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Library Vocabulary and Core Reference Tools Surveys Updated for 2008

May
02

I've re-created these updated surveys on SurveyMonkey after receiving back many useful suggestions for making them more useful.

As always, I will post the data I've gathered on core subject reference topics back to the lists I posted the surveys to for everyone to share as well as posting the data to . Data from previous years is available on that page now - scroll down past the current survey links.

Direct links to the Surveys:

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$1000.00 REWARD

Apr
30

ANNOUNCING: $1000.00 REWARD.

William Roger Holman,... former City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library,and author of the poignant memoir: THE ORPHANS' NINE COMMANDMENTS_Tx. Christian Univ. Press. Hardback. Nov. 2007 ... solicits information and offers an Award.

(For three months the book has been ranked by Amazon.com as #1 Best selling book ... Biography-Memoirs. Read Amazon's posted reviews)

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More Spanish Content from Finding Dulcinea

Apr
30

PR Newswire announced today that Finding Dulcinea has launched a Spanish-language version of its Web Guides which includes:
"How to Search the Web," "Health," "U.S. Politics," "Immigration," "Cinco de Mayo" and "Survival Guide toNew York City." FindingDulcinea (Librarian of the Internet) plans to add more Spanish-language Web Guides in the future, based on user feedback.

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Spanish version of the Copy/South Dossier

Apr
30

This is a press release from the Copy South Research Group. It announces
the release (28 April 2008) of the Spanish edition of the 210-page
CS Dossier as prepared by Servicio Autónomo de la Propiedad Intelectual
(SAPI), the Intellectual Property agency of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela.

The English version of the release follows the Spanish text.

www.copysouth.org

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Boletín de prensa 28 abril de 2008
ANUNCIANDO LA EDICIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DEL DOSSIER COPIA/SUR
Problemas económicos, politicos e ideológicos del copyright

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Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Now in Book Form

Apr
29

A recent joint study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed a stand-out fact: While many people think of public libraries as a place parents take their kids for story-time or a destination for retirees who don’t want to spend their Social Security checks on books, the reality is young adults are actually the heaviest users. The library of today—with its bank of personal computers and its corner café—is a whole lot different from the one most Americans grew up with.

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Hurray for Hollywood; The Hollywood Librarian Could Use Your Help

Apr
29

Have you seen the documentary "The Hollywood Librarian"? Would you like others to see it too? "Hollywood" could use a helping hand.

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Announcing the 2008 Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute

Apr
25

The Institute will introduce participants to Lifelong Access, a framework for working with active older adults that promotes learning and civic engagement. Lifelong Access offers an alternative to the predominant deficit-based model of aging by approaching this stage of life as an opportunity for individual and community renewal.

The Institute will focus on three primary areas:

(1) concepts and research underlying new approaches to working with midlife and older adults;

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Definition of digital preservation announced

Apr
25

The definition was developed to promote an understanding of digital preservation within the library community, as well as our allied professions and the user communities we exist to serve. This definition is presented to mark our current understanding of digital preservation and encourage further development of these ideas.

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Daniel Sweeney Joins LibLime as Senior Business Analyst

Apr
24

Daniel Sweeney comes to LibLime from Ex Libris (formerly Endeavor) where he spent the last 9 years in project management and business analyst roles. Previously, Dan worked as a librarian in academic libraries for five years. He has an MLS from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University.

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