Archive for September, 2011
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
1. Make It Visual
2. Have a Definitive POV
3. Share What You Know (and Make It Interesting)
4. Include Others
5. Give Your Presentation A Theme
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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)
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.
De opdeler dem efter tema:
- How to Get Started Creating Videos
- How to Create Videos With Others
- How to Create Different Kinds of Videos
- How to Create Videos People Like
- How to Get More Out of Your Video Marketing
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.
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.”
QR koder griber om sig. De ses efterhånden alle steder, på reklamer, i aviser og blade, klistermærker m.m. Her er der et par gode, korte introduktioner til QR koder.
Matthew B. Hoy: An Introduction to QR Codes: Linking Libraries and Mobile Patrons
Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 2011, vol. 30, iss. 3, s. 2
CBS Link (via fjernadgang) http://esc-web.lib.cbs.dk/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763869.2011.590423
QR codes, or ‘‘Quick Response’’ codes, are two-dimensional barcodes that can be scanned by mobile smartphone cameras. These codes can be used to provide fast access to URLs, telephone numbers, and short passages of text. With the rapid adoption of smartphones, librarians are able to use QR codes to promote services and help library users find materials quickly and independently. This article will explain what QR codes are, discuss how they can be used in the library, and describe issues surrounding their use. A list of resources for generating and scanning QR codes is also provided.
Bruce Massis: WHAT’S NEW IN LIBRARIES: QR Codes in the Library (EarlyCite Article)
New Library World, 2011, vol. 112, iss. 9/10
Purpose – The purpose of this column is to examine the use of QR codes in libraries and the variety of uses suggest specific uses of this motivating technology for libraries to enhance their own offerings to users with greater potential and possibilities.
Fundet via Informed Librarian nyhedsbrevet.
Nyt nummer af Research Information (2011 August/Sep.) er på gaden. Et par udvalgte artikler:
Mobile access gathers momentum
Apps and mobile versions of websites are springing up everywhere in the scholarly publishing industry. Publishers and library management system suppliers reveal some of the latest trends. Interviews by Rebecca Pool and Sian Harris
The lone publisher – in search of silver
John Murphy shares his experiences of attempting to launch an open-access journal
Anticipating OA growth
Jason Wilde of Nature Publishing Group reveals some of the challenges of the open-access publishing model for journals with high rejection rates
Her i sommer udgav det engelske parlament en kommisionsundersøgelse om peer review. Den består af to dele, selve rapporten og et bilag med baggrundsmateriale.
“…describes access to data as ‘fundamental’ for researchers to reproduce, verify and build on each other’s results. It highlights that reproducibility should be the gold standard that all peer reviewers and editors aim for when assessing a manuscript. This spirit of openness is something that JISC supports, through its work with the UK Research Councils.”