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Here's an example of what you'll get a few times a week: ------------------ ------------------ It's the LISNews for November 9th, 2007! Here are the top 10 headlines from the past week: -[1] - Time To Nominate Your Favorites! LISNews 10 Blogs To Read in 2008 http://lisnews.org/node/28158/ -[2] - This Week in LibraryBlogLand (November 5, 2007) http://lisnews.org/node/28137/ -[3] - Longtime director of WV state archives baffled by firing http://lisnews.org/node/28139/ -[4] - The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman http://lisnews.org/node/28131/ -[5] - Viral Marketing Via Library Books? http://lisnews.org/node/28126/ -[6] - 17 Specialty Search Engines Every Web Developer Should Bookmark http://lisnews.org/node/28151/ -[7] - Bugs - Comments - Complains - Praise - Issues - Thoughts? Put'm Here http://lisnews.org/node/28108/ -[8] - What are the most important things on which libraries should be working? http://lisnews.org/node/28155/ -[9] - Blast from the Past...Wooden Library Pins http://lisnews.org/node/28120/ It's the LISNews for November 9th, 2007! Here are the top 10 headlines from the past week: -[1] - Time To Nominate Your Favorites! LISNews 10 Blogs To Read in 2008 http://lisnews.org/node/28158/ -[2] - This Week in LibraryBlogLand (November 5, 2007) http://lisnews.org/node/28137/ -[3] - Longtime director of WV state archives baffled by firing http://lisnews.org/node/28139/ -[4] - The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman http://lisnews.org/node/28131/ -[5] - Viral Marketing Via Library Books? http://lisnews.org/node/28126/ -[6] - 17 Specialty Search Engines Every Web Developer Should Bookmark http://lisnews.org/node/28151/ -[7] - Bugs - Comments - Complains - Praise - Issues - Thoughts? Put'm Here http://lisnews.org/node/28108/ -[8] - What are the most important things on which libraries should be working? http://lisnews.org/node/28155/ -[9] - Blast from the Past...Wooden Library Pins http://lisnews.org/node/28120/ ---- A Different Approach to Teaching Information Literacy - [4] http://lisnews.org/node/28176/ Posted at: November 8th 2007 01:37 This article suggests a new approach to teaching information literacy: creating “a framework that focuses on higher education’s need to prepare students to be content creators within their disciplinary or professional specialties. Delineating the skills that students need in order to create content within the disciplinary context could be a more meaningful way of encouraging the integration of a wide variety of skills into the curriculum. Although information professionals may be able to neatly compartmentalize various literacies [e.g., media, technical, information], these divisions are beside the point for student content creators.” ---- Princeton Theological Seminary Library Moves into the Digital Future with Mark Logic - [5] http://lisnews.org/node/28175/ Posted at: November 8th 2007 01:30 Princeton Theological Seminary has released a new version of its digital collections based on the Mark Logic Corporation’s industry-leading XML content server. “We were looking to move forward with our digital collections” said Clifford Anderson, curator of special collections at Princeton Seminary. “We had developed a system in-house to deploy our XML-based digital content, which helped us to get going with our digital projects. However, we were running up against its limits—relatively slow response times, no good solution for searching our XML content, and a fairly complicated programming model. We needed a far more robust system to take our digital collections to the next level.” Anderson and his colleagues spent more than a year looking at options before deciding on the MarkLogic Server, an XML content server from Mark Logic Corporation. “What set the MarkLogic Server apart for us was the combination of its powerful ability to store, query, search, and render XML-based content with its wonderfully simple systems administration. Our team is small and we need to stay agile. Mark Logic made it possible for us to build and deploy applications directly in XQuery, without any additional overhead,” said Anderson. Contemporary libraries face the challenge of competing with major digitization projects outside the world of traditional librarianship. “We recognize that the best way to compete under these constantly changing conditions is to leverage our specialized knowledge of the content,” said Stephen Crocco, the Seminary’s James Lennox Librarian. “The MarkLogic Server will help us to unlock our XML content in ways we know will be most useful to our users.” Nicole Engard, the Seminary’s newly hired metadata librarian, is looking forward to developing new features on a regular basis. “I am very excited to see what other publishers, such as O’Reilly, have achieved with this tool and can't wait to provide patrons with new ways of researching within our collection,” she said. The new digital collections went live on October 26. The new system may be accessed at http://digital.collections.ptsem.edu.