A Collection of articles, preprints and presentations by the Staff of the Cornell University Library.

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  • Versioning Vocabularies in a Linked Data World 

    Hillmann, Diane I.; Dunsire, Gordon; Phipps, Jon (IFLA, 2014)
    Policies regarding change management in open or public vocabularies used in the context of Linked Open Data have lagged behind those driving other web-based communities of practice. A fresh emphasis on vocabulary management ...
  • Cornell University Library Partnership Assessment Tools 

    Berger-Eden, Barbara; Corson-Rikert, Jon; Koltay, Zsuzsa; Li, Xin; Lyons, Curtis; Mericle, Danielle; Steinhart, Gail; Weissman, Ed; Zheng, Liren (2015-05)
    In 2012 Cornell University Library (CUL) created two assessment tools, drawing heavily on work published in the United Kingdom. These tools are meant to be used to evaluate partnerships at multiple points in their life ...
  • Digital libraries and the social web: collections and platforms 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries continues the consideration of digital libraries’ responses to the social web. It builds on the visual framework introduced in chapter 9 to consider the transition of digital ...
  • Digital libraries and the social web: scholarship 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries is the first of two that consider the responses of digital libraries to the social web and to web-based practices for information seeking, learning, teaching, research, professional ...
  • Digital libraries and their communities 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    What sets thriving, long-lived digital libraries apart from those that attract only modest attention or have faded into memory? Why have some digital libraries had a distinctive impact on the communities they were built ...
  • The prospects of open access repositories 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries focuses on the potential of open access repositories for having a distinctive positive impact on scholarship and, more broadly, on their prospects for increasing the social and ...
  • Social roles of digital libraries 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries examines the social value of digital libraries. It begins by exploring past and present understandings of the value of libraries to their communities. Taking a well-known framework ...
  • Hybrid libraries 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries continues the discussion of digital collections with a detailed look at the interplay between library users, hybrid library collections and enabling technologies for hybrid library ...
  • Digital library collections: repositories 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter and the next discuss digital libraries and the web through the lens of collections and collection building. This chapter begins with an exploration of the parallel but separate developments of the web, digital ...
  • Key themes and challenges in digital libraries 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter provides a high-level view of the key themes, current position and challenges of digital libraries and their technologies, social aspects, collections and communities. It begins by identifying the key themes ...
  • Outcomes of digital libraries' first decade 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries identifies and discusses a set of significant outcomes from the first decade of digital library research and practice (1991 to 2001). It describes accomplishments that set the ...
  • Emergence and definitions of digital libraries 

    Calhoun, Karen (Karen Calhoun, 2013-09-16)
    This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries traces the first decade of progress in digital libraries (1991-2001), with emphasis on the foundational innovations, vision, motivations, new technology, funding and early programs ...
  • Patron Privacy in a Surveillance State. Revised. 

    Chandler, Adam (2014-05-01)
    How do we preserve our traditional library patron privacy ethic in an age of networked services? This presentation has two parts. a usage data inventory the Cornell University Library did recently and how the results of ...
  • Reconsidering Universal Bibliographic Control in Light of the Semantic Web 

    Dunsire, Gordon; Hillmann, Diane; Phipps, Jon (Taylor & Francis, 2012-09-17)
    The goal of universal bibliographic control (UBC) as a world-wide system for the control and exchange of bibliographic information acknowledges the resource discovery metadata requirements of modern, global scale users of ...
  • Reaching your audience: LibGuides Part 2, Author and User Practices 

    Castro Gessner, Gaby; Wilcox, Wendy; Chandler, Adam (2014-04-02)
    This presentation on LibGuides usage took place at the Cornell University Library's 2014 Career Development Week event.
  • Patron Privacy in a Surveillance State 

    Chandler, Adam (2014-03-18)
    How do we preserve our traditional library patron privacy ethic in an age of networked services? This presentation has two parts. a usage data inventory the Cornell University Library did recently and how the results of ...
  • Cornell's work on POOF! (Pre-Order Online Form) 

    Nadav-Manes, Boaz (2014-02)
  • Extreme E-Resource Endeavors: from PDA to POOF! to Interface Management and more ... 

    Koennecke, Jesse; Major, Colleen; Nadav-Manes, Boaz (2013-03)
  • Name Authorities 

    Chew, Chiat Naun (2013-11-15)
    This presentation briefly examines current issues in library name authorities.

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