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DepEd Teacher's Blog | News : Standard for Philippines Libraries

DepEd Teacher's Blog | News : Standard for Philippines Libraries | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

DepEd Order No. 56, series 2011, was issued for the information and guidance of all concerned schools to adopt the standards for Philippines school libraries nationwide, in order to render quality service to their pupils. These standards have been formulated by the Professional Regulation Commission through the Professionals Regulatory Board for Librarians as mandated by the Government under Article 2 section 8 of Republic Act No. 9246 known as the Philippine Librarianship Act of 2004 "to adopt policies and standard for all types of libraries, librarians and the practice of librarianship and to come up with minimum standards that define the basic resources required for a functional library in the Philippines setting.

 

You can download the document here: http://www.deped.gov.ph/cpanel/uploads/issuanceImg/DO%20NO.%2056,%20S.%202011.pdf

 

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Project MUSE Launches University Press Content Consortium

Project MUSE Launches University Press Content Consortium | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The book collections offer thousands of peer-reviewed digital books from over 65 major university presses and scholarly publishers and allow books to be discovered and searched in an integrated environment with content from nearly 500 journals currently on MUSE.

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This document is a code of best practices designed to help those preparing OpenCourseWare (OCW) to interpret and apply fair use under United States copyright law. The OCW movement, which is part of the larger Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, was pioneered in 2002, when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched its OpenCourseWare initiative, making course materials available in digital form on a free and open basis to all.

 

The code was crafted with the goal of open education in mind and in recognition that the scope of fair use in the classroom or behind a university’s firewall is likely broader than it is when materials are placed on the publicly accessible Internet because the risks to the copyright owner’s interests differ. On the other hand, the code also reflects OCW providers’ strongly shared convictions that they serve a universe of users who would not otherwise have access to educational materials and that the limited and integrated uses they make of copyrighted content in preparing those materials are fundamentally and inherently transformative.

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This code of best practices, devised specifically by and for the poetry community,  helps poets understand when they and others have the right to excerpt, quote and use copyrighted material in poetry. 

 

It is meant to enhance the ability of poets, teachers, scholars, and others to rely on fair use by serving as documentation of commonly held understandings about best practices in fair use drawn from the experience of the poetry community itself and supported by legal analysis.

 

The code is meant as both an illustration of and a guide to which uses of copyrighted materials are considered reasonable and appropriate within the poetry community.

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The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.  The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.

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What's New | www.rdatoolkit.org

What's New | www.rdatoolkit.org | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

RDA: Resource Description and Access is the new standard for resource description and access designed for the digital world. Built on the foundations established by AACR2, RDA provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and instructions on resource description and access covering all types of content and media.

 

Subscribers in Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, India, or Indonesia) are directed to contact the iGroup agency (http://www.igroupnet.com/)

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Libraries aren’t like supermarkets, they are magical places where dreams begin - Yorkshire Post

Libraries aren’t like supermarkets, they are magical places where dreams begin - Yorkshire Post | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"Rather than the grey and dreary institutions of public perception, these should be places of innovation and experiment, where readers can take a chance on a book, pick one because they like the look of the cover or the title...The libraries I love best are the ones that encourage readers to take this sort of chance. I worked for a while in Huddersfield Library and there staff regularly pulled books from their normal alphabetical order – the Dewey Decimal System still remains a complete mystery to me though I worked there for five years – and set up what they called the Serendipity Collection. This was a place to browse, to come upon a book to suit my mood, to fall for a new author. ..." --- Crime writer Ann Cleeves.

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Should eBooks Be Distinguished From Books?

Should eBooks Be Distinguished From Books? | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"Maybe and maybe not. Unless the format changes the experience as enhanced eBooks do, then a book is a book, be it paperback, hardcover or digital. However, publishers need to know where their sales are coming from, so breaking out titles based on the category is a smart way to distinguish where the sales are coming from."

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More Filipinos now using Internet for news, information–study

More Filipinos now using Internet for news, information–study | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
More Filipinos are using digital media for news and information rather than listening to radio or reading newspapers and magazines, according to a study conducted by TNS, a global research company.

 

The study was based on interviews with 72,000 consumers in 60 countries worldwide from November 2011 to January 2012.  In the Philippines, TNS interviewed 1000 respondents throughout urban areas from the ABCD socio-economic classes.

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Gender Divide in Librarianship: Past, Present and Future

Gender Divide in Librarianship: Past, Present and Future | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Over the last century, women have consistently made up a large majority of librarians, and librarianship is widely considered to be a female-dominated profession. Interestingly, the field has also seen the emergence of a minority-dominated male management force, despite the overwhelming majority of female librarians. This gender divide between female librarians as the majority occupying lower positions and the minority male librarians assuming higher-level and higher-paying management positions has greatly impacted the status of librarianship as a profession throughout the last century.

