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Carpenter, Maria; Graybill, Jolie; Offord, Jerome, Jr.; Piorun, Mary – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This research probes future roles for libraries in the scholarly communication process through the use of scenarios. The researchers asked 20 ARL library directors to read and provide constructive comments on the scenarios, name the scenarios, and either select a scenario that most closely matched their vision or propose a new scenario. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Researchers, Futures (of Society)
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Lage, Kathryn; Losoff, Barbara; Maness, Jack – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
Increasingly libraries are expected to play a role in scientific data curation initiatives, i.e., "the management and preservation of digital data over the long-term." This case study offers a novel approach for identifying researchers who are receptive toward library involvement in data curation. The authors interviewed researchers at…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Data Collection, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries