Monthly Archives: February 2013

Curating the digital and visual

Some interesting articles on curating in a digital environment crossed my path this week. In her article “Archiving Design: Cataloguing images from the Kilkenny Design Workshops”, Dr. Una Walker illustrated some of the various artefacts emanating from the Kilkenny Design … Continue reading

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Valuing librarianship

I attended a fascinating talk by Bernard Barrett yesterday.  Bernard qualified as a librarian but styles himself as an Information Scientist in his job at the Child and Family Support Agency (MidWest).   According to him, we need to change … Continue reading

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Changing the perception of the library

When the library at Alexandria was built over 2300 years ago, it was designed to show off the wealth of Egypt.  Its purpose, as far as scholars can establish, was to collate all the knowledge of the world.   Being … Continue reading

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A little aside…

It’s been a good day in terms of study today. I’ve spent so much time online over the last few weeks that I was beginning to feel a little like I had chosen to do an IT course instead of … Continue reading

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Changing environments, changing practice

This week I’m considering the changing environment in which LIPs (that’s Library and Information Professionals, in case you were wondering) find themselves.   LIPs is an appropriate acronym to use because lips are used to communicate, to share information, to … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Network

It fascinates me that studying to be a librarian involves so much blogging, social media awareness and open-source software expertise.   What happens if you’re not that conversant with technology?I have to count myself in that category.  After all, most … Continue reading

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Alternative careers for librarians

Since deciding to move into the Library and Information Studies field I’ve been wondering what it’s really all about.  Despite being an avid bibliophile, in the short time since starting the Masters in Library & Information Studies, I’ve had no … Continue reading

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