Weekly Spotlight!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!

Sheila

New board editorial from the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication with insights and thoughts about the role of libraries in the current and future scholarly communication landscape: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2261

Recent library-related news from the Internet Archive:

Megan

Perhaps you’ve heard of blockchain technology, but are not sure what it actually does and how it would apply to libraries. Get a brief lowdown on blockchain technology and check out recordings from the recent Blockchain Web 2.0 mini-conference. Access is completely free; you will just need to register with an email address to access the recordings.

As information professionals, it’s important we remember to examine studies critically before they become a catch phrase. Here’s why we should start talking about the ’30 Million Word Gap’, and what the research really says we should focus on instead.


Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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