October 23, 2014

New From Kent College of Law/Oyez Project: Searchable/Shareable Audio of Health Care Reform Act Arguments

via Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law: IIT Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) has updated its comprehensive multimedia guide on issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by making the oral arguments and transcripts more accessible to a wider audience. Visitors to the ISCOTUS healthcare […]

F&W Media Launches Its First eBook Subscription Site For "Enthusiasts", Seven More Niche Sites Coming By End of Q2

From a News Release: F+W Media, Inc. [has launched] the first in a series of eBook Subscription Sites created specifically for enthusiasts. The first site, Artist’s Network eBooks Book Club, the Company’s art community ebook subscription site, http://ebooks.artistsnetwork.com, features more than 100 full-color art instruction titles from the Company’s celebrated art community. The ebooks are […]

Reference: AP National News Calendar, April 2012

Direct to Calendar (via AP.org) See Also: AP Television News Global News Events Another selection of upcoming events.

New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

Released earlier this week by the National Library of Medicine. It’s available for free. From the iTunes App Store Web Page Covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library or cultural heritage institution. Material specific instructions are included as well as health and safety links and videos. Learn More/Download App

New From Library of Congress: Chemistry: A Reference Guide to Selected Resources

New from Science Reference Services at LC. Chemistry: A Reference Guide to Selected Resources Compiled by Denise P. Dempsey Books, Guides, and Selected Websites Organized into the Following Categories: General Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Biochemistry Chemical Engineering Environmental and Agriculture Chemistry Hazardous Chemicals and Toxicology Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Polymers Style Guides Selected Online […]

One Day Event in June: Information Professional 2050 (IP 2050) Conference at U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

One VERY impressive list of contributors scheduled to participate. We hope it will be webcast live and/or sessions recorded for online viewing after the conference concludes. From the UNC School of Library and Information Science: Information Professional 2050 (IP 2050) Conference June 5, 2012 – featuring thought leaders in the information professions at a one-day […]

New: The Harry Potter eBook Library Spreadsheet: Availability and Wait Lists

For those with an interest in library e-books, especially the Harry Potter titles, we’ve started compiling a simple spreadsheet with: The number of copies of each edition the library has acquired The number of copies available for the public to borrow at a selected moment in time The number of cardholders (if any) on the […]

Bendable eBooks? 6-inch Electronic Paper Display Production Underway

From Phys.org: LG Display has set the production clock ticking for a plastic EPD (electronic paper display) product which in turn is expected to set e-book marketability fast-forward. In an announcement Thursday, Korea-based LG Display, which manufactures thin film transistor liquid crystal display, said it has already started up mass production of EPD for e-books. […]

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and Linda Hall Library Form Global Resources Partnership

From a CRL Announcement: CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The partnership will build upon the rich holdings of print serials in those fields assembled by the two institutions […]

Toronto Public Library Reopens After 10 Day Strike

From the CBC: Toronto’s public library workers are back on the job after voting to approve a new contract on Thursday. CUPE Local 4948 president Maureen O’Reilly says the agreement reached between the union and the city is a victory for the union, which represents 2,300 library workers. [Clip] O’Reilly said other key components of […]