ERA

Libraries Staff Publications

This collection contains publications of staff at the University of Alberta Libraries.
Items in this Collection
  1. Critical consciousness and search: an introductory visualization

    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
  2. Chasing the ephemeral: Studying librarians' in-the-moment experiences performing information literacy instruction

    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
  3. Sur la piste de Magali Michelet, femme de lettres et chroniqueuse de l'Ouest canadien

    Title: Sur la piste de Magali Michelet, femme de lettres et chroniqueuse de l'Ouest canadien
    Creator: Rao, Sathya
    Description: Cet article pose les jalons pour l'analyse de l'oeuvre méconnue de Marie Louise (Magali de son nom de plume) Michelet, femme de lettres d'origine française ayant vécu une dizaine d'années en Alberta. En plus d'avoir signé une pièce de théâtre ainsi qu'un roman épistolaire, Magali est l'auteure d'une chronique intitulée « Le Coin féminin », qui a paru pendant près de dix ans dans l'hebdomadaire francophone Le Courrier de l'Ouest. Ayant correspondu avec des journalistes québécoises de renom comme Robertine Barry (alias Françoise), Magali s'est imposée comme une référence incontournable de la vie littéraire franco-albertaine du début du xxe siècle. Attirée par le milieu en pleine effervescence des lettres québécoises, Magali a épousé la cause canadienne-française tout en assumant pleinement ses origines françaises. Ainsi au fil de ses chroniques, Magali est parvenue à jeter un pont unique entre la France, le Québec et l'Alberta.
    Subjects: Magali Michelet, Edmonton, Women writers
  4. Chinese and Culture: translation of Zhong wen yu wen hua (中文與文化)

    Title: Chinese and Culture: translation of Zhong wen yu wen hua (中文與文化)
    Creator: Chor, Louis
    Description: This is the English translation of a short essay published on April 11th 2002 in The Canadian Chinese Times, a community newspaper in Edmonton. It is on the validity and sustainability of the traditional vertical text direction of written and printed Chinese texts. The original Chinese essay is also appended.
    Subjects: Chinese written language, Chinese culture, Chinese script, Vertical text direction, Text direction, Chinese tradition, Chinese writing, Chinese characters, Canadian Chinese Times (Edmonton, Alberta)
    Date Created: 2016/8/31
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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