- E-learning and beyond: transliteracy, blended learning, game based learning and academic social networks
- E-science: local strategies and beyond – including research data management in libraries
- Cloud computing: impact on library services and collaborative ventures, use and benefits for libraries, support for research, etc.
- Libraries as collaborative hubs: for students and faculty, library and general academic support services
- Inner university collaboration: library and faculty, library and student body, library support services, library building/refurbishment planning structures and marketing of library services
- Library and their business partners: electronic data exchange, consortia, and more
- Doctoral students are increasingly reliant on secondary research resources (eg journal articles, books), moving away from primary materials (eg primary archival material and large datasets).
- Access to relevant resources is a major constraint for doctoral students’ progress. Authentication access and licence limitations to subscription-based resources, such as e-journals, are particularly problematic.
- Open access and copyright appear to be a source of confusion for Generation Y doctoral students, rather than encouraging innovation and collaborative research.
- This generation of doctoral students operate in an environment where their research behaviour does not use the full potential of innovative technology.
- Doctoral students are...
- Without a valid, reliable way to collect data from various library and enterprise systems, it's difficult to quantitatively assert how a library adds value.
- The University of Wollongong Library developed the Library Cube, a tailored database and reporting function that joins library usage data with student data, including demographic and academic performance information.
- Analysis of the resulting data reveals a strong correlation between students' grades and use of information resources the library provides.
Social media is very popular in Singapore. A high percentage of the 5 million inhabitants have Facebook accounts and use smartphones daily, particularly the younger generation in our schools and universities. Due to this huge social media following, our library at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) must have a presence there. If we want to influence our users, we need to be on the same playing field.