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Does Proactivity Drive Use? Understanding Growth In Chat Reference Services, David A. Hurley, Adrienne Warner 2022 University of New Mexico

Does Proactivity Drive Use? Understanding Growth In Chat Reference Services, David A. Hurley, Adrienne Warner

University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries that implement trigger-initiated proactive chat reference services see substantial increases in the number and complexity of reference transactions. However, it is not clear if this growth is a result of something inherent to proactivity, or other factors such as increased awareness of the service. To investigate this, we compare usage during periods with and without proactivity in databases in which our chat reference service is established. Steep and immediate increases when proactivity is enabled and sharp declines when it is disabled suggests that proactivity itself is driving the changes. We recommend human computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX ...


Electronic Resource Management In A Post-Plan S World, Jill Emery, Graham Stone 2021 Portland State University

Electronic Resource Management In A Post-Plan S World, Jill Emery, Graham Stone

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

cOAlition S and research funding policies mean open access content is no longer a "trend" but rather another consideration of content management for librarians and libraries. In 2018, the authors of this article launched a new version of TERMS (Techniques for Electronic Resources Management). TERMS 2.0 envisages a post-Plan S e-resources life cycle blending e-resources and open access content management. This article outlines how open content management can dovetail into current e-resource management tactics across six TERMS: Investigation of material, procurement and licensing of content, implementation, troubleshooting of problems, evaluation and preservation, and sustainability concerns. Lastly, we reflect on ...


Report On A Survey Of Iwu Faculty And Staff Attitudes About Archiving Honors And Jwp Works, Meg Miner 2021 Illinois Wesleyan University

Report On A Survey Of Iwu Faculty And Staff Attitudes About Archiving Honors And Jwp Works, Meg Miner

Administrative Reports

This report is a complete account of responses to a survey I disseminated after Spring semester of 2021. That survey purposefully asked more questions than what I needed for the book chapter. Library personnel recognize that the interactions students have with departmental staff and faculty advisors influence the views students may form about self-archiving in DC@IWU. We have tried at various points to educate our colleagues about our work, but until this year we have not formally sought to understand if our goals match those of our departmental colleagues. I also added survey questions specific to the 2021 virtual ...


Small Claims Procedures For Library And Archives Opt-Outs And Class Actions, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Small Claims Procedures For Library And Archives Opt-Outs And Class Actions, U.S. Copyright Office, Library Of Congress.

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing procedures for a library or archive to preemptively opt out of Copyright Claims Board (CCB) proceedings, as directed by the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2020. Additionally, the Office is proposing procedures to address a party’s decision to participate in or opt out of a class action arising out of the same transaction or occurrence as a claim before the CCB.

The CASE Act directs the Register to establish regulations allowing a library or archives that does not wish to participate in proceedings before the CCB to preemptively opt ...


Repository Additions, August 2021, Cedarville University 2021 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, August 2021, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For August 2021, Cedarville University 2021 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For August 2021, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Scholars' Mine Quick Facts August 2021, Nancy S. Krost 2021 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Scholars' Mine Quick Facts August 2021, Nancy S. Krost

Scholars’ Mine Statistics

Scholars' Mine Quick Facts are monthly reports of downloads, page hits, and other information about works in the institutional repository of Missouri S&T. A map with downloads by region is also included.


Modernizing Repositories, Step One: Build Some Bridges Using Identifiers, Joseph Cera 2021 Berkeley Law

Modernizing Repositories, Step One: Build Some Bridges Using Identifiers, Joseph Cera

Sandbox Series

This project attempts to start addressing the lack of connection between repositories. While proper connections are far down the road, the first step is to be prepared for connections. This session will discuss how Berkeley Law is preparing data through persistent identifiers.


Slis Connecting, Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2021, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting, Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2021, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

No abstract provided.


The History And Current Challenges Of Libraries In Japan, Francis A. Alix 2021 San Jose State University

The History And Current Challenges Of Libraries In Japan, Francis A. Alix

SLIS Connecting

Japan's libraries have many positive attributes and continue to evolve. However, many library sectors struggle with serving users because of staff outsourcing, library leadership, and a focus on circulation statistics that prevent them from developing into 21st-century information and community centers. This paper reviews the history and current status of each library sector, including their services and staffing. It then examines their current challenges and how professionalism, librarian education, and community engagement are the main challenges to their success and suggests recommendations to elevate them to compete in the global arena.


