Author Archive for sarahd

BibCharts: Libraries and Information Centres in the Social Web

How are libraries performing in the social web? Which library is on Facebook, which one on Google+, too, and how many libraries twitter? Has my library more fans on Facebook than the library xyz? Since 2011 the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics—located in Kiel and Hamburg—collects daily data and draws […]

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Some cat content for my fellow librarians at Valentine’s Day <3

It might be a cliché: the (female) cat-loving librarian. But I admit: I am one of them. So I want to give to my fellow librarians who also confirm this cliché some cat content as a valentine. A while ago I joined the Facebook group ALA Think Tank expecting to […]

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Refugees Welcome: library membership cards for refugees in Berlin—first numbers after four months

Deutsche Version The Public Libraries Section has collected many examples of how public libraries have responded in practical ways on the refugee situation in Europe. I want to focus on one example since I work for the Central and Regional Library of Berlin. In 2015 about 79.000 refugees came to […]

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A Hackers’ Library: What They Talk About When They Talk About Public Libraries

Deutsche Version At the end of December the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) took place for the 32th time—this time again in Hamburg. The Chaos Computer Club calls it the „annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia“. 12.000 hackers and computer experts came together to take part in about 130 […]

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