- Browse by Title
Browsing University Library Faculty and Staff Works by Title
Now showing 1 - 10 of 760
Results Per Page
ItemThe 2.5% Commitment(2017-09-11) Lewis, David W.This article argues that academic libraries should commit 2.5% of their total budgets to organizations and projects that contribute to the common digital infrastructure need to support the open scholarly commons. This level of contribution is necessary if the needed infrastructure is to be put in place. Establishing this level of contribution as the expected norm will help to create the incentives necessary for individual libraries to make contributions at this level. Item2011 ALA RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Survey: Executive Summary(ALA RUSA STARS, http://www.ala.org/rusa/sites/ala.org.rusa/files/content/sections/stars/section/internationill/2011ExecutiveSummary.pdf, 2012-12-10) Baich, Tina; Block, Jennifer; Drake, Paul; Hooley, Lee Anne; Jacobs, Jennifer; Janke, Karen L.; Schmidt, LeEtta M. Item2016 top trends in academic libraries A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education(ACRL, 2016-06) Chabot, Lisabeth; Bivens-Tatum, Wayne; Coates, Heather L.; Kern, M. Kathleen; Leonard, Michelle; Palazzolo, Chris; Tanji, Lorelei; Wang, Minglu; University LibraryEvery other year, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee produces a document on top trends in higher education as they relate to academic librarianship. The 2016 Top Trends report discusses research data services, digital scholarship, collection assessment trends, content provider mergers, evidence of learning, new directions with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, altmetrics, emerging staff positions, and open educational resources. Item3D Data Repository Features, Best Practices, and Implications for Preservation Models: Findings from a National Forum(ACRL, 2020) Hardesty, Juliet L.; Johnson, Jennifer; Wittenberg, Jamie; Hall, Nathan; Cook, Matt; Lischer-Katz, Zack; Xie, Zhiwu; McDonald, Robert; University LibraryThis study identifies challenges and directions for 3D/VR repository standards and practices. As 3D technologies become more affordable and accessible, academic libraries need to implement workflows, standards, and practices that support the full lifecycle of 3D data. This study invited experts across several disciplines to analyze current national repository and preservation efforts. Outlined models provide frameworks to identify features, examine workflows, and determine implications of 3D data on current preservation models. Participants identified challenges for supporting 3D data, including intellectual property and fair use; providing repository system management beyond academic libraries; seeking guidance outside of academia for workflows to model. Item3D Scanning for Small Budgets: How Local Libraries and Museums Will Play a Role in Creating a 3D Digital Library(2015-12-15) Johnson, Jennifer; Schaumberg, JDIndiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library has been digitizing and providing access to community and cultural heritage collections since 2006. Varying formats include: audio, video, photographs, slides, negatives, and text (bound, loose). The library provides access to these collections using CONTENTdm. As 3D technologies become increasingly popular in libraries and museums, IUPUI University Library is exploring the workflows and processes as they relate to 3D artifacts. The library is collaborating with Online Resources Inc., a company that specializes in 3D technology to digitize artifacts from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Online Resources has seen the high prices and complexity of systems hinder entrance into 3D data collection. They have made great strides in cost reduction for small budgets, and clarifying the best scanning system for the job. This presentation will demonstrate Creaform’s Go!Scan 3D while discussing collection digitization for small museums. Presenters will share insight on: key terms and features, how to filter to the correct 3D scanner, and how to reduce the cost of 3D scanning. This session will include discussion of how this technology may be implemented at the local level. Item6 Degrees of Information Literacy: How faculty, students, and administration are linked to (Kevin Bacon)— wait, a librarian(2013-04-15) Huisman, Rhonda K.Librarians and library services can be critical in helping students make connections across campus, through their work with faculty assignments, providing reference services, or collecting subject or interdisciplinary materials. However, one of the most interesting ways students can engage with library-related services is by understanding and applying information literacy skills, not only to their research papers, but extending their critical thinking, evaluating, and application abilities to other situations. Information literacy permeates and can be mapped to not only curriculum in themed learning communities, but other academic units across the campus. Instead of library one-shot sessions which simply explain services, information literacy can be thought of as a real-life skill, connected in “6-Degrees” beyond the campus ItemThe $64,000 Question Answered: Why Do Patrons Place ILL Requests for Items that the Library Already Owns?