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Collaborative research and the future of e-books examined in presentations August 14

The UIC Library's Lectures and Forums Committee is hosting two presentations by professors Karen Schmidt and Wendy Shelburne on Friday, August 14, 2009.

The morning presentation will given by Professor Karen Schmidt and Professor Wendy Shelburne on Joys and Sorrows: How to Make Collaborative Research Work from 10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m., in Room 303 of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, 1750 W. Polk St.

Professors Schmidt and Shelburne will draw upon their experience from several projects in discussing collaborative research from conception to completion. Their presentation will address the joys and pitfalls of collaboration and methods for finding and exposing the strengths of each member of a group on any given project.

The afternoon presentation will be given by Professor Wendy Shelburne on
E-books from the ground from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in UIC's Institute for the
Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall, 701 S. Morgan.

Professor Shelburne will share her experiences with e-books implementation at the University of Illinois Library. She will report the results of her latest research, an e-book survey that investigated usage patterns, discovery, and knowledge of e-books among the university community, and will highlight user predictions of how they will use electronic and print materials in the future.

Both Professor Schmidt and Professor Shelburne are the recipients of the Best of LRTS Award and the Blackwell’s Scholarship Award in 2009 for their article with David Vess, “Approaches to Selection, Access, and Collection Development in the Web World: A Case Study with the Fugitive Literature,” Library Resources and Technical Services 52 (3) 2008, 184-191., field_56ba6f8fdb00c

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