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Library futures: Manchester University

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“ The library is not being used less, it's just user needs that are changing, says Janet Wilkinson – so don't forget the wifi”


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The university library of the future

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“ Libraries are changing to adapt to the information revolution, creating places for ‘intellectual collisions’”


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Is your library looking to increase usage and attract new audiences?

Is your library looking to increase usage and attract new audiences? | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it

“ Source: flickr.com via Nancy on Pinterest Are you looking for ways to bring new users into your library and increase the usage of those who already come through your doors?”


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Social Media Marketing: How New York Public Library increased card sign-ups by 35% | MarketingSherpa Blog

Social Media Marketing: How New York Public Library increased card sign-ups by 35% | MarketingSherpa Blog | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it

Courtney Eckerle: The New York Public Library uses National Library Card Sign-up Month as an opportunity to bring in many new library users. To do so, the library implemented a social media campaign using quotes from celebrities.


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Libraries revamp websites to help community search simpler, quicker

Libraries revamp websites to help community search simpler, quicker | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
Rutgers redesigned and relaunched the University library website this past June.

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:03 AM
The primary impetus for redesigning a library website is to make the site easier to use for novice users, with little or no familiarity with library resources. The website should have a search box to allow users to search for a variety of different library resources from an easy-to-use interface, be they articles, books, journals, audio, videos, archival resources, and special collections. Ask a Librarian’ chat box should appear on every page of the website, offering users real-time live assistance wherever they are. More useful tips on redesigning library websites here: http://www.dailytargum.com/news/libraries-revamp-websites-to-help-community-search-simpler-quicker/article_13683916-2724-11e3-834e-0019bb30f31a.html
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World's 10 most spectacular university buildings

World's 10 most spectacular university buildings | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
If your university memories comprise dull, dusty halls and cold, concrete classrooms, you probably didn't study at these places

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The 10 buildings include Lomonosov Moscow State University, the world's tallest university building; Swanston Academic Building in Australia, which "catches the eye with its wavy and jagged façade"; and Bradfield Hall at Cornell University in the United States, which is "almost entirely windowless."  But my favorite is the image here of the library at Freie Universitat Berlin. Even though it appears to be part of the existing buildings, the library was conceived as a single building.

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Higher Education Success: How 3 Universities use Social

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Learn how three leading universities are using social media to strengthen relationships with students.
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Podcast: Brown University Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship ...

Podcast: Brown University Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship ... | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
In this interview she discusses the Brown University Library Digital Scholarship Lab and the relationship librarians at Brown are cultivating with research and other forms of digital scholarship. This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was ...
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Student Journals an Opportunity for Libraries as Publishers | ALA 2014

Student Journals an Opportunity for Libraries as Publishers | ALA 2014 | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
Melinda Dermody, head of access and sharing at Syracuse University libraries, moderated the panel, which included Catherine Mitchell, director of the Access & Publishing group at the California Digital Library (CDL), ...
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University to allow students to rent drones from library - KARE

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Last week, the university's library announced that it would rent drones to students this school year, as part of a larger effort to expand the school's digital learning programs.
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring t...
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Beachfront Libraries Are Pretty Much The Best Idea Ever

Beachfront Libraries Are Pretty Much The Best Idea Ever | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
What's a beach day without a good book?

Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you.
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Why governments must invest in early childhood education

Why governments must invest in early childhood education | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
It is now clear that putting more money into preschool programs leads to better outcomes for both society and the individual. (Canada ranks last in OECD in early childhood education spending.
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The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it

“ Like many of you, I'm connected to the Internet virtually every waking hour of my day - via computer, tablet and mobile phone. Yet I still regularly visit my local public library, in order to borrow books, CDs and DVDs.”


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Data You Can Use in Reports & Presentations

Data You Can Use in Reports & Presentations | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it

“ When librarians are trying to prove their value to faculty/staff, stakeholders, administrations, and funders, one of the things they need to do is to present hard data.”


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A new marketing book

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“ Ned Potter's new book, the Library Marketing Tool Kit, is sure to be a big hit!”


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Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

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The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship

 

The best argument that open access enhances academic freedom lies in the fact that in open access journals, authors retain copyrights while in the traditional system, they must sign over the copyright to the publisher. Stuart Shieber at Harvard University elaborates: "Traditional publishing infringes academic freedom. Authors assign copyright to publishers as part of the publication process. With this control, publishers can and do limit access to the scholar's writing. Scholars are therefore not free to disseminate their academic work in the broadest way."

 

There is a growing literature suggesting that open access articles are read and cited more, another argument that open access enhances academic freedom.  Also, open access articles are assured of being archived and available for longer access in the future, unlike commercial digital publishing where the responsibility for archiving lies with the publisher who decides until when to keep archived articles available.  The library that subscribes to an electronically published traditional journal cannot simply keep an archive of what it subscribes to.  After all, isn't academic freedom about the right of published works to remain accessible for as long as it takes?

 

Read moe here:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/apr/22/open-access-academic-freedom-publishing


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7 tech predictions for higher education in 2014

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As the new year begins, Pearson's Dr. Jeff D. Borden outlines his top 7 ed-tech predictions for higher education in 2014.

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Here are 7 things blogged about regularly, formally written about in education publications, the subject of grants and other financial opportunities, and represented in numerous conference presentation titles.
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Coventry University library bag project

This presentation was given by Olivia Llewellyn at the 2009 ALISS Summer Conference It describes a project to involve students in designing a bag to promote Coventry University Library


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How the public library looks these days TeleRead: News and views ...

How the public library looks these days TeleRead: News and views ... | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
I completed an annual ritual this week---the renewal of my public library card! I almost exclusively use the library for ebook borrowing these days, but my.
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benj...
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Studying for a humanities PhD can make you feel cut off from humanity

Studying for a humanities PhD can make you feel cut off from humanity | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
We need to talk about how to prevent solitude from slipping into isolation, says Michael Perfect, who offers his five top tips ('Solitude can easily become isolation, and many people doing doctoral research end up feeling cut off from humanity'
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Tweet from @LearnSomethlng

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"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela http://t.co/hTiKl8nnJR
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Finland's Revolutionary Education System

"Finland's educational system. Fascinating thing about three decades ago Finland has an educational system that is doing terribly and they look around and th...
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Angela Davis & Toni Morrison / How do we become whole ... after traumas that threaten to splinter our souls?: On literacy, libraries, & liberation » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

Angela Davis & Toni Morrison / How do we become whole ... after traumas that threaten to splinter our souls?: On literacy, libraries, & liberation » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine | Higher Education Libraries | Scoop.it
Angela Davis & Toni Morrison / How we become whole after traumas splinter souls...literacy, libraries & liberation » http://t.co/tpWeZH6lJG
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