Archive for the ‘universitetsbiblioteker’ Category

Hvad sker der med e-bøgerne

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Why e-books will be much bigger than you can imagine (GigaOM)
The e-book business will grow faster than people think. Innovations from Amazon and Apple have increased the velocity at which we consume e-books, but there are two emergent behaviors that will increase the rate of overall consumption.

Om et muligt nyt e-bogsprodukt fra Apple

Apple to Introduce “GarageBand for E-Books” [RUMOR] (Mashable)
Apple is scheduled to host an education-related event on January 19 – shrouded with a veil of mystery, as always. A new report from Ars Technica says the company is about to unveil a set of tools to create interactive e-books.

Will Apple make iMovie for interactive books? (GigaOM)
Since before Apple announced its education-oriented press event taking place this week, there’s been some speculation — including here — that a logical step would be to start selling digital textbooks directly through its iBookstore. It would make sense because Apple needs a way to juice iBook sales, it has a fantastic e-textbook reader in the iPad and because, well, what else would you announce at a small “education” event in New York City, the center of publishing?

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom [OPINION] (Mashable)
Alongside these changes, forward-thinking educators are taking risks by distributing tablets in schools, in the hopes that the glimpses of efficiency we have seen to-date can continue to evolve for the long-term, changing classroom education for the better.

Benjamin Graydon, Blake Urbach-Buholz, and Cheryl Kohen: A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models
EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, 2011, vol. 34, iss. 4

Key Takeaways:

  • In preparation for campus-wide e-text adoption, Daytona State College completed a two-year comparative study of four textbook distribution models: print purchase, print rental, e-text rental, and e-text rental with e-reader device.
  • Though faculty and administrators may embrace e-texts, students often prefer to rent printed textbooks.
  • Institutions seeking to implement campus-wide e-text adoption should be prepared to address specific concerns, including faculty choice, infrastructure needs, student technological skills, cost savings, and instructional adaptation.

Den konstante innovation

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Bibliotekerne skal udvikle sig. De skal konstant genopfinde sig selv og udvikle nye services og tjenester som passer med tidsånden. Denne artikel fra Library Journal er en god kommentar på innovationen i bibliotekerne.

The Constant Innovator: The Academic Library as a Model of Change Management | Backtalk
It sometimes feels as though libraries are always behind. In the academic sphere this is amplified by the perception of cutting-edge research and activity that goes on elsewhere in a university. Yet it is often the case that libraries are already testing ideas and new technologies and services. Indeed, one might argue that the recent history of the library is one of adaptation and new technology innovation.

Denne artikel skriver om et andet forskningsbiblioteks arbejde med udvikling

Ryan, Marianne & Garrison, Julie
What Do We Do Now?: A Case for Abandoning Yesterday and Making the Future.
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall2011, vol. 51, iss. 1, s. 12-14
CBS Link (via fjernadgang)

Making the Future
…Driving toward a new future has required constant vigilance and a willingness to re-consider what seemed to have only just been decided. By continually focusing toward a completely new future, from designing new spaces, to re-considering the many products and services we deliver, we are able to position ourselves to make a future we can believe will be integral to our institution’s community.

Ny rapport: Redefining the Academic Library

Friday, January 6th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Det amerikanske University Leadership Council har netop udsendt rapporten Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services.

Hele rapporten: Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services (95 s./pdf)

Indholdsfortegnelse:

  • Advisors to Our Work
  • Top Lessons from the Study
  • Understanding Your Current Practice
  • Transformational Change in the Information Landscape
  • Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services
    I. Leveraging Digital Collections
    II. Rethinking the Scholarly Publishing Model
    III. Repurposing Library Space
    IV. Redeploying Library Staff

I rapporten henviser de bl.a. til Taiga fourudsigelserne (Within five years…). her konstaterer de at By 2015…

- Patrons Go Elsewhere for Information – “Our users will meet more than 90% of their information needs from sources that are not directly connected to the library.”

- No Need for Traditional Librarians – “Successful libraries will be those that have managed to turn over the majority of their staff or reassigned staff to different roles within the library.”

- A Space for More Than Just Books – “Most library space will be taken over by functions that  have nothing to do with library collections or services.”

Fundet via | Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services

Tag til Texas – ER&L 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Hvis du leder efter et påskud til at besøge Austin i Texas, så kommer den her. I april afholdes der den årlige Electronic Resources and Libraries konference.

Hvad tilbyder ER&L: Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services.

Indholdet de tidligere år ser spændende ud. På 2011 konferencen side er der links til videoer med præsentationerne. På deres Vimeo channel: ER&L, finder du i alt 37 præsentationer.

