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Sonoma County, California: “County Library Lags Behind in e-book Trend”

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From the The Press Democrat [Santa Rosa, CA]: In Marin [County], the consortium of eight libraries that includes the Free Library saw the number of e-book check-outs bound from 1,623 in September to 4,082 in December, a 150 percent jump. But no such flurry occurred in Sonoma County. The library system belongs to an increasingly […]

CRL, CRKN, and JISC Form Partnership to Explore Challenges in Acquisition and Preservation of E-Resources

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From the Centers for Research Libraries (CRL): Recently CRL collection development staff met with the senior leadership of two major national site licensing organizations: the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Joint Information Steering Committee of the Higher Education Funding Council, UK (JISC Collections). The meeting was to explore the special challenges of licensing and […]

Recently Launched: Interactive Access to CDC’s HIV and STD Data

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From the AIDS.gov Blog: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new interactive web tool—the NCHHSTP Atlas—that allows users to create maps, charts, and tables using HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD) data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). [Clip] Many public health […]

Cincinnati: Public Library Use Reached an All-Time High in 2011

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From the Cincinnati Enquirer: By any measure, 2011 was “one for the books” at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. [Clip] Overall, Library customers borrowed more than 17.6 million items from the Library in 2011, putting total circulation for the year nearly 8 percent ahead of 2010. E-books, e-audiobooks, and other downloadable materials […]

Digital Archiving Documents and Web Sites at the Stanford University Libraries

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From the The Stanford Daily: In the face of challenges posed by an increase in social media, archivists at the Stanford University Libraries have adapted new technologies to digitally archive a traditionally community-driven database of Stanford documents. Library Archivist Daniel Hartwig said that documents have been traditionally collected from Stanford staff or alumni who feel […]

LYRASIS Launches FOSS4LIB to Provide Guidance to Libraries about Open Source Software

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From a LYRASIS Announcement: LYRASIS is pleased to announce the launch of its FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community. [Clip] FOSS4LIB offers a set of Decision Support Tools for the library community to assess open source readiness and related decisions. The […]

eBooks: University Publishing Online Adds a Further Six Academic Presses to its Portfolio

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From a Cambridge U. Press Announcement: Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the addition of six more academic presses to its University Publishing Online (UPO) platform. 2012 will see the addition of content from Anthem Press, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, Nottingham University Press, Pickering & Chatto and the University of Adelaide Press. […]