Data Management for Libraries

A LITA Guide

Author: Laura Krier,Carly A. Strasser

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555709699

Category: Computers

Page: 112

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Since the National Science Foundation joined the National Institutes of Health in requiring that grant proposals include a data management plan, academic librarians have been inundated with related requests from faculty and campus-based grant consulting offices. Data management is a new service area for many library staff, requiring careful planning and implementation. This guide offers a start-to-finish primer on understanding, building, and maintaining a data management service, showing another way the academic library can be invaluable to researchers. Krier and Strasser of the California Digital Library guide readers through every step of a data management plan by Offering convincing arguments to persuade researchers to create a data management plan, with advice on collaborating with them Laying out all the foundations of starting a service, complete with sample data librarian job descriptions and data management plans Providing tips for conducting successful data management interviews Leading readers through making decisions about repositories and other infrastructure Addressing sensitive questions such as ownership, intellectual property, sharing and access, metadata, and preservation This LITA guide will help academic librarians work with researchers, faculty, and other stakeholders to effectively organize, preserve, and provide access to research data.
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The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries

Author: Breanne A. Kirsch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 7840

The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries provides a practical guide on how to find and use technology tools for a variety of purposes in libraries and education. Each topic showcases two technology tools in detail, discusses additional tools, and provides examples of how to use them in libraries and schools.
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Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

A LITA Guide

Author: Diana Silveira

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538109336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 7684

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow is a practical LITA guide that helps librarians achieve success in selecting, implementing and managing new technologies. This step-by-step manual walks readers through each step of creating and carrying out a plan that is customized to meet the needs of their community.
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Big Data Shocks

An Introduction to Big Data for Librarians and Information Professionals

Author: Andrew Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Big Data Shocks examines the roots of big data, the current climate and rising stars in this world. The book explores the issues raised by big data and discusses theoretical as well as practical approaches to managing information whose scope exists beyond the human scale.
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Managing Library Technology

A LITA Guide

Author: Carson Block

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

View: 9188

This guide will help library managers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. You’ll find easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations. Step-by-step instructions for crucial processes including technology planning are included.
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Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services

A LITA Guide

Author: Aaron W. Dobbs,Ryan L. Sittler,Douglas Cook

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708803

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 8567

The easy-to-use tools in Springshare’s LibGuides help you organize webpages, improve students’ research experience and learning, and offer an online community of librarians sharing their work and ideas. Editors Dobbs, Sittler, and Cook have recruited expert contributors to address specific applications, creating a one-stop reference. Readers will be able to create subject guides that achieve the full potential of LibGuides with advice on such topics as Learning from the best—a showcase of 28 LibGuides with exceptional design and pedagogy Collaborating with faculty to embed LibGuides in course management systems Creating a customized look to your LibGuides with design flair and enhanced functionality Getting ready for smart-phone users with a plan for the mobile web Setting up Google Analytics on a LibGuide site Teaching with LibGuides
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Protecting Patron Privacy

A LITA Guide

Author: Bobbi Newman,Bonnie Tijerina

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442269715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This LITA Guide offers readers guidance on a wide range of topics, including foundations of privacy in libraries; data collection, retention, use, and protection; laws and regulations; privacy instruction; contracts with third parties; and use of in-house and internet tools including social network sites, surveillance video, and RFID.
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Managing Electronic Resources

A LITA Guide

Author: Ryan O. Weir

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 155570767X

Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 4898

Electronic resource management encompasses much more than turning on and off resources and tracking usage. This guide provides advice on the tools and best practices.
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Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals

A LITA Guide

Author: Tabatha Farney,Nina McHale

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708978

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 5548

Whether you’re gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. Farney and McHale address the distinctive needs of libraries’ educational mission with specific advice on how to use web analytics in a library setting. Users are given clear explanations of terminology, a glossary for future reference and effective communication tips for reporting results and recommending changes or improvements. Also included: Eight examples of semi-custom and custom reporting Four case studies showing project-specific applications Advice on how to use tools such as Percent Mobile and Google Analytics to complement one another
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Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning: A LITA Guide

Author: Mary Mallery

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838913156

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Most library disaster plans focus on response and recovery from collection and facilities disasters, such as fire and floods. But because technology is becoming ever more integral to libraries’ role in their communities, any interruption in service and resources is a serious matter. A disaster’s effect on internet and social media sites, electronic resources, digital collections, and staff and public infrastructure of PCs, tablets, laptops and other peripherals requires special consideration. Featuring contributions from librarians who offer hard-won advice gained from personal experience, this compendium leads readers through a step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response and recovery plan. This LITA guide Outlines the three phases of technology disaster response, with examples of planning and implementation strategies from several different librariesDescribes how to conduct an inventory and risk assessmentProvides detailed case studies of recent large-scale technology disasters in libraries and documents how lessons learned have helped to improve technology disaster planningOffers an in-depth look at future trends in cloud computing, mapping out the new field of disaster mitigation, response, and recovery planningIncludes useful resources such as checklists, templates, and a sample communications planThough libraries can never know when or how disaster may strike, with the help of this guide they’ll be able to craft a response and recovery plan to weather the storm and get library technology back online as quickly as possible.
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The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

