Getting past the easy reach As I’ve been working on writing my book and hitting these mental milestones (40,000 words felt like a lot, then it felt like a lot to rework my outline, then it felt like I’d hit a mountaintop at 55,000 words and counting), I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we talk about and promote books to readers. Then in today’s Shelf Awareness, I saw this about the “book grapevine.” Click through and read it because it isn’t long. In short, the book gets great promotion on the ground level, then it gets promotion from a big-name person in the field or industry, that word gets to a reader who then suggests the book to, in this case, a book seller (and you can swap book seller for librarian or teacher or any other reader advocate), who then reads the book and they themselves do ground-level promotion of the title, too. It gets the word about a particular book out there and does so fast.
New Research on Privacy: “Online Tracking: A 1-Million-Site Measurement and Analysis” From researchers at Princeton University, a new research paper (draft) titled, “Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis” by Steven Englehardt and Arvind Narayanan From the Abstract We present the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking conducted to date, based on a crawl of the top 1 million websites. We make 15 types of mea- surements on each site, including stateful (cookie-based) and stateless (fingerprinting-based) tracking, the effect of browser privacy tools, and the exchange of tracking data between different sites (“cookie syncing”). Our findings include multiple sophisticated fingerprinting techniques never before measured in the wild.This measurement is made possible by our web privacy measurement tool, OpenWPM, which uses an automated version of a full-fledged consumer browser.
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. Always on the lookout for new articles, Library Life accepts unsolicited submissions from professionals in the sector. Soon we'll be creating an Editorial Board with our Editor-at-Large, Luqman Hayes.
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.
Five Ways Libraries Can Offer Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr by Molly Wetta *This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of RA News.* ASIC Search & ASIC Business Name Search ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC enforces company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors. Regulates and informs the public about Australian companies. 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.
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. International organizations are major providers and users of data and need to stay current to continue serving their constituents with easily accessible and up-to-date information.
Readers’ Advisory with Style: KLA 2013 Presentation I presented with Scott Rader from Hays Public Library at the Kansas Library Association this week. Our program was Readers’ Advisory with Style. We shared ways that we promote books in our libraries through passive RA materials like displays or graphics and through social media. Scott also discussed fanmixes for YA novels. Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines Well it’s been a big week for search, I think we can all agree. If you’re a regular Google user (65% of you globally) then you’ll have noticed some changes, both good and bad. I won’t debate the merits of these improvements, we’ve done that already here: Google kills Right Hand Side Ads and here: Google launches Accelerated Mobile Pages, but there’s a definite feeling of vexation that appears to be coming to a head. Deep breath… As the paid search space increases in ‘top-heaviness’, as organic results get pushed further off the first SERP, as the Knowledge Graph scrapes more and more publisher content and continues to make it pointless to click through to a website, and as our longstanding feelings of unfairness over Google’s monopoly and tax balance become more acute, now more than ever we feel there should be another, viable search engine alternative. There was a point not that long ago when you could easily divide people between those that used Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves and AltaVista.
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. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. Directories - Libraries Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web Directories: Libraries See Also: Librariana Africa Research Central - California State University, San Bernardino. A search for library as a repository type retrieves 87 results.
D-Lib Magazine D - L I B M A G A Z I N E ISSN: 1082-9873 | Table of Contents [ Editorial ] Special Issue By Laurence Lannom, Corporation for National Research Initiatives [ Guest Editorial ] RepScience2016 By Amir Aryani, Australian National Data Service; Oscar Corcho, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Paolo Manghi, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Jochen Schirrwagen, Bielefeld University Library [ Abstract ] [ Article ] From Data to Machine Readable Information Aggregated in Research Objects By Markus Stocker, PANGAEA, MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen [ Abstract ] [ Article ] Supporting Data Reproducibility at NCI Using the Provenance Capture System By Jingbo Wang, Ben Evans and Lesley Wyborn, National Computational Infrastructure, Australia; Nick Car, Geoscience Australia; Edward King, CSIRO, Australia
Why Good Readers’ Advisory Matters Written by: Kelly on September 6, 2012. A teen boy came to the reference desk while I was working a couple of weeks ago. He asked me to tell him a good book to read.