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!


Recent article on data curation in academic libraries: Johnston, L.R. et al. (2018). How Important is Data Curation? Gaps and Opportunities for Academic Libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 6 ( 1 ), p. eP2198. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2198


Wired Magazine details yet another way information professionals are putting library science to helpful use during times of crisis. An interdisciplinary group of digital humanities researchers have created Torn Apart/ Separados, an website that uses various data sources to create an interactive map of the separation crisis. The widespread problem of the separation crisis is even more apparent in visual form.

“What’s the single most important element to ensure the future success of libraries?” That’s the question Princh posed in their recent online poll. The results and librarian insights are interesting and eye-opening.

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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