Tom Rink, an instructor for library services at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will lead the Special Libraries Association (SLA) as president in 2016
If you aren’t attending the Taxonomy Boot Camp, maybe you will find this conference a little closer to your interests. “The Library as Publisher: Details, Practice, and Potential Outcomes” addresses the creation of new content sets by virtue of a university open access repository, or putting together custom courseware and how this practice is turning many libraries into de facto publishers. This is actually a pre-conference to the Charleston Conference in…you guessed it, Charleston, South Carolina.
A peek into the past is what Words in Time and Place provides its readers. Exploring the language and terminology of days gone by and using the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary as the source.
The Rio Grande Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is now accepting applications for the 2014 Donna Cromer Memorial Award, in honor of the late Donna Cromer, a University of New Mexico science librarian and member of the Rio Grande Chapter and the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) Division who passed away in 2013.
Do you have best practices or essential advice to share when it comes to rolling out evidence-based practice resources at your organization?
Records management up to this point has been straightforward – preserve certain categories of paper records for time periods according to a retention schedule determined by applicable legal rules.
Not that long ago, getting published was the big hurdle for a writer to overcome. You could produce all you wanted, but unless you knew how to get somebody to read your random submission, or you were rich enough to self-publish, your writing lived in a drawer, waiting for you to give it to a friend who doesn’t want to read it.
It’s hard to believe how fast technology has opened publishing up to people. Now, anyone with an opinion has a platform, and while it’s as tough as ever to make a living writing, the platform, in many cases, is totally free. So that changes the hurdle from publication to recognition. If everybody has a voice, how do you get heard?
Research articles are being accepted for the Second International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and
Information Technology – CCIT 2014 organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED) at University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. This event brings together innovative academics and industrial experts to a common forum.
Big data has accumulated quite the reputation. Many possibly exaggerated claims have been made about its potential. Nothing short of saving lives and the universe, of course. But can it rewrite history?
In April, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate effectively would abolish the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). This organization was established in 1950 to collect scientific and technical reports and provide them to the public and to U.S. Government agencies.