Arquivo do mês: maio 2015

High costs, onerous rules keep e-libraries small

Despite the increasingly widespread readership of electronic books, e-book loan services at libraries show no signs of catching on. Why don’t more people use these apparently useful digital libraries? What are the challenges these services face, and how will they … Continuar lendo

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Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says

Stop worrying about whether libraries will survive the digital age, the head of the British Library has said, as he argues that they could outlast the internet. Roly Keating, director of the British Library, said he was shocked at how … Continuar lendo

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Why the Toronto Public Library’s newest branch is the perfect modern library

Daniel Rotsztain is the creator of allthelibraries.ca, a project that saw the writer-artist visit, and draw, every branch of the Toronto Public Library. That tally was 99 – until this week, when TPL opened the Scarborough Civic Centre, its 100th … Continuar lendo

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¿Cuáles son las expectativas del mercado laboral bibliotecario?

Alguna vez, mientras eran unos incáutos estudiantes de bibliotecología, ciencias de la información o fauna similar, se preguntaron qué harían después de terminar los estudios, ¿se imaginaban salvando el día bibliotecario al más puro estilo Guillermo de Baskerville? o quizá … Continuar lendo

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E-lending: what does your new government mean for digital libraries?

Now the election campaign has run its course, it’s a bit late (for now) to ask whether your MP supports the Speak Up For Libraries campaign’sManifesto for Libraries. But it’s never too late to know where each of the main … Continuar lendo

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Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores

Columbia, SC (WLTX) – A study released Tuesday by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians shows that the more emphasis is put on school libraries–and the learning that takes place there–the better scores students receive on standardized tests.

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Penn Libraries Launches ‘OPenn’ Digital Resources Online Platform

Some rare books and manuscripts from Penn Libraries can now be accessed online through the new OPenn digital resources website, http:/openn.library.upenn.edu. The site provides digitized cultural heritage materials available as free cultural works that are accessible for use by anyone. … Continuar lendo

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