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Character matters (if you let it)

Character matters (if you let it)

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2018/04/character-matters-if-you-let-it.html

Posted on: April 23, 2018, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized

The 16 Types Of Video Game

The 16 Types Of Video Game

https://kotaku.com/the-16-types-of-video-game-1824989601

Let’s do this.

1. The Mainstay

2. The Time Waster

3. The Fave

4. The Traveler

5. The Socialite (Online)

6. The Socialite (Local)

7. The Newsmaker

8. The Spectator Sport

9. The Ego Boost

10. The Podcaster

11. The Bad Habit

12. The Guilty Pleasure

13. The Palate Cleanser

14. The Second Job

15. The Mountaintop

16. The Maybe-Someday

Stephen

Posted on: April 23, 2018, 6:40 am Category: Uncategorized

Blogs for Programming Librarians

Blogs for Programming Librarians

http://programminglibrarian.org/articles/best-blogs-programming-librarians

“As a programming librarian, it can be hard to consistently provide creative, original ideas for your patrons (you can only host so many book talks, right?). But there’s a simple solution for librarians seeking support and inspiration: the blogosphere.”

5 Minute Librarian

Hafuboti

The Neighborhood Librarian

Teen librarians

Ontarian Librarian

  • Her favorite librarian blog: Jbrary 

Hi, Miss Julie

The Loudmouth Librarian

Children’s librarians

Jbrary

The Show Me Librarian

Thrive after Three

Stephen

Posted on: April 23, 2018, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized

The Samurai Guide To Managing Difficult Clients (and having a life)

Library members and bosses too!

The Samurai Guide To Managing Difficult Clients (and having a life)

 

http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2018/04/the_samurai_gui.shtml

“TEN SIMPLE WAYS TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR CLIENTS

1. Help your client translate their over-the-top request into a question that begins with the words “How can we?” The effort to frame a pressing challenge in the form of a “How can we?” question will open up the conversation, reveal hidden challenges for the two of you consider, and cut to the chase in an elegant, time-efficient way.

2. Get your client to describe their vision of success. The clearer your clients are about what their “hoped for outcomes” are, the more you will understand what’s really required to get results.

3. Establish clear agreements and protocols at the beginning of the relationship. Let your clients know what you can do and what you can’t do — what you will do and what you won’t. There will likely be a little voice in your head wondering if this will “fly” with the client. Relax. It will. In fact your client will respect you more for clarifying your boundaries.

4. When asked for a super-quick turnaround of a project, let your client know what you are able to deliver and what you are not able to deliver in the time frame requested. Let he/she know what the trade-offs are. Once your client becomes knowledgeable about the downsides of such a quick turnaround, he/she will be more likely to extend the deadline.

5. Speak the truth. If you know a particular request is impossible to fulfill in the time allotted, say so — and offer an alternative fall back date. Even an extra day or two on a project can make all the difference in the world.

6. Be sure to ask “by when” your client needs the deliverable. Poke at the so-called deadline. Often, a client’s request “by yesterday” means “a week from now,” or “by Thursday”, not “tomorrow.” Don’t assume your client’s anxiety or lack of planning means you have to work all weekend.

7. Ask your client for the names and contact numbers of key people on their team (or in their company) — resources you can contact on a moment’s notice, especially when your client is unavailable.

8. Practice “reflective listening” — sometimes known as “checking for understanding.” This is simple to do. For example, if your client makes a request of you at 4:59 pm on Friday (or any time, for that matter), restate your understanding of the request, i.e. “If I understand you correctly, you are asking my team and I to launch a new viral video for your company no later than tomorrow morning — one that will get 10 million views by Monday. Is that accurate?” If it is (and you agree), at least you know what your mission is. If it’s not (or gives your client pause), the two of you will be able to make some last-minute adjustments to your marching orders.

9. Realize that pushing back and saying “no” is not the same thing as being “negative.” Your goal is to create a collaborative relationship, not an abusive one. You want to be a partner, not a slave — a consultant/advisor, not a whipping boy or girl.

