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How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters

How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it

We get it. Times are tough. The public sphere is shrinking in the US and elsewhere. Libraries are around and open, doing stuff. Their funding cycle is cyclical and short and up to the whims of various people, sometimes mysterious. The public library system belongs to everyone. There is a lot to talk about; a lot of things happen there. Many people have strong opinions about how public spaces are used and public money is spent and about the library in specific. You have a 24 hour news cycle, with pages or screens to fill. That’s terrific. We’re often happy for the attention.


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UGC likely to allow MPhil and PhD enrolment under distance education

UGC likely to allow MPhil and PhD enrolment under distance education | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is actively considering relaxing its norms which would enable distance education institutions to offer MPhil and PHD programmes, benefiting nearly 10,000 students.
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The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth | WIRED

The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth | WIRED | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The dark web actually has promise. In essence, it’s the World Wide Web as it was originally envisioned.
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Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says

Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Stop asking whether libraries will still exist in the digital age, Roly Keating says

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The wilderness library

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At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books -- all classics -- are regularly borrowed, read, and returned by poor, Muthavan adivasis
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The wilderness library

The wilderness library | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books -- all classics -- are regularly borrowed, read, and returned by poor, Muthavan adivasis
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Make libraries part of our culture

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I have a confession to make; I have not been to a public library since my graduation from the university and that was around 10 years ago.
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Putin says Internet is a CIA project

Putin says Internet is a CIA project | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
President warns Russians against making Google searches saying its web traffic goes through servers that are in the US.
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Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.
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Syracuse University News » » SU Libraries Hosts First Human Library Event

Syracuse University News » » SU Libraries Hosts First Human Library Event | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the conThe Syracuse University Libraries, in partnership with the School of Information Studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will host its first Human Library on Wednesday, April 9, from 3-6 p.m. in Bird Library. In the Human Library, the books you sign out are real people from the SU campus community representing a variety of cultural backgrounds, areas of expertise and life experiences.  The event is intended to encourage diversity and challenge stereotypes and prejudices.

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Libraries' undergraduate scholarship application due May 2 | Penn State University

Libraries' undergraduate scholarship application due May 2 | Penn State University | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Libraries are more than just books, and as information specialists, today’s librarians use a variety of resources, including the latest technologies, to inspire learning. If this description piques your interest and you are an undergraduate student at Penn State, who is interested in a master’s degree in library science, consider applying for one of the University Libraries’ scholarships to help with current school costs.
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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
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I hang out at libraries, even when I’m not looking for a book

I hang out at libraries, even when I’m not looking for a book | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
We had an hour to kill. None of the trendy microbreweries were quiet enough to have a real conversation. My friend wasn't hungry; I couldn't...
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404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries

404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Join EFF on April 4th for 404 Day, a nation-wide day of action to call attention to the long-standing problem of Internet censorship in public libraries and public schools. In collaboration with the MIT Center for Civic Media and the National Coalition Against Censorship, we are hosting a digital teach-in with some of the top researchers and librarians working to analyze and push back against the use of Internet filters on library computers.
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The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth | WIRED

The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth | WIRED | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The dark web actually has promise. In essence, it’s the World Wide Web as it was originally envisioned.
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Books That Grow into Trees After They're Read

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The Tree Book Tree program produces beautiful children’s books that grow into trees.
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Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial - Government Technology

Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial - Government Technology | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
A panel in New Mexico helped open eyes to the many roles already filled by libraries – a reality, panel members said, that many policy-makers sadly are not that familiar with.

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The wilderness library

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At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books -- all classics -- are regularly borrowed, read, and returned by poor, Muthavan adivasis
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Google 'a million miles away from creating the search engine of my dreams,' says Larry Page | ZDNet

Google 'a million miles away from creating the search engine of my dreams,' says Larry Page | ZDNet | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The search engine chief commits to a new generation of big bets, including some ideas that look "pretty crazy" today but may pay off down the line.
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Let's think about libraries

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The time has come for Hamilton City Council to once again review the library infrastructure.
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20 Libraries That Changed the World - OEDB.org

20 Libraries That Changed the World - OEDB.org | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Libraries — especially those open to the public — perfectly embody the idea that education and culture exist as a basic human right, not the exclusive doma
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S L Faizal's Experiments with Reading Innovations in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom

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It’s not every day that you come across someone like S L Faizal, a librarian who thrives on reading innovations in the school library. From launching the first library blog in India, to promoting i...
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The Oberlin Group Statement on Ebooks & Libraries | The Oberlin Group

The Oberlin Group Statement on Ebooks & Libraries | The Oberlin Group | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the contentColleges and universities, democracies, and civil societies thrive only when information moves readily between institutions and peoples. No institution is self-sufficient, and none can fulfill its members’ needs in isolation.

The same is true for academic libraries. None can provide its institution’s faculty and students with every piece of information they may someday need. Hence libraries specialize, acquiring content central to the teaching and research at their own institutions, while relying.....

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Gov. Brown appoints journalist as state librarian

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SACRAMENTO -- Librarians aren't known for being loud, but Gov. Jerry Brown might hear some raised voices from that scholarly crowd over his decision Tuesday to appoint a politically connected journalist as the California state librarian.
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Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct?

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With nearly 2.5 billion materials circulated through more than 16,000 public branches, 2013 was one of the strongest years for libraries in the past decade.
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How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

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From Obamacare to getting kids reading, libraries have a bigger part to play in local communities than ever before, says Larra Clark
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