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Samuel Moore deposited Individuation through infrastructure: Get Full Text Research, data extraction and the academic publishing oligopoly in the group Library & Information Science on Humanities Commons 2 weeks ago
This article explores the recent turn within academic publishing towards ‘seamless access’, an approach to content provision that ensures users do not have to continually authenticate in order to access journal content. Through a critical exploration of Get Full Text Research, a service developed collaboratively by five of the world’s largest aca…[Read more]
Librarians are well aware, as are many faculty, of the intricate relationships between digital humanities (DH) and literacies—information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, data literacy, and the like. Scholarship centered on this intersection is spread across books and journals in numerous disciplines, however. Because of this broad r…[Read more]
Hélène Huet deposited Assessing an Academic Library’s Marketing Strategies to Promote Subject Specialists: A Mixed Methods Approach in the group Library & Information Science on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 5 days ago
The purpose of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of an academic library’s public relations (PR) and marketing strategies designed to promote library subject specialists to undergraduate students. One of the core issues librarians face is that many students do not necessarily know what a librarian does, nor how they can help them. To r…[Read more]
Learn about the successes and challenges experienced by the University of Florida Libraries when they became a client for a public relations campaigns course, and tasked students with developing a campaign that focused on not the physical library space, but on the role of librarians as a valuable student resource.
In this paper, we propose a ‘minimal digital pedagogy’ that applyies the principles of Minimal Computing in the classroom. As a working group of ADHO’s GO:DH Special Interest Group, Minimal Computing sets out to rethink DH work for areas in the world where factors such as high-end hardware, software, network capacity, power, etc. are not a given,…[Read more]
In this presentation, I investigate claims that publishers add little value to scholarly communication by asking about those parts of publishing overlooked when the focus is exclusively on content. Evaluating a study by Martin Klein, Peter Broadwell, Sharon Farb, and Todd Grappone, I not only point to problems with its assumptions about value,…[Read more]
As start-up companies reimagine components of the scholarly communication system, are observers too quick to assimilate the new into the known? This presentation discusses the case of the social-network and document-sharing platform Academia.edu and the debates it has stirred. Academia.edu has been subsumed into discussions about scholarly…[Read more]
Organizational realignment between libraries and campus IT is challenging. It is also an opportunity to rethink library services. This presentation highlights the benefits of expanding a service portfolio and strategies to shift, sharpen, and share staff skills for success in providing enhanced electronic resources and discovery systems support.
The adoption of institutional diversity, equity and inclusion policies and programs in recent decades highlights an ongoing need for structural and cultural change within higher education institutions. It also raises questions around gender, race and disability politics, the decolonisation of diversity and neoliberal management of higher…[Read more]
In light of the Fan Studies Network’s statement regarding fan studies being overrun with whiteness, we are in a unique position to engage in scholarship that challenges the overwhelmingly white and Global North–centric structures that define how we study fan cultures. Multidisciplinarity, which may be understood as disciplines laid side by side, s…[Read more]
Over the course of the last year the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) and the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Roshan Institute-UMD) have begun collaborating with the Raja of Mahmudabad family on the preservation of their important manuscript collection. The project will help protect the…[Read more]
The goal of this paper is twofold: first to define “research data” in a humanities context through a discussion of the ways in which humanities researchers create and aggregate image collections, and second to address the processes by which academic libraries and information professionals can play an active role in supporting the treatment and per…[Read more]
Falilat Olu Alabi deposited BEYOND THE BOOK: Public Libraries as Social Prescription Hubs: A case study of a London Public Library in the group Library & Information Science on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Purpose: – The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the impact of public library activities on the health and wellbeing of library users. Concentrating on five library activities; knit and knit, rhyme time, learn my way, reading group and adult craft and calming colouring. It seeks to examine the implementation of the joint action path…[Read more]
Het streven naar Open Access (OA), de vrije toegang tot wetenschappelijke publicaties, heeft de laatste tijd een nieuw elan gekregen door een aantal initiatieven van overheden en onderzoeksfinanciers. Toch kan men zich de vraag stellen of het niet om oude wijn in nieuwe zakken gaat. Er is al twee decennia sprake van OA – waarom zou er deze keer e…[Read more]
The world is ablaze with colour, and for artists and designers the spectrum is both a vital tool and highly informational. Whether found in the circadian rhythms of nature, contemporary works of art or art & design libraries, colour’s kaleidoscopic lens allows us to observe, experience, and communicate the tessellation of information present in o…[Read more]
Purpose: investigate the information behaviour of hobbyist book collectors as serious leisure participants and how it relates to information behaviour models and theories.
Objectives: study how hobbyist book collectors seek and use information, what their sources are, why they seek information in these ways, what difficulties they encounter, how…[Read more]
Description of the exhibition Japan’s Book Donation to the University of Louvain. Japanese Cultural Identity and Modernity in the 1920s.
The American Religious Sounds Project, a joint effort from Michigan State University and Ohio State University, has been gathering sound recordings of American religious life since 2014. The project is undertaking a dual process of expanding to other institutions and ingesting the collection into the Vincent Voice Library at MSU.
With thousands…[Read more]
Kalle Westerling started the topic Opportunity: Digital Humanities Research Institute, June 15–24, 2020 in the discussion Library & Information Science on Humanities Commons 6 months ago
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You are invited to apply for the second Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI), which will take place at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. This ten-day institute will introduce participants to core digital humanities skills, and help…[Read more]
Christine Tobias deposited From Dandelion Seed to Cottage Garden: The Transformation of User Experience in the MSU Libraries in the group Library & Information Science on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
The user experience movement is gaining momentum in libraries, but its adoption and adaptation into an organizational culture may present unexpected challenges. In June 2014, the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries created a User Experience unit and in a short time, established a solid and reputable team of practitioners. This success,…[Read more]
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