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Librarians Without Borders Next Service Trip

I am lucky enough to volunteer to sit on the board of Librarians Without Borders.

Here is the call for LWB’s latest service trip. Applications until Feb 23rd and an online information meeting next Tuesday:

Consider going.  These are life transforming events for both people in Guatemala – and for yourself.
Stephen

Posted on: February 5, 2016, 11:00 am Category: Uncategorized

Infographic: How to Read Like a Detective

Infographic: How to Read Like a Detective

read like a detective

Infographic: How to Read Like a Detective

Stephen

Posted on: February 5, 2016, 6:50 am Category: Uncategorized

Don’t Overthink It: How Librarians Can Conquer Perfectionism with Mindfulness

Don’t Overthink It: How Librarians Can Conquer Perfectionism with Mindfulness

Don’t Overthink It: How Librarians Can Conquer Perfectionism with Mindfulness

pencil in book with text "don't let perfect prevent finished"

Stephen

Posted on: February 5, 2016, 6:11 am Category: Uncategorized

Emerging Technologies for Librarians: Keeping Up & Staying Fresh

Emerging Technologies for Librarians: Keeping Up & Staying Fresh

Stephen

Posted on: February 4, 2016, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

OCLC Research Releases New Report on the Sustainability of Research Data Management by Libraries

OCLC Research Releases New Report on the Sustainability of Research Data Management by Libraries

“The new report is titled, “If You Build It, Will They Fund? Making Research Data Management Sustainable” and was written by Ricky Erway and Amanda Rinehart

From OCLC Research:

2016-01-19_17-30-22Some research libraries have been proactive in taking on the new role of supporting the research data management needs of researchers and the university, whereas others have been assigned this role without having sought it. Either way, additional financial or personnel resources rarely are in place to implement and sustain this activity. This brief document explores the pros and cons of seven possible funding sources. It also describes the current circumstances in seven countries outside the United States.

Highlights:

  • Because some research data is a valuable university asset, institutions should build ongoing funding into their base budgets to provide resources to the units responsible for managing that asset.
  • The seven funding strategies include obtaining institutional budgetary support, adding to grant budgets, charging data depositors, charging data users, establishing an endowment, using existing funding for data repository development and making do with existing budgets.
  • Another option is to outsource to external data repositories, although many make no effort to meet digital preservation standards.

Direct to Full Text Report (13 pages; PDF)

Stephen

Posted on: February 4, 2016, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized

How Germany Made Higher Education Free

How Germany Made Higher Education Free

Germany_FreeEd

How Germany Made Higher Education Free

 

 

Stephen

 

Posted on: February 3, 2016, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

40 free things to do at your local public library

Check out this libraries slide show about:

40 free things to do at your local public library

http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/40-free-things-to-do-at-your-local-public-library-6758549.php#photo-8483530

Stephen

Posted on: February 3, 2016, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized