Libraries

Report

15 Nov 2017

These competencies are built on the Core Competencies for 21st Century CARL Librarians (2010) which we have amended and adapted for the current Australian library and information context. Our aim is to outline the broad spectrum of organisational competencies that are needed in an academic...

Report

19 Oct 2017

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery, acquisition, dissemination, and analysis of...

Report

11 Oct 2017

This report shows that over the five years from November 2010 to November 2015, there were 43.5% fewer librarian positions in the workforce; 16.3% fewer technician positions, and 12.4% fewer library assistant positions. However, looking ahead to May 2022, the Department of Employment predicts a...

Report

2 Oct 2017

In 2016 SCONUL established a Leadership Task and Finish Group to develop a range of initiatives to enhance the collective leadership capacity across SCONUL and to support individuals and groups of staff in member institutions in their leadership development.

At an early stage of...

Report

26 Sep 2017

This new report is a significant milestone for the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL’s) value of academic libraries initiative and for the profession.

It clearly identifies priority areas and suggests specific actions for academic librarians and administrators to take in developing programs,...

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2017

For over a decade, the U.S. Copyright Office and other groups have explored the operation of section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (exceptions for libraries and archives) with an eye toward updating the provision for the digital age. After more recent study and review,...

Briefing paper

16 Aug 2017

In this piece, I propose that the academic library engage more robustly to take back control of its collections budget. I do not evaluate, and certainly do not critique, existing negotiating models. Fundamentally, I propose that libraries find ways to act with single purpose to...

Research report

31 Jul 2017

This report explores nuances of rurality, details challenges rural libraries face in maximizing their community impacts and describes how existing collaborative regional and statewide efforts help rural libraries and their communities.

The authors combine data from the final Digital Inclusion Survey with Public Libraries...

Journal article

12 Jul 2017

What can social media tell us about our patrons? We look at Yik Yak through the lens of library ethnography, suggesting that anonymous social media can reveal not only complaints and commentary about library services and spaces, but also uncover students’ emotional and social experience...

Journal article

11 Jul 2017

Over the past few years, research reproducibility has been increasingly highlighted as a multifaceted challenge across many disciplines. There are socio-cultural obstacles as well as a constantly changing technical landscape that make replicating and reproducing research extremely difficult. Researchers face challenges in reproducing research across...

Survey

3 Jul 2017

Entrepreneurship has long been a part of higher education curriculums, particularly within faculties of management and business. Just as research has become multidisciplinary and data intensive, so too has the competitive business environment. More recently, the focus has been on expanding entrepreneurship outside of the...

Journal article

16 Jun 2017

Objective – In order to inform a library service related to creating and maintaining online scholarly profiles, we sought to assess the knowledge base and needs of our academic communities. Participants were queried about use, issues, and attitudes toward scholarly profile and altmetric tools, as...

Report

24 May 2017

In March 2017, more than 100 leaders from public libraries across Australia, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and the Americas, gathered at the State Library of New South Wales (NSW) for STEAM into Sydney.

STEAM into Sydney celebrated the innovative ways that public libraries...

Journal article

16 May 2017

Establishing Publication Services in the library at the University of Graz did more than broaden the service portfolio of the library. A convergence of expertise at the library, needs of researchers at the university, and ongoing changes in scholarly communication also contributed to the evolution...

Journal article

28 Apr 2017

The author discusses the rise of an open ethos in LIS and makes the case for shifting to an open peer review process for LIS journals.

Open source. Open access. Open data. Open notebooks. Open government. Open educational resources. Open access workflows. To be...

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

This study investigated contributions to the peer-reviewed library and information science (LIS) journal literature by U.S. academic librarian (USAL) authors over a ten-year period (2003–2012). The results were compared to those of two previous five-year studies that covered the time periods of 1993–1997 and 1998–2002...

Journal article

29 Mar 2017

INTRODUCTION The U.K. library community has implemented collaborative strategies in key scholarly communication areas such as open access mandate compliance, and U.S. librarians could benefit from learning in greater detail about the practices and experiences of U.K. libraries with respect to how they have...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

In this article, a team from the University of Minnesota presents the findings of their recent study of first-year students’ use of academic library resources and their learning outcomes. By examining student-reported feedback about library use (checking out books, using electronic resources, engaging in reference...

Report

15 Feb 2017

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued this report, which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers...

Discussion paper

6 Dec 2016

The P2L Summit brought together 23 teams of university library and press directors with an administrative relationship (typically the press reporting to the library—“P2L”) on May 9–10, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Convened by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American University Presses...