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Libraries for Social Good | Impatient Optimists

Libraries for Social Good | Impatient Optimists | 21st Century Librarianship | Scoop.it
Public libraries create spaces where technology, information, and ideas can lead to social good.
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The most spectacular libraries in the world - Telegraph

The most spectacular libraries in the world - Telegraph | 21st Century Librarianship | Scoop.it
From Rococo fantasies to nests of twigs and steel, we present a selection of the world's most beautiful libraries (The most spectacular libraries in the world - in pictures: http://t.co/V7yPFl1i3m...
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For love of libraries of all kinds and aesthetics - digital and analog, research and public

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Google Apps Recovery: Restore Events in Google Calendar from XML

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The problem with Google Calendar is that it has no trash.

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Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian - Library Journal

Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian - Library Journal | 21st Century Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Another exciting area for LIS graduates is data curation. While a small subset of the graduating class, data curators command an average annual salary of $49,900.

Via Graham Parton
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Data is now recognized as a key feature in information debates on preservation, curation and questions of how to migrate it forward to developing technologies.

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Graham Parton's curator insight, October 18, 2013 4:14 AM

It's interesting to see the rising prominance that my line of work is getting within the information services sector - especially when compared against the background of all my colleagues.  This is essentially to come from the research domain we support (atmospheric and earth ob science in our case) and so we have no formal information technology training that the LIS article covers, but more the case of learning on the job.  It would, however, be informative to see how well such a graduate would cope in our sector given the need to understand the science that we support, to a degree anyway, in order to structure the content we curate.  

 

Maybe, though, we're also going about this slightly cack-handedly... in that we should be recruiting such graduates to help set up the systems in such a way that the data providers have service they can fill in the required information to accompany their data... i.e. tap the science knowledge needed to give the descriptive content from the data providers themselves while those maintaining the system can remain pretty much agnostic to the full-wherewithalls of the science, focusing on the information structure and handling instead.

 

To be honest, the longer that we remain working away from the front end of the science and caught up in the systems we're developing, I suspect that we're morphing into the information technologists anyway... 

 

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oXygen XML Editor - Collaboration and Structure to Content ...

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In this profile of oXygen XML Editor and parent Syncro Soft, Jill Viers looks at how the XML editing tool can help companies transform content production.
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