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Chief Officers of State Library Agencies: "Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries endorsed by COSLA"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Rights Management, E-Books, Libraries, Publishing on January 31st, 2020

https://www.cosla.org/News/ArtMID/473/ArticleID/40/Position-Statement-on-Controlled-Digital-Lending-by-Libraries-endorsed-by-COSLA

Director of the Library at Amherst College

Posted in Libraries on December 11th, 2019

https://www.amherst.edu/system/files/Director%2520of%2520the%2520Library.pdf

Paywall Article: "Copyright Literacy of Library and Information Science Students in the United States"

Posted in Copyright, Information Schools, Libraries, Research Libraries on November 18th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.3138/jelis.2018-0059

"Libraries Respond to Macmillan Ebook Embargo with Boycotts, Advocacy"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing on November 15th, 2019

https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=libraries-respond-macmillan-ebook-embargo-boycotts-advocacy

"When Does Burnout Begin? the Relationship between Graduate School Employment and Burnout Amongst Librarians"

Posted in Libraries on October 17th, 2019

Jade Geary and Brittany Hickey have published "When Does Burnout Begin? the Relationship between Graduate School Employment and Burnout Amongst Librarians" in In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this study was to identify the percentage of LIS workers (current and former) and students who have experienced burnout. Additionally, this study focused on the correlation between those who work while obtaining their LIS degree and whether or not they later experience burnout. These objectives aim to answer the question: what percentage of future librarians are more susceptible to burnout once they enter the profession because they are currently working while enrolled in classes?

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"WCAG 2.1 and the Current State of Web Accessibility in Libraries"

Posted in Libraries, Research Libraries, Standards on October 9th, 2019

Carli Spina has published "WCAG 2.1 and the Current State of Web Accessibility in Libraries " in Weave.

Here's an excerpt:

Ensuring the accessibility of web content is key to ensuring that users with disabilities have equal access to online information and services. However, as a review of the literature demonstrates, even in the face of legal requirements, accessibility problems persist across the web, including in the online content created and shared by libraries. This article examines the new success criteria in the recently released WCAG 2.1, considers the opportunity they present for libraries to improve the user experience for users with a broad range of disabilities, and proposes steps to improve compliance with WCAG and online accessibility more broadly.

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Dahlgren Memorial Library: "Text Mining for Clinical Support"

Posted in Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Text and Data Mining on October 2nd, 2019

https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2019.758

"Bibliotheca Calls Out Amazon for Meddling in the Library E-book Market"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries on August 29th, 2019

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/81046-bibliotheca-calls-out-amazon-for-meddling-in-the-library-e-book-market.html

"Publishers Are on a Collision Course with Libraries"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing on August 27th, 2019

http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Publishers-Are-on-a-Collision-Course-With-Libraries-133723.asp

"’How Do I Do That?’ A Literature Review of Research Data Management Skill Gaps of Canadian Health Sciences Information Professionals"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Libraries on August 15th, 2019

Justin Fuhr has published "'How Do I Do That?' A Literature Review of Research Data Management Skill Gaps of Canadian Health Sciences Information Professionals" in the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association.

Here's an excerpt:

There is a recognized need to provide research data management (RDM) services in health sciences libraries. A review of the literature reveals numerous strategies to provide training for health sciences librarians as they provide RDM services to health sciences researchers, faculty, and students. However, no consensus emerges through this literature review with respect to RDM training initiatives. With training initiatives being developed and documented, more in-depth research will emerge that verifies which initiatives have the greatest success for upskilling information professionals in managing research data. This is an area where future library and information studies research can be conducted. It is the hope that with this literature review, I can conduct my own survey to gain more perspective on RDM in a Canadian health sciences library context.

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Paywall Article: "Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Libraries on August 14th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1109/JCDL.2019.00031

2019 LYRASIS Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials

Posted in Electronic Resources, Libraries on July 18th, 2019

LYRASIS has released the 2019 LYRASIS Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The LYRASIS accessibility survey was conducted in early 2019 as a mechanism to better understand how (primarily academic) libraries within the United States are handling accessibility for their online content, and more specifically, where they stand in terms of policy and implementation.

