Archive for the ‘Virtual Libraries’ Category

Elsevier takes on Wikipedia with science definitions service

Publisher argues Topics platform will provide ‘breadth, depth and currency of knowledge’, and remove the need to leave its website Times Higher Education

Academic Libraries Implement New ILS, IR Developed by CERN

Millersville University Library, PA, is implementing an institutional repository (IR) solution developed by TIND, a commercial spinoff of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Millersville is the fourth U.S. university library to adopt one of TIND’s solutions. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been using the TIND integrated library system (ILS) for more […]


Enabling Reproducibility for Small and Large Scale Research Data Sets

A large portion of scientific results is based on analysing and processing research data. In order for an eScience experiment to be reproducible, we need to able to identify precisely the data set which was used in a study. Considering evolving data sources this can be a challenge, as studies often use subsets which have […]

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Opening the Publication Process with Executable Research Compendia

A strong movement towards openness has seized science. Open data and methods, open source software, Open Access, open reviews, and open research platforms provide the legal and technical solutions to new forms of research and publishing. However, publishing reproducible research is still not common practice. Reasons include a lack of incentives and a missing standardized […]

E-Books and a Distance Education Program: A Library’s Failure Rate in Supplying Course Readings for One Program

When Purdue University’s College of Education decided to offer its first fully online master’s program in Learning Design and Technology, the education librarian volunteered to find and organize all the course readings by creating a LibGuide web page with links to the readings for each course. This paper analyzes these course readings, delivered to distance […]

6 steps to successfully break the print textbook model

Why we can’t answer 21st century demands to adopt new, affordable types of course content with an outdated 20th century model for buying print textbooks. eCampus News

University of Oklahoma Expands Networked Virtual Reality Lab

Developed by the University of Oklahoma Libraries’ Innovation @ the Edge staff and launched early this year, the new Oklahoma Virtual Academic Laboratory (OVAL) is already hosting interactive coursework for students enrolled in architecture, interior design, chemistry and biochemistry, art history, English, journalism, and library and information science classes. Library Journal 

Athabasca University Launches New Library Orientation Video Series

AU Library & Scholarly Resources library orientation smartphonehas created a new Library Orientation Video Series, based upon its live Adobe Connect orientation webinars. Athabasca University

Download Report: Libraries and Learning

Most Americans believe libraries do a decent job of serving the education and learning needs of their communities and their own families. A new survey by Pew Research Center shows that 76% of adults say libraries serve the learning and educational needs of their communities either “very well” (37%) or “pretty well” (39%). Further, 71% […]

Humanities Data in the Library: Integrity, Form, Access

Digitally inflected Humanities scholarship and pedagogy is on the rise. Librarians are engaging this activity in part through a range of digital scholarship initiatives. While these engagements bear value, efforts to reshape library collections in light of demand remain nascent. This paper advances principles derived from practice to inform development of collections that can better […]