UF Libraries Journal Club
Fall 2006
An informal forum for library faculty and staff to discuss recent library science articles and their own research.

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Journal Club meets biweekly on Thursdays at 1 pm in the Library East conference room.

Aug 31

Jason Fleming

"Using Tags in a University Library: Pros and Cons"

As we contemplate using Tags in our catalog to allow users to assign keywords to records for retrieval we need to first consider several options. There is the issue of "sloppy tags", meaning tags which are malformed or have no extrinsic meaning. Security concerns in the wake of the AOL scandal will be considered as well (i.e. unintended consequences). The benefits of tagging will be highlighted and explored (Tag Clouds, Interest Timeline, Information Discovery). Plans for a UF tagging project will be discussed.



Sep 14

Sara Russell Gonzalez

" Using Electronic Resources to Create Department Publication Lists "

Librarians have traditionally compiled publication lists for academic departments, however with the increasing number of journal articles and interdisciplinary nature of research, creating these lists can be extremely cumbersome.  At the request of the Astronomy department last year, I developed and semi-automated a method of tracking their publications using the major scientific article databases.  The publication list has proved very popular with their faculty and has provided a welcome venue for publicizing our library resources.  In this presentation, I will discuss my method and the pitfalls that arose with the use of the databases, RefWorks, and distribution of the lists. 

Sep 28
Oct 12
Richard Saltzburg

"Cultural Property in Times of Conflict"

This paper is also being considered for publication in the summer 2007 issue of INFORMATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (ISC) ISSN 1364-694X, which  will focus on the urgent theme of library and information workers as political actors in times of war, civil war, military occupation, and social conflicts worldwide.

Oct 26
Ed Hart

Law Librarianship: Differences and Similarities with librarianship
in general.
A review of two recent articles in the Law Library

Nov 9
Lenny Rhine

Nov 30

Carrie Newsom




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