Information

  ·  What is an RSS Feed?
  ·  The History of RSS Feeds
  ·  RSS Versions and Formats

  ·  Latest News

RSS Feed Categories

  ·  Arts  (288)
  ·  Business  (175)
  ·  Computers  (218)
  ·  Education  (5)
  ·  Entertainment  (11)
  ·  Games  (24)
  ·  Health  (72)
  ·  Home  (51)
  ·  Kids and Teens  (7)
  ·  Lifestyle  (5)
  ·  News  (118)
  ·  Recreation  (125)
  ·  Reference  (47)
  ·  Regional  (1,284)
  ·  Science  (131)
  ·  Shopping  (6)
  ·  Society  (200)
  ·  Sports  (214)
  ·  World  (1,005)








 

Feed: LIBRARY STUFF

The library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development


Chris Bourg named director of MIT Libraries
21-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Chris Bourg has been named as the new director of the MIT Libraries, effective in February. Provost Martin Schmidt announced her appointment today in an email to the MIT community. Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of […]

Leave a Comment





At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption
21-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Academic libraries can help promote the adoption of open educational resources, but ultimately the push for open content has to be about more than textbooks, advocates said this week during the Open Ed Conference. The conference, which concludes today, comes on the heels of two reports suggesting that adoption of OER has the potential to […]

Leave a Comment





Museum Catalogues from Eight Institutions You Can Now Read Online
20-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“I’m pleased to ­share that all the museum partners in the Getty Foundation’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) have now published their catalogues — available to all, at no charge. The initiative recently reached this major milestone with the release of a free digital publication from Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries. Going digital with collections […]

Leave a Comment





Introducing The Oyster Review
20-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Editorial has always been a critical part of Oyster, from the very beginning when nearly our entire team stayed up late the night before launch curating lists to help our readers find the books they would love. Now we’re expanding that knowledge and passion for books with the launch of The Oyster Review, a new […]

Leave a Comment





Welcome Chronicle Books to Scribd
20-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome our friends (and neighbors) Chronicle Books to Scribd. They make some of the prettiest books around, and we’ve just added more than a thousand of them. Love gorgeous art & photography? Or sumptuously illustrated children’s books? How about some delicious, delicious food porn? Or maybe a great book to […]

Leave a Comment





Three Questions and Three Answers as Food for Thought About the Future of Wikipedia
20-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Wikipedia prides itself of being the encyclopedia of the 21st century. Except that in the 21st century there are no encyclopedias. Wikipedia has amazingly removed this category from the face of the earth. Since we already are the biggest, most updated, shared and common encyclopedia in the world – and mostly since we are virtually […]

Leave a Comment





UN, Wikimedia New York deliver open, free world maps on GIS Day
20-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“For thousands of years, humans have used maps to define, understand and navigate the world in which we live. From cave drawings to star maps to geospatial navigation, maps have been an ever-improving tool for people everywhere. In today’s increasingly connected world, maps play a critical role in areas like humanitarian response to disasters, understanding […]

Leave a Comment





Publishers call for federal government to settle ‘fair use’ in higher education
20-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Publishers are seeking “corrective authoritative guidance” from the federal government to stop the trend of court rulings they say are expanding copyright exemptions beyond their legal intent, but higher education associations argue interfering could upset the balance between copyright holders and consumers. The Association of American Publishers made its appeal to a U.S. House of […]

Leave a Comment





Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative
19-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“The University of Iowa Libraries has announced a major digitization initiative, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. 10,000 science fiction fanzines will be digitized from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection, representing the entire history of science fiction as a popular genre and providing the content […]

Leave a Comment





Ferguson librarian fuelled by anger over shooting, love for town
19-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“She’s a mom, a librarian, a U.S. army vet, just like her dad. She belongs to a Ferguson book club that hasn’t met since police bullets felled Michael Brown in August. Her 9-year-old daughter’s on the Ferguson swim team. Her husband, who builds in-ground pools for a living, is president of their neighbourhood community association. […]

Leave a Comment





Bronx library fills void left by community center closing
19-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“A Bronx library is helping to fill a void created by the closure of a beloved community center, expanding English language classes to a neighborhood heavily populated by immigrants. The basement meeting room of the High Bridge Library was packed Tuesday morning with people who gathered for an informational session regarding the new offerings. After […]

Leave a Comment





Evan R. Chesler Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library
18-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“The Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library announced that, effective today, renowned attorney Evan R. Chesler will succeed Neil L. Rudenstine as its next chairman. Chesler, a Bronx native and chair of prominent law firm Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP, has been a member of the Library’s Board of Trustees since November […]

Leave a Comment





Building a complete Tweet index
18-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006. Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday human experiences and major historical events. Our search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and our search index […]

Leave a Comment





Portland council gives library staffers power to expel unruly patrons
18-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“The City Council voted Monday night to give Portland Public Library staff members the power to issue no trespassing orders to problem patrons, despite concerns that those powers would target the poor and minorities. Currently, library staff must call police when a patron is causing a disturbance. Library Director Stephen Podgajny said giving constable powers […]

Leave a Comment





F.C.C. Chief Aims to Bolster Internet for Schools
17-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“With a goal of fiber-optic lines reaching to every school and a Wi-Fi connection in every classroom, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected on Monday to propose a 62 percent increase in the amount of money the agency spends annually to wire schools and libraries with high-speed Internet connection” (via NYTimes.com)

Leave a Comment





RLUK and OCLC partner for shared collection management and visibility goals
17-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“OCLC and Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a consortium of the largest research organisations in the UK and Ireland, today announced an expanded partnership that will help RLUK achieve key strategic objectives for shared collection management and resource discovery. Building on existing OCLC cataloguing arrangements, the new agreement offers RLUK members the opportunity to load their […]

Leave a Comment





5 reasons the corporate workplace needs librarians
17-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Huge numbers of library and information professionals work in the corporate sector. Instead of supplying information services to students, children or the general public, we use our skills to help office workers, lawyers, bankers, civil servants and charity workers to find the information they need to do their jobs. Technology and changing attitudes towards information […]

Leave a Comment





Two St. Paul libraries reopen with bigger, brighter look
17-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“After nearly a year of renovation work, St. Paul is reopening two of its anchor libraries with expanded areas for kids, more community meeting space and a lot more windows. On Sunday, the newly dubbed Highland Park Community Center will open its renovated library and recreational facilities to the public with a program featuring speeches, […]

Leave a Comment





A new read on Salt Lake City library: It’s now a great place to work
17-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Three years after its embattled director resigned amid an employee uprising, the Salt Lake City Public Library now ranks as one of the best places to work along the Wasatch Front. So, too, does the Salt Lake County Library System, according to a survey by Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics. When former Salt Lake City Library Director Beth […]

Leave a Comment





Allen: African American Museum and Library materials now available online
17-Nov-14   By: Steven M. Cohen

Posted in News

“Starting this month many of the treasures from the collection of Oakland’s African American Museum and Library will be available online. Utilizing funds from a California State Library grant, the library staff has digitized more than 8,000 pages of manuscripts and 200-plus photographs related to civil rights, women’s history, Negro baseball leagues and the Brotherhood […]

Leave a Comment









Copyright © 2003-2014 USGuides.net, Inc. All Rights Reserved.