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  • What’s Your Take on Driving-Tests.org?

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    Brian Herzog
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Here's something I really curious to learn more about: I've seen a lot of talk lately about driving-tests.org. It's a website that offers free test prep for driver license exams, but what I keep hearing about is their library version. I think that version is the same as the free one, except it has no ads, and can also be branded with your library's logo (and obviously links directly to the exam for your state). Check out their marketing email, but this banner pretty well sums it up: It seemed interesting, so I poked around the free Massachusetts tests (mainly to see if I would pass it*). Some…
  • Librarians: the Latest Pawns in the Debate

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    Annoyed Librarian
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    If there’s a more contentious conflict in international affairs than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then I don’t want to know about it. It’s too depressing to think about. From an outside perspective, it’s easy enough to understand at least some of the issues and motivations of both sides, but most vocal people on the matter tend [...]
  • Hacking, Making & Creating at the Library – my Makerspace Talk

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    In November, I was at Rutgers, talking about makerspaces as part of their Rutgers University MLIS Colloquium Series. It was a fun talk, and they recorded it and uploaded it to Youtube! So … if you have an hour and are interested in creating a makerspace of some sort at your library, you might find this talk helpful. Thanks, Rutgers! Related PostsReinventing Spaces & Places – Internet Librarian 2012Hacking, Making, & Creating at the Library – a webinarA visual Social Media Strategy: Show, Don’t TellMy Computers in Libraries 2012 PresentationsWhat did we do…
  • A link roundup, a redesign, and hey I’m still here

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    jessamyn
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Hiya! I needed to fix a thing with my reading list so I needed a widget-ready theme so I changed to this one and had a “to do” item to update and then a number of things happened, none of which are interesting. So it’s been a while and I have a few things to mention. 1. If you see something weird or broken with this theme, please drop me a note? I got very into working on it and then less into it and I’m concerned that I was not totally done. 2. You may have seen this amusing article that I was interviewed for a while back. 3 Ridiculous Misconceptions About Dating a…
  • I Stand With Bridget (And So Should You)

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    Andy
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    All I wanted to do was post a link on Twitter to Bridget Bittman’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help with legal fees arising from her defamation lawsuit against Megan Fox (no, not the actress), Kevin DuJan, and Dan “SafeLibraries” Kleinman. (Story here, complaint here) GoFundMe has a Twitter button on the page so you can share it easily. Simple, right? Oh, if it were, that would be the end of the story. “That’s odd, I thought.” I didn’t think much of it till I waited for that nubulous “later” and tried again. Nope. I related my observations on my Twitter feed where my…
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  • Hacking, Making & Creating at the Library – my Makerspace Talk

    David Lee King
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    In November, I was at Rutgers, talking about makerspaces as part of their Rutgers University MLIS Colloquium Series. It was a fun talk, and they recorded it and uploaded it to Youtube! So … if you have an hour and are interested in creating a makerspace of some sort at your library, you might find this talk helpful. Thanks, Rutgers! Related PostsReinventing Spaces & Places – Internet Librarian 2012Hacking, Making, & Creating at the Library – a webinarA visual Social Media Strategy: Show, Don’t TellMy Computers in Libraries 2012 PresentationsWhat did we do…
  • Cheap & Easy Audio for Videos

    David Lee King
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    I recently picked up a new lavalier microphone, and it works great! The audio in this video was recorded using it – give it a listen (ok, and while you’re at it, check out my daughter’s GoFundMe campaign – that’s why I made this video). So what’s the microphone setup? Pretty simple. It consists of two things: AZDEN EX503 Omni-Directional Lavaliere Microphone (a whopping $23 at Amazon) Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder (a little more – $100 at Amazon) I found out about the Azden microphone from this guy. I’d agree – it works great!
  • Five Things to Remember when Opening a Makerspace

    David Lee King
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    My library just opened our new makerspace, called the Make-It Lab, on Monday. If your library has opened a makerspace, or is thinking about it, remember this – it’s a very different type of service to create, and you most definitely WILL be surprised by something. Here are some things we have learned through the planning and opening of our makerspace (I’m sure there are more than these!): 1. You can’t train for everything. When you create a service involving stuff you simply haven’t done before, like digital music creation, 3D printing, or offering Mac computers…
  • Online First Mentality for Websites

    David Lee King
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
      Today, I gave a webinar for SirsiDynix on developing an online first mentality for library website content. You might remember that I wrote about creating an online first mentality earlier this year. Here are my slides from the webinar – enjoy! Related PostsFind & Fix your PotholesAnswering some Questions about Social MediaMy Computers in Libraries 2012 PresentationsMake your Website UX Rock – my presentation from the SEFLIN WebinarDeveloping an Online First Mentality, Part Three: Everything Online
  • 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…
 
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  • A link roundup, a redesign, and hey I’m still here

    jessamyn
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Hiya! I needed to fix a thing with my reading list so I needed a widget-ready theme so I changed to this one and had a “to do” item to update and then a number of things happened, none of which are interesting. So it’s been a while and I have a few things to mention. 1. If you see something weird or broken with this theme, please drop me a note? I got very into working on it and then less into it and I’m concerned that I was not totally done. 2. You may have seen this amusing article that I was interviewed for a while back. 3 Ridiculous Misconceptions About Dating a…
  • 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…
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  • I Stand With Bridget (And So Should You)

    Andy
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    All I wanted to do was post a link on Twitter to Bridget Bittman’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help with legal fees arising from her defamation lawsuit against Megan Fox (no, not the actress), Kevin DuJan, and Dan “SafeLibraries” Kleinman. (Story here, complaint here) GoFundMe has a Twitter button on the page so you can share it easily. Simple, right? Oh, if it were, that would be the end of the story. “That’s odd, I thought.” I didn’t think much of it till I waited for that nubulous “later” and tried again. Nope. I related my observations on my Twitter feed where my…
  • 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…
 
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  • What’s Your Take on Driving-Tests.org?

