180 research outputs found

    Review of Coding with XML for efficiencies in cataloging and metadata: Practical applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery

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    Review of Cole, T. W., Han, M. & Schwartz, C. (2018). Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery. Chicago: ALA Editions

    ClimateQUAL: advancing organizational health, leadership, and diversity in the service of libraries

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    This article is a review of the book “ClimateQUAL: Advancing Organizational Health, Leadership, and Diversity in the Service of Libraries” edited by Charles B. Lowry

    Linked Data for Cultural Heritage [Book Review]

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    This article is a review of the book “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” edited by Ed Jones and Michele Seikel

    Collection Creation as Collection Management: Libraries as Publishers and Implications for Collection Development

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    Digital collections, institutional repositories, open educational resources, open access publishing, and new forms of digital scholarship are all ways in which academic libraries are growing their collections from the inside out as well as making this content widely available to other libraries and users. This article will explore national and global trends in library-enabled publishing and content creation, focusing on the kinds of collections being published by libraries, the ways that metadata can bring these collections together for improved access, and the role of consortia in the process

    Lessons Learned in the Early Stages of a Community-Academic Partnership to Address Health Disparities in a Rural Community

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    In rural Georgia, African American men are burdened by chronic health diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Community-academic partnerships that leverage community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles can facilitate the adaptation and translation of multilevel programs to address chronic disease prevention and management in rural areas. The objective of this study was to explore key components of the CBPR process that bolstered the early stages of a partnership established between rural-residing community leaders and academic partners in Georgia. Qualitative methodology was used to collect and assess data regarding the initial engagement between the community and academic partners. Findings indicate that five components supported initial engagement: utilizing the public service and outreach arm of the university to connect with rural communities; creating synergy around identified community health needs; encouraging community members to provide input into the research design to ensure the research goals reflect community values; enhancing the capacity of community partners; and following the lead of the community. Findings provide insights into how to begin engaging rural communities in the southeast in order to strengthen the adaptation and translation of initiatives to improve cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes

    Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial [book review]

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    Review of Ingram, J. (2020). Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial. University of North Carolina Press

    The old and the prudish: an examination of sex, sexuality, and queerness in Library of Congress Classification

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    Despite the fact that scholarship and knowledge about sex and sexuality have grown enormously in the last century, these topics in the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) schedules have remained stagnant, particularly in the HQ schedule (a classification subclass), entitled “The Family. Marriage. Women.” In this schedule, multiple structural issues in organization and placement of topics demonstrate a deeply sex negative attitude that has seen relatively little change in over a century. This article takes a deep dive into the negative attitudes toward sex and sexuality in the LCC HQ schedule, analyzing the ways in which sex negativity manifests structurally in LCC, and is informed by a thematic review of schedule editions between 1910 and 2020. It turns critical efforts that are traditionally applied to the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in critical cataloging literature, to the deeper underlying structure of LCC. Though critiques and shortcomings of both LCC and LCSH on the treatment of LGBTQIA+ topics are well noted in the literature, very few examine the underpinnings of LGBTQIA+ marginalization as informed by sex negativity. This article examines some major issues in the HQ schedule with an eye toward providing a roadmap for future revisions. We aim for readers to realize what it means for structural inequity to exist in LCC, the harm that that structural inequity can impart, and to take a critical eye to the foundational classification used within numerous libraries, beyond the subject headings overlaying and masking that classification

    Student wellness and academic libraries: Case studies and activities for promoting health and success [book review]

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    Review of Holder, S. & Lannon, A. (Eds.). (2020). Student wellness and academic libraries: Case studies and activities for promoting health and success. Association of College and Research Libraries

    Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum [book review]

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    Review of Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum by Hugh Mangum, edited by Margaret Sartor and Alex Harris. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 166 pp. ISBN 9781469648316

    Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price [book review]

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    Review of Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price, Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor, eds. Staunton, VA: George F. Thompson Publishing, 2017. 151 pp. $40.00. ISBN: 978-1-938086-49-6
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