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Open Source Project Looks to the Future

By |May 9th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Open Source Project Looks to the Future

The Force11 project (the Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarship) describes itself as a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and research funders. Their vision could be considered ambitious in that they look to a future in which scientific information and scholarly communication more generally become part of a global, universal, and explicit network of knowledge.

Discovery Services Aid the Professionals

By |May 3rd, 2012|News|Comments Off on Discovery Services Aid the Professionals

Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the very honorable librarian profession. The web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.

The Benefit of Web-Scale Discoveries

By |April 24th, 2012|News|Comments Off on The Benefit of Web-Scale Discoveries

Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the librarian profession. The new web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.

The Evolving Librarian

By |October 31st, 2011|News|Comments Off on The Evolving Librarian

Those in the “biz” have been fully aware of the gradual demise of the traditional librarian in our industry. Traditional roles as reference clerks […]

Librarians Have Come A Long Way Baby

By |March 24th, 2011|News, Technology|Comments Off on Librarians Have Come A Long Way Baby

Regardless of when you went to school, the image that comes to your mind when hearing the term librarian is very similar to mine and everyone else’s. Gray hair, bun, wire framed glasses on a lanyard sitting on the end of her nose and tight pursed lips that you are sure hasn’t smiled in years, if ever. Was I really that far off?

ASIS&T Presents Webinars on Semantic Web & Linked Data

By |February 24th, 2011|News, semantic|Comments Off on ASIS&T Presents Webinars on Semantic Web & Linked Data

Two upcoming webinars presented by ASIS&T should not be missed. On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST), “ Introduction to Semantic Web and Linked Data” will cover the basic concepts behind the semantic web and its implementation through linked data.

SLA Partners with Information Today for Conference Discount

By |February 21st, 2011|News, reference|Comments Off on SLA Partners with Information Today for Conference Discount

Planning on attending the upcoming Computers in Libraries conference in D.C. next month? The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has partnered with Information Today to provide members with an exclusive discount. SLA members who register before February 25th will pay the reduced rate of $249 for the full three-day conference on March 21-23, 2011.

Technology Raising All Boats

By |January 10th, 2011|News, Technology|Comments Off on Technology Raising All Boats

Words of encouragement mixed with some motivational challenge for SLA members came from James King, the 2010 President of the Washington, DC Chapter and long-time convener of the Information Futurists Caucus.