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Irs In America: "Land Of The Free" Or "Free Online Access", Paul Royster 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Irs In America: "Land Of The Free" Or "Free Online Access", Paul Royster

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

International Association of Technological University Libraries, IATUL Seminar 2019 Gdańsk University of Technology Library, Gdańsk, Poland, /December 10, 2019 • Repositories by country (10 most) • IR platforms in the USA (pie chart) • Why institutions choose one over another • Bottom line: IRs are a great success • Top 5 IRs by content • Top IRs by traffic • What (where) is Nebraska? • Our repository • The university's most visited site • Our audience is 62% international • Downloads by continent • Downloads by country (top 12) • Downloads by item type • Average downloads by item type • FOLO: Free Online Learning Objects • Referrals from … • Geolocation example (northern Poland) • Institutional networks ...


Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer 2019 San Jose State University

Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer

School of Information Student Research Journal

As a robust and growing industry, often with strong ties to communities served, there is much potential for nonprofit organizations to harness powerful and rich databases of cultural information not found in any other sector. Yet research shows that in most cases, nonprofit organizations operate on limited budgets, tight deadlines, and may see the task of properly managing records as counter-productive to the mission of the organization. This research examines the systems of recordkeeping in nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and argues that record keeping staff must be considered an essential component for a nonprofit organization to survive and ...


Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers 2019 San Jose State University

Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers

School of Information Student Research Journal

Plagiarism is regarded as an academic crime, but can affect hobbies that rely on research and information sharing such as genealogy. The issue is well-known within the genealogy community. However, information professionals who aid genealogists in their research may not know enough about the issue. How can the library field respond constructively to the issue of uncontrolled plagiarism in genealogy? While the genealogy community condemns plagiarism and offers resources to correct it, current library practices concentrate on services and not on plagiarism education in the genealogy context, concentrating more on copyright and legal problems. The library field can help professionals ...


The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk 2019 San Jose State University

The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk

School of Information Student Research Journal

Within the context of creative information communities in general, fiction writers remain a relatively understudied community. This article seeks to rectify that gap by highlighting the information behaviors of fiction writers, including the ways in which they network, as well as the processes they use when writing. In doing so, it reveals that fiction writers of all genres have many experiences in common, such as the "seed incident" that serves as the starting point when writing fiction. In addition, it examines fiction writers' impact on readers, with the implication that everyone--writers and non-writers alike--would benefit from understanding fiction writers' information ...


Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks 2019 San Jose State University

Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder 2019 San Jose State University

Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2, 2019 San Jose State University

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Slis Connecting Volume 8 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 8 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 8, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2019)


Webometrics And Mississippi Public Libraries: A Webometrics Study Of Public Libraries In Mississippi, Charlie Simpkins 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

Webometrics And Mississippi Public Libraries: A Webometrics Study Of Public Libraries In Mississippi, Charlie Simpkins

SLIS Connecting

With the introduction of the Internet, library websites have become new access points for a global community. A library’s website serves as a new branch for its users, one that can be accessed 24/7 globally. But with that continuous access to such a large audience, a library’s website should include certain key information to be truly beneficial to the user. This website content analysis examines the websites of public library systems in Mississippi for the presence of four elements from Kumar and Bansal (2014) essential menus for a library’s homepage and for the presence of eight ...


Finding Government Resources Online: A Webometric Study Of Selective Federal Depository Library Websites, Charity C. Park 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

Finding Government Resources Online: A Webometric Study Of Selective Federal Depository Library Websites, Charity C. Park

SLIS Connecting

Over eleven hundred libraries across the United States and its territories participate in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) by providing public access to free government resources. In the last decade, there has been a significant shift as many government publications are being published only electronically. At the same time, several older physical collections are being digitized and made available online. This shift has caused many FDLP libraries to weed their older physical government document collections and increase their electronic holdings.

This study examines how Federal depository libraries in the United States provide information about their government document collections and ...


