14
Jan
2015
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On Scholarly Communication and the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

In Brief: At Temple University Libraries (TUL), librarian Fred Rowland began conducting interviews and sharing them as streaming audio through TUL’s website in 2007. The following interview transcript with digital humanities scholar Kathleen Fitzpatrick offers insight into her work and a discussion about the future of scholarly communication. An introduction has been added to the...
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17
Dec
2014
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Editorial: These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

In our last editorial of the year, the In the Library with the Lead Pipe Editorial Board is looking back at 2014. As we did in early January, we’re sharing some of our favorite non-Lead Pipe articles, essays, speeches, or posts from the previous twelve months. By Editorial Board, Brett Bonfield, Cecily Walker, Ellie Collier,...
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20
Nov
2014

Introducing Library Pipeline

In Brief: We’re creating a nonprofit, Library Pipeline, that will operate independently from In the Library with the Lead Pipe, but will have similar and complementary aims: increasing and diversifying professional development; improving strategies and collaboration; fostering more innovation and start-ups, and encouraging LIS-related publishing and publications. In the Library with the Lead Pipe is...
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5
Nov
2014

Responsive Acquisitions: A Case Study on Improved Workflow at a Small Academic Library

In Brief: Fast acquisitions processes are beneficial because they get materials into patrons’ hands quicker. This article describes one library’s experience implementing a fast acquisitions process that dramatically cut turnaround times—from the point of ordering to the shelf—to under five days, all without increasing costs. This was accomplished by focusing on three areas: small-batch ordering,...
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22
Oct
2014

Using Animated GIF Images for Library Instruction

  In Brief This article discusses the changing nature of animated Graphics Interchange Format images (GIFs) as a form of visual communication on the Web, and how that can be adapted for the purposes of information literacy and library instruction. GIFs can be displayed simultaneously as a sequence of comic book like panels, allowing for...
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8
Oct
2014

The Right to Read: The How and Why of Supporting Intellectual Freedom for Teens

In brief: Intellectual freedom and equal access to information are central to libraries’ mission, but  libraries often fail to consider the intellectual freedom needs of teenage patrons, or lump teen patrons in with children in conversations of intellectual freedom. However, adolescence is developmentally distinct from childhood, and the freedom to access information of all kinds...
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24
Sep
2014

Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression

Editor’s note: On July 16th, 2014 we published Open Source Outline: Locating the Library within Institutional Oppression, where we discussed nina de jesus’s Outline for a Paper I Probably Won’t Write and called for authors to use her open source outline as the basis for an article of their own. We are pleased that nina herself and Joshua Beatty...
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24
Sep
2014

Locating Information Literacy within Institutional Oppression

Editor’s note: On July 16th, 2014 we published Open Source Outline: Locating the Library within Institutional Oppression, where we discussed nina de jesus’s Outline for a Paper I Probably Won’t Write and called for authors to use her open source outline as the basis for an article of their own. We are pleased that nina herself and Joshua Beatty...
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10
Sep
2014
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Editorial: Open for Business – Why In the Library with the Lead Pipe is Moving to CC-BY Licensing

In brief: Lead Pipe is changing our licensing from CC-BY-NC to CC-BY. Here, we explain why. by Editorial Board, Brett Bonfield, Ellie Collier, Erin Dorney and Coral Sheldon-Hess In the Library with the Lead Pipe has, since we began publishing in 2008, been run by volunteers with a desire to spread ideas for positive change as...
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