February 22, 2018

Statistics: University of Illinois: “University Library Sees Less Physical Borrowing, More Online Usage”

Note: The article takes a look at statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) University Library. From The Daily Illini: Last year marked the lowest amount of physical checkouts from University libraries in the past decade, but Susan Searing, associate University librarian for user services, is confident in the library’s ability to embrace […]

What is and is Not Fair Use? MIT Libraries Debuts Mobile Version of the Fair Use Quiz

As Fair Use Week 2015 comes to a close we want to make sure to point out that the MIT Libraries’  Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing just released a mobile version of the fair use quiz they first launched last year. From the MIT Libraries Blog: The quiz is designed to help students better […]

Updated Charts From NLM: Citations Added to MEDLINE For FY 2014 (A Record) & MEDLINE Data Entry For FY 2014

Yesterday, the National Library of Medicine updated two charts with FY 2014 data. PubMed includes more than 23 million citations from MEDLINE. 1. Citations Added to MEDLINE (Data Back to 1995) During FY 2014 Medline added 765,850 citations (Most Ever) 2. MEDLINE Data Entry by Fiscal Year (Data Back to 1996) FY 2014 Totals Total […]

ALA Archives Shares Wonderful Photo of Leonard Nimoy Signing Books at 1976 Annual Conference

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015. ICYMI, the ALA Archives staff  located and shared in a blog post a wonderful picture of the late Leonard Nimoy signing his autobiography I Am Not Spock. To see all of the holdings in WorldCat by and involving Leonard Nimoy along with some other interest facts take a look at this WorldCat […]

Data: The White House Posts Discussion Draft of Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act

From The Hill: The proposal, known as the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, would require companies to provide clear notice of how they use data, ensure data isn’t reused in other contexts and give consumers a method to have their data deleted. Under the bill, industries could develop codes of conduct to government data […]

Statistics: A Few Highlights From 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics Now Available From ACRL

The 2013 edition of ACRL’s Academic Library Trends and Statistics (3 volumes) is now available from the ALA Store for $640. A new ACRL Insider Blog post providers reaqei access a few findings from the complete report. The 2013 data show that library expenditures for collection materials averaged $6,305,337 for doctoral degree-granting institutions; $774,701 for […]

“Altmetric Mentions and the Communication of Medical Research”, New Report From Digital Science

The following report was recently made available by Digital Science and funded by Nesta, a registered charity in the UK that promotes innovation. Digital Science is a business division of Macmillan Science Education. Altmetric and FigShare are two DS products. Title Altmetric Mentions and the Communication of Medical Research Authors Jonathan Adams Digital Science Tamar […]

Video: New Orleans Public Library Hopes to Avert Financial Crisis

From WWL-TV: The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. [Clip] Right now the library is tapping into its reserve funds to stay afloat, but that will all be spent by next summer. The library is hoping voters will pass a millage proposal on the […]

New Article: “Textual Artifacts and their Digital Representations: Teaching Graduate Students to Build Online Archives”

The following article was recently posted on the Digital Humanities Quarterly web site. Full Title Textual Artifacts and their Digital Representations: Teaching Graduate Students to Build Online Archives Authors Deena Engel New York University Marion Thain New York University Source Digital Humanities Quarterly Vol. 9 No. 1 (2015) (Preview) Abstract Co-teaching a digital archives course […]

Video & Slides: “Trends In 3D Printing” Discussed at CNI Meeting

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) just posted a video on YouTube (and embedded below) recorded at the CNI Fall 2014 meeting in Washington, D.C. We think it will be of interest to many of you. The presentation is titled “Trends in 3D Printing” and runs about one hour. It begins with a talk “3D […]