Canada: McMaster University’s Digital Scholarship Centre Using Open Access to Make Research More Useful
From The National Post:
Inside the newest wing of Mills Memorial Library at Hamilton’s McMaster University, a large bookshelf separates the brightly lit workspace from the relaxing tones of a communal lounge. There is not a single book on it.
Although an aesthetic decision by a designer rather than chosen as purposeful message, the empty shelving as visual divider is an irresistible metaphor for the new space, the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.
“The basics of what we do here is the application of technology to research where technology wasn’t native,” said Dale Askey, administrative director of the new centre and associate university librarian.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.