Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steve Bell - Librarian/UpKeeperExtraordinary - Interviews (text, live) LOTS OF RECOMMENDATIONS, RESOURCES

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Excerpts from a recent text interview:

Questioned about Twitter, etc., " These sources are great in some ways but the amount of noise within these channels can be problematic. You need to limit yourself to following a handful of people within these communities."

Questioned about resources:
"Think for a moment about the new Piazza service which allows students to talk together about the best way to complete a homework assignment. How could an academic library be part of such a service? Would the library want to be part of such a service?
" I recommend beginning with RSS feeds and email alerts from web sources and then experimenting with web page change detection services.
"Also, it is important to point out that libraries often overlook their own database services as a source of RSS feeds and email alerts. As an example, I do saved searches and alerts for 'design thinking' and I get table of contents updates from many business and library publications. Alerts and RSS feeds from ProQuest and other information services consolidate updates from many sources and this can result in significant time savings.
"I recommend that librarians subscribe to updates from Inside Higher Education and The Chronicle of Higher Education ... ACRL Environmental Scan and the Top Ten Trends reports... ACRL Insider newsletter ... New York Times Education, Business and Technology sections. ... University Business, Library Journal Academic Newswire, MIT InfoTech Updates (some content is fee-only), and Harvard Business Review Blogs.

- Above excerpts from "Interview with Steven Bell — Keeping Up With the Things That Matter for Academic Libraries" Posted by: mhdiaz | October 26, 2011
Part II avail Oct 27

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