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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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Academic publishers reap huge profits as libraries go broke

“Think it’s hard to make money in publishing in the digital age? Well, huge profits are still to be had – if you’re a publisher of academic research journals. While traditional book and magazine publishers struggle to stay afloat, research publishing houses have typical profit margins of nearly 40 per cent, says Vincent Larivière, a researcher at the University of Montreal’s School of Library and Information Science.” (via CBC)

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Data Management Plans, Collaborative Research Governance, and the Consent to Share

“Libraries and library professionals are emerging as major stakeholders in the data management business and continue to position themselves as viable institutional custodians of large collections of research data and research records. In the push to promote open access initiatives and meet recent national funding agency data management planning requirements, academic research libraries are promoting data management education and open access to research outputs, including data. The intent of this post is to encourage library professionals to think about how data management planning and data sharing discussions might be tailored to the research context—in short, to explain how data management planning and sharing protocols can be used to support researcher workflows.” (via CLIR)

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Libraries Beyond Borders: Rethinking Community

“Like many academic libraries, mine is small and highly focused on an educational mission. Our faculty are engaged in research, but they learn from the day they interview for a position that the library offers an undergraduate collection and excellent interlibrary loan services. Whenever we think about budgeting our time and money, we ask “what’s in it for our students? How will this promote their learning?” (via insidehighered)

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Notre Dame begins renovation of iconic Hesburgh library

“A renovation project has begun to update the University of Notre Dame’s 52-year-old main library by adding new technology to support digital research. The $10 million initial phase of the $40 million project also will add a north entrance to the 14-story Hesburgh Library and increase natural light, The South Bend Tribune reports. “I suspect this north entrance will be the main entrance for much of the campus,” University Librarian Diane Walker said.” (via Journal Gazette)

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