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The essence of public service is discoverability, the ability for patrons to discover an item. Catalogers and technical services staff are the ones who make this happen. There are many questions associated with these two statements. Does your organization ...
CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Gaining insight into how libraries fit within American culture By Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Rainie The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our res ...
ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine
Video comes of age by Julie A. Decesare In the past 10 years, the quantity of digitized or born-digital media, especially video, has skyrocketed. Librarians are constantly navigating this digital shift and helping their patrons find their way through it. ...
geberhart - 05/13/2014 - 14:52 - American Libraries Magazine
By Phil Morehart American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will be featured in our September/October 2014 i ...
PMOREHART - 05/30/2014 - 14:07 - American Libraries Magazine
Outreach that’s way outside the box By Linda W. Braun As I wrote this column, I decided to check my go-to dictionary, the Merriam-Webster, about the definition of “outreach.” It stated: “the extending of services or assistance beyond current or usual limi ...
bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 11:51 - American Libraries Magazine
Meeting spaces of the minds By Joseph Janes There are many benefits to spending one’s life on a college campus: beautiful settings, the rhythm of the academic year, and of course continually being surrounded by bright, energetic students. Each summer they ...
bgoldberg - 12/09/2013 - 11:20 - American Libraries Magazine
Innovating, one step at a time By Barbara K. Stripling Have you noticed a tidal change in public perception about the future of libraries? I certainly have. I rarely hear the gloom-and-doom question from a reporter, “Do libraries have a future in this age ...
LBORMAN - 11/11/2013 - 12:43 - American Libraries Magazine
Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials by Peggy Johnson The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challe ...
RGERBER - 03/18/2016 - 12:32 - Libraries Transform
America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters A dirty little secret about America is that public libraries have become de facto daytime shelters for the nation's street people while librarians are increasingly our un ...
HDAVIES - 11/02/2012 - 12:01 - Libraries Transform
No-Nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing Charles Oppenheim Web 2.0 tools and cloud computing applications are now fundamental to libraries and information organizations, but many LIS professionals may be unaware of the legal issues ...
HDAVIES - 12/14/2012 - 10:03 - Libraries Transform