"I only wish I had your paper before me when I wrote Silicon Snake Oil"--Clifford Stoll. "Ultimately, " says Earl Lee, "libraries are involved in the quest for truth, but conceptualize it in a way very different from most. Library professionals pursue a philosophy of inclusion, trying to have as many versions of Truth as possible, in the hopes that somewhere in the mass of material, something meaningful may be found by some discerning reader. But in recent years the mass of data has grown to bury truth and defeat the discerning. Librarians have lost sight of what is important." The uncontrollable mass of data, the transformation of the library to an information center, the demise of the card catalog, the meretriciousness of publishers offerings, the dumbing down of textbooks, the decision by the Library of Congress to use the OCLC online system exclusively--these are all the subjects of thought-provoking and unsweetened opinions, welcome reminders of the rich tradition of intellectual freedom in the profession.
This title draws together international authorities to explore the variety of work that libraries are doing across the world to deliver resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices. Based on the proceedings of the Third International M-Libraries Conference held in Brisbane in May 2011, this draws together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading authorities in the field. The main strands of discussion include: • mobile services and their development • mobile users, their behaviour and requirements • emerging technical developments including new platforms, devices and applications • strategy and infrastructure developments at national level • reflections and feedback on new service models • local innovation. Readership: Information professionals in all sectors, policy makers, researchers, developers, publishers, suppliers, LIS students and new professionals.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, Hearings Held in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 16, 17, 1983
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration
Academic libraries in Greece are just now beginning the technological revolution that has swept the highly industrial west for the past couple decades. Greek, British, and American contributors with library or education experience in Greece discuss such matters as automation, librarian education, and international cooperation, mostly at specific universities. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.
The consortial environment provides librarians with new ways to manage collections at their home institutions. Academic libraries in Ohio have been participating in OhioLINK since 1988, and the consortium has had an effect on shaping local collections for more than one decade. While each institution pursues its own collection management strategy, the shared resources and delivery system provided through OhioLINK influence local collections profoundly. What has been the effect? This work is a collection of articles assessing local collections within a consortial environment. The authors assess collections from their own vantage points, considering such diverse factors as cost, regional depositories, book reviews, and faculty input. The influence of consortial ties in shaping local collections is a common thread throughout the work. This book was published as a special issue of Collection Management.
United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor