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Along For The Journey: Graduate Student Perceptions Of Research, Alissa Droog, Kari D. Weaver, Frances Brady Nov 2024

Along For The Journey: Graduate Student Perceptions Of Research, Alissa Droog, Kari D. Weaver, Frances Brady

Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications

Graduate student identities and personal lives are heavily tied to their experiences of research, and many struggle to find, understand, and use information for research purposes. Using a drawing exercise rooted in visual research methods combined with semi-structured interviews, a research team in the United States and Canada explored graduate student perceptions of research with 19 participants. Thematic analysis identified six themes: research is abstract; research is an odyssey; social support makes or breaks the student experience; research is an emotional continuum; interplay between identity/values; information is problematic. The study has implications for how librarians support graduate student research.


Disciplinary Differences And Scholarly Literature: Discovery, Browsing, And Formats, Chad E. Buckley, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy Oct 2024

Disciplinary Differences And Scholarly Literature: Discovery, Browsing, And Formats, Chad E. Buckley, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This study reports faculty experiences regarding the discovery of scholarly content, highlighting similarities and differences across a range of academic disciplines. The authors interviewed twenty-five faculty members at a public, high-research university in the Midwest to explore the intersections of discovery, browsing, and format from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Although most participants rely on similar discovery tools such as library catalogs and databases and Google Scholar, their discovery techniques varied according to the discipline and type of research being done. Browsing is not a standard method for discovery, but it is still done selectively and strategically by some scholars. Journal articles …


Responding To Chatgpt’S Impact On Higher Education Landscapes: Using Digital Initiatives To Support Undergraduate Information Literacy And Research Skills, Jayati Chaudhuri, Lettycia Terrones Apr 2024

Responding To Chatgpt’S Impact On Higher Education Landscapes: Using Digital Initiatives To Support Undergraduate Information Literacy And Research Skills, Jayati Chaudhuri, Lettycia Terrones

Digital Initiatives Symposium

ChatGPT and AI technologies present novel and unforeseen challenges to the academic community, ushering in an intriguing era where the distinction between plagiarism and academic integrity can become less clear for many students. In response, the Cal State LA University Library created three new digital initiatives published on traditional and social media teaching platforms to help students understand how to avoid plagiarism and their use of ChatGPT in higher education. In the fall of 2023, librarians developed a new module focused on ChatGPT in higher education. The module enhanced the existing “Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism” self-paced Canvas student tutorial, which …


Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Circulars: A Case Study Of An Early Career Librarian’S Approach To A Full-Scale Digitization Project, Delaney Mccoy Apr 2024

Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Circulars: A Case Study Of An Early Career Librarian’S Approach To A Full-Scale Digitization Project, Delaney Mccoy

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Each Federal Reserve Bank distributes circulars to their member banks which contain information regarding bank supervision and regulation, services, policies, and district relations. The early circulars of a Reserve Bank, those issued after the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and before the general regulation of the twelve Reserve Banks through the Banking Act of 1935, illuminate the idiosyncratic nature of the policies and procedures of each district.

In the summer of 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sent their circulars from the years 1914 to 1979 to the Digital History and Archives team at the Federal Reserve Bank of …


“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg Apr 2024

“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In 2020, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus library acquired the largest collection of video games in Canada from prolific collector Syd Bolton, whose vision was for it to not only be preserved but also playable and publicly accessible. Over the past three years, the collections team has been processing the collection to facilitate access onsite, and in 2024 aims to begin the next step of digitally preserving the collection. In the summer of 2023, the Video Game History Foundation and the Software Preservation Network co-authored a report on the dire state of availability of classic games, with the goal …


Implementing And Marketing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Practices And Resources: Creating The E‐Buzz!, Essraa Nawar, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker Apr 2024

Implementing And Marketing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Practices And Resources: Creating The E‐Buzz!, Essraa Nawar, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Leatherby Libraries Librarians are committed to supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, researchers, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment holistically through the provision of all resources and services in support of teaching, learning, and research. Our goal is to reduce obstacles to accessing diverse research resources, services, learning, and engagement through educational outreach in order to raise awareness of diversity related issues.

