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SLIS Points of Pride 2012-2013

June 2013

A collaborative article co-authored by SLIS Assistant Professor Frank Lambert and University Libraries Assistant Professors Roman Panchyshyn and Sevim McCutcheon, both of Technical Services, was accepted for publication in Public Library Quarterly. In his message indicating acceptance of their article, “Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Ohio Public Libraries,” PLQ editor Glen Holt wrote, “Your article is first rate.  It is exactly the sort of scholarly case study which the profession does not see often enough. It is especially important because it addresses public library cataloging issues which can only be described as a lacuna in library literature. Because of its topicality and quality, I wanted to publish your article quickly. I moved a few other articles (accepted but not yet scheduled with their authors) out of its way and inserted it as the lead piece in PLQ 32-3.” Holt added that the article “was accepted without recommendations for content or stylistic changes. That acceptance involved no recommendations for editing, the second of only two submissions that received such a high recommendation in the eight years I have been editing PLQ.”

SLIS Associate Professor Dave Robins' paper on "The Impact of Findability on Student Perceptions of Online Course Quality and Experience" received the Outstanding Paper Award at the EdMedia 2013 - World Conference on Educational Media and Technology conference, sponsored by the AACE/SITE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education/Society for IT and Teacher Education). Co-authors of the paper are Bethany Simunich and Valerie Kelly, both of Kent State's Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

May 2013

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to join the Department of Defense Knowledge Management Working Group as an external Subject Matter Expert. The Working Group’s task is to develop an agency-wide taxonomy that will support the Office of Secretary of Defense as well as all branches of the Department of Defense.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., was invited to give a presentation titled “Applications of text and social media analytics” at the Government Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., D. Daly, L. Gawdyda, L. Marshall and S. Turner presented “Unlocking the knowledge in historical records” at the FOSE 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., in May 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to give a presentation titled “Developing and applying taxonomies for organizational records” at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., in June 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to give a presentation titled “Finding the knowledge assets in your contract eEnironment” at the National Contract Management Association World Congress in Nashville, Tenn., in July 2013.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “New roles for academic-public sector partnerships,” was accepted for publication in The Public Manager.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., will give a presentation titled “Novel approach to evaluating classification schema and classification decisions leveraging traditional principles and measures” at the 5th International Conference Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries in June 2013.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and L. Loyo titled “Development of an Information Topology of the Transportation Sector” was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) 2013 in Kaunas, Luthuania.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., wrote a chapter titled “Bringing Order to Chaos: Knowledge Architecture that Sustain Knowledge Practice” in the recently published book Making it Real: Sustaining Knowledge Management-Adapting for Success in the Knowledge Based Economy, edited by Annie Green and published by Academic Conferences and Publishing. The book contains stories from knowledge management (KM), intellectual capital (IC) and organizational learning (OL) researchers and practitioners. Green is a part-time KM faculty member at Kent State, as are two other chapter contributors, Iouri Bairatchnyi and Madelyn Blair. Their stories provide invaluable insights, practices and lessons learned for future implementations of these new approaches to business management. http://www.academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_2584930-Making-it-Real-Sustaining-Knowledge-Management-Adapting-for-Success-in-the-Knowledge-Based-Economy.html

SLIS Professor Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., represented the Association of Library Service for Children (ALSC) at the American Library Association’s National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C., speaking before the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. As president of ALSC, Brodie addressed the public library role in early childhood education.

SLIS Professor Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., was invited to provide the welcome speech for the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture in Rochester, N.Y., on May 16, 2013. The honor lectureship is tied to several other significant events for librarians and readers of children’s and young adult literature during Children’s Book Week and kicks off the 38th annual New York Library Association Youth Services Section’s Spring Conference. The lecture series was established in 1969 by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), for which Brodie serves as president.

Doctoral candidate Darin Freeburg, of the Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) in Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science, participated on a discussion panel titled “Faith on the Web: Transformations in Religious Experience” on March 28, 2013, at the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He and the other professionals and researchers who are exploring these phenomena discussed what this all may mean for the future of religion and religious culture.

SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was interviewed for and contributed to a case study for “Serials Solutions, web-scale discovery leads to new efficiencies.”  The case study is available at http://www.serialssolutions.com/assets/resources/Case_Study_Case_Western.pdf.

SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was the keynote speaker at the Spring 2013 Indiana Online Users Group event, “The Many Faces of Technology,” held May 3, 2013 ( http://www.iolug.org/conferences/2013spring/2013spring.html).  His speech was titled “A New Service Model through Technology."