    Brian Herzog
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Here's something I really curious to learn more about: I've seen a lot of talk lately about driving-tests.org. It's a website that offers free test prep for driver license exams, but what I keep hearing about is their library version. I think that version is the same as the free one, except it has no ads, and can also be branded with your library's logo (and obviously links directly to the exam for your state). Check out their marketing email, but this banner pretty well sums it up: It seemed interesting, so I poked around the free Massachusetts tests (mainly to see if I would pass it*). Some…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 12/7/14

    Brian Herzog
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    This one took me by surprise. A patron called in and ask if she could request some books. No problem. And usually when a patron tells me right off that they'll be requesting multiple books, I'll grab a pencil and paper to write titles down and look for after we hang up. If they're requesting just a few items, I'll type them in and request them as we go, but when there are a bunch of titles there's no need to make the patron wait while I do them all one at a time. So this patron gives me her list of items, which are all yoga books with titles like Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual. After…
  • Pondering a Potential Paper Cutter Policy

    Brian Herzog
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    So this came up recently in my library: should we allow patrons to use the staff paper cutter? We have a few of them in the library, including one in the Reference Office. Staff use it all the time, and occasionally a patron asks to use it. Initially I felt this was one of those, "oh, that seems too dangerous," but for years now have been allowing people to use it. However, these are my conditions: They can't come into the Reference Office (since staff personal items are in there), so, I carry it to a table for them I ask if they know how to use it, and ask them to be careful I tell them to…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/30/14

    Brian Herzog
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    This is a hard question to relay. What you're reading below isn't necessarily what the patron asked, it's just my understanding of what the patron asked - and I'm really not sure I ever understood correctly just what he was trying to do. A patron came to the desk and said he had a pair of stereo earbuds, which were only playing sound on one side, and the guy at Radio Shack said he'd need to buy an adapter to make both sides play when he plugged into a mono jack (which he said our computers must have because he was only getting sound on one side). But instead of buying an adapter, the patron…
  • 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…
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  • Across Divides: Librarian as Translator

    Jennifer Jarson
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Editor’s Note: We welcome Jennifer Jarson to the ACRLog team. Jennifer is the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian and Social Sciences Subject Specialist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Her research interests include information literacy and student learning pedagogy and assessment, as well as issues regarding communication, collaboration, and leadership. A few weeks ago, I facilitated a few discussion sessions with faculty at my institution who had participated in a recent information literacy study.  Together, we reviewed and interpreted some of the more significant…
  • Apply Yourself

    Erin Miller
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    I have been thinking about the hiring process lately. Partly because I’ve so recently managed to get myself hired at the University of North Texas. I am also serving on a search committee for an open position here at UNT and so have spent some time reviewing applications, cover letters and curricula vitae. Finally, it’s on my mind because quite a few people I know were searching for jobs this year and I served as a reference (and occasional resume proofreader) for several former colleagues. And since the hiring process is on my mind that is is the topic I decided to write about today. In…
  • Like a Real Library?

    Maura Smale
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m a regular reader of Matt Reed’s Confessions of a Community College Dean blog over at Inside Higher Ed, and last week he published a post that has had me thinking ever since. His post “Like a Real College” reflects on the experiences that hybrid and online learning in colleges and universities sometimes leave behind, like graduation ceremonies and in-person social interactions. Reed notes: I’m consistently struck at the resonance that some of those traditional trappings have for non-traditional students. They may need scheduling flexibility and appreciate…
  • Using the New Framework to Teach Ferguson

    Sarah Crissinger
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In moments like the reaction to Brown’s death, we need more engagement, not less, and each of us has something to offer. –FergusonSyllabus by David M. Perry Last week, on November 24th, the grand jury of St Louis County announced their decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the August 9th murder of Michael Brown. A flurry of conversation and protest started. People began tweeting and media outlets started covering multiple cities across the nation (and the world) that were protesting in solidarity with Ferguson. London, Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Chicago were just a few that…
  • What We’ve Always Done? User Experience and the Library

    Sarah Crissinger
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: We welcome Sarah Crissinger to the ACRLog blog team. Sarah is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing her second year as a GSLIS student. She holds assistantships in the Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services (RRSS) and Office of Information Literacy and Instruction departments within UIUC’s library system. Her research interests include serving underrepresented populations, new forms of scholarly communication and measuring impact, and user experience in academic libraries. Sarah hopes to provide the ACRLog with a LIS graduate…
 
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  • Starting 2015

    griffey
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Here we are in the last gasps of 2014, and I feel like doing both a bit of retrospection and a look forward and what’s coming in the new year for me. Partially because I’m excited about the things I’m doing, and partially because I am looking forward to meeting awesome new librarians and attending some new conferences. Looking back at 2014, it’s the year where my professional life changed completely. After nearly a decade at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I left my position as a tenured Associate Professor and struck out on my own as a consultant, speaker,…
  • New Theme, Same Blog

    griffey
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I decided after seeing some work that a friend was doing on their blog to take a closer look at this old thing. I’ve been blogging in one form or another on Pattern Recognition for almost 12 years, since February of 2003. I started blogging using Blogger, just prior to their purchase by Google. At that time, you could use the web interface of Blogger, but have it publish your blog to your own hosting space as just HTML files, which is what I did, hosting the resulting HTML at Ibiblio at UNC-Chapel Hill. The first blogging software that I fell in love with was Dave Winer’s Radio…
  • Knight Foundation News Challenge Semi-Finalist

    griffey
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    I found out this morning that my Knight Foundation News Challenge entry (Make the Things that Measure the Future: Libraries & Open Hardware) was chosen as a semi-finalist! Out of 680 initial proposals there are now 41 proposals left in the “Refinement” stage. We have a week to answer a new series of questions, along with responding to any comments or questions that were generated by our initial proposal. The Knight questions are: Who are the users of your project, and what have you learned from them so far? What are the obstacles to implementing your idea, and how will you…
  • LibraryBox wins Excellence in Education at Chattanooga Startup Awards

    griffey
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Last night were the first annual Chattanooga Startup Awards, a part of Startup Week. About a week or so ago I got an email letting me know that LibraryBox was a finalist for an award, and could I please send them a logo and a song I’d like played if we won. First: I got a theme song. That’s just cool. Second: I assumed it was a formality that LibraryBox wouldn’t win. There are so many awesome companies and people doing stuff in Chattanooga that I was certain I’d go to the awards, talk to a few other nominees, and have a beer. The last thing I thought would happen was…
  • Adobe Digital Editions and infoleaks

    griffey
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The online library world exploded today over the revelation that Adobe Digital Editions, software that is required for many library-focused eBook services, evidently leaks like a sieve when it comes to our user’s information. The TL:DR version of the story is that ADE appears to be sending in plain text to Adobe’s servers information such as: the book you are reading, title, publisher, which pages you have read and which page you are currently on. Much longer discussions about the leak and potential fallout here: Nate Hoffelder at the Digital Reader broke the story Ars Technica…
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  • Instagram, Movies, Krispy Kreme, More: Morning Buzz, December 18th, 2014

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    18 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    That’s different: a Twitter-based clock. “A new browser-based clock shows you the time by displaying tweets that mention the current hour and minute.” Google has brought back the Google News archive. That’s excellent news. More Google: it is thinking about warning people every time they visit a site that does not use https. Seems like it’s going to really scare people who are just visiting little mom-and-pop sites for stores and stuff that don’t sell online but want a Web presence. More More you get it: Krispy Kreme is celebrating with in-store holiday…
  • Kenya, Twitter, Instagram, More: Morning Buzz, December 17, 2014

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    17 Dec 2014 | 3:04 am
    Google has updated its high-res 3D imagery for New York and San Francisco. More Google: it is retiring the Google Earth API. More more Google: Google shuts down Google News in Spain, and external traffic to Spanish news publishers drops a lot. What did anybody think was going to happen?? YouTube is testing an autoplay feature that streams suggested videos automatically. But you can turn it off. More YouTube: apparently it is testing a GIF tool. Nielsen has released its Twitter television rankings for 2014. And I know I’m old because I didn’t watch any of the shows it mentions.
  • Google, Skype, Facebook, More: Morning Buzz, December 16, 2014

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    16 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Apparently high-level participation in comment sections can reduce trolling. I don’t know if you’ve ever done it, but community moderating/wrangling is a seriously tough job. You can now control your Nest by voice. And yet, still no jet pack….. Central Michigan University is digitizing its plant and fish samples into an online database. “Thanks to $7.5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program, CMU is among a group of universities that will help put together an online database featuring…
  • Google, Lutes, Hip-Hop, More: Saturday Buzz, December 13th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    You can now add mini-charts into Google Sheet cells. These are adorable. More Google: GMail is now available in Irish. More More Google: Google Translate has ten new languages. WordPress 4.1 now has a release candidate. Ars Technica has a review of Mint 17.1 and quite likes it. At work I switch between using a Mint machine and a regular Ubuntu machine and the Mint machine gives me fewer headaches. Instagram has topped 300 million active users and may be bigger than Twitter. Now in the Cambridge Digital Library: lute manuscripts. “A ‘remarkable’ collection of lute manuscripts…
  • New Orleans, New York Times, New Patches, More: Morning Buzz, December 10, 2014

    researchbuzz
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    There is now an online oral history archive of New Orleans hip hop. GMail now has a phone calls tab. More Google: My Maps Pro is going free. More More Google: Over 30 vulnerabilities have been found in the Google App engine. (Warning! PC World!) From Amit, who is always terrific, I do not know how he does it: 20 examples of spidering a Web site with wget. TechCrunch takes a look at Facebook post search. I still don’t have it. This could be very interesting. The Royal Mail has launched a 3D printing service. Tumblr has a new explore button. “Explore dishes up text, photos, GIFs,…
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  • 3D Scanning

    Jason Griffey
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Editor's Note: This post is one of a series excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." In addition to creating “born digital” objects, you can digitize existing real-world objects to make them printable. Of the various methods of 3D scanning, as it's usually called, I’ll cover my favorite three possibilities at the moment. Like much of 3D printing, the technology for scanning is changing quickly. Still a rough art, no capture method in 3D scanning reproduces exactly the object. Some types of scanning technology have issues with separating the…
  • 3D Printing Software

