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    Review of Interdisciplinarity and academic libraries by O'Neill, Ann L.

    Ann L. O’Neill reviews, "Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries." This book examines the definition of interdisciplinarity and the related terms of multidisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinarity and how these can, and have, affected the work in academic libraries. The ten essays range from definitions and history of interdisciplinarity to the work implications in specific areas of today’s academic libraries.

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    Review of Collaboration : how leaders avoid the traps, create unity, and reap big results by Krismann, Carol

    Carol Krismann reviews Morten T. Hansen's book, "Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results." The book focuses on collaborations within companies and organizations. However, some of the ideas can be used for collaborating with outside organizations. Based on the author’s fifteen years of research, it is a scholarly book with a practical orientation offering guidelines on collaboration that improves the organization and its goals.

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    Review of Library mashups : exploring new ways to deliver library data by Tomeo, Megan

    Megan Tomeo reviews the book, "Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data." Editor, Nichole Engard offers a compilation of successful mashups from a variety of libraries including Yale University, Temple University, and Manchester City Library as well as companies such as LibLime. Mashups are web applications that use free and/or fee data (images, citation information, maps, etc.)—perhaps even several sets of data—and combine them to create new content.

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    Review of Managing research data by Salo, Dorothea, 1972-

    Dorothea Salo reviews "Managing Research Data" edited by Graham Pryor. This volume aims at providing a high-level snapshot of the current state of the art in research-data policy, planning, management, and preservation. While few readers will find occasion to read every piece included, almost everyone in research libraries will find one or more articles of considerable interest.

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    Review of Voyant Tools by Welsh, Megan E.

    Megan Welsh reviews Voyant Tools. Voyant Tools (http://voyant-tools.org/), a text analysis tool through which the written word can be understood in new ways. Voyant Tools is a free, versatile suite of web-based, text analysis and visualization tools.

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    Review of Library Technology Reports : Collaboration 2.0 by Hicks, Alison

    Alison Hicks reviews the May 2009 issue of the journal "Library Technology Reports" (volume 45, issue 4). This special edition, “Collaboration 2.0” aims to inform library managers about potential tools in order to encourage collaborative work among staff in the library. To this end, it provides simple, easy to read introductions for several web 2.0 tools, including cloud computing and groupware, as well as the more traditional blogs, wikis, and social networking.

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    Review of “Colwiz” by Hicks, Alison

    Alison Hicks reviews colwiz, a citation management tool.

  • Thumbnail for Review : Collaboration is key : librarians and composition instructors analyze student research and writing
    Review : Collaboration is key : librarians and composition instructors analyze student research and writing by Wheatwind, Marie-Elise

    Marie-Elise Wheatwind reviews the article, "Collaboration is Key: Librarians and Composition Instructors Analyze Student Research and Writing." This article, a collaboration between University of Georgia (UGA) composition instructors and librarians, Caroline Cason Barratt, Kristin Nielsen, Christy Desmet, and Ron Balthazor. The article presents an analysis of citation patterns from students in their First-year Composition Program (FYC).

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    Review of Academic library outreach : beyond the campus walls by Pope, Barbara M.

    Barbara Pope reviews "Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls." This collection of essays, written by academic librarians, explores academic library outreach from several different perspectives.

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    Reviews of articles and chapters by Gaetz, Ivan

    Ivan Gaetz, co-editor of Collaborative Librarianship, reviews seven journal articles.

  • Thumbnail for Review of Working together : collaborative information practices for organizational learning
    Review of Working together : collaborative information practices for organizational learning by Sellers, Minna

    In this article, Minna Sellers reviews Mary Somerville’s book, "Working Together: Collaborative Information Practices for Organizational Learning." Adaptability is a key indicator of an organization’s capacity to respond successfully to change. Library organizations are facing enormous pressures to adapt to societal changes in order to remain relevant. This book provides a useful framework for reconstructing library organizations addressing sustainable change through collaborative processes.

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    Review of Libraries got game : aligned learning through modern board games by Baker, Christine

    Christine Baker reviews Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris' book, "Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games." This book is a wonderful resource for both school librarians and classroom teachers. This informative book focuses on incorporating modern board and card games into preschool and K-12 school libraries and classrooms as curriculum-aligned resources that foster student learning.