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a four-part new directors’ training series for The State Library of Missouri in 2013.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented “Communicate with Confidence: One Year to Success” at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference held in Chicago, Ill., on June 27-July 2.  

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success” at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference held in Anaheim, Calif., on June 21-26.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, led a two-day training program, “The Leaders’ Toolbox,” at the 2012 Summer Library Institute: Management & Administration on June 13 and 14.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a five-part webinar on “Hiring a Quality Library Director” that was delivered to state library associations around the country in 2012.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success” at the pre-conference of the 2013 Texas Library Association Annual Conference on April 24, 2013.  

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a DEMCO Webinar titled “Marketing for Everyone” on May 15, 2013.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, gave two presentations at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library: “The Perfect Recipe (for The Care and Feeding of a Healthy Culture)” and “Be A Great Boss: One Year to Success Managers’ Retreat” in 2012.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a DEMCO Webinar titled “Tomorrow…From the Beginning: A Time Management Webinar” in 2012.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., will become president-elect of the Northern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (NOHIMSS), taking office in June 2013.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., has been elected to the United Kingdom Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP).

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., was elected to membership in the National Institutes of Health Informatics Canada.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., waselected to membership in Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., has been appointed to the national Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) Technical Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The CPHIMS credential is recognized throughout the industry as the international standard of healthcare IT knowledge. The CPHIMS Technical Committee governs the CPHIMS program, oversees performance of the exam, reviews and refines test items, develops new editions of the exam, contributes to plans for marketing and promotion of the certification, and provides consultation for maintenance of a quality program with the guidance of our psychometric consultants.

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., “What is the ‘real thing’ in the museum?” was accepted for presentation at The Document Academy in June 2013 in Tromso, Norway. At the same conference she will co-present a poster with her husband, archaeologist Mark Latham, M.A., RPA, on “Playing Around with Knives,” using an ancient stone tool (called a “white knife” by the modern tribal elders) to see how they can connect their two professional worlds through document studies. The center of the experiment is a unique white biface preform from the Late Prehistoric period in southern Wyoming, unearthed by Mark Latham in 2000.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., will chair a session on “Object Knowledge,” highlighting current research about museum objects and visitors, at the Visitor Studies Association Conference (VSA) in July 2013 in Milwaukee, Wis. At that conference she also will give a presentation on findings from her most current research, “Project Real Thing,” a phenomenographic study with adult visitors at various museums investigating their perceptions of “the real thing”—about museum objects and how they are perceived to be different from replicas or representations of objects and the impact on visitor engagement. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., is a project consultant on the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Mobile Museums Initiative (MMI), a project created by The Center for Public History + Digital Humanities (CPHDH) and the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) to explore the best technological and interpretive practices associated with mobile interpretation in museums.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has been accepted for the October 2013 issue of The Journal of Education in Library and Information Science. The article is titled “The Librarian Lion: Constructing children’s literature through connections, capital, and criticism.”

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., “Considerations of how children think: Danish children’s response to the International Children’s Digital Library” will be published in 2013 in New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented her paper on “Books, Gamification and the Imagination: Multiplatform Books for Young Readers” at The Child and the Book Conference in Padua, Italy, in March 2013. 

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has been accepted for presentation at the International Research Society for Children’s Literature Conference in Maastricht, Belgium, in August 2013. The paper is titled “Marketers, Authors, and Readers: Redefining Roles within Multiple Mediascapes of Children’s Literature.”  

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., will present her paper titled “Geographies of the Young Adult Novel: Imagined Communities of Readers” at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., in July 2013.

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., “Reading the Readers: Tracking Visible Online Reading Audiences,” has been accepted for presentation at the Researching the Reading Experience Conference in Oslo, Norway, in June 2013.

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-authored apeer-reviewed article titled “Continuing education in library management: Challenges and opportunities,” in 2013 in Library Management, 34(3).

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented “Feeling Our Way: Emotional Intelligence and Information Literacy Competency,” at the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference on April 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2013/papers/MattesonFarooqMease_Feeling.pdf

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented a webinar for OHIONET in February 2013 titled “Emotions at work: Examining emotional labor in librarianship.”

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., has held professional positions with the American Library Association and the Ohio Library Council. Matteson was on the Continuing Education Committee from 2011-2013 and co-chair in 2013. Both positions were part of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association. Matteson also holds a position with the Ohio Library Council in the Human Resources and Trainer Development Division Council (2012-14).

Cynthia Orr, SLIS adjunct instructor and Library Journal contributing editor, is the editor for “Readers Advisor Online Blog” for ABC-CLIO publishers: www.readeradvisoronline.com.

