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Scholarly information ecosystem

The containers for scholarly information are evolving, and the impact is felt everywhere.  The containers have to change, because the traditional publishing modes create too much friction.  Traditional textbooks cost too much money, and don’t take advantage of adaptive learning. … Continue reading

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Culture of Assessment

I’ve been involved at various times in helping to build an organizational “culture of assessment” so I was interested to read Wendy Weiner’s take on what is involved.  She writes from the standpoint of the whole university. The fifteen elements … Continue reading

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ALA 2014 Las Vegas!

I can’t get that Jimmy Buffet song outta my head, and that seems like a harsh punishment for walking past Margaritaville to the CVS for some yogurt and bottled water…. Yep, there I was with my vendor tote bag and … Continue reading

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Wish I was reading . . .

all the interesting looking books I saw in the ALA Bookstore, such as:

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…some ALA 2014 sessions, once over lightly

ARL Liaison Programs Discussion One of the  prompts for me to attend ALA this year was the opportunity to participate in an ARL-sponsored discussion about liaison programs.  The discussion was started at ALA-midwinter in Philly, and continued in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Role of Libraries in Data Management & Curation (ALA 2014)

Nicole Vasilevsky is a great speaker (Oregon Health & Science University).  By the third day of a conference, where you’ve gone madly from session to session, her presentation was a beautiful moment of intellectual repose because you never had to … Continue reading

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Data Driven Decision Making – LRRT Forum (ALA – 2014)

My former colleague, Jim Church, co-presented a study of what graduate students at Berkeley are citing – they did a study of about 45,000 citations in dissertations in 4 disciplines (poli sci, business, econ, and history) completed between 2008-2012.  They … Continue reading

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