November 23, 2017

Archives for January 2010

At SPARC-ACRL Forum, Reality Check on Open Access Monographs

By Josh Hadro For the SPARC-ACRL Forum summary from ALA 2010, please see “At SPARC-ACRL Forum, Catching Up on Cases and Legislation“ Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Unprecedented dissemination opportunities, but difficulty for business models "Average" OA humanities monograph runs at a deficit Experiments under way to see what works Open […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Candidates for President, Treasurer Square Off

By John Berry ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal Raphael a public librarian Johns a school librarian Candidates for Treasurer seek new revenue streams The January 17 Candidates Forum at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting featured two presidential candidates with strong backing from their respective constituencies: Molly Raphael […]

Measuring Your Presence on the Web & Social Media

We all know that famous Jack Welch quote: "If you can’t measure it, it’s just a hobby." That is no less true when it comes to marketing. Two years ago marketing metrics focused on impressions, ad equivalents and page views — maybe you were even up to click-through rates in emails.   Today it is much more complex. […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Exhibitors Report Slow Traffic, Plan for DC

By Francine Fialkoff ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal Attendance doesn’t compare to Philadelphia New pavilions coming at Annual Conference Sheketoff pitches advocacy on the Hill The Exhibits Round Table (ERT) meeting on January 18 may have been the least cantankerous in recent memory, despite low attendance at the American Library […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Top Tech Trends Panel Focuses on End Users and Ebooks

By Josh Hadro ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal Panel led by first-time panel participants with new focus Hot topic: mobile devices, and rising patron expectations Books being reinvented by software and hardware In a Top Tech Trends (TTT) session January 17 that took a somewhat different approach featuring younger, […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Gawande Picks Up the Checklist at Sunrise Speakers Series

By Mike Rogers ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal Book prompted by story of successful rescue Credits Hudson River jet landing to checklists Reluctant doctors report checklist success If you think a book about checklists sounds pretty boring, Atul Gawande might agree—except that he wrote one that’s been getting a […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Stead wins Newbery, Pinkney Wins Caldecott

By Raya Kuzyk ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me) wins Newbery Jerry Pinkney (The Lion & the Mouse) wins Caldecott SLJ reports on news of Newbery win being leaked via Twitter The year’s top honors for excellence in children’s and YA literature were announced this morning […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Good News from Washington on Broadband Funding

By Norman Oder ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal New emphasis on anchor institutions like libraries Libraries part of recent Los Angeles award More advice coming from ALA Thanks to tweaks in the guidelines for the federal stimulus programs boosting broadband, libraries now have a much better chance of gaining […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: LJ’s Picks of Sunday’s Top Tweets

By Rebecca Miller ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal On day three of ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston, hundreds of tweets with the #alamw10 hashtag shared Top Tech Trends, eavesdropped on the floor, speculated on the future, and celebrated awards. Here are a few of our favorites. jvinopal RT @tadawes: […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Bad News from Washington on Patriot Act

By Norman Oder ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal Reauthorization imminent Librarians more reticent to talk than before Voices from administration hold sway on the Hill As LJ reported last week, the American Library Association (ALA) is not optimistic about the mood in Washington for a library-friendly revision of the […]