New Trends in Technology
- UA Peer Institutional Repository Listing
A review of (15) academic library peer institutions of The University of Arizona and a brief description of their current Institutional Repositories. The list includes the university’s name, the name and website address of their library’s Institutional Repository, and a brief description of the scope and service provided by the repository.
- Institutional Repositories Directory, University & College Library Websites
A directory listing of current IR's.
- SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide
The Checklist & Guide offers an overview of the central considerations that institutions must address in planning and implementing an institutional repository, (IR).
- Creating an Institutional Repository
A valuable comprehensive, item by item, “walk-through” of the planning and development of an Institutional Repository (IR).
- Libraries in the Lead; The Institutional Repository Phenomenon
by MacKenzie Smith, Assoc. Dir. Technology, MIT Libraries. As scholarship, instruction, publishing and communication become increasingly networked and digital, how do libraries respond? Can libraries help scholars communicate in a networked era? What is the library’s role in an age of Web publishing and Google?
- Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification; Criteria and Checklist
Best current practice and thought about the organizational and technical infrastructure required to be considered a repository trustworthy and capable of certification. Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification (TRAC) discusses the principles underlying the application of the criteria and provides explanations and examples.
- Institutional Repositories: Evaluating the Reasons for Non-use of Cornell University’s Installation of DSpace
Article reports on a (3) part evaluative study of IRs and, specifically, describes the content holdings (largely under populated) and faculty participation (underutilized) in Cornell’s DSpace and compares these findings with (7) university DSpace installations. Interview results are provided from (11) faculty members, exploring their attitudes, motivations, and behaviors for non-participation in IRs.
- Open Society Institute (OSI) Guide to INstitutional Repository Software
OSI offers this guide to assist organizations with their repository planning by an overview of the various software systems for implementing an IR.
- Understanding Faculty to Improve Content Recruitment for Institutional Repositories
Explores the apparent misalignment between the benefits and services of the IR with the actual needs and desires of faculty.
- Institutional Repository Deployment in the United States as of Early 2005
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a cooperative program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, surveyed its member institutions to systematically examine the current state of deployment of Institutional Repositories (IRs) in the United States in the spring of 2005.
- Collaboration Tools - Blogs & Wikis
Describes the use of social software and social media, incorporating blogs and wikis to develop websites to support internal communication and collaboration in a law firm.
- Participatory Networks; the Library as Conversation (Technology Brief)
This document describes the participatory model of libraries and provides an overview of current Web 2.0 technologies and a brief discussion of how current Library 2.0 efforts point the way to an even greater change in library as a facilitator of conversations.
- American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) Annual Meeting, April 25-27, 2007
Notes on meeting by Barbara Hutchinson.
- A Social Model for Archiving Digital Serials: LOCKSS
Given the mutability of digital documents within a digital environment, the article argues that a strictly technical explanation of server security to the questions of the authenticity and integrity of digital objects is an incomplete response and explores the social organization necessary for a digital archiving solution.
- WebWise 2007 – Pre-Conference Session #1
Preserving Digital Collections – Priscilla Caplan – Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA)
- 8th WebWise conference notes
Highlights of the 2007 Conference - notes by Barb Hutchinson
- To Stand the Test of Time: Long-term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science & Engineering
Recent report urges the need for collaboration with domain and data scientists to better manage digital data collections; provide the necessary infrastructure development to support digital data; and the need for sustainable economic models to support long-term stewardship of scientific and engineering digital data for the nation’s growing cyber infrastructure.
- Web Wise Pre-Conference #2
Sharing Images and Data: Making Access to Collections Easier and Better
- WebWise 2007 – IMLS, OCLC, and The Getty Trust
Overview of the 2007 conference
- "The Digital Library Environment Ten Years After the Introduction of the Web" Lorcan Dempsy
Regarding the current environment, Lorcan Dempsey suggests that the compelling long-term issue is how technology will influence library users’ behavior and expectations.
- UA Information Technology Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011
Broad strategic directions for information technology at the University of Arizona (UA) have been incorporated directly into the University’s Five Year Strategic Plan. Given today’s diverse technology needs and initiatives, it has become necessary to re-establish a separate Information Technology Strategic Plan and declare clear, cohesive strategies for the future.
- A List Apart Conference, Boston MA, March 26 - 27, 2007 (ppt)
Presentation covering different aspects of web design, including CSS, Design issues, Usability, Accessibility, Browser Design and Standards.
- Economics and the Transformation of Libraries
Carla J. Stoffle & Kim Leeder (UA Libraries); Unpublished Manuscript. Growing budget cuts in higher education appropriations, magnified by inflating library costs, buttress the authors fundamental belief that economics, not technology, will be the driving factor in major changes in higher educational institutions—and in libraries.
- Mobile Phone Applications in Academic Library Services; a student's feedback survey
The application of wireless communication services have recently managed to penetrate the educational enterprise in an effort to improve campus-wide information delivery services, for example, lecture notes, examination results, admissions and bursary.
- Mobility and Higher Education: Not Just the Next Big Thing
Examines the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) strategy for addressing a fundamental shift in communication technologies in higher education and for addressing community expectations for productivity tools on campus.
- “Mobile Learning Technologies: Aligning Mission with Innovation
Documents how a university adopted “Tegrity”, a new technological innovation designed to enhance student learning of course material through note-taking hardware and software.