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Worth the Effort? - Inside Higher Ed

Worth the Effort? - Inside Higher Ed | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Worth the Effort? Inside Higher Ed Library directors at selective liberal arts colleges may this fall found a new open-access publishing house.
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Study: Americans Love Libraries

Study: Americans Love Libraries | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Roughly a third of Americans say they are ‘highly engaged’ with their local libraries.
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Exploring Digital Libraries

Exploring Digital Libraries | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
I was delighted to find a copy of Karen Calhoun's Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects in my mail. While many may know of my more recent work around new librarianship, I sp...

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VIA (Visual Impairment Aid)

VIA (Visual Impairment Aid) | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
This project was my take on a DIY visual impairment aid that uses haptic and sound feedback. Basically it uses a distance sensor to measure how far objects are from it and then it beeps/vibrates accordingly (far away is slow vibrate/long beep delay and close up is fast vibrate/quick beeps). Real quick I'd like to acknowledge that I'm not the first to do something like this, but I have added many things to it that are different from designs I have seen. This isn't being used for commercial purposes but just as a guide for others to make them for people who would actually benefit from having them. The difference between this project and others is this project uses one distance sensor (as opposed to many) to make feedback more specific and simpler to interpret, use of both haptic and sound feedback, the mounting of the device under the arm and not attached to the hand (keeps it free to feel where you're going and use for daily tasks), and a few simple control buttons on the case (I also put the word for each button in braille next to them). What I really like about the design is how compact and sturdy it is. I wore it around for a few hours to get used to it and found it didn't hinder too many of my daily activities (I found it fit in sleeves too!).
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Libraries at Webscale: An OCLC Report

Libraries at Webscale: An OCLC Report | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
“ Libraries at Webscale is a report to the library community about the impact of the Web on our rapidly changing information landscape, with opinions and ideas from industry analysts, thought leaders and educators.”
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SEO | What do Libraries, the Internet, Search Engines and your Website have in Common?

SEO | What do Libraries, the Internet, Search Engines and your Website have in Common? | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Your Website, the Internet and Search Engines work just like a library, and your Website is a “book” in a global digital library. (“@blackballonline: How does your website resemble a book in a library?
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This Is What It Feels Like To Have Dyslexia

This Is What It Feels Like To Have Dyslexia | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
“ "Being dyslexic, one thing always stood out," Sam Barclay explains in his Kickstarter video. "The available help was always aimed at making me read better.”
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SCIS | Gold Coast study links school libraries and teacher librarians to literacy

SCIS | Gold Coast study links school libraries and teacher librarians to literacy | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
“Dr Hilary Hughes presents findings of a recent study into school libraries and teacher librarians on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and their positive impact on learning and literacy (Connections- Gold Coast study links libraries and librarians to improved...”
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Introduction to Web Accessibility - Free Google Course

Introduction to Web Accessibility - Free Google Course | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Book-O'-Lanterns!

Book-O'-Lanterns! | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
It's the most wonderful time of the year, lit-lovers: HALLOWEEN TIME! And what better way to combine your love of books and your love of Halloween than by (Great book-themed pumpkin carvings! Take a look!
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What is Web Accessibility? | Visual.ly

What is Web Accessibility? | Visual.ly | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Web accessibility is making multimedia and web content accessible to people with disabilities.

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How To Build A WinJS App In 10 Easy Steps

How To Build A WinJS App In 10 Easy Steps | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Build your first HTML5 app with Microsoft's open-source JavaScript libraries in this simple tutorial.
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What is Google Authorship? Tips and Resources

What is Google Authorship? Tips and Resources | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
“As professional content curators, creators, and promoters, we've all heard about the importance of Google Authorship, and know that, somehow, it does have more benefits than just causing our beautiful faces to show up in search results next to content we've published.”
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This could be a good tool for library promotion. Quite impressive.
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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it

“It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created.”