Strategisk brug af IKT på universiteterne

Thursday, December 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

JISC stiller spørgsmålet Are you leading the way? – Is your institution adapting and responding to the fast changing marketplace as quickly as it might?

Bag spørgsmålet gemmer der sig projektet Strategic ICT Toolkit Project, hvisformål det er at hjælpe institutionerne med den strategiske brug af IKT.

The Strategic ICT Toolkit Project (SICT) is a self-analysis toolkit to help higher education institutions (HEIs) to analyse, assess and develop their strategic use of information technologies.

Developed by The University of Nottingham, this toolkit supports senior management in HE in developing towards more strategically directed ICT deployment. This project drew on the experience, insights and existing practices of a representative sample of HEIs to develop a toolkit to stimulate their understanding and support institutional development. This project was commissioned by The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE).

Hent hele rapporten her Strategic ICT Toolkit Project (133 s./pdf)

Nyheder fra den akademiske verden

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Den  engelske avis Guardian har et netværk for videregående uddannelse Higher Education Network. Indeholder mange spændende artikler og indlæg om forskning, markedsføring, studerende m.m. Et besøg værd. Nogle gode eksemplar på artikler fra sitet

Jeg stødte på dette link Altmetrics, a guide to Twitter for academics, and increasing your academic footprint: our round-up of social media blogs in 2011. For at hjælpe forskerne videre med Twitter har de udarbejdet en Twitter-guide. Den kan også hentes i pdf Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities – A guide for academics and researchers.

“Det er et pænt bibliotek” (med rene toiletter)

Friday, December 9th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Det er et par af udsagnende i RUb’s præsentationsvideo. Det er en god og kort aninamationsfilm, hvor biblioteket bliver præsenteret på en let tilgængelig måde.

BI god til søgning – gode videoer fra BI biblioteket

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

BI Handelshøyskolens Bibliotek har udarbejdet nogle fine videovejledninger til en række af deres elektroniske ressourcer. Det er korte og præcise film. De kan ses her under Nettkurs – lær deg selv.

De har også den obligatoriske Youtube kanal. Her findes vejledningerne og et par andre generelle præsentationer. Em af dem er denne om biblioteket på BI Nydalen.

En god præsentation, som dog er for lang efter min smag. Den burde nok være delt op i to, en om biblioteket og en om elektroniske ressourcer.

Virtuelle konferencer

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Torsdag d. 10. november 2011 afholder the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University videokonferencen Grand Challenge. Den handler om alle de udfordringer som forskningsbibliotekerne står over for. Konferencen kan følges via Adobe Connect.

The Event
Economic and technological changes have had a profound effect on the way libraries engage with their communities. These changes have presented academic libraries with some Grand Challenges related to the services they provide, the role they play on campus and globally, and in how they organize and disseminate information. Polaris Library Systems and the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University are providing a forum for academic librarians to discuss these challenges with each other and with industry thought leaders during the first Grand Challenge Summit for academic libraries on Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I december afholder Library Journal deres første virtual technology summit.

Stay one step ahead of technologies driving the user-centric library. Library Journal presents our first virtual technology summit, Power to the Patron: From Systems to Services. This full-day event will examine the technologies that empower users on the front end (what they see) and the behind-the-scenes systems that make such self-service and digital delivery possible.

Fælles for begge konferencer er, at de begge bliver udsendt som videokonferencer.

Tidligere på måneden løb Library 2.011 af stablen. Den var også en virtuel konference. Hvorfor prøver vi ikke også det i Danmark?

Beskriv værdien af biblioteketet

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 af Søren Madsen

ACRL har opdateret deres Standards for Libraries in Higher Education.

Hos Library Journal kan du læse en kort introduktion – A New Framework May Help Academic Libraries Demonstrate Their Value.

De baseret deres standard for fag- og forskningsbiblioteker på ni standarder, som de har indsamlet fra relevant dokumentaion, rapporter m.m.

  1. Institutional Effectiveness
  2. Professional Values
  3. Educational Role
  4. Discovery
  5. Collections
  6. Space
  7. Management/Administration
  8. Personnel
  9. External Relations

Find de gode blogs

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Forlaget Salem Press har de seneste to år uddelt prisen Salem Library Blog Awards. Her udpeger juryen de bedste blog indenfor en række kategorier. Du kan se vinderne her:

På sitet kan man finde en lang række gode blogs. De fleste er amerikanske, men derfor er indholdet stadig relevant. De samler på: Active blogs addressing issues that are important to libraries, librarians, students and patrons. De seneste findes her under Newly Discovered Blogs.

