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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/

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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.”

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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.

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