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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Kim Flintoff, Peter Mellow
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Алла Миргородская's curator insight, October 27, 2014 4:42 AM

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The Social Library — 2013

The Social Library — 2013 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 19, 2015 8:47 PM

Research has shown teaching isolated library skills is ineffective. 

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E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government | Library Connect

E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government | Library Connect | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Luanne Freund:

"Academic and public libraries have long played an important role in society by managing, disseminating and preserving government information, making it available to researchers, policy makers and the public. With the shift to “digital government,” in which the government delivers information and services to the public directly through online channels, the role of libraries is changing, leading to new challenges and opportunities. The E-informing the Public research project, carried out at the University of British Columbia in Canada, investigates the shift to digital government and its impact on public access to government information."
- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/e-informing-public-libraries-and-e-government#sthash.dSDdQpcl.dpuf

 

 


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Digital Government and Access to Government information

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:46 AM

Digital government and its impact on public libraries!

Part of the Library Connect Newsletter, The Social Library.

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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. 

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New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation

New: Video of ARL Archived Webcast: "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation".

Authored by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation.

The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects.
They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered..
Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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