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  • For All You Untrustworthy Low Level Employees

    Annoyed Librarian
    Annoyed Librarian
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    This story about the library budget crisis in Miami-Dade County, Florida is quite a read. A librarian formerly employed by the county criticized the library director, who allegedly responded with a “heated monologue” in which he said that without him the library system would be, um, in a bad condition. Since this is a family [...]
  • April 4th: 404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries

    Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton
    Sarah
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (and me) tomorrow, April 4th, for 404 Day — a nationwide call to action against internet censorship in libraries and schools.  The EFF has partnered with the MIT Center for Civic Media and the National Coalition Against Censorship to provide a digital teach-in which I will be a part of. The digital teach-in will be from noon-1pm PST (3-4pm EST). Speakers include yours truly as well as Deborah Caldwell-Stone (Director of Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association) and Chris Peterson (MIT’s Center for Civic Media and the…
  • Taking Useful Notes at a Conference

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I just came back from Computers in Libraries 2014 … with three pages of notes. I heard some useful stuff this year! I also changed how I’m taking notes, in hopes of making them more useful. In the past, I have been known to furiously type everything I hear, plus some ideas I get during the presentation, and post those notes as a blog post. This year, I just wrote down the stuff I found interesting, and any ideas I got while listening (well, I actually typed them in the IA Writer iPad app, but you get the idea). Many of us do this. We take notes while at a conference or during a…
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    jessamyn
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I really need to upgrade this version of WordPress but I only remember when I am making a post and so I am busy. I did take the time, with other VLA members (Heidi! Helen! Sarah!) of redesigning the Vermont Library Association website. It was a great project, still a little bit in process, but I learned a lot more about responsive design and working with a team of engaged and interested people. Last weekend I went to Lexington MA to speak at the Cary Public Library. Not my usual routine, I was a guest speaker at a brunch talking about blogs. No slides, just talking. I talked about the history…
  • Harvard Business Review Press eBooks Available for Purchase via EBSCO eBook Platform

    ResourceShelf
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    From the press release : EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks [...]
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  • Taking Useful Notes at a Conference

    David Lee King
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I just came back from Computers in Libraries 2014 … with three pages of notes. I heard some useful stuff this year! I also changed how I’m taking notes, in hopes of making them more useful. In the past, I have been known to furiously type everything I hear, plus some ideas I get during the presentation, and post those notes as a blog post. This year, I just wrote down the stuff I found interesting, and any ideas I got while listening (well, I actually typed them in the IA Writer iPad app, but you get the idea). Many of us do this. We take notes while at a conference or during a…
  • My Slides from Computers in Libraries 2014

    David Lee King
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here’s what I talked about while at Computers in Libraries last week (really useful conference for me this year, by the way. Lots of great ideas!). 3-hour pre-conference session on Technology Trends for 2014: Technology Trends in Libraries for 2014 from David King Website Redesign: Redesigning tscpl.org – a library website from David King Digital Hangouts (basics of using social media for organizations): Digital Hangouts: Reaching Outside the Building from David King Enjoy! Related PostsReminders for Frequent SpeakersSpeak at Internet Librarian 2014!My Computers in Libraries 2012…
  • Interview about Tech Trends at Computers in Libraries

    David Lee King
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    I’m at the annual Computers in Libraries conference this week. On Monday, Joe Murphy interviewed me and created a video of the interview. In the interview, I talk about technology trends for libraries, which I taught at a preconference workshop on Sunday. I’ll make sure to post my slides for that and my other two talks soon, and will post them here. The video interview is embedded in this post – I’d love for you to watch it, and tell me what you think! Related PostsTips for going on TVFace2face interview on the SitePoint PodcastFive Tips to Reshape your Social Media…
  • PR 101: Don’t Make Major Announcements on April Fools Day

    David Lee King
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Don’t make major announcements on April Fools Day … or your customers might just think you’re a fool. So, apparently Innovative Interfaces acquired Polaris Library Systems – two major ILS vendors (and yes, Polaris is my library’s ILS vendor). When did they decide to announce this? On April 1, better known as April Fools Day. The day when companies large and small … make up stupid stuff on purpose. Just to be funny. Many of us “online types” know that Google does this every year (this year’s Shelfie was pretty funny). Other companies do…
  • Technology Trends in Libraries & the Emerging Generation

    David Lee King
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Technology Trends in Libraries & the Emerging Generation from David King I gave this presentation last week at the Michigan Library Association Spring Institute. Fun times! It’s a different presentation for me – talking about technology trends for teens and kids. Thankfully, I have three teenage kids of my own, so it really wasn’t too big of a stretch. Anyway – here’s the presentation – I created one with slightly more info on the slides. Enjoy! Related PostsOnline Storytimes by Wake County Public Libraries ROCKNewest Freak Out, Geek Out, Seek Out…
 
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  • data-driven strategizing for tiny libraries

    jessamyn
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I really need to upgrade this version of WordPress but I only remember when I am making a post and so I am busy. I did take the time, with other VLA members (Heidi! Helen! Sarah!) of redesigning the Vermont Library Association website. It was a great project, still a little bit in process, but I learned a lot more about responsive design and working with a team of engaged and interested people. Last weekend I went to Lexington MA to speak at the Cary Public Library. Not my usual routine, I was a guest speaker at a brunch talking about blogs. No slides, just talking. I talked about the history…
  • Why sourcing photos matters – how misattribution is amplified on the web

    jessamyn
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
    I wrote an article for Computers in Libraries last week about the PicPedant account on twitter and the odd preponderance/problem of unsourced images flying around the internet. This is just a true thing about how the internet works and people have been misattributing things since forever. However, there’s a new wrinkle in this process where the combination of popular blogs/twitter accounts along with some of the “secret sauce” aspects to how Google works creates this odd phenomenon which can actually amplify misinformation more than you might expect. Here’s my example.
  • METRO-NY Conference – teaching and learning

    jessamyn
    18 Jan 2014 | 8:04 am
    I kicked off my year of “Back doing talks” with giving the keynote talk at the METRO-NY’s annual conference. I was invited by Jason Kucsma who I know from way back in the day as one of the founders of Clamor Magazine, where I wrote an article about the USA PATRIOT Act in 2004. Jason is now the executive director of METRO-NY and we marveled at how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Clamor’s back issues are hosted at the Internet Archive. They also do Open Library which I’ve been volunteering for over the past year. My talk was about the past…
  • 2013 reading list, a year end summary

    jessamyn
    2 Jan 2014 | 8:42 am
    Here are previous year end lists: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004. My always-updated booklist lives at jessamyn.info/booklist and it has its own RSS feed. Number of books read in 2013: 50 2012: 53 2011: 56 2010: 48 2009: 39 2008: 31 2007: 53 2006: 60 2005: 86 2004: 103 2003: 75 2002: 91 2001: 78 average read per month: 4.17 average read per week: 1.04 number read in worst month: 1 (April) number read in best month: 7 (Jan/Dec) percentage by male authors: 76 percentage by female authors: 24 percentage of authors of color: 4? fiction as percentage of total: 54 non-fiction as…
  • 2013 in libraries

    jessamyn
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:31 pm
    I tracked the libraries that I visited this year, like every year. I have also done this in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. Ten years ago I did a short list of library visits where I actually reviwed the places I’d been. Ah to have that much free time! I went to thirty-eight different libraries in eleven states for fifty-six visits total. Just a little more than last year. I’m sure I have forgotten some. Here’s the short annotated list of what I was doing in libraries last year. Top three libraries are the same as every year: my local public, my local academic and my summer local.
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  • Harvard Business Review Press eBooks Available for Purchase via EBSCO eBook Platform

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    From the press release : EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks [...]
  • Mediakraft and British Pathé Create Video Archive on YouTube

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:52 am
    From Mediakraft Networks : In what is one of the largest history projects in online video ever, British Pathé and Mediakraft Networks will roll out almost the entire British Pathé archive on YouTube. Viewers from around the world will be able to watch and re-experience some the most significant historical moments and [...]
  • Wellcome Library and NLM Make Biomedical Journals Available Online

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    From Wellcome Trust : The terms of the agreement include a donation of £750,000 ($1.2 million) to the NLM that will support coordination of the three-year project to scan original materials from NLM's collection at the article level, and the Wellcome Library's work to secure copyright clearances and permissions for electronic deposit [...]
  • EBSCO Partners with Boopsie to Provide Research Service for Mobile Users

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    From EBSCO : Boopsie, Inc. and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have announced a partnership establishing Boopsie as an official Mobile Technology Partner. Boopsie will now be able to provide a more seamless research workflow within the Boopsie platform for the thousands of databases, e-books and journals available from EBSCO. The partnership [...]
  • Random House eBook Titles Now Available Through EBSCO eBooks

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    From the press release : EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC . (Random House), the world’s largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks™ access to more than 30,000 e-books from some [...]
 
