Feature: Anchoring Communities at WebWise 2014

Feature: Anchoring Communities at WebWise 2014

IMLS’s annual WebWise conference returned to Baltimore in 2014, hosting plenary speakers, workshops, and an unconference from February 10-12. The theme was “Anchoring Communities,” and the goal was to provide as many opportunities as possible for the 270 participants to learn about the most exciting and pressing issues affecting libraries, ...

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Feature: Getting Wiser about Public History on the Web

Feature: Getting Wiser about Public History on the Web

Recently, Ford’s Theatre Director of Educational Programming Sarah Jencks and I attended our first WebWise conference—a joint production of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. IMLS is funding our Remembering Lincoln digital collection, which will bring together local responses ...

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Feature: What Week Is It? Fair Use Week of Course!

Feature: What Week Is It? Fair Use Week of Course!

Kevin Smith (Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University) introduces Fair Use week, taking place Feb. 24-28, and organized by the Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication. Smith contextualizes this celebration, noting that fair use: is today one of the most important underpinnings of scholarship.  We argue about its scope sometimes, but we rely ...

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Feature: Europeana digital objects to have valid rights statement by July 2014

Feature: Europeana digital objects to have valid rights statement by July 2014

Throughout 2013, we spent a fair amount of time looking at how to improve the quality and presence of rights statements. While this process has led to a significant reduction of the share of digital objects without a rights statements, we have not yet achieved our objective to have all ...

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Feature: “Make it personal – designing services that people will love”

Feature: Make it personal - designing services that people will love

This article is a transcript of the keynote address given by Collections Trust CEO Nick Poole to the IMLS WebWise 2014 conference in Baltimore. The title is 'Make it personal - designing services that people will love', and the conference theme is 'Anchoring Communities'. So I’d like to start today by ...

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