Latest Library Links 20th February 2015

Library Theory

Reconsidering the Think Tank

Two steps to improve presentations

Bragging about library experiences

Library Tech / Web

Summaries of Last Week’s EuropeanaTech 2015 Conference in Paris

Registration now open for new MOOC: Empowering yourself as a digital citizen

Sharing project practices: the LACE Compendium

Koha Announces Support and Funding From EBSCO, Will “Ensure Long-Term Viability” of the Open Source ILS

Flipboard for the web

Collections / eResources

The Case of the Disappearing E-Book: Academic Libraries and Subscription Packages

Princeton University Bequeathed Rare Book Collection Worth $300 Million, Largest Gift in School’s History

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Program Releases Another 500,000+ Images Online

New digitised manuscripts from the Vatican Library

John J. Audubon’s Birds of America digitised

Princeton Prosody Archive


Academic Libraries

The Sound of the Crowd: Using Social Media to Develop Best Practices for Open Access Workflows for Academic Libraries

Cuts to higher education: consequences for libraries and future librarians

Portal, Vol 15, no 1, Jan 2015 featuring:
The Future of Reading and Academic Libraries
Measuring the Academic Impact of Libraries
The Academic Library and Student Retention and Graduation: An Exploratory Study
Loose, Falling Characters and Sentences: The Persistence of the OCR Problem in Digital Repository E-Books [etc]

Academic Library contributions to student success: documented practices from the field (free registration required)

NMC 2015 Higher Education report

Information Literacy

Information Overload: The Differences That Age Makes

Critical Literacy? Information!

Developing data literacy competencies to enhance faculty collaborations

Information Literacy in the wild

14th Annual Information Literacy Summit, 10th April, Illinois

SMIRK, the mobile version of SMILE InfoLit tool

Public Libraries

Unified digital platform for all UK public libraries

Rally for the Library of Birmingham


User-Defined Metadata: Using Cues and Changing Perspectives


Read Regional – connecting readers and authors in Yorkshire and the North East

ThinkGeek bag design

Bodleian cake sculpture

Redosiris is currently reading The Fanatic by James Robertson

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