Category Archives: Chapter

Collaboration to create student research journals

Here is another chapter from the Library Publishing Toolkit.

Adrian K. Ho. “Library Services for Creating and Publishing Student Research Journals” Library Publishing Toolkit (2013): 235-250.
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Theme: Planning and implementing student research journals

Highlighted Services: Journal consulting, publishing and technical support

Resources: Sample journal staff organization models, checklists to support planning, staffing, and production

Case study–collaboration between an institutional repository and a university press

Content and Collaboration I: A Case Study of Bringing an Institutional Repository and a University Press Together

M. Spooner and Andrew Wesolek

Profile of a Merger: In 2009, the dean of libraries and the director of the university press at Utah State University proposed a departmental merger to their central administration. They argued that through restructuring reporting lines so that the press became a department of the library at least three important benefits could be achieved. First, the central administration was at the time hoping to cut costs by consolidating operations in various parts of the university; merging the staff reporting lines of the university press into the library offered an opportunity for consolidation. Secondly, integrating the press into the library promised it some relief from the structural vulnerability it had suffered historically as a department among “other instructional activities” reporting directly to the provost. And for the university library, to move the press into a structural collaboration would bring an established publisher of e-books into the library, representing a steady source of book-length content for the digital institutional repository that the library was consciously building. In short order, and spurred by the impacts of the Great Recession on higher education, the merger was approved.

Part II of this report will also be of interest.

Content and Collaboration II: Opportunities to Host, Possibilities to Publish

Book Chapter – The DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative

Google alerted me to this new book chapter, “DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative: High School to College Transition in New York City.” This is a chapter from the book, Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition, edited by Kenneth J. Burhanna.

Advice from a recent MLIS graduate

There is a new book chapter from John M. Jackson.  It is “Getting Your MLIS Degree Online: Tips from a Recent Grad” in the book Continuing Education for Librarians.

Starting on page 44, he provides a section on technology.  He recommends that students learn more about collaborative technologies, social networking technologies and file organization.  The rest of the chapter looks pretty interesting, too.

Nowviskie “Where Credit is Due” Chapter

Bethany Nowviskie wrote this chapter for the recent Modern Language Association book, Profession 2011.

Where Credit Is Due: Preconditions for the Evaluation of
Collaborative Digital Scholarship

From the Introduction:

We come at these conversations backward. Our instinct—driven by inherited methods and benchmarks for assessing scholars’ readiness for promotion in rank and for tenure—is to evaluate the products of digital scholarship as if they can be mapped neatly to unary objects and established categories, such as journal articles or monographs. As an exploration of the “changing realities of intellectual work” in the 2010 issue of Profession acknowledges, although the value of digital scholarship has begun to be recognized in humanities departments, “discussions have tended to focus primarily on establishing digital work as equivalent to print publications [in order] to make it count instead of considering how digital scholarship might transform knowledge-making practices” ” (Purdy and Walker 178).

Thanks to Dan Cohen for alerting me to this work.

Chapter–New Paradigm of Library Collaboration

Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6966/2011, 519-522, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24469-8_63 (Subscription required for the full text.)
The thesis entitled ”New Paradigm of Library Collaboration” presents the case for the holistic approach to the issue of collaboration in a contemporary library. Patron needs and expectations in regards to collaboration, interactivity and ultimately participation are investigated in the specific area of changes in reading process. Collaboration between librarians and patrons and among librarians is discussed in regards to Library 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 concepts. Based on the research results gathered in European libraries a new paradigm of library collaboration is presented as a must for an efficient library providing up-to-date services.