Articles

The digital humanities lab: A dedicated space to support faculty’s creative endeavors

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | June 11, 2018

Digital Humanities Lab

This article by Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University, describes how to set up a digital humanities lab (DHL), projects that a DHL can be used for, what equipment is necessary, and a case study from the successful DHL at UW Milwaukee. It also includes a list of librarian roles in the digital humanities.

In tribute to Karen Hunter, a former colleague who passed away on May 31, 2018, we would like to reshare her final Library Connect Newsletter article originally published in March 2011.

Join our librarian presenters in this webinar as they share their unique stories about library value starting with themes that resonate with their stakeholders.

 

Stakeholders are the key to implementing emerging technologies in your library, and it is important to get them on board to support your initiatives. Here are some key points and a checklist to help you prepare for success.

 

The digital media lab: A library creative space for supporting multimodal assignments

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | May 16, 2018

Georgetown University, Gelardin New Media Center and Maker Hub

Where would you go if you were working on a creative project and needed to use digital video or audio software and equipment, but did not want to invest thousands of dollars to buy these high-tech products? A library, of course!

The power and the challenges of collaboration for academic libraries

By Jeremy Atkinson, LIS Consultant | May 11, 2018

Collaboration for Academic Libraries

 The author analyzed a range of case studies that provide useful insights into the nature and effectiveness of collaborative activities and innovative approaches in academic libraries. Grouping them into five categories, he shares a few examples of each.

Research information management (RIM) is an emerging library service area that involves the collection and curation of metadata on campus research activity. Read about the pros of utilizing a RIM system to make reporting easier and more streamlined.

 

 

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Having hosted two webinars on assessing the quality of a journal and the importance of Scopus data and bibliometric indicators for international university rankings, we are happy to announce the last Scopus Bootcamp session of this summer!

 

Several university libraries recently partnered with Elsevier to study the need for a Research Data Management Librarian Academy that could provide online RDM training. Read more and share your experiences by taking the RDM training survey.

The next generation of library managers

By Amber Lannon, Carleton University, and Sara Holder, UIUC | Apr 24, 2018

Taking on a management role can be a challenge at any stage of your career, but doing it when you are among the youngest in a workplace can bring an additional age bias into the mix. Librarians share some types for managing a multigenerational workforce.