From VTLS: VTLS has added e-book lending from 3M Cloud Library into the new versions of both Chamo Discovery and the MozGo Mobile App. Patrons can search through the library’s collection of 3M e-books, check them out or place holds, download them to their devices and check the status of their e-books all within the […]
The following news from OCLC makes sense to us. Smart. Of course, it’s essential that the data is updated regularly and then Yelp uploads it in a timely manner. We all know (as both researchers and consumers) what it feels like when arriving at store/restaurant that’s moved or dialing a disconnected phone number. From OCLC: […]
Here’s a new white paper that was commissioned by Ricoh. Research from IT Strategies, a consulting firm and performed in conjunction with the University of Colorado. It was released yesterday and athough its target audience is the printing industry we thought it might be of interest to some infoDOCKET readers. The white paper/report is titled, […]
Boopsie, the developer of custom mobile apps for libraries, is planning to launch Boopsie Analytics in early 2014. Currently in alpha testing stage, the new web-based platform will help the company’s customers analyze data about a number of different patron behaviors, such as how many queries are sent to a database or catalog from the app each day or each week, what services are being accessed most often via the app, or how many titles are being downloaded from OverDrive or other vendor partners using the app, for example.
From the SF Examiner: In response [to a number of recent incidents, mentioned in full article], last week library officials unveiled increases to both security and custodian staffing as an interim solution and asked the City Controller’s Office to audit both functions, which is expected to lead to more sweeping reform. The library has been […]
University of Missouri College of Education Partners on Digital Archive to Capture Struggle Against Apartheid
From U. of Missouri: With the passing of Nelson Mandela [last] week, preserving and documenting the many facets of his life will be crucial as future generations learn about his impact and carry his legacy into the future. In the spirit of sharing Mandela’s achievements with future generations, the University of Missouri College of Education […]
Texas: Dallas Public Library Begins “Coffee and Conversation” Discussions that Cater to Homeless People
The Coffee and Conversations sessions are taking place at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. From the Dallas Morning News: Coffee and Conversations, a one-hour session that caters to homeless people, is the brainchild of Jo Giudice, who became the director of the Dallas Public Library system last year. Giudice’s office is at […]
From The Tennessean: The library is one of the first in the country to offer publishing services and launches Sunday with a book signing event for its first book – a children’s book written by library staff. “We’re very excited about this,” said Dolores Greenwald, library director. “Libraries are redefining themselves like publishing, like newspapers. […]
Open Access Books: Wellcome Library Announces Support of Knowledge Unlatched Project & View “KU: The Movie”
UPDATE: More Knowledge Unlatched News Today: Knowledge Unlatched Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive From the WL: Wellcome Library has signed up to a new open access pilot project, Knowledge Unlatched (KU). KU aims to make a collection of books, covering a wide range of humanities and social science topics, available on open access licenses through […]
Access to good data on key metrics such as circulation and student visits always helps make a better case for the important role libraries play on campus. But using data proactively to address emerging trends and challenges is “what it really means to be a data-driven organization” said Sarah Tudesco, Assessment Librarian, Yale University, during yesterday’s “What Is a Data-Driven Academic Library?” webcast.