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  • KEYS to Academic Writing Success: A Six-stage Process Account

    Allan, Q (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ), 2011)
    This paper was originally conceived as a position paper arguing for the retention of KEYS to Academic Writing Success (KAWS), a successful undergraduate writing programme which had been developed by AUT University’s unit ...
  • Tuwhera: How Being Open Is the Key to Scholarly Communication

    Hayes, L; Hearne, S (The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA), 2017)
    Tuwhera (‘be open’) is AUT’s Open Access journal publishing platform. It officially launched in October 2016. The project to create Tuwhera was based on a feasibility study carried out by senior staff at AUT Library in ...
  • Embedding Academic Literacy Skills: Towards a Best Practice Model

    McWilliams, R; Quentin, A (Research Online, the University of Wollongong, 2014)
    Learning advisors provide academic literacy development support in a variety of configurations, ranging from one-on-one consultations through to large-scale lectures. Such lectures can be generic, stand-alone modules or ...
  • Diversity in academic librarianship: a New Zealand perspective

    Gazula, S (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), 2015)
    This paper explores diversity in the context of academic libraries in New Zealand in the 21st century, how the concept of diversity has been addressed in the literature, and discusses how diversity has been understood and ...
  • Changing librarianship in the collaborative era: a case study from New Zealand

    Gazula, Suhasini (LIS Links, 2015)
    Purpose: To consider changing roles of academic librarians in particular the role of subject liaison librarians in the 21 st century education. The aim is to stimulate debate on changing roles of librarians, to suggest ...
  • Equal partners? Improving the integration between DSpace and Symplectic Elements

    Murdoch, C; Miller, K; Schweer, A (OR2015 (, 2015)
    While self-submission by academics was regarded as the ideal way to add content to Open Repositories in the early days of such systems, the reality today is that many institutional repositories obtain their content ...
  • Considerations for cultural and social spaces in University Library

    Gazula, S (Developing Library Network, 2013)
    This paper explores my thoughts on a research project, how social and cultural conditions play a major role in students’ life, and influences the social and cultural practices of the university library usage at Auckland ...
  • Becoming user-centric: implementing a user focus and usability testing for an academic library website

    Murdoch, C; Hearne, S (Library and Information Association of New Zealand, 2014)
    In 2012 Auckland University of Technology Library set out to redevelop its website. Inspired by the work of leaders in the field like Matthew Reidsma and Aaron Schmidt we realised that the virtual space which had become ...
  • Journey into the user experience: creating a library website that's not for librarians

    Murdoch, C; Hearne, S (VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc., 2014)
    Auckland University of Technology Library started work on a major redevelopment of its website in 2012. The problem was that the website content, as is the case for many library websites, had been written by librarians ...