Archive for the ‘Virtual Libraries’ Category

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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

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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% […]

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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 […]

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Success Criteria for the Development and Sustainable Operation of Virtual Research Environments

In many areas of research, virtual research environments (VREs) have become an essential part of modern research processes. The providers of VREs need to respond to this growing importance with functioning and efficient processes for the development, operation and quality assurance of VREs. We have developed a life-cycle model for VREs, which focuses in particular […]

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Libraries at the Crossroads

The public is interested in new services and thinks libraries are important to communities Pew Research Center

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Producing Tutorials With Digital Professionals: Primary Sources, Pirates, and Partners

Once accepted as strictly functional, low-key, step-by-step introductions to services, resources, and how to search databases, library tutorials are now branching out into innovative multi-media Web-based presentations to appeal to a wide audience.  Librarians and their instructional materials are taking advantage of an increasingly expanding toolbox of modern technologies and pedagogical techniques to capture the […]

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What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. This publication was produced by the NMC in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek […]

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Developing a $10 Digital Textbook

Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device Campus Technology

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Refining the definition of information literacy: the experience of contextual knowledge creation

A recently-conducted phenomenographic research study described six ways of experiencing information literacy (IL) in nursing practice. These findings and a re-interpretation of those of several other studies into IL experience, appear to show that such experience is always focused on context-specific knowledge creation. This suggests that those definitions of IL which focus on information gathering […]

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Alexandria – A Virtual Repository of Knowledge

Virtual worlds are development platforms, similar to sandbox games where users are able to interact with each other with no predefined goal. Due to immersive visual feedback, these platforms have been successfully used in the past to create lesson plans and materials used for undergraduate and, graduate education as well as for  and recreation. To […]