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OCLC Proposes New WorldCat Records Policy, Revamping Content and Approach

Emphasis on rights and responsibilities of OCLC contributing members, in contrast to legalistic previous version.

BCR To Fold, Members To Join LYRASIS

Another consolidation among library networks, though pitched as collaboration.

PLA 2010 Conference: Top 5 Book Panels

If there's one thing I took away from my first PLA, it's that books can still draw a crowd. From "Nancy Pearl's Book Buzz" to a session on trading Dewey for BISAC-based systems, here are my picks of the best PLA book panels....

Empire State Book Festival: Programming Inspiration for Your Library

The inaugural Empire State Book Festival goes down April 9 and 10 in Albany, NY. You likely don't live within a stone's throw, but we're talking it up as a beautiful example of library-initiated book and literacy outreach.

Books for Dudes: Spring Self-Improvement

Self-improvement comes at a premium. Gains in one area (dietary pleasure, say) are often offset by failures in another (yeah, tubby, unsightly weight gain). Here, some books on bettering relationships, getting healthy and happy, and surviving.

PLA 2010 Conference: The LSSI Infomercial

Private management company promotes its successes, with little pushback but some audience dismay.

Symposium on Sustaining Digital Information, Part 2: Economics and Reflections

Mellon Foundation president emeritus cites blended funding model, says third parties needed to prompt collaboration.

At Symposium on Sustaining Digital Information, a Call for Libraries To Step Up

One librarian says report's recommendations are too timid, and that scholars should be required to grant preservation rights.

Newsmaker Interview: Brian Schottlaender, 2010 ALA Melvil Dewey Medal Award Winner

UCSD university librarian recognized for HathiTrust and the Google Book Search project efforts, as well as "rationalizing" collections.

Now that It’s the 21st Century… | From the Bell Tower

Steven Bell asks, what label should we give to the library of the future?

Congress Creates Super Federal Library Agency

DATELINE WASHINGTON, DC APRIL 1, 2015 Washington, DC. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate passed the controversial Federal Library Agency Act (FLAA) on a nearly unanimous voice vote, sending it to President Obama for his expected signature.

PLA 2010 Conference: From Pole to Pole at PLA

What a split personality of a PLA! Budget cuts juxtaposed with ideas for a brave new future--and thank yous from users.

PLA 2010 Conference: I Have These Statistics—Now What?

Fort Worth Public Library's (TX) Kathryn King on maximizing the use of your collection.

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