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  • The Library is Not for Studying

    Annoyed Librarian
    Annoyed Librarian
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Over the years there have been lots of calls to make libraries into something other than libraries. That’s especially true of public libraries, but even librarians in academic libraries sometimes want to change things up, to turn libraries from a silent haven for research into community centers or places to play video games. In some [...]
  • What did we do before the Web?

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Wednesday, I was at Rutgers University for the day, visiting with LIS students and giving an evening presentation on makerspaces. The presentation went great – here’s a link to my slides. That afternoon, I had the privilege of visiting Joyce Valenza‘s LIS class. Her class is focused on social media, and the students discussed QR codes and AR (augmented reality). Most of the students had smartphones, so they were able to test out some AR apps, like Layar and ChromVille, during the class. I even helped a bit, by answering questions and showing how the app connected to the…
  • professional news and thank yous

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    jessamyn
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    This title sounds fancy but mostly I needed to play catch-up and this seems like the best way to do that. Hi. In the past month I’ve done two public speaking type things that went well and some other stuff. I’ve been remiss in sharing them in a timely fashion. So now I’m sharing them in a list fashion. I went to Mississippi for the MLA Conference which was a great time. I led a facilitated discussion pre=conference which is the first real time I’ve done something like that. You can read the slides here: The Digital Divide and You which includes input from the…
  • Rock Star Librarian Redux

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    Andy
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The latest round of the cyclical discussion regarding the concept of the ‘rock star librarian’ has been sticking in my blogging craw for awhile. Yes, I can read a calendar and notice that the publication of this post is about a month late (or roughly two Annoyed Librarian blogging cycles, based on the timeliness of their posts regarding current events). The term itself has shifted towards an ironic pejorative in which, unlike the many years of work, time, and effort typically spent by musicians to rise in their craft, the library version has slowly shifted to a second definition as a…
  • Public libraries - Unlocking community knowledge

    Helene Blowers |
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Great piece by David Lankes that parallels well the "cultivating a community garden"  thinking  and community engagement approach I've advocated for years.   Here's the main point he drives home:"(Librarians) need to know how to unlock the knowledge of the community and set it free while imbuing the entire community with the values of learning, openness, intellectual honesty, and intellectual safety." The bolding is my emphasis.  Read the full piece:  Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries
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  • What did we do before the Web?

    David Lee King
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Wednesday, I was at Rutgers University for the day, visiting with LIS students and giving an evening presentation on makerspaces. The presentation went great – here’s a link to my slides. That afternoon, I had the privilege of visiting Joyce Valenza‘s LIS class. Her class is focused on social media, and the students discussed QR codes and AR (augmented reality). Most of the students had smartphones, so they were able to test out some AR apps, like Layar and ChromVille, during the class. I even helped a bit, by answering questions and showing how the app connected to the…
  • What’s in Your Bag?

    David Lee King
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    What do you carry around every day? I just reassessed what’s in my bag … because I purchased a new one. I’ve been an avid fan of Timbuk2 bags, and have owned three of them. The first two lasted a couple of years, and then the strap broke on the first one, and the second one developed a lovely little hole. The third one’s been fine, but I recently changed from a 15″ laptop to a 13″ laptop … and the 13″ is MUCH smaller. So I decided to treat myself to a new laptop bag. This time, I decided to try another bag. I’ve heard good things about…
  • Does your library Spotify?

    David Lee King
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    I follow Ellen Forsyth, a really smart Australian librarian, on Flickr. Yesterday, I saw this image in her photo stream (see the pic in this post). Feast magazine has created a Spotify account. Here’s what the magazine says about it: We are excited to announce that Feast is now on Spotify! Join us at sbsfeastmagazine to listen to the new additions to our profile: a Greek-themed playlist to match our Global Roaming story on life in Lesvos, and Christmas songs from around the world to get you in the spirit while you whip up festive goodies. Old favourites abound in ‘Char Time’ for…
  • My Presentations at Internet Librarian 2014

    David Lee King
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
      Last week, I gave four presentations at Internet Librarian 2014. As usual, it was a really useful conference, full of takeaways for me. Here are the presentations I gave: Web Trends to Watch in 2015: web design trends to watch for, think about, and maybe adapt (included in this post). Emerging Technology Trends in Libraries for 2015: 10 emerging technology trends, and how they might affect libraries. This was a three hour pre-conference session. Make your Website UX ROCK: All about basic website UX improvements. Five Firsts of Website Strategy: This one was presented at the Library…
  • Making you Think (in a Bad Way)

    David Lee King
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On Friday, I was getting ready to fly to Monterey, CA for Internet Librarian 2014, and needed to pay for something on my flight with American Airlines. The screenshot above is the credit card payment page on American Airline’s website. It’s weird. Instead of running your name, address, etc left to right, they run everything up to down. So my name? There are three vertical boxes for first, middle initial, and last. That’s pretty much like no other credit card page ever. And it forced me to think about the functionality of the page. For example, I really, really wanted to…
 
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  • professional news and thank yous

    jessamyn
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    This title sounds fancy but mostly I needed to play catch-up and this seems like the best way to do that. Hi. In the past month I’ve done two public speaking type things that went well and some other stuff. I’ve been remiss in sharing them in a timely fashion. So now I’m sharing them in a list fashion. I went to Mississippi for the MLA Conference which was a great time. I led a facilitated discussion pre=conference which is the first real time I’ve done something like that. You can read the slides here: The Digital Divide and You which includes input from the…
  • how the broadband sausage does or does not get made

    jessamyn
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    The Vermont Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2014 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband infrastructure development, regulatory policy and recommendations for future action. The Department will hold two public hearings in Orange County on the public comments draft of the Plan prior to adopting the final Plan. Middle Branch Grange, 78 Store Hill Road, East Bethel, Vermont, September 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. I went to this…
  • talk: how do we get to the future?

    jessamyn
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I have longtime family friends who live in Ashfield a town in central-west Massachusetts and that is about half the size of the town that I live in. Their library, the Belding Library, is celebrating its centennial with events all summer long and they invited me to talk about the future and .. where it is? William Gibson’s notable phrase that I repeat often is “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed” which I’ve taken as reflective of the digital divide issues generally. I have neighbors struggling with dial-up. Singapore has 100MB broadband…
  • if we want to see more diversity in literature, we have to buy the books

    jessamyn
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    School Library Journal came out with their Diversity Issue a few months ago and it’s been on my “to read” pile since then. Their lead article Children’s Books: Still an All-White World? tells a depressing tale of under-representation of black children in US children’s books (they are the only ethnic group mentioned, I am presuming this goes doubly so for groups with smaller representation in the US) and ends with a call to action for librarians to make sure they are creating a market for these titles to encourage more books by and about all kinds of people. I grew up…
  • Another talk: why libraries are the best thing

    jessamyn
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I really never thought that I would turn into someone who gave “pep rally” type talks, but I was asked to come to the Somerville Public Library and give a short, inspirational talk to their friends group at their annual appreciation day and was told I could talk about whatever I wanted. As you may have realized by now, this makes my little activist heart grow three sizes and inspires good work (in my opinion). This is the talk I gave and I am very happy with it. The library posted this summary of the talk (there’s no audio/video other than some blurry photos) which I think…
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  • Rock Star Librarian Redux

    Andy
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The latest round of the cyclical discussion regarding the concept of the ‘rock star librarian’ has been sticking in my blogging craw for awhile. Yes, I can read a calendar and notice that the publication of this post is about a month late (or roughly two Annoyed Librarian blogging cycles, based on the timeliness of their posts regarding current events). The term itself has shifted towards an ironic pejorative in which, unlike the many years of work, time, and effort typically spent by musicians to rise in their craft, the library version has slowly shifted to a second definition as a…
  • Say Yes No Maybe So To Privacy

    Andy
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    I honestly don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or just let the apathy take over me when it comes to libraries and their relations to vendor that collect usage information. It must be active cognitive dissonance in which we tout the confidential nature of patron records, the freedom to read anonymously, and the actions we will take (up to and including jail and legal proceedings) but let such data slip through our fingers first with database providers, then with social media, and finally now with the landscape of apps. It’s either that librarians aren’t serious about principles of privacy…
  • Banned Books Beast 2014

