Rinaldo, Constance; Smith, Jane (2017). The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Testing tools, enhancing content, linking institutions and contributing to Open Science: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a global collaborative established in 2006, with a mission to improve research methodology by making biodiversity literature openly available.. The purpose of this poster is to describe three recent grant-funded endeavors to improve BHL. The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) project, Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners has 5 geographically distributed partners, each mentoring a resident. The goal is to plan a next-generation digital library and tools based on user priorities, using BHL as a test-bed for incorporating transcriptions, image searching, collection analysis and connections among museums, archives and biodiversity databases. Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature positions BHL as an on-ramp to the national digital library infrastructure, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Partners provide tools, support, including training, copyright permissions and dollars, to enable small content providers to contribute via BHL to DPLA. Finally, Zooniverse (which builds and hosts citizen science projects) developed Science Gossip as an investigation into the communication of science by images in both the Victorian period and today. Images in BHL are tagged using crowdsourcing, for better access and a better understanding of the range of individuals who established early science.
Kutt, Konrad (2018). The BookboXX: A sustainable street library. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 94-102). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-010
Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.) (2013). The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek: The challenge of environmental sustainability - Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit in der Praxis. (Band 161). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Saur. ISBN: 978-3-11-030927-0
Contributions and case studies from Germany and other European countries, as well as from Asia, Australia and the US, demonstrate different aspects of reducing the "ecological footprint" in libraries. As well as looking at everyday procedures, the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability are considered as are achieving a positive image for the library and the role of sustainability in marketing. The book also includes examples of sustainability in libraries through short papers presenting interesting cases. Contributions by experts in their field are written in German or in English and all have German and English abstracts. The publication will be of interest to librarians from public, business, special and university libraries, teachers and students of library and information science as well as anyone interested in ecological solutions such as architects, library users, library governing bodies, certification agencies and professional library associations. Fachleute zeigen in übergreifenden Beiträgen und anhand von konkreten Fallbeispielen sowohl aus Deutschland wie aus anderen Teilen Europas, Asiens, Australiens und den USA, wie der ökologische Fußabdruck im Alltag der Bibliothek verringert werden kann und was Nachhaltigkeit für die soziale Verantwortung von Bibliotheken in ihrer Rolle als gesellschaftliche Multiplikatoren bedeutet. Die Beiträge sind entweder in Deutsch oder Englisch, die Abstracts sind konsequent zweisprachig verfasst. Der Sammelband richtet sich an Bibliothekare in Öffentlichen und in Wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken sowie in Firmen- und Spezialbibliotheken, an Hochschullehrer und Studierende aus dem Bereich Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, darüber hinaus an alle, die sich für ökologische Nachhaltigkeit interessieren - Architekten, Bibliotheksträger, Zertifizierungsstellen sowie Bibliotheksorganisationen und verbände.
Antonelli, Monika (2008). The Green Library Movement: An overview and beyond. Electronic Green Journal, 27, 1
The creation of green libraries is approaching a tipping point, generating a Green Library Movement, which is comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses committed to greening libraries and reducing their environmental impact. Constructing a green library building using a performance standard like LEED is a way some libraries are choosing to become green and sustainable. Environmental challenges like energy depletion and climate change will influence the type of information resources and programs libraries will provide to their communities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Electronic Green Journal is the property of Electronic Green Journal and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.
Gorjup, Branko (1997). The Green Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer: Review. World Literature Today, 71(3), 588-589. DOI: 10.2307/40152902
Carr, Mary M. (2013). The Green Library planner: What every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8736-7
The Green Library Planner is designed for library building design teams who are not actively engaged in architecture or engineering, but need an introduction to green building. With this book, the librarian and related staff will be able to design and operate the library in the best and most efficient way.
Robinson, Leith (2015). The Green Library planner: What every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 46(1), 65-67. DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2014.993452
Lal, Jawahar (2018). The Green Library: An initiative to sustainable library. Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science, 12(1), 28-36. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6922.2018.00004.9
Libraries have adopted advanced technology to cater to enthusiastic information users. Hence, a new revolution in the form of green libraries is emerging that is not only thought provoking but also needs to follow for long time sustainability in the library world. The need for green technology services to the users are also growing and becoming very essential day by day. Libraries are in good position in promoting environmental awareness. Libraries can lead to develop ecological sustainability practice, reusing of materials, reducing waste and toxic products and developing alternative technologies. Green technology focuses on natural environment in rapidly growing world population. This technology paid great attention in organisations and libraries are also not exception from it. Library architecture must also go in par with the concept of green building, which has no adverse effect on its natural surroundings. Libraries are in excellent position to be both an ecological operator and promoter of environmental awareness. It is an attempt to discuss this new emerging thought along with the librarians’ role in making the libraries more greener for good and healthy environment. This article focuses on the concept of green library and features of it. This article explains issues and challenges of green library. This article demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries and highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity. It also provides different approach for the librarians to achieve green practices/Services.
