Month: August 2010

Librarians are *the* search experts…

…so I wonder how many librarians know all of the tips and tricks for using Google that are mentioned here?

Posted in Librarianship

What do we want from Discovery? Maybe it’s to save the time of the user….

Just a quick thought on discovery tools – the major newish discovery services being vended to libraries (WorldCat local, Summon, Ebsco Discovery Service, etc.) all have their strengths, their complexity, their middle-of-the-road politician trying to be everything to everybody features.

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Putting a library in Starbucks

It is not uncommon to find a coffee shop in a library these days. Turn that concept around, though – would you expect a library inside a Starbucks? Or maybe that’s the wrong question – how would you react to

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