University Libraries Publications



Submissions from 2018


Exploring the Research Mindset and Information-Seeking Behaviors of Undergraduate Music Students, Joe C. Clark and Jennifer L. Johnstone

Seek and You Shall Find? An Observational Study of Music Students' Library Catalog Search Behavior, Joe C. Clark and Kristin E. Yeager

Mediating Museum Display and Technology: A Case Study of an International Exhibition Incorporating QR Codes, Virginia A. Dressler and Koon-Hwee Kan


Moving Toward a Reparative Archive: A Roadmap for a Holistic Approach to Disrupting Homogenous Histories in Academic Repositories and Creating Inclusive Spaces for Marginalized Voices, Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

A Rose by Any Other Name, Karen I. MacDonald

Using Citation Analysis to Identify Research Fronts: A Case Study with the Internet of Things, Karen I. MacDonald and Virginia Dressler

MLA Personnel Characteristics, 2016: Continuity, Change, and Concerns, Jonathan Sauceda and Joe C. Clark

Submissions from 2017

The State of Affairs with Digital Preservation at ARL Member Libraries: A Survey and Analysis of Policy, Virginia A. Dressler


Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [review], Paul Fehrmann


Daily Life in 18th-Century England, 2nd ed. [review], Michael Hawkins

Between Two Worlds: A Look at the Impact of the Black Campus Movement on the Antiwar Era of 1968–1970 at Kent State University, Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

Describing Music Materials: A Manual for Resource Description of Printed and Recorded Music and Music Videos [review], Peter Lisius

RDA Essentials [review], Peter Lisius

Recovering Kate Chopin's "Her First Party": Media, Mediation, Message, Bonnie Shaker Ph.D., Angela Gianoglio Pettitt, and Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

Ebook ROI: A Longitudinal Study of Patron-Driven Acquisition Models, Yin Zhang and Kay Downey

Submissions from 2016

Review of the book Leaders of The Pack: Girl Groups of The 1960s and Their Influence on Popular Culture in Britain and America, Joe C. Clark

Investigating and Implementing an Extensible, Adaptable Game Plan for Digital Initiatives at a Large State University, Virginia Dressler


Jesus in History, Legend, Scripture, and Tradition: A World Encyclopedia [review], Paul Fehrmann


Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present [review], Paul Fehrmann


The Tim Burton Encyclopedia [review], Jasmine L. Jefferson

African American Academic Librarians: An Evidence Map Case Study Using Rapid Review Methodology, Jasmine L. Jefferson and Paul Fehrmann


Data and Copyright, Cindy Kristof

Across the Stream: Collaboration in the Management of Streaming Video at Kent State University, Cindy Kristof, Jennifer Rice, and Karen Ronga

Multilingual Information Retrieval & Use: Perceptions and Practices Amongst Bi/Multilingual Academic Users, Peggy Nzomo, Isola Ajiferuke, Liwen Vaughan, and Pamela McKenzie

Multilingual Information Retrieval and Use: Perceptions and Practices Amongst Bi/Multilingual Academic Users, Peggy Nzomo, Isola Ajiferuke, Liwen Vaughan, and Pamela J. Mckenzie

A Study of Citations to Wikipedia in Scholarly Publications, Robert Tomaszewski and Karen I. MacDonald

Submissions from 2015


Library as Place: What Students Value in a Performing Arts Library, Joe C. Clark


Are Audio Reserves Still Relevant in Libraries?, Joe C. Clark and Amanda L. Evans

Building Institutional Digitization Guidelines and Benchmarks for Nontraditional Materials and Collections: A Case Study of a Curious Collection of Fabric Swatches, Virginia Dressler

AACR2 to RDA: Is Knowledge of Both Needed During the Transition Period?, Peter H. Lisius

A Review of RDA: Strategies for Implementation by Magda El-Sherbini, Peter H. Lisius

