December 16, 2017

Library Marketing is the Theme of Latest Issue Of Elsevier's Library Connect Now Available

Direct to Library Connect (June 2011) HTML ||| PDF Here are a Few of the Articles In the June 2011 Issue: “If they don’t know what you’re doing, then tell them! A primer on how to start marketing” Zuzana Helinsky, Library Consultant, zh Consulting, Lund, Sweden “Turning the library into an e-learning center” By Dr. […]

"The First Decade of Web Archiving at the Library of Congress"

From a Guest Blog Post by Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead at the Library of Congress (via The Signal) Eleven years ago, the Library of Congress established a pilot web archiving project to study methods to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to and preserve at-risk born digital content for future generations. We could […]

BBC Launches "Your Paintings"; 60,000 Paintings Online From UK National Collections + Crowdsourcing

From the BBC: Many people don’t realise that the UK has tens of thousands of paintings in its publicly funded museums and institutions that are not currently viewable by the public, either because they are in storage or are kept in buildings that are inaccessible to the general public. The vast majority of these paintings […]

New Free iPhone App From Penguin Classics; Includes Annotated Descriptions for More Than 1500 Titles

From a News Release (via Paul Biba, TeleRead): The Penguin Classics app puts the complete list of Penguin Classics in the palm of your hand in a fun and easy-to-use manner. For those new to the Classics or unsure of what you want to read, the app features a “Discover the Classics” section that lets you pick what Classics […]

Report from ALA's OITP eBook Task Force Meeting With HarperCollins by Peter Brantley

During the just concluded ALA 2011 Conference in New Orleans the ALA OITP (Office of Information Technology Policy) eBook Task Force talked with senior HarperCollins staff*** about a number of important issues. The discussion came about after the HarperCollins team suggested that both groups get together during the OITP eBook Task Force Business Meeting. What […]

Joi Ito on Creative Commons; Mobile Design Tips; Students as Change Agents; and More in Summer 2011 Issue of JISC Inform

Direct to JISC Inform; Summer 2011 (Issue 31) From the Editorial: In this issue we look at how students are taking an active part in their course design and delivery which in turn is increasing their satisfaction levels. We catch up with Joi Ito about his involvement with Creative Commons and how opening up resources […]

"Korean Teens Top Tests of Digital Literacy Skills"

Direct to OECD Report News Release PISA 2009 Results: Students On Line tasked students with evaluating information on the Internet, assessing its credibility and navigating webpages to test their digital reading performance. Students from 16 OECD countries took part – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, […]

Conference Presentations from Canadian Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU)

The conference presentation took place in Regina, Saskatchewan from June 1-June 3. Here are the titles of the presentations online today. DO Get Technical! Using Technology in Library Instruction Harnessing New Tools to Provide Quality Instruction through Chat Reference Engaging High School Students in Library Instruction: 10 Tips for Success Mobile Technology and Learning: Information […]

New and Cool: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Production Art Database

A new searchable treasure chest for researchers, students, and fans direct from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar people). Access is free for all users. We hope AMPAS will continue to digitize and add material to it. From AMPAS: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library today […]

An Intro to Google's New Look (Black Bar and All)

The Official Google Blog has a new post titled, “Evolving the Google Design and Experience” that formally introduces the new look that’s now visible for many of you on the Google homepage and on results pages for a few core services. It will be rolled out to other Google sites and services in the coming […]