A LITA Guide

Author: LITA

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912281

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6045

While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services. Sure conversation starters and informative for any library, chapters include “Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends,” by A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison“Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future,” by Brigitte M. Bell and Terry Cottrell“Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World,” by William Denton“The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems,” by Steven Bowers and Elliot Jonathan Polak“Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams,” by Varnum“Exit As Strategy: Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries,” by Anson Parker, VP Nagraj, and David Moody“Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice,” by Devin Higgins“Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future,” by Jeremy York“The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries,” by Jason Griffey This compendium offers an expert-level view of the library technology that’s just around the corner.
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Using Google Earth in Libraries

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth,Andrew Nicholson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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Using Google Earth in Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians is for public, school, academic, and special libraries serving from the elementary level through adult levels. Although articles have been written about specific subjects and specific library projects, this is the first published that offer a one-stop-shop for utilizing this online product for library-related purposes. Librarians reading this book will gain the Google Earth skills required to be able to not only use it themselves, but also teach others in how to use this online technology.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Managing the Digital You

Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life

Author: Melody Condron

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442278889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Managing the Digital You: Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life is a much-needed guide for those struggling with how to manage and preserve their digital items. Starting with a values assessment, this book helps readers identify what items are important to them personally so that they can effectively prioritize their time and effort. Covering multimedia, correspondence, legacy planning, password protection, photos, non-digital documents, financial and legal documents, and even social media archiving, this comprehensive text addresses how to get started and how to develop a plan for managing existing and future items. Features include: Value assessment exercises to help readers identify what is a preservation priority to them personally Best practices for managing digital financial and legal documents How to save things from multiple devices, as well as social media sites Recommendations for scheduling maintenance activities and automating backup Guidelines for creating a personal management plan so that users are prepared to handle new and existing documents, photos, and other digital material for ongoing access After reading this short primer, readers will be ready to: better organize and identify what they already have in a digital form, have a personal plan for knowing what to discard and what to retain, know how to digitize papers, photographs, voicemail, preserve email and social media postings, and set up a workable long-term file naming and organizational structure.
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Moving theory into practice

digital imaging for libraries and archives

Author: Anne R. Kenney,Oya Y. Rieger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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Kids and Libraries

Selections from Emergency Librarian

Author: Ken Haycock,Carol-Ann Haycock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 229

View: 3863

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Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice

Research and Practice

Author: Yu, Holly

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048925

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

View: 6916

A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.
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Innovative LibGuides Applications

Real World Examples

Author: Ryan L. Sittler,Aaron W. Dobbs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442270551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 5854

Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples shows both new and experienced users methods to utilize the platform in ways that they may not have previously considered. This includes topics such as website and learning management system integration, digital collections, data-drive decision-making, information literacy instruction, library administration, and a system-wide case study. Each chapter features ideas that you can implement immediately, or over time, as is appropriate to your own needs. Further, they are adaptable—tweak as you see fit! Divided into sections, this book examines different uses and approaches to LibGuides: · Website and learning management system (LMS) integration: examine how LibGuides can be used as, or closely integrated with, the library website and/or your institutions’ LMS. Various examples are provided that you may be able to adapt at your own organization. Not every solution worked as anticipated—our authors address this, as well. · Digital collections: Two alternate approaches are presented. One looks at exhibitions and their application as outreach tools. The other looks at creating a digital museum within LibGuides. These are “can’t miss” chapters for those that wish to more deeply explore digital collections and LibGuides viability. · Data-drive decision-making: Learn how some institutions are mining and utilizing data collected within LibApps/LibGuides. In both cases, the data examined helped institutions to improve library services while articulating a clear purpose (and use) for each data point. · Information literacy: Explore two different methods for revamping your instruction program through utilization of the platform. · Library administration: Discover how internal and external processes may be augmented through the use of LibApps/LibGuides. · System-wide case study: See how a community college system in North Carolina has each implemented (or not) LibApps/LibGuides on their respective campuses. This section shows how different institutions may decide to use the platform in different ways—all while attempting to improve their own services. Upon completion of this authoritative LITA Guide, readers will come away with the knowledge and tools to maximize their LibGuides experience.
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