This is a collection of miscellaneous research I conducted during my time as an MLIS student at the University of Pittsburgh.
This is an early exploration of the literature surrounding the Summon web-scale discovery tool in libraries, from the perceptions of librarians and students to the ways the tool can improve searching.
This review summarizes the archival literature surrounding user-focused decisions and user needs in archival description.
A Critical Analysis of William Patry’s Moral Panic and the Copyright Wars.
Critical Analysis of Lucie McCaskie's “What are the implications for information literacy training in higher education with the introduction of federated search tools?”
Beyond the Textbook: The Tension between Theory and Practice in Archival Work in Understanding Archives & Manuscripts and “Finding Balance between Archival Principles and Real-Life Practices in an Institutional Repository”
Understanding Assessment of Website Usability in Academic Libraries
Rewriting our Role: How Digital Publishing Creates Challenges for Librarians
Understanding Assessment of Website Usability in Academic LibrariesComplications in Access: eBook Issues in Academic Libraries
A Lifelong Access: How Public Library Information Retrieval for Elderly Patrons Has Changed in the Past Forty Years