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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
BACKGROUNDEuropeana1 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
INTRODUCTIONThe most essential task of national libraries, and the one which more than any other makes them what they are, is that they are responsible for acquiring, preserving and making accessible the publications (of all kinds) of the country. It...
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
INTRODUCTIONOn 25 January 2011, protests broke out across Egypt, with protesters demanding an end to government corruption and political violence. Centred in downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square, the January 25th Revolution began with 18 days of protests that...
Social Media in Libraries: It's like, Complicated
INTRODUCTIONThe growth of social media and social networking sites has been one of the most impressive aspects of the internet in recent years and its popularity is undeniable. Twenty-two per cent of all time spent online is on social media sites, or...
The 2012 Global RFID Survey
INTRODUCTIONIn January 2012 a small group of consultants set out to try and gain a clearer understanding of how RFID technology is being used in libraries around the world. Building on surveys carried out in the UK over the three previous years the main...
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...
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