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This poster presentation compares how the University of Alberta Libraries and Service Alberta creates and manages its Content Management Solutions (CMSs). The CMSs for both organizations are contained in knowledge repositories that are updated manually by authorized individuals. As the body of...
Freelance professionals find jobs for themselves through self-promotion but little study has been done on how they find these jobs or learn how to self-promote. An interview was conducted with a freelance illustrator who is new to the job market and who has limited professional experience....
Controlled vocabulary subject headings are key elements to ensure consistent cataloguing across different institutions. Unfortunately, the language used in controlled vocabularies to describe library materials by and about Indigenous peoples does not always reflect terms Indigenous peoples use to...
How Project Management Theory Improves Program and Event Planning in the Library: Science Literacy Week as a Case StudyDownload
To expand on the successful 2016 pilot, the University of Alberta Libraries combined giveaways with live demonstrations, experiments and tutorials to deliver over 50 events for Science Literacy Week 2017. Many of these presentations incorporated a non-traditional outreach and partnership plan...
The role of librarianship in the twenty-first century is defined by constant change. However, the choices available to pursue a career in a diverse field such as library sciences are distinct from one another, and do not always allow for a better understanding of each role. A library technician...
Many visitors to London are impressed by the beauty of the Fortnum & Mason shop and its iconic products rooted in the history and culture of Britain. As part of her international practicum in London, Merran spent time in the F&M archive in April and October of 2018. The F&M archive makes an...
Image processing and analysis has been used in the sciences since before the advent of the personal computer, beginning as early as the 1920s (Gonzalez & Woods, 2002, p. 3-4). The need to improve image quality spurred the beginnings of scientific image processing, in which images are prepared...
Wikipedia has integrated into our information seeking needs and is a successful application of collaborative information production; however, with this combination, Wikipedia articles become susceptible to one-sided control with potentially negative impacts on our information gathering. Without a...