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  • Today is Look Above The Bathroom Ceiling Day

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    Brian Herzog
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    It's not, actually, but perhaps it should be. We had a plumber in the library today fixing one of our men's restrooms. In the course of his repair work, he had to go into the drop-ceiling in the bathroom, and this is what he found: I've heard of library bathroom ceilings being used as dead-drops for drug deals - which at least has a logical utility - but I don't understand why these books would have ended up in the bathroom ceiling. They all seem like old travel books, had been part of our branch library's collection, and have all been withdrawn and deleted. Not just lost and deleted, but…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

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    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Fun Interview – Check it out!

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    I was recently interviewed by Angela Hursh, the Content Team Leader for the Marketing Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Angela has a cool new blog called Content Marketing for Libraries. Go subscribe to it right now! Anyway … it was a fun interview. Here are the questions she asked me. If you want to see my answers, you have to visit her blog! The questions: It amazes me that, even today, libraries have an image of being stodgy and traditional. I think there are so many libraries doing amazing, forward-thinking things. So we obviously have a promotion…
  • An MLK day story on the importance of librarians and archivists

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    jessamyn
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Brian DeShazor the director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. He talks about finding a lost speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So, this recording, this archive is an American treasure, and every citizen in America, I hope, understands that this collection, we want to be able to make it accessible to you, the public. We want it to be in the classrooms. We want it to be in high schools. We want universities to have this for their scholarly research and their scholarly endeavors. And that will make history change. It will be able to have us, the…
  • Fatherhood (So Far, So Good)

    Agnostic, Maybe
    Andy
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Last week, we had the anatomy scan for The Wife’s pregnancy. For those unfamiliar with what this entails, it is an assessment that is done about halfway through a pregnancy in which they take a look at the development of the internal organs, measure the limbs, and examine the baby from top to bottom. It’s a milestone in the pregnancy, one that is both exciting and stressful since you see how things are progressing while on edge that a problem (however remote a chance) might appear. Unlike previous ultrasounds where the sonogram images of The Baby were pretty obvious within moments, this…
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  • Fun Interview – Check it out!

    David Lee King
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    I was recently interviewed by Angela Hursh, the Content Team Leader for the Marketing Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Angela has a cool new blog called Content Marketing for Libraries. Go subscribe to it right now! Anyway … it was a fun interview. Here are the questions she asked me. If you want to see my answers, you have to visit her blog! The questions: It amazes me that, even today, libraries have an image of being stodgy and traditional. I think there are so many libraries doing amazing, forward-thinking things. So we obviously have a promotion…
  • Use a Different Browser for Work Stuff

    David Lee King
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    My last post talked about some tools to use when managing multiple Instagram accounts. When I was writing that post, I realized that I had another tip to share … here it is! And it’s an easy one. Use separate browsers for work and personal stuff. This works great for me. For example, I’m logged into my personal Google account (for gmail, Google plus, Google Apps, etc.) all the time at work. I use Chrome for that. Chrome is also hooked into Facebook, my personal Twitter account, etc. – pretty much anything “me related” goes on Chrome. For work-related web…
  • Managing Multiple Instagram Accounts

    David Lee King
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    I recently created an Instagram account for my library (and you can find my own Instagram account here, if you’re interested). So far, we are having fun with it! I’m in the process of planning (i.e., gathering a team and setting up our first meeting), and we’ll be setting some goals for 2015. More on that later. After creating the library’s account, I quickly noticed a problem. It’s sorta awkward managing multiple Instagram accounts on my iPhone. If I want to do something on the library’s Instagram account – post a photo or manage the account…
  • How Engaging is Your Website?

    David Lee King
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    I just read Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries, by the Aspen Institute. On page 15, they talked about the library as place. I was struck by this: The library as it exists within virtual space must be considered as a wholly independent but highly integrated experience; that is, the library’s virtual presence must be as engaging as its physical space and fully serve the library’s mission built around equitable access, learning and civic development. Wow. Did you catch that? ” … as engaging as its physical space…” and “fully serve the…
  • Managing your Library’s Social Media Channels

    David Lee King
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Just an FYI – my new Library Technology Report is out! It’s titled Managing your Library’s Social Media Channels. What’s it about? From the introduction: “The process of implementing, managing, and measuring social media channels in a library setting will be discussed. Tips include: creating strategy and goals for social media channels creating teams to run the library’s social media channels connecting and communicating with customers using social media tracking usage and engagement levels using analytics and insights” Here’s a brief summary of…
 
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  • An MLK day story on the importance of librarians and archivists

    jessamyn
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Brian DeShazor the director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. He talks about finding a lost speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So, this recording, this archive is an American treasure, and every citizen in America, I hope, understands that this collection, we want to be able to make it accessible to you, the public. We want it to be in the classrooms. We want it to be in high schools. We want universities to have this for their scholarly research and their scholarly endeavors. And that will make history change. It will be able to have us, the…
  • 2014 in libraries

    jessamyn
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    I tracked the libraries that I visited this year, like every year. Previous years: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 (and this little list of reviews from 2003) I went to thirty-six different libraries in seven states and two non-US countries for eighty visits total. A bunch more than last year, but some were just for ukulele practice or tech planning sessions at a friend’s library. Here’s the short annotated list of what I was doing in libraries last year. Top three libraries are: my local public, my local academic and my summer local. Kimball – my local and also the place that…
  • 2014 reading list, a year end summary

    jessamyn
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    I started 104 books this year and finished 102. This year’s goals were twofold: read more books than last year, and read more diversely. I got the first goal accomplished but sort of at the expense of the second goal. I tried to get into a good daily reading pattern, and dug in to some book series. This meant that when I finished up the books by Archer Mayor, I had just read a large number of books by yet another white guy from New England. I didn’t read as many books by women as I’d wanted. I read a higher percentage of books by non-white, non-Western authors but I still…
  • The writer and the librarian

    jessamyn
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    As I mentioned last year sometime, I stepped down from MetaFilter. I’ve been casting around to find a few small jobs that equal one big job. I’m a lucky person in that I’m pretty employable in a general sense. But I also have a lot of smaller commitments to my local job and spending a big chunk of time away over the summer that I’m not looking for regular work per se. I had a gig writing for The Open Standard which vanished in a weird gamer-gate-related political thing (not having to do with me personally, I was just collateral damage) and I picked up some work writing…
  • 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…
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  • Fatherhood (So Far, So Good)

