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Different libraries around the world: digital library

Digital libraries have existed for more than a decade now, yet for many library users, they remain somewhat in the shadows, especially in comparison to ‘bricks and books’ physical library spaces. 638 more words

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How to Download an eBook

So my first blog post on this blog was about borrowing books for free from the library as opposed to buying them from Amazon. E-Books are convenient for readers on the go or those who do not wish to make an actual trip to the library or bookstore. 46 more words

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The once and future librarian

I had the pleasure of participating in a Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries hosted at McGill University today. The event was live-streamed, and the video is… 2,303 more words

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The Art of the Hashtag

The Visual Arts Department at Western University is asking students to participate in their Hashtag contest. Students can enter their ideas for an official Western Visual Arts Hashtag… 154 more words

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Discussion topic: different types of libraries around the world

The library and information management profession offers an extraordinary variety of work environments. It’s so common for us to be asked about what it’s like to be able to read books all day – but what’s more revealing is the underlying assumption that, as a librarian, I must work in a particular type of library, one with lots of books housed in a building and offering a range of services to the public, like the public library or school library most people get to experience. 449 more words

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Books and Hoopla

I chose the name for this blog in 2013, a time when books and hoopla could still be considered two separate notions. I admit, Book Hoopla not the best name for anything really, but it was 2013, I was younger then and only had my books and dreams to guide me. 403 more words

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"Ten Commandments for Special Collections Librarians in the Digital Age" by Jackie Dooley

Dooley’s article was inspired by the 2008 Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference, “Rare and Special Bytes: Special Collections in the Digital Age.”  She espoused ten principles or commandments that will help special collections librarians in a digital environment. 177 more words

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