Long interesting library reads

By Aaron Tay | Long pieces relating to libraries I am planning to read

Research Article: “Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in U.S. Academic Libraries” (Preprint)

The following accepted for publication article (preprint) is scheduled for final publication in the March 2018 issue of C&RL (College and Research …

Information Literacy

Why Libraries Should Maintain the Open Data of Their Communities

Today I’m preparing for my participation in a seminar on Open Cities that will be held Monday in Toronto as part of the Monday Night Seminar series …

ACRL releases Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in …

Libraries

Elsevier Acquires Laboratory Data Management Tool Hivebench

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of …

The Library’s Buzz

Horizon scan: the future of data-driven decision-making

12 May 2016 Free Register to attendHow can we build on recent initiatives in areas like business intelligence and learning analytics to help the UK …

UK Universities

Natural and unnatural problems in the domain of library software

I offer up two tendentious lists. First, some problems in the domain of library software that are natural to work on, and in the hopeful future, …

Computer Science

Cites & Insights 16:4 (May 2016) now available

The May 2016 issue of<i> Cites & Insights</i><i>,</i> volume 16 issue 4, is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ16i4.pdfThe issue is …

Mobile Learning Trends

Recently I wrote a technical report for ALA called <b>Mobile Learning Trends: Accessibility, Ecosystems, Content Creation</b>. Published in April of 2016, it …

Mobile Devices

Matthew Reidsma :

Everyone is a Distance Learner<p>April 27, 2016<p>Everyone is a<br>Distance Learner<p>On April 22, 2016, I gave the closing keynote at the 17th Distance …

Substantial and Enduring Roles for Libraries in Article Sharing: Part 2 - Digital Science

<i>Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of</i> …

Research Article (Preprint): “Libraries as Content Producers: How Library Publishing Services Address the Reading Experience”

The following full text article (preprint) has been approved for publication in the May 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries.<p><b>Title</b><p>Daniel G …

New Briefing Paper on Open Access Business Models Released

New Briefing Paper on Open Access Business Models ReleasedVia Gary …

Research Paper and Video: “Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions”

The following preprint was recently posted to arXiv and has been accepted for publication at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (<i>JCDL</i>)2016.<p>The …

Innovations in Scholarly Communication

简体中文 | français | 日本語 | Русский | Español | العربية<p><b>About this project – what we do</b><p>We are interested in the way information is created, shared, and …

Report: Ohio Libraries Release “Return on Investment” Study

The report discussed below was published by the Ohio Library Council.<p>From the Columbus Dispatch<p>Ohioans average 7.5 library visits per year, the …

Do academic social networks share academics’ interests?

In the mid-2000s, Facebook, Bebo and Myspace were neck and neck in a frenzied race to attract the most users to their fledgling social networks. A …

Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015

Cite<p>APA<p>Wolff, C., Rod, A. B., & Schonfeld, R. C. (2016, April 4). Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015. https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.277685<p>MLA<p>Wolff, …

Library Acquisitions Pilot: Looking At The Data

In an earlier blog post we discussed a methodology we are testing to gauge whether a cross institutional analysis of library acquisitions may be …

Library of Congress

ReadCube acquires Papers from Springer Nature

ReadCube, a software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organisations, has acquired Papers from global academic …

New Research Report From Cornell and Ithaka: “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher: Envisioning the Future of the Research Library”

Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill? Or will the library of the future be what we make it, …

Library Roles in Research Information Management: some emerging trends

Keynote presentation at Keio University Library Forum on Research Support and Administration

Rick’s MetaTips: Putting the “Notify” in SHARE Notify—Research Event Feeds and Notifications

42 things that database vendors need to do to secure AND keep my custom

This is a post that I’ve been meaning to write for a Very Long Time and which is finally seeing the light of day thanks to interest shown by Sarah …

Customer Service

Journal Article: “Research on E-book Usage in Academic Libraries: ‘Tame’ Solution Or A ‘Wicked Problem’?”

Vol 81, No. 2 (2015)<p><b>Abstract</b><p>The result of a systematic analysis of the literature on research about the usage of e-books in academic libraries …

Confused about SHARE? Let’s fix that!

When I floated the idea of doing a post on SHARE, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) led open data initiative, I received responses that …

It's Not the End of the World

Survey snapshot: Loudness in the Libraries

In our 2015 survey we sought to understand which spaces offered by the Libraries were best serving the MIT community as well as to identify space …

MIT