    Andy
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Last week, we had the anatomy scan for The Wife’s pregnancy. For those unfamiliar with what this entails, it is an assessment that is done about halfway through a pregnancy in which they take a look at the development of the internal organs, measure the limbs, and examine the baby from top to bottom. It’s a milestone in the pregnancy, one that is both exciting and stressful since you see how things are progressing while on edge that a problem (however remote a chance) might appear. Unlike previous ultrasounds where the sonogram images of The Baby were pretty obvious within moments, this…
  • In Transition

    Andy
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:19 pm
    In going through various boxes to find things to hang in my office walls, I found the picture of myself that hung at the Mover & Shaker luncheon reception back in 2010. My friend Mo had saved it and mailed it to me since I had split before the end of that social event for some reason or another. Looking at it on the eve of the New Year, I had to take time to pause and reflect on that moment and everything afterward. Even though the passage of time has been only half a decade, it felt like a lifetime ago. I’ve been divorced, moved, remarried, moved again, found a new job, bought a house…
  • 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…
 
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  • Today is Look Above The Bathroom Ceiling Day

    Brian Herzog
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    It's not, actually, but perhaps it should be. We had a plumber in the library today fixing one of our men's restrooms. In the course of his repair work, he had to go into the drop-ceiling in the bathroom, and this is what he found: I've heard of library bathroom ceilings being used as dead-drops for drug deals - which at least has a logical utility - but I don't understand why these books would have ended up in the bathroom ceiling. They all seem like old travel books, had been part of our branch library's collection, and have all been withdrawn and deleted. Not just lost and deleted, but…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 1/19/15

    Brian Herzog
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    I hate coming across as cynical and patron-deprecating on this blog, but I could not resist reposting this comic. I'm sure everyone who has worked at a reference desk has gone through this same thought process - for me, it was almost a GOOMHR moment and sums up much of the reference help I've given this week: I can even forgive the scroll wheel thing, but typing the URL into a search box and clicking "Search" instead of using the Enter key cracked me up.
  • When To Use .jpg vs. .gif vs. .png

    Brian Herzog
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    If you work on your library's website, this infographic on when to use different graphic formats might be useful. Tech things like this always interest me (if you're only a little interested, skip down to the What Should You Use section at the very bottom for the summary). (via) And speaking of image stuff, Here's a List of More Than 30 Free Image Sites That Don't Look Stock-y. Nice-looking free images are always a good resource. (via)
  • Reference Question of the Week – 1/11/15

    Brian Herzog
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    I know this is going to make me sound petty, but this happened on a bad day and it made me just shake my head. A patron came up to the desk and said, I'm looking for a book that lists all the medical tests on one page. I got it from here before, or maybe the Lowell Library, but I don't remember what it was or what it looked like. But it listed all the medical tests on one page so you could read about them, and if you just type in "medical tests" I'm sure it'll come up. Do you know what book I'm talking about? But it might be at the Lowell Library. I didn't know the book, and for whatever…
  • Tax Season Should Be Fun This Year

    Brian Herzog
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    By now, hopefully you've heard what the IRS will be providing to libraries this year in the way of tax products. If not, here's the email TFOP libraries received last week: TFOP Filing Season Update While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Outlet Program, the situation has changed. As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options. We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key…
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  • What’s the Matter with Threshold Concepts?

    acrlguest
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Lori Townsend, Learning Services Coordinator at the University of New Mexico; Silvia Lu, Reference and Social Media Librarian and Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY; Amy R. Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, Linn-Benton Community College; and Korey Brunetti, Librarian at City College of San Francisco. Recent conversations about ACRL’s draft Framework have raised questions about both the theoretical value of threshold concepts and their usefulness as applied to information literacy instruction. This post…
  • “Sunrise, Sunset”: A Reflection on Assessment and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

    acrlguest
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Donna Witek, Associate Professor and Public Services Librarian at the University of Scranton. Photo by Moyan Brenn on Flickr When I first learned about assessment at the very beginning of my professional work as a librarian, there was one aspect of the process that made complete sense to me. I was instructed that an assessment plan is just that–a plan–and that it is not only OK but expected for the plan to change at some point, either during or after it’s been put into action. Now, the specifics on how these changes happen, what are best…
  • Students Taking Back the Conversation: The 2015 LIS Symposium on Education

    Sarah Crissinger
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I wouldn’t normally use this space to discuss or promote upcoming professional development opportunities. However, as an LIS graduate student contributing to a national platform like ACRLog, I feel compelled to share LIS students’ current concerns and activities, especially if they affect the rest of the professional body. LIS students have been discussing placement, pay inequality, a lack of diversity in the profession, and gaps in LIS school curriculum and pre-professional opportunities through informal means for at least the last decade. These conversations have taken place in white…
  • Scholarship as Conversation: The Response to the Framework for Information Literacy

    acrlguest
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Jacob Berg, Director of Library Services at Trinity Washington University. The Association of College and Research Library’s (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (pdf) has gone through three drafts, and was sent to the ACRL Board of Directors for approval earlier this month. It was possible to do an excellent job of teaching information literacy (IL) under the old Standards, and that remains the case. It was also possible to do a lousy job. Nothing has changed. The same is true of the Framework; some campuses will thrive…
  • The Making of an Instructional Design Librarian

    Lindsay O'Neill
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m now in my sixth month and second semester as a tenure-track Instructional Design Librarian, which is a new position at my library. In December I completed my second master’s in Educational Technology (specializing in instructional design) so now I can call myself an instructional designer with confidence. I’m a new academic librarian AND a new instructional designer, and my job is to wear both of those hats, often at the same time.* I spent a lot of fall semester figuring out exactly how an Instructional Design Librarian should fit in at my institution Figuring out my role(s) and…
 
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  • Measure the Future

    griffey
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    I am beyond thrilled to announce that my project Make the Things that Measure the Future: Open Hardware & Libraries has been awarded one of the eight John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge grants. The winners of these grants seek to answer the question “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgable communities?” What are we going to be doing? Here’s a quick video that explains the project: As a result of this, I give you the Measure the Future Project.  That’s the website where we will be reporting on our…
  • Calling all collection development librarians

    griffey
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    Or, actually, any librarian that feels comfortable doing evaluation of a couple of recommendation engines. I have an opportunity for four librarians that want to do a few hours worth of work examining book recommendation engines, take notes and write up their findings in a couple of pages, and get paid for the work. The general idea is to see which of two engines provide “better” recommendations based on your expectations and professional knowledge. I’ve been asked to organize the review so that the process is blinded as well as I can manage: you won’t know who asked…
  • State of the Union 2015 Tag Cloud

