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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, 2012

British Librarianship and Information Work 2006-2010
Bowman, J.H. (ed.). British librariansbip and information work 2006-2010 London: published by the Editor via www.lulu.com, 2012. 454 pp. ISBN 978-1-4716-8352-7. £32.00It is more than 80 years since the first volume of The Year's Work in Librariansbip...
Editorial
As the technological landscape changes with ever-increasing rapidity, libraries are faced with growing challenges. While new developments offer exciting opportunities for enhanced services, libraries are having to cope with previously unknown problems.Europeana...
Europeana: Digital Access to Europe's Cultural Heritage
ABSTRACTEuropeana is a web-based portal that enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users...
Library Codes of Ethics Worldwide: An Anthology
Gçbolys, Zdzislaw and Tomaszczyk, Jacek. Library Codes of Ethics Worldwide; An Anthology1 Berlin: Simon Verlag für Bibliothekswesen, 2012. 267 pp. ISBN 978-3-940862-24-2. euro26.00The history of codes of ethics for librarians goes back to the beginning...
National Implementations of Legal Deposit
ABSTRACTIn 201 1, the Conference of Directors of National Libraries commissioned the authors to undertake an international survey of its membership:* to establish the current state of legal deposit, or equivalent arrangements in all national libraries...
News Round-Up
GeneralA new report indicates that innovative approaches from mobile hardware and applications developers are helping connect people with disabilities to information and communication technology. Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible for Persons...
Revolutionary Libraries: Building Collections and Promoting Research about the January 25th Uprising in Egypt
ABSTRACTThis paper describes the efforts made by the American University in Cairo's (AUC) Library to preserve the history and scholarship of the January 25th Revolution. In direct response to the uprising, AUC imagined University on the Square: Documenting...
Social Media in Libraries: It's like, Complicated
ABSTRACTThis article considers how some major libraries across the world are using social media platforms. Libraries have engaged with the 'household brands' familiar to us all regardless of geographic location or language although thenuse of the platforms...
The 2012 Global RFID Survey
ABSTRACTIn the absence of any official audit, Library RFID Ltd has, at the invitation of the former Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), been running an annual survey to determine the extent and direction of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing
Oppenheim, Charles. The No-Nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing London: Facet, 2012. 134 pp. ISBN 978-1-85604-804-0. £49.95With no formal training in law or the legal implications of the digital information economy, I approached...