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Volume 46, Number 1 - January/February 2022

EDITORIAL

FrontLines
Page 4
Without access, knowledge is unavailable. Without digital skills, knowledge may be unobtainable.
By Marydee Ojala

DEPARTMENTS

Page 6
Industry News
Page 8
Search Engine Update
Page 30
Conference Corral
Internet Librarian Connects

FEATURES

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Digital transformation has been a hot topic for several years, but the pandemic brought urgency to the process. Dobrica Savic identifies the enablers and drivers of digital transformation. He then describes four potential impacts on libraries, from products and services to customer centricity. Although digital transformation places new demands on workers, done well, it can keep libraries relevant both now and in the future.
By Dobrica Savić
Page 16
Enhancing Online Access to Academic Conferences and Seminars
Online databases and web searching have long addressed the issues of finding journal and news articles, along with many other forms of information. What has been missing is an aggregated approach to surfacing presentations from academic conferences and seminars. Several companies are now tackling these sources of research and discussion, as Barbie Keiser explains.
By Barbie E. Keiser
Page 26
The rules have changed in the negotiating world. Librarians not only want to know about pricing, licensing restrictions, and content, but also about how the content reflects diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and whether the vendor's values align with DEI. University librarian Elizabeth Speer has developed an approach to vendor communications to meet these new negotiation challenges.
By Elizabeth Speer

COLUMNS

Internet Express
Page 33
New Year, Same Old Challenges: Helpful Applications and Tech for Keeping Resolutions
If you fall into the same routine of making resolutions each January only to have them fall by the wayside by February, Carly Lamphere's first 2022 column may help you stay the course. She has found a range of apps to keep you organized in and out of the office, use role-playing games to make some resolutions habit-forming, and turn potential hobbies, from writing to knitting, into productive activities.
By Carly Lamphere
InfoLit Land
Page 36
Teaching Faculty to Develop Student Researchers
Librarians are committed to information literacy and diligently teach info lit to students. Yet it's the faculty who also need competency if they are to develop good student researchers. To that end, Bill Badke developed a series of workshops for faculty on information literacy.
By William Badke
The Dollar Sign
Page 39
Beyond Socially Responsible Investing: Corporate Sustainability
Increasingly, investors are taking social responsibility into account when they decide where to put their money. Marydee Ojala looks into how individuals and businesses can determine the social responsibility and sustainability of companies with which they do business.
By Marydee Ojala
Metrics Mashup
Page 42
Measuring the Impact of Research From Grey Literature and Preprints
With grey literature and preprints growing as sources for the latest research, it's important for metrics analysis to move beyond its traditional boundaries of peer-reviewed literature to determine impact and value.
By Elaine M. Lasda
Hard Copy
Page 45
Recommended Reading on Liaison Librarianship, Deficit Thinking, Planning and Assessment, and Scholarly Publishing
By Jennifer A. Bartlett
Online Spotlight
Page 48
Info Pros as a Service
Now that we've seen the rise of Everything as a Service (XaaS), Mary Ellen Bates suggests that information professionals capitalize on their agility and flexibility to provide insights and connections.
By Mary Ellen Bates

 


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