March 17, 2018

Belgium: Ebooks Coming to Flemish Lending Libraries in 2014

The project will launch during 2014 with 300 books available at 178 lending libraries. Libraries will charge 5 euros for 3 ebooks to borrow. Reading ebooks in the library will be free. From Flemish Culture Minister Joke Schauvliege: “The project will allow us to use e-books to help encourage reading. This pilot should tell […]

UK: Academic Library Design Award Winners Announced

From Designing Libraries: Augustine House Library and Student Services Centre at Canterbury Christ Church University and The McClay Library, Queen’s University Belfast are the joint winners of the 2013 prestigious SCONUL [Society of College, National and University Libraries] Library Design Awards, with the Library at University of the West of Scotland and Scotland’s Rural College […]

New Research Article: “Cost Differentials between E-Books and Print in Academic Libraries” (Preprint)

The following research article (preprint) was made available today on the College and Research Libraries web site. It was accepted for publication on October 14, 2013 and is scheduled for publication in the January 2015 issue of C&RL. Title Cost Differentials between E-Books and Print in Academic Libraries Authors Timothy P. Bailey, Systems Librarian Auburn […]

Metadata: ORCID Releases Public Data File, Now Available Online

From the ORCID Blog: One year after launching the ORCID Registry, we are excited to be releasing our first Public Data File. This file contains a snapshot of all public data in the ORCID Registry associated with an ORCID record that was created or claimed by an individual. We publish this file once per year […]

Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Program Now Live, More Than 70,000 Titles Available as of Today

The Kindle MatchBook is now live online. The program gives Kindle users the option to buy—for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free—the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon. Kindle MatchBook was first announced on September 3rd. At that time Amazon said about 10,000 titles would be available. Since then the program […]

More on Recent IMLS Grant to UC Davis to Investigate Future of Academic Research Library Technical Services

Here’a a bit more about the $493,000 National Leadership Grant that IMLS awarded to UC Davis University Library on September 23rd. From UC Davis: The University Library of UC Davis was awarded a $493,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services… The two-year project — seeking to modernize what is, for libraries, as […]

New York Public Library Begins Posting Monthly Lists of the Most Borrowed Books and Ebooks

From NYPL: The New York Public Library will be sharing monthly [Top 10] lists of the books most checked out at its 91 locations, beginning with the top adult fiction and non-fiction books in July, August, and September 2013. The lists show which books were most popular amongst users of NYPL branches in the Bronx, […]

New Resource: Finna Provides Single Search Access to Material From Finnish Archives, Libraries and Museums; Powered by VuFind

The Finna service formally launched earlier this month after first about 11 months in beta. From Finland’s National Library: The Finna search service is the first to bring together the collections of Finnish archives, libraries and museums. Finna provides direct access to some digital content and information about available material. [Clip] In October Finna includes […]

New Research Article: “Factors Affecting Adoption of Facebook: An Exploratory Study of the LIS Community Perspective in Israel” (Preprint)

The following preprint was made available on the College and Research Libraries web site today. It is scheduled for publication in the January 2015 issue of C&RL. Title Factors Affecting Adoption of Facebook: An Exploratory Study of the LIS Community Perspective in Israel Author Noa Aharony Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University Ramat Gan, Israel  […]

South Carolina State Library Adds 87,000 Academic eBooks to Collection + PDA Eligible Titles

From the South Carolina State Library: The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the addition of more than 87,000 academic ebook titles to its online collection. Joining the Alaska State Library and the Missouri State Library, the library is now the third state library in the country to subscribe to ebrary’s Academic Complete […]