Key Takeaways include:
1. Researchers struggle between ease of use and authoritative information.
2. Researchers highly mistrust online resources due to prolific misinformation.
3. The full breadth and depth of library resources are not easy to see.
(Excerpt from article)
How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls.By Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz Updated Jul 10, 2019, 3:58pm EDT
Following a library’s evaluation of their social media efforts, data revealed an interested fact about their Twitter platform. The students weren’t engaging as they expected, but faculty were! Armed with this information, they shifted gears and started making faculty their new target audience.
Source: Using Twitter to connect with faculty
The California Digital Library exists to support the University of California community’s pursuit of scholarship and to extend the University’s public service mission. Scholars will have access to the highest quality research collections worldwide through services that support and enable new scholarship and make it as open as possible. CDL will support all digital formats throughout their life cycle with a full range of services, especially to surface UC’s unique digital assets and collections. Through partnerships and alliances, CDL will elevate services to the network level for maximum impact.
Source: CDL joins 11 partner libraries, the Library Publishing Coalition and Educopia on grant to study library publishing workflows: California Digital Library
Listen in your favourite player Do libraries play a major role in facilitating digital skill development for the public? What makes the library the place to
Source: Episode 5: Digital Development In Libraries with Pamela Tulloch And Lindsey Henderson
“This hub provides findings from the 2018 student study in the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community research series. ECAR collaborated with 130 institutions in 9 countries and 36 US states to collect responses from 64,536 students.” Source – From Article
This research explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience. Colleges and universities use these findings to better engage students in the learning process, improve IT services, plan for technology shifts that impact students, and become more technologically competitive among peer institutions.” Source – From Article