American Libraries Magazine

One of my priorities over the last year has been to seek out Innovative customers and members of the broader library community to
Posted December 11, 2013 | Comments: 0
Cover of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, not available for sale to libraries as an ebook
Libraries can’t buy Catching Fire as an ebook. But note the “divergent” pricing for Divergent—an actual savings from the consumer price. 
Posted December 3, 2013 | Comments: 0
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka reasons: “Because libraries!” Screenshot from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
In the November 19 Atlantic, Megan Garber explored a nascent meme that has been gaining traction on the web.
Posted November 26, 2013 | Comments: 0
The award-winning Innovation Lab at Chicago Public Library (CPL), home to a Maker Lab featuring 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and a milling machine, took center stage this week at a conference held at the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago.
Posted November 22, 2013 | Comments: 0
Flying books
Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III) has been a strong player in the integrated library system (ILS) field for many years, but its new take on ebook management could thrive in the new field of dis-integrated services.
Posted November 20, 2013 | Comments: 0
Two women exit the Sharjah (UAE) International Book Fair. Photo by Mary Mackay
The count is in: The official wrap-up last week of the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the UAE reported that 900,000 visitors had browsed more than 400,000 titles on display in Sharjah’s Expo Centre, 150,000 UAE schoolchildren had participated
Posted November 20, 2013 | Comments: 0
Google Book Search screen in 2007. Screen image courtesy of Stanford University
It was almost 10 years ago that ALA members started to discuss Google’s plan to digitize the collection of several research libraries to create a book search database.
Posted November 19, 2013 | Comments: 0
AASL conferencegoers Heather Moorefield-Lang (left), Karen Gavigan, and April Dawkins. Photo: Keith Johnston
The 16th American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference and Exhibition in Hartford, Connecticut, drew 3,000 school librarians, administrators, and exhibitors over its four-day run, from November 14 through November 17.
Posted November 18, 2013 | Comments: 0
AASL conferees rise to the school-librarian-conference occasion. Photo: Keith Johnston
More than 2,300 attendees listened to speakers at the opening event of ALA’s American Association of School Librarians 16th National Conference and Exhibition in Hartford, Connecticut, on November 14.
Posted November 15, 2013 | Comments: 0
November 2013 Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries ebook pricing report
Two things jump out at me in this month’s Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report.
Posted November 6, 2013 | Comments: 0