    griffey
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:49 pm
    This is the ninth in my yearly posting of a word cloud for the President’s State of the Union address to the nation. Every year, the words shift slightly, the rhetoric being used changes subtly. But the last couple of years have been far more hopeful than when I started doing this, when the words were “terrorists” and “fighting” and “security”. I’m much happier with a State of the Union that includes “families” and “jobs”. Here are links to the previous 8 years worth of tag clouds, if you want to see the changes yourself.
  • CES 2015 MegaPost

    griffey
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    One last CES 2015 post, collecting the video coverage I did in one place so that you can watch them all at once if you so please. I don’t recommend consumption of video in parallel, though…generally speaking, it’s best consumed serially. Here’s all five of my CES2015 videos for your viewing pleasure: CES2015 Preview CES 2015 Unveiled CES 2015 Press Day CES 2015 3D Printers CES 2015 Best & Worst Wrap Up Thanks one last time to Springshare for sponsoring my CES2015 coverage. If your library needs a solution for desk scheduling, research guides, or room booking,…
  • CES 2015 – Best & Worst

    griffey
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    Here’s my last video from CES2015, a wrap-up that’s full of the best and worst of the technology that I saw. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed my coverage, and I’ll get a chance to head back next year for another run at the largest technology show in the world. If you want to catch up on all of my coverage, you can see everything I posted via this link.  And if you have any questions about technology and libraries, want to pick my brain about anything that I saw, or want to ask me about specific technology recommendations for your library, feel free to drop me a line. CES 2015…
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  • Friday Evening Buzz, January 30th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Phil Bradley has cleaned up and updated his list of search engines. Between additions and subtractions there are still over 180 engines on this list… Yahoo is teaming up with Snapchat. Wait, what? Just when you thought it was safe to quit downloading security updates: Here’s another emergency Flash patch. Sure, why not: tracking pollen counts with Google searches. “Parker tracked trends in Google searches for terms such as ‘pollen’ and ‘Zyrtec’ in Metro Atlanta from 2004 to 2011. He compared those trends with measurements taken at two local pollen…
  • Short Tuesday Morning Buzz, January 27th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Do you have a Twitter account? Then you’re a poet and you don’t know it! A new tool makes poetry out of your tweets. I asked it to make me a poem and it took a long time but I got two lovely poems out of it. Hold your mouse over the lines to see where they come from; this is handy as I was racking my brains to figure out when I’d written “Muppet strut.” The University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection is now online with over 350 items. I have trouble just managing one! From David Lee King: Tools for managing multiple Instagram accounts. This was actually…
  • Monday Morning Buzz, January 26th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Delicious is planning some upgrades to its APIs. The announcement was made on 21 January but no details yet (and no new entries in the blog.) Amit never runs out of fun ideas: How to find all your “egg followers” on Twitter. I know you’ve been wanting to turn your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos. Here ya go. Elegant Themes has a roundup of 15 apps for holding Webinars. All the usual suspects are here (Google Hangouts, etc.) but also several I’d never heard of. Pinterest is now personalizing search results depending on whether you’re male or female. I…
  • Short Friday Afternoon Buzz, January 23rd, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Apparently there are rumors going around that Google might buy Twitter. That actually kind of works, in my mind. But Venture Beat says no… at least not yet. “Here’s the reality. Twitter’s stock may be down to $39.07 from its 52-week high of $62.07. But the company is still valued at a steep $24.43 billion. Google’s largest acquisition to date was Motorola for $12.4 billion, and it promptly sold that company to Lenovo less than two years later.” Language wonk? Check out this analysis of Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. “Schmidt ana­lyzed the…
  • Short Wednesday Evening Buzz, January 21st, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Apparently search engines are now the most trusted new source. Not sure how that works, since the news indexed by search engines is often from “traditional” sources… SplashData has released its annual “Worst Passwords” list (PRESS RELEASE). 123456? Really? Google has invested one billion dollars in SpaceX. “Although SpaceX was extremely vague about what this investment would mean, reports from earlier this week indicated that it would be used to help build a satellite-based Internet service that would help connect billions of people to the web who today…
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  • App Learning for Librarians

    Patrick Hogan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Nicole Hennig would love to see more librarians reviewing apps. “Have you noticed how uniformed many of the app-store reviews are?” she asks readers of her recent Library Technology Report "Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services." Often people write a review without understanding what the app was meant to do. Or they dash off a technical support question. Librarianship has a long tradition of reviewing books. Now is the time to apply those well-honed skills to apps and help your community find what they need in a chaotic marketplace. For a general guide to…
  • CES 2015 Press Day

    Patrick Hogan
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Jason Griffey reports on what he saw at CES press day-- a few 3D printers, including Ultimaker, a good library option; another small robot programmable in Google's Blockly, a visual programming editor; Samsung's SSD; and a drone. The soundtrack starts rough, but is much better after one minute. Jason's coverage of CES is sponsored by Spingshare. Visit his blog Pattern Recognition for ongoing reports.
  • ICV Partners Acquires SirsiDynix

    Marshall Breeding
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    A new era in the corporate history of SirsiDynix, one of the corporate giants of the library technology industry, has begun. After more than eight years of ownership, Vista Equity Partners has sold SirsiDynix to ICV Partners, with Vista retaining and company executives acquiring minority stakes in the company. While it is too early to assess how new investment owners will shape the direction of the company going forward, it is clear that SirsiDynix remains a major force in the industry with a very large number of libraries relying on its success.   SirsiDynix, along with other Ex Libris,…
  • Reports from CES 2015

    Patrick Hogan
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Jason Griffey is attending CES 2015. We'll be sharing a few of his videos as he looks at upcoming consumer electronics with an eye to library service. In the first day's press event, among the technology he saw was the Ozobot, a small robot that is programmable using Google's blockly programming editor. Visit Jason's blog Pattern Recognition for ongoing reports.
  • Operational Sofware in 3D Printing

    Jason Griffey
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Editor's Note: This post is one of a series excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." I’m using the term operational software to refer to your direct interface with the 3D printer, whether you’re preparing STL files for printing or actually creating the output file that the printer understands. This post focuses on the software needed for Fused Deposition printing, as that’s the most likely to be of use in a library. And once you get into SLS and other types, the software/process will likely be proprietary. Much like a desktop printer…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Are You “The Man” or “The Mobilizer?” | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Leaders have the power: To make changes. To set direction. To accomplish things. The nature of power is changing. Smart leaders will learn how to make the most of it. A memorable scene from the movie School of Rock has Jack Black, impersonating a teacher, introducing his class to “The Man.” This mysterious “man” that we all have known at one time or another uses his or her power to know, own, or control resources in order to get his desired outcome. Few people want to work for the man. The man’s approach to power may have gotten results in the past, but contemporary leaders need to…
  • Plans for New Barnard Library Prove Divisive

