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Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Book Description

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context.

  • Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries
  • Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally
  • Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of figures and tables
  7. About the authors
  8. Chapter 1: Transforming research libraries: an introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. Transformation from different perspectives
    3. Relevance and effectiveness
    4. Organizing for successful collaboration
    5. Creation literacy: an example of the transformation journey
    6. Knowledge creation is global
    7. Conclusion: building to scale at the interfaces of cultures
  9. Part 1: Framing the Twenty First-Century Research Library
    1. Chapter 2: Advancing from Kumbaya to radical collaboration: redefining the future research library
      1. Collaboration and innovation
      2. Radical collaboration
      3. Strategic leadership for preservation
      4. Accountability and assessment
      5. Library space and collaboration
      6. Big science and data curation
      7. Faculty relationships
      8. The 2CUL Project
      9. Conclusions
    2. Chapter 3: Will universities still need libraries (or librarians) in 2020?
      1. Introduction
      2. Contours of change
      3. What will the university’s information needs be in 2020?
      4. The ‘library’ in 2020
      5. ‘Librarians in 2020’
      6. Some conclusions
    3. Chapter 4: Transforming research libraries: Piano, piano, si va lontano
      1. Starting at the top
      2. Leading organizational transformations
      3. An enabling vision
      4. Creating opportunities for others to do the right things
      5. The acquisition of knowledge, professional networks, and partners
      6. Transformative, collaborative priorities
      7. The continuing involvement of the user community
      8. Piano, piano, si va lontano: toward lasting transformations
    4. Chapter 5: The transformation of academic libraries in China
      1. Yesteryear’s libraries
      2. Today’s libraries
      3. Staffing: recovery
      4. Collections and collection development
      5. Library buildings
      6. Summary and challenges
  10. Part 2: Organization and the University Context
    1. Chapter 6: Organizational and strategic alignment for academic libraries
      1. Introduction
      2. The strategy focused organization
      3. Aligning strategies to performance
      4. Strategic alignment in the academic environment
      5. Strategic alignment for academic libraries
      6. Organizational alignment for libraries
      7. Organizational and strategic alignment for libraries – the leadership challenge
      8. Acknowledgements
    2. Chapter 7: Building key relationships with senior campus administrators
      1. Introduction
      2. About McMaster University
      3. Human performance technology
      4. Systems theory
      5. Applying the HPT model, phase one: performance analysis
      6. Phase two: cause analysis
      7. Phase three: intervention (selection and implementation)
      8. Phase four: evaluation
      9. Conclusion
      10. Appendix A: Interview questions
      11. Appendix B: Focus groups
      12. Appendix C: Web survey questions
  11. Part 3: Partners and Collaborative Environments
    1. Chapter 8: Partnerships and connections
      1. Partners defined
      2. Engaging partners
      3. Sustaining partners
      4. Partnering skills
      5. Future partners
    2. Chapter 9: Common spaces, common ground: shaping intercultural experiences in the learning commons
      1. Impetus for change
      2. The commons concept
      3. The role of Web 2.0
      4. A learning commons and ‘Ready for the World’
      5. Common Ground Book Club
      6. The Sparky Awards
      7. Commons World
      8. Film discussion series
      9. Programming for international students
      10. Conclusion
  12. Part 4: Creating Accessible and Enduring Scholarship
    1. Chapter 10: New modes of scholarly communication: implications of Web 2.0 in the context of research dissemination
      1. Introduction
      2. Scholarly communication
      3. Social web and interactive tools
      4. Scholarly communication and implications of Web 2.0
      5. Developing academic library services towards scholarly communication 2.0
      6. Conclusions
    2. Chapter 11: Coming home: scholarly publishing returns to the university
      1. Introduction
      2. Digital publishing issues
      3. Campus publishing stakeholders
      4. Creators
      5. University publishing as commodity
      6. Publishing: a university priority
      7. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 12: Confronting challenges of documentation in the digital world: the Human Rights Documentation Initiative at the University of Texas
      1. Introduction
      2. The birth of the Human Rights Documentation Initiative
      3. Mission and scope of the HRDI
      4. Building external partnerships
      5. Access
      6. Privacy
      7. Archiving the Internet
      8. Collaboration
      9. Conclusion
      10. Appendix 1: List of Human Rights Documentation Initiative personnel
  13. Index