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Sustaining A Library Digitisation Program: The Uow Experience, Michael K. Organ Jan 2016

Sustaining A Library Digitisation Program: The Uow Experience, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Digitisation of library and archival collections has recently been facilitated by improvements in digital storage technologies and related scanners and software. However the success of such initiatives is also contingent on the financial and staff resources available to make best use of these new and evolving digitisation opportunities. University of Wollongong Library has, since 2011, undertaken a comprehensive digitisation program which has seen a changing landscape in regards to budget allocations, technological requirement and staffing. Scholarly and popular journals, theses, books and historic archival collections have been digitised and made available on open access as part of this project. However ...


Have You Met Ros? The Value Of Cross Library Collaboration In Project Management And Delivery, Kate Byrne, Susan Lafferty, Clare B. Mckenzie, E Mclean Jan 2015

Have You Met Ros? The Value Of Cross Library Collaboration In Project Management And Delivery, Kate Byrne, Susan Lafferty, Clare B. Mckenzie, E Mclean

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The mark of a valuable collaboration is that neither party can successfully achieve the outcome without the other. Cross-library or cross- organisation collaboration allows libraries to respond to complex new opportunities and challenges. Bringing together diverse knowledge and skills sets, collaborations can deliver projects more effectively by drawing on existing knowledge assets. In September 2013 UNSW Library launched a new system, known as ROS, to manage information about the research outputs produced at UNSW. Based on Symplectic's Elements software, this system represented not only a technical change but also a significant cultural change as workflows shifted from centralised administration ...


Developing Responsive Resource Sharing Services At An Australian Regional University: University Of Wollongong Library, Rebecca Daly Jan 2015

Developing Responsive Resource Sharing Services At An Australian Regional University: University Of Wollongong Library, Rebecca Daly

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Purpose

In 2013 the University of Wollongong (UOW) Library completed a review of its Resource Sharing services in order to provide a financially viable service relevant to the research support needs of University clients. This paper provides an update of the service two years on.

Design/methodology/approach

UOW Library has been attentive to global changes in the resource sharing industry and document supply services. Unmediated resource sharing options are growing and assuming an increasing portion of requests received from clients. UOW’s involvement in new services has focused attention on the value of its collection, particularly the last national ...


Aspiring To Excellence: Maximising Data To Sustain, Shift And Reshape A Library For The Future, Margie H. Jantti Jan 2014

Aspiring To Excellence: Maximising Data To Sustain, Shift And Reshape A Library For The Future, Margie H. Jantti

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Perhaps more than ever before, libraries face the challenge of excelling during uncertain times. As library leaders, we have a responsibility to ensure our libraries are reputed as relevant, visible, valued and contemporary. It is imperative that we seek out new methods for maximizing the data that we are invested in and make it more readily accessible and comprehensible to key stakeholders: the senior leadership teams of the library and those of the institution. Yet where does the persuasive evidence lay to demonstrate outcomes aligned to the institution's aims? It is unlikely that library data on its own will ...


Embed And Engage! Delivering A Digitisation Program At The University Of Wollongong Library, Rebecca Daly, Michael Organ Jan 2014

Embed And Engage! Delivering A Digitisation Program At The University Of Wollongong Library, Rebecca Daly, Michael Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The digital environment is growing rapidly, through ubiquitous and increasingly powerful personal computing devices, and the demand for information to be accessible. Libraries and archives, as traditional providers and storehouses of content, are adapting to this changing environment by adopting new and innovative digital content delivery mechanisms to unmask their special collections. In 2012, the University of Wollongong Library implemented a comprehensive digitisation program for its unique archival and research collections. Film, photographs, documents, artworks and audio are being made available online through several platforms and delivery tools in combination, complementing the increasingly important role played by the library in ...


Transforming Resource Sharing Services At An Australian Academic Library: The Case Of The University Of Wollongong, Rebecca Daly, Liz Baker, Lisa M. Mcintosh Jan 2014

Transforming Resource Sharing Services At An Australian Academic Library: The Case Of The University Of Wollongong, Rebecca Daly, Liz Baker, Lisa M. Mcintosh

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

In 2011 the University of Wollongong Library undertook a significant review of its Resource Sharing services. This was prompted by constraints in the systems supporting this service, changes to the Library's key suppliers, Infotrieve Australia and the British Library Document Supply Service, and the need to deliver effective library services within a defined physical and budgetary environment. As a result of the review, the existing Millennium Interlibrary Loan and Ariel software hosting the service were replaced by the Relais ILL system. The most cost-effective and relevant methods for supporting the research needs of the university were achieved through subscriptions ...


Discovering The Impact Of Library Use And Student Performance, Brian L. Cox, Margie H. Jantti Jan 2012

Discovering The Impact Of Library Use And Student Performance, Brian L. Cox, Margie H. Jantti

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Key Takeaways • Without a valid, reliable way to collect data from various library and enterprise systems, it's difficult to quantitatively assert how a library adds value. • University of Wollongong Library developed the Library Cube, a tailored database and reporting function that joins library usage data with student data, including demographic and academic performance information. • Analysis of the resulting data reveals a strong correlation between students' grades and use of information resources the library provides.