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ACRLog | Blogging by and for academic and research librarians Talking Book Service Don't let a physical limitation stop you from reading! Audio books and magazines can be loaned free to any Idaho resident who is unable to read regular print, hold a book, or turn pages due to a temporary or permanent physical limitation. This free service provides the following to registered users: Books, magazines, and playback equipment Materials mailed directly to and from the user via Free Matter for the BlindToll free number to contact the Talking Book Service Resources to help select titles of interestOnline catalog for direct orderingAbility to download digital titles What's Available Catalogs How do I Apply for Talking Book Service? Eligibility and Applications What our users say: Current users share what they like about the Talking Book Service.

Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training 5 Thought-Provoking Podcasts Every Librarian Should Listen To | Digitales Blog Late to the podcast game? Here are some of our quick recommendations for where to start! From librarians, for librarians. 1) Cyberpunk Librarian Hosted by Daniel Messer, the Web Content Manager for the Maricopa Country Library District — that’s in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, by the way — the Cyberpunk Librarian podcast explores ideas, trends, and other relevant topics for technologically minded librarians who are high tech but have a low budget. Links: Check out Episode 46 – Minecraft for Librarians – it’s a great starting point for the uninitiated who want to get on the Minecraft bandwagon.You can listen to the podcast on YouTube and access the resources mentioned in each episode on their website.Read more about Dan here. 2) T is for Training In their own words, T is for Training is “an informal podcast dedicated but not obsessed with training in libraries”. Timing-wise it might be complicated since they’re in the US, but you can call into the show! 3) LibUX 4) Open paren

Open Culture: The best free cultural & educational media on the web LiLI | Magazines, Newspapers & More for Idaho Residents - Libraries Linking Idaho THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN - Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond by Marshall Breeding With another year winding down, we’re pausing to review some of the accomplishments with technology in libraries and consider what might be in store. Each year seems to bring an accelerating pace of change. Relentless Consolidation In 2014, the library-technology industry saw another phase of consolidation. One component of the change relates to the increased involvement of private equity firms as they gain ownership of companies from the individuals or families that originally founded them. Through these previous rounds of consolidation, the strategic products and technologies used by libraries remain under the control of fewer companies of larger size and capacity. Looking into the next year or two, I anticipate that the consolidation of the industry will continue. However, it is inevitable that the industry will be dominated by a shrinking tier of very large corporations. Mobile

Computer Science Could Learn A Lot From Library And Information Science Computer science curriculums have long emphasized the power of data, encouraging its harvesting and hoarding, pioneering new ways of mining and manipulating users through it, reinforcing it as the path to riches in the modern economy and proselytizing the idea of data being able to solve all of society’s ills. In contrast, library and information science curriculums have historically emphasized privacy, civil liberties and community impact, blending discussion of public data management with private data minimization. Tomorrow’s future technology leaders could learn much from their library-minded colleagues. As a young computer science student at what was then the #4-ranked computer science program in the nation (today #5), my coursework was filled with all manner of practice and theory on how to acquire, manage and mine the world’s largest datasets. The focus was on capability, of what "could" be done with data, rather than what "should" be done with data.

Search for Public Libraries National Center for Education Statistics Contact Tools ED.gov Newsflash NCES Blog Twitter Facebook Search for Public Libraries NCES transferred the Public Libraries Survey and the State Library Agencies Survey to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2007 and no longer updates or maintains the public library database. You may also wish to visit the Library Statistics Program website for additional information about academic libraries. Explore the Institute of Education Sciences Library Technology Guides: Documents, Databases, News, and Commentary

Library of Online Education Articles and Advice The Guide to Earning College Credit in High School The cost of college has been and currently is on the rise. The average price of a four-year public college has increased more than more than 11% since 2012. Not to mention, according … The High Schooler's Guide to SAT and ACT Prep The cost of college has been and currently is on the rise. The average price of a four-year public college has increased more than more than 11% since 2012. Not to mention, according … The High Schooler's Guide to Financial Aid The cost of college has been and currently is on the rise. The average price of a four-year public college has increased more than more than 11% since 2012.

100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education:iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile:Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Resources like the Library of Congress have considerable archives and documents available, and many of them have taken their collections online. Books & Journals Science Math & Technology

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