The Politics of Prison Libraries

May 22, 2010 The Prison Library As the economy fluctuates and social programming continues to be cut drastically,, the prison system has taken a hard hit. Post-1970s social do-good era, with a stance of rehabilitation, gave way in the 1990s to a hard line punishment position in criminal justice system. Beginning with the Reagan era…

Library Associations

There is a library association for nearly every possible type of library, nationally and internationally. Many of these have a closed institutional membership decree, but many more are open to individual membership. Often these associations feature a national coalition, as well as regional and state divisions. Associations are based on types of: Environment: academic, public,…

Some Preservation Management Definitions

Group Definitions Access: Permission and ability to find, examine, and use information freely (Society of American Archivists, 2005). Society of American Archivists. (2005). A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology. Retrieved February 21, 2010, from http://www.archivists.org/glossary/term_details.asp?DefinitionKey=161. Computer-output microfilm: Copying electronic data from a computer onto microfilm or microfiche using laser technology and a film processor…

Biographical Resources

There are so many potential biographical resources that it is very difficult to narrow it down to five. There are general biographical resources, resources for people currently living, resources for the recently dead, the long dead, sources for people of particular countries, ethnicities, genders, people who were scientists or artists or sports figures – you…

Reference Interviews

Face to Face Reference Interviews I choose to visit the City College of San Francisco’s Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library. While this library is a service directly toward the students it is also open to San Francisco residents. Some services are not available to all of the public, but certain circulation service are permitted to…

ARTstor

Presented by Anissa Malady via elluminate LIBR 210 Reference Information Services November 3, 2009 Bibliographic Instruction

ARTstor

ARTstor was created in the late 90s to address the oncoming need to have a shared digital image database for scholarly use. The database, which is only accessible through educational institutes, hosts more than one million images for use by scholars, researchers, students, curators, museumologists and those in the field of education. The site was…

Digital Storytelling

According to Wikipedia “digital storytelling” stems from the ideas of “grassroots” movements. It incorporates the concepts of traditional oral tradition of relating ones story or a story important to them, but for the most part a “true story.” The definition of what “digital storytelling” must be a loose interpretation, based on the technology and human…