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What Social Networking Looks Like in Real Life... [COMIC]

What Social Networking Looks Like in Real Life... [COMIC] | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
vintage social networking

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What a nice way to help people visualize the way social networks work! 

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IDG Connect – Kathryn Cave (Zimbabwe) – How Enabling Local Story Telling Promotes Progress

IDG Connect – Kathryn Cave (Zimbabwe) – How Enabling Local Story Telling Promotes Progress | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Nigerian born, Chinua Achebe, voice of the African people, died last week, aged 82. Hailed as the father of African literature, the sheer level grief around his death proves the need for local stories, which speak to local communities.
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China Crowds Into Scholarly Research and New Patents - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

China Crowds Into Scholarly Research and New Patents - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
International diversity in the world of research papers has grown significantly and will continue to do so, a study shows.
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My Personal Playlist for Spring 2013 - Huffington Post

My Personal Playlist for Spring 2013 - Huffington Post | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Huffington Post
My Personal Playlist for Spring 2013
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... effects of music in exercise.
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Boredom sparks kids’ creativity. Gadgets squelch it. | SmartPlanet

Boredom sparks kids’ creativity. Gadgets squelch it. | SmartPlanet | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Got kids? Maybe it’s time to turn the old phrase on its head. Bore them to life! (Boredom sparks kids' creativity. Gadgets squelch it.
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AFRICA INVESTMENT-South Africa, the tiny BRIC in the wall

JOHANNESBURG, March 21 (Reuters) - The heartyself-congratulation with which South Africa welcomed itsaccession to the BRIC grouping of major emerging countries hasbeen met with a deafening silence from...
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lmost all of South Africa's exports to the BRIC states are relatively low value raw commodities while it imports value-added finished goods. The mix is not likely to change, especially when the pay of a South African factory worker is three to six times higher than that of a Chinese worker, who is also more efficient.

The most appealing items South Africa and its neighbours offer the original BRIC states are thecommodities they need to power their economies.

By setting up in South Africa, the BRICS partners can gain access to the regional grouping SADC - Southern African Development Community - 15 countries with a total GDP of around $575 billion and a population of about 260 million, where South Africa is the driving force.

It includes fast growing economies such as Angola, one of Africa's biggest oil producers, Botswana, the world's biggest diamond producer, and Mozambique, with untapped coal reserves that have attracted billions of dollars in investment from Brazilian mining company Vale.

"South Africa extends the group into Africa, strengthening its status as a representative of 'emerging markets' writ large, versus the 'developed markets' which typically dominated multilaterals like the IMF," said Eurasia Group's Rosenberg. (Additional reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Giles Elgood)"

  
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Shop Direct and Tesco have fastest sites among Europe's top retailers: report

Shop Direct and Tesco have fastest sites among Europe's top retailers: report | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Shop Direct and Tesco have the fastest websites among Europe’s top retailers, according to a new report from Radware and Level 3.
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FMCG - comparative retailing

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Welcome to the Three Month Thesis

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Products and services Watch detailed tutorial videos on how to write your thesis.

 

How to write a thesis in record time and keep your sanity while you do it...

 

Most people find thesis writing a nightmare, but it doesn't need to be that way.  In a talk given at the University of Nottingham, author of "The Three Month Thesis", James Hayton, introduces some of the basic concepts and techniques needed to get a thesis written quickly, while minimising the stress involved (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUQ4H5d8fo&feature=related)

 

Go to his website (http://threemonththesis.com/) and check out his latest articles on:
*How to write a thesis you can defend easily
*How to choose a thesis topic
*Positive Thesis Perfectionism and the Pursuit of Excellence
*What's the best PhD reference manager?
*Do you have a healthy academic environment?


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Libraries and Their Landscapes - Library Journal

Libraries and Their Landscapes - Library Journal | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

Cicero was suggesting a garden in the library, where he could spend his time in a natural setting, reading, writing, and conversing with his colleagues.

"If you have a garden in a library, nothing is missing" ~ Cicero. Libraries simply occupy their open landscapes. How do we thoughtfully place a library in the landscape? And how can we create outdoor spaces that work in concert with the library interior? In library planning, it is not only the design that must be considered. The placement of the building in its setting (its landscape) and the design of the landscape together with the building are fundamental parts of the planning process. Here's a look into the design of libraries in urban, suburban, and open landscapes.


