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Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging Practices in Academic Libraries
edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1555-4
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $70.00
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192 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9780838915554
Year Published: 2016
AP Categories: A, I
This book provides strategic insights drawn from librarians who are meeting the challenge of digital scholarship, utilizing the latest technologies and creating new knowledge in partnership with researchers, scholars, colleagues, and students.

Spanning a wide range of contrasting perspectives, contexts, insights, and case studies, this edited collection explores the relationships between digital scholarship, contemporary academic libraries, and professional practice. The book demonstrates that there are opportunities to be bold, remodel, try new approaches, and reposition the library as a key partner in the process of digital scholarship. Topics include:
  • the impact of digital scholarship on organizational strategies;
  • developing digital capable librarians;
  • social networking with the scholarly community;
  • digital scholarship centers;
  • new approaches to service delivery; and
  • re-visioning of space, physical and virtual.

Table of Contents



1. The university library and digital scholarship: a review of the literature – Lindsey Martin

2. Digital scholarship: scanning library services and spaces - Alison Mackenzie


3. Librarian as partner: in and out of the library - Roz Howard and Megan Fitzgibbons

4. Novice to Expert: developing digitally capable librarians - Dr Charles Inskip

5. Lean in the Library: building capacity by realigning staff and resources - Jennifer Bremner


6. Digital Scholarship Centres: converging space and expertise - Tracy Bergstrom

7. Building scalable and sustainable services for researchers - David Clay


8. Social networking with the scholarly community: a literature review - Suzanne Parfitt

9. Developing Digital Scholars: from the Ivory Tower to the Twittersphere - Alison Hicks

10. Reflections on digital scholarship: so many reasons to be cheerful - Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin

About the Editors

Alison Mackenzie is the Dean of Learning Services at Edge Hill University. Prior to taking up this post, she held the post of University Librarian at Bangor University, Wales, had a variety of roles at Manchester Metropolitan University and in her early career worked in art colleges and commercial practice. Alison has been active in SCONUL for a number of years, as a member and Chair of the Working Group on Information Literacy and as a contributor to the e-learning task-and-finish group. She has been active in the promotion of digital literacies and is currently managing a project on behalf of SCONUL on the development of digital scholarship skills by information professionals. She is currently Chair of the Performance Measurement and Quality strategy group.

Lindsey Martin is the Assistant Head of learning Services at Edge Hill University, responsible for the learning technologies managed and supported by Learning Services. She has overall responsibility for the virtual learning environment and its associated systems, media development, classroom AV and ICT support and ICT staff development. Lindsey has worked in academic libraries for the past 19 years in a variety of roles including liaison librarian, research coordinator and manager of SOLSTICE, Edge Hill’s HEFCE funded Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. She first became involved with e-learning as an academic librarian creating e-learning modules to support colleagues and students developing information and digital literacies. She is a member of the editorial board for the SCONUL Focus journal and secretary of the Heads of eLearning Forum Steering group (HeLF).

”Provides a good framework for conversation for strategic planning purposes."
— Library Journal

”A welcome addition to the literature about the ongoing changes in academic librarianship ... recommended for both teachers and students of LIS, but also for practitioners."
— Information Research

”Most readers will respond to the book’s optimistic mindset, best captured in its final sentence: ‘The groundwork for success is rooted in the resilient attitudes and behaviors of individuals in relation to the digital environment.’"

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