' Library Web http://www.libraryweb.info Library Culture on the Web Update (April 2013) http://gso.sdf-eu.org/devel Notes and current thoughts on Library Web development (click link above).
Admin., Friday 26 April 2013
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000
UPDATE (May 2012) http://libraryweb.info <p> After a longer break than I would have hoped I am now back in a position to access the Library Web website again. <!--I am not as yet restarting the website, however on the topic of personal computer security I'll take the opportunity to pass on some hints, tips, key principles and notes otherwise that may save Library Web readers some time on the necessary learning curve if finding themselves needing to tackle the same issue as myself (and if library staff do not get their computers up and running I am not sure who else will!): </p> <p> Step 1. 'Small Office Home Office' (SOHO). The main problem I have had to solve in the past year is not so much malware on PCs itself, but the way in which it is placed on the PC in the first instance - intruders gaining direct access to the keyboard of the computer. The usual alarm system, secure window locks, etc. I found did not solve this problem, however a CCTV system in addition[1] and I found I could at that point at least begin to set about the process of securing a PC. **NOTE** A CCTV system does not keep intruders out 100% of the time (at least not where I live!), just for most of the time, so other measures are still needed to protect a computer (ref. below). The second key SOHO principle I think is the use of one or more safes (ensuring the PIN is not directly visible when opening - you don't have to see a keypad to enter a code). Some additional tips I have found useful here as well, look after mental health as a priority (eating healthily as best is possible!); the 'secure study' principle - one room in which you can lock the door behind you and windows likewise before logging into an admin. login on your computer. </p> <p> Step 2(a). Securing a computer so that even with direct access to the keyboard it is not possible to place malware on the computer. My own approach has been to: </p> <p> i) repartition the hard drive to create a separate drive (or use a separate physical drive), while moving all user folders (Downloads, My Documents, etc.) over to this drive (google for instructions, it's actually quite easy to do this),<br /> ii) configure Windows so that there is no user access to the drive on which Windows itself is installed (the original drive, there is a link to software to do this below),<br /> iii) manage software to ensure that there are no programs avaiable to the user otherwise that can access the drive Windows is installed on, and<br /> iv) use two factor authentication for the admin. login (e.g., Yubikey, ref. below). </p> <p> I've only ever seen one software program that will do steps ii) and iii) above properly for a home desktop user - <a href="http://www.fortresgrand.com/products/cls/cls.htm">Clean Slate</a> from <a href="http://www.fortresgrand.com/">Fortres Grand</a>, though with some Windows admin. skills it is possible to do the same without the expense, the general principle can be found in <a href="http://powergui.org/message.jspa?messageID=60530#60530">this forum post</a>. This type of setup should keep a laptop secure on the road as well (with the usual step of encrypting the hard drive). Note Clean Slate does take some level of computing knowledge itself to use, if you are not sure and and if you can afford it Microsoft Certified Engineers offer their services often locally and also on eBay, Amazon, etc. - tell them what you need. </p> <p> Step 2(b). Passwords. Think in terms of layers of security, e.g., everyday passwords, passwords that are more secure and that require access to, e.g., a safe. Use two factor authentication where possible and for an extra layer of security: GMail and Paypal can be configured to text a code to a mobile 'phone before an account can be accessed (you can use an old mobile for this), LastPass password manager has multiple security mechanisms, including <a href="https://code.google.com/p/google-authenticator/">Google Authenticator</a> and <a href="http://www.yubico.com/yubikey">Yubikey</a>. A Yubikey can be used for ordinary passwords as well, the technique here being to use the key to generate half of the