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- PublicationVerification vanishing as data goes electronic(Irish Times, 2009-05-14)
;Most of us use internet-sourced information in order to live in this global, electronic age. We communicate, share information, apply for jobs, do research, book holidays and listen to music and the ability to handle this mass of information are vital skills we need to hone. A librarian is there to help people find and use credible information, highlight the risks of freely available sources such as Wikipedia, and emphasise the need to state clearly from where the information originates. Is risk the correct word to use in connection to access to a source such as Wikipedia? Yes; and the editing of Wikipedia entries has implications for all internet users, not just reporters. The internet has truly changed how we interact with each other look at social networking options available to all of us via Bebo, Facebook and Twitter but it has also altered how we make choices. 93
- PublicationManaging, marketing, maximising : creating an information resources development policy to further academic-library relations(SCONUL, 2009)This article outlines the development of a school information resources development policy and illustrates how these policies can be used to further liaison among academic libraries, to market library resources to our users and to ensure that library purchases accurately reflect the teaching and research needs of each school.
- PublicationEvidence-based librarianship : a case study of a print resource cancellation project(Elsevier, 2011-03)
;This article sets out the background, operation, challenges and opportunities entailed in providing access to Management Information System (MIS) data to the subject librarians to enable accurate profiling of print resource usage in a time of severe financial cutbacks in the Library of University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland's largest university. Evidence-Based Librarianship (EBL) provided the framework within which the Library could make these hard decisions as well as providing an iterative process within which decisions could be critiqued, stress tested and ultimately accepted. As the literature shows, flatter, team-based organisational structures can be linked to successful implementation of EBL processes and a discussion of a serials review between Jan 2009 and May 2009 using EBL principles is provided to illustrate the link between EBL and active, effective use of management data. 808Scopus© Citations 8
- PublicationUniversal Design for Curriculum Design Case Studies from University College Dublin(Access and Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin, 2017)
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;What do students say they want from university teaching and learning? We must always ensure that the student voice is central in the development of educational practices. The feedback above came from students linked with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning who were asked simple open questions about their experiences in an anonymous online survey. We asked only: what helped and what was difficult? These students overwhelmingly asked for more clarity, more flexibility and more feedback. Universal Design offers an approach which ensures the clarity, flexibility and feedback sought by students. 250