May 7, 2021

New Report and Case Studies from CLIR: “One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences”

Title One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge Authors Christa Williford and Charles Henry Research Design by Amy Friedlander Source Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Abstract This report culminates two years of work by CLIR […]

Columbia and Cornell University Libraries: Latin American and Iberian Studies Collection Development Agreement Announced

From the Columbia University Libraries News Release: Columbia and Cornell University Libraries will collaboratively support the Latin American and Iberian Studies collection development activities of both institutions. This follows in a series of resource-sharing agreements between Columbia and Cornell developed through the 2CUL partnership. Columbia University’s Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, Sean Knowlton, will […]

“Small Indiana Libraries Team Up, Share to Stay Open”

From the AP (via Muncie Star-Press): Consolidations can have financial benefits, such as by reducing technology and administrative costs, said deputy state librarian Jim Corridan. He said merged libraries can cost less because they often don’t need two of everything, including administrators, subscriptions to the same databases or licenses for the same software. [Clip] “We’ve […]

WestlawNext iPad App Adds New Collaboration Capabilities

From Thomson Reuters: The WestlawNext iPad app now features enhanced folder sharing capabilities. Users can save their research results, including notes and KeyCite® warning flags, in folders that can be instantly shared with others. For instance, an attorney or researcher in an office can share research with an attorney in a court setting or collaborate […]

New Research Article: "Understanding Collaboration in Wikipedia" (in Latest Issue of First Monday)

Title: Understanding collaboration in Wikipedia Author: Royce Kimmons (The University of Texas at Austin) Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral student in Instructional Technology Source: First Monday (Vol. 16 No. 12 – 5 December 2011) Abstract Previous attempts at studying collaboration within Wikipedia have focused on simple metrics like rigor (i.e. the number of revisions in […]

New Report: "Two Heads Are Better than One: Influencing Preservice Classroom Teachers' Understanding and Practice of Classroom–Library Collaboration"

Title: Two Heads Are Better than One: Influencing Preservice Classroom Teachers’ Understanding and Practice of Classroom–Library Collaboration Authors: Judi Moreillon, PhD, is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona Source: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Abstract: Two Heads Are Better than One: The Factors Influencing the Understanding and […]

New Report: “A Surfboard for Riding the Wave – Towards a Four Country Action Programme on Research Data”

From the Knowledge Exchange: The report not only offers an overview of the present activities and challenges in the field of research data in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom but also outlines an action programme for the four countries in realising a collaborative data infrastructure. This report is a response to the […]

New Report: Information Handling in Collaborative Research: An Exploration of Five Case Studies

A new report released today by the Research Information Network (RIN) in the UK. From the Announcement: This study, commissioned by RIN and the British Library, comprising of a set of case studies looking at how researchers access, use and disseminate information in collaborations between higher education and business, public and third sector partners. The […]

New From David Rumsey Map Collection: San Francisco Aerial Photographs 1938

Super cool images and a great example of library collaboration. From a Rumsey Map Collection Blog Post (With Highlights): We have put online a set of 164 large format, sharp, black and white vertical aerial photographs of San Francisco taken in 1938 from an airplane by Harrison Ryker, a pioneer in aerial photography. The photographs […]