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Archives for February 2011

HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations

In the first significant revision to lending terms for ebook circulation, HarperCollins has announced that new titles licensed from library ebook vendors will be able to circulate only 26 times before the license expires. Mention of the new terms was first made in a letter from OverDrive CEO Steve Potash to customers yesterday. He wrote […]

A Library Sign for Everything

One thing I’ve noticed about libraries is a bad habit of over communication. I understand there is a  public service need to articulate the rules, but much of the time that need gets in the way of the brand experience. I was reminded of this by Tina Thomas, in Edmonton, Canada, when she sent me this blog […]

TOC 2011: Lending Panel Explores Library-Publisher Détente

A panel yesterday at the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference led by LJ‘s Heather McCormack aimed to dispel some preconceived notions about libraries that have hindered the sale of ebooks to them, as well as to move beyond an us vs. them mentality. The panel was titled, “Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending […]

6 Steps to Build A Social Media Strategy

  Wondering where to start? Here are six steps as outlined at a Social Media Club gathering I attended this week. I took careful notes in order to share them with you. Also, the presentation is available on Slideshare here. Before I list the six steps, these context-setting comments are important:  First and foremost, social […]

Seek a Challenge | Office Hours

Daniel Chudnov, librarian and programmer in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress, recently blogged “Advice to a Library School Student” at One Big Library. Dan writes: The best advice anybody ever gave me when I was finishing library school and looking for a job was “look at all your options and […]

Tweet Chat on eReaders: Join Us

I’ve had a lot of inquiries about what we are doing around ereaders. Wanted to let you know that we have 3 Tweet Chats coming up, hosted by Robin Nesbitt, Technical Services Director at Columbus Metropolitan Library. For those of you who Tweet, this is a great opportunity to ask Robin all sorts of questions. […]

Liverpool’s Discovery

It’s the energy at the Sydney Jones Library—the University of Liverpool’s arts and humanities library—that a visitor can’t miss. Throughout the day, waves of students flow through the front doors of this UK institution, fanning out through the building as they claim one of the hundreds of workstations, seek out a study group in one […]

Can Bankers Keep Our Books? | Editorial

In tough times or good, libraries need librarians at the helm Last month brought news that Charles Brown was leaving his job as director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML), NC, effective June 30. The announcement took library directors around the country by surprise, especially since it was accompanied by the appointment of Vick Phillips, a former […]

QR Codes: How Easy Is This??

In a previous blog post, I highlighted some of the social media trends for 2011 and QR codes were one of the list. And, they have become l more and more prevalent over the last couple of months. You’ve probably seen an ad with a barcode like image and wondered what the heck is that? Well, that is […]

Geek Yourself!

I gotta hand it to OCLC — they are doing all they can to get libraries equipped to reposition themselves in the new world order. Not just the latest release of the 2010 Perceptions of Libraires study. Now they’ve put their muscle behind an effort they are calling “Geek the Library.” You’ll want to check […]