December 10, 2017

Preprint: "Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers: The Social and Demographic Structure of User Attitudes Toward E-Books"

Title: “Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers: The Social and Demographic Structure of User Attitudes Toward E-Books (22 pages; PDF)” Source: C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Authors: + Andy Revelle (Social Sciences Librarian, Miami University) + Kevin Messner (Life Sciences Librarian, Miami University) + Aaron Shrimplin (Assistant Dean for Reference and Collection Services, Miami University) […]

University of Georgia Libraries Prepares to Move Special Collections to New Building

From the Athens (GA) Banner-Herald: After years of planning and waiting, moving day is finally at hand for the University of Georgia’s main library on North Campus. A week from today, workers will begin moving thousands of boxes containing millions of items from the building into UGA’s nearly completed special collections library. [Clip] Librarians are […]

Amazon Launches A New Format for Kindle, Materials Using New Format Available to Rent (or Purchase)

From Paul Biba at TeleRead: Along with Kindle for Mac 1.7 and Kindle for PC 1.7, release a few days ago, Amazon have introduced a new ebook format for their Kindle ebook store. Called “Print Replica”, it is Amazon’s solution for books with a page layout that is too complex to reproduce using their usual […]

Canada: Copyright: Major Universities Will Not Renew Agreements With Copyright Clearinghouse

From Inside Higher Ed: More than a dozen Canadian universities — including heavyweights such as the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary and York University — have said they will not renew their agreements with Access Copyright, a government-created nonprofit that sells licenses to its library of copyright-cleared content. The idea of the […]

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA Consumers play an important public health role by reporting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) any adverse events (unexpected side effects) after using a medical product, or other problems with any products that the agency regulates. Timely reporting allows the agency to take prompt action. There are […]

NFAIS One Day Workshop on Discovery Services Scheduled For September 30th

NFAIS One Day Workshop on Discovery Services Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 Location: Philadelphia, PA (A Virtual Workshop Will Also Be Available) Discount: Both onsite and virtual registrations are available at a discount until September 16th. Recent years have witnessed the emergence of new information channels know as “discovery services.” Broadly defined as a link […]

Australia: National Library Archives Graffiti Website

From NineMSN: The National Library has archived a graffiti website because it has social and cultural merit, the Herald Sun reports. The website boasts it has the nation’s largest online collection of street art photos, with more than 4000 images of graffiti and tags on trains and the streets, many taken in Melbourne. The newspaper […]

Tender Announcement: "Workflow For Selective Web Harvesting at the German National Library (DNB)"

“Workflow for Selective Web Harvesting at the German National Library” From a Mechanically Translated DNB Document: The German National Library (DNB) has the statutory mandate to publications in German networks to collect and archive provide. The aim is to put together a workflow with a service provider to establish, at the selected sites is collected […]

National Library of Medicine Launches ReferencePoint Blog, Targets Health Sciences Library Staff

Welcome to the ReferencePoint Team! From the NLM Technical Bulletin The National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) has a new blog, ReferencePoint, targeting health sciences library staff in the U.S. and abroad. ReferencePoint postings will: Increase the awareness of NLM products and services available online and onsite. Inform the targeted audiences about health sciences resources outside […]

ChemSpider Mobile App now Available For iOS

The app is free. From the ChemSpider Blog: “ChemSpider Mobile is a free iOS app (iPhone, iPod, iPad) for searching the ChemSpider online chemical database. It provides the ability to search by drawing a chemical structure, or entering a compound name. The app is very straightforward and easy to learn. Search results are shown in […]