Locating Banned Books: A Collection Analysis Of Libraries In Arkansas And Tennessee, Floyce Thomas 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Locating Banned Books: A Collection Analysis Of Libraries In Arkansas And Tennessee, Floyce Thomas

SLIS Connecting

No library can make everything available to its patrons. However, libraries should adhere to the American Library Association (ALA) for guidance on what items are banned from the library's collections. Censorship and intellectual freedom have gained attention for how it affects libraries and the restraints it individualized for banned or forbidden items. Difficulties are characterized as formal, composed complaints recorded with a library or school asking for specific materials to be expelled from view because the substance may not be considered appropriate for the users.

The purpose of this study is to compare a selected set of previously banned ...


Reaching Out: A Publication Trend Analysis Of Scholarly Articles Discussing Graphic Novels And Reluctant Or Struggling Readers, Mary Kirkham 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Reaching Out: A Publication Trend Analysis Of Scholarly Articles Discussing Graphic Novels And Reluctant Or Struggling Readers, Mary Kirkham

SLIS Connecting

Graphic novels combine short text and pictures to tell a story or convey information while still engaging the reader visually. This is a potentially useful tool for reaching out to struggling and reluctant readers. Struggling readers have difficulty reading and understanding what it is they are reading. Pictures allow for more context clues than just text alone, allowing for the potential for greater success in comprehension for struggling readers. Reluctant readers, on the other hand, may have more of a distaste for reading. In some cases, they are capable of understanding what they read, but they do not enjoy the ...


Ethics And Cyber Libraries: Challenges Facing The Values And Ethics In Lis, Jessica Omer 2021 University of Missouri

Ethics And Cyber Libraries: Challenges Facing The Values And Ethics In Lis, Jessica Omer

SLIS Connecting

Cyber libraries face many challenges when it comes to access. These challenges can lead to cyber libraries failing in following the guidelines for the values and ethics of the LIS professional. Some authors have argued that cyber libraries are the future of libraries. They argue that patrons want information immediately at their fingertips. The fact that library budgets are shrinking and electronic sources can be cheaper cause many libraries to lean more towards the idea of cyber libraries. However, while digital libraries do have their advantages, they are not perfect. We live in a time where librarians have their feet ...


Out-Of-Print Books As E-Books: A Collection Analysis, Mary Frances Calix 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Out-Of-Print Books As E-Books: A Collection Analysis, Mary Frances Calix

SLIS Connecting

In recent years, archival institutions have begun to digitally archive or preserve the items in their collections. This way, items are more accessible to those wanting to perform research but not necessarily handle the original documents and are not likely to be permanently damaged. One example of a digital preservation project is the one that forms the basis for this paper- the Oklahoma Historical Society's collection of out-of-print historical books that have been made available as e-books. Created over three years ago, this collection contains 22 books about Oklahoma and Texas history. The original publication dates of the books ...


Thriving Places, Thriving People: A Look At Usm's Master Of Library And Information Science, Karlie Herndon 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Thriving Places, Thriving People: A Look At Usm's Master Of Library And Information Science, Karlie Herndon

SLIS Connecting

Article in Arete (Winter 2020/21, p. 9-11) featuring two recent MLIS graduates, Carrie Pennington Mastley and Laura Valliant. Reprinted with permission from USM Graduate School.


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Director and Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Stacy Creel, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Faculty Dr. Laura Clark Hunt, SLIS alum Floyce Thomas, and the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. 2021 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


The Islamic College Libraries In Indonesia Facing Era 4.0: Analysis Of Challenges And Readiness, Rhoni Rodin 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Islamic College Libraries In Indonesia Facing Era 4.0: Analysis Of Challenges And Readiness, Rhoni Rodin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Era 4.0 is the era of the technological industrial revolution which will fundamentally change the paradigm of thinking and how to work. This paper aims to analyze how the readiness and challenges of Islamic higher education libraries in facing the 4.0 era. This type of research is a literature study. Literature studies can be obtained from various sources, journals, books, documentation, internet and libraries. while the data analysis used descriptive analysis method. The results show that the readiness and challenges of Islamic higher education libraries in Indonesia are not only prioritizing traditional roles by providing only physical facilities ...


Academic Library As Scholarly Publisher Bibliography, Version 2, Charles W. Bailey Jr. 2021 University of Houston

Academic Library As Scholarly Publisher Bibliography, Version 2, Charles W. Bailey Jr.

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Introduction

The Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography includes over 175 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the digital scholarly publishing activities of academic libraries since the late 1980's, especially their open access book and journal publishing activities. The bibliography covers the following subtopics: pioneering academic library publishing projects in the 1980's and 1990's, early digital journals and serials published by librarians (as distinct from libraries), library-based scholarly publishing since the Budapest Open Access Initiative, technical publishing infrastructure, and library and university press mergers/partnerships and other relevant works.

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