Norma Jean Hewlett | 1 Mar 02:02 2011

Re: Rép. : Library and Library Myths and Legends

Yes! And not only will the library keep GreatUncle Edward's collection of
books about [insert subject] forever, they will also keep them together as a
special collection forever.
Jean Hewlett
University of San Francisco

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Alain <ndgmtlcd@...> wrote:

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>
> I read through all of those myths and legends and not once did I see the
> one where people think that a library, any library, will keep forever that
> very special book or collection of books (or National Geographic Magazines)
> they are planning to give to the library one day.
>
> That day might be just tomorrow because they're cleaning out the old family
> house after the death of a parent, or it might be a plan they're making for
> years ahead when they move their stuff to a smaller apartment and get rid of
> some of their books. This is one of  the most frequent myths I encounter.
>
> Alain
>
> --- En date de : Ven, 25.2.11, Robert Balliot <rballiot@...> a
> écrit :
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> De : Robert Balliot <rballiot@...>
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Jesse Ephraim | 1 Mar 04:14 2011

Re: Tools for designing for lower bandwidth users?

Daniel;

Try http://www.loband.org/loband/simulator.jsp

I would suggest pulling the website up on a couple of different cell
phones, particularly ones other than the iPhone and larger screen
Android ones.  You may be very surprised at how your website looks on
them, too.  That is a good way to get an idea of bandwidth and screen
size issues, along with other issues (ex. the side-scrolling nature of
the website you list is unusable on many cell phones).

Jesse Ephraim

Director, Roanoke Public Library
308 S. Walnut
Roanoke, Texas 76262
(817) 491-2691
jephraim@...

-----Original Message-----
From: web4lib-bounces@...
[mailto:web4lib-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Cornwall, Daniel D
(EED)
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 12:11 AM
To: web4lib@...
Subject: [Web4lib] Tools for designing for lower bandwidth users?

Hi All,

I've been coming to the realization that some of our organization's web
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Ryan Hess | 1 Mar 23:04 2011
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Re: eBooks

I've heard some fairly good arguments against boycotting, since this might
lead to higher book sales if people can't get HC content in their libraries.
I'd be curious to know how much of their sales are to libraries?

Still, we definitely need a good strategy on this front. Perhaps it's time
to do a hard push beyond our institutions and into the public arena. I'm
thinking of using all those social media tools that have proven so
formidable abroad lately. I would think that if we can get the general
public to understand the licensing issue (and not just for libraries!), we
could really get some traction.

Anyway, here's a site dedicated to the boycott issue:
http://www.boycottharpercollins.com/

-Ryan

On 2/25/11 4:01 PM, "Jim Knutson" <tintin@...> wrote:

> Interesting.
> 
> This came in on another listserv:
> 
> Attention Oregon Libraries:
>   One major publisher, looking for more profits, has decided eBooks licensed
> to libraries will only be valid for 26 circulations. After that you will
> have to buy it all over again!
> 
>   This is a very disconcerting development on the part of a greedy
> publisher. Libraries must unite in opposition to this "checkout limit"
> concept, even if it means boycotting publishers who institute it. It's the
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Anders Ericson | 1 Mar 23:35 2011
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Re: eBooks

Cory Doctorow, himself, urges us to take action:

http://boingboing.net/2011/02/25/harpercollins-to-lib.html

Anders Ericson
Norway

2011/2/25 Jim Knutson <tintin@...>:
> Interesting.
>
> This came in on another listserv:
>
> Attention Oregon Libraries:
>  One major publisher, looking for more profits, has decided eBooks licensed
> to libraries will only be valid for 26 circulations. After that you will
> have to buy it all over again!
>
>  This is a very disconcerting development on the part of a greedy publisher.
> Libraries must unite in opposition to this "checkout limit" concept, even if
> it means boycotting publishers who institute it. It's the thin edge of the
> wedge.
>
>  More than a hundred years ago publishers had similar profit-driven concerns
> about the availability of books for free at libraries cutting into retail
> sales. We need to go back and rediscover how libraries overcame that issue.
>
>  According to Library Journal:
>
>  "Josh Marwell, President, Sales for HarperCollins, told LJ that the 26
> circulation limit was arrived at after considering a number of factors,
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Jim Knutson | 2 Mar 00:40 2011
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Re: eBooks

This ebook thing is interesting, creepy and eerie. Amazon can suck a book off your Kindle (and refund you,
too, I'm sure).

This came to mind when I read at boingboing: HarperCollins to libraries: we will nuke your ebooks after 26 checkouts.

It's almost like they never really become the purchaser's property.

RE:

From: "Anders Ericson" <anders.ericson@...>
To: "Jim Knutson" <tintin@...>
Cc: "Jill O'Neill" <jilloneill@...>; <web4lib@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] eBooks

Cory Doctorow, himself, urges us to take action:

http://boingboing.net/2011/02/25/harpercollins-to-lib.html

Anders Ericson
Norway

2011/2/25 Jim Knutson <tintin@...>:
> Interesting.
>
> This came in on another listserv:
>
> Attention Oregon Libraries:
> One major publisher, looking for more profits, has decided eBooks licensed
> to libraries will only be valid for 26 circulations. After that you will
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Jody DeRidder | 2 Mar 03:00 2011

Low Cost Digitization of Manuscript Collections

(Apologies for cross posting)

For Immediate Release
Contact Person:  Jody L. DeRidder
Email: jlderidder@...
Phone: (205) 348-0511

Completed UA Libraries Grant Project Provides Model for Low-Cost
Digitization of Cultural Heritage Materials

The University of Alabama Libraries has completed a grant project which
demonstrates a model of low-cost digitization and web delivery of
manuscript materials.  Funded by the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA) National Historical Publications and Records
Commission (NHPRC), the project digitized a large and nationally important
manuscript collection related to the emancipation of slaves:  the Septimus
D. Cabaniss Papers.  This digitization grant (NAR10-RD-10033-10) extended
for 14 months (ended February 2011), and has provided online access to
46,663 images for less than $1.50 per page:
http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/u0003_0000252.

