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ERIC Number: EJ1116665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Collaborating to Shape New Information Services
Pritchard, Sarah M.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v16 n4 p691-695 Oct 2016
"portal: Libraries and the Academy" has as its mission to address library and information services in a campus-wide context, focusing on librarians' engagement with learning services, joint technology initiatives, cross-disciplinary and cross-functional research, faculty partnerships, and scholarly publishing and public policy, but encouraging research that results from innovative collaborations or that shows the integrative potential of libraries with other campus units has been challenging. Fostering writing that brings together authors from different disciplines or academic functions, however, derives directly from the shared thinking and leadership that goes into creating a campus project or organization. At every turn, we talk about needing such projects to reshape our universities to meet pedagogical demands and resource challenges, but it is still surprisingly difficult to bring such initiatives to fruition in an ongoing way. How can we incentivize sustainable innovation within our existing traditional academic environments? In 2016, three separate national, invitational gatherings highlighted and sought to expand campus and scholarly collaborations on new models of information services that can advance research and teaching in today's interdisciplinary and multi-institutional contexts. The three meetings discussed in this article include the following: (1) Academic Art Museum and Library Summit; (2) Publishers Reporting to Libraries (P2L) Summit; and (3) Open Scholarship Initiative. The meetings had distinctive emphases--museums, university presses, and scientific publishing--and libraries had a leading role in all three. The author was present at all three and offers summaries of the presentations and the issues addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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