Tag Archives: Library

Shared Library Systems and Services, Part 1

As part of the Library Systems Programme, two reports have been published exploring the potential for shared library systems across Universities in both Scotland and Wales. In the first of two posts I wanted to briefly introduce you to the two recently published reports, and their main findings/recommendations. In the second post I want to … Read more

Jisc LAMP – Shedding Light on Library Data and Metrics

The current buzz and enthusiasm around data is difficult to avoid. Whether it’s the challenges of ‘big data’, the potential of data-driven techniques, or simply the power and clarity of data visualisations; data is inescapably entwined with much of what we do, and the systems and services we provide and use. Long before we were all swept … Read more

Redesigning Library Systems and Services

Who’d have thought that a redesigned library website could attract quite so much attention. Yet, the recent announcement by Stanford’s University Library that it has redesigned its website seems to have triggered a significant amount of interest. At JISC colleagues have been discussing it for a number of reasons, from the development and UX approach … Read more

Bridging the Divide: The role of libraries in the sciences

While libraries come to terms with new forms of scholarly communication and the technological transformation of the academy, has one academic domain already drifted beyond reach? Have the sciences already become self-sufficient in their information needs? Are libraries lacking in the services and information resources that scientists require? In the first of three reports on Research Support … Read more

Developing a Mobile Infrastructure for Libraries: Funding Call

In the next couple of weeks JISC will be issuing a funding call to investigate Developing a Digital Infrastructure for the effective delivery of library content and services to mobile devices. In what is essentially an experiment I have decided to post the ‘background’ section of the funding call on the blog. I have done … Read more

Visiting the Internet Archive

Note: David thought it would be fun to post this experience as it presents a potential solution to the questions we have been asking in the ‘Future of libraries‘ debate for the past year (but rarely see money put into brick and mortar – let alone Grecian facade): “how should we use the “library’s” physical … Read more