Libraries are for Use

Demonstrating the value of librarianship

In the ‘Library Test Kitchen’

See on Scoop.it – Library Collections A final class exhibit at the Harvard Graduate School of Design shows off prototypes of things you might find in the library of the … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The truth is we do not yet know whether ebooks will work for anything except readerly books

See on Scoop.it – Library & Information Science Research Karen R. Harker‘s insight: Interesting ideas…I think he is correct, in that we just don’t know.  But *expect* that scholarly books … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Busy spring of 2014

It’s going to be a busy spring of 2014.  First, there is Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) in Austin.  This is a nice conference that is usually very, very busy … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Assessing Library Space

While my main focus in my position is assessment of the collection, I try to keep aware of other aspects of evaluation and assessment regarding libraries.  Towards that end, I … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Value of Academic Libraries Liaisons

When I interviewed for a position a few years ago, the Dean of Libraries discussed the (then) recently-released Value of Academic Libraries report, of which I was already aware, but … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

British Library’s web domain archive is now available, just not on the web – Engadget

See on Scoop.it – Library Collections British Library’s web domain archive is now available, just not on the web Engadget The institution has just made its archive of UK website … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stage Five Book Publishing: A Guide for University Presses

I can see a model of Stage 5 publishing (essentially ebooks with subscription packages for consumers) fitting in libraries for providing the books needed to fill short-term needs, with purchases … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The OA discussion gets hot(ter)

Woah…things are really heating up in the scholarly communications field.  Jeffrey Beall’s Anti-OA diatribe  has made even pro-corporate-publisher Joseph Esposito blanch.  This posting in Academic Librarian (Wayne Bivens-Tatum from Princeton) … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Facebook Page for Libraries are for Use

When I set up this blog on WordPress, I decided to forward all my postings to my personal Facebook page.  Later, I split my FB “personas” up – I have … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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