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  • What is #LODLAM?! Understanding Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives [and Museums] 

    Hitchens, Alison (2015-01-29)
    This session provides an overview of linked data and then explains how it can be used in libraries and archives to share our unique data on the web and to enrich the user experience by using linked data ourselves. This ...
  • Investigating BIBFRAME: New Bibliographic Framework Initiative 

    Hitchens, Alison; Rudnik, Aida; Carr, Christopher (2016-01-28)
    This item represents one section, as presented by Alison Hitchens, of the following presentation: Hitchens, A., Rudnik, A., Carr, C. (2016, January 28). Investigating BIBFRAME. Session presented at OLA Superconference, ...
  • Bibliometrics and Research Impact at University of Waterloo: An Exciting Campus Partnership 

    Hitchens, Alison; Bèlanger, Annie (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-03)
    In 2012, the Bibliometrics Working Group at the University of Waterloo, composed of the Library, the Office of Research, Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) and faculty representatives, began its work. In 2015, a new ...
  • Missed connections: looking for everything in the archives 

    Robichaud, Danielle (Active History, 2017-06-26)
    Archivists are commonly asked by researchers to produce everything available about a particular topic. While understandable from a researcher standpoint, fulfilling the request is a challenge. Unlike library holdings, ...
  • One box to search them all: Implementing federated search at an academic library 

    Gibson, Ian; Goddard, Lisa; Gordon, Shannon (Emerald, 2009)
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present how, in May 2008, the Ad Hoc Committee on Federated Search was formed to prepare a preliminary report on federated searching for a special meeting of Librarians Academic ...
  • Once you get them, how do you keep them? Millennial librarians at work 

    Gordon, Shannon (Emerald, 2010)
    Purpose: To draw attention to the unique characteristics of Millennial librarians. These characteristics are related to larger issues having current and future relevance to Millennial librarians, colleagues of other ...
  • Evolution of a summer research/writing workshop for first‐year university students 

    Guise, Janneka L.; Goosney, Janet; Gordon, Shannon; Pretty, Heather (Emerald, 2008)
    Purpose: To describe a framework for a summer research/writing workshop for new university students, and its evolution over time and across institutions. Design/Methodology/Approach: The University of Toronto at Scarborough ...
  • Why libraries aren’t dead: open access and the evolving liaison role 

    Gordon, Shannon (The Editorial Board of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 2011)
    This is the second in a series of commentaries from members of the Open Access Interest Group of Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques (CHLA / ABSC). Devon Greyson’s inaugural contribution ...
  • Seeing Double at Memorial University: Two WorldCat Local Usability Studies 

    Fahey, Sue; Gordon, Shannon; Rose, Crystal (The Editorial Board of Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2011)
    Obtaining user feedback is valuable yet often overlooked, so when Memorial University Libraries launched OCLC’s WorldCat Local discovery tool for Fall 2010, usability testing was a logical next step. Two branches, each ...
  • Reflective Peer Mentoring: Evolution of a Professional Development Program for Academic Librarians 

    Goosney, Janet; Smith, Becky; Gordon, Shannon (The Editorial Board of Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2014)
    For librarians engaged in teaching and learning, reflection has the potential to create opportunities to examine one’s instructional practice, identify and address challenges, and find new instructional pathways. It can ...
  • Mobile Device Use in Pharmacy: A Multi-Institutional Study 

    Duncan, Vicky; Vokey, Sherri; Gordon, Shannon; Helwig, Melissa; Chatterley, Trish (The Editorial Board of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 2015)
    Although there are studies that explore the use of mobile devices by physicians and pharmacists, there has not been a study to date that examines the prevalence and usage patterns of mobile devices amongst pharmacy students ...
  • Collaborative archival practice: Rethinking outreach, access, and reconciliation using Wikipedia 

    Robichaud, Danielle; McCracken, Krista (2017-04-28)
    Based on first-hand experience and concrete examples, the presentation outlines the use of Wikipedia as a tool for community engagement and as a way of improving the discoverability of archival content through collaboration. ...
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thons: Thinking Beyond the Warm Fuzzie 

    Robichaud, Danielle (Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2017)
    Wikipedia edit-a-thons represent a unique and fruitful avenue for galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) to engage with new and existing segments of their user communities. Encompassing information and technical ...
  • A tale of two Islandoras 

    La Faive, Rosie; Matthews, Courtney; Moses, Donald; Robichaud, Danielle (2017-02-02)
    The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and the University of Waterloo (UW) represent two distinct experiences on the road to implementing Islandora – one pioneered its development and the other is launching the ...
  • Research Data Management (RDM) Needs of Science and Engineering Researchers: A View from Canada 

    Sewerin, Cristina; Barsky, Eugene; Dearborn, Dylanne; Henshilwood, Angela; Hwang, Christina; Keys, Sandra; Mitchell, Marjorie; Spence, Michelle; Szigeti, Kathy; Zaraiskaya, Tatiana (2016-06-02)
    Understanding researcher behaviour and workflow is instrumental to developing reflective service. With changes in funding requirements around sharing, preservation and the submission of a data management plan potentially ...
  • From Coast to Coast: Canadian Collaboration in a Changing RDM Seascape 

    Sewerin, Cristina; Barsky, Eugene; Dearborn, Dylanne; Henshilwood, Angela; Hwang, Christina; Keys, Sandra; Mitchell, Marjorie; Spence, Michelle; Szigeti, Kathy; Zaraiskaya, Tatiana (2016-06-06)
    There is power in collaboration. With academic institutions across Canada preparing for possible changes in funding requirements around sharing and preserving data and the submission of data management plans, librarians ...
  • Applying systematic review search methods to the grey literature: a case study examining guidelines for school-based breakfast programs in Canada 

    Godin, Katelyn; Stapleton, Jackie; Kirkpatrick, Sharon; Hanning, Rhona; Leatherdale, Scott (BioMedCentral, 2015-10-15)
    Grey literature is an important source of information for large-scale review syntheses. However, there are many characteristics of grey literature that make it difficult to search systematically. Further, there is no ...
  • White Paper: Measuring Research Outputs Through Bibliometrics 

    University of Waterloo Working Group on Bibliometrics; Byl, Lauren; Carson, Jana; Feltracco, Annamaria; Gooch, Susie; Gordon, Shannon; Kenyon, Tim; Muirhead, Bruce; Seskar-Hencic, Daniela; MacDonald, Kathy; Özsu, M. Tamer; Stirling, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2016)
    This White Paper provides a high-level review of issues relevant to understanding bibliometrics, and practical recommendations for how to appropriately use these measures. This is not a policy paper; instead, it defines ...
  • Preparing Catalogers for RDA Training 

    Hitchens, Alison; Symons, Ellen (Taylor & Francis, 2009-09)
    This article prepares catalogers for the new cataloging standard Resource Description and Access (RDA) by giving trainers and Library and Information Science (LIS) educators the information they need to plan training for ...


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