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Mastering Open Access Metrics

Like their subscription-based counterparts, Open Access articles’ metadata is essential to measuring its impact in the academic world. Open Access (or OA) is a result of the digital publishing revolution. When print was augmented orShow More Summary

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 2016

Baldacci gains Mile-age at the top of fiction; Alexander Hamilton times two, with both Chernow and Miranda hitting the list

Dustin Fife Takes Library Evangelism Beyond Brick and Mortar

When LJ Mover & Shaker Dustin Fife first arrived at Utah Valley University Library in Orem and took the job of Outreach & Patron Services Librarian—charged with working on interlibrary loan, E-reserve, and faculty delivery—his employers placed great emphasis on the “outreach” aspect of the position.

Connecticut Announces First Phase of Statewide Library Ebook Platform

The Connecticut State Library (CSL) is working with non-profit cooperative Library Connection and the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT on the first phase of a new ebook service that will ultimately be available to all public libraries in the state.

Make the Academic Library a Safe Space…Literally | From the Bell Tower

As the guardians of a facility that welcomes all community members, academic librarians believe in the value of the library as a safe space. Keeping it safe, literally, takes effort. Knowing how to prepare and proceed can help.

What’s After Pokémon Go? Explore Augmented Reality Sept 13 | SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, explores the education technology topics educators are talking about this school year, from virtual reality and STEAM to popular culture and digital literacy.

Newspaper: Disappearing Archive Only Temporary

A popular digital Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper archive will “soon” be available again to Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) patrons after it abruptly vanished without explanation on August 16, the paper’s president told Library Journal on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Building Bridges at NDLC

Over 400 librarians from across the U.S. and Canada came together at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on August 10–13 for the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC), organized around the theme “Bridges to Inclusion.”...Show More Summary

News Briefs for August 1, 2016

The American Association of Geographers will donate its archives to the Library of Congress; Indianapolis Public Library has received its second “Library of the Future” award from ALA; the University of Cincinnati will form a new academic press; and more News in Brief from the August 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Collection Emergencies: Managing Time Sensitive Projects Successfully Without Losing Your Hat

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT We’ve assembled a panel of librarians who have successfully managed these kinds of projects to discuss their experiences and best practices. You’ll hear their...Show More Summary

Musical Instruments Circulate in Canadian Public Libraries

Three days after the Vancouver Public Library’s (VPL) June 7 launch of its Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library, every instrument had been borrowed. Two months later, all remain checked out, with a waitlist as high as 70 for some.

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

Susan Fliss has been named Dean of Libraries at Smith College, Northampton, MA; Richard Kong voted next director of Skokie Public Library, IL; recent LIS grad Olivia Masser to be director of the Milton Public Library, PA; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the August 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Sci-Hub Controversy Triggers Publishers’ Critique of Librarian

The website repository Sci-Hub, which enables users to freely download scholarly articles that normally require institutional subscriptions or individual payments, has found itself at the center of a series of conflicts over the past year. Show More Summary

Leading the Creative Library | Leading from the Library

It helps leaders to harness their own creative potential, but they should also pay attention to creating the right culture and environment that leads to a creative library organization as a whole.

NYPL Opens Permanent Library at Rikers Island

On July 26, New York Public Library (NYPL) launched the first permanent public library location at Rikers Island, East Elmhurst, NY, New York City’s main jail complex and one of the world’s largest correctional institutions. NYPL’s Correctional...Show More Summary

On the Road: Inspired by life in Australia’s libraries | Editorial

I wrote this in a small library in the town of Kyneton, Australia. As many library fans do, I visit libraries wherever I go—stopping in for a look-see, lingering to use the space and services, and sometimes getting a full tour. It’s always valuable—and often inspiring. Show More Summary

Sno-Isle, OverDrive Test Demand-Driven Ebook Acquisition

At the request of Sno-Isle Libraries, WA, OverDrive has developed a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) model for popular ebooks, enabling patrons to discover thousands of titles for which the library has not yet purchased a license. When...Show More Summary

Birmingham Public Library Board Funds Innovative Cool Awards

While many libraries have come up with creative rewards for staff innovation, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Innovative Cool Awards do double duty. The monthly award, funded and run by BPL’s ten-member Board of Trustees, is an incentive for staff to develop—and promote—engaging new programs and workshops, and also a way to connect the board with staff.

CNN: “In Historic First, International Criminal Court Has Classified Destroying Cultural Artifacts as a War Crime”

From CNN: In a historic first, the International Criminal Court has classified destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime. It follows the trial of jihadist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, who pleaded guilty Monday to destroying religious monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali. [Clip] Mahdi, also known as “Abou Tourab,” was charged in March […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, August 2016 Issue

A call for academic RA research, the unchanging lack of inclusion, and more letters to editor from the August 2016 issue of Library Journal.

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