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  • Moving On

    Andy
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    I’ve made the announcement elsewhere, but I’m happy to share that I will be joining the Cherry Hill Public Library as their new Reference and Adult Services Supervisor in two weeks. I will be under the directorship of Laverne Mann, a friend and one of my oldest profession contacts in the library world. Cherry Hill also happens to be my hometown and where my parents still live so there is a “homecoming” aspect to this change. As the excitement settles down and the reality of the change starts to settle in, I’m finding myself in a very introspective mood. The new position will be a…
  • Fisking How “Libraries Are Failing America”

    Andy
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Last week, a column by David Harsanyi entitled “Libraries Are Failing America” appeared in the online version of The Federalist. In this fair but meandering article, Mr. Harsanyi makes some good points about how libraries can do better as well as some wonderfully awful points about the modern library. Since his focus wanders around through the piece, I’m going to chop it up into sections. A new Pew Study claims that libraries “loom large in the public imagination,” with 90 percent of Americans ages 16 and older saying that closing down their local libraries would have an impact on…
  • “Conscience Do Cost”

    Andy
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:36 pm
    The Black Caucus of the American Library Association released a statement last week denouncing the ALA for not moving the 2016 Annual Conference out of Orlando, Florida in protest of the existing version of the “stand your ground” law and the resulting homicides that have raised that (ahem) defense. You can read their statement in full at their website as well as an update from the BCALA President regarding their press release. It’s the background material for the rest of this blog post. One particular passage of the BCALA press release jumped out at me: BCALA believes that ALA, which…
  • This Is What A Blog Post about What Librarians Look Like… Looks Like

    Andy
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:05 pm
    This week, two things happened on one day: librarians participated in The Day We Fight Back, a nationwide call to action to protest NSA practices of privacy intrusion and metadata collection. People were encouraged to reach out to their elected officials to express their discontent with current practices and to push for the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that would curb or eliminate certain governmental data collection practices. It had the grassroots groundswell that I hope will lead to real change, even as my cynical side starts to snicker while settling in with a bucket of popcorn to watch my…
  • Anxietyversary

    Andy
    10 Feb 2014 | 9:36 am
    I meant to write this post a couple of days back, but my body had some other ideas (sneezy, wheezy feverish ones) as to how I should spend my weekend. Resting, Kleenex, and Netflix pretty much sums up the experience as my sinuses tried to bridge the ocular socket gap to achieve a unified homeland on my face. I’m still recovering today, but I finally feel well enough to sit at the computer to type this out. It was a year ago yesterday that I had the largest continuous anxiety attack of my life. The proximate cause of the attack was the idea of flying to meet The Girlfriend in Aruba for a…
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  • The Librarian Design Challenge

    Toby
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Let’s talk about design, folks. Between the maker movement, the ease of online publishing (in any form, from Twitter on up), and the push to learn code, there’s a clear theme: We are in control. More and more of the moving parts underneath our technology have been exposed. If we have the skills, we can use this level of control to rewire circuits, unclog pipes, and create better experiences for all of our patrons. I’ve been working to encourage more design thinking at my new library, it has occurred to me that I’m going about this process backwards. We can teach as…
  • Deleted Scenes

    Toby
    6 Jun 2013 | 8:20 pm
    This past Wednesday I had the unique privilege of doing a talk with Richard Kong and Leah White at the Small Public Library Management Institute down in Springfield. SPLMI (it’s a library event, so it’s gotta have an acronym, innit?), is an weeklong program put on by the Illinois State Library just for managers and directors of small public libraries. It’s intense. It’s fairly comprehensive. And it’s only $50 bucks for the participants. As you can imagine, it’s a pretty amazing thing that the ISL puts on, and we were honored to be invited to speak. Our…
  • Notes on the Midwinter Bump

    Toby
    23 Jan 2013 | 1:16 pm
    For those unfamiliar with the Midwinter Bump, I thought I’d post a more thorough explanation of what this crazy project is all about. Essentially, I’m looking to quantify the ways librarian efforts contribute to book sales. What I need: I need a co-conspirator from each awards committee. In order to conspire properly, I’ll need you to provide two titles. The first one is easy: simply the winner of said prize. If it’s a category that awards multiple titles, I’d prefer one or two titles that would gain the most from greater attention. (I’m guessing Gone…
  • See You in Seattle

    Toby
    23 Jan 2013 | 10:57 am
    The ALA Midwinter Meeting is quickly sneaking up on us. Some of you may be on their way to Seattle as we speak. This will be my first MW, as I’ve never been heavily involved in national committee work. I’ve never been one to take half-steps into anything, so I’ll be hitting the Pacific Northwest with a lot on my plate. Here’s where you’ll find me: LITA Happy Hour: I’ll be arriving in Seattle sometime Friday afternoon, so this seems like a good way to ease into Business Mode and touch base with all of you whom I haven’t seen (in person, at least) in a…
  • Thanks, Reaching Forward!

    Toby
    7 May 2012 | 11:58 am
    I was given the opportunity to give two talks at Reaching Forward this year, in partnership with Tony Molaro of Prairie State College. For those of you outside of Illinois, Reaching Forward is the state’s annual conference for library support staff. This is the second time I’ve been to this conference, and I’ve always had a great time. Thanks to the fine folks at the Illinois Library Association for putting together a great event, and to Tony for being a fantastic co-presenter. Here are the slides: Lifehacker: Technology to Improve Your Life View more presentations from…
 
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  • Conference & Travel Packing & Survival Tips

    Bobbi Newman
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Almost 3 years ago I gave up checking bag and started traveling with only a carry on. I was tired of paying the extra baggage fees, waiting for my bag at the carousel, and it felt like a challenge. After a few trips I got used to it and I never looked back! I don’t even have one of those fancy new carry-ons with the spinning wheels and a bagillion pockets that make it expand so much it barely fits in the overhead bin. My primary carry on is an 13 year old roller bag I picked up at Cosco as part of a set. I usually still manage to bring several pairs of shoes though I stick to comfortable…
  • Colorado Here I Come!

    Bobbi Newman
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Last week I passed my thesis defense! (Probably the one and only time I’ll use a .gif on this blog, but it had to be done! ) I have already posted about this on Twitter and Facebook and many people asked me – what next? Now that everything is final I am happy to announce I’ll be attending the University of Colorado Boulder to purse at Ph.D. in Communication. I plan to continue my current research on political communication, new media, technology, and policy. There are many reasons I chose CU Boulder, but the one that library readers might consider the most interesting is the…
  • Why Libraries Should Look Beyond Library Card Ownership As A Measure of Support

    Bobbi Newman
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last week the Pew Internet and American Life Project released their latest report on the role of libraries in the digital age. I have loved being involved with this project and was excited for this latest report to go live. I was also nervous. Along with the typology of library users Pew was releasing data about library usage and reported perception of the role and importance of libraries, including the percentage of user in each group that has a library card. I know librarians love this statistic and they use it in their reports to library boards and in national data to show support of…
  • New Tumblr Blog – Librarian by Day Notebook

    Bobbi Newman
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For a while now I have been struggling with an issue – how and where should I post stories, news, and information relevant to libraries and the issues that are important to me (digital literacy, digital divide, technology policy, etc)? I am trying to focus more on conversation and less on link sharing on my Twitter account. I have done a good job of cutting back on the link sharing, but not so well with the conversation aspect. I don’t want to share links on this blog without adding my own commentary and thoughts to posts. I tried using Facebook but with the newsfeed algorithm and…
  • 1262 Photos, 36 Countries, and Two Years Later – This Is What A Librarian Looks Like

