I Am Parting With My Crypto Library

Schneier on Security

The time has come for me to find a new home for my (paper) cryptography library. It’s about 150 linear feet of books, conference proceedings, journals, and monographs — mostly from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

Take action with your library this Libraries Week

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Take action with your library this Libraries Week. This Libraries Week (4-10 October 2021) libraries across the UK showcase their vital role in supporting active and engaged communities as we celebrate the transformative impact libraries can have on people?s

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Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

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National Bookmobile Day is April 22, part of National Library Week (April 19-25). . A library is a place that stores information, a place where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to obtain textual and audiovisual material for education, entertainment, and enlightenment.

Open letter concerning proposed cuts and closures to Croydon Libraries

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Croydon Libraries: Open letter concerning proposed cuts and closures to Croydon Libraries. Dear Councillor Lewis, Open letter concerning proposed cuts and closures to Croydon Libraries. Elizabeth Ash, Save Croydon Libraries. Public libraries

International library leaders explore the purpose and future of libraries

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International library leaders explore the purpose and future of libraries. Facet Publishing announces the publication of Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption edited by Margaret Weaver and Leo Appleton. Are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st century?

“Edited by Laura Thornburgh,” Pioneer of Motion Picture Education

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Today, we take for granted that moving images are used to educate. It might be surprising to learn that there was a time when the case had to be made for the value of motion pictures in education. She had access to education and travel, and wrote for a local newspaper. .

Learning Journey ? Apprentice Library Assistant

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Apprentice Library Assistant. My transition into an apprenticeship and the start of my time in the NHS followed a long journey of higher education, part-time work and an ongoing unfulfillment with my professional progress. professional and educational development?

Shift happens: the future office/library in a connected world

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Shift happens: the future office/library in a connected world. This seems a long way away from February when the Financial Times ran a piece in its New Workplace series that noted, inter alia, that many organisations were reviewing their working practices. But it?s It wasn?t

COVID-19 Guidance for School Libraries

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COVID-19 Guidance for School Libraries. This Guidance has been developed by a Working Party convened jointly by CILIP, the CILIP School Libraries Group (CILIP SLG) and the School Library Association (SLA). It will be updated periodically when new information becomes available.

Welsh Library Team of the Year

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Welsh Library Team of the Year. NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Service and Newtown Area Library have been recognized by CILIP Cymru Wales, the Library and Information association in Wales, for their incredible commitment and innovative services during a turbulent 2020.

Apprenticeships: supporting new talent in to libraries

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Apprenticeships: supporting new talent in to libraries. Last summer Kirklees Libraries recruited two new apprentices as part of a council-wide programme to develop and deliver apprentice opportunities. ve worked for Kirklees libraries for 35 years. If it?s

Designing Libraries: Making space for makerspaces

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Recently I heard a librarian say that introducing makerspaces into libraries was one of the riskiest undertakings the service had ever embarked upon. I found this a little odd, since we are all in the information business and a lot of library time is taken up with answering ?how Is it so challenging to move from answers on the printed page to self-discovery under tutored guidance? s library buildings are a mixture of ancient and modern. Making a success of it.

Designing Libraries: An academic question

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Designing Libraries: An academic question. Earlier this year I attended the biennial Liber Architecture Group (Lag) seminar, held in the Zaha Hadid-designed library and learning centre building on the impressive campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (known locally as WU). The idea in attending was to get an overview of how changes in technology and learning environments are influencing the design of library spaces across Europe. Higher Education

Trends in the library technology market ? a UK perspective

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Trends in the library technology market ? Ken Chad looks at the underlying issues and trends that are shaping library technology. His piece focuses on public libraries and libraries in higher education institutions. In his 2020 Library Systems anoted, ?Technology

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month in Libraries!

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Celebrating LGBT+ History Month in Libraries! February is LGBT+ History Month and libraries, information services and Learning Resource Centres up and down the country are organising events, activities, workshops and performances to celebrate LGBT+ people. Manchester Libraries.

