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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 ...


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

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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

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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 ...


A Bi Strategy To Deliver Actionable Insights And Improve Decision Making At University Of Wollongong, Craig Napier Jan 2013

A Bi Strategy To Deliver Actionable Insights And Improve Decision Making At University Of Wollongong, Craig Napier

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In 1999 the University of Wollongong embarked on a BI initiative through the establishment of a BI Centre of Excellence. With a vision to improve University performance through enhancing business decisions, UOW has delivered a comprehensive suite of strategic reporting and improved the transparency, availability and dissemination of information by breaking down operational silos. Today a revitalised view of BI takes effect that extends and builds upon this strong foundation that has uncovered hidden insights. The session will explore; The redefined BI strategy that supports the strategic plan The importance of visualisations to deliver actionable insights Leveraging our assets to ...


Teaching Academic Writing At The University Of Wollongong, Emily Rose Purser Jan 2012

Teaching Academic Writing At The University Of Wollongong, Emily Rose Purser

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Initiatives for the development of literacy at the University of Wollongong are growing within an Australian national commitment to increase overall tertiary enrollment, provide access to students from less-advantaged groups, and enroll more international students. While this essay describes successful programs within the Academic Services Division at Wollongong built to support student literacy, especially academic writing, it primarily emphasizes the work of a problemsolving task force on English language proficiency aimed at building consensus for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary paradigm of literacy growth that moves away from the traditional idea of separable services. The essay profiles a new initiative in the ...


Trialling Collaborative Tools And Processes For Teaching Graphic Design At The University Of Wollongong, Sarah Lambert, Marius Foley Jan 2003

Trialling Collaborative Tools And Processes For Teaching Graphic Design At The University Of Wollongong, Sarah Lambert, Marius Foley

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This paper reports on the work of the authors in devloping online and face-to-face collaborative processes and tools for teaching graphic design and new media studensts. A modified teaching and learning model was trialed with approx 45 undergraduate students in the subject "DESN301 commercial practice" in session one of 2003. Significant components of the teaching and learning model trialed are: I . Revised assessment centred on teams of four collaborating to produce a client project 2. New resources to support individual learning 3. New resources and online tools to support collaborativelteam learning 4. Website as a doorway to tools and resources ...