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  • Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge

    • by Harrison W. Inefuku
    • July 3, 2017
    • E-Content
    • In Print
    • Editors' Pick

    Efforts to fully globalize and democratize information demand intentional efforts to involve and center perspectives that traditional forms of communication have marginalized. Information professionals and the systems they create must proactively attend to developing equitable and inclusive information systems.

  • Data Information Literacy and Application

    While data management educational efforts from libraries gain traction, an often overlooked area of support is the ethical considerations of student awareness of and engagement with the personal data generated from online interactions.

  • Out of the Black Box

    • by Safiya U. Noble and Sarah T. Roberts
    • March 13, 2017
    • E-Content
    • In Print

    Working together strategically, academics and IT professionals need to step out of the black box and consider the many dimensions of IT platforms and our digital environment.

  • The Use of Altmetrics in Promotion and Tenure

    • by Stacy Konkiel, Cassidy Sugimoto and Sierra Williams
    • March 7, 2016
    • E-Content
    • In Print

    College and university faculty and administrators alike must take more nuanced, responsible, and informed approaches to using metrics for promotion and tenure decisions.

  • The M Word: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    Libraries know the potential fallibility of metadata created by hand, and as a result, the academic research library has a long history of working with metadata to ensure good storage, maintainability, shareability, and accessibility.

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