In 2020, Library administration selected a Diversity and Outreach librarian that was charged with creating a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Outreach plan. As a result, a number of practices and initiatives …


Reimagining Our Roles: Lessons From The Field In Oer Authoring And Open Pedagogy, Nancy A. Henke, Mark Anthoney, Jennifer Burek Pierce Apr 2024

Reimagining Our Roles: Lessons From The Field In Oer Authoring And Open Pedagogy, Nancy A. Henke, Mark Anthoney, Jennifer Burek Pierce

All Things Open

The redesign of a graduate course in the University of Iowa’s School of Library and Information Science to fully online, asynchronous delivery resulted in an improved class and a reimagining of what instruction, authorship, and institutional roles mean in a digital-first, open education endeavor. Creating a new OER textbook was central to the work of three individuals in different institutional roles who brought this revitalized learning project to fruition. Shifting to online instruction, beyond the borders of classroom walls, to suit the needs of working students presented the opportunity to rethink both course curriculum and instruction with open pedagogical practices …


Keynote Panel: Creative Research Methods At Govstate - Possibilities For Cross-Pollination And Collaboration, Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Katherine Carl, Frank Czuba, Christopher A. Dignam, Megan Vangorder Apr 2024

Keynote Panel: Creative Research Methods At Govstate - Possibilities For Cross-Pollination And Collaboration, Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Katherine Carl, Frank Czuba, Christopher A. Dignam, Megan Vangorder

Research Days

No abstract provided.


‘Opening The Future’ – A Reliable Funding Model For Open Access Monographs: Introducing An Innovative Approach To Publishing Oa Books Through Library Membership Funding, Kira Hopkins, Tom Grady Apr 2024

‘Opening The Future’ – A Reliable Funding Model For Open Access Monographs: Introducing An Innovative Approach To Publishing Oa Books Through Library Membership Funding, Kira Hopkins, Tom Grady

All Things Open

We outline the work of two university presses (Liverpool University Press and Central European University Press) who are, with assistance from Copim (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs), running an innovative revenue model to fund open access monographs. Called Opening the Future (OtF) this model builds on library subscription models: giving library members access to a highly-regarded backlist, with the revenue then used to make the frontlist openly accessible to all.

Given the current global library environment and budget pressures, a consortial model of funding promises a cost-effective solution for OA that means no single institution bears a disproportionate burden. …


Helping Authors Navigate Open Access Publication Funding Options: Growing Library Support To Meet Challenges And Opportunities, Anna R. Craft Apr 2024

Helping Authors Navigate Open Access Publication Funding Options: Growing Library Support To Meet Challenges And Opportunities, Anna R. Craft

All Things Open

With open access established as a sharing and publishing practice in many academic disciplines, authors are increasingly expecting and seeking assistance in identifying opportunities and funding for their open access publishing activities. But navigating this landscape can be challenging, and libraries can have an important role in educating authors to help them understand options, costs, and benefits. By contributing to this open access support work, Libraries can help meet the needs of their constituents while also developing their own skills and knowledge in this area.

This presentation will discuss library experiences in supporting open access publication funding at the University …


Applying Creative Commons Licenses To Electronic Theses And Dissertations In An Institutional Repository, Heather Butler Apr 2024

Applying Creative Commons Licenses To Electronic Theses And Dissertations In An Institutional Repository, Heather Butler

All Things Open

At Utah State University, we’ve uploaded all theses/dissertations to our Institutional Repository since 2008, where they have proven to be our most popular collection. We often receive reuse requests for these materials from graduate students, researchers, and other site visitors. The student author holds the copyright for their work, so the student is the only entity who can give permission for reuse. Many of these requests go unfulfilled because we are unable to contact former students even a few years after their graduation. We plan to mitigate this issue by allowing students to add a Creative Commons license to their …


Election Guide: Make It Local!, Kellian Clink Apr 2024

Election Guide: Make It Local!, Kellian Clink

Library Services Publications

Participants will be introduced to my Election Guide https://libguides.mnsu.edu/voting which has information about where to vote (polling place locators) and how to vote (in terms of eligibility). In addition, my guide links to fact checkers, campaign donations sites, and other resources on Election 2024, including links to how MN is responding to climate change, for one example.


