October 23, 2017

Mobile Platform For Libraries Provider Boopsie Acquired by Demco

Here’s a Portion of the Acquisition Announcement: Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. “We’re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a […]

Cataloging and Metadata: Library of Congress Introduces New Cataloging in Publication Data Block

Here’s a portion of a nearly 2,000 word overview article about changes to the LC Cataloging-in-Publication Data Block written by Karl E. Debus-López, Chief, U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division, Library of Congress and first shared on Library of Congress Cataloging Newsline discussion list. Most of you probably know what the CIP [Cataloging in Publication] […]

Mendeley Announces Upcoming Roll Out of Author Statistics

From the Mendeley Blog: In the coming weeks and months, Mendeley will be rolling out a number of improvements, new features, and entirely new sections of our site that will help researchers with these important professional needs. [Clip] Mendeley Profile Page We continue to refine the look, feel and functionality of your Profile page. This […]

Economics & Related Research: RePEc Database of Working Papers, Articles, Book Chapters Now Offers an API

From the RePEc Blog: RePEc is all about the dissemination of its metadata on the economics research literature, and another means of dissemination has been added to its portfolio: an API (Application Programming Interface). [Clip] As we have yet to learn how much demand there is and how it will load our servers, the use […]

Survey Findings: Gallup – Purdue University Index 2015 Report Released (Views on Higher Ed. Experience From 30,000 U.S. Graduates)

From Gallup.com: In the U.S., 38% of recent college graduates — those who graduated from 2006 to 2015 — strongly agree that college was worth the cost. However, the odds that recent graduates strongly agree are at least 1.5 times higher if they had an internship related to their studies, were extremely active in extracurricular […]

Health Info and Data: NLM Releases Redesigned and Mobile Optimized Version of AIDSource

From the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine’s Web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new Web site, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians. Visitors to AIDSource will now […]

EBSCO Publishes Serials Price Projections Report for 2016

Released today by EBSCO. From the News Release: The 2016 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services advises that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic/medical libraries are expected to be the range of 4 to 6 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projection Report based on surveys of a […]

Conference Video: Presentations from The Future of Libraries 11.0 (Engaging Community: the Participatory Library)

The Future of Libraries 11.0 Conference took place yesterday at the San Francisco Public Library. This event is sponsored by Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee. From the Conference Web Page The Future of Libraries 11.0 is the latest in an ongoing annual series of conferences where speakers highlight innovations taking place in the library […]

News Roundup: Items From Credo, ProQuest, Readex, LexisNexis, and Others

1. Credo Collections Add New and Updated Content 2. Readex to Deepen Its Acclaimed Digital Edition of African American Newspapers 3. Cornell University Library and ProQuest Team Up for Faster, More Efficient Book Selection and Acquisition 4. 4. LexisNexis Launches New Law Journals (A.S. Pratt) on High Profile Legal Issues MORE TO COME

Article: “Meeting Patrons Where They Are: Experimenting With Shelf Arrangement, Community Service Points, and Non-traditional Collections”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue of OLA Quarterly published by the Oregon Library Association. Title Meeting Patrons Where They Are: Experimenting With Shelf Arrangement, Community Service Points, and Non-Traditional Collections Authors Karen Muller Hillsboro Public Library Erin Sharwell Hillsboro Public Library Stephanie Chase Hillsboro Public Library Source OLA Quarterly Vol. […]