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  • Collection: CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS)

The theory analysis of faculty participation in institutional repositories

Institutional Repositories (IRs) are an innovative mode of scholarly communication, and IRs’ diffusions will likely follow the general rule of innovation diffusion while maintaining their own characteristics. In order to provide a credible guide and…

Using blogs for knowledge management in libraries

This paper describes the concept of knowledge management and its twofold mission in libraries. It introduces the definition and types of blogs and analyzes their technical and cultural characteristics; it also makes a comparison between blogs and…

Organizational and operational optimization of academic library and information technology

In light of the development of the digital library, the deficiencies of collaboration and integration between the Information Technology unit and the Library on campus have created numerous obstacles to maintaining high-quality and effective digital…

Building an institutional repository at a liberal arts college

Institutional repositories (IRs) are being used increasingly as infrastructures for self-created digital collections at large academic and research libraries. This paper demonstrates how a small liberal arts college can build an institutional…

Celebrating diversity, welcoming the world: Developing a Chinese webpage at Rutgers University Libraries

Growing out of a recent project to create multilingual online Welcome pages at Rutgers University Libraries, this paper describes the project, from its origin to the public release of the first group of webpages, with a special emphasis on the…

Making our communities greener: A case study of promoting biogas energy by Tongwei Evergreen Libraries in China

Promoting the consumption of new energies, particularly of biogas, in rural areas is a strategic initiative of the Chinese government. The government has incorporated this initiative into many of its rural development plans. Likewise, Tongwei…

A study of subject service in Chinese academic libraries

This article explores the current status and challenges of subject service in academic libraries in mainland China. The authors selected top thirty universities nominated by Chinese University Alumni Association (CUAA) in 2009 and examined their…

A primer on building the library mobile web

This paper aims to help libraries develop the mobile web. It focuses on practical techniques and skills, showing in detail how to build a mobile web from scratch, and how to perform testing. It contains code examples from the author, and provides…

Using internal grant to foster faculty-librarian collaboration

As colleges and universities begin to globalize their curriculums and to include global readiness in their institutional missions, New Jersey City University (NJCU) has provided grants that strongly encourage faculty and librarians to collaborate on…

From the Ground to the Cloud: A Practice at California State University, East Bay

Cloud computing has been actively discussed in recent years, and is making its way into the library field. It has advantages when libraries work with constrained financial resources. This article describes the procedures that the University Libraries…