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Roving Reference with iPads: a study of the use of iPads as technological support and service assessmentDownload
Abstract: Libraries continue to put effort into providing on-line and self-serve access to materials to reflect changing technological possibilities and expectations. Online solutions work for offsite and internet connected patrons but many patrons still physically work in library space, may not...
Truth Machines: The Political Economy of Command and Control
This article looks at the socio-economic context of Gilles Deleuze's "Postscript on the Societies of Control", and interrogates the technological underpinning of the shift from discipline to control in the centres of advanced capitalism. The paper argues that developments in computer science and...
As academic librarians with faculty status increasingly embrace research engagement as a core value and requirement, one of the little studied questions is the extent to which they possess the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct high quality research and scholarship, and what further...
Overview of the state of access to public information produced by the Government of Canada at the beginning of 2014.
The purpose of this paper is to present a case study that considers the links between cost avoidance, lean design and sustainability in relation to two different library projects at University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) - the design of the Research & Collections Resource Facility and the...
Research is a verb: Exploring a new information literacy-embedded undergraduate research methods courseDownload
This paper introduces a potential solution to widespread and longstanding concerns about undergraduates’ research, writing, and critical thinking skills: a new activity-based, discipline-specific research methods course. This paper details the course's design and explores the course's...