    Jason Griffey
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Editor's Note: This is the fifth of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." Let’s start with a high-level overview of the process FDM printers follow, which is similar regardless of printer. You start with a digital model of your object, in STL format, either created with one of the  software packages described below or downloaded from a website. You open the file in a plating and slicing program, like Makerware, Repetier host, ReplicatorG, or Pronterface. The program will show how the object sits on the build platform, and…
  • 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…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Amed Demirhan

    Lisa Peet
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Photo by Michael Pilla In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Amed Demirhan, who in 2011 revitalized the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, the capital city of Adamawa, a largely rural state on Nigeria’s northeast border. Within a year of his arrival, Demirhan had transformed the AUN library into a 21st century facility, halving its print book collection and expanding its ebook holdings from 1,889 to 45,442. In 2006 Demirhan established and ran the academic library of…
  • Creating the Future of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    In my last two columns I explored what I called the “mess of ebooks” and explained what I want from library ebooks. In this column I want to discuss a possible future that could be good for libraries and for publishers. Right now everything is in flux. Publishers are understandably wary of selling Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free ebooks to libraries, and the patron driven acquisition (PDA) model some libraries want might not be sustainable for publishers. Libraries are struggling to buy books at all. The library ebook market is in a state of flux. There’s opportunity in chaos,…
  • EasyBib Compares Two Years of Information Literacy Data

    Lisa Peet
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Students’ confidence radically mismatches librarians’ assessment of their skills, two reports from EasyBib conclude, particularly in website evaluation, paraphrasing, and direct quotation. Also, students are using the open web less often than they were two years ago, and dramatically more librarians are stressing the role of faculty in promoting information literacy. The first report, Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View, was published in May 2014; the second, Perspectives on Student Research Skills in K-12 and Academic Communities, came out the following October; taken…
  • Frenemies 2: The Noisy and the Important | Peer to Peer Review

    Rick Anderson
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a recent column I discussed some of the complexities that we have to deal with when trying to figure out which tasks and processes should be performed as perfectly as possible and which ones can be done to the point of “good enough” and then left behind for more important ones. One of the complicating factors that comes up when we make these decisions is the fact that not all needs and problems are equally “noisy,” and it can be easy to mistake noisiness for importance. In order to explain what I mean by that, let me start by going off on a tangent. Two Kinds of…
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  • History of Science, December 2014 | Best Sellers

    LJ Reviews
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    March 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Isaacson, Walter Simon & Schuster 2014. ISBN 9781476708690. $35 Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers Mazur, Joseph Princeton University Press 2014. ISBN 9780691154633. $29.95 Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World Alexander, Amir Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2014. ISBN 9780374176815. $27 The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science Leroi, Armand Marie Viking 2014.
  • Fiction from Bell, Benson, Frampton, & Grahame-Smith | Xpress Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    Week ending December 19, 2014 Bell, Taylor. Dirty Rush. Gallery. Jan. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9781476775289. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476775715. F Have you ever been rushed to the hospital because your anal beads got stuck? Engaged in group sex on camera? Well, now is your chance. Dirty Rush provides readers with an opportunity to live vicariously through Taylor Bell, a college freshman destined to follow in her family’s footsteps and become a third-generation Beta Zeta sorority sister. Despite her initial disgust with Greek life, Taylor is drawn to the camaraderie and instant family the lifestyle…
  • E-Originals from Boykin, LeCoeur, Maxfield, Porter, plus a Christmas Quartet | Xpress Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    Week ending December 19, 2014 Barnett, Jolyse. A Light in the Window (Christmas in New York, Bk. 3). 134p. ebk. ISBN 9781942240129. Blount, Patty. Goodness and Light (Christmas in New York, Bk. 4). 133p. ebk. ISBN 9781942240112. Gracen, Jennifer. All I Want for Christmas (Christmas in New York, Bk. 2). 123p. ebk. ISBN 9781942240136. Moon, Jeannie. This Christmas (Christmas in New York, Bk. 1). 127p. ebk. ISBN 9781942240211. ea. vol: Tule Pub. 2014. $2.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE This series introduces a group of friends who have grown up together and stuck by one another’s sides. In Moon’s…
  • Protecting the King | African American Fiction (And More!)

    Rollie Welch
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    In chess the queen protects the king, and so goes the women of urban fiction who have their men’s backs regardless of how they’re mistreated. That loyalty is tested in this month’s selections as guys cheat with “around the way” chicks while their women ponder their future. Yet in Eric Jerome Dickey’s new novel, both the man and the woman enter a relationship by making sexual moves as complicated as a game of chess. December means Best Books announcements. Check out my top five African American pop fiction titles for 2014. Titles run the gamut from Angela Benson’s…
  • LibraryReads: Librarians Announce January Favorites

