By Alice Crawford
Geared toward practitioners and scholars of librarianship, this ebook is ready fascinating and strange useful tasks at present being run by means of educational liaison librarians. It exhibits how liaison librarians can expand their roles past the proven one in all details literacy educating and showcases parts within which they could interact in collaborative ventures with educational and administrative employees. Designed to excite and encourage, New instructions for educational Liaison Librarians demonstrates the potential for the liaison position and emphasises the necessity for flexibility, mind's eye and initiative in those that carry those posts.
- Unique in targeting the position of the hot group of educational liaison librarians
- Recognises the broader chances for improvement open to this assorted new breed of knowledge specialist
- Written by means of a practitioner within the field
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6. 7. 8. 9. OCLC Research (2009): 34. pdf. Ann-Marie James has written about her experiences at the University of Birmingham. Ann-Marie James, ‘Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: librarians’ support for the RAE 2008’, Serials, 21(3) (2008): 174–7. doi. 1629/21174. Susan Ashworth has written about Glasgow University Library’s contribution. Susan Ashworth, ‘Research support at the University of Glasgow Library’, SCONUL Focus, 45 (2009): 50–1. Available at: http://www. pdf. Email interview with author, February 2010.
It was possible, for instance, to order books from the online catalogue by clicking one of the objects and opening an inworld browser. Another object led to a preset search on the topic of virtual worlds in the library’s consortium catalogue for students interested in learning more on this topic. Robin also supplied an intriguing green vending machine from which students were encouraged to obtain a Sloog HUD (Heads up Display), a tagging tool which allows places and avatars to be identified in Second Life.
5 Over 5000 items were sourced, checked and entered into the RAE database. A wide range of inconsistencies were encountered. Partial or incomplete references meant that DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) were not picked up automatically by the system and so had to be searched for in the Library’s e-journals or bibliographic databases. Exact dates of publication had to be found for each journal article, a surprisingly difficult task when there was no DOI available, since print and online dates could sometimes vary significantly.
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