News of an innovative pilot scheme from Yarra Plenty Regional Library to supply wifi to local families in Melbourne after librarian Coralie Kouvelas discovered that families were having to use the library car park to access the internet during lockdown.
It can be hard to keep your library website up-to-date but with Wordpress there are plenty of free plugins to help. Our latest blog post has tips on how to best reuse content from your catalogue, social media and other places to create an interesting, dynamic and current web presence.
Lean Library's Librarian Futures report is based on a survey of 4000 librarians and patrons and looks at how to enhance the working relationship between them, as well as suggesting ways to 'embed the library in the patron's workflow.'
Libraries and librarians are frequently at the forefront of bringing digital technologies to the public and making them accessible, but for librarians the pace of change in technology can be intimidating. Eric Kokke considers the skills librarians will need to master and suggests that they should not be afraid to embrace the new.
An interesting new digital resource for libraries in the US to help with planning, decision making and also to articulate their impact. Available via IPEDS ID (Academic Libraries) or FSCS Key (public libraries).
What are preprints and how do they differ from articles published in academic journals? The Dutch consortium of university libraries and the National library of the Netherlands (UKB) together with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO) have produced a guide for researchers and the public.
Health Information & Libraries Journal, October 2021.
This virtual journal is published in conjunction with the Future Technologies Conference 2021. This issue looks at how librarians are engaging with technology and whether the technology is meeting the needs of users.
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