Monthly Archives: June 2013

Future of research libraries in the 21st century

Dame Lynne Brindley is the former CEO of the British Library and recently elected Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, to succeed Giles Henderson CBE in August 2013. She presents a set of key themes tied to the future of research libraries in the 21st Century, many of which she dealt with during her 12 years heading the British Library and prior career in university research libraries.  These issues include changing media habits, trust in institutions, and core challenges facing libraries in digital archiving, opening legacy collections, open access and copyright, search and navigation, the rise of massive online open courses, and the future of the physical library. Two other experts were invited to respond to her lecture: Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian and Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford, and Professor Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA and Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at Balliol College.

This talk was one of a series on Innovations in Digital Scholarship supported by the Oxford eResearch Centre’s Digital Social Research Programme, supported by the ESRC, and organized by Professors Christine Borgman, William H. Dutton, and Sarah Thomas. 

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Social media strategy in academic libraries – Implementation experiences at Nanyang Technological University [NTU] Libraries

You are cordially invited to join us for a half day workshop on “Social media strategy in academic libraries – Implementation experience at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries with the Academic and Research Libraries Section” on 17th August 2013, Saturday from 9:00am – 12:30pm at NTU Libraries.

The workshop will be conducted by the New Media Team at NTU Libraries.  The team will discuss aspects of the Social Media strategy, learning points on winning user acceptance and examples of social media projects. They will then demonstrate how to create a vibrant user community using free or low cost social media tools for the second half of the workshop. Participants can bring along their notebook PCs and try out these tools immediately. The workshop will end with a panel discussion, drawing librarians from different countries, to share how various libraries implement their social media strategies and the challenges faced.

This class will be hands on, fast and definitely intense. You will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how to come up with your own social media strategic and what are the tools available that you can deployed easily at a low cost and effectively.

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