Dear Librarians, Here is the DCL Ebook Report for March 2014 from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries. Click here. This month I pose the following challenges:
American Libraries Magazine
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a statewide eBook
“Federal Library Funding Cut in Proposed Budget,” ALA Washington Office Director Emily Sheketoff wrote March 4 in the District Dispatch blog.
Advocating for school library services is a year-round necessity that becomes particularly pressing as spring approaches.
On March 4, the Ukrainian Library Association released this statement on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) website regarding the unrest in the region.
How would you like 100 free ebooks for children, ready for immediate MARC upload to your catalog?
Academic libraries have a big hairy problem: Over the past decade or so, their budgets have shifted from buying materials to leasing them. Journals are the main budget killers, with some subscriptions—so vital to the scholarly life—costing $30,000 annually per title.
The Connecticut library community has engaged its legislators in the ebook-availability debate.
Here’s the problem: To compete in today’s economy, you have to be wired. And of course, more and more of our library services are digital. But in many communities across the United States, the communication carriers just don’t provide the service citizens seek.
It’s been almost two months. That’s how long I’ve been living in the future this latest time. My Google Glass arrived in December, and I’ve been playing with it in fits and starts since then, in part because winter in Chicago isn’t the best time to fully test it.