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Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Life Long Learning Initi...

Lecture presented at PAARL's National Summer Conference on the theme “Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” to be held in Puerto Princesa Ci

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Information Literacy and Digital Literacy

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Library Staff's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:23 PM

Love that the definition of digital literacy comes from a resource published in 1997. The essence is the same, no matter the format or the new technologies.

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The Social Library — 2013

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Library Connect Newsletter, Vol 11, no 2:

"Did the social library begin with using social media to promote library content, or was it about networking with peers in different locations? Regardless, the channels increased, the tools proliferated, and social began to take on a whole new form.

Social as a means to communicate, create and connect. Though we can only scratch the surface of social here, I’d like to explore interesting trends and share useful tips. Altmetrics is a burgeoning field trying to take the measure of social in terms of impact, while my interview with Mendeley’s William Gunn examines social in relation to research networks and discovery.

Librarians are also under pressure to manage and deliver social content. Librarians from University of Surrey, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, and De La Salle University offer practical advice.

With this issue, let’s get content under control and venture into other realms of the social library. - See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/newsletters/technology-content/2013-08/social-library-2013#sthash.g8JdSLJA.dpuf

 


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A good information resource on social media and Librarians.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 29, 2013 4:17 AM

Great resource of articles for librarians engaged in social media for the library.

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10 challenges librarians are facing | Exchanges

10 challenges librarians are facing | Exchanges | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

At the recent meeting of our North American Customer Advisory Board we asked librarians what are some of the challenges they face that they would like help with, and this is what we learned.  You can vote for what you think is the number one challenge out of these here.


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Librarians in developing countries struggle with adopting new information delivery platforms, acquisitions, licensing models for eBooks and ejournals, copyright issues, Digital Rights Management etc.

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Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL

Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

#Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students: University of Zimbabwe #AFRICA via @EIFLnet http://t.co/JzrsEN23...

 

"The librarians at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) wanted to better serve the students with visual impairments at their university. In collaboration with the EIFL-FOSS programme, they formed a partnership with UZ’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) to implement real solutions resulting in increased access to online resources for the UZ’s students with disabilities. Their success was recognized by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Public Affairs, and the project has been nominated for a UN award."

 


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Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL

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Emily Heuring's curator insight, April 26, 2014 9:54 PM

Zimbabwe is improving it's educational resources for the visually impared. They are installing magnifying programs as well as programs that read text aloud into library computers and individual's laptops in order to allow those with poor eyesight access to online resources. They have also been extending these programs beyond libraries in order to reach more people. This will help their economy in the long  run by giving more people access to information and an education.