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Open Access Publishing And Citation Archives: Background And Controversy, Henry Owen III 2014 Northeastern Illinois University

Open Access Publishing And Citation Archives: Background And Controversy, Henry Owen Iii

Library Faculty Publications

This is a review of a report, done by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), that provides a legislative history of, and an examination of issues surrounding, federal initiatives between 2003 and 2006 to make government-funded research more widely available.


Not So Fast: Perspectives On The Role Of Hospital Librarians In Writing Peer Reviewed Publications And Supporting Scholarly Communications, Paul M. Blobaum 2014 University Library, Governors State University

Not So Fast: Perspectives On The Role Of Hospital Librarians In Writing Peer Reviewed Publications And Supporting Scholarly Communications, Paul M. Blobaum

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Articles in the Specialty of the House column do not have abstracts. From the Introduction: The professional practice of hospital librarianship continues to evolve, and looks much different than a generation ago. The publishing world has also changed significantly in recent years, particularly in the area of scholarly communications. Open Access mandates on the national and local levels and the explosion of online Open Access journals have created confusion for authors and librarians at all levels of the scholarly communication process. Solicitations for manuscripts arrive by email and appear in social media and Web sites, preying on the unsuspecting author ...


Connections Newsletter Winter 2014, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Connections Newsletter Winter 2014, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Connections Newsletter

Table of Contents

  • An Online Homecoming for UNLV Students: University Libraries Digitizes the Rebel Yell
  • From the Dean
  • UNLV Libraries Leads the Way on Preserving Nevada’s History with NEH Grant
  • Students Taste the Power of Intellectual Freedom at the Banned Books Buffet
  • K-12 Institute: Bringing UNLV and CCSD Educators Together
  • A Treasure Trove for UNLV Grad Students Working in Special Collections During Summer
  • Staff Spotlight: Michelle Light
  • Project to Capture the History of the Jewish Community in Southern Nevada Begins


Erau Scholarly Commons, May 30, 2013-June 30, 2014, Anne M. Casey, Chip Wolfe 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Erau Scholarly Commons, May 30, 2013-June 30, 2014, Anne M. Casey, Chip Wolfe

Annual Reports

ERAU Scholarly Commons, the institutional repository of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), debuted to little fanfare but great hope on May 30, 2013. The implementation team had worked for five months with bepress, the vendor, to construct a home page that reflects the unique aerospace concentration of the university. From the outset, Scholarly Commons has proven to be an important university resource for faculty and student research as well as for the creation of new journals and the home of conferences and events. As the first year came to an end, faculty support continued to grow as did the requests for ...


Aaron Swartz’S Fbi Files, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Aaron Swartz’S Fbi Files

U.S. Department of Justice Publications and Materials

Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet Hacktivist.

Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami. Swartz's later work focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism.

He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 to learn more about effective online activism. In 2010 he became a research fellow at Harvard University's Safra ...


Librarianship, Art, And Activism. A Transatlantic Interview With Alycia Sellie, Alycia Sellie, Martin Persson 2014 CUNY Graduate Center

Librarianship, Art, And Activism. A Transatlantic Interview With Alycia Sellie, Alycia Sellie, Martin Persson

Publications and Research

Alycia Sellie is an activist, librarian and the editor of the zine The Borough is My Library. She joined Martin Persson for a talk about hardships and possibilities for librarianship today, the intersection between art and libraries, and the struggle to promote free/open access culture and readers' rights.


Whose To Use? And Use As They Choose? Creative Commons Licenses In Wikipedia And Scholarly Publishing, Jill Cirasella 2014 CUNY Graduate Center

Whose To Use? And Use As They Choose? Creative Commons Licenses In Wikipedia And Scholarly Publishing, Jill Cirasella

Publications and Research

Unlike traditional scholarly journals, Wikipedia and open access journals do not ask contributors to sign away their rights. Contributors to these venues retain the right to copy, distribute, and reuse their own words and works. This presentation takes a careful look at the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (used by Wikipedia) and the Creative Commons Attribution License (used by many open access publishers).


