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- ItemOpen AccessThe Commons - what have we learned about user-centered services?(2006-04) Beatty, Susan; Harder, Geoffrey; Kothari, Sona
- ItemOpen AccessDigitial preservation in academic libraries: recent Canadian initiatives(2012-02-02) Waller, Andrew; Johnston, WayneThis session looks at various preservation-related projects including the Council of Prairie and Pacific Libraries' (COPPUL) Private LOCKSS Network (PLN), the University of Guelph's work with research data, and Trusted Digital Repositories (TDRs) at Scholar's Portal and elsewhere. Also includes an introduction to digital preservation.
- 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 AccessThe Information Commons as an Agent of Change in Universities(Common ground, 2004) Beatty, SusanStarting in the early 1990’s academic libraries in North America and elsewhere have been adopting a new service model called the Information Commons – an integrated service facility which offers reference and technical assistance in a collaborative team environment with other academic support units. The success of this model has driven and continues to drive change within academic libraries as well as the university itself. Additional academic units are beginning to join in and create a new collaborative service delivery. This paper will identify models of collaboration in Information Commons and discuss how this collaboration is leading to a changing collaborative environment in academic institutions.
- ItemOpen AccessA Journey in OER: Growing Awareness, Discovery, and Use of OER at the University of Calgary(2022-10-19) Adams, Sarah; Murphy, JamesConference Presentation at the Open Education Conference 2022. At this session attendees will learn about the University of Calgary's Libraries and Cultural Resources' journey in open educational resources. We'll share our recent initiatives and strategies for expanding capacity in our journey to building a community around OER on campus. More specifically we'll discuss expanding roles within the library to support OER, OER discovery initiatives, awareness and learning opportunities, grant funding, and the development of a new Open Course Materials Matching Service (OCoMMS). Attendees will gain insight into UCalgary's journey and practices in the early stages of OER advocacy. By attending this session, attendees will be able to: Understand UCalgary Libraries and Cultural Resources' journey in Open Educational Resource advocacy; Consider how to apply UCalgary's OER initiatives and resources within their own institution; Identify ways to engage with and support campus partners and other OER advocates.
- ItemOpen AccessOpen Access publishing in Canada: current and future library and university press supports(MDPI, 2013-06-18) Taylor, Donald; Morrison, Heather; Owen, Brian; Vezina, Kumiko; Waller, AndrewCanadian university libraries, Canadian university presses, and non-university scholarly presses at Canadian universities were surveyed in the first part of 2010 as to the level of their support of Open Access (OA) journal publishing. Respondents were asked about journal hosting services in their organization as well as their thoughts on internal and external support for open access publishing. Results showed that most of the organizations are hosting OA journals, largely between one and five in number, and many supply journal hosting services, including some technical support. Personnel resources are a notable factor in the ability to host journals. Most respondents engage in some sort of internal support for open access publishing and are open to options that they are presently not utilizing. They are particularly amenable to OA publishing support from outside of their organizations, especially assistance at a consortial level.