10. Feel free to give your clients feedback, not just head nods. Unfortunately, very few people know how to give feedback in a meaningful, effective, non-threatening way. And so they say nothing. Not a good idea. One feedback format you might consider using is called LCS. It takes only a few minutes, sometimes less.Here’s how it works.”

Stephen

Posted on: April 22, 2018, 6:38 am Category: Uncategorized

Investing in Library Users and Potential Users: The Many Faces of Digital Visitors and Residents

Investing in Library Users and Potential Users: The Many Faces of Digital Visitors and Residents

Posted on: April 22, 2018, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

Culture Outpaces Sports in Economic Impact, and More

News in Brief: Culture Outpaces Sports in Economic Impact, and More

Culture industries generate eight times the value of sports, study says.

News in Brief: Culture Outpaces Sports in Economic Impact, and More

“A recent study shows that the culture industries outpace sports in economic and jobs impact across Canada. Analyzing Statistics Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators for 2016, the research firm Hill Strategies has found that the direct economic impact of culture industries in Canada—at $59.3 billion, or 3.1% of GDP—is eight times larger than the sports estimate of $7.2 billion. “Similarly,” states the study, published in Arts Research Monitor, “the jobs estimate for culture industries (704,000) is almost six times larger than the estimate for the sports sector (120,200).” In this study, the term “culture industries” includes audio-visual and interactive media, visual and applied arts, written and published works, live performance, heritage and libraries and sound recording as well as the fine arts. (Hill StrategiesArts Research Monitor)”

Stephen

Posted on: April 21, 2018, 10:25 am Category: Uncategorized

Fake News’ Audience Among the Heaviest Internet Users, Study Finds

Research Article: “‘Fake News’ Audience Among the Heaviest Internet Users, Study Finds”

“From Northwestern University:

A new Northwestern University study has found that consumers of “fake news” spend more time online than the real news audience. The study also found that fake news consumers do not silo themselves in an echo chamber, but instead consume real news as well.

By observing online audience data in the months leading up to and following the 2016 presidential election, the researchers found that the online fake news audience comprises a small disloyal group of heavy Internet users, while the real news audience commands a majority of the total Internet audience.

“In light of our findings, we argue that the current news crisis may be less about an abundance of fake news than a lack of trust when it comes to real news,” said Jacob Nelson, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication’s Media, Technology and Society and the lead author of the study.

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Key Findings:

  • The fake news audience comprised visitors who, in general, spent more than twice the time online as the real news audience.
  • The audience size for an average real news sites was about 28 million unique visitors, while the audience size for an average fake news site was about 675,000.
  • Online audiences spent about 9 minutes per month with an average real news site, while they only spent about half of that with an average fake news site.
  • Visits to fake news sites originated from Facebook at much higher rate than visits to real news sites.
    Contrary to popular belief, the fake news audience also exposes itself to real news.

Note: From April 13, 2018-May 13, 2018 the full text research article discussed above is available to infoDOCKET readers (no charge) via SAGE using the link below. We thank them.

Title

The Small, Disloyal Fake News Audience: The Role of Audience Availability in Fake News Consumption

Author

Jacob L Nelson
Northwestern University

Harsh Taneja
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Source

New Media & Society
DOI: 10.1177/1461444818758715

Abstract

In light of the recent US election, many fear that “fake news” has become a force of enormous reach and influence within the news media environment. We draw on well-established theories of audience behavior to argue that the online fake news audience, like most niche content, would be a small subset of the total news audience, especially those with high availability. By examining online visitation data across mobile and desktop platforms in the months leading up to and following the 2016 presidential election, we indeed find the fake news audience comprises a small, disloyal group of heavy Internet users. We also find that social network sites play an outsized role in generating traffic to fake news. With this revised understanding, we revisit the democratic implications of the fake news crisis.

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Stephen

Posted on: April 21, 2018, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized