Thursday, September 13, 2012

ARTstor Digital Library

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ARTstor Library Relations' autumn online demonstration series begins on September 17th. Take the opportunity to ask ARTstor staff questions about the ARTstor Digital Library's content, tools, and images while learning about:
• using the Digital Library's tools to save, share, and present images.
• the Digital Library's usefulness in teaching and collaboration.
• the many multidisciplinary collections contained within the Digital Library.
• how the Digital Library can be used within specific disciplines.
All that is required to view these demonstrations is a computer with Internet access and audio. Please register to attend by clicking on your preferred time below (remember to convert to your time zone from Eastern Time):
Please visit our website for additional dates and times through December 2012.
If your institution is already an ARTstor subscriber, please visit User Services' Training Options Page on ARTstor's Help Wiki.
 Please note: You must register at least 24 hours before the session is scheduled to begin. Space is limited. If possible, please notify if you cannot attend your scheduled session.
Contact us:
Phone (toll-free): +1 866 248 2691
151 East 61st Street
New York, New York 10065

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Academic Impressions Webcast Series: Libraries and Copyright in a Digital Age

November 27 & 29, 2012 :: Online

Here's a chance for your entire library staff to learn more about how current copyright law applies to digitization and reproduction.
Join us online for a two-part webcast as our expert instructors discuss the limitations and exclusive rights of the Copyright Act that apply to digitization and reproduction of library materials and archives, as well as the new challenges for libraries with emerging technologies.
Program Overview | Pricing & Registration | Agenda
We will use case studies throughout the program to help you test your knowledge and apply the concepts you're learning. You may register for one or both sessions in this series.
Session 1: Preservation and Interlibrary Loan
November 27, 2012
  • The library exceptions to Section 108
  • Reproduction and distribution of library materials
    • Preservation
    • Interlibrary loan (ILL)
  • Restriction on digital copies
  • Options for required notice to users
  • Commission on New Technological Uses (CONTU) guidelines for ILL
  • Alternatives and recommendations
Session 2: Licensing and Fair Use
November 29, 2012
  • Digital collections
  • E-reserves
  • Digital video reserves
  • Digitization of images and other special collections
  • Licensing challenges (Kindle and Netflix)
  • Georgia State case injunction
Register online for one, two, or all three events, or call 720.488.6800 to register or learn more. Register your institution for a single site connection and an unlimited number of people can participate.
You may also purchase CD recordings of the live webcasts and bound sets of the presentation materials.
These webcasts have been approved for CLE credits.
special collections
Join us in Tampa for a new AI program offering.
You will leave this conference armed with practical tips and advice for managing and stewarding your special collections.

View the program agenda
November 27 - 28, 2012
Tampa, FL

ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS - 4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 800, Denver, Colorado 80237

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

EasyBib Visual Website Evaluation Guides

Did you know that EasyBib has free, visual guides that help your students evaluate the credibility of websites? One of the biggest concerns in education today is teaching students how to wade through the oceans of information available online to find what is truly relevant and credible. We’ve put together visual guides to help you teach students these skills.
Check out an example page from the guide below:
Website Evaluation Guide
As you can see, EasyBib uses the best practices to determine what criteria is necessary for evaluation, such as author, publisher, currency, and much more. The guides give concrete, real-world examples of actual sites that are credible, possibly credible, and not credible so students can see the thought process required to evaluate a source.
If you subscribe to our School Edition service, you have access to our website evaluation feature, which serves as a reminder and alert for students to think about the credibility of the website they are citing.
Website Evaluation Tool
EasyBib has evaluated the top 50% of sources cited, and using robust criteria, explains why a source is credible, maybe credible, or not credbile. For other sources that are not evaluated, EasyBib provides calls to action along with the criteria so students can properly evaluate a source before citing it. Learn more about School Edition and website evaluation.
Emily Gover, M.S. University of Albany
Information Literacy Librarian
Presenter at:
Columbia University’s EdLab | NYU Bobst Library | SUNYLA 2012 | TCCTA 2012 | Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

LYRASIS Newsletter September 11, 2012



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Semi-Monthly Newsletter
September 11, 2012
The LYRASIS Emergency Response Network Aids Organizations During Hurricane Isaac    
The LYRASIS Regional Emergency Response Networks (RERN) project, funded in part by a grant from the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, worked with representatives from libraries and cultural heritage institutions in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Tennessee to aid in the development of networks to assist in disaster planning and recovery. The onsite training component of the four state projects took place in the first half of 2012.
Part of this network development and support was the creation of a listserv for communications and the exchange of ideas within each state and across state borders. When the National Hurricane Center named Hurricane Isaac and posted the possible storm path, LYRASIS Digital and Preservation Services staff connected with RERN participants in its path. During and after the storm, RERN participants were able to share information about their institutions' preparations, as well as report conditions in their communities, and approximately 50 messages were exchanged, and LYRASIS staff provided telephone and e-mail support.
Thankfully, Isaac passed through much of Louisiana and Mississippi with minimal damage to libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Through the RERN communications channels, we are continuing to monitor and support the organizations in the storm's path. Additional preparedness and recovery communication with key statewide preservation planners gave LYRASIS an overview of the overall conditions in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana.
If you experience a collections-related emergency, LYRASIS Digital and Preservation Services is available 24 hours a day at 800.999.8558. After hours, you will be directed to an answering service; tell the operator you need to speak with someone from Digital and Preservation Services. We can also research and answer disaster preparedness and recovery questions via e-mail. Please write Alix Bentrud  or Tom Clareson with questions, to have disaster plans reviewed, or to address other preservation issues.
eGathering Focus on the Speakers: Lightning Panel    
 eGathering 2012 - Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community is less than 2 months away, and we are excited to bring our members together and start a conversation about how libraries are building community through new services and technologies. To help facilitate the discussion, eGathering will feature a keynote address by Dr. R. David Lankes, professor and Dean's Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse and author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, as well as a reaction panel with innovative and experienced thought leaders.
This year's panelists include academic and public librarians, all of whom have experience building and integrating community into the library's services and functions. Click here to read more about all of the speakers.
Survive or Thrive: The Lightning Roundtable Panelists: 
eGathering 2012 Panelists 
  1. Ada Emmett, visiting Associate Professor of Library Science and Special Assistant to the Dean for Scholarly Communications at Purdue University while on academic leave from her home institution, the University of Kansas (KU)  
  2. Charles M. Getchell, Jr., Director of the Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, a position he has held since 1995   
  3. Joseph Lucia, University Librarian and Director of Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University and LYRASIS FY 2009-10 Board Chair and FY2010-12 Trustee   
  4. Kate Nevins, Executive Director of LYRASIS   
  5. Siobhan Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Chair of the LYRASIS Board of Trustees  
  6. Pam Sandlian Smith, Director of the award winning Anythink Libraries in Adams County, Colorado
eGathering 2012 - Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community
November 1
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Attend online or in-person at one of our community viewing locations
FREE for LYRASIS Members  
Stay up-to-date and be part of the Survive or Thrive dialogue with LYRASIS: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch for the eGathering hashtag #eGathering2012. Click here to volunteer your site as a community viewing location.  
New Offer from LYRASIS: Text-a-Librarian 
We are excited to introduce a new offer for LYRASIS Members. Text a Librarian is an all-in-one virtual reference system that combines SMS, email, chat and online support widget functions. Text a Librarian features include: 
  • Premier, carrier approved messaging system: no spam / no 3rd party vendors / no server requirements
  • TextChat, Quicksend, Alert, Autosend and Support Widget functionality
  • Fully integrated chat system (no server requirements)
  • Inter-librarian chat
  • Answer Templates for FAQ's via email, chat & SMS 
LYRASIS members will receive exclusive ongoing savings of up to 18%, and through November 15 the implementation fee will be waived, giving a possible discount of 30% off. This is a more-the-merrier offer, so if we reach 100 libraries, all participants will get the maximum discount.

Email Member Support for quotes and orders. Click here to view online demos and informational webinars.
National Preparedness Month 
September is National Preparedness Month, and LYRASIS is here to offer you the tools and resources you need to ensure your institution is ready for an emergency.  LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services has a wealth of resources and links at the ready to help you navigate an emergency that might threaten your collections, as well as a 24-hour emergency hotline and classes to help you prepare for or recover from a collection-threatening emergency, including Developing a Disaster Plan. Click here to view our upcoming courses.
Other helpful resources and links for disaster preparedness and recovery:
LYRASIS 24/7 Disaster Hotline: 800.999.8558 and email
In addition, the LYRASIS Disaster Resources Page includes information about who to contact in case of an emergency, resources about disaster planning and prevention as well as response and recovery.
FREE Webinar: LYRASIS Polite Debate Society  
Librarianship is a verbal contact sport! Join us for the LYRASIS Polite Debate Society this week as our panelists explore the ethical principles of our work, and some scenarios that challenge those principles. This online session is FREE for members and you can join the action from your own desktop.   
The LYRASIS Polite Debate Society presents
Wednesday September 12
1:00-2:30 ET
Join our panel, representing academic, public, and special libraries as they explore some challenging scenarios that will help us all to better understand and apply ethical principles to our daily work.
Click here for more information about the panel. Register today!
Mark Your Calendar  
Be sure to check out the LYRASIS webinars page for more scheduled sessions.
Internet Librarian    
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LYRASIS Members save $170 off registration for the Internet Librarian 2012 Conference. Discount deadline is September 14 - email Kenna Juliani for discount code or more information.
FOSS4LIB Functionality Update

FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries) now provides direct links to service providers and users on project pages. Click here for the full update.
Featured Offers
- New Offer 
3M - up to 40% off
Vernon Library Supplies - 12% - 40% off

Email Member Support fro more information, or call 800.999.8558.
Oxford University Press Update
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Oxford announces the launch of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO). OSEO features the full text of over 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, including Shakespeare's plays and the poetry of John Donne. Contact  Member Support for quotes and ordering. 
Job Bank 
Job Bank
NFAIS Webinar
September 26
11 a.m. ET
LYRASIS members receive a registration discount
Fun Zone  
eResources Challenge
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh    
eResource Challenge Promo