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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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Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere

Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
They are nearly extinct in their natural habitat. In the James Library & Center for the Arts in Norwell, one maintains its position at the end of a large bookcase near the center of the room, its counterpart sentry for an antique grandfather clock. In the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington, it has been relegated to the corner, left mostly untouched for the past decade. They are the wooden card catalog cabinets, once an essential component of town and school libraries. Now they are mostly relics of the past, repurposed in some cases to hold recipes, display Christmas cards, or stash canned goods.
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If libraries can't make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere?

If libraries can't make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere? | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Matthew Mateusz Zadrozny: I’m the guy eating chicken in the viral photo of the New York Public Library. I’m a library nerd. But all nerds need a library
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Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion

Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The public should know about what they're missing out on, not just how many libraries are missing in action
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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 2014 4:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 2014 6:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:52 AM

I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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Rebuilding libraries

The Union culture ministry's programme to rejuvenate the library network in the country is a welcome step to reintroduce the role of books and reading in people's lives.
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Libraries change in order to stay relevant

Libraries change in order to stay relevant | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Libraries throughout the country are taking innovative steps, including adding digital labs, game rooms, and children and teen centers.
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Thomas Osborne's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:23 PM

Not your typical library, shhhhh!

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Survey of university libraries finds diversity developing by institutional type | Inside Higher Ed

Survey of university libraries finds diversity developing by institutional type | Inside Higher Ed | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
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Students gherao librarian

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The ongoing strike by the research scholars of the University of Calicut gathered momentum on Monday when postgraduate students at various teaching departments on the campus joined the agitation under the banner of the Students Federation of India (SFI).

The striking students gheraoed T.A. Abdul Azeez, librarian in charge of the campus central library, in protest against the denial of books to them. The functioning of the university library has gone haywire since the research scholars launched a round-the-clock reading protest in the central library eight days ago under the banner of the All Kerala Research Scholars Association (AKRSA).

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Manorama Online | Malayalam News | Announcements |

Manorama Online | Malayalam News | Announcements | | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
News Kerala, Kerala Matrimonial, Kerala Movies, Kerala Travel, Kerala Fashion, Kerala Tourism, Kerala Lifestyle, promotion, Kerala Cuisine, Kerala Festivals, Kerala Music
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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
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Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Conference proceedings removed from subscription databases after scientist reveals that they were computer-generated.
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Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers

Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
LIVINGSTON — A few public libraries in Louisiana are moving beyond books, DVDs, newspapers and desktop computers to offer a new tool for their patrons: …
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Port Phillip libraries are losing thousands of resources but let thieves off scot free

Port Phillip libraries are losing thousands of resources but let thieves off scot free | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
PORT Phillip Council is losing thousands of library books, CDs, games and movies a year, as thieves take advantage of its no-fines policy.
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Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.
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Libraries face radical changes

Libraries face radical changes | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
A RADICAL plan to cut the cost of city libraries could see volunteer librarians on duty and books giving way to cafes, health advice centres and meeting places.
Since 2010/11 Plymouth's library budget...
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Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME

Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
A Pew study out Thursday suggests library users tend to be pillars of the community, with good ties to their neighbors and positive lives
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Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve.

Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve. | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
"Library lovers" and "information omnivores" score high on library engagement -- and tech usage.
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79% of the US Adult Population Are Engaged With Libraries: Pew - GalleyCat

79% of the US Adult Population Are Engaged With Libraries: Pew - GalleyCat | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
79% of the US Adult Population Are Engaged With Libraries: Pew
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Libraries designed without old-fashioned books, for new-fashioned readers

Libraries designed without old-fashioned books, for new-fashioned readers | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The bound book has held sway for 500 years, and doesn‘t look like it’s going away anytime soon. But the digital age, which has crept into libraries through new technology, is slowly taking over.
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Kerala HC seeks details of funds allocated to school libraries

Kerala HC seeks details of funds allocated to school libraries | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the State government to file an affidavit explaining the details of funds allotted in the last three years for setting ...
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Kerala Local News | Thiruvananthapuram | Your Local

Kerala Local News | Thiruvananthapuram | Your Local | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Thiruvananthapuram | Your Local
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Resurrect plan for ghost libraries

New Delhi, March 9: You have come across them in your city, town or village — cramped, dusty and poorly lit buildings with racks of tattered, hard-bound books no one seems interested in.
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Women Librarians' Meet Organised

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Kerala Library Association organised a Women Librarians’ Meet in connection with the International Women’s Day here on Saturday. Writer and columnist Khyrunnisa...
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San Jose library tax heads to June ballot

San Jose library tax heads to June ballot | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Voters will soon decide whether to renew the city's library parcel tax, setting up a choice between the status quo or a tax cut that would prompt a big drop in library hours.
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