Author Archives: robinna

Seeking librarians/writers (professional development opportunies)

Seeking regular contributors:Do you have a story to tell? Come and share it at Library Worklife!Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today’s Leaders is looking for aspiring and experienced writers – library employees and graduate students who have stories to tell about their careers, jobs, research, and pathways to success. Library Worklife is a monthly, electronic newsletter published by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). ...

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Survey on Cataloging/Metadata Training (please help!)

All~Would you please share with appropriate lists and colleagues?Many thanks. ——————–This message has been cross-posted to several lists. Please excuse duplication. Metadata and Cataloging Training Survey linkhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=S6LEGThhanvSpjVMeVzwWw_3d_3d ———We are conducting a survey on training in the cataloging field which for the purposes of this survey includes all forms of metadata generation or correction for bibliographic use. Catalogers include professional and paraprofessional staff, as well as ...

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New digital music system from Indiana University

this sounds kind of interesting…. —————-Indiana University recently released the Variations digital music library system as free, open source software. http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/variations3/oss-webinar.html Trial version of the Variations client software is available here (as well as a link to a browser-based streaming audio player:http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/variations3/tryout.html For more information about the project:http://variations.sourceforge.net/

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OLE (Open Library Environment) Webinar — Free, March 31

With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a multinational group of libraries is developing the design for an Open Library Environment (OLE), an alternative to the current model of an Integrated Library System. OLE Project webcastWhen: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ESTTopics include an update of OLE activities, community outreach initiatives, reactions to feedback submitted thus far, upcoming software development ...

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Thoughts on the library of the future

One of my colleagues posted a question to his facebook wondering what the library of the future would look like. Here is my unedited response which is a little more casual given the nature of fb discussions : In terms of physical space, it needs to be inviting, and adaptive to a variety of users — easily configurable furniture (by the user), the same with ...

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medical illustrations and photos free for use

Interesting that they have chosen flickr… so these could definitely be used for art purposes. These are remixable (collage! digital mashup! video!) and shareable by attribution (if I’m reading the cc correctly). “An incredible archive of US Army medical photos and illustrations is being made available free under a Creative Commons Attribution license on Flickr by the National Museum of Health and Medicine: This previously ...

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Do you doodle? Do you know why?

Interesting article about doodling:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101727048 I am not sure if because I am a visual learner/artist (or maybe left handed) that I doodle for different reasons, but it is not out of boredom or to help me focus (I use note taking and to-do lists for that — which are very left brained activities). For me, doodling can spiral out of control and turn into an ...

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