Future of the Research Library Speaker Series

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    Data, Media, and Society
    (2019-10-08) Lankes, Richard David
    It would be easy to see the advent of open educational resources, open access publication, and repositories of data sets as a continuation of the traditional mission of a research library. Namely, providing access to the scholarly record including items studied as well as the results of study. It would also be easy to see this as happening in parallel to a pivot of libraries to more community centered models. In this presentation Lankes will show how these developments are deeply intertwined in how we conceptualize scholarly communication and the need for advocacy around data in all aspects of higher education.
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    Improving Access, Affordability, and Achievement with OER
    (2019-04-17) Bishop, MJ
    Despite the transformative power that technology has had in a whole range of businesses, the history of technology use in education over the last 100 years paints a rather bleak picture of the extent to which digital tools, in and of themselves, can lead to sustainable academic change. The issue is that we often miss the key affordances of the tools that can be employed to help solve learning problems. This presentation traces the lessons we can learn from the history of educational technology in order to explore the true promise of openly licensed educational resources and the future they may hold for teaching, learning, and student success.
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    Data, Data, Everywhere...
    (2018-04-05) Choudhury, Sayeed
    In reference to the famous quote of “Water, water, everywhere…” from Samuel Taylor’s Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” this talk explores the reality that we are awash in data and yet there are relatively few compelling success stories of libraries directly supporting data intensive research or learning. The talk will describe success stories from both the public and private sector, particularly in relation to the growing use of big data and new forms of machine learning. The talk will then ask what research libraries may need to do in order to be more successful at supporting, even empowering, data intensive research or learning.
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    Sustainable Collection Management: Enabling the Transformation of Libraries
    (2017-04-26) Barnes, Matt
    Academic libraries have endured as centers of learning and research because they have continually evolved to meet the needs of scholars. Today we are in the midst of an evolutionary leap forward, driven by the continuing transition from print to electronic resources, connected patrons with new expectations, emerging disciplines with information needs that transcend traditional resources, and financial pressures that preclude building and maintaining highly redundant collections of low-use print materials. Evidence that a major transformation of academic libraries is underway continues to mount. We will examine this by reviewing how libraries are expanding the scope and nature of their collections; integrating information resources with applied learning experiences; facilitating researcher collaboration; and completely rethinking collections and access. Finally, we will look at how libraries have been leveraging data to implement sustainable collection practices, which are critical to creating the space, both figuratively and literally, to transform libraries.
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    OER and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis
    (2016-10-25) Allen, Nicole
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    HathiTrust and the University of Maryland: An Update
    (2016-04-19) Furlough, Mike
    Since HathiTrust’s founding in 2008 it has grown to become a worldwide force for collective action in the library community. Its collection now holds nearly 14 million volumes, but our activities as a partnership extend beyond simple notions of a “digital library.” Our 110 members are creating a common good for the benefit of readers worldwide, but are also developing services of lasting impact for their own researchers and students. This update from Executive Director Mike Furlough highlights HathiTrust’s services and its major programs focused on shared print, computational research, and federal documents.
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    The Evolving Scholarly Record: Scope, Stakeholders, and Stewardship
    (2015-11-16) Lavoie, Brian
    The scholarly record is increasingly digital and networked, as well as expanding in both the volume and diversity of the material it contains. The long-term future of the scholarly record cannot be effectively secured with traditional stewardship models developed for print materials. In this talk, Brian will discuss highlights from the recent OCLC Research reports The Evolving Scholarly Record and Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination, with special emphasis on the ways the scholarly record is changing in a digital, networked environment; how "consciously coordinated" stewardship models can support the long-term availability of an increasingly diverse, complex, and distributed scholarly record; and the important issues academic libraries will face in pursuing their traditional mission of securing the scholarly record in its fullest expression for future generations.
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    Diversity and the Future of the Research Library
    (2015-05-11) Young, Courtney L.
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    Kentucky Fried Libraries: battered and chewed up in the digital marketplace
    (2014-12-04) Sandler, Mark
    The campus library, once an information monopoly for its campus user community, faces unprecedented competition today's digital information ecosystem, and we can imagine this competition will only become more intense over time. What are the prospects for research libraries when proximity has diminished value, and scale, efficiency, and customer acquisition become the keys to success? While the future of libraries—or any institution—is not assured, collaboration to reduce operating costs and enhance services would seem to be promising strategic steps for addressing the challenges ahead.
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    Academic Authors and Copyright: Recent Developments in Scholarly Communication
    (2010-10-21) Carroll, Michael W.
    Michael W. Carroll's presentation slides on copyright, scholarly communication, author rights, and Open Access. Carroll is a professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law.
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    The Future of Library Print Collections: To Share is to Preserve
    (2011-10-27) Payne, Lizanne
    Lizanne Payne's presentation slides about how research libraries are reducing the number of books on their shelves by developing strategies to share their print collections.
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    The Evolution of Open Access: What Might Happen Next?
    (2014-04-10) Joseph, Heather
    As Open Access becomes established as a permanent fixture in the scholarly communication area, the challenges and opportunities presented by the Open environment increase in scale and complexity. This talk will examine some of the key trends pointing towards additional opportunities for large-scale change in not only how we access and use scholarly research outputs - but also how they are disseminated, curated and evaluated. Heather Joseph serves as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an international coalition of academic and research libraries working to expand the global, cost-effective digital communication of research results. As SPARC’s Director since 2005, Ms. Joseph leads the strategic and operational activities of the organization, and has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting emerging publishing models, enabling digital archives, and establishing open access policies on the national and international levels.
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    The River, the Pond, and the Future of the Research Collection
    (2012-04-30) Anderson, Rick
    Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, as well as writing an occasional op-ed column for Against the Grain titled “In My Humble (But Correct) Opinion.” His book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by Neal-Schuman. In 2005, Rick was identified by Library Journal as a “Mover & Shaker” – one of the “50 people shaping the future of libraries.” In 2008 he was elected president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and he was named an ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow for 2009-10. He is a popular speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and information services in higher education.