Supporting Digital Scholarship

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/22/2014


Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Digital Scholarship with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

In this workshop, Karen Calhoun, author of the bestselling book "Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects," and Aaron Brenner will present a community-centered, life-cycle model of success factors for creating thriving digital library services. You will learn how your team of digital library or repository managers and subject liaisons can create value in scholarly research, communication and practice.

Topics include:

  • Evaluating subject- and institutionally-based repositories.
  • Managing the shift to social digital libraries, researcher profiling systems, and scholarly social networks.
  • Overcoming common barriers that digital library managers face.
  • Recognizing the potential value of your digital library.

About the Instructors

Karen Calhoun leads organizational change and strategic initiatives for the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh. She has held senior leadership positions at Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and Cornell University Library. Her career has focused on academic research libraries and global library cooperatives with particular emphasis on redesigning services for the digital age. She is the author of the new book "Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects."

Aaron Brenner is the head of the Digital Research Library department at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently he is leading a large-scale strategic audit of digital scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. He is exploring the changing nature of scholarly practice, what roles librarians and libraries play or might play in the new landscape, as well as what new partnerships and services make sense for supporting scholarly communication and practice today.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

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