From the January 2015 issue of C&RL News

This is a good article from the January 2015 issue of the C&RL News.

One-to-one instruction: Two perspectives – by Ellen Bahr and Chandler Harriss.

In this article, we share a description and analysis of a project undertaken as part of an introductory-level mass communication class at Alfred University (AU). The project involved a semester-long collaboration between a librarian and a faculty member. The project was founded by a desire to give students an integrative experience, meaning an experience that connects the classroom with external campus resources (i.e., the library). We will present the experience from two perspectives, that of the librarian and that of the faculty.

A new issue is ready – Volume 6, Issue 3

Here is the table of contents for the new issue.

Editorial Introduction
Redefinitions and the Growing Importance of Library Collaboration PDF
Ivan Gaetz 102-103
 Scholarly Articles
The Sound of the Crowd: Using Social Media to Develop Best Practices for Open Access Workflows for Academic Libraries Abstract PDF
Jill Emery, Graham Stone 104-111
Low-Hanging Fruit: Leveraging Short-Term Partnerships to Advance Academic Library Outreach Goals Abstract PDF
Erin E. Meyer 112-120
 From the Field
Collaboration as a Key Component of Library Servce: A Presidential Perspective Abstract PDF
Courtney Young 121-123
The Blended Desk and its Consequences on Collaboration Abstract PDF
Christopher Magee, Michael Perini 124-129
 Viewpoints: Technology Matters
Top Trends and Libraries – 2015 is our Year PDF
Lori Bowen Ayre 130-131
 Reviews
Review of “Using Social Media to Promote International Collaboration” PDF
Alison Hicks 132-133

Library Simplified Project

The NYPL is partnering with ten libraries (Alameda County (Calif.) Library
Boston Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Chattanooga (Tenn.) Public Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library, Kent (Mich.) District Library, New York Public Library, Santa Clara County (Calif.) Library District, and Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library) on a project called Library Simplified.

The goal of the project is to enable users to download eBooks in three clicks.  NYPL received a $500,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant a year ago to fund this project. More information can be found online from American Libraries.

Digital Public Library of America Community Reps Application

The Digital Public Library of America is seeking a third class of Community Reps – volunteers who are willing to help us bring DPLA to their local communities. They are especially interested in Reps from these states who currently have no Reps:

District of Columbia, Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon

More information and the application can be found on their website. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 13th.

Two Iowa institutions will collaborate on humanities research

This is a nice article in Inside Higher Ed concerning a collaboration between a college and a University in Iowa.

Grinnell College and the University of Iowa are using the digital humanities to bridge the physical distance and institutional differences between their campuses.

Over the next four years, the two institutions will encourage students, faculty and staffers to form “new kinds of teams” to collaborate on humanities research and use digital resources in the classroom. Supported by a $1.6 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative, titled Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry, is being billed by university officials as the first time the foundation has supported a direct partnership between a public research university and a private liberal arts college.

Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

LYRASIS is excited to announce a new partnership with the Mellon-funded Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an open access program designed to provide peer-review, publishing, and hosting services for scholarly articles in the humanities. You may have seen the press release that was issued yesterday. Continue reading

Monographs and Open Access

 “The Monographs and Open Access Project was set up to consider the place of monographs in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and how they fit into the developing world of open access to research. The project was led by Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and was commissioned by HEFCE in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).”  Read more