2012 Dartmouth Medal Winners

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

This is always one of my favorite events at the ALAMW conference, the RUSA awards.  Of particular interest to me as a reference librarian is the Dartmouth Medal for the most outstanding reference work of the year.  While the winners this year were truly deserving, I found myself sentimental over the lifetime achievement award for […]

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ALA annual programs on e-Reference preservation and the impact of wikipedia

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

As you prepare your ALA Annual schedule, please consider the following two programs sponsored by the RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee and the Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board. RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee Program: Reference Publishing: Preservation Trends & Issues – June 25 Sat 1:30-3:30 As electronic reference products transform to electronic formats, often with […]

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ALA MidWinter Reference Publishing Discussion Forum

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

All are invited to attend this discussion forum sponsored by RUSA’s Reference Publishing Advisory Committee at the ALA MidWinter Conference in San Diego, January 9th.  Hope to see you there! Discovery and Access of electronic reference works–discussion forum RUSA’s Reference Publishing Advisory Committee will be hosting a discussion forum on e-reference discovery. Open to all […]

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Reference Works From Idea to Reality – ALA Session Summary

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

This post was reprinted in full from the Points of Reference blog at Booklistonline.com. Each year at the ALA Annual Conference, Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin sponsors a program to discuss various topics related to reference and reference publishing.  This year RBB’s session focused on the process of creating a reference work, from idea to reality.  […]

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The A to Z of Electronic Reference Product Development – ALA session summary

June 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

RUSA (Reference & User Services Division of ALA) sponsored a panel discussion of the product development of electronic reference products.  It was organized by RUSA, with Joseph Yue of the University of California at the lead and moderated by  Kay Cassell from Rutgers SLIS.  The panel included Frank Menchaca from Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke from SAGE […]

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Credo Reference adds new content

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Credo Reference press release: Hundreds of encyclopedias added to Credo’s award-winning reference platform this year.  Enhanced platform provides even more value for researchers Boston and Oxford, (September 16, 2009) – It’s been a year since Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, released its new platform, raising the standard for how online […]

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