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- ItemIt’s not easy being green: supporting implementation of an open access to publications policy at University College Cork(2017-05) Bowman, Siobhan; Cotter, Gillian; Herlihy, Breeda; Noonan, ElizabethIn an effort to increase deposits of publications to the UCC institutional repository, CORA, UCC approved a green Open Access to Publications policy in late 2016. A survey of UCC researchers the previous year found that there was overwhelming support for the principles of open access. However, this hadn’t translated into wholesale engagement with open access archiving. The survey also found that the main reasons for poor engagement were lack of time and confusion over copyright. This presentation will describe the efforts undertaken by the recently formed Research and Digital Services team at UCC to assist researchers with open access archiving, and to manage the process of implementing the Open Access to Publications policy. Supporting researchers required a change of approach in how publications were collected for the repository. Instead of waiting for authors to submit to the repository, the team began an ‘early intervention’ method by tracking newly published materials via pro-active monitoring of Google Scholar and Scopus alerts for UCC affiliated publications. Following identification and profiling of copyright status, we requested submissions from authors and offered mediated deposit. This method makes it as easy as possible for authors to comply with UCC’s Open Access to Publications policy and provides reassurance around copyright issues. It also supports researcher compliance with funder Open Access mandates, for example, open access to scientific peer reviewed publications has been anchored as an underlying principle in the Horizon 2020. Ultimately we hope that archiving in the repository will become embedded in researchers’ minds as an automatic part of the publication lifecycle. During the presentation, we will also elaborate on how the method has evolved over time as we seek to streamline our process and how the process itself has had the effect of promoting awareness around open access.
- Item“I’d say it’s good progress”: an ecological momentary assessment of student research habits(American Library Association, 2019-04) Crist, Emily; Leahy, Sean; Carbery, AlanHow can librarians recast the narrative we tell about the student research process? What evidence and assumptions inform that narrative? Attempting a more realistic assessment of student research habits, three librarians utilized a form of ecological momentary assessment to track student behavior in real time over the course of a research assignment. Knowledge gained from this study encourages librarians and teaching faculty to probe the assumptions made when communicating the research process to students and allows them to prioritize instruction around specific areas of research that best meet actual student needs.
- ItemRemaking the printed word in the digital age(2022-07) Chen, Stephanie; Harrington, ElaineThis interactive poster highlights a collaborative project to enhance access to rare and unique library collection items using emerging technologies. It presents four examples of how UCC Library staff and students worked together using new digital tools/platforms to showcase material in Special Collections to inspire, engage, enable, and connect, especially in uncertain times. Special Collections and Archives have long-engaged with the community through social media (like Twitter @theriversideUCC), through physical exhibitions, digital collections, stand-alone events and seasonal guides communicating information about UCC Library’s unique and distinctive collections. Recently, they partnered with the Library’s Digital Learning Specialist to explore a selection of digital tools/platforms. These are: a 3D Scanner, a 360-degree camera, Pressbooks, and Scalar. The output of this cross-portfolio partnership was the creation of 3D models of various objects; an immersive, virtual tour of Cork city based on historical newspaper advertisements; an online colouring book published on Pressbooks; and a digital exhibit on historical recipes on Scalar. While the four examples use material from Special Collections, they serve as an example of what is possible. The digital tools and platforms used are not limited to unique and distinctive collections but can be applied to all types of collections and material.
