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Murder Most Traditional | 2015 Agatha Christie Award Nominees

Agatha Christie was the queen of the traditional mystery, and every year Malice Domestic, a fan convention, honors those titles published in the previous calendar year that best typify the qualities of Dame Christie's work (no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, among other elements). Show More Summary

Five Institutional Strategies for Textbook Affordability | From the Bell Tower

Whether you’re just getting started or want to take your program to the next level, thinking strategically about campus adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) can make a difference.

The Gadfly Alerts: They warn us of corrupted information | Blatant Berry

The first time I encountered the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) was nearly 30 years ago. Almost miraculously, PLG has survived from just after the Reagan era through the Clinton and Bush years until Obama. It is still small but manages to publish Progressive Librarian (PL), a journal that combines rigorous scholarship with a strong ideological sentiment.

Librarians, the Gathering: Designing and Publicizing a Personal Librarian Program | Peer to Peer Review

Beginning in December 2013, librarians at Alfred University, NY, began discussing the possibility of creating a Personal Librarian Program, inspired by the work of librarians at places like Drexel University and Yale University’s Medical Library. Show More Summary

David Giles and Story Bellows: BPL’s Strategy Team Looks Ahead

In Fall 2015, the Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) strategy team gained two codirectors, David Giles and Story Bellows—urban innovators with strong backgrounds in government policy. Giles joined the library as chief strategy officer in...Show More Summary

GPO Launches Beta of govinfo.gov, Site Will Eventually Replace FDsys

From Roll Call: On govinfo.gov — which the Government Publishing Office’s spokesman declared “the Google for government documents” — users can access the Congressional Record, track the course of legislation or perhaps dive into a treasure trove of information specifically on President Gerald Ford. Government geekery aside, anyone from the general public may punch out […]

IFLA Updates Statement on Public Lending Right to Include eBooks

1From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Announcement: On 9 December 2015, IFLA’s Governing Board approved an updated Statement on Public Lending Right (PLR) including a new section on eBooks. The updated statement...Show More Summary

Between Pressure & Promise: Where hyperlocal meets the big picture | Editorial

Trend watching is always fun, but it becomes an annual exercise when the New Year arrives and outfits large and small seize the moment to attempt to encapsulate the forces at work in their spheres. With the American Library Association...Show More Summary

New Strategic Alliance: Artstor Will Now Function as Part of ITHAKA, Joining JSTOR, Portico and ITHAKA S+R

UPDATE: Full Text of Letter Sent to Members of Artstor Community From Today’s Announcement: Artstor, the provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now function under the umbrella of ITHAKA, which currently operates the services JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R. Artstor, JSTOR […]

Roundup: Links to a Growing List of Library Coloring Books as “Color Our Collections Week” Begins

Monday (February 1, 2016) is the beginning of the “Color Our Collections Week” coloring event being organized by The New York Academy of Medicine. In There Own Words: As you may know by now, there is a coloring craze going on. And we want libraries and their patrons to join in the fun! Inspired in […]

Innovative Names James Tallman New Chief Executive Officer

From Today’s III Announcement: Innovative announced today that Mr. James Tallman will join the executive ranks of Innovative Interfaces as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Tallman will be focused on the company’s commitment to library success and increasing velocity in product leadership and operational excellence. Show More Summary

Members Vote to Dissolve Canadian Library Association, First Step to Create New Unified National Library Advocacy Organization

Full Text of CLA’s Announcement: Today the Canadian Library Association (CLA) took the first formal step to establish a new unified national library advocacy organization. CLA has been the national voice of the Canadian library community since 1946 and has profoundly changed the awareness of libraries and advanced many issues of critical importance to libraries […]

Increasing Participation in Your Institutional Repository

So you’ve established an institutional repository, where users can put papers, theses, and experimental data on file, making it easily accessible to the larger world. While getting an institutional repository up and running is no small feat, it’s only the first step. Show More Summary

Libraries Support Data-Sharing Across the Research Lifecycle

As more and more researchers are committed to sharing their data, libraries are seizing the opportunity to demonstrate their value across the research lifecycle and support open culture. Mandates from funding agencies have made dataShow More Summary

Supporting (Big) Data Research

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTAs scholars use new digital tools and resources to expand their scope of research and teaching, libraries are evolving to support them. While some of these tools and resources reside within the infrastructure of the library, others sit outside of it. Show More Summary

ALA President, Treasurer Candidates Speak Out | ALA Midwinter 2016

American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting attendees were presented with a slate of strong contenders from both public and academic libraries at the ALA 2017–18 Presidential and Treasurer Candidates’ Forum on Saturday evening, January 9. Show More Summary

Data Visualization

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTData visualization labs have become a hot trend in academic libraries, and with good reason. Visualization helps scholars interpret, describe, and communicate complex data sets such as census data, image collections, maps, or molecular models.Register Now!

Case Studies for Open Science

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTThe Open Science initiative aims to make research and data accessible to and reusable by the broadest possible audience. It encompasses such practices as open publication,...Show More Summary

Culture Convener | Best Small Library in America 2016

Once quaint, the Albert Wisner Public Library galvanized support for a new library that narrows the digital divide and powers a roster of nonstop programs

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