March 2011 has 6 entries

  • Internal boundary changes .. the library in the institutionMarch 31, 2011It has been interesting in recent years to see how library boundaries within universities have shifted as relationships with other campus providers potentially change. This is natural enough as the network has changed the way in which research, learning and administration are carried out within the university in important ways,...read full entry...
  • The library building and the library serviceMarch 23, 2011Inside Higher Ed has an interesting piece about library buildings, From modernist to modern. It talks about how Lafayette College and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth embarked on projects to transform the Modernist libraries "at the heart of their campuses into modern, technologically advanced, sustainable centers for learning." Lafayette...read full entry...
  • Children's Book Week .... RetreadMarch 17, 2011[A discussion about children's book Peepo! on Twitter prompt me to recycle this entry from 2006] To mark Children's Book Week folks here at OCLC are talking about children's books that mean something to them Here are two I like ..... The Wool-pack One of the first 'long' books I...read full entry...
  • The amplified event ... March 14, 2011I introduced the phrase The Amplfied Conference several years ago to describe the way in which a conference experience might be shared by people who were not physically present, through the amplification provided by a range of network tools. On reflection, of course, such amplification is also a way of...read full entry...
  • The power of pull redux .. with examplesMarch 09, 2011I have written about the Power of Pull before, an interesting book by John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison. For a fuller discussion see the earlier blog entry (People are entry points too ... redux). Here is a short version. The authors discuss the shift from managing 'knowledge...read full entry...
  • The Collections shiftMarch 03, 2011A few things about library collection shifts came to my attention this week ... Taken together, they underline several central trends: the move to electronic, the managing down of print collections, and the curation of institutionally-generated learning and research resources. Rick Anderson has a typically pointed post about Cloud-sourcing Research...read full entry...