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Ovadia, Steven – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
As open educational resources (OER) becomes a more established concept, its growth and continued success not only center around the creation of new content but also depend upon the development and evolution of existing content, licenses permitting. The evolution of and persistent access to existing content requires easily editable works and the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Editing, Technical Support
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Eichenlaub, Naomi; Grover, Trina; Thomas, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper, based on an exchange of librarians between academic libraries in Canada and Australia, describes the process of planning for and participating in an international job exchange. It highlights the benefits of the exchange and lessons learned from it and reflects on the opportunities for career development and renewal afforded by such a…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries
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Mihram, Danielle; Fletcher, Curtis – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
"USC Digital Voltaire," a digital, multimodal critical edition of autograph letters, aims to combine the traditional scope of humanities inquiry with the affordances and methodologies of digital scholarship, and to support scholarly inquiry at all levels, beyond the disciplines associated with Voltaire and the Enlightenment. Digital…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Editing, Humanities, Electronic Libraries
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Burkholder, Joel M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Few librarians have examined the implications of Rolf Norgaard's theory of "writing information literacy," a rhetoric-based concept that situates research practices in context. Because the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education emphasizes research as a social practice,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Rhetoric, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Williams, Del; Stover, Mark – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This feature describes the efforts of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge to offer programming presenting hip-hop and spoken word poetry. These events, begun in 2016, feature genres relevant to the university's diverse and global enrollment. Though not traditional library presentations, they recognize the wide appeal of…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context, Academic Libraries
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Watts, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Leading organizational change can be an enticing and exciting venture for library professionals. However, unforeseen difficulties can challenge even the most enthusiastic leader. This article explores one librarian's experience with organizational change and offers practical strategies for weathering obstacles to the success of new initiatives in…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Change Agents
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Foster, Anita K.; Rinehart, Amanda K.; Springs, Gene R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
In fiscal year 2017, The Ohio State University Libraries in Columbus piloted the purchase of research data sets to explore how to integrate this format into the standard workflows of the collections strategist and electronic resources officer. The pilot project had few restrictions except that one-time money must be used and purchases must be…
Descriptors: Data, Library Materials, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Pugachev, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Since 2014, the University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma in Norman has been a member of the Software Carpentry Foundation (now part of "The Carpentries"), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching basic computing skills to researchers. Through this partnership, we have taught over a dozen introductory programming workshops…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Introductory Courses
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Tanner, René; Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah; Antonelli, Monika; Ko, Adrian H. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and…
Descriptors: Library Science, Library Associations, Leadership Role, Library Role
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Wesley, Threasa L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Many individuals working in library and information organizations do not hold a master of library science (MLS) degree or other specialized library science credential. Recognizing that this professional gap could be addressed by diversified educational opportunities, the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Bachelors Degrees, Academic Libraries, Professional Development
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Thielen, Joanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Retracted articles, articles that violate professional ethics, are an unsettling, yet integral, part of the scholarly publishing process seldom discussed in the academy. Unfortunately, article retractions continue to rise across all disciplines. Although academic librarians consistently provide instruction on scholarly publishing, little has been…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Periodicals, Journal Articles, Academic Libraries
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Clausen, Beth; Ghafoori, Hamayoun; Azad, Rania – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The article written by three librarians who work in the Middle East, recount their experiences as library managers at academic institutions in Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. While trying to provide services to the students and faculty of their academic institutions, they must also contend with security risks, such as kidnappings and bombings. They…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Library Services
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Mattson, Mark; Hickok, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article explores international library partnerships from the basics of getting started, including identifying potential partners, non-travel partnering ideas, travel planning tips, and resources, to entering formal, institutionally supported partnerships that feature travel, librarian exchanges, and curricular tie-ins. Advice, including…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, International Education
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Kennedy, Mary Lee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
While the mission of research libraries remains constant, the nature of research libraries and what they do is changing. Research libraries are taking on new roles in digital scholarship, data management, and scholarly communications. More than ever, libraries know they must align their mission with the objectives of key stakeholders. This article…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Research Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Bragdon, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article discusses how intercultural communication theory informed an approach to information literacy support for the University of New Brunswick's online MEd program in Trinidad and Tobago. By applying established frameworks for understanding and comparing cultural values across national groups, the author designed and implemented a hybrid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Online Courses, Information Literacy
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