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A question of scarcity and control by Joseph Sanchez Three pressing questions about e-content face the profession: How much content will be exclusively available electronically, how quickly is that developing, and—especially for public librarians—how will ...
geberhart - 07/14/2014 - 13:42 - American Libraries Magazine
By Beverly Goldberg It’s been two years since the Ephrata (Pa.) Public Library began lending Roku devices—digital video players that people plug into their televisions so they can view on a larger screen digitized programming that is archived online, such ...
bgoldberg - 06/16/2014 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine
Creating licensing partnerships that work By Christopher Harris, Ric Hasenyager, and Carrie Russell Much attention has been paid to library lending, the availability of ebook titles that public libraries can purchase, and the business models associated wi ...
ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine
By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...
LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine
Strategies for using and teaching the Invisible Web By Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider It seems unlikely that people will give up their reliance on general-purpose search engines or their practice of beginning a search using Google or one of its comp ...
LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine
By Laurie D. Borman What’s it like to be selected an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year’s class of 56 up-and-coming librarians in our cover story. Once again this year we’re featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available a ...
LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine
Libraries are making scholarship accessible to all By Meredith Farkas With the growing cost of higher education, declining library budgets, and the crisis in scholarly publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to feel optimistic. Looking at the creative e ...
bgoldberg - 12/23/2013 - 20:00 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine
By Karen Muller Funds shift, coworkers leave, a new director arrives. Such unexpected job changes may require you to learn a new skill—fast. In my experience, I feel as though I can learn nearly anything from books. Even if I need to take a class, watch a ...
PMOREHART - 11/26/2013 - 16:47 - American Libraries Magazine