Retraining and Reskilling the Technical Services Staff, Roman S. Panchyshyn

Submissions from 2014

Breaking into the Field in a Tough Job Market, Joe C. Clark


Information-Seeking Behavior and Library Use by Distance Education Graduate Music Education Students, Joe C. Clark

Careers in Music Librarianship III: Reality and Reinvention, Susannah Cleveland and Joe C. Clark

Technical Services Aspects of Demand-Driven Ebook Acquisitions, Kay Downey


Technical Services Workflow for Book Jobber Mediated Demand Driven ebook Acquisitions, Kay Downey


A Comparative Study of Print Book and DDA Ebook Acquisition and Use, Kay Downey, Yin Zhang, Cristobal Urbano, and Tom Klingler

KSUL: An Evaluation of Patron-Driven Acquisitions for Ebooks, Kay Downey, Yin Zhang, Cristobal Urbano, and Tom Klingler


Print Book vs. DDA ebook Acquisition and Use at KSU Library, Kay Downey, Yin Zhang, Cristobal Urbano, and Tom Klingler

Review of "Catalogue 2.0: The Future of the Library Catalogue", edited by Sally Chambers, Peter Lisius

Maxwell's Handbook for RDA: Examining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC 21, Peter H. Lisius

Understanding the Why: A Case Study in Managing the RDA Implementation, Margaret Beecher Maurer and Roman S. Panchyshyn

RDA Display and the General Material Designation: An Innovative Solution, Roman S. Panchyshyn

Resource Description and Access (RDA) Database Enrichment: The Path to a Hybridized Catalog, Roman S. Panchyshyn and Amey L. Park

The Restricted Section: The Library at Hogwarts, Elizabeth A. Richardson and Sarah Wagner

Submissions from 2013

Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition, Kenneth J. Burhanna


The Transition Movement: From Blueprint to Construction Zone, Kenneth J. Burhanna

Business Books for the Library Middle Manager: An Annotated Bibliography, Joe C. Clark

Format Preferences of Performing Arts Students, Joe C. Clark


Researcher’s Corner: What are the Qualifications for an Entry-Level Music Librarian?, Joe C. Clark

What Employers Want: Entry-Level Qualifications for Music Librarians, Joe C. Clark

Review of "Archives, Museums, and Collecting Practices in the Arab World", Kay Downey

Why Did We Buy That? New Directions in Collection Development, Kay Downey


Libraries and the High School to College Transition: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography, Tammy J. Eschedor Voelker


Pathways for Success: The Evolution of TRAILS and Transitioning to College, Tammy J. Eschedor Voelker, Barbara F. Schloman, and Julie A. Gedeon

From Crime to Culture: The 25th Anniversary of the Borowitz Collection at Kent State University, edited by Cara Gilgenbach and Kathleen S. Medicus, Cara Gilgenbach and Kathleen S. Medicus

Resource Description and Access and Ohio Public Libraries, Frank P. Lambert, Roman S. Panchyshyn, and Sevim McCutcheon


e-Book Acquisitions: Methods, Management, and Workflows, Andrea M. Langhurst and Kay Downey

PCC Practice for Assigning Uniform Titles for Television Programs: Principle versus Practice, Peter Lisius

Challenges of Redesigning Staff Work Space, Karen I. MacDonald and Wyoma vanDuinkerken

Asking the Right Questions: An E-Resource Checklist for Documenting Cataloging Decisions for Batch Cataloging Projects, Roman S. Panchyshyn

Review of "DEMYSTIFYING SERIALS CATALOGING: A BOOK OF EXAMPLES" by Fang Huang Gao, Heather Tennison, and Janet A. Weber, Roman S. Panchyshyn

Bibliographic Management Software: A Focus Group Study of the Preferences and Practices of Undergraduate Students, Jamie Salem and Paul Fehrmann

Wide Awake at 4 AM: A Study of Late Night User Behavior, Perceptions and Performance at an Academic Library, Edith Scarletto, Kenneth J. Burhanna, and Elizabeth A. Richardson

