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    • Re-Imagining the Library Website 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-11-06)
      This is a keynote presentation that was presented to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of Research Libraries on looking at how academic library websites in the next few years might look, and how the research and ...
    • Reading About Diversity: Developing and Reflecting on Inclusive Instructional Resources 

      Santiago, Ariana; Hernandez, Ernesto; Godbey, Samantha; Garcia, Kenny; Davis, Lindsay (2016-08-11)
      Members of the ACRL Instruction Section Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee describe their process in collaboratively revising and developing resources to support instruction librarians working with diverse ...
    • Rediscover Discovery: Evaluating Web‐Scale Discovery Platforms 

      Guajardo, Richard; Wu, Annie (2013-03-19)
      In 2012, the University of Houston Libraries conducted an extensive evaluation process of the major library web-scale discovery platforms in the marketplace. The methodology included evaluation of vendor demonstrations, ...
    • Report on Open Access Publishing for the Research and Scholarship Committee of the Faculty Senate with Recommendations 

      Roman, Gregg; Fox, George E.; Bronicki, Jacqueline; Thompson, Santi (2016-03-03)
      In this report, we discuss the need for the University of Houston to take an active role in managing open access (OA) publishing for the faculty and librarians.
    • Research Where You Learn: Incorporating Research and Information Literacy Modules into WebCT 

      Vacek, Rachel; Arellano, Veronica; Dasler, Robin (2009-03-27)
      Meeting students where they learn is integral to their academic success, and right now, students are learning online. The use of course management systems such as WebCT has expanded well beyond the realm of distance ...
    • Responsive Web Design in Practice 

      Vacek, Rachel (Taylor & Francis, 2016-04-06)
      A Review of the book "Responsive Web Design in Practice" by Jason A. Clark.
    • Richer, Better and More Sustainable: Upgrading Metadata in CONTENTdm 

      Thompson, Santi; Wu, Annie (2013-08-09)
      Since 2009 the University of Houston Libraries have expanded access to the rare and special collections through the University of Houston Digital Library (UHDL). Three years and nearly 50,000 digital items later, UHDL has ...
    • Searching 2.0 

      Vacek, Rachel (Reference & User Services Association, 2010)
      The article reviews the book "Searching 2.0," by Michael P. Sauers.
    • Seeing the Library through the Terminator’s Eyes: Augmented Reality 

      Vacek, Rachel; Riley, Anita (2011-05-18)
      Augmented reality is a location-aware technology that can help libraries widen access to resources and promote services to users in exciting and innovative ways. This emerging technology superimposes layers of computer-generated ...
    • Streamlining Data for Cross-Platform Web Delivery 

      Watkins, Sean; Battles, Jason; Vacek, Rachel (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
      Smartphone users expect the presentation of Web sites on their mobile browsers to look and feel like native applications. With the pressure on library Web developers to produce app-like mobile sites, there is often a rush ...
    • Taking control: Identifying motivations for migrating library digital asset management systems 

      Stein, Ayla; Thompson, Santi (The Corporation for National Research Initiatives, 2015-09-21)
      This paper analyzes and discusses results from "Identifying Motivations for DAMS Migration: A Survey," which traces institutions' motivations for migrating from one DAMS to another. Using data from the survey, the researchers ...
    • Teacher Efficacy and its Implications for Instructional Librarians 

      Santiago, Ariana (2017-03-23)
      How confident are you in teaching particular concepts, using certain pedagogical strategies, or engaging students in the classroom? Teacher efficacy – or a teacher’s beliefs in their capability to achieve desired outcomes ...
    • Teacher Training: Preparing New Librarians for Library Instruction 

      Santiago, Ariana; Warren, Mea; Creelman, Kerry (2016-10-01)
      Many new librarians face the challenge of having to teach information literacy without prior teaching experience. This presentation will share how the library instruction program at the University of Houston supports ...
    • Technical Services Skills for the Future 

      German, Lisa (2016-09)
      2016 is an exciting time to work in Technical Services and more and more people are relying on us to be as effective and as efficient as possible in order to provide our user community with the scholarship they need to ...
    • Texas Map Society Presentation 

      Lee, Vince (2012-10-06)
      A presentational overview of the Map Collections housed at UH Special Collections and illustrated highlights within the collection as well ongoing digitization plans and workflows.
    • Therapy for your CMS: Improving the User Experience 

      Vacek, Rachel (2011-05-04)
      In web design, much of user experience design is focused on the needs and expectations of end-users. However, when developing within an open-source content management system (CMS), it becomes essential to also consider ...
    • Understanding Metadata Needs when Migrating DAMS 

      Stein, Ayla; Thompson, Santi (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, 2015-09)
      This study identifies and explores metadata needs associated with migrating to a new Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). Drawing upon results from a 2014 survey, titled “Identifying Motivations for DAMS Migration: A ...
    • Understanding User Behavior Through Transaction Logs 

      Brett, Kelsey; German, Elizabeth (2013-06-30)
      This presentation presents the results of a transaction log analysis project at University of Houston Libraries and the website changes that were made as a result.
    • Update and Initial Findings from the Texas Digital Library ETD Metadata Working Group 

      Potvin, Sarah; Long, Kara; Lyon, Colleen; Park, Kristi; Rivero, Monica; Thompson, Santi (2015-03-09)
      Early proponents of electronic theses and dissertations argued that moving from print to electronic format would make “these works more readily accessible to other scholars,” raising the specter that “...theses and ...
    • Updating Metadata Guidelines To Improve ETD Discoverability and Use 

      Long, Kara; Lyon, Colleen; Park, Kristi; Potvin, Sarah; Rivero, Monica; Thompson, Santi (2015-07-27)
      Early proponents of ETDs argued that moving from print to electronic format would make “these works more readily accessible to other scholars,” raising the specter that “...theses and dissertations lie moldering in library ...