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.
CHICAGO — Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy.
CHICAGO — The six threshold concepts outlined in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education are not simply a revision of ACRL's previous Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. They are instead an altogether new way of looking at information literacy.