August 4, 2015

Ian Singer, VP and Group Publisher, to Depart Media Source (Owner of LJ, SLJ, and The Horn Book)

Here’s the full text of an announcement we just received from MediaSource, parent/publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28. During his […]

Candidates: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Sara Gaar Laughlin Will Vie For 2017-18 ALA Presidency

Here’s the ALA announcement that includes brief bios of each candidate. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sara Gaar Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana, are the candidates for the 2017-18 presidency of the American […]

Canada: The Windsor Public Library’s Espresso Book Machine Has Produced 10,699 Books in Three Years

From The Windsor Star: [Sue] Perry runs the main library’s self-publishing Espresso Book Machine which has produced 10,699 books in three years and she hopes to be even busier delivering professionally-bound paperback books into the hands of local authors. Windsor was the first public library in Canada to install such a machine in 2012 so […]

ALA Opens Nominations For 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

From the American Library Association: The American Library Association (ALA) asks library users to nominate librarians that have transformed lives and communities through education and lifelong learning for its coveted 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or […]

Nominations For 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Now Open

From IMLS (Institute For Museum and Library Services): Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services presents select museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  IMLS is now accepting nominations for the 2016 award which recognizes libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions […]

Awesome! Film Archives: AP and British Movietone Make Nearly 17,000 Hours of Historical Footage Available on YouTube

The entire Associated Press film archive and much more is now available on YouTube. Wow! From the Associated Press: The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape […]

Overview: Accessing HathiTrust on Mobile Devices

A recent CDLINFO News post by Renata Ewing post available on the California Digital Library website, has a useful overview post about using the mobile interface to search and access material from the HathiTrust database. Ewing writes: The mobile site offers a dressed down reading interface without the bells and whistles of the regular site. […]

Soundtracks For Ebook Reading: “Booktrack Pulls In Another $5 Million To Put Audio To E-Books”

From TechCrunch: Booktrack, a startup out of New Zealand that creates soundtracks to accompany e-books, has raised another $5 million in funding to make sure that reading is no longer a quiet activity. [Clip] Each booktrack — think movie soundtrack for your book — consists of music, ambient audio and sound effects that automatically sync […]

Indiana State Library Launches New Version of Indiana’s Virtual Online Library (INSPIRE)

Note: INSPIRE is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). From the Indiana State Library: The Indiana State Library (ISL) recently launched a new version of Indiana’s Virtual Online Library INSPIRE.in.gov. A collection of online academic databases, INSPIRE.in.gov has proven a vital tool for K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, and Hoosiers across the state that accumulated over […]