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Self-Publishing and Collection Development

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Book Series: Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences ISBN: 9781557537218 9781557539687 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626378 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100681
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The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more than half the titles published in the United States are self-published. With this growth in self-published materials, librarians, publishers, and vendors have been forced to rethink channels of production, distribution, and access as it applies to the new content. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries will address multiple aspects of how public and academic libraries can deal with the increase in self-published titles.

Advances in Research Using the C-SPAN Archives

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Book Series: The C-SPAN Archives ISBN: 9781557537621 9781557537874 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626385 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100677
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This book is a guide to the latest research using the C-SPAN Archives. In this book, nine authors present original work using the video archives to study presidential debates, public opinion and Congress, analysis of the Violence Against Women Act and the Great Lakes freshwater legislation, as well as President Clinton’s grand jury testimony. The C-SPAN Archives contain over 220,000 hours of first run digital video of the nation’s public affairs record. These and other essays serve as guides for scholars who want to explore the research potential of this robust public policy and communications resource.

Academic E-Books

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Book Series: Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences ISBN: 9781557537270 9781557538949 9781612494296 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626970 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100680
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Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.

Making Institutional Repositories Work

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Book Series: Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences ISBN: 9781557537263 9781612494227 9781612494234 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626981 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100679
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Quickly following what many expected to be a wholesale revolution in library practices, institutional repositories encountered unforeseen problems and a surprising lack of impact. Clunky or cumbersome interfaces, lack of perceived value and use by scholars, fear of copyright infringement, and the like tended to dampen excitement and adoption.This collection of essays, arranged in five thematic sections, is intended to take the pulse of institutional repositories—to see how they have matured and what can be expected from them, as well as introduce what may be the future role of the institutional repository.

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services

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Book Series: Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences ISBN: 9781557538451 9781557538475 9781612495798 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102995
Subject: Information theory
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This book explores ways in which libraries can reach new levels of service, quality, and efficiency while minimizing cost by collaborating in acquisitions. In consortial acquisitions, a number of libraries work together, usually in an existing library consortia, to leverage size to support acquisitions in each individual library. In cross-functional acquisitions, acquisitions collaborates to support other library functions. For the library acquisitions or technical services manager, or the library director, awareness of different options for effective consortial and cross-functional acquisitions allows for the optimization of staff and resources to reach goals. This work presents those options in the form of case studies, as well as useful analysis of the benefits and challenges of each.By supporting each other’s acquisitions services in a consortium, libraries leverage size to get better prices, and share systems and expertise to maximize resources while minimizing costs. Within libraries, the library acquisitions function can be combined with other library functions in a unit with more than one purpose, or acquisitions can develop a close working relationship with another unit to support their work. This book surveys practice at different libraries, and at different library consortia, and presents a detailed description and analysis of a variety of practices for how acquisitions units support each other within a consortium, and how they work with other library units, specifically collection management, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and the digital repository, in the form of case studies. A final sections of the book covers fundamentals of collaboration.

Data Information Literacy

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Book Series: Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks ISBN: 9781557536969 9781557538987 9781612493527 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626975 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100724
Subject: Science (General)
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Given the increasing attention to managing, publishing, and preserving research datasets as scholarly assets, what competencies in working with research data will graduate students in STEM disciplines need to be successful in their fields? And what role can librarians play in helping students attain these competencies? In addressing these questions, this book articulates a new area of opportunity for librarians and other information professionals, developing educational programs that introduce graduate students to the knowledge and skills needed to work with research data. The term “data information literacy” has been adopted with the deliberate intent of tying two emerging roles for librarians together. By viewing information literacy and data services as complementary rather than separate activities, the contributors seek to leverage the progress made and the lessons learned in each service area.

Transforming Institutions

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ISBN: 9781557537249 9781557537249 9781557538550 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102835
Subject: Education
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Higher education is coming under increasing scrutiny, both publically and within academia, with respect to its ability to appropriately prepare students for the careers that will make them competitive in the 21st-century workplace. At the same time, there is a growing awareness that many global issues will require creative and critical thinking deeply rooted in the technical STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. Transforming Institutions brings together chapters from the scholars and leaders who were part of the 2011 and 2014 conferences. It provides an overview of the context and challenges in STEM higher education, contributed chapters describing programs and research in this area, and a reflection and summary of the lessons from the many authors’ viewpoints, leading to suggested next steps in the path toward transformation.

Laying the Foundation

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Book Series: Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences ISBN: 9781557537515 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605454 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Information theory
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Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries examines the library’s role in the development, implementation, and instruction of successful digital humanities projects. It pays special attention to the critical role of librarians in building sustainable programs. It also examines how libraries can support the use of digital scholarship tools and techniques in undergraduate education. Academic libraries are nexuses of research and technology; as such, they provide fertile ground for cultivating and curating digital scholarship. However, adding digital humanities to library service models requires a clear understanding of the resources and skills required. Integrating digital scholarship into existing models calls for a reimagining of the roles of libraries and librarians. In many cases, these reimagined roles call for expanded responsibilities, often in the areas of collaborative instruction and digital asset management, and in turn these expanded responsibilities can strain already stretched resources. Laying the Foundation provides practical solutions to the challenges of successfully incorporating digital humanities programs into existing library services. Collectively, its authors argue that librarians are critical resources for teaching digital humanities to undergraduate students and that libraries are essential for publishing, preserving, and making accessible digital scholarship. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Imagining Afghanistan

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Book Series: Comparative Cultural Studies ISBN: 9781557538468 9781557539755 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102996
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What do we imagine Afghanistan to be? The Ruins of Kabul examines how the meaning of “Afghanistan” has been produced, ordered, and perpetuated through literary and visual texts that were published after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S.-led invasion—the era that propelled Afghanistan into the center of global media visibility. Through an analysis of fiction, graphic novels, memoirs, plays, and film, the book demonstrates that writing and screening Afghanistan has become a tool for understanding our shared post- 9/11 condition—a hermeneutics of the contemporary.

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