(2007-05-21T14:31:22Z) Janke, Karen L.Interlibrary loan is traditionally meant for items that cannot be obtained at the local library or through consortial catalog systems. However, in many libraries, the numbers of requests that are cancelled because they are available locally seems worse now than ever before. In 2005, IUPUI's University Library ILL department cancelled 24% (n=2,784) of all incoming requests because the item was available locally or through direct request in the system-wide online catalog. Requests for locally-owned items are a frustration for interlibrary loan staff: they would rather spend time locating items that we do not own. These requests can also lead to patron frustration because of the delay in obtaining the requested item and from the realization that they could have had it sooner all along. This presentation discusses the results of a user survey conducted to discover the reasons library users request items through interlibrary loan that they could obtain on their own, and highlights suggested strategies for reducing this epidemic. Audio version can be accessed at http://in-ulib-cheever.ads.iu.edu/IDEA/kjanke/ILL1/64000Question/index.htm ItemAbortion and contraception: conscientious objection in the healing professions(IU Center for Bioethics, 2014-05-24) Odell, Jere D.; Abhyankar, Rahul; Comer, Amber (Malcolm); Rua, Avril N. ItemAbstract to Manuscript: Publishing Predictors of Abstracts Presented at the Medical Library Association Conferences(2021-05) Hinrichs, Rachel J.; Ramirez, Mirian; Ameen, MahasinObjective We sought to determine how many abstracts presented at the 2012 and 2014 Medical Library Association (MLA) annual conferences were later published as full-text journal articles, and what features of the abstract and author influence the likelihood of future publication. To do so, we replicated a previous study on MLA conference abstracts presented in 2002 and 2003. The secondary objective was to compare the publication rates between the prior and current study. Methods Presentations and posters delivered at the 2012 and 2014 MLA meetings were coded to identify factors associated with publication. Post-conference publication of abstracts as journal articles was determined using a literature search and survey sent to first authors. Chi-squared tests were used to assess differences in the publication rate, and logistic regression was used to assess the influence of abstract factors on publication. Results The combined publication rate for the 2012 and 2014 meetings was 21.8% (137/628 abstracts), which is a statistically significant decrease compared to the previously reported rate for 2002 and 2003 (27.6%, 122/442 abstracts). The odds that an abstract would later be published as a journal article increased if the abstract was multi-institutional or if it was research, specifically surveys or mixed methods research. Conclusions The lower publication rate of MLA conference abstracts may be due to an increased number of program or non-research abstracts that were accepted or a more competitive peer review process for journals. MLA could increase the publication rate by encouraging and enabling multi-institutional research projects among its members. ItemAcademic Historians in Canada Report Both Positive and Negative Attitudes Towards E-books for Teaching and Research(2013-12) Coates, Heather L.Objective – To understand academic historians’ attitudes towards, and perceptions of, e-books for use in teaching and research. Design – Qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews using a grounded theory approach. Subjects – Ten faculty members in departments of history at academic institutions in Southwestern Ontario participated. Methods – Participants were recruited using flyers and email distribution lists. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews lasting 30-60 minutes, between October 2010 and December 2011. After 10 interviews, the authors determined saturation had been reached and ceased recruitment. Interviews were recorded and transcribed for coding. Analysis was conducted using grounded theory procedures incorporating Roger’s Innovation decision model. Main Results – The authors elicited participants' perceptions of e-books without providing a common definition for the concept. Consistent with previous studies, participants were confused about what constituted an e-book, particularly the distinction between e-books and electronic journals and databases. Several comments included illustrate this confusion, indicating the responses collected may represent perceptions of e-resources more generally, rather than e-books in particular. The authors mention that at least one participant who initially responded that they had not used e-books later changed their response as the interview progressed. Unfortunately, the exact number of participants who did so is not reported. Participants reported both negative and positive attitudes towards e-books. Attitudes varied depending on the characteristic discussed. The characteristics identified focused primarily on the delivery mechanism, rather than the content, of e-books. The authors identified four factors each as contributing to positive and negative attitudes. Factors associated with a negative attitude included availability, serendipity, cost, and tradition. These factors stemmed from concerns about changing student research behaviours resulting from the differences between e-books and print books. Factors associated with a positive attitude included convenience, teaching innovations, research practices, and cost benefits. These factors largely reflected benefits to students, such as the ability to access e-books easily (convenience), increased access in general, and the perceived relatively low cost of student e-books. The factor directly benefitting respondents was improved speed and accuracy in their work, enabled by particular technological features. While participants were eager to use e-books in the classroom, there were concerns about implications for research practices. Participants worried that the benefits of browsing and serendipitous discovery would be lost as students chose materials based on convenience rather than other factors, such as quality. Finally, the perceived lack of digitized historical documents available for use as primary sources was also of concern. Conclusions – The authors state that confusion regarding the nature of e-books slows adoption. While participants were exploring ways to incorporate e-books into their norms, values, and research practices, they are unlikely to rely solely on e-books as primary sources. This stems from two perceptions. First, current e-book formats and platforms do not authentically represent all the characteristics of print books. Second, there are insufficient primary sources available as e-books. The validity of these perceptions is not addressed in this article.