Monthly Archives: September 2012

New professional skills base launched by CILIP

The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) has just been launched by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), replacing their previous Body of Professional Knowledge. The new PKSB “aims to reflect the breadth of the library, information and … Continue reading

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Show me the research!

How to allow non-students access to online resources and research within university settings has been a sticky issue for some years. Most universities allow members of the public walk-in access to consult books, and sometimes allow paid-for annual membership for … Continue reading

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Show and tell at the same time – screencasts

Have you ever needed to show someone, who wasn’t sat next to you, how to do something on a computer? This could be how to find certain things on a website, or how to search a particular library database. By … Continue reading

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Snapshot of future library priorities

If you’re looking for a quick snapshot view of what the future priorities in public and academic libraries are, you may want to take a look at two brief reports on this topic. The data have been gathered from a … Continue reading

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New Welsh text to speech software

Most, if not all, public and academic library services in Wales provide assistive software for text to speech on computers.   Colleagues in Wales may therefore be interested in a software partnership between the Welsh Government and RNIB Cymru which … Continue reading

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