- ItemCollaborating with students: Reflections on UCC Library co-creating learning experiences(2022-11-17) Chen, StephanieUCC Library launched its Library Learning Resources course on Canvas (the University’s VLE) at the start of the 2020 academic year. The course consists of seven, self-directed interdisciplinary modules which offer teaching to all students on information searching and Library resources. This talk outlines the key learnings from a 2021 summer project funded by the University’s Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching. The project involved Library staff collaborating with a diverse and inclusive group of students: to obtain feedback on the Library’s modules; implement improvements based on feedback; develop interactive assessments and content, allowing for the co-creation of learning experiences. The outcome of the project was a refined Library course which was more appealing and engaging. Library staff and students used H5P to co-create new interactive learning objects which help cement knowledge and allow for self-evaluation. An interactive, app-based scavenger hunt was also developed to provide an impactful first experience of UCC Library buildings for new students. Key learning outcomes for attendees: Recognize importance of partnering with students in projects; Determine best application of technology in enhancing learning; Summarize challenges experienced and what worked and didn’t work
- ItemFrom books to bytes: Transforming access to the printed word in the digital age(2023-01) Harrington, ElaineSpecial Collections at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland has a rich history of engaging with a wide community through blogging & Twitter (@theriversideUCC), physical and digital exhibitions, digitised collections, stand-alone events and seasonal guides. These communicate to different target audience groups information about UCC Library’s unique and distinctive collections. However, since 2020 when access to physical spaces was not guaranteed or was restrictive, Special Collections expanded the use and range of its digital and virtual platforms to continue and enhance access to its collections. This was achieved both through creating new content via internationally available technologies: 3D Scanning and 360° tours, in addition to uploading new content to internationally available platforms: #ColorOurCollections, SpringShare, Google Maps, Scalar and Sketchfab. This poster case study describes & analyses a multi-technological & multi-platformed pilot approach where Special Collections used themed content to partner with other UCC Library sections & international organisations to enhance access for learning/research and to continue its work placement/internship program. The range of technologies enabled library staff to develop new skills and has encouraged us to continue considering new ways of accessing and exploring our collections. Evaluative methods have included use of digital content in comparison to original hard-copy items, and new collaborations derived from and building on these pilot approaches. While these examples use material from Special Collections, they serve as an example of what is possible and are not limited to unique and distinctive collections but can be applied to all types of collections and material.
- ItemCollaborating with students: Reflections on University College Cork Library co-creating learning experiences(2023-04) Chen, StephanieUniversity College Cork Library launched its Library Learning Resources course on Canvas (the University’s VLE) at the start of the 2020 academic year. The course consists of seven, self-directed interdisciplinary modules which offer teaching to all students on information searching and Library resources. The Library’s online course allows for access to knowledge, skills and resources at anytime from anywhere. This poster outlines the key learnings from a 2021 summer project funded by the University’s Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching. The project involved Library staff collaborating with a diverse and inclusive group of students to: obtain feedback on the Library’s modules; implement improvements based on feedback; develop interactive learning objects and content, allowing for the co-creation of learning experiences. The outcome of the project was a refined Library course which was more appealing and engaging. Library staff and students used H5P to co-create new interactive learning objects which help cement knowledge and allow for self-evaluation. An interactive, app-based scavenger hunt was also developed to provide an impactful first experience of UCC Library buildings for new students. The co-creation of interactive learning objects and a scavenger hunt shows how technology can be used to enhance and support learning. The poster will outline the importance of partnering with students in projects, suggest ways in which technology can be used in enhancing and supporting learning, and summarize the challenges experienced as well as what worked and what didn’t work.
- ItemBeing creative in making your (special) collections available through innovative tools and technology(2023-04) Chen, StephanieThis talk will highlight four ways University College Cork Library have creatively and innovatively used emerging technology and new digital tools and platforms to provide and enhance access to rare and unique items in the Library’s Special Collections. Items in Special Collections are normally restricted for use in the physical Special Collections and Archives’ spaces and during opening hours. Having alternative ways of viewing and interacting with material means anyone is able to access it from anywhere at any time. UCC Library staff and students collaborated to create (1) a virtual tour of Cork city based on historical newspaper advertisements, (2) various 3D models of objects including parchment fragments, (3) a colouring book published online, and (4) a digital exhibit on historical recipes with different visualisations. While the above projects use items from Special Collections, they serve as an example of what is possible. The technology and digital tools and platforms used are not limited to unique and distinctive collections but can be applied to all types of collections and material. The presentation will outline the benefits of trying new technology and tools, some of the challenges experienced, and provide recommendations on how all types of libraries can utilize technology and digital tools and platforms for outreach, engagement, and access. By engaging with emerging technologies and innovative digital tools and platforms, staff are inspired to develop their own skills, experiment, and be creative.
