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Why university libraries must be transformed to survive in digital age

“Simeon Ananou, vice president for IT services and CIO at the State University of New York at Albany, has a vision for transforming university libraries in the digital age.Ananou’s imperative is that libraries must evolve from “book warehouses” — largely passive repositories of physical objects — to “information commons,” the locus for an array of digital services that can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device by students, faculty, researchers and other stakeholders.” (via edscoop.com)

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U-M Library launches Research Data Services and Deep Blue Data

“The University of Michigan Library is launching a suite of services as well as a repository that will support researchers throughout all phases of the research data lifecycle, which includes planning, creation, organization, sharing and preservation. This coordinated approach to research data is critical to maximizing the benefits of the $1.3 billion that U-M researchers expend annually, and to ensuring compliance with the growing number of data-management and sharing mandates applied by government and other funders” (via The University Record)

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Gaetz Selected as Dean of UW Libraries

“An experienced scholar and librarian has been named dean of University of Wyoming Libraries.Ivan Gaetz, currently the library director at Colorado College, will begin his new post at UW July 1, following his appointment by the UW Board of Trustees.“We are happy that Ivan will be joining us at the University of Wyoming,” Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones says. “He had expressed a strong interest in our libraries, and we are confident that he will continue to build on the strong foundation that has been built over the last 10 years.” (via University of Wyoming)

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Students sweat it out and study on library exercise bikes

“Finding time to do both homework and exercise is getting easier for students at a growing number of schools thanks to the latest fitness trend: combination workout machines and laptop stations that are popping up in a handful of campus libraries.” (via USA TODAY College)

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Georgia Tech, Emory University begin work to tie libraries together

“If you take the books out of a library, is it still a library? That’s the question the Georgia Institute of Technology pondered — and eventually answered in the affirmative — when administrators, faculty members and librarians there in 2013 began to define their vision of what the institute’s library should look like by 2020.”(via Inside Higher Education)

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