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OCLC Announces New Agreements With Publishers, Adds More Content and Collections to WorldCat Local

February 24, 2012 by

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via OCLC OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world and has added important new content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 922 million items. WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of publishers […]

New Guide: Historical African American Newspapers Available Online

February 24, 2012 by

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From the Marist College LibGuide: This guide provides a list of historical African American Newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google.  The content is available for free, though it is at the discretion of the institution providing the content. The newspapers contained […]

Findings: How Are Librarians Using NetGalley? & Are You Using This Free Service?

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If you’re unaware of NetGalley, it’s MORE than worthy of your time and its also a resource you will probably want to share with colleagues. This FREE service allows “professional readers” to register and receive digital galley’s of upcoming releases direct from publishers, marketing materials, title metadata, links, and other useful info. Here’s a quick […]

Indianapolis Public Library Plans to Restore Some Hours at All Branches & Some 2011 Indy Library Statistics

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From The Indianapolis Star: During the first full year of reduced hours at Indianapolis library branches, visits nose-dived 22 percent. Patrons checked out 12 percent fewer books and other items. But new Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes aims to reverse last year’s drops — in large part by restoring about two-thirds of cuts made […]

UCLA Young Research Library Renovations Completed; Usage Levels Have Doubled

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From the UCLA Newsroom: The UCLA Library completed renovations to the major public spaces in the Charles E. Young Research Library in fall 2011, and the new facilities have proven to be extremely popular with UCLA students, faculty and visitors. During the fall quarter, over 195,000 people visited the library, more than double the number […]

U. of Michigan Bentley Historical Library Receives $1 Million Endowment from the Meijer Foundation

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From the Bentley Historical Library: The University of Michigan‘s (U-M) Bentley Historical Libraryhas received a gift from the Meijer Foundation of $1 million to endow the position of Principal Archivist for Bentley’s iconic Michigan Historical Collections. The gift ensures that the library’s resource will continue to be viable and accessible to the public. “More than […]