October 21, 2014

Harvard U. Library Announces New Organizational Design and Strategic Direction

From Today’s Letter to the Harvard Community by Harvard U. Provost Alan Garber: Today, I write to share how a new organizational design and strategic direction, recently recommended by the Library Board, will position the Harvard Library to respond to the evolving expectations of the 21stcentury scholar. The new Library organizational design enables Harvard to respond […]

A First Edition of Mark Twain's "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court" Donated to Indiana St. University Library

From an ISU News Release: One of Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library’s newest additions comes with a little wear on its green cover. That’s OK. It’s 123 years old. Barbara Cordell donated the 1889 first edition of “A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain to the library’s special collections department. “Connecticut” wasn’t […]

New Article: How Do Researchers in the Humanities Use Information Resources?

Title How Do Researchers in the Humanities Use Information Resources? Authors Ellen Collins, Research Information Network, UK Michael Jubb, Research Information Network, UK Source LIBER Quarterly (Journal of European Research Libraries) Volume 21 (2012), No. 2 Abstract Information is at the heart of research. Every stage of the research cycle involves discovering, accessing, generating, manipulating, […]

Library and Archives Canada Launches Podcast Series

From LAC: The title of the new podcast series is: Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage Developed and produced by the Resource Discovery Sector at LAC, the series showcases treasures from our vaults and explores topics such as Aboriginal peoples, transportation, immigration, genealogy, government, as well as military and peacekeeping. With […]

South Dakota: State Archives Going Digital

From The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD): The South Dakota State Historical Society’s Archives has gone digital. The State Archives, in the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, collects, preserves, and makes available manuscript collections, South Dakota state, county and local government records, photographs, maps and other archival materials which have permanent historical and research value. […]

Why Penguin Terminated Their Contract With OverDrive

Why did Penguin terminate their contract with OverDrive? Here’s what we’ve learned from an INFOdocket source. We are told that publisher contracts with OverDrive allow them to store and serve library end users ebooks. That’s it. OverDrive does NOT have permission to first authorize the lending of an ebook to a library end user and […]

New Issue Alert: LIBER Quarterly (Journal of European Research Libraries), Volume 21 (2012), No. 2

Articles in this Issue of LIBER Quarterly Include: Editorial How do Researchers in the Humanities Use Information Resources? Ellen Collins, Michael Jubb A Partnership Approach to Promoting Information Literacy for Higher Education Researchers Stéphane Goldstein Establishing a Research Information System as Part of an Integrated Approach to Information Management: Best Practice at the Karlsruhe Institute […]

Factiva Expands Content to Deliver More Global Sources, Blogs and Images

From the Factiva Web Site: In the last year, Factiva’s content has increased by more than 20 percent, totaling more than 35,000 sources. The new sources comprise 1,500 licensed publications, 1,600 websites, nearly 8,000 blogs and more than 1.2 million images, covering 26 languages. [Clip] Content highlights include: Americas: More than 600 titles were added […]