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Internet Archive Launches Physical Archive - Brewster Kahle makes case for preserving books

The Internet Archive’s latest project is launching a Physical Archive to store and preserve books and historic materials.

You can read all about it on Brewster Kahle's blog
http://blog.archive.org/2011/06/06/why-preserve-books-the-new-physical-archive-of-the-intern...

Wanted: Your Ideas on How to Build a Digital Public Library of America

From the Chronicle of Higher Ed
May 20, 2011, 12:01 am
By Jennifer Howard

Think you know what the proposed Digital Public Library of America should look like? Now’s your chance to weigh in. The project’s steering committee has just announced a “Beta Sprint,” inviting the public to contribute “ideas, models, prototypes, technical tools, user interfaces, etc.” Anyone who wants to take part must submit a statement of interest by June 15, and final submissions are due September 1. Read more here

Check out LISEvents.com The Librarian Conference and Event Site

Just in case you missed my big announement last week, LISNews has a new sister site, LISEvents.com The Library Community Conferences and Events Site

I've put together a site similar to LISNews, but it's focused entirely on conferences and events. LISEvents tries to list every conference, large and small, that might be of interest to those of us working in libraries. Check it out and let me know (btcarver@lisnews.com) if you can suggest any events or any improvements on the site!

Check out LISEvents.com The Library Community Conferences and Events Site

LISEvents is up and running at lisevents.com!

We've put together a site similar to LISNews, but we're focusing entirely on conferences and events. We try to list every conference, large and small, that might be of interest to those of us working in libraries. Check it out and let me know (btcarver@lisnews.com) if you can suggest any events or any improvements on the site!

For those of you keeping score at home, that makes 4 LIS Sites now:
LISEvents.com: The Library Community Conferences and Events Site
LISNews.org: Librarian and Information Science News
LISHost.org: Librarian Web Hosting
LISWire.com: The Librarian's News Wire

Publishers Weekly Planning First pre-ALA Supplement

For the first time, PW will publish a special supplement ahead of this year's American Library Association's annual conference set for June 23-28 in New Orleans. The pre-ALA issue will be published May 30 and will include features on library funding, the e-book loan controversy and an overview of the meeting program, in addition to other pieces on the show. "Our subscribers have been telling us they want more coverage of the library market and the ALA supplement is part of our commitment to act on that request," said PW publisher Cevin Bryerman who will handle advertising inquiries at cbyerman@publishersweekly.com. Andrew Albanese will be overseeing the supplement's editorial content and can be reached at aalbanese@publishersweekly.com.

One-Pager: A library website template that allows your patrons to find what they want

One-Pager is...
simple. It is purposefully constraining so the your site contains important info and nothing more.

usability tested. We've tested the site and it received a 95% task completion rate. You should test it again once you've customized it.

accessible. The javascript degrades gracefully.

mobile ready. It works on all sorts of browsers (and looks stunning on the iPad).

flexible. Change the color scheme and formatting to suit your library.

free.

College & Research Libraries Goes FULLY Open Access

College & Research Libraries Goes FULLY Open Access
"In spite of economicuncertainty, I am pleased that ACRL has endorsed full open access in practice for its primary research journal. The intellectual value of open access, I believe, justifies its cost. Now the content of our journal will be freely available online to all around the world. Those of us involved in the production
of College & Research Libraries applaud its move to open access, but we are well aware of the financial challenges we face with our scholarly journal."

The Latest From LISWire - The Librarian's News Wire

Are you familiar with LISWire.com (www.liswire.com) - The Librarian's News Wire? It's the other half of LISNews.org.

You can subscribe to one of our mailing lists Right Here. You can grab the main LISWire RSS Feed Here. There are a bunch of other feeds you can subscribe to listed Right Here. You can also follow along on Twitter Right Here.

Below the break I've posted all the latest releases. -- Read More

A Great Idea: LisVendor.info

Sarah Glassmeyer set up a wiki where librarians and other interested parties can share information about all aspects of the library/vendor relationship. It can be found at www.LisVendor.info. She says "It’s really a product of my own greed and laziness – I find that the more I get into looking at Library-Vendor relations, the more I realize that I don’t know. And I want a one stop shop to collect that information and learn from what others know." She explains more Here. Head over, teach and learn from each other on this very important topic.

Library Users, Librarians, and Libraries Boycott HarperCollins Over Change in Ebook Terms

www.BoycottHarperCollins.com
New York, NY -- Library users, librarians, and libraries have begun to
boycott publisher HarperCollins over changes to the terms of service
that would limit the ability of library users to borrow ebooks from
libraries. A new website, BoycottHarperCollins.com, is helping to
organize their efforts to get HarperCollins to return to the previous
terms of service.

On February 24, Steve Potash, the Chief Executive Officer of
OverDrive, sent an email to the company's customers -- primarily US
libraries -- announcing that some of the ebooks they get from
OverDrive would be disabled after they had circulated 26 times. Soon
after, librarians learned that it was HarperCollins, a subsidiary of
News Corporation (NWSA), that intended to impose these limits.
Immediately, library users, librarians, and libraries began voicing
their opposition to the plan by HarperCollins, with several library
users and librarians urging a boycott.

As Joe Atzberg -- Read More

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