October 30, 2014

New Article: Lippincott, Vendantha, and Duckett on “Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change”

The following article (approx. 5600 words) was published online earlier today. Seven videos are embedded in the text. Co-Author Joan Lippincott writes on the CNI Web Site: In the article we make the case for libraries working together with faculty and students to develop new types of assignments that engage students with technologies and content […]

Public Library News Roundup (15 Stories from the U.S. and Canada)

California Sonoma County Library patrons, advocates pinning hopes on Measure M (via The Press Democrat) Delaware Delaware Libraries Debut Inspiration Space (Via NewsWorks) Indiana Indianapolis: Library plans $59M in new branches, upgrades (via Indianapolis Business Journal) Louisiana Library Board will seek approval to purchase building for outreach center (via The Advocate) Maryland Annapolis library to […]

Research Article: The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements From 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988

The following article (preprint) is schedule for publication in the September 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL). It was approved for publication on September 17, 2014. Title The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements From 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988 Authors Therese F. Triumph Rutgers University […]

Recently Released: “Ebook Access For All” Promo Video From the Ohio Library Council

Here’s a recently released 64 second video promoting library access to ebooks. It was produced by the Ohio Library Council as a part of the OLC eBook Project. You can download the video here (MP4) and/or streame via an upload to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County YouTube channel. The video is also embedded […]

Arizona State University Names James J. O’Donnell as University Librarian

Note From Gary: “Congratulations to Jim O’Donnell and his wife (a longtime and important member of our profession and someone I consider both a mentor and friend, Ann Okerson) on the appointment to lead the ASU Library. From Arizona State University: Libraries have always bridged past and present, preserving and innovating. To lead ASU’s libraries […]

Listen Online: “Designing Libraries That are Relevant in the Digital Age”

The following program aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation last week. With the huge amounts of information now available online, we take a look at how libraries are designing for the 21st century. Even though it’s still weeks from opening, the new Halifax Central Library is getting lots of attention. And not just because of […]

No Waiting! New From the Seattle Public Library: “E-books Now”

From the Seattle Public Library: Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now see which e-books are currently available for immediate check out. E-books Now! is a new way to find and download e-books from the Library’s catalog. Patrons can search or browse the Library’s digital collection of items that are currently available, with no […]

Science: Surveyor Digitization Project Will Bring Thousands of Unseen Lunar Images to Light and Public Domain

From The Planetary Society: In 1964 and 1965, three camera-equipped spacecraft called Ranger crash-landed into the moon, giving scientists their first up-close look. The Soviet Union’s Luna 9 gently touched down in the Ocean of Storms in February 1966, becoming the first spacecraft to send home images from the surface. Four months later, the U.S. […]

Article: “Digital Humanities on the Rise at Stanford”

From The Daily Stanford: Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon. The Digital Humanities, as the University defines them, are a “collection of practices and approaches combining […]

OCLC Research Data Mines WorldCat to Create “Monster Lists” for Halloween

The team at OCLC Research is four lists into a five list series data mining WorldCat to find out some interesting facts relating to Halloween and the records found in the the world’s largest bibliographic database. Here are direct links to the four lists already online in the “Monsters Battle to Rule Libraries” series from […]