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Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Digital Preservation Cost Questions 

Trehub, Aaron; Skinner, Katherine; Schultz, Matthew (2015-12-11)
Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost Questions for Digital Preservation is a cost-gathering resource created by the Outreach Committee of the MetaArchive Cooperative in Spring 2015. Launched during an Association of ...

Humans vs. Zombies at the Library: Gauging the Impact of Live Action Gaming Events on Students’ Library Use and Perceptions 

Oravet, Cate; Calhoun, Cate (2014-05-22)
This paper describes how a game of Humans vs. Zombies was coordinated and hosted by the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University. A survey was designed to discover students’ attitudes and perceptions and evaluate ...

The Impact of Open Access on Collection Management 

Grabowsky, Adelia (2017-12-01)
Open access (OA) is a relatively new concept in the long history of published scholarly communication. Although there were already some open access journals in 2002, many point to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) ...

Implementing Click Tracking 

Bellanger, Clint; Goslin, Jeremy; Weisbrod, Liza (2012-10-16)
In 2011 Auburn University Libraries implemented a click tracking system to record usage statics of various online resources. This presentation discusses the technology and implementation of the underlying system. Originally ...

In-Service Teachers and their Information- Seeking Habits: Does Library Instruction Show a Relationship to Information-Seeking Habits for Professional Use? 

Shipman, Todd (2015-06-05)
This study describes an investigation of the information-seeking habits of in-service teachers specifically in the context of seeking information for their professional practice. Data were also collected to investigate ...

Information and Interaction Needs of Distance Students: Are Academic Libraries Meeting the Challenge? 

Grabowsky, Adelia; Grabowsky, Adelia Bush (2014-03-31)
One of the trends currently affecting academic libraries is higher education’s expanding use of online instruction and a rising number of totally online degree programs. As libraries have transitioned from primarily print ...

The Information-Seeking Habits of In-Service Educators 

Shipman, Todd; Bannon, Susan; Nunes-Bufford, Kimberly (2015-06-02)
Research on information literacy and educators has focused on preservice educators and learning information literacy skills. Little research exists on in-service educators and their information literacy skills. Purposes ...

Innovations for Access in Alabama: 1) Testing VuFind as an Index for AlabamaMosaic; 2) New Membership Structure for Alabama Digital Preservation Network 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
In the last decade, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) has launched two statewide initiatives dealing with digitized cultural heritage materials. The first, AlabamaMosaic, is a digital library of materials ...

The Librarian's Dilemma 

Bullinger, Delaney; Strahan, KayLee; 0000-0002-7664-246X (2019-08-29)
Librarians who work with incarcerated individuals face the dilemma of being asked to participate in a restrictive system while also adhering to universally accepted intellectual freedom standards. Prison librarians ...

Librarian's Role in General Education: Authentically Assessing Information Literacy Skills via English Composition Classes 

Carter, Toni (2014-04-12)
This poster reports on a method used at Auburn University Libraries to assess information literacy skills of students that incorporates both formative and summative authentic assessment.

Libraries in the Digital Age: A View from the United States 

Trehub, Aaron (2013-04-05)
An overview of technology-related trends affecting academic libraries in the United States and elsewhere. Includes digital repositories, virtual libraries, Web-scale discovery, open-source library systems, digital preservation, ...

Library Alphabet Soup: Tips and Resources When the Item in Hand is Not Written in the Latin Alphabet 

Shipman, Todd (2017-07-12)
It is not uncommon for both academic and public librarians to have items, especially gift books, that are in another language that they have either to evaluate for addition to the collection or to catalog. Quite often, ...

Library instruction for students in speech-language pathology and audiology: Which databases should be covered? 

Grabowsky, Adelia (2016-07-14)
Purpose: 1) To determine which databases are commonly recommended for students in speech-language pathology (SLP) and audiology programs 2) To compare journal indexing in those databases to decide which ones should be ...

Library Workshops for Faculty Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Reviews 

Shipman, Todd (2017-07-12)
Faculty who are gathering materials in preparation for a third year, tenure or promotion review may often contact their subject librarians or ILL to get publications or specific data about selected journals, including ...

LOCKSS Networks: Community-Based Digital Preservation 

Trehub, Aaron; Davis, Corey; Jordan, Mark; May, Cinda; Meister, Sam (2018-12-13)
Ten years ago, the landscape of working digital preservation (DP) solutions and/or networks was sparsely populated. Today, there is an increasing variety of DP approaches and solutions to choose from. Institutions can ...

Long Embargo Periods and External Publication for Electronic Theses and Dissertations 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2016-09-22)
Embargo periods for Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) collections require librarians to balance the needs of content consumers (end-users) with those of content creators (ETD authors)--consumers want access to ...

Look What’s under Our Tent: A Fresh Approach to Library Orientations 

Rumble, J.; Noe, N. (2015-05-15)
Auburn University Libraries is exploring new ways to reach users by rethinking and redefining traditional library orientations and open houses. Last year’s “Tailgate at the Library” event, held at the beginning of Fall ...