What is the 21st Century Academic Library? Qu’est-ce qu’une bibliothèque de recherche au 21è siècle ?

Article publié sur le carnet DLIS (Digital Libraries and Information science) le 18 septembre 2017.

« A phrase being used with more frequency in higher education is the “21st century research library.” In fact, you often hear library leaders discussing how their goal is to help their organization become one.  What you often don’t get is a definition of what that means exactly. One reason for this is that the definition is still being discovered.  But even though we don’t have a complete definition, we certainly have the clear outlines of one. (…) »

« L’expression «bibliothèque de recherche du 21ème siècle» est de plus en plus utilisée dans l’enseignement supérieur. En effet, on entend souvent les responsables de bibliothèque parler des objectifs pour que leur organisation en devienne une. On entend plus rarement à quoi elle devrait ressembler pour bien la définir. Une des raisons tient au fait qu’elle est justement en définition. Même s’il n’y a pas de définition univoque, on en connaît cependant plus ou moins les grandes lignes. (…) »

Karen Dias is the Interim Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University and has been a librarian for 30 years.

Karen Dias est est bibliothécaire depuis 30 ans et la directrice par intérim des bibliothèques de l’Université  de Virginie-Occidentale aux Etats-Unis.

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Les évolutions de HAL : présentation du 20 septembre 2017

Slides utilisés pour la présentation des nouveautés de HAL. 20 septembre 2017 : Nouvelle interface de dépôt, API affiliation, Affichage de la littérature citée et Portail data.archives-ouvertes.fr (Triple store).  Publication du 20 septembre 2017.

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Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation

Lovett, J.A. et al., (2017). Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 5(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2183

Abstract

INTRODUCTION The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with Open Access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional repositories (IRs) for content. This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI). METHODS We conducted a population study to examine the participation by 558 full-time URI faculty members in the OA Policy and ResearchGate followed by a survey of 728 full-time URI faculty members about their participation in the two services. DISCUSSION The majority of URI faculty does not participate in the OA Policy or use ResearchGate. Authors’ primary motivations for participation are sharing their work more broadly and increasing its visibility and impact. Faculty who participate in ResearchGate are more likely to participate in the OA Policy, and vice versa. The fact that the OA Policy targets the author manuscript and not the final published article constitutes a significant barrier to participation. CONCLUSION Librarians should not view academic social networks as a threat to Open Access. Authors’ strong preference for sharing the final, published version of their articles provides support for calls to hasten the transition to a Gold OA publishing system. Misunderstandings about the OA Policy and copyright indicate a need for librarians to conduct greater education and outreach to authors about options for legally sharing articles.

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