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If Not A Transformative Agreement, Then What? Nine Questions And Answers About An Alternative, Arthur J. Boston 2023 Murray State University

If Not A Transformative Agreement, Then What? Nine Questions And Answers About An Alternative, Arthur J. Boston

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

Librarians are increasingly coming to agree that the scholarly record should be open and available to anyone who seeks it without financial barriers. But the topic gets murkier when we ask the question: how. How do we open the full scholarly record? One of the swiftest ways to get a mass amount of scholarly articles opened up in a short period of time is through Transformative Agreements (TA). TAs can be attractive offerings to institutions with a need or a desire to make their scholarly output open.

It is likely someone in your library has been asked by a …


Haitian Immigrants' Information Needs And Behaviors: Libraries, Information Professionals And Haitians In The United States, Natasha Finnegan 2023 San Jose State University

Haitian Immigrants' Information Needs And Behaviors: Libraries, Information Professionals And Haitians In The United States, Natasha Finnegan

School of Information Student Research Journal

Haitian immigrants are a socially excluded growing demographic in the United States that deals with racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, anti-Haiti rhetoric, and language barriers. Information professionals need to understand Haitian information behavior, their cultural preferences, and barriers in order to successfully fulfill their information needs. This article examines other disciplines’ relevant and scholarly research literature on Haitian immigrants in the United States to discover their trends of information behavior and barriers so that the Library and Information Science field can create effective information pathways to support their community. Haitian immigrants turn to their families and trusted individuals for their information needs, …


Bibliography For "Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Display Of Books Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.", Isabella Piechota, Kalea Brown 2023 Chapman University

Bibliography For "Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Display Of Books Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.", Isabella Piechota, Kalea Brown

Library Displays and Bibliographies

A bibliography created to accompany a display about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January 2023 at the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University.


Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview Of Fundamental Knowledge And Practices (2nd Edition), Karen H. Gau, Iris Kovar-Gough 2023 Virginia Commonwealth University

Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview Of Fundamental Knowledge And Practices (2nd Edition), Karen H. Gau, Iris Kovar-Gough

Open and Affordable Course Content at VCU

This Open Access work from the Medical Library Association Collection Development Caucus provides an overview of the responsibilities and tasks involved in the development and management of health sciences collections. Readers can explore topics in greater detail through references at the end of each chapter.

You can access the most up-to-date version of this work at https://doi.org/10.21974/1tsq-na64


“Arsip Kacau”: How Messy Records Are Perceived By Indonesians In The Context Of Document Disease, Suprayitno Suprayitno, Rahmi Rahmi, Dian Novita Fitriani 2022 Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia

“Arsip Kacau”: How Messy Records Are Perceived By Indonesians In The Context Of Document Disease, Suprayitno Suprayitno, Rahmi Rahmi, Dian Novita Fitriani

Proceedings from the Document Academy

This paper examines how the Indonesian people perceive and construct arsip kacau (messy records). Messy records as documents seem to have the power to make humans psychologically ill by becoming uneasy, discomfort, stressed, burnout, and uncomfortable, all of which are diseases. This is similar to documentality introduced by Frohmann that documents can enable, produce, encourage, permit, and influence a person to experience document disease. This paper uses a qualitative approach with data collection in the form of literature and surveys from Indonesian people. The perception of archivists and the general public in Indonesia concerning the cause of the “messy records” …


"Diversity Statements In Collection Development Policies In Libraries At Cccu Institutions: Applying Antiracism And Critical Theory To Academic Library Policies", Robin D. Lang 2022 Point Loma Nazarene University

"Diversity Statements In Collection Development Policies In Libraries At Cccu Institutions: Applying Antiracism And Critical Theory To Academic Library Policies", Robin D. Lang

The Christian Librarian

The Council of Christian College and Universities (CCCU) has made diversity a major focus of the organization, but commitment to diversity among individual CCCU institutions and within their departments, such as academic libraries, varies. Diversity is a core value of the library profession and complements the CCCU’s commitment to diversity, yet despite this convergence of interests, a review of the literature indicates that nothing has been written about diversity initiatives within academic libraries at CCCU institutions. This study was devised to begin to fill this gap in the literature and, thus, starts to investigate racial diversity within Christian higher education …


A Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (Dei) Approach To Collection Development In A University Library, Michele Gibney, Mickel Paris, Veronica Wells 2022 University of the Pacific

A Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (Dei) Approach To Collection Development In A University Library, Michele Gibney, Mickel Paris, Veronica Wells

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Articles and Papers

University of the Pacific’s objective in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) audit of library collections was to examine the voices and subjects represented and reveal diversity gaps. During Spring 2021, in collaboration with library employees, eight student interns determined the methodology, assessed print and eBook collections, and provided recommendations on closing identified collection gaps. Initial results from auditing ~4,000 representative titles indicated University of the Pacific's library book collections lack the diversity to adequately reflect racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of students and their expectations for assignments and research. This paper documents the audit process and its impact on …


Bibliography For "A Display Of Books About The Holiday Of Christmas", Isabella Piechota 2022 Chapman University

Bibliography For "A Display Of Books About The Holiday Of Christmas", Isabella Piechota

Library Displays and Bibliographies

A bibliography created to accompany a display about Christmas in December 2022 at the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University.


Open Education Resource Policy Adoption In Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions: A Literature Review, Beth Kachota 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Open Education Resource Policy Adoption In Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions: A Literature Review, Beth Kachota

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Recently and particularly in Tanzania higher learning institutions have experienced significant trends in the adoption of open education resources and exponentially advanced towards the application of open education policy and guidance. Open education resource policies are essential tools in guiding, using, sharing, and modifying online resource practice This study used a survey design to assess open education resource policy adoption in Tanzania higher learning institutions. Specifically, areas related to the availability of open education resource policy; community awareness of open education resource policy, and implementation of open education resource policy in higher learning institutions were addressed. The survey involved five …


Textbook Affordability + Wordpress + Dc Api = Unique Etextbook Portal Collaboration, Lee Dotson, Bobby Ciullo, Lily Dubach, Kerri Bottorff 2022 University of Central Florida

Textbook Affordability + Wordpress + Dc Api = Unique Etextbook Portal Collaboration, Lee Dotson, Bobby Ciullo, Lily Dubach, Kerri Bottorff

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

As part of a textbook affordability initiative, the University of Central Florida Libraries sought ways to inform students that hundreds of required textbooks are available for free as library eTextbooks. When other methods did not include necessary information such as a link to the eTextbook or other details, a secondary method was investigated: creating an eTextbook Portal. An eTextbook Portal serves as a searchable webpage to help students locate eTextbooks that match their courses. A collaboration between the institutional repository, textbook affordability, and web services produced this creative solution to organize and share information for each eTextbook using Digital Commons …


The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker 2022 Purdue University

The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As educational institutions consider our values and ethical standards in the wake of 2020, libraries need to scrutinize how those values and standards connect with our licensing and purchasing decisions. “Critical Librarianship”, which is based on a foundation of social justice, the belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities and basic economic, political, and social rights, is at the forefront of work being done by librarians across the country. There is an existing body of literature about the contents of the library collections themselves, with respect to issues like decolonization and open access. These collections, used by students, instructors, and researchers, …


Cataloging Middle Eastern Streaming Media Using Rda And Marc21 Workshop 2nd Session: Streaming Media, Cyrus Ford Zarganj 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Cataloging Middle Eastern Streaming Media Using Rda And Marc21 Workshop 2nd Session: Streaming Media, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

This workshop introduces the cataloging of streaming media using RDA standards and the MARC21 format. The workshop focuses on challenges and different aspects of streaming video and audio, filmed and recorded originally in languages spoken in the Middle East. It is recommended that attendees have a basic knowledge of cataloging using the MARC21 format.