Hashtag Marbled Monday: A Webometric Analysis Of Academic Special Collections Outreach On Instagram, Carla Fulgham 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

Hashtag Marbled Monday: A Webometric Analysis Of Academic Special Collections Outreach On Instagram, Carla Fulgham

SLIS Connecting

This study used webometric analysis to assess the most successful strategies for engaging Instagram users in academic special collections. Data were collected from five academic special collections Instagram accounts to analyze their activity during the month of April 2018. Data considered in the study include average number of likes per post, average number of hashtags per post, and most common hashtags and content. The results of this analysis may serve as a recommendation for best practices for academic special collections interested in, or already using Instagram as a platform, to engage students and other Instagram users in their collections.


Student Associations: News And Events, The University of Southern Mississippi 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

Student Associations: News And Events, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University of Southern Mississippi 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

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


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Faculty Dr. Jennifer Steele, SLIS alum Kathy Barco, and two new courses LIS 492 H002/LIS 692 H002: Storytimes & Early Literacy and independent study LIS 492 H003: PR & Marketing in Libraries.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh MLIS, Ph.D. 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

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

SLIS Connecting

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


Here Come The Bots: Six Tips When Designing Your Ir's Metadata For Improved Discoverability, Rachel S. Evans 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Here Come The Bots: Six Tips When Designing Your Ir's Metadata For Improved Discoverability, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Rachel Evans draws from her experience as a web developer and a recent webinar on discoverability to compose a list of six tips for creating and maintaining strong metadata in digital repositories with SEO in mind. Each tip includes a personalized summary for why it is important, especially when Google bots crawl your site. The tips include a mix of best practices and common sense advice for rising to the top of search results.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL ...


Alumni Oral Histories: A Collaboration Between The Libraries And Development And Alumni Relations, Rebeccca Ciota 2019 Grinnell College

Alumni Oral Histories: A Collaboration Between The Libraries And Development And Alumni Relations, Rebeccca Ciota

Collaborative Librarianship

This article describes a collaboration between Grinnell College’s libraries and its Office of Development and Alumni Relations on an oral history project in which college alumni are interviewed about their experiences at the college. Such close collaborations between development offices and libraries are rare. This collaboration was successful due to the equal participation of all parties.


Federal Research: Additional Actions Needed To Improve Public Access To Research Results, John Neumann 2019 United States Government Accountability Office

Federal Research: Additional Actions Needed To Improve Public Access To Research Results, John Neumann

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Why GAO Did This Study --Research and development helps catalyze breakthroughs that improve the overall health and wellbeing of our society. Federal research and development expenditures averaged about $135 billion annually for fiscal years 2015 to 2017. According to OSTP, providing free public access to federally funded research results can improve both the impact and accountability of this important federal investment. In February 2013, OSTP directed federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of federally funded research.

GAO was asked to examine ...


Open Access: Could Defeat Be Snatched From The Jaws Of Victory?, Richard Poynder 2019 Independent Journalist

Open Access: Could Defeat Be Snatched From The Jaws Of Victory?, Richard Poynder

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

When news broke early in 2019 that the University of California had walked away from licensing negotiations with the world’s largest scholarly publisher (Elsevier), a wave of triumphalism spread through the OA Twittersphere. The talks had collapsed because of Elsevier’s failure to offer UC what it demanded: a new-style Big Deal in which the university got access to all of Elsevier’s paywalled content plus OA publishing rights for all UC authors – what UC refers to as a “Read and Publish” agreement. In addition, UC wanted Elsevier to provide this at a reduced cost.1 Given its size ...


The Flavor Of Open Access Over Rice: Tech Transforms & Transmutes Ed, Rachel S. Evans 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

The Flavor Of Open Access Over Rice: Tech Transforms & Transmutes Ed, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Rachel Evans crafts a short history of Open Educational Resources and provides a list of tools and other sites for exploring and creating Open Access Textbooks and other materials. The post also recounts a recent Open Access event at UGA Law Library and compares the perils of generationally divided views on access to quality yet affordable education to the clash of tradition and modernity in a particular film The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice. To close the piece she encourages members to participate in the recently shared ALL-SIS (Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section) survey about Open Educational Resources ...


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