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Code4Lib Journal, issue 25, is now available
Editorial introduction: On libraries, code, support, inspiration, and collaboration
Reflections on the occasion of the 25th issue of the Code4Lib Journal: sustaining a community for support, inspiration, and collaboration at the intersection of libraries and information technology.
A new report suggests that the cumulative weight of changing consumer habits, enabling technologies like MOOCs and mobile, and the high cost of postsecondary education are resetting expectations and bringing permanent changes to education and lifelong learning.
OCLC, the computer library service and research organization, today released At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, the latest in a series of OCLC Membership Reports designed to explore emerging trends that impact libraries and librarianship. The report is available for download at http://oc.lc/TippingPoint.
University of Delaware is first ARL and 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services
The University of Delaware is the first member of the Association of Research Libraries and the 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.
WorldShare Management Services provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services.
JSTOR and YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, are pleased to announce a partnership that will enable librarians to purchase books in the Books at JSTOR program.
Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarships for Academic Librarians to Attend American Library Association Annual Conference
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, named the four winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Susan Van Alstyne, Berkeley College; Nina Collins, Indiana Institute of Technology; George Gottschalk, Rogers State University; and John-Bauer Graham, Jacksonville State University. Each received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the ALA Annual Conference June 26 – July 1 in Las Vegas.
The new Art Discovery Group Catalogue, a view of WorldCat that brings together items from leading art libraries around the world, launched today at the Art Libraries Society of North America annual conference, in Washington, D.C.
OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the world’s largest distributors of physical and digital content, to set and maintain holdings for e-books in WorldCat automatically, saving library staff valuable time and effort.
OCLC and NetAdvance are working together to add metadata from the JapanKnowledge and JK Books collections to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive online catalog of library resources, increasing discovery and access to these rich Japanese-language resources.
American Society for Indexing Appoints New Book Series Editor ASI Immediate Past-President Pilar Wyman to Helm ASI Books, an Expanding Program of How-To Guides and Handbooks for the Professional Indexing, Abstracting, and Taxonomy Communities
Tempe, AZ—March 24, 2014. The American Society for Indexing (ASI) has announced the appointment of Pilar Wyman, the immediate Past‐President of ASI, as editor of the association’s professional book series effective May 1, 2014. Long‐time series editor Enid L. Zafran will consign the role to Wyman during a ceremony at the start of the annual ASI conference being held this year in Charleston, SC.
Buying and Selling Information: New Book by an Information Industry Veteran Offers Win–Win Guidance for Librarians Who Buy Expensive Databases and the Vendor Reps Who Sell Them
March 24, 2014, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication, in print and ebook editions, of Michael L. “Mike” Gruenberg’s Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success.