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Library World Talking About Harvard Librarians and Harvard Library Transition

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UPDATE 3 (1/21) Libraries May Reduce Staff (via Harvard Crimson) UPDATE 2 (1/20) Transcript: Library Town Hall Presentation, January 19, 2012 Comments From Mary Lee Kennedy, Senior Associate Provost and Helen Shenton, Executive Director UPDATE: Harvard U. Spokesperson Shares Comment with Library Journal, Details Below At the end of September we posted, “Libraries Announce New […]

New Article: “Mobile information literacy: Let’s use an app for that!”

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Title Mobile information literacy: Let’s use an app for that! Authors Stefanie Havelka Lehman College, City University of New York Alevtina Verbovetskay Lehman College, City University of New York Source C&RL News (January 2012, vol. 73 no. 1 From the Intro While at the reference desk, have you ever had a student thrust her phone […]

Standards: NISO Publishes New Recommended Practice on Physical Delivery of Library Resources

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From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of the new recommended practice: Physical Delivery of Library Resources (NISO RP-12-2012). The physical delivery of library materials is an integral component of the library resource sharing process. Despite the ever-increasing availability of electronic journals, e-books, and other digital […]

You Can Now Access WorldWideScience.org Resources via Elsevier’s SciVerse

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From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy: The wealth of current and timely scientific and technical information from countries around the world found at WorldWideScience.org is now available as a SciVerse Hub application. By entering search terms in the free WWS application query box, users can search WWS in parallel […]

New Article: “Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections”

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Title Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections Authors Carmen Mitchell California State University San Marcos Daniel Suchy University of California, San Diego Source D-Lib (January/February 2012; Volume 18, Number 1/2) Abstract One of the recent dominant topics in library technology has been the development of library mobile websites and services tailored to mobile users. While […]

New Resource For Educators and Students: Beta Version of the Wolfram Education Portal Now Online

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From the Wolfram|Alpha Blog: We are happy to announce the launch of the free Beta version of the Wolfram Education Portal. The portal comes equipped with a dynamic and interactive textbook, lesson plans aligned to the common core standards, and many other supplemental materials for your courses, including Wolfram Demonstrations, widgets, and videos. The Education […]

New White Paper from Springer: “STM eBooks: Librarian Perspectives on the First 5 Years”

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Via a Springer News Release: Springer celebrates its 50,000th eBook, available on its online platform SpringerLink. [Clip] In addition, as announced in October 2011, Springer will digitize nearly all books it has published since 1842. By adding the Springer Book Archives to SpringerLink by the end of 2012, the total number of titles will increase […]