empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us.
Good news! Adobe announced late this afternoon that they won’t be breaking a lot of ebook readers in July. According to the Datalogics blog, Adobe has decided to revise the adoption timeline for their new DRM, and they will no longer be requiring all ebook retailers, app developers, and device makers to upgrade their DRM …
The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub started in 2010 when Credo Reference donated 500 free research accounts to Wikipedia's most active editors. Partnerships with HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, and the Cochrane Library followed. Now, the Wikipedia Library is developing into a portal to connect editors with libraries, open access resources, paywalled databases, digital reference tools, and research experts. Two of the project's leaders discuss the potential for collaboration between libraries and Wikipedia, as well as the new Visiting Scholars pilot program.
Forget what you know about the library of the 20th century. You know, those dark places with clunky microform machines fossilizing in the basement and with rows of encyclopedias standing, perfectly alphabetized, in denial of their obsolescence.
The library as a warehouse of information is an outdated concept. The library of the 21st century is a community workshop, a hub filled with the tools of the knowledge economy.
If your information literacy really is about promoting informed citizenship, it needs to address more than just search techniques and the characteristics of various formats of information. It needs to encourage questions about the judgments and choices people make when they create, disseminate, and buy into political information.
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Ashley Maynard. 1. There is no universally-accepted definition for Digital Humanities and probably never will be. Instead, Digital Humanities (DH) is and will continue to be defined by the ...
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they h...
"From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. There are many resources for designers as well. Although this is mainly a blog that caters to designers and artists I have decided to include many other libraries for all to enjoy.
Libraries are no longer limited to bookshelves and computer catalogs, but have transformed into places for children’s theater, farmers markets, community porches, and many other creative uses. Common built-in advantages of libraries include public accessibility, internet access, and books!
Award winning author, Laura Dockrill’s debut children’s book, Darcy Burd ock was published by Random House in 2013 and was nominated for the Carnegie ("Love your local library because you won’t know how much you will miss it until it is gone"...
Last August I found the MTV study - Young Millennials Will Keep Calm & Carry On - that surveyed Millennials in greater detail than ever before.
The 21st Century Library should be no less customer driven, and no less responsive to their customers’ needs and wants. Being in touch with library users’ interests and habits is more essential to a library’s relevance to its community than ever before.
Understanding the business of the library is paramount to understanding the library’s users and being able to provide them what they want from their library. Without the agility to adapt, libraries will suffer the same decline in business as retail business, because libraries are in the retail business – direct customer service.
With public demand for digital training up 36 percent in a year, libraries, facing an increasingly diverse clientele, bring communities together and serve people of all ages and backgrounds, a Midwest librarian says.
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