December 13, 2017

News Headlines: Items From BiblioCommons, Ingram, ProQuest, and Others

1. Two Items From BiblioCommons BiblioCommons Adds New Functionality: Option to Feature Local Library Staff Recommendations and Reviews Expanded Ebook Integration To Include Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, And Axis 360 2. Ingram Adds New Tools for Academic Libraries on ipage Search and Order Content Platform 3. ebrary /Ebook Library Integration Continues With Beta Launch of New ebrary […]

Stats: Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital According to comScore

From a comScore Blog Post by Andrew Lipsman: May turned out to be a banner month for mobile as it delivered on some huge milestones which underscored just how impressive the medium’s ascendance has been in the past few years. Mobile platforms – smartphones and tablets – combined to account for 60% of total digital […]

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Promoting Transparency in Library Discovery Services

A new day means the publication of another recommended practice from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Yesterday, NISO organization published: Recommended Practice on Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs Published by NISO. Today, NISO released Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery (NISO RP-19-2014). From Release Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a […]

Statistics: U.S. Publishing Industry Annual Survey Reports $27 Billion In Net Revenue, 2.6 Billion Units For 2013

New statistics out today from the Association of American Publishers.  The US book and journal publishing industry generated $27.01 billion in net revenue for 2013, representing 2.59 billion in units (volume), according to BookStats Volume 4, the annual statistical survey of publishing’s size and scope being released today. As reported in BookStats, the Trade sector – covering general […]

Simon & Schuster eBook Pilot Concludes, All S&S Ebook Titles Now Available to All U.S. Public Libraries

UPDATE The Simon & Schuster ebook pilot continues in Canada. According to S&S spokesman Adam Rothberg: “Wider expansion is certainly a possibility in the future, and the Canadian systems that are in the pilot remain so.” Simon and Schuster announced today that they’ve ended their ebook pilot with more than 20 public library systems in […]

Minnesota: Collection of 40,000 Official State Documents Previously Unavailable Online Hit the Internet

From the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library: The Legislative Reference Library and the Office of the Secretary of State have just completed a major project digitizing 40,000 previously unavailable official state documents. The Office of the Secretary of State, as the repository for many of the official records of the state of Minnesota, have kept the official documents from 1900 to 1990, […]

New Membership Report from OCLC Says Education, Learning and Libraries May Be Reaching a “Tipping Point”

The report was published today by OCLC. A video featuring a conversation between OCLC CEO Skip Prichard and Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing, was also released today and embedded below. Title At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries Briefly The study aims to provide librarians with […]

Acquisitions: Toronto Star Donates Complete Photo Archive (Over 1 Million Photos) to Toronto Public Library

From the Official Announcement: Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Star are pleased to announce the gift of more than one million vintage photographs from the Toronto Star’s photo archive to the library’s Special Collections department. The photo archive represents the complete photographic archive of the largest daily newspaper in Canada and includes unparalleled coverage of Toronto news, changing […]

Digital Preservation: Take a Brief Video Tour of the Library of Congress’ National Audio-Visual Conservation Center Library in Culpeper, Virginia

Here’s a new text and video report from CNN. From the Text Article (Video is Embedded Below): The center occupies the Packard Campus, a former bunker for storing federal currency, and measures an amazing 415,000 square feet. Its artifacts are housed in dozens of temperature-controlled vaults and on 90 miles of storage shelves. With more […]

News Roundup: Items from Biblioboard, ProQuest, EBSCO, Elsevier, and Others

1. Online Education/MOOCs: Udacity and Google Collaborate, Announce Four New Andriod, Cloud, and Web Development Courses Most courses taught by Google “Developer Advocates” and will cost $150/month. 2. Self-Publishing: Library Journal/Biblioboard SELF-e Launches in Beta at Five Large Public Library Systems 3. ProQuest’s 360 Link Improves Access to Full-text, Now Utilizing Index-Enhanced Direct Linking and Sidebar […]