ERA

Libraries Staff Publications

This collection contains publications of staff at the University of Alberta Libraries.
Items in this Collection
  1. Print to Electronic Journal Conversion: Criteria for Maintaining Duplicate Print Journals

    Title: Print to Electronic Journal Conversion: Criteria for Maintaining Duplicate Print Journals
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This paper contains a list of criteria to help librarians decide when it is important to keep print copies of journal subscriptions.
    Subjects: Collections Management - Academic Libraries, Print to electronic conversion - Library Collections
    Date Created: 2003
  2. Teaching at the computer: best practices for one-on-one instruction in reference.

    Title: Teaching at the computer: best practices for one-on-one instruction in reference.
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: Focuses on the use of one-on-one instruction in reference services at the Science and Technology Library at the University of Alberta. Changes in the reference service in the library during the later 1990s; Factors affecting one-to-one instruction in reference work; Training of the Reference Team on techniques in one-on-one instruction; Identification of best practices for successful one-on-one instruction.
    Subjects: Reference services - academic libraries, End-user instruction, One-on-one instruction
    Date Created: 2002
  3. What Not to Keep: Not All Data Have Future Research Value

    Title: What Not to Keep: Not All Data Have Future Research Value
    Creator: Kung, Janice Yu Chen
    Description: The rise of academic library involvement in research data management has presented numerous challenges for academic libraries. While libraries and archives have always had collection development policies that defined what they would or would not collect, policies for selecting research data for preservation are in their infancy. This study surveyed and interviewed academic researchers. From this research an initial list of eight types of data were identified as research data that should not be preserved and made public by academic libraries and archives. These include research data that are sensitive or confidential, proprietary, easily replicable, do not have good metadata, are test, pilot or intermediate data, are bad or junk data, data that cannot be used by others for a variety of reasons, and older data that are not used and have no obvious cultural or historical value. Conclusions drawn from the study will help librarians and archivists make informed decisions about which types of research data are worth keeping.
    Subjects: Research Data - Library Collections, Research Data - Collections Policies, Research Data - Deselection Policies
    Date Created: 2016/08/08
  4. e-Science and the Life Cycle of Research

    Title: e-Science and the Life Cycle of Research
    Creator: Chuck Humphrey
    Description: This background paper was prepared in conjunction with the e-Science working group for the Association of Research Libraries in 2006 and was referenced in the working group's final report, Agenda for Developing E-Science in Research Libraries ( http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/escience-report-final-2007.pdf
    ). Some of its content also ended up in To Stand the Test of Time: Long-Term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science and Engineering ( http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/digital-data-report-2006.pdf
    ). The paper describes the importance of applying a lifecycle management approach to managing research data.
    Subjects: Research Lifecycle , Data Lifecycle, Scholarly Communication Lifecycle
    Date Created: 2006
  5. Data Basics: An Introductory Text

    Title: Data Basics: An Introductory Text
    Creator: Diane Geraci
    Description: This monograph emerged out of more than twenty years of teaching a one-week workshop at the Summer Program of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) housed at the University of Michigan. The ICPSR is a major international social science data archive and has provided access to research data since the 1960's. When the three authors were invited in 1990 to teach the introductory workshop on archival data services, they shifted the focus from archiving data, which the ICPSR does very well, to providing local data services on individual campuses, which at the time generally was not being taught anywhere. Instead of training new data archivists, their goal was to prepare librarians, academic staff, and computing specialists in the fundamentals of offering local social science data services.
    Subjects: social science data services, data management services
    Date Created: 2012
  6. Integrating Discovery to Improve the User Experience

    Title: Integrating Discovery to Improve the User Experience
    Creator: Betz, Sonya
    Description: This chapter examines the effects of integrating APIs for academic library services through a case study examining the development of a seamless, responsive discovery environment at MacEwan University Library, a medium-sized Canadian university.
    Subjects: libraries, user experience, web design, discovery services, mobile applications
    Date Created: 2016
  7. Czechoslovakia's 68 Collection

    Title: Czechoslovakia's 68 Collection
    Creator: Jana Maresova
    Subjects: Czechoslovakia, Prague Spring of 1968
    Date Created: 2015
  8. Edmonton Japanese Community Association Library Evaluation and Plan 2008

    Title: Edmonton Japanese Community Association Library Evaluation and Plan 2008
    Creator: Sulz, David
    Description: There is no one right way to organize a library and its systems; so much depends on the organizers and the users, and the ongoing commitment of time, effort, and money is theoretically without limits. The benefits enjoyed by the EJCA library include a belief among members that a library is a good thing, a sizeable collection of materials that are not available elsewhere, a dedicated space, a good-sized population of potential users, similar libraries facing the same challenges and willing to co-operate, and various sources for acquiring new material. The challenges include a lull in member interest; no consistent access times; access to the centre only by automobile; a widely diverse user population in terms of age, language, and interests; a bilingual collection in probably the most difficult language to accommodate [Japanese]; many out-of-date materials; a lack of similar libraries with suitable models to follow; turnover and changing of expertise of volunteers; lack of consistent technology expertise; and no direct source of revenue for the library. The report outlines many of the issues relating to library organization, relates these to the EJCA situation, and suggests recommendations for both the short and long terms.
    Subjects: EJCA, Libraries
    Date Created: 2008
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    Creator: test
    Subjects: test, Test, Test
  10. Oil Shows, Rodeos, and UFOs: The Walder G.W. White Sheet Music Collection at the University of Alberta Libraries

    Title: Oil Shows, Rodeos, and UFOs: The Walder G.W. White Sheet Music Collection at the University of Alberta Libraries
    Creator: Luyk, Sean
    Description: Slides from May 25, 2014 CAML Conference (Saint Catharines, ON), and July 15, 2014 IAML Conference presentation (Antwerp, Belgium).
    Subjects: Sheet music, Library collections, Metadata, Prairie provinces
    Date Created: 2014/06/01