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"Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing on July 15th, 2019

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/80689-libraries-must-draw-the-line-on-e-books.html

Current Cites (March 2019)

Posted in Libraries, Research Libraries on April 1st, 2019

http://currentcites.org/2019/cc19.30.3.html

Ithaka S+R: "Restructuring Library Collaboration: Strategy, Membership, Governance "

Posted in Libraries, Research Libraries on March 7th, 2019

https://sr.ithaka.org/publications/restructuring-library-collaboration/

"Revisiting Controlled Digital Lending Post-ReDigi"

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on February 21st, 2019

Michelle M. Wu has self-archived "Revisiting Controlled Digital Lending Post-ReDigi."

Here's an excerpt:

Now that the Second Circuit has ruled on the ReDigi appeal, some libraries and users may be curious to see how the decision factors into controlled digital lending (CDL) efforts. To understand the interest and the implications, we first need to establish the basic contours of copyright, fair use, CDL, and ReDigi.

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Authors Guild: "Controlled Digital Lending Is Neither Controlled nor Legal"

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing on February 8th, 2019

https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/controlled-digital-lending-is-neither-controlled-nor-legal/

Paywall Article: "Criteria for Adoption of E-Books in Libraries in the Context of the Paradigm of Cloud Computing"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries on November 14th, 2018

https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IDD-02-2018-0006

"Towards More Consistent, Transparent, and Multi-Purpose National Bibliographic Databases for Research Output"

Posted in Libraries, Metadata, Research Libraries on November 14th, 2018

Linda Sile et al. have published "Towards More Consistent, Transparent, and Multi-Purpose National Bibliographic Databases for Research Output" in the LSE Impact Blog.

Here's an excerpt:

Even though the various national databases differ in terms of implementation and organisation, the challenges faced are rather similar. These range from specific technical tasks such as record deduplication, to more theoretical debates on principles that should guide the work with national bibliographic databases. However, perhaps the most pertinent issue is the need for reliable (persistent) identifiers for all research information entities. Author identifiers, research organisation identifiers, digital object identifiers – all of these could, in the long run, establish a more stable research information environment where different datasets can be integrated across institutional, regional, and even national contexts.

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Virtual Reality in Academic Health Sciences Library: A Primer

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Libraries on October 19th, 2018

https://hsl.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/UWHSL_VirtualRealityInAcademicHealthSciencesLibraries_pages.pdf

Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Posted in Copyright, Legislation and Government Regulation, Libraries on October 16th, 2018

IFLA has released Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Librarians.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the welcome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Electronic Information for Libraries, and the University of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws—IFLA encourages this, in order to get the largest possible number of libraries involved

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"IMLS Announces Investment of $8.1 Million to Strengthen America’s Libraries"

Posted in Grants, Libraries on August 27th, 2018

IMLS has released "IMLS Announces Investment of $8.1 Million to Strengthen America's Libraries."

Here's an excerpt:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 45 grants totaling $8,155,005 to support libraries across the country. The awards were made through the FY 2018 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The awarded grant search on the IMLS website contains a complete list of grantees and project descriptions. . . .

National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used. During this second cycle, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program received 113 preliminary proposals requesting $31,832,527. Forty-six projects requesting $8,101,212 were invited to submit full proposals, and of these, 31 projects were awarded $4,947,294…

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Four-Month Lending Embargo: "A Dystopian Twist for Library E-Books"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, Publishing, Scholarly Books on August 20th, 2018

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/77775-a-dystopian-twist-for-library-e-books.html

And I Thought All We Needed Was Amazon: "People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times in 2015"

Posted in Libraries, Reports and White Papers on August 3rd, 2018

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, has released "People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times in 2015."

Here's an excerpt:

The Public Libraries Survey report, released today by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, provides a snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources in FY 2015. . . .

The 2015 report includes the following findings:

  • Nearly 311 million Americans lived within a public library service area in 2015, an increase from 306 million in 2014.
  • In 2015, there were 1.39 billion visits to public libraries, or 4.48 visits per person.
  • Public libraries offered 4.7 million programs in 2015, attended by nearly 107 million people, 5 million more attendees than the previous year.
  • Public libraries made 1.31 billion collection items available to patrons and provided access to over a quarter million internet computers.
  • The number of electronic materials available through public libraries, including audio, video and e-books, continued to grow. E-books, especially, have seen significant growth, increasing from 0.04 e-book per person in 2006 to just over one e-book per person in 2015. (See table below.)

Read the report: Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2015.

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"Cites & Insights 18:5 (August 2018) Available"

Posted in Libraries, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 27th, 2018

https://walt.lishost.org/2018/07/cites-insights-185-august-2018-available/


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