Boston Public Library president Amy E. Ryan, in her first interview since two valuable pieces of art were reported missing from the main branch, described the potential theft as “a crime against Boston” and vowed Wednesday to tighten security at...
Ryan: "Why didn't you guys tell me?" Staff: "We thought you knew." Srsly?
,From The Columbus Dispatch: OCLC will lay off 27 employees at its Dublin operation in a move to readjust staffing “in line with future needs.” [Clip] Over the last five years, OCLC has been in a period of significant investment in new products and...
Library leaders, staff, friends, and council members gathered May 20 in a grand celebration atop New York City’s Hearst Tower to for the second NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. This year, the Charles H.
From floppy disks to thumb drives, we get better at storing things -- while trapping history in obsolete formats
Salon article by John Palfrey. "...most of the parties holding the data are for-profit firms, whose core business is not long-term storage. Unlike universities, libraries and archives, these firms are unlikely to be around for hundreds of years."
The term “thought leader” tends to be associated with negative perceptions. Perhaps it isn’t as bad as we have made it out to be. What exactly is it, and does our profession benefit from thought leadership?
The New Orleans Jazz Market building / Photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans Only days after a definitive victory at the polls, the New Orleans library landscape was making news again—but this time it was the Foundation, not the library itself, and...
The woman tasked with safeguarding the Boston Public Library’s special collections is on paid administrative leave as Boston police detectives and librarians continue to search for two artworks worth $600,000 that are missing from the Copley Square...
Special Collections librarians have an enormous responsibility. Hopefully Ms. Glover will be cleared of any wrongdoing soon. What a difficult situation! What are the leadership lessons here?
Any relevance for library IT folks? It's a pricey conference but with the growth of big data and data mining as important areas in research, might be a worthwhile investment for a library wanting to stay ahead of the curve.
Combined, our region's five universities have a regional economic impact of more than $6 billion; enroll more than 98,000 students; and have produced 476,000 well-prepared and proud alumni, write Ronald M.
This headline mentions collaboration as the key to future, but I don't see anything in the article itself that reflects collaboration. What am I missing?
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