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Sara's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:41 PM
This is good news for my fellow Master's students. David Lankes would probably call them...NEW LIBRARIANS...
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There is an greatly increased demand for trained librarians with knowledge about digital libraries, ebooks, creating physical and digital archives. Today's and tomorrow's librarians have to be part techie. Being a librarian does NOT mean you only work for a library. Any organization that needs to organize information and present it digitally is a prime career location for librarians with the right skills. Two of the three American Library Association (ALA) accredited master degree programs in California teach these skills. My alma mater, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science <http://www.ala.org/cfapps/lisdir/listing.cfm?id=1408&gt;, which has totally online programs, is in the forefront of teaching both technical skills needed and traditional librarian skills. The infographic was created for the very new University of Southern California's online Master of Manaagement in Library and Information Science http://librarysciencedegree.usc.edu/

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VIA (Visual Impairment Aid)

VIA (Visual Impairment Aid) | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
This project was my take on a DIY visual impairment aid that uses haptic and sound feedback. Basically it uses a distance sensor to measure how far objects are from it and then it beeps/vibrates accordingly (far away is slow vibrate/long beep delay and close up is fast vibrate/quick beeps). Real quick I'd like to acknowledge that I'm not the first to do something like this, but I have added many things to it that are different from designs I have seen. This isn't being used for commercial purposes but just as a guide for others to make them for people who would actually benefit from having them. The difference between this project and others is this project uses one distance sensor (as opposed to many) to make feedback more specific and simpler to interpret, use of both haptic and sound feedback, the mounting of the device under the arm and not attached to the hand (keeps it free to feel where you're going and use for daily tasks), and a few simple control buttons on the case (I also put the word for each button in braille next to them). What I really like about the design is how compact and sturdy it is. I wore it around for a few hours to get used to it and found it didn't hinder too many of my daily activities (I found it fit in sleeves too!).
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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users. In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter and Joe Murphy, Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait of The Social Librarian, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your library stakeholders.
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Libraries of the Future

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When we talk about elearning and social learning management, we have to remember that the world is changing outside of the classroom and workplace as well.
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Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech Recognition - Business insider

Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech Recognition - Business insider | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
APMark Zuckerberg, not talking to his Facebook app ... yet.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave out some dramatic news on his Q3 earnings call with analysts yesterday
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Deaf News: Mobile app turns iPhone into a hearing aid!

Deaf News: Mobile app turns iPhone into a hearing aid! | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Essex have developed a free mobile app that turns an iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid, using the phone's microphone and a set of headphon. Unlike standard hearing ...
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Only just discovered this but would love to find out how effective it is.

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The librarian bonus - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

The librarian bonus - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Image source (by Jennifer LaGuarde aka Library Girl)

At an Apple event last Thursday, ... (Via @scsdmedia: The librarian bonus: ...someone with both tech and libraries.
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What Popular Culture is Telling Us About Libraries and Why We Should Listen

What Popular Culture is Telling Us About Libraries and Why We Should Listen | Libraries, Information and Accessibility | Scoop.it

Libraries and librarians are a regular occurrence in popular culture. From the occasional commercial to television and film, libraries pop up pretty frequently in any format you can imagine. Comics are dedicated to them, superheroes are evolved from them, songs are sung in them, and hellmouths are located underneath them.

 

Libraries are a ubiquitous part of our culture, but are we listening to our audience? We need to look at how the public and culture at large are portraying libraries, listen to how they really perceive the library, and latch on to those ideas to further our place in society.

 

This paper was presented by Karen Glover at the 2012 Popular Culture Association Annual Conference.   Read more here:  http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/09/opinion/backtalk/what-popular-culture-is-telling-us-about-libraries-and-why-we-should-listen-backtalk/


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Musings about librarianship: You are doing it wrong! 6 presentations/posts on librarianship

So we librarians are failing. Amazon is eating our lunches. Google is where people go. Surely we must be doing something wrong? Below are some of the critiques about how we librarians do things that perhaps deserve our consideration. The fact that some of it comes from people who are not librarians (or traditional librarians) but working in the library field is interesting...


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