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ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Marshall Breeding’s Smart Libraries Newsletter.

Library Technology Reports, published in eight issues annually, helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects.

Smart Libraries Newsletter, a monthly, offers Marshall Breeding’s news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments library automation marketplace.

Print subscriptions include include access to digital versions. As an introduction to our new platform Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter will be open access through June 2015.

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Now Open: Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on April 24, 2015 - 9:02am

Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter are on a new hosting platform, using Open Journal Systems. For a limited time, through June, both will be open access.

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Library Technology Reports

Social Media Curation

Social media allows you to scale up a core librarian practice—connecting your community to information and learning--across geographic boundaries, 24/7.  Addressing “curation” as the term is used colloquially, this issue of Library Technology Reports draws from 17 in-depth interviews to show how libraries are using social media to collect, organize, share, and interpret—in short, how to tell a digital story to a specific audience.  Additionally the authors use data, collected through an online survey that encompassed all library types, to offer a snapshot of this important “collecting-connecting-curating-contributing” practice. Also included is an annotated directory covering 66 tools for social media curation, organized by category with links to the websites.  Read More »

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