With changes in the scholarly communications world, many old questions for the library are unsettled once again, and many news ones arise. In this first part of a two-part post, we’ll ask the questions.
A little library has big plans, and you can help.
Are you a library or a librarian? How you answer that question may have a direct bearing on your ability to adapt to the digital age, T. Scott Plutchak tells us in a recent paper based on a 2011 lecture.
A recent analysis suggests some worrisome trends for librarianship.
As budgets make librarians look for better deals, the Big Deals fall under close scrutiny.
Instead of filling in the blanks of attribution with the same old agents, maybe we need to go beyond the usual suspects.
Patron-driven acquisition — what does it mean? This FAQ deals with how PDA approaches books, journals, and libraries.
The HarperCollins e-book lending limitations provide lessons in how both sides typically deal with change.
[Phone rings.] Librarian: Hello? Sales Rep: Hello! Robert from Acme Scholarly Journals here. As you know, for the past year we’ve been working on a new pricing model for our journal package, and now that it’s ready my boss and […]
An essay in the New York Review of Books about the Google Books Settlement is based on flawed reasoning. Here’s why.
Libraries publicize their use of Netflix to save money on acquiring digital video for patrons, opening a potentially costly can of worms.
A recent infographic from OCLC shifts the value considerations for libraries into a potentially risky realm, a mismeasure of value that’s just not necessary.
Librarians make a video parody of a Lady Gaga song, with some memorable results.
The first day of the Spring STM Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was filled with ideas, different perspectives, and an interactive crowd.
Ithaka S+R has published a report on libraries and open access. Libraries are still important in the lives of scholars, but the trends are not in their favor. Open access doesn’t seem to be meeting scholars’ needs.