“The legacy book publishing industry is fond of telling itself comforting myths. For example, one myth that just crossed my desk was the idea that younger readers preferred print books”
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.
Current trends indicate the necessity for libraries to develop new services to remain relevant to their parent institutions, many of which may require a more entrepreneurial approach.
This is the second article of a two-part series highlighting outreach activities to students and faculty at two Florida universities. This article focuses on activities that support student outreach and engagement, while the first article focuses on outreach activities to faculty.
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and regulate emotions in ourselves and in others. The author presents the ideology that librarians can think out of the box, or library literature, and use EI to manage multiple situations with ingenuity and empathy.
Yeap, that’s me. Doing my bit in promoting the new OneSearch – the library’s new search engine aka web discovery layer. Just to share a little bit about the video. That one minute of video involved more than 5 hours of video shot and retake. But it was well worth it. Among the new features of OneSearch are:
- Integrated login to all your library needs
- Request for library resources and track the status from one integrated platform Integrated login to all your library needs
- Personalise your searches under My Favourites Integrated login to all your library needs
Last but not least, the library has also produced several others video to promote OneSearch:
Here’s some “behind the scenes” pictures 🙂
Another year has ended and now it is a great time for library professionals to look back at their activity and plan for 2019 with a fresh view. There are many things that libraries got attached to in their long history such as fines, the library card, the Dewey classification and many other things that
Saw this tweet recently. Inspired to know how UX / User Experience can be put into practice to help us in distributing workloads and tasks. Visualizations can help us see things better compared to listing it all in text format. Have you thought of something similar at your workplace?
Mobile libraries are an advantageous addition to libraries and a library’s services. It is something that, if feasible, should be implemented. Globally, there are libraries facing challenges like activating non-users of the library as well as extending the “reach” of the library in effort to allow the resources therein to be obtainable by
Key Takeaways include:
1. Researchers struggle between ease of use and authoritative information.
2. Researchers highly mistrust online resources due to prolific misinformation.
3. The full breadth and depth of library resources are not easy to see.
(Excerpt from article)