Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekly reader wrap-up

Unsure as to if there was too much to read, or too little information that caught my attention, here is last week's somewhat abbreviated reader wrap-up. Is it time for a bit of feed reader spring cleaning? Regardless, in addition to these entries be sure to take a second look at the CMCIG spring workshop date (this morning) and the 2011 ALAO Call for proposals posts from last week.

Lita Offering Web course on Mashups and APIs
"Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs will be held April 18-22, 2011 and presented by Karen Coombs of the OCLC Developer Network and Jason Clark of Montana State University Libraries. Live, synchronous lectures will be presented each day from 10:00 am – 12 noon CDT." -- Melissa Prentice, Lita Blog, 3/15/11

LibGuides: Information is a Candle in the Dark
"We love sharing great examples of librarians using LibGuides/CampusGuides to publish high quality, timely information. When we saw Kathy Park’s guide about the tragic events in Japan, we were inspired by its breadth, quality, & currency - so we’d like to share her work with the community. Check out the COM Library’s guide to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami:" -- Springshare Support Blog, 3/15/11

Refurbed Card Catalog Becomes eReader Storage
"How many of us have emply card catalogs gathering dust in the back halls of our our libraries? Linn McDonald, Library Media Specialist at the Bloomington Jr. High School in Illinois, came up with a creative way to take one of these treasured relics into the digital age." -- Marianne Lenox, ALA Learning Roundtable, 3/17/11

C&RL to Go Open Access
"ACRL announces that its scholarly research journal, College & Research Libraries (C&RL), will become an open access publication beginning with the May 2011 issue. This change in access policy lifts the online version of the publication’s current six-month embargo on new content and makes the complete contents of the journal from 1997 to the present freely available through the publication website at" -- ACRL Insider, 3/18/11

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