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Friday, June 22 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerging Leaders Poster Session and Reception (ALA) Poster session, Reception Anaheim Convention Center
303AB
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The 2012 ALA Emerging Leaders will showcase their final projects at this culminating event for their class. Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the groups have been working virtually on projects related to ALA or a professional concern. These groups have been supported by ALA staff and member mentors from the profession. The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects. All are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

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ALA-HRDR

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
Alternate Digital Access Points: An Experiment with Providing Access to Archival Video through a Repository and YouTube Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 17
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In 2010, I undertook a project to help a scholar in Department of Film and Media at Kansas provide online access to his research data, hundreds of video interviews he conducted over the last 30 years with major actors, directors, musicians, and entertainers. Using our digital repository, KU Scholarworks, built on Dspace, the videos were converted to appropriate formats and uploaded under a creative commons license. In 2011, after over 100 videos had been uploaded to the repository, I experimented with placing a subset of 34 videos on YouTube in order to compare the usage statistics that Dspace generated against those of YouTube. I was sure we were missing an audience but wanted to have some idea of its size. Both resources are discoverable through searching Google. However the smaller set of 34 videos on YouTube has received over 100,000 views compared with only a few thousand for the current set of over 150 videos in the repository. These results seem to indicate that making this resource widely available means providing access and ensuring discoverability through multiple channels and methods. Neglecting to provide multiple access channels, particularly for media, may deny thousands the chance to discover materials.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Check Out Science in the Library: How Library Kits Help Families Share Science Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 16
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Juvenile library collections should contain interactive materials related to science. Three years ago Oakland Public Library entered into a partnership with Lawrence Hall of Science to create science kits for libraries. Geared toward grades 1-5 and covering a wide range of topics from bird beaks to oil spills, these kits contained: an age-appropriate book, an experiment journal which users kept, detailed instruction sheets outlining the experiment, any needed scientific aids, e.g. a magnifying glass, and a free pass to the museum so that participants could further explore science. Oakland Public Library created and included in the kits a bibliography of other recommended titles that children could check out. An annual science festival was created at each participating library to introduce the kits and spur interest. Evaluation and measurement of this project was accomplished by tracking usage of kits and participation at science festivals. Kit users, festival participants, and library staff were interviewed and asked to fill out written questionnaires. Session participants will bring kits for examination and will set up one or two experiments from the kits which attendees can try. Photos of past science festivals and evaluation data will be available on the posters and in electronic formats.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Developing a Downloadable Audiobook Collection in an Academic Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 15
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Downloadable audiobooks are a relatively new addition to the ever-widening world of electronic resources available in libraries. Instead of checking out audiobooks as physical CDs, patrons are able to access them as digital audio files through the library's website. Once the patron "checks out" the audiobook online, it can be downloaded to a home computer, laptop, or a variety of portable listening devices (such as iPhones). Seeing electronic audiobooks as potentially very helpful for college students, two academic librarians at Southeastern Louisiana University developed a small collection as a pilot project for their library. This poster session illustrates their experience with starting the project, including the various questions and choices they encountered. How should a provider be chosen? What if funding is not available for a subscription service? Can the audio files be downloaded to any of the different mobile devices library users may own? The poster also highlights the selection process and the efforts the librarians made to choose audiobook titles that would be most relevant to academic coursework. The poster session will feature portable listening devices with selected audio clips in order to demonstrate usability and sound quality to attendees.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Dueling systems: why the bookstore model of classification beat out the Dewey system in an Elementary School Library. Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 14
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Red Hawk Elementary, the newest elementary school in the St. Vrain Valley School District, located in Longmont, Colorado, is our pilot school using the Bookstore Model instead of the Dewey Decimal System. The school opened in August 2011 and the impact on students, staff, parents, and district leadership has been transformative. This library is one of a kind in the United States. It is impacting school libraries, principals, and teachers across the country. The session will include the details of why this model was chosen, the transformative searching changes that have occurred for students and staff. The session will also include an analysis of the data that has been collected over a two year time frame. A longer version of this session was presented at AASL in October 2011. The presentation will be via slide show with some handouts and photographs and charts showcasing the data.

