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
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.