    Henrietta Verma
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    Below are the January releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Bradley, Alan. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. Delacorte. ISBN 9780345539939. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780345539953. f See Prepub Alert preview Simsion, Graeme. The Rosie Effect. S&S. ISBN 9781476767314. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476767338. romance See LJ’s starred review Macallister,…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Jonathan Galassi, Lisa Gornick, Suzanne Joinson, Kevin Kwan, Elmore Leonard | Barbara’s Picks, Jun. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Galassi, Jonathan. Muse. Knopf. Jun. 2015. 272p. ISBN 9780385353342. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353359. Downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY FICTION We know Galassi as president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, as the author of three collections of poetry, and as an icon in the publishing industry. Now we get to know him as a debut novelist. Not surprisingly, Galassi writes about publishing itself, and it will be fun to match fiction with real-life fact. Paul Dukach is heir apparent at Purcell & Stern, hanging on in seen-better-days offices near Manhattan’s Union Square (much…
  • Thrilling Stuff from Jefferson Bass to Dick Wolf | Fiction Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Bass, Jefferson. The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel. Morrow. Jun. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9780062262332. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062262356. THRILLER Ten years after Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm for conducting posthumous research, things are looking bad. He’s accused of misidentifying a body, threatened by a serial killer who has already attempted to kill him and his family, and shocked by revelations from his wife. With a four-city tour to Jacksonville, Knoxville, Nashville, and Pensacola. Buchanan, Edna. Dead Man’s Daughter. S. & S. Jun. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9781439159194. $25.99.
  • Dean Bakopoulos, Vendela Vida, & Nine More Authors You Must Read | Fiction Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    Bakopoulos, Dean. Summerlong. Ecco. Jun. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780062321169. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062321183. LITERARY In Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon, Bakopoulos’s wondrous debut and a New York Times Notable Book, women and children are left scrambling after the men start disappearing from a blue-collar neighborhood. In this third novel (after My American Unhappiness), humdrum adults stay home but start acting out in ways that alarm the kids. Claire, for instance, goes for a late-night jog and ends up cadging cigarettes and beer from strangers, even as her husband wakes up stoned the…
  • Gretchen Carlson, Etgar Keret, Shannon Miller, Ali Wentworth, & More | Memoir Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    Carlson, Gretchen. Getting Real. Viking. Jun. 2015. 272p. 978-0525427452. $28.95. MEMOIR Once she was a violin prodigy. Then she became Miss America, crowned in 1989. Now, after an award-winning journalism career, she’s host of FOX News channel’s The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. Here’s her story. With a six-city tour. Favor Hamilton, Suzy. Fast Girl: Running from Madness. Dey Street: HarperCollins. Jun. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780062346223. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062346216. MEMOIR A former three-time Olympic runner, Favor Hamilton was a happy wife and mother until misdiagnosed manic…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Best Sellers: Reference, November 2014

    LJ Reviews
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending October 11, 2014. (c) Copyright 2014 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.   RANK 1 Guinness World Records 2015. [HC] Guinness World Records. 2014. ISBN 9781908843630. $28.95. 2 The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2015. [HC] Old Farmer’s Almanac. 2014. ISBN 9781571986399. $15.95; pap. ISBN 9781571986368. $7.95. 3 2015 Writer’s Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published. [P] Robert Lee Brewer. Writer’s Digest.
  • Encyclopedia of Humor Studies; Impactstory | Reference eReviews, November 15, 2014

    LJ Reviews
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Encyclopedia of Humor Studies SAGE Knowledge; Knowledge.sagepub.com/view/encyclopedia-of-humor-studies/SAGE.xml. To request a free trial, email librarysales@sagepub.com By Cheryl LaGuardia CONTENT The online version of the Encyclopedia of Humor Studies contains 339 entries about humor of all kinds, from the 3 Witz-Dimensionen Humor Test (a test for the assessment of humor appreciation) to Xiehouyu (a common figure of speech in standard Chinese and many dialects). Content in the online version—which is the same as in the print version—is accessible via an alphabetical listing of entries, a…
  • California Wines, the Planets, Modern Arabic, & More | Reference Reviews, November 15, 2014 Issue

    LJ Reviews
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Desimone, Mike & Jeff Jenssen. Wines of California: The Comprehensive Guide. Sterling Epicure. 2014. 592p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781454904489. $24.95. REF Add this title, from wine and cookbook authors (Wines of the Southern Hemisphere) Desimone and Jenssen, to the burgeoning pile of California wine books to choose from. Organized by region from north to south, it offers short entries on selected wineries, highlighting some of their best efforts. The writing is conversational in places, inviting readers who are less familiar with the subject. Two concluding sections feature…
  • Q&A: Thomas Leitch | Reference 2015

    k4import
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Thomas Leitch’s Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (Johns Hopkins, 2014; see review, LJ 11/1/14, p. 91) examines ideas surrounding accuracy and authority in the academy today and challenges what readers think they know about Wikipedia, its contributors, and its users. Via email, Leitch recently answered some questions about his new title. Was Wikipedia inevitable? Absolutely not. That’s part of its charm. Who would have thought that Americans in particular would have been drawn to create and maintain a do-it-yourself reference guide? To the editors…
  • Short-Term Loan, Long-Term | Reference 2015

    Henrietta Verma
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Not for the first time, librarians and publishers are confronting what can feel like an impasse. The system of short-term loan (STL) of e-monographs, which was conceived as a form of digital interlibrary loan (ILL), is seen by many libraries as the only way they can afford to provide such materials and by many publishers as the beginning of the end of their business. The two parties have been making their cases—and experimenting with related business models—over the last two years, but the situation came to a head this past May. A consortium of Boston libraries complained that academic…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
 
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Nature Allows Article Sharing—With Restrictions