    Bobbi Newman
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:47 am
    Today is the 2 year anniversary of the launch of This is What a Librarian Looks Like! Submissions have slowed down after the last year but we still added over 500 new photos! That’s right! There are 1,294 photos from 36 different countries! What I’ve learned: Tumblr is great for submission, but terrible for indexing, searching, or just data period. Librarians rock! They are fire dancers, fire breathers, runners, swimmers, bicyclists, zombies, fairies, roller derby divas, football players, foodies, skiers, beer lovers, whiskery and gin drinkers. They come from all over the world,…
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  • April 4th: 404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries

    Sarah
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (and me) tomorrow, April 4th, for 404 Day — a nationwide call to action against internet censorship in libraries and schools.  The EFF has partnered with the MIT Center for Civic Media and the National Coalition Against Censorship to provide a digital teach-in which I will be a part of. The digital teach-in will be from noon-1pm PST (3-4pm EST). Speakers include yours truly as well as Deborah Caldwell-Stone (Director of Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association) and Chris Peterson (MIT’s Center for Civic Media and the…
  • Musings on the new California State Librarian appointee

    Sarah
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Greg Lucas as the new California State Librarian.  The appointment requires state senate confirmation, which has not happened yet. Lucas is not a librarian, nor has he ever (per information readily available online) worked in a library, volunteered for a library, served on a library Board or Commission, or…well…had any involvement with libraries at all. So what has Lucas done? He was a political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and more recently has been a political blogger. My Own Reaction My initial response…
  • New San Rafael Public Library website

    Sarah
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:33 am
    I’m pleased to announce that last week we launched a new website for San Rafael Public Library at http://srpubliclibrary.org. The site was designed by Influx with their Prefab library website service. We are very happy with it! Our library is relatively small and we don’t have the time or staff brain bandwidth or expertise to design, maintain, troubleshoot, and host a website. We were happy to hire Influx to do this work for us. For very little money a whole lot of pressure and stress has been relieved from our collective library brain. So far, we’ve gotten some really…
  • Something’s Wrong When Sarah’s Quiet

    Sarah
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Shhhh…you’ll wake the librarian.  Whoops, she’s awake. Despite my reputation for being outspoken, I’ve let several library-world blow-ups fly by of late without comment.  I’ve gotten dozens of requests to write about these issues and have said no. I’ll tell you what I think if you ask, but I’ve stayed out of the fray intentionally. Why so quiet? Over the years, multiple significant others have said to me: “When you get quiet, that’s when I know something’s really wrong.” They’re absolutely right. It’s not petulant…
  • Speaking Engagements for the First Half of 2014

    Sarah
    13 Jan 2014 | 4:52 pm
    I’ve been getting a weird rash of people asking what conferences I’ll be at over the next several months (no…I’m not going to ALA Midwinter or Computers in Libraries). But I am going physically (or virtually) to some other places coming up. Come say hi if you’re there too! January 15 – Wild Winter Web Conference (online conference for Wisconsin libraries) ["Keep It Real, Keep It Simple"] March 13-15, 2014 – Public Library Association Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana ["Filtering out Internet Censorship: Advocacy, Professional Ethics, and the Law" panel and…
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  • The Urge to Do Everything

    Ariana Santiago
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    This week marks eight months into my first professional librarian position (man, does time fly, or what?) and as I get closer to the one-year mark, I’m thinking about what I’ve accomplished so far and starting to form goals for next year. Reflecting and goal-setting are good practices in general, but I’m making a conscious effort to do so after coming to the realization that I cannot, in fact, do *everything*. I try to get involved in as many different kinds of projects as I can, and I seek out a lot of professional development opportunities (like this one – guest blogging for…
  • New Growth

    Chloe Horning
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    April has arrived, and with it the first week of Spring quarter here at the University of Washington. The blossoms are blooming on the lovely old cherry trees that line our quad. Throngs of people; UW students, locals, and tourists alike, have been mobbing our campus for a glimpse at this spring ritual. It’s a chance to have a picnic, spend time with family and friends, and yes, take a ‘selfie’, surrounded by the promise of new growth, renewal and ephemeral beauty. Spring promises to be a very busy time in the Research Commons as well.  It’s also a pretty exciting time for me,…
  • Higher ‘Professional’ Ed, Lifelong Learning to Stay Employed, Quantified Self, and Libraries

    acrlguest
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. This post was originally published on our sister blog, ALA TechConnect. The 2014 Horizon Report is mostly a report on emerging technologies. Many academic librarians carefully read its Higher Ed edition issued every year to learn about the upcoming technology trends. But this year’s Horizon Report Higher Ed edition was interesting to me more in terms of how the current state of higher education is…
  • On users, now and future

    Jason W. Dean
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    Almost every morning I come in the west side of the building, the original entrance for Mullins Library. On the way to my office, I pass a travelling exhibition that is here for the spring semester – a display of books from the Remnant Trust. As a part of my service activities for the library, I volunteer to lend a hand when needed with the collection. There are several times during the week that patrons can request to see and handle the books, which is always a delight for me. As I am a cataloger, my office is in an area that is generally off-limits to most library patrons: technical…
  • Wondering About Workshops

    Maura Smale
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:39 am
    Like many academic librarians, my colleagues and I teach several drop-in workshops each semester for faculty and staff at the college on topics like citation managers, Google Scholar and other specialized research tools, and instructional web design, among others. I’ve written a couple of times here about these workshops: we consider them to be opportunities for outreach as much as for instruction, though our attendance levels have waxed and waned over the years, leading us to add a workshops by request option for departments or other groups of interested faculty and staff. The latter…
 
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  • A couple of tips for wrangling the behaviour of LinkedIn

    Paul R. Pival
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Over the past couple of days I've run across a couple posts that will help you quickly manage the behaviour of LinkedIn's email alerts and endorsements.  Amit posts about a bookmarklet that will allow you to unsubscribe from all LinkedIn email with one click. Lifehacker shows how to "Turn Off LinkedIn's Annoying Endorsements". Ahh, so much better!
  • Five Best Desktop Microphones

    Paul R. Pival
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    I've long maintained that one very important, yet often overlooked component of good screencasting is a good microphone. My current rig is the Samson CO1U, but it didn't even make the list of Lifehacker's list of contenders for Five Best Desktop Microphones. Check 'em out, and if you're in the market, pick one up - your listeners will thank you! Related articles How to Choose the Best Microphone for Your PC
  • Typepad FINALLY has a responsive design template!

    Paul R. Pival
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    One of the few hassles of using a hosted service for this blog is that, especially unless I want to pay for the top-tier of services, most of which I don't need, I'm mostly at the whim of Typepad for styles and overall themes. A couple of years ago I asked about a mobile-friendly theme, and finally, finally today they announced a responsive design theme!  Heck, I still view almost all my blog content via RSS, but on those occasions I click through I sure do appreciate a site that recognizes I'm on a smart phone. And now my site finally does too. Happy reading!
  • Add-ons for Google Drive

    Paul R. Pival
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Yesterday Google launched add-ons for Google Drive, suddenly making their online office product an awful lot more extensible. Lifehacker has a listing of some good tools to get you started, including information on how to create your own add-on, courtesty of Digital Inspiration. Some of the existing add-ons that might be useful for libraries include the MailChimp Merge, some mind-mapping tools (don't you love meetings?) and of course EasyBib might prove useful for your students. Wonder what else we could come up with that'd be library-specific?
  • Dale Askey Recipient of the 2014 CLA Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada

    Paul R. Pival
    11 Feb 2014 | 1:05 pm
    You may remember Dale Askey from such posts as Edwin Mellen Press files lawsuit against academic librarian, Minor updates on the Edwin Mellen lawsuit, and ONE lawsuit dropped by Edwin Mellen Press, but Askey is still being sued personally #FreeDaleAskey. All's been quiet in public on that whole fiasco as far as I can tell, but this just in: The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that Dale Askey, of McMaster University, has been chosen as winner of the 2014 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for his commitment to intellectual freedom in the face…
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  • Houses, DPLA, Piano Rolls, More: Saturday Morning Buzz, April 19, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Danny Sullivan has been covering search for 18 years! Danny is a terrific guy and I’m so glad he’s still active in this space. The first edition of Official Netscape Guide to Internet Research was published in 1996 so I guess I’ve been covering search for 18 years, too! Wow, this could be really useful. A new tool shows the renovation history of houses listed on Realtor.com. “The Porch Home and Neighborhood Report, which is available on Realtor.com, typically includes home-improvement projects, costs, photos and the names of the contractors who worked on the house. The…
  • Instagram, InfoWorld, Indiana, More: Friday Evening Buzz, April 18, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    InfoWorld takes a look at Google’s growing credibility gap. “It’s time for Google to admit what it does and to act consistently on its policies (or withdraw policies it doesn’t intend to enforce). That honesty will help stem the loss of trust. People know that companies exist to make money, but they need to know the true relationship they’re entering and don’t end up feeling misled.” I’m sure you knew about the Internet Movie Database, but did you know about the Internet Movie Cars Database? Yup: http://imcdb.org/ . I looked for Man of Tai Chi…
  • Timelines, Water, Google, More: Fat Friday Morning Buzz, April 18, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Could be useful: 7 simple ways to make your own GIFs. GIFs in this case being animated. Brands can now turn Google+ posts into interactive display ads… if they have at least 1,000 followers. Genealogists: Family Tree University is offering a free e-book of Ancestry search tips. Google is launching a ‘try-it-on’ home program for Google Glass. The Glass doesn’t work. It’s just so you can see what they look/feel like. This seems kind of silly. More Glass: Air Force researchers are testing Google Glass for battlefield use. “Still in beta-testing as part of…
  • Newsreels, Heartbleed, Weeds, More: Thursday Morning Buzz, April 17, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Wow! British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 films to YouTube. “Founded in Paris in 1896, Pathé launched in Britain 14 years later. It single-handedly invented the modern television news format but ceased recording in 1970.” The UC San Diego Library has launched a digital archive of the United Farm Workers movement. “The archive contains thousands of items, including a timeline of the labor union’s milestones, oral histories and manuscripts, photographs and videos. All of the content can be accessed on the library’s website.” Google has patented tiny cameras embedded…
  • NASA, Nightingale, Instagram, More: Sunday Buzz, April 13, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    NASA has released 1000 apps to the public. “Software makes up about a third of reported NASA inventions each year, and by publishing a software catalogue the agency hopes to increase the ability of others to make use of its software significantly, said Daniel Lockney, who manages NASA’s Technology Transfer Program.” Interesting: Wellcome Library now has a SoundCloud account. Google Translate now lets you edit translations. I’m kind of surprised: apparently 44% of Twitter users have never tweeted. A collection of Florence Nightingale letters are now online Building the…
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  • Innovative Interfaces Acquires Polaris Library Systems

    Marshall Breeding
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    In a move that further consolidates the library automation industry, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.  has purchased Polaris Library Systems.   Innovative, one of the largest companies in the industry, with a presence in many international regions, and with customers from all types of libraries significantly strengthens its presence in the US public library arena by acquiring the company that has performed well in this sector, winning the majority of municipal library procurements in recent years.  The acquisition marks further expansion of Innovative since it was sold by co-founder Jerry…
  • Where To Turn for Background, Context, Ideas, and Inspiration on User-Centered Design

    Patrick Hogan
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:20 am
    John Dove’s article in the eContent Quarterly December 2013 issue “Online Reference Systems: Putting the User at the Center of Design” includes the list of resources below, for which he shares credit with Terry Winograd, Erin McKean, Jodi Wing, and Josh Orum. Though compiled with reference systems in mind, the list includes resources helpful for any Web interface.(Subscribe to eContent Quarterly in the ALA Store. ) Classics of Reference Content and Reference Librarianship Green, Samuel. 1876. “Personal Relations between Librarians and Readers.” Library Journal 1 (October 1876):…
  • RMG ALA Midwinter Town Hall to Discuss Discovery, E-books and Demand-Driven Acquisition

    Patrick Hogan
    23 Jan 2014 | 8:57 am
    From the RMG press release RMG Town Hall 2: Discovery, e-Books, Demand-Driven Acquisitions at RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top Friday January 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ALA Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Convention Center Room PCC-117 Leading library industry companies/executives expected at RMG's 2014 Town Hall 2 to address a Vision for an emerging “Library Content Services Model” fulfilled by cross-industry interoperability among Library Management Services platforms and other ILSs Content Providers Discovery Services to help libraries —…
  • Done in WordPress: Madison (NH) Local Library History

    Amanda L. Goodman
    9 Dec 2013 | 9:14 am
    Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts profiling library websites developed on the WordPress platform, excerpted from The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries, a forthcoming LITA Guide to be published this week. Goodman, along with Polly-Alida Farrington, will be teaching the ecourse "WordPress to Build Library Websites" in February. Madison Library Local History www.madisonlibrary-nh. org/madisonhistory Community archives consist of materials that are of local historical significance. The Prairienet article "Community Archives Approach" discusses how they represent…
  • Done in WordPress: Belchertown High School Library

    Amanda L. Goodman
    15 Nov 2013 | 12:12 pm
    Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of posts profiling library websites developed on the WordPress platform, excerpted from The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries, a forthcoming LITA Guide to be published in December. Belchertown High School Librarybhslib.wordpress.com For a school library, the natural target audience is the student body. In research for my book, I visited hundreds of school websites, usually not seeing even a passing nod to the other users of the library—the school’s faculty and staff. At the Belchertown High School Library, however, the librarian has…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
  • Professional Development: What’s It to You? Part 2 | Not Dead Yet

    Cheryl LaGuardia
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    In my last column I summarized what “a slew of library managers” told me they do to develop professionally, as well as what they’d like their direct reports to do in the area of professional development. This time around I’ve asked a bunch of front-line librarians (public, academic, special, public services, tech services, special collections, etc.) what they’re actually doing in terms of professional development. After summarizing their responses, I’ll do a little comparison between the different sets of replies. What the Front-Line Librarians Said Listed in order of the…
  • Expanding News Coverage of Higher Ed Is Good for Us | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Once you get past The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, reporting on news developments in higher education—and thus shaping what is considered newsworthy—is scattershot. But as public interest in higher ed grows, it’s attracting more news coverage. My first blog, no longer maintained, focused on higher education news. I handpicked the articles that reported the events and developments that seemed most relevant to academic librarians, and provided summaries and links. My philosophy is that academic librarians should know more than just what’s happening in…
  • Measuring the Value of Journals | Periodicals Price Survey 2014

    LJ
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Journal price data is important for budget management processes, but price alone is not the sole factor determining value. Some metrics, like Impact Factor, have become important in assessing value, and similar value metrics will only increase in importance in the future. The implementation of the Counter 4 during 2014 will expand the availability of usage data from journals, databases, ebooks, and multimedia to support better decision-making. Building upon COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) and working with the digital object identifier (DOI) and ORCID (open…
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  • The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

    Wilda Williams
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating with the August 26  publication of The Long Way Home (Minotaur: St. Martin’s). There will be special guests, a video from Penny, giveaways, discussion questions, and more. Leading the first discussion will be…
  • The Art of Trip Planning | Wyatt’s World

    Neal Wyatt
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Collecting travel books can be an exercise in frustration. There are manifold places patrons want to visit, the books become quickly dated, and the number of series and spin-offs can eat up a budget line in no time. Here are five different ways to approach thinking about the collection, from old standby titles to less obvious choices, each using Paris as a case study (because really, who does not want to go to Paris?). Visual Planning Paris (Eyewitness Travel: DK). It is hard to beat the visual detail and sheer eye-appeal in the DK line of guides. While other references provide more…
  • Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism | Pop Culture Advisory

    Stephanie Klose
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    The literary world lost a tremendous presence yesterday when Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize–winning author of such works as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, died at the age of 87. While Márquez is generally considered the master of magical realism, in which minor magical or fantastical elements exist without explanation in an otherwise normal world, other authors such as Sarah Addison Allen and Haruki Murakami employ magical realism in most or all of their work. Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits is a Chile-set family saga in which the…
  • A Thriller from Blackstock, WW II Drama from Breslin, Bridge to Haven by Rivers, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who by his sacrifice redeemed his believers and granted them eternal life after death. It also heralds the start of the spring season, when we have faith that the earth will warm, plants will grow, and days will be longer and full of light. Themes of hope, faith, redemption, and rebirth run through most of the selections for this month’s column. None are as rich in these attributes as Bridge to Haven, the latest novel by Francine Rivers, who is credited with helping to develop the CF genre and, through her…
  • Q&A: Francine Rivers

    LJ Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Several authors, including Janette Oke and Frank Peretti, were fundamental to the development of Christian fiction as a literary genre in the 1980s, but none more so than Francine Rivers. Considered one of the founding mothers of the form, Rivers wrote Redeeming Love, a reworking of the biblical story of Esther, as her “statement of faith” in 1986. Almost 30 years and millions of best-selling copies later, she is still at it. The author’s latest title, Bridge to Haven (see starred review, LJ 4/15/14), is for all readers who have ever left home to chase a dream only to realize that the…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
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    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • Register Now for Hachette Hot Reads: Summer Fun with Grand Central, Little, Brown & More

    Barbara Hoffert
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    This summer, you’ll definitely be reading Susan Jane Gilman’s The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, a debut novel following Gilman’s bitingly funny nonfiction best sellers (e.g., Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress), and Joshua Ferris’s To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, the National Book Award finalist’s eagerly awaited third novel. You’ll be laughing, too, if you like humor with a whole lot of substance and a little bit of  edge. I know because I’ve been reading both novels in preparation for the forthcoming webcast “Hachette Hot Reads: Summer Fun with Grand Central,…
  • The Pulitzer Prizes 2014: All-American Awards

    Barbara Hoffert
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    On Monday, April 14, Columbia University announced the 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Of the 21 prize categories, 14 are in journalism—perhaps not surprising, given that the awards were established in his 1904 will by distinguished 19th-century American journalist Joseph Pulitzer, though the will specified four awards in journalism and four in letters and drama, among other awards. Over the decades, the awards have expanded with the times—a development anticipated in the will—and now, along…
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2013

    Barbara Hoffert
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    Man Booker–shortlisted novelists Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being, Viking) and NoViolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names, Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown); Sheri Fink, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner in nonfiction for Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown); Christopher Clark, whose The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (Harper) was one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year; and J.K. Rowling, out of Harry Potter mode to thrill us as Robert Galbraith with The Cuckoo’s Calling (Mulholland: LIttle, Brown)—…
  • Celebrating National Poetry Month

    Barbara Hoffert
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Founded in 1934 and now celebrating its 80th anniversary in a big way, the Academy of American Poets aims to support American poets and foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry through readings and events, an extensive awards program, a three-day forum each fall, the biannual American Poet magazine, a jam-packed website, a Poetry Audio archive that includes more than 800 items, and more. Perhaps the academy’s greatest and certainly its most visible success is National Poetry Month, launched in 1996 as an annual April event and designed to bring poetry closer to the public and the…
  • Michel Faber, Ron Rash, Anne Rice, Garth Stein | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

    Barbara Hoffert
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Faber, Michel. The Book of Strange New Things. Hogarth: Crown. Oct. 2014. 480p. ISBN 9780553418842; ebk. ISBN 9780553418859. $28. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY Published in 2002, Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White has since sold more than a half million copies; I’ve been a fan since reading his exquisitely rendered collection, The Courage Consort. In one of his more fantastical novels (see also Under the Skin, appearing this month in a film adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson), gung-ho pastor Peter is sent by the mysterious USIC to the new planet Oasis to ascertain the…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • The Law in Focus (Internet, Criminology, Training), Dublin in Maps, + Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    de Buitléir, Muiris. A Portrait of Dublin in Maps: History, Geography, People, Society. Gill & MacMillan. 2014. 224p. maps. index. ISBN 9780717156160. $52.95. REF A lifelong Dubliner with a great interest in maps, de Buitléir (president, Irish Institution of Surveyors; former geographic information systems manager, Ireland’s Heritage Svc.) pre­sents a combination time capsule and social, geological, economic, and political survey. The author’s introduction explains that this unusual compendium—its 74 maps are of the same place—is not intended as a replacement for a street atlas…
  • World at War; Women, War and Society; InfoBase eBooks; eShort Takes; & More | ereviews, World War I

    LJ Reviews
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    The world changed dramatically in 1914, and with the centenary of the Great War upon us, we are taking a look at the various resources that permit teachers, students, and scholars to reexamine all aspects of this worldwide conflict. These include a host of World War I–related ebooks from Infobase Publishing (an almanac, an eyewitness history, and critical examinations of the World War I–era poets—all multivolume sets in their print incarnations); the ABC-CLIO resource World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, offering factual coverage and scholarly interpretations of 27…
  • Explore Rock’s Backpages; Research, Connect Data with Figshare | Reference ereviews

    LJ Reviews
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Rock’s Backpages Backpages Limited; rocksbackpages.com By Cheryl LaGuardia Content Rock’s Backpages (RBP) holds nearly 25,000 articles about rock—and more—from both the musical and mainstream presses published from 1960 to the present. Material includes feature articles, reviews, interviews, and more than 400 audio files. The work of nearly 600 music writers is represented here, and approximately 5,000 artists are covered in its “pages.” Every week 50 new articles and one new audio interview are added to the collection every week. Subscribers receive weekly updates describing new…
  • LISS’s Unrivaled Content; ReferenceUSA, a Vital Tool for Job Seekers | Reference ereviews

    LJ Reviews
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Library and Information Science Source EBSCO Publishing; ebscohost.com/academic/library-information-science-source By Cheryl LaGuardia Content Library and Information Science Source (LISS) contains the merged content of four EBSCO and H.W. Wilson databases (Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective; Library Literature & Information Science Index; Library Literature & Information Science Full Text; and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text) as well as 50 additional full-text journals not previously available in any database. The…
  • A Silent Film Lover’s Online Delight; AToZDatabases for Small Businesses | Reference ereviews

    LJ Reviews
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Silent Film Online Alexander Street Press; alexanderstreet.com/products/silent-film-online. To request a trial, please go to: alexanderstreet.com/node/291?pid=646 By Cheryl LaGuardia content Silent Film Online (SFO) is a collection of 517 streaming online silent feature films, serials, documentaries, and shorts dating from the 1890s to the 1930s. There are productions from the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, and the Soviet Union here, and when completed, the file will double in size. Films already in the collection include Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, F.W.
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
 
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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  • EBSCO Releases New Metadata Sharing and Collaboration Policy For Discovery Service Vendors

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    From EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other…
  • Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

    LJ
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Library Journal and ER&L EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data. Why Users Won’t…
  • DPLA Celebrates First Birthday With New Content Hubs and New Records

    Gary Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    On April 18, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched. Tomorrow, DPLA celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations to Founding Director, Dan Cohen and the entire DPLA team. At the bottom of this post are several infoDOCKET posts from DPLA’s first year including one that looks at the cool, useful, and our favorite new DPLA feature since it launched, the DPLA EBook Bookshelf. We’re also including a link to a video recording (and slides) of a recent presentation about DPLA that Dan Cohen gave at OCLC HQ in Dublin, OH. First Birthday News: More Content and…
  • Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

    Francine Fialkoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper. In her decision, Judge Buchwald distinguished between the wording in the current suit and one in 2001…
  • Of Bundles, Bindings, and the Next Great Copyright Law | Peer to Peer Review

    Kevin L. Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone who teaches copyright uses the same metaphor, I think. Copyright is a “bundle of sticks.” Actually, the metaphor is often used in the teaching of real property law as well as intellectual property like copyright. A property owner is said to have a bundle, where each “stick” represents an exclusive right. By owning a house together, for example, my wife and I hold legal title to the property and have exclusive right of possession. The holder of the mortgage, however, also holds some rights in the property (including the right of foreclosure), and, if there were an outstanding…
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    Library Journal Reviews» In the Bookroom

  • The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

    Wilda Williams
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating with the August 26  publication of The Long Way Home (Minotaur: St. Martin’s). There will be special guests, a video from Penny, giveaways, discussion questions, and more. Leading the first discussion will be…
  • Q&A: Francine Rivers

    LJ Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Several authors, including Janette Oke and Frank Peretti, were fundamental to the development of Christian fiction as a literary genre in the 1980s, but none more so than Francine Rivers. Considered one of the founding mothers of the form, Rivers wrote Redeeming Love, a reworking of the biblical story of Esther, as her “statement of faith” in 1986. Almost 30 years and millions of best-selling copies later, she is still at it. The author’s latest title, Bridge to Haven (see starred review, LJ 4/15/14), is for all readers who have ever left home to chase a dream only to realize that the…
  • Homecomings, Handmaidens, Legos, and Libraries | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
      It’s old home week for the Library Journal/School Library Journal staff as we start new jobs, right old wrongs, live in fairy tales, and don our Devo hats. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, School Library Journal This week, I reread an old favorite, Mary Gaitskill’s short story “Secretary.”* It’s the tale that the (very scintillating!) film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader is based upon, though the original piece is quite a bit darker. Here’s an excerpt I really enjoyed: My family’s enthusiasm made me feel sarcastic about the job, about any effort to do…
  • Checking In, Going Out, Reading All Night | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Since spring has almost sprung, a lot of the LJ/SLJ staffers have been going out more—to documentary screenings, films, museum shows, and the like. Some of us are enjoying the stories behind our multimedia experiences; some of us are reading with family members; others are worrying about the robot uprising; one editor is happy to savor an age-appropriate book for a change. Ian Chant, Associate Editor, News, LJ I just finished the latest volume of Saga (Image), the serial sf epic from writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, and am thoroughly blown away. Vaughan, the multiple Eisner…
  • Q&A: Alice Hoffman

    Stephanie Klose
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Alice Hoffman returns with The Museum of Extraordinary Things (see review, p. 56), a historical novel set in vibrant, ever-changing 1911 New York City. Coralie Sardie swims in the mermaid exhibit at her father’s Coney Island freak show; Eddie Cohen is a Russian Orthodox tailor’s apprentice–turned–photographer. Their romance sparks in the aftermath of the terrible Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. What appealed to you about the time and place where you set the book, early 20th-century New York City? I love New York City, and the year 1911 was such a time of great change. I began to do…
 
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  • For All You Untrustworthy Low Level Employees

    Annoyed Librarian
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    This story about the library budget crisis in Miami-Dade County, Florida is quite a read. A librarian formerly employed by the county criticized the library director, who allegedly responded with a “heated monologue” in which he said that without him the library system would be, um, in a bad condition. Since this is a family [...]
  • National Library Week Yet Again

    Annoyed Librarian
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    National Library Week is here yet again. That’s the week librarians come together to celebrate the fact that we don’t have a true national library like other civilized countries. Or something like that. Still, I tried to get excited about it. That was helped by this lovely brochure that you can print out and distribute [...]
  • Library Problems for Progressives

    Annoyed Librarian
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    ALA Annual is coming up soon, in Vegas of all places. No doubt the SRRT is busily trying to think up resolutions that have nothing to do with libraries so they can waste the ALA Council’s time debating them before they’re defeated. Instead of more of that nonsense, I recommend they address something actually having [...]
  • How Not to Lobby for a Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Somewhere in the Old Dominion State they’re wondering whether it’s time to build new libraries. Is it the right time, they ask. Are we ready? Is it time? Are we prepared? It could be that libraries are like children. A lot of people say if you wait until you’re ready to have a child, you’ll [...]
  • Bigger Worries

    Annoyed Librarian
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes I just don’t what to say about the ALA, so I’ll probably contradict myself at some point along the way. I was just reading through the ALA press release about the latest budget proposal from Congressman Paul Ryan. The thing is, it’s a completely appropriate response from an organization concerned with American libraries. Also, [...]
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • Working at Learning: Developing an Integrated Approach to Student Staff Development

    Jeremy McGinniss
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Image credit: Jon Beall In Brief: In recent years, student staff have become essential to the success of library operations, particularly within higher education. Student library employment offers a unique opportunity for students to integrate library-specific knowledge and skills with their academic and personal development. This article will discuss the importance of developing an integrated student staff development approach. Introduction There is an old Peanuts cartoon in which Lucy derisively comments on Linus’s desire to become a doctor, focusing particularly on the fact that Linus…
  • Books Behind Bars: A Volunteer-run Prison Library Service in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Kim Parry
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    Manitoba Library Association Prison Library Committee In Brief: Beginning the summer of 2012, a group Canadian librarians in Winnipeg came together to discuss the lack of library services in the prison system in the province of Manitoba. The newly formed Prison Library Committee started a weekly drop-in library service at the Winnipeg Remand Centre (WRC) located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This article will explore the importance of prison library services in the current context of prisons in Canada through our grassroots voluntary prison library service. Introduction As I sit down to write this…
  • State of the Pipe

    Editorial Board
    12 Mar 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Open Access Week 2013 CC BY 2.0 by slubdresden In Brief: In the Library with the Lead Pipe announces two new milestones and a call for feedback. As In the Library with the Lead Pipe continues to grow, we sometimes take a pause from our regular articles to share milestones and solicit reader input. We’d like to share two milestones: In the Library with the Lead Pipe is now indexed in DOAJ and we are listed as peer reviewed in EBSCO. Also, as part of our ongoing efforts towards transparency and practicing what we preach in terms of Open Access, we are sharing the following draft documents for…
  • Me and You and Everything We Know: Information Behavior in Library Workplaces

    Elizabeth Galoozis
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Teamwork Will Get You There CC BY-NC 2.0 by Dr. Case In Brief As librarians, we claim to uphold the principles of open access, equitable and unbiased service, intellectual freedom, and lifelong learning. How can we better integrate these principles into our workplaces? This article is an exploration of information behaviors and structures in library workplaces, particularly the behaviors of withholding and sharing information, and the effect they have on service to patrons and overall quality of the work environment. Introduction: Definitions and Questions As librarians, we are familiar with…
  • Librarian as Poet / Poet as Librarian

    Erin Dorney
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    In brief: Through interviews with three poets who also work in libraries, this article explores the benefits and challenges of these overlapping roles, reflecting on commonalities in the two communities. Magnetic Cliche 1 cc by kfergos Introduction I am a librarian and a poet who has tried to keep those two roles separate. As a library school student and in the early years of my career as an academic librarian, I felt that I had to keep my creative writing under wraps—that it could undermine my professionalism. However, as I become more confident and skilled in both arenas, I have begun to…
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  • 10 Awesome Presentations from Computers in Libraries 2014

    Ellyssa Kroski
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Information Today’s excellent Computers in Libraries conference took place in Washington DC last week and featured top-notch presentations by librarian on the cutting-edge of technology.  If you didn’t get a chance to attend you’ll want to check out these great presentations by talented info pros! 1.) Rock Your Library’s Content With WordPress Chad Haefele, Emerging Technologies Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill Chad Boeninger, Head of Reference & Business Librarian, Ohio University This session looks at the strengths, scalability, and flexibility of WordPress for library…
  • 10 Great Literary Mugs for Librarians

    Ellyssa Kroski
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    There’s nothing like curling up with a good book and a cup of tea (or coffee depending on your preference). But what would make that even better is having one of these awesome literary mugs in your hand! Here are ten mugs that any librarian would enjoy – can you guess what literary work, writer, or theme each represents? Answers are below the photos! 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 1) Banned Books Mug Boldly displays the title of some the world’s most famous banned books, from Galileo’s Dialogo to Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and 22 titles in between. 2) Hunger Games Mug…
  • Top Trends, Themes, and Quotes of SXSW Interactive

    Ellyssa Kroski
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin each spring. The SXSW Interactive event is focused on emerging technology and has a reputation for top-notch presentations on the latest trends and innovations. This year’s presentations and talks focused greatly on topics such as privacy and data ownership, wearable technology, 3D printing, virtual currency and much more. Here are ten of the best round-up slide decks that will get you caught up on exactly what happened at this amazing event: 10 Overriding Themes from SXSW (March…
  • 38 Library Stories You May Have Missed in March

    Ellyssa Kroski
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    March was filled with library articles, blog posts, and infographics discussing everything from eBooks, wearable technology, and apps to comic books.  I’m looking forward to reading about libraians at SXSW and how to throw a Divergent party.  If you want to catch up on your library-related news and reading, here are 38 great stories to get you up to speed. Georgia Tech Study Reveals Copyright Complexities, Social Norms in Online Media Creation How to Create Library (or any other) Floor Plans 35 Library Stories You May Have Missed in February 6 Abandoned Libraries 6 Great Resources to…
  • 63 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in April

