“The other problem is that for all of the Post’s progress it still seems to regard itself largely as a newspaper that happens to publish its articles on the web, rather than a general media company that happens to publish a paper edition. Sometimes a traditional newspaper article is the best way to cover a story, but often (as in this case) it’s not.”
Sub out newspaper for library, publish for access, best practices for thinking about how a patron uses a library and you can kinda get the idea. We need to think in new ways. Libraries can become the new-old place where it’s cool again to ask for help -because it was before right.
What about your library? Is your map, useful? How do you know?
ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University’s digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community.
Its primary goal is to provide freely-available and long-term access to the historic and contemporary intellectual work that makes Oregon State University faculty and students leaders in research, teaching and creativity. It also includes materials from outside the institution in support of the university’s land, sun, sea and space grant missions and other research interests.
The nanoHUB takes advantage of several Web 2.0 technologies:
Like YouTube and Digg, nanoHUB consists of user-supplied content.
On the site, users find software, podcasts, PowerPoint lectures and even Flash-based video tutorials.
I’m introducing a new line of posts at TTW: Research You Must Read. We’ll start with research directly applicable to the work day. This article contains information most of us, if not all, can relate to.
The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute
Accepted October 9, 2005.
Seriously though, there will be research articles and reports you may want to look at. I heard there’s research being done on using spoons to cut bread. Not sure how that’s going to turn out. It looks promising for those who suffer from Aichmophobia.