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  • Collection: CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS)

Involving Users in the Library Space Planning: a Case Study of a Branch Library in a Research University

As library functions are evolving, many academic libraries are redesigning or renovating their library space to meet the changing needs of their users. This case study describes how a branch library in a Canadian research university reached out to…

Endnote Blog: an Effective Alternative to Troubleshooting Endnote

The EndNote Blog has been an effective alternative to traditional ways of troubleshooting issues related to the use of EndNote. The Blog has resolved many common issues related to EndNote that are frequently encountered by many of our users. Better…

The CUNY-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program

The librarian exchange between The City University of New York (CUNY), Shanghai University, and Shanghai Normal University took place spring 2010-fall 2011. Eight faculty from each country participated. Discussion and dialogue with Chinese visiting…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…