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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Library as Purchaser, Analyzing Site Licensing

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Very interesting post in SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen from June 14th – “The Latest Library As Purchaser Crisis:  Are We  Fighting the Wrong Battle?” by Kent Anderson.   Anderson discusses the site licensing issues between libraries and publishers, using examples from Nature, Elsevier, and Univ. of California system.  He says, ” The fatal flaw of site licensing […]

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Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this information from an OCLC Press Release: Blue Ribbon Task Force to Host Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Government, Industry, Academic Leaders Featured in Public “Conversation” April 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (BRTF-SDPA) will hold a one-day symposium convening a diverse […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Preservation · Press Releases