February 16, 2018

Archives for October 2009

Anianet Debuts, Aims to Expose Chinese Scholarship to Broader Audience

By Josh Hadro Can the new scholarly networking site bridge the gap between China and the West? Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories English-language site for Chinese researchers to create scholarly profiles Facilitates connections to others outside of China based on research interests Helps address plagiarism stigma? Technology barriers inevitably fall, but […]

Happy Halloween

In celebration of Beggar’s Night — and because I can. 

Your Campus Just Shut Down. Now What? | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories I recently attended a presentation by a representative from WIMBA, the company that sells collaborative online learning software to colleges and universities. WIMBA Classroom is a product that allows faculty to conduct synchronous learning activities with […]

The Accessibility Paradox | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories The book world has been harrumphing about a battle among big box stores to sell the season’s biggest books at the cheapest price. In order to draw customer into their stores, Target and Wal-Mart are making ten […]

The Card Catalog Makes aGraceful Departure at the University of South Carolina

By Norman Oder Contests, celebrations help commemorate the end of an era Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Card catalog boat race and new contest Space will be used for students Parts of catalog will be kept, distributed For libraries challenged by space and budget issues, physical card catalogs are a liability, […]

Is Library School Worth It? Are There Too Many LIS Programs?

By LJ Staff Numerous readers react to the Annoyed Librarian LJ Blogger the Annoyed Librarian has taken another swing at those who promote LIS education, notably online programs, in a post headlined Come to Library School! Just Don’t Expect a Job! It’s generated more than 100 comments. Pointing to the LJ Placements and Salaries 2009 […]

Marketing Electronic Resources

One of the first requests I had at the library, when I arrived five years ago, was: "Please market our electronic resources." My reaction? What are electronic resources? Since then I’ve come to appreciate the value of these tools, but am puzzled by the industry’s approach to promoting them  — notice I didn’t say market […]

Rebranding According to Bono

Sometimes the concept of brand is confusing to the uninitiated. I hear people talk about a logo or color palette as the brand. But those things are just one representation of the brand. A kind of visual shorthand for the brand. But brand is way bigger than that. Like I always say: a brand is […]

LJ Talks to Ernest Greene, Unemployed LIS Grad, Breakout Musician

Downtime in parents’ house leads to MySpace stardom, record deal (but he still wants a library career) Making the most of unemployment Second gig ever garners review in New York Times This week: big gig + wedding Hopes to tour before beginning career in libraries Ernest Greene, a 2009 graduate of the University of South […]

Scientific American Price Change Defended; Oberlin Group Not Convinced

By Norman Oder Library directors say they’re disappointed, will let market respond Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Price of print subscriptions had been static for years Scientific American beefs up board of advisors NPG says it will improve communication with libraries Nature Publishing Group (NPG), the publisher of Scientific American, is […]