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Science Researchers on Google Scholar, Web of Science, and PubMed

Submitted by Bibliophile Ad… on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:20

Shifting Sands: Science Researchers on Google Scholar, Web of Science, and PubMed, with Implications for Library Collections Budgets , Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Fall 2010
Authors: Christy Hightower, Christy Caldwell

A study done by two librarians named Christy at UC Santa Cruz in Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. Interesting implications for content budgets and publishers...

ProQuest Buys Ebrary

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Sat, 01/08/2011 - 01:31
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Ebrary, one of the pioneers in aggregating books and other print content online, has been acquired by ProQuest for an undisclosed price. Founded in 1999 by Christopher Warnock and Kevin Sayar, ebrary hosts more than 273,000 digital books, handbooks, reports, maps, journals and other content from about 500 publishers.

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Librarian's Passive Approach Lets The Market Run Against Our Interests

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 12/06/2010 - 10:27

Librarian's Passive Approach Lets The Market Run Against Our Interests
- We didn’t clearly scope and demand our interests in metadata management, leaving these subscription agencies with valuable metadata that we pay them to ‘manage’ so that they can in turn sell it back to us via A-Z, link-resolver and related add-ons.

Sony Has Dave Farrow Reading Aloud to Promote Its Readers & Help Canadian Libraries

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 13:32

Dave Farrow, who overcame dyslexia and ADHD to become a world-famous speed reader and Guinness World Record holder, is living and reading in a front window display at the Sony Centre in Toronto. For every book he reads, Sony will donate 2 Reader™ digital books to public libraries across Canada. Watch live on Facebook.

Watch the Net Neutrality FCC Hearings Thursday Night

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 08/19/2010 - 13:34

Note from Senator Al Franken of MN:

A few weeks ago, Google and Verizon announced a proposed policy framework that they claimed would protect net neutrality, but it does not apply to wireless Internet services. It does not protect net neutrality -- it undermines it.

We've set up a special link so you can watch the hearing, courtesy of the UpTake -- it starts at 6:00 Central Time (7:00 Eastern) tonight.