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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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The Joy of Books

"After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA),  my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto..."  There is nothing quite like a real book!

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How To Become a Librarian-Updated

How To Become a Librarian-Updated | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

So, you want to become a librarian? Welcome to a vibrant and exciting profession! Before leaping into a library career, though, take some time to explore your options. Learning what is involved and how librarians generally spend their time can help you determine if this is the field for you.

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Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. OCLC Reports

Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. OCLC Reports | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Library information provider OCLC Research has released two reports on 'Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums'. Part 1 provides an overview of social metadata to enable cultural heritage institutions to better utilize their users' expertise and enrich their descriptive metadata to improve their users' experiences. Part 2 (Survey Analysis) analyses the results from a social metadata survey that focused on the motivations for creating a website, moderation policies, staffing and site management, technologies used, and criteria for assessing success. The upcoming third report will provide recommendations on social metadata features most relevant to libraries, archives, and museums as well as the factors contributing to success.

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ALA applauds Internet blackout in opposition to PIPA, SOPA

ALA applauds Internet blackout in opposition to PIPA, SOPA | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the numerous websites that have taken to the Internet to protest two Congressional bills – PIPA and SOPA – in a very public way.
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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

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Become the Future…Librarian 3.0

Become the Future…Librarian 3.0 | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Many of us understand that we have moved beyond Web 2.0 and into Web 3.0 – sometimes called the Semantic Web.  What does this mean for the future librarians?  Here are 8 easy steps to becoming Semantic Web savvy.

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Points Of Reference » Blog Archive » Digitized Books from the Guggenheim

Points Of Reference » Blog Archive » Digitized Books from the Guggenheim | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

New York’s renowned Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has digitized a bunch of its out-of-print publications and made them available on its website–for free! Many of the books are exhibition catalogs from the ’50s and ’60s, but there are several fairly recent publications as well.

 

The books can be accessed in multiple formats via the Internet Archive or read online on the Guggenheim website.

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Beauty and the Book | Libraries in the digital age raise questions about the place of books.

Beauty and the Book | Libraries in the digital age raise questions about the place of books. | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

This article addresses the importance of design of libraries historically and currently, owing to the shift toward digitalization of books, magazines, and catalogues in recent years.

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Funny Library Montage

Video supercut of library scenes from popular films and television series, including: Seinfeld, Sesame Street, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Golden Girls, No Man of Her Own, The Shawshank Redemption, Philadelphia Story, Philadelphia, Harry and the Hendersons, Party Girl, Ghostbusters, Clean Shaven, Phineas and Ferb, The Music Man, Mr. Bean, Shadow of a Doubt, The Breakfast Club, Only Two Can Play, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Twisted Nerve, The Man Who Never Was, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, JAG, The FBI Story, On the Wings of Desire, Se7en, Harry Potter, With Honors, All the President's Men, Strike Up the Band.

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“Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins?

“Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins? | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

With the growth in academic libraries’ Facebook pages, there has been a corresponding growth in attention to the uses of these pages in library conferences and in library literature.3 Yet if we can judge by national conference topics and tables of contents in our leading publications, there is one area of this booming field of libraries activity that is woefully underdeveloped. That void exists in the lack of reliable metrics, which we can use to assess the strength of our Facebook pages and their “return on investment” for our libraries.

 

This article proposes a set of simple measures that an academic library can use to gauge the impact of their Facebook activities and offer some suggestions on how to increase the viability of a library’s Facebook page.

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ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in third annual contest

ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in third annual contest | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The American Library Association (ALA)  and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) have selected programs for best library practices using cutting-edge technology to showcase libraries that are serving their communities with novel and innovative methods.  This year’s winners represent thoughtful and creative engagement with technology trends including QR codes, open-source software, social media, GIS, and mobile applications.

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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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If you want to work in libraries

The Information Profession is generally misunderstood; this is an effort to set the record straight.  Here are ten things you need to know if you want to work in libraries, a slideshare presentation by Ned Potter.

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Male Librarians:Gender Issues & Stereotypes

Male Librarians:Gender Issues & Stereotypes | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

One of the greatest needs in the coming decades in Library Science is to recruit new and diverse talent.  Men will certainly continue to play a vital role in the future of librarianship. 

 

This study will address the unique challenges and stereotypes that male librarians face.  It also allows men to speak for themselves as to why they choose this profession.

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Journal of Philippine Librarianship

Journal of Philippine Librarianship | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"The Journal of Philippine Librarianship (JPL) serves as outlet for the scholarly output of the UPSLIS faculty members and students. It was first published in 1968. The difficulty of getting articles for the journal led to gaps in its publication. Thus, from a semiannual journal, the JPL is now published once a year as a peer-reviewed academic journal. Further, starting with its 2007 issue, it is currently offered online, open access... A perusal of the articles published from 1968 to 2010 gives an overview of how research interests of the faculty have evolved through the years from the purely traditional aspects of librarianship to more inter-disciplinary approaches."

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So You Want To Be An [Academic] Librarian

Another epic job interview....

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Libraries: championing digital information on campus

Libraries: championing digital information on campus | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) is working on a project to review the roles academic libraries are playing in developing the digital literacies within their own institutions, and across the information profession. Academic librarians have a long tradition of championing the effective use of information. The SCONUL project is designed to reveal how libraries and librarians are shaping their services to maximise the opportunities and benefits of working in a digital environment.

 

Alison Mackenzie explains how a new project is looking at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy...

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Libraries face a digital future

Libraries face a digital future | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Lessons from overseas suggest there is more to digital libraries than e-books.  It's a time of radical change for libraries to exploit digital technologies.  This report on the Future Libraries Programme  argues that the latest IT developments present a huge opportunity for libraries to deliver more efficient and effective services.

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Copyright for Librarians (CFL) reaches millions more | EIFL

Copyright for Librarians (CFL) reaches millions more | EIFL | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

“Copyright for Librarians” is an online open curriculum on copyright law developed by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, in conjunction with EIFL. It aims to inform librarians about copyright law in general, and in particular those aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries, especially those in developing countries.

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20 heroic librarians who save the world

20 heroic librarians who save the world | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
If information is power, then there's no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers and invaluable guides to other heroes.  Here are 20 amazing librarians who save the world every day!
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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
Several publishers have barred libraries from buying their e-books, saying that allowing unlimited e-reading isn’t a sustainable business model. But one publisher is trying a different approach.
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Recent Research Connecting Academic Libraries and Student Achievement | ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

Recent Research Connecting Academic Libraries and Student Achievement | ACRL Value of Academic Libraries | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Here are recent researches investigating the relationships between library interactions and students' grades, conducting test audits to identify specific test questions that assess students' information literacy skills, and encouraging librarians to track library influences on increased student achievement in the form of GPA and tests.

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How should Libraries prepare for eBooks and mobile devices?

How should Libraries prepare for eBooks and mobile devices? | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Mandy Callow and Kaye England (2011)  Preparing your library for mobile devices,  m-libraries Conference, 11 – 13 May 2011

This paper had its beginnings in a discussion at the USQ Library about the necessity, or not, to provide information on the Library's website about how eBooks can or cannot be used on mobile devices, specifically eBook readers.

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