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Planes, Trains and Tour Buses: Libraries in Unexpected Places
Destination travel readers are those who seek reading material while at or en route to their destination. There is a growing trend of hotel and tour operators offering books on loan to their guests. This has meant that ...
Libraries of the Future: An Australian Research Library Perspective
Following the development of the University of Melbourne's new scholarly information strategy in 2008 the Library has been reinvigorated. The presentation will cover new Library initiatives to advance the university’s ...
Libraries, OERs, and Open Access
Athabasca University (AU) and Athabasca University Library have a long history in supporting and promoting Open Access. AU was the first university in Canada to adopt an Open Access Research Policy and has led many other ...
From Gatekeeping to Gate Opening: An Evolving Role for Academic Libraries
In the past the academic library has focused its energy on building collections and developing mechanisms to provide access to content. Library services developed around the role of being the gatekeeper to the content, be ...
Much Open Online Content (mooc)
There have been transformations in libraries in at least three areas over the past number of years. First, in the area of service there is a transformation from users coming to the library to a model of the library reaching ...