April 15, 2014

Now Available: Slide Presentations From the 160th ARL Membership Meeting

The 160th ARL Membership Meeting took place in Chicago last week. Slides online today, audio for some sessions coming soon. Direct to Program and Slides Slides From the Following Sessions are Available Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (Session Not Recorded) A View from Campus: The E-Science Institute Post-Capstone (Session Not Recorded) Digital Preservation Network […]

MacKenzie Smith Selected as New Dean of Libraries at UC Davis

Congrats to MacKenzie Smith! From the UC Davis Announcement: MacKenzie Smith, an academic research library leader specializing in information technology and digital knowledge management, has been chosen to lead the University Library at the University of California, Davis. She will officially assume her new post as university librarian on June 1. Smith, who was chosen […]

Columbia and Cornell University Libraries: Latin American and Iberian Studies Collection Development Agreement Announced

From the Columbia University Libraries News Release: Columbia and Cornell University Libraries will collaboratively support the Latin American and Iberian Studies collection development activities of both institutions. This follows in a series of resource-sharing agreements between Columbia and Cornell developed through the 2CUL partnership. Columbia University’s Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, Sean Knowlton, will […]

UC Berkeley: “Teams of Library Employees to Investigate Streamlining Measures”

From The Daily Californian: In a bid to improve UC Berkeley libraries while mitigating fiscal deficits, library administrators have tasked teams of employees with exploring ways to continue library services and expand digital access to information in a more streamlined way. After presenting the teams’ proposals to the Library Committee of the Berkeley Division of […]

“University of Michigan to Invest $62M in Upcoming Library Renovations”

From AnnArbor.com The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted Thursday afternoon (April 19, 2012) to approve $62 million in library renovations. The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library is set to receive a $55 million upgrade that includes the addition of a clinical simulation area for the medical school, a study area and a […]

Harvard Magazine on “The Libraries’ Rocky Transition”

From the May-June 2012 Issue of Harvard Magazine: The aim is both to reduce duplication of effort across what had been 73 separate libraries, and to coordinate strategic initiatives going forward, particularly in digital collections and digitization of existing holdings, where the library needs to catch up with prevailing scholarly practices. But the path toward […]

Journal Pricing is an “Untenable Situation Facing the Harvard Library”

From a Letter by the Harvard Faculty Advisory Council to All Harvard Faculty Members (via Harvard U. Library Transition Web Site) We write to communicate an untenable situation facing the Harvard Library. Many large journal publishers have made the scholarly communication environment fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive. This situation is exacerbated by efforts of certain […]

Harvard Crimson: “Future of Harvard Libraries Uncertain”

From The Harvard Crimson: As doubts about the future of Harvard libraries have mounted, what faculty, library workers, and administrators have called lackluster communication on the part of the University has led the Harvard community to question whether a restructured library system will meet its needs. Read the Full Text

Digital Humanities and Leadership are Topics of New ACRL Discussion Groups, 4 New Groups Formally Announced Today

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From ACRL Insider: The Digital Humanities Discussion Group provides a venue for ACRL members to meet and share ideas related to Digital Humanities and the role of librarians in this emerging discipline. The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions […]

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 […]