December 10, 2017

New York City Libraries Will Call For More Funding During Multiple Rallies Throughout City

UPDATE June 1 7pm Eastern Advocates Shout for More Funding Inside Normally-Quiet NYC Library (via DNAInfo) & Libraries Across The City Rally For Funding (via Gothamist) From Joint Announcement: The city’s three library systems are holding two rallies in each borough on June 1 to urge the city to restore $65 million in operating funding […]

U.S. Energy Information Administration Increases Access to International Energy Data, Enhanced Downloads Too!

The redesigned International Energy Portal on the Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy) web site includes: Increased access to data. The International Energy Portal includes a powerful new data browser that includes historical information on country-level energy use dating back, in many cases, more than 30 years. The data browser provides users with the […]

New Controlled Vocabulary Under Development: Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT)

From the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate at the Library of Congress: As part of its ongoing effort to provide effective access to library materials, the Library of Congress is developing a new vocabulary, entitled Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT). This vocabulary will be used to describe the creators of, and contributors to, […]

Oxford University Press Buys Epiegum, an E-Learning/Online Courseware Company

From EducationInvestor: Oxford University Press has bought e-learning business Epigeum for around £10.7 million [approx $16.36/USD]] EducationInvestor can reveal. [Clip] Epigeum is a provider of online courses designed to support universities and colleges in core activities like teaching, research, studying and management. The company’s courses are used by 230 universities in 27 countries. From a News […]

Canadian Library Association E-Book Task Force Publishes Recommendations

From a CLA News Release: In October 2014, CLA struck an e-Book Task Force chaired by Past President, Pilar Martinez, that included the membership of fifteen individuals that represent a broad range of sectors and geographic regions, including public libraries, academic libraries, consortia, and publishers, along with CLA (see below for a list of Task […]

“2015 Update: Can I Bring My Gun? A Fifty State Survey of Firearm Laws Impacting Policies Prohibiting Handguns in Public Libraries”

The following article, an update to an article first published in 2013. was recently shared on the Social Science Research Network. Title 2015 Update: Can I Bring My Gun? A Fifty State Survey of Firearm Laws Impacting Policies Prohibiting Handguns in Public Libraries Author Diana Gleason University of Idaho Source SSRN May 15, 2015 Abstract In […]

Open Access: Kentucky Research Commons Launches

One-stop searching! From the U. of Kentucky Libraries: The University of Kentucky Libraries has collaborated with several counterparts and Berkeley Electronic Press to create Kentucky Research Commons, an online portal that highlights and provides access to scholarly works produced at different institutions in the Commonwealth. Institutions with Materials Accessible via Kentucky Research Commons: Asbury Theological […]

Library “Pods” Instead of a Centralized Library For New Abilene, Texas Elementary School

UPDATE June 9 Abilene ISD board hears debate on Johnston Elementary library plan Despite not appearing on the agenda of Monday’s Abilene Independent School District board of trustees meeting, Johnston Elementary’s pilot library program was a hot topic for discussion. Expected to be an experiment in the 2016-17 school year when the new campus opens, […]

New Public Library-Academic Library Partnership Opening an “Innovation Library” in Kewlona, British Columbia

UBC’s Okanagan Library and the Okanagan Regional Library are located in Kelowna, British Columbia. The Innovation Library is scheduled to open in September. From the University of British Columbia Library: UBC’s Okanagan Library and the Okanagan Regional Library are partnering to open a new Innovation Library this September. The pilot, funded partially by the Irving K. […]

New Full Text Book Online: “Notes From Our Attic: A Curator’s Pocket History of the CIA”

This full text book (104 pages; PDF) was recently made available on the Central Intelligence Agency’s web site. Book Title Notes From Our Attic: A Curator’s Pocket History of the CIA 978-1-929667-24-6 “Produced by The CIA Museum Staff with exceptional contributions by CIA Museum Staff Historian Samuel J. Cooper-Wall and Museum Contract Historian Nicholas E. […]