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100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they h...

 

"From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. There are many resources for designers as well. Although this is mainly a blog that caters to designers and artists I have decided to include many other libraries for all to enjoy.

 

- Digital libraries

- International Digital libraries

- Books & texts

- Medical libraries

- Legal libraries

- National Libraries of Europe

- World Religion libraries

- Specialized Collections

- Academic Research

- American Universities

- International Universities

 


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Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
1024One of the oldest libraries on the planet is digitizing its archive of ancient manuscripts -- and they're all available to view free of charge.
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The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego

The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
"For the past few years, both the California State University and the University of California libraries have been experimenting with packages that replace paper books with e-books. The advantages are obvious. With e-books, you no longer have to schlep to a library to take out a book. You just log on from whatever device connects you to the web, at whatever time and in whatever state of dress, and voila! the book appears on your screen.'
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Perils of e-preferred schemes? What happens when the platform cost becomes prohibitive?
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The numbers they didn't want you to see: academic publishers basically charge whatever they feel like » MobyLives

The numbers they didn't want you to see: academic publishers basically charge whatever they feel like » MobyLives | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“ It’s been understood for quite a while now that the prices big academic publishers charge universities and libraries for access to academic journals bear little to no relationship to the costs that the publishers actually incur. But a report just…”
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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, July 12, 12:14 AM

Price discrepancies indicate clearly how outrageous profits are generated from undisclosed deals with different universities. They may vary from simple to double based on confidential agreements.

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of ... - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of ... - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
"As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools"
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Discusses results of research regarding student use of discovery tools such as our own Summon
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Web 2.0 applications' usage and trends in top US academic libraries

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All 100 academic libraries had a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, making SNS the most widely applied Web 2.0 tool.
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Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com

Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about opensource.com
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What are researchers looking for in corporate and academic library services?

What are researchers looking for in corporate and academic library services? | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
This article explores the 12 core elements of an ideal corporate information center and how they compare and contrast with those of an academic library.
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Who's Who in Ebooks - InfoToday.com

Comparison of 5 major ebook platforms: Who's Who in Ebooks; InfoToday.com
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Open access: academic libraries and article processing charges - Information Today Europe

Open access: academic libraries and article processing charges - Information Today Europe | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
A new report explores the challenges academic librarians are facing and the roles they are taking on in supporting Open Access publishing.
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Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine

Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine | Academic libraries | Scoop.it

Kids gather to make Lego robots; teens create digital music, movies, and games with computers and mixers; and students engineer new projects while adults create prototypes for small business products with laser cutters and 3D printers. Many libraries across the US have developed makerspaces—places to create, build, and craft—and they are experiencing increased visits and demand as a result. For public libraries, they are places to promote community engagement. For academic libraries, they are places where students and faculty feel welcome to do classwork and research.


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The Future of Academic Libraries, An Interview with Steven J. Bell

The Future of Academic Libraries, An Interview with Steven J. Bell | Academic libraries | Scoop.it

Steven J. Bell, President Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), lays out a new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enabling librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process.

 

Read a summary of some of the projects and articles Steven mentioned during the interview here: http://www.educationfutures.com/2012/03/26/the-future-of-academic-libraries-an-interview-with-steven-j-bell/


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Fair Use in Libraries - A Best Practice Guide

Fair Use in Libraries - A Best Practice Guide | Academic libraries | Scoop.it

"...Hat tip to the people over at BoingBoing for linking to an excellent new resource for librarians, a Code of Best Practice in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, developed by librarians under the aegis of the Association of Research Libraries.

The Code (its aims and objectives are discussed in greater length here) deals with frequently asked questions in higher education, such as:

When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use? And should video be treated the same way as print? How can libraries’ special collections be made available online? Can libraries archive websites for the use of future students and scholars?

It’s a fascinating and very worthwhile resource, which is free to download here. We’d strongly recommend anyone with an interest in research librarianship, and/or issues in copyright take a look."


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Academic Libraries Should Consider a Strategic Approach to Promotion and Marketing of e-Books

Academic Libraries Should Consider a Strategic Approach to Promotion and Marketing of e-Books | Academic libraries | Scoop.it

The main objectives of this study were the following:

1) To determine the existence of a formal promotion or marketing strategic plan for e-books in academic libraries.
2) To identify the marketing and promotion tools being used for e-book marketing.
3) To understand the role of faculty in promoting e-books.
4) To explore the issues and challenges that the libraries are facing in promoting e-books.
5) To investigate the future plans for the promotion of e-books.


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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future - Co.Exist

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future - Co.Exist | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“ Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.”
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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide.
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Kizza Stephen's curator insight, September 8, 3:20 AM

A close look at how document management system can enhance information retrieval .

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College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices

College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“ Big increases leave librarians at liberal-arts institutions feeling ambushed.”
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Ebrary, an e-book library owned by the aggregator ProQuest, announces that 11 academic publishers, including major players like Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press, would be raising the cost of short-term e-book loans effective June 1,  by as much as 300 percent.

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Creating a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries - YouTube

Creating a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries - YouTube | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
A culture of assessment can be defined as "assessment is a regular part of your institutional practice" -- but what organizational characteristics and practi...
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Online discussion about Meredith Farkas' work on assessment in academic libraries
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Library revolution - Sydney Morning Herald

Library revolution - Sydney Morning Herald | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“Sydney Morning Herald Library revolution Sydney Morning Herald There is a revolution coming to university libraries and, for many, it's starting deep under the ground.”
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Robotic book delivery systems becoming more common in academic libraries
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Breaking Taboos for All the Right Reasons | Inside Higher Ed

Breaking Taboos for All the Right Reasons | Inside Higher Ed | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“E-books vs book-books in academic libraries | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/tsp6Rm2cax via @sharethis”
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Academic libraries must cull collections in order to accommodate new print and/or ebooks
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Academic Libraries | News & Press Center

Academic Libraries | News & Press Center | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
The Academic Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top academic library trends of the past year from the Amareican Library Association (ALA).
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Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) - Mother Jones

Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) - Mother Jones | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
Great background to history of scientific publishing/open access : Mother Jones Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) Mother Jones Like your cable TV provider, the biggest publishers also bundle their products, forcing strapped university libraries to buy dozens of journals they don't want to get...
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University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research ...

University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research ... | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
Far from reaching its due-by date, academic library architecture is reflecting and predicting how we learn now and into the future.
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Pinterest for academic libraries webcast Murphy acrl

Pinterest for academic libraries webcast Murphy acrl | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
My webcast "Pinterest for Academic Libraries" hosted by the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL). 9/18/12
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100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they h...

 

"From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. There are many resources for designers as well. Although this is mainly a blog that caters to designers and artists I have decided to include many other libraries for all to enjoy.

 

- Digital libraries

- International Digital libraries

- Books & texts

- Medical libraries

- Legal libraries

- National Libraries of Europe

- World Religion libraries

- Specialized Collections

- Academic Research

- American Universities

- International Universities

 


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“Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins?

“Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins? | Academic libraries | Scoop.it

With the growth in academic libraries’ Facebook pages, there has been a corresponding growth in attention to the uses of these pages in library conferences and in library literature.3 Yet if we can judge by national conference topics and tables of contents in our leading publications, there is one area of this booming field of libraries activity that is woefully underdeveloped. That void exists in the lack of reliable metrics, which we can use to assess the strength of our Facebook pages and their “return on investment” for our libraries.

 

This article proposes a set of simple measures that an academic library can use to gauge the impact of their Facebook activities and offer some suggestions on how to increase the viability of a library’s Facebook page.


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