Week 27 is almost over and there are not too many posts to go over.
ALA 2012: Summary and Presentations From Metadata Interest Group Meeting(INFOdocket)
Metadata librarians will definitely be interested in this years ALA presentations
Boston University Libraries Launches New Library Web Site with Single Search Box(INFOdocket)
Using ExLibris Primo, Boston University Libraries launched a one search box for journals, books, databases and research guides.
Google Shutdowns Continue: iGoogle, Google Video, Google Mini & Others Are Killed(TechCrunch)
Google is axing more services, more notably iGoogle and Google Video.
Online Learning Improving With Even Better Interactive Technology(The Kept-Up Academic Librarian)
"Using a proprietary technology platform developed by a New York-based company called 2-Tor, the Kenan-Flagler program creates a virtual classroom that is more intimate than 90% of the seminars I’ve taught in or taken. That’s because a quarter of every student’s computer screen is a grid of the dozen other students in the class – in close-up!"
Letting Go of Boolean Operators: Rethinking How Research Is Taught in Schools(ALA TechSource Blog)
Sarah Ludwig makes some thought-provoking arguments about how search should be taught in schools.
Article: A Look at the The National Library of Norway’s Digital Newspaper Service (INFOdocket)
Interesting model for free online access to newspapres in libraries in Norway: "newspapers are submitted to the National Library in a high quality digital format, while the National Library and the newspapers share the costs involved in digitizing the older issues".