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Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Featured Articles

We are living in historic times! Cohesive library leadership at national and global levels is important to bring transformative change that benefits communities deeply impacted by COVID-19 and to establish a vibrant future for global libraries, writes international library consultant Loida Garcia-Febo.

Internet librarians spend much of their working life in the present. However, two presentations at the 2021 NISOPlus conference brought home the importance of both looking back and looking forward. The speakers, one a Ghanaian librarian advocating for Indigenous Knowledge and the other a researcher from Japan investigating a future society enhanced with avatars, stimulated so many thoughts in my mind about the role of libraries, librarians, and our digital future.

Featured News

The BookSubMarine portal makes it easier for authors from all academic disciplines to submit their theses and dissertations for publication as a book and provides comprehensive support throughout the publication process.

DeepDyve announced the availability of the DeepDyve Digital Library, a fully integrated platform aimed at helping research organisations discover, access and manage research papers. The Digital Library is a one-stop platform designed for small to medium-sized teams and organizations needing easy and affordable solutions for reading and organizing scientific papers. Although the press release states that this product doesn't need information professionals or IT staff, it should be on the radar screen of librarians, particularly those in smaller, poorly-funded institutions and companies.

An April 2021 Working Paper (2021-6), published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, details some results of investing in public libraries. Researchers from Montana State University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Miami University investigated outcomes of local government spending on public libraries in regard to library resources, patron usage, student achievement and local housing prices.