March 24, 2019

New Report From JISC and UCISA: “Digital Leadership in Higher Education: Improving Student Experience and Optimising Service Deliver”

From a JISC Blog Post: As technology adapts at an exponential rate and becomes more and more ingrained in people’s day to day lives, it will continue to be  a key asset that higher education  institutions (HEIs) must make the most of to help with these and other goals.  HEIs also have a responsibility to […]

University of Florida Unveils Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History

From the Gainesville Sun: The late Joseph “Joel” Marcus Buchanan was known to be a man of many words, especially when it came to the history of blacks in Gainesville and Alachua County, and on Friday at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Library he was honored with the unveiling of the Joel Buchanan […]

Copyright: Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Publishes Voting Recommendations on the Digital Single Market Directive

From LIBER: Years of work to reform European copyright legislation will come to a head next Tuesday, when the European Parliament in Strasbourg votes on the Digital Single Market Directive. The proposed Directive, which has been nearly three years in the making, contains many positive developments for Europe’s library, education and research community. However we […]

Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) Releases a Call For Participation For “One eRead Canada/Un Livrel Canada”

From the CULC: Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of many public libraries across the country, CULC/CBUC is happy to share that the eContentForLibraries campaign had a substantial impact. We are preparing a report on the results of the campaign, and look forward to sharing that in the next few weeks. Building on the momentum of […]

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Innovation Library Has Helped Over 1,100 Students Since Opening in 2015

From the Vernon Morning Star: The University of British Columbia Innovation Library has served over 1,100 students since its opening in 2015. In part of a partnership between the university and the Okanagan Regional Library, the facility provides a home away from home for students across the province. “In a nutshell people in the Innovation […]

European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA) Joins Other Groups and Signs Library Manifesto For Europe

From EBLIDA: We want that the next Parliament takes libraries into consideration and pursues ideals such as freedom of expression, free access to information, reading, literacy, social inclusion and other values that are at the core of the library’s missions. EBLIDA has co-signed a Library Manifesto for Europe – an activity that is coordinated by IFLA and finds partners […]

Oregon’s State Art Collection Now Available to Search and View Online

From the Oregon Arts Commission: Oregon’s public collection of more than 2,400 artworks acquired and commissioned since 1975 is now featured on a searchable website for all to view. The State of Oregon Percent for Art Collection includes paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, mosaics, murals, textiles and both site-specific and structurally integrated […]

Stanford University Press Publishes New Interactive Scholarly Work, Latest Title in Digital Scholarship Series

From a Stanford University Libraries Blog Post by Glenn Worthey: The Stanford Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is proud to share in the announcement of a new publication, by the Stanford University Press, of The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China, a longstanding, major collaboration with Professor Thomas S. Mullaney of the Department of […]

Library of Congress Announces Acquisition of a Trove of Letters From Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

From the Library of Congress: The Library of Congress has acquired a trove of letters from American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and art promoter Alfred Stieglitz, shedding new light on art history as the correspondence is being made available to the public for the first time. The collection is a set […]

Research Article: “Assessing Data Management Support Needs of Bioengineering and Biomedical Research Faculty”

The following article was recently published by the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Title Assessing Data Management Support Needs of Bioengineering and Biomedical Research Faculty Authors Christie A. Wiley University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Margaret H. Burnette University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Source Journal of eScience Librarianship Volume 8 Issue 1 DOI: doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2019.1132 Abstract Objectives This study […]