    Lisa Peet
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    After years of planning, New York City’s Barnard College is ready to begin construction on its new Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), which will replace Barnard’s Wollman Library in Lehman Hall. New academic libraries are usually considered a positive thing by their college constituencies. Barnard’s plan of action, however, has proved to be divisive, in the process throwing a light on the question of who gets to make the decisions in a library, and who is shut out of the conversation. In December 2014, Barnard president Debora Spar presented library faculty with plans for the new…
  • Do Libraries Change the World? Should They? Short Answer: Yes | Peer to Peer Review

    Rick Anderson
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    For the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the answer to this question is yes: libraries have a central mission to change the world—to make it a better, more intelligent, more tolerant, more open-minded place, one that is (thanks in part to our professional efforts) increasingly filled with well-informed critical thinkers who will, themselves, take the tools and skills with which the library has provided them and go on to make the world even better. This is what the library exists to do. Man, it really feels good to agree on that point, doesn’t it? I think if we were to…
  • Design Thinking for Flexible Solutions | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    As academic librarians become more design influenced there are some lessons to be learned from what’s happening in the world of digital gadgetry. Success is less about easy fixes or fancy features and more about flexibility. In my next to last column of 2014 I made the bold suggestion that perhaps librarianship needed to shift focus from science to design. My observation is that academic librarians spend much of their professional time doing design related work while few of us, I suspect, excepting an occasional research project, would consider ourselves scientists. My simple proposition…
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  • 21 Illustrated Books for African American History Month | Graphic Novels Short Takes

    Martha Cornog
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    In 2014, the comics world saw a new focus on diversity. No fewer than four panels on African American comics were held at the New York Comic Con, and even the tiny Philadelphia-based Locust Moon Comics Festival included a panel on Hip-Hop and Comics. For rapper Schoolly D, “It was a requirement in my family that everybody do painting, drawing, poetry.” Another “origin story” came from Locust Moon panelist artist Eric Orr: “When I was a kid, my parents used to pick up the Sunday paper on the way to church. So I’d hunker down in the back pew and read the comics. But my parents got…
  • Music and Lyrics: Five Books on Sound and Singers | Wyatt’s World

    Neal Wyatt
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Looking for a display idea? Consider collecting the recent raft of memoirs by musicians and cultural histories of music together. Here’s a quintet of titles to suggest and showcase. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys: A Memoir by Viv Albertine (Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s). With raw honesty Albertine recounts her years immersed in punk culture—from her band the Slits to relationships with Mick Jones and others. She also describes life less glamorous, as she grows up and realizes issues of identity and belonging are not confined to a stage. Words Without…
  • Franklin and Norman’s Siege Winter | RA Crossroads

    Neal Wyatt
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column archers, Empress Matilda, and a band of fellows lead me down a winding path. Begin: Franklin, Ariana & Samantha Norman. The Siege Winter. Morrow. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780062282569. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062282583. HISTORICAL FICTION No, this title does not star Adelia Aguilar and Rowley Picot (featured in…
  • Audiobooks by Cussler, Hamilton, Higgins, McCullough, Matthiessen, & Stone | Xpress Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Week ending January 30, 2015 Cussler, Clive & Graham Brown. Ghost Ship. (NUMA Files, Bk. 12). 10 CDs. 12½ hrs. Penguin Audio. 2014. ISBN 9781611762594. $39.95. MP3-CD. Playaway digital. digital download. F In the latest book featuring Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, the Trouts, and the NUMA crew, the team discovers a ship covered with vines and vegetation floating in the ocean. The ship’s mysterious past is connected to a sinister crime family who are now human traffickers, bank robbers, kidnappers, and computer hackers whom Kurt believes were responsible for drowning his former fiancée.
  • Graphic Novels from Ikeda and Loeb & others | Xpress Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    Week ending January 30, 2015 Ikeda, Takashi (text & illus.). Whispered Words. Vol. 1. 472p. ISBN 9781935548454. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781935548911. Ikeda, Takashi (text & illus.). Whispered Words. Vol. 2. 456p. ISBN 9781935548577. pap. $16.95. ea. vol: One Peace. 2014. tr. from Japanese by Julianne Neville. MANGA Volumes 1 and 2 of Ikeda’s “Whispered Words” series has here been translated into English for readers looking for fresh manga in the yuri genre. The central plot revolves around Sumika and Ushio, best friends and high school classmates, and their trials in love and…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • January Wrap-Up: NBCC Awards & a Final Midwinter Reminder

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The National Book Critics Circle did something different when it chose its 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, general nonfiction, and poetry—for the best books of 2014. For the first time ever, one book, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf), was nominated in two categories: poetry and criticism. What’s especially exciting is that Rankine’s small-press double header leads off a list that’s rich in titles beyond the Big Five. Read more, and don’t forget: ALA Midwinter is coming soon, I’m really…
  • Roger Hobbs, Kevin P. Keating, Jeff Lindsay, James Neff, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, & Jane Urquhart | Barbara’s Picks, Jul. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Hobbs, Roger. Vanishing Games. Knopf. Jul. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780385352642. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385352659. CD: Random Audio. SUSPENSE The darling of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hobbs’s Ghostman was a stand-out debut, with rights sold to 25 countries, a film option snatched by Warner Bros., and 70,000 copies sold across formats in the United States. It was also awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, with Hobbs the youngest winner ever. This follow-up again features ghostly Jack, unseen and unknown by most people but always accessible to his boss, Angela, though for…
  • Literary (Couto, Gladstone), Historical (Forsyth, Iggulden), & Women’s (Harbison, Hopkins) | Fiction Previews, Jul. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Couto, Mia. Confession of the Lioness. Farrar. Jul. 2015. 208p. tr. from Portuguese by David Brookshaw. ISBN 9780374129231. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780374710958. LITERARY Winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, among other awards, and one of the major writers of Portuguese-speaking Africa, Couto sets this dark and mysterious tale in the isolated village of Kulumani. The women there are being stalked by lionesses, so the village hires an outsider tellingly named Archangel Bullseye to track and kill them. But Archangel begins to suspect that there’s a mystery here he doesn’t…
  • Kate Braestrup, Sen. Claire McCaskill, New Yorker Staffers Finnegan & Marx, & More | Memoir Previews, Jul. 2015, Pt. 3

