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Managing E-book Workflows from Acquisitions to the Catalogue
Users demand more and more content in electronic form and how better to augment electronic content than e-books? This presentation will explore the technological, economic and cultural challenges that surround e-book ...
Behind the Scenes at a Search Engine
An introduction to how search engines work and how they decide what to show on their results pages. Power Point slides for a talk given in York University Libraries' Research Frontiers series.
Using New Books Blog at Steacie Library to Understand Academic Community Needs - TRY 2008
Steacie Science & Engineering library started a new books blog in November 2006. This blog was used primarily to inform faculty members and graduate students about new print books acquired by the science library. During ...
"I Don't Even Know This Person!": Academic Libraries on Facebook
(Ontario Library Association, 2008-02)
Introduction to digitization: an overview
Introduces the benefits and disadvantages of digitization. Discusses metadata and the digitization of images, audio and moving images. 2009 lecture discusses digitization project management and dissemination platforms.
RDA: The Inside Story
RDA is the new content standard for Resource Description and Access which will be published in 2009. It is emerging from a major restructuring and re-evaluation of current cataloguing rules. RDA supersedes AACR2. It is a ...
Preference for Reference: New Options and Choices for Academic Library Users
(American Library Association, 2008)
This exploratory study investigated the help - seeking preferences of library users at two large urban universities in Toronto. Reference desk and virtual reference users were compared in terms of their perceptions ...
This presentation was delivered at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference in Saskatoon on May 26, 2008. It looks at the origins and motivations behind the development of Resource Description & Access (RDA).
The One Big Library Unconference
(Ontario Library Association, 2008)
A summary of what happened at the One Big Library Unconference held in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 June 2008.
My Job in 10 Years: The Future of Academic Libraries
Time to rev up those crystal balls! Students are changing, library systems are changing, the world is changing. This volatile environment is challenging academic librarians to evolve their practice in unexpected ways. The ...