UX in Libraries: Cognitive maps

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UX in Libraries: Cognitive maps. andypriestner ) is a freelance UX trainer and consultant and Chair of the UX in Libraries conference andypriestnertraining.com uxlib.org. It may sound complicated but the idea itself is very simple: asking a library user to draw their experience of a library service or, more broadly, of learning. Contributor: Andy Priestner ( @andypriestner ) is a freelance UX trainer and consultant and Chair of the UX in Libraries conference.

Libraries Week 2019 celebrates libraries in a digital world

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Libraries Week 2019 celebrates libraries in a digital world. Annual Libraries Week celebrations (7-12 October 2019) will showcase how libraries have transformed their digital offer, featuring events and activities in more than 1,000 libraries across the UK. s competition to Build the Library of the Future out of LEGO bricks and win tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor and ?500 500 to donate to a library of your choice. LOVE YOUR LIBRARY? ?

Open research needs library support

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Open research needs library support. Open research needs library support. It has recently produced a first version of its publications, but is looking for more input before a final version is released. The document, which is available in a variety of formats, includes the opportunity for library and information professionals to contribute directly through GitHub. It points to actions that can be taken ? It says: ?There Higher Education

The Library of Everything

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Emerging Technologies: The Library of Everything. Library of Babel ([link] in real life ? a (practically) infinite library. Microsoft sees DNA storage as a future part of its Azure cloud services,2 and has recently announced significant advances in automation of DNA-based data storage and retrieval. This sounds like it could be expensive and cumbersome, and indeed today it is ? Arguably it?s It Was Hell.? ? CILIP non member newsletter.

Dominic Cummings: Libraries are "desperately needed"

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Dominic Cummings: Libraries are ?desperately Dominic Cummings: Libraries are ?desperately DURING the 2019 General Election Boris Johnson said he loved libraries and wanted to invest in opening more of them, but added: ?We libraries plus internal historians? I think it?s

Where my heart is: Lee Child and Libraries

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Lee Child and Libraries. Heather Martin looks at how a love of libraries and the services they. libraries have always played. In the beginning was the library. ?Nobody Lee Child told guests of the King County Library System in Seattle in 2012. ?And It was Lee?s

Turning over new leaves: Can outdoor spaces help libraries grow?

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Turning over new leaves: Can outdoor spaces help libraries grow? Turning over new leaves: Can outdoor spaces help libraries grow? ?IF IF you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need,? If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete!?

Overdrive CEO, Steve Potash, makes the case for public libraries

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Overdrive founder and CEO, Steve Potash makes the case for Public Libraries. Steve Potash, Lord John Bird, Bobby Seagull, Johanna Brinton Abela and Erica Lazzaro at the launch of Public Libraries: The Case for Support. 1 invested in public libraries.

Terry Kendrick helps libraries achieve their marketing, communications and engagement goals

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Now more than ever, libraries must find ways to engage with their communities in order to demonstrate the value they create and deliver. It includes a set of tools and techniques to help reflection and progress towards effective marketing and engagement.

New guide to improving library services using key library assessment methodologies

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New book on improving library services with assessment data. Facet Publishing announces the publication of Putting Library Assessment Data to Work by Selena Killick and Frankie Wilson. Putting Library Assessment Data to Work takes common sources of data that academic libraries will already be collecting, and presents simple qualitative and quantitative techniques that can be used to evaluate and assess their services, both in detail and overall.

Community hubs keep libraries in the heart of local users

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Community hubs keep libraries in the heart of local users. Community hubs keep libraries in the heart of local users. It is no secret that public libraries have been hit hard by austerity. its library service has lost staff and been forced to reduce opening hours.

Beyond digital literacy: STEM learning ideas from library professionals in the UK and Ireland

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Libraries are not just books ? We need] strong advocates who see the library as a place where STEM-rich learning takes place. ? Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning is a key part of conversations about education, policy, the economy, and our future.

