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  1. page Briefing Papers edited Higher Education Library Technology Briefing Papers There are now three briefing papers available …
    Higher Education Library Technology Briefing Papers
    There are now three briefing papers available to all -- under a very open (CC0) license -so feel free to share
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    learning outcomes (Published
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    20 June
    Click here for a PDF version of the paper {Library_and_teaching_learning_outcomes_June2017_2a.pdf}
    What will be the impact of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) on library provision?
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  2. page Briefing Papers edited Higher Education Library Technology Briefing Papers There are now three briefing papers availa…

    Higher Education Library Technology Briefing Papers
    There are now three briefing papers available to all -- under a very open (CC0) license -so feel free to share
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  3. page Briefing Papers edited ... This is a presentation made by Helen Anderson at the 2017 NoWal conference in July 2017. It is…
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    This is a presentation made by Helen Anderson at the 2017 NoWal conference in July 2017. It is based on the HELibTech briefing paper: "The new role of the library in teaching and learning outcomes" (Published 20 June 2017)" -see above
    The Teaching Excellence framework is part of the Higher Education and Research Bill and many people see it a one of the biggest changes in HE for decades. In short the better the university’s ranking in the TEF the more income it will be able to obtain. This is clearly a strong strategic motivator for institutions to engage with the initiative, How can libraries respond? The presentation outlines the need for librarians to be ‘strategic' in exploiting their assets especially in terms of buildings, resources, technology and data to help to achieve better teaching and learning outcomes.
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    {Rethinking_the_LSP_Jan2016a.pdf} . (Paper
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    Ken Chad HELibTech Briefing Paper January 2016
    Also available in German:-
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    Platform“ {Rethinking_the_LSP_Deutsch_Trans_Jan2017.pdf} (PDF
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    Auf Deutsch
    Have we got things wrong about LSPs? Can we learn lessons from what is happening with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems?
    The second in the series of HELibTech briefing papers challenges the current definition of a library services platform (LSP) and suggests ways in which library systems might develop. While a new generation of library systems has emerged there remains a very significant lack of interoperability between the various components that make up the wider library technology ‘ecosystem’. So, although we talk of library services platforms, libraries and library system vendors have not yet fully realised a platform-based, interoperable library ecosystem. Cloud computing could help break this paradigm as it is doing with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Gartner, an information technology market research and advisory firm, suggests that the ERP suite is being deconstructed into what they characterise as a ‘postmodern ERP.’ Gartner suggests that the result will be a more loosely coupled environment with much of the functionality sourced as Cloud services or via business process outsourcers. Will we see the same trend in library technology?
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  4. page Briefing Papers edited ... Will academic libraries expand their remit to new kinds of learning resources? What will be t…
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    Will academic libraries expand their remit to new kinds of learning resources?
    What will be the impact on library technology?
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    (HELibTech) briefing paperpap
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    (No. 3).
    Students in many countries, especially the US and UK are concerned that the growing cost of higher education is not delivering good value. Excellence in teaching and a focus on measurement and assessment of learning outcomes have become entrenched in higher education policy and the strategies of academic institutions. In the UK this trend has crystallised in a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) introduced by government in 2017.
    As a result library leaders around the world will need to become more strategic in articulating value propositions based around a more holistic view of library/learning resources.The value of data analytics will be a key driving force. Data from reading list systems and digital textbook platforms combined with information from other institutional systems will allow powerful insights to emerge. Such analytics will be invaluable to institutions, publishers and intermediaries as they look at new ways to deliver content.
    All this suggests a trend for library technology and educational technology to merge. There looks to be the beginning of shift away from a narrow conception of *library* systems, the *library* supply chain and *library data*. Conventional integrated library systems (ILS) and even the new generation of library services platforms (LSPs) remain wedded to an outdated view of library learning resources and will have to change significantly or be integrated or subsumed into a new generation of learning services platforms.
    Aligning content and technologies to the new reality of learning outcomes and teaching excellence
    Excellence in teaching and a focus on measurement and assessment of learning outcomes have become entrenched in higher education policy and the strategies of academic institutions around the world. In the UK this trend has crystallised in a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) introduced by the UK government in 2017. This presentation looks at the ways libraries are becoming more effective and strategic in meeting these institutional goals by deploying new approaches to learning resourc
    es such as e-textbooks, technologies such as reading lists and data/analytics.
    Presented at the London Info International Conference on 5th December 2017