Cynthia Orr, SLIS adjunct instructor and Library Journal contributing editor, has published a new book titled Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (ABC-CLIO).

Cynthia Orr, SLIS adjunct instructor and Library Journal contributing editor, has contributed a chapter  on “Readers’ Advisory Services” in the book Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 3rd edition by Kay Ann Cassell (ALA Neal Schuman Publisher).

M.L.I.S. student Martin Patrick has been awarded the Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship through the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIS). http://www.nasig.org/

M.L.I.S. student Mallory Sajewski gave a presentation titled “Back from the Future: What’s Missing in Music Librarianship Education Today?” at the Music Library Association 2013 Annual Conference held in San Jose, Calif., Feb. 27-March 3. Sajewski will graduate in May 2014.

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., was invited to a National Science Foundation-sponsored international workshop on “task-based search” at the University of North Carolina in April 2013.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., presented her paper on “Modeling Classification Systems in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts” at the IFLA Satellite Post-Conference: Beyond Libraries-Subject Metadata in the Digital Environment and Semantic Web along with co-presenters, Joan Mitchell and Maja Zumer. The conference was held in Tallinn, Estonia, on Aug. 17 and 18, 2012.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., gave her presentation, “Metadata for Digital Collections,” at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in New York City in March 2013.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., presented two lectures, “Library Services in the Semantic Web and Linked Data Universe” and “Metadata and Digital Repository” at the United Nations (UN) Library in New York City on March 22, 2013.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., delivered a presentation titled “Update: The State of KOS in the Linked Data Movement and Some Suggestions to the Getty Vocabulary Program” to the International Terminology Working Group (ITWG) at the 2011 Meeting at the Getty Research Institute in California in January 2013.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., Stella Dextre Clark, Alan Gilchrist, Antoine Isaac, Patric Lambe and Judi Vernau wrote a set of short essays titled “Logic and the Organization of Knowledge-- an appreciation of the book of this title by Martin Fricke,” which has been accepted by the Journal of Information Science and is currently in press. DOI:10.1177/016555150000000

Jin jZhang and SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., have an article titled “A New Similarity Measure for Subject Hierarchical Structures” in press with the Journal of Documentation.

Rebecca Gree, Diane Vizine-Goetz, SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and SLIS alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, presented “From Modeling to Visualization of Topic Relationships in Classification Schemes” at the 2013 International UDC Seminar-Classification & Visualization: interfaces to knowledge, The Hague, on Oct. 24 and 25, 2013.

Marjorie MK Hlava, SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and SLIS alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, presented their paper titled “A Domain Model for Describing and Accessing KOS resources: Report of Processes in Developing a KOS Description Metadata Application Profile” at the Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges 2012 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on Sept. 3-7, 2012.

April 2013

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D. gave a presentation titled “Smart and semantic: Stop asking people to manage information and start teaching machines to do it” at the AIIM 2013 in New Orleans, La., in March 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., B. DeVille and R. LaValley presented “A tale of two SAS technologies: Generating maps of topical coverage and linkages in SAS user conference papers” at the April 2013 SAS Global Forum, in San Francisco, Calif. The paper was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings. http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/102-2013.pdf

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to speak on "Librarians in the Knowledge Society: Valuing Our Intellectual Capital" at the 2013 Ohio Library Council conference at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky in October.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been selected for presentation at the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning (ICICKM) 2013, scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Business Capability Modeling as a Foundation for Determining the Value of Intellectual Capital Assets," describes business capability modeling as a technique that enables an organization to concisely represent what it does and to align that view with strategic goals and objectives -- in a way that speaks to business leaders, analysts, talent managers, economists, solutions developers and technologists -- and supports heat mapping of capabilities to discover business criticality. This paper presents a methodology for business capability modeling and a framework for identifying and auditing knowledge and intellectual capital assets vis a vis those business criticalities. It also suggests a methodology for identifying business critical capabilities and for assigning value to business critical knowledge assets.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D. and SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., published “Leveraging Semantic Analysis Technologies to Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency of Access to Information,” Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 1 (July 2012): 13-26.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., has been accepted into the Teaching Scholars program at Kent State University. “The Teaching Scholars for the Early Career Faculty Program is a faculty learning community that promotes shared scholarly inquiry about learning and teaching. Through collaborative relationships with student associates, faculty mentors, and teaching scholar peers, participants conduct a scholarly examination of significant issues within an identified course in an effort to enhance student learning. The goal of the program is to support the development of scholarly projects that investigate and identify significant learning environments.” More information is available here: http://www.kent.edu/fpdc/programs-and-events/teaching-scholars/index.cfm

IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at the IA Summit held April 3-7, 2013, in Baltimore, Md. Fast's presentation, titled "The Big Challenges of Small Data,” explored the idea that although everyone is talking about big data, big data is a big challenge only for organizations. When it comes to everyday people and their everyday lives, the big challenge is small data -- at the office, on our phones, in our kitchens and so on. http://2013.iasummit.org/program/the-big-challenges-of-small-data/

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., has several publications forthcoming: “Ambition and Ambivalence: A Study of Professional Attitudes Toward Digital Distribution of Archival Moving Images,” American Archivist, 76, no. 2 (in press, 2013); “The Evolution and Integration of Moving Image Preservation Work in Cultural Heritage Institutions,” Information & Culture 48, no. 3 (in press, 2013); “Exploring Methods to Improve Access to Music by Connecting Library Data to Linked Data: A Report of Methodologies and Preliminary Findings,” with SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and alumnus Laurence T. Skirvin, M.L.I.S. ’11, JASIST (in press, 2013). She also is author of a forthcoming book chapter: “Preservation in a Time of Transition: Redefining Stewardship of Time-Based Media in the Digital Age,” in Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age, ed. Michèle V. Cloonan. New York: Neal-Schuman (forthcoming, 2013).

SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, contributed a chapter titled “Using Google Voice and Chat for Reference at the Kelvin Smith Library” in Designing and implementing virtual reference services: A LITA guide, ed. B.C. Thomsett-Scott (Chicago: American Library Association, 2013). Available at http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4252

A new book by SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, Build a Great Team: One Year to Success, has just been published by ALA Editions (2013). She also recently published a chapter titled “Grant Applications” in Library Management 101: A Practical Guide, ed. Diane L. Velasquez, (ALA Editions, 2013). Her previous publications include Be A Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA Editions, 2011); “Reaching Little Heights,” book chapter in Children’s Services: Partnerships for Success, ed. Betsy Diamant-Cohen (ALA Editions, 2010); and “Burgers, Baby Showers and Hot Nosh! Success Stories of Community/Library Connections,” book chapter in Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions, ed. Karen Ellis (IGI Global, 2011).

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., titled “Numinous Experiences With Museum Objects” was published in the journal Visitor Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2013, pp.3-20. The editor and board have selected this article as the ”free-access” article for this issue of Visitor Studies, which means that people will be able to download copies of the article from April to October as a sample of the journal. In addition, the article will be used as the centerpoint of a reflection from different museum professionals that are then posted on the VSA website. Examples of “Reflections on Research and Evaluation” are available at http://visitorstudies.org/resources/journal-and-archive/current-reflection. Latham’s article can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10645578.2013.767728.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented “Connecting to Special Collections of Children’s Literature, with colleagues Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., SLIS professor, and Meghan Harper, Ph.D., SLIS associate professor, at the “29th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth” in Kent, Ohio, in April 2013.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was invited to speak at Rutgers University as part of the Distinguished Alumni Panel in April 2013. Her talk was titled “From Doctoral Student to Assistant Professor: A View from the Field of LIS.” She also served as juror for doctoral students’ interactive practicum displays.

A paper by IAKM Associate Professor David Robins, Ph.D., has been accepted for presentation at EdMedia 2013: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology to be held in Victoria, Canada, June 24-28, 2013. http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/ The paper, titled, “The Impact of Findability on Student Perceptions of Online Course Quality and Experience,” is co-authored by Bethany Simunich and Valerie Kelly. This study proposed to investigate whether “findability,” an aspect of usability, is an important component in student perceptions of/satisfaction with online courses and, as such, should be considered more heavily in online course design.  Using standard usability testing measures, such as eye-tracking, time-on-task, and think-alouds, participants were asked to find essential course components in either a course with high findability or a modified version of the course with low findability, in order to determine the impact on student perceptions of course quality and experience. Participants rated those courses with high findability as a better overall experience (based on five dimensions). The researchers believe this study to be the first in a series of studies that will eventually lead to determining if findability and/or usability have a direct impact on student learning outcomes and, if so, what are the standards in these areas that should be set forth for online courses.

