May 24, 2018

Consumer Publications: “Through June, 27 Magazines Ceased Operations”

From Crain’s New York: Twenty seven titles ceased publication entirely during the first half of the year, according to the latest survey by, the online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. But the magazine industry continued to generate new titles, if at a lower rate than in the past. MediaFinder counted 75 print magazine […]

New Case Study: “Linked Jazz: Building with Linked Open Data”

It’s great to see that one of our favorite resources (an educational resource, a reference tool, and a great example of what linked data can do), Linked Jazz, being developed at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science featured in a new EDUCAUSE Review Online case study by Leanora Lange and Maria Cristina Pattuelli. From the Case Study: […]

New Report: OCLC Researchers Reorder and Reinterpret Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science For Today’s World


Here’s a new report published today by OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Associate Research Scientist Ixchel Fanie. This report is titled Reordering Ranganathan: Shifting User Behaviors, Shifting Priorities and suggests that Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science can be reordered and reinterpreted to reflect today’s library resources and services, as well as […]

Findings From Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey (June 2014) Released in New Report

From T&F: In the first few months of 2014 Taylor & Francis carried out a worldwide survey, with the aim of exploring journal authors’ views on open access. Having previously conducted a survey on open access in 2013, we have been able to see how authors’ opinions have developed, and whether the discussion and debate […]

View Online: LITA Top Technology Trends 2014 Session Takes Place at ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

The 2014 LITA Top Technology Trends session took place today in Las Vegas. A video recording is now available online and embedded below (via YouTube). This year’s panel featured eight people well-known and highly respected in the library/info world. What follows is the list of panelists and the top trend they identified and discussed. Nadaleen […]

Slide Presentation: Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Executive Director Shares Ebook Adoption Statistics

On Friday afternoon, Len Vlahos, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), spoke about and shared ebook adoption statistics during the NISO/BISG 8th Annual Forum at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. NISO is the National Information Standards Organization. Here’s how the presentation was described on the agenda webpage: What can sales […]

Pennsylvania: Libraries Feeling Pressures of Continued Funding Cuts

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania’s public libraries endured the pain of the funding ax in recent years, cutting back on staff, services, new book purchases and hours of operation. In Washington County, the situation is about to become more dire — one community’s library might have to close altogether. Citizens and Chartiers-Houston libraries, two Washington […]

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Announces 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning


The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is a division of the American Library Association. This is the sixth annual Best Websites for Teaching & Learning list. Sites named as Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration. They offer tools and resources in the categories of […]

Ebooks vs. Paper (On The Science of Reading)

From Choosing books to take on holiday has got more difficult in recent years. Now it is a question not just of what to read but how – on paper, tablet, e-reader, or perhaps even a phone – and people have strong opinions on which is best. But is there any more to the […]

Slide Presentations: 2015-2020 Europeana Network Strategic Plan + Essential Facts

Two slide decks embedded below from Europeana. The first deck offers background about Europeana and the 2015-2020 strategic plan. The second deck contains a roundup of facts about the organization. Europeana Strategic Plan 2015- 2020 slides powerpoint from Europeana Europeana Essentials (updated June 2014) from Europeana Note: Both of these decks have been updated or […]