password - while keeping the key in a secure place. In the age we live I don't think it is possible to not use a password manager, but passwords can then be autogenerated (I use a combination of my own and autogenerated). Concepts include obfuscate (the swap the '1' with 'I' principle, but create your own code); entropy (changing sands, change at opportune moments almost as an end in itself); the 'ruse' (and red herring, nothing is as it seems); the principle of 'ramparts' to use a castle analogy, etc. To my knowledge otherwise we do not have any readily available rigorously formulated advice on passwords - somewhat a phenomena given the part they have in our lives nowadays. </p> <p> Step 3. Extra measures as and when needed - I find I have to use an encrypted Internet connection (a VPN service - typically as we are advised to use with public WiFi Internet services), and a quality service as well - it's not easy to be 100% sure but my 'phone line is essentially behaving very much as though it has been subject to the modern day equivalent of the wire tap. I've also found myself having to venture down the path of 'EMF shielding'. </p> <p /> To conclude, Windows 8 is able to work with more secure modern hardware (malware may become a thing of the past with a properly managed Windows 8 machine - we shall have to wait and see!), smart 'phones can be reset to their original factory state in the space of 30 mins, offereing a level of digital security above that of the desktop that we haven't had before: our computing systems and security systems otherwise are becoming increasingly more secure and reliable with time and technology developments. </p> <p> Some software I have found useful: start with a quality antikeyboard logger (this will soon tell you if a local thief has targeted your computer); IObit <a href="">Advanced SystemCare PRO 5</a> does about the best job I have found of clearing a hard disk out and checking for open security holes in your operating system. <a href="http://www.smartpcutilities.com/startupmasterdl.html">Startup Master Free</a> does a good job of checking autostart programs for anything untowards. My antivirus software includes browser plugins to stop tracking cookies. CCTV wise, for PC <a href="http://www.vitamindinc.com/">vitamin d</a>, for Android users <a href="http://www.mobilehiddencamera.com">MHC</a> (there is also some quite good <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dooblou.SECuRETSpyCam&hl=en">motion detecton software</a> available). </p> <p> Footnotes: </p> <p> [1] A mention has to go to Argos here and their 2011/12 catalogue for the first sub £300 home CCTV system geared towards the home DIY user that I have seen - there are quite a lot of other options at this point in time as well (e.g., ref. Maplin). </p> <p> Literary quote (theft and the crimes committed toward the ends of): </p> <p> <i>"A thief is one who appropriates any kind of property or money to his own use without the consent of the owner. As distinguished from a burglar, a thief does not break into a house or enter in the nighttime, but takes his plunder wherever he can find it. A thief may gain entrance to a house and steal a valuable diamond, but he uses his sharp wits to pass the door instead of the burglar's jimmy and skeleton keys."</i> Harry Houdini, On Deception (1906) -- with luck the control that a local thief has traditionally been able to exert over individuals in a community will increasingly become of the past, it will be a joy to see people freer to use and enjoy their libraries in the future! </p>-->[Edit 18 Oct 2012: ... The main issue in restarting the website at this point is purely one of the work involved in researching the site content - in its origins Library Web was an email titled Library Links and which I circulated to anyone interested, usually totalling no more than 25 or so links every few weeks. That was back in 2003, by Jan. 2011 that was usually in excess of 50 links for each day of the week. However the support I've had and site feedback has been encouraging (Library Web proved a valuable resource even in the very basic form it was &#45;&#45; and probably would still prove to be so) and so I think it worth trying to resolve the issue &#45; if anyone would like to contribute to the discussion please do so via (for now) the <a href="http://twitter.com/LibraryWeb">@LibraryWeb</a> Twitter page.]
