KAUST Library Outreach Lecture 2018
Current Trends in Science Academic and Research Libraries: Responding to the Demands of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Open Science.
Prof. Julia M. Gelfand
Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian with Distinction
University of California, Irvine, USA.
Sunday 4 March 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
University Library, Seaview Room (Bldg.12, Level 3)
Academic libraries are becoming less focused on collection holdings and more oriented on services that provide access to resources, ability to manipulate data referenced or contained within and how authors can be more engaged in data management, curation, and stewardship. Intensive science-based institutions are cooperating with the information industry to create content that addresses interdisciplinary, multimedia, data sets, open access options, can be used in different teaching and research settings, and offer best practices in scholarly communication. Universities are increasingly motivated to demonstrate innovation in multiple ways. It may include through publishing, performance, various assessment metrics, patent production, commercial viability of new and emerging technologies and applications, stimulating an entrepreneurship mentality with students and faculty by encouraging start-up companies with institutional and local connections and promoting a more open model of disseminating outputs, whether it they be characterized as Open Access, Open Source or Open Science. These demands are increasingly global and pose opportunities and challenges for academic research libraries as they reimagine their futures in this evolving space.
Prof. Julia Gelfand has extensive experience as a distinguished Science Librarian and Bibliographer. She has a long affiliation with the University of California at Irvine and is heavily invested in the work of the California Digital Library, the consortia for the 10-campus system. She has published and presented widely on grey literature, collection development, information literacy, and scholarly communication in the sciences. A former Fulbright Fellow, she is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and is known internationally. She has an AB from Goucher College, MSLS & MA from Case Western Reserve University and is ABD from the University of Denver. She is active in numerous scholarly societies and associations including ALA, ACRL, AAAS, IFLA etc.
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