    Andy
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Once again, Banned Books Week is upon the library world and this year I find myself disappointed. This is my sixth annual entry on the event, the only consistent thing I’ve written about throughout my blogging years. I’ve been thinking about writing this blog entry for a week, a constant companion in my quiet moments traveling between home and work, doing chores around the apartment, and in that short span of consciousness laying in bed before sleep. Unlike other things that would have developed in blog posts in the past, this one pestered me to finally put fingers to the keyboard. My…
  • Rocket Ship to the Moon

    Andy
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    I didn’t make it through the entire Cosmos series when it was on television, but there was something in the first coupe of episodes I watched that stuck with me. The concept of the observable universe is something I’ve known, but the thought that there could be things beyond that had never crossed my mind. To imagine that the universe could be older than the oldest light we have measured simply because that light has not yet arrived was a mind blower. It’s a simple yet powerful thought that reminds me of the limits of human observation. The concept of radical librarianship has come up…
  • Late Night Pondering

    Andy
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    A couple of questions have been rattling around my mind over the last week or so. It’s the kind of stuff that lurks in the background and creeps into your mind in the moments between things like commuting to and from work and trying to go to sleep. As you might tell from the time when this is posted, it has been keeping me up to the point where the bed becomes the sum of all irritations: too warm to lay on, the pillows aren’t right, and the sheets won’t settle just right. But enough about that. A few days ago, I sent out a tweet asking if libraries are moving towards…
 
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  • Public libraries - Unlocking community knowledge

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Great piece by David Lankes that parallels well the "cultivating a community garden"  thinking  and community engagement approach I've advocated for years.   Here's the main point he drives home:"(Librarians) need to know how to unlock the knowledge of the community and set it free while imbuing the entire community with the values of learning, openness, intellectual honesty, and intellectual safety." The bolding is my emphasis.  Read the full piece:  Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries
  • 10 years + of blogging

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    I just noticed that this year is milestone for me… I’ve been blogging here for 10 years.   Technically I started penning my thoughts in a blog format in 2001 when my youngest daughter was born and I decided to move my “mommy journaling” to the internet.   In fact, I was such an early adopter and user of Blogger that my url prefix was only three letters.  My “mommy blog” is no longer accessible, but I have still have all the entries (over 700 in 7 years) printed out in book format.   Yup,  for prosperity purposes, print still prevails! …
  • The death of the printed Newspaper: thoughts & Clay Shirky

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Confession:  I haven’t subscribed to my local newspaper since I moved from Charlotte in 2007 & even then I only subscribed to the weekend edition of the Observer.  Truth be told, I didn’t seen the value, beyond browsing local section for community/human interest stories and scanning the circulars for deals, since all my immediate news and information needs came in pixel format. Once I moved a new city, I didn't have the immediate sense of a connection to the community (that took time), so even then the weekend edition wasn't appealing.  Once I finally felt that…
  • Web Literacy Map

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    It’s been a long time since I posted anything here.  Quite frankly, I’ve been busy and swamped with life.   But this little gem of find is worth dusting off the blogging keyboard and sharing …The Web Literacy Map, created as a commons project by Mozilla, is  a set of  “competencies and skills that … are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.”     Yup. totally up the learning in libraries alley.Anyway, I don’t need to highlight much here, other than say… take a look at…
  • What are you doing at the Library?

    21 Aug 2013 | 12:26 pm
    That's the question that NYPL has been recently asking of their visitors at two of their locations.  However, rather then the usual customer survey or informal poll, they're using a photobooth.  :)  Love this idea and application of the photo-booth  that NYPL has installed.   What a great way to celebrate your users, promote the value of the library and enable your customers to have some fun? More info:  Snapshots from NYPL Flickr pool of images 
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  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/16/14

    Brian Herzog
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    This question definitely took me by surprised and I don't think I did a great job of answering it. A patron, who I would guess was in her sixties, walks up to the desk and says, Do you have a book to tell you what to do in case of an emergency? I've been taking care of my mother but no one tells you what to do if something were to happen. For whatever reason, my first thought was that "if something were to happen" was a euphemism for "my mother dying" - but then I thought, no, that can't be right. We do have books on first aid and emergency preparedness, but just to be on the safe side I…
  • Random Notes on a Tech Program for Seniors

    Brian Herzog
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    I don't often give presentation-based programs for patrons at my library, but last week I assisted one of my coworkers with a "Using Library Ebooks" program at our local Senior Center. A few things stood out to me during this program that I didn't anticipate, so I thought it might be worthwhile to share them here. (But again, I don't do this very often, so it might be old news to people that do.) First of all, we were invited to do this tech program at the Senior Center - they're always happy to have speakers visit them, and seniors seem to be the demographic that we help the most with ebooks…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/7/14

    Brian Herzog
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    This was kind of a funny question, right up until I realized I had created a monster. A patron, who is somewhat new to email, walked up to the desk and said, Patron: I think some of my friends' email accounts have all been hacked by the same person, and he's sending me messages. Me: Oh really, why? Patron: Because at the end of a lot of messages - not all of them, but some of them - it is signed with just the initial J. Someone named J must have hacked their accounts and is sending messages to me, but they don't know they've been hacked because sometimes the messages really come from my…
  • Web Designer-Client Translation Infographic

    Brian Herzog
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    My library is in the very beginning stage of redesigning our website, so I've been collecting various links on the subject. I thought this infographic was funny, and maybe actually useful too. The "translations" down the right side are actually a nice little collection of sample ideas. And of course, when our design team starts getting input on early drafts from staff and patrons, the translations themselves will surely be invaluable. via Lifehacker.
  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/2/14

    Brian Herzog
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    I like reference interactions where the initial question really just ends up being an ice-breaker for a series of bonus tangents. Well, sometimes I like those. In this case, a patron came up to the desk carrying a back issue of the Wall Street Journal and asked, Can I check this out? I want to take it home to compare it to the online version, because I think they're not giving me everything online that they are in the newspaper. I cancelled my newspaper subscription and just do the online now, but an online subscription is the same price as the newspaper and I don't think they include all the…
 
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  • Transition: Making it as a librarian

    Lindsay O'Neill
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    When do you become a librarian? When you get your MLIS? When you start your first professional librarian job? Debates can rage over this, but I didn’t start calling myself a librarian until I started my current position. I earned my MLIS in May 2011 and was hired into my first paid library staff position mid-2012. As a paraprofessional with an MLIS, I had a coworker refer to me periodically as a “librarian” but I didn’t see myself as such, especially when about half of the staff at that library held library degrees, and most MLIS-holders I knew were unemployed or underemployed. Takes…
  • On Working and Not-working

    Maura Smale
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    What’d you do this past weekend? Though I’m in NYC I was unfortunately unable to attend the Digital Labor conference at the New School, which looked like a terrific and interesting event. Instead I planned to follow along on Twitter, but that ended up not happening because I had a bunch of things to catch up on: a peer review, a revise & resubmit, some conference organizing tasks, drafting this post. You know, work. The irony that I didn’t have time to check in on a digital labor conference on Twitter in part because of the digital labor I was doing is not lost on me.
  • Bit of a Steep Learning Curve

    acrlguest
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Please welcome our new First Year Academic Librarian Experience blogger Erin Miller, Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of North Texas. Having worked as a librarian for more than a decade I feel fairly confident in my ability to navigate the various paths through my chosen profession. Before attending the School of Library & Information Science at the University of Kentucky I worked part time in Circulation at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. During grad school I was a student assistant in the Appalachian Archives, creating finding aids and organizing…
  • Digging Into Institutional Data

    Maura Smale
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have both a professional and scholarly interest in how the students at the college where I work do their academic work, and (of course) whether and how they use the library. In my own research I’m much more likely to use qualitative than quantitative methods. I prefer interviews and other qualitative methods because they offer so much more depth and detail than surveys, though of course that comes at the expense of breadth of respondents. Still, I appreciate learning more about our students’ lives; these compelling narratives can be used to augment what we learn from surveys and other…
  • Managing the Overwhelm

    acrlguest
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Please welcome our new First Year Academic Librarian Experience blogger Lindsay O’Neill, Instructional Design Librarian at California State University, Fullerton. The minute I accepted Cal State Fullerton’s offer to become a tenure-track librarian at Pollak Library, I entered The Overwhelm. I had to negotiate an out-of-state move with my partner (who had recently returned home from a year-long deployment), quit my job, resign as president and help find a replacement for my Toastmasters club, pack up our home, find a place to live, and start all over in a new place trying to make new…
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  • Screencasting iOS

    Paul R. Pival
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A few days ago TechSmith released a new Labs tool called AppShow which is intended to allow developers to record demos of their iOS apps to include in the App Store. Just about the same time, Amit at Digital Inspiration posted how to do the same thing using QuickTime player. I finally carved out a few minutes to see how this all worked. AppShow provides quite a few options to guide the user in creating an intro and various scenes; I found them to be overkill for what I was trying to do, but someone really trying to make something polished for the App Store might find these options useful.
  • Free Web-based Tools for Information Literacy Instruction

    Paul R. Pival
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    The latest issue of Library Hi Tech News has the following article, which contains a pretty good list of free and freemium tools that may be new to you as many were to me. Christine Palma Forbes , (2014),"Free Web-based Tools for Information Literacy Instruction", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 31 Iss 10
  • Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age

    Paul R. Pival
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Got a free 1/2 hour? Use it to listen to a recent episode of The Current, Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age, which is mostly about the new Halifax Central Public Library.  No mention of Calgary's new Central Library, but I guess that's 'cause it's not nearly so far along.  Glass seems to be the thing, though!
  • Amazon.ca now supported by Library Extension for Chrome

    Paul R. Pival
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Following up on a post from earlier this summer, the developer of this excellent extension for Chrome has now updated it to include Amazon.ca. (And the University of Calgary) Remember to choose your library(ies) from the Options menu in Tools / Extensions:
  • OCLC's Results from the International Linked Data Survey for Implementers

    Paul R. Pival
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    OCLC's Hanging Together blog has just concluded a really interesting series of posts analyzing the responses they got to a recent survey on implementation of linked data projects. If you're at all interested in the semantic web, you really should check out the series: Many thanks to all of you who participated in the international linked data survey for implementers or disseminated the survey link! I’ve been summarizing the results in a series of HangingTogether posts, which just concluded today:  Linked Data Survey results 1 – Who’s doing it Linked Data Survey results 2 –…
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  • Short Morning Buzz, November 22th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    NaNoWriUGH. From Buffer: Counterunitive tips for using Twitter well. I don’t like a lot of the Twitter articles I see because they feel like primers on how to hustle people on Twitter. This one is better. Cycle World now has an online digital archive (it’s a paid service.) Yemen is adding Ottoman scripts to a digital library. “The Yemeni Manuscripts Department are restorating 20,000 Ottoman scripts to a digital library, with many of them written in Ottoman, Turkish Arabic and Persian script. The works that are held at the Yemeni Manuscripts Department in Old Sana’a,…
  • Clearing My Text Editor: Evening Buzz, November 19th, 2014

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    19 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    NaNoWriMo has completely gone off the rails. Amazing that writing down some words could be so full of drama! I’ll keep plugging away but I’m not going to win. Facebook has launched “Privacy Basics”. “Privacy Basics includes a FAQ about Facebook’s different privacy features, including blocking and unfriending, as well as post visibility. It uses simple language, as well as bold primary colors and pretty graphic design to take people through their own privacy settings, showing them privacy settings grouped by what they make visible to others, what others can do…
  • Star Wars, Science, Twitter, More: Saturday Afternoon Buzz, November 15th, 2014

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    15 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Why yes, there IS an online archive of Star Wars art. I love the steampunk AT-AT. UNESCO has launched the World Library of Science. “The library will be accessible to internet users everywhere in the world, at no cost. The majority of the content is for university-level students, giving them resources to ‘complement their learning’.” Now available: an online archive of 1950s health and medicine broadcasts. “The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and New York Public Radio (NYPR) have digitized and released a treasure trove of 1950s WNYC radio broadcasts that…
  • Kickstarter, TIME, Montevallo, More: Short Saturday Morning Buzz, November 15th, 2014

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    15 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    BusinessWire and ITDatabase have teamed up to launch TechCalendar for tech events (press release, of course). “TechCalendar features a number of options for tech companies to track events important to their brand: one-click ‘following’ of relevant opportunities, the ability to search, find and track specific consumer and enterprise topics of interest, easy options to follow specific event organizers, and a variety of sharing and exporting tools for easy data integration.” Google has launched a new tool to track illegal fishing worldwide. “Google Inc. has teamed…
  • Adobe, Facebook, Google, More: Morning Buzz, November 13th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Google has launched Fiber for Small Business. Adobe has done a big patch update for Flash player, so be sure to update. Yahoo has purchased ad company BrightRoll. And apparently has no plans to shut it down! Google Trends now shows what’s trending on YouTube. From Search Engine Journal: Google News drives more traffic than Facebook. “Digiday reports that Google still sends 35% of a publisher’s total referral traffic, while Google News makes up 10% to 25% of a publisher’s total traffic.” This doesn’t surprise me at all, as Facebook seems more focused on keeping…
 
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  • Not only FDM: Other Types of 3D Printing

    Jason Griffey
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." As noted in earlier posts in the series, FDM (fused depostion modeling) printing is by far the most common inexpensive method of 3D printing. In this post, we’ll look at alternatives. Stereolithography We are starting to see stereolithography (SLA) printing move downmarket into the affordable-for-libraries zone. I’m aware of a couple of libraries that have already purchased stereolithography printers. SLA involves a light-sensitive resin and lasers.
  • The Plastics of 3D Printing

    Jason Griffey
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Editor's Note: This is the third of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." The substrate for FDM printers are almost exclusively some form of thermoplastic that is delivered in an extruded wire-like form on a spool. It is usually called “filament” in the generic. The two common diameters for use in FDM printing are 1.75mm and 3mm, and a specific diameter is called for by the print head being used for the printer in question. A printer that uses 1.75mm diameter filament won’t be able to use 3mm without retrofitting the…
  • Types of 3D Printing: Fused Deposition Modeling

    Jason Griffey
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Editor's Note: This is the second of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." Fused deposition modeling defines 3D printing for most people, as it’s by far the most common and in many ways the simplest technology for 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling uses a variety of plastics that fall within a range of melting points and that fuse when melted and resolidified, the most common of which are ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PLA (polylactic acid). We’ll discuss the specifics of these and other…
  • How 3D Printing Works

    Jason Griffey
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." The simplest way to understand a 3D printer works is to imagine it as a machine that makes bigger things out of smaller blocks. In some cases the “blocks” are a powder, in some they are melted plastic, or they may be a ultraviolet light sensitive resin, but always the process is large things being made from smaller substrates. A 3D printer is a simple sort of robot that understands how to manipulate the raw material it’s working with in three…
  • Metadata, Schema.Org, and Getting Your Digital Collection Noticed

    Patrick Hogan
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Editors Note: This post is an excerpt from Improving the Visibility and Use of Digital Repositories Through SEO, by Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick S. OBrien. The authors, along with Montana State colleagues Jason Clark and Scott Young, will be teaching the online course/workshop Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries, which starts July 17. Metadata schemas are powerful frameworks for organizing content, and libraries have long used them to describe their holdings (think MARC). Numerous schemas exist for academic disciplines: CDWA is used for art, Darwin Core for biology, EML for…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Sarah Sagmoen

    Lisa Peet
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Photo by Janelle Gurnsey In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Sarah Sagmoen, learning commons and user services librarian at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Library. Hired as a visiting instructional librarian in 2009, Sagmoen was managing the reference desk and public computers by the end of her first year. In her third year at Brookens, her work inspired the library to create the position she now occupies. Between her academic duties and a lively student outreach…
  • MLD: Masters in Library Design, Not Science | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    How many LIS program graduates would identify as scientists, ready to conduct experiments and make new discoveries in information theory, practice, and behavior? Probably far fewer than those who get a library job where they practice design. I had the good fortune to attend a lecture by Joe Janes that was sponsored by the new Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society at Drexel University. “Libraries: What is the Way Forward?” was an excellent, thought-provoking talk that asked some important questions. One of them could have been “What business are libraries in?”…
  • Three Press Directors Weigh in on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing

    Lisa Peet
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As part of University Press week, November 9­­–15, the American Association of University Presses (AAUP) broadcast an online panel on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing via Google Hangouts. Moderated by Jennifer Howard, a senior reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, the panel featured Peter Dougherty, director of Princeton University Press (PUP); Barbara Kline Pope, AAUP president and the executive director for The National Academies Press (NAP); and Ron Chrisman, director of the University of North Texas (UNT) Press. As Howard pointed out, lately collaboration can seem like a…
  • Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries – A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with ER&L

    Bradley Crosby
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
        Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Building on last year’s Data-Driven Academic Libraries series of webcasts, Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries will focus on projects that range across various service points. Starting with an in-depth focus on qualitative measures used in libraries, the series will move into how data is being used in innovative ways to inform and make changes in information literacy and reference, and then conclude by looking at…
 
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  • Jane Austen, Aretha Franklin, Anjelica Huston, Anne Lamott | Arts & Humanities Reviews, November 15, 2014

    LJ Reviews
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Huston, Anjelica. Watch Me. Scribner. Nov. 2014. 400p. photos. ISBN 9781476760346. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476760353. FILM Huston (award-winning actress; author, A Story Lately Told) tells of her personal and professional ups and downs from her 20s to the present. She includes her long-term relationship with Jack Nicholson as well as her lifelong bond with her family, particularly with her father, director John Huston. There are intriguing stories of working with a who’s who of directors and actors—Woody Allen, Robert Duvall, Melanie Griffith, Raul Julia, Francis Ford Coppola, and countless…
  • Art as a Career, Vintage & Winter Knits, Modern Mountain Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2014

    LJ Reviews
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Art Instruction HEATHER HALLIDAY, American Jewish Historical Soc., New York Congdon, Lisa (text) & Karolin Schooner (illus.). Art Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist. Chronicle. 2014. 184p. ed. by Meg Mateo Ilasco. index. ISBN 9781452128269. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781452135847. ART INSTRUCTION Nearly everything an artist, aspiring artist, or designer needs to know to earn a living through making art is contained here. Rather than teaching specific drawing or painting techniques, Congdon (Whatever You Are, Be a Good One) describes how to have a successful…
  • David Nicholls | LibraryReads Author

    Barbara Hoffert
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    spotlight A LibraryReads top pick for November, an LJ Best Book of 2014, a Man Booker long-listed treat for everyone: David Nicholls’s Us is all that and more. It’s the story of a husband passionately in love with a wife who might leave him, a father flailing about with his son, an everyman whose uncertainties make him all the more sympathetic. Finally, it’s a novel about the meaning of love. That might sound strange, as this tenderly bittersweet book depicts a marriage tearing at the seams. But as Nicholls explained in two interviews at Harper­Collins’s New York office (including on…
  • Recipes from Ghayour, Prune, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, SAVEUR, & More | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2014

    Lisa Campbell
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    America’s Test Kitchen Eds. The Make-Ahead Cook: 8 Smart Strategies for Dinner Tonight. America’s Test Kitchen. 2014. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9781936493845. pap. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781940352107. COOKING In this practical guide to preparing exciting meals in advance, the editors at America’s Test Kitchen (The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook) supply readers with eight make-ahead cooking techniques (e.g., ready-to-serve entrees, one grocery bag makes three dinners, easy slow-cooker favorites). These are applied to recipes such as roasted spice-stuffed pork loin, which can be…
  • Eyes on the Solar System: New Astronomy Titles

    LJ Reviews
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    North, Chris & Paul Abel. How To Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets. Pegasus. Jan. 2015. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9781605986715. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781605987552. SCI From ancient stargazers to scientists at today’s powerful orbiting and ground-based observatories, humanity has long been engrossed in the quest to observe and comprehend its own space in the universe. While technology has changed dramatically over the millennia, the drive to understand our planet’s nearest neighbors remains as exhilarating as ever. Coauthors North (researcher, Cardiff Univ. Sch. of…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • David McCullough, Toni Morrison, Jo Nesbo, Jane Smiley, & More | Barbara’s Picks, May 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Hillerman, Anne. Rock with Wings. Harper. May 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780062270511. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062270535. MYSTERY With the 2013 publication of Spider Woman’s Daughter, award-winning journalist Hillerman took over the series starring famed tribal officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee that had won raves for her father, the late Tony Hillerman. Good move: the book was a New York Times best seller, netting 100,000 copies in hardcover and ebook combined, and won the Spur Award for Best First Novel. Here, Sgt. Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, find their well-earned vacation…
  • Hot Book Club Reads for Summer | Fiction Previews, May 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    de Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair. St. Martin’s May 2015. 144p. tr. from French by Sam Taylor. ISBN 9781250068804. $22.99. SHORT STORIES Want a bit of sizzle? This new story collection from the author of the New York Times best-selling Sarah’s Key and, most recently, The Other Story, is reputedly hot, hot, hot. After all, what better place to explore the endless allure of forbidden love than Paris? Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always aimed deep; with extensive promotion, including a reading group guide and library marketing. Dugan, Polly. The Sweetheart Deal. Little, Brown. May 2015.
  • The Bill of Rights, Waterloo, & Yoga Queen Indra Devi | History & Biography Previews, May 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    Berkin, Carol. The Bill of Rights: James Madison and the Politics of the People’s Parchment Barrier. S. & S. May 2015. 272p. ISBN 9781476743790. $27.50. HISTORY We regard the Bill of Rights as the crowning achievement of the Constitution and indeed central to our definition as Americans, so it’s sobering to learn from Berkin, Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College, that it came about as a political ploy by James Madison to preserve the Constitution and the federal government’s power over individual states. Keep that in mind as we tussle over the right to bear arms.
  • Domestication, Neuroscience, & the Feeling Brain | Science Previews, May 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Bauer, Susan Wise. The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory. Norton. May 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780393243260. $26.95. SCIENCE With climate change, energy policy, and issues around the teaching of evolution rocking the news, Bauer, a professor at William and Mary and “Story of the World” series editor, wants us to get our understanding of science firsthand. So she’s put together a compendium of original texts ranging from Hippocrates, Plato, and Aristotle through Einstein, Dawkins, and more. Get ready to get educated. Francis, Richard C. Domesticated:…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965; Global Plants | Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965 Adam Matthew, a SAGE company, amdigital.co.uk/m-collections/collection/american-consumer-culture-1935-1965. To request a free trial visit amdigital.co.uk/trial-request By Cheryl LaGuardia content American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965 contains complete market research reports from the Ernest Dichter collection at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE. These documents are intended to “collect, preserve, and interpret the unfolding history of American enterprise.”…
  • Bibles for Bonsai, Spice and Herbs; Moderate Islam, Plus Short Takes | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Ballas, Dimitris & others. The Social Atlas of Europe. Univ. of Chicago. 2014. 256p. maps. bibliog. ISBN 9781447313533. $45. REF Ballas (geography, Univ. of Sheffield; Geography Matters), Danny Dorling (human geography, Univ. of Oxford; The 32 Stops), and Benjamin D. Hennig (Univ. of Oxford; viewsoftheworld.net) have collaborated to tell the “cartographic story of contemporary Europe, adopting a new visual approach to exploring European human geography and identity.” Here “Europe” is defined as all European countries west of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova, while including…
  • China: Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    THERE HAS BEEN a lot of buzz about the People’s Republic of China, commonly referred to as China, in the past decade. As of July 2014, China continues to be the world’s most populous country, containing 1.36 billion people or approximately 19 percent of the world’s population. Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, there have been many books and articles written about this once enigmatic country, including several contending that China is destined to become a global superpower. At the same time, the number of colleges and universities offering courses in Mandarin and study-abroad programs…
  • Barsanti on Film, Liebman on Health & Fitness, U.S. Birth & Death Rates | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Barsanti, Chris. The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz. 2d ed. Visible Ink. Oct. 2014. 510p. photos. index. ISBN 9781578595037. $19.95. REF This tribute to sf films lists nearly 1,000 blockbusters and box office bombs. ­Barsanti’s (Filmology) “sci-fi” refers to dystopias, mad scientists, monsters, zombies, and the avant-garde. Vampires and superheroes are only included if they venture to other lands. (Thor is in; Batman is out.) Alongside the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises are classics such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra…
  • What to Keep in Mind When Conducting a Reference Interview

    LJ Reviews
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    by Dave Harmeyer Some of the tips to remember when improving your reference interview skills go back to basics. They begin with studying the approaches that your patrons have to the library. We may assume that patrons want to find information themselves, usually on the Internet. But by the time they make the effort to connect with a librarian they have either exhausted their tolerance for trying to find an accurate, timely answer or they haven’t really started on their journey and hope you can save them time. Remember that Ranganathan was right! One of the expectations a patron has is that…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
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  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
  • The Off-Site Librarian | One Cool Thing

    Meredith Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    When one of the bookmobiles at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL), WA, wore out, spending a quarter of a million dollars to buy a new one was not an option. Yet patrons in remote, rural locations in Clark County still needed library service. The innovative solution was the Yacolt Library Express (YLE): a building that is open to the public nearly 70 hours a week, yet staff only spend about ten hours there during the same period. According to The Oregonian, before its cancelation the Clark County book­mobile program had dwindled from a peak of 270 stops in the 1970s to a mere six and…
  • A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for 13 months as a public affairs officer. Other fiction finalists looked as if they had an edge—for instance, Marilyn Robinson, up for Lila (Farrar), has been a fiction finalist twice and a nonfiction finalist once. Still, Klay’s accomplished…
  • Simon & Schuster Drops “Buy it Now” Link Requirement on Ebook Borrow and Hold Pages

    Gary Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    UPDATE We’ve added comments from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Association since we first posted this item. In June whenSimon & Schuster announced that their complete frontlist and backlist titles would be available to libraries for lending we also learned that S&S was requiring that titles acquired for library lending also include a link allowing library users to buy the book by clicking a link on all borrow and hold pages. From the OverDrive E-Mail: OverDrive is pleased to share that the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog is available to purchase without the…
  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
 
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    Library Journal Reviews» In the Bookroom

  • David Nicholls | LibraryReads Author

    Barbara Hoffert
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    spotlight A LibraryReads top pick for November, an LJ Best Book of 2014, a Man Booker long-listed treat for everyone: David Nicholls’s Us is all that and more. It’s the story of a husband passionately in love with a wife who might leave him, a father flailing about with his son, an everyman whose uncertainties make him all the more sympathetic. Finally, it’s a novel about the meaning of love. That might sound strange, as this tenderly bittersweet book depicts a marriage tearing at the seams. But as Nicholls explained in two interviews at Harper­Collins’s New York office (including on…
  • Unreliables, Trains, Spools, Girls, and Help for the Haunted | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    This week we welcome LJ managing editor Bette-Lee Fox to the WWR fold. She and other  staffers share their latest reading frights and delights with you as winter claws at the windows. Bette-Lee Fox, Managing Editor, LJ I don’t do WWR often, but I had to this week as I am enthralled by Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread (Knopf, Feb. 2015). It’s a meandering family story that flows like the river that runs through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the city where our story is set. I’m only halfway through, but I am not letting go. I haven’t read much recent Tyler (who didn’t love…
  • Bone Clocks, Bullying, Plumbing, and Necromancy | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    This week the LJ/School Library Journal staffers welcome Junior Library Guild colleague Wendy Xu to our ranks of ravenous readers. She and the rest of us on team WWR wanna tell you all about our latest literary loves! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ I’m reading Michael Irwin’s The Skull and the Nightingale (HarperCollins). Set in 1760 England, this dark book centers on Richard Fenwick, a young man making his way in the world. Lacking family of his own, Richard must depend upon the kindness of his wealthy godfather, Mr. Gilbert, a man whose morally upright and conventional…
  • Opening Locked Drawers with Patricia Cornwell | Behind the Book

    LJ Reviews
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Patricia CornwellPhoto by Patrick Ecclesine “I always want to know what no one wants to show me,” says best-selling author ­Patricia Cornwell. “I always want to open the drawer that’s locked to see what’s inside.” Though we’re now in an era in which forensics permeate all forms of media, from TV shows such as CSI and Bones to the myriad mystery and thriller series featuring pathologists, profilers, and crime-scene technicians, when Cornwell first burst upon the literary scene with 1990’s Postmortem, she became one of the first to incorporate the science of forensics into her…
  • Postcards from Paris 1950: Remembering Howard Fast

    Wilda Williams
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    Next Tuesday, November 11, marks the centennial of author Howard Fast’s (1914–2003) birth. A prolific writer of more than 80 works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays, he is best known for Spartacus, a 1951 novel about the Roman gladiator who led a slave revolt. Fast is also remembered for his 1950 refusal to provide Congress with a list of possible Communist associates. As a result, he was sentenced to three months in federal prison where he wrote the draft of Spartacus. Because he had been blacklisted by American publishers, Fast self-published the novel to great…
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    Annoyed Librarian

  • The Library is Not for Studying

    Annoyed Librarian
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Over the years there have been lots of calls to make libraries into something other than libraries. That’s especially true of public libraries, but even librarians in academic libraries sometimes want to change things up, to turn libraries from a silent haven for research into community centers or places to play video games. In some [...]
  • Parasites @ Your Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    A Kind Reader sent in this article about a library board trustee in Park Ridge, IL who’s happy at declining usage at the Park Ridge Public Library because it means fewer “parasites” are using the library. “A significant portion of non-Park Ridge taxpayers who are coming here basically as parasites are not coming here anymore,” [...]
  • The Complexity of Alleged Taunting

    Annoyed Librarian
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    A peculiar battle is brewing on Long Island. A librarian was fired from the Riverhead Free Library. The reason given was that she lost the passwords to some library accounts. The reason alleged in the lawsuit she filed against the library director is that she was fired because she refused to discriminate against white people [...]
  • After the Flood

    Annoyed Librarian
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s easy to complain about the problems within American libraries. Public libraries are often poorly funded, the librarians not particularly well paid. A lot of academic libraries, especially at public universities, are reeling from repeated budget cuts and surviving in a culture that wants everything while paying for nothing. Sometimes, though, it’s good to cast [...]
  • The Future of Writing

    Annoyed Librarian
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s a new development in ebooks that could revolutionize the entire writing industry: product placement. The same kind of cheesy placement that we’re used to in Hollywood movies has now come to literature. Well, maybe not literature, but a romance novel called Find Me I’m Yours published with lots of references to Sweet’N Low. The [...]
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • Introducing Library Pipeline

    Brett Bonfield
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    South Coast Pipe by Colm Walsh (CC-BY) In Brief: We’re creating a nonprofit, Library Pipeline, that will operate independently from In the Library with the Lead Pipe, but will have similar and complementary aims: increasing and diversifying professional development; improving strategies and collaboration; fostering more innovation and start-ups, and encouraging LIS-related publishing and publications. In the Library with the Lead Pipe is a platform for ideas; Library Pipeline is a platform for projects. At In the Library with the Lead Pipe, our goal has been to change libraries, and the…
  • Responsive Acquisitions: A Case Study on Improved Workflow at a Small Academic Library

    Brian Greene
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Fast Delivery, CC-BY David, Bergin, Emmett and Elliott (Flickr) In Brief: Fast acquisitions processes are beneficial because they get materials into patrons’ hands quicker. This article describes one library’s experience implementing a fast acquisitions process that dramatically cut turnaround times—from the point of ordering to the shelf—to under five days, all without increasing costs. This was accomplished by focusing on three areas: small-batch ordering, fast shipping and quick processing. Considerations are discussed, including the decision to rely on Amazon for the vast majority…
  • Using Animated GIF Images for Library Instruction

    Karl Suhr
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
      In Brief This article discusses the changing nature of animated Graphics Interchange Format images (GIFs) as a form of visual communication on the Web, and how that can be adapted for the purposes of information literacy and library instruction. GIFs can be displayed simultaneously as a sequence of comic book like panels, allowing for a ‘birds eye view’ of all the steps of a process, viewing and reviewing steps as needed without having to rewind or replay an entire video. I discuss tools and practical considerations as well as limitations and constraints. Introduction and…
  • The Right to Read: The How and Why of Supporting Intellectual Freedom for Teens

    Emily Calkins
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Teen girl working in the library (Asheboro Public Library – Flickr) In brief: Intellectual freedom and equal access to information are central to libraries’ mission, but  libraries often fail to consider the intellectual freedom needs of teenage patrons, or lump teen patrons in with children in conversations of intellectual freedom. However, adolescence is developmentally distinct from childhood, and the freedom to access information of all kinds is vital for teen patrons. In this article, I outline the case for protecting intellectual freedom for young adults and provide practical…
  • Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression

    nina de jesus
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Editor’s note: On July 16th, 2014 we published Open Source Outline: Locating the Library within Institutional Oppression, where we discussed nina de jesus’s Outline for a Paper I Probably Won’t Write and called for authors to use her open source outline as the basis for an article of their own. We are pleased that nina herself and Joshua Beatty have both taken up the challenge. Below is nina de jesus’s article based on that outline. In a first for In the Library with the Lead Pipe, we are also simultaneously publishing Joshua Beatty’s article based on the…
 
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    OEDB.org

  • Farewell to iLibrarian

    Ellyssa Kroski
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    After 7+ wonderful years of blogging for the OEDb, it’s time to say goodbye to iLibrarian. Although this blog will no longer be updated, I will still be blogging! Please follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ellyssa and on my blog here for updates about my new ventures!!! http://ellyssakroski.com/blog It’s been an absolute pleasure blogging at iLibrarian, thank you to all of my readers for your loyal support and attention all these years. Farewell! The post Farewell to iLibrarian appeared first on OEDB.org.
  • Privacy Tip: How to Delete All Your Facebook Messages at Once

    Ellyssa Kroski
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Over the past month two of my Facebook friends have had their accounts hacked (that I know of). In both of these cases the hacker chose to go through the person’s Facebook emails to read all of their messages and then use that information to message their friends – posing as them. I was one of those people that each hacker messaged. It was a sobering experience to realize that someone could potentially have access to all of your personal discussions that you’ve had with family and friends, going back for years! After this experience I decided that I wanted to delete all of…
  • The Latest in EdTech Trends: 70 Resources Roundup

    Ellyssa Kroski
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Trying to keep up with the latest in EdTech trends? Discover all the latest news happening in EdTech with this roundup post. And if you’re still getting up to speed in this area, also check out the post: 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014. MOOCs Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief Disrupting and Transforming the University Weekly Trend: The MOOC Revolution Changes Shape MOOC U: The Revolution Isn’t Over edX turns attention to high school…
  • The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

    Ellyssa Kroski
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Did you know that there are many different types of makerspaces, each with their own set of unique characteristics? This was news to me until recently so I thought I’d pass along my research on what I found were the important distinctions as well as important links. FabLabs Amsterdam Fab Lab at The Waag Society A FabLab is a type of makerspace that was created by the Center for Bits and Atoms headed by Prof. Dr. Neil Gershenfeld at MIT. It began as an outreach project to provide access to modern means for invention such as electronics equipment, laser cutters, routers and milling…
  • 50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in September

    Ellyssa Kroski
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    September was back-to-school and back to writing for many librarians.  Blogs, journals, and news outlets were jam-packed with library and information stories ranging from articles about makerspaces, digital collections, 3D printing, and free technology for libraries as well as some offbeat topics such as medieval selfies and snapchats from Harry Potter!  Check out these 50 posts, infographics, and articles to get you caught up on what’s happening in the LIS world. 15 Geeky Back-to-School Supplies 28 Snapchats From Harry Potter Stay Focused! 5 Tools to Avoid Distractions Polling the…
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    Library Stuff

  • Chris Bourg named director of MIT Libraries

    Steven M. Cohen
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    “Chris Bourg has been named as the new director of the MIT Libraries, effective in February. Provost Martin Schmidt announced her appointment today in an email to the MIT community. Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes.” (via MIT)
  • At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption

    Steven M. Cohen
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    “Academic libraries can help promote the adoption of open educational resources, but ultimately the push for open content has to be about more than textbooks, advocates said this week during the Open Ed Conference. The conference, which concludes today, comes on the heels of two reports suggesting that adoption of OER has the potential to grow dramatically in the next three years — if faculty members are able to discover the resources they need.” (via insidehighered)
  • Museum Catalogues from Eight Institutions You Can Now Read Online

    Steven M. Cohen
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    “I’m pleased to ­share that all the museum partners in the Getty Foundation’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) have now published their catalogues — available to all, at no charge. The initiative recently reached this major milestone with the release of a free digital publication from Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries. Going digital with collections catalogues required us at the Getty Foundation and our partners to completely rethink the ways museums create and share content about their collections. As a group, we tackled the challenges of online publishing…
  • Introducing The Oyster Review

    Steven M. Cohen
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    “Editorial has always been a critical part of Oyster, from the very beginning when nearly our entire team stayed up late the night before launch curating lists to help our readers find the books they would love. Now we’re expanding that knowledge and passion for books with the launch of The Oyster Review, a new online publication from the editorial arm of Oyster. We’re joining a rich history of literary conversation with a voice of our own, publishing original essays, reviews, humor pieces, and comics. If you’ve kept up with our Spotlight and Book of the Week features on this…
  • Welcome Chronicle Books to Scribd

    Steven M. Cohen
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome our friends (and neighbors) Chronicle Books to Scribd. They make some of the prettiest books around, and we’ve just added more than a thousand of them. Love gorgeous art & photography? Or sumptuously illustrated children’s books? How about some delicious, delicious food porn? Or maybe a great book to inspire you? We’ve got all those and more available to read right now.” (via The Scribd Blog)
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • Top-Notch Marketing Info, Now on Sale!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Do you like saving money? Do you need proven ideas to help with your library's marketing? Well then, I've got great news for you! There's a newsletter called Marketing Library Services, which has been published for 28 years. Every issue is packed with professional-grade info and ideas. And it's on sale now, for some of the best prices ever offered. The normal print price for MLS newsletter is $99.95 for 1 year (6 issues).A new digital subscription is on sale for just $74.95 for 1 year. **25% off** (That price is good through Dec. 31, 2014.)There's also a new personal subscription…
  • Help Kickstart a Movie About US Public Libraries!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Have you heard the news? Some serious filmmakers are working on a movie about public libraries! They have a good start, but now they need our help. They have set up a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign to get money to finish the film. Donations must be in by midnight on Oct. 26.Details from the Urban Library Council, one of the sponsors:Filmmakers Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor, with Executive Producer Stanley Nelson, are asking library lovers across America to help them make "Free for All: Inside the Public Library," the first major documentary project about our nation’s most beloved and…
  • Pedal Power.... Delivering the Goods.

    Nancy Dowd
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Photo from American Libraries BlogI'm really excited about the bike-based outreach services some libraries have adopted that are extending library services to the streets of their communities.There's a great post in American Libraries, that details the experiences of several libraries. Essentially  passionate librarians and volunteers are using bikes to travel through the community. The bikes are adapted to carry collections and hotspots so people can either check out, download or reserve items on the spot. I love this concept. First off,…
  • Library Communications Conference, Oct. 6 & 7, 2014

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    In case you haven't heard, there will be a Library Communications Conference in Mount Laurel, New Jersey (USA) on October 6-7, 2014. According to the organizers, "This conference will focus exclusively on the best practices of library communications and outreach, and will feature over 20 relevant workshops and keynote addresses by nationally recognized speakers Kathy Dempsey, Dr. Curtis Rogers, and Angela Montefinise."Here's a PDF of the details & sessions. The event is being organized by the Library Management Institute (LMI), the same group that originally created ALCOP…
  • North Logan Shows the Power of Public Libraries

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Nancy found this short video that shows what great public libraries can be in their communities...Kudos to the North Logan Library in Cache Valley, Utah on the amazing work it's doing and on the way it's publicizing that to keep growing. If you have a video that you're proud of, give us the link in a comment. Share your great work!The M Word Blog teaches your library and non-profit tips, tricks, and trends of the marketing trade.
 
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    Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog

  • Research information management systems - a new service category?

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    It has been interesting watching Research Information Management or RIM emerge as a new service category in the last couple of years. RIM is supported by a particular system category, the Research Information Management System (RIMs), sometimes referred to by an earlier name, the CRIS (Current Research Information System). For reasons discussed below, this area has been more prominent outside the US, but interest is also now growing in the US. See for example, the mention of RIMs in the Library FY15 Strategic Goals at Dartmouth College. Research information management The name is…
  • The decentered library network presence

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    Think of two trends in the development of the library's network presence. These have emerged successively and continue to operate together. A centripetal trend producing a library network presence centered on the institutional website, as the library wants to offer an integrated service. A centrifugal trend, unbundling functionality and placing it in a variety of decentered network presences, as the library wants to be in the flow of its users (think of how communication has been unbundled to social networking sites for example, or of how metadata may be shared with various aggregation sites,…
  • Roses are red .... the top love stories?

    13 Feb 2014 | 2:00 pm
    One of the nice things about WorldCat is that is has sufficient scale to be a good proxy for a large part of the scholarly and cultural record. The aggregate holdings of thousands of libraries contain not just books, but movies, music, and so on. It is not complete but it gives good results. In honor of St Valentine's day, my colleagues JD Shipengrover and Diane Vizine-Goetz have produced a list of the most widely held love stories in libraries - the most widely held books and the most widely held movies. Here are the lists ... It is interesting seeing the similarities between the two. Books…
  • Full library discovery

    15 Sep 2013 | 6:46 pm
    The scope of library discovery services continues to evolve. We might characterise the situation we are in now as full collection discovery. The model is of a cloud-based, central index, where the goal has been unified results across collection types delivered in a single search box.The full collection includes material from the catalog, journal articles, and sometimes local digital repository material. Several so-called 'discovery layer' products (including Worldcat Local) are now used to provide this functionality. From this stage, I think we can see several interesting evolutions in scope,…
  • Three challenges: Engaging, rightscaling and innovating

    5 Jul 2013 | 2:12 pm
    I was in Australia recently, primarily to attend the conference intriguingly entitled 'The edge of the world'. The presentation I gave is here, and is embedded below. This was the latest Theta conference, the Australian parallel to Educause. I very much enjoyed the host city, Hobart, not least because of the smell of the sea as we walked out of the hotel. More recently, I was pleased to attend parts of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives conference, hosted by The Ohio State University, here in Columbus (far, unfortunately, from the sea). The topic was emerging forms of scholarly…
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    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • Infographic: Responsive Web Design

    Stephen Abram
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    Responsive Web Design http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2014/11/12/responsive-web-design.html Stephen
  • These Charts Show Just How Far The Newspaper Industry Has Fallen In 10 Years

    Stephen Abram
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    These Charts Show Just How Far The Newspaper Industry Has Fallen In 10 Years http://www.businessinsider.com/brookings-essay-on-decline-of-newspapers-2014-10 Stephen
  • Top 5 problems with library websites – a review of recent usability studies

    Stephen Abram
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    Top 5 problems with library websites – a review of recent usability studies Via emilysingley “What are the most common UX problems with academic library websites and library tools?  I looked at 16 studiesconducted over the past two years, and here is what I learned: What does that mean?  Library jargon   What am I searching?  Understanding search tools   Where am I? Getting lost in silos   What is it? Understanding bibliographic formats and relationships   How do I get it?  Difficulty Finding Full-Text   And one bonus problem:  Where is it?  Navigating with…
  • Seven Reasons the Flipped Classroom Matters

    Stephen Abram
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    Seven Reasons the Flipped Classroom Matters http://blog.cengage.com/seven-reasons-flipped-classroom-matters/ “These principles, and your future flipped class, look like this… 1. Faculty spend less time answering basic questions and more time engaging in activities and discussions that accomplish higher-level learning goals. 2. Students help each other to fill in knowledge gaps using language that makes sense them as peers, and defend their solutions to challenging real-world problems. 3. Structured readings, activities, and discussions enable students to focus more quality time on…
  • Time spent on IOS and Android Connected Devices

    Stephen Abram
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    Time spent on IOS and Android Connected Devices http://www.businessinsider.com/the-future-of-the-mobile-industry-2014-11   Stephen
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    Tame The Web

  • Public Service is a Library Program: By TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

    Justin Hoenke
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    10 PRINT “Hello World!” The last time I posted on Tame The Web was on August 6, 2014 in a post titled Catching Up. The title of that post sort of sums up the past year and a half in my life here at the Chattanooga Public Library…lots of work for the community and not enough time to sit back, reflect, and share with everyone in the world. It’s all good. In that time, I’ve had some ideas floating around in my head and over the months and days they’ve been revised, edited, and now they’re ready to go. In my role as Manager of The 2nd Floor/Coordinator…
  • #hyperlibMOOC: New Article in JELIS

    Michael
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    I am honored to have an article co-authored with Kyle Jones in the new issue of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.  Stephens, M. & Jones, K. M. L. (2014). “MOOCs as LIS Professional Development Platforms: Evaluating and Refining SJSU’s First Not-for-Credit MOOC.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 55,(4). Abstract: Beyond for-credit offerings, some library and information science (LIS) schools are exploring MOOCs as a means to promote lifelong learning and professional development. Using web surveys and descriptive content analysis…
  • Colin Ryan at Saratoga Springs Library

    Michael
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    I was pleased to chat with Ryan on a recent flight. We had a great talk about library programming and learning opportunities. Check his stuff out! http://www.saratogian.com/20141008/comedian-motivational-speaker-offers-practical-advice-about-personal-finance Saratoga Springs Public Library kicked off its Financial Literacy Program with comedian and motivational speaker Colin Ryan Wednesday night.  Ryan’s show, called “A Comedian’s Guide to Money,” blends stand-up comedy, storytelling, and lots of pop culture to breathe life into the oftentimes boring subject of personal finance. …
  • Teacher, Librarian, Tinker, Spy: Expect More by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

    troyswanson
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The book at the top of my “Books I Wish I had Written List” is R. David Lankes’ book the Atlas of New Librarianship (written for librarians).  Second on that list may well be his derivative book, Expect More (written for non-librarians) In these works, Lankes challenges us (librarians, community members, administrators, government officials) to re-envision libraries and the roles they play in society. His thinking is rigorous and his writing is crisp. Expect More should be required reading for all library trustees, campus provosts, local mayors, and anyone else…
  • LIBR 200-12 Information Communities

    Michael
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    LIBR 200-12 Information Communities Spring 2015 Dr. Michael Stephens E-mail Office Hours: Virtual office hours by appointment (BB IM, etc) Note:  All LIBR 200 students receive a complimentary student membership in a professional association, see: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/resources/complimentary-student-memberships-professional-associations Course Description Examines information users and the social, cultural, economic, technological, and political forces that shape their information access and use. The different resources and services that information professionals provide…
 
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    Information Wants To Be Free

  • A decade of blogging

    Meredith Farkas
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    It has been exactly 10 years today since I started Information Wants to be Free. My life has changed in so many ways since then. I’m not sure I really had a vision of where I’d be at 37, but I don’t think it looked quite like this (I certainly never guessed I’d be living on the West Coast!). Back then, I thought climbing the professional ladder was important. I wanted to be in charge. I was impatient to change everything. Now, I just want a job I enjoy that challenges me and to work with people I like. I have that now and I’ve achieved more professionally…
  • A weight off my shoulders

    Meredith Farkas
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    I know it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve almost written a few posts on the vitriol I’ve been seeing from librarians on social media over the past couple of months, but in the end, I decided it was better not to. All I’ll say is that I expect a lot more tolerance, charitable reading, and critical thinking from librarians. I know most librarians are exemplars of all those things, but it seems like Twitter and Facebook bring out the rush-to-judgment-and-grab-a-pitchfork mentality in many normally level-headed people. Besides, I’d much rather write about…
  • Whistleblowers and what still isn’t transparent

    Meredith Farkas
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Social media is something I have in common with popular library speaker Joe Murphy. We’ve both given talks about the power of social media at loads of conferences. I love the radical transparency that social media enables. It allows for really authentic connection and also really authentic accountability. So many bad products and so much bad behavior have come to light because of social media. Everyone with a cell phone camera can now be an investigative reporter. So much less can be swept under the rug. It’s kind of an amazing thing. But what’s disturbing is what has not…
  • Living essentially

