December 18, 2014

OverDrive Announces Browser-Based Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015

From the OverDrive Library Blog: …we’re happy to announce that browser-based audiobooks will be joining your collection in 2015 – instant access, maximum ease of use. See audiobook, play audiobook – and that’s all it takes! All of your MP3 audiobooks will also be automatically available as browser-based audiobooks: Download using the app or listen […]

Call For Papers by IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section: “Libraries as Publishers”

From the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Acquisition and Collection Development Section. IFLA’s Acquisitions and Collection Development Section invites you to submit a proposal for its open programme at the 81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Cape Town South Africa, 15-21 August 2015. Session theme In its 2015 Open Programme, IFLA’s […]

Libraries Across the University of Wisconsin System Will Begin Migration to Unified Platform in About One Month

 From U. of Wisconsin Library News: Using library resources throughout the University of Wisconsin System is about to get easier. After nearly two years of intensive work, libraries around the system will migrate to a unified library services platform (LSP) in January. It’s a transition designed to provide for greater user efficiency and collaboration, UW–Madison library officials […]

New Issue Brief From Ithaka S+R: Does Online Learning Have a Role in Liberal Arts Colleges?, An Interview with CIC’s Richard Ekman

From Ithaka S+R: Liberal arts colleges are known for low professor to student ratios, intimate seminar classes and highly personalized undergraduate experiences. On the surface, it is not obvious how online learning fits with this picture. But these days liberal arts colleges face many of the same pressures as larger universities – resource constraints, the […]

IMLS Receives $228 Million For FY 2015 Budget, $1 Million More Than FY 2014

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2015. The legislation includes $227,860,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is $1,000,000 above FY 2014 funding. The additional funds will assist with the […]

New Article: “Planning and Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library”

The following new refereed article (approx. 4400 words) appears in the latest issue of Issues of Science and Technology Librarianship.  Title Planning and Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library Sara Russell Gonzalez University of Florida Denise Beaubien Bennett University of Florida Source Issues of Science and Technology Librarianship. Fall 2014, No 78. […]

New Article: “Working With, Not For: Confronting the Us vs Them Mindset Between Information Services and Access Services in a Major Urban Library System”

The following full-text article appears in the new issue of Oregon Library Association Quarterly (OLAQ), Volume 20, Number 3 (2014). Title Working With, Not For: Confronting the Us vs Them mindset between Information Services and Access Services in a Major Urban Library System Author Angela Weyrens Access Services Administrator, Central Library, Multnomah County Library Source Oregon […]

GPO Officially Changes Name, Hello to the Government Publishing Office

From the GPO: An agency whose mission has been producing, publishing, and recording our Nation’s history has made some history of its own.  Section 1301 of H.R. 83, the legislation providing consolidated and further continuing appropriations for FY 2015 that was recently passed by Congress and signed into law last night by President Barack Obama, […]

Bueller, Lebowski, Wonka, Ryan, and 21 Other Films Join National Film Registry of the Library of Congress

Go Ferris! Go Dude, Go Willy! Below is the complete news release from LC that includes a brief synopsis of each film. At the bottom of the post we’ve included a link to the National Film Registry database listing all films back to 1989. We’ve also included a link to a CBS “Sunday Morning” segment […]

Reference: Four New Reports From the Congressional Research Service on Detention and Interrogation

The following Congressional Research Service reports were made to the public today by Secrecy News from the Federation of American Scientists. Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents, CRS Legal Sidebar, December 16, 2014 The SSCI Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program: Issues to Consider, CRS Insights, December 16, […]