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11:00am - 12:30pm
Economy Driven Acquisitions: Difficult Realities, New Potential Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 13
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A commitment to support distant students with electronic content, a shrinking state budget, and inflation led Cline Library at Northern Arizona University (NAU) to allocate the majority of the acquisitions budget to continuing resources; meanwhile, the monograph collection languished, dated and irrelevant. Traditional collection development became a remote luxury since monographic funds were stretched to cover content needed for specific courses. Financial constraints forced the analysis and rejection of former acquisition models and led to processes that updated library content and supported user information needs while expending fewer library resources. After evaluating Purchase on Demand (PDA) models, NAU selected one that best meets University needs. Based on subject profiles, 45,000 records were added to the catalog and the real work of maintenance and monitoring funds began. Webinars and previous experience facilitated planning for record maintenance, but as the process progressed unforeseen challenges arose. Success of the unmediated acquisitions pilot was determined by statistics, rate of expenditure of funds, suitability of titles purchased. The poster features statistics and graphs that represent the criteria used for evaluation and includes valuable considerations for planning and process development that can be applied to future user driven acquisition models.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Finding Repositories of Research Data With Databib Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 12
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With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the libraries of Purdue and Pennsylvania State University have collaborated to create Databib: an online, annotated bibliography of research data repositories. A number of academic and research libraries are taking an active role in data curation, applying library science principles to help address the data deluge. Librarians are helping researchers formulate funder-required data plans, adapting library practice to help organize and describe research datasets, developing data collections and data repositories, performing digital preservation, and teaching data literacy. Librarians are in a good position to provide these services; unfortunately, there is currently no framework in place to support the organization and discovery of data repositories. Many funding agencies are requiring their sponsored researchers to submit their data to repositories without giving further instructions to them. What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data? How do potential users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs? How can librarians help patrons who are looking for data find and integrate datasets into their research, learning, or teaching? Databib (http://databib.lib.purdue.edu) has been created to help address these needs for librarians, data users, data producers, publishers, and funding agencies.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
From Blockbuster and Netflix to the Academic Library: Classifying Films by Genre Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 11
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Hollins University's Wyndham Robertson Library is undergoing a current project to reclassify its film collection from an accession number system to a new classification, combining genre categorization with LC rules. Because genre-based categorization is not a current practice for academic library film collections, the system had to be designed from scratch. This session will highlight the process, starting with the decision to reclassify based on user feedback, then research, system design, planning for implementation, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn why they might want to consider reclassification, and understand the pros, cons, and potential obstacles for the project. Images will include decision diagrams, DVD covers, and record examples; the poster will also include quotes about the film collection from library patrons.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Getting Credit for Copy Cataloging: Improving WorldCat as Well as the Bottom Line Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 10
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At the University of California, Davis, there is very little "easy" copy cataloging these days. What was once handled by beginning copy catalogers is now outsourced for shelf-ready processing. The loss of librarian positions over the last few years has meant that copy catalogers are taking more responsibility for complex copy cataloging. The success of the OCLC Expert Community project encouraged UC Davis Cataloging and Metadata Services to train and authorize copy catalogers to enrich, upgrade, and enhance OCLC WorldCat master records, capabilities previously limited to original catalogers. The number of master record edits has increased significantly and UC Davis has seen a dramatic rise in its OCLC credits, resulting in a profitable cataloging operation. The session will include exhibits of training procedures and workflows, as well as graphs charting increases in UCD's OCLC transactions and credits over several fiscal years. UCD's experience will provide evidence that investing in cataloger training and WorldCat enhancement can result in tangible dividends for individual libraries. This session will be based upon "Copy Cataloging Gets Some Respect from Administrators," a presentation at ALA Midwinter 2012 in Dallas made for the ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Have I Got a Story for You! Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 9
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The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Scientific & Technical Library at China Lake, CA began presenting storytelling programs in 2004. The staff produced and videotaped the earliest programs with nothing but enthusiasm - no extra funding and no extra staffing. With 24 successful programs completed, the team enjoys sharing their lessons learned and telling stories about their storytelling experiences. The programs were designed to improve organizational communication and knowledge capture, but they proved valuable in many other ways. The library gained networking partners, marketed library services, and the staff learned new skills. The programs enhanced the reputation of the library as an asset to the organization. Program topics have covered weapons development, wartime missions in Kosovo and Vietnam, creating tethers for the Mars Exploration Rover, local archaeology, and Indian legends from local tribes. Evaluation methods have included feedback forms, observation, interviews, and recognition from upper management. This poster session will include a video montage of great moments from past programs, marketing materials, lessons learned, and instructions for embarking on a similar type of program.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
