Academic libraries

Experimenting with virtual reality in a university library

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead.
 
This conference paper describes a project in 2015 at the University of Adelaide Libraries to demonstrate innovative and relevant use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology in support of the University's mission.  The project aimed to demonstrate opportunities for the University Libraries to utilise emerging technologies.  
 

Communicating academic library impact through visualisation

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides ) supports the paper which explores  how recent changes to the higher education environment have prompted academic libraries to demonstrate evidence of their value and impact to stakeholders. To achieve this aim, visualising data is an effective way to deliver important messages about impact and value in a clear and persuasive way.
 

Communicating academic library impact through visualisation

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead
 
This conference paper explores  how recent changes to the higher education environment have prompted academic libraries to demonstrate evidence of their value and impact to stakeholders. To achieve this aim, visualising data is an effective way to deliver important messages about impact and value in a clear and persuasive way.
 

Finding our way with design thinking at University of Sydney

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February Sydney : at the edge.
This conference paper discusses Design Thinking (DT) as an innovative way to approach the issues that arise with varied and changing situations currently facing libraries, with particular reference to the academic library setting.  DT draws on discourse from a diverse range of disciplines to provide a methodological framework for user-centred problem solving (Dorst, 2011).

Submission in response to the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements for Higher Education

The national network of university librarians and their interactions with colleagues in research, government, law, health and corporate libraries provides an opportunity to support data access, information sharing and collaboration across all sectors.

This degree of connection between library and information professionals enhances their already valued contribution to the research agenda in universities. 

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