So instead of succumbing once again to the impulse to build the most complete, best organized, well-purposed new collection (repository or referatory) of high quality resources, we should focus on finding low-threshold, frugal innovations to address the following two fundamental activities that have become more important and challenging than ever before for each of us:
1. Research = Finding good stuff just when we really want and need it... and have good idea of what it must do/be.
2. Browsing = Finding good stuff even before we know that we want or need it - now or ever. Includes really new stuff - so new none of us knows what to do with it immediately.
In this FridayLive! interview, Steve Gilbert and Steven Bell will discuss how we can share more effectively the resources to which faculty, students, and other academic professionals already have access; how can we engage like-minded professionals who have relevant expertise and experience - who are painfully familiar with these needs and willing to share ideas and resources?; what librarians recommend for more effective finding, browsing, research, sharing of such resources?, and more.