SLIS Associate Professor Don Wicks, Ph.D., and CCI Ph.D. student Darin Freeburg have published an article (with Doug Goldsmith, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design) titled "Depictions of Religion in Children’s Picture Books" in the Journal of Childhood and Religion, Vol. 4, Issue 3 (April 2013), 29 pages. http://www.childhoodandreligion.com/JCR/Volume_4_%282013%29_files/Wicks%20Freeburg%20Goldsmith.pdf

The International Standard Organization (ISO) just published a new standard, ISO 25964-2:2013 Information and documentation -- Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies -- Part 2: Interoperability with other vocabularies. SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., has served on the 12-member working group that developed the whole standard (including Part 1, published in 2011). Zeng is the only member representing the United States on the Working Group.

March 2013

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “A case study in knowledge management education: Historical challenges and future opportunities” was published in the March 2013 issue of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 11(2). 

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., titled “Leveraging semantic analysis technologies to increase effectiveness and efficiency of access to information” was published in the March 2013 issue of QQML, 2, 23-36.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D.  Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., titled “Comparative evaluation of three types of semantic distance metrics-Implications for use in semantic search” was published in the March 2013 issue of QQML, 2.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Expanding the Definition and Measurement of Knowledge Economy: Integrating Triple Bottom Line Factors into Knowledge Economy Index Models and Methodologies” was published in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., presented two papers at the 19th Annual International Deming Research Seminar on Feb. 25 and 26, 2013, in New York City: “Semantic Representation of W. Edward Deming’s Leadership Qualities for Self Evaluation of Leadership Competence” and “Cities as Knowledge Systems: Application of W. Edward Deming’s Systems Thinking.”

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., presented a session on “Looking Under the Hood of an Autoclassification Engine” at a Joint ARMA NOVA/NCC-AIIM Seminar titled “Attorneys & Algorithms: The Case for Technology-Assisted Review and Categorization,” held on Feb. 27, 2013 at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Embedding Knowledge Management in Public Sector Procurement – Redesigning for the Knowledge Economy” has been accepted for presentation at the ECKM 2013 conference to be held Sept. 5 and 6 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., were among the organizers of a workshop titled “Semantic Search: Magnet for the Needle in the Search Haystack,” a one-day  NKOS/CENDI Workshop held in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Transportation Media Center on December 6, 2012. Zeng's report of the workshop is published at the D-Lib Magazine March/April 2013 issue at: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march13/zeng/03zeng.html.

February 2013

Michelle Baldini, School of Library and Information Science Grant Coordinator, is one of 54 women recognized by Kent State's Women's Center as a "Mother, Mentor or Muse." Women are nominated based on being identified as having been, or continuing to be, significantly instrumental in the lives of students and colleagues and as someone who exemplifies the role of mother, mentor or muse. 

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., delivered a workshop titled “Knowing What We Know Knowledge Audits Workshop No. 184” at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences 92nd Annual Meeting Washington, D.C., in January 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Competencies and components that support innovation” at Session 457 of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences 92nd annual meeting in Washington, D.C. ,in January 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled, “Visioning the knowledge future: Unlearning in synthetic worlds” at the Government Analytics and Information Summit in Washington, D.C., in November 2012.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Visual exploration of the semantic marker of faith” was published in the annual publication of Advances in the Study of Information and Religion (ASIR) 2012.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., were among the co-organizers of a recent NKOS/CENDI Workshop, "Magnet for the Needle in a Search Haystack," held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Media Center on Dec. 6, 2012. More than 70 professionals and researchers attended the workshop. Bedford delivered a presentation titled "The 11 Views of Semantic Search." Two of IAKM students, Jake Spiegler and Thomas Burdick, co-authored a presentation titled "When is Semantic Search Really Semantic Search?" Spiegler was also the master of the WebEx on that day when he managed the recording of the whole day event.

SLIS Professor Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., has published an article on “Connecting to Special Collections of Children’s Literature” in School Library Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 5, February 2013.

IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at World Information Architecture Day. The event was held in 15 cities around the world on Feb. 9, including four cities in North America: Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Ann Arbor. Fast spoke at the Ann Arbor event, which attracted over 200 people. His presentation was titled "The third wave of information architecture.”

SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was an invited webinar speaker for Serials Solutions: Relationship building leads to research success on Feb. 28, 2013.  The recording is available at http://bit.ly/ZFwf8r

SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was an invited panelist at ALA Midwinter 2013, on the Summon Customer Panel titled “Web-scale discovery leads to new efficiencies.”

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was nominated by a member of the Ohio Board of Regents to serve on an Ohio Department of Education committee that will review the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) licensure program, a new series of tests that will replace the ETS Praxis tests for initial licensure.

SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., has recently published The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013), “a definitive source book for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing.”

An article by SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., titled “Law vs. Ethics: Conflict and Contrast in Laws Affecting the Role of Libraries, Schools, and Other Information Intermediaries,” was published in Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 2012, pp. 71-103.

