Tag Archives: technology in libraries

High tech to retro cool

At what seems like opposite ends of the technology scale, this week I read about a tablet that’s been designed specifically for library lending, that will hopefully end some of the difficulties libraries face lending out tablets that are set up to work best with a single user. The tablets come pre-loaded with content and personal information […]

Directory of Free Arab Journals

DFAJ is the first directory of free online scholarly full text journals published in the Arab world, the idea of creating it was aroused as a result of a MLIS study findings of Ghadeer M. Abdel wahhab (from Alexandria, Egypt), on the electronic journals as she  found a lot of valuable Arab scholarly journals issued […]

Use Altmetrics to Build your Scholarly Community

Recently, Tim Hitchcock at the University of Sussex wrote that Twitter and blogs make good sense in the academic world.   In his article, he writes that in using social media platforms like Twitter, blogs and the like, experts “both get more research done, and build a community of engaged readers for the work itself.”  He […]

Discussion Topic: Technology and Libraries

Libraries have always walked a fine line between preservation and implementing new technologies to support the user needs. So this time we thought we might shine the light on new technologies that we have seen in our and other libraries. Back in 1963, IFLA founded the IFLA Section on Information Technology which has aimed to […]