Research Information (press release) Bright future with library clouds Research Information (press release) Government, military, and other special libraries, for example, cannot store certain data outside of the institution.
Author: Deane Zeeman, Rebecca Jones, Jane Dysart Journal: Computers in Libraries 31.5 2011. I came across this article and found the discussion about electronic material in corporate libraries to be interesting and exciting.
How does one become a special librarian, anyway? What does it take to get there? Once there, what are the issues to face? If you've ever asked these questions, you might be interested in this new book by James M.
Apologies, it has been a few weeks since my last post. Life demanded 100% of my attention and left me no time to write in this space.
Before I went on school holidays there was a bit of discussion about how to promote teacher references (TR) on my local teacher librarian listserv. I know that in my school library we have spent quite a bit of time and money in developing a good TR collection and due to space restrictions it is housed in our library storeroom. Sadly, it is rarely looked at and is continuing to collect dust. What a waste! From the lively discussion on the listserv, it looks like my school library is not the only one experiencing this issue.
The following were excellent suggestions made by my colleagues (in particular a shout-out goes to Barbara Combes for her suggestions) about how to promote the TR collection:
* It is important to weed this collection and keep it relevant to the new curricula. * Have a rotating display in the staff room. To prevent losing resources you could photocopy the covers with brief comments describing the resource and which subjects it would benefit. * Send out regular emails to staff targeting select resources to certain learning areas, with an image of the book cover and a brief review. * You could even be cheeky and place advertisements for select resources that would be interesting for staff in their toilets. * If you have your own library website, promote the resources in a staff reads section. * Some libraries have removed the resources from their collection and donated them to individual learning areas for their own collection. This is a controversial but common practice in school libraries.
Overarching all this is the importance for your library to have a collection development policy, which you can refer to in regards to purchasing resources and weeding. If you don’t have one yet, you can use the ALIA guidelines to write one.
Question about special (corporate) libraries: They often have proprietary, in-house reports that are not public. Vendors say they can restrict availability to certain users by IP address. Sites (e.g. Google) want to know who you ...
Information Management Pros Don't Get Enough Respect, Report Finds CMSWire “The Evolving Value of Information Management” report was commissioned by the Financial Times and the Special Libraries Association to look at the “evolving value” of...
In other words, how does a solo or one person library serving a membership association-like audience, with limited time and money, take advantage of new technology? I decided to focus on two trends: cloud computing and ...