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Shaking the Magic 8 Ball – technology trends 2015

My original idea for was to do a little crystal ball gazing, but looking at projected trends for next year, the landscape seems to be more a progression of existing technology rather than new technology.  So maybe it is more akin to shaking the Magic 8 Ball – will it work? How well? How can […]

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Reader’s Advisory in a Pinch

“I’m looking for a good book. Can you find me something…NOW?!” More and more often we frontline librarians are dealing with patrons who want whatever it is they are looking for “right now.” Reference interview? Only if you can do it in 1.5 seconds. In this age of immediate accessibility to information it helps to have tools […]

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A Meta Research Question

A phrase that’s making me crazy at work is “virtual browsing.” We know we need to have it (our books are going into high-density storage as part of a massive renovation and renewal) but it has become clear over the past few months that we need to figure out what “virtual browsing” actually means. Is […]

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Open Your Mind to Open Access

Open your mind to Open Access! This week libraries, schools, colleges, universities and others are celebrating International Open Access Week (October 20 – 26, 2014). Are you still not sure what OpenAccess? Why should libraries and librarians even care? Let’s start with the basics: what is it? Open Access focuses on free, unrestricted online access […]

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