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Learn Excel fast with the 5 best free excel tutorials - Digital Business tracks. Excel is still an important tool for entrepreneurs, startups and businesses regarding budgets, accounting, and financials.

Learn Excel fast with the 5 best free excel tutorials - Digital Business tracks

I’ve gone through over a hundred Excel tutorial websites, and here’s the best and most user-friendly resource I’ve found. 5 Best free Excel tutorials- (top 4 are video tutorials) 1. I personally used Excel Central to learn Excel. In this course, you can keyword search different classes you need. 2. 3. 4. Learn Excel offline is an app on Android. A really good paid option is on Lynda.com where you can choose among over 80 Excel courses that covers all levels. Home. StaffPad is a music handwriting app that’s real — and it’s spectacular. StaffPad is, quite simply, the most fun, innovative, and groundbreaking music notation software available today.

StaffPad is a music handwriting app that’s real — and it’s spectacular

The app is available exclusively from the Windows Store for $70. The only platform on which StaffPad is currently available, for reasons that we’ll soon explore in detail, is pen-and-touch based Windows 8 tablets like the Surface Pro. With that in mind, let’s watch the 2-minute promotional video for StaffPad: Watching the video may conjure up a sense of déjà vu, but let’s not dwell on that too much… How to destroy special collections with social media. I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series.

how to destroy special collections with social media

It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descriptive Bibliography course (aka “boot camp”) was in full swing, and the weather was in all its hot, glorious humidity. I wanted to keep things light as well as make some points I feel very strongly about: the importance of librarians and researchers using social media to help sustain special collections libraries.

Below are the slides and my notes for my July 29th talk. The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine. On my morning bus into town, every teenager and every grown-up sits there staring into their little infinity machine: a pocket-sized window onto more words than any of us could ever read, more music than we could ever listen to, more pictures of people getting naked than we could ever get off to.

The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine

Until a few years ago, it was unthinkable, this cornucopia of information. Those of us who were already more or less adults when it arrived wonder at how different it must be to be young now. ‘How can any kid be bored when they have Google?’ I remember hearing someone ask. Popular now. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Article 1.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Think%20like%20a%20STARTUP. Chrzastowski Assessment 101 for Librarians.

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Please Enjoy. White paper social media. Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age - Ziming Liu. Personal learning networks. By Michael Stephens ACCESS, Vol. 26, Issue 4, 2012, pp. 4-6.

personal learning networks

(The views expressed in articles are those of the author(s) concerned and do not necessarily represent the views of ASLA.) Copyright of articles published in Access is jointly held by the Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) and the author(s). The author(s) retain copyright of their articles but give permission to ASLA to reprint their works in collections or other such documents published by and on behalf of the ASLA. Biography Dr Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Introduction. The Innovative Dutch: Libraries, Universities, and Research Institutes in the Netherlands. FEATURE The Innovative Dutch Libraries, Universities, and Research Institutes in the Netherlands by Lark Birdsong Birdsong Information Services Having spent 4 weeks in the Netherlands in August and September 2009 visiting libraries, universities, and research institutes and hearing lectures from the Dutch, I learned quite a bit from these innovative professionals.

The Innovative Dutch: Libraries, Universities, and Research Institutes in the Netherlands

The public and academic libraries and research institutes have an innovation engine driving their daily existence and research. The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques. The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques. Reference and Information Services _ An - Cassell_ Kay Ann(Author).pdf. Website Design. 20 Great Public Library Websites - Blog - mattanderson.orgBlog – mattanderson.org.

It IS possible to create a great website for a public library!

20 Great Public Library Websites - Blog - mattanderson.orgBlog – mattanderson.org

Here are twenty examples…check them out! Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts: Challenges and ... Libraries, literacy and poverty reduction: a key to African development. By Kingo Mchombu, University of Namibia and Nicola Cadbury, Book Aid International A research paper looking at libraries in Africa.

Libraries, literacy and poverty reduction: a key to African development

Commissioned by Book Aid International and sponsored by the Commonwealth Foundation. Book Aid International, 39-41 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9NR www.bookaid.org T +44 (0)20 7733 3577 F +44 (0)20 7978 8006 E info@bookaid.org Registered charity in England and Wales number 313869 Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HY www.commonwealthfoundation.com T +44 (0)20 7930 3783 F +44 (0)20 7839 8157 E geninfo@commonwealth.int Contents - Foreword: The context 2 - Introducing Book Aid International 2 - Knowledge and development 3 - The knowledge divide 4 - Literacy context 5 - Knowledge and information for development6 - The challenges faced by libraries and information centres in Africa 8 - Is there sufficient access to libraries?

Acknowledgements Foreword: The context. Global Libraries. We focus our efforts in four areas that we believe will have the greatest impact.

