December 12, 2017

The Lively Morgue: A New Tumblr Page Featuring Images from The New York Times Photo Morgue

The Tumblr page will feature a steady stream of curated images (several each week) from The Times photo morgue on The Lively Morgue page. The Times has also scanned the reverse side of each image so you can read notations that were written by editors and others. Important info that is often lost when images […]

Medical History: NLM Attains Millionth Page Milestone for the Medical Heritage Library

From the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, reached a benchmark at the conclusion of NLM’s 175th anniversary year, 2011, when it scanned its one millionth page for the Medical Heritage Library Project. NLM is contributing Medicine in […]

History: University of Arkansas Libraries Releases Digitized Collection From Black Americans for Democracy Student Group

From U. of Arkansas News: In honor of Black History Month, the University Libraries’ special collections department has released two collections from the Black Americans for Democracy, a registered student organization active at the University of Arkansas from the late 1960s through the 1970s. All 20 issues of the organization’s newspaper, the BAD Times, have […]

E-Book Consumers Drive More Sales & The Popularity of eBook Reading Platforms

From the BISG (Book Industry Study Group): E-book consumers are increasing their purchase of books — both print and e-book formats — online and especially through in-app purchasing, and decreasing their use of brick-and-mortar stores, according to the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey. The first installment in […]

New: Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries (Full Text, Free)

Written and edited by members of IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section. There is no charge to access/download the complete guide. Title Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries 30 pages; PDF. Authors Sharon Johnson, with Ole Gunnar Evensen, Julia Gelfand, Glenda Lammers, Lynn Sipe and Nadia Zilpe Edited by members of […]

Project Muse Will Add 45 Journal Titles During 2012 & Number of Journals with Complete Run in MUSE Grows

From Project Muse News: During 2012, MUSE will add 45 titles to the journals collections. New journals focus on a wide range of subjects such as: Cultural Studies and Politics and Policy Studies Literature and Philosophy Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Literature French Studies and Women’s Studies Philosophy and Religion Review the Complete List All […]

Now Available: CLIR Issues (No. 85; January/February 2012)

New from the Council on Library and Information Resources CLIR Issues (No. 85; January/February 2012) Articles Include: Anvil Academic to Forge New Publishing Platform for Humanities ARL/DLF E-Science Institute: Next Steps by Rachel Frick Frye Institute 2012 Participants Named Library Leaders Announce New Digital Curation Residency Program CLIR Has a New Website Complete Archive of […]

A Roundup of News About Google (Google+, Privacy, New Features)

A roundup of some recent reports. Of course, this only roundup only scratches the surface of recent Google press. Google + Google+ Users Are Spending Just 3.3 Minutes a Month on Site, ComScore Says (via Bloomberg) Google’s arrogance exposed in Google+ (via Marketwatch) Note: This article includes a link to a WSJ with more statistics. […]

Wiley-Blackwell Adds 44 Titles to Journal Publishing Program in 2012, 8 New Titles Will Be Open Access

From Wiley-Blackwell: In 2012 Wiley-Blackwell will begin publishing 44 titles new to its journal program, including 16 new launches and 40 journals published in collaboration with societies or other organizations. Brand new titles publishing on Wiley Online Library over the course of 2012 include Advanced Healthcare Materials, PsyCH Journal (published with the Institute of Psychology, […]

Academic Libraries: U. of Wisconsin-Madison Launches Improved Library Technology Space

From The Badger Herald: The University of Wisconsin is kicking off technological updates to campus libraries in a grand opening ceremony today as part of an effort to optimize student learning. College Library and Wendt Commons, the engineering library, will both undergo the learning-focused remodel known as the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning Center. With […]