- ItemWhy do we collaborate: The benefits of collaboration and partnership at UCC Library(2023-04-26) O'Connor, Martin"We first became aware of strange happenings at UCC Library in January 2014 when they curated an exhibition dedicated to the memory of the famed Cork rock venue and club Sir Henry’s” (Fanning Sessions Blog - July 14th, 2017) The above quote highlights how partnership and collaboration can positively impact on the perception of the library. This talk will reflect on why and how UCC Library involves and collaborates with various partners to do different things, and things differently. It will look at four examples of creative collaborations: 1) An Exhibition about a nightclub 2) A Library Radio show and podcast 3) A one off performance by an alt rock band of their forthcoming album and 4) A book launch for a book about Punk Music. These examples involved partnering with academics, musicians, authors, UCC Staff, and the wider community. It will explain how and why UCC Library is open to collaboration. Finally, It will highlight the many benefits of libraries collaborating with outside partners. And there will be music and video…
- ItemEducation for sustainable development: a selection of UCC Library contributions to the UN Sustainability Development Goals(2023-05-25) Chen, StephanieThis presentation highlights how UCC Library contributes to the UN Sustainability Development Goals: 1 (No Poverty), 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) through its digital learning experiences, spaces and services. Within the University, the Library contributes to education for sustainable development by transforming learning environments and building on the digital capacities of students and staff (SDGs 4, 8, and 9) through digital learning experiences and services that facilitate the development of digital competencies. These include access to 3D printing, virtual reality, and equipment with workshops to support hands-on learning opportunities and the acquisition of new skills. These are available to all students and staff, regardless of discipline and promote the Library as a valuable partner in technology and innovation. Additionally, the Library has begun exploring open educational resources with the publication of three book allowing for increased access and affordability (SDG 1). Library staff are given opportunities to develop their own skills (SDG 8). Recent activities include 3D scanning projects, co-creation of learning experiences for UCC’s virtual learning environment, and opportunities for staff to engage in professional development. Finally, UCC Library engages with the public to promote lifelong learning and support the development of key skills (SDGs 4, 8, 9). In 2022, the Library participated in the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival by facilitating two online webinars and inviting the public to experience virtual reality in the Library’s Digital Environment Lounge. The above examples are ways in which UCC Library contributes to the UN Sustainability Development Goals by providing access to new and emerging technologies, training in new skills, and improvements in digital competencies. These projects and services allow learners to engage with life-long learning in meaningful experiences without cost or access barriers.
- ItemLooking at the library through the lens of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals): Simple ways to ensure library staff and libraries continue to thrive(2023-05-25) O'Connor, Martin; Chen, StephanieIrish Libraries have always been collegial places and the library community has always worked to create supportive spaces where colleagues can learn, grow, and develop professionally and personally. This lightning talk addresses the question of what we as a community need to do to sustain professional development in a post-COVID world, especially when it comes to embodying practices that are “environmentally sound, economically feasible, and socially equitable” (Resolution for the Adoption of Sustainability as a Core Value of Librarianship, ALA, 2019). Findings from an informal research survey sent to Library staff will provide examples of how libraries in Ireland are actively supporting staff in their professional and personal development. Using this research, we will provide primers on what we as a community can do to ensure sustainable career development, thus fostering and sustaining this collegial community. By establishing safe, creative spaces to work in, libraries can support wellbeing (SDG 3), promote lifelong learning opportunities for all library staff (SDG 4) and ensure full and productive employment (SDG 8). SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing Ensure Healthy Lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. SDG 4: Quality education Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- ItemFacilitating knowledge creation: running a sustainable zine making event(2023-05-25) Chen, StephanieA zine (short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images (Wikipedia). Zines are often part of a maker culture which often includes people from marginalized communities or those who don’t have access to more mainstream publishing options (zinelibraries.info). For Culture Night 2022, UCC Library hosted a drop-in Zine Making Evening open to all and feedback on the event was overwhelmingly positive. This evening provided a safe, welcoming space (SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing) for participants to create and communicate their knowledge through the form of a zine. Attendees became active contributors to knowledge creation, which allows for increased participation that acknowledges diverse voices, knowledge and learning experiences (SDG 4: Quality Education). This workshop will allow attendees to learn about how libraries can facilitate DIY (do-it-yourself) knowledge creation through zines while keeping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainability in mind. The class will cover the logistics in setting up a zine event – from sourcing materials to creating a welcoming space. There will be a hands-on activity in which attendees will share their own thoughts, feelings, and/or experiences on the topic of libraries and sustainability in a zine of their own. By the end of the session, attendees will be ready to run a zine making event in their own library.