Creating the Academic Commons: Guidelines for Learning, Teaching, and Research

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Scarecrow Press, Jun 14, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 318 pages
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Today's library is still at the heart of all university activities, helping students and faculty become better learners, teachers, and researchers. In recent years there has emerged the formalizing of one or more of these activities into an Academic Commons. These centers of information have been labeled variously but they all share a commonality: the empowerment of students and teachers.

In Creating the Academic Commons: Guidelines for Learning, Teaching, and Research, Thomas Gould gives a detailed outline of the various roles and activities that take place in commons located within the administrative umbrella of the library. Gould provides a roadmap for libraries seeking to establish their own Academic Commons, complete with suggestions regarding physical structure and software/hardware options. And to ensure new ideas are examined, evaluated, and adopted broadly, Gould shows how the Millennial Librarian can be at the center of this evolutionary library. Including information regarding the latest technological advances, this book will be an invaluable guide for librarians.
 

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Contents

Part One SUPPORTING STUDENTS AND FACULTY
1
Chapter One The Learning Commons
3
Chapter Two The Teaching Commons
31
Chapter Three The Research Commons
51
Part Two THE SUPPORTING ELEMENTS OF AN ACADEMIC COMMONS
73
Archiving Institutional Repositories and eReserves
77
Chapter Five The Electronic Book
103
Chapter Six Libraries as Publishing Houses and the Long Tail Theory
129
Chapter Eight Copyright Intellectual Property Rights and Privacy
179
Chapter Nine Selling the Millennial Library and Its Academic Commons to Its Stakeholders
203
Politics Staffing and the Fourth Commons
225
Resources for Survey Techniques and Analysis
247
Research and Collaboration Tools
251
Library Case Studies
257
Index
277
About the Author
285

Chapter Seven Access Security and Funding Options
155
Part Three EVOLVING ISSUES FACING THE ACADEMIC COMMONS MOVEMENT
177

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About the author (2011)

Thomas H.P. Gould is associate professor of Mass Communications at Kansas State University.

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