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Welcome to the 1940 census

Welcome to the 1940 census | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with Archives.com. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions.


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Transliteracy : Constructing Knowledge and Networks

Transliteracy : Constructing Knowledge and Networks | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Librarians gathered together for a one-day conference on ARLD Day 2012 (27 April) in Minnesota to engage, discuss and connect on the theme “Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks&...


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Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012

Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
An innovative course yields new products, services, and experiences that model the possible future of libraries.
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American Library Association's Library Infographic Shows ...

American Library Association's Library Infographic Shows ... | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The American Library Association created an infographic to illustrate the struggles libraries have been confronted with since the recession began.
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Melville House Books » Library of Congress picks its 88 most influential books

Melville House Books » Library of Congress picks its 88 most influential books | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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23 things for professional development, training and networking for Information Professionals

A talk given to the Historic Libraries Forum conference 'Hard Times' on Tuesday 15 November 2011.

 

 

23 things for professional development training and networking in hard times, by Katie Birkwood, University Library Cambridge
"23 Things‟ is a type of training……which started at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (North Carolina, USA) in August 2006.
the PLCMC course aimed…“…to encourage staff to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the context of information on the Internet today”
23 things course gives participants 23 tools to try out and asks them to write a blog post about each of them.

things are introduced according to a schedule, but participants choose when to do each thing.

blogging is intended to encourage support and communication amongst and between participants.
23 things has been hugely popular…"


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Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express

Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

"For eight years, the Landa Gardens Conservancy, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has been working to make the library more than just a place to check out books.
With more than $1.5 million it raised, the group has transformed the library in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood into a community center where parents can take their children to play and students from nearby Trinity University can sit under shade trees to read.
In 2008, the organization remade the five acres of land that surround the former private mansion by installing 30 benches, a medieval community garden and more than 7,000 plants.
Also that year, the conservancy commissioned Carlos Cortes, the craftsman responsible for the city's public art made of concrete designed to look like wood — called faux bois — to create the pavilion.
In 2011, new playground equipment was installed. This year, shade trees were added near the playground.
The organization strives to make the library an enjoyable place for anyone in the city, not just those in the neighborhood, said the group's former president, Ann Van Pelt, who now serves as a member of the board of directors."

 

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Library-is-no-longer-just-for-readers-3640773.php#ixzz1y8JEaSbF

 


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Sir Terry Pratchett: opponents of assisted suicide stir up needless hysteria - Telegraph

Sir Terry Pratchett: opponents of assisted suicide stir up needless hysteria   - Telegraph | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Sir Terry Pratchett has accused opponents of assisted suicide of resorting to hysteria by stirring up fears about Nazi death camps.
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Who will preserve the past for future generations?

Who will preserve the past for future generations? | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

J.L. GRANATSTEIN:

"Reducing library resources and breaking up the national archives will cause irreparable harm to nationhood..." > Library and Archives Canada

 

 


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No. 1 Worst Master's Degree For Jobs: Library and Information Science - Jacquelyn Smith - Forbes

No. 1 Worst Master's Degree For Jobs: Library and Information Science - Jacquelyn Smith - Forbes | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Mid-career median pay: $57,600Projected employment increase for common jobs associated with this degree: 8.5%...
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Ray Bradbury dead: Fahrenheit 451 author was 91 years old | Afterword | Arts | National Post

Ray Bradbury dead: Fahrenheit 451 author was 91 years old | Afterword | Arts | National Post | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Bradbury's writings ranged from horror and mystery to humour and sympathetic stories about the Irish, blacks and Mexican-Americans.
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Information Literacy Infographic

Information Literacy Infographic | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
via – http://easybib.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/information-literacy_final.png...
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Westport Library Unveils New Maker Space — The Digital Shift

Westport Library Unveils New Maker Space — The Digital Shift | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Technology Game Changers for Libraries

Technology Game Changers for Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Dr Steve Matthews:

"A recent article by Technology writer Christina Farr for GOOD Technology titled The Top 10 Technology Game Changers for the Next Decade sparked my interest, since technology is changing the game in libraries.

 

"There were at least three of her 10 that I felt directly impacted libraries and the way we will have to do business. They are:

1. Visual Learning Robotics

2. Internet Data Expansion

3. Voice Recognition"


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Thoughts from Carl Grant: Why and how librarians have to shape the new cloud computiong platforms

Thoughts from Carl Grant: Why and how librarians have to shape the new cloud computiong platforms | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Carl Grant:

"At the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, I gave the keynote talk at the NISO Update Session. My goal was to give attendees some thoughts about how important it is that they participate actively in the shaping of the new cloud-computing platforms which are are emerging from a number of organizations, including OCLC, Ex Libris, Serials Solution, Innovative and Kuali. I stated that the main reason for our participation as librarians is simply this: So we can ensure the value of librarianship is contained within and amplified by these new technological foundations.

 

There were three key points I talked about us doing in order to accomplish this. They were:

1. The mission and value of librarianship have to be embedded in the software you’re using.

2. Defining our future is a task of participation, NOT representation.

3. For our services to have value they must offer differentiation."


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Libraries and the Enlightenment (Essential Readings in the ...

Libraries and the Enlightenment (Essential Readings in the ... | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

About a month ago, I read an interesting post by Andy Woodworth wherein he argued that even though we have an obligation to provide access to the “junk food literature” our patrons demand, ”that doesn't mean that ...

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Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to ...

Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to ... | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Whereas school librarians help students acquire unique skills not taught in the classroom and information and technology skills essential for students in the 21st century;. Whereas there has ...
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Finalists Announced for the 2012 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards | Canadian Children's Book Centre

Finalists Announced for the 2012 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards | Canadian Children's Book Centre | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Which eReader is for me?

Which eReader is for me? | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

we love paper books here at the library, but recognize that there are advantages to eReaders too – they are a portable way to carry LOTS of books at once, and have some nice accessibility features that make reading easier for folks with fading vision. We can’t make your mind up for you, of course, but these are some of the main differences we have found our patrons are interested in comparing.


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How Long Before You Will Scoop.it Instead of Google It?

How Long Before You Will Scoop.it Instead of Google It? | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

"Services like Scoop.it depend on a community of millions of hardworking experts who wonder what to do with the wealth of knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated in life and are happy to share it."

 

Written by blogger Shred Pillai on the Huffington Post, this vibrant praise of Social Curation in general and Scoop.it in particular, points out the changes we're seeing in the way we look for information. From basic search, we now look more and more for meaning and context from human experts.

 

Beyond information, we want knowledge.

 

And this is what Curation is all about.

 

As he concludes: "At the end of the day, Scoop.it, which is free, is the right answer for information seekers and providers as well as the experts who like to show off their expertise."


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I may be wrong but I don't see this happening any time soon.
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Confusion over classic stories - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Confusion over classic stories - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Matilda lives in the Alps, Long John Silver appeared in Peter Pan and Aslan is a giraffe - these are just some examples of the confusion amongst UK youngsters about classic children's characters.
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Bibliotren Transforms Trains Into Virtual Libraries

Bibliotren Transforms Trains Into Virtual Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Travelers of the Catalan Government Railways (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) will have plenty to read over the coming months as the trains are turned into virtual libraries, where 40 books are displayed on posters.
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ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free) | LJ INFOdocket

ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free) | LJ INFOdocket | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Book on gay parents removed from library shelves

Book on gay parents removed from library shelves | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
 KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) _ A book about two lesbians who raise children in a ``non-traditional household'' has been removed from the shelves of elementary school libraries in Davis County after a group of parents complained.
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