May 26, 2022

Penn Libraries’ Network of Resources Supports Successful Entrepreneurial Venture

From Penn Libraries: “Working with entrepreneurs on campus is my favorite part of my job,” says Cathy Ogur, Assistant Director of Penn Libraries’ Lippincott Library of the Wharton School. Cathy regularly meets with students, faculty, and staff in the early stages of business ideation to help them gauge how marketable their venture might be. “The […]

Bodley’s Librarian at the University of Oxford Writes in The Economist: “We Must Fight to Preserve Digital Information”

From an Op/Ed in The Economist by Richard Ovenden (Bodley’s Librarian at the University of Oxford and President of the Digital Preservation Coalition): The growth of digital records has made preservation ever more important. [Clip] At Oxford’s libraries we spend around 2-3% of our annual budget on digital preservation, twice as much as in the […]

Telluride, Colorado: Library Board Terminates Director Barb Brattin

From The Watch (Telluride): The Wilkinson Public Library Board of Trustees voted to terminate executive director Barbara Brattin on Thursday. In addition, the board voted to begin seeking an interim library director, whose duties will include managing day-to-day library operations and helping the board conduct a search for a permanent replacement for Brattin. Three of […]

IMLS Announces Recipients of 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

From the Institute for Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for […]

Russia’s Libraries Celebrate Biblionight

From UPI: The Russian State Library opened its archives to visitors as it stayed open for Biblionight. The library was one of about 700 that participated this year, The Voice of Russia reported. Galleries and bookstores also remained open Friday until sunrise Saturday. Web site Translated Version (via Google Translate) of Biblionight Web Site Here’s […]

New Article: “Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians and Other Information Professionals”

The following article appears in the latest issue  (released today) of Collaborative Librarianship (Vol 4, No 4). Title Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians and Other Information Professionals Authors Ann Medaille University of Nevada, Reno Amy W. Shannon University of Nevada, Reno Source Collaborative Librarianship Vol 4, No 4 Abstract This article uses the co-teaching experiences of […]

British Library Welcomes Public Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit

From the BL: The British Library welcomes the publication of the DCMS [Dept. of Culture, Media, and Sport] consultation, “Consultation on the Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013” and the commitment to deliver regulations for non-print legal deposit. Since the introduction of the 2003 Legal Deposit Libraries Act, the Legal Deposit Libraries have […]

New: Director of U.S. Copyright Office Announces Priorities, Special Projects for Next Two Years

From a Summary: Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today made public her office’s priorities and special projects through October, 2013. The paper articulates 17 priorities in the areas of copyright policy and administrative practice, as well as 10 new projects designed to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. Copyright Office’s services in […]

Time Magazine Asks: "Is a Bookless Library Still a Library?"

From an Article by Kevin Newcomb on The [bookless library] trend began, naturally, with engineers, when Kansas State University’s engineering library went primarily bookless in 2000. Last year, Stanford University pruned all but 10,000 printed volumes from its new engineering library, making more room for large tables and study areas. And the University of […]

OCLC President and CEO Jay Jordan To Retire; Will Leave Position In One Year

From an OCLC Announcement: Jay Jordan will retire as President and CEO of OCLC Online Computer Library Center on June 30, 2012. The announcement was made today  by OCLC Board Chair Larry Alford at the OCLC President’s Luncheon during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Jay Jordan has informed […]