Join Us! Third Annual Library Research Showcase (November 10, 2015, 1-4pm)

The University Library invites the campus community and friends of the library to its Third Annual Library Research Showcase from 1-4PM on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Library faculty and academic professionals will present their research, which impacts a wide variety of library services as well as the global LIS profession and other scholarly fields. At the Showcase, you’ll find posters, tech demos, and lightning talks on data management, digital publishing, metadata & discovery, collaborative services, and much more. A welcome and opening remarks by Dean of Libraries John Wilkin will precede the lightning talks.


  • 1:00-2:00PM
    Posters and Tech Demo, Main Library Marshall Gallery
  • 2:00-3:30PM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dean of Libraries John Wilkin
    Lightning Talks, Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (South Side, Room 101)
  • 3:30-4PM
    Posters Remain Available for Viewing, Main Library Marshall Gallery

Read more for presentation details

Posters (Marshall Gallery, Main Library First Floor)

  • Alexandra Krogman, William Mischo, Mary C. Schlembach, An Analysis of Data Management Plans in University of Illinois National Science Foundation Grant Proposals
    An analysis was conducted of 1,260 Data Management Plans (DMPs) submitted
    in National Science Foundation proposals from July 2011 through November
    2013. This analysis looked for any statistical differences between the proposed
    data storage mechanisms in funded and unfunded proposals.
  • Kyle Rimkus -- Preservation Librarian, University LibraryKyle Rimkus, Scott Witmer, Advancing File Format Policymaking for Digital Preservation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    This research seeks to advance digital preservation theory and practice by presenting an evidence-based model for file format policy management in digital repositories.
  • Kyle Rimkus, Kelly Applegate, Jennifer Teper, Strategic Digital Collection Development in Academic Libraries
    This 2015 study uses web analytics, subject term analysis, and download statistics to gauge the presence, visibility, and popularity of University of Illinois digital collections on the web. With a grounding in current best practices, it provides a pragmatic methodology for the institutional analysis of digital collections with an eye to strategic digital collection development.
  • Peg Burnette 2014Margaret (Peg) Burnette, Tacit Knowledge Sharing at the Information Desk–A Critical Incident Approach
    The goal of this project was to capture the serendipitous exchange of tacit knowledge between colleagues at the information desk in order to assess the role of tacit knowledge in the mentor/mentee relationship and the impact on delivery of service.
  • Kelli Trei, Predatory Open Access Publishing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields
    Coinciding with the growth in open access publishing and government requirements
    for sharing research, suspicious publishers of open access journals have surged in
    recent years. This presentation highlights predatory open access publishing in STEM fields and encourages librarians to assist in education of new researchers to critically evaluate resources before they publish.
  • Mary S. Laskowski, Jennifer A. Maddox Abbott, Behind the Scenes but Not Behind the Times: Technical Services Support for New Service Model Initiatives
    This poster looks at the merging of libraries, services and collections through New
    Service Model initiatives at a large university. It specifically examines the role Technical Services plays in the planning and execution of these initiatives, and best practices developed from prior examples.
  • Mara Thacker 2014Mara Thacker, Tom Teper, Joe Lenkart, Esra Coskun, Measuring and Sustaining the Impact of Area Studies Collections in a Research Library
    This study uses five years of the University of Illinois Library’s resource sharing data for outgoing foreign language and area studies materials to draw conclusions about the impact of area studies collections and the viability of cooperative collection development programs.
  • Elisandro Cabada, William Mischo, The CARE (Center for Academic Resources in Engineering) Program at the UIUC Library
    The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, in conjunction with the College
    of Engineering has established the CARE (Center for Academic Resources in
    Engineering) program. This poster will describe CARE tutoring and collaborative
    services and provides an assessment of the program.
  • Kerby_Erin_2014[1]Erin Kerby, Data Management Services in Veterinary Medicine Libraries
    A number of academic libraries are spearheading efforts to create a data management service at their institution, but data management varies among disciplines. This study focuses on the experiences and perceptions of veterinary medicine librarians with research data services to identify any distinguishing trends and topics that could benefit from further investigation.
  • JJ Pionke, Database Trial Success Through Community Organizing
    This project utilized community organizing techniques to garner database trial buy-in
    from constituent groups. The driving question of this research was whether or
    not community organizing techniques would make a difference in getting feedback
    on the database trials.

