Archive for the 'Research Libraries' Category

Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality

Posted in Electronic Resources, ERM/Discovery Systems, Research Libraries on September 26th, 2014

ITHAKA S+R. has released Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In this Issue Brief, Roger Schonfeld explores how the vision that the library should be the starting point for research-a vision many library directors hold-is often in conflict with the practices of faculty and students. As users migrate to other starting points, librarians could invest in ways to bring them back. But there is also an opportunity for librarians to re-think their role and perhaps pursue a different vision altogether.

Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

Be Sociable, Share!

    The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know

    Posted in Research Libraries on September 24th, 2014

    The Council on Library and Information Resources has released The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know.

    Here's an excerpt:

    CIOs Richard Holmgren, of Allegheny College, and Gene Spencer, of Ursinus College, draw on the workshop discussions to summarize the key challenges and opportunities facing LITS organizations. Developments of the past decade-from the ubiquity of cell phones to the growth of virtual server infrastructure and the maturation of open-source software support models-have created new opportunities for LITS organizations to improve student outcomes, increase revenue, and manage costs. The authors discuss these opportunities and identify the core competencies that LITS organizations will need to support positive institutional change in the decade ahead.

    Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

    Be Sociable, Share!

      Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on September 17th, 2014

      ARL has released Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342.

      Here's an excerpt:

      This SPEC Kit explores the configuration and uses of library learning spaces, the developments and transformations that have occurred over the past ten years, and future plans for learning spaces to determine where they are on a continuum between first-gen information commons and next-gen spaces. It explores five main areas related to learning spaces: what kinds of learning spaces currently exist, how these spaces have changed since their inception, and the effects these spaces have had on other library operations; the instruction, programming, and collaboration that take place in the learning spaces; and the current assessment methods for learning spaces and changes that have been made or are planned based on the results of these evaluations.

      Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

      Be Sociable, Share!

        Head of Special Collections at University of Houston

        Posted in Research Libraries on September 5th, 2014

        The University of Houston is recruiting a Head of Special Collections.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad.

        The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books. The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits. There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments. The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee. The Head of Special Collections holds the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Professorship.

        Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap

        Be Sociable, Share!

          "Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure"

          Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on August 29th, 2014

          Quinn Galbraith, Elizabeth Smart, Sara D. Smith and Megan Reed have published "Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure" in College & Research Libraries.

          Here's an excerpt:

          This study analyzes the status and background of authors publishing in high-impact library science journals. Twenty-three high-impact journals were selected in this study by both quantitative and qualitative measures, while the analysis of author background focuses on whether the author holds a faculty status position with a tenure track. This study finds that 76 percent of academic librarians have faculty status.

          Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

          Be Sociable, Share!

            Kristin Antelman Now University Librarian at Caltech Library

            Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on August 27th, 2014

            On 8/11/2014, Kristin Antelman became the University Librarian at the Caltech Library.

            Here's an excerpt from "Improving Access to Data Across the Board: An Interview with Kristin Antelman"

            Antelman worked as the associate director of libraries at North Carolina State University before coming to Caltech. Originally from Chicago, she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Columbia University, both in political science, before returning to Chicago to complete her master's degree in library science at the University of Chicago.

            Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

            Be Sociable, Share!

              "How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries"

              Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Licenses, Research Libraries on August 25th, 2014

              Steve Kolowich has published "How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries" in Wired Campus.

              Here's an excerpt:

              Welcome to content licensing, a great source of anxiety for librarians in the digital era. In previous decades, the university librarians might have bought a CD of the Dudamel album for $25 and kept it in circulation it for as long as the disc remained viable. Here they were asked to pay the publisher 10 times that amount (plus a licensing fee that would probably exceed the processing fee) for access to a quarter of the album for two years.

              Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

              Be Sociable, Share!

                NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition

                Posted in Emerging Technologies, Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on August 22nd, 2014

                NMC has released the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition.

                Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

                The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions; it was with these questions in mind that this report was created.

                Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

                Be Sociable, Share!

                  Page 1 of 2412345...1020...Last »

                  DigitalKoans

                  DigitalKoans

                  Digital Scholarship

                  Copyright © 2005-2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

                  Creative Commons License

                  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.