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Read your contract: Being OA isn’t enough | Information Wants To Be Free

Read your contract: Being OA isn’t enough | Information Wants To Be Free | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Website of librarian, writer, speaker, consultant and LIS educator, Meredith Gorran Farkas. Includes the popular Information Wants to be Free blog.
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Some interesting insights on academics, open access, CC and signing away your copyright

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Buzzfeed & Facebook in Infolit Sessions: Connecting What Students Use to Library Research

Buzzfeed & Facebook in Infolit Sessions: Connecting What Students Use to Library Research | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
I try to do all the right information literacy "stuff": active learning, hands-on work, positive attitude, etc... I also make sure I'm prepped for class at least a day before. Yesterday, I decided ...
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Web Literacy Bingo

Web Literacy Bingo | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Bingo is an offline activity that can be used to help participants explore the knowledge and expertise of others in the room in relation to a web literacy topic of your choice.
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Head above the parapet: Tea@three: engaging students in focused conversation over a cuppa

Head above the parapet: Tea@three: engaging students in focused conversation over a cuppa | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
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Marketing Library and Information Services

Marketing Library and Information Services | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
The marketing of library services is an essential agenda item for almost all kinds of libraries all over the world. In this volume 47 experts from 20 countries address the issue through 40 articles. The bundling of dozens of contributions from a truly international group of librarians, presented in this book, provides a broad spectrum on the topic. This book will thus prove immensely useful, helping both working librarians and future librarians to understand vital issues relating to the marketing of library and information services at the local, national and international level. The book is divided into the following six sections: Marketing concept: a changing perspective; Marketing in libraries around the world; Role of library associations; Education, training and research; Excellence in marketing; Databases and other marketing literature.
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The academic support iceberg

The academic support iceberg | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
I've just had one of those meetings - the kind that make you feel all zingy and creative and as bouncy as a puppy in a ball-pit. It was a conversation between librarians and learning developers, an...
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Libraries Without Borders unveils a library in a box designed for refugees

Libraries Without Borders unveils a library in a box designed for refugees | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project at the New York Public Library: The Ideas Box, a library in a box designed by Philippe Starck to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.
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Why We Weed: Book Deselection in Academic Libraries

Why We Weed: Book Deselection in Academic Libraries | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Weeding - withdrawing books from the library's collection - is one those dreaded librarian tasks. It usually sits on the back burner - other projects are often more pressing, or it's simply being a...
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What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
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Not UK and not FE but interesting nonetheless in big cheese attitudes towards info lit, library staffing and digital info

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Doughnuts vs books? In Ford's Etobicoke, it’s 3-1 | Toronto Star

Doughnuts vs books? In Ford's Etobicoke, it’s 3-1 | Toronto Star | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Councillor Doug Ford has raised eyebrows with his assertion there are more library branches than Tim Hortons in his area.
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The Accidental Taxonomist: Taxonomies vs. Thesauri

The Accidental Taxonomist: Taxonomies vs. Thesauri | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
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Taxonomies and thesauri

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Searching the Internet Creates an Illusion of Personal Knowledge | Big Think

Searching the Internet Creates an Illusion of Personal Knowledge | Big Think | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Searching the internet gives people an inflated sense of knowledge, according to a recent study.
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I can see this!

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How far does a librarian stretch? Supporting students and their wellbeing by @lemurph

How far does a librarian stretch? Supporting students and their wellbeing by @lemurph | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Please welcome Helen Murphy (@lemurph), Assistant Librarian at the English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge. In the run up to our upcoming #uklibchat on Classifying the librarian on Tuesday...
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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.
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Anglia Ruskin Library visit

Anglia Ruskin Library visit | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I ventured to the other side of Cambridge (managing to get lost on the way!) to visit Anglia Ruskin University library. I had actually been in before, but had only stepped foot just...
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New Study Finds “Medical Research Suffering From a Bad Case of Wikipedia” | LJ INFOdocket

New Study Finds “Medical Research Suffering From a Bad Case of Wikipedia” | LJ INFOdocket | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
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Report on “From the road less travelled to the information super highway: information literacy in the 21st Century” – 31st January 2014 | Information Literacy

Report on “From the road less travelled to the information super highway: information literacy in the 21st Century” – 31st January 2014 | Information Literacy | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
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Tim Hortons vs. Toronto Public Libraries mashup

Tim Hortons vs. Toronto Public Libraries mashup | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
Doug Ford's recent remarks regarding Toronto Public Libraries have already become notorious. Speaking on Newstalk 1010 about a week ago, the Ward 2 Councillor claimed that "We have more libraries per person than any other city in the world. I've got more libraries in my area than I have Tim...
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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily | Library and education bits and bobs | Scoop.it
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
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Crikey - I have a headache now!

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