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This presentation outlines the recent Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and what it might mean for academic library staff who will need to become versed on open access (OA) options for researchers. The distinction between “Gold” OA policies and “Green” OA policies is...
Before a child learns to read, she or he has already had many experiences with language and with print. These prior experiences help to shape childrenʹs understanding of the contexts in which print-based language is useful, and of what it can do and how it works. However, omnipresent...
Words That Start With E and Other Reasons for Librarians to Fight Climate Change and Climate Change DenialDownload
Ecology, economy, equity. Exemplars, educators, enablers. Librarianship centres around the values of community-building, access to information, and advocating for the public good, and so librarians are poised to be leaders when it comes to environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices and...
The use of computational analysis to visualize and aid in the interpretation of literature and book history is a way of supplementing traditional literary criticism. The application of statistical algorithms on a large scale allows a researcher to derive textual patterns and relationships that...
This presentation speaks to the curation of “Dispatch from the Frontlines: Water Protection and Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence Along the Athabasca River,” a display created for LIS 598: Indigenous Contexts for Library and Information Studies in Canada. The questions that guide the display,...
Using Artificial Neural Networks to Create and Assign Subject Headings to New Publications: A Review of the LiteratureDownload
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are complex systems of hardware and software that mimic intuitive learning and decision-making based on pattern recognition. Mathematical formulae are used to assign weights to each factor being evaluated for a decision. This review examines existing literature...
A poster presented by School of Library and Information Studies student Anna Wilson MEd at the Forum for Information Professionals 2016 conference.
The Librarian's Playbook: An Introduction to Indie Tabletop RPGs
When we think about innovation in LIS, we often think digital and electronic, but we also have the opportunity to explore older technologies and non-traditional media that are not often associated with libraries. In this presentation, I will provide an introduction to one such medium: tabletop...
This case study builds off previous research into the serious leisure practices of home cooks to understand what information blog readers seek, and share, in the comment section of a popular food blog. Current literature suggests that home cooks consult online sources more often than physical...
An increase in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) motivated this investigation into the information seeking behaviours of parents of children with ASD in Edmonton, Alberta. A qualitative approach based on a non-random, purposive sampling method was used. Semi-structured interviews...