Tech Demo (Marshall Gallery, Main Library First Floor)

  • HanMyung-Ja K. Han, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor, Patricia Lampron, Janet Weber, Deren Kudeki, Metadata Maker
    Metadata Maker was developed to improve the productivity of cataloging and metadata workflows, allowing anyone to create metadata in various formats, regardless of their familiarity and experience with metadata standards.

Lightning Talks (Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library South, Room 101)

  • Bill MischoWilliam Mischo (presenter), Mary C. Schlembach, Michael A. Norman, The Bento Approach to Next-Generation Discovery and Delivery Systems
    Users of Web-scale discovery systems have difficulties with the blended results
    displays and the full-text delivery mechanisms. Based on analysis of existing systems, this talk proposes that “Bento”-style search and display systems address these difficulties and also provide “full library discovery” capabilities.
  • Myung-Ja K. Han (presenter), Timothy W. Cole, Patricia Lampron, Maria J. Sarol, Exposing Library Holdings Metadata in RDF Using Semantics
    The holdings and item data that are unique to individual libraries are not discoverable on the web. This presentation discusses options to make essential library holdings and item data fully viable as linked open data using semantics.
  • Christie Wiley, Issues with Identifying Datasets in DSPACE Institutional Repositories
    This study assesses the research data sets within the library’s institutional repository in order to understand types of research supported. Knowledge of this
    information will enhance data conversations with researchers and indicates how the
    current structure supports researcher’s data needs.
  • Ayla Stein (presenter), Santi Thompson, Understanding Metadata Needs When Migrating DAMS
    This talk summarizes research that identifies and explores metadata needs associated with migrating to a new Digital Asset Management System. Results indicated three distinct metadata needs for future system development, as well as a surprising lack of consensus regarding certain emerging metadata technologies.
  • Susan Schnuer, Rebecca McGuire (presenter), and Rebecca Teasdale, Leadership Training: Making it Work in Libraries Around the World
    The Gates Foundation has awarded a grant to the Mortenson Center to develop
    stand-alone leadership training materials that will work in different countries and
    cultures. This talk present lessons from pilot testing in Namibia and Myanmar that
    will lead to revised materials for further training in Armenia and other countries.
  • Merinda Kaye HensleyMerinda Hensley (presenter), Heidi Johnson, An Assessment of Undergraduate Journal Publications and the Role of Libraries
    Undergraduate research promotes valuable academic and life skills, including creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. The authors analyze existing undergraduate research journals and propose increased participation and support from libraries around the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication, including support for publication platforms.
  • Dan Tracy 2014Daniel G. Tracy, Library Publishing Services and Their Readers: Trends and Barriers in the Digital Collections We Create
    Library publishing is a booming area of creation for digital collections. This presentation reports on a survey of library publishers to establish how they collect and use information about readers to inform publication design, and barriers to doing so.
  • Lynn Wiley (presenter), Tina Chrzastowski, How Do Humanists, Lynn Wiley 2014Social Scientists and Scientists Use and Perceive eBooks?
    This presentation reports a study of transactional use and user’s perceptions of ebooks across three disciplines: sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It specifically examines how spectrum of scholars adopts ebooks and how they envision a migration to the ebook format.
  • Carissa Phillips, Disambiguating the Addresses of Chicago Directors, 1900/01-1906
    As part of a broader analysis of an early 20th century directory of Chicago business
    directors, identification of similar addresses reveals geographical concentrations
    of these leaders. This talk provides an overview of the issues encountered in the
    disambiguation process and preliminary findings.
  • Paula Mae Carns, Rethinking Medieval Manuscript Anthologies: The Case of the Perceval Casket
    My research looks at how a medieval carved ivory box plays with the notion of the
    anthology to cleverly create in visual and miniature form a medieval “compilation”
    of Chretien de Troyes’ Perceval and its many continuations.
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