We have an interesting issue that focuses on relationships—within the workplace, with our communities and with our users. Stereotypes, podcasts and new libraries are all featured along with some of our ongoing columns. Plus, Richard Reid (2019 OLA President) and Shelagh Paterson (OLA Executive Director) share the OLA priorities for 2019 in the annual Bird's eye podcast.
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 Nancy Fong, snowshoes, workflows, strategy, and automatic indexing.
It’s not winter …. yet ….. but it still seems like a good time to talk about snowshoes. In the final of a series of articles curated by Catherine Coles called More Than Just Books we hear from Jessica Watts and Snowshoes at the Greater Sudbury Public Library.
What happens when your enormous collection of media moves from analog to digital? What happens to the workflow? Kathryn Lee gives us a peek inside exactly that at the CBC: Coast to Coast to Coast: Digital File-Based Workflows at the CBC.
Libraries are always talking strategy. In the return of the Keeping Current column, John Pateman (our Open for All? columnist) reviews the 2005 book Blue Ocean Strategy and relates it to libraries: Blue Ocean Strategy & Public Libraries.
Turn up the TermoStat! Can an term extraction tool be used for automatic indexing? Lynne Bowker, Rebecca Mackay, Deni Kasama, and Jairo Buitrago Ciro investigate in Different Views of “aboutness”: Rise of the Machines?
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