SUSTAINABLE COLLECTION MANAGEMENT: Enabling the Transformation of Libraries Matt Barnes Director of Sustainable Collection Services at OCLCApril 26, 2017 (Wednesday) 3:00 – 4:30 pm McKeldin Library 6137 (Special Events Room) Academic libraries have endured as centers of learning and research because they have continually evolved to meet the needs Continue reading Lecture: Sustainable Collection Management- April 26, 2017
Check out the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries report, released April 10, 2017. The report highlights some challenges and accomplishments in the information field. Also, be sure to take a look at the years most challenged books.
Check out this interesting article on Vice, How Libraries are Making Comic Conventions Accessible. The article highlights public library responses to the limited tickets and high prices associated with mainstream comic conventions and events. Many people cannot afford or are Continue reading How Libraries are Making Comic Conventions Accessible
Check out this video about the recent efforts to promote literacy and education in Conakry, Guinea! UNESCO has designated Conakry as the 2017 World Book Capital. Groups like the Guinean Alliance for Education and Development (GAED) are working with the Continue reading Conakry, Guinea UNESCO World Book Capital 2017
Take a look at this interesting article on Motherboard. The Canadian Judicial System has gone through their records to secure sources that were referenced through hyperlink in court records. Using the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive, they have recorded the Continue reading Canadian Courts Preserving Webpages Cited in Rulings
Nancy Lovas, a second-year iSchool student recently authored a guest-post on Hack Library School, a collaborative blog written by LIS students. She is in the Individualized Program Plan and a Research and Teaching Fellow in the University Libraries and the Continue reading iSchool Student Showcases IPP on Hack Library School
Check out this article in The Guardian. It discusses Wikipedia’s decision to bar material from the Daily Mail, labeling it as unreliable. This falls into the timely discussion of media accuracy and fake news, as well as the level of responsibility that Continue reading Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail as “Reliable Source”
Check out this interesting article on LibSource, written by John DiGilio. DeGilio argues that librarians’ skill sets are invaluable to the 21st century business. Through research and reference, librarians possess the tools to help businesses navigate information needs, copyright restrictions, and manage Continue reading Why Your Business Needs a Librarian?
Check out the video from ALA and Rosen Publishing, featuring our own iSchool faculty member Dr. Mega Subranamium! Read the full write up in the District Dispatch here.
Check out this WhiteHouse.gov article on the work that goes into transitioning the born-digital records of the Obama Administration. The unprecedented scale of the digital communications flowing President Obama’s White House – the first US presidential administration to fully embrace social media Continue reading The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age