During February 2012

New code to help libraries exercise Fair Use

In late January, ARL released the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. The code “enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library... more

The Future of Education: The Horizon Project Retreat

Immediately following ALA, I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Future of Education: The Horizon Project’s Tenth Year Retreat. Since I first learned of the Horizon Project, I have been impressed with it. It’s an annual report, with editions for higher education, k-12 education, and museums, about the technologies that are on... more

Lauren P. at Midwinter: LITA

January/February has been an unusually busy conference season for me, leading much of my work time to be focused on catching up in the office. I’m just now getting a chance to process some of my experiences and blog them. Look for posts this week about LITA, Horizon, and Lilly South! I’m going in chronological... more

Capture the Flag@ZSR, Take Four!

On Friday, February 10th, the ZSR Library hosted its fourthCapture the Flag event! 50 students arrived at 9pm for two hours of two games of Capture the Flag and all the pizza and sodas they could consume! While smaller than our September event, this event was well attended by a great group of enthusiastic students!... more

Carolyn at 2012 ALA Midwinter in Dallas

I realize this posting is somewhat late, but I too traveled to Dallas for ALA’s Midwinter meeting. My first evening there was spent dining and talking with fellow members of ACRL’s Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) at the Mexican restaurant Sol Irlandes. For me, the ANSS social has always been a fun time, and it’s... more

The Future of… the Future of… the Future

In the last six months, I have had the pleasure of addressing three separate audiences on the future of books and libraries. On July 22, 2011 I was invited to give the keynote presentation at the Future of the Book conference at Florida State University. I was asked to connect the future of the book... more

Intro to Digital Preservation #1 — Steps to Identify and Select Content

Today, Vicki, Patty, Mary Beth, Steve, Susan, Rebecca, and Molly sat in on the ASERL webinar Intro to Digital Preservation #1–Steps to Identify and Select Content, facilitated by Jody DeRidder, Head of Digital Services, University of Alabama Libraries. John Burger of ASERL said that more than 150 people were registered to listen in on this... more

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