*300 Teenage Boys Discuss E-Plagiarism, by Terry Darr, Loyola Blakefield High School Understanding what constitutes plagiarism from electronic resources is a complicated problem for students and teachers across all educational levels. In a content analysis study of history research papers from over 300 high school junior and senior high school boys over a three-year period, distinct patterns of electronic plagiarism emerged. This poster will delineate the five most common types of e-plagiarism found in the student's research papers and the techniques used by the student to plagiarize. The information from this study can assist librarians in preparing instruction on plagiarism prevention for students and teachers.
*Archival Documents as Progressive Cultural Signifiers, by Mohamed Abdirahman and Dr. Verena Theile, North Dakota State University The North Dakota State University Archives in Fargo, N.D. is charged with collecting documents related to both the university and the state as a whole. With this bilateral mission, the archives has accessioned a wide variety of primary documents that showcase the significant impact of new immigrants on the North Dakota landscape. This poster details a study of early pioneer diaries, memoirs, and correspondences stored in the archives that shed light on early frontier life. Analyzing these documents from a literary-historical perspective allows for a clear picture of the retention, disruption, and assimilation of cultural practices that shaped each immigrant's experience. Across the Midwest, New Americans are settling once more in a move that has drawn comparisons to this initial pioneering journey. This poster demonstrates the importance of collecting similar documents from these new immigrants, to ensure their own stories are archived and researched by future generations to come.
*Are We Serving Our Faculty?: Comparing STRS Faculty Citations and Library Holdings, 2007-2012, by Dustin Booher, Kevin Gunn, Taras Zvir, and Samuel Russell, The Catholic University of America; and Jennifer Adams, College of the Holy Cross While many recent studies have compared faculty citations with library holdings, no recent study exists which analyzes Religious Studies and Theology collections in this way. However, for library systems such as that at The Catholic University of America, for which religious studies is a critical subject area, a citation study focused on religious studies and theology forms a valuable tool for evaluating collections by determining whether the library owns the texts that are necessary for faculty research. This study will consider the preliminary results of a citation analysis of 20 monographs published by faculty in the School of Theology and Religious Studies (STRS) at CUA between 2007 and 2012. We will attempt to answer the question: Does the library own the monographs and journal articles that scholars used? The results of this study will have implications for storage/weeding decisions, approval plans for collections, and interlibrary loan.
*Best Practices of Information Architecture and Website Redesign for Information Professionals, by J. Jasmine Chmiel, Colleen Funkhouser, and Raymond Maxwell, The Catholic University of America Successful web redesign requires a clear articulation of goals, audience, and user needs, as well as involvement with key stakeholders throughout the development process. The Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) engaged a CUA-LIS team in a redesign project to transform their existing website from its focus on the administrative structure of the organization to a site more focused on member and scholar needs. Redesign considered improvement to navigation and organization of information, as well as graphic design enhancements. This poster explores best practices and guidance for information professionals who lead a web redesign project in the nonprofit sector.
*Book Clubs for the Elderly Supplemented By Web 2.0 Technologies, by Edgardo Guerrero, DC Public Library As Web 2.0 tools become increasingly embedded in daily life, public librarians are often entrusted to help patrons adapt and navigate these new technologies. The focus of this research is elderly library customers who may lack knowledge of, or access to, current technologies. This poster reviews research on how the aging population adapts to technology and identifies best practices for libraries to assist them. It also provides guidelines for implementing Web 2.0 technologies into a typical library book club, and develops a model book club for the elderly that incorporates Web 2.0 tools. The implementation of this model may help public libraries promote their social media platforms while empowering aging adults to use and benefit from web 2.0 technologies.
*Crowdsourcing Terms for Thematic Exploration in the Catholic Portal, by Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, The Catholic University of America, and Pat Lawton, University of Notre Dame The Catholic Portal of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) facilitates access to resources related to studies of the Catholic experience and supports CRRA’s mission to provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources. This crowdsourcing project invites selected CRRA members to recommend topical terms for eight subject areas. The project objectives are: 1) To analyze recommended topical terms for patterns and subject coverage, and 2) to identify highly relevant expressions for inclusion in the Portal. Topical terms will be compared with controlled vocabulary and analyzed for the possibility of linking user vocabulary to Portal subject headings. Findings will shed light on how information professionals think about Catholic resources and how they describe such resources. This knowledge will have implications for enhancing subject access to Catholic resources in local catalogs and the CRRA’s Catholic Portal.
*Digital Preservation Outreach: Student Projects at CUA, by Lindsey Bright, Colleen Funkhouser, and Kelsey Conway, The Catholic University of America In Spring 2014, the Digital Curation class at the Catholic University of America worked in groups to create and execute digital preservation outreach projects with cultural heritage institutions in the DC Metro Area. Using course readings and discussions on digital preservation, the groups developed visual and multimedia materials to distribute to targeted audiences. The aim was for these materials to be displayed by local cultural heritage institutions during the ALA Preservation Week. The poster displays each group’s project, including sample visual materials, outreach strategies, collaborative efforts, target audience, and final products.
