Digital humanities offer new levels of discovery for higher education as shown through examples. And, at face value the single search box seemed so simple and many assumed it would create self-service in an electronic library world, but that conclusion would be ignorant of the digital resource complexities and new research methods.
Students can now study pre-1640 Shakespearean works in the comfort of their favorite computer chair. With the help of some freely available software, the Folger Library tour taken by the Catholic University Special Libraries student group, discovered the incredible access students have to this magnificent manuscript and digital image collection. Web-based access to Folger Digital …
Molly Raphael, presidential candidate for ALA, remains a defendant of the core values of the library profession: intellectual freedom, privacy and open access. Digital information needs librarians’ vigilance as well.
Dr. Barbara Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress, spoke to the Library of Congress on March 9, 2010 to share her vision of the future for libraries using FRBR and RDA.
Physical libraries offer unique advantages over the virtual world.
Libraries in the 10th Century
Google has the advantage over librarians in ready reference questions dealing with the who, when and where questions. Complex matters still require the information finesse of a professional librarian. Professional standards outline modern skills required for the job of reference and information services.
Mentoring opportunities provided by professional librarians has offered an incredible wealth to learning in the CUA-SLIS graduate school program.
Fall is season for personal development, assess goals and realign activities accordingly. Brain fitness seems to fit the profession.