August 29, 2014

Michigan State Launches SearchPlus for Ease of Use, Interdisciplinary Research

Michigan State Launches SearchPlus for Ease of Use, Interdisciplinary Research

In an effort to cater to the growth of interdisciplinary research while also simplifying the search experience for undergraduates, the Michigan State University Libraries (MSU) this month debuted Summon from ProQuest as its first web scale discovery service. Branded as SearchPlus by MSU, the discovery layer will offer students and researchers a single entry point for searching the majority of the library’s resources.

Michigan State Launches SearchPlus for Ease of Use, Interdisciplinary Research

In an effort to cater to the growth of interdisciplinary research while also simplifying the search experience for undergraduates, the Michigan State University Libraries (MSU) this month debuted Summon from ProQuest as its first web scale discovery service. Branded as SearchPlus by MSU, the discovery layer will offer students and researchers a single entry point for searching the majority of the library’s resources.

U. of Pennsylvania’s ‘ModPo’ MOOC Partners with New York Public Library

From Penn Current: Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman created an American tradition of radical poetry about 160 years ago, and this year, Penn’s Kelly Writers House (KWH) and the New York Public Library (NYPL) have created a radical way to teach it. Starting this fall, New Yorkers enrolled in Al Filreis’ online Modern and Contemporary […]

Canada: Vancouver Public Library’s Main Branch Undergoing Reorganization, New “Inspiration Lab” Being Built

Media coverage of a reorganization process that began earlier this summer. From the Vancouver Sun: The downtown branch, which is known as the Central Library, is being rearranged to make it easier for people to find books, as well as to create space for a new Inspiration Lab. The 3,000-square-foot Inspiration Lab will be on […]

Pennsylvania: Oldest Public Library in the Nation in Danger of Closing (Video)

From NBC Philadelphia: For more than two centuries, the Darby Free Library has remained both a vital part of its community as well as a historical landmark. Built in 1743 by Quakers, it remains the oldest public library [in continuous service] in the nation. But a financial crisis has left it in danger of shutting […]

Ohio: Columbus Metropolitan Library Expanding Book Delivery Program to Public Schools

From the Columbus Metropolitan Library: Tomorrow, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will begin delivering bins of carefully selected books to 16 elementary schools in the Columbus City Schools (CCS) district. This new service is part of a larger CML effort to impact early literacy and third grade reading. CML piloted the book delivery program with Groveport-Madison’s […]

Editors’ Fall Picks

Editors’ Fall Picks

For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

Editors’ Fall Picks

For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

Upcoming Knight Foundation News Challenge to Focus on Libraries in the Digital Age

Some very exciting news from the KF. Spread the word!!! More soon. From a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Blog Post by John Bracken: On Sept. 10, we’re opening the next News Challenge, on libraries. Our 12th News Challenge, it will build upon the 19 projects we funded with $3.47 million in June […]

Canada: Mount Royal University Breaks Ground on $100M Library Project

Libraries in Alberta are hot and continue to make headlines. Along with the new Mount Royal library story (below) here are a few examples from the infoDOCKET archive: 1. In June, the Edmonton Public Library was named the Gale/LJ 2014 Library of the Year in June. A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the debut […]