10 Books Politicians Don’t Want You to Read | American Civil Liberties Union


Book bans are nothing new.

Throughout history, certain books have come under fire for content deemed inappropriate or controversial — often, that content is by and about people of color, the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized groups.

As a spate of classroom censorship bills aim to erase discussions about race and gender in schools across the country, books about the same issues are being banned and challenged across public schools and libraries at an alarming rate.[…]

Engaging the Public with Research – A Toolkit for Higher Education and Library Partnerships


Engaging the public with research can be an opportunity to connect communities, inspire learning and stimulate curiosity. The Engaging Libraries programme supported public libraries across the UK to develop and deliver public engagement activities between 2016-2021. From 2019 the programme focussed specifically on enabling partnerships with universities to engage the public with research.

We’ve developed a new toolkit in collaboration with Carnegie UK to help guide libraries through this process. It draws on evidence collected during the Engaging Libraries programme which ran from 2016-2021. This programme supported public libraries across the UK to develop and deliver public engagement activities.The toolkit includes:

  • A three-step guide for libraries to start public engagement projects and partnerships
  • Case studies of successful public engagement partnership projects in libraries
  • An interactive map to find HEIs interested in working with public libraries on public engagement.

Information Literacy Website


Media and Information literacy alliance [MILA] is a cross-sector group of organisations and individuals who share a common belief in the power of media and information literacy to help people lead happier, healthier, safer and more productive lives.[…]

Libraries around the world are helping safeguard Ukrainian books and culture


My mother was born in Sambir, Ukraine, and my father in Przemyśl, Poland. They both spent their childhoods as refugees.

They lived among displaced Ukrainians who fled to Austria and Germany as the Red Army advanced in July 1944. My grandparents’ decision to abandon their homes and leave everything behind saved my parents from the tyranny of Soviet occupation.[…]

Two short animations to explain what linked open data is and how it can be used as a research tool


How does Linked Data Work? What can it do for museum collections? Learn from Winifred Lamb, the Fitzwilliam’s Honorary Curator of Antiquities! An AHRC funded animation for the Linking Islands of Data Project, led by Professor Daniel Pett and Professor Elton Barker (Open University) with the Pelagios Community, Getty Museum, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, American Numismatics Society, Brown University, School of Advanced Study University of London. The animation was made by Ed Tracy of Too Tall Productions and the voice over by Dr Hannah Platts of Royal Holloway University of London.

Linked Open Data? Tell me more, what’s that? Learn from Winifred Lamb, the Fitzwilliam’s Honorary Curator of Antiquities! An AHRC funded animation for the Linking Islands of Data Project, led by Professor Daniel Pett and Professor Elton Barker (Open University) with the Pelagios Community, Getty Museum, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, American Numismatics Society, Brown University, School of Advanced Study University of London. The animation was made by Ed Tracy of Too Tall Productions and the voice over by Dr Hannah Platts of Royal Holloway University of London. Photogrammetry 3D models created by Daniel Pett, rendering of Fitzwilliam gallery by Ed Tracy, Digital Periegesis mapping Pausanias application from University of Uppsala and Rainer Simon, numismatics from American Numismatics Society/Nomisma. All 3D models can be found on Sketchfab – https://sketchfab.com/fitzwilliammuse… and can be downloaded under CC-BY-NC license. […]

Meet the 1,300 librarians racing to back up Ukraine’s digital archives


A public library damaged by shelling in Chernihiv, Ukraine. (Olga Korotkova/AP)

Using open source tools and Slack, these volunteers have backed up everything from the country’s historical records and census data to children’s poems and basket weaving techniques.

In early March, two weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Carrie Pirmann stumbled upon a website dedicated to Ivan Mazepa, a 16th century Ukrainian politician and patron of the arts. A 44-year-old librarian at Bucknell University, Pirmann had joined an international effort of fellow archivists to preserve the digital history of a country under siege, and the contents of Mazepa’s website, though obscure, seemed worth saving.[…]

Sidama National Anthem with Lyrics | Sidaamu Faarso| የሲዳማ ክልል ህዝብ መዝሙር


All regions in Ethiopia with the exception of the SNNP region have their regional state anthem.

21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network is delighted to introduce to you the Sidama National Anthem in this below video…

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