New BCR Blogs

While The Librarian is IN is exclusively about public libraries, BCR has several other blogs with much content  relevant to public librarians, especially catalogers, trainers and local historians as well as marketing, public relations, IT and e-resources staff. 

I’ve already mentioned Get Used, our marketing blog, but Trailhead and Scanning the Horizon both debuted recently. Take a look and make sure your coworkers in the appropriate areas know of these sources.  There’s a lot there that will be of interest to them.

Trailhead is written by Heather Clark, Shelly Drumm, Linda Gonzalez, Anne Marie Lyons and Marisa Wood in our training department and covers a variety of training related topics as well as subjects in their various areas of expertise.  Recent posts have discussed cataloging, copyright, digitization, interlibrary loan, resource sharing, technology (including lots of free web tools to make anyone’s life easier) and work flow analysis. 

Scanning the Horizon is from our digital and preservation services department and covers news, trends and cutting-edge tools for the cultural heritage community.  Liz Bishoff, Leigh Grinstead, Anne Marie Lyons and Steve Wrede have blogged about art displays, storage, innovation, audio, digital rights management, the World Digital Library and the American Alpine Club Library among other things.

So check it out and pass on this tip – your colleagues will be glad you did.

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