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|Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship
Susmita Chakraborty, Anup Kumar Das.
With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow.
Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship...
Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments
Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for information management and access, the role of the library has increased in importance within academic institutions and public communities.
Electronic Resources and Next-Generation Public Library Catalogs
Tracy L. McPeck.
This case study examines the user experience of six public library catalogs (OPACs) in terms of the next-generation characteristics identified by library literature. One open source Integrated Library System (ILS), Evergreen, was compared to one proprietary system, Polaris. One library used its...
The American Memory Project
The American Memory Project is a digital collection of historical resources maintained by the Library of Congress and freely available to the public at large. Created initially as an educational resource, the project grew to a diverse historical and cultural collection, culled from a wide variety of...
Topaz Japanese-American Relocation Center Digital Collection: A Case Study
The Topaz Japanese-American Relocation Center Digital Collection was a digitization project carried out by the Digital Initiatives Department of Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. This case study provides a background on Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, and Digital...
Building a Digital Repository for Accreditation through Courseware
Janice M. Krueger.
This chapter highlights how a graduate program in library science structured a university’s course management system to address the data gathering and document demands of accreditation. While examples in the literature revealed creative uses of content and course management systems, none specifically...
Choosing and Implementing an Open Source ERMS
Daniel Stafford, Robert Flatley.
The Rohrbach Library of Kutztown University manages its electronic resources using a disconnected array of resources including spreadsheets, paper files, email files, and a Google Docs account. Clearly, a more streamlined and unified approach would be beneficial. In this case, the authors investigate...
In an effort to find an online-automated electronic resource management system that provides licensing, acquisitions, and statistical information easily, Columbia College of South Carolina journeyed into the world of open source and vender-based applications. During this journey, dead ends and...
Access to Scholarly Information across Disciplines, Languages, and Alphabets
The global conglomerate enterprise called libraries has spent over a century providing access to specialized trans-language and trans-alphabet information by converting non-Latin alphabets to Latin through transliteration. This endeavor has recently been challenged by efficiencies of scale provided by...
NARA: A Digitization Case Study
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is considered the official record keeper of the United States of America. In existence for over 75 years, NARA is responsible for a significant amount of records. With the changing times and technology, NARA has been faced with the challenge of...
The Preservation of Electronic Records: Decision Acts Signed by the Department Heads
In the last few years, the Province of Forlì-Cesena has started a records digitization process aimed at producing digital records to be preserved permanently in trusted digital repositories. The main objectives of the study are the following: to test ways and methods for record creation; check the...
Electronic Records Management at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center
Susan M. Hendrickson, Margo E. Young.
This chapter provides an overview of the electronic records management initiatives by the Records and Engineering Document Services Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center managed by the California Institute of Technology for the National Aeronautics...
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides access to information on a variety of topics related to the environment and strives to inform citizens of health risks. The EPA also has an extensive library network that consists of 26 libraries throughout the United States, which provide access to a...
Creating a 21st Century State Publications Depository
Edith K. Beckett.
The New Jersey State Library has managed a successful print depository program for the last 55 years. In the mid-1990s, many state government agencies began putting digital versions of their print publications on their Websites. Initially, the agencies continued to send print copies to the State...
Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices
Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration.
Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best...
Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape
Jesus Tramullas, Piedad Garrido.
The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library automation research outdated.
Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape brings library...
Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions
Laurie Selwyn, Virginia Eldridge.
While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public with access to legal resources. Largely, public law libraries are instituted by state or federal law. Public Law Librarianship...