    TEF –a new opportunity for libraries? {TEF_A_New_Opportunity_For_Libraries_NOWALConf_July2017.pdf}
    This is a presentation made by Helen Anderson at the 2017 NoWal conference in July 2017. It is based on the HELibTech briefing paper: "The new role of the library in teaching and learning outcomes" (Published 20 June 2017)" -see above
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  5. page Discovery Tool Summon edited ... University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/ University of Huddersfield: h…
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    University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/
    University of Huddersfield: http://library.hud.ac.uk/summon/
    University of Hull: http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/summon
    University of the West of England: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/
    University of West London: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/library
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Tuesday, November 14

  1. page Discovery Tool Summon edited ... Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list. Birmingham Ci…
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    Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.
    Birmingham City University: http://bcu.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/
    De Montfort University: http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/
    Manchester Metropolitan University: https://www.library.mmu.ac.uk/
    Middlesex University: http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/summon/
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  2. page Discovery Tool Summon edited ... Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list. Birmingham Ci…
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    Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.
    Birmingham City University: http://bcu.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/
    Manchester Metropolitan University: https://www.library.mmu.ac.uk/
    Middlesex University: http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/summon/
    Senate House Libraries: http://external.shl.lon.ac.uk/summon/index.php
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    University of Huddersfield: http://library.hud.ac.uk/summon/
    University of the West of England: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/
    University of West London: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/library
    University of Worcester: http://summon.worc.ac.uk/
    External Links
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  3. page Discovery Tool Summon edited ... Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list. Birmingham Ci…
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    Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.
    Birmingham City University: http://bcu.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/
    Middlesex University: http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/summon/
    Senate House Libraries: http://external.shl.lon.ac.uk/summon/index.php
    Teesside University: http://lis.tees.ac.uk/
    University of Brighton: https://staff.brighton.ac.uk/is/libraries/Pages/Online-Library.aspx

    University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/
    University of Huddersfield: http://library.hud.ac.uk/summon/
    University of the West of England: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/
    University of Worcester: http://summon.worc.ac.uk/
    Senate House Libraries: http://external.shl.lon.ac.uk/summon/index.php
    Middlesex University: http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/summon/
    Teesside University: http://lis.tees.ac.uk/

    External Links
    Discovery at Dartmouth.By David Rapp. The Digital Shift (Library Journal). 27th February 2012
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  4. page Discovery Tool Summon edited ... Customers Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list. B…
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    Customers
    Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.
    Birmingham City University: http://bcu.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/
    University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/

    University of Huddersfield: http://library.hud.ac.uk/summon/
    University of Worcester: http://summon.worc.ac.uk/
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  5. page Discovery Tool Summon edited ... No need to broadcast searches to other databases —it provides one search box for a researcher …
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    No need to broadcast searches to other databases —it provides one search box for a researcher to enter any terms they want and quickly get credible results in one relevancy ranked-list.
    Key Features
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    Library Content
    A single search
    Provides a Google-like search experience, allowing researchers to use one search box to discover credible and reliable library content.
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    Senate House Libraries: http://external.shl.lon.ac.uk/summon/index.php
    Middlesex University: http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/summon/
    NorthumbriaTeesside University: http://nuweb.northumbria.ac.uk/library/norapowersearch/index.htmlhttp://lis.tees.ac.uk/
    External Links
    Discovery at Dartmouth.By David Rapp. The Digital Shift (Library Journal). 27th February 2012
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