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Oct 14, 2014 - White Paper

New White Paper makes recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

This white paper recommends some basic improvements libraries, service providers and data suppliers (including, but not limited to, publishers) can make to remove barriers to discovery and access and improve users’ experiences. It was co-authored by a cross-industry group of professionals including libraries, content providers such as Elsevier and OCLC.....Read more

Oct 10, 2014 - article

From ebooks to usage metrics at the 2014 Charleston Conference

From ebooks to research collaboration to usage metrics -- find what you need now in this list of Charleston Conference events where you can connect with Elsevier:   Decoding the New Ebook Landscape -- REGISTER for this Nov. 5 event Charleston Neopolitan: To Boldly Go Beyond Downloads  Deploying Mendeley to Support Research Collaboration  Success Strategies for Content Discovery: A Cross-Industry White Paper ....Read more

Oct 10, 2014 - article

Lindsay King Wins 2014 Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award

Congratulations to the 2014 Library Connect Charleston Conference Award winner: Lindsay King, a Public Services Librarian at Yale University.   ....Read more

Sep 22, 2014 - article

WEBINAR: Beyond data management plans, creative data services in libraries

As researchers and scholars increasingly move toward data-driven research, librarians are offering a growing number of services to support a diverse set of research needs. In this webinar, presenters will discuss large-scale projects and one-to-one consulting at the institute, university and consortium levels. They will explore services provided by librarians with technical expertise in areas such as linked data and data visualization, as well as the role of liaison librarians.   Thursday, November 13....Read more

Sep 11, 2014 - article

Library Connect Photo Contest

Tell your story about the impact of librarians in a picture. Snap it and send it! Enter the Library Connect Photo Contest today. Contest ends Nov. 30.   The grand prize winner will receive US $1,500 and two runners up will receive US $1,000 to help offset travel and registration costs to a library conference of each recipient's choice.   Contest is open to academic, medical/health sciences, corporate and government librarians.....Read more

Aug 25, 2014 - article

Web accessibility: Educating librarians means empowering users

Library users with disabilities don’t want to have to ask for help. They want to be empowered and do it themselves, affirm Ranti Junus and Debra Riley-Huff, two librarians who ensure the accessibility of their libraries’ resources.   “The help is there,” says Ranti, the Electronic Resources Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries, “but it should also be built into the online tools and services so that it is seamless and imperceptible to the user.”  ....Read more

Aug 07, 2014 - article

Kazakhstani librarians explore emerging global trends in university library development

To advance its research base, Kazakhstan is actively working to enhance international standards and practices within its academic libraries. In support of this mission, Nazarbayev University and Elsevier hosted the second annual Library Connect event on June 11-12 in Astana devoted to the issues of developing academic libraries.  ....Read more