December 16, 2017

Lawmaker Dissatisfied with Amazon's Answers on Kindle Fire's Data Harvesting

UPDATE: Some New Kindle Fire News: Kindle Fire Auto-Update Scorches Roots and Potentially Shutters Android Marketplace (via Gizmodo) Info and tools to re-root your device. From Computerworld (IDG News Service):  Amazon told a Massachusetts congressman that the Silk browser in its Kindle Fire tablet doesn’t pose a privacy threat to consumers, but the lawmaker wasn’t […]

Preprint: Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries

Title: Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries (28 pages; PDF) Authors: David R. Hansen (U. of North Carolina) William. M. Cross (North Carolina State U.) Phillip M. Edwards (Virginia Commonwealth U.) Preprint Accepted: November 9, 2011 Scheduled for Publication: November 2012 Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey of […]

Preprint: Factors Influencing the Usage of an Electronic Book Collection: Size of the E-book Collection, Student Population, and Faculty Population

Title: Factors Influencing the Usage of an Electronic Book Collection: Size of the E-book Collection, Student Population, and Faculty Population (33 pages; PDF) Author/Affiliation: Alain R. Lamothe E-Resource Librarian J.N. Desmarais Library Laurentian University Sudbury, ON Source: College and Research Libraries Accepted For Publication: November 9, 2011 Scheduled for Publication: November 2012 From the Abstract: […]

e-Book Piracy Whodunit

From Crain’s New York Business: Jason, a 29-year-old Manhattan publicity executive, bought an iPad2 in August and began downloading e-books. He now has some 50 titles, including Water for Elephants, the Twilight series, all of Harry Potter, The Help, and the Game of Thrones series. He hasn’t paid for any of them, but he doesn’t feel guilty. “I don’t feel like […]

Laurie D. Borman Named New Editor and Publisher of American Libraries

From ALA: Don Chatham, associate executive director for ALA Publishing, has announced that Laurie D. Borman will be the new editor and publisher of American Libraries publications, effective Dec. 5, 2011. Borman has a degree in journalism from Indiana University and brings to the position more than 20 years’ experience in print and online publishing, […]

Bad Economy is Bringing More People Into South Jersey Libraries to Conduct Job Searches

From the Press of Atlantic City: The Atlantic City Free Public Library doesn’t open its doors until 9:30 a.m., but there’s almost always a group of people waiting at the entrance at least 15 minutes before opening. Most days, nearly all the library’s 43 computers are in use five minutes after the doors are unlocked. […]

San Jose City Librarian To Retire

From the San Jose Mercury News: San Jose City Librarian Jane Light announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of March from the job that she has held for nearly 15 years. Light, 63, led the city’s effort in 2000 to pass a $212 million bond measure for construction of six new and […]

PLoS Open Access Collection – Resources to Educate and Advocate

From the PLoS Blog: In keeping with PLoS’ mission, we periodically publish articles that explore the issues surrounding open access. This cross-journal collection provides some key resources to help educate and advocate for open access. New articles will be added to the collection as they are published at www.ploscollections.org/openaccess. The collection of more than 25 […]

EBSCOhost App Now Available For Android Devices

From EBSCO: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released an EBSCOhost Android app ensuring that Android device users can quickly and easily take full advantage of their premium EBSCOhost database content from wherever they happen to be. The Android app is the latest option in EBSCO’s mobile access technology –providing flexible access options for all popular mobile […]

OCLC Partners with King Abdulaziz Public Library in Saudi Arabia to Make Arabic-language Resources Available Through WorldCat.org

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC has added more than 1.2 million brief bibliographic records to WorldCat.org for materials held by Arab libraries, records that represent the complete catalog of the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) maintained in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Each record from the AUC in WorldCat.org contains brief bibliographic information for items held by AUC […]