Creating the Academic Commons: Guidelines for Learning, Teaching, and Research
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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Chapter One The Learning Commons
Chapter Two The Teaching Commons
Chapter Three The Research Commons
Part Two THE SUPPORTING ELEMENTS OF AN ACADEMIC COMMONS
Archiving Institutional Repositories and eReserves
Chapter Five The Electronic Book
Chapter Six Libraries as Publishing Houses and the Long Tail Theory
Chapter Eight Copyright Intellectual Property Rights and Privacy
Chapter Nine Selling the Millennial Library and Its Academic Commons to Its Stakeholders
Politics Staffing and the Fourth Commons
Research and Collaboration Tools
Library Case Studies
About the Author
Chapter Seven Access Security and Funding Options
Part Three EVOLVING ISSUES FACING THE ACADEMIC COMMONS MOVEMENT
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