March 23, 2018

Library Publishing Coalition Publishes 2015 Library Publishing Directory

From the LPC: The Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to announce publication of the 2015 Library Publishing Directory, which highlights the publishing activities of 124 college and university libraries. [Clip] In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a […]

Academic Libraries: “Making It Real: 3D Printing as a Library Service”

A new 5000+ word article plus several multimedia embeds published by EDUCUASE Review. Title Making It Real: 3D Printing as a Library Service Author Patrick Colegrove University of Nevada, Reno Source EDUCAUSE Review October 27, 2014 Key Takeaways Findings from a University of Nevada, Reno, project indicate that higher education’s need for 3D printing services […]

Texas Tech University Names Bella Karr Gerlich New Dean of Libraries

From Texas Tech University: Bella Karr Gerlich will begin a new chapter at Texas Tech University as professor and dean of the University Libraries. Gerlich is currently dean of libraries at University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and will assume her new role March 1. She replaces Donald Dyal, who retired in August after serving as dean since […]

Industry News Roundup (Items from NISO, PeerJ, DeGruyter, EBSCO, and Others)

1. NISO Launches Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Standing Committee 2. PeerJ to Be Indexed by Web of Science Note:  PeerJ will also be indexed by Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews. 3. Report: Gold OA journals market ‘set to double by 2018′ (via The Bookseller) 4. De Gruyter Partners to Increase Discoverability Articles Across ReadCube’s Web, […]

Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

UPDATE November 1, 2014: Swets Will Provide Information About Your Subscriptions The info that Swets will provide to customers is found in this nine page document that was posted last Friday. We’ve also embedded a copy at the very bottom of this post. The doc also contains information about how to request the information. ALL […]

University Of Calgary Students, Officials Join Forces To Advocate For Free Textbooks, Publications

From Metro: Tom Hickerson, the U of C’s vice-provost of library and cultural resources, said his institution already offers up nearly 60 titles for free and deflected any talk of push back from academics, who could stand to net royalties from their published works. “What they really want is to have an impact with their […]

New Article: Lippincott, Vendantha, and Duckett on “Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change”

The following article (approx. 5600 words) was published online earlier today. Seven videos are embedded in the text. Co-Author Joan Lippincott writes on the CNI Web Site: In the article we make the case for libraries working together with faculty and students to develop new types of assignments that engage students with technologies and content […]

Public Library News Roundup (15 Stories from the U.S. and Canada)

California Sonoma County Library patrons, advocates pinning hopes on Measure M (via The Press Democrat) Delaware Delaware Libraries Debut Inspiration Space (Via NewsWorks) Indiana Indianapolis: Library plans $59M in new branches, upgrades (via Indianapolis Business Journal) Louisiana Library Board will seek approval to purchase building for outreach center (via The Advocate) Maryland Annapolis library to […]

Research Article: The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements From 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988

The following article (preprint) is schedule for publication in the September 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL). It was approved for publication on September 17, 2014. Title The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements From 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988 Authors Therese F. Triumph Rutgers University […]

Recently Released: “Ebook Access For All” Promo Video From the Ohio Library Council

Here’s a recently released 64 second video promoting library access to ebooks. It was produced by the Ohio Library Council as a part of the OLC eBook Project. You can download the video here (MP4) and/or streame via an upload to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County YouTube channel. The video is also embedded […]