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With the word “privacy” appearing in both online and offline discussions of how we live in 2014, how do we make time to analyze and consider, and then put into use, the very best practices we can in libraryland? Here are a few signposts from recent weeks that limn the current thinking:
The continuing development of the US Open Government Plan, first promoted in 2010, and leading, in 2011, to the naming of a Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives (NARA), is set to go the next step. All of NARA’s digitized content will be loaded into Wikipedia.
In a continuing series of engaging panel discussions hosted by American Libraries, AL Live, the episode presented last Thursday offered a rich mix of observations, insights, and big questions about how library staff–most particularly reference staff–out-Google Google’s popular reputation as the resource par excellance.
In this podcast, Michael Cart says goodbye to some well known literary giants. Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, probably best known for the classic novel 100 Years of Solitude, passed away on April 17. Peter Matthiessen, the American author of The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, passed away in early April.
The third in a series of IMLS Focus events took place June 5 at the Chicago Public Library and brought together a diverse group of library stakeholders to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning in Libraries.
In this edition of In the Library with a Comic Book, Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust chat about faves and answer reader questions.