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- ItemOpen Access2019 le futur de la profession : énoncé de la vision développée au 10e Northern Exposure to Leadership(Association canadienne des bibliothèques, 2009) Gagnon, Émilie; Wood, Aaron; Sinotte, Michelle; Vokey, Sherri
- ItemOpen AccessControlling the Popular: Canadian Memory Institutions and Popular Culture(Athabasca University, 2010-01-18) Hemmings, Mary; Pannekoek, Frits; Clarke, Helen
- ItemOpen AccessConvergence of Knowledge and Culture: Calgary’s Design for the Future(2009-04-15) Hickerson, Thomas
- ItemOpen AccessConvergence Rocks!(2009-04-29) Parent, IngridWe live in an age of convergence. What does this mean for libraries, archives and museums? Ingrid Parent responds to this question by reviewing her own experiences at Library and Archives Canada, birthplace of what she calls ‘’extreme convergence’’, as well as other national and international examples of cultural institutions working together in bold new ways. From the Dunhuang Caves to the digital library, discover the exciting synergies that link today’s libraries, archives and museums.
- ItemOpen AccessCRITERIA FOR TENURE AND PROMOTION: A REVIEW OF PRACTICES AMONG MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES(2008-01-24T23:15:51Z) Hinks, YvonneThis study reviews current practice relating to tenure and promotion to the highest rank by examining those libraries closest to our situation, the members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. A search of the literature indicates that reviews of tenure and promotion criteria and practices for Canadian academic libraries are rare. In 1995 Gloria Leckie and Jim Brett undertook a review of the key terms and conditions for librarians found in collective agreements of libraries belonging to the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Their findings indicate that practices vary widely with no consistent approach across the board. A number of factors exerting upward pressure on criteria and promotion for University of Calgary librarians led me to investigate whether this upward pressure was a widespread phenomenon, and therefore whether criteria and processes for tenure and promotion had subsequently been affected. Results from this investigation are compared to the initial 1995 survey. For comparison purposes, a literature survey was conducted and findings are summarized.
- ItemOpen AccessDevelopment of Multimedia Creation Services and Resources in the Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary(ARLIS/NA Conference Proceedings, 2012-03-31) Nasserden, Marilyn; Sadler, Shawna; Tetrault, DylanThe University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR) is developing a comprehensive academic Multimedia Creation programme to support students from points of inspiration to archiving their original works. Facilities include video editing suites, a bank of Mac Pro workstations, video gaming, and digitizing equipment. We will also provide a touch table and digital sphere with software development kits for students to create their own work on these platforms. Library collections, including e-manuals, web resources (Creative Commons, public domain, and royalty-free resources), and learning tools (workshops, guides) support content creation. Services and resources will be developed collaboratively between several LCR and non-LCR units, including the Student Success Centre, Visual & Performing Arts, Digital Media Commons, and campus IT.
- ItemOpen AccessDiscovering the Next Generation of Library Search(2010-05-14T15:25:56Z) Pival, Paul R.; Brown, David; Wood, AaronA few years ago Federated Search was touted as the best way to offer users access to multiple resources. But Federated Search turned out to be slow, difficult to maintain, and suspect with regards to search results. Over the past year a new breed of service has arisen: the Discovery Service. By searching pre-indexed (as opposed to live) data, discovery services return search results very quickly. This presentation discusses the University of Calgary Library's reasons for choosing to trial a Discovery Service after having run a Federated Search product for over a year. The presentation covers the technology used, some of the challenges encountered, and presents feedback from Library users.
- ItemOpen AccesseBook Discovery and Access: We Want It Now!(2010-06-08T12:52:03Z) Wood, Aaron; Davis, CoreyAs cataloging departments see decreases in staff resources but increases in the number of online titles requiring access for users, they are forced to consider new ways of managing catalog records and making material discoverable. This presentation covers the current ebook landscape, how discovery and access challenges can be met, and how the future landscape can be formed to better meet the needs of users. The presentation reviews how the University of Calgary and Royal Roads University facilitate discovery and access to ebooks currently. It also presents the results of a broader survey of access management techniques in academic libraries across Canada and the United States.
- ItemOpen AccessEmbedded Reference to Embedded Librarianship – Six Years at the University of Calgary(Routledge, 2011) Clyde, Jerremie; Lee, JenniferThis article is an update to a previous article on embedded office hours at the University of Calgary. It examines the nature of embedded librarianship at the University of Calgary and how it has changed from embedded reference to embedded librarianship over the past 6 years. There have been 3 main approaches to achieving embedded librarianship: office hours, long service, and purpose-built branch or special libraries. This article reviews the current literature on embedded librarianship and in that context describes, compares, and discusses the 3 approaches at the University of Calgary.
- ItemOpen AccessEquality of Retrieval: Leveling the Metadata Playing Field in Big Indexes(2010-03-04T21:04:10Z) Wood, AaronThe University of Calgary's Libraries and Cultural Resources became a beta partner with Serials Solutions’ unified discovery service, Summon, in the spring of 2009. Since then it has worked to include metadata from numerous disparate systems in a single index to drive discovery in a Google-like environment. The University has examined how MARC and other metadata schemas are mapped into Summon with an eye to ensuring the maximum possible population of index fields representing facets in addition to adhering to the established standards for cross mapping metadata schemas and indexing. It has investigated existing standards and worked closely with the Summon team to create mappings that reflect how MARC and other metadata can ultimately be used in big indexes. Combined with the normalization or collapsing of metadata records representing the same resource into a single metadata-rich record, fully leveraging MARC and other metadata in big indexes should not only level the metadata playing field but make competition between records a non-issue.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Evolving and Converging Environment for the Libraries, Archives, Special Collections, and Museums at the University of Calgary(ARLIS/NA Conference Proceedings, 2011-04-05T21:18:07Z) Nasserden, MarilynLibraries and Cultural Resources is the umbrella body for the University of Calgary’s museums, libraries, archives and special collections. Our vision is to be “A leader in the development of innovative information resources and services... In a converged environment, it successfully incorporates the resources and services of libraries, museums, archives, special collections, and a university press to provide outstanding support for scholarship, learning, and the creation of knowledge…” Striving towards this vision has involved a new organizational structure and co-location of the LAMs in a new state-of-the-art facility as well as an increased emphasis on centralized metadata services, on one-search discovery systems, and on developing unique research collections. It is changing the roles of curators, librarians and archivists and the way they work with each other and researchers.
