April 23, 2014

U.Va. Library's New Streaming Oral History Project Tells the Legal Story of the Civil Rights Struggle

From U. Va. Today: In March 1985, civil rights leader and former Howard University president James M. Nabrit did an extended interview for an oral history project led by then-University of Virginia English professor William Elwood. Cigar in hand, Nabrit – a former NAACP lawyer who worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to fight segregation […]

OCLC Adds 500,000 Records to WorldCat From China Academic Library and Information System

From OCLC: OCLC has added 500,000 records to WorldCat from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nationwide academic library consortium with a mission to promote, maintain and improve resource sharing among Chinese university libraries and other libraries and institutions. These records represent Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001. The records have been […]

Updated Statistics: Library Expenditures as % of University Expenditures Continue to Fall; Canadian Data Now Included

Updated spreadsheets and charts now available from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Data on University & Library Total Expenditures (formerly known as the E&G Survey) are used to produce charts and tables showing what fractions of total university spending have gone towards the research library. Since 2003, this information has not been gathered in […]

New Article: The e-Reader — an Educational or an Entertainment Tool? e-Readers in an Academic Setting

Title The e-Reader — an Educational or an Entertainment Tool? e-Readers in an Academic Setting Authors Peter Ahlroos, Tritonia Academic Library, Vaasa, Finland Jonna Hahto, Tritonia Academic Library, Vaasa, Finland Source LIBER Quarterly (The Journal of European Research Libraries) Volume 21 (2012), No. 2 Abstract In this paper the authors will discuss a pilot project […]

Academic Libraries: DePaul University Appoints Scott Walter As University Librarian

From the News Release: DePaul University has appointed Scott Walter as university librarian. Walter currently serves as associate university librarian for services and associate dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Walter also holds faculty appointments as professor of library administration and professor of library and information science and has held affiliate […]

New Issue Alert: The February 2012 Issue of C&RL News is Now Online

Direct to Complete Table of Contents and Full Text Article February 2012, (73.2) Articles Include (Not a Complete List): The approachable reference desk: How Norwich University Kreitzbert Library’s desk got a new look by Deborah Ahlers and Heidi Steiner MetaWHAT?: Training access services staff to partner in digital projects metadata creation by Kristy L. Dixon […]

Washington University Libraries Join HathiTrust Partnership

From a News Release: Washington University Libraries has joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries to preserve and provide access to the published record in a digital form, announced Shirley K. Baker, Washington University’s vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of University Libraries. WUSTL, which joined HathiTrust Jan. 1, 2012, now […]

Academic Libraries: University of Wyoming Libraries Plans to Add 24,000 to 60,000 Books Annually Plus Increase eBook Collection

From the University of Wyoming News: It’s been a little more than two years since the opening of the major addition and renovation of the University of Wyoming’s William Robertson Coe Library. During that time, the library has continued to grow in its collections and use by UW students, faculty and staff. The addition and […]

New Article: "Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections"

Title Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections Authors Carmen Mitchell California State University San Marcos Daniel Suchy University of California, San Diego Source D-Lib (January/February 2012; Volume 18, Number 1/2) Abstract One of the recent dominant topics in library technology has been the development of library mobile websites and services tailored to mobile users. While […]

Canada: University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Welcome $1.7M Videomatica Film Collection

From UBC: An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Videomatica – a long-loved video rental store that opened in 1983 and specialized in rare and esoteric titles – is donating the bulk of 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS titles and […]