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Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services

Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services Author Peter Hernon
ISBN-10 9781591586036
Release 2008
Pages 240
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Convergence and collaboration enable an academic library to be more fully engaged with its campus. In its simplest form, convergence is defined as joint activities of a campus's units to further their shared mission of supporting teaching, learning, and inquiry. Convergence, which involves collaboration in both organizational structures and service delivery, leads to users benefiting from contact with individuals who have relevant expertise. Collaboration also may lead to convergence of collections, thereby enhancing library service to an institution's constituents. Specific examples of convergence/collaboration include centers for teaching excellence, tutor and writing centers, information arcades, facilities for multi-media production and delivery, information and learning commons, cafes, photocopying centers; centers for distance education, participation in the use of course management software (e.g., Blackboard) to make library resources available to classes digitally and to make students more information literate, publishing (e.g., university presses and digital collections, including institutional repositories), counseling and career centers, and services for students for whom English is a secondary language (mostly in community colleges). For anyone interested in how academic libraries can be more closely tied to the various missions of the colleges/universities in which they reside.



Collaboration in Libraries and Learning Environments

Collaboration in Libraries and Learning Environments Author Maxine Melling
ISBN-10 9781856048583
Release 2012-12-20
Pages 224
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The changing environment in higher education requires different approaches to be taken to the provision of professional support services. This may result in the development of outsourced shared services, the convergence of many different student-facing services or the development of more active collaborative networks. This collection of essays considers the changing context and broad principles affecting the ways in which we need to manage and provide services and offers case studies of changes that have already taken place. This book recognizes and uncovers the innovations that leaders and practitioners are implementing to transform and develop the provision of sustainable and creative support services. Such innovations are resulting in diverse models of service delivery and the development of more active collaborative networks and commercial partnerships. The essays are drawn from a broad spectrum of professionals working inside and outside library and information services as well as those responsible for leading multiply converged or joint service teams. Key topics include: The changing higher education context and how to build service success in uncertain times Connecting with the student perspective Working with professional associations Culture, values and change: observations from three consortia in Canada Managing complex change collaboratively and creatively Leaders and influencing skills of the future The role of technology in enabling collaboration and the role of shared data in extending the library?s value Space: changing the boundaries and the communal nature of the academic library Collaborative service provision through super-convergence Joint use libraries and transformational change. Readership: Library leaders and practitioners and students of LIS.|The changing environment in higher education requires different approaches to be taken to the provision of professional support services. This may result in the development of outsourced shared services, the convergence of many different student-facing services or the development of more active collaborative networks. This collection of essays considers the changing context and broad principles affecting the ways in which we need to manage and provide services and offers case studies of changes that have already taken place. This book recognizes and uncovers the innovations that leaders and practitioners are implementing to transform and develop the provision of sustainable and creative support services. Such innovations are resulting in diverse models of service delivery and the development of more active collaborative networks and commercial partnerships. The essays are drawn from a broad spectrum of professionals working inside and outside library and information services as well as those responsible for leading multiply converged or joint service teams. Key topics include: • The changing higher education context and how to build service success in uncertain times • Connecting with the student perspective • Working with professional associations • Culture, values and change: observations from three consortia in Canada • Managing complex change collaboratively and creatively • Leaders and influencing skills of the future • The role of technology in enabling collaboration and the role of shared data in extending the library’s value • Space: changing the boundaries and the communal nature of the academic library • Collaborative service provision through super-convergence • Joint use libraries and transformational change. Readership: Library leaders and practitioners and students of LIS.



Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome

Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome Author Laura Saunders
ISBN-10 9781598848526
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 294
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This nationwide analysis documents how institutions of higher education are responding to demands for accountability and transparency by implementing and assessing learning goals for information literacy. * Figures and tables * End-of-chapter references and a final bibliography * A subject index



Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science Author Michael F. Bemis
ISBN-10 9780838911853
Release 2014
Pages 304
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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.



Library Literature and Information Science

Library Literature and Information Science Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211724120
Release 2009
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An index to library and information science literature.



Collaboration and the Academic Library

Collaboration and the Academic Library Author Jeremy Atkinson
ISBN-10 9780081022887
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 270
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Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant



International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211760223
Release 2010
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International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences book for free.



Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations

Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations Author Christopher Barth
ISBN-10 9781780632629
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 194
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This book describes and discusses the convergence of library and technology support in higher education. Over the past 15 years, a number of institutions have pursued merging library and technology services into a single information support organization. These mergers have taken different forms, but all seek to redefine information support in a 21st century model that promotes the interdisciplinary use of information. The coming years will see significant change affect libraries with the continuing disruption of the Internet and digitally-based services. Coupled with economic pressures, libraries and technology organizations will increasingly be forced to look closely at long-held assumptions of how their teams are organized and how work is divided and shared. Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations provides useful and practical guidance on converged information organizations as an effective response to change in the information profession. One of the most complete assessments of converged support models available Designed to both allow assessment of the application of a converged model, and discussion of successful implementations Includes experiences, perspectives, and examples from many leaders in converged information support organizations



Convergence

Convergence Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309301640
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 152
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Convergence of the life sciences with fields including physical, chemical, mathematical, computational, engineering, and social sciences is a key strategy to tackle complex challenges and achieve new and innovative solutions. However, institutions face a lack of guidance on how to establish effective programs, what challenges they are likely to encounter, and what strategies other organizations have used to address the issues that arise. This advice is needed to harness the excitement generated by the concept of convergence and channel it into the policies, structures, and networks that will enable it to realize its goals. Convergence investigates examples of organizations that have established mechanisms to support convergent research. This report discusses details of current programs, how organizations have chosen to measure success, and what has worked and not worked in varied settings. The report summarizes the lessons learned and provides organizations with strategies to tackle practical needs and implementation challenges in areas such as infrastructure, student education and training, faculty advancement, and inter-institutional partnerships.