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., presented a webinar on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM) on Jan. 27. It is one of the six webinars organized and offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through the division of Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS). This  series of free webinars introduces the concept of Linked Open Data to the agricultural information management community and are offered in the seven UN languages http://aims.fao.org/linked-open-data-webinars-at-aims. Zeng delivered her webinar in Chinese language to more than 50 participants from the United States and China.

December 2012

An article by Denise A. D. Bedford, Ph.D., Goodyear Professor Knowledge Management and SLIS Assistant Professor, has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2012. The article is titled "The Role Of Knowledge Management In Creating Transformational Organizations And Transformational Leaders." http://www.tlainc.com/articl320.htm

Len Asprey, adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration,has published a book titled Integrative Document and Content Management: Strategies for Exploiting Enterprise Knowledge (Hershey: Idea Group Publishing, 2003).

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., has published an article titled “Evaluating Classification Schema and Classification Decisions” in a special “Taxonomies in Practice” issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013, Vol. 39, No. 2. http://www.asist.org/bulletin.html

Madelyn Blair, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published a book titled Riding the Current: How to Deal with the Daily Deluge of Data (Taos, N.M.: The Taos Institute Publications, 2010).

SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was an invited speaker to the Fall 2012 Mohican Technical Services Retreat.  His speech topic was “Discovery layers and other Web 2.0 features in OPACs,” and a copy of his presentation is available at http://www.slideshare.net/bcg8/transforming-the-opacweb-20-mobile-and-discovery.

Annie Green, D.Sc., adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published two books, A Framework of Intangible Valuation Areas: The Sources of Intangible Assets within an Organization (Saabrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2008) and In Search of Knowledge Management: Pursuing Primary Principles (Cambridge: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2009).

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has published a chapter titled "Reference Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults," in Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath, Reference and Information Services, 3rd Edition. Chicago: Neal-Schuman, 2013. Chapter 15, pages 303-338.

John Lewis, Ed.D., adjunct instructor in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published a book titled The Explanation Age (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012).

Brian Moon, adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published a book titled Applied Concept Mapping: Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011).

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., have published a chapter titled "Searching for Music: End-user Perspectives on System Failures," in Diane Rasmussen Neal, ed., Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2012. Chapter 6, pages 137-159.

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., have published a chapter titled "A User Study of Moving Image Retrieval Systems and System Design Implications for Library Catalogues," in Diane Rasmussen Neal, ed., Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2012. Chapter 7, pages 160-181.

November 2012

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., delivered an all-day workshop titled "Knowledge Audits from A to Z" at the 2012 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual meeting on October 26-30 in Baltimore, Md. The workshop focused on helping participants conduct a knowledge audit, develop knowledge maps and use other knowledge management (KM) diagnostics to identify opportunities for KM interventions that support the operational work of an organization. http://asis.org/asist2012/Knowledge_Audits_Workshop.html

SLIS Professor Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., wrote, “It’s as easy as ABC: About Baking and Cookies,” in the November 2012 issue of School Library Monthly.

SLIS Assistant Professor Karl V. Fast, Ph.D., was invited to give the closing keynote at UX Brighton, an annual user experience conference in Brighton, UK, on Nov. 2. He spoke about "deep interaction," how interacting with information is part of how people think, and what this means for designing interactive products and services. http://2012.uxbrighton.org.uk/

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., has published an article titled “Distribution and Consumption Patterns of Archival Moving Images in Online Environments” in American Archivist 75.2 (2012): 422-455.

An article by SLIS  Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., and alumna Shelly Miller, M.L.I.S. ’11, “A study of emotional labor in librarianship,” has been published in Library & Information Science Research 2012 (vol. 34). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740818812000965

An interview with Health Informatics adjunct instructor John Sharp was published in the Catalan Association for Health (Spain) newsletter (page 22): http://aces.es/repositori/documents/documentacio/ca/ACESinfo%2044.pdf

SLIS Interim Director Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., and CCI doctoral student Darin Freeburg presented a paper, "The Role of Social Capital Theory in the Development of Effective Religious Volunteerism," at the 2012 meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Phoenix in November. Wicks also is director of the school’s Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR).

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled "The state of KOS in the Linked Data movement – the publishing, management, and interoperating of KOS for the Semantic Web," at the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2012 Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 26-30, 2012.

