22 novembre 2017

This is how you build the library of the future

This is how you build the library of the future
Karen Connors, eSchool News, 2017/08/07
Short article asserting that "The 4 C’s (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity) will drive our pioneering approach to developing the libraries of the future." I know librarians want to continue collecting books and such, but I think doubling as maker spaces offers a much brighter future. More...

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The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go

The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go
JISC, 2017/08/01
Before using something like Spotify as an analogy, it is always best to make sure they aren't in danger of going bankrupt during your press announcement period. The idea here is that Bibliotech provides a textbook marketplace for students, negotiating collectively with publishers, and provides textbook rentals "for as little as £2.99 a month" per title. More...

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21 novembre 2017

Searching for the Library: University Home Page Design and Missing Links

Searching for the Library: University Home Page Design and Missing Links
University home pages, argues the author, are now sufficiently similar to be classed as a genre. But within this genre, many sites do not include a direct link to the university library. This reflects a devaluation of the role of libraries in the university. More...

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16 novembre 2017

You Are What is Killing Librarianship

You Are What is Killing Librarianship
Veronica Arellano Douglas, ACRLog, 2017/06/12
I haven't covered libraries and librarianship a lot in these pages because my perception has been that the both have become increasingly marginal over the years. Sure, there's a digital-age story we can tell about the role of information professionals, but this story was resisted by those already in the field. More...

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31 octobre 2017

Pourquoi les BU parisiennes sont-elles fermées le dimanche ?

Blog Educpros de Christophe Pérales. J’ai eu une riche idée : me lancer dans une comparaison entre la BPI et une bibliothèque universitaire que je connais bien puisqu’elle fait partie du réseau de BU que je dirige, la bibliothèque des Grands Moulins. Plus...

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20 octobre 2017

The library of the future? It's digital

The Guardian homeUniversities looking to provide the best library service to students should prioritise digital innovation. More...

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University libraries need to start putting the student first

The Guardian homeWith universities under pressure to show they’re worth the fees, providing a modern library service is a great place to start. More...

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19 octobre 2017

Public libraries can (literally) serve as a shelter from the storm

The ConversationAfter Superstorm Sandy, for example, the Princeton Public Library in New Jersey and Connecticut’s New Canaan Library gave the public somewhere to charge devices, contact loved ones or even just watch movies. Other New Jersey libraries went further: The Roxbury Public Library opened early and closed late. South Orange’s library became its primary evacuation center. More...

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18 octobre 2017

Beyond Ignorance

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. How can libraries enact their values in the wake of Charlottesville? Can we impart those values to our students. More...

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08 octobre 2017

5 apps to innovate school libraries

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Convenient and creative apps to virtualize your school library program. Apps can bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. Since apps are a part of our everyday lives, especially those of students, they have the power to completely change the way students and teachers think about learning—especially in the library. More...

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