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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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Tech-oriented college libraries offer greater resources

“Your father may not recognize the place with fewer books on the shelves and the demise of card catalogs, but experts say that college libraries today are just as vital to students’ success as they have ever been. Advances in technology are putting a wealth of online books and research out there for students, making paper books almost obsolete. Yet college libraries have not followed the dinosaur off to extinction, instead evolving and staying relevant as exemplified by two highly regarded university libraries: William Paterson University in Wayne and State University of New York, New Paltz campus.” (via North Jersey)

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