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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash

Sally Krash

Provides details of how the Content & Discovery Portfolio of the UMass Amherst Libraries are transforming collections activities to align with campus and library strategic planning, and provide a basis for moving forward in a more open scholarly environment.


Support For Electronic Lab Notebooks At Top American Research Universities, Franklin Sayre, Caitlin Bakker, Julie Kelly, Megan Kocher, Meghan Lafferty 2018 University of Minnesota

Support For Electronic Lab Notebooks At Top American Research Universities, Franklin Sayre, Caitlin Bakker, Julie Kelly, Megan Kocher, Meghan Lafferty

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are widely used in industry but little is known about their use in academia or the extent to which they are licensed or supported by research institutions or academic libraries.

Methods: This paper describes an environmental scan conducted to determine whether major research institutions in the United States are providing enterprise ELN licenses to their users, which products they are licensing, and what role of the institutional library is playing in licensing and supporting ELNs.

Results: Of the 35 universities included in our scan, 8 (23%) had an enterprise-wide license for an ELN and 10 ...


Open Access Undergraduate Journals Infographic, Scholarly Communications 2018 Gettysburg College

Open Access Undergraduate Journals Infographic, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

This handout was distributed to students during Open Access Week 2018 at the library's Main Floor display, "What You Don't Know About Academic Publishing". The data for this handout was compiled on October 16, 2018.

To learn more about our undergraduate journals, visit https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/peer_review_list.html


Check Your Dashboard, Your Gauges May Be High!, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Janet Croft 2018 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Check Your Dashboard, Your Gauges May Be High!, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Janet Croft

DC-HUG '18

The long-established academic journal, Mythlore of the Mythopoeic Society, began using the editor’s platform of the SWOSU Digital Commons in 2017. The executive editor, Janet Croft of Rutgers University, will discuss the differences between her former way of managing submissions, reader reviews, and producing a predominantly print journal to doing the work digitally using the editor’s platform of the Institutional Repository. She will describe advantages and disadvantages to using the platform. This is an opportunity for Institutional Repository administrators to ask concrete questions about the learning curve and experience of a seasoned journal editor who has made the ...


Tweeting The Ir, Paul Royster 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tweeting The Ir, Paul Royster

DC-HUG '18

Social media has become an important means of keeping up to date for busy IR managers. Limited to short, pithy messages, but permitting linking and re-tweeting, the Twitter medium is both handy and powerful … when used appropriately. Alternatively, it can become a portal to fascinating, entertaining, horrifying, and time-consuming off-topic content and even an avenue for online harrassment. The presentation for DC-HUG will involve audience participation, and will include discussions of appropriate forms of identity, good and bad avatars, who to follow for scholarly communications subjects, whom to avoid for greater peace of mind, what are appropriate subjects, how to ...


Preparing For The Coretrustseal, James Roger Weaver 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Preparing For The Coretrustseal, James Roger Weaver

DC-HUG '18

The Missouri University of Science & Technology recently received the CoreTrustSeal certifying our repository as a sustainable and trustworthy. This presentation will discuss: (1) Why we obtained the seal, (2) The application process and what to expect, (3) some example sections of the application, and (4) expected benefits of the seal.


Oa Week Report: School Of Nursing, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: School Of Nursing, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the School of Nursing in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: School Of Dental Medicine, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: School Of Dental Medicine, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the School of Dental Medicine in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: School Of Community Health Sciences, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: School Of Community Health Sciences, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the School of Community Health Sciences in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: College Of Sciences, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: College Of Sciences, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the College of Sciences in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: College Of Education, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: College Of Education, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the College of Education in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: College Of Engineering, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: College Of Engineering, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the College of Engineering in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Research Practices Of Civil And Environmental Engineering Scholars, Rebecca Kuglitsch, Emily Dommermuth, Abbey Lewis 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Research Practices Of Civil And Environmental Engineering Scholars, Rebecca Kuglitsch, Emily Dommermuth, Abbey Lewis

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions

In fall 2017, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries joined with ten other university libraries to conduct an Ithaka S+R study investigating the research practices and needs of civil and environmental engineering faculty. Ithaka S+R is a not-for-profit organization doing research and strategic guidance for colleges, universities, libraries, museums, scholarly societies and other institutions that support higher education. This study was part of their ongoing research support services program on how the practices of scholars vary by disciplines.

The report shares findings from exploratory semi-structured interviews with civil and environmental engineers from CU Boulder. Themes from ...


Oa Week Report: Unlv University Libraries, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: Unlv University Libraries, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the UNLV University Libraries in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: College Of Liberal Arts, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: College Of Liberal Arts, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the College of Liberal Arts in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: College Of Fine Arts, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: College Of Fine Arts, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the College of Fine Arts in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: College Of Hospitality, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: College Of Hospitality, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the College of Hospitality in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: Greenspun College Of Urban Affairs, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: Greenspun College Of Urban Affairs, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


Oa Week Report: School Of Allied Health Sciences, Digital Scholarship 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oa Week Report: School Of Allied Health Sciences, Digital Scholarship

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department Reports

This report provides usage statistics, metrics, and top downloads for the School of Allied Health Sciences in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Included with these reports are services offered by the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives department as well as events for the 2018 Open Access Week.


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