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Joining a Noble Profession | From the Bell Tower

Joining a Noble Profession | From the Bell Tower | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s a love of books or a passion to serve the community that drives the decision, librarianship is still a respected, compassionate and dignified career—a noble profession. It’s about making a difference, helping people, being part of something bigger than oneself, and improving the quality of the community. We connect emotionally with our work."

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education.

 

This code is designed to outline ways academic librarians can take advantage of their fair-use rights to navigate common copyright issues.  Available for download at this link:  http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf

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The Future Of Libraries In The E-Book Age : NPR

How will libraries survive the digital revolution? Publishers and librarians alike are trying to dream up new business models now that e-books are all the rage.
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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors.  Pinterest is a great visual tool which can help libraries draw in their readers by setting up pin boards of book covers to alert library patrons of new acquisitions or recommended readings. Create separate boards for different book categories such as: fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, horror, travel, most popular, recommended, etc.

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Book Burning, 213 BC–2011 AD

Book Burning, 213 BC–2011 AD | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

A showcase of books that have been burned, from antiquity to present day, is now on display at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries .

Included are texts from famous historical cases as well as contemporary incidents, photographs, and other information about book burning.

This is a website companion to the exhibit, complete with an illustrated gallery, quotations, and more.

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances.

 

Copyright law has several features that permit quotations from copyrighted works without permission or payment, under certain conditions. Fair use is the most important of these features. Where it applies, fair use is a right, not a mere privilege. As a result, fair use is more important today than ever before, especially for videos in the online environment wherein, more and more, video creation and sharing depend on the ability to use and circulate existing copyrighted work.

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This document is a code of best practices that helps U.S. communication scholars to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.  This guide identifies four situations that represent the current consensus within the community of communication scholars about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials.

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Fair-Use Guide Seeks to Solve Librarians' VHS-Cassette Problem

Fair-Use Guide Seeks to Solve Librarians' VHS-Cassette Problem | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries identifies eight common library practices to which the fair-use principle can be applied, like making special-collections items available electronically and creating digital versions of library materials for patrons with disabilities. Each principle includes a set of limitations and enhancements that further specify how a fair-use claim can be made.

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Understanding information literacy: a primer

Understanding information literacy: a primer | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This publication is an easy-to-read, non-technical overview explaining what "information literacy" means, and how to find, retrieve, organize, evaluate and effectively use information.  Published by UNESCO-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, it is available for download in English and French, and as electronic book in EPUB, free and open e-book format. Use the link below to download the publication to your computer/e-book reader/mobile device. In order to open the e-book you must have installed e-book reader that supports EPUB format.

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Resource Description and Access (RDA): An Introduction for Reference Librarians – RUSQ

Resource Description and Access (RDA): An Introduction for Reference Librarians – RUSQ | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This article on RDA, one geared to the noncataloger, will help reference librarians understand why RDA was developed, what differences they will see, and how RDA contributes to a new world of library information.

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Intellectual Freedom Manual | Intellectual Freedom Manual 8

Intellectual Freedom Manual | Intellectual Freedom Manual 8 | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This site was designed to supplement the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Eighth Edition—from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. It provides access to all the resources referenced in the book that are available online, and up-to-date information on evolving intellectual freedom issues. Here, you will also find information and links related to previous editions of the Manual. 

 

Essential for anyone interested in libraries and/or information access in general!

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Academics call for boycott of Elsevier | The Bookseller

Academics call for boycott of Elsevier | The Bookseller | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Academics have called for a boycott of publisher Elsevier, saying it is involved in "the exploitation of a monopoly position" in overcharging for its online journals. Signatories include academics from leading universities across the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, McGill, University College London and University College Dublin.  But the publisher has said they have got their facts wrong and asked them to reconsider.

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Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Digital communications technologies have led to fundamental changes in the ways that libraries, archives, and museums fulfil their public missions of access, preservation, research and education. Digitization, however, also raises the possibility of copyright infringement.  This article aims to assist understanding and compliance with copyright law across libraries, archives, and museums. It discusses the exclusive rights of the copyright owner, the major exemptions used by cultural heritage institutions, and stresses the importance of “risk assessment” when conducting any digitization project.

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What is ACTA? Why Should You Care?

What is ACTA? Why Should You Care? | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

ACTA is an international treaty agreement aiming to protect intellectual property, but some worry about its implications for online free speech and innovation on the Internet.  Some are calling ACTA a way for copyright holders to get around the legislative process after failing to pass SOPA and PIPA.

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2012 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

2012 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

ACRL announces the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) Library; Champlain College Library, Burlington, Vt. and the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries, Allendale, Mich. Sponsored by ACRL and YBP Library Services, the award recognizes the staff of a college, university and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.

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