CommComm posted on August 10, 2010 20:45

The Welch Library had an all-staff meeting on July 29th, and Nancy Roderer, Claire Twose and Blair Anton presented a number of questions pertaining to the current and future status of the library. Included in their talk was a mention of the interviews and articles generated by Nancy, Blair and Claire along with the papers that have been presented at a variety of places (Peru! For one). Needless to say, the "long arm of the library" is now accumulating a very healthy measure of public relations attention, both local and national. For those unable to attend the meeting, or for those who are curious about what Nancy, Claire and Blair addressed, here are the list of questions.

 1.  Is Welch implementing a new model of librarianship

 2.  How do we know that this is what the library’s users want?

 3.  What’s an informationist?

 4.  What do informationists do differently with regard to providing services?" 

 5.  Give examples of services informationists have provided that are more in-depth.

 

 6.  What challenges do the informationists face with regard to users’ perceptions?

 

 7.  Where are we on reducing the paper collection and the number and size of physical library spaces?

 

 8.  Is the new model working? 

 

 9.  Will library services and jobs continue to change?

 

 

 


CommComm posted on August 4, 2010 21:15

My Ace Detective, Sue Woodson, who's always hot on the trail of new knowledge sent me this about BRAIN NAVIGATOR:

BrainNavigator is a new Elsevier product that merges images from brain atlases with 3D software from the Allen Institute for Brain Science. The result is a product that lets you make notes on both 2D and 3D images, upload your own images, and plan injection points. Important information:

  • Our trial ends September 24th.
  • You must create a user account to use the product.
  • You must be on campus to use the product during the trial.
  • Rodent information is available throughout the trial. Human and monkey information will be added on August 26th.

 

 

Thanks Sue!

Alonzo LaMont


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