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Integration von Bibliothek und Rechenzentrum: Königsweg oder Sackgasse?
Britische Erfahrungen aus deutscher Perspektive
Eine Studienreise führte den Autor im März 2006 zu sieben englischen Universitäten, um der Frage nachzugehen, ob die Integration von Bibliothek und Hochschulrechenzentrum (sowie weiterer Einrichtungen) ein „Silver bullet ...
Access With(out) Anonymity
Anonymity in Public Libraries in Modern Times
Access to information is one aspect; collecting and retaining data of people accessing information is another aspect of library services in modern times. Users can benefit from new technologies applied in library services, ...
Are Portuguese School Libraries Providing Access toInformation for Everyone?
The Case of 20 Selected Ones
This paper aims at describing the today’s reality of 20 school libraries (SL) belonging to Portuguese public basic integrated schools (Escolas Básicas Integradas, EBIs), which were in the school libraries network (Rede ...
Are You Giving Me Attitude?
The Attitudes of Three Researchers in Sweden Concerning the Open-Access Initiative
Our goal with this study is to gauge the attitudes towards Open-Access publication amongst researchers in Sweden. Open-Access is a relatively new concept, which emerged in formalised form for the first time in the 2001 ...
“Book Banning and Boggarts”
Harry Potter and Issues of Accessibility to Children’s Literature
The Harry Potter series has become an international children’s literary sensation. But despite his popularity, Harry Potter has had to face real life evils in the form of would-be censors. While book banning and censorship ...
Designing Library Facilities for Everyone?
Providing Space for Informational Participation
The concept of informational participation is a holistic approach to the problems associated with the 'digital divide'. It assumes that 'digital divide' is not only a dichotomizing problem of having physical access to ...
Corpus-Based Word Information Systems for the GermanLanguage on the Internet
Aspects of Usability and Applicability in the Focus of Scholarly Needs
In this paper I will describe usage possibilities of two major lexicological resources for the German language on the internet. The two databases in my focus will be the elexiko-project by the IdS (=Institute for the ...
The Demise of Quality?
Quality Newspapers and the Information Function of Libraries on the Brink of Collapse or Resurrection?
In The Guardian, Alan Rushbridger compared the future of newspapers to climate change. Five years ago, many climatologists were sceptical whether climate change was a real and serious issue. Today, most scientists agree ...
Discourses of Accessibility in a Digital Context
This paper is based on early reflections from the ongoing work with my Master`s thesis about the present digital terms of accessibility. Libraries have throughout their history shared a common objective; to make information ...