37 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 291 2017 between the primary documents and the published or presented secondary source. Combining expertise could facilitate opportunities for students or other researchers to apply an integrative approach to exhibit creation. For instance, in an exhibit narrative, incorporating a variety of sources as part of the exhibition could illustrate the sources’ interdependence and interplay. The research process, for example, could be explored via a professor’s notes, a laboratory notebook, or other manuscript materials, coupled with published works and findings from those research notes and manuscripts, as well as criticism, interpretation, extrapolation, teaching notes, and student reinterpretation of that single original scholarly work. A collaborative approach to exhibition work can also lend itself to fostering digital scholarship projects and other multimodal scholarly expression, that include librarians as equal partners with faculty, students, and other researchers from outside the immediate academic community. Envisioning Holistic, Integrative Special and General Collections and Services In our vision, the services, collections, research, and teaching across library departments are integrated in a manner that represents and mirrors the process of and approach to academic scholarship. Users can more easily discover and access both general and special collections, facilitating their use in academic conversations and, paving the way for more creative, interdisciplinary connections. This seamless access leads to an increase in more creative course design, scholarly output, and professional relationships between faculty and students. These benefits might not occur without users experiencing a cohesive fabric of collections access, research consultation, instruction, and interdepartmental partnership. Special collections librarians and liaison librarians as stewards of their respective collections have a shared understanding of what the other does in their day-to-day work. Being knowledgeable of each other’s job responsibilities and practices allows them to,
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