Library Web, Monday 28 May 2012
Mon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000
NOTICE TO LIBRARY WEB READERS http://libraryweb.info <br /> Library Web is temporarily offline for the time being. I have for a number of months now had a problem with (I would guess) mainly two or three highly skilled hackers targeting my computer within a few hours of my going online. I haven't as yet been able to find a solution to this.<br /> <br /> The way forward I think with a site such as Library Web is for a community to take charge, providing a more distributed target for anyone whose interests were in bringing the site down. (There is also considerably more library culture to be found on the web nowadays than 4 years ago when I first began Library Web - a sort of 'social bookmarking but for communities' approach would solve this problem).<br /> <br /> Please do not delete your Library Web <a href="http://libraryweb.info/rss.php">RSS</a> feeds as yet - I'm not completely sure what the outcome of the current situation will be, I will though post developments as they happen (see also Library Web's <a href="http://twitter.com/libraryweb">twitter</a> page.)<br/> <br /> (Library Web users may be interested to know that the site's stats for 2010 showed an average of approx. 581 unique visits per day.)<br />
Library Web, Tuesday 4 January 2011
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000
12 Ways Libraries Are Good for the Country http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/12212010/12-ways-libraries-are-good-country?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=amlibraries "one dozen ideals toward which libraries strive" (Via <a href="http://twitter.com/OverDriveLibs/status/17246867259662336">@OverDriveLibs</a>.)
American Libraries Magazine, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Booktrust schemes http://falseeconomy.org.uk/cuts/item/booktrust "Booktrust is to lose all government funding for its bookgifting programmes in England from 1st April next year ... The book charity's bookgifting programmes, Bookstart, Booktime and Booked Up, received [pounds]13m from the Department for Education last year. This sum was used to generate a further [pounds]56m-worth of sponsorship from publishing partners and corporate sponsors." (Via <a href="http://twitter.com/FalseEcon/status/17308866567999488">@FalseEcon</a>.)
False Economy, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
"One question per person" http://www.unshelved.com/2010-12-19 Unshelved cartoon, Sunday, December 19, 2010.
Unshelved, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
"Efficient" library service means change, says Vaizey http://www.thebookseller.com/news/139218-efficient-library-service-means-change-says-vaizey.html.rss theBookseller.com, Tuesday 21 December 2010 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 'Six weeks to save the library sector', campaigners warn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/139322-six-weeks-to-save-the-library-sector-campaigners-warn.html.rss "It is estimated around 1,000 libraries will be threatened with closure next year, out of 4,500 nationally."
theBookseller.com, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Google will not enforce exclusivity over library scanning http://www.thebookseller.com/news/139773-google-will-not-enforce-exclusivity-over-library-scanning.html.rss "will not enforce exclusivity clauses in contracts to scan and index library book collection"
theBookseller.com, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Libraries of the Future http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/blog/?p=1088 Presentation, "The best days of libraries are ahead of us."
Virtual Dave...Real Blog, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
TWIL [hash]31: Hans van Velzen (Director Amsterdam Public Library) http://www.thisweekinlibraries.com/?p=162 "Amsterdam Public Library opened on 07-07-07 Hans van Velzen talks about the services the library offers on a daily basis."
This Week in Libraries, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
BLANK: a novel http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/blank-a-novel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+teleread/KHnj+(TeleRead:+Bring+the+E-Books+Home) "Warning, real books were harmed in the making of this video."
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Newspapers and Magazines Coming To Amazon’s Buy Once, Read Everywhere Kindle Apps -- Starting With Kindle for Android http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/newspapers-and-magazines-coming-to-amazon%E2%80%99s-buy-once-read-everywhere-kindle-apps-%E2%80%93starting-with-kindle-for-android/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+teleread/KHnj+(TeleRead:+Bring+t "update that enables users to buy, read, and sync over 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines"
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Amazon brings newspapers, magazines to Android Kindle app http://www.teleread.com/chris-meadows/amazon-brings-newspapers-magazines-to-android-kindle-app/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+teleread/KHnj+(TeleRead:+Bring+the+E-Books+Home) "Up to now, only owners of Kindle hardware devices have been able to read the electronic newspapers and magazines Amazon makes available..."
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
British Library project to map pronunciation seeks children’s book readers from around the world http://www.teleread.com/audiobooks/british-library-project-to-map-pronunciation-seeks-childrens-book-readers-from-around-the-world/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+teleread/KHnj+(TeleRead:+Bring+the+E-Books+Home) TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 UK literacy program Booktrust to lose government funding in April, 2011 http://www.teleread.com/chris-meadows/uk-literacy-program-booktrust-to-lose-government-funding-in-april-2011/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+teleread/KHnj+(TeleRead:+Bring+the+E-Books+Home) TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Libraries and Ideas http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/15/libraries-and-ideas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=libraries-and-ideas "Is your library about ideas? Does it just store them? Does it work with folks to create new ideas? Does it help ideas become reality?"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Library Poetry http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/15/library-poetry/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=library-poetry "Overdue Charges from an Animated Patron"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Data Visualization http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/15/data-visualization/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=data-visualization "Libraries produce a ton of data and we have to turn it into information on the way to insight and decision making."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
New Pew Report on the Generations and Technology http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/16/new-pew-report-on-the-generations-and-technology/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-pew-report-on-the-generations-and-technology US research.
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
App Stores and Books http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/16/app-stores-and-books/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=app-stores-and-books "there are over 50,000 apps for books in the app store"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The Library Movie http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/17/the-library-movie/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-library-movie 'Here is the Trailer for the imaginary feature film "The Library"'
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Libraries and Book Trailers http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/18/libraries-and-book-trailers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=libraries-and-book-trailers "Now we're seeing book trailers on the web as a pretty common way to promote books and reading..."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
False and Misleading Information http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/18/false-and-misleading-information/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=false-and-misleading-information "The study of misinformation is as important as the study of information to librarianship."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
China's National Digital Library After Five Years http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/62689 'The project, "aims to ensure that every organization, every family and every person has their own digital library through new media, such as mobile phone, digital TV and internet."'
ResourceShelf, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Lists: Another New Tool from the Open Library http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/62690 The Internet Archive's 'webpage for every book' project.
ResourceShelf, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Los Angeles Times Book Critic: "E-books are Good News for the Literary World" http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/62706 'The great debate of the last several years -- whether readers would read book-length material onscreen -- appears to have been settled with a resounding "yes."'
ResourceShelf, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Reading Group with Dyslexic Reader https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=READER-DEVELOPMENT;907a4e2a.1012 Information request.
READER-DEVELOPMENT, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The one with the new employee handbook http://olfh.blogspot.com/2010/12/one-with-new-employee-handbook.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ObnoxiousLibrarianFromHades+(Obnoxious+Librarian+from+Hades) The essential glossary (humour).
obnoxious librarian from hades, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
CILIP press release: Sweeping cuts to public libraries threaten a fair society, MPs warne https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=LIS-PROFESSION;681d2878.1012 "CILIP has contacted all English MPs about public library closures and cuts"
LIS-PROFESSION, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
"Library Design That'll Make You Go WOW: mecanoo architects: library of birmingham" http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/12492/mecanoo-architects-library-of-birmingham.html (Via <a href="http://lisnews.org/library_design_that039ll_make_you_go_wow_mecanoo_architects_library_birmingham">LISNews</a>.)
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Better Together...Cats and Christmas Trees http://lisnews.org/better_togethercats_and_christmas_trees 'Vicki Myron's sequel about the beloved library feline "Dewey's Christmas at the Library"'
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Librarians As Lifesavers http://lisnews.org/librarians_lifesavers "Libraries have long been about more than books, but in the city they now deliver life support in the shape of information."
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Cycling for Libraries http://lisnews.org/cycling_libraries "Our aim is also to bring libraries, their highly proactive staff and the work all librarians do more to publicity and media."
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Remember 'The Kickass Librarian' Video? She's Lost Her Library http://lisnews.org/remember_039the_kickass_librarian039_video_she039s_lost_her_library US story.
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Amazon Deletes Items from Kindles... Again http://lisnews.org/amazon_deletes_items_kindles_again "deleting certain kinds of erotica from both the online store and users' devices"
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Library Girl Video http://lisnews.org/library_girl_video Original song.
