Publications

A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see and exploit opportunities is what creates new revenue streams, which can help maintain and enhance library services. Offering step-by-step guidance, Edmund A.

ACRL releases The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations.” Edited by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Deborah Tritt, the work provides practical tips and techniques for this unique subset of librarians.

Choice and The Charleston Company announce collaboration on new online review resource for academic databases

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT -  Choice and The Charleston Company have announced plans to collaborate on a new reference product, an online review source for academic databases and digital resources, with the working name of CC Advisor. CC Advisor will be published on the database platform recently launched at Choice.

New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

CHICAGO — Linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” published by ALA Editions, gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control.

Managing metadata in web-scale discovery systems

CHICAGO — Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material cataloged, the discovery system might need to negotiate different metadata standards, such as AACR, RDA, RAD, FOAF, VRA Core, METS, MODS, RDF, and more.

An updated guide to copyright and e-learning

CHICAGO —  Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, the new second edition of “Copyright and E-learning: A Guide for Practitioners,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning environment with the knowle

A practical guide to altmetrics

CHICAGO —  Alternative metrics for measuring scholarly impact from social networks such as Twitter and blogs to online platforms such as Mendeley, ResearchGate and Altmetrics.org, altmetrics are having a huge impact on how academics and researchers build profiles and share research.

Brad Hooper’s guide to book programs and author events

CHICAGO — From hosting authors to planning and coordinating book activities such as book signings and book clubs, libraries are perfect venues for readers to interact directly with authors and their books. And mounting literary programming can be easier than you might think. In “The Librarian’s Guide to Book Programs and Author Events,” published by ALA Editions, Booklist’s Brad Hooper inspires, encourages, and advises librarians in providing a wide range of programming that targets their communities of book lovers.

Developing, managing, and sustaining unique digital collections

CHICAGO — Planning and managing a self-contained digitization project is one thing, but how do you transition to a digital library program? Or better yet, how do you start a program from scratch? In “Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives: Developing, Managing, and Sustaining Unique Digital Collections,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, Aaron D. Purcell combines theory and best practices with practical application, showing how to approach digital projects as an ongoing effort.

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