Library Life Library Life: Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa is our monthly magazine for the library and information sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. The magazine features an inspiring and refreshing mix of debate, discussion and interactive content from throughout the profession as well as news, updates from LIANZA, and details of industry events, conferences and seminars. Established as a newsletter in 1932, Library Life has recently been re-energised, thanks to the new design from Jess in Admin who also has a degree in Design from Massey, and from all of our lovely contributors who are upping their game and seding in riveting content.
University of Bergen Library The University of Bergen, including the University Library, has launched a new website with a new design. The "old" web pages will still be available for a limited period, but they will not be updated any more. Welcome to the library! Main objective of the library The main objective of the University library is to collect and make available information in order to contribute to improving the quality of the research, teaching and dissemination of knowledge that takes place at the University of Bergen. The University Library offers
10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library Today’s hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons. Ultra-popular social media websites and apps combined with the availability of affordable cloud-based services and the evolution and adoption of mobile devices are enabling librarians to share and build communities, store and analyze large collections of data, create digital collections, and access information and services in ways never thought about before. Libraries have become technology leaders by integrating cutting-edge tools to enhance users’ experience. It’s not enough to redesign the library website. Best practices mean developing user personas and following usability strategies to produce user-informed designs. New digital collections are stored in the cloud and mobile applications are developed around them.
No Shelf Required — A moderated discussion of the issues surrounding eBooks, for librarians and publishers. From the OverDrive blog: OverDrive conducted an end user survey from June 26-July 15, 2015. Administered via library websites, the survey collected input from 16,756 respondents. Their full report examines the positive effect the shift to digital content has had on the role of libraries in their communities by helping attract new readers, serve existing patrons better and reach beyond their physical walls. There is a nice infographic on the original OverDrive blog post. Click here to see the full report and survey.
Empowering Learners: Skip to main content ALA User Menu A Division of the American Library Association 22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Libraries In September we launched the 12th Knight News Challenge, on libraries, asking the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we’re announcing 22 winners of that challenge, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for their ideas. Building on previous experience working with libraries, this challenge has helped us learn a great deal about libraries and the challenges they face while serving the information needs of their communities. Several themes emerged among the winners, including focusing on digital rights and privacy; history and digital preservation; the maker movement and open data. We look forward to learning more as the projects develop and to applying that knowledge to our work more broadly.
Library Networking: Journals, Blogs, Associations, etc. In Libraryland, there are many ways of keeping up and keeping connected with your fellow librarians This page does not necessarily indicate every site that has an RSS feed. Since most of these people are librarians, it's always worth checking for an RSS feed for their journals, blogs, etc. (What's RSS?) This page: Library Networking, generally | Library Journals and Indexes | Library and Librarian Blogs | Library Newsgroup | Library and Related Associations (Subject-Matter Library Associations) | Library Conferences Library Networking, generally
Library Renewal Blog Subscribe Via RSS Struggling to Satisfy Demand March 18, 2013 Posted in: Board Member Posts, Uncategorized the reality of the public library ebook marketplace reflected in usage data from a selection of public libraries Matt Weaver, Board member, Library Renewal March 2013
K12 Digital Citizenship - For teachers Workshop about instruction about digital citizenship: Workshop (heavy on case law): Standards: CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS WITH HIGHLIGHTED DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP STANDARDS (yellow highlights are direct standards; green highlights are related standards): Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. Index. English. Home page. Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists A primary aim of The Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists (AILIS) is to foster better communication and closer co-operation amongst international librarians and information specialists in the Geneva - Lausanne area. But more than that, because of the great changes that have occurred in the world of information during last decade, AILIS provides an opportunity to learn about the trends in our profession. In particular AILIS co-sponsors the programme "Library Science Talks" which consists of 5-6 presentations per year given by internationally recognized specialists in the field.
American Libraries Direct Current Issue: March 26, 2014 About AL Direct AL Direct is an electronic newsletter sent every Wednesday to personal members of the American Library Association. It is a weekly supplement to American Libraries magazine that provides summaries and links to news, announcements, and other information of interest to library and information science professionals. Feedback K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas are a real challenge for schools. But technology also provides incredible opportunities for students to learn, connect, create, and collaborate in ways never before imagined. Your school can build a positive school culture that supports the safe and responsible use of technology with Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Students can build skills around critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision making. And you and your school can join thousands of others across the globe by getting recognized for your efforts.
Snapchat For Your Library Snapchat has been getting a lot of buzz as of late (Facebook offered to purchase it for $3 billion, but was turned down). It is currently valued at about $4 billion, and I think it will be the social media application of 2014 (here’s an interesting story of why teens use Snapchat by npr). What is Snapchat? Snapchat is a photo chat application developed by Stanford University student Evan Spiegel. What makes it different from Google chat, FB messaging, etc is the fact that the “snaps” (photos/videos/text) that you send are only viewable between 1-10 seconds, and then deleted permanently.