The Need for a Course Resource List Solution: A Lecturer’s Perspective

Course resource lists (or reading lists) are essential for academic success – for instructors, students, and librarians. Over the next few weeks we’ll tune into the instructor point of view, and look at the challenges of working with resource lists, the potential they carry for more effective teaching & learning, and the importance of collaboration […] The post The Need for a Course Resource List Solution: A Lecturer’s Perspective appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship 2018 Award Recipient: An Interview with Susan Davis

This weekend at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Susan Davis will receive the 2018 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  The award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company and is given for […] The post Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship 2018 Award Recipient: An Interview with Susan Davis appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

5 Ways to Increase Student Retention

One of the most crucial areas to focus on in terms of university performance indicators is student retention. If your student retention metrics are low or falling, it can harm your school’s reputation and reduce your tuition income, but worst of all, it means that you’re failing to educate some of your students. On a more positive note, it’s easier than ever to track and impact your student retention statistics through various analytics and engagement technologies. […]

Make your Mark on Librarianship: Ex Libris at ALA Annual 2018

The ALA Annual Conference is nearly upon us once again. A chance to catch up with colleagues, learn what’s new and now in the field of librarianship, and of course come back home with a mountain of books fresh off the presses. Let’s start off by congratulating Colby Lewis, the winner of the 2018 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, for her paper entitled “The Open Access Citation Advantage: Does It Exist and What Does It […]

The Library’s Buzz: Information Overload & Research

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris This month’s buzz is about the effects of the proliferation of information sources and resources on academic research. On the one hand, academic citations seem to be increasingly hard to track accurately and, on the other, academic perceptions of “significance” don’t seem to match up with citation statistics. To add to the conundrum, there is the undeniable effect of Wikipedia on traditional channels of knowledge proliferation and its interplay with the […]

How a Unified Research Platform Can Improve the Efficiency of Academic Libraries

Reprinted with permission from Library Journal. England’s Lancaster University is one of the top 10 research institutions in the United Kingdom and among the top 150 worldwide. To maintain the university’s status as a premier research institution, the Lancaster University Library supports the efforts of some 1,200 faculty members throughout the research lifecycle, says Masud Khokhar, assistant director of digital innovation and research services. For instance, Khokhar says, library staff increasingly help faculty design compelling research questions. They […]

Svečanost potpisivanja Sporazuma o suradnji na razvoju i održavanju Hrvatskoga nacionalnoga skupnog kataloga

NACIONALNA I SVEUČILIŠNA KNJIŽNICA U ZAGREBU sa zadovoljstvom organizira svečanost potpisivanja Sporazuma o suradnji na razvoju i održavanju Hrvatskoga nacionalnoga skupnog kataloga koja se održala u ponedjeljak 28. svibnja 2018. s početkom u 10 sati u seminarskoj dvorani na polukatu Nacionalne i sveučilišne knjižnice u Zagrebu   Sporazum o suradnji na razvoju i održavanju Hrvatskoga nacionalnoga skupnog kataloga sklapa se između Nacionalne i sveučilišne knjižnice u Zagrebu, Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatskoga katoličkog sveučilišta, Filozofskoga fakulteta […]

Enhancing Library Collaboration with the Research Office and Faculty

Reprinted with permission from Library Journal. Adopting a more integrated approach to higher-education research would bring many benefits to stakeholders involved in the research process. One of the biggest benefits for campus libraries is that breaking down the silos that often exist within research workflows would allow for closer collaboration between libraries, researchers, and the research office. By becoming a more effective partner in this process, libraries can demonstrate greater value to their university. Today, the role of […]

3 Ways Libraries Can Help Make Course Resources More Affordable

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris There is an array of options nowadays for delivering assigned reading and resources to students in academic institutions. In “Battle over College Course Material is a Textbook Example of Technological Change,” columnist Danielle Douglas-Gabriel runs through some of them, including multimedia courseware, open-source textbooks, open-educational resources (OER), and password-protected online material (using an access code paid for by the student). This growing complexity, lower demand for hard-copy basic-level textbooks, and rising […]

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