March 17, 2018

Change of Plans at OverDrive: You CAN Now Download Penguin Ebooks Wirelessly to Kindle Devices, “Get For Kindle” Now Available

That was fast. If you’re spending time brushing up on your Kindle side-loading skills so you’ll be able to teach library users about how to get Penguin ebooks onto their Kindle devices YOU CAN STOP and relax. Whatever the reason or reasons for OverDrive announcing yesterday that Penguin titles wouldn’t be available for wireless download […]

The Canadian Library Association is Looking For an Executive Director, Job Posting Now Online

The Canadian Library Association published the executive director job posting available online the other day. The full text (2 pages; PDF) is available here. CLA HQ is located in Ottawa.  Here’s a portion of the document: As the ideal candidate, you will have significant managerial experience, including financial  and human resources. You will possess a university degree in education, […]

Public Library News Roundup (20 Stories from 15 States and British Columbia)

Here’s our latest public library news roundup with reports from 15 states and British Columbia (we’re now going to include items from Canada). All of these items were posted in the past week. Finally, before the roundup begins we also posted a makerspace/library news roundup the other day. It contains four stories and is available […]

Reference: NARA Releases Second Volume of President Obama’s Public Papers Online and in Print

The material is also available and searchable online via FDsys. Keyword search here. From the National Archives and Records Administration: Yesterday, the National Archives announced that the second volume of the “Public Papers of President Barack Obama” is now available for sale. Produced by the National Archives, Office of the Federal Register and the U.S. […]

Open Access: SAGE & Jisc Publish Report on Role Academic Librarians Play in Article Processing Charges

From SAGE: In July, leading independent academic and professional publishers SAGE convened a roundtable in association with Jisc, the non-departmental public body providing leading advice on digital technologies for education and research, into the role of the academic libraries in implementing gold open access (OA) article processing charges (APCs). Chaired by Stella Butler, RLUK, and […]

Ebooks: University Press Scholarship Online Adds Over 500 New Titles

From UPSO: New titles have been added to University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) with the September 2013 content update. This update has added over 500 titles to the platform across more than 20 subject areas including Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, and Religion. This new content has been brought to UPSO from 13 of […]

EBSCO Has Just Released Their Annual Serials Projection Report For 2014, Overall Increase of 6-8% Projected

From EBSCO: Each year, EBSCO releases its Serials Price Projections, based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the upcoming renewals season. For 2014, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be […]

“Half of Library’s Books Unused in Last Year” at San Diego Public Library

Before we Get to the Story from San Diego a Quick Comment from Gary: The entire library community needs to do a better job across the country and world for that matter in explaining and demonstrating the library and librarian’s role as a keeper of the written, recorded regardless of format. Lack of use doesn’t […]

Reference: A New 130 Page Literature Review: “The Maturing of the MOOC”

If you have an interest in MOOCs and other forms of online distance learning this new 123 page literature review from the UK Government (Dept. of Business and Innovation Skills) is a document you’ll want to know about, bookmark, share and perhaps add to a local collection. The bibliography contains over 100 citations and is […]

IMLS Awards More than $14.6 Million in Federal Grants to U.S. Libraries

Projects in 27 states and the District of Columbia received IMLS funding. After the news release (below) which highlights a few of the grants awarded today we’ve also point out a few more (of many) projects that received funding today. You’ll also find a link to access the full list of 2013 grants from IMLS. […]