De er ordnet efter tema:

SFX – kan de studerende finde ud af det?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Det forsøger denne artikel at finde svar på.

Bonnie Imler & Michelle Eichelberger
Do They “Get It”? Student Usage of SFX Citation Linking Software

College & Research Libraries, September 2011, vol. 72, no. 5, s. 454-463 (PDF)

Abstract
This study focuses on a quantitative assessment of undergraduate student use of SFX citation linking software. The study seeks to reveal whether or not students are using SFX, and, if so, how they are using it. Study participants were Penn State Altoona students, all of whom had received basic library instruction. Their research sessions were captured with screen capture software and then coded with Studiocode video coding technology. While not the prime focus of the study, the investigators also considered the effect of factors such as database Web design, images, and terminology on student usage of SFX.

Myten om de digitale indfødte

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Bibliotekarforbundet holderi denne weekend sit faglige landsmøde. Temaet i år er de digitale indfødte (født digital) og hvordan bibliotekerne skal forholde sig til dem. Både som brugere og kollegaer. Perspektiv har i den forbindelse et par interviews med internetpsykologen Anders Colding-Jørgensen.

Tænk som en digitalt indfødt
- Hvis noget er interessant nok, finder det mig. Præcis sådan mener internetpsykologen Anders Colding-Jørgensen, at mange unge tænker om internettet. Perspektiv har interviewet psykologen, der holder oplæg på Fagligt Landsmøde den kommende weekend.

Tænk som en digitalt indfødt
Anders Colding-Jørgensen mener, at bibliotekarer og biblioteker skal understøtte de unge, såkaldt digitalt indfødte, i at søge og finde viden og information. De unge ser internettet som en arena - ikke som et postkontor. De vil dele indhold for at styrke deres identitet. Virksomheder skal holde op med at smiske efter dialog på Facebook.

Han har skrevet om emnet p Kforum Facebook i markedsføringen – Stop Facebook-smiskeriet.

Det er jo altsammen meget godt. Jeg har det bare lidt svært med myten om de digitale indfødte. Det er muligt, at de er gode til at benytte ny teknologi og nye værktøjer. Og hvad så? Jeg er ikke sikker på, at det hele er så fantastisk, som tankerne bag digital natives begrebet lægger op til. Et er at bruge ny teknologi, noget andet er at bruge den fornuftigt.

Når der kommer til brug af ‘akademisk teknologi’, er de studerende ikke med. Det ser denne australske avisartikel fra The Australian nærmere på:

Unis more digital than the ‘natives’ – North American studies question stuents’ acceptance of e-learning.
THEY might be digital natives, but young adults still prefer a “sage on the stage” to an online lecture, with two North American studies finding that university leaders have more regard than their students for electronic learning.

I artiklen henvises til to nordamerikanske undersøgelser.

Den første kommer fra Higher Education Strategy Associates – The Canadian Education Project

The State of E-Learning in Canadian Universities, 2011: If Students Are Digital Natives, Why Don’t They Like E-Learning? (24 s. /pdf)

Den anden er fra Pew og er tidligere omtalt her på bloggen.

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education
Hele rapporten The Digital Revolution and Higher Education – College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning (29 s./pdf)

Ny Informationsvideo om/fra Juridisk Bibliotek AAU

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Juridisk Bibliotek på Aalborg Universitet har stået bag denne præsentationsvideo.

Næste Next Space

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

OCLC udgiver et newsletter med titlen Next Space.

NextSpace is OCLC’s magazine for our members and information managers. NextSpace analyzes industry trends and technology developments as well as feature news about OCLC. Our goal is to help you stay informed and make key decisions.

I de seneste par numre, er der flere interessante artikler.

Next Space #18 (May 2011) / hele nummeret i pdf

Specielt artiklen Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 er interessant. Den henviser til en efterhånden gammel OCLC rapport, Perceptions of Libraries 2010: Context and Community, som bør være obligatorisk læsning.

Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community – This new membership report provides updated information and new insights into information consumers and their online information habits, preferences and perceptions. Højdepunkter fra rapporten:

    1. Rethink online strategies—beyond the library website
    2. Embrace the brand and extend the experience
    3. Become personal information trainers
    4. Librarians are valued, even more so than five years ago
    5. The third place—online
    6. Seize the moment

      Next Space #17 (December 2010) / hele nummeret i pdf

      Nyt nummer af The Journal of Academic Librarianship

      Friday, September 9th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

      Septembernummeret af The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2011, vol. 37, iss. 5) er nu udkommet. Der er flere aerikler, der ser ganske spændende ud. Et par udvalgte titler:

      • Social Media, Academic Research and the Role of University Libraries (Guest Editorial)
      • Using Learning Styles in Information Literacy: Critical Considerations for Librarians
      • Usability Testing for e-Resource Discovery: How Students Find and Choose e-Resources Using Library Web Sites
      • Can Money Buy Happiness? A Statistical Analysis of Predictors for User Satisfaction
      • Understanding the changing role of academic librarians from a psychological perspective: A literature review
      • Managing Technology – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google

      JISC udgiver rapport nye digital praksiser

      Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

      JISC imponerer endnu en gang. De har netop udsendt rapporten Preparing for the future: a new guide on emerging practice in a digital age.