    Lisa Peet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In what at first looked to be a decisive move in the direction of open access (OA), Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced December 2 that it would officially adopt two initiatives that would provide access to articles previously available exclusively by subscription. But the new features come with restrictions that many see as a nod to OA in name only, and Nature News quickly corrected its initial headline, which read “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”—but not before it was picked up by a number of news and social media outlets. The first of NPG’s changes allows subscribers to…
  • Serendipitous Discovery: Is it Getting Harder? | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Few would argue against the value of serendipitous discovery, especially when it happens in the library. Is it possible that the evolution of libraries and related technology is making it less likely? Two years ago my institution embarked on a new campus master planning process. I was asked to chair the group working on library and information resources. It was composed primarily of faculty from multiple disciplines. Whenever we got to talking about a new library building that would be included in the master plan, my colleagues, no matter what discipline they represented, shared a similar…
  • Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

    Gary Price
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. The county-operated system was launched 15 months ago with a main branch on the South Side, becoming the nation’s first public library system created without physical books. The system now operates kiosks at several…
  • Melville House To Release the Senate Torture Report December 30

    Barbara Hoffert
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melville House, an independent publisher distributed by Random House, will publish the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” on Tuesday, December 30. Titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (ISBN 9781612194851. $16.95), the book will be available in both print and digital formats. The report was officially declassified in April, but release was delayed until December 9, when a redacted version was made public. Melville will be presenting the complete official summary report of the Senate…
  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

    Gary Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in the age of web publishing, it has become increasingly confusing for content creators to figure out how to protect their original works or to use other content legally, such as for remixes or parodies, on major websites for user-generated content, including YouTube and…
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  • Cultivating the Best Habits | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    LJ/School Library Journal staffers burnish their reading chops and cross off more titles from their 2014 TBR lists this week. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ This week, I’m reading Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: A Girlhood Among Ghosts (Vintage). It’s a strange mix of fiction, legend, and biography, in which Kingston looks back at her own childhood and adolescence as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, blending it with myths from her own culture and her imagined re-creation of her family’s life back in China. Fun fact: she also draws heavily on the story of Fa…
  • Dark Days of December | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    This week as winter tightens its grip, the School Library Journal/LJ staffers map out real and unreal worlds, learn how not to report a story, find ways to clean up your living space, and plan for future Newbery Awards. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ This weekend I was captivated by the—sometimes incendiary—world of journalism. Two weeks ago, Rolling Stone published a piece about a college freshman at the University of Virginia (referred to only as “Jackie” here) who claimed to have been gang raped at a fraternity party two years ago. Many criticized the article for making…
  • A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic

    Barbara Hoffert
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Alexander McCall SmithPhoto by Chris Watt “Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared Alexander McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel. Why, then, is he offering a modern retelling of Austen’s Emma (Pantheon, Apr. 2015), featuring that snobby busybody of whom Austen herself said, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”? In fact, McCall Smith was asked by his UK publisher, HarperCollins, to be part of the…
  • Trains, Punks, Magic, YA, and Tidying Up | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    As the holiday approaches, the staff at LJ/School Library Journal give thanks for good books about girls, trains, getting old, future worlds, sitting in the dark, and tidying up for perhaps the last time ever. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to hear one of my all-time favorite authors give a reading: mystery and suspense writer Ruth Rendell. She spoke at the Center for Fiction and signed copies of her latest book, The Girl Next Door (S. &. S.). Although it centers around a murder (what Rendell work would be complete without one?), the…
  • 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…
 
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    Annoyed Librarian

  • No Uniformity Please

    Annoyed Librarian
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    From Oldham, England comes a curious story about uniforms in libraries. It seems that despite budget problems, the town council would like to purchase uniforms and require all library employees to wear them. Presumably any uniform would be more tasteful than what a lot of librarians in the U.S. wear to work, but that’s a [...]
  • Librarians: the Latest Pawns in the Debate

    Annoyed Librarian
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    If there’s a more contentious conflict in international affairs than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then I don’t want to know about it. It’s too depressing to think about. From an outside perspective, it’s easy enough to understand at least some of the issues and motivations of both sides, but most vocal people on the matter tend [...]
  • It’s Good to be the King

    Annoyed Librarian
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Librarians by now should be used to no one in authority valuing their opinions, but the librarians at Barnard College haven’t reached that appropriate level of hopelessness and demoralization yet. They’re getting there. Barnard is building a new library bigger than their current one. Once it’s completed, the library will house 40,000 fewer books than [...]
  • Libraries Do Business as Usual

    Annoyed Librarian
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week I suggested librarians tone it down a little. Some of the hyperbole is just ridiculous, but sometimes it’s more subtle, so subtle that it’s not offensive, it’s not even inaccurate, it’s just a little puzzling. Like this blog post: Libraries Reinvent themselves in the Digital Age. It makes a good argument for how [...]
  • Tone it Down a Little

    Annoyed Librarian
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of my strongest objections to most people who want to start a library “movement” is that they too often go to extremes. They’re so extreme it’s impossible to take them seriously, or at least impossible for me to take them seriously. If we want to revisit the not so distant past, we can think [...]
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • Editorial: These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    Editorial Board
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    In our last editorial of the year, the In the Library with the Lead Pipe Editorial Board is looking back at 2014. As we did in early January, we’re sharing some of our favorite non-Lead Pipe articles, essays, speeches, or posts from the previous twelve months. Brett In honor of Lead Pipe’s new status as a CC-BY journal, I’m only considering works published in journals that have adopted CC-BY licensing. Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Trey Terrell, Susan McEvoy, Eva Kaplan, Ariel Schwartz, and Esther Ajambo. Using Open Source Tools to Create a Mobile Optimized, Crowdsourced Translation Tool.
  • Exploring Critical and Indigenous Research Methods with a Research Community: Part II – The Landing