Talking About Open Access: Smash And Subtler Tactics, Jill Cirasella 2014 CUNY Graduate Center

Talking About Open Access: Smash And Subtler Tactics, Jill Cirasella

Publications and Research

This slideshow covers different ways of answering the question “Why open access?” It reviews the knee-jerk reactions many people have when they hear about open access, describes the many benefits of open access, invokes @openaccesshulk’s strategy of SMASH, and discusses what arguments work best with different populations (students, faculty, administrators, etc.). Finally, it addresses why librarians should try to talk about open access without resorting to constant use of the term “open access” and describes a few ways to sneak open access advocacy into other conversations.


Library Collaboration: International Perspectives. An Interview With Dr. Shimelis Assefa, Associate Professor, Library And Information Science, University Of Denver, Shimelis Assefa, Janet Lee 2014 University of Denver

Library Collaboration: International Perspectives. An Interview With Dr. Shimelis Assefa, Associate Professor, Library And Information Science, University Of Denver, Shimelis Assefa, Janet Lee

Collaborative Librarianship

In conversation with Janet Lee, Dean of Libraries, Regis University, Dr. Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, discusses aspects of library collaboration from an international perspective that cover both challenges and opportunities. Insights on collaboration in library science education are also offered.


Working Together: Joint-Use Canadian Academic And Public Libraries, Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins, Keith Walker 2014 University of Saskatchewan

Working Together: Joint-Use Canadian Academic And Public Libraries, Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins, Keith Walker

Collaborative Librarianship

The research purpose was to learn about existing joint use public-academic libraries in Canada including their establishment, structure, benefits, and challenges and to determine the requirements for successful partnerships. Following a literature review, a short survey was conducted to gather data on the number, location, and types of public-academic library partnerships. In-depth telephone interviews were then held with key personnel from joint use libraries to learn more about the libraries and the nature of the partnerships. The research surfaced three unique examples of joint use public-academic libraries. In addition, key requirements for successful partnerships that were posited through the literature ...


Academic Librarians And The Sustainability Curriculum: Building Alliances To Support A Paradigm Shift, Madeleine K. Charney 2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Academic Librarians And The Sustainability Curriculum: Building Alliances To Support A Paradigm Shift, Madeleine K. Charney

Collaborative Librarianship

Sustainability is a fast evolving movement in higher education demonstrated by a proliferation of academic programs, co-curricular initiatives, and campus projects. Sustainability is now viewed as vital to the mission of many institutions of higher education, creating a paradigm shift that librarians can help advance with their collective interdisciplinary expertise. A review of LibGuides (online resource guides) showed that academic librarians are involved with sustainability efforts on many campuses and have a role in shaping curriculum-related activities. The author administered a survey to creators of sustainability LibGuides during the spring of 2011, posting the survey on library listservs as well ...


Redefinitions And The Growing Importance Of Library Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz 2014 Colorado College

Redefinitions And The Growing Importance Of Library Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Toward Improved Discoverability Of Scholarly Content: Cross-Sector Collaboration Essentials, Mary M. Somerville, Lettie Conrad 2014 University of Colorado Denver

Toward Improved Discoverability Of Scholarly Content: Cross-Sector Collaboration Essentials, Mary M. Somerville, Lettie Conrad

Collaborative Librarianship

By way of follow-up to earlier work in understanding and improving discoverability of scholarly content, this article reports on recent data and reflections that led to clearer definitions of discovery and discoverability, as well as deeper cross-sector collaborations on standards, transparency, metadata, and new forms of partnerships. Recent advances in discoverability are also described - from enhanced librarybased web-scale searching to serving researcher needs through the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) registry. The article points to a 2014 SAGE white paper that presents in greater detail opportunities for wider collaboration among libraries, publishers, service providers, and researchers in the interest ...


Collaboration As A Key Component Of Library Service: A Presidential Perspective, Courtney Young 2014 Pennsylvania State University

Collaboration As A Key Component Of Library Service: A Presidential Perspective, Courtney Young

Collaborative Librarianship

Collaboration has been a vital part of my professional career and has been essential in every position I have had in higher education and now as President of the American Library Association, 2014-2015. The successes that collaboration has fostered underscores my resolve for it to have a continued role in my work.


The Pivot: Phase 2 Of 2cul Technical Services Integration, Kate Harcourt, Jim LeBlanc 2014 Columbia University Libraries

The Pivot: Phase 2 Of 2cul Technical Services Integration, Kate Harcourt, Jim Leblanc

Collaborative Librarianship

The Columbia and Cornell University Libraries’ partnership (2CUL) is now in its fifth year. Its composite acronym (2CUL), which condenses a doubling of the two participating libraries’ initial letters, summarizes both vision and mission: a broad integration of library activities in a number of areas – including collection development, acquisitions and cataloging, e-resources and digital management, and digital preservation, and reciprocal onsite use of collections. A key component of the partnership is 2CUL Technical Services Integration (TSI), an initiative funded by a generous three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to plan for the merger of technical services operations. The ...


Top Trends And Libraries – 2015 Is Our Year, Lori Bowen Ayre 2014 Galecia Group

Top Trends And Libraries – 2015 Is Our Year, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Low-Hanging Fruit: Leveraging Short-Term Partnerships To Advance Academic Library Outreach Goals, Erin E. Meyer 2014 University of Denver

Low-Hanging Fruit: Leveraging Short-Term Partnerships To Advance Academic Library Outreach Goals, Erin E. Meyer

Collaborative Librarianship

For academic libraries wishing to extend their outreach, existing and potential short-term, project-based collaborations are the low-hanging fruit. Such partnerships include student organizations, various institutional offices, and councils of one kind or another. Keys to success for libraries include flexibility, personal relationships, openness to work outside of academic units and outside of the library, strategic planning, knowing the resources needed and those that already exist, and a desire and ability to move from conversation to action. Leveraging these types of collaboration can enable the library to extend its reach far more than in acting alone


Review Of “Using Social Media To Promote International Collaboration”, Alison Hicks 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

Review Of “Using Social Media To Promote International Collaboration”, Alison Hicks

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Published Librarian Research, 2008 Through 2012: Analyses And Perspectives, Selenay Aytac, Bruce Slutsky 2014 Long Island University - C W Post Campus

Published Librarian Research, 2008 Through 2012: Analyses And Perspectives, Selenay Aytac, Bruce Slutsky

Collaborative Librarianship

This research paper reviews published library science literature from 2008 through 2012 using a purposive sample of 13 Library and Information Science (LIS) journals. The texts of 1,778 LIS articles were analyzed and classified as research versus non-research. Of these articles, 769 (43.1%) determined as research were examined in order to collect data on numerous variables including authorship, topic, type of research, data collection, and data analysis techniques. The selected LIS journals draw a representative sample of practitioner research with 438 (57%) research articles solely written by practitioners, 110 (14.3%) research articles written collaboratively by at least ...


From An Autonomous To A Collaborative Website Redesign Process: The University Of Denver Libraries Experience, Shea-Tinn Yeh, Christopher C. Brown 2014 University of Denver

From An Autonomous To A Collaborative Website Redesign Process: The University Of Denver Libraries Experience, Shea-Tinn Yeh, Christopher C. Brown

Collaborative Librarianship

Librarians traditionally have insisted on designing and developing the library’s website in-house. An inhouse developed website allows librarians full control of its design, content, and delivery. The library website is also distinguished by its research orientation compared to the university’s marketing-driven purposes. However, in the age of gaining competitive advantage by promoting campus branding, shared services, and collaborative initiatives by various administrative units, libraries could be a stronger partner with other campus departments. This article describes the University of Denver Libraries’ transformation from an autonomous information silo to an integrated Web portal within the University’s Marketing & Communication ...


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