This collection contains presentations, publications and other works by staff members at Rice University's Fondren Library

Recent Submissions

  • Cultural Anthropology and Open Access—Interview With Dominic Boyer, Cymene Howe, and Marcel LaFlamme 

    Vieira, Scott; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2019)
    In this installment of “Conversations,” Dominic Boyer, Cymene Howe, and Marcel LaFlamme, of the Cultural Anthropology editorial team, discuss the ins and outs of publishing a gold open access journal in the field of ...
  • The Electronic Vesalius: Embodying Anatomy Atlases 

    Mulligan, John; Wettergreen, Matthew; Jin, Ying; Rasich, Benjamin; Phillips, Isaac (2018)
    A multidisciplinary team at Rice University transformed the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library’s collection of rare anatomy atlases into a physical-digital, human-sized atlas-of-atlases. The Electronic Vesalius installation ...
  • Measuring Open Access Policy Compliance: Results of a Survey 

    Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Boock, Michael; Chapman, Kimberly; Hooper, Michaela Willi (2018)
    INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, a significant number of institutions have adopted open access (OA) policies. Many of those working with OA policies are tasked with measuring policy compliance. This article reports on a ...
  • Deepening the Conversation 

    Kolah, Debra; Thomas, Amanda (2018-07)
  • Women Inventors: Information Sources 

    Spiro, Linda (2018)
    This paper describes information sources related to women inventors and patent holders from the inception of patenting in the United States through 2017. It includes books, websites, blogs, and studies from government and ...
  • Creating a Community-Driven Digital Archive: The Harvey Memories Project 

    Spiro, Lisa (2018-04-23)
    Between August 17 and 30, 2017, Tropical Storm Harvey -- later Hurricane Harvey -- crisscrossed the Southeast corner of Texas, killing 88 Texans, damaging or destroying more than 119,000 homes in Harris County, and causing ...
  • Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety 

    McAfee, Erin L. (2018)
    In 1986, Constance Mellon found that 75 to 85 percent of undergraduate students experienced library anxiety as well as shame about their anxiety. Fifteen years earlier, Helen Block Lewis began her groundbreaking research ...
  • Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars 

    Tenner, Elka; Thomas, Amanda; Cooper, Danielle; Schonfeld, Roger (2017-02-08)
    Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program is a series of projects that investigate the research support needs of scholars by their discipline. In 2016 Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices ...
  • Rescoping research through student-librarian collaboration: Lessons from the Fondren Fellows program 

    LaFlamme, Marcel; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2018)
    Academic library professionals increasingly see student workers as full coparticipants in the design and delivery of library resources and services. For some librarians, this perspective grows out of a commitment to critical ...
  • Who Me, a Journal Editor? A Ten Year Journey 

    Weimer, Katherine Hart (2018-01-22)
    An essay reflecting on ten years serving as a journal co-editor.
  • UX Toolbox:Using Ethnography to Design Library Services for Scientists 

    Kolah, Debra (2013)
    Ethnography of scientists can provide a rich framework to provide insights to create actionable results that inform library services for research scientists. Learn a brief history of ethnographic work done with scientist ...
  • Master Class: Mastering the Art of User Experience 

    Kolah, Debra (2015)
    Session Abstract: It's time to rethink what we know about gathering user data, going beyond surveys and other traditional methods to engage our users in deep conversations around the way they do research in order to develop ...
  • Collecting to the Core--Physics 

    Fosmire, Michael; Kolah, Debra (2012)
    Column Editor’s Note: The “Collecting to the Core” column highlights monographic works that are essential to the academic library within a particular discipline, inspired by the Resources for College Libraries bibliography ...
  • Can a UX Department Really Make a Difference? 

    Vacek, Rachel; Kolah, Debra (2017-04-03)
    When a library is truly invested in UX, with total awareness of and buy-in on user-centered thinking, its staff more readily embrace UX principles and have more empathy. However, creating a user-centric culture can be ...
  • Building and Managing Your Online Profile as an Academic 

    Spiro, Lisa; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2016-12-07)
    Slides from a workshop on raising your online visibility as an academic.
  • Preserving Music Recitals 

    Rivero, Monica (2017-04-05)
    This session seeks to present a series of impactful case studies showcasing locally designed and implemented digitization workflows that serve the source material and its designated community while complimenting the ...
  • Cultivating our ORCID garden: Lessons learned from publishers 

    Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2017)
    ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)--developed to address the problem of name ambiguity in scholarship--has been widely welcomed by many in the scholarly communications community, including many academic librarians. ...
  • Recital Preservation: before they fade away 

    Flinn, Dara (2016-09-22)
    The Rice University Shepherd School of Music was formally opened in 1975. Since that time thousands of performances by faculty and students have been recorded and collected in multiple formats, with accompanying programs ...
  • Using OpenRefine’s Reconciliation to Validate Local Authority Headings 

    Carlson, Scott; Seely, Amber (2017-12-01)
    In 2015, the Cataloging and Metadata Services department of Rice University’s Fondren Library developed a process to reconcile four years of authority headings against an internally developed thesaurus. With a goal of ...

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