Sustaining Art Research Collections: Using Data to Explore Collaboration
15 February 2023
Brian Lavoie, Dennis Massie, Chela Scott Weber
This report explores collaboration opportunities between art, academic, and independent research libraries by analyzing WorldCat bibliographic and holdings data and WorldShare interlibrary loan transaction data.
Students’ Perceptions of Preprints Discovered in Google: A Window into Recognition And Evaluation
1 January 2023
Tara Tobin Cataldo, Ixchel M. Faniel, Amy G. Buhler, Brittany Brannon, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Samuel Putnam
Preprints play an important role in scholarly conversation. This paper examines perceptions of preprints through the lens of students using a simulated Google environment.
Public Health Crisis Management Playbook for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
1 September 2022
REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project
Develop a plan for your institution to navigate and recover from a public health emergency with the Public Health Crisis Management Playbook for Archives, Libraries, and Museums. This free resource supports cultural heritage institutions in planning for a significant public health emergency.
Library Collaboration as a Strategic Choice: Evaluating Options for Acquiring Capacity
11 August 2022
This report delivers tools and insights to support academic libraries in making strategic decisions about cross-institutional collaboration opportunities to acquire capacity.
Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice
5 April 2022
Rachel L. Frick, Merrilee Proffitt
This community agenda contextualizes the challenges facing the library and information field in inclusive and reparative metadata work and offers a framework of guidance can help frame institutions’ local priorities and areas for change.
Evaluation of environmental conditions as a decontamination approach for SARS-CoV-2 when applied to common library, archive and museum-related materials
30 January 2022
William R. Richter, Michelle M. Sunderman, Tom O. Mera, Kim A. O'Brien, Kendra Morgan, Sharon Streams
This article, published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, shares the findings of the Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project’s COVID-19 research simulating virus on common library, archive, and museum materials.
How real is real enough? Participant feedback on a behavioral simulation used for information-seeking behavior research
12 January 2022
This paper assesses the realism of a behavioral simulation used to study the evaluation behavior of 175 students from fourth grade through graduate school. We assess realism through the examination of targeted participant feedback about what would have made the simulated environment and tasks more realistic to these participants. Based on this feedback, we reflect on decisions made in designing the simulation and offer recommendations for future studies interested in incorporating behavioral simulation in their research design.
Gli effetti della pandemia stanno accelerando lo sviluppo delle collezioni?
12 November 2021
In this article, we consider collections in relation to three different points of view and we briefly present three further methodologies of transversal development of collections: optimization, pluralization, and reading computation of large-scale data
Interview: Collection Directions and Pandemic Effects
12 November 2021
In this interview, Lorcan Dempsey discusses his recent work and views on collection directions and how the worldwide pandemic has changed and accelerated trends.
Research Information Management in the United States
11 November 2021
Rebecca Bryant, Jan Fransen, Pablo de Castro, Brenna Helmstutler, David Scherer
This two-part report series provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of research information management (RIM) practices at US research universities, presenting a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders, and system components.