As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.
Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed higher education and academic libraries. Services and modes of collaboration have had to shift dramatically to adapt to challenges and support the rapidly changing needs of our communities.
Topics: New Model Library
Library leaders had to make immediate changes because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their workflows and community offerings. This session reflected on their long-term vision for libraries as a result of changing practices and environments.
Topics: New Model Library
This presentation provides highlights of research to identify ways academic librarians can contribute and demonstrate the library’s value to student learning and success at their institutions.
This January 2021 update session includes presentations on Resource Sharing, Realigning to develop a New Model Library, Linked Data Research, and Library Learning during COVID-19
Topics: Resource Sharing, New Model Library, Linked Data
In this recorded presentation, Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway shares the findings of the project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities.
Topics: Opioid Crisis
In this session with OCLC Research, learn how libraries have strengthened community by connecting, collaborating, and supporting each other amid a tumultuous and ever-shifting landscape.
Topics: Research Library Partnership, New Model Library
OCLC Research and Product Services team up to share results from the OCLC Global Council Open Content Survey, which received 705 responses in 82 countries, and show how OCLC is committed to increasing access and integrating open content into its services.
Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections, Collection Management
OCLC Research presents a novel user research methodology that combines log analysis with semi-structured interviews to determine how library users navigate the path from discovery to access. Indications are, “The methodology used for this study also could be extended beyond discovery systems. Other computerized activities that leave digital traces could be studied using interview protocols based on log analysis.”
Topics: User Research, Research Methods
Te Puna Libraries, New Zealand
In this presentation, Lynn Silipigni Connaway describes the different roles libraries play, and how libraries are centering themselves in the life of their users in several important ways. She also provides an overview of the OCLC Research Library Partnership.
Topics: Student Support