March 24, 2018

Results from Two OCLC Member Surveys About U.S. Academic and Community College Libraries Now Online

Two new reports with results from surveys of librarians are now available. Both are loaded with statistics and charts. U.S. Academic Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives (4 pages; PDF) U.S. Community College Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives (4 pages; PDF) Key Findings (via OCLC): Most academic and community college library staff: […]

Surprise: Funding for Florida Library Cooperatives Vetoed

From the Tampa Bay Library Consortium: Governor Scott vetoed MLC funding for 2012-13.  This loss of funds will hurt severely in the fiscal year beginning October 1.  The funding can’t be restored this year, but Florida libraries badly need it to be restored for 2013-14. [Clip] On April 17 when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed […]

Canada: Librarians Say Internet Cut Will Hurt Most Vulnerable Users

From the CBC: The Community Access Program helps 96 libraries in the province provide free internet access to members of the public. The Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association said the cut will hurt those who need the free service the most. “The NLLA is concerned that without CAP funding, people in rural and remote areas […]

Motion Picture Licensing Corp. Begins Offering Umbrella License For Public Libraries

Word that the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation has started to offer an “umbrella license” (annual license for unlimited viewings) for movies/videos shown in a public library setting. The Nevada State Library and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in New York are charter users of the license that’s priced per location, per year. From MPLC: The […]

David Spadafora, President and Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago, Joining Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee

From an e-Mail Announcement by John Palfrey, DPLA Steering Committee Chairman: I am writing with the good news that David Spadafora, President and Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago, will be joining the Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is working to bring together representatives from the educational community, public and […]

Digital Heritage: European Library Uses First Data from ENUMERATE


via the Europeana Web: The European Library is pleased to announce that we were able to use the first set of data made available by the ENUMERATE project ( The data provided by ENUMERATE helped The European Library identify digitised collections across Europe which will be essential for the newly-developed content strategy. This effort clearly […]

Video: World Book and Copyright Day Comments by IFLA President Ingrid Parent

April 23, 2012 is World Book and Copyright Day sponsored by UNESCO. Ingrid Parent, President of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations), issued a video statement about the importance of books. World Book Night also takes place today. From a Text Summary of Parent’s Comments: In her video message, IFLA President Ingrid Parent addressed the […]

Digital Preservation: An Interview With the Directors of LOCKSS and CLOCKSS

From Research Information: Vicky Reich, director of the LOCKSS programme at Stanford University Libraries, and Randy Kiefer, executive director of the CLOCKSS archive, explain why preserving digital content is a challenge that needs to be tackled, especially as this content becomes more dynamic. Here is one exchange from the interview: What are the challenges with […]

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and College Art Association Endorse ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

1. College Art Association (CAA) Endorses ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (from CAA News via ARL) In accordance with CAA’s practice to regularly update its Standards and Guidelines in the fields of art and art history, the Board of Directors adopted two documents at its meeting on February 26, 2012, that address […]

Digital Humanities and Leadership are Topics of New ACRL Discussion Groups, 4 New Groups Formally Announced Today


From ACRL Insider: The Digital Humanities Discussion Group provides a venue for ACRL members to meet and share ideas related to Digital Humanities and the role of librarians in this emerging discipline. The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions […]