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7 Great Sites for Academic Librarians

7 Great Sites for Academic Librarians | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

by R.C. Miessler, Head Editor, INALJ Indiana 7 Great Sites for Academic Librarians Whether you are currently employed by an academic library or are looking for a career in one, keeping up to date on the fun, exciting, and soul-crushing world of higher education is of vital import. It’s pretty easy to get cynical about academia (and if you aren’t, then you probably haven’t been paying attention), but there are a lot of great resources out there for academic librarians to help us keep our sanity. Here are just a few sites that I check regularly to stay informed and connect with others in the academy.

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The Once and Future Publishing Library — Council on Library and Information Resources

The Once and Future Publishing Library — Council on Library and Information Resources | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The report explores the revitalization of library publishing and its possible future, and examines elements that influence the success and sustainability of library publishing initiatives.

The authors trace the history of library publishing and factors that have transformed the publishing landscape, and describe several significant library-press collaborations forged over the past two decades. Authors include results of a survey they conducted to better understand how current library publishing initiatives are supported financially. They conclude with a series of observations about the range of publishing initiatives in American academic libraries.
The report was funded by a grant from The Goodall Family Charitable Foundation.
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share-Alike 4.0 international license.

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Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries

Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that students who attend schools with libraries score better on reading and writing tests than students whose schools don't have libraries.
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National Library of Ireland launching online genealogy resource in July

National Library of Ireland launching online genealogy resource in July | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The National Library of Ireland’s complete collection of Catholic parish register microfilms is to be made available online for free later this year.
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Public Libraries and Inequality | Open Shelf

Public Libraries and Inequality | Open Shelf | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Can public libraries make society more equal? Inequality has become a dominant concern and focus of public policy discourse at international, national, reg...
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Why libraries of the future carry a high price tag

Why libraries of the future carry a high price tag | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A well-established publishing ecosystem made up of authors, publishers, booksellers and libraries has been grappling with how to stay in balance amid the growing popularity of e-books. Where libraries are concerned, publishers hold all the cards. 
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Readers win when libraries add e-books, but preserve print, as well

Readers win when libraries add e-books, but preserve print, as well | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
In the digital age, libraries have to balance electronic and print options.
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Today's librarians more than keepers of books

Today's librarians more than keepers of books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Michele Lind doesn’t fit the image of the librarian sitting behind her circulation desk muttering “Shhhh!” every few minutes.
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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too."

"A library is many things," E.B. White once wrote in a let
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Private Thoughts - Alison Macrina on Libraries Protecting Intellectual Freedom - YouTube

In this episode of Private thoughts we met up with Alison Macrina on the second day of Digital Rights in Libraries at Noisebridge in San Francisco. Librarian...
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Under-threat Bristol libraries saved - but opening hours face cut | Bristol Post - Bristol Post

Under-threat Bristol libraries saved - but opening hours face cut | Bristol Post - Bristol Post | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
ALL but one of the seven Bristol libraries threatened with closure have been saved. The city council confirmed this evening that it has more than halved the amount it is looking to cut from its...
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Roath library campaigners ask again for the building to be saved

Roath library campaigners ask again for the building to be saved | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Campaigners held heartening messages outside a council meeting in a bid to save a Cardiff library.
Members of the Save Roath Library group waited outside Cardiff’s City Hall on Thursday as a meeting of Cardiff council’s Cabinet was held inside.

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Tour Of New York's Best Secret Libraries

Tour Of New York's Best Secret Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
New York’s hidden literary gems include an enchanting magic museum, Teddy Roosevelt’s Explorers Club, and the Freemason’s library.
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Crypto activists announce vision for Tor exit relay in every library

Crypto activists announce vision for Tor exit relay in every library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
"Librarians see the value as soon as you say ‘privacy protecting technology.'"
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Volunteers in libraries: an alternative to closures, or a risk to the professionals?

Volunteers in libraries: an alternative to closures, or a risk to the professionals? | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

By James Carson Anyone doubting the capacity of libraries to stir up strong feelings need look no further than the debate concerning volunteers in public libraries. In 2011, when the leader of Oxfordshire County Council called for increases in the use of volunteers in public libraries, the author Philip Pullman was quick to respond:

‘Does he think the job of a librarian is so simple, so empty of content that anyone can step up and do it for a thank-you and a cup of tea?’

 

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Free wi-fi + friendly digital support in libraries and community centres | Digital inclusion

Free wi-fi + friendly digital support in libraries and community centres | Digital inclusion | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Digital inclusion is about having the right access, skills, motivation and trust to confidently go online.
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AT THE LIBRARY: The Internet won't make libraries obsolete

AT THE LIBRARY: The Internet won't make libraries obsolete | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
While working at the library, it is inevitable that we hear comments that libraries are becoming obsolete because of the Internet. I am here to tell you that I don’t
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Public libraries still relevant: DBP

Public libraries still relevant: DBP | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
LIBRARIES under the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) receive approximately 1,500 new members annually, said a DBP staff member yesterday.

Library Officer Hjh Noreidah Hj Ibrahim told The Brunei
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Strong Libraries Are Essential to Strong Communities | ITPI | In The Public Interest

Strong Libraries Are Essential to Strong Communities | ITPI | In The Public Interest | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A county in Florida has rejected a proposal from a for-profit management company to take over their public library. Communities across the nation are learning
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17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores

17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
While we all love wandering the aisles, few of us know what goes on behind the scenes.
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Musings about librarianship: 5 things Google Scholar does better than your library discovery service

Musings about librarianship: 5 things Google Scholar does better than your library discovery service | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

ere are some things Google Scholar does better.


1. Google Scholar updates much quicker

2. Covers scholarly material not on usual "Scholarly" source

3. Greater and more reliable coverage of Open Access and free sources

4. Better Relevancy due to technology and the need to just support article searching

5. Nice consistent features

 

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Verona Public Library holds 'super' program for summer reading - Entertainment News - NorthJersey.com

Verona Public Library holds 'super' program for summer reading - Entertainment News - NorthJersey.com | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Heroes are the main theme for this year's summer reading program at the Verona Public Library, with many events planned through late August.
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CT scan of the St Cuthbert Gospel - YouTube

The St Cuthbert Gospel, the oldest intact European book, underwent a CT scan to reveal more information about its structure. This video, produced by Christin...
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Greenwich Library asks public's help in identifying old photos - Greenwich Time

Greenwich Library asks public's help in identifying old photos - Greenwich Time | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Like an old photo album dragged down from the attic to be passed around at a family reunion, old pictures from the past are being made public by Greenwich Library as part of the town’s 375th anniversary celebration.
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