LISNews, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Day of protest planned against library closures http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/dec/21/protest-library-closures "'Read-ins' timetabled for February, as councils draw up final cuts budgets"
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Annual Survey of RFID usage in UK Libraries https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=LIB-RFID-UK;a93d973c.1012 Research request.
LIB-RFID-UK, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Open Edge - Open Source in Libraries (free!) event https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=LIS-WEB2;45d54a5a.1012 Edinburgh.
LIS-WEB2, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Adult Non-fction supplier selection document https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=lis-pub-libs;72ee83ac.1012 Information request.
LIS-PUB-LIBS, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Google Shared Spaces - ConceptDraw MindWave http://sharedspaces.googlelabs.com/gallery/app?app_id=95001 (Via <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20026181-93.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+webware+(Webware.com)">Create virtual work spaces with Google Shared Spaces</a>.)
Google Shared Space, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Google's Ngram Viewer: A time machine for wordplay http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20025979-93.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+webware+(Webware.com) "trace the usage of a word or phrase during the past five centuries ... by seeing how often it's appeared in books over that time span"
CNET News, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Annie's message to MPs getting through http://communities.cilip.org.uk/blogs/update/archive/2010/12/15/annie-s-message-to-mps-getting-through.aspx "Annie Mauger, CILIP's feisty Chief Executive..."
Libary and Information Update, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Free library books on your iPhone http://thoughtsofawannabelibrarian.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/free-library-books-on-your-iphone/ "If your library service provides ebooks via the Overdrive..."
thoughts of a [wannabe] librarian..., Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Public Libraries News - 14 Dec. to 21 Dec. 2010, 6 posts http://publiclibrariesnews.blogspot.com/ Along with Alan Gibbons' Blog, the main source of news to do with the public library cuts.
Public Libraries News, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Reply to Open Letter on Libraries from Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP http://alangibbons.net/?p=2995 Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 21 December 2010 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Reply to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP http://alangibbons.net/?p=3003 Reply to Ed Vaizey's reply to an open letter on libraries.
Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Report of Philip Pullman and Kate Mosse’s meeting with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey http://alangibbons.net/?p=3008 Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 21 December 2010 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Museum and Library Services Act Passed by House http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/888501-264/museum_and_library_services_act.html.csp US library funding (via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=3036">Alan Gibbons' Blog</a>).
Library Journal, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Concern at poor reading of eleven year old boys http://alangibbons.net/?p=3142 "This is no time to cut library services."
Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Owned books help children more than those from libraries, expert says http://www.sfs-group.co.uk/Ownedbookshelpchildrenmorethanthosefromlibrariesexpertsays/2966/?parent=11 (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=3206">Alan Gibbons' Blog</a>, inc. comment.)
SFS Group, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Alan Gibbons' Blog - 14 Dec. - 21 Dec. 2010 http://alangibbons.net Alan reports widely on cuts as they are reported across the nation (1000 closures of 4500 public libraries total does not seem unlikely by next year at this point).
Alan Gibbons, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Why NetGalley is the Best Kept e-book Secret on the Web http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2010/12/why-netgalley-is-the-best-kept-e-book-secret-on-the-web.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TechsourceBlog+(ALA+Techsource+Blog) "where publishers can connect with reviewers, librarians, and the media and exchange eAdvanced Reader's Copies"
ALA TechSource, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Kids' Books Make The Leap Off The Page And Online http://www.npr.org/2010/12/15/132057619/kids-books-make-the-leap-off-the-page-and-online "children's books publishers are enticing young readers with books that include web-based games and interactive websites" (Via <a href="http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/">Library Link of the Day</a>.)
