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
Competencies help explain the very complex answer to “what do librarians do these days?” This is also the package of knowlege, skills, and abilities which I bring to the job. Professional identity is the first of the six areas which library and information science covers.
Physical libraries offer unique advantages over the virtual world.