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The latest issue of Online Currents (Volume 28 Part 5) contains the following material:
This article explores trends in personal digital archiving. People are using a wide range of software and online services
to document their lives. Questions have been raised about the way the lives of famous people are being curated. There is increased interest in the lives of ordinary people. The boundary between public and private lives has become more blurred. Rights are navigated across a minefield. Highlighting the opinions voiced in the recent book Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, the article explores why cultural heritage institutions are revising their acquisition and preservation processes, working on related data management standards, and educating the public about tools and techniques. As libraries, archives and museums continue to devise ways of acquiring and providing access to personal digital archives, future directions will be shaped by further research, productivity questions and the efforts of citizen archivists.
Makerspaces in the library: The next big library trend? – Michelle McLean
Makerspaces are flooding professional literature. They are discussed in keynotes, demonstrated in workshops at library conferences and are the talk of library professionals on social media. But what are they?
Enterprise social networks: Case studies – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall
This article examines Enterprise Social Network (ESN) implementations. It begins by discussing the elements that make up these tools and how they differ from other collaboration tools that have been around for longer. It then discusses research on the value that users get from ESNs; covers three case studies – Westfield, ING and T-Mobile; and the article concludes with a summary of good practices for ESN implementation.
An overview of the biennial Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) National 2014 Conference held in Melbourne in September 2014. Key themes were connecting people with online content, using data to inform practice and demonstrate value, leveraging online outreach and makerspaces to attract and engage library communities, and collaboration. Training and development was also discussed as a way of enabling librarians and information professionals to lead in these areas.
- 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
- Explores sites with useful content, thought-provoking ideas and opportunities for Interaction
- Conference papers
- Upcoming conferences
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: OLC Vol 28 No 5 Contents.