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Milne Library Colleagues Launch OASIS  | SUNY Geneseo

Milne Library Colleagues Launch OASIS  | SUNY Geneseo | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
In the growing world of open education resources (OER), SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library recently developed and launched an innovative new search tool that can access 52 different OER sources that contain more than 150,000 items.
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The SSP Library - A Valuable Resource for Scholarly Communications

The SSP Library - A Valuable Resource for Scholarly Communications | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
The site has videos and audio recordings going back to 2013 for sessions at the Annual Meetings and SSP Webinars, as well as Fall Seminars dating back to 2014. Use the pulldown menus on the right to dig through this treasure trove of information for anyone teaching a course on scholarly communication, or for those new to the field looking to learn the basics.
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Research Clutter: A New App Helps Create Order out of Disorder | Perspectives on History | AHA

Tropy is a free, open-source desktop application designed to help researchers organize and describe the photos they take in archives in intuitive and useful ways. It allows users to group photos of research materials, annotate images, add metadata, export to other applications, and easily search their collections.
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Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals

Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
"The all new Charleston Briefings will be a series of short books (12,000 to 20,000 words) on the topic of innovation in the world of libraries and scholarly communication. The default format for the Briefings is an open access, online e-book. We will be using Michigan Publishing’s e-book hosting platform to provide online access. We will also offer the customer the option to purchase a Kindle, iBook or print-on-demand version."
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Academics and Copyright Ownership: Ignorant, Confused or Misled? - The Scholarly Kitchen

Academics and Copyright Ownership: Ignorant, Confused or Misled? - The Scholarly Kitchen | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
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"Elizabeth Gadd takes a look at the contradictions between scholarly culture and copyright culture, and the cognitive dissonance created."
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Collective Access

CollectiveAccess is software for describing all manner of things, and allows you to create catalogues that closely conform to your needs without custom programming.
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Guest Post: Charles Oppenheim Asks How Big a Problem Are Articles that Should Be OA but End Up Behind Paywalls - The Scholarly Kitchen

Guest Post: Charles Oppenheim Asks How Big a Problem Are Articles that Should Be OA but End Up Behind Paywalls - The Scholarly Kitchen | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
In recent years, observers have noticed that articles for which an APC has been paid are not always made freely available. How pervasive is this problem? A Scholarly Kitchen reader investigates.
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Academic Book Week Featured Events - Jan.23-28. 2017

Academic Book Week Featured Events - Jan.23-28. 2017 | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
"A celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books."
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IFLA -- Libraries, Copyright and Innovation

IFLA -- Libraries, Copyright and Innovation | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Libraries are the backbone of innovation systems. From stimulating literacy and curiosity in children, to providing students with the access they need to become experts, and hosting the world’s great stories of scientific and other knowledge, they are indispensable to progress.
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Cut your Internet Research Time in Half by Finding the Right Search Engine for the Job - Here is how to do it

Cut your Internet Research Time in Half by Finding the Right Search Engine for the Job - Here is how to do it | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

"The internet is humongous. Finding what you need means that you should select from amongst millions and sometimes trillions of search results."

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METRO - Culture in Transit Toolkit

METRO - Culture in Transit Toolkit | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Culture in Transit Toolkit. The Toolkit features extensive content that brings together equipment recommendations, standards, best practices, and strategies from three institutions in New York City working to bring mobile scanning equipment to smaller libraries, archives, museums, and the communities they serve. The project offered library patrons and cultural heritage institutions an opportunity to create digital copies of their materials using state-of-the-art equipment.
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EasyBib explains MLA 8 vs MLA 7

Find out the key differences between MLA 8 and MLA 7 on this quick guide. Discover the differences that makes MLA 8 so different from previous editions.
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METRO new newsletter provider

METRO new newsletter provider | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
As we re-envision the way METRO interfaces with the world, we have also opted to move to a new newsletter provider. We hope you will sign up via the form below to keep in touch with us. Among other features, we will share the story of our transformation this fall.
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A New Approach to Article Sharing: Interview with Maria Ritola of Iris.ai

A New Approach to Article Sharing: Interview with Maria Ritola of Iris.ai | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Learn about a new approach to article sharing in this interview with Maria Ritolo, co-founder of Iris.ai, developer of R4R -- a tool that enables researchers to more easily share their research on request.
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"Research for Researchers (R4R) enables researchers to share articles with each other, on request, where it's legal to do so"
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How Unpaywall is transforming open science

How Unpaywall is transforming open science | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins with established scientific search engines could broaden its reach.
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Unpaywall has been integrated into Web of Science and Scopus
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The digital humanities lab: A dedicated space to support faculty’s creative endeavors

The digital humanities lab: A dedicated space to support faculty’s creative endeavors | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
This article by Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University, describes how to set up a digital humanities lab (DHL), projects that a DHL can be used for, what equipment is necessary, and a case study from the successful DHL at UW Milwaukee. It also includes a list of librarian roles in the digital humanities.
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white paper | The OA effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books?

white paper | The OA effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books? | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
This report presents the first major comparative analysis of usage data for OA and non-OA scholarly books, and provides an informed view of how a book benefits from OA publication. It also highlights the challenges involved in measuring the impact of OA on scholarly books and suggests that there is much to do across the whole scholarly communications network in supporting authors and their funders.
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Metadata 2020

Metadata 2020 | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs, which will advance scholarly pursuits for the benefit of society.
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FDLP Academy

"The goal of the FDLP Academy is to:

-Inform and educate the Federal depository library community about Federal Government information resources
-Assist Federal depository libraries in better serving their communities
-Advance Government information literacy 


Through this collaboration between the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), Federal depository libraries, and other Federal agencies, FDLP library partners and the public will be better engaged and empowered with Federal Government information. Learn more about becoming a guest presenter through the FDLP Academy: Agencies, Federal depository libraries."

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Library Connect Yearbook 2016

Library Connect Yearbook 2016 | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
In 2016 librarians shared their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics from research metrics to information literacy via Library Connect articles, webinars and special content. Download the 55-page yearbook to get all the articles and links to ebooks, posters and slides in one place. Find out about services and priorities at other libraries, and use it to jump start discussions about what your library might want to try this year.
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UNDERSTANDING
METADATA: WHAT IS METADATA,
AND WHAT IS IT FOR?

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What Happened to Jeffrey Beall’s List of (Allegedly) Predatory Publishers?

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"100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access" by Jean-Gabriel Bankier

"100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access" by Jean-Gabriel Bankier | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
This report is a pre-print that has been submitted for publication with UNESCO. It will be published as part of the publication: “Open Access to Scholarly Communication in 2016: Status and Benefits Review” .  It looks to answer the question: "why does open access matter?" We examined 100 stories of impact to produce a framework for describing the concrete benefits of open access for readers, authors and institutions. We aspire to move the open access conversation forward by making the case, backed by data, that the benefits of open access are real, widespread and significant
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Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. We expect to add several hundred more Open Access titles over the next year. Please see below for a title list and links to the ebooks.
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 OLAC | Cataloging Resources

 OLAC | Cataloging Resources | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
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Cataloging resources - List of publications and training materials
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