NPR, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The Web 2.0 Contradiction: Commercial and Library Use http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/koltay.htm " the main motives of the Web 2.0 that contributed to its commercial success ... library use of Web 2.0"
Library Philosophy and Practice, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Libraries Build Autonomy: A Philosophical Perspective on the Social Role of Libraries and Librarians http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/barbakoff.htm "the moral significance of library services as autonomy-building activities" ["Self-government; The capacity to make an informed, uncoerced decision;" wiktionary]
Library Philosophy and Practice, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
'I Am Not a Luddite' for Resisting E-Books http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1352#Quotation-of-the-Day Quotation of the Day, "why would I elect to read in a format that requires additional inputs of energy?"
Shelf Awareness, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
'The Promise of E-Books' http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1354#Quotation-of-the-Day Quotation of the Day, "The issue is not what we read on ... The issue is that we read".
Shelf Awareness, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Books 'Will Become Living Digital Objects' http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1355#Quotation-of-the-Day Quotation of the Day, "traditional distinctions between author and reader, and between publisher and consumer, will blur considerably".
Shelf Awareness, Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Why Wikileaks Matters to Libraryland http://lisnews.org/why_wikileaks_matters_libraryland "This is the biggest free speech battle of our lifetimes"
LISNews, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Forgery, Theft in the Heartland http://lisnews.org/forgery_theft_heartland "former library director ... accused of stealing city funds"
LISNews, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Libraries welcome homeless to 'community living rooms' http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-13-libraries13_ST_N.htm US library. (Via <a href="http://www.librarystuff.net/2010/12/13/libraries-welcome-homeless-to-community-living-rooms/">Information Today, Inc.</a>)
USATODAY.com, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Mystery of the library plans that 'vanished' overnight http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/news/Mystery-library-plans-vanished-overnight/article-2999931-detail/article.html 'CONCERNS have been raised that plans for a multi-million pound library complex for Exeter are being "wiped from history".' (Via <a href="http://news.google.co.uk/news?promo=houseads&amp;hl=en&amp;ned=uk&amp;q=library+location%3Auk&amp;btnG=Search">Google News</a>.)
this is Exeter, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Job Seekers Help https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=lis-pub-libs;11d6baff.1012 Information request.
LIS-PUB-LIBS, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Axed libraries "disproportionate" as council cuts capped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/138552-axed-libraries-disproportionate-as-council-cuts-capped.html.rss "In a number of councils including Leeds and Oxfordshire up to 40[percent] or 50[percent] of libraries are being closed."
theBookseller.com, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Gracious space: Library programming strategies towards immigrants as tools in the creation of social capital http://bit.ly/f3EVjG Abstract (via <a href="http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/">JournalTOCs</a>). "In this paper, public library programs directed towards immigrants are explored as one possible mechanism for generating social capital."
Science Direct, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Google Book Search and Metadata http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a930995813~db=all~jumptype=rss Abstract (via <a href="http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/">JournalTOCs</a>). "This article summarizes published documents on metadata provided by Google for books scanned..."
informaworld, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
TWIL [hash]28: Roberta Stevens (president ALA) & Bas Savenije (National Dutch Library) http://www.thisweekinlibraries.com/?p=158 '"de Bibliotheek tweedaagse", the 2-day national library conference in the Netherlands'
This Week in Libraries, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
TWIL [hash]30: Fransico van Jole (journalist) and Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm (copyright lawyer) http://www.thisweekinlibraries.com/?p=160 Podcast, "Discussing some great opportunities for libraries...".
This Week in Libraries, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
There is no need to close a library http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2010/12/there_is_no_nee.html "We could achieve all the budget reductions that are needed in the library service and not close one library."
The Good Library blog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The end of a terrrible empire http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2010/12/the_end_of_a_te.html MLA report, What the public wants from libraries – turning research into action.
The Good Library blog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Marketers ponder advertising in e-books http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/marketers-ponder-advertising-in-e-books/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+teleread%2FKHnj+%28TeleRead%3A+Bring+the+E-Books+Home%29 "It's unclear whether advertising in e-books will ever be able to overcome the annoyance factor"
TeleRead, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Microsoft's predictions for ebooks in 2010 -- made in the year 2000 http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/microsofts-predictions-for-ebooks-in-2010-made-in-the-year-2000/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+teleread%2FKHnj+%28TeleRead%3A+Bring+the+E-Books+Home%29 "The prediction for 2010 was: Popular eBook devices weigh eight ounces..."