Open Together: Empowering Public Libraries With Community-Driven Open Source Tools, Ed Veal, Jessica Zairo Apr 2024

Open Together: Empowering Public Libraries With Community-Driven Open Source Tools, Ed Veal, Jessica Zairo

All Things Open

As pillars of community knowledge and access, public libraries have a unique opportunity to embody the principles of open source by adopting its tools and fostering collaborative environments. This presentation for the 2024 All Things Open Week, proposes an exploration into the symbiotic relationship between open-source communities and the McKinney Public Library. By spotlighting some of the open-source tools we embrace such as Koha, Aspen Discovery, Metabase, GIMP, LibreOffice, and our custom-developed Self-check system, our presentation will demonstrate the power of these technologies in revolutionizing how public libraries operate, engage with their patrons, and facilitate access to a wide array …


Using Publicly Available Metadata To Analyze Data Sharing Practices At Oklahoma State University, Rhoda Alawiye, Danielle Kirsch Apr 2024

Using Publicly Available Metadata To Analyze Data Sharing Practices At Oklahoma State University, Rhoda Alawiye, Danielle Kirsch

All Things Open

There is a growing interest in the use of publicly available metadata to convey scholarly impact as well as inform the provisioning of research services. In this study, we used metadata derived from API queries to three online community databases – DataCite, Crossref, and Unpaywall – to analyze datasets shared by researchers affiliated with Oklahoma State University (OSU). Initially, the dataset comprised of a collection of metadata pulled from DataCite, which included information such as dataset title, DOI, authors, publisher, publication year, and relation to other scholarly works. We streamlined the dataset to highlight OSU-affiliated authors and datasets only, corrected …


Enhancing Productivity Of Library Professionals: The Skills Dimensions, Shivanand Mulimani Apr 2024

Enhancing Productivity Of Library Professionals: The Skills Dimensions, Shivanand Mulimani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This abstract delves into strategies aimed at boosting the productivity of library professionals by focusing on the essential skill dimensions required in the contemporary information landscape. Libraries serve as crucial repositories of knowledge, demanding a paradigm shift in the skill set of professionals to adapt and innovate effectively.

The paper highlights the multifaceted skill dimensions pivotal to augmenting productivity in library settings. It explores technological proficiency as a cornerstone, emphasizing the need for adeptness in library management systems, digital archiving, data analytics, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Additionally, information literacy skills and the ability to curate, evaluate, …


Investigating Researcher Data Sharing Practices Using The Datacite Api, Isaac Wink Apr 2024

Investigating Researcher Data Sharing Practices Using The Datacite Api, Isaac Wink

All Things Open

Institutional requirements and changing scholarly cultures have led to a positive increase in the amount of research data that is openly available. However, academic institutions do not always know much about where their researchers share data and may not be able to provide them support for doing so effectively. When research datasets are poorly described or lack key metadata, they are difficult to discover and therefore unlikely to be reused. Persistent identifiers such as digital object identifiers (DOIs) for research outputs, ROR IDs for institutions, and ORCID iDs for individuals are of particular importance for promoting findability and accessibility. For …


Exploring Open Science In The Caribbean: Bibliometric Study On Its Current Situation And Future Perspectives, Claudia De Souza, Santiago O. Escobar Apr 2024

Exploring Open Science In The Caribbean: Bibliometric Study On Its Current Situation And Future Perspectives, Claudia De Souza, Santiago O. Escobar

All Things Open

Open Science is a movement that seeks to open scientific research (methods, instruments, data, etc.) for the benefit of all of society. Over the last few years it has been gaining ground, characterized by a greater dynamic and leading role, implying a paradigm shift that is affecting the ways of producing, disseminating, evaluating and communicating science in all regions of the world. However, specifically in the Caribbean region, there is still no mapping related to this heterogeneous set of Open Science practices, so there is still some confusion about the definition of the term and a long journey ahead. Through …


Utopia And Openness: Futures Bound By What We Can Imagine [Keynote], Abbey Elder Apr 2024

Utopia And Openness: Futures Bound By What We Can Imagine [Keynote], Abbey Elder

All Things Open

What’s the catch?” If you work in any Open space, you have likely heard this rebuttal before. Getting access to open content and being able to reuse, share, and build on that material for your own personal or professional interests? That sounds too good to be true. “We can all access this software? I don’t need to log in?” Yes!

But stopping the discussion there does a disservice to ourselves and the movements that make up the wider Open community. It simplifies our messaging in a way that obscures the histories behind our work and the futures we …


Reframing Wikipedia As An Information Source: Concepts And Strategies For Critical Inquiry And Digital Literacy., Andrea Baer Apr 2024

Reframing Wikipedia As An Information Source: Concepts And Strategies For Critical Inquiry And Digital Literacy., Andrea Baer

Libraries Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Inventory For Baker-Cederberg/Rochester General Hospital, Rochester General Hospital Apr 2024

Inventory For Baker-Cederberg/Rochester General Hospital, Rochester General Hospital

Finding Aids

Inventory for Baker-Cederberg/Rochester General Hospital archival record groups. There are 31 record groups listed.


Unveiling The Librarian Of Tomorrow: Why Librarians Are Needed Now More Than Ever, Essraa Nawar Apr 2024

Unveiling The Librarian Of Tomorrow: Why Librarians Are Needed Now More Than Ever, Essraa Nawar

Library Articles and Research

"I fell in love with Libraries the moment I set foot in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, where I had the privilege of working for five enriching years. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina stands as a modern reincarnation of the legendary ancient library, a beacon of learning and exchange. Reflecting on its revival, I marvel at the timeless significance of libraries throughout history. From the fabled repositories of knowledge in Alexandria, Athens, and Constantinople to their contemporary counterparts, libraries have endured as bastions of enlightenment and progress. The spirit of international collaboration that birthed the Bibliotheca Alexandrina underscores the global significance …


[Nlw] National Library Week 2024 @ Utrgv Library, Raquel Estrada, William Flores, Gabrielle Hernandez Apr 2024

[Nlw] National Library Week 2024 @ Utrgv Library, Raquel Estrada, William Flores, Gabrielle Hernandez

Library Display Posters

Posters showcasing UTRGV library services, open access resources, and published OER books by UTRGV faculty.


Enhancing Staff Discipline And Effectiveness In Academic Libraries In Delta State, Rachael Ejovwokoghene Eserada Mrs, Ogbomo Monday Obaidjevwe Dr Apr 2024

Enhancing Staff Discipline And Effectiveness In Academic Libraries In Delta State, Rachael Ejovwokoghene Eserada Mrs, Ogbomo Monday Obaidjevwe Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The work surveyed staff discipline in academic libraries in Delta State. It was guided by four objectives of the study. The study adopted the survey design and the population of the study is thirty (30) Heads of the library (the academic Librarian in charge and readers services head) in fifteen academic libraries under study. The questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. Data generated from the study were analyzed using frequency count and simple percentage (%). Findings of the study revealed that; although disciplinary procedures are rarely carried out, the discipline procedures mainly demonstrated in the libraries studied …


A Comprehensive Review Of Literature And Exploration On Library Security System, Amreen Khan, S. K. Sonkar Apr 2024

