Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Internet, way back when

Do you remember what the Internet* was like, way back when? Well, there’s an informative infograhic been made by Bestedsites.com comparing the Internet now with a decade ago ie 2002. I found the increase in time spent on the Internet … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a librarian

A recent survey has revealed that librarians are second only to doctors in terms of the trust placed in them by seekers of information. This is according to a research report evaluating a project led by the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and … Continue reading

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Academic libraries and their value

You may have come across this article from the Guardian, discussing how academic libraries can improve the ways they communicate their value to students, lecturers, and the wider institution.  “Drawing on research from the UK, the US and Scandinavia, the LISU … Continue reading

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Top 10 trends in academic libraries

I saw this briefing a while back, so some of you may also have picked it up, but it’s a useful, detailed, yet possible to skim, top 10 trends in academic libraries. Although written from an American perspective, I think … Continue reading

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Recent briefings on e-books and libraries

Recently there have been several briefing reports on the current state of play with e-books and libraries. If you’re interested in this area you may like to read the following: “Ebook Acquisition and Lending Briefing: Public, Academic and Research Libraries” … Continue reading

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Information literacy champions in public libraries

Information literacy hasn’t always been a term that public libraries have used much, despite ‘doing’ many of the things associated with it, such as helping users with their search methods, helping them evaluate different information resources, helping with ICT skills, … Continue reading

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The low down on marketing Welsh libraries in 2012

I thought I’d written a previous post about the marketing strategy for Welsh libraries (for 2012-16), but in looking for the link it turns out I haven’t! Here I will briefly outline the marketing plan for 2012-13 (which, for complicated … Continue reading

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