November 24, 2017

Archives for September 2010

After Facebook, What Next?

  I’m proud of the work we’ve done in the traditional social media venues: Twitter and Facebook. I have a very capable staffer (Julie)  who works diligently to nurture those venues and to establish deep relationships with friends, fans, twitters and bloggers. What keeps me up at night is what do we do next? To […]

Best Sellers in Microbiology

By Bette-Lee Fox December 2009 to date as identified by YBP Library Services 1) March of the Microbes: Sighting the Unseen Ingraham, John L. Belknap: Harvard University Press 2010. ISBN 9780674035829. $28.95 2) Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA McKenna, Maryn Free Press 2010. ISBN 9781416557272. $26 3) Virology: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis Norkin, Leonard […]

Princeton University Library Joins HathiTrust

Princeton University Library announced this week that it had become the latest library to partner with HathiTrust, the digital repository in which a group of research libraries has agreed to combine and share digitized materials. Princeton University Librarian Karin Trainer told LJ that the library expects to store approximately 250,000 public-domain works from its Google […]

EBSCOhost gets text-to-speech, ProQuest digitizing Vogue archives, ebrary adds CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, and more

By Josh Hadro Database aggregator EBSCO Publishing recently announced that it has built in a text-to-speech option for all of its EBSCOhost databases. A toolbar, created by software company Texthelp Systems, allows full-text articles available in HTML on EBSCOhost databases to be read aloud to users at variable speeds. It will be provided to all […]

Democratic Institutions or Engines of Inequality? | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Some Labor Day thoughts I didn’t have a chance to observe Labor Day in the traditional way. I was at work, as were many academic librarians. But it seemed a good time to reflect on a couple of blog posts about librarians’ work at the Atlantic […]

Looking for Library Marketing Training?

I know that it can be hard to get started marketing a library if you are new to the marketing profession. I came across a good option for you if you are looking for some help. PLA is offering a how-to Marketing 101 class this October 28-29 in Decatur, Georgia. Looking through the agenda I […]

Alabama Virtual Library's New Gulf Oil-spill Resource

Back in July, LJ spoke with Todd Chavez, the director of academic resources at the University of South Florida Libraries, about the libraries’ new Gulf Oil Spill Information Center (GOSIC), which aimed to create a wide-ranging online center for Gulf oil-spill information. Now comes word via the Mobile Press-Register’s blog that the Alabama Virtual Library, […]

Best Sellers in Asian History

By Bette-Lee Fox November 2009 to date as identified by YBP Library Services 1) The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China Pakula, Hannah Simon & Schuster 2009. ISBN 1439148937 [9781439148938]. $35 2) Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America Maeda, Daryl J. University of Minnesota Press 2009. ISBN 0816648905 […]

Turning Out the Lights | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN While societies defend their traditional publishing role, libraries are losing access to the scholarly record I find it jarring when scholarly societies fight efforts to require that federally funded research results be open access, claiming that the revenue stream derived from their publication programs must be […]

ProQuest Drops Dissertation E-Submission Fees

By Josh Hadro In a move with potentially broad implications for the world of Electronic Dissertations and Theses (ETD), ProQuest has dropped the fees for those using its ETD Administrator program and interface. Previously, the basic submission of dissertations cost $65, while theses cost $55. Some 60% of ProQuest’s annual ETD submissions (out of more […]