Global Libraries

Research and Innovation We fund projects and research on public access to information and the Internet, trends that affect how libraries serve their communities, and ways to foster innovation in libraries. These efforts help public library leaders and staff understand and quickly integrate innovative ideas, tools, and services in response to the changing needs of their communities. Projects in this area include a five-year global study on the impact of public access to the Internet and computers and a study by the Pew Research Center on U.S. public library use, with particular focus on e-books and digital content. They also include a grant to Worldreader, a literacy organization that is piloting the use of mobile devices and Kindles in public and community libraries in Kenya. Rda_best_practices_for_music_cataloging-v1_0_1-140401. A brief overview of some of the changes from AACR2 to RDA.

Libraries: Cathedrals of Our Souls  This piece was previously published in The Times of London, and is included in Caitlin Moran's new book, Moranthology ($14.99, Harper Perennial). Home educated and, by seventeen, writing for a living, the only alma mater I have ever had is Warstones Library, Pinfold Grove, Wolverhampton. A low, red-brick box on grass that verged on wasteland, I would be there twice a day--rocking up with all the ardor of a clubber turning up to a rave. I read every book in there--not really, of course, but as good as: when I'd read all the funny books, I moved on to the sexy ones, then the dreamy ones, the mad ones; the ones that described distant mountains, idiots, plagues, experiments. I sat at the big table and read all the papers: in public housing in Wolverhampton, the broadsheets are as incongruous and illuminating as an Eames lamp. Daniel Levitin on information overload. Since 1986, the amount of information we absorb has increased fivefold and our options for getting more have become almost limitless.

All this choice and access to data might seem like a luxury of contemporary life – and in some ways it is – but recent neuroscience studies have shown it’s making our brains work overtime. Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing. Introduction Scholarly publishing is totally broken. Not only, at present, can most of the people (taxpayers) who fund research not get access to it, but plans to fix this look set to screw over Early Career Researchers and anybody else who can't persuade their funders to give them the up-front fees required by publishers for Open Access journals. There are other models. I have proposed that the university library could function as a re-invented university press.

The Keepers Registry: Search. Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship. In Brief: After presenting together at ACRL 2015 to share research we conducted on race, identity, and diversity in academic librarianship, we reconvene panelists Ione T. Damasco, Cataloger Librarian at the University of Dayton, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Undergraduate Experience Librarian at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Dracine Hodges, Head of Acquisitions at Ohio State University, Todd Honma, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at Pitzer College, Juleah Swanson, Head of Acquisition Services at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Azusa Tanaka, Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Washington in a virtual roundtable discussion. Resuming the conversation that started at ACRL, we discuss why diversity really matters to academic libraries, librarians, and the profession, and where to go from here.

Introduction. The Atlas of Early Printing. AspenLibrariesReport.pdf. KDL Blog » Blog Archive » Why Did My Library Move My Stuff? You might be passably familiar with the Dewey Decimal system, but the chances that your kids and grandkids know about the library materials classification system that’s been around since the late 1870s are getting slimmer by the year. It’s a fact: bookstores and online searches (even grocery stores!) Are organized by category, not a string of numbers. So in an effort to make finding what they need as simple as possible for patrons, a number of U.S. libraries — including Kent District Library — are aligning themselves with the “search by subject” method.

It’s called BISAC — book industry standards and communications — and by the end of the year all 18 KDL branches will be organized according to this system. As of August 1, eight branches have been completed. Here’s another example: During the school year, librarians everywhere are inundated with requests from students to help them find someone famous to write a report about. Powered By DT Author Box Written by Morgan J. Gorman and Ranganathan.pdf. The Cathedral and the Bazaar. This directory gives you access to almost all of the contents of my evolving book, The Cathedral and the Bazaar. Enjoy — but be aware that I have sold O'Reilly the exclusive commercial printing rights.

The papers composing this book (like their topic) are still evolving as I get more feedback. "The Mobile LAM (Library, Archive & Museum): New Space for Engagement" by Rovatti-Leonard, Angela - Young Adult Library Services, Vol. 12, Issue 2, Winter 2014. The San Francisco Mobile Museum. Embarrassments of riches: Managing research assets. PS_technology_WEB2.pdf. Empowering Our Children by Bridging the Word Gap. Research shows that during the first years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than her more affluent peers.

Critically, what she hears has direct consequences for what she learns. Children who experience this drought in heard words have vocabularies that are half the size of their peers by age 3, putting them at a disadvantage before they even step foot in a classroom. The President’s Early Learning Initiative: A Birth to Five Continuum of High Quality Early Care and Education. PS_technology_WEB2.pdf. Young Children, New Media, & Libraries Infographic. Blobdload. Psycnet.apa. How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’ I WAS an ordinary computer programmer. It doesn’t compute: Why did women stop coding? Throughout the 60s and 70s the number of women entering computer science was growing at about the same rate as that of women entering all branches of science.

The situation began to change around 1984. Unite for Literacy library. Jing, Free Screenshot and Screencast Software. The Human Library - Check Out A Living Book And Listen To Their Story. Libraries and English Language Learners. #1 language-learning resource in public libraries.

DUUDDE! My library just added this! Check if your public or acadmic library has this subscription! – katrinahsmith