      Der findes mere uddybende materiale på projektets site Emerging Practice in a Digital Age.

      Hent hele rapporten her: Emerging Practice in a Digital Age – A guide to technology-enhanced institutional innovation (60 s/pdf)

      Om indholdet:

      The environment of further and higher education is changing in response to economic pressures, government policies and a cultural shift marked by an increasing emphasis on student satisfaction and concerns about the impact of rising student fees.

      In addition, the rapid growth in personal ownership of new and more powerful technologies such as mobile phones and tablet PCs, along with the pervasive use of social software is changing the way we work, socialise, communicate and collaborate. It is only natural that students will expect to see the powerful benefits these technologies offer – technologies that are common-place in many aspects of our working lives – used to support their learning ambitions as they endeavour to balance the competing pressures of study, work, caring and social responsibilities.

      Within five years…

      Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 af Søren Madsen

      Det er den tidshorisont som Taiga opererer med. De kom tidligere på sommeren (?) med deres Taiga Forum 2011 Provocative Statements. Taiga er: “The Taiga Forum is a community of AULs and ADs challenging the traditional boundaries in libraries. The Taiga Forum meets annually.”

      Deres ti forudsigelser for de næste fem år er:

      1. organizational structures flatten
      2. radical cooperation
      3. collaborative space partners
      4. books as decor
      5. no more collection building
      6. new model of liaison librarianship
      7. staff reallocation, elimination, and retraining…
      8. library in the cloud
      9. boutique services
      10. oversupply of MLSs

      Interesserede kan tage et kig på deres Provocative Statements fra 2006 og vurdere om de har ramt rigtigt. En blanding af pletskud og forbiere.

      Seeking Synchronicity – rapport fra OCLC om virtuel reference

      Friday, September 2nd, 2011 af Søren Madsen

      OCLC udsendte i sommer rapporten Seeking Synchronicity om virtuel reference.

      Hele rapporten: Seeking Synchronicity (86 s./pdf)

      Rapporten: “…distills more than five years of virtual reference (VR) research into a readable summary that features memorable quotes that vividly illustrate very specific and actionable suggestions. Taken from a multi-phase research project that included focus group interviews, surveys, transcript analysis, and phone interviews, with VR librarians, users, and non-users, these findings are meant to help practitioners develop and sustain VR services and systems. The report asserts that the “R” in “VR” needs to emphasize virtual “Relationships” as well as “Reference”.”

      “Today’s students, scholars and citizens are not just looking to libraries for answers to specific questions—they want partners and guides in a life long information-seeking journey. By transforming VR services into relationship-building opportunities, libraries can leverage the positive feelings people have for libraries in a crowded online space where the biggest players often don’t have the unique experience and specific strengths that librarians offer.”

      Seeking Synchronicity

      Læsestof til OPAC-folket

      Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

      Computers in Libraries har i seneste nummer to gode artikler om OPAC’ens rolle i forskningsbibliotekerne

      Hofmann, M, & Yang, S: How Next-Gen R U? A Review of Academic OPACS in the United States and Canada
      Computers in Libraries, 2011, vol. 31, iss. 6, s. 26-29
      CBS Link (Via fjernadgang)
      Abstract:
      With vendors seeming to abandon their ILS-integrated OPACs in order to develop and promote their discovery tools, we were curious as to just what was the current state of affairs for academic libraries in the quest for the touted next-generation catalog.

      Bailey, K.: Online Public Access Catalog: The Google Maps of the Library World
      Computers in Libraries, 2011, vol. 31, iss. 6, s. 30-34
      CBS Link (Via fjernadgang)
      Abstract:
      What do Google Maps and a library’s OPAC have in common? Google Maps provides users with all the information they need for a trip in one place; users can get directions and find out what attractions, hotels, and restaurants are close by. Librarians must find the ultimate OPAC that will provide, in one place, all the information and services patrons will need for their searches. Such an OPAC would equal the services that Google Maps provides its users.

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