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Archives for January 2013

University of Chicago Developing New Library Catalog, Will Be Powered by VuFind Software

From the U. of Chicago Library News: University of Chicago Library staff members are now developing a new library catalog that will replace both the current Library Catalog and Lens. The vendors that support both of these current catalog systems are planning to discontinue them, necessitating a change.  The new catalog could be launched as […]

Cornell, Columbia Libraries Integrate Infrastructure

The libraries at Columbia University and Cornell University will integrate their technical services departments, thanks to a three year, $350,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Said Anne R. Kenney, Cornell’s Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, “Eventually, both units will operate as part of one whole.”

Library Luminary Is a Doctor At Last

A mere forty years late, a former American Library Association (ALA) executive director and university librarian finally defended his dissertation.

How Librarians Can Help Widen Access to Research – Live Chat Round-Up

The Guardian’s Higher Education Network held an online chat yesterday that discussed the library/librarians role in advocating and providing access to research. Other topics including open access and the role of the 21st century library were also talked about. The roundup provides comments from: Ann Rossiter, executive director of Society of College, National and University […]

IFLA Releases ‘Thinkpiece’ on Libraries, e-Lending and the Future of Public Access to Digital Content (27 Pages)

Note: At the bottom of this post we’ve linked to and embedded the document discussed below. We’ve done the same thing with a matrix document that was part also part of the thinkpiece. It contains info about publishers, lending models, library initiatives, and more. From the International Federation of Library Associations: In May 2012 IFLA […]

E-Books Sales at Amazon.com Increase 71% During 2012 as Sales of Print Books Slow

The increase in ebook sales were made by Jeff Bezos in a news release announcing Q4 2012 and Full Year 2012 earnings. “We’re now seeing the transition we’ve been expecting,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “After 5 years, eBooks is a multi-billion dollar category for us and growing fast – up approximately […]

Rankings: Top 10 Hot Articles in Library and Information Science, January 2013

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Hot Topic at Midwinter: Library Maker Spaces, Ideas for Cheap, Hands-On Fun

From ebooks to digital literacy, there was plenty to debate at the Midwinter meeting of the American Library Association. But the unconference on January 25 revealed clear consensus on one topic: maker spaces. They’re red hot.

RUSA’s 2013 Most Notable | Wyatt’s World

Readers’ advisory and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, list top fiction, nonfiction, reference, and audiobook titles. Winners of The Dartmouth Medal, The Sophie Brody Medal, Listen Lists and Reading Lists.

Chicago Public Library Signs Deal With BiblioCommons

The Chicago Public Library has joined the list of major U.S. libraries that have signed on with Toronto-based BiblioCommons as its discovery provider. An investment from the Chicago Public Library Foundation made possible the three-year deal that was announced Saturday. Among the other libraries where Bibliocommons’s BiblioCore catalog is live are Seattle Public Library, Cleveland […]