"Compendium Animalium": Notre Dame Librarians Create Facsimile Rare Book for Students To Handle

"Compendium Animalium": Notre Dame Librarians Create Facsimile Rare Book for Students To Handle

Notre Dame Library curators and conservators have collaborated on Compendium Animalium, a facsimile of an early modern book combining images from several volumes featured in a recent exhibition, complete with engravings, wooden boards, and leather bindings, that students can hold and investigate.


IMLS-Funded Reading Nation Waterfall Project To Bring Curated Little Free Libraries To Native American Children

Kelli Brooks, Sep 16, 2020
Could librarian-curated Little Free Libraries be the next great outreach tool to help improve youth reading scores and strengthen community connections to libraries? University of North Carolina (UNC)–Greensboro Library and Information Science Associate Professor Anthony Chow thinks so.

John Sargent To Leave Macmillan

Gary Price, Sep 17, 2020
From The New York Times: John Sargent, Macmillan’s longtime chief executive, will leave the publishing company in January because of disagreements over its direction, according to an announcement from its parent company, Holtzbrinck, on Thursday.

How Vendors Are Working with Academic Libraries in Their Pivot to Digital

Matt Enis, Sep 03, 2020
COVID-19 is accelerating the move to digital amid budget pressures; library vendors share what they hear from customers and how they're meeting rapidly evolving needs.

Board Barriers | Editorial

Meredith Schwartz, Sep 03, 2020
While exact demographics are hard to come by, the informal consensus seems to be that members of most public libraries’ board of trustees or directors are largely white, well-off, and older. Meanwhile, the communities they represent are often far more diverse.

Alexandra Chassanoff, Apr 12, 2018
During the week of March 19–23 MIT Libraries convened experts from across disciplines and domains to identify and address grand challenges in the scholarly communication and information science landscape.
Mirco Tonin, Jan 03, 2018
Suppose a librarian receives an email from a man named Greg Walsh, wanting to become a cardholder or simply inquiring about the open hours. Would the librarian reply? And, if so, would the reply be polite, including for instance some form of salutation, such as “Hello” or “Good morning”? Does your answer change if the guy is called Tyrone Washington? Is a librarian treating Jake Mueller differently from DeShawn Jackson?
LJ Reviews, Apr 11, 2018
A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease
Mahnaz Dar, Jan 20, 2018
Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.
Gary Price, Sep 25, 2020
The report linked to below was recently published by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). From the Description: In this report, experts from library, research, and scientific communities provide key recommendations for effective data practices to support a more open research ecosystem. The recommendations are based on information and insights shared during a December 2019 […]
Gary Price, Sep 25, 2020
From a JISC Blog Post: The transitional Wiley agreement is the most extensive UK open access agreement to date and is showing an encouraging appetite for open access publishing. We will be publishing further detail and supporting data on the Wiley read and publish agreement in the next week. [Emphasis Ours] In the meantime, we […]
Gary Price, Sep 25, 2020
From the Cornell University Library: Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members. The recently launched digital collection – Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Haudenosaunee Archaeological Materials, circa 1688-1754 – features two historical […]
Gary Price, Sep 25, 2020
From eMarketer: When it comes to protecting users’ personal information and providing a safe online environment, social network users in the US give lower marks to Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. According to Insider Intelligence’s annual “US Digital Trust Survey,” LinkedIn is the most trusted social platform overall. We define digital trust as the confidence users […]
Lisa Peet, Jul 28, 2020
On July 2, Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Library Stabilization Fund Act in both chambers (S.4181 and H.R.7486, respectively). The legislation, introduced with 13 cosponsors on both sides of the aisle in the Senate and 27 in the House, would establish a dedicated $2 billion fund to be administered by IMLS that would address the financial losses incurred in the pandemic shutdown and bolster library services going forward, with priority given to the hardest-hit communities.

Erica Freudenberger, Jun 25, 2020
How do you reopen a library with no guidelines or best practices to work from? That’s the question public leaders and staff are considering as library buildings gradually open across the country.

Emily Joy Oomen, Jun 23, 2020
Most public libraries stopped distributing materials during the pandemic to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean they stopped distributing anything. Some leveraged their expertise at getting resources into the hands of patrons to help those suddenly struggling with the bare essentials of life: food, diapers, the means to clean up, or a place to sleep.

Lisa Peet, Jul 13, 2020
As they anticipate hits from lowered enrollment and decreased endowments, as well as declines in state funding for public universities and community colleges, and potential rollbacks of money that has already been authorized, academic institutions have begun hiring freezes and reductions, including furloughs, layoffs, and reduced hours for non-tenured faculty and staff. Many campus libraries are seeing reductions in workforce that threaten to affect their ability to serve students, faculty, and researchers.

Neal Wyatt,  Sep 25, 2020
LJ’s Day of Dialog is today. The Comey Rule debuts, as does a new biopic about Gloria Steinem and a documentary about some very fancy cakes. Author Mary Trump sues President Trump and other family members for fraud. Sir Harold Evans has died.

Melanie Kletter,  Sep 25, 2020
We have rounded up here a small selection of the many interesting theater productions now available for online viewing, including some on-demand options and some you can watch virtually as they are performed live.

LJ Reviews,  Sep 25, 2020

Jones writes an insightful book that shines light on Black suffragists underexplored in history. Cahill shows how women of color needed to continue to fight even after 1920 to earn the right to vote.

Quipu Group,  Sep 24, 2020
When COVID-19 shut down the country in early March, there was a mad scramble for masks, swabs, and…library cards. With doors closed and physical collections in quarantine (embargoed), the only way libraries could connect with patrons was online. But how could new customers or those new to using online collections get access without a library card?

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