March 31, 2015

Springer and Jisc Agree on Model to Reduce Total Cost Of Ownership of Open Access and Journal Subscriptions

From Springer: Springer Science+Business Media and Jisc have agreed on a new arrangement which takes into account UK scientists’ need to comply with multiple funders’ open access policies and to have access to the vast library of scientific articles published by Springer, while containing the combined costs of article processing charges and subscriptions. The proposed […]

Full Text Article: “This Is Our Library, and It’s a Pretty Cool Place: A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA Spaces”

The following article was recently published by Public Library Quarterly.  We’re sharing a copy of the article made available by one of the co-authors for free. The article is also for sale via the PLQ web site. Title This Is Our Library, and It’s a Pretty Cool Place: A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA […]

Digital Images: Flickr Adds Public Domain and CC0 Licensing Options

From the Flickr Blog: …we’ve heard from our community that we’re missing two important designations: Public Domain and Creative Commons 0 (CC0). Many members of our community want to be able to upload images that are no longer protected by copyright and correctly tag them as being in the Public Domain, or they want to […]

Canada: Ottawa’s City Archives & Ottawa Museum Network Introduce Virtual Collections Catalogue Online

The new online catalogue/database was formally introduced today. From CFRA: …the city and the Ottawa Museum Network, which includes local museums like Vanier Museopark, the Diefenbunker and Bytown, have teamed up to create an online collections catalogue to give you easy access to historical records, images and artifacts. “Archives are seen as black holes where […]

Minnesota: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Digitizes Timbuktu’s Historic Manuscript Collections

From SJU in Collegeville, Minnesota: The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University is creating digital records of more than 22,000 rare and historically-significant documents from a library in Timbuktu. The Mamma Haidara Family Library has one of the largest private manuscript collections in Timbuktu, and some of its documents date back […]

New York City: “Queens Library Fills Void After Closure of City’s Last Sheet Music Store”

From dnaINFO: The musical void left by the reported closure of New York’s last classical sheet music store is being filled by the Queens Library. The institution has built the city’s largest collection of musical scores available to check out — a compilation that’s gained importance since the Frank Music Company, on West 54th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, closed earlier this month. […]

Pennsylvania: Schlow Centre Region Library Continues to Feel Effects of Flood While Working to Rebuild Collection

From StateCollege.com: Schlow Centre Region Library employees are still working to recover from the flood that decimated their biography collection and forced the library to close for two weeks. If you go to Schlow today, it’s almost impossible to tell that a broken pipe caused so much trouble in February. The community room and art […]

Yale’s Beinecke Library and Library of Congress Acquire Lincoln and Civil War Photo Collections

Two reports in this post. 1. Yale Acquiring Unmatched Collection of 19th-Century American Photography Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale University Art Gallery are acquiring the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, one of the nation’s great photographic collections and the definitive assemblage. [Clip] Amassed by Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962) with the help of his […]

Digital Preservation: CLOCKSS Archive and CHORUS Partner For Perpetual Public Access to Content

From Today’s Announcement: The CLOCKSS Archive, a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries, has entered into an agreement with CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States). As a result of the agreement, CHORUS Publisher Members will be able to take advantage of a special arrangement with […]

Simba Info Reports Scholarly and Professional E-books Sales Increased Globally by 7.7% in 2014

Highlights from a New Simba Information Report: Scholarly and professional e-books sales increased globally by 7.7% in 2014 and will grow an additional 6.9% in 2015, according to the latest report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information. The report, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2015-2019, found that, although the book market as a […]