The CRL and the Linda Hall Library now form Global Resources Partnership...

Apr 4, 2012 by

Interesting bit of news about a new partnership between the Center for Research Libraries and the Linda Hall Library, the independent research library for engineering and science. The objectives of this new partnership is preservation and access. Libraries that are CRL members will have the opportunity to have materials digitized from the predominantly print Hall collections and sent to them by...

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MyCopy service from Springer

Jul 28, 2009 by

The Yale Libraries have debuted the new MyCopy service by Springer. Has your library? Library patrons can now order their personal soft cover books via MyCopy. Following the successful completion of the MyCopy pilot project, Springer has extended this eBook service to all academic libraries in the USA and Canada that have purchased Springer eBook Collections. All registered library patrons can now order a soft cover copy of a Springer eBook for their personal use by simply clicking on a button on springerlink.com. More than 11,000 books included at $24.95 each The MyCopy offer is currently valid for more than 11,000 electronic Springer books published since 2005. The new soft cover format is branded as a MyCopy book with a color cover and black and white book content. All books will be sold at...

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Ebooks readers

Jun 5, 2009 by

I have a dream. And it could be easily enough achieved I guess. I would love to have a few ebook readers to loan out to my users. I know of a few libraries that offer Kindles in circulation, like Texas A&M and Princeton. Penn State and Sony recently announced a project where Sony donated 100 readers to the libraries. I see three immediate advantages in my situation (small physical library, small budget, no shelf space for fiction): no shelf space used possibility of download-on-demand for fiction or non-fiction titles. No guessing work on the library’s part as to what fiction to buy. User’s needs are met quickly. can serve advantageously the students who are visually impaired. and a bonus one: cool “toy” –> nice PR opportunity Now, are the younger generations (millenials) into...

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College students don’t use Twitter...

Apr 21, 2009 by

In a report on a USF study, that I found a little disheartening, it was concluded that, while college students do use social media, they don’t use Twitter much and remain unaware of its use for business/professional purposes. So, they use it to connect with friends, but couldn’t care less about businesses, brands or organizations trying to reach out to them that way. Which could means that very few students would follow a library’s Twitter profile, or if we extrapolate to other platforms, a library’s Facebook Page for example. Discouraging when students are the main clienteles I want to reach using those tools. Rates of usage are very low: Of the 250 Florida college students surveyed, 99 percent use social networking sites. However, only 15 percent have an account with Twitter and 34 percent...

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OCLC and EBSCO partner for full text...

Apr 8, 2009 by

OCLC and Ebsco have announced an agreement that makes it possible for libraries that subscribe to both WorldCat Local and EBSCOhost services to provide their users with online access to the full text of electronic content. My system has a WorldCat Local beta installation (and several Ebsco products). Users who have tried the beta have really liked the fact that you can search both books and articles with the same search. Easy access to the full text is a definite...

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Big changes for McGraw-Hill Digital Engineering Library...

Mar 6, 2009 by

McGraw-Hill announced a major revision of its Digital Engineering Library. The new site will be called AccessEngineering and the URL (http://accessengineeringlibrary.com) will be activated March 9th 2009. The new site will offer new features and enhancements, including: New graphical user interface: state-of-the art functionality streamlines access to content and reader New taxonomy book view: the website is now book-centric with faster title-by-title access to our premiere engineering collection Improved Advanced Search: faster search and access to more accurate content that saves time and delivers exact results McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering embedded on all search pages: search and generate results from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering, which contains more than 18,000 entries containing synonyms, acronyms, abbreviations, and a pronunciation guide are included for each term. Unfortunately, no FAQ or advance views are available before...

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