- ItemOpen AccessEvolving the Learning Commons and Strategies for Academic Engagement(2009-10-02) Ridley, Michael
- ItemOpen AccessThe Future of the Profession, 2019: Vision Statement of the 10th Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute(Canadian Library Association, 2009) Wood, Aaron; Gagnon, Emilie; Sinotte, Michelle; Vokey, Sherri
- ItemOpen AccessGetting everyone on the same page: A staff focus group study for library web site redesign(Emerald, 2007) MacMillan, Don; McKee, Susan; Sadler, Shawna
- ItemOpen AccessLet Me See That eBook: Managing Cataloguing and Access through Collaboration(2010-04-06T18:51:05Z) Wood, Aaron; Harris, Anne; Shetler, Jim; Wolf, AronElectronic resources have become a vital part of research collections. Online journals and databases are solidly planted in academic library collections and in the research habits of faculty and students. Over the past several years, academic libraries have seen this increasing demand for electronic resources expand into electronic books. Collection budgets have shifted to meet this demand through the increased acquisition of electronic books and electronic book packages. However, the sheer number of titles involved has made providing digital access to electronic books through traditional cataloguing extremely challenging. It has become clear that traditional in-house cataloguing of electronic books is neither feasible nor sustainable, even with cooperative cataloguing tools such as Z39.50 and WorldCat. And as cataloguing departments see decreases in staff resources but increases in the number of titles requiring access for users, they are forced to consider new ways of managing catalogue records. Like many other institutions, the University of Calgary has chosen to use external sources of catalogue records for electronic books. It has become evident from doing so that publishers, academic libraries, vendors, and library service providers need to collaborate on an expanded scale in order to ensure sustainable workflows for academic institutions and the best possible digital access for users. This paper covers the challenges that the University of Calgary has faced with electronic book cataloguing and digital access and its new-found success in managing these activities by partnering with Serials Solutions, Yankee Book Peddler (YBP), and ebrary. The focus is on the collaborative efforts made by all of these parties to make electronic resources available on a mass scale through the library catalogue and beyond.
- ItemOpen AccessLet Me See That Ebook: Managing Cataloguing and Access through Collaboration(2010-03-04T20:38:25Z) Wood, Aaron; Shetler, Jim; Wolf, Aron; Harris, AnneElectronic resources have become a vital part of research collections. Online journals and databases are solidly planted in academic library collections and in the research habits of faculty and students. Over the past several years, academic libraries have seen this increasing demand for electronic resources expand into electronic books. Collection budgets have shifted to meet this demand through the increased acquisition of electronic books and electronic book packages. However, the sheer number of titles involved has made providing digital access to electronic books through traditional cataloguing extremely challenging. It has become clear that traditional in-house cataloguing of electronic books is neither feasible nor sustainable, even with cooperative cataloguing tools such as Z39.50 and WorldCat. And as cataloguing departments see decreases in staff resources but increases in the number of titles requiring access for users, they are forced to consider new ways of managing catalogue records. Like many other institutions, the University of Calgary has chosen to use external sources of catalogue records for electronic books. However, in order to ensure sustainable workflows for academic institutions and the best possible digital access for users, it has become evident that publishers, academic libraries, vendors, and library service providers need to collaborate on an expanded scale. This presentation covers the challenges that the University of Calgary has faced with electronic book cataloguing and its new-found success in managing this cataloguing by partnering with Serials Solutions, Yankee Book Peddler, and ebrary. The focus is on the collaborative efforts made by all of these parties, and many individual publishers, to make electronic resources available on a mass scale through the library catalogue and beyond.
- ItemOpen AccessMARS - Management article retrieval service(American Library Association (ALA), 2002-02) Matheson, ArdenMARS (Management Article Retrieval Service) is one activity among a group of specially designed, effective practices that provide our clientele with a varied collection of high quality services. To assist faculty and PhD students, the Business Library has created a service for these users enabling them to order books, print or electronic articles regardless of location.
- ItemOpen AccessMultidisciplinary Research Infrastructure: The Role of 21st Century Libraries Data Management Plan(University of Calgary, 2015) Ruddock, Kathryn; Brosz, John; Hickerson, Thomas
- ItemOpen AccessOpen access for the medical librarian(Canadian Health Libraries Association, 2006) Morrison, Heather; Waller, AndrewIn this article open access is defined, and the resources and issues of greatest relevance to the medical librarian are discussed. The economics of open access publishing is examined from the point of view of the university library. Open access resources, both journals and articles in repositories, are already significant and growing rapidly. There are close to 2300 fully open-access peer review journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (320 health sciences titles are included). DOAJ is adding titles at a rate of 1.5 per day. An OAIster search of resources in repositories includes more than 7.6 million items (a rough estimate of the number of articles in repositories, although not all items are full text), and this number will exceed one billion items before the end of 2007. Medical research funders, including the US National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, either have implemented or are considering open access policies. This will drive greater growth in open access resources, particularly in the area of medicine. There are implications and leadership opportunities for librarians in the open access environment.