Link Round-Up: January 10 – January 17, 2018

Obama’s Presidential Library Updates

Five things to know about the Obama Center via Crain’s Chicago Business

Libraries & Education

Like in Texas, college libraries around the U.S. rethink their future via Houston Chron
“Texas’ campus libraries are shuttling books off site, adding exercise machines and transforming the spaces from information hubs to collaboration centers. Campuses across the state are pouring money into renovating libraries, adding study rooms, café-like booths and exercise machines so students can multi-task while studying.”

A New Home for AI: The Library via InsideHigerEd
University of Rhode Island plans to use its library to broaden the reach of artificial intelligence. 

New Research Article: Measuring Library Impacts through First Year Course Assessment via infoDocket
“This study shows the value of library instruction in the building of first-year students’ information literacy skills and it illustrates librarians as partners in leading student learning outcome assessment. Using research papers from a required first-year course, raters from units across the institution evaluated student information literacy (IL) skill development.”

New Products

Dimensions from Digital Science Launches Today via infoDocket
“This new resource provides both free and fee-based services and tools…’Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search.'”

 

 

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