July 25, 2014

Brief Look: The Digital Transition at the University of Texas Libraries

From The Daily Texan (Student Newspaper at U. of Texas at Austin): “Today, we offer access to over 750,000 e-books and texts, and add more every day, in addition to tens of thousands of electronic journals and databases of digital content to support research in every subject and department at UT,” said Susan Macicak, the […]

Mary Lee Kennedy Leaving Harvard For Chief Library Officer Job at NYPL

Here’s a portion of a letter to the Harvard Community by Provost Alan Garber: I write to share the news that Mary Lee Kennedy [Senior Associate Provost for the Harvard Library] will be leaving Harvard on May 14, 2013, to accept the position of Chief Library Officer at the New York Public Library. This is […]

Video: A Presentation by Georgia Tech’s Dean of Libraries Catherine Murray-Rust “Where Research Goes, So Go Research Libraries and Scholarly Publishing”

Here’s a video recording of a presentation by Georgia Tech University Vice Provost Learning Excellence & Dean of Libraries Catherine Murray-Rust given at Elsevier’s Digital Libraries Symposium. This event took place at the ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 in Seattle. Learn More About the Symposium.

University of Alabama: Project to Expand and Renovate Gorgas Library Gets Going

From The Crimson White: Dan Wolfe, UA planner and designer, expressed excitement over the project to have both the opportunity to expand the main library and to redesign the north face of the building. [Clip] Wolfe said the project was still in an early stage but is currently planned to add an additional 50,000 square […]

University of Virginia: “Library Employees Protest Changed Title”

From The Cavalier Daily: Incoming library staff will no longer be designated as faculty, University Librarian Karin Wittenborg told library employees in an email March 1. Instead, all future positions within the University library system, including vacancies created by retirements and departures as well as newly created positions, will be posted as University staff. The […]

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Crowdsources the Transcription of University Yearbooks

From The Daily Nebraskan: The transcription is part of a campaign started Feb. 2 to use online volunteers to transcribe all of the university’s yearbooks back to 1884. The idea is that lots of anonymous volunteers doing small amounts of transcribing will be much more accurate than a scanning machine. [Clip] The University Libraries has […]

Popular: UC San Diego Library Web App Now Provides Users With Real Time Computer Availability Info

The University of California San Diego Library partnered with the Academic Computing & Media Services team to make this service available via the library’s mobile web app. From UC San Diego: According to the Library’s Web manager, Steve Wieda, the app has been among the five most used resources on the Library’s mobile platform, with thousands […]

Yale’s University Librarian: “Academic Libraries Can No Longer Assume their Importance and Value…”

From the Yale Daily News: Yale’s libraries amassed new physical and digital holdings and expanded their influence on academia during the 2011–’12 academic year, University Librarian Susan Gibbons said in an annual report posted on the library’s website last week. [Clip] Gibbons said in the report that academic libraries can no longer assume that their […]

Video: LibValue Project Workshop: “Undergraduate Student Success”

The embedded video is a recording of the the first LibValue workshop that took place on February 14, 2013. Five more workshops are scheduled this year. What is the LibValue Project? The LibValue project is a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which libraries […]

Indianapolis: IUPUI University Library Launches Electronics Recycling Program

From an IUPUI Announcement: The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library is launching a small electronics recycling effort as its latest program to support the campus commitment to sustainability. In cooperation with the local nonprofit RecycleForce, University Library is now accepting used items such as cell phones, tablets, chargers or curling irons — almost anything with […]