Tracy Mitrano wrote “Five Things to Do or Change in Higher Education” for Inside Higher Ed yesterday. A good bit of the article concerns collaboration and libraries.
2. Collaborate strategically about how to reorganize resources given information and Internet technologies. That which is no longer bound to physical space should ascend to the cloud; that which is should be repackaged within brick and mortar traditions. “What is she talking about?” you might say. Library collections, in the main, go in the first category and meaningful face to face relationships among faculty and students and staff would remain.
4. Fix peer review and the Absurd Loss of Intellectual Property to Third Party Commercial Entities.
5. Incorporate digital and information fluency in every discipline, in every teaching method, in every classroom.
Lots more is in the article.