CHICAGO — In a time of rapidly changing technologies, the role of the youth services librarian has expanded to include the realm of digital media. Supporting children’s literacy now means serving as a media mentor.
CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important. The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource construction, design, goals, and responsibilities. In “Librarians and Instructional Designers: Collaboration and Innovation,” published by ALA Ed
CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see and exploit opportunities is what creates new revenue streams, which can help maintain and enhance library services. Offering step-by-step guidance, Edmund A.
MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice and The Charleston Company have announced plans to collaborate on a new reference product, an online review source for academic databases and digital resources, with the working name of CC Advisor. CC Advisor will be published on the database platform recently launched at Choice.
CHICAGO — Linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” published by ALA Editions, gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control.
CHICAGO — Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material cataloged, the discovery system might need to negotiate different metadata standards, such as AACR, RDA, RAD, FOAF, VRA Core, METS, MODS, RDF, and more.
CHICAGO — Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, the new second edition of “Copyright and E-learning: A Guide for Practitioners,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning envi
CHICAGO — Alternative metrics for measuring scholarly impact from social networks such as Twitter and blogs to online platforms such as Mendeley, ResearchGate and Altmetrics.org, altmetrics are having a huge impact on how academics and researchers build profiles and share research.
CHICAGO — From hosting authors to planning and coordinating book activities such as book signings and book clubs, libraries are perfect venues for readers to interact directly with authors and their books. And mounting literary programming can be easier than you might think.