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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Managing Library Technology

A LITA Guide

Author: Carson Block

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

View: 6335

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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Managing Electronic Resources

A LITA Guide

Author: Ryan O. Weir

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 155570767X

Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 4646

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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Data Management

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Margaret E. Henderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144226439X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 1824

Libraries organize information and data is information, so it is natural that librarians should help people who need to find, organize, use, or store data. Organizations need evidence for decision making; data provides that evidence. Inventors and creators build upon data collected by others. All around us, people need data. Librarians can help increase the relevance of their library to the research and education mission of their institution by learning more about data and how to manage it. Data Management will guide readers through: Understanding data management basics and best practices. Using the reference interview to help with data management Writing data management plans for grants. Starting and growing a data management service. Finding collaborators inside and outside the library. Collecting and using data in different disciplines.
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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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Data Visualization

A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries

Author: Lauren Magnuson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 389

Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries is a practical guide to the skills and tools needed to create beautiful and meaningful visual stories through data visualization. Learn how to sift through complex datasets to better understand a variety of metrics, such as trends in user behavior and electronic resource usage, return on investment (ROI) and impact metrics, and data about library collections and repositories. A 20-page color insert showcases an extensive selection of visualizations using a variety of technologies and programming languages that can serve as inspiration for creating your own visualizations. Understanding and communicating trends from your organization’s data is essential. Whether you are looking to make more informed decisions by visualizing organizational data, or to tell the story of your library’s impact on your community, this book will give you the tools to make it happen.
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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

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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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Using Social Media to Build Library Communities

A LITA Guide

Author: Scott W. H. Young,Doralyn Rossmann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442270527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Using Social Media to Build Library Communities: A LITA Guide is a community-building action manual for practitioners across the profession. By bringing together an array of perspectives to explore community building through social media, this book serves as the go-to resource for professionals who want to take social media beyond marketing and promotion to build an inclusive and engaged community of library users. Using Social Media to Build Library Communities demonstrates that an energetic and committed community exists to help and guide fellow community builders.
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Augmented and Virtual Reality in Libraries

Author: Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem,Christine Elliott,Marie Rose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538102927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 547

This book is written for librarians, by librarians: understanding that diverse communities use libraries, museums, and archives for a variety of different reasons. It makes augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications much more accessible to professionals in libraries, museums, and archives.
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The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians

Author: Lisa Federer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442264284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Technological advances and the rise of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches have changed the practice of research. The 21st century researcher not only faces the challenge of managing increasingly complex datasets, but also new data sharing requirements from funders and journals. Success in today’s research enterprise requires an understanding of how to work effectively with data, yet most researchers have never had any formal training in data management. Libraries have begun developing services and programs to help researchers meet the demands of the data-driven research enterprise, giving librarians exciting new opportunities to use their expertise and skills. The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians highlights the many ways that librarians are addressing researchers’ changing needs at a variety of institutions, including academic, hospital, and government libraries. Each chapter ends with “pearls of wisdom,” a bulleted list of 5-10 takeaway messages from the chapter that will help readers quickly put the ideas from the chapter into practice. From theoretical foundations to practical applications, this book provides a background for librarians who are new to data management as well as new ideas and approaches for experienced data librarians.
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The Savvy Academic Librarian's Guide to Technological Innovation

Moving beyond the Wow Factor

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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This book provides detailed plans for purposefully integrating technology into the academic environment by utilizing examples from a variety of institutions. Included case studies and further readings provide everything needed to create, grow, and sustain a holistic plan for integrating technology within the academic library setting.
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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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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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User Privacy

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Matthew Connolly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Personal data in the online world as become a commodity. Coveted by criminals, demanded by governments, and used for unsavory purposes by marketers and advertisers, your private information is at risk everywhere. For libraries and librarians, this poses a professional threat as well as a personal one. How can we protect the privacy of library patrons and users who browse our online catalogs, borrow sensitive materials, and use our public computers and networks? User Privacy: A Practical Guide for Librarians answers that question. Through simple explanations and detailed, step-by-step guides, library professionals will learn how to strengthen privacy protections for: Library policies Wired and wireless networks Public computers Web browsers Mobile devices Apps Cloud computing Each chapter begins with a "threat assessment" that provides an overview of the biggest security risks – and the steps that can be taken to deal with them. Also covered are techniques for preserving online anonymity, protecting activists and at-risk groups, and the current state of data encryption.
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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

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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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Video Marketing for Libraries

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Heather A. Dalal,Robin O'Hanlon,Karen L. Yacobucci

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442269502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Today’s libraries need to market their resources and services more than ever. Libraries can strengthen their relationships with their users and gain new audiences by creating their own promotional videos. However, creating marketing videos can be intimidating for beginners and challenging for even seasoned pros. Video Marketing for Libraries provides step-by-step instructions on how to produce videos designed to market your library and strategies to assess their impact. You too can increase awareness of your library’s resources & services by producing your own videos. This book will guide you through: ·gaining internal support ·crafting a clear message ·building the library’s audience ·writing storyboards and scripts ·casting and rehearsing actors ·filming and recording voiceover, editing, publishing, promoting ·using online tools & animation software ·and assessing impact
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Teaching Google Scholar

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Paige Alfonzo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442243597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Teaching Google Scholar in your library instructional sessions can increase students’ information and digital literacy skills. Students’ familiarity with Google Scholar’s interface works to the instructor’s advantage and allows more time to address students’ information needs and teach foundational information literacy skills and less time teaching a new database with a less-intuitive database interface. Teaching Google Scholar: A Practical Guide for Librarians will illustrate instructional methods and incorporate step-by-step guides and examples for teaching Google Scholar. It begins with providing you with essential background: What Google Scholar is How to set up Google Scholar using OpenURL How to design Google Scholar instructional sessions How to incorporate active learning activities using Google Scholar After reading it, you will be ready to teach students critical skills including how to: Use specific Google Scholar search operators Incorporate search logic Extract citation data, generate citations, and save citations to Google's My Library and/or a citation management program Use Google Scholar tools- including “cited by,” “alerts,” “library links,” and “library search” Google Scholar is a powerful research tool and will only become more popular in the coming years. Learning how to properly teach students how to utilize this search engine in their research will greatly benefit them in their college career and help promote life-long learning. Google Scholar instruction is a must in today’s modern information literacy classroom.
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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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The Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages

A LITA Guide

Author: Beth Thomsett-Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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The Librarian’s Introduction to Programming Languages presents case studies and practical applications for using the top programming languages in library and information settings. The languages covered are JavaScript, PERL, PHP, SQL, Python, Ruby, C, C#, and Java.
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