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The Personal Papers Of American Sailors, 1890s–1940s, Annie E. Tummino 2022 City University of New York Queens College

The Personal Papers Of American Sailors, 1890s–1940s, Annie E. Tummino

Publications and Research

Personal papers in the archives at Maritime College, State University of New York, document the lives of alumni from the school’s founding in 1874 through the early decades of the 20th century. Journals, diaries, memoirs, and reminiscences located in these collections provide evidence of what it was like to work on a ship, far from home, travelling to foreign lands. In this article, I explore first-hand accounts of maritime life by Van Horne Morris, my maternal grandfather and a 1938 graduate of the Massachusetts Nautical School (now known as Massachusetts Maritime Academy), and several alumni of the New York ...


Students’ Perceptions Toward The Usability And Usefulness Of The Digital Libraries: A Case Study Of Women University In District Peshawar., Parveen Khan, sana tabassum 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Students’ Perceptions Toward The Usability And Usefulness Of The Digital Libraries: A Case Study Of Women University In District Peshawar., Parveen Khan, Sana Tabassum

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper investigated the perceptions of undergraduate students regarding usability and usefulness of Digital Libraries. A case study was conducted to explore the use of Digital Library (DL) resources in ten undergraduate classes at Shaheed Benazir Butto Women University Peshawar and identified students' perceptions regarding educational digital libraries. Data was collected through survey method using qualitative tools such as observation and interviews. The study examined that university provides internet facility to all students and they have ample access for using Digital libraries but majority of the students are not aware of the use of DLs. Only research students are using ...


We're Museum Professionals Too: Exhibitions Development In Library Special Collections And Archives, Carrie Meyer 2022 University of Nebraska Medical Center

We're Museum Professionals Too: Exhibitions Development In Library Special Collections And Archives, Carrie Meyer

Posters and Presentations: Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library

In June 2021, the McGoogan Health Sciences Library opened the Wigton Heritage Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This facility is the first of its kind in the United States and serves as a welcome center and museum for the history of the UNMC campus and explores the history of the health sciences in Nebraska. You read that right—a library opened a museum. Special Collection and Archives (SCA) professionals exist in a unique environment that utilizes three cultural heritage and preservation professions—libraries, archives, and museums. The Wigton Heritage Center project explores how museum ...


Covid-19 Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates Of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Jerry Eyerinmene Friday Mr, Motu-ere Justina Atema Ms 2022 University Library, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Covid-19 Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates Of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Jerry Eyerinmene Friday Mr, Motu-Ere Justina Atema Ms

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examined Covid-19 information needs and seeking behaviour of undergraduates of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified Covid-19 information needs, Covid-19 information sources, strategies of seeking Covid-19 information and Covid-19 information seeking challenges encountered by the undergraduates. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all the undergraduates of Federal University Otuoke who were in 300, 400 and 500 levels of study. Convenience sampling was adopted and three hundred and sixty-nine (369) undergraduates, consisting of 76, 73, 74, 71 and 75 undergraduates, each constituent drawn from the Faculty of Education ...


Catching Up With Innovation And Trends In University Library Services In Nigeria: An Analytical Study Of University Library Websites In Nigeria, francisca chinyeaka mbagwu Dr. 2022 Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Catching Up With Innovation And Trends In University Library Services In Nigeria: An Analytical Study Of University Library Websites In Nigeria, Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on the emerging innovative and trendy services on the library websites of all the approved 49 Federal Universities in Nigeria. Document examination was used as an instrument for data collection. The Library websites of all the approved Federal Universities in Nigeria were examined to collate data for this study. Three research questions were developed and analysed quantitatively using frequency tables and simple percentages. The result revealed that some of the Federal University libraries operate without library websites. Again, the study revealed that twenty-three innovative and trendy services were found displayed on the library websites of the ...


Avoiding A "Level Of Discontent" In Finding Aids: An Analysis Of User Engagement Across Ead Levels, Paul Daybell, Andrea Payant, Becky Skeen, Liz Woolcott 2022 Utah State University

Avoiding A "Level Of Discontent" In Finding Aids: An Analysis Of User Engagement Across Ead Levels, Paul Daybell, Andrea Payant, Becky Skeen, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

USU Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services unit investigated the discoverability of local Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. The research team put two versions of the same finding aid online with one described at the file (box or folder) level and the other described at the item level. Over a year later the team pulled the analytics for each guide and assessed the descriptive level most frequently accessed as well as the search terms patrons utilized and where they were found in finding aid tags. Presenters will discuss the methodology of the project and research outcomes.


