Entries Tagged as 'Conferences/Events'

Oxford University Press offers free content for National Library Week

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

New York, NY, April 7, 2014–In celebration of National Library Week in the US (April 13 -19, 2014), a week taken to highlight the value of libraries and librarians, Oxford University Press (OUP) will be making all OUP online products, excluding journals, freely available in the US. This free access will begin on April 13 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · University Press · Vendor News

Oxford African American Studies Center offers free access to honor Black History Month

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Oxford to make The Oxford African American Studies Center Free through February 2014 February 1st – 28th, 2014   username: blackhistorymonth password: onlineaccess   In honor of Black History month, Oxford University Press will provide free access to its African American Studies Center, for the month of February.  The Oxford African American Studies Center is […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

SAGE white paper explores discoverability of scholarly content, recommends standards, transparency, metadata, and partnerships

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014)   In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, […]

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Free IFLA/ALA webinar “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models, and recommendations”

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

For the third consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a […]

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SPARC webinar on open access developments in Latin America, featuring SciELO

January 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

A colleague of mine is the presenter for this upcoming SPARC webinar: Open Access Developments in Latin America with Nicholas Cop  Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 12:00 – 1:00PM EDT use helpful time converter Registration is free, but required. Please RSVP by January 10th. This webcast requires both a phone dial-in and an Internet connection. Open […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Open Access

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

DPLAfest highlights

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

The DPLA just emailed out these links, summarizing events held last month. On October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions  and workshops that brought together hundreds of ibrarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and other participants from across the country. Since then we’ve published a short series […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · DPLA · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Department of Commerce needs input on digital first sale by November 13

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Several blogs and news sources are reporting on a public meeting regarding the first sale doctrine as it relates to digital files.  Teleread’s Juli Monroe posted last Thursday.  In her post she said, “There’s going to be a public meeting scheduled for December 12 in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking […]

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ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Electronic Resources · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Uncategorized

The evolution of the book at the Lima Book Fair

July 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

I am in Lima, Peru this week attending and presenting at the Lima Book Fair  (feria internacional del libro de lima).  The fair runs for two weeks, July 19th through August 4th.  About 120 vendors exhibit at the fair and over 600,000 Peruvians are expected to visit.  Lines to enter the book fair circled the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · NSR Info