December 13, 2017

A New York Prep School Library Begins Offering EBSCO Discovery Service to Students, Faculty

From EBSCO: Nichols School, a Buffalo, New York school for grades 5-12, is one of the first schools in the country to implement EBSCO Discovery Service. [Clip] Although librarians at Nichols School were not initially considering a library discovery service, Director of Libraries & Academic Technology, Susan Allen, saw EDS tying in with the library’s […]

“How the British Library is Breathing Life into Old Books”

From a new Op/Ed appearing in The Guardian by the CEO of the British Library, Roly Keating: There are huge challenges in rethinking the roles of an institution such as the British Library, but also many opportunities. The digital age is full of creative potential – people can find what they want quickly, which frees […]

Tucson: “More Than Just Books: Arizona Libraries Add Public Health Nurses”

From MSNBC: Acknowledging that reality, libraries in Tucson, Ariz., have become the first in the nation to provide registered nurses along with their other services. Placing nurses in six branches is a nod to the widely accepted transition of public libraries into de facto community centers. “The need in our libraries has always been there. […]

School/Public Library Partnership in Colorado: “New Anythink Library Will Be Located on Thornton School Campus”

From the Denver Post: The award-winning Anythink library system is ready to open a new library this summer in Thornton. [Clip] The new 9,388-square-foot space will be located on the new Mapleton Public School’s Skyview Campus at 8990 York St. “We are excited about this innovative mixed-use partnership between Anythink Libraries and Mapleton Public Schools […]

COSLA Guide to National Projects: Digital Literacy, Broadband Adoption, and Digital Inclusion

For your reference shelf from the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). This quick reference guide provides basic information for state and local libraries about current national projects associated with digital inclusion, digital literacy, and broadband adoption. Each project profile features a summary followed by project details and reference information. Project profiles are arranged […]

University of Pennsylvania: “Early Novels Database Makes 400-Year-Old Books Searchable”

From The Daily Pennsylvanian: Early Novels Database is a bibliographic database that consists of American and British fiction novels from the years 1660-1830, and it is revolutionizing humanities research. While the collection of over 3,000 physical books will be searchable online, the texts will not be digitalized. Rather, END will focus on making metadata searchable. “We view […]

Hour-by-Hour Examination: Smartphone, Tablet, and Desktop Usage Rates in U.S. and Canada

Here’s a new report that, although aimed at online marketers, might be of interest to some of you. From Chikita Insights: Recent analyst estimates point to mobile Internet usage overtaking desktop-based Web traffic as early as 2014. This isn’t a tremendous surprise. With smartphones, users have become accustomed to immediate communication and ubiquitous Web access, […]

Vehicle Safety Data: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Releases App For iOS, API’s Also Available

From a NHTSA Announcement: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [recently] announced a new iOS app for iPhones and iPod Touches that will provide real-time vehicle safety information to consumers from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site. NHTSA’s SaferCar app allows users to search its 5-Star Safety Ratings for vehicles by make and model, locate […]

The Scholarly Kitchen Removes Posts Re: Edwin Mellen Publishers, Following Letter from Lawyer

UPDATE (April 3, 2012): The Scholarly Kitchen Reinstates Removed Posts The decision to reinstate the posts was made by the Board of Directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, publisher of The Scholarly Kitchen. From a guest post on The Scholarly Kitchen blog by Carol Anne Meyer, President, Society for Scholarly Publishing: For many reasons I won’t go […]

Reference: U.S. Federal Government Releases Expanded Consumer Complaint Database, Adds Student Loan Data

From the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau: Today’s launch expands the Consumer Complaint Database significantly from about 19,000 credit card complaints to more than 90,000 complaints on mortgages, student loans, bank accounts and services, other consumer loans, and credit cards. In many cases, it includes the sub-category of products. For example, for mortgages it includes reverse […]