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What If We Get Open Access?: A New Case For Undergraduate Scientific Literacy, AJ Boston 2019 Murray State University

What If We Get Open Access?: A New Case For Undergraduate Scientific Literacy, Aj Boston

Digital Initiatives Symposium

For the educators among us who care about the Open Access Movement, are we prepared for what comes in a post-OA world? Suppose that Plan-S (or another initiative with similar objectives) succeeds in making vast quantities of previously paywalled scientific literature openly available to anyone with an Internet connection.

On one hand, it's the utopia we've fought for: our best ideas, set free to circulate among the minds who will incorporate them toward solving the big issues humanity faces. On the other hand, what if scientific literature becomes weaponized in the same way that journalism has in recent ...


Analog To Digital Preservation Of The “Women Trailblazers In The Law” Oral History Project, Camelia Naranch, Carol Wilson 2019 Stanford Law School, Robert Crown Law Library

Analog To Digital Preservation Of The “Women Trailblazers In The Law” Oral History Project, Camelia Naranch, Carol Wilson

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In November 2018, Stanford Law School Library unveiled to the public an online exhibit of more than 100 oral histories of American women lawyers, scholars, judges, and government officials who helped diversify the legal profession in the late twentieth century. Called the “Women Trailblazers in the Law” Oral History Project, it is a collaboration between Stanford Law School Library and the American Bar Association. Our presentation discusses the details of the analog to digital preservation process, whereby the physical collection was converted into digital formats suitable for long term archival storage as well as online access for the general public ...


Authorship And Collaboration Pattern In Srels Journal Of Information Management During 2008-2017: An Evaluation, Sunil Kumar Yadav, S N. Singh, Manoj Kumar Verma 2019 Mizoram University

Authorship And Collaboration Pattern In Srels Journal Of Information Management During 2008-2017: An Evaluation, Sunil Kumar Yadav, S N. Singh, Manoj Kumar Verma

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is an evaluation of authorship and collaboration pattern in SRELS Journal of Information Management during 2008-2017. Total 578 articles published during the study period out of which 196 articles are published by single author and rest 386 articles are published by two or more than two authors. It is clear from the study that multiple authorship pattern is prominent in the journal. In the study it has been counted that the average collaboration index is 1.86, average collaboration coefficient is 0.36, average degree of collaboration is 0.66, average relative growth rate is 0.32 ...


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.


2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch 2019 Santa Clara University

2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch

State of the Library

Agenda

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget & Library staffing
  • Space changes
  • Open Access & Social Justice

Lev Rickards, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Support for Open Access
  • Allocating the Collections & Access Budget
  • Archives & Special Collections

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Assessment Projects
  • New Initiatives
  • Instruction


Best Practices For Data Sharing And Deposit For Librarian Authors, Regina Fisher Raboin, T. Scott Plutchak, Lisa A. Palmer, Julie Goldman 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Best Practices For Data Sharing And Deposit For Librarian Authors, Regina Fisher Raboin, T. Scott Plutchak, Lisa A. Palmer, Julie Goldman

Journal of eScience Librarianship Presentations

Sharing data is now encouraged by major funding agencies, and many journals require it as a prerequisite for publication. While many of the hard science journals have implemented ‘Data Deposit Requirements’ and ‘Policies’, in the Library Science literature, publishers are beginning to move titles into open access journals, but data deposit requirements are just beginning to be addressed. Librarian authors will increasingly find themselves having to comply with data sharing policies. In this webinar, we look at examples from the Journal of the Medical Library Association and the Journal of eScience Librarianship and discuss best practices in data deposit.


Open Education Resources (Oer), Michele Gibney 2019 Selected Works

Open Education Resources (Oer), Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney, a visiting PhD student in Scholarly Communication, currently in Kosovo as part of a Fulbright award, will cover the topic of adopting, and adapting open educational resources (OER) for use in the classroom. Using OER in the classroom can increase student engagement with course material, lead to a higher retention rate, and ensure access to the reading on the first day of classes. An introduction and overview to the topic will be covered. Attendees should come away with a solid understanding of websites and tools catering to the topic which will help them in the future.


Data Management Planning: Two Very Important Pages, Michele Gibney 2019 Selected Works

Data Management Planning: Two Very Important Pages, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney, a visiting PhD student in Scholarly Communication, currently in Kosovo as part of a Fulbright award, will cover the topics of creating and implementing a data management plan that adheres to funding requirements. Data management can be an important element in grant applications as well as being valuable for those without grants who produce data in the course of their research and want or need to share it for increasing dialogue in the field, reproducibility, or citation advantage. An introduction and overview to the topic will be covered. Attendees should come away with a solid understanding of websites ...


Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, And Academic Success, Janelle L. Wertzberger 2019 Gettysburg College

Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, And Academic Success, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This session will give Gettysburg College faculty a chance to learn more about open textbooks and how to discover options that might work for the courses you teach. Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. After the workshop, participants will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook they might assign in a course (please note: open textbooks ...


Creating Successful Data Management Plans For Your Grant Proposal, Amy E. Gay, Elizabeth A. Brown 2019 Binghamton University--SUNY

Creating Successful Data Management Plans For Your Grant Proposal, Amy E. Gay, Elizabeth A. Brown

Library Created Resources

This presentation is part of a workshop about creating Data Management Plans (DMPs) using the DMPTool.


