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A new technical services model for electronic resource management

CHICAGO — E-resources now account for the bulk of materials spending in many libraries.

Changes to online access to AACR2 coming April 2013

CHICAGO — Effective April, 1, 2013, online access to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed.  will be available exclusively through RDA Toolkit. Access to AACR2 will no longer be included in the Cataloger’s Desktop subscription price.

Using social media to find collaboration, coordination and focus

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 jumpstarted librarians’ involvement with social media, and the use of Facebook, YouTube, blogs and other social media applications is now all but ubiquitous. But the turn is now toward management and consolidation.

Guide to Reference voted Best Database in Best Professional Resource category

CHICAGO — Based on votes from librarians, readers of Library Journal and reviewers, Guide to Reference was selected #1 Best Database in Library Journal’s 2012 Best Professional Resource category. Guide to Reference is published by ALA Digital Reference and is the online successor to the former gold-standard print Guide to Reference Books (often referred to by the editor’s name — Mudge, Winchell, Sheehy, Balay).

How public libraries contribute to vital communities

CHICAGO — Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community and, as such, can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play and live.

The Hobbit, Hugh Jackman, and more featured in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO —An exclusive Hobbit poster, bookmark and button grace the cover of the ALA Graphics winter 2012 catalog, landing in mailboxes this week. Schools and libraries can prepare for the Dec. 14 release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Hobbit" promotional materials only available from ALA Graphics.

New book from Huron Street Press offers guidance for working from home

CHICAGO— Written from firsthand experience and supported by interviews with successful work-from-home people in a variety of circumstances, “Working from Home: Earn a Living Where You Live,” by Jane Jerrard, is a thorough and thoughtful resource on generating an income outside the traditional office environment.

Introducing American Libraries Live

CHICAGO — American Libraries knows how essential it is to stay up to date on new developments in our industry. American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library, or on the go, is a new program that allows you to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with our hosts via a live chat, giving you immediate answers to all of your pressing questions.

An authoritative guide for licensing information resources and services in libraries

CHICAGO — In “The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, legal expert Tomas A. Lipinski offers a definitive sourcebook for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing.

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