Libraries

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997341

Briefing paper

24 May 2018

The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect as of May 25, 2018, and is likely to have a significant impact on the way libraries around the globe manage personal data.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

In a resource-constrained and performance-based funding environment, this article argues that communicating value, advocating for library resources, and involving the library in university initiatives has become a critical role for library leaders.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

OCLC has partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division to investigate current perceptions and support among US voters and how they may have shifted since 2008 when OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support...

Journal article

21 Mar 2018

This article explores how Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) developed, problems with the current ILL ecosystem, and changes that can make ILL centered on users’ needs and processes rather than backend library systems.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

In this study, the authors examine whether the number of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) article requests received in one academic year can predict the use of those same journal titles once they are added as library resources.

Report

26 Feb 2018

This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...

Journal article

1 Feb 2018

Although librarians initially hoped institutional repositories (IRs) would grow through researcher self-archiving, practice shows that growth is much more likely through library-directed deposit. Libraries must then find efficient ways to ingest material into their IR to ensure growth and relevance.

Report

30 Jan 2018

This report outlines how Australian libraries are supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including a number of case studies from NSLA libraries.

Journal article

A local/global view of academic libraries in South Africa
15 Jan 2018

This article examines the movement toward sophisticated library services, which requires amending the current practice of subject librarian specialization, which has for decades been the mainstay of academic librarianship in South Africa and many other countries in both the global south and north.

Journal article

15 Jan 2018

This qualitative research study examines librarians’ research data management (RDM) experiences, specifically the factors that influence their ability to support researchers’ needs.

Research report

4 Jan 2018

This research report investigated how local digital preservation practices and repository systems interoperate with distributed digital preservation (DDP) services. The survey and interviews revealed both great diversity in how digital preservation is practiced and common challenges in the intersection of local repositories and DDP services....

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report has been prepared to deepen insights and provide examples of the impact of globalisation, as well as technological and societal trends on the library field.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This report highlights a number of challenges and opportunities for SCONUL members, including the development of AI and machine learning, datafied scholarship and the on-going challenges of blurred boundaries between the library and the rest of the institutions and the development as library as a...

Report

4 Dec 2017

This strategy document outlines the development of a forward-looking program that advances the organizational outcomes of the 21st-Century research library.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report contains useful data and compelling case studies from every state and territory, from public, school, special, academic and state libraries. It provides a colourful resource which libraries can use to explain how they are driving digital transformation in library management, collections, programs and...

Report

15 Nov 2017

This publication provides an up to date overview of the competencies required for libraries to deliver excellent learning and teaching support to their university and research communities.

Research report

30 Oct 2017

This study examines the views of senior executives and policy managers about the future of government library services.

Report

19 Oct 2017

This paper looks at what Research Information Management (RIM) is, what is driving RIM adoption, and the library’s role in RIM.

Report

11 Oct 2017

This report provides students, educators, employees and employers with an understanding of the national landscape and inform ALIA's actions as the sector’s peak professional body.

Report

2 Oct 2017

This document provides a digest of the interviews carried out as part of the SCONULLeadership Task and Finish Group work on the ‘view from above’. The interviewees were either vice-chancellors or senior members of the executive of a range of universities.