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Library Connect Top 10 of 2103


Check out 10 amazing free resources for academic, special and medical librarians, including an infographic, two webinars and seven terrific articles by librarians and information industry experts from …

Check out 10 amazing free resources for academic, special and medical librarians, including an infographic, two webinars and seven terrific articles by librarians and information industry experts from around the globe. Through the lens of the library, these pieces explore research data and research information management, social media and social librarianship, altmetrics, open access and more!

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  • 1. I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users. Link to infographic Content by Joe Murphy @libraryfuture
  • 2. WEBINAR: How librarians can help researchers navigate open access choices Three presenters guide librarians through the OA publishing landscape, discussing key issues librarians should raise with their researchers. Librarians will be able to help their researchers take advantage of OA publishing for discovery and dissemination of their own research, while concurrently ensuring that scholars make informed choices. View webinar Content by David Rew, Laura Hassink, Robin Champieux
  • 3. Research information meets research data management The University of St Andrews has had an integrated research information infrastructure since 2006. They asked, "What people, processes, tools and standards are available internally or externally to best deliver the necessary services now and in the future?" At St Andrews they have benefited from this approach and concentrated efforts into delivering joined-up services to their researchers and research managers, whatever the system. Read the article Content by Anna Clements, University of St Andrews
  • 4. How to find and create social media content for your library While library staff must learn the technology and the format behind each social media tool, one of the largest challenges in social media management is generating content. Here are some suggestions for creating a pool of social media content and for finding new ideas. Read the article Content by Ginna Gauntner Witte, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • 5. Helping scholars tell their stories using altmetrics Academic research and publishing have transitioned from paper to online platforms, and that migration has continued to evolve from closed platforms to connected networks. With this evolution, there is growing interest in the academic community in how we might measure scholarly activity online beyond formal citation. Read the article Content by Paul Groth, VU University Amsterdam, and Mike Taylor, Elsevier
  • 6. Research data driving new services The research community is increasingly making raw and summarized research data available for preservation and use by other researchers. Publishing research data in a manner designed to increase the flow of shared, open research data is a labor-intensive job. Read the article Content by David Marques, Elsevier
  • 7. WEBINAR: How libraries are raising researchers’ reputations (Asia Pacific focus) With the continued extension of the academic research enterprise – both locally and globally – librarians are being asked to support researchers and the research organization with new services. Learn how three librarians from leading Asia Pacific institutions are implementing data, tools and strategies to advance their researchers and strengthen their organizations' research mission. View webinar Content by Dr. Amberyn Thomas, David T. Palmer, Takanori Hayashi
  • 8. Feeding an ORCID: Libraries encourage researchers to register for the new identifier Library Connect shares the experience of two librarians in promoting and implementing ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) repository at their institutions: Syracuse University and University of Southern Queensland. Read the interview Content by David Marques, Elsevier
  • 9. Gamifying library orientation at the University of California, San Diego Gamification enabled the UC San Diego Library to scale library orientation across six undergraduate colleges and more than 5,000 incoming students, increasing the level of active learning and student engagement, while significantly reducing the time required to deliver orientation. Read the article Content by Marlo Young, University of California, San Diego
  • 10. Authoritative researcher metadata in one place via VIVO This Q&A with Paul Albert describes the experience of implementing VIVO at Weill Cornell Medical College. VIVO is an institution-driven, semantic tool for accessing authoritative data about faculty and researchers. Currently Assistant Director of Research and Digital Services, Paul joined WCMC as the Digital Services Librarian. Read the interview Interview with Paul Albert, Weill Cornell Medical College
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