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Registering Researchers in Authority Files

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on October 28th, 2014

OCLC Research has released Registering Researchers in Authority Files.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Registering researchers in some type of authority file or identifier system has become more compelling as both institutions and researchers recognize the need to compile their scholarly output. The report presents functional requirements and recommendations for six stakeholders: researchers, funders, university administrators, librarians, identity management systems and aggregators (including publishers). It also provides an overview of the researcher identifier landscape, changes in the field, emerging trends, and opportunities.

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    Arizona State University Names James J. O’Donnell as University Librarian

    Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 28th, 2014

    Arizona State University has named James J. O'Donnell as its University Librarian.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    O'Donnell received his bachelor of arts degree at Princeton and doctorate from Yale. He served as provost and professor of classics at Georgetown University for a decade, after a career at Bryn Mawr, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. . . .

    O'Donnell has also been engaged in digital innovation for almost 25 years, starting with the establishment of the oldest online open access journal in the humanities, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review." He taught the first MOOC in 1994, introducing 500 students around the world to the work and thought of St. Augustine. He served from 1996-2002 as the chief information officer of the University of Pennsylvania.

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      Library Publishing Directory, Second Edition

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on October 23rd, 2014

      Library Publishing Coalition has released the Library Publishing Directory, second edition .

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Published just in time for Open Access Week, the Directory illustrates the many ways in which libraries are actively transforming and advancing scholarly communications in partnership with scholars, students, university presses, and others.

      In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators.

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        Vice Provost and University Librarian at Columbia University

        Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 22nd, 2014

        Columbia University is recruiting a Vice Provost and University Librarian.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The University is seeking a dynamic individual to lead a large, complex, globally recognized academic research library system with remarkable growth in its collections in recent years and highly talented staff undertaking an impressive range of innovative professional assignments.

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          University of Chicago Names Brenda Johnson Library Director and University Librarian

          Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2014

          Brenda Johnson has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago for a five-year term.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Johnson currently serves as Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington—a position she has held since 2010. She succeeds Judith Nadler, who retired in June after nearly five decades of service to UChicago.

          Before coming to Indiana University, Johnson was University Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent more than 20 years at the University of Michigan, where she served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, a position with responsibility over that institution's 19 libraries.

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            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.

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              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.

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                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.

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