It Takes a Village to Create a State Literary Map: Future Directions of the online Literary Map of North Carolina Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 8
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Partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are developing an innovative online literary map of North Carolina to support public interests, encourage student research, and document the state's rich literary tradition. This unique project is a database-driven, searchable/browseable, multilevel, multimedia online research tool which provides an extensive amount of content on works written about North Carolina and authors associated with the state. Originally designed for academic researchers, the map has expanded in both scope and content to include K-12 students, public library patrons, cultural tourists, and readers of all ages and interests. In the expansion of the audience, the project has increased collaboration among patrons, librarians, educators, authors, and prominent members of the literary community within North Carolina. Currently, a formal launch for the website is planned for the fall of 2012. This poster presentation will cover the development of the project, statewide collaborative efforts, and future ventures which include digitization of original manuscript materials, development of educational curricula and cultural resources, and sustainability of the map.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
IVDb... For Free!: Implementing an Open Source Digital Repository in a Corporate Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 7
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In 2011, Boston Biomedical Consultants, Inc. (BBC), a Boston-based consulting firm with a focus in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry, set an initiative in motion to create a digital archive of the information collected over its 35-year history in IVD consulting. Overseen by the Information Services Manager, BBC investigated open source programs to build and maintain a digital archive of the company's intellectual property without a large monetary investment from the firm. Using the DSpace Digital Repository Software, the In Vitro Diagnostics Database (IVDb) was created, archiving the company's library files and providing a searchable online database for staff use in project-based research. This process included developing an IVD-specific controlled vocabulary for cataloging, digitizing a variety of physical documents, purchasing and configuring a server to house the scanned documents and the DSpace software using Ubuntu Linux, and installing, customizing, and populating the system. The result has been a user-friendly, robust database that has proven to be a time-saver for the firm's staff and a valuable research tool created with little monetary investment (~$500 in hardware costs).

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Analytics Toolkit Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 6
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As libraries face increasing economic pressure, statistics are an ever more important tool for advocating for libraries and promoting the impact libraries have on their communities. Statistics are also crucial in responding to shrinking budgets and in developing long-range plans for the future. Through this project, we researched and developed an open source software tool with the goal of allowing users to visualize a range of library usage events and statistics in a fully configurable analytics dashboard. For example, this will allow users to visualize changes in usage patterns due to evolving patron needs and will provide support for resource allocation to address these needs. As the first stage of the development of this software tool, we met with a variety of library professionals to identify which metrics are most useful, to determine how information is collected and used, and to identify future trends in library information analysis. This poster will illustrate the results of the research stage and demonstrate how library staff may use the resulting software to better manage and understand their library's statistics.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Mapping Atlanta: Building Spatial History Tools and Digital Resources Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 5
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By leveraging geospatial technologies to link spatial features with archive and library collections, historical atlases and other cartographic resources can be transformed into digital databases and tools for researchers. This session will explore the organization and operation of a large-scale, collaborative mapping initiative. It will describe in detail the project's genesis and iterative technological implementation, as well as demonstrate how rich content can be drawn from archives and artifacts using geographic information systems and applied for use within the university classroom. Issues in digitization, metadata standards, and system interoperability will be addressed using a repository architecture solution that provides a flexible and generic method for object handling, as well as for potential use within linked data applications.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Not Your Mom's Graphic Novels: Giving Girls Options Beyond Wonder Woman Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 4
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Graphic novels bring to mind the stereotypical male superhero, swooping in and saving the damsel in distress. This perception of graphic novels is due, in part, to a history of male novelists writing specifically for a male audience. Unfortunately, focus on only the hero in graphic novels ignores the rise of the strong female protagonist, and of an increasing number of talented female authors and artists. Librarians who are expanding or creating a graphic novel collection are provided with criteria for evaluating the positive representation of women in these novels. An examination of how women have been represented historically in graphic novels offers librarians additional background helpful in selecting graphic novels that will appeal to girls. The poster enhances the presentation with enlarged pages from several recommended titles, visual representations of women through graphic novel history (1920-2012), and a timeline of the graphic novel's development. Resource lists and examples of recommended titles from multiple genres are provided.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Nothing to Sneeze At: Lessons Learned While Creating an Interdisciplinary Digital Repository about the 1918 American Influenza Epidemic Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 3
