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[Series] Emerging Careers in Librarianship: Data Curation

[Series] Emerging Careers in Librarianship: Data Curation | Library thing | Scoop.it
Librarianship is a quickly changing field. Thanks to computers and the internet, it has undergone a tremendous metamorphosis over the last two decades. In light of these changes, we’re kicking of...
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Most Interesting Libraries of the World

Most Interesting Libraries of the World | Library thing | Scoop.it
Picture gallery for the most interesting library and libraries of the world.
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Beall's List of Predatory Publishers 2015

Beall's List of Predatory Publishers 2015 | Library thing | Scoop.it
Beall's List of Predatory Publishers 2015    by Jeffrey Beall, January 2, 2015 Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the list is now very large,...

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Be aware of questionable practices related to open-access journals.  The term "predatory open access" was conceived by University of Colorado Denver librarian and researcher Jeffrey Beall.  Check out the key indicators of the legitimacy of newly launched OA journals here: http://www.openaccess.manchester.ac.uk/checkjournal/predatoryjournals/

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While Open Access (OA) journals have expanded the reach of scholarship, some of these journals have questionable credentials. Be wary of spam emails soliciting submissions; learn how to distinguish between reputable and predatory journals. Check the latest Beall's list.

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12 Home Library Ideas That Are Top Shelf

12 Home Library Ideas That Are Top Shelf | Library thing | Scoop.it
View 12 Home Library Ideas That Are Top Shelf pictures on Yahoo She Philippines. See 12 Home Library Ideas That Are Top Shelf photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries.
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12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read | Library thing | Scoop.it
While it would be great if we were past the whole "banning books" thing, the fact remains that hundreds of books have their places in libraries or on school reading lists challenged each year.

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7 Reasons It's OK To Love Your eReader

7 Reasons It's OK To Love Your eReader | Library thing | Scoop.it
Don't let anyone tell you you're not a book lover because you have an eReader. Obviously you're a book lover, you own a device specifically for reading books!...
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so true...i'm glad i have my ebook reader, i'm carrying around with me my entire library of a thousand titles and enjoy the mobility of reading anytime, anywhere

 

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And this is what happens when our librarian and... | BiblioBoard

And this is what happens when our librarian and... | BiblioBoard | Library thing | Scoop.it
And this is what happens when our librarian and graphic designers team up for Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy.
(Click here for a printable PDF version!)
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parang pick up lines lang ni Boy Pick-up :)

 

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Top 10 Love Stories in Libraries

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Love is in the lirbaryTop 10 Love Stories in Libraries

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L<3ve is in the Library! :)

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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Library thing | Scoop.it
The real problem with ebooks is that they’re more 'e' than book, so an entirely different set of rules govern what someone can and can't do with them compared to physical books, especially when it comes to pricing.
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ebooks are cool but can never be a replacement for books and libraries

 

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20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses | LibraryScienceList.com

20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses | LibraryScienceList.com | Library thing | Scoop.it
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great aggregation of free online courses for librarians

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These 12 questions will help you choose between tablet and e-reader - Ebook Friendly

These 12 questions will help you choose between tablet and e-reader - Ebook Friendly | Library thing | Scoop.it
A simple questionnaire that will help you recognise your reading needs and choose a relevant device: tablet or e-reader.
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50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly

50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly | Library thing | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.
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Questionable Promotion/Advocacy

Questionable Promotion/Advocacy | Library thing | Scoop.it
I recently received an ALA Store catalog in the mail and was happily flipping through the pages, considering whether or not I should order my own supply of Love My Library buttons, when I stumbled ...
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instead of focusing on our fears as "endangered species", we should strive hard to advocate on the value of libraries and librarians...dwell on the positive not on something that's bleak

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Benedict XVI Dreamed of Becoming Vatican's Librarian |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Benedict XVI Dreamed of Becoming Vatican's Librarian |Blogs | NCRegister.com | Library thing | Scoop.it
Before becoming Pope, Benedict XVI once dreamed he would become the Archivist and Librarian of the…  
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the nobility of being a librarian and archivist, that the Pope would consider librarianship as his vocation after his term...so humbling, so inspiring

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How to use minimalist design to create professional content

How to use minimalist design to create professional content | Library thing | Scoop.it
Sometimes less is more. Learn these simple tricks to take advantage the minimalist design trends in graphic design to create more professional presentations and

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I really prefer minimalist design. This short post gives some simple tips on how to achieve this.

