Monthly Archive for June, 2014

LibQUAL+® 2015 Registration Now Open: Join the Global Assessment Community

ARL invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+ by registering for the 2015 survey. The LibQUAL+ program’s centerpiece is a rigorously tested web survey of users’ opinions of service quality, paired with training that helps libraries assess and improve library services, change organizational culture, and market the library. […]

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SHARE Launches Knowledge Base

Have you heard about SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) and wondered exactly what it is? Do you need to explain SHARE to stakeholders, both on and off campus? The SHARE Knowledge Base succinctly answers the most frequently asked questions about SHARE and will continue to be expanded as the initiative […]

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Boston Library Consortium Calls Out Publishers on Price Gouging

On May 27, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a letter to the editor entitled, “Ebook Pricing Hikes Amount to Price-Gouging.” As a result of announced price increases that appear to be “an experiment in predatory pricing,” the Boston Library Consortium has pledged to address these increases by rewarding those […]

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Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: LCA Submits Comments to Copyright Office

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted in May additional comments on orphan works and mass digitization in response to the US Copyright Office’s notice of inquiry. These comments address the discussions from the March 10–11 public meeting, noting the complete lack of consensus on these issues, the concerns regarding extended […]

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Open Access and the ASPP

In October 2013, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences embarked on a multi-year project to develop an Open Access policy for the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The initial phase focused on research and information gathering, including a scan of international and Canadian policy and practice, and […]

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Keeping Up With… Patron Driven Acquisitions

At times a subjective practice, academic collection development relies on the professional knowledge of librarians to select material tailored to course curriculums and the anticipated demands of library users. Read more

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Des livres numériques piratés dans des écoles (article in French)

Le milieu du livre demande l’intervention de Québec pour mettre fin aux achats illégaux et au piratage d’ouvrages numériques dans les écoles, a appris Le Devoir. Lire la suite

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