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The latest issue of Online Currents (Volume 29 Part 2) contains the following material:
Cybersecurity for information professionals: The personal dimension – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall
Cybersecurity issues are becoming more pervasive and prevalent in our lives as technology infiltrates more of our experience. This article explores the challenges that we face as individuals from a broad range of risks. It also presents a case study on eSmart Libraries as an initiative that enables information professionals to deal more effectively with these issues.
The 2015 ALIA Information Online Conference explored trends on the management of library facilities, systems and services, makerspaces and media labs, Trove and discovery platforms, digitisation, creative use of collections, digital literacy, the use of social media and collaboration. As a counterpoint to the conference presentations, the author considers wider commentary on library directions and the role of library conferences.
Ebook accessibility – Glenda Browne
Ebooks are a significant part of the publishing landscape. They have both benefits and disadvantages compared with print books, and have a number of features of varying importance to different groups of people. Accessible design is essential to maximise the benefits and minimise the disadvantages that ebooks bring. This is most important for people with print disabilities, but applies to all users.
Online content management is increasingly accessible. Websites can be created with very little expertise in web development or the curation of information. This article will discuss the pervasiveness of WordPress, and what this means for information professionals. It will suggest that information professionals have an important role in advocating for best practice information management online. Some practical advice on using WordPress is included, with tips on navigating the abundance of resources available to select the best themes, plugins and support for your project.
- 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 29 No 2 Contents.