Finding A Home For Your Research, 2019 Selected Works

Finding A Home For Your Research

Michele Gibney

Are you interested in learning some tips and tricks to identifying journals and conferences appropriate to your research? Michele Gibney is a visiting PhD student in Scholarly Communication, currently in Kosovo as part of a Fulbright award. Michele will begin by providing guidance on selecting the best journal for a publication, avoiding predatory publishers, and maximizing the impact of a publication. She will then cover similar topics related to disciplinary conferences for academics. At the conclusion of this short workshop, attendees should come away knowing a variety of tools to assist in their publication and research promotion endeavors and how ...


The Scientific Information Exchange General Model At Digital Library Context: Internet Of Things, Nayere Soleimanzade, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar CheshmehSohrabi, Ahmad Shabani 2019 University of Isfahan

The Scientific Information Exchange General Model At Digital Library Context: Internet Of Things, Nayere Soleimanzade, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi, Ahmad Shabani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction: This paper aims to develop a Scientific Information Exchange General Model at Digital Library in Context of Internet of things, which would enable automated and efficient library services. To accomplish its objective, the main classes (Concepts), sub-classes, attributes are identified in order to introduce an appropriate model.

Methodology: The approach of this study is basic, exploratory, and developmental and is run through a mixed method consisting of documentary, Delphi, and data modeling methods. The study population in the documentary section includes the study of information resources retrieved in related subjects. The study population in the Delphi section is consist ...


Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur Boston 2019 Murray State University

Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur Boston

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

Hip-Hop music, business, distribution, and culture exhibit highly-comparable trends in the scholarly communication and publication industry. This article discusses Hip-Hop artists and research authors as content creators, each operating within marketplaces still adjusting to digital, online connectivity. These discussions are intended for classroom use, where students may access their existing knowledge framework of popular media and apply it to a new understanding of the scholarly communication environment. Research instructors and librarians may discover new perspectives to familiar issues through conversations with students engaging with this material in a novel way.


Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston 2019 Murray State University

Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston

Arthur J. Boston

Hip-Hop music, business, distribution, and culture exhibit highly-comparable trends in the scholarly communication and publication industry. This article discusses Hip-Hop artists and research authors as content creators, each operating within marketplaces still adjusting to digital, online connectivity. These discussions are intended for classroom use, where students may access their existing knowledge framework of popular media and apply it to a new understanding of the scholarly communication environment. Research instructors and librarians may discover new perspectives to familiar issues through conversations with students engaging with this material in a novel way.


Digital Scholarship - University At Albany Student Internet Reviews, Carol Anne Germain 2019 University at Albany, State University of New York

Digital Scholarship - University At Albany Student Internet Reviews, Carol Anne Germain

JLAMS

Students from the Information Science IST 614 course, reviewed Internet websites on digital scholarship. They looked at several topics including digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, Creative Commons, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. The select websites will assist readers to locate quality information on digital scholarship.


How Open Are You? Discussion About Oa Resources In Collection Development, Jill Emery, Peter McCracken 2019 Portland State University

How Open Are You? Discussion About Oa Resources In Collection Development, Jill Emery, Peter Mccracken

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Presentation provided at the The ALCTS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group (CMERIG) in Seattle, WA on 27 January 2019. The discussion will involve incorporating open scholarship into current collections management.


Open Educational Resources And Research Data Management: A Very Brief Overview, Adrian K. Ho 2019 University of Kentucky

Open Educational Resources And Research Data Management: A Very Brief Overview, Adrian K. Ho

Library Presentations

This is a brief overview of open educational resources and research data management. It also addresses the increasing importance of these services in academic and research libraries.


Predatory & Deceptive Publishing Pitfalls And Practical Tips: Helping Faculty & Students To Identify & Avoid Questionable Publishing Practices, Sarah A. Norris 2019 University of Central Florida

Predatory & Deceptive Publishing Pitfalls And Practical Tips: Helping Faculty & Students To Identify & Avoid Questionable Publishing Practices, Sarah A. Norris

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

In today’s academic publishing environment, open access journals have become an increasingly common venue for faculty and students, to publish scholarly research. However, this publishing model often prompts many issues and concerns -- one of which is predatory (or, deceptive) publishing practices. These publishers rely on a variety of strategies and deceptive tactics to give the illusion that they are credible and high quality. With this in mind, it is often difficult for faculty and students to distinguish between a credible open access journal and a predatory one. This presentation will provide practical tips on how to facilitate information about ...


The Sociological And Humanistic Problem Of ‘Fake News,’ As It Applies To All Subjects, Including Scientific Research And Theories In The Public Sphere, Andrée Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark 2019 University of Rhode Island

The Sociological And Humanistic Problem Of ‘Fake News,’ As It Applies To All Subjects, Including Scientific Research And Theories In The Public Sphere, Andrée Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

The main file available here contains the notes taken by student note-taker Kaleigh Miech during the Café Salon Discussion “The Sociological and Humanistic Problem of ‘Fake News,’ As It Applies to All Subjects, Including Scientific Research and Theories in the Public Sphere.” The discussion took place on January 17, 2019 as part of the University of Rhode Island 11th Annual Academic Summit. It was facilitated by Profs. Andrée Rathemacher and Amanda Izenstark.

Supplemental files include:

  • An opening introduction prepared by the facilitators
  • The official 11th Annual Academic Summit Program
  • Café Salon Facilitator Guide


Library And Information Science Coauthorship Narrows The Divide Between Researcher And Practitioner, Stacy Andell 2019 San Jose State University

Library And Information Science Coauthorship Narrows The Divide Between Researcher And Practitioner, Stacy Andell

School of Information Student Research Journal

Evidence Summary Submission


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