When a University of Utah professor grew frustrated with the slim textbook offerings available to students of Arabic, she turned to the library for help. The result was the collaborative creation of a new and radically cheaper text — that got much higher ratings from students than the old one had. How did we do it?
Christine Tulley discusses how the academic publication lifecycle has undergone radical changes over the past several years. These changes have a significant impact on how scholarship will be written, published, promoted, and read in the future.
The Forbes Pigment Collection offers a unique library of materials for the preservation and analysis of artworks.
Leakage has strengthened libraries’ negotiating position with respect to content providers. The emerging syndication model syndication offers libraries the opportunity to provide dramatically improve the research experience for their users — with a number of risks as well, including the prospect of substantially reducing their leverage at the negotiating table.
Libraries provide vital digital services to their host institutions. If these services carry clear library identity branding, it strengthens the library’s position in the university and enables it to secure the budget and political capital necessary to do its work.
This year’s ER&L conference was abuzz with the threats and solutions for digital access in libraries.
A recycling center in New York has become the go-to library for film and television studios looking for vintage electronic props.
Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian for Stanford, offers a useful framework for libraries as they consider patron privacy.
Libraries and individual subscribers to journals have seen the problems that can occur when a publication moved or was sold from one publisher to another. Perhaps there would be an editorial change, leading to delayed issues. Perhaps all the subscription […]
A deep architectural dive into the remarkable New York Public Library.
NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.
While open access offers great benefit to lower-income countries, more is needed than just access alone. Revisiting several posts about the bigger picture needs.
Despite increasingly sophisticated library automation, the data on books in libraries is often hard to come by.
Green open access, and in particular the role of institutional repositories in serving up preprints and other journal article artifacts, is going through some substantial transitions. Yesterday, news broke that DuraSpace and Lyrasis are merging. An important development for institutional repositories and related library systems, this is also yet another example of organizational consolidation among membership organizations in the library community in particular. Roger Schonfeld analyzes the merger.
Highlighting a sampling of posts by authors from around the globe to help raise awareness of the communication needs and concerns of the international scholarly community.