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The Future of Libraries: DigitalNZ is Leading the Way – GovLoop

digitalnzChange is scary When the internet started to hit critical mass in the late 1990s / early 2000s, there were dire stories about how libraries would go the way of dinosaurs, with the expectation that books would be deliberately destroyed like a Fahrenheit 451 dystopia or tossed in a landfill somewhere to moulder quietly. More… Read more »

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INTERNET WAVES: An Internet-Fueled Illusion — from Information Today

If you’ve been an information professional for any length of time, someone has probably said to you something like this, “You’re so smart. You know everything.” And you probably replied with something like this, “I don’t know everything, but I usually know where to find it.” It happened to me recently at work; someone asked for a particular statistic, and I was able to come up with it almost instantly because I recalled having seen it within the last week or so. You’ve probably been there; librarians, almost by definition, read widely and mentally organize the information we ingest.

Sometimes, we fire off a few pithy reference interview questions to narrow the scope. We think about who would have a particular/vested interest in collecting/maintaining/storing certain information. A government agency? A trade association? But it always needs to be a legitimate source. Other people may be satisfied with something culled from the first page of Google search results. But not us.

How many times has someone asked you to verify something he “found on the internet”? Depending on where you work and what you do, you could hear this several times a day.

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Computers in Libraries 2015 blog posts — #CILDC

These are links to my posts for CIL2015.  The full posts are on my personal blog. Click on title to read full post.

A305: Linked Data & New Cataloging Experience #CILDC

Wednesday, April 29 20153:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sharon Q Yang, Associate Professor/Systems Librarian, Moore Library, Rider University Marilyn Quinn, Associate Professor/Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Rider University Cataloging with RDA in USMARC is only temporary and transitional. The ultimate solution is BIBFRAME, currently on trial by the Library of Congress and other libraries. … Continue reading

C304: Collaboration and Coordination in Federal Libraries #CILDC

Int. Ballroom West Wednesday, April 29 20152:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Deborah K Balsamo, National Program Manager, EPA National Library Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency David E McBee, Command Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers James King, Branch Chief and Information Architect, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health Richard Huffine, ProQuest Many federal libraries today … Continue reading

C303: Data-Driven Decision Making #CILDC

C303: Data-Driven Decision Making Wednesday, April 29 20151:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Stacy Bruss, Reference Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology You may be familiar with using bibliometrics, the quantitative analysis of scholarly literature, to assess the impact of researchers. But have you used it to assess the impact of your collection and to … Continue reading

D302: Keeping Up: Tools, Apps, & Practices #CILDC

Jefferson Room Wednesday, April 29 201511:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Jessica Riggins, Member Services Coordinator, Tampa Bay Library Consortium Beth Farmer, Assistant Director, Tampa Bay Library Consortium Remaining current in today’s fast paced, information-driven world is a challenge for everyone—information comes at us from all directions. We all use online newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, social … Continue reading

E301: Keys to Success With Assessment & Evaluation #CILDC

Lincoln East Wednesday, April 29 201510:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Frank Cervone, Director of Information Technology and CISO, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago Lecturer, School of Information, San Jose State University Libraries and information agencies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate value. The key to demonstrating actual value is good data …Continue reading

Technology and Libraries: Now & Into the Future #CILDC

Technology & Libraries: Now & Into the Future Wednesday, April 29 20159:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Mary Augusta Thomas, Deputy Director, Smithsonian Libraries As part of the Smithsonian libraries for more than 30 years, Thomas currently directs the operation of twenty libraries located in each of the Smithsonian’s museums and research institutes. In this talk, … Continue reading

B205: Bringing Our Communities the World #CILDC

Tuesday, April 28 20154:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Paulette Hasier, Head Librarian, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Kimberley Carter, Librarian, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Christina Moyer, Librarian, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Librarians are constantly struggling with ways of providing access to nontextual collections and improving UX with those collections. The NGA library staff have many challenges … Continue reading

A204: Capturing, Analyzing, & Using Data #CILDC

A204: Capturing, Analyzing, & Using Data Tuesday, April 28 20152:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Lei Jin, Electronic Resources Librarian, Library, Ryerson University Dana Thomas, Assessment Librarian, Ryerson University Cherie Ding, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Ryerson University David Stern, Library Director, Saint Xavier University Slides: David Stern – A204_Stern.pptx (1 MB) Username/Password – CIL2015 Lei Jin … Continue reading

A203: Web Driven Revolution for Library Data #CILDC

Tuesday, April 28 20151:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC @rjw slides: Richard Wallis – A203_Wallis.pdf (19 MB) Username/Password – CIL2015 Many believe that the web’s influence on libraries is limited to social networking interaction and the design of discovery interfaces. However, the way the web now handles metadata is driving … Continue reading

C202: Mobile 23 Things – #CILDC

C202: Mobile 23 Things Tuesday, April 28 201511:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Jan Holmquist, Assistant Library Director, Guldborgsund Public Library This session explores the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services. It uses the 23 things framework for structuring a learning experience for library staff and customers or members. Learn how to create your … Continue reading

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