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MoMA: How to Make Comics: Ideas, Activities, and Resources for Learning and Making

How to Make Comics: Ideas, Activities, and Resources for Learning and Making

https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/639

 

Posted on: October 19, 2021, 6:44 am Category: Uncategorized

TIMES ARE CHANGING: COVID-19 AND LIBRARY LATE FEES

TIMES ARE CHANGING: COVID-19 AND LIBRARY LATE FEES

Times Are Changing: COVID-19 and Library Late Fees

 

 

Posted on: October 19, 2021, 6:38 am Category: Uncategorized

Information literacy and COVID

Information literacy and COVID

http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2021/9/27/information-literacy-and-covid.html

Posted on: October 18, 2021, 9:17 am Category: Uncategorized

Three Easy Ways for the Exhausted Librarian to Figure Out What Your Community Needs AND Find Promotional Inspiration!

Three Easy Ways for the Exhausted Librarian to Figure Out What Your Community Needs AND Find Promotional Inspiration!

Posted on: October 18, 2021, 9:17 am Category: Uncategorized

Pew: Who doesn’t read books in America?

Who doesn’t read books in America?

Who doesn’t read books in America?

 

 

 

 

Posted on: October 17, 2021, 6:16 am Category: Uncategorized

The 2nd Edition of the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation

The 2nd Edition of the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation

https://www.infodocket.com/2021/09/26/available-now-the-2nd-edition-of-the-unesco-persist-guidelines-for-the-selection-of-digital-heritage-for-long-term-preservation/

“From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA):

The UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation were developed to assist practitioners make informed decisions about digital resources to be kept for long term access.

The Second Edition

The PERSIST Content Task Force, under the Preservation Subcommittee of UNESCO Memory of the World, is now excited to debut the second edition of these Guidelines.  This new edition updates and expands on the first edition of the Guidelines, launched in 2016.

This update was made possible through the work of an expert writing group, including representatives from UNESCO, IFLA, the International Council on Archives (ICA), and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

The Guidelines are currently available in English, Spanish, and Arabic, with thanks to UNESCO for supporting translations.

What’s New?

Given the complexity of digital preservation, this new edition has been expanded to two parts:

  1. “The Impact of Digital Preservation on Selection Decisions” introduces readers to the unique challenges of digital preservation, the considerations they must make when setting up a selection policy, and tools they can use to guide these decisions.
  2. “A Deeper Look at Collecting in the Digital Environment” takes an even deeper look at digital preservation, exploring institution-specific considerations for practitioners in museums, archives, and libraries, and offering an extended chapter on the impact of the legal environment on selection decisions.

Also new to this edition are several appendices, offering an even deeper dive into specific forms of digital material.

The PERSIST Content Task Force acknowledges the vast array of digital material, and the many different contexts in which selection decisions are made. Therefore, the Guidelines are not presented as a “one-size-fits-all” solution, but rather a starting point to communicate key concepts and tools that practitioners might consider in their own context.

Direct to Complete Announcement

Direct to Full Text: The UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation, Edition II
30 pages; PDF.”

Posted on: October 17, 2021, 6:01 am Category: Uncategorized

SCAMPER Tool: Substitute. Combine. Adapt. Modify. Put to another use. Eliminate. Reverse.

SCAMPER

Improving Products and Services

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCT_02.htm

 “It can often be difficult to come up with new ideas when you’re trying to develop or improve a product or service.This is where creative brainstorming techniques like SCAMPER can help. This tool helps you generate ideas for new products and services by encouraging you to think about how you could improve existing ones.

We’ll look at SCAMPER in this article and infographic.

Are you making the most of the products already at your disposal?

About the Tool

SCAMPER is a mnemonic that stands for:

  • Substitute.
  • Combine.
  • Adapt.
  • Modify.
  • Put to another use.
  • Eliminate.
  • Reverse.

You use the tool by asking questions about existing products, using each of the seven prompts above. These questions help you come up with creative ideas for developing new products, and for improving current ones.

Alex Osborn, credited by many as the originator of brainstorming, originally came up with many of the questions used in the technique. However, it was Bob Eberle, an education administrator and author, who organized these questions into the SCAMPER mnemonic.

Note:

Remember that the word “products” doesn’t only refer to physical goods. Products can also include processes, services, and even people. You can therefore adapt this technique to a wide range of situations.”

Posted on: October 16, 2021, 6:45 am Category: Uncategorized