NHS Library and Knowledge specialist give health professionals the gift of time

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NHS Library and Knowledge specialist give health professionals the gift of time. NHS Library and Knowledge Services are helping to deliver the best care and treatment possible to patients. Read the report and find out more about NHS Library and Knowledge Services.

A greener library: The Bodleian?s push for sustainability

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A greener library: The Bodleian?s A greener library: The Bodleian?s As well as looking at some of the easy wins on the sustainability agenda, this article also explores the cutting edge of library sustainability, with the focus on library buildings, their resources and users.

The digital transformation of Senate House Library

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The digital transformation of Senate House Library. The second episode sees further coverage of Kevin Widdop's interview with Senate House Library?s Digital transformation at Senate House Library. Nick: It?s s how we go from one for the few to one for the many in the way that we push out our content, our services and our education packages, so that we can reach a much larger audience. And a lot of libraries use a website to bring people onsite and that there?s

Seeking Public Library Participants for Community History Web Archiving Program

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by the Archive-It team. Public libraries play a critical role in building community-oriented archives and these collections are particularly important in recording the impact of unprecedented events on the lives of local citizens.

UX in Libraries: Behaviour Mapping - decisions and desires

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UX in Libraries: Behaviour Mapping - decisions and desires. While the routes we take may not command much of our attention, in service industries such as libraries, it is worth inspecting choices of route more closely. Library users may always take the same path from the entrance to a specific area: a quick route to ?their Whatever these behaviours are, they offer opportunities for library staff to consider how effectively their spaces and furniture are laid out.

Introducing 50+ New Public Library Members of the Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program

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by the Archive-It team. The Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program provides training and education, infrastructure and services, and professional community cultivation for public librarians across the country to document their local history and the lives of their patrons.

The Fenway Library Organization provides affordable digital preservation to its members

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Preservica’s Cloud Edition for Consortia delivers value of complete Preservica offering for budget-strapped Academic Libraries. Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, is pleased to announce that the Fenway Library Organization (FLO) has selected Preservica’s Cloud Edition for consortia to preserve and safeguard digital content for its members. The libraries will preserve archival materials that are part of the institutional memory.

New Book Supports Library Staff and Students to Develop in their Roles as Teachers

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New Book Supports Library Staff and Students to Develop in their Roles as Teachers. explore the current landscape of teaching librarianship in higher education, and highlight the important developments, issues and trends that are shaping current and future practice.

CILIP celebrates new partnership with African Library and Information Association (AfLIA)

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CILIP celebrates new partnership with African Library and Information Association (AfLIA). The partnership will provide a platform for knowledge exchange, sharing of best practice and promoting research and learning in Library and Information Science.

Truman Library Ground-breaking Ceremony

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Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO, is undergoing a year-long renovation that will result in a new Truman permanent exhibition, new amenities for visitors, and enhanced educational and community programming. Truman Library’s renovation. Courtesy photo by Lacey Helmig, Truman Library Institute). He said: “It seems to me that the dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith. It must believe in the past. The Harry S.

UX in Libraries: Affinity Mapping ? Bringing your research to life

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s no point in gathering data if you are not going to do anything with it. They know that rather than huddling around spreadsheets or databases, they need to affinity map the data they have gathered in a group, so that it will breathe, and ideas and possibilities will freely flow. Related content: UX in Libraries. Higher Educationcore technique for processing the research data you gather, because as I never tire of saying: there?s

?Could do better? ? School Librarians deliver their report card to Education Minister Nick Gibb

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School Librarians deliver their report card to Education Minister Nick Gibb. School Librarians in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have called on Education Minister, Nick Gibb, to address the findings of new research into School Library provision, which highlights inequality of access to school libraries and insecure employment for school librarians. The research was commissioned by the Great School Libraries campaign ? s School Libraries Group ?

State Library of South Australia chooses Preservica to safeguard region?s vibrant story

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The State Library of South Australia (SLSA) has chosen Preservica’s cloud-hosted active digital preservation platform to safeguard more than 150 terabytes of unique digitized and born-digital material. The State Library of South Australia is the trusted custodian of all South Australiana.