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Faculty Publications

Publications by faculty affiliated with the School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.
Items in this Collection
  1. Broadband 101 (Video)

    Title: Broadband 101 (Video)
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Description: This learning object is prepared in support of the consultations for Getting Started - Building a Broadband Consensus as part of the development of a broadband toolkit for use in Alberta. This object is a video version of the Broadband 101 presentation.
    Subjects: Community and Rural Broadband
    Date Created: 2016/06/08
  2. Broadband 101

    Title: Broadband 101
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Description: This learning object is prepared in support of the consultations for Getting Started - Building a Broadband Consensus as part of the development of a broadband toolkit for use in Alberta.
    Subjects: Community and Rural Broadband
    Date Created: 2016/06/07
  3. Building a "Digital Futures' Community Broadband Portal

    Title: Building a "Digital Futures' Community Broadband Portal
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Description: This presentation by Drs. Rob McMahon and Michael B. McNally was presented at the Digital Futures Symposium on Rural Broadband Enablement held in Olds, AB, Oct 14-15, 2015. The presentation outlines considerations for the construction of a portal and repository to house materials on community and rural broadband. Several questions are posed to the audience throughout the presentation.
    Subjects: Rural and Community Broadband, Digital Futures Symposium, Digital Communities Broadband Portal
    Date Created: 2015/10/15
  4. Assessment of the Research Learning Needs of University of Saskatchewan Librarians: A Case Study

    Title: Assessment of the Research Learning Needs of University of Saskatchewan Librarians: A Case Study
    Creator: Alvin M Schrader
    Description: As academic librarians with faculty status increasingly embrace research engagement as a core value and requirement, one of the little studied questions is the extent to which they possess the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct high quality research and scholarship, and what further learning needs they might have within the organizational setting. This paper summarizes an institutional case study of the research knowledge of academic librarians employed at the University of Saskatchewan, encompassing their current research interests, experiences, competencies, environmental context, and learning needs. The goal was to develop a framework for additional educational activities and institutional supports that would enhance their knowledge and skills.
    Subjects: research in academic libraries, Canadian research libraries, academic librarianship, University of Saskatchewan Library, academic libraries, academic librarians
    Date Created: 2011/05/14
  5. Shaping of a digital library in Canada's North

    Title: Shaping of a digital library in Canada's North
    Creator: Rathi, Dinesh
    Description: This project seeks to: 1. Investigate and identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of community members in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. 2. Identify and select cultural heritage information. 3. Create a culturally appropriate metadata framework for resource description. 4. Develop requirements for multilingual user interfaces that support the dominant languages. 5. Conduct a user centred evaluation of the digital library. 6. Develop a sustainability strategy for the digital library to ensure long-term access to information. 6. Provide training in information management to local project participants.
    Subjects: Digital Library North Project - University of Alberta, Culturally Appropriate Metadata, Posters, Inuvialuit Settlement Region - Library Services, Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre - Information Services, Multilingual User Interfaces, Digital Libraries - Canada - Northern Regions
    Date Created: 2015/06
  6. Design vs. Pedagogical Considerations for OERs

    Title: Design vs. Pedagogical Considerations for OERs
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: This presentation examines the tension between design principles for Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the pedagogical needs for class/course materials. Designing OERs for maximal use requires considering several facets including intellectual property concerns, considerations for alternatively-abled persons, and OER usage for learners with limited or no access to broadband and/or limited access to ICTs. However, incorporating all of these design principles can result in learning objects that are less well suited to use classroom use. Ultimately OER creators must consider balancing the needs of incorporating the best practices for in-class or online pedagogy with design considerations for maximizing OER use.
    Subjects: Open Educational Resources, OERs, Instructional Design
    Date Created: 2014/04/23
  7. Rotten by Design: Shortened Expiry Dates for Government of Canada Web Content

    Title: Rotten by Design: Shortened Expiry Dates for Government of Canada Web Content
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: This paper examines the Government of Canada’s Web Renewal Initiative and impact on the provision of web based government information. A content analysis of documents received through Access to Information requests reveals the government’s limited timelines for providing access to web content.
    Subjects: Government of Canada Web Content, Web Renewal Action Plan (Canada), Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
    Date Created: 2015/06/04
  8. Industry Canada's Spectrum Management Consultations: Democratic Participation or Regulatory Capture

    Title: Industry Canada's Spectrum Management Consultations: Democratic Participation or Regulatory Capture
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: This paper examines Industry Canada consultations on spectrum management from 2008-2012. Using post-revisionist regulatory theory, the paper aims to examine the degree of regulatory capture at Industry Canada. It provides a brief statistical analysis of the consultations and examines two case studies. The authors conclude that regardless of the level of regulatory capture at Industry Canada, greater academic and media scrutiny of the consultations is required to reduce slack that creates the possibility for capture.
    Subjects: Industry Canada, telecommunications policy, spectrum managment
    Date Created: 2013/08/19
  9. “Nowhere to Turn, Nowhere to Go”: Library & Information Services for Sexual & Gender (LGBTQ) Minorities

    Title: “Nowhere to Turn, Nowhere to Go”: Library & Information Services for Sexual & Gender (LGBTQ) Minorities
    Creator: Schrader, Alvin M.
    Description: Presentation to LIS 541. LIS SERVICES IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY in the MLIS program, University of Alberta, on key themes of: - Situating LGBTQ (sexual & gender variant) communities internationally; in the Canadian mosaic; in Canadian library & information services -Key resources for supporting LGBTQ library & information services -Canadian policy framework for championing LGBTQ library & information services -Challenges, barriers, issues in LGBTQ library & information services: Library collections; Subject access to library collections; Internet access & filtering in libraries - Library services & collection strategies for supporting LGBTQ communities - Links between LGBTQ discrimination and misogyny & sexism.
    Subjects: bullying, homophobia, gender variant, trans*, gay, lesbian, queer, sexual minorities
    Date Created: 2013/09/26
  10. Broadening Access to Knowledge: Considerations in Developing and Using Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Title: Broadening Access to Knowledge: Considerations in Developing and Using Open Educational Resources (OER)
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: Open Educational Resources (OERs) have the potential to enhance education across the globe by facilitating the sharing, reuse and adaptation of learning materials. The range of materials that constitute OERs is quite broad covering lecture materials, textbooks and entire courses at every level of education (from pre-kindergarten to graduate level materials). This workshop will focus on factors related to finding, using, creating and sharing OERs, and highlights how educators can enhance their own teaching, share their materials with others and some critical concerns within the OER movement.
    Subjects: Copyright, Open Education, Open Educational Resources
    Date Created: 2014/03/13