TeleRead, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Underwhelmed by Google’s ebookstore http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/underwhelmed-by-googles-ebookstore/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+teleread%2FKHnj+%28TeleRead%3A+Bring+the+E-Books+Home%29 [Ed. For anyone including myself who hasn't had a chance to look at Google's ebookstore yet - not as many features as the Kindle store.]
TeleRead, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Understanding Influencers http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/11/understanding-influencers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=understanding-influencers "Libraries are a very misunderstood 'brand'. In some respects we are that 'book, books and nothing but books' image and positioning. How do we make the library brand broader in our users' consciousness?"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Information Overload -- Print http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/12/information-overload-print/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=information-overload-print "From the time of the Greeks and Romans through Gutenberg and today, people have always whined about too much information!"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Understanding Cloud Computing http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/12/understanding-cloud-computing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=understanding-cloud-computing "3 Infographics About Cloud Computing"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st Century Libraries http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/13/privacy-and-freedom-of-information-in-21st-century-libraries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=privacy-and-freedom-of-information-in-21st-century-libraries "The latest ALA Library Technology Report ... the beachfront of major issues with filtering and intellectual freedom in libraries."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
E-Book Privacy Buyer’s Guide http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/13/e-book-privacy-buyers-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=e-book-privacy-buyers-guide "One of the tenets of librarianship is that we try to maintain the confidentiality of patron records and their reading habits. We have enshrined this principle in many ways..."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
TV versus Web Cage Match a Draw http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/14/tv-versus-we-cage-match-a-draw/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tv-versus-we-cage-match-a-draw "A new survey by Forrester tracking U.S. consumer activity has revealed that the Net has caught up with TV as a pastime"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Survey of Library and Museum Digitization Projects http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/14/survey-of-library-and-museum-digitization-projects/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=survey-of-library-and-museum-digitization-projects "facets of digitization projects from nearly 100 libraries and museums in the United States, the UK, continental Europe, Canada, and Australia"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
New Journal Now Available from IOS Press: Semantic Web (ISSN 1570-0844); Full Text of First Issue Available for Free http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/62593 ResourceShelf, Tuesday 14 December 2010 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Conference Slides and Video: "What Place for Libraries in a Linked Data World?" http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/62565 Online Information in London on Wednesday 1st December.
ResourceShelf, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The one where we leverage outsourcing http://olfh.blogspot.com/2010/12/one-where-we-leverage-outsourcing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ObnoxiousLibrarianFromHades+%28Obnoxious+Librarian+from+Hades%29 Humour, "Outsourcing ... Yes. The word that librarians fear a little less than Google, but more than publishers"
obnoxious librarian from hades, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Computers and Libraries http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/12/13/computers-and-libraries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=computers-and-libraries Library history - 1971.
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Kick Ass Librarian: The Funniest Video About Librarians You'll See Today http://lisnews.org/kick_ass_librarian_funniest_video_about_librarians_you039ll_see_today Humour, "If knowledge is power then I am in charge of an arsenal."
LISNews, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Respecting the Reader - Bob Usherwood (guest blog) http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress/?p=752 Emeritus Professor, The University of Sheffield.
Voices for the Library, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
'A free source for our future generation' - Julie’s story http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress/?p=748 Children's author Julie Day.
Voices for the Library, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Free Event on Linked Data January 2011 http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/news/get/2010/12/14/free-event-on-linked-data-january-2011/ "includes free accommodation"
UKOLN, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Croydon to close half of libraries, Staffordshire close none. http://publiclibrariesnews.blogspot.com/2010/12/croydon-to-close-half-of-libraries.html Current list of cuts by authority with reports on each.
