UF Libraries Journal Club
Summer 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 noon in the Library East conference room.

Date
Speaker
Title
Type
May 18

Mary Edwards

HSCL Distance Learning Survey: Results and Lessons Learned

Research

 

June 1

Stephanie Haas

Open Access

Information revolution: can institutional repositories and open access transform scholarly communications?

http://www.the-elso-gazette.org/magazines/issue15/features/features1.pdf

Net writing new chapter for science journals
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2006-03-23-net-science_x.htm

If you want in depth coverage, try SPARC Instiuttional Repository Checklist and Resource Guide at http://www.arl.org/sparc/IR/IR_Guide_v1.pdf

Article
July 6

ALA and SLA Conference Reports

July 20
John Nemmers & Flo Turcotte

Evaluating Research Services in Special Collections

Research
August 3
Naomi Young
TBA
TBA

August 24

at 1pm

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.

Research

 


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