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libraries spaces as  a hub of learning

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Bring back shushing librarians

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Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?

 

Librarians hate to be depicted as bun- and glasses-wearing shushers, hellbent on silencing any and all noisy activities within their sacred domain. Fair enough: Librarians are highly skilled, well-educated and socially aware as a rule, and should not be reduced to a cultural stereotype.  Nevertheless, there’s a lot to be said for that shushing.

 

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” polled a nationally representative sample of what people really want from their libraries.

 

“Quiet study spaces for adults and children” is considered to be a very important element by 76 percent of the population, only one percentage point less than the value given to computer and Internet access. A relatively silent place to read is almost exactly as valuable to these people as the Internet!

 

Almost nine in ten blacks (89%) and Hispanics (86%) consider libraries’ quiet study spaces to be “very important” to the community, making them significantly more than whites (71%) to say this. Additionally, women (81%) are more likely than men (70%) to consider this resource “very important,” as are Americans who have not graduated from college (78%) compared with college graduates (69%). Adults ages 50-64 are also somewhat more likely than other age groups to consider quiet study spaces “very important,” although Americans under the age of 50 are most likely to consider these areas important overall.

 

Those living in urban areas (81%) are also significantly more likely than those living in suburban (73%) or rural (73%) communities to say quiet study spaces are “very important.”

 

According to the Pew study, quiet matters more to library patrons than special programs for kids or job-search resources or access to fancy databases or classes and events or spaces for public meetings. It matters more to them than the ability to check out e-books or engage in “more interactive learning experiences” — areas that many library experts seem to regard as top priorities for the libraries of the future.  More here:  http://www.salon.com/2013/01/31/bring_back_shushing_librarians/

 

You can read more (and download) about the study here:

http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/part-4-what-people-want-from-their-libraries/

 


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bring back 'shusshing" in libraries!!

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How To Become a 21st Century Librarian

How To Become a 21st Century Librarian | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

Before deciding if librarianship is right for you, make sure you understand what today’s librarians do all day. If you want quiet and lots of time to read, think again. Today’s libraries are full of collegial, and sometimes even downright noisy, collaboration, creation, and community activities, and are as much about technology as print on paper.

 

Modern librarians need to be comfortable and conversant with technology, be willing and able to speak in public, and possess people skills and a commitment to lifelong learning, as the profession and the expertise necessary for success are constantly changing.

 

More here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/03/careers/how-to-become-a-21st-century-librarian/


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cybraians, virtual libraries, knowledge centres -  commitment to lifelong learning & support

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A great eye-opener,,,!

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Future of Food

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How food scientists are reinventing meat – and how it can benefit everyone. (RT @BillGates: Everybody deserves eat protein but meat production stress our food sist. innovation help?
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innovating food production

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Map details which countries are welcoming to foreigners | SmartPlanet

Map details which countries are welcoming to foreigners | SmartPlanet | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum has ranked all countries by openness to foreigners for some surprising — and not-so-surprising — results.
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There are only a few trends in countries’ openness to foreigners that jump out immediately upon looking at the map: First, Asian countries (with the exception of Thailand) aren’t very welcoming — which, to travelers who have been to Asia, isn’t super surprising. Within Asia, southeast Asian countries tend to be more welcoming than, say, China or Korea, which fits with both regions’ reputations.

Second, Western European countries are very welcoming, but Eastern European countries not so much — again, probably not a surprise to those who have been to both regions.

But then, there are other areas of the map that are more confounding, such as South America, which is a mix of more open countries like Brazil and countries less welcoming to visitors such as Venezuela."

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An Essential Skill for All Librarians

An Essential Skill for All Librarians | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

"If I can't beat the gurus, sherpas, and assorted sages, I'm going to join them. Today I'm going to tell you, fellow librarians, the most basic, core skill that all of you need, more important than coding, cataloging, database searching, or anything else. It’s a subject barely taught in library schools, and yet mastery of it will do more for your career than just about anything actually taught there. What is librarianship really about? It’s about communication. And where there’s communication, you need rhetoric. ...

 

"Think about all the communication that goes on in libraries every day: phone calls, meetings, emails, IMs, negotiations, reference questions, performance reviews, grant proposals, instruction sessions, research guides, cover letters, job interviews; every one of these interactions is about communication with an audience for a purpose and could benefit from improved rhetorical skill and knowledge of rhetorical theory and techniques.

