December 18, 2017

New Article: “Trends in Research Librarianship Literature: A Social Network Analysis of Articles”

Title Trends in Research Librarianship Literature: A Social Network Analysis of Articles Authors Umut Al Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey İrem Soydal Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey Gülten Alir Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Aksaray University Aksaray, Turkey Source LIBER (Journal of European Research Libraries) Vol. 21 […]

Canada: Cuts to Nova Scotia Librarians Match Trend Seen in Ontario

From the Canadian Press (via CBC): A Nova Scotia school board’s proposal to cut all of its 41 librarians to balance its books highlights a larger trend at some Canadian schools as libraries become victims of continued budget cuts, a development that some argue is having an impact on the quality of children’s education. And […]

New Issue Alert: LIBER Quarterly (Journal of European Research Libraries)

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Articles in this Issue of LIBER Quarterly (Vol 21 No 3/4) Include: Editorial: Changes all around An Overview of Research Infrastructures in Europe – and Recommendations to LIBER Norbert Lossau Developing European Library Services in Changing Times Paul Ayris The Role of the National and University Library of Slovenia in a Multinational Research Project (IMPACT): […]

EBSCO (in Conjunction With ATLA) Adds New Database to Historic Digital Archive Collection

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From the Announcement: EBSCO has released the latest database in its Historic Digital Archive Collection, The African American Historical Serials Collection. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), this digital collection includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies. […]

UK: "Community-run Libraries are Part of the Degradation of the Service"

From a Commentary in The Guardian: Volunteers can bring much to libraries, but the fact they are replacing paid staff shows how much de-skilling has taken place. Surrey Libraries Action Movement (Slam) is celebrating after the high court ruled that Surrey county council’s plan to replace trained librarians with a volunteer-only service in 10 of […]

HathiTrust Announces New Board of Governors

From MLibrary News: HathiTrust is announcing the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. The board, which replaces the Executive Committee that was established by the founding members in 2008, will oversee HathiTrust’s 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. The […]

UK: First Openly-Available Public Libraries Contact Database Now Available from Collections Trust

From a Collections Trust Announcement: The UK’s first openly-available public libraries contact database has gone live as a result of a major data development project initiated by the Collections Trust, a not-for profit organisation which promotes excellence in collections and adds value for their users. The information is freely available on the Government’s data.gov.uk database. […]

Boston Globe: "Libraries in Schools Keeping Up With Times"

From The Boston Globe: “The resources really are limitless,’’ said Eleanor Rogers, Dedham High School librarian. Dedham High School uses netbooks (small laptops), Kindles, a program that allows students to download a book or periodical onto any device such as an iPad or smartphone, and an educational adaptation of YouTube. [Clip] Rogers aims to please […]

New Issue of JISC Inform Features Interview with Harvard’s Robert Darnton About Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Issue 33 (Spring 2012) of JISC Inform was released earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents Articles Include: Digital Public Library of America “Robert Darnton, director of the University Library at Harvard, explains his vision of the Digital Public Library of America” The article also includes links to video of Darnton’s JISC/SCONUL Lecture in […]