• First Steps: An Environment Scanning Process for Informing Decision-Making in Digital Humanities

      Elliott, Cynthia; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      Digital Humanities is a collaborative approach to humanist work using digital tools that encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and challenge current theoretical paradigms using technologies. This poster will present an environmental scanning process for discovering opportunities for the University of Arizona Libraries to take a leadership role in the area of Digital Humanities on campus. These first steps lead to identifying, collecting, and translating information about external influences into useful recommendations that provide input into our decision-making process.
    • Writing for Educators Instead of Grade Levels

      Fey, Cass; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      This session will focus on successful educators' guides written to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary use of collections by K-12 and university faculty. This tactic for relating collections to classroom study bypasses the time-consuming methodology of writing for specific grade levels. The Curator of Education at the Center for Creative Photography will discuss her approach to writing for the educated individual to assess and present collection subject matter and interpretation strategies to students at various grade levels and across curricula. It will include samples of collection descriptions, discussion questions, and methods for interpreting photographs.
    • How the UCLA Library Conquered Space and Time

      Parker, Susan E.; UCLA Library (2012-04-23)
    • Poetry In Motion: The Power of Strengths in Elevating Individuals & Teams

      Leon, Lars; University of Kansas Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • Curating Digital Research Data

      Smith, MacKenzie; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • Virtual Environments at NCSU Libraries

      Boyer, Josh; North Carolina State University Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • Organizational Realignment and Restructuring

      Young, Marlo Maldonado; University of California, San Diego Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • UNLV Libraries at the Center of Student Learning

      Fabbi, Jen; Brown, Jen; Zald, Anne; Hoover, Steven; University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • The Open Education Initiative At UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooks

      Billings, Marilyn; University of Massachusetts Amherst (2012-04-23)
      The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for both students and their parents. To address these concerns, the Provost’s Office and the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst launched the Open Education Initiative in the Spring of 2011. The OEI is a faculty incentive program that encourages either the creation of new teaching materials or the use of existing low-cost or free information resources to support our students’ learning. Now in its second phase, the Open Education Initiative has generated a total savings of over $200,000 for students in classes that utilize open educational resources, library materials or faculty generated content. The third round of grants will support faculty teaching large general education courses who are interested in pursuing non-traditional educational resources as an alternative to the traditional textbook.
    • Conference Schedule 2012

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    • Coral Way: A Digital Oral History and Transcription Project

      Greenfield, Louise; Ruiz, Richard; Knowles, Tim; Jury, Steven N.; Rule, Amy; de Farber, Bess; Walsh, Brenda G.; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      The University of Arizona Libraries is partnering with the UA College of Education, Historical Museum of South Florida and the University of Miami Special Collections Library to create, and make electronically accessible, an oral history of the first federally funded bilingual/bicultural school in the country in Miami, Florida (Coral Way Elementary). The national impact of this original bilingual program influenced federal legislation and Arizona’s educational system. Much of the existing published information about the school, such as text book references are either incorrect or incomplete. The poster session will map out the process of planning and implementing this outreach and collaborative effort. It will describe the plans for the oral history project which will capture through personal interviews the stories and memorabilia of those teachers, administrators, students and their parents involved in the first five years of the program (1963 – 68).
    • Advanced Math (Don't Worry, Not Too Complicated!) for Library Cooperation

      Radics, Kati; UCLA (2008-05-02)
      The poster will graphically present those ranges of library materials where successful cooperation can be worked out. Different graphic representations will illustrate single access library materials (books, print periodicals, un-networked CD-ROMs, etc.) and multiple access library materials (web based online resources, networked CD-ROMs, etc.). Ranges for successful cooperation not only differ along the single vs. multiple access parameters, but also along the criterion of the frequency of use: i.e. high and low use; charts will discover these correlations as well. Planning or readjustment of cooperation among multiple institutions requires the capability to extrapolate possible results in terms of the number of acquired library items, copies, and costs. The poster will present calculation methods and charts showing the possible savings, space needs and duplication level that librarians can use when thinking about future cooperation or changing the scope of the existing collaborative projects.
    • Supporting Metadata Management for Data Curation: Problem and Promise

      Westbrooks, Elaine L.; Cornell University (2008-05-02)
      Research communities and libraries are on the verge of reaching a saturation point with regard to the number of published reports documenting, planning, and defining e-science, e-research, cyberscholarship, and data curation. Despite the volumes of literature, little research is devoted to metadata maintenance and infrastructure. Libraries are poised to contribute metadata expertise to campus-wide data curation efforts; however, traditional and costly library methods of metadata creation and management must be replaced with cost-effective models that focus on the researcher’s data collection/analysis process. In such a model, library experts collaborate with researchers in building tools for metadata creation and maintenance which in turn contribute to the long-term sustainability, organization, and preservation of data. This presentation will introduce one of Cornell University Library’s collaborative efforts curating 2003 Northeast Blackout Data. The goal of the project is to make Blackout data accessible so that it can serve as a catalyst for innovative cross-disciplinary research that will produce better scientific understanding of the technology and communications that failed during the Blackout. Library staff collaborated with three groups: engineering faculty at Cornell, Government power experts, and power experts in the private sector. Finally the core components with regard to the metadata management methodology will be outlined and defined. Rights management emerged as the biggest challenge for the Blackout project.
    • Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research

      Dupuis, Elizabeth A.; University of California, Berkeley (2008-05-02)
      For the past four years the University of California, Berkeley has engaged in an initiative dedicated to enhancing undergraduate education, leveraging campus-wide resources to support and sustain curricular transformation, and strengthening the community of faculty focused on teaching and learning. The Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research initiative was championed by senior administrators including the University Librarian, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Dean of the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Science, and sustained by a collaboration of partners from six academic support units similar to those on most university campuses. Throughout this multi-year project, librarians, educational technologists, and other pedagogical experts partnered with more than 40 faculty from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies to redesign courses and assignments to incorporate research-based learning. Their work has impacted more than 12,000 students enrolled in the redesigned undergraduate courses, energized a community of faculty, and created a solid foundation for ongoing partnerships among academic support units. This session will provide a brief background about the initiative, highlights of the activities and impact, and suggestions for other institutions interested in creating a similar initiative based on our evaluation of this projects impact on individual faculty, student learning, and the campus culture.
    • Establishing a Digital Library Infrastructure in Afghanistan

      Rawan, Atifa; Han, Yan; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      Afghanistan workshop attendees seeing their digital access on the computer for the first time. This program will focus on the creation of an Integrated Library System using an Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries and on the digitization of Afghanistan's unique resources. Since April 2002, the University of Arizona Libraries' staff have been involved in building capacity for libraries and librarians in Afghanistan. In this program, we will discuss our efforts in working with open source digital libraries’ platforms and customization of the integrated library system interface into both English and the native language of Afghanistan (Persian, Dari), providing and enhancing access to scholarly information resources, and digitizing unique resources, and setting up digitization infrastructure in the country to meet their teaching and research needs. The presentation specifically will reflect on digitization efforts including challenges, problems and barriers with language and lack of technological infrastructure. We will also discuss our virtual training efforts in the absence of training on the ground due to security issues in the country and collaboration efforts with other governmental and non-government entities in Afghanistan and abroad.
    • Following the TRAIL: Gift-Cultures and Collaborative Efforts for the Library Community

      Oxnam, Maliaca; Waltz, Marie; Blake, Joni; University of Arizona Libraries; Center for Research Libraries; Greater Western Library Alliance (2008-05-02)
      This session will examine the development of the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) and its current meta-community. Participants in the Greater Western Library Alliance's (GWLA) TRAIL project have developed a model for complex collaborations that includes both 1) shared management for physical collections; and 2) shared large-scale digital conversion processes. The model supports achieving a shared vision, regardless of the number of participants, geographic location, collection scope, or member assets and is accomplished through the recognition and use of learning organization techniques, social capital and gift-culture principles. The session will cover the structure that has been developed to address geographic barriers and workflow issues for this massive digitizing project. Discussion will also include how the structure offers institutions a flexible, short-term way to participate in a digitizing project, without breaking the bank or investing in additional computer systems. Audience participation and feedback on the model will be encouraged.
    • 'Design Thinking' to Enhance Library Services: A Blended Librarians Perspective

      Shank, John D.; Pennsylvania State University (2008-05-02)
      This presentation will focus on concepts and practices discussed in the book, Academic Librarianship by Design. The presenter will discuss how 'design thinking' combined with instructional technologies helps librarians develop, implement and evaluate new instructional programs and services, and share realistic examples of how design thinking is essential in collaborating with faculty members, information technologists, and instructional design professionals.
    • Building Community: The Sonoran Desert Knowledge Exchange

      Chapman, Kimberly; Martin, Jim; Pfander, Jeanne; Hartmann, Holly; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      The University of Arizona Libraries has developed several collaborative projects at local, regional and national levels. For example, the UA Libraries and the Office of Arid Land Studies at the University of Arizona have worked together on Rangelands West, a collaborative effort involving 19 Western land-grant universities. The UA Libraries and the Office of Arid Land Studies have recently partnered on a new initiative, the Sonoran Desert Knowledge Exchange (SDKE). SDKE is an emerging collaborative effort led by the UA Libraries involving more than 25 educational institutions, community organizations, and research centers. The presenters will share information about the vision of SDKE, the development and content of the project, discuss the roles of SDKE partners and participants, and examine the evolution of SDKE through the lens of collaboration. Issues surrounding the complexities of collaboration will be explored: How are transitions handled from library-led projects to more collaborative projects? What long-term vision is required to incorporate collaborative elements into project stages? What are the challenges and rewards of collaborative projects?