Blog Profile / LibraryJournal.com


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Filed Under:Education / Library & Research
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Archived Since:August 13, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Live from the Library

Facebook Live is video streamed over Facebook and archived there afterwards. All libraries need to get started is a smartphone/tablet and the Facebook app, or a webcam attached to a computer running the Google Chrome browser.

Knight Foundation Issues Innovation Report, Grants

On March 30 the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (KF) announced the award of nearly $1 million to support five innovative library projects. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML), NC; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),...Show More Summary

eCollections Management: A Case for Vendor Support

By Edith Falk, library school lecturer, academic library consultant, and former chief librarian of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After the massive replacement of print journals by ejournals and the introduction of packages that included the whole range of journals from select publishers (now known as the Big Deal), the age of e-books dawned on […]

Open Access: Advocating for Change

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT Join this webcast to gain insight and perspective from our experts on the barriers and common misconceptions about OA, and offer some strategic and practical advice. They’ll discuss how OA can emerge as a key asset for authors, publishers and researchers--and essentially benefit humanity as a whole. Register Now!

2017 Library Journal Series Pricing Article

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT Since 1993, the annual Library Journal serials pricing article has been a trusted tool in library budget forecasting as well as a key benchmark for evaluating current funding. Join this...Show More Summary

OPeri Publishing Platform | Field Reports

Some time ago, while I was working at a small state university, the library was approached by the English department, asking if we knew of some way of putting their biannual student journal online. This publication had been coming out...Show More Summary

Disaster Recovery | Product Spotlight

The fire burned for days. Water—thousands of gallons of it—saturated the library’s materials, equipment, and interior. Smoke and water damage affected 250,000 bound volumes, two million pieces of micrographics, classified and confidential records, historical military documents, and a dedicated server room with more than 100 computer workstations. Show More Summary

Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT You may already know the biggest titles for coming months, the books that are best sellers before their official publication date. But what about sleeper hits, those great discoveriesShow More Summary

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Mary Ann Mavrinac appointed to a new five-year term as Vice Provost of the River Campus Libraries at University of Rochester, NY; Mark Sandler receives 2017 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the March 15, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Jamillah Gabriel, Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box

As African American studies information specialist and the manager of the Black Cultural Center Library at Purdue University, IN, Jamillah Gabriel has a strong interest in African American culture and writing. She also just likes a good book. When she realized that there weren’t many book box subscription services that focused on African American literature—and […]

Ransomware Hackers Target Government Offices, Libraries

Ransomware attacks on government offices, civic agencies, and schools are on the rise, and include a January 19 attack on the St. Louis Public Library (SLPL). Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts files on a computer or network. Show More Summary

Doing Fine(s)? | Fines & Fees

Fees and fines have traditionally been a fact of life for public libraries in America, even though a nonnegligible proportion of librarians and patrons have long considered fines at best an unpleasant hassle and at worst a serious barrier to access to resources for those unable to pay them. Show More Summary

Wanting More (Survey) | Library Systems Landscape 2017

Academic librarians are concerned about the decreasing number of competitors in the integrated library system (ILS) and library services platform (LSP) market, and many are dissatisfied with their current ILS or LSP, according to the results of a recent LJ survey.

Open Future | Library Systems Landscape 2017

Based on the results of LJ’s recent survey of academic libraries, more than 43% of respondents described themselves as somewhat or completely dissatisfied with their current integrated library system (ILS) or library services platform (LSP), compared with 28% dissatisfaction at public libraries in our 2016 survey.

Library Original (Q&A) | Library Systems Landscape 2017

Annette Harwood Murphy became a pioneer of library technology in 1975 as the cofounder of The Library Corporation (TLC). Murphy is currently president/CEO and chair of the board of TLC and CEO of Tech Logic, and her companies have continued to innovate.

Making Connections | Library Systems Landscape 2017

A library is the heart of its community, offering opportunities for lifelong learning while fostering connections among neighbors, local businesses, civic services, educational institutions, and more. That’s the message of Library Connections, a professionally produced, two-minute animated commercial for public libraries recently created by SirsiDynix.

Open to Change | Library Systems Landscape 2017

Equinox software, a support and service provider for the Evergreen integrated library system (ILS) founded by two of the original Evergreen creators Mike Rylander and Jason Etheridge, in January announced that the company had become the Equinox Open Library Initiative, a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.

News in Brief | Library Systems Landscape 2017

News in brief from Auto-Graphics, Axiell Group, BiblioCommons, Biblionix, Book Systems, Civica, Companion Corp, Follett, Lucidea, and Mandarin.

Leading on Literacy: It’s a Promise Worth Keeping | Editorial

The word literacy is undergoing a transformation, with multiple literacies emergent, including those relating to information, civic engagement, multiculturalism, finance, and health—and, of course, reading readiness at the core. Let’s not forget news literacy, as the fake news crisis has made apparent. Show More Summary

Save the IMLS! Gale, ALA Launch New Advocacy Website

From the Website: The White House budget proposes to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and cut $186.6 million in federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the only direct federal library funding. Gale, a Cengage company, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and other publishers, has […]

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