The question is this, with this change in focus how should academic libraries reflect these changes in priorities on their library website? It is after all the digital front door of the library and it sends out a message on what the library is about.
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.
Open teaching, open courses, open minds. It struck me that emphasizing control over what students read, how they respond to discussion questions, and how, essentially, they learn might not be the best path forward when technology and other trends are rapidly changing the learning landscape.
In a few years, E-LIS has been established as the largest international open repository in the field of library and information science. Searching or browsing E-LIS is a kind of multilingual, multicultural experience, an example of what could be accomplished through open access archives to bring the people of the world together. Because librarians are so involved in open access advocacy, E-LIS is a key to encourage open access for all repositories, by giving librarians the experience they need to speak with confidence when talking with researchers and open access archives, and the experience to provide the best possible assistance to self-archiving faculty.
Libraries now provide services rather than collections, and so the experience of library users is more important than ever. While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and Circulation departments are being renamed “User Experience” Teams, there is still no comprehensive, rigorous publication for Library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. WeaveUX helps practitioners and theorists come together to make libraries better.
The theme for TEDx LibrariansTO is Librarians as Thought Leaders. Come to the event and experience this incredible opportunity to hear librarians speak to the differences we make in the world and how we have, can and do lead and transform society.
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,...
Char Booth is an inspirational academic librarian who integrates design, Web 2.0 learning technologies, and pedagogy and produces stand-up-and-take-notice results. For these reasons, and many more, PIL selected her as our annual librarian Smart Talk interviewee for 2013.
Char is Head of Instruction Services and E-Learning Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library, a cluster of seven colleges in Southern California. She is also a faculty member at the ACRL Information Immersion Institute.
“Filament Mind” may be the latest, but it’s certainly not the first, such installation. Other libraries showcase interactive, data-driven digital art that brings what’s typically behind the scenes into the light.
Once you siphon off the (often overwhelming) branding and marketing noise, the value of SXSW as a community of people who believe technology can help make the world a better place and who are actively trying to do so becomes clear.
This document is intended to inspire transformative thinking using insight into startup culture and innovation methodologies. It’s a collection of talking points intended to stir the entrepreneurial spirit in library leaders at every level.
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