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What we learned from 5 million books

Have you played with Google Labs' Ngram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.


Selected Library Resources

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Basic Research Methods for Librarians - Lynn Silipigni Connaway; Ronald R. Powell
Call Number: Main 020.72 C762b 2010
ISBN: 1591588634

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Foundations of Library and Information Science - Richard Rubin
Call Number: Main 020.973 R824f 2010
ISBN: 1555706908
Publication Date: 2010-04-01

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Our Singular Strengths - Michael Gorman
Call Number: Main 020.221 G68ou
ISBN: 0838907245
Publication Date: 1997-01-01

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Sacred Stacks - Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Call Number: Main 027 M4511 2006
ISBN: 0838909175
Publication Date: 2006-04-01

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FRBR - Robert L. Maxwell
Call Number: Main 025.3 M451f 2008
ISBN: 0838909507
Publication Date: 2007-09-01


Information is food

How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.


LIS Resources on the Web

  • Atlas of New Librarianship
    In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to this new landscape for practitioners. He describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
  • iLibrarian
    News and resources on Library 2.0 and the information revolution.
  • Information Literacy Weblog
    News and reports about information literacy around the world
  • Information Wants To Be Free
  • Library Stuff
    Library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development
  • Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
    This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians.
  • Library Web Chic
    This site is meant to be a resources for librarians (and maybe others) who are interested in the application of web design and technologies in libraries.
  • LibrarySpot
    A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
  • No Shelf Required
    No Shelf Required is a blog about eBooks, loosely defined to discuss eBooks, audio books, and other digital content found in libraries as well as the technology needed to read and listen to this digital content.
  • Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
  • ResourceShelf
  • Stephen's Lighthouse
  • TeleRead
    TeleRead is an online publication offering daily news and opinion about e-books, e-reading, libraries, copyright, and a wide range of other topics related to the many changes taking place in the print and digital publishing industries today.
  • Walt at Random
  • WebJunction
    WebJunction's mission is to promote learning for all library staff by providing an open, affordable online learning community.

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