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Little, Brown. Jul. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780316373784. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316259330. lib. ebk. ISBN 9780316373760. Downloadable: Hachette Audio. MEMOIR Braestrup came crashingly to our attention with Here If You Need Me, a heart shaker about her pursuing a career as chaplain to the Maine (Game) Warden Service after the death of her state trooper husband. She’s since written other well-received works, including a memoir of her happy remarriage. Here, as a protective mother who’s also taught the value of service,…
  • National Book Critics Circle Announces Its 2014 Awards Finalists

    Barbara Hoffert
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    The National Book Critics Circle did something different when it chose its 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, general nonfiction, and poetry—for the best books of 2014. For the first time ever, one book was nominated in two categories: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf), a daring prose poem reminding us that the work to resolve racism in American society is hardly done. That Rankine’s work made the poetry cut is no surprise, as it was a National Book Award finalist (and an LJ Best Book in Poetry as well). The criticism…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • SF History, Guides to Champagne, The Beatles | Reference Reviews, January 2015

    LJ Reviews
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction. Firefly. 2014. 576p. ed. by Guy Haley. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781770852648. $29.95. REF Haley’s (The Death of Integrity) comprehensive volume spans nearly 200 years of sf history. Its content is international in scope, featuring Chinese magazine Science Fiction World, Japanese manga Akira, and German pulp series Perry Rhodan along with diverse directors, producers, animators, and writers. Profiled are the genre’s originators such as Mary Shelley, innovators including Phillip K. Dick, and modern mainstays…
  • Q&A: Mike Sweet

    Henrietta Verma
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. The company is a champion of information literacy, having, for example, released various iterations of Literati, a customized resource that helps libraries to make the most of staff information-literacy expertise while freeing up their time by offering premade tutorials and assessments. Part of Literati is Credo’s Information Literacy Course Modules, released last year. Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo, recently talked to LJ about Credo and libraries. Mike, when…
  • Reviewers of the Year 2014

    LJ Reviews
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Providing librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource is our bread and butter. To our hundreds of tireless reviewers, a big thank you! Each year, we take the chance to recognize a few who stood out that much more. Below, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014. John R. Burch Dean of Library Services and Associate Professor of History, Campbellsville University, KY John’s extensive knowledge of history is unparalleled. In the past year, he has reviewed books in his specialties of colonial and Native American…
  • The Loeb Classical Library from Harvard University Press | Reference eReviews, December 2014

    LJ Reviews
    24 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Loeb Classical Library Harvard University Press; loebclassics.com To request a free trial, visit www.hup.harvard.edu/features/loeb/digital-edition-free-trial-request or email LoebClassics_Sales@harvard.edu By Bonnie J.M. Swoger CONTENT The Loeb Classical Library has been an important tool for historians and classicists for more than 100 years. The print volumes are small by design, allowing scholars to easily carry them as reference material. Each volume consists of a classical work printed in its original Greek or Latin with an English translation on the facing page. Included are works from…
  • Guides to Food History, Publishing, Magical Realism, World Religions, with New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, December 2014

    LJ Reviews
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Food History: Critical and Primary Sources. 4 vols. Bloomsbury Academic. 2014. 1700p. ed. by Jeffrey M. Pilcher. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780857854230. $890. REF According to its preface, this set “seeks to guide readers through the voluminous literature now available on the history and culture of food.” This interdisciplinary, chronologically arranged collection of 76 previously published works compiled by Pilcher (food history, Univ. of Toronto, Scarborough; Food in World History) begins with human evolution and the establishment of agrarian and pastoral societies and ends with coverage of…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
 
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Ingram’s Shawn Morin on Moving Out from Behind the Scenes

    Lisa Peet
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shawn Morin was named president and COO of Ingram Content Group on January 6. He joined the company in 2009 as chief information officer, and had served as COO of the company since June 2012, managing the company’s commercial activities, systems, and operations. LJ sat down with Morin soon after his appointment to talk about some of the innovative work Ingram has been doing, an exciting new tool launching soon, and what the space shuttle has to do with publishing technology. LJ: How will the addition of the President title influence what you’re doing? SM: What you’ll see, with the…
  • The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

    Bradley Crosby
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and…
  • Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

    Lisa Peet
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The front cover of Charlie Hebdo‘s January 2015 edition. (Headline translation: “All is forgiven.”) On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by…
  • All or Nothing | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    After three columns in a row about the ebook situation for libraries, I thought I was finished with the discussion, but then I got an email from an ebook vendor. He pointed out that his ebook publishing platform did all the things I had said I wanted from library ebooks, and asked, very politely, why, then, hadn’t my library bought any of them? Here is my answer. It probably doesn’t apply to every library, but it applies to some of them, especially some of the larger ones. The bulk of English-language scholarly books come into my library via an approval plan. The approval plan is paid for…
  • Pilot Project: Three Chicago Public Library Branches Will Begin Lending Internet Routers and Tablets Next Month

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicagoans using three branch libraries — Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass — will be able to check out Wi-Fi “hotspot” devices and tablets along with their books, periodicals and movies, thanks to $575,000 in grants tailor-made to bridge the digital divide. [Clip] Each of the three branch libraries will circulate roughly 100 hotspot devices that allow residents to check them out for up to three weeks at a time. The Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches also will each lend library patrons up to 10 tablets and have an…
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  • Detecting, Dancing, Dying | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    The LJ/School Library Journal staffers like their reading dark and doggy this week, with a large dose of long-form journalism to supplement the books. Liz French, Senior Editor, LJ Reviews It’s been a good week for midcentury crime waves in my neck of the woods. I’m alternating between James Ellroy’s Perfidia (Knopf)—1941 Los Angeles cops, criminals, and cop-criminals—with Dennis Lehane’s “Joe Coughlin” trilogy closer, World Gone By (Morrow)—1940s Florida criminals and some cops. Lehane’s latest aspires to be more literary than its predecessors—as noted in my…
  • The Digital Einstein Papers and Other New Releases

    Henrietta Verma
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Digital Einstein Papers (einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu) is an open-access database launched by Princeton University Press on December 5, 2014. This growing resource of the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879–1955) offers 13 volumes published so far of the Einstein Papers Project (www.einstein.caltech.edu), which in turn uses material that is housed at Hebrew University in Israel. The volumes currently include materials from Einstein’s youth to 1923; further papers will be added two years after each of the relevant books is published. The database is attractive…
  • Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? Let the Debate Begin

    Wilda Williams
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Is Amazon the reader’s friend? In the recent Hachette-Amazon ebook pricing dispute, the Seattle online retailer argued that lower prices resulted in more sales and more readers. On the other hand,  Hachette, speaking for many publishers, contended that it needed to recoup its costs (from authors’ advances to marketing expenses) through pricing that reflected its investment in a book. Although the dispute is resolved for the moment, it has raised some questions about Amazon’s business practices and monopolistic impulses (is it good for readers if Amazon is the only retail outlet…
  • What We Loved Best in 2014 | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    As 2014 wound down and everybody in the world composed their “best-of” lists, I consulted my fabulous roster of WWR contributors about the best book they read in the past year. It didn’t have to be a 2014 title, though for most of the gang, it was; a lot of the people just couldn’t choose (though several contributors spoke reverently but off the record about an LJ Best Book of 2014, David Nicholls’s Us). And then there are we happy few, those of us who buckled down and made a choice. With that done, we’re ready for the tomes of 2015. Bring ‘em on! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor,…
  • Q&A: Mike Sweet

    Henrietta Verma
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. The company is a champion of information literacy, having, for example, released various iterations of Literati, a customized resource that helps libraries to make the most of staff information-literacy expertise while freeing up their time by offering premade tutorials and assessments. Part of Literati is Credo’s Information Literacy Course Modules, released last year. Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo, recently talked to LJ about Credo and libraries. Mike, when…
 
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  • Time to Beef Up the Security

    Annoyed Librarian
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I knew something bad would happen when libraries got into the videogame business, and now it has: massive theft. I hate to say I told you so, but, no, actually I don’t hate that. I told you so. Okay, maybe I didn’t. One smoky slacker has apparently stolen $14,000 worth of video games from possibly […]
  • You and Everyone You Live With

    Annoyed Librarian
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    A Kind Reader wrote me about an annoying situation in a library that I’d never heard of, the situation that is, not the library, although I hadn’t heard of the library either. I’m curious if this sort of thing is common, because it seems very unlibrarylike. Kind Reader, a librarian herself, was trying to check […]
  • A Proposed Impractical Solution

    Annoyed Librarian
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    My last post wasn’t the only response to the protests and woes of the Fairfax County library system. A letter to the editor of the Washington Post also proposed a new option for the library’s future, and it’s pretty funny. The article from the Post “raised an important question that few have bothered to address: […]
  • Books Every Library Should Have?

    Annoyed Librarian
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Concerned citizens in Fairfax County, VA are protesting as librarians rapidly shrink the book collection. Here are some numbers from the article: The library’s total collection has decreased from around 2.75 million items in 2004 to 2.4 million items in 2013, a drop of about 350,000 books, magazines and online materials, even as Fairfax added […]
  • Introspection

    Annoyed Librarian
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Every once in a while the blog gets a comment that makes me laugh out loud. Here’s one from last week from someone who’s apparently a bigger fan of Facebook than I am: Your blog is a sad wasteland of miserableness. Do you think this is clever? Yes, people do these things but you are […]
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • A Conversation with Librarian-Editors

    Ellie Collier
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In brief: Ellie Collier interviews several librarian-editors about the publishing process, with a focus on “call for chapters” style books. Introduction: I began working on In the Library with the Lead Pipe in 2008 as a founding editor and author, despite hating to write. The prospect seemed too exciting to let my own dislike of writing get in the way. I was the first editorial board member to step off of our initial author rotation and I remain grateful that the board let me stay on in an editorial role only, stepping back into a writing role from time to time to share survey results or…
  • On Scholarly Communication and the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

    Andrew Lopez
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Photo of a class in radio technology at Radcliffe College 1922. Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.   In Brief: At Temple University Libraries (TUL), librarian Fred Rowland began conducting interviews and sharing them as streaming audio through TUL’s website in 2007. The following interview transcript with digital humanities scholar Kathleen Fitzpatrick offers insight into her work and a discussion about the future of scholarly communication. An introduction has been added to the interview, which addresses both the transcription process and the implications of using digital media to make…
  • 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…
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  • Online Colleges That Offer Laptops and iPads

    Ellyssa Kroski
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Are you about to start your online college career? Did you know that many online college programs offer either free or deeply discounted laptops to their students? And others provide free iPads to those enrolled in their programs! It goes without saying that you will need to have a reliable computing device throughout your years of study so that you can access lectures, learning management systems, word processing software, and more. Online colleges have become quite savvy about this and have started to create lists of “minimum requirements” that students’ computers must have in order…
  • Farewell to iLibrarian

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

    Staff Writers
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Since the passing of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005, federal aid has been made available to students enrolled in accredited online degree programs. Before the act, online education was widely considered a suspect way to earn a degree, which meant online-enrolled students were denied access to major sources of aid. But today these programs have earned the recognition and financial support that all legitimate post-secondary operations are entitled to. Yet, in spite of this win, misinformation about online education continues to circulate. And as you might expect, prospective…
  • Privacy Tip: How to Delete All Your Facebook Messages at Once

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

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

  • Boston library projects land $700,000 from Knight Foundation to teach public about privacy and city data

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    “On Friday, The Knight Foundation awarded over $700,000 in grants to two Boston-based organizations that are using libraries to educate the public about digital privacy tools and share information about public data.  One of the winning projects, Open Data to Open Knowledge, was submitted by Boston’s chief information officer Jascha Franklin-Hodge, and seeks to take data gleaned from the city’s Open Data project and make it publicly available to the citizens through the network of public libraries. “By working with our vast network of public and academic research libraries, the…
  • Effort Makes Texts of Early English Books Available Online

    Steven M. Cohen
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    “A partnership is making the texts of the first printed editions of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton and other early English books available online. The University of Michigan Library, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473 to 1700. These include more than 5,600 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.” (via AP)
  • 22 ATLA libraries now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services

    Steven M. Cohen
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    “Twenty-two member libraries of the American Theological Library Association are now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite. WMS offers librarians a cost-effective way to manage workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services for their users.” (via OCLC)
  • Construction to begin on long-delayed Queens Library branch

    Steven M. Cohen
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    “Better late than never. A long-delayed Queens library is finally getting off the ground, with construction set to begin in the next few weeks, officials will announce Thursday. Workers have begun sampling the soil around the future site of the Queens Library’s Hunters Point branch, which will be the system’s first newly built branch in more than 20 years. The project has been delayed — and some of its vaunted green design elements scaled down — as officials struggled to come up with the money to build it and plans were simplified to keep the budget from ballooning.” (via…
  • From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homeless

