The latest issue of Online Currents (Volume 25 Part 4) contains the following material:
Online Currents reported the insights of keynote speakers at the 2011 ALIA Information Online conference in its June issue. This second article surveys papers from the parallel sessions, which capture the work of librarians over the past two years. Issues on their radar include leadership, library design, discovery services, metadata management, user engagement, specialist services, professional identity and skills. Post-conference developments and thoughts are also considered in sketching out persistent challenges for the sector.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Science – Denise Sutherland
The Encyclopedia of Australian Science is an online resource focused on the history of Australian science, scientists and scientific organisations. It is an immense website, including a national register of the archives of Australian science, technology and medicine; a biographical database with over 4,000 entries; online exhibitions; and printable resources.
This article discusses the proliferation of corporate electronic information from the uptake of email, personal productivity software and shared folders. It recognises that such a proliferation creates a subtle drag on organisational effectiveness. It suggests that the judicious use of technology and a tighter managerial focus on critical information might improve this situation.
Green libraries – Glenda Browne
This article takes a look at “green” websites and webpages that provide information which can help librarians and other information professionals manage their work in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way as well as potentially making cost savings.
- A brief look at business happenings
- A collection of musings and thoughts on the worlds of libraries and information
- A selection of recommended publications
- New, recent and updated systems, services and online collections
- Conference papers
- Upcoming conferences
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: OLC Vol 25 Pt 4 Contents.