakeholders On Repository Needs, James Williamson, Felicia Williamson

Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories

In creating, managing, and adapting digital collections, managers often face hurdles of technical misunderstanding and sometimes, intimidation. By educating internal stakeholders and creating allies, information managers can facilitate institutional change and are much more able to request and receive funding to pursue innovative programs requiring technical infrastructure.

Felicia Williamson, Archivist at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, will discuss the ongoing efforts to build a more robust technical infrastructure at a small non-profit Museum. Former efforts did not employ metadata standards. Moreover, online access to collections seemed a far off goal. Two main needs emerged: to create and maintain robust metadata and ...


2017 Annual Report Of The Work In Imsa’S Archives, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

2017 Annual Report Of The Work In Imsa’S Archives, Marti Guarin, Christian D. 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 and the activities of its students, faculty and staff. Our collection includes materials about IMSA’s establishment, led by Dr. Leon Lederman and Governor James Thompson; the Academy's development since 1986; its ideas and programs; partnership programs for educators and schools state- and nationwide; and the lives of its students, alumni, and staff.


Inspiring Innovation In Library Services, Erin Johnson, Alison Wetheral 2017 Western University

Inspiring Innovation In Library Services, Erin Johnson, Alison Wetheral

Western Libraries Presentations

Our interactive session will focus on how to build a culture of innovation at your organization. We will provide an overview of frameworks that support innovation and will look at their applications to libraries. We will share some of the proven strategies we have used at Western Libraries in our goal to provide relevant, user-centred library services to our community. We will also discuss practical approaches that you can implement in your pursuit of inspiring innovation at your organization.

In the second half of the session, we will be taking a deeper look at one strategy in inspiring innovation: using ...


The Practicality Of Cloud Computing, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Practicality Of Cloud Computing, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li

Cindy Li

Since its inception, cloud computing has become the current paradigm. Organizations of different size and type have embraced the concept because of its both technological and economic advantages. Sacred Heart University Library has recently published its newly designed website on the cloud. For a small academic library, what does it mean to put their online data on the cloud? This paper will analyze and discuss the advantages of cloud computing, and some potential obstacles created by it through the author’s observations. This paper hopes the uniqueness of the case will contribute to the improvement of cloud computing experience of ...


What Would Be The Future Of The Integrated Library Systems?, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li 2017 Sacred Heart University

What Would Be The Future Of The Integrated Library Systems?, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li

Cindy Li

Since the advent of Integrated Library Systems (ILSs) in 1970s, they have gone from being innovative to stagnant. In recent years, the rapid advancement of web technologies and the exponential growth of electronic resources and digital contents have increasingly exposed the weakness of traditional ILSs. The lack of flexibility, interoperability, and efficiency makes the ILSs hardly meet the needs of both internal and external library users. Meanwhile Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal and open source ILSs have gotten much attention due to their technological and economic advantages, and cloud computing has allowed libraries to focus on bigger pictures ...


Improving Electronic Reserve Services: A Collaborative Effort, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li, David Demers 2017 Sacred Heart University

Improving Electronic Reserve Services: A Collaborative Effort, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li, David Demers

Cindy Li

To improve the efficiency of Ryan-Matura Library's electronic reserve (e-reserve) service, the staff of the library and the Office of Instructional Technology at Sacred Heart University codeveloped and implemented a system that streamlined the request and delivery of e-reserves for faculty and students. This system utilizes the institution's integrated course/content management system (Blackboard) along with a custom-built Web application that facilitates the request, retrieval, digitization, and delivery of e-reserve materials directly to students within their Blackboard courses.


Evaluative Criteria For Autoethnographic Research: Who’S To Judge? (Chapter 15), Robert Schroeder 2017 Portland State University

Evaluative Criteria For Autoethnographic Research: Who’S To Judge? (Chapter 15), Robert Schroeder

Robert Schroeder

This chapter is a exploration of autoethnography and shows how entrenched positivist assumptions are in our field. The chapter includes a reflection of the author's own experiences with research and to connect them in ways to my academic library community.


Telling Our Story: A Case Study Of A Collaborative Departmental Blog, Stephanie J.H. McReynolds, Anne E. Rauh 2017 Syracuse University

Telling Our Story: A Case Study Of A Collaborative Departmental Blog, Stephanie J.H. Mcreynolds, Anne E. Rauh

Anne Rauh

This case study will take readers through the planning and publication process of a collaborative departmental library blog at Syracuse University, which is a large private, non-profit research intensive university located in central New York State. It will provide an overview of the history of the project and the mission of the blog. It will describe the technical aspects, developing a publication schedule, and the editorial responsibilities of maintaining the blog. The impact of the blog is documented. The blog has raised awareness of the librarians’ expertise and this is explored alongside how posts have contributed to a number of ...


Implementing An Online Health Information Platform For People With Serious Mental Illness, Zlatina Kostova, Len L. Levin, Mahima Sindhu, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, Elaine R. Martin 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Implementing An Online Health Information Platform For People With Serious Mental Illness, Zlatina Kostova, Len L. Levin, Mahima Sindhu, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, Elaine R. Martin

Kathleen Biebel

Introduction: Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population. Higher rates of smoking, alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, obesity, lack of preventive healthcare, and other modifiable risk factors, as well as side effects associated with certain antipsychotic medications, place individuals with SMI at high physical health risk. They are designated a health disparity population by the US National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and as a vulnerable group worldwide by the World Health Organization. While the Internet provides intriguing opportunities to support person-centered health care, web-based resources ...


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