    Steven M. Cohen
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    “Almost every morning at the Denver Public Library’s main branch, a group gathers on the fourth floor at the doors of the Community Technology Center, home to the library’s public access computers. Many of them are homeless or underemployed. But the DPL, like a lot of city libraries, is a safe haven during the day, especially during winter months. Public Libraries have long grappled with how to deal with and assist homeless patrons who bring a unique set of needs and challengers to librarians. Courtney Young, President of the American Library Association, says that in times of…
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • Sign Up TODAY for One of These Marketing Courses!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    I've recently learned about two online library marketing courses that are starting on Monday, February 2. Here's basic info on both:Marketing the 21st Century Library, taught by Debra Lucas-Alfierivia Simmons CollegeFeb. 1 – Feb. 28, 2015$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)What you earn: Continuing education credit"Marketing in the 21st century library is a four-week course designed for MLS candidates, graduates, librarians and paraprofessionals who are charged with creating marketing and promotions plans." More info and the registration link are here.Library Advocacy Unshushed, taught by…
  • Enter the LibraryAware Contest By Jan. 26

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Have you been working hard to make sure that everyone in your community knows what your public library has to offer? Then you should enter the LibraryAware Community Award contest!According to the details: "The LibraryAware Community Award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community and will recognize a library or library system that has demonstrated its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it—and has delivered on that promise."The contest is sponsored by Library Journal and funded by LibraryAware, a product that enables better promotion and…
  • 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…
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    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts

    Stephen Abram
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:42 am
    Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts Part 1 by Nancy K. Herther [Part 2 follows] http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Ebooks-in–Trends-and-Forecasts-Part–101446.asp “In 2014, two library systems—Toronto Public Library and King County Library System in Washington—experienced more than 2 million checkouts from OverDrive. Additionally, eight library systems had circulations of more than 1 million. These numbers include ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music and video, and electronic periodicals. Clearly, e-reading is becoming a staple in libraries across North America.
  • Friday Fun: The Literary Origins of 15 Words: INFOGRAPHIC

    Stephen Abram
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    The Literary Origins of 15 Words: INFOGRAPHIC http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/the-literary-origins-of-15-words-infographic/97853 Stephen
  • Friday Fun: What your phone texting hand position says about you

    Stephen Abram
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    What your phone texting hand position says about you http://boingboing.net/2015/01/05/what-your-phone-texting-hand-p.html Stephen
  • Higher Education Issues: 15 for ’15

    Stephen Abram
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Forbes: Higher Education Issues: 15 for ’15 http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnebersole/2015/01/06/higher-education-issues-15-for-15/ Reauthorization of the Higher Ed Act. Competency-Based Education (CBE). Skills Gap. Gainful Employment. Unions. New Business Models. The President’s New Rating System. Jobs for Vets. The Relevancy of Degrees. Technology. Outcomes. Completion. Cost. State Protectionism. Internationalism. Bonus: Campus Climate. Stephen
  • What are the best times to post updates to social media? (infographic)

    Stephen Abram
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    What are the best times to post updates to social media? (infographic) http://dot-design.co.uk/best-times-post-updates-social-media-infographic/   Stephen
 
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    Tame The Web

  • Internet Librarian International 2015 Call for Speakers

    Michael
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Dynamic disruption: transforming the library Submissions deadline 15 April 2015 Val Skelton Programme Director Katherine Allen  Conference Director Information Today invites you to submit your presentation ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the fast-growing innovation and technology conference that attracts hundreds of global library and information professionals each year. We are seeking innovative case studies and discussions on the ideas, strategies and practical implementations that are helping you make a difference to your organisations, clients and…
  • Upcoming Presentations Winter 2015

    Michael
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    January 29: Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond. Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario. January 30: MOOCs for Librarians: Key Takeaways from Two Large Scale Professional Development Courses, Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario. February 27, 2015: Keynote – Learning Everywhere: Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries, Alaska Library Association Conference, Juneau, Alaska.  
  • Cosplay, Comics and Geek Culture in Libraries Site

    Michael
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Don’t miss this new venture from Ellyssa Kroski and a great group of writers. It’s a great way to explore some of the ways libraries are reaching out to fan communities of all kinds. http://ccgclibraries.com Welcome to Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries! This is an exciting time for geeks of all kinds to be involved with libraries as today’s savvy libraries have begun to embrace new ways to engage library patrons such as fandom events, comic book and graphic novel collections, comic cons, cosplay events, and more.  The intersection of these interests with libraries…
  • Office Hours: It’s About Time

    Michael
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    And my last column of 2014 – for got to post! http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/11/opinion/michael-stephens/its-about-time-office-hours/ Have you said this in a meeting or a discussion with a colleague? Has this rolled off the tongue when confronted with an unexpected change, a new technology, or another initiative? Many of us are stretched to our limits. I applaud the folks I meet who have absorbed more and more duties as staffing patterns have changed. Just recently, at a meeting of the Council of State Library Agencies in the Northeast in Cape May, NJ, I dined with librarians who…
  • Office Hours: Actions and Answers

    Michael
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    My new column is up at Library Journal: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/01/opinion/michael-stephens/actions-and-answers-office-hours/ The attitudes or reflective action, highlighted in an article by Grant and Zeichner (2001), includes open-­mindedness, responsibility, and wholeheartedness. All are important and resonate deeply with me and my philosophy of what librarianship should be about. Approaching something with a sense of wholeheartedness means we are all in all the time, not just when it’s convenient. It means bucking the status quo to do the right thing at the right moment. It…
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    Information Wants To Be Free

  • Sorry Springshare, but also not sorry

    Meredith Farkas
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    So I probably didn’t make a lot of friends at Springshare with my blog post about LibGuides this morning (if you haven’t already, take a look at the update I made to my original post). And I do apologize for lumping them in with EBSCO, because it appears that they have not taken away something that people had access to in LibGuides 1.0 and made it only available in the CMS product. That said, their new API (as opposed to their old API which they shouldn’t have been called API at all because it’s not a true API, but is still available in LibGuides 2.0) is only available…
  • LibGuides, you’re not “Web 2.0″ without an open API

    Meredith Farkas
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Update: I’ve been in touch with a Springshare representative who tells me that things like the contextually aware D2L widget from Portland State University will work in LibGuides 2.0 and apparently, the responses we’d received from support were based on hypotheticals (though we’d explicitly sent the link to PSU’s code in our emails to support). This is very good news, but I am dismayed that it takes a blog post to receive a straight answer, because what we’d heard from support originally was that there was a change in access to the API. What I do know for sure is…
  • Peer learning in library instruction

