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Young, Anjanette; Olivieri, Blynne; Eckler, Karl; Gerontakos, Theodore – Computers in Libraries, 2010
In 2009 the University of Washington (UW) Libraries special collections received funding for the digital preservation of its audio indigenous language holdings. The university libraries, where the authors work in various capacities, had begun digitizing image and text collections in 1997. Because of this, at the onset of the project, workflows (a…
Descriptors: Preservation, Research Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Metadata
Breeding, Marshall – Computers in Libraries, 2010
People live in an era of social, enterprise-oriented, and increasingly cloud-based technology; a dramatic shift away from stand-alone isolated silos that previously dominated. Computing systems can flourish today only when built to easily exchange data and services. An application that stands alone may provide practical functionality but may not…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Libraries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Campbell, D. Grant; Fast, Karl V. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2004
This paper examines how future metadata capabilities could enable academic libraries to exploit information on the emerging Semantic Web in their library catalogues. Whereas current metadata architectures treat the Web as a simple means of interchanging bibliographic data that have been created by libraries, this paper suggests that academic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Research Tools, Literary Criticism, Information Services
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Mark, Amy E. – AACE Journal, 2008
Library and cross-disciplinary literature all stress the increasing importance of instructional technology in higher education. However, there is a dearth of articles detailing funding for library instructional technology. The bulk of library literature on funding for these projects focuses on one-time grant opportunities and on the architecture…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Models, College Libraries, Educational Technology
Muir, Scott P. – Online Submission, 2009
Libraries have been around for thousands of years. Many of them are considered great because of their magnificent architecture or because of the size of their collections. This paper offers ten case studies of libraries that have used technology to achieve greatness. Because almost any library can implement technology, a library does not have to…
Descriptors: Library Role, Libraries, Library Services, Case Studies
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Sharpe, Paul A.; Vacek, Rachel E. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Library intranets require flexibility and efficiency and enhance the internal communication and collaborative nature of creating and organizing the institution's information. At the University of Houston Libraries, the focus was on public services, so little attention was given to the intranet--the tool every department relied on for quick access…
Descriptors: Information Management, Internet, Database Management Systems, Knowledge Management
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Chacón, Jesús; Vargas, Hector; Farias, Gonzalo; Sanchez, José; Dormido, Sebastián – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2015
Designing and developing web-enabled remote laboratories for pedagogical purposes is not an easy task. Often, developers (generally, educators who know the subjects they teach but lack of the technical and programming skills required to build Internet-based educational applications) end up discarding the idea of exploring these new teaching and…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
Berry, Maryanne Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examines a project through which elementary school and high school students collaborated with university Architecture/New Media students in building models of virtual, immersive libraries. It presents the project in the context of multiple and cross-disciplinary fields currently investigating the use of virtual and immersive…
Descriptors: School Activities, Architecture, Virtual Classrooms, Grade 6
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Somma, Thomas P. – Library Quarterly, 2010
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is one of the more significant public structures in American architecture, due for the most part to its wealth and quality of decoration, including an extensive sculptural program executed in 1894-97. The architects entrusted the program to a committee of three prominent sculptors, J. Q. A.…
Descriptors: Design, Art, Architecture, Sculpture
Van Noate, Judith, Comp. – 1990
This guide for conducting library research on topics in architecture or on the work of a particular architect presents suggestions for utilizing four categories of resources: books, dictionaries and encyclopedias, indexes, and a periodicals and series list (PASL). Two topics are researched as examples: the contemporary architect Richard Meier, and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Architecture, Educational Resources, Higher Education
Iwan, Irene – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1984
Profiles the Cooper Union Library, a private academic library specializing in architecture, art, and engineering that celebrated its 125th anniversary in fall 1984. Highlights include a biographical sketch of the college's founder, Peter Cooper; construction of the building; curriculum changes; library services and materials; and cooperative and…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Higher Education, History, Library Collections
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Brantley, Peter – EDUCAUSE Review, 2008
Libraries are successful to the extent that they can bridge communities and can leverage the diversity of the quest, the research, and the discovery. By building bridges among various sectors, libraries will be able to define themselves in the next generation.
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Social Networks, Social Integration, Role Perception
Jubelirer, Shelly – Arts & Activities, 2012
Painting cityscapes is a great way to teach first-grade students about warm and cool colors. Before the painting begins, the author and her class have an in-depth discussion about big cities and what types of buildings or structures that might be seen in them. They talk about large apartment and condo buildings, skyscrapers, art museums,…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Kingsley, Chris – National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NJ1), 2012
The National League of Cities (NLC), through its Institute for Youth, Education and Families, produced this report to help city leaders, senior municipal staff and their local partners answer those questions as they work to strengthen and coordinate services for youth and families, particularly for those cities building comprehensive afterschool…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, After School Programs, Municipalities, Urban Programs
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Harmon, Glynn – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
The term discovery applies herein to the successful outcome of inquiry in which a significant personal, professional or scholarly breakthrough or insight occurs, and which is individually or socially acknowledged as a key contribution to knowledge. Since discoveries culminate at fixed points in time, discoveries can serve as an outcome metric for…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Discovery Learning, Discovery Processes, Scholarship
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