Review: Defining A Discipline: Archival Research And Practice In The Twenty-First Century, Jessamyn Swan 2022 Georgia College

Review: Defining A Discipline: Archival Research And Practice In The Twenty-First Century, Jessamyn Swan

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Book Review: Defining a Discipline: Archival Research and Practice in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Jeanette A. Bastian and Elizabeth Yakel (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2020. 322 pp.). Reviewed by Jessamyn Swan.


Review: Developing And Maintaining Practical Archives, Pam Hackbart-Dean 2022 Kennesaw State University

Review: Developing And Maintaining Practical Archives, Pam Hackbart-Dean

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Book Review: Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives. 3rd edition. By Gregory S. Hunter (Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2020. xvi +302 pp.). Reviewed by Pam Hackbart-Dean.


Review: The Anarchivist: History, Memory, And Archives, Greg McNamara 2022 Kennesaw State University

Review: The Anarchivist: History, Memory, And Archives, Greg Mcnamara

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Book Review: The Anarchivist: History, Memory, and Archives. By Geof Huth (New York: AC Books, 2020. 145 pp.). Reviewed by Greg McNamara.


Conference Rubric Development For Stem Librarians’ Publications, Sarah Over, James McAllister, Debbie Morrow, Sylvia Jones, David Pixton, Eric Prosser, Aditi Gupta, Amani Magid 2022 University of Maryland at College Park

Conference Rubric Development For Stem Librarians’ Publications, Sarah Over, James Mcallister, Debbie Morrow, Sylvia Jones, David Pixton, Eric Prosser, Aditi Gupta, Amani Magid

Scholarly Papers and Articles

Librarians within the Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) annually publish conference papers for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The existing ASEE rubric was not sufficient for our members, so we developed a new rubric as a charged committee for this task. We briefly discuss the sparse literature in this area, focusing on the use of rubrics and the rationale behind them. Due to this lack of literature, our committee primarily utilized additional sources such as rubrics found from other professional organizations in STEM and library fields. Our rubric is designed to encourage substantive feedback and growth of authors during ...


Record Management And Services Delivery Of Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) Delta State Chapter, CHIBUEZE NORBERT ONWUEKWE, Awajionyi Blessing Suleiman 2022 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Record Management And Services Delivery Of Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) Delta State Chapter, Chibueze Norbert Onwuekwe, Awajionyi Blessing Suleiman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT This research work investigated the record management and services delivery of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Delta state chapter. The study was carried out by using descriptive survey research design. Three specific objectives, three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study comprises 452 staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Delta state chapter, with sample size of 213 staff. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Data was analysed with descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that INEC make use of online storage, such as website/webpage and email, and ...


Library Support Services At The University Of Zambia Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Swot Matrix, Pailet Chewe, Zachary Zulu Mr., Mercy M. Wamunyima Mrs., Given M. Kuntumoya Ms, Celine M. Mwafulilwa Mrs., Sarah T. Gwayi Mrs., Fabian Kakana Mr., Eness M.M. Chitumbo Mrs., Gelvazio Sakala Mr., Christine W. Kanyengo Ms, Judith Banda Mrs, Francina N.S. Makondo Mrs. 2022 University of Zambia

Library Support Services At The University Of Zambia Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Swot Matrix, Pailet Chewe, Zachary Zulu Mr., Mercy M. Wamunyima Mrs., Given M. Kuntumoya Ms, Celine M. Mwafulilwa Mrs., Sarah T. Gwayi Mrs., Fabian Kakana Mr., Eness M.M. Chitumbo Mrs., Gelvazio Sakala Mr., Christine W. Kanyengo Ms, Judith Banda Mrs, Francina N.S. Makondo Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

When the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forced learning institutions in Zambia to abruptly transition to virtual instruction, library services adapted quickly to provide research services, instruction, and access to collections. This paper details how the University of Zambia Library used a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis framework to evaluate academic support services of the Library in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Key variables included the library collections, staffing, services and technology. The analysis revealed that strengths comprised qualified staff, technology support and a rich collection of information resources. Weaknesses are in the areas of poor funding and low ...


Conceptual Framework For Smart E-Library Management System Ibrahim Babangida Library, Modibbo Adama University Yola, Nigeria, Moses Kussey, Malgwi, Y. M. Dr., Dauda Joshua Dr. 2022 Modibbo Adama University, Yola

Conceptual Framework For Smart E-Library Management System Ibrahim Babangida Library, Modibbo Adama University Yola, Nigeria, Moses Kussey, Malgwi, Y. M. Dr., Dauda Joshua Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates the design of a Conceptual framework for Smart E-library Management System for use by the Ibrahim Babangida Library, Modibbo Adama University, Yola. The study is guided by 2 objectives to help in overcoming the current challenges being encountered in the management of eResources and planning. The research study is designed to help staff enhance performance in providing library services electronically; it helps students reduce rigour of manual usage, it will guide ICT directorate develop a blueprint in developing software for libraries and add to existing body of knowledge. This study also evaluated an existing framework that is ...


