libraries

ALA Annual Goes Social

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The American Library Association annual conference is getting more social each year, and as a long-time member of ALA and often a critic of the, well, un-tog...

Riding the Waves of Content and Change

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Waves of change are crashing on the shores of the library profession. New media, new tools, new techniques, and new expectations collide to cause excitement,...

Selling Placement in Library Search Results

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This morning's Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus blog has a story with the title "Should Colleges Sell Ads to Pay for New Technology?" that links to...

Passion Quilt Meme: Take Time to Wonder

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I found this meme via Karen Schneider's entry. Although I wasn't explicitly tagged, I thought it was interesting enough to add an entry to the meme's Flikr...

Soundprint’s ‘Who Needs Libraries?’

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OhioLINK's Meg Spernoga pointed our staff to a 30 minute audio documentary called Who Needs Libraries? from Soundprint.org: As more and more information is ...

Offering Premium Resources

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I love my local public library system, the Columbus Metropolitan Library. I'm a big fan of its helpful staff, plentiful collections, and convenient delivery...

Survey on Library Automation Trends

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Marshall Breeding, editor of Library Technology Guides homepage, is conducting a survey on the trends in library automation. He describes the survey in a we...

A View of Regional Digitization Centers

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As a part of work for an OhioLINK strategic task force, I have been exploring the creation and operation of regional/collaborative/shared digitization center...

Information Explorers versus Editors

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A post by Bill Harris at "Dubious Quality" with the title Information got caught up in my Technorati filter for disruptive change in libraries. Geoff Engels...

Survey on Library Professional Perceptions

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Jenny Emanuel, Electronic Services Librarian at University of Central Missouri, posted an invitation to complete a survey on how library professionals think ...

Stereotypical Vendors?

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Recent posts by Richard Wallis and Paul Miller, both of Talis (a 40-year-old company in the U.K. specializing in information and metadata management), questi...

Services in a Service Oriented Architecture

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This post is the second in a series about the application of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) system design pattern to library services. The first po...

Script for Testing HTTP Referer Headers

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I’ve just had the third occasion where in support of a user I suspect that user has a piece of software which is blocking or modifying the HTTP “referrer” he...

CDL’s XTF as a Front End to Fedora

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We're experimenting pretty heavily now with the California Digital Library's XTF framework as a front-end to a FEDORA object repository. Initial efforts loo...

Disruption in Publishing

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Last week's Chronicle of Higher Education Review had an opinion piece by Kate Wittenberg, director of EPIC (Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia) wit...

Librarians as Gatekeepers

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The plenary session of JCDL this morning was Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard Law School and University of Oxford) entitled "Open Information: Redaction, Restricti...