November 24, 2017

Archives for February 2009

I Saw the Number 5 in Red

Remember that William Carlos Williams poem? His response to the Charles Demuth painting of the number five? That title came to mind as I started to write this post, this time about another resource I’ve found that might be of use to you: A Five-Step Approach to Creating a Marketing Strategy. I’m a member of the […]

Layoffs at Harvard? Skidding Economy Could Claim Books, Jobs

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Endowment losses cause cuts Library to see budget shrink ten to 15 percent Materials, jobs both on the line (This article appeared in the February 26 issue of the LJ Academic Newswire.) In a chilling harbinger of things to come in this economic […]

Library Organizations To File Amicus Brief in Google Book Search Settlement

By Andrew Albanese May be only formal voice for libraries Settlement could shape future market for books Issues include access, privacy, and intellectual freedom Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) said this […]

Major European Repository Study, PEER, Goes Live

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories A European project launched last fall, dubbed PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) designed as an “observatory” to monitor the effects of repositories and systematic archiving on research, has gone live. PEER, a collaboration between publishers, repositories, and the research community—including […]

New York Post Finds High Library Pensions; Librarians Call It Anomaly

By Norman Oder Two retirees have pensions near $200,000 Average pension: $19,000+ Most librarians collect modest sums The tabloid New York Post, in an article Monday headlined LIBRARY RETIREES’ SERIOUS CA-SSSH, had fun pointing out that the seventh and ninth most generous pensions in New York state belong to recent retirees from the New York Public […]

Marketing Trend #6: Open Brand

Trend #6 is Open Brand. It’s been getting a lot of attention lately as the market forces of social networking gain momentum. An excellent resource for learning more about it is The Open Brand, a book published by a Columbus digital branding agency. Take a look.

ARL Says OCLC Should Revise WorldCat Policy

By Josh Hadro Report faults process and language of new policy New "social contract" called for OCLC to issue its own review board report in May Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories In the first formal response to OCLC’s much-criticized (and suspended) policy regarding use and transfer of WorldCat records, an ad hoc […]

More Bang for the Book

I don’t know about you, but my email inbox is flooded these days with media coverage on libraries and the economy. Local, national and international. The coverage focuses on several key messages — not just availability of books, movies, music, computers for free, but also services for job help and other resources. So how can […]

Does Requiring Guards at PhiladelphiaPLsMean MoreClosures?

By Norman Oder Library staffers criticize new rule Library spokesperson said goal is safety, cleanliness Shortage of guards After a judge stymied efforts by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to close 11 of 54 Free Library of Philadelphia branches, the branches have periodically closed because of staff shortages—and library watchdogs say a new rule requiring guards […]

At Cambridge, Library’s Glass Ceiling Shatters, Other Traditions Remain

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories In April 2009, a woman will lead Cambridge University’s library for the first time in the venerable institution’s 650 year history, when current deputy librarian Anne Jarvis will take over for the retiring Peter Fox. But for Jarvis, whose professional expertise is “emerging […]