A Weekly Wrap-Up: January 30 – February 5

This is a new feature to keep track of what’s new and exciting in the blogosphere! If you have any links you’d like to submit, please send them along to ALATLAstudent[at]gmail[dot]com.

Round 8 of The Day in the Life Project: Bobbi Newman coordinates this massive (332 people and counting!) project: every participant captures a day in their life and reports back on Flickr, Twitter, and/or their blogs. This page has the master list to follow along.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries: The Association of Research Libraries released this accessible guide by and for research librarians. An interesting read for anyone interested in fair use and copyright issues.

The Future of the Book is in the Stream: The Atlantic compares the digital book to Spotify and Netflix. Sounds a bit like a library, no?

The Introvert’s Guide to Networking: Author of The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business embraces her introversion. A great conversation follows in the comments.

Best of Fall Semester 2011: HackLibSchool gathers their greatest hits from fall 2011. Read about Occupy Wall Street, Work/Life Balance, and the Library School Starter Kit. A great resource for new and continuing students!

The First Rule of ALA Executive Board is You Don’t Talk About ALA Executive Board: Curious about the inner workings of ALA? Bobbi Newman of Librarian by Day explains how the Executi ve Board works and why members should vote in ALA elections. (This year’s voting begins March 19, 2012 at 9am CST)

Digital Content Curation is Career for Librarians: John Farrier for Library Journal explores the connection between librarianship and content curation.

The Occupy Wall Street Librarians: Miss ALA Midwinter? Check out this video with Occupy Wall Street Librarians Danial Norton, Mandy Henk, Betsy Fagin, Jaime Taylor, and iSchool alum Zachary Loeb. Click here for a full-text transcript of their presentation at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Masters Series.

Folklorist’s Global Jukebox Goes Digital: How 17,000 tracks from the collection of ethnomusicologist and folklorist Alan Lomax were made available.

A Crowdfunded Approach to Setting E-books Free: Startup Unglue.it tries to make beloved titles available to libraries under Creative Commons licenses via crowfunding.

The self-epublishing bubble: Ewan Morrison for The Guardian explores the self-epublishing phenomenon.

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