Desktop Research: Reports and Research

The initial listing of news on how technology is used by consumers or in popular media 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


  • Accessing, Evaluating, and Using Information: Report on Information Literacy at the U.S. Naval War College, 2014
    go.nmc.org/nav
    The reference librarians at the Naval War College use a mix of workshops, new student orientation sessions, individual reference appointments, small group bibliographic instruction classes, faculty workshops, and multimedia subject guides called “LibGuides” to expand and support information literacy.Now common across Universities but libguides need to be used intelligently our high usage figures of libguides shows that they are needed but we shouldnt just replicate our old webpages - DaveP DaveP Mar 29, 2015 - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - mstephens7 mstephens7 Mar 29, 2015 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 30, 2015Great example of a proactive approach to promoting information literacy; worth looking at in tandem with efforts to define and promote digital literacy. I think the key here is promoting, just as with the first article on the "Miscellanea" page, it's not that this is particularly new, but there's active promotion of the services. I'm starting a new challenge of marketing and promoting services.
  • JISC Digital Media Metadata Standards and Interoperability
    go.nmc.org/intero
    This document describes the choices developers of multimedia collections have in terms of metadata standards and the principles behind using them. - rurik.greenall rurik.greenall Mar 29, 2015 - andreas.kirstein andreas.kirstein Mar 29, 2015
  • Maximizing Academic Library Collections: Measuring Changes in Use Patterns Owing to EBSCO Discovery Service
    go.nmc.org/ebsco
    This study measures the impact EBSCO Discovery Service has had on use of library resources through circulation statistics, use of electronic resources, and interlibrary loan requests. It then compares this data against data from similar academic libraries without discovery systems.- DaveP DaveP Mar 29, 2015
  • Mobile Web Interface of Academic Libraries
    go.nmc.org/mobint
    The authors analyze academic library mobile websites to assess the services they provide, their user interfaces, and more effectively meeting user needs.- lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • A New Approach to Needs Assessment and Communication to Connect and Collaborate with Faculty
    go.nmc.org/ual
    This paper describes how the University of Arizona developed a scalable and systematic method to conduct both needs assessment and communication for the whole library outside of a traditional liaison model. - DaveP DaveP Mar 29, 2015 - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - andreas.kirstein andreas.kirstein Mar 29, 2015 - Marwin.Britto Marwin.Britto Mar 29, 2015- lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • Pathways To Best Practice Guides
    go.nmc.org/jiscin
    These guides outline the benefits of mobile usage for libraries and present different ways to leverage mobile technologies to improve content delivery and other key library services.
  • 11 Case Studies Released on Research Data Management in Libraries
    go.nmc.org/elev
    Eleven case studies describe the policies, challenges, and strategies that have been a key part of the creation, institutional integration, managing of support services, and underlying infrastructures of library research data management solutions.- DaveP DaveP Mar 29, 2015 - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015- rurik.greenall rurik.greenall Mar 29, 2015 - frank.scholze frank.scholze Mar 30, 2015- lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015
  • Research Data Management Principles, Practices, and Prospects
    go.nmc.org/princi
    This report discusses data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies, and examines how research institutions are responding. - Marwin.Britto Marwin.Britto Mar 29, 2015 - oren oren Mar 30, 2015 Worth also pointing to "Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals" http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557536648
  • Study on the Legal Framework of Text and Data Mining
    go.nmc.org/framew
    Research is relying more on data analysis, which raises legal issues related to privacy and personal data protection. A few countries in the world have adopted or are in the process of adopting specific copyright provisions to introduce a data analysis exception in their legislation. - g.payne g.payne Mar 31, 2015
  • Training the 21st Century Library Leader
    go.nmc.org/training
    This report is the first deliverable from the Nexus project, a planning project funded by the IMLS to evaluate the current state of library leadership programs and recommend cross-sector synergies and opportunities.- DaveP DaveP Mar 29, 2015 - mstephens7 mstephens7 Mar 29, 2015 - andreas.kirstein andreas.kirstein Mar 29, 2015 - edlef edlef Mar 30, 2015 - erik.stattin erik.stattin Mar 30, 2015 - cmkeithw cmkeithw Mar 30, 2015 - g.payne g.payne Mar 31, 2015- lcshedd lcshedd Apr 2, 2015- escience escience Apr 27, 2015
  • Ithaka S+R - Meeting Researchers Where They Start: Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources
    An interesting and quick framing of the gap that exists between a library's e-resources and the researchers that are supposed to use them. Interesting in our context in particular for its comments on Shibboleth and the prospects for going even further with authentication to create universal identifiers for researchers that transcend institutions.- askeyd askeyd Mar 27, 2015 - edlef edlef Mar 29, 2015 - Jacqueline.Fritz Jacqueline.Fritz Mar 29, 2015 - andreas.kirstein andreas.kirstein Mar 29, 2015 - mylee.joseph mylee.joseph Mar 30, 2015 - franziska.regner franziska.regner Mar 30, 2015 - cmkeithw cmkeithw Mar 30, 2015 - g.payne g.payne Mar 31, 2015- escience escience Apr 27, 2015
  • Semantic Identity for Library Organizations
    Although most libraries are keenly interested in LOD, this nascent research project outlines how poorly most of our institutions (both the library and its parent and its peers within the institution) are semantically represented and understood on the Web. A more fulsome presentation of the topic that also lays out some of the issues with general library representation on the Web can be found in this slide deck hosted by OCLC.- askeyd askeyd Mar 27, 2015 - andreas.kirstein andreas.kirstein Mar 29, 2015 - franziska.regner franziska.regner Mar 30, 2015 - g.payne g.payne Mar 31, 2015- anthony.helm anthony.helm Apr 5, 2015
  • Discovery systems
    Breeding, Marshall. "The Future of Library Resource Discovery" ISQ: Information Standards Quarterly 27(1)(Spring 2015): 24-30. http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/14869/NR_Breeding_Discovery_isqv27no1.pdf - mylee.joseph mylee.joseph Apr 30, 2015 Sherratt, Tim. "Seams and edges: Dreams of aggregation, access & discovery in a broken world" Presented at ALIA Online 2015, 3 February 2015 in Sydney. http://information-online.alia.org.au/content/seams-and-edges-dreams-aggregation-access-and-discovery-broken-world - mylee.joseph mylee.joseph Apr 30, 2015 International Image Interoperability Framework aims to make the world’s image repositories interoperable and accessible http://iiif.io/The project is driven by a group of research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories. - mylee.joseph mylee.joseph Apr 30, 2015