We envisioned this year’s July issue to be an inaugural attempt at creating a contributor-driven “unconference issue.” And while this month’s issue is a compact one, I think its contents speak to the spirit of an unconference—user-driven conversations and knowledge-sharing that span a wide range of topics, media and scope, engaged with at our own pace.
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature Miranda Hill, school libraries, Piwik, Romance novels, organizational change, and AODA and copyright.
Have you travelled the Canadian Literary Trail? Miranda Hill, the award winning writer, is also the Executive Director of Project Bookmark Canada. In The Interview with Mike Ridley she talks about the project, the trail, her writing, and libraries.
What exactly are school libraries? In The School Library: Where vs. Who, Barbara McVeigh looks at some traditional challenges to school libraries and teacher-librarians.
If you run or are responsible for a website, you are intimately acquainted with Google Analytics. But GA isn’t the only, or most desirable, game in webtown. Susanna Galbraith introduces an alternative in Piwik: Breaking Away from Google Analytics.
With Valentines Day just behind us, the glow of romance still lingers. An ideal time for Maya Rodale’s defence of the romance genre: Romance Novels: More Than Just Trashy Books.
How can libraries comply with both copyright and accessibility legislation? Don’t AODA and the new Copyright act set up intractable problems? In Copyright and the AODA Stephen Spong examines how harmonizing our response to this new legislation provides new opportunities for libraries.
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