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Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Complete 2008 ARL Survey Results

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

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SPEC Kit 304: Social Software in Libraries (July 2008)

SPEC Kit 304 explores how many libraries are using social software and for what purposes, how those activities are organized and managed, and the benefits and challenges of using social software, among other questions. For this study social software was broadly defined as software that enables people to connect with one another online. The survey asked about ten types of applications: 1) social networking sites; 2) media sharing sites; 3) social bookmarking or tagging sites; 4) Wikis; 5) blogs; 6) sites that use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to syndicate and broadcast content; 7) chat or instant messaging (IM) services; 8) VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services; 9) virtual worlds; and 10) widgets. This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents of examples of Web sites that show how each of the ten types of social software is used.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 304 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
     

Fall Forum 2007: Discovery and Access

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement."

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Fall Forum 2007: Discovery and Access

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement." Moderated by Karen Williams and Cecily Marcus, participants in this session "brainstormed" new services and resources targeted at the discovery and access needs of graduate students. This is a summary of the ideas generated by session participants.

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Fall Forum 2007: The Changing Nature of Graduate Education: Inputs and Outcomes

Keynote address delivered at the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement."

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Fall Forum 2007: Spaces and Communities of Scholars

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement." Moderated by Carol A. Mandel and Lucinda Covert-Vail, participants in this session "brainstormed" new services and resources targeted at the space and community needs of graduate students. This is a summary of the ideas generated by session participants.

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