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Date created: 
2006
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Book chapter

Project Management

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2006
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Book chapter

The CARL metadata harvester and search service

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2006
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This paper documents the use of unqualified Dublin Core (uDC) elements in the metadata harvested from the repositories participating in the CARL harvester, and identifies patterns in the use of that metadata. It also compares these findings with a similar study, and identifies areas for further research.

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Article

Open Access for the Medical Librarian

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2006
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Community, scholars, librarians: the Multicultural Canada Digitization Project

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2006-09-26
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Simon Fraser University Library, University of Calgary, Sien Lok Society of Calgary, and Multicultural History Society of Ontario are founding members in a project bringing together community, scholars and librarians to digitize and provide access to newspapers, photos, and papers relating to immigrants to Canada. This material has until recently been ignored. The Chinese community and MHSO provide content and libraries provide technical support, demonstrating the potential for such a collaboration to provide access to important resources for the cultural communities and for scholars. We are developing an informal coalition which will enable a wide number of partners to contribute.

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Article

dbWiz: Open Source Federated Searching for Academic Libraries

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2005
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Faced with the choice between multiple subscription databases, each with a different interface and search functions, and the simplicity of Google, college and university students are increasingly finding their research materials on the open web. Federated searching provides one way that academic libraries can begin to win back some of these novice users, and ensure they are finding the highest quality information available. dbWiz is an open source federated searching tool currently being developed at the Simon Fraser University Library, funded by nine partner post-secondary institutions. This article provides an overview of the dbWiz development process, the functionality of the software, and discusses some of the benefits and challenges faced by the project.

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Librarians Have Left the Building: Ask Us HERE! at Simon Fraser University

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Date created: 
2004
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It’s the next step in reference and information services – librarians are leaving the library and providing in-person reference services in areas on campus where students congregate.

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Article

Evidence based librarianship and open access

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2006
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Evidence based practice, whether in librarianship or any other profession, depends on access to the evidence, and access to opportunities to share one’s own evidence. Open access (OA) is the perfect complement to evidence based librarianship. OA provides the optimum access to the evidence for librarians everwhere, and the optimum means of dissemination. This article compares examines access to the LIS literature in the print and electronic media, and the impact of open access.

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Creators of the Commons

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2006-06
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The Commons, a term derived from the concept of common grazing ground in simpler times, is now used to describe our shared knowledge-based, and the processes that facilitate or hinder its use. This session focuses on recent activities by Canadian librarians towards creating the commons, through open access and open source approaches. The Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Library Association (CLA), and the British Columbia Library Association have policies strongly in support of open access. E-LIS, the open archive for library and information studies, provides a means for librarians to share work through self-archiving, and is an interesting example of a new type of global collaboration. CLA's Evidence Based Librarianship Interest Group has developed a new, international, peer-reviewed open access journal, and The Partnership (of library associations across Canada) has another in the works. A new concept of open source scholarship (open sharing of content, rather than software) is explored, with examples such as the Human Genome Project and Useful Chemistry. Canadian librarian scholarly blogging and wikis are discussed. It is concluded that the commons offers new opportunities for sharing and global collaborations, the like of which we have never seen before. It will be important to develop copyright laws that facilitate sharing, not just intellectual property protection.

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Conference presentation

Open Access: Policy, Academic, and University Perspectives

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2006-06-16
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The landscape of scholarly communications is transforming into an Open Access environment. Policies are being set by national funding agencies and universities, among others. This session will present an overview of major policy issues, the academic (teaching faculty) perspective on open access publishing and self-archiving and what it all means in the real-world university (library) environment.

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Conference presentation