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Douglas County and CLC receive LSTA grant to expand eVoke project for digital content purchasing and lending | No Shelf Required

Douglas County and CLC receive LSTA grant to expand eVoke project for digital content purchasing and lending | No Shelf Required. I have been intrigued by this project ever since … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

ER&L Conference Presentations

For those who may be interested in attending the 2014 ER&L Conference (that’s, Electronic Resources & Libraries), please take a look at this invitation for your input.  Full Disclosure: one … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Limitations of the “one-shot” instruction session

When I read the abstract of the article by J. Bryan and E. Karshmer in C&RL on “Assessment of the ‘one-shot’ session,” I admit I had rather low expectations.  I was … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hosting the ALCTS E-Forum on Collection Assessment & Evaluation

I just finished co-moderating the November 2013 ALCTS E-Forum with my peer librarian, Patricia Reese (whew!).  While my main goal was to connect with some librarians on collection assessment issues … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Open Access, Tenure, and the Common Good | Inside Higher Ed

Another interesting post from Ms. Fister.  What I found more intriguing than the call for us librarians to publish more OA was this thought about the value of tenure for … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Confession of Faith in Books | Inside Higher Ed

A Confession of Faith in Books | Inside Higher Ed.

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Confirmed: Ebooks are more expensive that print books

OK, it’s official – ebooks are more expensive than print books.  Yes, we’ve suspected this much, but research conducted at Auburn University in Montgomery confirms it.  Well, it confirms that their ebooks … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

OA ETDs in the sciences

Back in July, 2013 (was that really only 4 months ago?),  College & Research Libraries published the article that had surveyed publishers of social sciences & humanities journals regarding the … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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