Publishing in Discipline-Specific Non-Library Journals for Promoting Information Literacy, Robert Tomaszewski, Karen I. MacDonald, and Sonia Poulin

Publishing in Discipline-Specific Open Access Journals: Opportunities and Outreach for Librarians, Robert Tomaszewski, Sonia Poulin, and Karen I. MacDonald

Submissions from 2012

Review of "Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia", Kenneth J. Burhanna

Connecting Print Patrons to Electronic Holdings with Shelf Dummies, Joe C. Clark

Job Trends in Music Librarianship: A Nine-Year Analysis of the Music Library Association's Job List, Joe C. Clark

Review of David Dicaire’s The Early Years of Folk Music: Fifty Founders of the Tradition, Joe C. Clark


Review of Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850–1920 by Peter C. Muir, Joe C. Clark

User-Centered Events in a Performing Arts Library., Joe C. Clark


Cooperative Collection Development: Sharing Funds, Resources, and Responsibilities Across Libraries: A Pilot Program in Nursing, Kay Downey


Kent State University Libraries Develops a New System for Resource Selection, Kay Downey

Managing Selection for Electronic Resources: Kent State University Develops a New System to Automate Selection, Kay Downey

The OHDEP Project: Creating a Shared Catalog for the Northeast Ohio Depository, Kay Downey


A Systematic Literature Review Model for Religion, Paul Fehrmann and Sarah Wagner

Publishers’ Canvassing Books in Special Collections and Archives, Kent State University Libraries, Cara Gilgenbach

A Subject-based Shared Approval Plan for Consortia Purchasing of U.S. University Press Books, Robert Kairis


Smart Pull for Remote Storage: How to Keep (Mostly) Everyone Happy When Making a Large Collection Move to Remote Storage, Tom Klingler

“PCC Practice for Assigning Uniform Titles for Motion Pictures: Principle versus Practice, Peter Lisius

Review of "Scholarly Practice, Participatory Design and the eXtensible Catalog", edited by Nancy Fried Foster et al., Peter Lisius


Square Pegs in Round Holes: Adapting Cataloging Metadata Standards for Use with Digital Media Files, Peter Lisius and Richard Griscom

The CollaboraTes Story: Best Practices for Cross-Institutional Collaborations, Margaret Beecher Maurer, Julia A. Gammon, and Bonita Pollock


If You Build It, Will They Come? Building the Collaborative Infrastructure and the OhioLINK CollaboraTeS Toolbox, Margaret Beecher Maurer, Julie A. Gedeon, and Barbara Strauss

Designing Policy for Copy Cataloging in RDA, Sevim McCutcheon

RDA and the Reference Librarian: What to Expect from the New Cataloging Standard, Sevim McCutcheon

Benefits of Batch Reclamation: The Kent State University Libraries Experience, Roman S. Panchyshyn

Information-seeking Behaviors of Podiatric Physicians, Donna Perzeski

Uniqueness Matters: LCSH and Keywords in the Library Catalog's ETD Records., Theda Schwing, Sevim McCutcheon, and Margaret Beecher Maurer

Submissions from 2011


Experiences from the Field: Choosing a Discovery Tool for YOUR Unique Library, Jennifer Castaldo, Christine Korytnyk Dulaney, Tom Klingler, Doralyn Rossman, and Laura Wrubel


Creative Fundraising Through Campus Collaborations, Joe C. Clark

Review of "Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album: How to Disappear Completely" by Marriane Tatom Letts, Joe C. Clark

Review of The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Joe C. Clark

Review of "Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz" by Randall Sandke, Joe C. Clark


Review of Woody Guthrie, American Radical by Will Kaufman, Joe C. Clark


Kent State University Libraries Develops a New System for Resource Selection, Kay Downey

Computer Search Reporting, Paul G. Fehrmann

Comprehensive computer searches and reporting in systematic reviews, Paul Fehrmann and Joelle Thomas