Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Everything New under the Sun

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Everything New under the Sun

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The focus of this month's issue is, as always, libraries and the things librarians can do with technology to help their patrons. And, as always, we have a lot of interesting case studies to share.

But recognizing that lessons don't always come from our own backyards, we've gone global in this issue's coverage in an effort to see what can be learned from our colleagues working abroad or focusing their attention worldwide.

Inside, you'll find an in-depth report on efforts of global agencies to improve information literacy in far-off lands. But the challenge of bringing patrons up-to-speed on digital skills is not just an issue for our colleagues in new or developing states. It's also a matter of concern in the developed world. The article describes various train-the-trainer programs, and it provides a rich set of references to information literacy programs and reference sites for libraries of all kinds and in all places.

In our virtual world, you don't have to live far away from your co-workers to appreciate that an ocean might as well be in the middle. …

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