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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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Organizing the Work of the Research Library

Organizing the Work of the Research Library | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“ Established in an era when the collection was truly at the heart of the library, and when building and maintaining it was the focus of its work, the research library is today moving away from organizational structures centered around building…”
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New report on changing organisational structures...
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New report by Ithaka.
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Welcome to DataQ | DataQ

Welcome to DataQ | DataQ | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“#DataQ A collaborative platform for answering research data questions in academic libraries #bib #cool http://t.co/rWW1rNf7Wf”
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Could be a useful site as we move towards effective research data management in New Zealand academic libraries
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Turning a page: downsizing the campus book collections - The Conversation US

Turning a page: downsizing the campus book collections - The Conversation US | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“Keeping a printed book in a campus library comes with steep costs. How are campus libraries evolving?”
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Would be great if New Zealand libraries could share an off-site storage facility as in this story...
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New Media Consortium on Twitter

New Media Consortium on Twitter | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
Got 3 minutes? This video summarize the NMC Horizon Report 2015 #Library Edition: http://youtu.be/aZyNO4SpUQk produced by @DosMundosATX #NMChz
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Overview of highlights from Horizon Report 2015

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2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library... webcast now available #edtech #highered #ACRL #education

2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library... webcast now available #edtech #highered #ACRL #education | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
This forward looking webcast examines the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment.
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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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Large-scale digitisation project from the Vatican Library...
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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, 2014 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

“ Web 2.0 applications' usage and trends in top US academic libraries http://t.co/pYHzxkJfmI”;
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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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Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways

Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“ David Pescovitz, a research director at the Institute for the Future, has some ideas about what libraries of the future will look like.”
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Not sure how many people's views of libraries are of musty, carpeted rooms with outdated technology anymore, but the future looks interesting...
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As law schools go, so go academic law libraries, and the crisis in legal… | Services of the lawyer

“As law schools go, so go academic law libraries, and the crisis in legal education has had a profound effect on these institutions. Shrinking budgets and”
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Academic Libraries: Making Place for Goog-azon-bucks

Academic Libraries:  Making Place for Goog-azon-bucks | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“If the student is at the center of the higher education business model, the library is where she is sitting. The library is changing around her and her colleagues. Library leaders are transforming ...”
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Sleeping pods for students: can naps replace a good night’s sleep?

Sleeping pods for students: can naps replace a good night’s sleep? | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
With the hope of boosting grades, universities are creating spaces for students to catch 40 winks in the library
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Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower

Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower | Academic libraries | Scoop.it
“ The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.”
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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, February 19, 2015 1:45 AM

Issues or areas of concern that continue to challenge the profession for this year 2015 deserve renewed attention.   Should we add more?  Are there new emerging issues?

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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, 2014 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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