Roger » posted to Roger and lsw
I decided to write a couple pieces on how research workflow investments will affect those scholarly publishers at risk of being "left behind" -- and what they can do about it. I think this suggests some of the implications that will arise for universities and their libraries, but I envision writing something specific with them in mind as well.
Roger » posted to Roger and lsw
Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students
“University libraries are having to explain their place in the world of degree completion,” says Alan Bearman, dean of university libraries and the Center for Student Success and Retention at Washburn University. “As we all know, there’s this big push in the nation about on-time degree completion, and libraries are trying to see where they fit in that world.” ‎· secret agent Fister
No more losing yourself in the stacks! ‎· secret agent Fister ‎· 1
There are other worlds we should fit into, also. But y'all know how I feel about that. ‎· secret agent Fister
I've come to like the expression "more wood behind fewer arrows" - the idea of needing to bring prioritization and focus given that time and resources are always limited. But, I've been wondering if this phrase might be offensive or irritating in any way? Your thoughts?
If there is no traffic, do navigation apps estimate your arrival time based on the posted speed limit - or your historical driving speed? .
Barbara Hammer Archive adds to Beinecke's collections of LGBTQ creativity .
"Serves on the Reference Desk…in order to obtain first-hand knowledge of the needs & problems of student & faculty… .
Job opening: University Librarian, University of Hawai'i .
Including a short discussion of this @GaviaLib piece .
Thread on diversity "residency" programs, including some key avoidable problems. @jvinopal @SoulCitySigma .
Powerful and troubling. @MartinKurzweil @wpnick .
To improve diversity, talent, and culture, library leaders must first look inside their own organizations and pract… .
Job opening: Director, @metmuseum .
Finally, a way to waltz in to that place without feeling guilty about not paying anything for the suggested admission. jk. ‎· Stephen Francoeur ‎· 3
Chicago's municipal ID can also be used to pay public transit fares and to use the public library! .
And I hear that they announced this to the press before they told the branch libraries! ‎· hedgielib ‎· 2
@hedgielib: Oh jeez. Nice one. ‎· Roger
Students are "abused" transferring credits from community colleges to bachelor's degrees @dougledIHE via @LexaLogue .
Wonderful generosity from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation benefiting @nypl & all New Yorkers. @infodocket .
Big news from @MellonFdn: Earl Lewis to step down as president .
Thrilled to see my recent @IthakasSR post on @OSFramework & research workflows appear in Portuguese on @RedeSciELO .
Johnetta Cole to serve as @MellonFdn fellow, focusing on art museum diversity, accessibility, equity, & inclusion .
I wonder how librarian colleagues who so disliked Beall's List feel about such efforts being stopped by research mi… .
So, @Jeffrey_Beall took his List down due to a research misconduct care opened against him by his university. .
It may well be that, absent further intervention, "diversity across the ranks of library employees is in fact in the process of falling." .
But, I'm not sure that diversity in LIS programs is our most significant barrier. My related reflections:… .
New today: overview of diversity & Inclusion programs and policies at @ARLnews libraries .
For those academics who find this disturbing, I would ask, why do universities have demand for such services? .
"Maybe we become New Yorkers the day we realize that New York will go on without us." Remembering 9/11 .