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Digital Libraries on International Campuses


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DLF Forum 2013 poster presentation, "Research Services on a Global Scale: Digital Libraries for Cross-Border Higher Education Initiatives."

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Digital Libraries on International Campuses

  1. 1. Digital Libraries on a Global Scale: Digital Library Services for International Higher Education Initiatives Harriett E. Green English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  @greenharr Globalization of Higher Education The globalization of higher education is more dynamic than ever, as universities are launching cross-border education initiatives to export their scholarly products abroad. What are the roles of digital libraries in these international education initiatives? Digital Library Resources for Cross-Border Education Initiatives 12 10 6 • • No. of library web portals 4 2 Separate interface to electronic resources exists (external to catalog) Independent Ejournals collection Comparison of digital resources 15% 46% 54% Independent E-books collection Uses main campus ebook collection Uses campus ejournals collection 85% Independent ejournal collections • • • • • • • NYU Abu Dhabi NYU Shanghai Northwestern at Qatar Temple University Japan Temple University Rome Texas A&M Qatar VCU Qatar • Full analysis of websites’ information architecture: how effectively do the digital library portals for cross-border education initiatives provide research services? • Possible survey of technical services librarians at institutions with international campuses and initiatives. Independent E-books collection Independent Ejournals collection Duke-NUS Medical Center Carnegie Mellon Qatar Cornell-Weill Medical College at Qatar Georgetown University in Qatar Lakeland College Japan Liaoning Normal UniversityMissouri State University Next Steps 0 Data Preliminary analysis was conducted of international campus libraries’ websites and digital library portals created for international initiatives. • • • • 8 Libraries in Cross-Border Education Green published a study in College & Research Libraries (2012) that examined how libraries offered research services on international branch campuses. This study builds upon this research work to consider how library research services for crossborder education are primarily offered through digital libraries. Schools Examined Independent E-book collections  Twitter: @greenharr SELECT REFERENCES Detlor, Brian and Vivian Lewis. “Academic Library Web Sites: Current Practice and Future Directions.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 32, no. 3 (2006): 251-258. Green, Harriett. “Libraries Across Land and Sea: Academic Library Services on International Branch Campuses.” College & Research Libraries 74, no. 1 (2013): 9-23. Knight, Jane. “Is Internationalization of Higher Education Having an Identity Crisis?” in A. Maldonado-Maldonado and R.M. Bassett (eds.), The Forefront of International Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach. Higher Education Dynamics 42. New York: Springer, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7085-0_6. Wildavsky, Ben. The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. 2013 DLF Forum November 3-6, 2013