Clayton State Digital Repository

The Clayton State Digital Repository (CSDR) collects, preserves, and shares scholarly research with its community of users. These contributions demonstrate the value placed on instruction and research as well as illustrate how the University’s mission is met across our campus community. The uploaded documents will be freely accessible online and will include faculty and student scholarship, electronic theses, open access journals, campus documents and publications, and more.

Recent Submissions

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    GUGM 2023: Exploring HathiTrust
    (2023-05) Presenters: Jim Rickerson and Chris Stotelmyer, Clayton State University; Chandra Jackson, UGA Libraries; Anu Moorthy, Georgia Tech Library
    HathiTrust is a non-profit collaborative project of academic and research libraries offering users access to over seventeen million volumes which have been digitized from collections around the world. Both members and the general public have access to materials contributed to the project. As a HathiTrust member, USG has access to certain titles for which GIL provides a link in GilFIND whenever matching records are found that our patrons can access. This presentation will introduce attendees to HathiTrust, inform the audience about how it got started, the project's overall goals, services such as the Text Request Service for visually impaired users and information about membership. Video:
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    GUGM 2022: Analytics for Acquisitions
    (2022-05) Presenters: Jim Rickerson, Clayton State University; Ken Smith, Valdosta State University; Matt Frizzell, Georgia Institute of Technology; Lamonica Sanford, Georgia College & State University
    Members of the GIL Assessment Functional Committee demonstrate analytic reports of value to Acquisitions and ERM work. Areas covered include clean-up reports, inventory, and usage. All analytic queries are available on a shared drive and requirements for local customization will be discussed. Video:
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    Using the ALMA API to visualize your data
    (2019-05) Jim Rickerson
    It is sometimes necessary to share the results of your analytics reports with individuals outside of your library. Embedding your reports as tables and charts on a website such as Google Sites or LibGuides can make your data more accessible to those without access to Alma Analytics. This session will demonstrate the process for embedding various types of reports into Google Sites and LibGuides. Examples will be provided for how to create different visualizations from your data such as tables, tree map charts, column, bar and pie charts. Participants will leave with a understanding of how to move their reports onto a Google Sites website or LibGuide and create various visualizations using Google Charts and Tableau. Sample .html will be provided.
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    Gamification in a library colloquium
    (2019-06) Jim Rickerson, Clayton State University
    Presenters: Beth Pye, Gordon State College & Jim Rickerson, Clayton State University Gamification applies the concepts of game design to non-game contexts such as education. The goal in a classroom setting is to engage our students with the material by using game elements such as rewards, social engagement, feedback and problem solving. This breakout session will introduce participants to what classroom gamification encompasses by providing examples of how games are used at other academic institutions as well as resources available to instructors. Participants will also learn how librarians at Gordon State College use elements of gamification as informal assessment for their Critical Thinking Colloquium course.
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    Who's Afraid of a Little AI
    (2023-08-14) Patrice Hines Prevost
    This paper explores the challenges archivists will face as they grapple with the influence of artificial intelligence on their daily workflows, the changing repository users’ expectations, and the necessity to remain relevant through these challenges. Cultural heritage workers will have a choice to reconfirm their societal value as those who are uniquely qualified to provide verifiable accessibility to archival holdings or be forgotten. Fresh approaches and collaborations will be key to meeting this wicked challenge at the risk of being paralyzed by inaction.