Category Archive: LIS/professional interest

Apr 10

SXSW 2014 Round-up Overview

Author: Sara O’Donnell, University of Northern Colorado, on behalf of the ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee On March 26, 2014 the ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee hosted the SXSW 2014 Round-Up, a webinar featuring five speakers who presented overviews of their favorite sessions and themes from SXSW Interactive 2014. The free online …

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Apr 03

ULS Members-Only Online Discussion: April 23

Members-Only Online Discussion: Academic Library Outreach brought to you by the ACRL-ULS Academic Outreach Committee The ULS Membership Committee is pleased to provide a free online discussion for ULS members on Wednesday, April 23 from 12-1 pm EDT. To register, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=663903084 Academic Library Outreach: The Intentional, the Desperate, and the Serendipitous Academic librarians …

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Dec 13

Tips from the Trenches: Putting the “Learning” Back in the Learning Commons

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “Putting the “Learning” Back in the Learning Commons” is the fourth in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. Workshops are a natural extension of the services of the commons. These days there are a wide …

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Nov 13

Tips from the Trenches: Ebooks, ebooks everywhere and not a helpful link

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “Ebooks, ebooks everywhere and not a helpful link” is the third in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. With the increased presence of ebooks in our collections, the UMD Libraries are attempting to address the …

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Oct 17

Tips from the Trenches: To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print?

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print?” is the second in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print? Part of the mission of the learning commons is …

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Aug 28

New Scholarly Publishing Model

From The Scientist: “Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing,” August 28, 2012 The first substantially new business model to hit science publishing was open access, which we launched with Biomed Central over a decade ago.  After a long interregnum, publishers and scientists are clearly now primed for more radical change.  F1000 Research is very pleased to be …

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Jul 11

Update on the Elsevier Boycott

The Cost of Knowledge Website indicates that the Elsevier Boycott continues to grow. The signatories now number 12,324 researchers in all fields from around the world. What do librarians and faculty on your campus have to say about the boycott? The Cost of Knowledge Blog has a great deal of information if you want to …

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Jul 09

Faculty Opinion of Online Education: A New Study

Published on June 21, 2012, in Inside Higher Ed, “Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012“: Faculty members are far less excited by, and more fearful of, the recent growth of online education than are academic technology administrators, according to a new study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group. But professors are hardly the …

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Mar 08

Call for Proposals: ULS Current Topics Discussion Group

The ACRL University Libraries Section (ULS) Current Topics Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. The discussion will be held on Sunday, June 24 10:30-12. The ULS Current Topics Discussion Group is for librarians holding positions in academic libraries. At the last …

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Feb 29

Computers in Libraries: Lightning Round-Up!

Announcing… The Computers in Libraries Lightning Round-Up! A free webinar presented by the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee. This post-conference online session will provide you with an overview of some of the best presentations from Computers in Libraries 2012 held in Washington, D.C. Speakers from a variety of university libraries will present overviews of what …

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