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UK: “Community-run Libraries are Part of the Degradation of the Service”

April 5, 2012 by

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From a Commentary in The Guardian: Volunteers can bring much to libraries, but the fact they are replacing paid staff shows how much de-skilling has taken place. Surrey Libraries Action Movement (Slam) is celebrating after the high court ruled that Surrey county council’s plan to replace trained librarians with a volunteer-only service in 10 of […]

HathiTrust Announces New Board of Governors

April 3, 2012 by

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From MLibrary News: HathiTrust is announcing the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. The board, which replaces the Executive Committee that was established by the founding members in 2008, will oversee HathiTrust’s 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. The […]

UK: First Openly-Available Public Libraries Contact Database Now Available from Collections Trust

April 2, 2012 by

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From a Collections Trust Announcement: The UK’s first openly-available public libraries contact database has gone live as a result of a major data development project initiated by the Collections Trust, a not-for profit organisation which promotes excellence in collections and adds value for their users. The information is freely available on the Government’s data.gov.uk database. […]

Boston Globe: “Libraries in Schools Keeping Up With Times”

April 2, 2012 by

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From The Boston Globe: “The resources really are limitless,’’ said Eleanor Rogers, Dedham High School librarian. Dedham High School uses netbooks (small laptops), Kindles, a program that allows students to download a book or periodical onto any device such as an iPad or smartphone, and an educational adaptation of YouTube. [Clip] Rogers aims to please […]

New Issue of JISC Inform Features Interview with Harvard’s Robert Darnton About Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

March 28, 2012 by

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Issue 33 (Spring 2012) of JISC Inform was released earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents Articles Include: Digital Public Library of America “Robert Darnton, director of the University Library at Harvard, explains his vision of the Digital Public Library of America” The article also includes links to video of Darnton’s JISC/SCONUL Lecture in […]

New Report From OCLC: “U.S. Public Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives”

March 21, 2012 by

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Very interesting to read the importance that listservs and e-discussions continue to have in the public library community. Direct to Report (4 pages; PDF) Numerous charts. via OCLC: This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service […]