Robert Siegel speaks with Associated Press intelligence correspondent Kimberly Dozier about how the CIA uses social media. (@ckmalone Did you hear this
Transcription of interview with voice clip also available.
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"It's been a while since I've posted here purely on digital preservation issues: my work has moved in other directions, although I did attend a number of the digital preservation sessions at the Society of American Archivists’ conference...
...from a small archives perspective, I think the key development has been the emergence of several digital curation workflow management systems – Archivematica, Curator’s Workbench, the National Archive of Australia’s Digital Preservation Software Platform (others…?) – which package together a number of different tools to guide the archivist through a sequenced set of stages for the processing of digital content.
The currently available systems vary in their approaches to preservation, comprehensiveness, and levels of maturity, but represent a major step forward from the situation just a couple of years ago."
"Twitter for Librarians: The Ultimate Guide | College@Home: http://t.co/R6QZYRKN...
Here are all the resources you’ll need to make an informed decision on whether or not to become part of the growing number of Twitter users.
Ways To Use Twitter
Studies & articles
Tools & add-ons
Libraries using Twitter"
A very comprehensive list of how to set up a Google + page for your library. It is worth to Bookmark it!
"A day or so ago, Google Plus finally opened up organizational Google Plus Pages to everyone.
Make use of the fastest growing social network ever at your library with the long-awaited Google+ Pages feature for organizations and brands.
"Gia Arbogast, branch administrator for the Miami-Dade Public Library System describes in a video how YOUMedia Miami will engage teens in building digital literacy skills
Libraries have a fundamental role in how attached people are to where they live, Knight’s Paula Ellis, vp/strategic initiatives, told a gathering of library and civic leaders last week.
That’s particularly important because how residents feel about their community may lead to greater economic vitality, the Knight-funded Soul of the Community study found."
Tech Tools valuable to anyone involved with studying, teaching, as well for librarians!
RT @deblund: #Teachers #librarians #parents: A handful of #tech tools to use with your #students!
This blog post is dedicated to all of the overworked teachers who just don’t have the time to seek out this information. I have provided brief explanations, links to and pictures of the tools mentioned by Simple K12 (and a couple of my favorites). I hope this makes it more manageable for teachers to pick and choose which tools they want to use.
"Today, via a library's outdoor learning space, librarians are participating in the growing movement to connect children with the environment," write Tracy Delgado-LaStella and Sandra Feinberg in this month's issue of American Libraries magazine.
The excellent piece describes the efforts of Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York, which has created The Nature Explorium.
"The National Archives and Records Administration plans to launch in December an online Citizen Archivist Dashboard through which volunteers can tag, transcribe and write articles about scanned NARA documents, said Pamela Wright, the agency's chief digital access strategist.
NARA initially will put up about 300 documents for transcription, Wright said Friday before a panel discussion on social media in government. Those documents will be coded green, yellow and red based on their length and how difficult it is to decipher the handwriting, she said."
"Libraries have thrived, despite technological developments Vancouver Sun
Libraries are essential today, as they have been for years.
Libraries are that important. It is true that the ready availability of high-speed Internet access brings more information to more people, more quickly than ever before. But that is only half the story. Not everyone is far along the information highway. Libraries provide Internet access to families who do not have it at home. They have information not available on the Internet, or tough to find there, or available to individuals only for a fee.
Trained librarians are ready to help people learn what they can from the Internet and from traditional printed sources.
This is not the first time libraries have heard that their time has past. When radio became available, in the 1920s, the theory was that libraries would no longer be needed. When television went on air in the 1950s and 1960s, we heard libraries were done.
"Hellzapoppin' in the world of intellectual property rights these days.
In 2002, Google began scanning the world's 130 million or so books in preparation for the "secret 'books' project" that eventually became Google Books. In 2004, they began offering access to these scans, displaying the irritatingly-named "snippets" of books in their search results. And in no time at all, they were getting sued by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers for copyright infringement.
These lawsuits, plus two more that were filed subsequently against Google, resulted in a six-year rollercoaster ride that, like all good roller coasters, exhilarated, terrified and rattled all the participants, and ended by thumping their quaking bods to a halt, last March, in very nearly the same place from which they'd started out.
But during that time the world had changed, and an altogether new way of bringing printed books into the digital commons had emerged.
Enter the nonprofit alternative for bringing the world's books online for all readers: the newly-funded Digital Public Library of America."
"Dan Terzian, a fellow at the legal clinic New Media Rights and a lecturer at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, responds to The Times' Oct. 26 Op-Ed article, "Libraries can't run themselves," on saving librarians' jobs.
The digital revolution, while improving society, has gutted many professions.
Machines have replaced assembly-line workers, ATMs have replaced bank tellers, Amazon has replaced bookstores and IBM's Watson may even replace doctors and lawyers. And now, the Internet is replacing librarians.
Or at least it should be.
The digital revolution has made many librarians obsolete. Historically, librarians exclusively provided many services: They organized information, guided others' research and advised community members. But now, librarians compete with the Internet and Google. Unlike libraries, the Internet's information is not bound by walls; from blogs and books to journals and laws, the Internet has them all. And Google makes this information easily accessible to anyone with an Internet connection."
"All about QR codes - what they are, how to make them, and how to use them in your school and classroom for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!
Key Words - web presence, social media, transliteracy, qr codes, scanner, smart phone, ipod touch"
Law Librarian Blog: Digital Access Isn't Everything: Digital Access Isn't Everything.
There is a great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) by Brian Cowan, 'Digital Natives' Aren't Necessarily Digital Learners, which takes on the concept of digital natives as digital learners, and concludes that while technology may deliver information in convenient ways, it will not necessarily motivate individuals to learn.
Cowan describes four myths of digital learning:
Myth 1: Digital natives are automatically digital learners.
Myth 2: Students prefer using technology to learn.
Myth 3: Cyberspace is the new classroom.
Myth 4: Today's students are multitaskers.
"Librarians fostering information literacy: assessing content/"crap detection" http://t.co/iv8QzcxQ...
The crisis of information literacy, a familiar issue within the library community, is getting some wider attention.
In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson cites a recent study that reveals the paucity of search skills among so-called digital natives at both high school and college levels. Importantly he gets to the vital role school librarians play in fostering information literacy, including the critical approach to content, dubbed “crap detection” by Howard Rheingold."
Via Vesna Cosic
"Axiell presents award to the Digital Cultural Institution of 2011. The winner, Jönköping School Library Service, Sweden, was chosen for its tremendous success...
UK and Scandinavian cultural services and technology expert, Axiell, regularly presents an award to recognise the Digital Cultural Institution of the Year.
This year the award was presented at its prestigious two-day symposium ‘Rethinking Libraries?’, held in London on 2-3 November, for senior managers from archives, museums and libraries across Scandinavia and the UK.
The 2011 theme for the award was “going digital to increase value for end users”.
"The winner, Jönköping School Library Service, Sweden, was chosen for its tremendous success in enabling students, teachers and parents to work digitally 24/7 through its use of Axiell Arena’s library web portal to develop an online digital knowledge bank and to support learning in innovative ways. In the proposal it was mentioned that the school library service in Jönköping has been a front runner and the first school system to develop its services in such an innovative way."