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Archive for the 'Collaboration' Category

Art in the Library

Friday, January 13th, 2017

…” the best way to capture the imagination is to speak to the eyes.” – William Playfair John Cotton Dana (1856-1929) served dual roles as librarian for the Newark Library, and as the director of the Newark Museum, both of which were housed in the same building. Dana worked in a public library but in […]

Finding an Appropriate Data Repository

Friday, October 7th, 2016

By now, many of our readers will know that federal agencies and many non-federal foundations require grantees to make their data publically available within a certain amount of time from the conclusion of the grant.  Several journals also require that the data be made public, and some now require that the data be submitted as […]

Collaboration at Every Scale

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Late last year I had the good fortune to be selected for the 2016-17 ARL Leadership Fellows Program and joined nearly thirty other Fellows from research libraries across the United States and Canada. As part of the Program, I recently attended the quinquennial joint ARL/CARL meeting in Vancouver.  Advancing long-term, large-scale, and transformative goals not […]

Thinking Beyond Library As Place

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Libraries, print, and the cutting edge Commencement season is in the air. Students see their campus perspectives transform from the directly tangible into more subtle geographies of memory. In keeping with speeches that usually urge graduates to break new ground, it is fitting a colleague not long ago chatted with me about one Syracuse student […]

Open Access in the Physics Community before the Internet: Preprints

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A very interesting article was posted by Carl Straumsheim on Inside Higher Ed on February 24, 2016 describing the intricate planning that went into making the announcement and publication of the news that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration had at last discovered gravitational waves, an important part of Albert Einstein’s general theory of […]

Reflecting on Networks

Monday, March 7th, 2016

This semester, the Libraries co-sponsored a number of events under the banner of this year’s Syracuse Symposium on the theme of Networks. The goal of that series is to explore the theme through a variety of multidisciplinary events, and to consider the ways networks “make it necessary to think through conventional ideas about authorship, power, […]

Recap: Digital Humanities Mini-Conference

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Digital Humanities Faculty Working Group at Syracuse University hosted approximately forty attendees for the Digital Humanities Mini-Conference on January 22, 2016. The event, held in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library, featured thirteen lightning talks given by fifteen SU faculty members, graduate students, and librarians. The afternoon opened with a brief welcome […]

NSF Public Access Plan

Friday, May 1st, 2015

On March 18, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a publication, “Public Access Plan: Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation,” which outlines its plans for the collection and deposition of articles and manuscripts written based on NSF-funded research. In a nutshell, the plan states […]

Reflections on THATCamp CNY 2014

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

On April 10 & 11, THATCamp CNY 2014, an unconference organized around technology in the humanities, took place in Bird Library. It was a new and exciting experience for those of us who planned and participated, in the library, on campus, and in the region. Nearly 50 participants attended, including graduate students, faculty, and librarians from […]

Community Engagement – Liaison work beyond the campus

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Last week at its department meeting, the members of the Research & Scholarship Department continued a discussion that it started a few months ago based on a series of readings – where is the 21st century academic library headed? Last week, our focus was on the liaison relationship – a discussion on collaboration and engagement […]