OhioLINK Posts

More than 1,600 librarians and support staff work at OhioLINK’s 91 member institutions. While I’m impressed with their dedication every day, I’d like to express my admiration this week in particular, as April 13-19 marks National Library Week.

Librarians and staff at our member institutions teach. They code. They blog. They painstakingly explain over and over again why Wikipedia is good for some things but not for others.

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It's no secret that the Internet has become a dangerous place. The privacy of our personal information is threatened by criminals seeking financial gain. Far from victimless, these crimes affect us all. Hackers stole 70 million credit card numbers from a major retailer in a recent data breach. Two million users of popular social networks had their passwords stolen in 2013 by online criminals. Security experts have estimated that up to one out of every three of us has been the victim of some sort of privacy breach.

OhioLINK Recommendations

“Print loses primacy, discovery layers change the nature of library as gateway to resources, and data mining becomes an areas of interest.”
Recommended by Gwen Evans on Mar 20, 2014 - 9:36pm
“At least for me, one of those technology Wow! moments ...”
Recommended by Jamie Abel on Jan 17, 2014 - 1:14pm

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Neverending Search - 11 hours ago
Booktrack is a new, free platform designed to encourage readers to immerse themselves in their readings by accompanying digital texts with movie-style soundtracks.
Neverending Search - 1 day ago
Hi folks, Brenda Boyer, Della Curtis and I are finishing up our upcoming ALA book project on curation and there’s a missing piece we need your help with.
iLibrarian Blog - 2 days ago
Information Today’s excellent Computers in Libraries conference took place in Washington DC last week and featured top-notch presentations by librarian on the cutting-edge of technology.  If you didn’t get a chance to attend you’ll want
The Ubiquitous Librarian - 2 days ago
Recap of a trip to Google. This was two year ago-- so this is what stuck with me. I'll share more about the other locations later this summer.
Neverending Search - 2 days ago
It’s almost #toogoodtobetrue The week, British Pathé, turned its archive of more than 90,000 historical films (or 3500 hours) over to YouTube.  This rich collection of captioned newsreels and documentaries spans the 1890s through the ear
The Scholarly Kitchen - 2 days ago
Who knew the changing face of technology could be so painful...
The Scholarly Kitchen - 3 days ago
As the British Academy releases a new study on Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences, I discuss the results with the study's lead investigator, Chris WIckham.
The Scholarly Kitchen - 4 days ago
Privacy, trust and managing the cultural record bubble to the surface of growing concerns.
The Digital Shift - 5 days ago
Virginia’s Newport News Public Library System (NNPLS) launched StatBase, an open-source usage statistics program that enables libraries to track and visualize data on circulation, patron registration, door counts, reference, acquisitions
iLibrarian Blog - 5 days ago
There’s nothing like curling up with a good book and a cup of tea (or coffee depending on your preference). But what would make that even better is having one of these awesome literary mugs in your hand!

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