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Listen to Library Podcasts Online

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Love podcasts? Here are some Library podcasts you can listen to online. Or search for one here:

Weeding Your Library Collection

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Recorded on Sept. 27, 2017 by  NCompass Live "Learn how to keep your library collection user-friendly, increase circulation, and improve the appeal of your library with these weeding tips, tricks, and techniques. Denise Harders, Co-Director of the Central Plains Library System, will discuss the importance of weeding and how to do it successfully. We will also hear about the annual CPLS Month of Weeding project." Duration: 1:19:21

CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries

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My Library will be in the midst of weeding project soon, and I came across the below document while researching for literature on the subject. CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries © Copyright 2012 Texas State Library and Archives  Commission  unsplash-logo Gary Chan

Open Access Library and Information/Knowledge Management Journals

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unsplash-logo Jonah Pettrich Well, I found a wonderful resource that lists all the Open Access Journals for Library and Information Management. Search for specific articles in the journals listed below Here is the list: Annals of Library & Information Studies Ariadne B Sides Brazilian Journal of Information Science Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Bulletin of the Medical Library Association Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal Code4Lib Journal Collaborative Librarianship Communications in Information Literacy Cybermetrics : International Journal of Scientometrics, Informetrics and Bibliometrics D-Lib Magazine E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Hipertext.net Informatica Economica Journal Information Research: an international electronic journal Informing Sc

From Blog to eBook

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I want to make my lovely blog into an eBook magazine at the end of each month. So I had a look around the web on any free online tools that can convert blogs to PDFs. Here is a list of online tools I found that you might also be interested in should you or your library have a blog: BookSmith  👍 Probably  my  favourite , can choose different covers as well. Output was the best. PDF Newspaper by FiveFilters Takes forever to create the PDF if you include images, but the output looks okay. Blog Booker Not my favourite, I don't like the output of the PDFs, the style isn't that nice. But that's just me. Zinepal Good output unfortunately will need to sign up for an account. All are easy to use and intuitive and one shouldn't be any trouble to use it.

Building your own online library

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Ever thought of building your own online Library? Here is a list of  free and open-source repository software from Wikipedia which can be used to build your own online library. Archimede , Laval University Library Artudis , Erasmus University Rotterdam DAITSS , Florida Center for Library Automation Dienst , Cornell Digital Library Research Group DSpace , DSpace Foundation DuraSpace Enterprise-Wide Digital Repository and Archive , Sun Microsystems EPrints Free Software ETD-db , Virginia Tech University Libraries eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) , California Digital Library Fedora , Fedora Commons DuraSpace Greenstone , New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Wankato Invenio , CERN Integrated Digital Library System IRPlus , University of Rochester. Islandora , originally from the University of Prince Edward Island. Keystone Digital Library Suite , Index Data. DLS is no" longer being actively developed." MOAI .  MyCoRe. Collaborative softwa

Free images and useful online tools

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Here is a list of public domain or creative commons image providers that you can use for your Library promotions, blogs, etc. Search Creative Commons Pixabay Unsplash Flickr Public Domain Search Vintage.com Wikimedia Every Stock Photo An exhaustive list can be found here on Wikipedia And here is a list of free useful online tools for images and other things that may come in handy in the Library. Magic MockUps And an honorary mention goes to Magic MockUps  which is a handy online service that places your graphics into screens of computers, laptops etc. You can download the mockups for free and with no copyright, or attribution required. Plus it is free for commercial and non-commercial uses. Canva To make nice graphics I use the free online service Canva . PiktoChart To create infographics I use this, PiktoChart . Very easy to use. LunaPic Sometimes I need to make the background transparent, I use this free online image editor, LunaPic G

MOOC and webinars

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Search for MOOCs here Here is a list of free  Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers or webinars available on the internet for professional development. Khan Academy Future Learn Canvas Network Open Education by Blackboard Alison MIT OpenCourseWare Duke Online Stanford Online Yale Online Courses Open Yale Courses Princeton Online California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Online Education University of Oxford Open Content edX  (auditing the courses are free but receiving a certificate needs payment) For Library Professionals WebJunction Course Catalogue Library Connect Infopeople TechSoup for Libraries Florida Library Webinars Library Skills Here is a list of MOOC providers that have both free and paid options. Open Learning   Skillshare   Harvard Online Courses   iversity UTS (University of Technology, Sydney) Open University of College London (UCL) Short Courses My MOOC Udemy  (for free courses offered by Udemy click here

Intro to HTML/CSS: Making webpages

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I'm in the middle of doing this cool MOOC with Khan Academy, it doesn't take long and I'm already learning so much. It's called Intro to HTML/CSS: Making webpages. If you like you can do it online here , it's free! Intro to HTML/CSS: Making webpages | Computer programming | Khan Academy Learn how to use HTML and CSS to make webpages. HTML is the markup language that you surround content with, to tell browsers about headings, lists, tables, etc. CSS is the stylesheet language that you style the page with, to tell browsers to change the color, font, layout, and more.

Welcome to my Library Blog!

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Hi all! Welcome to my simple Library Blog where I will collect all the wonderful free creative commons, public domain stuff I find on the web about and for Libraries, so I can build up a resource for my professional development, and hopefully, maybe yours too!