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Fracking the Ecosystem | Periodicals Price Survey 2016

What does fracking have to do with scholarly publishing and journal pricing? While the library financial landscape has improved since the depth of the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, it still cannot be considered robust. As articles...Show More Summary

Grow Your Budget: Think Like an Australian

With book budgets being chipped away by price increases for serial subscriptions, and ebook budgets feeling the squeeze from journals, librarians are spending more time seeking ways to relieve this financial pressure. But a model of fiscal efficiency does exist—Down Under. “Australian libraries have been sort of the canary in the coal mine when it […]

Andrew Jackson and Mikisha Morris: Moving Forward At the Langston Hughes Library

Later this year Andrew Jackson, executive director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Corona, Queens, will be leaving the position he has held since 1980 to write and teach. A Queens native, Jackson grewShow More Summary

Flipping Journals, Changing Ways of Publishing

As a reference librarian, I’m keenly following developments in the Open Access (OA) movement, because I (along with all of you folks also working with researchers) am aware of how journal and serial costs have gotten so large and burdensome...Show More Summary

Lazarus Project Brings Damaged Texts Back to Life

Many libraries, archives and museums have in their collections textual artifacts that can no longer be read. Now a multispectral imaging initiative is uncovering value that can’t be detected by the human eye in ways that were previously only available to the largest and most deeply resourced institutions, and without having to take fragile manuscripts off-site.

ALA, Google Launch “Libraries Ready to Code”

On April 13, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google announced the “Libraries Ready to Code” project, which will investigate the current status of computer programming activities in U.S. public and K–12 libraries with the goal of ultimately broadening the reach and scope of these coding programs. Show More Summary

High Honors! Winners of 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Announced

From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making […]

In Response to HB 2, ALA/ALSC Cancels Institute Scheduled to Take Place in Charlotte, North Carolina

From the American Library Association: The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) voted today to cancel its 2016 National Institute scheduled for September in Charlotte, N.C. The cancellation is a response to the passage last month of North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (House Bill 2), which repealed […]

Rebecca Blakiston’s Key to Library Advocacy

A decade ago, as a sociology major at the University of Arizona, it was Rebecca Blakiston’s wish to pursue a career that in some way helped people. Then she took an aptitude test that determined she was best suited to be a librarian. She soon began stocking shelves part-time in the library. She could not […]

Follett Buys Baker & Taylor

From The Chicago Tribune: Westchester [IL]-based Follett, best known for selling books and other materials to schools, colleges, bookstores, students and K-12 libraries, on Monday announced what it said was the biggest deal in its 142-year history by buying Baker & Taylor, a provider of books, video and music products to public libraries worldwide.[Clip] Baker […]

Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

In a move that creates the world’s largest single distributor of curated content for librarians and educators with $3.6 billion in combined annual sales, Follett Corporation on April 18 announced the acquisition of Baker & Taylor from private equity firm Castle Harlan Partners. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Authors Guild v. Google Case

UPDATE: Authors Guild Statement re: Today’s Announcement from SCOTUS Full text of statement also available below. From IP Pro: The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the Google Books case, dealing a major blow to authors looking to be compensated for the mass digitisation project. Justices handed down the decision to refuse certiorari today […]

The Courage To Inform: Our mission requires brave librarians | Blatant Berry

When a library offers balanced information from both poles on local or national issues, reaction from either side can be unpleasant, even hostile, to the library and to library support. It is even worse when the citizens are part ofShow More Summary

Feedback: Letters to LJ, April 1, 2016 Issue

Writing simply isn't simple, fixing fines, a challenge to ALA members, and more letters to editor from the April 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management

Most libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after implementing floating...Show More Summary

Roger Rosen Appointed Senior Advisor for National Policy Advocacy

The leader of Rosen Publishing assumes key role in advancing the thinking and learning of youth in our digital society.

ALA Launches Public Policy Advisory Council

UPDATE: ALA Appoints Roger Rosen as Senior Advisor for National Policy Advocacy From the American Library Association: As part of its National Policy Convening, the American Library Association (ALA) today announces the establishment of a Public Policy Advisory Council (PPAC) to strengthen the engagement of the library community in national public policy. The Council will […]

ER&L Conference Covers Familiar Challenges, New Solutions

The 11th annual 2016 Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) conference featured dozens of sessions and workshops on topics including emerging technologies, e-resource management, collection development and assessment, user experience, and organizational strategies. This summary includes just a few of the sessions that LJ had the opportunity to attend.

IFLA and Other Library Organizations Respond to Comments About Libraries Made by Hachette Livre CEO

The letter is in response to comments made this week by Hachette Livre CEO Arnaud Nourry when he spoke about libraries as proxies for the commercial sector. Links to two media reports (PW and The Bookseller) are found below. The letter was signed by the following organizations: LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) IFLA (International […]

Libraries Can Help Connect the Next 4 Billion – IFLA Co-signs Letter to Finance Ministers

From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA): IFLA has co-signed a letter calling for universal, open, secure, and affordable broadband connectivity, with full protection of human rights. The letter to Finance Ministers,...Show More Summary

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