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Letter: Clearing up misconceptions about librarians

Letter: Clearing up misconceptions about librarians | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
Re: “Technology was supposed to simplify our lives — but it hasn’t” (Opinion, Jan. 6) We are librarians (on the list of low-stress jobs that the author cites) and we wanted to help clarify a few misconceptions about our occupation.
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Musings about librarianship: Information literacy & improving user experience - is there a conflict?

Musings about librarianship: Information literacy & improving user experience - is there a conflict? | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
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New Directions in Scholarly Communication

Esta palestra irá abranger as tendências emergentes em comunicação científica ao longo da última década a partir da perspectiva do pesquisador em início
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YLibrary? Embracing Open Data: The Library’s Role as Digital Curator by Rachel Cobcroft | SLQ Today

YLibrary? Embracing Open Data: The Library’s Role as Digital Curator by Rachel Cobcroft | SLQ Today | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
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Harvard art historian Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2013

Harvard art historian Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2013 | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
Teaching students the value of deceleration and immersive attention
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"...access is not synonymous with learning. What turns access into learning is time and strategic patience."

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The Code4Lib Journal – Using a Raspberry Pi as a Versatile and Inexpensive Display Device

The Code4Lib Journal – Using a Raspberry Pi as a Versatile and Inexpensive Display Device | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos

11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
There are plenty of literary tattoos out there, and plenty of tattooed librarians. A bit less common are librarians with tattoos celebrating their career choice.
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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh - YouTube

Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? In this emotional talk, Pam Sandlian Smith shows how she works to use the librar...
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23 Resources for Getting Published in the Library Field - OEDB.org

23 Resources for Getting Published in the Library Field - OEDB.org | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
Are you wondering how to break into the publishing world as a librarian? If so, here are over 20 resources to get you started on your journey to publicatio
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Stop Thinking So Much Like a Damn Librarian (or how I started liking discovery layers)

Stop Thinking So Much Like a Damn Librarian (or how I started liking discovery layers) | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
My library just implemented a discovery layer - Primo from Ex Libris (branded as Search@UW since most campuses in the University of Wisconsin System are using it) - to combine catalog records, plus...
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Turning a Page: the changing role of the university library

Turning a Page: the changing role of the university library | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
In the years since 2002, what a library is and does has changed dramatically, from purchasing to use of physical space to what users are reading and where they are reading it.
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A very quiet battle: librarians, publishers, and the Pirate Bay | Kill Your Darlings

A very quiet battle: librarians, publishers, and the Pirate Bay | Kill Your Darlings | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
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Quality not quantity: measuring the impact of published research

Few things are changing faster in the research world than publishing. The “open access” movement recognises that publicly-funded research should be freely available to everyone.
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E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media

E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
In the future e-books will act just like social networks. Well use them on our phones share and comment right inside e-reader apps and publishers will...
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'The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation'

'The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation' | On libraries & information | Scoop.it
Lincolnshire county council's library cuts do not make economic sense because growth relies on a literate public, says author Abigail Tarttelin
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