Libera Libro

Free the books: 94053494

Syracuse Library MOOC week 3 notes: Libraries.

Posted by arlekeno on September 5, 2013

Week 3 Introduction

This week’s content will focus on libraries as institutions. The week will begin Monday, July 22 and end Sunday, July 28.

Topic Overview

  • What is the mission of a library and aspects of a good mission statement?
  • What are the justifications for libraries as institutions?
  • Seeing the library as a less a place and more as a necessary function throughout the communtiy.
  • How libraries and libraraians can work together to improve society as a whole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58w328V5Jqc&feature=youtu.be

Video: The Mission of Libraries: Expect more than books.

More than books, the mission is more than the tool, and books are the tool. The Mission is Knowledge.

(also a good history of how libraries became associated with books.)

We no longer have information scarcity, we have attention/time scarcity amongst the information overload.

also have to ADVOCATE! all the same things we advocated to physical resources, we need to advocate for the digital world. Across platforms, copyright, access. EVERYTHING. (think the eBook Battles, fight the artificial scarcity).

Mission Statements:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5WWq7dXh18&feature=youtu.be

(just watch the video).

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: