Closing Session: Conference Poll-a-Palooza: Part 3

Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher

Using Poll Everywhere to get audience answers to questions relevant to the conference, Erin Gallagher, Electronic Resources Librarian, Rollins College, conducted the third “Poll-a-Pallooza” to close the conference. . Most of the questions had between 50 to over 80 responses (multiple responses were allowed for some questions). There were 33 first-time attendees participating, out of a total of 63. Here are some of the questions and responses. (For many of the questions, I alphabetized the responses and removed duplicates.)

Favorite session format

  • Concurrent         29
  • Lively Lunch         9
  • Neapolitan            4
  • Plenary                   8
  • Poster                     6
  • Preconference      1
  • Happy hour at the bar   7

What is the hottest buzzword at Charleston 2016? 

  • Access
  • ADA
  • Altmetrics
  • Analytics
  • APCs
  • Assessment
  • Big data
  • Big deals
  • Budget Cuts
  • Budgets
  • Canadian dollar
  • Collaboration
  • Cubs
  • Data
  • Data visualization
  • DDA
  • Deep Collaboration
  • Digital scholarship
  • discovery
  • EBA
  • Ebooks
  • Innovation
  • Legal
  • Leverage
  • Linked data
  • OA
  • OA curation
  • OER
  • Open
  • Open access
  • Piracy
  • Pirates
  • Sci‑Hub
  • Security
  • Sustainability
  • Tableau
  • Topic modelling
  • Trump
  • Usage vs politics
  • Video PPR
  • Visualization

What is your favorite Charleston restaurant?

  • 39 Rue de Jean
  • Basil thai
  • Black Tap
  • Blossom
  • Coast
  • Cru Cafe
  • Edmunds Toast
  • Eli’s Table
  • Fig
  • Fish
  • Five loaves
  • Gin Joint
  • Grocery
  • Hank’s
  • HoM
  • Hominy Grill
  • Husk
  • I’m not telling!
  • Jeni’s ice cream
  • Jestine’s Kitchen
  • Kickin chicken
  • King Street cookie
  • Leyla
  • Lotus
  • Lowcountry bistro
  • Magnolia’s
  • Mama Mina
  • Mills House
  • ordinary
  • Prohibition
  • R Kitchen
  • saffron
  • Smoke
  • SNOB
  • The Drawing Room
  • The Wreck
  • The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene
  • Toast
  • Verde
  • Virginia’s on King
  • Xiao Bao Biscuit

Will you be implementing any programs or adjusting existing programs at your library/organization
based on what you’ve learned here?

  • Yes          50
  • No             3
  • Maybe   12

Does your library fund open access initiatives of any sort?

  • Yes              33
  • No               20
  • Thinking about it  2

Like what?

  • APC funding
  • ArXiv
  • Author fees
  • author publishers Costs
  • CORAL
  • Digital Commons journals
  • Digital humanities
  • Discoverability of open content
  • Faculty authored works and research gallery
  • Fund for authors
  • Institutional repository
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Lever press
  • OER
  • OER creation
  • OER grant funding
  • Open access journal publishing
  • Open access publishing
  • Open Library of Humanities
  • Open textbooks
  • PeerJ
  • Piloting OA textbook collaboration with faculty
  • Repository
  • SPARC
  • Starting a journal in Digital Commons
  • Student research showcase

Is APC-funded open access antithetical to the values of librarianship?

  • Yes            20
  • No             30
  • What do these words mean?  11

Libraries should make long-term preservation a priority and leave discovery up to Google.

  • Too radical      17
  • Pretty reasonable   27
  • Heck, yes!    6
  • Meh. Google schmoogle   10

At this point, institutional repositories are:

  • A beast that needs to be fed
  • A good start, but not enough. Problematic with tenure and promotion.
  • A stopgap
  • About to be taken over by Research management systems
  • An unrecognized success story
  • Bloated
  • Challenging to sustain
  • Competition for preprint archives
  • Complicated
  • Conduit for global research community
  • Confusing to those outside the institution
  • Cute
  • Decreasing the need for ILL of articles
  • Difficult to build and maintain
  • Difficult to gain buy‑in esp from faculty
  • Discoverability an issue
  • Disparate tapestries
  • Draws attention to author rights
  • Essential
  • Fabulous publishing platforms for gray lit
  • For authors a lot of trouble sometimes
  • For publishers a double edged sword
  • Fragmented
  • Future of Academic Libraries
  • Great way to get people to read my publications
  • Hard to build and maintain
  • In infancy stages
  • Institutional publishing platforms
  • Lacking good metadata
  • Nascent
  • Not discoverable
  • Not easily discoverable enough
  • Not part of my work at community college library
  • Not something my library can afford to do
  • Not sufficiently integrated into research workflows
  • Not well indexed
  • Not well known by many users
  • Not yet part of my work
  • Only a stopgap
  • Oversold
  • Popular with administration
  • Pretty standard
  • Promising but needs improvement
  • Run by only one person
  • Small in the Overall Scheme
  • Stagnant
  • Standard features
  • Stepping stone
  • The future
  • Trying to find their place
  • Uncoordinated
  • Underutilized
  • Underwhelmingly popular
  • Unfocused
  • Useful but not as interlinked as they could be
  • Useful for digitizing historical content

