Document Type

Conference Paper

Peer Reviewed


Publication Date


Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Ninth Australasian Information Online & On Disc Conference and Exhibition

Conference Location

Sydney, Australia


The University of Iowa has several projects that are reshaping options for teaching staff and librarians as they work to build new types of academic resources. Two of these are Bailiwick and TWIST. Bailiwick is a web space where academic passions are realised in HTML and creative home pages. Bailliwick is home to Web sites that are experimental in form, like Border crossings, which provides comprehensive and in-depth resources, or that take on a narrow, highly specialised topic like French Feminists. In the Teaching with Innovative Style and Technology Project (TWIST), teaching staff are paired with librarians partners to create Web-based learning environments. These partners are called TWISTed Pairs. This semester 27 academic staff members from 13 departments are paired with 11 librarians from various departments, creating 35 course-related Web sites.


Also published as "Creating Academic Web Space for Academic Staff: Research and teaching initiatives at the University of Iowa Libraries" in Information Online & On Disc 99, pp. 264-274.


Copyright © 1999 Carol Ann Hughes, Paul Soderdahl, and Karen Zimmerman.