    Ellyssa Kroski
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Wow! Spring is the season for learning in the library world!!  There are so many exciting upcoming webinars for professional development, there’s bound to be something for everyone this month.  Check out these 63 free webinars that you can participate in:   Wednesday, April 2 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern) Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program 2014 (Nebraska Library Commission) Sally Snyder, Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, will give brief book talks of new titles pertaining to the 2014 Summer Reading Program…
 
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  • Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    “The federal E-Rate program has been a boon for schools and public libraries across the country, helping them acquire Internet access and telecommunications products at affordable or vastly discounted rates. But the sleek new computers, laptops and tablets do not mean much without high-quality broadband service to match. At a public hearing on Thursday held by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the group said there was an urgent need to equip libraries with high-speed access to information. Without it, they say, the nation’s “opportunity gap” is growing.” (via…
  • Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    “This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la), a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce the addition of six major new partners and other significant milestones that attest to the tremendous momentum the project has as it enters its second year. The New York Public Library (NYPL) this week expanded access to the full breadth of its digital collections…
  • SF library officials propose new rules to crack down on unruly behavior

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    “In response to Mayor Ed Lee’s call for zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior at the San Francisco Main Library, new rules are being added to the patron conduct code as well as stiffer suspensions for violating existing regulations that in some cases would ban offenders for up to three years. The proposed rules presented Thursday to the Library Commission were received favorably by the mayor-appointed board, but homeless advocates are critical of the increased penalties and rules they worry would unfairly target the poor and homeless (via San Francisco Examiner)
  • Lawsuit Questions NYPL Overhaul

    Steven M. Cohen
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    “A group of scholars has filed a third lawsuit aiming to block the New York Public Library’s controversial renovation, this time alleging that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg mishandled the city’s environmental review of the project. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, criticizes Mr. Bloomberg for issuing a decision on the project’s environmental impact on Dec. 17—the same day the library submitted the final draft of its application.” (via WSJ.com)
  • Elsevier Takedown Notices: A Q&A with Peter Suber

    Steven M. Cohen
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    “In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals. A takedown notice is a request from a copyright holder to remove a work from the internet because of alleged copyright infringement. To comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), internet hosts like Harvard must comply with takedown notices even if the recipient may choose to put the work back up again. All 23 of the takedown notices targeted published editions of articles from Elsevier journals posted to websites on the Harvard.edu domain, including for example lab…
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • Shout It Out: Libraries Are Essential!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    The black-on-white bumper sticker, shown with a pen to gauge size.Libraries Are Essential!Is that a message you believe? One you want to shout from the mountaintops? I'd like to help you do that. Check out my Libraries Are Essential store on Cafe Press, where every product proudly proclaims, "Libraries Are Essential."New for National Library Week: Inexpensive bumper stickers. They're available with black type on white OR with black type on a clear background. Buy a single one, a pack of 10, or a pack of 50. There's also a 20"W x 12"H decal to use on walls, bookmobiles, exhibit…
  • A Peek at Irish Libraries

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:47 am
    It's going to take a little time for me to process and share the great things I just saw at the Public Library Association's 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Meanwhile, if you're feeling a wee bit Irish today, take a look back at this post from 2010 that includes video and photo from Irish libraries.And the photos posted here are from a visit to another library, in Killarney, Ireland, a few years back. They show me outside with the colorful signage (top), and the meeting room (with a quilt display), and children's room (both below). Happy St. Patrick's Day!The M Word Blog…
  • Great Posters, for Free

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:40 am
    Do you sometimes see images online and wish you could print them out for your own library? It's often hard to tell who created the images or what the copyright status is. Well, here are 2 great posters that promote librarians (note: not "libraries," but the humans who make them work!). I've gotten permission from the source to share them with you.The publisher Springer has some wonderful images, and its marketing department will send you the high-resolution PDFs, for free, so you can print as many posters as you like. If you want either of these, simply send an email…
  • Time to Enter the Best of Show Competition

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    24 Feb 2014 | 9:11 am
    Some of the Best of Show winners on display at the 2013 PR XchangeIt's time to prepare your entries for ALA's annual Best of Show Competition. Now you can enter online to be recognized for the great promotional materials that your library produced during the 2013 calendar year. This contest is part of the American Library Association's Annual Conference. It's sponsored by LLAMA (the Library Leadership Administration and Management Association) and its PRMS (Public Relations and Marketing Section) group, and is overseen by the PR XChange (formerly known as Swap and Shop) Committee. The…
  • Checking Out Experiences

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    14 Feb 2014 | 6:52 am
    There's a new article on the @YourLibrary website that you simply have to read: "Community Engagement: Kentucky Community Checks Out Experiences at the Library."It's about the Boyd County Public Library in Ashland, Kentucky, which has a project that I think is fantastic. It's called "Checkout Your Community," and it allows patrons to use their library cards to check out an amazing variety of things, such as fishing poles and museum passes. Numerous libraries have been doing that for a while, but Boyd County has taken it a big step further. In addition to offering things like sports…
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  • HBR: Blue Ocean Leadership

    Stephen Abram
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    From HBR Blog: How to engage your employees and stop wasting everyone’s time: http://bit.ly/1hIzC8O   Stephen  
  • The Best Jobs of 2014: Librarian #38 of 200!

    Stephen Abram
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    The Best Jobs of 2014 Librarians are #38 on the list. Click the “all 200” link in the box to see the details. A friend’s comment: “also…the description of the librarian is so 20th century for most people. The management consultant…#63…is more like what we do now and their salaries are higher!”  So high ranking isn’t always the best position! http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-2014 Stephen
  • Meet The Reversible USB Cable, Coming This Summer

    Stephen Abram
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Gotta speed this innovation up! Meet The Reversible USB Cable, Coming This Summer http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/02/meet-the-reversible-usb-cable-coming-this-summer/ “This new standard is supposed to be finalized in July, which means hardware that uses it could start to ship as soon as this summer. Anytime a cable standard changes, adoption is bound to be slow, but the extreme convenience of this new design will hopefully speed things along with PC, smartphone and accessory OEMs.”   Stephen
  • Marshall Breeding’s Library Systems Report 2014

    Stephen Abram
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    The annual survey for library land: Library Systems Report 2014 Competition and strategic cooperation By Marshall Breeding American Libraries http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/library-systems-report-2014 Stephen
  • Infographic: Major Sites Affected by Heartbleed Bug

    Stephen Abram
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Major Sites Affected by Heartbleed Bug http://www.lwgconsulting.com/news/sites_affected_by_heartbleed_bug.aspx This week, news broke of a large scale security flaw in OpenSSL, a widely used piece of open source security code. The threat, which has been labeled “Heartbleed” was found to have been a security issue for over two years but had flown under the radar of digital security professionals and web developers alike until now. A bevvy of popular sites including Yahoo, Facebook and OK Cupid have since reacted and responded to the Heartbleed Bug by updating their software and…
 
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  • #TxLA14: Thanks Texas Library Association! Slides & Resources

    Michael
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    How wonderful it is to be back at Texas Library Association! The good folks here know how to throw a great conference. Here are the slides and resources from my talk: Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTxLALearning.pdf The presentation is based in part on these columns: A Genius Idea?: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/opinion/michael-stephens/a-genius-idea-office-hours/ Learning Everywhere: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/04/opinion/michael-stephens/learning-everywhere-office-hours/ Learning to Learn:…
  • Of MOOCs & Mayhem Tomorrow at TxLA

    Michael
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Texas Library Association knows how to throw a conference! So nice to see colleagues and friends. Here’s the abstract for my talk tomorrow morning: Of MOOCs & Mayhem: Learning Everywhere 9:00 – 9:50 Am An innovation in online education is the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). These courses can have thousands of people and can be a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. Hear the genesis of MOOCs, the experiences of librarians in an LIS-centered MOOC, and the potential roles for LIS professionals. This emerging landscape is rife with chaos…
  • ILI Final Call for Proposals – TTW is a Proud Blog Supporter of ILI

