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Capacity Building Note

Posted by gaelicnotes on September 23, 2010

CILIP (the British library association) has some very useful Practical guides on their website incl.  guidance, case studies, examples of best practice and suggestions for further reading. Non-members can view some topics                                  eg the Open Access, Negotiating for Pay and Library Management Systems

Linkedln: It’s who you know : Are you subscribed to LinkedIn the Facebook for professionals? Rob Sharp tells you more and  why you should be >>>> (Independent, p12, 30 June 2010)

High price for the shift away from paper subscriptions – The Bodleian Library is facing a £400,000 bill in penalties from journal publishers as they favour electronic access over prin. Read Nicholas Chan’s report >>>>> 1 July 2010

Andrew Motion attacks ‘catastrophic’ plan for volunteers to run libraries
Motion dismissed suggestions from consultancy firm KPMG that libraries are “not very much used” and should be run by volunteers as “foolhardy, outlandish and potentially catastrophic”.     Guardian, 11 June 2010

The death of library schools?
Will Manley writes: “It’s always wonderful when someone comes along and writes my post better than I ever could. This commenter has basically said it all: Library school students have been sold a bill of goods. Does anyone else cringe at the irony of a school of information studies giving out misinformation? But beyond that rather obvious and regrettable issue is a much larger issue. Why are library schools selling a bill of goods?”…
Will Unwound, June 14 ALA 16 June


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