The Power of Convergence

The Power of Convergence Author Faisal Hoque
ISBN-10 9780814416969
Release 2011-05-18
Pages 256
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From technology giants to major airlines to government agencies, the landscape is littered with the shells of once-promising enterprises that failed to do one thing: Converge their impressive technology initiatives with their business strategies. With countless opportunities lost and billions wasted, these examples provide a much-needed wake up call that it is time to institutionalize a set of repeatable management practices to successfully run an organization. The Power of Convergence makes the case-and lays the groundwork-for a new understanding of the role of technology in business. No technology should be developed or deployed without a full vision of how it advances business goals, addresses customer needs, or both. Beyond that, technology should be so tightly intertwined with strategy that the two drive each other, with each at the ready when market opportunity materializes-however suddenly. With compelling examples of successes and failures at organizations from Ford Motor Company to the FBI, The Power of Convergence provides the framework and mechanisms for uniting business and technology, seeding horizontal collaborations and partnering opportunities, and capturing strategic possibilities created through convergence.



The World Is Flat 3 0

The World Is Flat 3 0 Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 1429923075
Release 2007-07-24
Pages 672
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.



Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground Author Cheryl LaGuardia
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047061307
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 478
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An exploration of reasonable, cost-possible ways to develop the libraries of tomorrow, this book contains over 50 articles and covers such topics as: redefining the future of reference services; government information in the 21st century; integrating technology and information skills across the curriculum; developing new electronic services; cataloguing digital libraries; and migrating an information system to the World Wide Web.



Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Basic Research Methods for Librarians Author Lynn Silipigni Connaway
ISBN-10 9781591588634
Release 2010
Pages 370
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Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book



Times of Convergence Technologies Across Learning Contexts

Times of Convergence  Technologies Across Learning Contexts Author Pierre Dillenbourg
ISBN-10 9783540876045
Release 2008-09-08
Pages 478
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The European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2008) was the third event of a series that started in 2006. The two first editions were organized by Pro- Learn (http://www.prolearn-project.org/), a European Network of Excellence. In 2008, several members of Kaleidoscope, the other European Network of Excellence (http://www.noe-kaleidoscope.org/pub/), joined as co-chair, committee members, reviewers and authors. These two networks are no longer funded, but our aim was to turn EC-TEL into a sustainable series of high-quality events and thereby to contribute to the scientific landscape of technology-enhanced learning. A new network, named STELLAR, will be launched in 2009, with members from both existing networks as well as new members and will support the future editions of this conference. The scope of EC-TEL 2008 covered the different fields of learning technologies: e- cation, psychology, computer science. The contributions in this volume address the - sign of innovative environments, computational models and architectures, results of empirical studies on socio-cognitive processes, field studies regarding the use of te- nologies in context, collaborative processes, pedagogical scenarios, reusable learning objects and emerging objects, groups and communities, learning networks, interaction analysis, metadata, personalization, collaboration scripts, learning adaptation, collabo- tive environments, resources, tangible tools, as well as learning management systems.



APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS  Australian Public Affairs Information Service Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079938539
Release 1993
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APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service book for free.



Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309316859
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 280
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The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward collaborative research, referred to as "team science." Scientific research is increasingly conducted by small teams and larger groups rather than individual investigators, but the challenges of collaboration can slow these teams' progress in achieving their scientific goals. How does a team-based approach work, and how can universities and research institutions support teams? Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups. It also examines institutional and organizational structures and policies to support science teams and identifies areas where further research is needed to help science teams and groups achieve their scientific and translational goals. This report offers major public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers, as well as recommendations for individual scientists, disciplinary associations, and research universities. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science will be of interest to university research administrators, team science leaders, science faculty, and graduate and postdoctoral students.



Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering

Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering Author Azad M. Madni
ISBN-10 9783319621845
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 212
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This book explores the ways that disciplinary convergence and technological advance are transforming systems engineering to address gaps in complex systems engineering: Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering (TSE). TSE reaches beyond traditional disciplines to find connections—and this book examines a range of new methods from across such disparate areas of scholarship as computer science, social science, human studies, and systems design to reveal patterns, efficiencies, affordances, and pathways to intuitive design. Organized to serve multiple constituencies, the book stands as an ideal textbook supplement for graduate courses in systems engineering, a reference text for program managers and practicing engineers in all industries, and a primary source for researchers engaged in multidisciplinary research in systems engineering and design.