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Survey on Research practices of historians

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services for Scholars program has released the report of their NEH-funded study, Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians(http://www.sr.ithaka.org/news/understanding-historians-today-%E2%80%94-new-ithaka-sr-report). Here’s a brief description of the project from the report’s Executive Summary: In 2011-2012, Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices of academic historians in the United States, with the objective of identifying services to better support them. Based on interviews with dozens of historians, librarians, archivists, ...

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Creating digital art via touch

Touch screens aren’t the only way of doing this. Shillito is leading a team that has developed software that allows artists to receive physical feedback when designing virtual 3D objects. The team’s approach uses a haptic device called Falcon, which vibrates and moves to allow users to “feel” virtual objects. Originally developed for 3D gaming, Falcon is a cross between a joystick and a mouse. ...

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Social media in libraries survey

My Group (Emerging Technologies Group) is taking the survey today.--------------Please forward this survey to library colleagues, state library association listservs, or others who may be interested. Thank you for taking time to respond to this survey on American libraries using Social Media tools for PR/Marketing. It should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. It is a follow up to a survey of the same type ...

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Emergency planning survey

————————- Dear Colleague, As part of an on-going research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are seeking responses to a brief survey on the roles librarians could play in emergency planning and response activities. This information will be used to help develop appropriate learning experiences for current and future practitioners. The survey asks you to rank the appropriateness of a ...

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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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The vanishing cataloger

In the past few years, I’ve been noticing a trend amongst many of the smart, talented cataloging colleagues that I know — they are are leaving the Cataloging profession.I think there are many factors at work, but I see a few trends: The shifted job: Their jobs have shifted even if their job descriptions or titles have not. The evolved job: Their jobs and official ...

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