Balancing storage and access is key to making digital libraries useful tools for today's academics.
Digitization is a widely used means of preservation reformatting for print and analog materials, especially with the large-scale capabilities that efforts such as the Google Books Project and the Internet Archive are bringing to many research and academic libraries.
But large-scale digitization means that libraries increasingly require large-scale, preservation-grade infrastructure that’s also suitable for providing access to materials at scale. The HathiTrust Digital Library is answering that call. Launched by the 12-university Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the 11-university libraries of the University of California system, HathiTrust is collectively undertaking preservation with access. Today it has more than 80 partners, more than two dozen of whom are depositing content in its repository.
LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.
RUSKIN – Dusty tomes and hushed tones are a thing of the past.
Hillsborough County’s 25 libraries are in the process of exchanging book shelves for computer stations and encouraging conversation among users by providing cozy lounging areas and meeting rooms, said Renalda Sells, chief librarian for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.
Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.
Here's a list of 100 websites to download books legally, sorted out by categories: Classics, Textbooks, Children's Books, Math and Science, Philosophy and Religion, Histoy and Culture, Modern Fiction, Plays, Foreign Language, Rare Books, Arts and Entertainment, Mystery, Poetry, and Miscellaneous.
We talked with Rachel about the fabulous Baby Grand Jazz music performance series at the library, continuing this library's long tradition of making art available to their community. Enjoy. ~ Laura. Photo courtesy of Hartford ...
There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.
How would you reenvision a wallet to do what you really need it to, not just what you’re used to it doing? How about a wristwatch wallet, powered by body temperature and jammed with digital utility, plus a secret compartment for real money?
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