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Edmunds Otter, Mary L.; Wright, Judy M.; King, Natalie V. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Librarians and information specialists' involvement during the development of grant applications for external funding can save researchers' time, provide specialist support, and contribute to reducing avoidable waste in research. This article presents a survey of information specialists working for the National Institute for Health Research's…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Scientists, Grants, Literature Reviews
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Tzoc, Elias; Ubbes, Valerie A. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
In 2013, the Center for Digital Scholarship at Miami University was established and coincided with the redesign of the Children's Picture Book Database, which had a successful web presence for nearly 20 years. We developed the Digital Literacy Partnership (DLP) website project in order to upgrade the project to Omeka as a new digital management…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Management, Databases, Picture Books
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Bower, Kirsty; Sheppard, Nick; Bayjoo, Jennifer; Pease, Adele – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This practical article presents findings of a small scale study undertaken at a large U.K. University. The purpose of the study was to encourage academic engagement with Open Access (OA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) mandate with the measurable impact being increased engagement with the Repository and dissemination…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Library Role
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Meece, Stephanie; Robinson, Amy; Gramstadt, Marie-Therese – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Open access institutional repositories can be ill-equipped to manage the complexity of research outputs from departments of fine arts, media, drama, music, cultural heritage, and the creative arts in general. The U.K.-based Kultur project was funded to create a flexible multimedia repository model using EPrints software. The project launched the…
Descriptors: Art, Library Development, Library Automation, Archives
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Sewell, Claire; Kingsley, Danny – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
The nature of academic librarianship is changing as librarians move away from the curation of material and into research support roles. Although this creates new opportunities it can be difficult for staff to learn the skills needed. The Office of Scholarly Communication at Cambridge University seeks to address this issue with the Research Support…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Capacity Building, Library Science, Professional Development
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Ginther, Clara; Lackner, Karin; Kaier, Christian – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Establishing Publication Services in the library at the University of Graz did more than broaden the service portfolio of the library. A convergence of expertise at the library, needs of researchers at the university, and ongoing changes in scholarly communication also contributed to the evolution of the library's role and profile. The new…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Publications, Publishing Industry, Library Role
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Coombs, Jenny; Thomas, Mandy; Rush, Nathan; Martin, Elizabeth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
The need for research support in U.K. universities is growing at a fast pace and a number of different professional and academic units within universities are involved in the process. This case study takes place in a post-92 higher education institution and discusses the benefit of utilizing a cross-university Community of Practice (CoP) approach…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Higher Education, Delivery Systems
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Maddox, Alexia; Zhao, Linlin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This case study presents a conceptual model of researcher performance developed by Deakin University Library, Australia. The model aims to organize research performance data into meaningful researcher profiles, referred to as researcher typologies, which support the demonstration of research impact and value. Three dimensions shaping researcher…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Strategic Planning, Delivery Systems, Models
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Cox, John – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
New research needs, global developments and local shifts in emphasis are demanding a broader range of interactions by librarians with researchers and are challenging previous staffing structures. Research has a higher institutional profile and academic libraries have responded by creating new roles and staffing models, with stronger linkage across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Personnel, Case Studies
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Fry, Jane; Ripp, Chantal – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
While some Canadian universities have a long history in the provision of data services, that was not the norm in Canada, especially in small universities and colleges. To maximize the use of data by students and researchers in academia, it was evident that increased education, resources, and tools were required to support those delivering data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, College Libraries, Librarians
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Dolan, Meghan; Hemment, Michael; Oliver, Stephanie – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Baker Library at Harvard Business School is increasingly asked by the school's faculty to create custom digital information products to enhance course assignments and to find novel ways of electronically disseminating faculty research. In order to prioritize these requests, as well as facilitate, manage, and track the resulting projects, the…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Sustainability, Innovation, Academic Libraries
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Groenewegen, David – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Librarians at universities continue to seek new ways to engage and partner with researchers in order to enhance and enrich the way that they work. This article looks at some of the ways that libraries have been doing this in recent years, what has worked, and what needs to be done to continue to develop these important partnerships. These…
Descriptors: Researchers, Librarians, College Libraries, Cooperation
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Hurst, Susan; Marsh, Dominic; Brown, Dean; Forbes, Shona – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This case study describes the creation of a leisure reading collection in the Clifford Whitworth library at the University of Salford. It briefly surveys existing literature on leisure reading collections and looks at the growing interest among U.K. academic libraries in recreational reading. It considers the reasons for promoting reading as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Recreational Reading
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Although the term lacks a standard definition, learning commons represent academic library spaces that provide computer and library resources as well as a range of academic services that support learners and learning. Learning commons have been equated to a laboratory for creating knowledge and staffed with librarians that serve as facilitators of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, Qualitative Research
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Atkinson, Jeremy – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
The paper proposes and describes a framework for academic library quality to be used by new and more experienced library practitioners and by others involved in considering the quality of academic libraries' services and provision. The framework consists of eight themes and a number of questions to examine within each theme. The framework was…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Quality Assurance, Models
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