Friday, August 27, 2010

Home alone

It has been a tasking but rewarding week.Am home alone this weekend cos my wife and son are on a short holiday missing them greatly already.will be indoor all through watching  live premiership matches particullarly CHELSEA FC. Thank you guys for been there..........

Academic Libraries and the Struggle to Remain Relevant: Why Research is Conducted Elsewhere

Academic libraries are facing a critical challenge to remain relevant in the eyes of

students and faculty members who are engaged in academic research at all levels. The

academic library's brand is impeccable. It is the first choice among students and faculty

members alike when they must locate high quality research materials. In an era when the

library is virtually crammed with an ever-growing mountain of the latest research

materials, student researchers are turning to Google in growing numbers, not because of

it's quality content, but because academic library patrons are often confused and

disappointed by their library search experiences.

John Law Vice President, Discovery Services, ProQuest


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grow the Profession: Marketing the Librarian

There are numerous ways for librarians to market themselves, online and offline. While the method above requires the social skills necessary to “talk the talk” with the administration of an organization (in my case, a law firm), there are other ways in which we can present our ideas, project implementations, articles, and awards to the necessary personnel. This article will address three topics. First, I will talk about how the online world is full of resources and tools for librarians to market themselves. Second, I will show examples of how some librarians market themselves well in these online environments. Last, I will discuss the multifaceted reasons why librarians should market themselves.

Steven M. Cohen

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Five Laws of Library Science (EBooks edition)

I had a thought about the Five Laws of Library Science by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan. If I might be so bold, I’d like to suggest an eBook version to the Five Laws. So, here it goes.

1. EBooks are for use.

2. Every reader his or her eBook.

3. Every book, any e-reader.

4. Save the time of the e-reader patron.

5. The library is an evolving organism.

25 Important Legal Issues Every Librarian Should Research

Most people don’t think of librarians as legal entities, but the fact is there are a number of legal issues that are important for librarians to understand. Whether you’re dealing with copyright or disabilities, the best way to protect yourself is to be informed. Be sure that you’ve brushed up on these important issues.

Monday, August 23, 2010

50 Awesome Search Engines

Anil's Information Portal: 50 Awesome Search Engines Every ...

Congoo: For current events and news searches, use Congoo to connect you to the latest in technology, industry, business, world news, finance, politics, Internet trends and more. CataLaw: CataLaw is another law search engine that organizes " all indexes of law and ..... My Network List. LIS Network - Library and Information Science Professionals network

By Anil Mishra

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Library Literature and Information Science

Daily updates to ensure that patrons have access to the most current materials ... Up-to-date subject headings to keep pace with the latest trends in ... Library Literature and Information Science Full Text is a practical tool for study ...This unique working and teaching tool from H. W. Wilson helps library patrons keep pace with all the latest trends in a rapidly evolving field, as well as affording comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies.

Developed by librarians with librarians in mind, this flexible and easy-to-search database offers indexing of English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses, and over 300 books a year. It also delivers cover-to-cover full-text articles from over a hundred select publications.

Getting Started With My Blog

Finally getting my blog on, using NgLibrary Info-Tech Ezine tutorial posted by Ayodele Alonge.