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

by | Nov 8, 2016 | 0 comments

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

Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.

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