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My Digital Library Learning Project

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Librarians in Troubles, picture by Claesju

Librarians in Troubles, picture by Claesju

Hi everyone,

today I have finished my Digital Library Learning Project.

I have introduced more practice exercise to support the different Digital Library examples.

Also there are a new section that include a discussion about the Libraries future, where I include my opinion about it.

As I say in my project, we are involving in a change time. The Digital Library subject is really huge and now is under developing. So I hope that my learning project could help people to understand the Digital Libraries, only as overview but being useful and clear.

This picture illustrate the blog´s name, Librarians in Troubles. I think that is so funny. There are two librarians very sad and worry because many people think that the Libraries are going to disappear, and the traditional librarians with them.

I don´t share totally this opinion, but I think that we need improve and adapt our profession. Or really we could finish as the picture show. 

I hope you enjoy my learning project.

Librarians in Troubles over 1000 visits!!

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I am very proud to announce that this blog has already passed the 1000 visitors, since its inauguration in February this year.

So thank you very much to all people that have been helping me and the professorate from LATINA. Specially thanks to Tord for his constant help and creative guidance.

I need to improve many points of this blogs, but I hope continue working with helpful and interesting content.

Thank you very much!!

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May 20, 2009 at 12:41 pm

New Post en Bibliotecarios en Apuros: Máster en Archivística Carlos III de Madrid

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Hi! Two days ago I update the page about the spanish masters to include the

“Máster en Archivística Carlos III de Madrid

wich is in spanish.

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May 3, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Newborn World Digital Library: testing the quality

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Today has been inaugurated the new World Digital Library  with the support of UNESCO. I had been waiting patiently the moment to go inside it and finally I like it in many senses.

A good point is that the WDL is very good presented.

The first page that you see is a map of the world divided by subdivisions of the continents and the number of documents available by time. Down this map you could see a time´s line where is possible choose a specific century or a time scale. Of course is possible do a “more normal browsing” by time, place, topic, type of item and institution.

A bad point is that I think now is only an example of what is going to be, because I think is still “empty”.

Testing the quality of the World Digital Library:

At the first time a tried to browse an edition of the spanish author Cervantes,  that

“His magnum opusDon Quixote, considered the first modern novel by many,[1] is a classic of Western literature and is regularly regarded among the best novels ever written. His work is considered among the most important in all of literature.” (from Wikipedia)

 

But this first browsing about Cervantes Saavedra didn´t work.

I introduced “cervantes” in the search space. The same with “quijote” or “quixote”. So I supposed they don´t have any document related to this topic.

Next I decided choose a document offered by them, because at this moment there are not too much documents.

The result was great. A wonderful picture of  a ” Chola Woman, Full-Length Portrait, Standing, Facing Right, La Paz, Bolivia”. The picture has a very good description, also in spanish, and others languages and the quality is wonderful

There is possible find out more pictures or information related to this document. For example the author, the collection from is part, etc. Is intituitive, I think so, more than a normal catalog, and the presentation is wonderful.

So I hope the WDL is going to have more documents in the future, because now is almost only an example of Digital Library. But I like his use and the quality of the pictures, cataloging, interaction, etc. Now we can talk about the world digital library as something real and working, but at the moment, only as an example of his potential.

About Library and Information Science Masters in Spain

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Hi,

today I have been looking the  Masters of Library and Information Science for the next course 2009/2010, in Spain.

I have posted a new page in the spanish version of this blog, Bibliotecarios en Apuros.

I you are interesting please take a look at “Másteres en Bibliotecas, Información y Documentación”

Thanks!

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March 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm