Archive for e-libraries

2 Questions for Academic Librarians

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 January 2010 by Steve

“Please take these questions as those from someone who loves academic libraries and has the ultimate respect and admiration or the academic librarians that make these institutions so indispensable for teaching and learning. Question 1: Do you foresee a future in which academic libraries will transition from a command and control model of book/journal buying to a demand based, market driven approach to just-in-time acquisitions? …” (more)

[Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed, 6 January]

‘Wow’ students to maintain the library’s central position

Posted in research with tags on 31 December 2009 by Steve

“A senior librarian at Nottingham Trent University has called for radical thinking from her peers to ensure that the ‘ebrarians’ of the future remain as central to university life as the librarians of the past. Sue McKnight, director of libraries and knowledge resources, argues in a forthcoming book, Envisioning Future Academic Library Services: Initiatives, Ideas and Challenges, that campus libraries must ‘wow’ their ‘customers’ with new services and ways of working …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 31 December]

Fast and flexible Microsoft and Trinity College

Posted in research with tags , on 6 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Irish universities are getting in on the idea of digitised, interactive libraries, with a new partnership between Trinity College Dublin and Microsoft setting the tone. The move towards digitised university libraries is gaining momentum worldwide with copyright concerns creating the only real doubts about how the transfer to digital will pan out …” (more)

[Adam Maguire , Irish Times, 6 November]