*Discovering The Foundation of Archival Practices In The Nation’s Capital, by Martha Chapin and Jane Zhang, The Catholic University of America There are more than 100 archives in the District of Columbia and surrounding metropolitan area. Research is being conducted to discover trends in archive development in this area. New data being collected includes determining the foundation date and category to define development trends and compare development growth among types of archives (i.e., government, academic, cultural heritage). The proposed poster presents the findings based on data collected so far for an on-going research project.
*Eating Disorders Information Gateway, by Millie Plotkin, Eating Recovery Center Foundation When looking for information about eating disorders, everyone, from patients to mental health professionals, generally turns to the Internet. However, trying to locate reliable information can be overwhelming. The Eating Disorders Information Gateway was created to assist with searches for both professional and consumer resources. The Gateway is a free, publicly-accessible database of citations on eating disorders. The majority of citations are articles from medical journals, but the database also includes books, handouts from non-profit organizations, policy papers, and even poetry and other creative works. Every resource is indexed using a controlled vocabulary created for this project and includes a link to the publisher or other access to the materials.
Ensuring Access to Performing Arts Collections in Metro DC, by Carter Rawson, Wolf Trap Foundation This poster spotlights efforts to preserve and digitize rarely seen special collections at The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. Wolf Trap stems from a unique public-private partnership that champions arts education in addition to presenting public performances. Since 1971 Wolf Trap's non-profit education center has supported children's theatre and multi-cultural music workshops; and it contains an opera library to assist in the development of new artistic works. It also has ties to CUA, mostly notably through legendary thespian priest Fr. Gilbert Hartke, who delivered the benediction at the groundbreaking ceremony in 1968. As late as 2012, most of the organization’s manuscripts were completely unprocessed, and earlier commissioned works from the 1970's are now at-risk from AV decomposition - a threat both to DC's cultural heritage and valuable piece of National Park Service History.
*Historic Markers of DC - Digital Collection, by Joseph Koivisto, Katie Rodda, and Justine Rothbart, Catholic University of America The Historic Markers of Washington, D.C. digital repository was developed as a user-friendly platform for discovering and accessing digital surrogates of historic markers in and around the Washington, D.C. area. While other resources do exist including the Historic Marker Database http://www.hmdb.org it was the team’s belief that a better platform could be developed by using an approach informed by heuristic design elements and enhanced by usability features such as geospatial data. With this approach in mind, we developed a platform that would be usable by a variety of audiences, from those who had a passing fancy in the history of the area (students, tourists, etc.), to dedicated history buffs who intended to deeply engage with the content material. This poster presents detailed information on the background of the Historic Markers of Washington, D.C. platform as well as key factors in its development and results.
*LexisAdvance v. WestlawNext: Comparison of Speed and Accuracy for Everyday Legal Questions, by Melanie Knapp and Rob Willey, George Mason University Law Library Following up on their study Westlaw v. WestlawNext: Comparison of Speed and Accuracy, Rob Willey and Melanie Knapp compare Lexis Advance and Westlaw Next to see which performs better for everyday research that students and lawyers do. The investigators used a questionnaire of five questions in each system and then analyzed the participants' answers and research trails to identify strengths and weaknesses in each system. The authors report their results and provide suggestions for effectively teaching legal research in light of the results.
*Living Up to the Expectations: What Do Changes in the Information Landscape Mean for LIS Curriculum Development, by Liya Deng and Stan Program Trembach’ School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina This poster focuses on the challenges Library and Information Science (LIS) programs face in designing curricula to equip students with knowledge that is marketable, commercially valuable, and necessary to secure employment in the digital age. The authors share the findings of a University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) employer study conducted in the summer 2014. The purpose of the study was to help improve the quality of course offerings and align them with the needs of the evolving job market. The mixed methods research involving a survey and semistructured interviews provided insight into what skills are currently expected from LIS graduates. Bridging the gap between the past and present, the authors also offer a historical overview of the forces behind the nationwide LIS curricula expansion and a move from a traditional librarianship concentration to the emergence of digitally-oriented iSchools. Through the lens of the LIS curricula reform, the presenters highlight how LIS programs are responding to create an educational product that is sensitive to the job market expectations and larger societal concerns.
Making the Implicit Explicit: Prioritizing Social Justice and Catholic Social Teachings in the LIS Curriculum, by Elizabeth Lieutenant and Rebecca Katz, Catholic University of America As library school students, we uphold the ALA Core Values of Librarianship; as students in a Catholic institution, we find inherent good in Catholic social teachings; and as members of our professional community, we value social justice. The presenters find overlap in the information professional's roles as facilitators of democratic participation, providers of equitable access to resources and services, promoters of diversity, supporters of social responsibility, and preservers of the public good. In this poster, the presenters explore how LIS programs have capitalized on opportunities to further embed these concepts in LIS curricula and how students can enhance their own education in furtherance of our professional values and CUA's institutional mission. The presenters invite students, faculty, alumni, and practitioners to share their own innovative ideas on this topic.
*Music Archival Sites and the Library Profession, by Brian Roach, Catholic University of America This presentation views websites that deal with archival music content through the lens of the library profession, specifically metadata and authority control, with three specific websites as examples. These three websites are selected because they are not set up specifically to be viewed through the lens of library materials, but nonetheless they offer an interesting way to view the archival music content for the library professional and provide how music resource users use the collection. The first is the Fugazi Live Series, associated with Fugazi, a Washington DC based band active from the late 1980s until the end of the 2000s. The second is Archive.org, a long-running archive site, of which the live music section is only a small portion of the overall content. The final website is Metal Archives, which offers a different type of archival activity; documenting the Heavy Metal genre. The study found that descriptions on these websites could match with library metadata schemes and the sites adopt authority control concepts to help users discover information.
*Pop-Up Library Challenge, by Judine Slaughter Pop-Up libraries demonstrate how easy it is to make books freely available to the readers, in unexpected public locations. The impromptu book shelf could be at a doctor’s office, a hair salon, or in a car maintenance center. These creative book spaces give readers, who might not own a book, a chance to begin their own library at home or to or pass the book along to the next reader. This poster is a challenge to anyone in the book profession (for example: author, editor, publisher, or librarian) to start a pop-up library as a community service project.
*Support for Digital Scholarship at Top University Libraries of the World, by Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Rachel James, and Jennifer Fagan-Fry, The Catholic University of America This project examines how libraries at top universities around the world provide support for digital scholarship. The library websites of these universities are analyzed for their services in five areas: Scholarly communication, Open access, Discovery and long-term access, Production and management of digital research, and Integration of Google services. Libraries will be invited to provide input to ensure the accuracy and validity of the findings. Our poster will present the conceptual framework of the project, the methodology, data analysis and findings. The study provides a benchmark, and identifies innovations and models of service provision for the academic library community. In addition, the findings provide a context for a discussion of professional competencies future information professionals need to develop to contribute to digital scholarship in the 21st Century.
Targeted Market Analysis for Neighborhood Library Services at Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Neighborhood Library, by Elizabeth Lieutenant, Catholic University of America, and Robert Schneider, DC Public Library This poster presentation details a market research project at the Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Neighborhood Library. The staff of the library was interested in identifying where the library’s sphere of influence begins and ends, and the unique demographic makeup of their community. A library service area map was created based on patron exit-survey data and the library’s proximity to other DC Public Library branches. Demographic data from 24 census tracts that fall within and border the library's service area was collected, analyzed, and compared with demographic data from the District. Through this project, library staff gained new insight into the demographics of the community they serve and identified what makes their community unique. This project serves as an important first step in learning more about the library’s community, and provides a model for practitioners and researchers interested in market research and community needs assessment, data collection and analysis, and utilizing geographic information systems in library settings.
*That All May Read: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), The Library of Congress, by Christopher Corrigan, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), The Library of Congress The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, administers the free program that lends recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment. NLS administers the program nationally while direct service to eligible individuals and institutions is the responsibility of cooperating libraries in the various states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Service is also extended to eligible American citizens residing abroad.
*Thus Said the End Users: Summon Experience and Support for Research Workflows, by Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Shanyun Zhang, Kun Lin, and Steve Cherry, The Catholic University of America The Summon Project began in July 2013 and is funded by a research grant from the Catholic University of America. Its goals are to understand how end users make use of the Summon discovery system, and how tools like Summon can support users’ research workflows. The project team conducted semi-structured interviews with 30 end users and analyzed data on search tactics and strategies. Specific topics explored in the interviews include comparison of Summon with online catalogs, online databases, and Google; Summon features that are helpful to users; Summon features that are problematic for users; description of user research workflows; and discussion of how discovery tools like Summon may support research workflows. The poster summarizes the findings and discusses their implications for the design of discovery tools and the provision of research support services for undergraduate students.
*Using Tumblr to Promote Hidden Collections, by Anita Kinney, Catholic University of America, Katie Crabb, DC Department of Transportation, and Samantha M. Smith, Martek Global Services / National Science Foundation The Washington, DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) is home to one of many transportation libraries throughout the United States. DDOT is unique because it is also home to a hidden collection of archival materials. During the past 3 years, a small group of recent library science graduates and students has built the library from scratch. This poster gives an overview of our efforts to create and publicize the library. Our new Tumblr site has been featured in Greater Greater Washington and as a result, our collection was photographed by a Washington Post Express reporter for possible future coverage.