Daily Archives: October 30, 2010

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Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Survey

Barrett Jones, Digital Preservation Outreach and Education – Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress writes: The Library of Congress launched the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) initiative earlier this year.  The mission of DPOE is to foster a national network of education programs for digital preservation.  DPOE is conducting a survey of digital preservation training needs. The results of this survey will be used to develop course content and delivery options for digital preservation education. Take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D6RF8RZ Download a flier: DPOE

Thanks MAME 2010

Thanks to everyone who attended the Michigan Association of Media in Education Conference this week in Dearborn, Michigan. This was my first in-person talk since my canine accident. Everyone was so helpful and accommodating! I enjoyed talking with the school librarians from all over the state. The slides are here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/HyperlinkedSchoolLibraryMAME10.pdf The article based on this presentation is here: https://tametheweb.com/2010/03/02/the-hyperlinked-school-library-engage-explore-celebrate/

Chicago PL Ponders Red Box Like Service

http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/2835576,CST-NWS-redbox26.article ”It would be bestsellers, DVDs and popular items, just like our popular library. You’d put your library card in, select an item, it comes out and you’d return it back to the same place or to any one of our libraries,” Dempsey said. ”Some of these vending machines store up to a hundred items. Some of them store more than that. . . . This is just another way to get materials into the hands of the public. It’s a new product, and we’re talking with our colleagues in other cities to see how it’s working for them. We’re […]

Just in Time for Halloween! Zombies in the Library

Via Benjamin Wheal comes this spooky idea you could adopt for your library or library group. This year the South Australian Library & Information Network (SALIN) Committee has chosen to celebrate our diverse and changing profession through production of the 2011 calendar “Zombies in the Library”. In 12 beautifully rendered scenes the calendar covers such topics as the role of the Zombie in reference, the frustrations faced when the Undead hog the photocopier, and for cataloguers, poses the eternal question: 299.675 or 398.21?  All calendars come in A3 size, are professionally bound and beautifully printed (and you can even choose your starting […]

Illinois Libraries Go Green

Don’t miss: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/10252010/illinois-libraries-talk-sustainability Sixty librarians from around Illinois met at Chicago’s Field Museum October 22 to discuss how they could better help their communities go green. The workshop kicked off the Illinois Library Association’s year-long Go Green @ your Illinois Library program, which aims to develop a group of librarians committed to environmental awareness. “It’s about libraries holding the conversation in their communities about sustainability,” said Denise Raleigh, director of marketing, development, and communications at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. “Libraries already connect people to resources; this is about connecting people to each other.” Find out more here: http://gogreenila.info/