A Comprehensive Review Of Literature And Exploration On Library Security System, Amreen Khan, S. K. Sonkar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The most important component in libraries is the security system. which is responsible to keep up the library safe and secure against any type of threat. Libraries today use the newest security systems available, which are very beneficial and effective for them. In light of this, the present study is carried out for literature review on the use and applications of security system in libraries. The paper aims to evaluate numerous aspects of security system for libraries, including their benefits and drawbacks. The paper will also be revealed that what are the challenging factor which libraries facing for the efficient …


Fiu Libraries Salary Task Force Report On Staff Salaries To Library Assembly, Kelley Rowan, Annia Gonzalez, Adriana Harris, Christopher M. Jimenez, Patricia Pereira-Pujol, Jamie Rogers, Jennifer Scholl Apr 2024

Fiu Libraries Salary Task Force Report On Staff Salaries To Library Assembly, Kelley Rowan, Annia Gonzalez, Adriana Harris, Christopher M. Jimenez, Patricia Pereira-Pujol, Jamie Rogers, Jennifer Scholl

Works of the FIU Libraries

The Florida International University (FIU) Libraries Salary Task Force was commissioned to address salary disparities among library staff. By conducting a comprehensive analysis, the task force identifed salary inequities and recommends areas where fair compensation could be addressed. Guided by principles of transparency, sustainability, and competitiveness, the task force suggests employing a more equitable salary framework. Their goal is to enhance job satisfaction and morale while attracting talented professionals. This report outlines their findings and recommendations.


Inclusive Description Recommendations Of The Cooperative Metadata Team, University Of South Carolina Libraries Cooperative Metadata Team Apr 2024

Inclusive Description Recommendations Of The Cooperative Metadata Team, University Of South Carolina Libraries Cooperative Metadata Team

University Libraries Policies and Reports

The University of South Carolina strives to “foster access and belonging” (University of South Carolina Strategic Priories, 2023/28), and the University Libraries endeavors to be “respectful and accessible” and “responsive to changes in user needs” by investing in initiatives that “promote inclusion for and within our community” (University of South Carolina Libraries Strategic Plan, 2022/24). The USC Libraries Cooperative Metadata Team (CoMeT) seeks to support these goals by providing guidelines for creating inclusive metadata and remediating existing records. These guidelines will allow for more efficient, timely, and thoughtful processing of materials.


Translating Information From Scholarly Sources To Community [Notes], Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Sarah Myers, Liz Kielley Apr 2024

Translating Information From Scholarly Sources To Community [Notes], Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Sarah Myers, Liz Kielley

Faculty Educator Scholarship

Librarians and faculty collaborated in teaching and a study to improve how future teachers found, judged and communicated about evidence-based teaching practices. Students wrote literature reviews about evidence-based practices, then translating information for parent audiences. Students demonstrated gains in information literacy and interactions between knowledge and demonstrated skills.


Notes For The Stalled, Special Rodcon Edition, V16, April 2024, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Apr 2024

Notes For The Stalled, Special Rodcon Edition, V16, April 2024, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Library Newsletter

In this issue:

--- RodCon 2024
--- Duck Hunt
--- Just Visiting?
--- How You Can Help


Notes For The Stalled, V16n08, April 2024, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Apr 2024

Notes For The Stalled, V16n08, April 2024, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Library Newsletter

In this issue:

--- What Were You Wearing?
--- De Stress Days
--- Research Award
--- Inspire


Parenting And The Academic Library: Experiences, Challenges, And Opportunities, Courtney Stine, Sarah Frankel, Anita Hall Apr 2024

Parenting And The Academic Library: Experiences, Challenges, And Opportunities, Courtney Stine, Sarah Frankel, Anita Hall

Faculty Scholarship

Academic Library Workers in Conversation is a C&RL News series focused on elevating the everyday conversations of library professionals. The wisdom of the watercooler has long been heralded, but this series hopes to go further by minimizing barriers to traditional publishing with an accessible format. Each of the topics in the series were proposed by the authors and they were given space to explore. This issue’s conversation revolves around parenting and how academic libraries must do more. The insights from the authors apply beyond parenting and are a great reminder that people make our academic libraries work.— Dustin Fife, series …