From The Watch (Telluride): The Wilkinson Public Library Board of Trustees voted to terminate executive director Barbara Brattin on Thursday. In addition, the board voted to begin seeking an interim library director, whose duties will include managing day-to-day library operations and helping the board conduct a search for a permanent replacement for Brattin. Three of […]
Skip Prichard was named the next President and CEO of OCLC, effective July 1. (In the meantime, he will serve as President-elect, effective June 3.) Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30, after 15 years as OCLC President and CEO.
Prichard most recently served as President and CEO of Ingram Content Group, a position he left just shy of a year ago, saying he’d met the goals he came to achieve. Previously, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a position he vacated after the business was sold to Cambridge Information Group in 2007.
From the Institute for Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for […]
From EPSI Platform (European Public Sector Information Platform): The World Wide Web Foundation promotes building a global directory of open data references and related information resources. The Open Data Directory (ODD) will host a variety of resources, such as: use cases, case studies, stories and anecdotes, methodologies, strategies, business cases, papers, reports, articles, blog posts, training […]
From The NY Times: The New York Times announced that beginning today it will offer unlimited access to video (NYTimes.com/video) on NYTimes.com, on the mobile Web site (m.nytimes.com) and on mobile applications, to all users regardless of their subscription status. Courtesy of Acura and Microsoft, video views will not count against the 10-article per month limit […]
From the Iowa City Press-Citizen: [Last] week, the Office of the Provost and UI Libraries established a $50,000 fund to cover researchers’ publication fees for open access journals, which can be as much as $3,000. Library officials say it will be an annual fund. [Clip] When researchers publish in an open access journal, they’re charged […]
USC Libraries and School of Dramatic Arts Collaborate on Series of “Flash Plays” to Showcase Role of Libraries in Discovery
Here’s something we haven’t seen before in the library world. From the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries: The USC Libraries have begun a collaboration with USC School of Dramatic Arts professor Oliver Mayer to showcase the essential role of libraries in discovery and the creative arts through an upcoming series of flash plays. The […]
From STM, ALPSP, & PSP: “Safe Harbour Offers Clear Rules for Use of Out-of-Commerce Academic and Scholarly Journals”
From a Joint Statement (PDF): The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) [on Friday] issued a joint statement setting out clear rules for the digitisation of copyright works which are […]