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  Partner: UNT College of Information
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 Decade: 2010-2019
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
Collaboration and Crowdsourcing: The Cases of Multilingual Digital Libraries
Article discussing research on collaboration and crowdsourcing. The purpose of the study is to understand existing multilingual digital libraries and to suggest strategies for building and sustaining multilingual digital libraries.
Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements
Article discussing competencies required for digital curation. Abstract: With digital curation's increasingly important role in the fast-paced and data-intensive information environment, there is a need to identify a set of competencies for professionals in this growing field. As part of a curriculum development project funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, a total of 173 job advertisements posted between October 2011 and April 2012 were collected from various sources to take into account varying types of professionals in the field of digital curation across North America. Position title, institution types and location, educational background, experience, knowledge and skills, and duties were examined and analyzed. The results of the analysis show that digital curation jobs are characterized by a complex interplay of various skills and knowledge. The findings of this study present emerging requirements for a qualified workforce in the field of digital curation.
Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval
Article discussing a study of contextual metadata in digital aggregations. Results of this study prove importance of provision of collection-level metadata in general and subject metadata in particular to enhance user experiences and information retrieval in digital libraries.
Cross-Cultural Training and Success Versus Failure of Expatriates
This article discusses cross-cultural training (CCT) and success versus failure of expatriates. Abstract: The past few decades has seen an explosion in research on expatriates and CCT. There has been controversy and an unending debate on the goals, effectiveness, implementation, and processes of CCT. There are very few reviews that have condensed literature detailing the best practices of CCT. This review also details the success and failure of expatriates. The antecedents or moderators that play a role in the evaluation of success and failure have been outlined in this literature review. It also brings to light certain solutions that will make CCT more effective and provides directions for future research.
The Development and Assessment of an Instrument for Measuring Mental Model Styles in Korea
This article discusses a research study on the development and assessment of an instrument for measuring mental model styles in Korea. Abstract: This research study documents the development and validation of a new instrument for measuring individual mental model styles. In particular, the instrument is developed for use in organizational performance and change settings. Existing approaches to accessing and assessing mental models are reviewed, and the conclusion is drawn that none are survey-based, quantitative measures useful in organizational settings. Instrument development procedures with an expert panel are described, as well as data collection and analysis. The resulting instrument is provided along with exploratory factor analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis results. Recommendations for further research and establishing continued validity are provided.
Exploring Learner to Content Interaction as a Success Factor in Online Courses
This article discusses exploring learner to content interaction as a success factor in online courses. Abstract: Interaction plays a critical role in the learning process. For online course participants, interaction with the course content (learner-content interaction) is especially important because it can contribute to successful learning outcomes and course completion. This study aims to examine the relationship between learner-content interaction and course grade to determine if this interaction type is a contributing success factor. Data related to student interaction with course content, including time spent reviewing online course materials, such as module PowerPoint presentations and course videos and time spent completing weekly quizzes, were collected for students in three sections of an online course (N = 139). The data were then correlated against grades achieved in the course to determine if there was any relationship. Findings indicate statistically significant relationships between the amount of time the learner spent with the content and weekly quiz grades (r = .-72). The study concludes that learners who spent more time interacting with course content achieve higher grades than those who spent less time with the content.
"Genomics and Translational Medicine for Information Professionals:" an innovative course to educate the next generation of librarians
This article discusses an innovative course to educate the next generation of librarians and meet the demands of the changing health information environment.
Leadership, Training, Mentoring, and Instructional Design
Editorial article for the second issue of Learning and Performance Quarterly. In this piece, the author describes the second issue and the overall focus on leadership, training, mentoring and instructional design.
Metadata Records Translation: The Case of The Portal to Texas History
Article discussing metadata records and translation. Abstract: In this paper, performance of online translation systems including Google, Systran and Bing on translating metadata records derived from the digital library- Portal to Texas History- is manually evaluated using four measures: Fluency, Adequacy, Incorrect Translation, and Missing Translation. The authors propose exploring multi-engine machine translation for improving the quality of translation and point out three possible strategies of implementing multilingual information access in digital libraries applying machine translation of metadata records.
Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information
This article discusses education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information. Abstract: Purpose: This lecture discusses a philosophy of educating health information professionals in a rapidly changing health care and information environment. Discussion: Education for health information professionals must be based upon a solid foundation of the changing paradigms and trends in health care and health information, as well as technological advances, to produce a well-prepared information workforce to meet the demands of health-related environments. Educational programs should begin with the core principles of library and information sciences and expand in interdisciplinary collaborations. A model of the health care environment is presented to serve as a framework for developing educational programs for health information professionals. Conclusion: Interdisciplinary and collaborative relationships-which merge health care, library and information sciences, and other information-related disciplines-should form the basis of education for health information professionals.
Photography Changes Our Environmental Awareness
This article is part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative called Click! Photography Changes Everything. The authors work on new media and relations to the environment. They write about how photography and increased visibility can bridge the gap between the natural world and human interaction.
A preliminary evaluation of metadata records machine translation
Article discussing a preliminary evaluation study of metadata records machine translation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate freely available machine translation (MT) services' performance in translating metadata records. This study is partially supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant LG-06-10-0162-10.
[Review] Collaborate: The Art of We
This book review discusses 'Collaborate: The Art of We' by Dan Sanker. The phenomenon of collaboration is getting popular in organizations; however while it is not a new buzzword, it is gaining more mileage because of the changes we see around us. In his book 'Collaborate: The Art of We' (2012), author Dan Sanker makes the case for social Darwinism - the constant battle for survival - by stating that in the coming decades, the fittest will be the ones who know how to collaborate. In today's global economy, time is of essence, as is quality. The book is timely because in the light of the present economy, collaboration is not just a best practice, but an essential practice for performance.
[Review] Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices
This book review discusses 'Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices' by Tanya Joosten. 'Social Media for Educators' is an excellent book that interweaves theory, applications, and current pedagogical experiences for learning environments. For those in the learning and performance industry, this book provides insights and ideas to help guide social media use for both educators and learners. Joosten provides current examples, benefits, and considerations throughout each chapter. Whether educators are beginning to design their learning curriculum or learners are considering social media for organizational development, this book presents helpful insights and experiences that will potentially influence and shape effective engagement and learning with social media.
The Subject of Learning and Performance
This editorial article discusses the inaugural issue of the Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ) open access journal. This editorial offers a welcome and introduction to the first issue.