The model is designed to enable institutions to mass-digitize manuscript
collections at a minimal cost, leveraging the extensive series
descriptions already available in the collection finding aid to provide
search and retrieval.  Digitized content for the collection is linked from
the finding aid, providing online access to 31.8 linear feet of valuable
archival material that otherwise would never be web-available.  We have
developed software and workflows to support the process and web delivery
of material regardless of the current method of finding aid access.  More
information is available on the grant website:
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Gail Clement | 2 Mar 15:42 2011
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Research on WHY U.S. institutions retrospectively digitize theses and dissertations

[Cross-posted to Diglib, ETD-L and Web4Lib with apologies for duplication]

Hello Colleagues,

Has your U.S. university or college begun to plan or implement the retrospective digitization of older
(non-ETD) theses or dissertations?  If so, you are enthusiastically invited to assist in a research study
on the WHY of retrospective digitization.  A brief survey on the reasons, perceived benefits and
unexpected challenges of retrospective digitization is now underway.  It is expected that at least the
preliminary results of this survey will be available to share at our national/international ETD
conferences in the near future.

At present, the survey is directed at ETD professionals in the United States in order to facilitate
correlation of data with institution types based on the Carnegie Classification system. Participants
from higher education institutions in other countries are welcome to participate in the study, but their
survey data may not be included in all analyses or reports.

If you are willing to participate in this 10-question survey, please click on the link below or paste it into
your web browser.  Your responses will be kept strictly confidential, and any reports from the research
will not identify institutions or individuals.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/retrodig

You are welcome to complete this survey between now and March 31, 2011.  Also feel free to forward this
message to another colleague at your institution who may have relevant insights to contribute to this research.

Your insights and feedback mean a great deal, and I want to thank you in advance for your consideration.

Most appreciatively,

Gail
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Andy Boze | 2 Mar 17:20 2011
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[ANNOUNCEMENT] : March 2011 issue of ITALica, a weblog on libraries and information technology...

Cross-posted; apologies for duplication.
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Hello friends,

The March 2011 issue of /Information Technology and Libraries/ (ITAL), 
LITA's peer-reviewed quarterly journal, is online and accessible to all 
LITA members. Issues older than six months are open to all. ITAL's main 
page is at 
<http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/ital/italinformation.cfm>.

ITALica <http://ital-ica.blogspot.com/>, the weblog discussion area for 
ITAL, has been updated with information about the latest issue. ITALica 
features supplementary materials not included with the regular print and 
electronic versions of /Information Technology and Libraries/, such as 
"letters to the editor", updates to articles, and other materials we 
can't work into the journal. One of the most important features of 
ITALica is a forum for readers' conversations with our authors, wherein 
authors host and monitor discussion for a period of time after 
publication of their articles, so that you then have a chance to 
interact with them.

ITALica offers you the opportunity to discuss with the following ITAL 
authors their papers in the latest issue:

"A Simple Scheme for Book Classification Using Wikipedia" /
Andromeda Yelton

"The Internet Public Library (IPL): An Exploratory Case Study on User 
Perceptions" /
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Binkley, Peter | 3 Mar 01:18 2011
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Job posting: University of Alberta Libraries - Digital Initiatives Applications Librarian

Apologies for cross-posting -
The University of Alberta Libraries seek a Digital Initiatives
Applications Librarian to work as a member of the Digital Initiatives
working group. The Libraries' digital initiatives are expanding and
diversifying quickly, presenting a need for constant innovation and
adaptation while maintaining existing systems. Each new project brings
new problems to solve, and development needs to be guided by knowledge
of current operations and foresight of future needs.
The University of Alberta Libraries is Canada's second largest research
library, with a collection exceeding seven million titles and ten
million volumes.  Its digital initiatives include Peel's Prairie Portal
(the flagship digitization project: http://peel.library.ualberta.ca
<http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/> ), the institutional repository ERA
(https://era.library.ualberta.ca <https://era.library.ualberta.ca/> ),
collaborations with the Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org
<http://www.archive.org/> ) and other partners, and a rapidly developing
digital preservation platform currently housing more than 15tb of
content. Visit our web-site at http://www.library.ualberta.ca/.
For more information see:
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A101713799/
Truitt, Marc | 3 Mar 04:56 2011
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[POSITION AVAILABLE] : University of Alberta Libraries - Discovery Systems Librarian (Edmonton, Alberta)

Apologies for cross-posting -

The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service
excellence to the University and its communities, seek a dynamic
individual for the new position of Discovery Systems Librarian.  Working
in a team environment in Bibliographic & Information Technology
Services, the Discovery Systems Librarian will be responsible for a
suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help expose the
Libraries' rich collections and for supporting student, faculty, and
library staff through leadership in technology and services planning,
project coordination, and operations support.  Discovery systems and
services include the University of Alberta Libraries / NEOS online
public access catalogue, "next-generation" faceted discovery tools,
federated / meta- search tools for exposing content across separate
silos (e.g., licensed electronic resources, local repositories of
digitized content, etc.), OpenURL link resolvers and related products
(e.g., recommender services), proxy servers / services, and ancillary
products such as citation management services.  The Discovery Systems
Librarian has responsibility for system-wide implementation,
configuration, integration, and oversight of such systems and services,
including supervision of specific assignments of programmers and other
staff.

For more information see:

	http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A101713860/

Kathleen De Long
Associate University Librarian
University of Alberta Libraries
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