    Michael
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Submissions deadline this Friday, 11 April 2014 This is the final call for speakers for this year’s Internet Librarian International- THE innovation and technology conference attracting hundreds of global library and information professionals each year. The full Call for Speakers is available here. Taking place in London on 20 – 22 October 2014, we’re seeking international case studies, How-Tos and discussions in a variety of new formats – see below – that promote the exchange of knowledge and experience, and demonstrate how you are using transformative new ideas…
  • Office Hours: A Genius Idea

    Michael
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    My new column is up at Library Journal: Let’s unpack this sweeping suggestion for improving libraries further. What of teaching ability? I advise my students to make sure they take courses in user instruction and technology, no matter where they want to work. Delivering instruction should be a part of every professional’s skill set: in a training room, across the desk, in the stacks, on the fly. Maybe it’s time to add creating a short training session or learning module to the interview process for all librarians, not just those in colleges or schools. Borrowed from Apple, the Genius…
  • Fair Use is in the Eye of the Beholder…or Not by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

    troyswanson
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:22 pm
    I have a decent understanding of copyright and the process of determining fair use, but I didn’t have a good understanding of how YouTube enforces and adjudicates copyright disputes. I’ll own up to my naiveté, but even after acknowledging this, I am still troubled by YouTube’s approach to copyright enforcement. I thought about titling this post, “I Fought the Law and the Law Won,” but the problem is that this whole thing isn’t really about the law at all. In YouTube Land, it doesn’t really matter if your use of copyrighted material falls under fair use or not. What matters is…
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  • Bookmarks for April 15, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Open Access Button Sign up below to get the Open Access Button, a safe, easy to use browser bookmarklet that you can use to show the global effects of research paywalls – and to help get access to the research you need. Every time you hit a paywall blocking your research, click the button. Fill out a short form, add your experience to the map along with thousands of others. Then use our tools to search for access to papers, and spread the word with social media. Every person who uses the Open Access Button brings…
  • Bookmarks for April 8, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Midori A lightweight, fast, and free web browser Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for April 8, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Wikipedia Browser Donate A Book Day in April Oh Cool – More Ways to Find RSS Feeds for Journals
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    Nicole C. Engard
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Lubuntu Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system developed by a community of Free and Open Source enthusiasts. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu . Lubuntu XP three flavors XP Themes for Lubuntu to help people transistion to Linux. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for April 7, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Can you say Kebberfegg 3 times fast What’s new in Ubuntu? Amazon’s bestselling laptop is open source!
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    Nicole C. Engard
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= WebLibrarian WordPress Plugin A WordPress plugin that implements a basic library collection and circulation system. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for March 30, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: WordPress bookshelf plugin Bulk WordPress Plugin Installer WordPress Automatic Upgrade
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    Nicole C. Engard
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= commandlinefu.com commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for March 26, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... No related posts.
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  • Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Central Library $48 Million Renovation Shows Progress

    Gary Price
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    From Tulsa World: It’s kind of exciting as Tulsa gets its 21st-century library,” said Tulsa City-County Library CEO Gary Shaffer. [Clip] The library closed in the fall for a two-year, $48 million renovation project that will replace the building’s mechanical system, add a parking garage and open a new entrance on Fifth Street, among other things. A few delays have pushed the projected completion to the spring of 2016. [Clip] The five-floor library will be divided into “zones” of activities, with the most active floor on the ground level where visitors will enter.
  • University of Connecticut: “E-books Gain Wider Use by Professors”

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    From The Daily Campus: Professor Richard Rockwell of the University of Connecticut sociology department exclusively uses the electronic editions of the textbooks required for his classes. Rockwell prefers this method because of the lower price point for students and the ability to access not only the textbook, but study aids and quizzes through the online provider. Even with the lower price, Rockwell has not found that students are more likely to purchase the e-book than the physical copy. [Clip] [Gianna] Duncan [a second semester speech, language and hearing studies major] said she prefers…
  • MetaLib, a Federated Search Tool Of U.S. Government Databases Adds New Sources

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    MetaLib, is a federated search resource provided by the Catalog of Government Publications, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This resource provides users with the ability to search, find, save results, and access material from a disparate large number of U.S. government databases with a single search. We’ve also found MetaLib useful for database discovery. MetaLib offers three search modes (Basic, Advanced, Expert) and A browsable and searchable A-Z List permits users to identify databases and then search simultaneously or one at a time. Compilations of databases organized by…
  • Learn About Two New HathiTrust Groups: Print Monographs Archive Planning Task Force and Rights & Access Working Group.

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Details about the new HathiTrust Print Monographs Archive Task Force and the HathiTrust Rights & Access Working Group follow. HathiTrust Print Monographs Archive Task Force With the advent of HathiTrust—a community-supported repository of digitized texts —the opportunity exists for our institutions to not only work together to profoundly influence the landscape in which we provide access to cultural resources but to profoundly influence the mechanisms by which we ensure persistence of the printed record. The HathiTrust Print Monographs Archive project seeks to advance this effort by…
  • 37.5% of U.S. and Canadian Law Libraries Decreased their Budgets in 2013 (Report Highlights)

    Gary Price
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    2014 edition Law Library Benchmarks from Primary Research Group is now available. It’s a fee-based report. Info/Link to purchase complete is available here. From PRG The report presents data from 60 law libraries from the United States and Canada including law firm libraries, university law libraries, courthouse libraries, private company libraries and others, with data presented separately for each library type. The data is also broken out by library and parent institution size. The law firms in the sample employed a mean of 188 lawyers. A list of survey participants is available on…
 
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    Mocha Bear
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:33 pm
    UNIT 411. Vegas 2014 #Librmania   I will be headed to Las Vegas to represent UNIT 411, Life, Liberty, and all that Librarianship holds true. Here are some links I found useful in no order because I am tired. The location http://ala14.ala.org/convention-center Highlights http://ala14.ala.org/highlights Session Browser http://ala14.ala.org/preliminary-program?interest_tid=All&libtype_tid=120&meettype_tid=All&sponsor=&transforming= News about the event http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/taxonomy/term/1335/ How to not to get kicked out…
  • Rep. Garry Smith Sucks

    Mocha Bear
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    UNIT 411. Rep. Garry Smith Sucks “One of the things I learned over the years is that if you want to make a point, you have to make it hurt,” ~ Rep. Garry Smith The South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee cut about $70,000 in total between the University Of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) in Spartanburg and the College of Charleston because the schools assigned books deemed inappropriate by the legislators What books of horror you ask? Communism? Heliocentrism? Mopery? Nope. The books feature gay and lesbian characters, really, in 2014. The College of Charleston has a program called…
  • Ryan fryin’ the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

    Mocha Bear
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:25 pm
    UNIT 411. Ryan fryin’ the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) The House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Ryan has taken aim at  the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in his budget proposal. You can take a look here for the budget and below is the text in question.  “Promote State, Local, and Private Funding for Museums and Libraries. The Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent agency that makes grants to museums and libraries. This is not a core federal responsibility. This function can be funded at the state and local level and…
  • Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Year 10

    Mocha Bear
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:09 pm
    UNIT 411. Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Year 10 Explaining why CIPA is like using an elephant gun to kill a fly is complicated and boring so here is a video with some goodies if you’re not in the mood to read much. Perhaps the most absurd element of this madness is how controversial it is in some circles. Yet for reasons I’ll explain later, I think this is a good mess for Team Library and Team Internet and bad for Team Filter and Team Overreaction. When it comes to CIPA librarians and geeks generally understand the issues because of the shared love for the Internet.
  • Dialogue at Indian Neck Hall the Mansion

    Mocha Bear
    15 Mar 2014 | 10:24 pm
    UNIT 411. Dialogue at Indian Neck Hall the Mansion It has been too long since I’ve covered any library gatherings so in heading out to “Libraries Change Lives” A dialogue with Barbara Stripling, ALA President I wanted to be well rested, shaven, maybe even a tie. But the fates would send me there unshaven, in a t-shirt, and suffering from about 40 or so hours without sleep. I was and still am, a tired wreck trying to keep it classy. That is life now, getting a PhD will rob you of dignity, but I am above all an advocate for libraries and only a fool would let such an opportunity as…
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