December 15, 2017

New Online: Library of Congress Releases Video of Latest BIBFRAME Forum (June 2014)

The June 2014 BIBFRAME [Bibliographic Framework Initiative] Update Forum took place in Las Vegas during the ALA Annual Conference on June 29, 2014. Speakers Beacher J.E. Wiggins is director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access at the Library of Congress. Sally Hart McCallum is chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library […]

Independent Analysis Shows Open Access Articles Published in Nature Communications Have More Views and Downloads

For your open access folder. From Nature Publishing Group: An independent statistical analysis of the articles published in Nature Communications, carried out by the Research Information Network (RIN) has found that open access (OA) articles are viewed three times more often than articles that are only available to subscribers. RIN also found that OA articles […]

A Review of eLending Around the World: Updated Version of IFLA eLending Background Paper Now Online

New online today from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). From a Summary/Introduction: In 2012, IFLA released its Background Paper on eLending, which formed the basis for the production of the IFLA Principles for Library eLending, the third revision of which was issued at the World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) in Singapore in […]

News Headlines: Stories From Evernote, APA, OverDrive, Wikimedia, and Others

More items we think will be of interest to you. 1. Web Tools: Publish Books Instantly From Evernote (via Evernote Blog) 2. APA Removes the Embargo on New Title Additions for PsycBOOKS and Expands Content (via APA) 3. EPUB3 fixed layout eBooks now live at public libraries through OverDrive 4. Library and Archives Canada Posts […]

UC Berkeley University Librarian Tom Leonard Announces Retirement

The UC Berkeley Newscenter has posted a Q&A interview with University Librarian Tom Leonard. The interview also includes news that Leonard will be retiring next June after leading the UC Berkeley Library for 15 years. We wish him the very best. More about Tom Leonard in future posts. The interview consists of 14 questions and […]

Audio: Four Iowa Librarians Interviewed on Iowa Public Radio Talk Program

From Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk of Iowa” program: Charity Nebbe talks with [Olivia] Madison [Dean of Parks Library, Iowa St, University] and the heads of Iowa’s two other major research libraries, Chris Cox who is Dean at the University of Northern Iowa, and John Culshaw, a librarian at the University of Iowa. Dara Schmidt, Director […]

New Report: Survey of U.S. District Court Judges Finds Infrequent Social Media Use by Jurors

From the Federal Judicial Center: Social media use by jurors, and the problems resulting from it, remains a relatively infrequent occurrence, according to a survey of U.S. district judges. Nearly 500 judges in all 94 districts responded to a Federal Judicial Center survey assessing jurors’ use of social media. The findings were published in May […]

Amazon Shares Explanation For Ongoing Battle with Hachette

Amazon shared their most detailed public explanation to date about why they continue to battle with Hachette. From the Post: The key objective is lower e-book prices. Many e-books are being released at $14.99 and even $19.99. That is unjustifiably high for an e-book. With an e-book, there’s no printing, no over-printing, no need to […]

Macmillan Expands Public Library eBook Lending Pilot Program With Complete Collection of Frontlist Titles

From Macmillan: Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot. [Clip] It is the first time the company has made its catalog of eBooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries. The pilot program has been in place since March 2013 and […]

A New infoKit From JISC: “Enhancing Presentations for the Multimedia Generation”

New from JISC in the UK. From an Introductory Blog Post by Tracey Duffy on the JISC Digital Media Blog: Today [July 24] sees the launch of our new infokit “Enhancing Presentations for the Multimedia Generation”, which aims to provide guidance on best approaches in using presentation software such as  PowerPoint, Prezi and SlideShare, looking […]