Changing Information Environment scholarly communication publishing
Think about where you get information in a regular day, on a percentage basis? News? TV? Books? One day might include every one of these, in small percentages.
From the article by David W. Lewis, A strategy for academic libraries in the first quarter of the 21st century. Coll Res Libr 68(5) 2007
No libraries, no commercial publishers? Really? We get this question every day at the coffee shop when we mention what we do for a living. Then it’s followed up by “oh but I really like books I just never “use” the library… more on that later.
The library needs to be not only a part of that environment in terms of resources and facilities, but a facilitator and partner in the process. Auraria Library is moving ahead in building a digital reposition and
The new graduate as entrepreneur:Many are creating their own careers upon graduation (if they graduate). They are defining and creating their jobs/careers. Do our core competencies on the use of information give students the tools they need in a highly competitive and data intensive environment?
Only the tools have changed. Our purpose is the same.
These are initiatives that are underway now.
The librarian helps to create knowledge through educational, research, collaborative and support services. New and current initiatives that are in development. The library not only provides the tool – librarians are involved in their use.
We need to enhance the in-person interaction in such a way that is stronger and more flexible. This is uncharted territory. The Research Help desk is beloved by students, faculty and librarians. But this desk does little to serve the community on a one – on – one scale. Most of our efforts remain one on one. That has to change. The website has to become an area of dynamic two – way communication, 24/7.
The traditional reference desk has been transformed into a research help desk and many virtual reference services. But it still involves one on one human question and answer interaction. This alone is not sustainable. A better way has to be developed that will allow for an intuitive and dynamic experience at every point of the research process, from the library home page to the source.
Otherwise US makes up 98.24% of our users (data is 2012 complete.) For the world audience and the Denver based student, access to information, data, media and experts has to be intuitive and seamless.
The instruction librarian works more closely with campus faculty to develop a library research curriculum that will be meaningful and relevant to the course and major area of study.
What do we actually teach if we don’t teach students how to “use” the library?Developing and evaluating the search process and results, developing a topic that is viable, the reading and synthesis of complex information, intellectual property, use of media and multiple formats…
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Work with ArchitectCreate a holistic design planIdentify priorities to develop into construction level documentsSeek funding sourcesRemember: the change in technology is relentless.
Metroleads jan 2013 presentation
MetroLeads:Auraria Library of the FutureJan 25, 2013Lorrie Evans, Instruction Program LeadCynthia Hashert, Associate Director of Education, Research, andInformation Services
What percentage of a typical day do you acquire information, ideas or inspiration from each source type? print books journal articles open web magazine articles Email ebooks television newspapers – any format personal communication (any format) blogs webinars or online conferencing RSS feeds Reddit your walk to the light rail/bus library databases the car radio on your commute LinkedIn and other social media streaming media
Information environment• Libraries were built on a concept that has undergone a revolution.• Technology change is relentless and disruptive.
What will happen when…all books are electronically available, accessible and searchable in full text? all research is made available through open access publishing?
Research behavior used 15 years ago is now inefficient.The researcher works in a world of new expectations: Open access Data management GIS Media Portfolios Digital Repository
The student…learns and creates in an environment of new expectations and competition. o Job market frontier o Entrepreneurial work style o Global reality
Information environmentWhat hasn’t changed? The research ethic Curiosity Passion for learning Drive to create Competition Communication The need to insure access for all
What has this meant for your library? Radical change for radical times• Migration from print to electronic• Retiring and moving legacy collections• Redesigning the library as a central and primary informal learning space• Fully embedding information tools, resources, and expertise into the teaching and research activities of Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Helping create knowledge• Workshops for faculty and students: productivity tools, cloud based tools, author rights• Using GIS and GoogleEarth as a research tool• Repository and data managementScholarly Communication at Auraria Library: http://library.auraria.edu/services/scholarly-communication
Library as Service Library as PlaceLibrary as Resource
Library as ServiceResearch Help: walk up, in-depth consultation, instant messaging, text messaging, emailInstruction: teaching/learning partnerships, course librarian, collaborations
Library as Service: Research HelpTechnology and the publishing industry has created a complex and ever changing research environment for the user.The struggle for intellectual property and rights, along with commercial and open source models, plays out every day with library users.
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Library as Service: InstructionTraditional library instruction was based on the research tools of the 20th century.Technological changes make “tool specific” skills irrelevant. The library is no longer a “something” you learn to use.
Library as Service: InstructionLibrarians partner with both course faculty and students.Collaborate on the development and assessment of research based assignments.Integrate library resources and learning materials into course materials and LMS’s.Engage with the course virtually and in-person.Partner with writing/tutoring centers.
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