Although the announcement was first made in March 2012, this project is not yet well known in the user community. Learn more from this article in Inside Higher Education. Reference librarians serving members of the public, as well as liaison librarians verifying the openness of information resources for Coursera MOOCs will be particularly interested in the options available.
JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals | Inside Higher Ed.
New Report: “‘If It Is Too Inconvenient, I’m Not Going After It:’ Convenience as a Critical Factor in Information-seeking Behaviors”
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Timothy J. Dickey, and Marie L. Radford explore empirical evidence for convenience as a critical factor in information seeking, using data from two IMLS-funded user studies.
“Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace,” Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy Research Report, October 15, 2012. (Two different versions available: Text with appendix, 38 pages, 5.8 MB or text without the appendix, 29 pages, 5.7 MB.)
Commissioned by the University of California Berkeley’s Library, this highly readable study of the campus users’ attitudes regarding print and digital collections, library spaces, hours, and staff provides a useful reminder of how different our library constituencies are. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/AboutLibrary/Hart_Survey_Report_Re-Envisioning_UC_Berkeley_Library.pdf
and they are…
- Communicating value
- Data curation
- Digital preservation
- Higher education
- Information technology
- Mobile environments
- Patron driven e-book acquisition
- Scholarly communication
- User behaviors and expectations
Read more http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/6/311.long
Take two minutes and watch a great video on the key findings from this topic. From the wonderful Project Information Literacy.