Lynn Silipigni Connaway/ Hanging Together
Through discussions with 20 library leaders from across the sector, this new OCLC research sets out to discover how the immediate changes to services in response to the pandemic may continue in the long-term.
A year ago the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport hosted a workshop to revive work on creating a schema - a set of standards for publishing data - providing definitions and structure for datasets for public libraries. Claire Back takes us through the subsequent process of testing, refining and promoting the schema.
Libraries have played an important role for citizens in Colombia's turbulent history, and now they are connecting isolated people creatively during the pandemic. A project in the city of Medellín allows participants to send emails written from the perspective of made up characters or literary figures which are passed on anonymously to another participant.
Cindy Shutts/ Teen Librarian Toolbox
An overview of how to use Animal Crossing New Horizon to code with a group of teens via Zoom, as well as a how-to video. about making an Animal Crossing escape room using Google forms.
Edgardo Civallero/ The Princh Library Blog
As the function of the library evolves, audio libraries are becoming more important. This article looks at what the audio library may offer, as well as some examples from Latin America.
Mike Masnick/ Techdirt
Mike Masnick challenges a suggestion by a publisher that libraries are damaging booksellers and causing author poverty by lending books for free.
Multimedia Information and Technology Group Blog
A recording of the useful MmIT webinar Using Video in your Library and Information Service is available online.
Thomas Byans/ RIBA Journal
In a world with Covid-19, library design will need to change to accommodate new ways of interacting within library spaces - but what will the new spaces look like? And how will they stop groups of people gathering together in a space originally designed for exactly that purpose?
David Crotty/ The Scholarly Kitchen
Despite the immediate acceleration of Open Access publishing brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, David Crotty warns that the ensuing financial crisis and diminishing student numbers will hamper efforts to sustain the recent momentum.
The suggested content that you get to see on your YouTube page is decided by Artificial Intelligence bots that place you in a recommendation 'bubble'. So how does a bot know what you want to see and how do you know what you are missing out on? ThierTube allows you to see into other people's bubbles and see what other subscribers can see.
CILIP: the library and information association
CILIP's Resilience Hub is all about securing library services for the long-term in these times of great change and uncertainty. It includes comprehensive sections on organisational resilience as well as advice for building personal resilience, with sections on skills and mental health.
Industry Announcements and Events SSP-L
A new antiracism toolkit for the scholarly publishing community analyses white advantage and provides best practice and actionable resources, and is produced by cross-organisational volunteers.
Elena Rodriguez, Journal of New Librarianship 5 (2020) pp. 135-141
This article looks at some important topics that are not taught on the Master's in Library Science and provides advice for newly graduated academic librarians.
Hurrell, C., Ruddock, K. and Pival, P., 2020. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(1), p.eP2325
A pilot project looking into the effectiveness of adding badges to indicate open access policy compliance.
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