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    Review of Librarians as community partners : an outreach handbook by Abate, Anne K.

    Anne Abate reviews the book, "Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook." This book, edited by Carol Smallwood, is a collection of essays about library outreach programs and includes contributions from public, academic, school, and special libraries across the United States. Each of the thirty-six essays describes a specific program implemented to increase awareness of the library and services offered, the steps taken to bring it to fruition, and the benefits to the library and community.

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    Review of The anywhere library : a primer for the mobile web by Baker, Christine

    Christine Baker reviews, "The Anywhere Library: A Primer for the Mobile Web." The book co-authored by three public services librarians, Courtney Greene, Missy Roser, and Elizabeth Ruane, who experienced the process of creating a mobile site for their own library. The experience prompted them to write this book with the intent of providing a useful framework for other librarians who are considering entering the mobile web arena.

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    “Mendeley” : a review by Hicks, Alison

    Alison Hicks reviews the website Mendeley. Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/) is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help organize research, collaborate online, and discover the latest research.

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    Review of “Can library use enhance intercultural education?” by Sagàs, Jimena , Sagas, Jimena

    Jimena Sagàs reviews Joron Pihl's article, "Can Library Use Enhance Intercultural Education?" This paper places the library in the spotlight as a potential resource to address the challenging issue of providing a quality education for students regardless of social, linguistic and cultural background.

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    The Golden ratio and community by Ayre, Lori

    Lori Ayre reviews the book, "The Secret Code : The Mysterious Formula that Rules Art, Nature, and Science" by Priya Hemenway.

  • Thumbnail for Review of Beyond the silos of the LAMs : collaboration among  libraries, archives, and museums
    Review of Beyond the silos of the LAMs : collaboration among libraries, archives, and museums by Thomsett-Scott, Beth C.

    Beth C. Thomsett-Scott reviews, "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives, and Museums" by Diane M. Zorich, Günter Waibel and Ricky Erway. This OCLC Research Publication contains vital and relevant content and processes for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). The report provides an extensive overview of the discussions around LAM collaboration on common services and the pros and cons of close collaboration, with a special focus on academic campuses.

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    Review of Educating educators with social media by Ruppel, Margie

    Margie Ruppel reviews Charles Wankel's, "Educating Educators with Social Media." While this collection of articles will be useful to any college professor who would like to implement social media applications in their teaching, the collaborative ideas presented here are also of value to librarians wishing to use social media to connect with their patrons or other libraries.

  • Thumbnail for Review of Collaborative library research projects : inquiry that stimulates the senses
    Review of Collaborative library research projects : inquiry that stimulates the senses by Eckhardt, Su A.

    Su Eckhard reviews John D. Volkman's book, "Collaborative Library Research Projects: Inquiry that Stimulates the Senses." Whether you are a fledgling or experienced teacher-librarian (school library media specialist) with or without teaching experience, this book might be helpful for you. Volkman has included everything you want to know and use to jump-start your school library program.

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    Could your library courier benefit from a courier management system? by Priebe, Lisa

    Lisa Priebe reviews Quipu Group's Library2Library software. For most people the acronym CMS refers to a system that manages website content updates. However, for those who use Library2Library software the term refers to a courier management system. Developed in 2007, Library2Library is a web-based tool used to manage the daily activities of a library courier service.

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    Review of Public libraries, archives and museums : trends in collaboration and cooperation by Alexander, Amy Sarah

    Amy Sarah Alexander reviews, "Public Libraries, Archives and Museums: Trends in Collaboration and Cooperation" by Alexandra Yarrow, Barbara Clubb and Jennifer-Lynn Draper. This report from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is a useful overview of the recent trends in collaboration between public libraries, archives, and museums.

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    PDF applications on the iPad : a review by Schubert, Carolyn

    Carolyn Schubert reviews PDF applications on the iPad. For this review, she tested several of the PDF applications available for the Apple iPad. With over 50 PDF apps available, she limited this review to the top sellers.

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    Review of Common ground at the nexus of information literacy and scholarly communication by Calkins, Kaijsa

    Kaijsa Calkins reviews, "Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication" edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Merinda Kaye Hensley. This book brings together an excellent collection of writing by librarians, disciplinary faculty, and others from a wide variety of higher education settings that address the intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy instruction initiatives.