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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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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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Cox, Andrew M.; Pinfield, Stephen; Rutter, Sophie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
The literature about academic libraries takes a strong interest in the future, yet little of it reflects on academic libraries' underlying stance toward the years ahead: is there a sense of change or continuity? Is there optimism or pessimism? Consensus or divergence? This article explores these questions using data from interviews with a broad…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Development, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Winterman, Brian; Asher, Andrew – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Demonstrating academic libraries' contribution to institutional outcomes and strategic initiatives can be challenging, particularly in determining what library activities can be consistently and accurately assessed in ways that empirically demonstrate library value and impact. To address this challenge, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Time Management, Library Services
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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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Sauceda, Jonathan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Undergraduate research offers academic librarians and archivists an additional motivation to engage students with special collections. Curriculum design, course instruction, and mentoring by librarians and archivists can benefit not only students but also the institution as well. I explore an example of such engagement with a collection of New…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Libraries, Library Services
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Schaus, Margaret; Snyder, Terry – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Every senior at Haverford College writes a thesis or its equivalent, conducting independent research with guidance from faculty and librarians. Students critically engage in investigative work in archives, field studies, and labs. In this article, librarians explore the way anthropology and history thesis writers do research to define paths toward…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Research, Theses, Learning Processes
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Gruber, Anne Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Service-learning, a growing pedagogy in higher education, provides opportunities for students to contribute to communities and to reflect upon experiences ranging from direct service to advocacy. Librarians have an important but underutilized role in supporting service-learning as they contribute to institutional missions and the public purposes…
Descriptors: Library Role, Service Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Flierl, Michael; Howard, Heather; Zakharov, Wei; Zwicky, Dave; Weiner, Sharon – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This paper investigated how libraries can support the transition of first-year international undergraduate students to a large research university. The research explored the students' use of libraries, their use of information to learn, and their academic and information literacy learning needs. The methods were a survey (with 135 responses) and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Students, College Libraries, Research Universities
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Reyes, Betsaida M.; Hicks, Alison; Maxson, Bronwen K. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Recognizing the importance of designing educational opportunities that draw upon students' prior knowledge and experiences, this paper uses focus groups to explore how Spanish-speaking students in a graduate program at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence understand academic information literacy practices within their new cultural contexts.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Spanish Speaking, Information Literacy
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Thoegersen, Jennifer L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The ability to interact with and properly manage data in a research setting has become increasingly important in all disciplines. Libraries are attempting to identify their role in providing data management services. However, humanities faculty's conceptions of data and their data management practices are not well-known. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Humanities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Data Analysis
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Givens, Marlee; Macklin, Lisa A.; Mangiafico, Paolo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many universities have implemented faculty profile systems that capture faculty and researchers' scholarly outputs and activities. These systems usually include public profiles and tools to help find collaborators or experts. They may be used to create reports for faculty annual reviews or for promotion and tenure, or to assist faculty with…
Descriptors: Library Role, Library Services, College Faculty, Profiles
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McClellan, Samantha; Detmering, Robert; Martinez, George; Johnson, Anna Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Graduate students across disciplines feel pressure to publish their scholarship, but they are often unsure how to go about it, partly due to a lack of explicit training in this area. This article discusses the collaborative development of a semester-long Publishing Academy, designed to promote knowledge of scholarly publishing and increase the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Library Role
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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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