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Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library

Description: Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the results of a survey that was administered from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The survey assessed how Public Services employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Services employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities.
Date: April 15, 2015
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Loafman, Kathryn & Welch, Rebecca

Beyond Web-Based Scholarly Works Repositories: The Effect of Institutional Mandates on Faculty Attitudes Towards Institutional Repositories

Description: Poster presented at the 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This poster discusses web-based scholarly works repositories and the effect of institutional mandates on faculty attitudes towards institutional repositories.
Date: April 28, 2014
Creator: Tmava, Ahmet Meti & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

Book Reviews in an Electronic Age

Description: Poster presented at the 2012 IAMSLIC Annual Conference. This poster discusses research on book reviews in marine and aquatic journals to gain insight into the characteristics of the reviews and their value to librarians and research.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler; Heil, Kathy & Wiest, Natalie H., 1948-

The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: Digital technology is making it possible for publishers and libraries to gather data on the dissemination and use of scholarly publications in unprecedented detail and on an unprecedented scale. While data arising from the digital distribution of content provides new opportunities for understanding the scholarly communication ecosystem, it also creates socio-technical challenges for understanding how scholarly content is shared and used across networked knowledge landscapes. Libraries and institutions will require the context that aggregate data can provide to effectively use the data they collect, but they will be unable to create this context alone. This risks leaving the collection of data in the hands of a small number of well-resourced organizations—likely commercial—that do not answer to the community. The proposed Publishing Analytics Data Alliance will serve as a cooperative in which representatives from all of the relevant academic publishing stakeholder groups (academic publishers, research libraries, research centers, and aggregators) collaborate to address the socio-technical challenges around publishing analytics: developing a data model, workflows, and prototype for aggregation and display of usage data relating to digital monographs, and creating an accompanying code of ethics and terms of use for data gathering, analysis, and dissemination by members.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

Cataloging Services Survey

Description: Survey instrument administered by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services Department from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The purpose of this research study is to assess how Public Service employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Service employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities.
Date: 2014
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Loafman, Kathryn & Welch, Rebecca