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The Non-Traditional Library Practicum Experience

This post was written by Norm Barry, a second year library technician student studying at Langara College about a practicum placement outside of the library field. An opportunity arose through the Library Tech Practicum program for me to work part-time … Continue reading

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Phil the Web Crawler – LAC Privatization, Public Access to Research, and Surveillance and the Power of Data.

– Library and Archives Canada private deal would take millions of documents out of public domain. – Heritage minister looks at restoring local archives program. – Visit proves there’s still a place for public libraries. – Universities and Libraries Envision a ‘Federated System’ for … Continue reading

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Phil the Web Crawler – Toddlers’ iPad addiction, archiving for the future, Dear Diary and a reminder about those overdue books!

– Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction? – A first look at the Digital Public Library of America. – Five Online Communities changing the way publishers interact with readers. – How to archive for the future? Daniel Caron and Eric Mechoulan at Berkman. – Wikipedia is … Continue reading

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Phil the Web Crawler – VPL thriving in digital age, 2012 year of the e-single, Twitter opens your archive and dine out on words at Bookateria.

– The Vancouver Public Library: Thriving in a digital age. – Who’s to blame for the Instagram debacle? Take a look in the mirror. – Why 2012 was the year of the e-single. – Macmillan CEO: No, we won’t settle with the DOJ in the ebooks case. … Continue reading

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Phil the Web Crawler – Shhhhhhhtereotype, Dr. Livingstone in living colour, resume screening software, Big Data and Colbert’s children’s book No. 1

– Top Libraries in U.S. and Canada Issue Statement Demanding Better Ebook Services. – Barnes and Noble speaks out about the US Department of Justice (DOJ) eBook price fixing law suit against major publishers. -University of Alberta’s Christine Brown organizes some … Continue reading

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Phil the Web Crawler – Pinterest for libraries, Access Copyright agreement (and disagreement), ancient texts, death of radio drama, archiving ‘Occupy’ and a bullet proof iPhone case.

– Thanks to Sylvia Nurse for this tip.  Pinterest: Revolutionizing the Way Libraries Are Used. – Recruiters Only Look at Your Resume for an Average of Six Seconds and This Is What They See. – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada reaches … Continue reading

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Items of Interest

UBC has posted a handy overview of how Bill C-11 would affect copyright for Canadian education, plus some personal use info.  Read it here. Seen on the SLA Science-Technology Division listserv (applies to US, but may inspire similar action here): … Continue reading

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