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In fall 2012, the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine (CHM) will launch an open access digital collection of archival and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the United States. The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia (AIE) (http://www.influenzaarchive.org) will document the experiences of fifty diverse communities when influenza ravaged the country and took an estimated 675,000 lives. The project, awarded a prestigious "We the People" designation by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), collocates 50,000 pages of archival materials gathered by the CHM staff at 140 national institutions during a multi-year federally funded historical study. This poster outlines the major challenges faced, including curating and digitizing a collection of primary sources already rendered as surrogates (photocopies, microfilm), securing permissions at the national level, keywording the diverse but narrowly focused materials, collaborating with an interdepartmental team, and designing a method of user testing. Solutions and strategies put in place to meet these challenges will also be discussed. The poster features AIE screenshots, archival images, and charts.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Picture Perfect: A Practical Guide to Using Flickr at Your Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 19
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The UC San Diego Libraries created a Flickr account in 2008 to use as a student-focused participatory outreach tool, and to act as a depository for images. Staff usage of the site was stagnant due to internal guidelines, including a picture release form required for every image with people it in. Staff noticed that students were taking pictures of themselves and others in the library and posting them to their public Twitter, FourSquare, and Facebook accounts, so it seemed current students were comfortable with sharing images of themselves online. After reviewing the literature in 2010, the Libraries adopted a Web 2.0 sensibility that translated into an increased use of the account. As more images were uploaded, the account generated more activity (comments and favorites). Using images from our account, this poster will highlight the ways in which the Libraries use Flickr: to promote exhibits and events, to highlight past events, and as a tool for library advocacy, virtual tours, image storage, etc. It will share our informal ground rules that guide our practice. This poster will also present findings of a literature review that examines privacy issues and Libraries posting images of their users on Flickr or other photo sharing sites.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
QR Codes: If you code it, will they scan? Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 18
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Although QR codes (a type of two-dimensional barcode) have begun proliferating in libraries, relatively little is known about what patrons think of this technology or how it can benefit them. To address this gap, Kansas State University Libraries and Rockhurst University's Library conducted a short online survey, five focus groups, and two pilot studies during the 2011 calendar year. This poster presents graphical summaries of the data gathered from these explorations and includes a section listing key conclusions and lessons learned. It also depicts many of the materials used to conduct the investigations, including: the display sign and take-away cards used to recruit survey participants; a screenshot of the online survey; the 11 QR code sign variants used in the focus groups to gain insight into patrons' design preferences; the 3 signs used in the focus groups to compare how long it takes to use a QR code, a long url, and a short url on a mobile phone; the navigational QR code sign used in the focus groups; the QR code signs deployed during one of the pilot studies; and the QR codes integrated into Rockhurst University's Library OPAC along with a summary of how that integration was accomplished.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Un-Tethered Electronic Resources Management: Reaching Out Beyond Your Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 2
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Electronic resources management (ERM) is a patchwork business of strategically organizing the interconnectivity of resources, tools, systems, and staff. Coordination is critical, not only in the library, but throughout the organization. It was discovered that the purchase of electronic resources was occurring both in the library and in various departments at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The departments were not coordinating their purchases of electronic resources, resulting in inefficiencies in cost, licensing, and staffing. It was then decided to coordinate ERM functions throughout UMUC, setting up directional changes both in the library and UMUC as a whole. A plan is proposed to un-tether ERM and set up a central electronic resources processing unit for the coordination of the acquisition, licensing, and management of electronic resources by using business process management (BPM) processes and taking advantage of value chains throughout UMUC. A workflow diagram was developed to map out the new process between the library, academic departments, course development, and procurement. Expansion of ERM will result in economies of scale not previously seen and will, most importantly, ultimately reduce costs. It will further address issues of quality and consistency of electronic resources license agreements and enable greater understanding of the curricular requirements.

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ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Using Drupal as an Information Resource Platform: The Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Project at the University of New Mexico Libraries Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 20
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2013 marks the first 100 years of New Mexico statehood, and as part of the centennial celebration the University of New Mexico Libraries have developed a centralized web-based search and retrieval system that enables users to access information about New ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________�___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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