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Download the Library Connect 2018 Digest to receive information about what services and priorities are important at other libraries that you may want to implement in your own library this year.

With the ScienceDirect KBART API, librarians gain automated access to their holdings, the range of full text content they can access, and automatic retrieval of the information by the systems they use. This API has helped inform an upcoming NISO Recommended Practice that will focus on automating the request and retrieval of KBART reports for title lists and library holdings.

Reimagining outreach to faculty: A tale of two Florida academic libraries

By Barbara G. Tierney, University of Central Florida Libraries, and Linda K. Colding, Florida Gulf Coast University | Jan 15, 2019

All smiles at the FGCU Authors Series reception

Librarian outreach to faculty is critical for raising faculty awareness and understanding of library services and collections.  This article presents outreach strategies used by two academic libraries to engage with its users in mulitple locations.

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries team was presented with the first annual Elsevier Karen Hunter Memorial Award during the recent 2018 ALA Mid-Winter Meeting. The award recognizes their work on a three-year project that demonstrates collaboration between academic libraries and publishers to create interoperable information systems that benefit organizations.

The new COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 is consistent, unambiguous, and flexible. This article will help prepare you for the new release.

WEBINAR February 21 | Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

With Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, and Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee | Jan 2, 2019

COUNTER for Libraries

In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. 

Makerspaces: High-tech and low-tech locations to expand creativity in the academic library

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University | Jan 2, 2019

ECU Makerspace

In a university setting, makerspaces are usually associated with entrepreneurship and innovation efforts on campus. Unlike other creative spaces, makerspaces may charge a small cost for the use of materials. This article includes a case study from East Carolina University's Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center. 

You are cordially invited to Save the Date for The Hunter Forum, hosted by Elsevier Library Connect at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, Seattle, Washington.

In 2018 there were so many great articles submitted to Library Connect. Here’s a list of the most popular articles in case you missed any of them.

Telling a better research story with a broader suite of metrics

By Gali Halevi, Mount Sinai Health System Libraries | Dec 9, 2018

Plum X metrics

How Mount Sinai Health System Libraries measures success by demonstrating a positive impact through metrics, not only tracking their publications’ impact, but how they feature those publications.