On September 12, 2013, Library Connect hosted a webinar on the topic of “How librarians are raising researchers' reputations.” Presenters Chris Erdmann, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Library; Heather ...
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Interesting that in academia librarians are connected to raising rersearchers' reputations.
HarperCollins has launched a web site listing its growing list of enhanced e-book titles and provides information on what the format offers consumers. (Enhanced Books are part of the future of publishing.
In the escalating campaign to promote ObamaCare, the nation's librarians are about to become the Obama administration's latest recruits. (RT @KRenner2: This make me sick to my stomach ---> White House recruits LIBRARIANS to promote ObamaCare.
While some businesses are adding a social networking component to their existing knowledge management systems, others see it as a risk. Here's why they're wrong.
Conversation is still the best form of knowledge transfer. Social Increases Learning Social Helps Us Make Decisions Faster Social Connects Employees to the Right Experts Social Harnesses Collective Knowledge Sharing
Information Today, Inc. [ITI] has announced the publication of The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It's Needed by David Shumaker.
Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of "embedded librarianship"—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise.
In The Embedded Librarian, David Shumaker looks at implementations in all types of organizations, identifies the characteristics of successful embedded librarians, and explains how information professionals in public, academic, school, medical, law, and other specialized library settings are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance their work and careers.
BlackRock Sees Growth Surprise as Bond Risk Slides: China Credit Bloomberg “That was an attempt to try to send a message to the banking system that it would not allow unchecked credit growth indefinitely,” said Geoffrey Lunt, a Hong Kong-based...
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Will law firms continue to use BBs or switch to iPhones?
Directed by Spike Jonze, the video for the Beastie Boys hit 'Sabotage' is a pretty iconic one as music videos go, but this great remake featuring librarians instead of cops is almost as good, we have to say.
You make a beeline from the door to the iPad mini. The touch interface is nice, but you want something a little larger so you move on to the next device. Are you weighing a purchase at an Apple Store? No, you’re trying one of the lineup of devices at the new Digital Commons space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.
The similarity to an Apple Store is no accident, according to Nicholas Kerelchuk, the manager of the Digital Commons. But at the Digital Commons you can try out e-book readers from all of the major manufacturers, including Kindles, Nooks, and Windows 8 tablets.
And the e-book readers are just the start. When the Digital Commons opened in July, it featured a 3-D printer with a smart panel design, on-demand book binding machine, 80 desktops (some of them featuring pricey graphic design suites), rows of tables set up for patrons bringing their own devices, a Skype station, and a vast co-working space the library calls the “Dream Lab.” Could this sprawling space be a glimpse into the future of libraries?
Libraries around the country are facing budget cuts as local governments struggle with the aftermath of the recession – and in many cases that means fewer branches or services. But in the recession more people than ever relied on libraries for frugal entertainment options and to search for employment opportunities.
However, at the same time, libraries are facing an identity crisis: As the Internet has become the primary way people gather information, the traditional “building filled with books” model is less relevant to their lives.
As a result, “libraries are really transforming themselves into technology hubs” says Kathryn Zickuhr, a researcher focusing on how Americans use libraries at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
Directory of Institutions Offering Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies, LIS education, LIS degree, LIS schools, library science schools, library science education (@Lori_A_Carter @onlinecourse I just found the ALA...
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