Entire Issue Vol. 11 No. 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Entire Issue Vol. 11 No. 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

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A Bibliometric Study Of The Research On Instructional Uses For Nonfiction Graphic Novels, Tiffany Markulike, MLIS USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

A Bibliometric Study Of The Research On Instructional Uses For Nonfiction Graphic Novels, Tiffany Markulike, Mlis Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

The intention of this bibliometric study is to examine the research on the use of graphic novels in classrooms and libraries during the past two decades to highlight how this topic has changed and developed over time. The focus of the research is on the use of nonfiction graphic novels in the English Language Arts, Writing, Social Studies, History, Science, and Math classrooms. This study notes similarities in the research on uses for graphic novels and identifies the prevailing journals which have published articles on this topic. The authors who have written about this topic the most frequently are identified. …


Taking A Closer Look At The Codes List-Cookbooks For Gender And Academic Holdings, Jennifer Ottinger, MLIS USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Taking A Closer Look At The Codes List-Cookbooks For Gender And Academic Holdings, Jennifer Ottinger, Mlis Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

It is time to consider if cookbooks hold this disparity and closely look at the gender of authors in the culinary world. This study explored gender within the CODES List-Cookbooks 2019-2022, a juried list of cookbooks published 2018-2021, as well as determined if Texas public colleges and universities carry these titles. By evaluating this juried list of recommended cookbooks, libraries can use the research to take a closer look at their cookbook collection. The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze cookbooks from the CODES List- Cookbooks, 2019-2022, and ownership of the books by public colleges and universities …


Wellness Matters: A Website Content Analysis Of Wellness Resources In Academic Libraries Supporting Medical Schools In The United States, Rebecca A. Costa, MLIS USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Wellness Matters: A Website Content Analysis Of Wellness Resources In Academic Libraries Supporting Medical Schools In The United States, Rebecca A. Costa, Mlis Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

While it is standard for academic libraries to support education and research, many libraries also offer space or dedicated programming to promote the wellness and self-care of their users. Addressing student wellness demonstrates responsiveness to institutional priority and efforts to meet evolving student needs. In addition, it serves as an excellent opportunity for libraries to innovate and collaborate visibly in the community they support, further committing to a culture of wellness. This study examined wellness initiatives, resources, services, and events offered in academic libraries that support medical schools in the United States.


Federal Depository Library Program (Fdlp) Academic Library Websites A Webometric Analysis Of Academic Libraries Participating In The Fdlp, Leah DeAnn Isenhower, MLIS USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Federal Depository Library Program (Fdlp) Academic Library Websites A Webometric Analysis Of Academic Libraries Participating In The Fdlp, Leah Deann Isenhower, Mlis Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the website content of academic libraries participating as selective depositories in the FDLP to examine legal compliance and accessibility to electronic government information


The Expansion Of Digital Services In Mississippi Public Libraries, Xinyu Yu Mills, Ph.D. USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Expansion Of Digital Services In Mississippi Public Libraries, Xinyu Yu Mills, Ph.D. Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

A content analysis of 53 public library systems’ websites listed on the Public Library Directory of Mississippi Library Commission was conducted. The purpose of the study was to find types and levels of digital services offered by these library systems. The term “digital services” has been more used in recent literature, which suggests that more libraries started offering more since the start of COVID-19. This study intended to look closely how Mississippi’s public libraries follow the national trend.


Slis Notes: What Is A Library In Crisis?, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Notes: What Is A Library In Crisis?, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

What is a library in crisis? One definition is that a crisis is an event beyond the normal situation that acts as a disruption to library operations and services and can damage the library’s reputation (Pedraza, 2010). These situations draw attention, usually negative attention, and scrutiny by the library’s user population, political/government entities, and even at times, the attention of the nation via outlets such as social media. Crisis management requires action in three phases—before, during, and after. The goal of crisis management is to prevent or reduce the impact of the crisis on the library. What can libraries do …


Slis Notes: Censorship Turbulent Times, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. USM SLIS 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Notes: Censorship Turbulent Times, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. Usm Slis

SLIS Connecting

Just this past year in 2021, the American Library Association (ALA) had to release a statement in response to an increase in censorship of materials centered on LGBTQIA+ issues and books by Black authors, Indigenous authors, or other people of color. The statement in its entirety is found here: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/statement-regardingcensorship. The statement reaffirms that ALA and its Executive Board, Divisions, Roundtables, and other units stand firm in the freedom to read and against censorship.


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