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This type of work is currently widely used.
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Poses a refreshing contrast to what is very *busy* in most digital media. The tips presented are consistent with brain research on how we take in information visually. 

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Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower

Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower | Library thing | Scoop.it
The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.

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Issues or areas of concern that continue to challenge the profession for this year 2015 deserve renewed attention.   Should we add more?  Are there new emerging issues?

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6 Outrageous Historical Book Bannings

6 Outrageous Historical Book Bannings | Library thing | Scoop.it
Tracing the history of book-banning presents obvious difficulties: Written history, especially prior to the most recent centuries, is far from complete and reliable, and recording an act of censorship under a regime given to censorship is an even mor...
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Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription

Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription | Library thing | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched the mooted read all you can manage service and called it Kindle Unlimited. It costs, sadly for the US only at present, $9.99 a month and gives unlimited access to some 600,000 titles. Various people have various ideas about all of this. My colleague Michael Humphrey points [...]
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What's That Tape? Media Carriers 101

What's That Tape? Media Carriers 101 | Library thing | Scoop.it
On Friday, I had the opportunity to join the Virginia chapter of the Special Libraries Association on a tour of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. It was a specta...
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have you heard about these things, or is it really "those were the days" for most of librarians now? 

 

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What Should Be Your Favorite Books? - Daily Beast

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What Should Be Your Favorite Books?
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It's a big confession, after all, to name your favorite book. Even that term, “favorite,” can be embarrassing.
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LOCAL - Historical texts in Turkey's National Library sold for paper value

LOCAL - Historical texts in Turkey's National Library sold for paper value | Library thing | Scoop.it
More than 140 tons of historical texts were sold to second-hand booksellers for their paper value by Turkey’s National Library
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but these are cultural heritage and records of history! it's like equating your national heritage to a piece of junk :(
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Ten Things That Drive Books Crazy

Ten Things That Drive Books Crazy | Library thing | Scoop.it
Ever wished your books could speak to you? (I mean, literally "speak," and not in the "oooooh that book spoke to me on a whole new level" sense.) Well, gue
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Library Tech: The University of Pittsburgh Library System Adapts to the Digital Age

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Libraries matter: 5 fantastic library infographics - Ebook Friendly

Libraries matter: 5 fantastic library infographics - Ebook Friendly | Library thing | Scoop.it
A selection of best library infographics from around the web.
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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world - Ebook Friendly

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world - Ebook Friendly | Library thing | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.
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Stamping out poverty as well as books? How libraries can support development

Stamping out poverty as well as books? How libraries can support development | Library thing | Scoop.it
With 230,000 libraries in developing countries, these institutions can be the difference between users simply accessing information or being able to use it, says Stuart Hamilton
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New IFLA Releases 'Thinkpiece' on Libraries, e-Lending and the ...

New IFLA Releases 'Thinkpiece' on Libraries, e-Lending and the ... | Library thing | Scoop.it

In May 2012 IFLA released a Background Paper on eLending which discussed the situation facing public libraries seeking to lend eBooks to their users. The paper discussed the challenges facing libraries as a result of an increase in access to eReading devices among library users and a corresponding enthusiasm for access to digital reading content. In particular it highlighted a damaging lack of access to popular eBook titles due to publisher restrictions on their license or sale to libraries and cautioned of broad negative societal implications if digital content is withheld from library collections. ..."


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