    Meredith Farkas
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    “What do I feel deeply inspired by?” and “What am I particularly talented at?” and “What meets a significant need in the world?” Greg McKeownEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less So I’m reading this book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and it’s not really that great a book (in fact, I nearly shut the book after the first unrealistic “case study”), but it’s gotten me thinking a lot about what I spend my time on. Here’s a description of the book: The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time.
  • Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge Your Teaching

    Meredith Farkas
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Just gave a fun whirlwind instructional technology talk and I wanted to provide the slides and links below for the attendees (and anyone else who’s interested). Slides: Links: Tools for Point of Need and/or Mobile Instruction Library DIY ARIS QR Codes QR Codes Video Demo QR Code Generators Kaywa QR Stuff QR Code Readers Kaywa Quickmark Beetagg QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego? Gamification and Badges HML-IQ Passport scvngr NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt Tools for Synchronous Online Instruction Google Hangouts Skype ooVoo join.me Tools for…
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    The Unquiet Librarian

  • Processing Texts, Ideas, and New Understandings with Twitter Chats + Socratic Seminar

    The Unquiet Librarian
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Jennifer Lund and I had the opportunity to partner this month with IB Theory of Knowledge teachers Dan Byrne and Dr. James Glenn.  Our instructional design challenge was to think about how we might help student process the first chapters of an advanced text, The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently…and Why, by Dr. Richard Nisbett.  Inspired by our previous efforts with Socratic circles and Twitter chat with Emily Russell’s Language Arts classes, we all agreed this medium would help us meet our student learning targets.  After two short meetings and…
  • New DMLcentral Post—Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry and Learning

    The Unquiet Librarian
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry and Learning | DMLcentral via kwout I invite you to check out my latest post for DMLcentral as I explore the possibilities for writing literacies in libraries.  In this post, I share how we are using writing as a springboard for inquiry and engaging with texts here at Norcross High; the post also features a video interview with colleague and friend Sara Kelley-Mudie and her use of written conversation strategies.  Many thanks to our faculty here at NHS and to Sara for sharing their experiences and being willing to explore the…
  • Holistic and Individualized Formative Assessment of Research and Inquiry Processes

    The Unquiet Librarian
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    For the last two weeks, our students have been immersed in investigating information and constructing new understandings as they have been composing their research design proposals, revising sections of their proposals, and doing additional research after focusing and narrowing their topics and research questions.  As they have gone back and forth in refining their topics and questions and doing the subsequent additional research, we’ve seen our students move back and forth between confusion/doubt/uncertainty/discomfort and clarity.  Most students are not used to doing this sort of…
  • Moving from Our Mindmaps to More Focused Topics with Question Lenses and Musical Peer Review

    The Unquiet Librarian
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In my last post that is part of this series, I shared how we used mindmapping after our second round of pre-searching to begin honing in our a more specific topic for our research. After students shared out their mindmaps and big ideas, we asked them to look at their topic through different question “lenses” using an activity shared with me by my colleague Heather Hersey, a school librarian in Seattle.  Heather, who adapted her version of the handout from An Educator’s Guide to Information Literacy: What Every High School Senior Needs to Know (Ann Marlow Riedling, 2009),…
  • New Publications, Fall 2014

    The Unquiet Librarian
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    I am delighted to share two recent publications I’ve co-authored that have recently hit the press this fall! Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century | Purdue University Press via kwout First, my Cleveland Public Library colleague Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz and I have co-written a chapter for Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century from Purdue University Press that is part of the Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences.   Our chapter, “Participatory Approaches to Building Community-Centered Libraries,” focuses on an expanded conceptualization of…
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  • Bookmarks for November 21, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= FnordMetric | Framework for building beautiful real-time dashboards FnordMetric allows you to write SQL queries that return SVG charts rather than tables. Turning a query result into a chart is literally one line of code. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 21, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Compare RSS Readers Share your code Planning a party or event?
  • Bookmarks for November 19, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Gourmet Recipes for One Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 19, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Add weather warnings to your calendar Amazon Shopping List Get a wiki for your family
  • Bookmarks for November 17, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= GraphHopper Route Planner GraphHopper an efficient routing library and server based on OpenStreetMap data. OpenConferenceWare OpenConferenceWare is an open source web application for events and conferences. This customizable, general-purpose platform provides proposals, sessions, schedules, tracks and more. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 17, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: KMW2006 – My Final Impressions New Librarian Q&A Site New Conference…
  • Bookmarks for November 14, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= PyKota Open Source print management Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 14, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: RDA Print Survey E-book reading on the rise ATO2014: Building a premier storytelling platform on open source
  • Bookmarks for November 9, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Shareabouts Shareabouts is a flexible tool for gathering public input on a map. Blueimp's AJAX Chat AJAX Chat is a free and fully customizable open source web chat implemented in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL Firechat – open source chat built on Firebase Firechat is an open-source, real-time chat widget built on Firebase. It offers fully secure multi-user, multi-room chat with flexible authentication, moderator features, user presence and search, private messaging, chat invitations, and more. Live helper chat Live…
 
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  • NY Times Publishes Editorial Supporting FCC Chairman’s Proposed “Reboot” of E-Rate

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Note: More about the proposal including a fact sheet, comments by ALA and ISTE, and more can be found in the infoDOCKET post: FCC “Chairman Expected to Propose 62% Increase in Funding Used to Wire Schools, Libraries with Broadband.” (November 17, 2014) The editorial written by NY Times Editorial Board is titled, “Faster Broadband for Schools and Libraries.” From the Editorial: Next month, the Federal Communications Commission will consider a proposal from its chairman, Tom Wheeler, that would raise taxes on phone lines by a modest 16 cents a month to make sure that…
  • New Issue Alert: Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Issue 7) Now Available Online

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is the official journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium. Editorial and Articles In Issue 7 (November, 2014): Editorial Introduction to Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative by Susan Schreibman Learning the TEI in a Digital Environment by Stella Dee Evaluating Digital Scholarship: Suggestions and Strategies for the Text Encoding Initiative by Sarah L. Pfannenschmidt and Tanya E. Clement Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition by Desmond Schmidt A Design Methodology for Exploring and Communicating System Values…
  • Nominations Now Open For 2015 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    From Stanford University Libraries: For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is January 16, 2015. Eligibility for SPIRL includes research, national, or other libraries that support research activities. Awards will be based on a single program or project undertaking and/or a sustained culture of encouraging innovation. The effect of such efforts must have…
  • Research Tools: USDA Now Offers Public Access to VIVO Research Networking Tool/Database

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The VIVO database from the United States Department of Agriculture is now accessible by the public. This resource might also be useful to help identify experts on a variety of agricultural issues. VIVO, a Web application used internally by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public. USDA VIVO will be a “one-stop shop” for Federal agriculture expertise and research outcomes. [Clip] The idea behind USDA VIVO is to link researchers with peers and potential…
  • Chris Bourg Named New Director of MIT Libraries, Will Also Oversee MIT Press

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    From MIT: Chris Bourg has been named as the new director of the MIT Libraries, effective in February. Provost Martin Schmidt announced her appointment today in an email to the MIT community. Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes. [Clip] As a senior officer with oversight responsibility for the MIT Press, Bourg will also provide strategic guidance to the Press,…
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  • Latest Library Links, November 21, 2014

    geberhart
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    ALA News ALA Washington Office's copyright event Sharjah library conference draws 600 participants A guide to using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics
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    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
  • Latest Library Links, November 20, 2014

    geberhart
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    ALA News FTRF 45th anniversary celebration kickoff (video) ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster “Buy It Now” change Save libraries in your state through advocacy
  • Simon & Schuster Drops "Buy It Now" Requirement

    geberhart
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced November 20 that it will no longer require libraries to display a “Buy It Now” (BIN) button in order to lend its ebooks. Instead, libraries will be able to opt into the BIN program at their option. This change eases tension among S&S, libraries, and ebook vendors, and it opens the door to a full partnership with S&S and greater access for library patrons to the publisher’s ebooks.
  • Punch authors revealed for the first time

    AMANDABETTS
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    From 1841 to 1992, Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into a national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity and how the rest of the world saw the British.
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