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Using Impact as a Strategic Tool for Developing the Digital Library via the Balanced Value Impact Model

Using Impact as a Strategic Tool for Developing the Digital Library via the Balanced Value Impact Model, Simon Tanner, Library Leadership and Management, Vol. 30, No.4 (2016) “This paper will demonstrate how to effectively measure the impact of a digital library and how this can enhance strategic planning. Measuring the impact of digital resources and… Continue Reading

Smithsonian – The Future of Libraries

Besides lending books, the local institutions are training young journalists, renting garden plots and more “…public libraries today are actually doing an enormous amount to meet 21st-century needs. A recent contest sponsored by the Knight Foundation awarded shares of a $1.6 million prize to 14 winners who came up with the best, most innovative ideas… Continue Reading

Discovery and Reuse of Open Datasets: An Exploratory Study

Discovery and Reuse of Open Datasets: An Exploratory Study – Sara Mannheimer, Montana State University-Bozeman; Leila Belle Sterman, Montana State Univeristy-Bozeman; Susan Borda, Montana State University-Bozeman. Publication Date 7-19-2016. DOI Link http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2016.1091 “Objective: This article analyzes twenty cited or downloaded datasets and the repositories that house them, in order to produce insights that can be… Continue Reading

BBC – Syria’s secret library

Mike Thomson, BBC News: “When a place has been besieged for years and hunger stalks the streets, you might have thought people would have little interest in books. But enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with volumes rescued from bombed buildings – and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it…As it is,… Continue Reading

Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessnes

Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessness and A Brief Overview of Services to Youth Experiencing Homelessness Without Parents or Guardians, Julie Ann Winkelstein School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Submitted on: 28.07.2016 (IFLA) “This paper provides an overview of the First Draft of the Guidelines… Continue Reading

Portland Street Books Project distributes free books to homeless

“Laura Moulton is a renegade Portland librarian, riding around town on a bike that holds her books and delivering everything from Louis L’Amour to Noam Chomsky to the people of Portland who live outside. Street Books, which started in 2011 as a three month social practice art project, is the subject of a short documentary released… Continue Reading

Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking, 2008 – 2015

Washington and Lee School of Law – “The purpose of the Law Journal Rankings Project is to give scholars a resource to locate law journals by subject, country or publication, or ranking (where available), to display journal editorial information, and to facilitate an author’s article submission to those journals. . The site currently ranks journals… Continue Reading

St. Louis Fed releases beta forecasting game

“The St. Louis Fed has developed a forecasting game to go with FRED, called FREDcast https://research.stlouisfed.org/useraccount/fredcast (still in beta).  There is a link to a training webinar:  https://www.stlouisfed.org/events/2016/09/ee-fredcast.” [via Katrina Stierholz, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis] Continue Reading

ALA Resolution on the Restoration of the United Nations Depository Library System

Resolution on the Restoration of the United Nations Depository Library System – ALA Council [Via Susan Paterson] Whereas ALA Policy 6.1.1 International Relations- Policy Objectives is “To encourage the exchange, dissemination, and access to information and the unrestricted flow of library materials in all formats throughout the world (ALA Key Action Area:  Equitable Access to… Continue Reading

NY Public Library Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse

NYPL: “Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items (photos, blueprints, books and maps) in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution… Continue Reading

EUscreen portal searchable archive of professional audiovisual from 2009-present

“The EUscreen portal offers free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual heritage. It brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as chronicling important historical events, the EUscreen portal allows you to explore television programmes that… Continue Reading