Public libraries often struggle with how to best meet the academic needs of their school-aged patrons and their families. Between budget shortfalls, uncertainty of current academic information, and a wide variety of resources, it can be overwhelming for libraries to know which steps are best.
This infographic gives a unique perspective on this issue and how public libraries can respond to budget shortfalls, create supportive academic environments, and actively…
The Digital Human Library (dHL) is a free web-based library of members from local and global communities and organizations who have agreed to share their expertise, knowledge, skills and experiences while videoconferencing with teachers and students in their classrooms. Students are now engaging with real people in real time to learn curriculum based concepts in new and exciting ways! The Digital Human Library brings the field trip experience…
I wasn't quite ready to announce this yet, but since this group is being archived, I wanted to make a quick post.
Ibidem is a digital library system, focused on data entry and work flow. Its data is then available via OAI-PMH. Other features include a user definable metadataset with a dynamic controlled vocabulary.
I expect it to be feature complete by 4/2/2010. At which point it will be opened up for public beta. The goal is to… Continue
Added by Brad Rhoads on February 23, 2010 at 11:29am —
The Library Routes Project wiki was set up last year to find out how librarians got into their present job.
Quote: "The idea is to document either or both of your library roots - how you got into the profession in the first place, and what made you decide to do so - and your library routes - the career path which has taken you to wherever you are today. As well as being interesting of itself, it will also provide much needed information and context for those just entering the…Continue
Added by Gary Green on January 7, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Most of you have probably heard of Glogster but if you haven't, I suggest you try it out! The .edu.glogster site is now private and is an amazing tool for student work. This year our school theme is Star Trek and I created a Star Trek themed Glog web for our school. It will continue to grow as the year progresses but if you would like to see it go to:
I will be posting more book reviews there as we get into the school year.
I've never ever had a librarian tell me "we do not care about patron privacy or security at our library." And come to think of it, I haven't had them even say it's not that big of a deal. Security breaches stink and they can be harmful as the news of Twitter's secret information exposed shows. But they're also embarrassing and ultimately very time consuming for those involved. What's more, there are simple things that can be done to avoid them, keep things secure and keep… Continue
I would like to know the libraries in Asia using ISIS based technology in their library system. I am a participant of DOCBIBLAS workshop in Belgium where we discuss the ABCD Library Automation Software- a free open source software.
Our library has program for Tech Student Assistants to provide first level support for library technologies.
Does anyone else have a program that is similar? I have created a Wiki for their work flow with integrated 2.0 technologies.
thanks for any info or links you can send or tech tips....
I graduated from Syracuse University on May 10, 2008 with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. Highlights of graduation week included being inducted into Beta Phi Mu, the Library and Information Science Honor Society and being awarded the Master's Prize for my LIS program at Convocation.
I am working with public school librarians in Indiana next month, and I am gathering information and resources to share with them. Thus, I am posting here hoping that many of you who are actively engaged in innovative programs in your libraries could share your thoughts and ideas with me so that I can share them in my workshop.
The focus questions I'd love to hear from you about are:
1. Are you utilizing Internet 2 in your libraries? If so, in what ways are you using this… Continue
Added by Julene Reed on March 12, 2008 at 11:29pm —