Public Libraries News, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Google adds reading level http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2010/12/google-adds-reading-level.html "choose from different reading levels for your results"
Phil Bradley's weblog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
My 5 favourite apps of the year http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2010/12/my-5-favourite-apps-of-the-year.html Flipboard, iPad Dracula, Kindle app...
Phil Bradley's weblog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Technology and the librarian skillset - from the journals http://mmitblog.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/technology-and-the-librarian-skillset-%E2%80%93-from-the-journals/ '...rather than usurping the role of the librarian, technology "exponentially increased the librarian's ability to provide library services" including technical, circulation and reference services.'
mmit blog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Alan Gibbons' Blog http://alangibbons.net/ Library authorities linked to in articles related to library cuts, Alan Gibbons blog between Sat. 12th Dec. and Tue. 14th Dec.: Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire (3 articles), Lewisham (2 articles), Doncaster, Staffordshire, Henley, Wigan, Worcestershire, Croydon, Somerset, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, Hounslow, Yorkshire councils (Leeds being the largest), Wandsworth, Northampton, Dundee, Conwy, Oxford.
Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
ConDem's Localism Bill raises pitfalls of DIY Government http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2010/12/14/condem-s-localism-bill-raises-pitfalls-of-diy-government-115875-22782395/ "in poorer areas people struggle to run their own lives together, let alone local services" (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2909">Alan Gibbons' Blog </a>.)
mirror.co.uk, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Locals to get new rights to save their pub and post office from closure http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337597/Locals-new-rights-save-pub-post-office-closure.html?ito=feeds-newsxml (Via <a href="Alan Gibbons' Blog ">http://alangibbons.net/?p=2745</a>.)
Mail Online, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Minister wants residents to bid to takeover shop, pubs and libraries http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2010/12/10/minister-wants-residents-to-bid-to-takeover-shop-pubs-and-libraries-86081-27806426/ "The bill, which will be presented in the House of Commons on Monday, will give residents the right to nominate shops, pubs, libraries and leisure centres to be registered on a most wanted list ... If a listed asset was due to go on the market, the sale would be delayed triggering a ‘community countdown’ giving people time to prepare a business plan and raise funds to bid." (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2772">Alan Gibbons' Blog </a>.)
Huddersfield Examiner , Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Council jobs under threat rises to 70,000 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/council-jobs-under-threat-rises-to-70000-2158371.html "The number of council jobs cut or threatened with the axe in recent weeks has now topped 70,000, with unions fearing the pace of redundancies will quicken in the New Year". (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2779">Alan Gibbons' Blog </a>.)
The Independent, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
'Apocalypse now' for Libraries, Social Care and Bin Collections http://alangibbons.net/?p=2819 Times.
Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
"Libraries will still be run by librarians" http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=14994 Former British Army Colonel Richard Kemp [Ed. I think.]. (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2841">Alan Gibbons' Blog </a>.)
Public Service, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
New York: restoration of library funding expected http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wned/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1736782/WNED-AM.970.NEWS/Restoration.of.Library.Funding.Expected "It was clear to us they (libraries) couldn't get much done with one or two million dollars" (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2851">Alan Gibbons' Blog </a>).
WNED, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The pledge http://alangibbons.net/?p=2873 "According to one blog, Staffordshire, Wirral and Hillingdon have pledged not to close any libraries. Any decent council should make the same pledge."
Alan Gibbons' Blog, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Communities take charge under 'people power' bill http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338398/Communities-charge-libraries-housing-people-power-biill.html (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2887">Alan Gibbons' Blog</a>.)
Mail Online, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Libraries and arts at risk as council cuts listed http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6BC48720101213 [Ed. I think about the only item of information that this article does not include is the <a href="http://www.econstats.com/uk/uk_pse___.htm">total number of people employed in local government</a>, currently standing at just under 3 million.] (Via <a href="http://alangibbons.net/?p=2893">Alan Gibbons' Blog</a>.)
REUTERS, Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000