    Robert Schroeder
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    [Photo Credit: Paulio Geordio cc ] In Brief: This article is the second and final installment of my research exploring critical and Indigenous research methods and their relation to LIS. What is the context of these twentieth century methods and what might they mean to a librarian in the twenty-first century? Read along as I discover, for myself and my “research community,” some unexpected, and perhaps profound, aspects of these research methods and their associated worldviews. When we last met I was heading off to discover “…critical and Indigenous research methodologies and what…
  • 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…
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    Library Stuff

  • DocketFish simplifies docket research process for law firms

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    “With the changing needs of the legal industry come new, innovative technologies that aim at making processes more efficient for workers in all aspects of legal. Research can be one of the more time-consuming, laborious processes for counsel, but certain software has been developed to take a stab at streamlining docket research with a new platform. DocketFish has been developed for lawyers, law librarians, paralegals and others, and includes a platform for conducting research quickly and efficiently. The platform employs caching technology to make docket and document retrieval a simple…
  • In a kingdom of books, nation’s librarian champions digital age

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    “For more than 25 years, Billington has been the librarian of Congress, a title that sounds rarefied, which, in fact, it is; only a dozen others have held the post since the library began in 1800. In the age of the Internet, it also might sound somewhat dated. Yet the 85-year-old scholar has been one of the country’s most aggressive advocates, moving the resources of the library online and expanding its educational outreach through 21st century technology. “It’s the greatest revolution since the invention of moveable type and the printing press,” said Billington, who championed…
  • Toronto Public Library appoints new city librarian

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    “Toronto’s new city librarian hopes to propel the Toronto Public Library system into the future by leading its shift toward digital technology and pioneering new approaches to library service. The library board has appointed Vickery Bowles, currently director of collections management and citywide services, to the top job, effective Jan. 5. “There are many opportunities ahead for advancing public library service for the 21st century,” Bowles, who has been working for the library for 32 years, said in a statement” (via Toronto Star)
  • St. Paul council overrides mayor’s veto on expanded library hours

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    “The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday voted to override a mayoral veto and fund evening hours at seven branch libraries. In passing the mayor’s proposed 2015 budget last week, the city council chose to make a series of changes to the proposed library budget. The amendments included redirecting $345,000 from a parking fund to open seven branch libraries from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The decision restores schedules that were trimmed during the recession.” (via TwinCities.com)
  • The great British library betrayal: Closures bring national network to brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry

    Steven M. Cohen
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    “Library services are on the brink of disaster and can only be saved if they become more like coffee shops with wi-fi, sofas and hot drinks, a report will recommend on Thursday. A combination of funding cuts and declining attendance threatens the viability of the library network unless urgent action is taken, according to the Independent Library Report for England, which was commissioned by the Government. “We’re at a critical moment for the libraries and if we’re not careful we could lose so many,” William Sieghart, who wrote the report, told The Independent. “I and a lot of…
 
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • RIP, Ernie DiMattia: a Loss to the Library World

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Libraries lost an indefatigable leader, advocate, and innovator this past summer. Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr., died from cancer in June 2014, at age 74. Maybe you've never heard of him before, but he did an awful lot of good for the profession of librarianship, and for library marketing in particular.And just last week, he was recognized posthumously by his Board of Trustees. The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Conn., had its main building renamed to honor its former president. It is now known as the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library. The newly christened Ernest A. DiMattia,…
  • Apply Now for a National Library Week Grant

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the 2015 National Library Week theme "Unlimited possibilities @ your library" (April 12-18, 2015). You'll need to access the contest guidelines here. There are links to past winners for you to explore.This grant is generously supported by Scholastic Library Publishing.To apply for this year's grant, complete the electronic application here. Deadline for grant applications is December 30, 2014.Proposals are judged by the National Library…
  • 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,…
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    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • Facebook And YouTube Account For Almost 40% Of All Mobile Internet Traffic

    Stephen Abram
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    Facebook And YouTube Account For Almost 40% Of All Mobile Internet Traffic http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-and-youtube-account-for-almost-40-of-all-mobile-internet-traffic-2014-12 Stephen
  • From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996

    Stephen Abram
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/12/15/from-lycos-to-ask-jeeves-to-facebook-tracking-the-20-most-popular-web-sites-every-year-since-1996/ Stephen
  • Creativity and the Entrepreneur

    Stephen Abram
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Creativity and the Entrepreneur http://www.jpb.com/report103/current_issue.php Here are a few creative challenges the entrepreneur regularly faces. The Business Idea Money – or Lack Thereof Grabbing Opportunities Continuous Innovation Handling People Problems with Compassion When Things Go Wrong It’s a Life Sentence “It seems that being an entrepreneur is a handicap as far as most businesses are concerned.Research has shown that not only are established businesses less likely to hire entrepreneurs than other people, but when they do hire entrepreneurs, they pay them less…
  • Spontaneous Library Flashmob (Video)

    Stephen Abram
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    Spontaneous Library Flashmob (Video)   Stephen
  • For The First Time, A Majority Of US Online Banking Customers Access Their Accounts On Smartphones And Tablets

