October 17, 2017

Research Article: Library Usage Habits of First- and Second-year Medical Students at a Satellite Campus: Report on an Exploratory Questionnaire

The following peer-reviewed article appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. Title Library Usage Habits of First- and Second-year Medical Students at a Satellite Campus: Report on an Exploratory Questionnaire Author Jackie Phinney University of New Brunswick Source Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 2013, 34(03) Abstract Anticipating […]

Research Tools: University of Pittsburgh Releases Online Database Containing 125 Years of U.S. Infectious Surveillance Disease Data

From the Project Tycho Website: After four years of data digitization and processing, the Project Tycho Web site provides open access to newly digitized and integrated data from the entire 125 years history of United States weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance data since 1888. These data can now be used by scientists, decision makers, investors, and […]

Canada: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of the McGill University Library

The following article runs nearly 1700 words. From The McGill Tribune (Student Newspaper): The two most recently opened libraries at McGill, the Nahum Gelber Law Library and Marvin Duchow Music Library, were completed in 1998 and 2006 respectively. Their designs reflected a new priority in libraries. “They had library [book collections] for years, what had […]

Academic Library Director Coordinates SUNY’s Open Textbook Initiative

From The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester,NY): The State University of New York [SUNY] is moving ahead with a “call for authors” for a second round of its Open SUNY Textbook initiative, though the online textbooks commissioned are generally being completed later than expected. [Clip] “What we are trying to do is create a niche: affordable […]

Canada: Windsor Library System Getting Makeover

Note: This CBC report includes a 7:52 audio segment that includes comments from Peter Friese, Chairman of the Windsor Public Library board. From the CBC: Mayor Eddie Francis will be asking city council at Monday’s budget meeting for $5.8 million to help modernize the city’s library system. Chris Woodrow, the acting CEO of the Windsor […]

Unpublished J.D. Salinger Stories Leaked Online

From TorrentFreak: File-sharing sites and platforms of all kinds can be goldmines of unusual information and today fans of writer J. D. Salinger will be the ones getting particularly excited. Last evening three previously unreleased stories by the reclusive American author were uploaded to private BitTorrent tracker What.cd, including The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls, […]

Canada: Ottawa’s City Council Approves $47.15 Million 2014 Budget for Public Library

From the Ottawa Public Library: [On Wednesday morning], City Council approved the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) 2014 operating and capital budget. The complete budget envelope is $47.109 million [$44.53 million/USD], which includes funding for both operating and capital expenses. The 2014 budget put forward Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) as a key strategic initiative for the Library, […]

Fast Facts and Stats: Thanksgiving Day 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a fun/interesting roundup of facts and stats compiled by the U.S. Census. The compilation includes links to the source of the statistic. Three Entries From the Full Document 4 Number of places in the United States named after the holiday’s traditional main course. Turkey Creek, La., was the most populous in 2012, with […]

Video: Denver Public Library Crowdfunding Campaign to Expand ideaLab Gets Attention on Local TV

The report (embbeddd below) aired yesterday on Denver’s Fox affiliate. Background The Denver Public Library is hoping to raise $7,500. The campaign ends in six days (December 3rd) and as of 7:30 pm EST on November 27th, $2283 has been raised. From ideaLab Crownfunding Campaign Info/Contribution Page on IndieGoGo: The Denver Public Library’s ideaLAB is a state-of-the-art […]

University of North Texas Students Protest Possible Library Budget Cuts

From the Denton Record-Chronicle: An estimated 1,500 students had signed a petition showing their support for the University of North Texas Libraries by Tuesday afternoon during an on-campus protest at the Library Mall. Jody Billeaudeaux, a senior with a focus on philosophy and anthropology, said he organized the protest after he read an article in […]