July 30, 2014

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.

New Report: ARL and Ithaka S+R Release Findings on Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections

New from the Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka S+R. From an ARL Announcement: ARL and Ithaka S+R today released Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries, a report on findings from an ARL-Ithaka S+R survey of ARL libraries on the range of activities and expenses that libraries undertake to support […]

New Report From LISU: “Working Together: Evolving Value for Academic Libraries”

The following report by LISU (Loughborough University, UK) was commissioned by SAGE. You’ll need to register (free) to access full text. Findings from three geographic areas, the United States, United Kingdom and Scandinavia, indicated that there is no systematic evidence of the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff. Despite this, librarians noted […]

Article: “UC Berkeley’s Libraries Next Chapter May Be Cuts”

From the SF Chronicle: Blame the decrepit state budget, inflation, a shift from paper to electronic research – or all three. But Berkeley has reduced its library spending by 12 percent since 2008, even as the University of Michigan, its main public competitor, has spent 24 percent more. Berkeley now spends about $50 million to […]

Video/Slides: Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Collections and Services Webinar

The following webinar was recorded on June 6, 2011. It was designed to: provide library staff and faculty at CRL libraries with information on CRL collections, services, and programs highlight cost-saving and collaborative opportunities available through CRL’s cooperative collection programs furnish how-to information on access to CRL collections, through ILL and electronic delivery promote discussion […]

University of Michigan: John Wilkin Appointed Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Publishing

From MLibrary News: The University of Michigan Library has announced that John Wilkin will serve as the new Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Publishing. The announcement follows closely on the news that Maria Bonn, former AUL for Publishing, will not be returning from a medical leave as she continues her recovery after an accident last […]

New From ACRL: 2012 Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries: A Review of the Trends and Issues Affecting Academic Libraries in Higher Education

The rankings and discussion appear in the June 2012 Issue of College and Research Libraries News (C&RL News). From the Article: In order to identify the trends, the committee members review the literature, attend conferences, and contact experts who are familiar with current trends in higher education. One of the largest groups of experts is […]

New Research Report & Podcast from ACRL: “Scenarios for the Future of the Book”

From an ACRL Blog Post: ACRL [Association of College & Research Libraries] has released a new research report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book, to help librarians reexamine their assumptions, which may be grounded in the current e-book zeitgeist. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg […]

Resource Discovery: U. of Penn Libraries Launches “Unique at Penn” Blog

This is a great idea! We would be very happy to learn about other libraries/archives doing the same type of thing. It’s an example of both very useful (for both the library and library user) and very practical marketing. From Penn Current: Libraries hold treasures. Yet not everyone has the time or opportunity to stroll […]

New Issue Brief from ARL: “Challenges of 21st-Century Research Library Collections”

From the Announcement/Summary: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces a new briefing paper for research library directors, “21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action.” The paper is the work of the ARL 21st-Century Research Library Collections Task Force, co-chaired by Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs […]