Digital libraries

Survey

03 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...

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Research report

01 Jun 2017

In Fall 2016, over 6000 students used a Wikipedia-based assignment in lieu of a traditional paper assignment. We conducted a mixed methods research study using surveys and focus groups to study attitudes, context, and skills transfer. Surveys employed a variety of quantitative and qualitative...

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Research report

08 May 2017

Key points

  • Extraordinary growth in data generation and usability has enabled a kaleidoscope of new business models, products and insights. Data frameworks and protections developed prior to sweeping digitisation need reform. This is a global phenomenon and Australia
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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 open is to have a...

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Journal article

20 Apr 2017

Digitizing large collections of Cultural Heritage (CH) resources and providing tools for their management, analysis and visualization is critical to CH research. A key element in achieving the above goal is to provide user-friendly software offering an abstract interface for interaction with a...

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Research report

18 Jul 2016

In 2012 successful application was made to the Anne Harrison Award to undertake a census of Australian health library and information services (LIS) and self-described health librarians working outside the traditional library setting. The primary aims of this project were to: conduct the census...

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Journal article

28 Jun 2016

This article aims to identify issues leading up to and following on from the Regional Medical Library Service (1976–1987) and acknowledge our colleagues who volunteered their time and resources to enhance the professionalism of health libraries across Victoria.

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Conference paper

09 Apr 2016

This paper discusses public policy and grey literature use and management and the work of Australian Policy Online in developing its open access document and data digital library.

Public policy and practice relies on a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications...

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Audio program

07 Mar 2016

The National Library of Australia developed Trove into a world class digital collection of resources from all around Australia. It is admired by its counterparts in Europe and the USA, and yet budget cuts to the library are forcing them to reconsider what material they can afford to keep...

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Chapter

27 Nov 2015

Research in digital form is now so abundant, in so many forms, on such a comprehensive array of topics, that it is somewhat surprising to find that while the Internet has done so much to make knowledge accessible, we still face numerous problems if we want to find, evaluate, access, understand...

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Dataset

30 Oct 2015

This survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research produced by organsations on public interest issues is discovered, selected, catalogued and collected by libraries and other collecting organisations and services.

The survey asks about the kinds of...

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Journal article

Preprint

29 Oct 2015

Digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets (also known as grey literature) is still very low in Australia and as a result users find it difficult and time consuming to access the research resources they need.

The Internet has...

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Research report

23 Oct 2015

Introduction

Over the last decade or so, travellers moving towards an open future for scholarly communications have picked up their pace, spurred on by shifts in public perceptions of openness and by evolving scholarly views and practices.

National and...

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Journal article

01 Oct 2015

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Through an NEH-funded initiative, Cornell University Library is creating a technical, curatorial, and managerial framework for preserving access to complex born-digital new media objects. The Library's Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art provides the testbed...

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Research report

20 Aug 2015

Europeana Newspapers is a project funded by the European Commission's ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP).

The total project budget comprised €5.2 million, with a max. EC contribution of €4.1 million. The project consortium...

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Research report

18 Aug 2015

The three key sections of this report constitute a reference and technology-planning guide for librarians, library leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists.

What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries worldwide? Which trends and technologies will...

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Discussion paper

22 Jul 2015

This paper advocates for a co-ordinated cultural shift in their engagement with access to resources in order to make peer-reviewed articles available to a wider audience.

This Paper addresses two audiences: scientists, especially those who have been traditionally more resistant to the OA...

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Research report

21 May 2015

In the past few years, open access repositories and their associated services have become an important component of the global eresearch infrastructure. Increasingly, repositories are also being integrated with other systems, such as research administrative systems and with research data...

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Discussion paper

24 Apr 2015

Introduction

This white paper describes uses for usage statistics, altmetrics, and other quantitative and qualitative impact metrics in the context of services for digital special collections (DSCs) and institutional repositories (IRs) stewarded by academic libraries.

First, we...

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Book

22 Apr 2015

The massive increase in digital information in the last decade has created new requirements for institutional and technological structures and workforce skills. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation focuses on education and training needs to meet the demands for access to and...

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