 

"Before you learn whatever new thing you’re planning to learn, learn rhetoric first. Then practice it for a few years. You’ll thank me later."

 

More here: http://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/2013/03/essential-skill-all-librarians/


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Ackn. -" . . .  It’s a subject barely taught in library schools, and yet mastery of it will do more for your career than just about anything actually taught there. What is librarianship really about? It’s about  communication"

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Article note: On Helping Undergrads Read and Use Scholarly Articles

Article note: On Helping Undergrads Read and Use Scholarly Articles | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
MacMillan, Margy and Allison MacKenzie, "Strategies for Integrating Information Literacy and Academic Literacy: Helping Undergraduate Students Make the Most of Scholarly Articles." Library Management 33.8/9 (2012); ...
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Where research goes, so go research libraries and scholarly communication

Where research goes, so go research libraries and scholarly communication | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
What are we — those of us whose professional purpose is to provide support for research — doing to anticipate and influence the future of research?
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supporting research

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OIFC : Innovation in Rural India: Treasures from India's Bottom of Pyramid

OIFC : Innovation in Rural India: Treasures from India's Bottom of Pyramid | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) in India has emerged as a dominant concept in the Indian businesses.
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INDIA - BoP

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CHART OF THE DAY: Kids Send A Mind Boggling Number Of Texts Every Month

CHART OF THE DAY: Kids Send A Mind Boggling Number Of Texts Every Month | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Revenues from messaging were $200 billion in 2011.

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SAn numbers, more actively texting amongst countries?

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From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Brazil v South Africa: what can the BRICS tell us about overcoming inequality?

From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Brazil v South Africa: what can the BRICS tell us about overcoming inequality? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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The Maggie Naude Daily

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The Maggie Naude Daily, by Maggie Naude: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Assessing Campus Libraries

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Students are satisfied overall with the role academic libraries play in their lives, but more than a third of them do not see the libraries as crucial to their academic success, according to a new survey.

 

The study, conducted by Library Journal, gathered data from 2,516 students at four- and two-year colleges about their opinions and habits in relation to their campus libraries and online library portals.

In many respects libraries fared well.

 

The survey found that more than half (55 percent) of students typically find what they are looking for on a typical visit to either libraries or library portals.

 

“Of notable concern is the decrease in assurance that the academic library helps students understand what is being learned in class and offers unique support,” write the authors of the report, which is not freely available.

 

Read more:  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/30/survey-suggests-students-feel-satisfied-not-escstatic-about-library-services

 


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libraries - best practice, comparative

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What are the libraries of the future going to look like?  Do we really need them?

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10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections

10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
We've discovered 10 universities with incredible online collections, featuring award-winning photographs, ancient manuscripts, and priceless pieces of history.

 

It's common knowledge that universities often hold amazing pieces in their library collections, from rare books to priceless works of art. Many are available for viewing simply by visiting the university, but many others are not available for public access, or visitors simply don't have the time or resources to visit in person. That's why so many colleges have begun digitizing their collections and putting them online, giving the world access to their amazing resources, and even opening up viewing of fragile or rare pieces that can't be accessed any other way.

 

Here are 10 universities with incredible online collections, featuring award-winning photographs, ancient manuscripts, and priceless pieces of history. Clear your day; you're going to want to spend hours checking out all that these collections have to offer here: http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/10-universities-with-amazing-online-collections


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10 Haunted Libraries Around the World

10 Haunted Libraries Around the World | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

There are many tales about haunted libraries, some more believable than others.  The paranormal has a strong hold on the imagination of many people, and for them stories of spooky shelves in the library are especially attractive.  Here's a list of 10 haunted libraries around the world.

 

There are also ten more haunted libraries in the US here: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/10-haunted-us-libraries

 

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog likewise compiled its own list: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/ghosts-in-the-library-the-haunted-library-series-is-back/

 


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Innovation in the Social Age

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Entrepreneur explores the innovation behind three companies -- Foursquare, Square and Zappos.
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trendwatching.com in the media: 2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know

trendwatching.com in the media: 2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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 Celebration nation - In 2013, global cultural capital will continue to be reshaped just as dynamically as its financial equivalent. One result? Across the next 12 months, emerging markets will proudly export and flaunt their national and cultural heritage, and South Africa is no different. Symbols, lifestyles and traditions that were previously downplayed, if not denied, are being reinvented to become a source of pride for domestic consumers, and of interest to global consumers."

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