The New York-based H.W. Wilson Foundation is continuing to support library and information science education with $580,000 in scholarship grants, to be distributed among 58 library schools across North America over the next four years.
DePaul University, Chicago, on February 1 announced the appointment of Scott Walter as its new university librarian, effective April 30. He now serves as the associate university librarian for services and the associate dean of libraries at the University of Illinois (UI) at Urbana-Champaign.
At the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, held January 20-24 in Dallas, LJ was on the exhibit floor taking a look at library tech companies’ latest wares. Here are a few of the highlights.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Paula T. Kaufman has been recognized as the 2012 Association of College & Research Libraries’ Academic/Research Librarian of the Year, the ACRL announced on January 24.
This morning’s Top Technology Trends (TTT) panel at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, attracted its usual large audience as speakers singled out topics like user expectations, analytics, systems integration, and data interoperability as areas for the library community to watch.
“How have we come to a place where the sharing of books, and the gathering and disseminating of knowledge has come to be such a revolutionary act—one that brought the full force of the militarized New York police department down upon it?” asked an OWS librarian. “I think the reason is that today we see an all-out assault on what libraries stand for and what they do.”
In a 6-2 ruling handed down yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively asserted that works that fall into the public domain may be pulled back under copyright protection by an act of Congress.
The National Library of Sweden ended five years of negotiations with OCLC without an agreement regarding participation in WorldCat, citing issues surrounding OCLC record use policy, according to a press release posted today on the National Library’s website.