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Fail4Lib: Problematic Projects Generate Constructive Conversation

Fail4Lib: Problematic Projects Generate Constructive Conversation | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

...discussing failed or problematic projects can be as constructive as discussing success.

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somewhat geared toward art librarianship and academic librarianship but a little bit of everything; information literacy & instruction not included
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collection directions: the evolution of library collections and collecting

collection directions: the evolution of library collections and collecting | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
This article takes a broad view of the evolution of collecting behaviors in a network environment and suggests some future directions based on various simple models.
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GITenberg.github.io by GITenberg

GITenberg.github.io by GITenberg | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

Project GITenberg is a Free and Open, Collaborative, Trackable and Scriptabledigital library. It leverages the power of the Git version control system and the collaborative potential of Github to make books more open.

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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software. [ Link at: http://dirtdirectory.org/ ]


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Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, July 21, 9:36 AM

What a great resource!

Donna Farren's curator insight, July 22, 11:47 AM

Great Resource!

Anita Vance's curator insight, July 25, 8:32 AM
A great aid in targeting the best starting point for specific searches!
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OHIODIG :: Meetings

OhioDIG, the Ohio digitization interest group for archivists, librarians, and others interested in cultural heritage materials, meets every other month in the central Ohio area for presentations and networking.

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Introduction to Art Image Access (Getty Research Institute)

Introduction to Art Image Access (Getty Research Institute) | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

An online publication that addresses the issues that underlie the intellectual process of documenting a visual collection to make it accessible in an electronic environment. 

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Value of Academic Libraries Toolkit | Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Toolkit furthers ACRL’s commitment to helping members demonstrate the value of their libraries to the academy.  With the recent release of the Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report by Dr. Megan Oakleaf and the IMLS funded Lib-Value project, (http://libvalue.cci.utk.edu/biblio) this Toolkit provides academic librarians with access to articles, websites, presentations, best practices, and assessment tools in one convenient home on the ACRL website.

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Charleston Library Conference

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,400 in 2011. Proceedings of the conference published since 2009 are made openly accessible through the support of Purdue University Libraries, the parent organization of Purdue University Press, a unit of the Libraries.

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Bibliographic and Web Tools for Alternative Media

Bibliographic and Web Tools for Alternative Media | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

This is a good collection development resource for librarians and others who want tools for going beyond the usual lists and collection development resources, especially for finding books on the political fringes or otherwise outside of the usual academic or corporate channels.

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...
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Why do we love to organise knowledge into trees?

Why do we love to organise knowledge into trees? | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
From studying the bible to visualising computer storage, Manuel Lima's sumptuous The Book of Trees explores the tree diagram's appeal for showing
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Why We Weed: Book Deselection in Academic Libraries

Why We Weed: Book Deselection in Academic Libraries | Librarianship & More | 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 avoided. However, it’s an important task and one that can be fraught with controversy.

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Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging

Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
This document contains the publication, Understanding MARC
Bibliographic
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How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries

How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

Digital music has made it easier to buy and share recordings. But try telling that to librarians.

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Shared Shelf Commons

Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Institutions that subscribe to  Shared Shelf, a Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections, can share their images with the world via the Commons.

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Library as Infrastructure: Places: Design Observer

Library as Infrastructure: Places: Design Observer | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

Reading room, social service center, maker-space. How far can we stretch the public library?

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Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians | Ithaka S+R

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians | Ithaka S+R | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

This study, funded by the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, looks at how art historians' research practices are evolving in the digital age.

 
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What Do Students Want? A Focus Group Study of Students at a Mid-Sized Public University, Michael A. Weber, Robert K. Flatley

What Do Students Want? A Focus Group Study of Students at a Mid-Sized Public University, Michael A. Weber, Robert K. Flatley | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

This study presents the findings of a series of focus groups conducted at Kutztown University , a medium-sized public liberal arts institution serving approximately 10,000 students and over 500 faculty members. The focus groups, consisting of almost fifty undergraduate students, centered on how students are meeting their information needs, how they use the library, and how the library could be improved.

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US Faculty Survey 2009 | Ithaka S+R

US Faculty Survey 2009 | Ithaka S+R | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

This fourth in a series of surveys conducted over the past decade examined faculty attitudes and behaviors on key issues ranging from the library as information gateway and the need for preservation of scholarly material, to faculty engagement with institutional and disciplinary repositories and thoughts about open access. For the first time, we also looked at the role that scholarly societies play and their value to faculty.

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The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science)

The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science) | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
That old Michael Jackson disc? You've probably been treating it wrong.
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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 | Librarianship & More | 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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People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books

People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
Digital publishing is rapidly becoming a haven for struggling writers—but it turns out the format might hold similar potential for struggling readers too.
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