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.
Computational knowledge is all the rage. The recent WolframAlpha Data Summit was a sellout event as a wide variety of database owners gathered to explore how to generate answers from data that may be just sitting gathering dust. The range of data under consideration is expanding, including data from movies, UNICEF, and BBC. The conference, http://www.wolframdatasummit.org/ was by invitation only and interest exceeded capacity. The community hosts …
User services often incorporate library instruction to address information seeking research when dealing with either complex problems or collections with both frequent and infrequent visiting patrons. … The following are useful models that aid design and production of curriculum
Resource and collection development competencies start with a foundational understanding of the philosophy of reference service. This includes the legal and ethical responsibilities by members of the profession relevant to the provision of information. Due to the wide variety of settings where librarians and information professionals may practice, the philosophy also explores an understanding of …
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.
Physical libraries offer unique advantages over the virtual world.
Dan Martin is the writer of Google Corporation’s Public Policy blog. He visited CUA’s School of Library and Information Science to share “Google for Librarians.” Google upgrades and tests its information indexing on a daily basis. The company mission to create transparency for information, support open formats and to promote democratic goverment is achieved through a multitude of iniatives.