    Meredith Farkas
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Teaching is such a solitary thing. Sure, you’re up in front of a bunch of students, and maybe an instructor if you’re doing course-integrated instruction, but the act still feels solitary. We try to make it less so by seeking feedback from instructors and doing assessment, but we rarely get feedback from people who really understand what we do: our colleagues in the library. But doing that can be terrifying for some. The idea of showing off your approach to teaching can be intimidating. Many of us assume that whatever our colleagues are doing in the classroom, it’s probably…
  • My year in books

    Meredith Farkas
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Growing up, I was a voracious reader. What a surprise, right? Gee, a librarian who likes to read. But something happened to me between college and grad school where I lost that zeal to lose myself in a great book. That’s not to suggest that I didn’t read, but I didn’t read much for pleasure. I mostly read to better myself professionally and personally (be a better parent, learn French, learn a skill, etc.). In college, the classes I took were so reading-heavy — I have a horrible memory of being assigned to read all of Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit in one…
  • A decade of blogging

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

  • Toward More Strategic Searching with Presearch Strategy Mapping

    The Unquiet Librarian
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Earlier this week, I shared how we used Think, Puzzle, Explore as a fun and meaningful learning structure to ignite student interest in a topic and to build prior knowledge as we started a unit of study on sustainability with 11th grade AP students.  Those of you who work at the high school level and with AP courses know that carving out sufficient time for research projects can be a challenge when so much of the course hinges on the AP courses as well as other state or district assessments administered in the spring of the year.  We know that helping teachers feel comfortable in devoting…
  • Igniting Inquiry with Think, Puzzle, and Explore

    The Unquiet Librarian
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
      Earlier this month, my colleague Jennifer Lund and I met with Linda Katz and Elizabeth Hollis, two of our 11th grade Language Arts teachers, to plan their upcoming research unit on sustainability.  We wanted to do something fun and interesting to introduce the range of topics to students that would engage them and not begin with them just browsing the resources on the project LibGuide.  We initially considered using the write-around strategy, but with so many sections of classes and possibilities for topics/subtopics, we felt the prep work involved was a bit overwhelming for the time…
  • Designing and Scaffolding Multigenre Projects and Compositions

    The Unquiet Librarian
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    I’ve been remiss in not following up on our end of the semester learning activities and experiences from our extended inquiry project with Language Arts teacher Sarah Rust.   If you haven’t had a chance to read my series of posts about our collaborative efforts or would like a refresher, you can catch up with all of the posts here.  In my last series post, I discussed different types of formative assessment we were using to evaluate student progress, processes, and products, including their research design proposals.  I’d like to share with you briefly some of the…
  • Musical Chairs + Book Tasting Rocks!

    The Unquiet Librarian
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    Upon returning from our holiday break, Jennifer Lund and I had a request from one of our Language Arts teachers to schedule her classes for the popular book tasting activity.  We faced two challenges:  the teacher wanted to do the activity in two days (a time challenge), and we had a significant number of books checked out that would make it hard to do the activity with the category oriented version we’ve done for the last year.    We decided to mix it up and put a new twist on it by incorporating elements of the “musical chairs peer review” activity that Sarah Rust and…
  • 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…
 
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  • Bookmarks for January 25, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Krita Open Source Software for Concept Artists, Digital Painters, and Illustrators Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for January 25, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Governments Urging the use of Open Source eXtensible Catalog (XC) gets more funding Evaluating Open Source
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    Nicole C. Engard
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Contiki Contiki is an open source operating system for the Internet of Things. Contiki connects tiny low-cost, low-power microcontrollers to the Internet. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for December 23, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: What’s new in Ubuntu? December is Here Who's afraid of Google?
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    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
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    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:…
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  • The New York Times Profiles NYPL Reference Librarian, Matthew Boylan

    Gary Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    It’s not all that often we see a nearly one thousand word profile of a working librarian in The New York Times but today is one of those days. Awesome! Get to know Matthew Boylan and his work as a member of the Ask N.Y.P.L virtual reference service. From the Article: Mr. Boylan and the eight other full-time researchers sit in a network of cubicles in the library’s Main Branch at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and field about 300 requests a day. “In a certain sense, the work I do begins where the Internet ends,” Mr. Boylan said. “Certain things you can’t find with Google.”…
  • EBSCO Introduces Explora, A New EBSCOhost User Interface Available for Public Library and K-12 School Library Markets

    Gary Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Here’s Some of What EBSCO Has to Say in Their Introductory Announcement: EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons. Multiple versions of Explora will be released for schools and public libraries. Each version features a unique landing page designed to best support the needs of students, patrons, teachers and librarians in their respective settings. All the versions feature an attractive,…
  • Program For Cooperative Cataloging Publishes Strategic Directions 2015-2017

    Gary Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Program For Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) (based at the Library of Congress) is (in their words): …an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards of libraries around the world. Programs include: Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program (BIBCO) Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO) PCC published a five page document that includes their vision…
  • Ingram Announces Plans to Release New Web-Based Interactive Collection Analysis Tool Powered by Edelweiss Analytics

    Gary Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    News about a new analytics product coming soon from Ingram. Ingram Library Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group Inc.company, expands the services it provides libraries with the addition of timely analytics and data powered by Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss Analytics, a web-based, interactive collection analysis tool. It gives libraries access to the most accurate and up-to-date information available on library circulation, retail sales data, title data and much more. Edelweiss Analytics tracks library circulation and monitors collections, provides recommendations on removing and/or…
  • Coming This Summer: ebrary and EBL Will Be Integrated Into a New Platform, ProQuest E-Book Central

    Gary Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Today, ProQuest is announcing the name of their new ebook platform that is scheduled to launch in mid-2015. A beta program will be announced soon. From ProQuest: ProQuest Ebook Central will feature a user-centered design that will improve ebook research and management experiences from end to end. Product engineers are working in close collaboration with researchers and librarians to create an exceptionally responsive resource. The patron interface for ProQuest Ebook Central and the ProQuest Ebook Central Reader will be based on ebrary’s fresh, modern reader. It will span the breadth of…
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  • Latest Library Links, January 30, 2015

    geberhart
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Midwinter Meeting News And so it begins Top tweets for Thursday Snowed in at Chicago's 1978 Midwinter Meeting
  • Knight News Challenge announces winners of $3 million in grants

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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    In the 12th annual Knight News Challenge, organizers asked this question: “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Twenty-two winners answered that challenge, and their names were announced January 30 at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.
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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Welcome to Midwinter 2015 in Chicago—home of ALA HQ! The Twitterverse is abuzz with excitement for #alamw15! Packing dilemmas were prominent and fashion is always a hot topic…
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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    American Libraries Online Learning together: Finding the power in co-mentoring Midwinter Meeting News Gale shuttle service schedule Chicago in books: Guardian readers' picks
 
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