By Anne Langley
Meant for educational libraries, this ebook covers all points of collaboration. expertise has elevated the necessity for, and the power to, collaborate at paintings; the 1st a part of the e-book features a dialogue of: the fundamental how's and why's of collaboration; construction an atmosphere the place collaboration can flourish; descriptions and how-to's for utilizing expertise instruments which relief and increase the collaborative strategy; a strategy of tips on how to start in collaborative initiatives; and the way to regulate them when you start. the second one component to the ebook offers real-life case reviews of collaboration in educational libraries through discussions of the way each one venture labored (or no longer) and why.
- Describes intimately tips to get collaborative tasks off the floor and working, and the way to regulate them for the long-term
- Guides the reader during the know-how that they could use to augment their collaborative efforts
- Provides case-studies of real-life examples of collaboration tasks
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You have some options, a few involving risk, and others involving inaction. You will have to decide how important this particular venture is to you and the work you want get done. , we offer these somewhat risky options to help you decide what to do: Enter into the collaboration without the knowledge, support, etc. of your organisation, preferably starting with a smaller pilot project. If this smaller project is successful, when you share your project’s success with your organisation, you can report that you tried it out as a pilot project and present the results accordingly.
Then perhaps you could suggest your project as a test. So what are the attributes of flexibility? Once again we turn to a literal definition of the word to make sure that we all have the same context. Adapted from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Flexible Main Entry: flex·i·ble Pronunciation: 'flek-s&-b&l Function: adjective Date: fifteenth century 21 Building Bridges: Collaboration Within and Beyond the Academic Library 1. capable of being flexed: pliant 2. yielding to influence: tractable 3.