In what ways will libraries add “value” in the near future?

  • Academic support
  • Advocate
  • Assessment
  • Baked goods 🙁
  • Better baking tips
  • Building Data Repositories and Data Collections
  • By providing access to knowledge services not just things
  • Collaboration with multiple depts across campus
  • Comfort and support
  • Communicate more with our clients & Stakeholders
  • Community
  • Computational thinking
  • Connections
  • Continued, but as a third space
  • Data curation
  • Educate authors not to give away their copyright
  • Evaluation of sources/ information
  • Help users find OA items
  • How to formulate searches
  • Improving discovery to delivery UX
  • In‑depth research consultation / subject expertise
  • Information consultants
  • Information literacy
  • Integrating and embedding
  • Leader in campus scholarly communication
  • Making connections with students
  • Making DDA happen for all jaywalked content, not just books and films
  • Network node
  • Nice dogs
  • Paywalled not jaywalked. Blasted autocorrect!
  • Preservation
  • Publishing
  • Radical innovation and collaboration. Bringing disparate units on campus together.
  • Research data curation
  • Scholarly support
  • Serving as information consultants
  • Spearheading access to cheaper alternatives to traditional textbooks
  • Supporting digital scholarship
  • TDM and Non‑consumptive research
  • Teaching students about searching and cynicism
  • Unique expertise and valued skill sets
  • Working towards equity of access

What do you think will be the hottest topic of Charleston 2017?

  • Altmetrics
  • Analytics
  • APC
  • Authorized access strategies
  • Beyond the container
  • Big Data
  • Big deals
  • Cancellations
  • Cat cafe
  • Civil discourse
  • Communicating budget realities
  • Consolidation of publishers
  • Corporate collaboration
  • Counter5
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data publishing
  • Data support and visualization
  • Data visualization
  • DDA
  • Digital preservation
  • Discovery
  • Discovery of OA content
  • Economics of a new library and publishing ecosystem evolve or go extinct
  • E‑textbooks
  • Extinction
  • Information curation
  • Leveraging the data
  • Library as publisher
  • Library cats
  • Library of Congress
  • Library relevant
  • More Data Visualization
  • New discovery
  • OA books
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Curation
  • Open access, continued
  • Open science
  • Sci-Hub
  • Shared collections
  • Sharing collections
  • Survival
  • TDM and Non‑consumptive research
  • The big deal (again)
  • The Canadian dollar (post Trump presidency)
  • Therapy dogs
  • Trump (or maybe not…)
  • Usage data analysis
  • Zombies?

Any ideas for the theme for the Charleston Conference 2017?

  • Be creative!
  • Beautiful Data
  • Critical thinking
  • Data, big data, and data analysis
  • Databrarian
  • Death and Transfiguration of the Academic Library
  • Don’t blame Florida
  • Don’t worry, be happy
  • Flipping the library
  • Grab your data and go!
  • Grand unified theory of scholarly communication
  • Greater than the sum of the parts
  • Humans vs machines
  • If you don’t push it, it won’t fall
  • Innovation
  • Keep librarianship radical
  • Leadership
  • Leverage Synergies (ironically)
  • Living under an anti‑intellectual president
  • Make it so….Time to engage
  • Money money money money!
  • Move it move it Librarytoopia
  • Of human and artificial intelligence
  • Open access, open minds
  • Open e‑textbooks
  • Open mind but not so open your brain falls out
  • Real understanding
  • Return to Data Mountain
  • Rise Up: Not Giving Away Our Shot
  • Rising from the ashes (phoenix symbol)
  • Robot apocalypse
  • Shakespeare meets 21st century transformation
  • Speak softly and carry a big stick
  • Stronger together!
  • To the moon to the moon and back
  • Visualize this!
  • We have not been rolled over yet
  • We’re still here!
  • Which is the way that’s clear?
  • Young, scrappy, and hungry

Don HawkinsDon Hawkins
Charleston Conference Blogger and Against The Grain Columnist

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