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Librarians and Archivists in a fast-changing digital lanscape
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Transmedia Storytelling for Social Impact, y Dr Pamela Rutledge.



Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Great to take note of in libraries/archives as well! Can;t just use single platforms!

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 14, 2014 2:23 AM

An excellent presentation from Dr. Pamela Rutledge.

Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, August 14, 2014 2:39 AM

Transmedia Storytelling - for the public good.

Jerri Lynn Hogg's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:40 PM
Great presentation!
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Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology - Lee Rainie

Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology - Lee Rainie | The Information Professional |

Today, Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, is speaking at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. He’ll describe the Project’s new study about the different kinds of library users and non-users, based on research that uses segmentation models to show how technology, community orientation, and library activities affect the way people use libraries. The research also shows the variety of reasons why people do not use libraries. He will explore the implications of this work for library leaders as they explore new services and for the library community as it does advocacy. His slides are available here:


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Different kinds of library users, and the implications for library leaders!

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The Future of Libraries - 7 questions librarians need to answer - Lee Rainie (Slideshare)

"Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center Internet Project, runs through the seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities. He describes how project research about the changing role of technology in people’s lives affects the kinds of issues librarians need to address as they experience the disruptions of technology change."


1.  What’s the future of knowledge? 2.  What’s the future of pathways to knowledge (reference expertise)? 3.  What’s the future of public technology and community anchor institutions? 4.  What’s the future of learning “spaces”? 5.  What’s the future of attention (and its structural holes)? 6.  What’s the franchise?7: Where do you fit on the dashboard?"


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Great questions to answer for the profession.

Marylène Goulet's comment, April 20, 2014 8:32 PM
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NPSIG Library 2.013 training session on library advocacy - recording available

NPSIG Library 2.013 training session on library advocacy - recording available | The Information Professional |

"On Oct 19, NPSIG presented a training session on how to become a library advocate at the all-virtual Library 2.013 conference. Molly Schwartz, NPSIG co-convenor, shared some excellent strategies for promoting the profession, such as:

Have three LIS-related issues that you are passionate about that you can use to illustrate the relevance of libraries- bonus points if you can include metrics to prove your pointsBe clear, succinct, and specific in communicating the value of librariesTake every opportunity to promote and advocate for libraries- don’t just brush off opportunities to talk about libraries because you’re at a dinner party!

We are happy to share the recording of the session – both available in video and audio formats.  Enjoy!

Karen du Toit's insight:

The importance of library advocacy, for yourself and the profession!

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Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the lots-of-profits! « thewikiman

Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the lots-of-profits! « thewikiman | The Information Professional |
Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the lots-of-profits! (via @theREALwikiman)


"A couple of weeks ago I presented a webinar for WebJunction on marketing libraries. Part 1 of this post is all the information from the presentation, including a video archive of it, and Part 2 is about the process of presenting in a webinar, for anyone interested in that side of things."

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Great info about marketing of libraries, as well as presenting webinars!

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Examining The Future Role Of Libraries at #LIBER2013 | LIBER

by Friedel Grant “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”

– Shelby Foote


With this quotation, Dr. Professor Peter Strohschneider, Chairman of the German Council of Science and Humanities, began his keynote speech at LIBER’s 42nd annual conference in Munich, Germany.


“The library is a place in which learning and research happens, and in which knowledge orders are created,” continued Strohschneider. “As Foote suggests, the library lies at the very heart of the academic experience. A university without a library is more or less unthinkable. This being the case, Foote’s perspective raises some important questions when we consider the future of academic libraries.”


Strohschneider went on to explain how some of the most notable research discoveries can be attributed to serendipity. These accidental revelations can, however, be thwarted by the current enthusiasm for modern search engines which only lead researchers to targeted results.


From this opening talk, the future of libraries was repeatedly explored over the three days of the conference – particularly in relation to the vast quantities of data currently being created and the library’s role in helping researchers to manage and sift through that data.


With two new scholarly articles being published every minute, Dr. Jan Velterop asserted that structures such as nano-publications would become an essential tool for researchers to identify relevant material. This would, in turn, require libraries and publishers to adjust to a new world where the scientific journal was valued more as a source of raw material, in which researchers could look for knowledge patterns, than something to read.


4 Slideshares from the Conf:


The future of the science publishing ego-system


Roadmaps, Roles and Re-engineering: Developing Data Informatics Capability in Libraries



A Revolution in Open Science: Open Data and the Role of Libraries (Professor Geoffrey Boulton at LIBER 2013



Enabling Data-Intensive Science Through Data Infrastructures

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Future role of libraries! 

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Open Source: Freedom and Community, Slideshare by Nicole Engard

As presented at KohaCon12

Via liblivadia, João Greno Brogueira
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Open Source & free source > Why libraries should care!

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Humanrithm: why data without people is not enough

Slides of talk at DataWeek 2012 by Guillaume Decugis, Co-Founder & CEO of
From introduction of presentation:
"We engineers love data and algorithms. They help create amazing things. But if and when we forget that people create data and that data can be improved by people, we will miss the promise of Big Data. It's time we all thought of this not as social vs algorithm but as humanrithm."
"Curation starts when Saerch stops working" - Clay Shirky

View full presentation here:
Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Alessio Manca's comment, November 30, 2012 8:02 AM
Impacting! TY