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  1. Brief report on the East Asian Collection, University of Alberta Libraries, 1987

    Title: Brief report on the East Asian Collection, University of Alberta Libraries, 1987
    Creator: Chor, Louis
    Description: This historical document (partially reproduced) may serve to indicate the starting point of sustained collection development of the East Asian Collection in the university library. More detailed statistics on the collection are reported every year to the Council of East Asian Libraries of the Association for Asian Studies based in the United States, and published annually together with the statistics of over 50 East Asian libraries and collections in "Journal of East Asian Libraries" (online).
    Subjects: East Asian Collection, University of Alberta Libraries, University of Alberta Libraries, Library collection development, Chinese books, Japanese books, Korean books, Library statistics, Journal of East Asian Libraries
    Date Created: September 1987
  2. Library of Congress Subject Heading: SJW, 1937-1945

    Title: Library of Congress Subject Heading: SJW, 1937-1945
    Creator: Chor, Louis
    Description: This Web page was prepared as a record of the process of changing a Library of Congress subject heading (LCSH) in 2006. LCSHs are used in major university libraries in the world to provide subject access -- now sometimes called "tagging" -- to library resources such as books (including e-books) and videos.
    Subjects: Library of Congress subject heading, Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945, Library subject access, Subject cataloguing, Library science, Librarianship, Library cataloguing, LCSH, Council on East Asian Libraries, LC subject heading
    Date Created: June 6th 2015
  3. Technology and the Politics of Choice: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Intellectual Freedom

    Title: Technology and the Politics of Choice: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Intellectual Freedom
    Creator: Alvin M Schrader
    Description: This presentation addresses the prescriptive technology of Internet filtering software, also known to its critics as \"censorware\", \"electronic book banning\" and even e-book burning. My lens is library and information studies, and my theme is that the attempt to regulate and control Internet access through filtering products leads to unintended consequences for education and learning. Among these consequences are young people's understandings and practices of personal responsibility and choice, information and media literacy, critical thinking, and intellectual freedom. Uncritical reliance on technological solutions such as filtering can put educational goals at risk. There is also a strong possiblity that filtering puts schools and school boards at greater risk -- rather than minimizing their burden. Contrary to the overly cautious legal advice that officials might receive, filters may actually increase the institutional burden, because the resort to filtering as a solution could be construed as an admission of institutional responsibility, thus shifting the burden away from students and parents. The weaknesses of filtering technology are found in human language, and come from three areas of foundational knowledge in library and information studies: intellectual freedom, indexing theory for information retrieval, and reader response theory. In a nutshell, what these bodies of thought reveal is a whole set of intractable barriers that render perfect control over expressive content in any communications medium an impossible idea and ideal. These barriers issue from the unsolvable problems of ambiguity in language, indexing, and reading. The reality is that the locus of the problems associated with Internet content is social and political, not \"technological.\"
    Subjects: school libraries, Web awareness, schools, Internet access, library access, electronic book banning, Internet safety, intellectual freedom, censorship, filtering, censorware, Internet filters, Internet content, education
    Date Created: 2002/03/15
  4. Building an Instant Learning Community within the Classroom Using Mobile ARS: A Practical Overview

    Title: Building an Instant Learning Community within the Classroom Using Mobile ARS: A Practical Overview
    Creator: Hwang, Christina
    Description: Students at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) are discovering how information literacy instruction can be used to build a learning community through mobile ARS technology. Librarians can engage students in providing an immediate forum in which they can interact with each other thereby creating a shared constructivist learning environment that is anonymous yet fully participatory.
    Subjects: mobile ars, clickers, classroom, student engagement, information literacy
    Date Created: 2011/05/25
  5. Literature Review: 21st Century Reference Collections

    Title: Literature Review: 21st Century Reference Collections
    Creator: Desrochers, Christopher G. J.
    Description: A literature review of 21st century reference collections with a focus on weeding and highlighting electronic reference materials.
    Subjects: Collection, Library, Reference, Electronic
    Date Created: 2013/04/30
  6. Presenting Hybridity: Hong Kongese in Koon-chung Chan’s Hong Kong Trilogy

    Title: Presenting Hybridity: Hong Kongese in Koon-chung Chan’s Hong Kong Trilogy
    Creator: Leung, Chun Yin
    Description: This dissertation examines the characteristics, such as inclusivity, dynamism, creativity and otherness, of hybridity in the Hong Kong Trilogy written by Koon-chung Chan. He states clearly that hybridity does not simply mean a mixture and shallow exchange of cultures that exists in Hong Kong. Chan believes that it innovates a local culture with Hong Kong as the mainstay and it consolidates the identity of Hong Kongese by clearing the differences between Hong Kongese and the people in the neighbouring areas. The concern and the pursuit for identity of the Hong Kongese is a contemporary occurrence in Hong Kong society and academia. Due to Hong Kong's colonial background, Hong Kongese cannot avoid the effects of both Chinese and colonial cultures that have affected and will continually affect them in the post-colonial period. Hybridity provides a postcolonial perspective to assess the behaviours and thoughts of the protagonists and their relationship with their society in the stories. The protagonists show a 'so far yet so close' relationship between Hong Kong and themselves. The complexities of how they give themselves an identity intertwine with their relationship with their families and community.
    Subjects: Hybridity, Koon-chung Chan, Hong Kong Trilogy, Hong Kongese
    Date Created: 2015/07/10
  7. Libraries Staff Publications

    Title: Libraries Staff Publications
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: This collection contains publications of staff at the University of Alberta Libraries.
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  8. Tweets, twits and 2.0s: Utility or futility? You be the judge.

    Title: Tweets, twits and 2.0s: Utility or futility? You be the judge.
    Creator: Harder, Geoffrey S.
    Description: A presentation about social media and web 2.0 technologies for the Edmonton Law Librarians Association. Presented in 2010.
    Subjects: social media, libraries
    Date Created: 2010
  9. Health Sciences Search Filters

    Title: Health Sciences Search Filters
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Subjects:
  10. Research Data Management at the University of Alberta

    Title: Research Data Management at the University of Alberta
    Creator: Harder, Geoffrey S.
    Description: A presentation given at a meeting in Edmonton on November 17, 2015 co-sponsored by RDC and the University of Alberta with support from SSHRC on behalf of the federal granting agencies. The Edmonton meeting involved senior representatives of 16 institutions, as well as of the federal granting councils and other national organizations with an interest in research data. All who gathered in Edmonton were cognizant of RDM issues in part because of work underway to develop a set of guidelines on data management by the federal granting agencies.  http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=83F7624E-1
    Subjects: research data management, libraries
    Date Created: 2015/11/17