August 20, 2019

News Roundup

1. In the UK: JISC and Pearson Announce Year-Long Ebook Pilot

2. University of Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Now Has One of Canada’s Oldest Printed Books in English ||| UPDATE September 24:  U. of Toronto Library Acquires a 500-Year-Old Classic (Oldest English Printed Volume in Rare-Books Collection)

3. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign: Main Library Reorganized to Facilitate Student Access (via The Daily Illini)

4. Free Library of Philadelphia (FLOF) Begins Musical Instrument Lending Program (via FLOF Blog)
Note: Speaking of music, a musician you’ve heard of, Bruce Springsteen, will cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania next week to have a “meet and greet” with at the FLOF next week. It’s sold out (of course).
Note 2: Learn About the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection at the Monmouth University Library in West Long Branch, NJ. 

5. Pennsylvania: Stunning Waterfront Library Sits in a Lake Erie Harbor (via Travel & Leisure)

6. Video: OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) Turns Five Years Old With 500 Member Libraries

7. SpringerLink Celebrates 20th Birthday, Service Now Provides Access to 10 Million Documents

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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