    Stephen Abram
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    For The First Time, A Majority Of US Online Banking Customers Access Their Accounts On Smartphones And Tablets Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/for-the-first-time-a-majority-of-us-online-banking-customers-access-their-accounts-on-smartphones-and-tablets-2014-12#ixzz3LKtpPAXC   Stephen
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    Tame The Web

  • Dyslexia, Sorting, Organizing, and the Availability Heuristic

    troyswanson
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    Writer Jay Stringer wrote a piece on Panels.net about how comic books helped him deal with his dyslexia and increased his reading skills (see Dyslexia and Comics by Jay Stringer 10|24|14). He notes, “We all combine information in different ways, and at different speeds. Some can add story and plot together in a mathematical equation that leads to narrative. Dyslexics like myself can’t learn anything without a narrative to hold on to. Why am I being given this information? What does it do? What is it relevant to? What similar thing should I store it next to in my head?” (italics his) One…
  • Library Blogging: TADL’s Fine Print

    Michael
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    I am very impressed with the new blogging initiative launched by Traverse Area District Library: Fine Print is a curated collection of library inspired findings and fun to enrich your personal, professional, and creative endeavors. Fine Print is a production of the Traverse Area District Library, a network of community libraries serving Grand Traverse County through six facilities. Learn more about TADL. http://fineprint.tadl.org I especially like the “Reference Couch” entries: http://fineprint.tadl.org/category/refcouch/ Kudos to TADL, the fine folks that also brought us the…
  • 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. …
 
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    The Unquiet Librarian

  • Mucking Around in the Questions: Libraries and Critical Literacy

    The Unquiet Librarian
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    CC image http://bit.ly/1BLslM3 “Teacher librarians have tremendous opportunity to enhance student understanding and engagement with the cacophony of languages, discourses and cultures that are clashing and merging in new communications spaces. Critical information literacies would give different takes on language, text and knowledge than do the acritical, print-based pedagogies of current library curricula. Researchers and theorists have documented the powerful influence of transnational capital and global media, which frame and are framed by the identities of youth, and which…
  • 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),…
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    What I Learned Today...

  • Bookmarks for December 12, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= TAGS TAGS is a free Google Sheet template which lets you setup and run automated collection of search results from Twitter. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for December 12, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: If This Then That LibraryThing adds another neat feature New Addition to Google
  • Bookmarks for December 8, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Code.org Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Hour of Code Join the largest learning event in history, Dec 8-14, 2014. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can…
  • Bookmarks for November 25, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= PressForward A free and open-source software project launched in 2011, PressForward enables teams of researchers to aggregate, filter, and disseminate relevant scholarship using the popular WordPress web publishing platform. Just about anything available on the open web is fair game: traditional journal articles, conference papers, white papers, reports, scholarly blogs, and digital projects. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 25, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts:…
  • 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?
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    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
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • New Research Article: A Bibliometric Study Of Scholarly Articles Published By Library And Information Science Authors About Open Access

    Gary Price
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    The following article was published in the latest issue of Information Research  (Vol 19, No 4). Title A Bibliometric Study Of Scholarly Articles Published By Library And Information Science Authors About Open Access Authors Jennifer Grandbois McGill University, Montreal, Canada and Jamshid Beheshti McGill University, Montreal, Canada Source Information Research  (Vol 19, No 4). December 2014 From the Abstract Introduction. This study aims to gain a greater understanding of the development of open access practices amongst library and information science authors, since their role is…
  • UK: Wiley and Jisc Announce 2 Year Pilot Open Access Agreement

    Gary Price
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    From a Wiley Announcement (12/17/14): John Wiley and Sons has announced a pilot agreement, brokered by Jisc, for articles published on an open access basis. The agreement follows discussions, between Jisc, Wiley and the UK library community, and will enable greater support for universities during the transition to open access. Running from January 2015 to December 2017, the agreement provides credits for article processing charges (APCs) to universities that license Wiley journal content under the terms of the Jisc journal agreement. This means that universities that pay both subscription…
  • OverDrive Announces Browser-Based Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015

    Gary Price
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
    From the OverDrive Library Blog: …we’re happy to announce that browser-based audiobooks will be joining your collection in 2015 – instant access, maximum ease of use. See audiobook, play audiobook – and that’s all it takes! All of your MP3 audiobooks will also be automatically available as browser-based audiobooks: Download using the app or listen instantly in your browser! A 26 second promo video can be viewed here.
  • Call For Papers by IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section: “Libraries as Publishers”

    Gary Price
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    From the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Acquisition and Collection Development Section. IFLA’s Acquisitions and Collection Development Section invites you to submit a proposal for its open programme at the 81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Cape Town South Africa, 15-21 August 2015. Session theme In its 2015 Open Programme, IFLA’s Section on Acquisitions and Collection Development Section will begin to explore the topic of “Libraries as Publishers” and envisions an expanded version of this topic (including case…
  • Libraries Across the University of Wisconsin System Will Begin Migration to Unified Platform in About One Month

    Gary Price
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
     From U. of Wisconsin Library News: Using library resources throughout the University of Wisconsin System is about to get easier. After nearly two years of intensive work, libraries around the system will migrate to a unified library services platform (LSP) in January. It’s a transition designed to provide for greater user efficiency and collaboration, UW–Madison library officials say, and will mark the first time in UW history that the libraries will operate on a unified system. The LSP migration will begin Jan. 20 and be complete Feb. 9. The cloud-based service, called Alma [from Ex…
 
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