Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A/V Now Available > ARL Webcast > What Does the Georgia State Decision Mean for Libraries? > May 24 2012 > 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

May 22, 2012

Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is holding a webcast on Thursday, May 24, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET, on the substance and implications of the recent decision in the lawsuit over Georgia State University's (GSU) e-reserves program. Brandon Butler, ARL Director of Public Policy Initiatives, and Jonathan Band (policybandwidth) will recap the basic facts of the case and the key holdings in the decision, discuss the possible next steps in the litigation, and suggest some of the possible consequences for libraries making their own decisions about how best to implement a fair use policy in the context of course reserves.

Registration Available At 



ARL Issue Brief > GSU Fair Use Decision Recap and Implications (May 15 2012)


ARL Policy Note > What Does the GSU Decision Mean for the #librarianscode?


Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries


A/V Available (05-25-12)

[http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=87299] (60 Minutes)




A/V Now Available For A Related Webinar  >  Hot Issues in Fair Use and Copyright > May 22 2012 > 1:00 PM ET  (05-24-12) [~ 70 Minutes]


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Embedded Librarian Program 2012

The Embedded Librarian program will provide the following services:
  • The librarian is added to the online course and has access to its content/syllabus/discussion.
  • The librarian takes an initiative to provide research assistance, as the course progresses and the research projects begin. This may happen formally or through various discussion threads, informally.
  • The librarian will provide a document to the instructors to be loaded into Blackboard identifying her services, etc so the students understand that a librarian is available on-line with them.
What support the Embedded Librarian expects from the instructors
  • The instructors must add the librarian to the blackboard course, with access to the discussion board.
  • The Embedded Librarian services are flexible. The instructors must provide guidelines related to the depth of the Embedded Librarian’s participation in the course.
  • The instructors must provide information to the librarian, related to their reference needs, as the course progresses.
  • The instructors refers questions/problems to the librarian, as appropriate. These questions will, when they require library research assistance, be forwarded to the librarian.
What future Embedded Librarian programs may include:

The standard information literacy workshops, provided by the library staff, would be provided to the students through this online format, either sequentially (as the course progresses) or as a unit, at a specifically designated time.

Trial Date: Summer 2012 Session

Meetings / emails with the instructors:

Initial Contact to the Instructors: April 16, 2012

Embedded librarian research: April 16 to May 15 (journals, discussion with library director and instruction librarian, list serve review)

Plan Developed: May 15-18, 2012

Presentation (via e-mail) to instructor participants, Library Director, Instruction Librarian, English department head. Library Director will cc Deans o A&S and B&P, and Provost

Program Review: July 30, 2012

  • Michele Gregg, Librarian
  • Todd Crisp-Simon, English instructor
  • Joan Kalley, English instructor
  • John Price, Business instructor
Michele Gregg
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Tri-County Technical College
P.O. Box 587
Pendleton, SC 29670


864-646-1755; 864-646-1543 (fax)


A/V Now Available > Hot Issues in Fair Use and Copyright > May 22 2012 > 1:00 PM ET

Community Conversation Webinar Series Presents

Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, ARL

Topic of Discussion:   Hot Issues in Fair Use and Copyright!

When: May 22, 2012; 1:00 PM Eastern

Who: Join Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries (ARL), as he shares his thoughts on the latest issues in Fair Use and Copyright followed by a Q & A session with the community members.  The conversation will take place in the online Webex platform.

How: The conversation will take place in the online Webex platform.

Source and Link To Registration Available At  


A/V Now Available At (05-24-12) [~ 70 Minutes] 


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A/V Available > The Information: James Gleick > Berkman Luncheon Series > 2012 May 8

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall

70+ Minutes

James Gleick is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Harvard and the author of a half-dozen books on science, technology, and culture. His latest bestseller, translated into 20 languages, is The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, which the NY Times called "ambitious, illuminating, and sexily theoretical." Whatever they meant by that. They also said "Don't make the mistake of reading it quickly."

Source and Links to A/V Available At 


NYTimes Review 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Journal Cost-Effectiveness Search Engine

Use this search engine to find internationally-published journals and rank them by price per article or citation.

Link To Search Engine 


Link to Methodology

Thanks to my web colleague, Antonella De Robbio >  Universit√† degli Studi di Padova / Biblioteca del Seminario Matematico  / Via Belzoni, 7 - 35131 Padova (Italy) !!!