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This collection contains publications of staff at the University of Alberta Libraries.
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  1. Embodied information in workplace contexts [Download]

    Title: Embodied information in workplace contexts
    Creator: Polkinghorne, Sarah
    Subjects: embodiment, information, scoping review
    Date Created: 2016
  2. Leaning into Sustainability at University of Alberta Libraries [Download]

    Title: Leaning into Sustainability at University of Alberta Libraries
    Creator: Gerald Beasley
    Description: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study that considers the links between cost avoidance, lean design and sustainability in relation to two different library projects at University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) - the design of the Research & Collections Resource Facility and the development of new fee-based library services at UAL’s John W. Scott Health Sciences Library.
    Subjects: Academic libraries, Lean design, Sustainability, Library buildings, Fee-based library services, Bibliometrics
    Date Created: 2016/04/16
  3. Building the Spanish Juvenile Fiction Collection at the University of Alberta’s HT Coutts Education Library [Download]

    Title: Building the Spanish Juvenile Fiction Collection at the University of Alberta’s HT Coutts Education Library
    Creator: Lacroix, Denis
    Description: This article describes why and how the University of Alberta Libraries built a Spanish language children’s literature collection. Selection criteria, findability, visibility, and assessment are addressed in the context of this collection. Practical information is provided to help librarians build similar collections and promote them.
    Subjects: Spanish Juvenile Fiction, Collection Development, Subject Librarians, University of Alberta Libraries
    Date Created: 2017/01/31
  4. A Book Review of A Friend In Hope: a Story About Hope's Journey with a Brain Tumour by M. Zammit & E. Dornbusch [Download]

    Title: A Book Review of A Friend In Hope: a Story About Hope's Journey with a Brain Tumour by M. Zammit & E. Dornbusch
    Creator: Lacroix, Denis
    Description: This is a book review of a storybook written originally in English by Marisa Zammit and illustrated by Erica Dornbusch under the title A Friend In Hope: a Story About Hope's Journey with a Brain Tumour. The author also reviews the French translation Mon amie Claire: L'histoire de Claire et de sa tumeur cérébrale and the Italian version La mia amica Speranza: Speranza e il suo tumore cerebrale.
    Subjects: Book Review, A Friend in Hope, Mon amie Claire, La mia amica Speranza, Children's Literature, Storybooks, Brain tumours
    Date Created: 2017/01/30
  5. A Selective Collection of Children’s Health Fiction 2014 - 2016 [Download]

    Title: A Selective Collection of Children’s Health Fiction 2014 - 2016
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This books contained in this list were selected for inclusion in a children's health collection, such as a hospital library or public library. The collection is designed for use by children from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6. Materials were selected based on date of publication and their potential to be helpful to children who are coping with health issues, themselves, or in loved ones, based on criteria detailed in the Juvenile Health Fiction Checklist. "Health" has been interpreted broadly to include physical, psychological and psychosocial issues. The current list supplements the 2011-2014 Selective Collection of Children’s Health Fiction. Highlighted titles link to reviews in the Deakin Review of Childrens Literature.
    Subjects: Children's Health Fiction, Health Fiction, Juvenile
    Date Created: 2017/01/09
  6. Changing how monographs are acquired in response to evolving needs [Download]

    Title: Changing how monographs are acquired in response to evolving needs
    Creator: Koufogiannakis, Denise
    Description: Presentation given at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2016. Abstract: In April of 2014, the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) made a major shift in how we acquire monographs, moving from a distributed, subject selector-focused, slip-based model, to an approval only, e-preferred and PDA-led model. This change was implemented in response to the expanding and evolving roles of liaison librarians and the need for enhanced workflow efficiencies. With two years of data related to this transition and the impact of the new model, we will present an assessment of the impact of the new model. The objective of this presentation will be to provide insight to other librarians considering a shift to a more automated and centralized monograph acquisitions approach. We will discuss the reasons for rethinking how UAL approaches monograph acquisitions, the challenges of making such a significant change, and the impact of such change on our budget, collection composition, and staff roles, as well as anticipated future changes. We plan to engage the audience with conversation about their own experience in streamlining workflows, and other possible models that may work in different contexts. Attendees can expect to gain insight about making a major organizational shift, implementing change, and assessing the impact of a new model.
    Subjects: Libraries, Acquisitions, Ebooks
    Date Created: 2016/11/4
  7. 我愛雪梨 — 中外譯名雜碎 Wo ai Xueli: Zhong wai yi ming za sui (I love "Pear" [i.e., Sydney]: on transliterating proper names) [Download]

    Title: 我愛雪梨 — 中外譯名雜碎 Wo ai Xueli: Zhong wai yi ming za sui (I love "Pear" [i.e., Sydney]: on transliterating proper names)
    Creator: Chor, Louis 左永業
    Description: This Chinese essay was published in 1990 in the commemorative publication to mark the 10th anniversary of the Four Seas Chinese Radio (CKER AM 1480) in Edmonton. It discusses the transliteration of non-Chinese personal and geographical names into Chinese forms. Recently in October 2016, there were hot discussions, with political ramifications for Hong Kong, about the improper use of the name label "Shina" that refers to China (as an all-inclusive politico-cultural and historical entity). This essay includes information on that name label.
    Subjects: Chinese transliteration, Chinese romanization, Translation, Transliteration of foreign names, Shina (Geographical name), 支那 (Geographical name), 四海中文廣播電台 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), Four Seas Chinese Radio (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
    Date Created: 1990
  8. Perpetual Beta: Assessing the Institutional Repository [Download]

    Title: Perpetual Beta: Assessing the Institutional Repository
    Creator: Sivak, Allison
    Description: The institutional repository (IR) is more than an end product that holds content. It is a complex system with a variety of participants and a development course that can most accurately be described as “perpetual beta.” As a software system with both commercial and open-source iterations, an institutional repository undergoes continuous change in functionality and development. Predictions in the early 2000s were that the IR would stimulate a radical change in scholarly publishing. That initial formative vision has not yet been fully realized. The literature on institutionally focused IRs, as opposed to discipline-focused repositories, is starting to recognize that the reductionist lenses through which librarians view the institutional repository are too limited for the systems that have been built and the support required from academia.
    Although librarians may promote IRs as the solution to the crisis in scholarly publishing, other areas of academia have different objectives for the IR and do not necessarily share that restrictive view. This chapter reviews some of the major assessment options librarians have for measuring the value and success of the institutional repository.
    Subjects: institutional repositories, assessment, digital libraries, open access
    Date Created: 2013
  9. Critical consciousness and search: an introductory visualization [Download]

    Title: Critical consciousness and search: an introductory visualization
    Creator: Polkinghorne, Sarah
    Description: This chapter describes a visualization of the main elements in play when we search for information. The chapter describes how this visualization can be used to start classroom conversations around how social, political, and economic systems influence how people create, organize, find, and gain access to information.
    Subjects: critical pedagogy, information literacy, library instruction
    Date Created: 2016
  10. Chasing the ephemeral: Studying librarians' in-the-moment experiences performing information literacy instruction [Download]

    Title: Chasing the ephemeral: Studying librarians' in-the-moment experiences performing information literacy instruction
    Creator: Sarah Polkinghorne
    Subjects: teaching, librarians, information literacy
    Date Created: 2013