March 23, 2018

Video: An Introduction to the “Digitize this Book” Service From Duke University Libraries

Back in February we posted about the introduction of the Digitize this Book service that Duke U. Libraries had just began to offer Duke students, faculty, and staff. In a Nutshell: Starting this semester, Duke University faculty, students, and staff can request to have certain public domain books scanned on demand. If a book is […]

CoFundEdu: A New Crowdfunding Service For Librarians

Need financial help getting to a library conference? Say hello to CoFundEdu. This founder and developer of Cofundedu Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit sent the following introduction along., a web site dedicated to help librarians participate in professional development proved successful and helped Michael Schor, a public Librarian from Arizona attend American Library Association (ALA) 2013. Michael […]

Video: Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel Speaks at the ALA Annual Conference 2013

Mayor Emanuel spoke at the conference as it got underway in Chicago on Friday afternoon. Here’s what he had to say.

Reference: Education Statistics: NCES Updates International Data Table Library

From the National Center for Education Statistics: NCES has added 30 tables to the International Data Table Library, including new tables on school expenditure by the following criteria: • core and ancillary services • level of student education • public and private educational institutions • core and ancillary services • student and school expenditures • […]

UK Government Launches “Open Government License v2.0″

From The National Archives (UK): The National Archives has launched the Open Government Licence version 2.0 following consultation with users and other stakeholders in the open data community on how the Licence could be developed further to reflect new and emerging thinking on the licensing of public sector information.  The Open Government Licence is an open licence, […]

Indianapolis Public Library Asks For Public Participation in Upcoming Strategic Planning Process

It’s a six-month strategic planning process, “that will define the Library’s role in the community for the years 2015 – 2020.” From the Indy Public Library: A local steering committee representing those in the education, non-profit, government and private sectors, as well as Library Board and Library Foundation Board members, will direct efforts to identify […]

Librarians to Help With Health Insurance Law

UPDATE July 1, 2013  More on Libraries as a Resource to Learn About New Health Insurance Law/Health Insurance Marketplace Via IMLS: The Marketplace website, will be the primary tool for delivering information to Americans about their health coverage options. As prominent providers of Internet access and digital literacy training for people who lack Internet connections […]

eBooks: An In-Depth Look at the Work of Jamie LaRue, Douglas County (Colorado) Libraries Director

Governing, a magazine targeted at state and local government officials, offers a in-depth profile of Douglas County, Colorado Library Director,  Jamie LaRue in an article titled, “Can Libraries Survive the E-Book Revolution?” Here are a few passages from the 2700+ word piece.  He [LaRue] wants to transform the library from a place where you go […]

Roundup #3: Product Announcements and Company News From 21 Companies (ALA Annual Conference 2013)

More news to share. At this point 21 items in three roundups. Links to previous roundups below. Alexander Street Press Alexander Street Press Debuts One-Stop Academic Video Store Innovative Interfaces Innovative Interfaces and EBSCO Information Services Announce Expanded Strategic Partnership Innovative’s Encore ES Release Brings Complete Discovery Solution to Libraries  Iverse Iverse Media Debuts Digital […]

Jason Griffey Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Fund Development of LibraryBox 2.0

UPDATE: Totally Impressive!!! In only a few hours (literally) Jason Griffey’s Kickstarter campaign for LibraryBox 2.0 has met and passed the $3,000 goal. If you haven’t donated, no problem. Donations are still possible through July 28, 2013.  — Jason Griffey, the founder and developer of LibraryBox has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund version […]