A poster by SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and CCI doctoral student Sonali Kudva was accepted for presentation at the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2012 Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 26-30, 2012. The poster, titled, “An Ecological Approach to Examining Information Needs and Seeking among U.S. Adults in the Internet Age,” reports on a study investigating people’s information needs and their information seeking in relation to contextual and environmental factors, in light of the theoretical background and framework of the ecological approach. Results of this study offer a general picture of information needs of adults in the United States and their information-seeking channels. This research sheds light on what factors contribute to different information needs and the various ways people seek information to meet their information needs. In addition, the study identified most significant variables for variances in information needs and for choices of information sources. The results of this research will help design and provide information services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Note: The poster was displayed at the conference, but due to flight cancellations during Superstorm Sandy, Zhang and Kudva were unable to attend the conference.

October 2012

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Challenges and opportunities: Designing and delivering a 21st century knowledge management education program” was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning-ICICKM 2012 at The Universidad del Rosario and the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia, in October 2012.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Critical assessment of the use of published knowledge management literature and the rate of uptake of knowledge management research” was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management-ECKM 2012 in Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain, September 2012.

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., together with knowledge management (KM) students Jessica C. Gardner and Sara Feldman, delivered a presentation titled, “Leveraging Taxonomies to Create Descriptions of People and Expertise” at the 2012 Taxonomy Bootcamp, a part of the KM World conference held in Washington, D.C., in October. (Co-presenters also included Jean Pagani, Chief Knowledge Officer, The Monitor Group LLP, and Margo Thomas, Lead Operations Officer, Finance and Private Sector Development, International Finance Corporation.) Abstract: "In the 21st century, KM is all about people. Our focus is shifting from documents—which may be a snapshot of what someone knows or says at a particular point in time—to the larger repository that is represented in an individual’s experience, knowledge, behavior and communications. Just as we used multifaceted profiles and information management systems to manage documents and content in the industrial economy, so we must have deep, representative and multifaceted profiles to represent people in the knowledge economy—profiles that describe their social intelligence, narrative intelligence, emotional intelligence, knowledge quotient and areas of expertise. Panelists discussed two case studies in which taxonomies and semantic technologies were used to generate deep profiles of individuals: a Performance Appraisal Feedback exercise at the World Bank and a collaborative research project between Kent State University and the Monitor Group LLP." http://www.taxonomybootcamp.com/2012/Wednesday.aspx

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a paper titled, "Desperately Seeking Dissent: Subversive Readings in Transmedia Storytelling," at Protest on the Page: Print Culture History in Opposition to Almost Anything* (*you can think of) -- A Conference of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, held in Madison, Wis., in September.

September 2012

SLIS adjunct instructor Catherine Closet-Crane, Ph.D., has published a chapter titled, “The discursive construction of the academic library as learning place in A2K,” in J. Lau, A.M. Tammaro, & T. Bothma (eds.), Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge, pp. 215-246. Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur (IFLA publications).

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was interviewed on Sept. 15 for the CBC Radio show Spark, a national program about the impact of technology in everyday life. Fast was interviewed about “deep interaction”—how the way we interact with information helps us understand that information—and what this means as our technologies shift from keyboards and mice to touch and gesture. Spark is available also available as a podcast, and the 10-minute interview is online. http://www.cbc.ca/spark/episodes/2012/09/12/189-interactions-agreements-suspicions/

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has published two refereed articles in current issue of OELMA's Ohio Media Spectrum (64:1, Fall 2012): “Evaluation in the School Library as a Key to Advocacy,” pages 15-21, and “Awesome Assessment Tools for Advocacy in the School,” pages 32-34. These articles will  be well used by school librarians, teachers and administrators concerned about evaluation and advocacy.

IMAGE: HarperMeghan Sarah Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University. In addition, she has recently been honored with two prestigious appointments – as co-chair of the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults (sponsored by SLIS, the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education); and as a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Council, which delegates authority to the divisions of the national association to carry out programs and activities as well as determining all ALA policies.

Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S. ’93, associate lecturer and graduate coordinator in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University, is the 2012 winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Communication and Information (CCI).

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and SLIS alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, have published a book, FRSAD: Conceptual Modeling of Aboutness (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2012). The volume is part of the Third Millennium Cataloging Series. The FRSAD model (released by IFLA) allows catalogers to more readily determine the answer to the fundamental question, "What's it about?" and helps users by providing a clear description of library holdings. The cover says this publication was "written by three leading members of the IFLA working group that developed the model."

August 2012

SLIS Assistant Professor Karl V. Fast, Ph.D., has been invited to speak at Fluxible, a user experience (UX) conference in Kitchener, Ontario, on Sept. 22 and 23. The program includes speakers from Google, Research in Motion, Kobo and various UX design studios. Fast’s talk is called “Information Overload is an Opportunity.” Conference information, including schedule, speakers, abstracts, etc., can be found at http://www.fluxible.ca/.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was an international conference speaker at The Twelfth International ISKO Conference, Aug. 6-9, 2012, Mysore, India. Her address, "Alignment of conceptual structures in controlled vocabularies in the domain of Chinese art – A discussion of issues and patterns," was co-authored by Shu-jiun Chen and Hsueh-hua Chen. A second presentation, “FRBRizing KOS relationships: Applying the FRBR model to versions of the DDC,” was co-authored by Maja ┼Żumer and Joan S. Mitchell.  At the same conference, Zeng served as the chair presiding over the three Sarada Ranganathan Lectures by Prof. Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan, on "Sharing Information Resources across Communities and over Time: Metadata, Digital Libraries and Archives, and Information Schools."

During a recent trip (summer 2012) to Asia, SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was invited to give presentations on knowledge organization systems and Linked Data at various events organized by the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Shanghai Library, the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and the National Taiwan University.  She was also invited to research projects meetings, including (1) the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), Taiwan team's Chinese AAT project, and (2) a major Chinese 12th Five Year Plan project for “Knowledge Organization Systems for Foreign Sci-Tech Information." She received a Letter of Appointment as the Consulting Expert of the project by the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

July 2012

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D. gave a presentation titled “Semantic analysis of the political discourse in the presidential and congressional campaigns of 2012” at the Text Analytics World Conference in San Francisco, Calif., in April 2012.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., “Automated Generation of Social Tag Values for Popular Content – Critical Assessment of Two Semantic Technologies with Five Embedded Knowledge Organization Systems,” has been accepted for presentation at the 11th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the TPDL Conference in Paphos, Cyprus, Sept. 27, 2012.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., contributed a chapter titled “Religious Communities of Practice and Knowledge Management—The Potential for Cross-Domain Learning” in the book Knowledge Management Handbook: Collaboration and Social Networking, Second Edition, edited by Jay Liebowitz, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, and published by CRC Press (2012).

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been named co-chair of the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults (sponsored by SLIS, the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education).

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was recently elected to a three-year term on the American Library Association (ALA) Council, which delegates authority to the divisions of the national association to carry out programs and activities as well as determining all ALA policies.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., presented two papers at the 2012 DOCAM (Document Academy) in August. Her papers are titled "Exploring the Museal Jungle" and "A Tale of Two Document Storytelling Perspectives," the latter of which was co-written with SLIS Adjunct Instructor Jodi Kearns, Ph.D. DOCAM12 is hosted by the faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 15-17, 2012.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has published an article titled "Issues of access and usability in designing digital resources for children" in Library & Information Science Research, 34(3), July 2012, 159-168. The article discusses the developmental limitations children face, such as underdeveloped motor skills, difficulties with spelling, and trouble understanding hierarchies, classification schemes, and metadata. These issues make it difficult for them to find information, and challenging for adult designers to accommodate their needs. From icons to metadata to hierarchies, the best research in designing digital resources for children  places the child user at the center, and takes an interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach. The article is also mentioned in www.NewsRx.com, a site that reports health news and focuses on digital media.

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., presented at the 105th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Boston, Mass., July 21-24, 2012. Her presentation was titled "Modeling Subject Authority Data: FRSAD Overview and Implementation Examples."

SLIS Adjunct Instructor John Simmons was quoted in the New York Times, July 21, 2012, in an article titled “An Artifact, or a Payday,” about Yankee pitcher Don Larson reclaiming from the San Diego Hall of Champions the uniform he wore while pitching the only World Series perfect game. Larson intends to sell the uniform. “Unfortunately, it happens from time to time — too often, really,” said the museum consultant John E. Simmons, whose book “Things Great and Small” endeavors to standardize collections management policy. “It happens in the world of art, too. It almost always happens with an item of a high dollar value.” He added: “I don’t think the museum has an obligation to the family of the owner generations later. If there’s no good record of the gift, the museum should consider giving it back to the family.” As recently as 20 years ago, Simmons said, memorabilia was commonly accepted on a handshake. Marie Malaro, formerly the legal adviser to the Smithsonian, said the absence of professional record-keeping remained a thorny issue for museums. Simmons teaches Museum Collections and Foundations of Museum Studies in the Museum Studies specialization in SLIS.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was an invited plenary speaker at The 6th Shanghai International Library Forum, Shanghai, China, July 17-19, 2012. Her address was titled "Contributing to the smart city through linked library data."

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