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Webinar: Future-Proof Your Library: A Conversation with Stephen Abram

I’m doing this webinar on Feb. 23, 2016.

New Webinar – Future-Proof Your Library: A Conversation with Stephen Abram

 

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Join us for a discussion of key trends in special librarianship that you should be watching, avoiding or leveraging in order to ensure the sustainability of your department. Library advocate and expert Stephen Abram and Phil Green, Lucidea’s COO, will share their experiences in the field, and offer insights, best practices and frameworks for positioning the department as the “go to” place for navigating the information landscape.

Please join us for “Future-Proof Your Library: A Conversation with Stephen Abram” on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, at 11 a.m.Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern, and hear valuable insights that will open your eyes to the most important trends impacting the field of special librarianship. We hope to see you there!

Register now by clicking the register now link,
or by calling 604-278-6717

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Stephen

Posted on: February 6, 2016, 12:15 pm Category: Uncategorized

34 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020

34 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020

http://www.businessinsider.com/34-billion-devices-will-be-connected-to-the-internet-by-2020-2016-1

See the slide show.

Stephen

Posted on: February 6, 2016, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized

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