Eberhart, George M. (2009). The Greening of ACRL. American Libraries, 40(5), 29
The article discusses the highlights of the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) 14th National Conference held in Seattle, Washington from March 12 to 15, 2009. The event incorporated elements of sustainability, including the use of green conference hags made of recycled materials and the absence of handouts at program sessions. A keynote speech was delivered by poet, novelist, humorist and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. Attendance was at 3,263, of which 80% signed a Green Pledge that committed them to put ecological ideas into practice.
Burn, Debra (2014). The Grove Library as an example: A "green'' library in terms of ongoing community engagement, community expectations, information provision and sharing, and partnerships: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France.
The Grove Library in Perth, Western Australia, is an example of an aspirational community statement about an environmentally sustainable future, expressed through its library. There is inevitably a sense of euphoria around the opening of a new ``green'' public building, with an optimistic expectation that all systems will perform as designed. However, the intent that The Grove should be a pioneer demonstration building implicitly included acceptance of the risk that some of the untried technologies would not perform as anticipated. The challenge is to analyse and accept any shortcomings as equally valid ``learnings'', rather than allow them to overshadow the overall success of the project. This paper is not, however, a treatise on the technological aspects of the building. The ordinary business of a new library goes on while staff and the management work through challenges with the infrastructure, as is equally true of conventionally designed new buildings. This paper explores the community expectations and realities around an aspirational green building; the on-going interaction of a green library with its staff, customers and visitors; and the programming.
Noon, Pat (2008). The Lanchester Library - building a sustainable library. LIBER Quarterly, 18(2), 129-136. DOI: 10.18352/lq.7916
The award winning Lanchester Library is the largest deep plan naturally ventilated building in Europe and has consistently delivered significant energy savings compared to air conditioned buildings. The article provides some background to the design and explains the sustainable features of the building as well as describing how flexibility was built into the building to enable the library service to evolve in response to changing user needs.
Embree, Jennifer K.; Gilman, Neyda V. (2020). The Library as a Campus Sustainability Hub. International Journal of Librarianship, 5(2), 26-44. DOI: 10.23974/ijol.2020.vol5.2.172
As the topic of sustainability becomes more relevant to all types of libraries, two academic science librarians share a case study on identifying and filling gaps in sustainability-related engagement, education, and collaboration at a mid-sized R1 research university. Seeking to transform their academic library into a Campus Sustainability Hub, the two authors began working towards this ambitious goal by establishing strong partnerships with sustain ability-minded organizations and individuals both on and off campus, as well as by prioritizing the creation of community-centered programming that would engage audiences in sustainability content, research, and activism. After more than a year of building collaborations and fostering community engagement, they were successful in accomplishing their goal of establishing their academic library as a Campus Sustainability Hub. This case study provides more details on how the librarians reached this goal, including why they initially decided to undertake such a large task, how they chose to define a ``Sustainability Hub,'' what benchmarks they needed to meet in order to obtain this status, how they reached these benchmarks, and how they plan on continuing to grow this initiative.
Alders, Ronny R. (2018). The National Library of Aruba goes green! A chronology and history. Journal of Library Administration, 58(7), 769-777. DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2018.1514837
Jankowska, Maria Anna (2000). The Need for Environmental Information Quality. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 26. DOI: 10.5062/F49P2ZM6
Environmental information is broad in its scope. It can be presented from many points of view, numerous sources, and in a variety of formats. It can influence people's perception in many different ways. By presenting a discussion on the history and role of the Task Force on the Environment and the Electronic Green Journal, this article attempts to answer a question -- how can we as information professionals play a real role in helping people find quality environmental information? The answer may lie in utilizing our skills in the creation and implementation of good, efficient searching strategies to serve the public needs and in the production of a creditable publication.
Shen, Tung-mei; Horng, Shih-chang (2018). The Strategies for facilitating environmental sustainability of a green library - Taipei experience: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Due to its belief in the importance of creating a sustainable earth ecological environment, in November 2006, in the lush and abundant green environment of Beitou Park, Taiwan’s first diamond level green building was built - Taipei Public Library, Beitou Branch. The Beitou Branch makes every effort to promote sustainable development of environment, and amongst some of the concrete strategies are:providing green building visits, training green volunteers and holding a book club, collecting green building and ecological conservation collection and doing extension activities. In coordination with World Environment Day and using local resources, environmental groups are invited to cooperate on designing reading events relating to ecological conservation themes for different target reader groups. It is hoped that through diverse environmental education methods, the concept of cherishing the environment amongst book lovers will sprout.
Yameni, Simon Jules Koudjam (2018). The awareness of young African students to protection of the environment: Case of the Main Library of the University of Douala in Cameroon. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 173-180). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-017
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2016). The capacity to endure. Library Journal, 141(8), 24
The author discusses how libraries can enhance their capacity to endure through sustainability. According to the author, libraries should be environmentally sound and economically feasible, and provide equitable services that are socially justifiable. The author says that libraries are part of a social, environmental, and economic community, and their proactive participation in that ecosystem is important for their success.
Mulumba, Onan; Nakazibwe, Irene (2017). The emerging role of LIS professionals in combating adverse environmental effects. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland.
In modern librarianship there is a lot more need for practical engagement than just fostering information literacy and dissemination. The 2030 United Nations agenda emphasizes action points for environmental sustainability, which involve reduction of pollution and waste, governing the environment, boosting the renewable energy, health ecosystems, combating climate change, improving soil and water sanitation, increasing resource efficiency, and safeguarding the oceans. These actions necessitate collective responsibility from all stakeholders including; LIS professionals, policy makers, politicians, development partners and practitioners. The aim of this paper was to establish the practical and probable measures through which LIS professionals can engage in the action of environmental restoration. The study was informed by published literature on the involvement by LIS and other professionals, locally and internationally in environmental sustainability actions. An online questionnaire, with structured and open ended questions, was used to collect data from 60 LIS professionals in Africa, of whom the majority (55%) were from Uganda, 56.7% male, and 81.7% primarily working as librarians. The study revealed that LIS professionals are aware of environmental degradation activities though only 55% are aware of the global environmental strategy of the 2030 UN Agenda. Deforestation and air pollution were reported as the most commonly known activities which destroy the environment. It was established that LIS professionals and their affiliate institutions and organizations are mostly involved in the greening campaign more than any other activity. The main challenge to environmental conservation, as reported from the study, is lack of sufficient resources to support the planned activities, however, it was suggested that LIS professionals engage more in the development, implementation, and promotion of awareness campaigns for waste reduction and environmental literacy. Finally it was recommended that LIS professionals develop a strong collaboration with other stakeholders and engage in all other possible activities to enhance environmental sustainability.
Thomas, Valerie M. (2011). The environmental potential of reuse: An application to used books. Sustainability Science, 6(1), 109-116. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-010-0115-z
Reuse is generally considered to have environmental benefits, but it has not yet been widely adopted in environmental policy or strategy. In this paper, a simple model of second-hand markets is explored with a case study of used books that illustrates the behavior of the model and shows that such a model is consistent with the data. Three questions of the dynamics of reuse are addressed: (1) If it becomes easier to buy and sell used goods (via Internet markets or other means), by how much will sales of used goods increase? (2) When sales of used goods increase, by how much will sales of new goods decrease? (3) When is reuse better than recycling? Expanding from the case study, the model is used to examine how reuse affects the consumption of new goods, and the relative merits of reuse versus recycling. When the used goods market is small, the ratio of the price of used and new goods, an observable quantity, is approximately equal to the fractional decrease in sales of new goods that will result from increased sales of used goods. A formulation of the environmental impact of reuse and recycling is developed that includes the market impact of reuse. Illustrating this formulation for books with a simplified analysis, reuse of books through sales in a second-hand market is estimated to save more than twice as much energy, with considerable uncertainty, than making books from recycled paper. The formulation provides a basis for identifying products and markets for which reuse can be an effective environmental strategy.
Claesson, Lo (2018). The green corner at Vaggeryd Public Library: Beyond providing information about sustainable development for local residents in Sweden. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 77-85). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-008
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