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Current Cites for July 2020 (Final)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/1/20 (3:08am)

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The issue is noteworthy for a couple of reasons: first that well-known library star Roy Tennant was ending his decade-long record as editor. My contribution was the featuring of two articles, one a snapshot of life as librarians in this age of COVID-19 and the other an interesting review of information literacy from the 1970s till now.

In addition, I'll be joining Roy in concluding my decade-long contribution. More and more my interests and activities are in library reference. Less tech and more public service -- that's the ticket! So bye-bye Current Cites! It's been a good -- very good -- run!

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Current Cites for Feb. 2020

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 3/1/20 (11:58am)

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Wrote about an interesting study that looked at the characteristics of transfer students at the undergrad level. Rang a bell.

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Current Cites for Sept. 2019

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 10/1/19 (12:04am)

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Usability studies on the effectiveness of library research guides are popping up all over the place. The one I recommended appeared in the latest issue of Information Technology and Libraries. Naturally in the meantime another example popped up -- this one in the latest issue of Journal of Web Librarianship. Hot topic!

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Current Cites for Aug. 2019

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/31/19 (4:43pm)

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Being the beginning of the academic year, I thought it'd be appropriate to write about an article on the future of academic libraries.

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Current Cites for Dec. 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 12/31/18 (12:39am)

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I wrote about a library research project where the investigators decided to scrap everything and go back to the drawing board. Highly unusual (at least for published accounts).

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Current Cites for Oct. 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 11/1/18 (7:59pm)

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I recommended an article on a new initiative from Europe promoting open access journals. Given the high cost of research journals and databases, this kind of topic is always interesting. In fact, the original link to this article was forwarded by a colleague where I work.

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Current Cites for Aug. 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/1/18 (4:11pm)

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The people at IFLA Journal devoted a whole issue to privacy and the increasing level of complexity brought on by our online world. The title of the article I cited is, "Privacy Awareness Issues in User Data Collection by Digital Libraries".

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Current Cites for June 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 7/12/18 (9:04pm)

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I wrote about an interesting usability study published in Journal of Web Librarianship measuring the effectiveness of library research guides. I guess the best take-away from the article might be, 'know your audience'.

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Current Cites for May 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 6/2/18 (1:03pm)

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MIT Technology Review devoted its entire May/June issue to blockchain and cryptocurrency. It's something that's getting a whole lot of press so if ever there was a opportunity to actually read anything on it, this is it.

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50 Years of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 3/19/18 (5:51pm)

Congrads on 50 yrs to the LITA Journal ITAL (more here)! The 50th anniversary issue includes a short review of tech articles from the 1960s as well as two pieces on (what else?) present-day social media [1], [2].

UPDATE (4/1/2018): I listed the articles as well as the issue on this month's Current Cites.

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