Monthly Archive for February, 2013

Obama Administration Opines On Broader Access To Sc. Research

Read the White House document here.

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Let’s Think Out Of The Box!

Books collections are still genuinely material sometimes, as you’ll see in this emerging coutries geared initiative…

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Meanwhile, In The Special Collections & Archives Arena…

Survey of Special Collections and Archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland Read this  OCLC Research Report here. Special collections and archives play a key role in the future of research libraries. Significant challenges face institutions that wish to capitalize on that value, however, if they are to fully leverage and […]

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What Are Digital Investments Worth?

Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries Read this report from Ithaka S+R and the Association of Research Libraries. This report reveals that understanding the continuing costs for sustaining digital collections is a challenge across libraries. Responsibility is frequently dispersed among departments, and staff time […]

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Force11 Gaining Momentum!

FORCE11 Gains Momentum Creating the Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship Read the Research Trends article here, as well as the corresponding white paper. Scientists, scholars, publishers, and librarians in many locations and disciplines are developing methods and tools to improve the process of creation, reviewing and/or editing of scholarly […]

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ARL Libraries: Copyright Policy & Practice in E-Reserves

Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves among ARL Libraries Read the College & Research Libraries  article here. This paper presents the results of a survey of 110 ARL institutions regarding their copyright policies for providing electronic reserves. It compiles descriptive statistics on library practice as well as coding responses […]

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IFLA e-lending principles well relayed!

See this friendly example harvested in the blogosphere…

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