Every Friday, UNBOUND posts links from the past week that relate to the future of libraries and current trends in LIS. These posts will also highlight different blogs from across the LIS world.
Blog of the Week: Hack Library School
Hack Library School is a project that started in the Fall of 2010 and quickly turned into a GoogleDoc, then to a wiki to the rotating group of contributors that it is today. From their website:
Hack Library School is an invitation to participate in the redefinitions of library school using the web as a collaborative space outside of any specific university or organization. Imagine standards and foundations of the profession that we will create, decided upon by us, outside of the institutional framework. Ideas like the democratization of the semantic web, crowdsourcing, and folksonomies allow projects like this to exist and we should be taking advantage of it.
- Interactive player Europeana Radio opens up access to Europe’s sound treasures via Internet Archive Blogs
- National Archives (U.S.) Will Utilize a New Model for Preservation and Accessibility of Presidential Records via infoDocket LibraryJournal
- How NPR’s Research, Archives & Data Strategy team is saving sounds of the past for the future via Current.org
Academic Library related
- University of Oregon Libraries Join HathiTrust via UO Libraries
- Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space via Los Angeles Times
- North Carolina State University Libraries Brings in Major Mellon Grant for Visualization via NCSU Libraries
- AI Everywhere via TechCrunch
- As Scientists Take to Twitter, Visual Abstracts Help Results Reach More People via University of Michigan Health Lab