Stinging The Predators: A Collection Of Papers That Should Never Have Been Published, Zen Faulkes 2022 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Stinging The Predators: A Collection Of Papers That Should Never Have Been Published, Zen Faulkes

Biology Faculty Publications and Presentations

This ebook collects academic papers and conference abstracts that were meant to be so terrible that nobody in their right mind would publish them. All were submitted to journals and conferences to expose weak or non-existent peer review and other exploitative practices. Each paper has a brief introduction. Short essays round out the collection.


Awareness, Accessibility And Challenges Of Social Media As Experienced By Postgraduate Information Studies Students, University Of Kwazulu-Natal During The Covid-19 Pandemics Lockdown, Febishola Idowu Kutu Mrs, Olabode Olajide Mr, Jacob Oloruntoba Kutu Dr 2022 University of KwaZulu-Natal

Awareness, Accessibility And Challenges Of Social Media As Experienced By Postgraduate Information Studies Students, University Of Kwazulu-Natal During The Covid-19 Pandemics Lockdown, Febishola Idowu Kutu Mrs, Olabode Olajide Mr, Jacob Oloruntoba Kutu Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Students who receive literacy training tied to real-life assignments show greater improvement in literacy scores. The significance of this study revolves around the prominent role accorded social media in academic community for research, teaching and learning. In spite of the benefits associated with the use of social media for academic purposes, it is observed that many students, teachers/lecturers have not been fully exploring these advantages to improve their academic performance. The study investigated the awareness, access and social media challenges encountered by postgraduate students of Information Studies, UKZN during the lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemics. The study employed a ...


Three Paths To Open Access, Shannon M. Smith 2022 Boise State University

Three Paths To Open Access, Shannon M. Smith

ScholarWorks Publications

An information sheet that outlines the path to making your research open access according to the type of journal in which your work is published.


University Treasure – Collections Of Secrets: How Utah State University Libraries Modernized Their University Archives, Paul Daybell, Quinn Gerber, Heather Housley, Kelly Rovegno, Becky Skeen, Liz Woolcott 2022 Utah State University

University Treasure – Collections Of Secrets: How Utah State University Libraries Modernized Their University Archives, Paul Daybell, Quinn Gerber, Heather Housley, Kelly Rovegno, Becky Skeen, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Starting in 2018, Utah State University Libraries undertook a largescale cataloging project to modernize the University Archives. Before 2018 the University Archives was largely inaccessible to patrons with only 2% of collections having online finding aids and no existing electronic shelf list inventory. Using a workflow-driven approach, a team of catalogers, archivists, and student technicians embarked on a four-phase journey to inventory over 21,000 items, create EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records for over 2700 unique collections, and ingesting all collections into the Library’s newly implemented archival management system. Presenters will discuss the process developed, tools used ...


Review Of Reference And Access For Archives And Manuscripts, Cindy Brightenburg 2022 Brigham Young University

Review Of Reference And Access For Archives And Manuscripts, Cindy Brightenburg

Journal of Western Archives

A review of the book Reference and Access for Archives and Manuscripts by Cheryl Oestreicher.


Fadgi On A Budget: Improving Digital Images For Library Staff And Faculty, Matthew J. Martin 2022 San Francisco State University

Fadgi On A Budget: Improving Digital Images For Library Staff And Faculty, Matthew J. Martin

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

This case study describes the photography equipment and setup of San Francisco State University’s Digital Scholarship Center, and the testing and manipulation of these elements to reach the 4-star tier of the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) technical guidelines. It describes how, with a few tools like a color target and image analysis software, cultural heritage digitization units with limited photography skills can markedly increase the quality of their digital images with experimentation, creativity, and the photography equipment they already have.


Engaging Identity And Positionality In Designing Library Subject Guides: The Landscape Of Sovereign Tribal Nations And Lgbtq+ Peoples, Kim L. Ranger 2022 Grand Valley State University

Engaging Identity And Positionality In Designing Library Subject Guides: The Landscape Of Sovereign Tribal Nations And Lgbtq+ Peoples, Kim L. Ranger

Presentations

We can engage tribal nations and LGBTQ+ peoples while acknowledging that we cannot speak to their experience. We’ll discuss teaching the knowledge of diverse peoples and providing resources without appropriating their cultures, along with the boundaries between respecting unique perspectives and heritage versus appropriation.

We will engage the question of how identity and positionality influence the ways we design asynchronous instructional materials. We’ll discuss the characteristics of positive design principles regarding diverse groups.


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