Launching a library digital humanities center: reflections and lessons learned

Pamella R. Lach, San Diego State University | Oct 28, 2019

SDSU Digital Humanities Lab

In collaboration with a campus-wide Digital Humanities Initiative, a university library began a grass-roots effort to open a new DH Center. The DHC allows faculty and students to leave their silos, connect with each other, build relationships and imagine new possibilities.


Producing digital tutorials on a shoestring budget

By Daniel Fitzroy and Ula Lechtenberg, Sacred Heart University | Oct 16, 2019

Sacred Heart University tutorials portals

A small library staff in a university with a growing number of online programs needed to move beyond face-to-face interactions as their only form of instruction. They focused on creating digital learn objects, particularly videos and tutorials, to meet the needs of their key users.


Expanding the impact of research

By Eileen Harrington, University of Maryland Libraries | Sept 30, 2019

Changes that make the processes related to research more transparent can be considered open science. Many of these components overlap, and open science initiatives often incorporate a mixture of them.

Look at us now! Year three of our OER grant program and OA journals

By Michele Gibney, University of the Pacific | Sept 27, 2019

University of the Pacific OER Program

As a relatively new entrant in the open science arena, the University of the Pacific has accomplished quite a lot. They have awarded 46 faculty OER grants, published 49 OA articles in two new journals and saved students over $250,000.

The University of Montana library shares how it has aligned its repository with the institution’s larger mission to offer solutions to many of the university’s needs around publishing science openly.

In this recorded webinar, Elsevier product managers presented tools that enable more inclusive, collaborative and transparent research.

Grants now open to support Research4Life training activities

By Lenny Rhine, Librarians without Borders®/Medical Library Association (USA) | Sept 23, 2019

Lenny Rhine presents HINARI training in Myanmar

Applications for MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants are open. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards will be granted to support HINARI/Research4Life training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries.

Jean Shipman, Elsevier’s Vice President for Global Library Relations, will retire from Elsevier as of November 30, 2019.  With knowledge from a 37-year career in librarianship and a lifelong learner mindset, Jean approached her role with a keen desire to create greater alignment between Elsevier and the library community. 

Building a university library into one of the most influential in China

An interview with Ming Nie, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library, China | Sept 10, 2019

HUST Library

Ming Nie, Library Director of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library in China, highlights his plans for turning the library into one of the most influential in China. Article is available in English and Simplified Chinese.



Inside East Asian librarianship: managing information and cultural collections

By Patrick Lo, University of Tsukuba, Japan | Aug 29, 2019

The author takes you on a tour of East Asian collections in libraries around the world including the Vatican, Britian, Hong Kong, US and others.