Shamichael Hallman/ Medium
In the reimagining of the Cossitt Library in Memphis, the library's manager talks about the function of a library as a bridge between diverse sections of the community, and about creating new frameworks through community collaboration.
The Library Lab
Data can tell us about library use, but how to assert the value and impact of libraries? A new project at Roskilde Libraries aims to create a new way of talking about the value of libraries by taking a more nuanced view of it's functions.
With the pandemic halting so many initiatives, a librarian found a way to create an Escape Room project in Google Forms. It went viral and inspired countless librarians to develop their own virtual games to keep people entertained and challenged during lockdown.
Musings about librarianship
Librarian Aaron Tay experiments with OpenAI's new language model GPT-3 and looks at how well it can write text - and it's really quite convincing.
Karen Jensen/ Teen Librarian Toolbox
A look back at the past 9 years of TLT in the context of these unprecedented times.
Has the upheaval of lockdown changed what we are reading and how we are reading it? Tiffany Wincek interviews some OverDrive staff about their reading habits throughout the pandemic.
Stella Wisdom/ Digital scholarship blog
An overview of a series of online lectures for librarians on the use of Wikimedia to improve access to collections they curate.
Contains links to a selection of other Wikimedia-related online training and info sessions.
Public Libraries News
We've been curious about this new library advocacy initiative so it's good to find out more via an interview with the person behind it.
Eileen Jakeway/ The Signal
An interview with LC Labs' latest 2020 Staff Innovators about their project Born Digital Access Now! Its creators explain about their project curating materials that started life as digital rather than materials that are converted or digitised, and the challenges of dealing with a large variety of formats and file types.
The Open Library Blog
It's time to go behind the scenes and meet some of the librarians from this open-data loving community, and find out how they got involved.
'Deepfakes' - videos and images that have been digitally manipulated - are becoming increasingly difficult to spot. MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality have created a website with resources and an example of a sophisticated manipulated video to help educate people about misinformation.
Make a 3D custom image of any book with this open source tool.
14th July 2020 Machine Learning + Libraries: A Report on the State of the Field
A comprehensive report on machine learning in libraries, from what it is, through to promising applications and recommendations, as well as information about structuring an ML project.
Liz Vine/ In the Library with the Lead Pipe 22nd July 2020
An in-depth article looking at the area of student employee training. Liz Vine argues that training should be given an equal status to learning, and that a learner-centred approach to student employee training is essential.
IFLA 16th July 2020
An overview of studies into the Return on Investment method of evaluating library success, and the way that different types of libraries have evolved their understanding of the ways of assessing value and impact.
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