Desktop Research: Miscellanea- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought

The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology or news was culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regluar basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Larry Larry Oct 30, 2011. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • Benefits of Librarian-Faculty Partnerships for Instruction
    The University of Maryland encourages librarian-faculty partnerships to help integrate information skills into university courses so students will not be daunted by the massive amount of resources available to them in the library. - DaveP DaveP Mar 29, 2015 - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - Marwin.Britto Marwin.Britto Mar 29, 2015 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 30, 2015Great example of outreach designed to increase collaborations while addressing a variety of important efforts where libraries/library staff make a difference, e.g., supporting information literacy/tech fluency, fostering critical thinking, supporting lifelong learning, and contributing to the vitality of social and learning communities. While is is a good informative page about services at Maryland, I don't think this is new or particularly innovative, I think we all already do this, but maybe don't have a clear outreach or information page about these services which is a bigger challenge/need from my perspective. - lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • The Center for Digital Scholarship at Notre Dame
    Notre Dame launched its Center for Digital Scholarship in 2013 to advance the vision of redefining and transforming library services and spaces to fit the new demands of the modern scholarly record.
  • The Chancellor's Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research - FY2014 Competition
    The University of Illinois at Chicago offers the grant program Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research. The program seeks to cultivate relationships between different kinds of researchers and each leverage distinctive disciplinary perspectives to create solutions to societal challenges.
  • Global Alliance Focused on Responsible Data Sharing Shows Progress in Standards Development and Membership at First Partner Meeting
    The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health aims to enhance sharing and interpretation of genomic and clinical information and build on existing work, best practices, and approaches.
  • How One University Library (Successfully) Implements an Open Access Authors Fund (Video)
    In this video, the Open Access Librarian at the Centre for Scholarly Communication at the University of Calgary shares best practices for open access scholarly research.
  • Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem
    The Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem is an initiative to advance research in Canada by understanding the complexity of the digital landscape as it relates to scholarship and by seeking opportunities to align key stakeholders and providers around a series of shared objectives. - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - Marwin.Britto Marwin.Britto Mar 29, 2015- lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • The Liaison Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro
    The Liaison Program assigns a professional librarian to each university department who works as an assistant to the faculty by collaborating with them for specific research needs, alerting the faculty to library services and policies, and communicating concerns between faculty and the libraries. - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - edlef edlef Mar 30, 2015
  • MIT Professor and Librarian Collaborate on “10 PRINT”
    MIT Press published a free e-book that explores different aspects of culture, from literature and religion to a programming language, through the lens of one specific line of code. The book is a collaborative effort between an associate professor of digital media and a librarian.
  • NUI Maynooth Policy on Open Access to Research
    In Ireland, NUI Maynooth mandates that all research content from and scholarly publications should be made available at the earliest possible date through the NUIM Open Access Repository.
  • Open Access at Duke University
    Duke University encourages open access through a number of initiatives that researchers may opt in or out of, including a fund to help cover author fees of open access journals. - lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • PressForward
    PressForward is a free WordPress plugin developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University to capture and highlight orphaned scholarly work such as whitepapers and scholarly blogs. - edlef edlef Mar 30, 2015
  • Re3Data
    The goal of is to create a global registry of research data repositories that connects outputs and publications.- frank.scholze frank.scholze Mar 30, 2015
  • ScienceScape
    ScienceScape applies intelligent sorting algorithms to incoming new publications in order to build subscription-based feeds for collecting research.
  • Spatial Humanities
    Spatial Humanities is a project that brought together cultural heritage workers, software developers, and scholars for intensive training, conversation, and collaborative work in GIS and spatial technologies for the humanities.
  • Terra Nova: The Australian Climate Change Information Hub
    This joint initiative between Griffith School of the Environment and eResearch Services, the Queensland CyberInfrastructure Foundation, and the Australian National Data Service, addresses research infrastructure needs and for investigations into climate change adaptation research.
  • Where are the Born-Digital Archives Test Data Sets?
    This article describes the factors that make for effective digital preservation test datasets and how testbed data can be leveraged to explore digital preservation solutions.
  • The Wellcome Library Preservation Policy for Materials Held in Collections
    The Wellcome Library in London's Preservation Policy provides a comprehensive statement on the preservation and conservation of the Library’s collections.
  • Yale University Library Policy for the Digital Preservation (PDF)
    As scholarly records evolve, universities must continually update their digital preservation policies to reflect the types of objects being stored and the best practices for long-term accessibility. Yale's policy leaves room for flexibility, recognizing the uncertainty of future forms of scholarly research. - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 30, 2015Obviously a critically important issue for all of us.- lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • Design Thinking for Libraries
    From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and design firm IDEO, this is an introductory toolkit to design thinking - or human-centered design - for libraries. - g.payne g.payne Mar 31, 2015
  • Oslo public library — new library system, (my workplace) - rurik.greenall rurik.greenall Mar 29, 2015,
  • Flexibility for the future: Europeana software now hosted by cloud infrastructure scaling up to meet demand at peak times facilitated by Platform as a Services (PaaS) - mylee.joseph mylee.joseph Mar 30, 2015
  • Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0
    The transdisciplinary Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 examines the effects of Science 2.0 on scientific research and society. “New working habits”, “technological development” and “user behaviour research” are at the centre of these research efforts. Libraries and other information infrastructure facilities play an important role in that field. - franziska.regner franziska.regner Mar 30, 2015
  • The Olive Project
Carnegie Mellon venture to preserve and re-execute software using emulation/VM technology. Proof of concept has focussed on computer games but deployment now focussing on software used to generate data sets filed with OA journals