B Sides Fall 2010 Abstract: Osterhaus discusses cloud computing technologies and their impact on healthcare and implications for privacy and the collection of medical records.
B Sides Spring 2010 Abstract: This article takes a close look at teenage education and development with the intent of discovering ways in which public libraries can be of better service to a currently underserved population. The research in the area of literacy and learning reveals that over time adults and educators have begun to expect teens to develop a… (More)
B Sides Fall 2010 Abstract: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes government information accessible to everyone, including libraries and library patrons. The Patriot Act has undermined the FOIA and put the freedom to read at risk. This paper was previously presented in Cultural Foundations, Fall 2008. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an… (More)
B Sides Fall 2010 Abstract: Dwelling in a "Borderland" between academic and narrative writing, and drawing from the work of Gloria Anzaldu'a, bell hooks, and Michel Foucault, this essay critically confronts and transgresses the disciplinary structure of information production, both inside the Academy and out. Scholars of Hip-Hop will be especially… (More)
In this paper we explore the possibility of creating and implementing an interactive library OPAC interface, called Reading Rants!, that would be designed for and used exclusively by teens. An interactive interface such as Reading Rants! would allow teenagers to interact with their library catalog by contributing content to bibliographic records. Content… (More)
The increased use of the Internet for research, as well as the desire to preserve information, has necessitated the digitization of library materials. This paper seeks to draw a comparison between the challenges of microfilming and digitizing, and what can be learned from previous formatting efforts to reduce data loss during current endeavors.
B Sides Spring 2010 Abstract: This paper examines what it means to identify as a feminist in Western society and whether one can be a feminist while not explicitly stating this aspect of identity. The paper seeks to answer the age-old question (albeit modified slightly,) if it looks like feminist website, and sounds like a feminist website, is it a feminist… (More)