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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.

Safer Internet Day logo

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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LJ INFOdocket - 2 hours ago
Here’s a forthcoming full text article scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Note: Isn’t the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science a fee-based/paywalled publication?
LJ INFOdocket - 3 hours ago
In the past 24 hours there have been reports from the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, and others that the FCC was planning to reverse their policies regarding the open Internet.
LJ INFOdocket - 6 hours ago
Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients! The 2014 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services are: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y.
LJ INFOdocket - 6 hours ago
A new 12 page report from the U.S. Census: Young Adult Voting: An Analysis of Presidential Elections, 1964-2012.
LJ INFOdocket - 7 hours ago
From Today’s Announcement: NEJM Group has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in the Portico archive.
LJ INFOdocket - 7 hours ago
From Silicon Republic: The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is continuing the push towards greater digitisation of its enormous collection with the launch of a new catalogue of 10,500 historic images.
LJ INFOdocket - 8 hours ago
Direct to Full Text Issue Brief: Technology To The Rescue: Can Technology-Enhanced Education Help Public Flagship Universities Meet Their Challenges? (9 pages; PDF).
The Scholarly Kitchen - 12 hours ago
The problem of piracy is not easily solved with legal or even technical initiatives.
Literary Babel Fish - 20 hours ago
How big business broke the Internet.
LJ INFOdocket - 1 day ago
Ebooks in 2014:  Access And Licensing At  Canadian Public Libraries was published online today by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC).  From the CULC Web Site: This new paper chronicles all that has happened from 2011 to 2014 and

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