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Examining The Future Role Of Libraries at #LIBER2013 | LIBER

by Friedel Grant “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”

– Shelby Foote

 

With this quotation, Dr. Professor Peter Strohschneider, Chairman of the German Council of Science and Humanities, began his keynote speech at LIBER’s 42nd annual conference in Munich, Germany.

 

“The library is a place in which learning and research happens, and in which knowledge orders are created,” continued Strohschneider. “As Foote suggests, the library lies at the very heart of the academic experience. A university without a library is more or less unthinkable. This being the case, Foote’s perspective raises some important questions when we consider the future of academic libraries.”

 

Strohschneider went on to explain how some of the most notable research discoveries can be attributed to serendipity. These accidental revelations can, however, be thwarted by the current enthusiasm for modern search engines which only lead researchers to targeted results.

 

From this opening talk, the future of libraries was repeatedly explored over the three days of the conference – particularly in relation to the vast quantities of data currently being created and the library’s role in helping researchers to manage and sift through that data.

 

With two new scholarly articles being published every minute, Dr. Jan Velterop asserted that structures such as nano-publications would become an essential tool for researchers to identify relevant material. This would, in turn, require libraries and publishers to adjust to a new world where the scientific journal was valued more as a source of raw material, in which researchers could look for knowledge patterns, than something to read.

 

4 Slideshares from the Conf:

1. 

The future of the science publishing ego-system http://www.slideshare.net/libereurope/liber-munich-26june2013-2

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Roadmaps, Roles and Re-engineering: Developing Data Informatics Capability in Libraries

http://www.slideshare.net/libereurope/roadmaps-roles-and-reengineering-developing-data-informatics-capability-in-libraries

 

3. 

A Revolution in Open Science: Open Data and the Role of Libraries (Professor Geoffrey Boulton at LIBER 2013

http://www.slideshare.net/libereurope/boulton-gsb-presentationlibermunich

 

4. 

Enabling Data-Intensive Science Through Data Infrastructures

http://www.slideshare.net/libereurope/morais-liber42-datainfrastructures-1

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Publishing in Discipline-Specific Open Access Journals: Opportunities and Outreach for Librarians | LJ INFOdocket

Publishing in Discipline-Specific Open Access Journals: Opportunities and Outreach for Librarians | LJ INFOdocket | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Gary Price:

 

The following article appears in the Vol 39 No 1 (2013) issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship.  This special issue of JAL is devoted to open access. and is available at no charge.

Title

Publishing in Discipline-Specific Open Access Journals: Opportunities and Outreach for Librarians

 

Abstract:

 

Open access (OA) journals promote the opportunity for peer-reviewed journal articles to be freely accessible. In recent years, the number of OA journals has exploded in all disciplines. Previous studies have identified print-based pedagogical discipline-specific journals outside the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) for librarians to consider as vehicles for publishing articles related to subject-based Information Literacy (IL). The present study explores the presence of discipline-specific pedagogical journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and presents a table of OA journals with their acceptance rates and review times. Pedagogical OA journals are highlighted as a potential opportunity for librarians to pro-actively reach out to faculty within a discipline and contribute towards the OA movement.


Full text: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MiamiImageURL&_cid=272069&_user=10&_pii=S0099133312001760&_check=y&_origin=article&_zone=toolbar&_coverDate=2013-Jan-31&view=c&originContentFamily=serial&wchp=dGLzVlt-zSkWz&md5=25b1f0671652c3674fea4aa12b0093e1&pid=1-s2.0-S0099133312001760-main.pdf


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RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries | American Libraries Magazine

RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

SEATTLE - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012 have been named to the 2013 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.


The 2013 winners are:

Biotechnology: In Context, edited by Brenda Wilmoth Lerner & K. Lee Lerner, Gale CengageDictionary of African Biography, edited by Emmanuel K Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Oxford University PressEncyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition, edited by Andrew T. Carswell, Sage PublicationsEncyclopedia of Peace Psychology, edited by Daniel J. Christie, Wiley-BlackwellEncyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide, edited by Charles R. Figley, Sage PublicationsEnslaved Women In America: An Encyclopedia, edited by Daina Ramey Berry and Deleso A. Alford, GreenwoodJapanese Philosophy: A Source Book, edited by James W. Heisig, et al, University of Hawaii PressLiterature of War, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press/Gale CengagePresidents and Black America: A Documentary History, by Stephen A. Jones and Eric Freedman, Sage/CQ PressTypography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography, edited by Allan Haley et al, Rockport PublishersWomen in American Politics: History and Milestones, by Doris Weatherford, Sage/CQ Press



Contact: Elizabeth Markel
RUSA, Conference Services (cs), Membership (mbrshp)

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How Open is it? Open Access Toolkit #openaccess #OA

"This guide will help you move beyond the seemingly
simple question, “Is this journal open access?” and toward
a more productive alternative, “How open is it?”
Use it to:
• Understand the components that define Open Access
• Learn what makes a journal more open vs. less open
• Make informed decisions about where to publish

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Introducing BrowZine, an iPad app to access library journal subscriptions | No Shelf Required

 

"Third Iron, LLC, a leading library technology company, announced today the release of BrowZine, a new app for the iPad. BrowZine combines articles from databases to create full journals, organizes them on shelves arranged by subject, and delivers a reading experience optimized for the iPad. With BrowZine, users can easily find journals made available by their library, browse titles of interest, and read individual articles or the complete journal."

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Locating librarianship’s identity in its historical roots of professional philosophies: towards a radical new identity for librarians of today (and tomorrow)

Sara Wingate Gray, Department of Information Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom. Email: uczcswi@ucl.ac.ukAbstract

‘Librarian identity’ is a contested arena, seemingly caught up in a values-war between traditional principles of ‘citizenship’ and late 20th century’s shift to a democracy of consumerists. New professionals may be wary of associating with established systems of their own professional hierarchies when professional associations may be perceived as not having paid enough attention to how this shift in values has been effected, yet this is the key question to address: how has this shift towards ‘information management/consumption’; the library member now as ‘customer’; and new models of library provision by private or social enterprises, impacted on the profession’s identity as a whole?..."

 

Full text: http://ifl.sagepub.com/content/39/1/37.full

Full text (pdf): http://ifl.sagepub.com/content/39/1/37.full.pdf+html

 

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Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships Between Libraries and the Digital Humanities | Digital Scholarship Today

Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships Between Libraries and the Digital Humanities | Digital Scholarship Today | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
(2013). Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships Between Libraries and the Digital Humanities. Journal of Library Administration: Vol. 53, Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement, pp.

 

"The authors lay out practical ways for libraries to involve themselves in this evolving area, especially focused on current strengths of many libraries including commitments to resource accessibility and project development. Finally, this article proposes that the role of the research librarian is evolving in order to effectively integrate the library as a partner in the scholarship of digital humanities."

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Orange libraries give patrons access to digital magazines on computers - by David Breen, Orlando Sentinel

Orange libraries give patrons access to digital magazines on computers - by David Breen, Orlando Sentinel | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Orange libraries give patrons access to digital magazines on computers - Patrons of the Orange County Library System can now read hundreds of magazines without setting foot inside a branch.

The system recently rolled out a service that allows library patrons to view and download about 250 magazines on computers, tablets or smartphones.

The service, a partnership between the electronic newsstand Zinio and audio-book publisher Recorded Books, is free to anyone with a library card.
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Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division is a peer-reviewed journal for all academic librarians and informational professionals serving academic departments or affiliated institutions including centers,...

 

Available for download are articles appearing in the latest issue, vol. 2, no. 1 (2012).


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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