NAG’s submission of evidence to the panel on E-Lending

  Read NAG’s response here   –    National Acquisitions Group EBook Response

Knowledge Base+ – a new shared service from JISC Collections

  A new funded shared service will help universities manage their e-resources – read more here  

Nielsen adds new WorldCat® link to its search and discovery service.

  Nielsen has added a new WorldCat® link to its market leading search and discovery service: Nielsen BookData Online. Read their press release for more information.    

CILIP publishes a briefing document on E-book acquisition and lending

CILIP has published an Ebook Acquisition and Lending Briefing for Public, Academic and Research Libraries. This paper presents some of the legal, strategic and technical problems that arise from the addition of scholarly and trade ebooks to library collections, together…

NAG statement on the disposal of books

The National Acquisistions Group has produced the following statement on the disposal of books. NAG is a professional and not for profit national organisation for people responsible for or interested in the acquisition, management and development of library resources in…

Copac has a brand new interface

  Copac brings together the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries, and in a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries. In…

OCLC adds Linked Data to WorldCat.org

OCLC is taking the first step toward adding linked data to WorldCat by appending Schema.org descriptive mark-up to WorldCat.org pages. Read the full article here

The debate about access to online journals

As the debate about online access to scholarly and other journals rumbles on, one of the proposals before the Finch Working Group offers a ray of hope. The Bookseller discusses it here  

National Acquisitions Group (NAG) launch their new website

NAG are pleased to announce the launch of their all-new website open to  anyone interested in library issues, and particularly library acquisition and stock. In development for the past few months, the new site retains all the valuable features of…

2011 Book production figures

Nielsen have announced the Book Production Figures for 2011 print titles.

Library patrons buy the books they borrow, according to a recent survey

Library patrons use the library to discover new books, and many of them buy books they discover there or even buy books that they have previously borrowed, according to a survey of 2,000 library patrons by Library Journal and Bowker.…

Two more universities have joined the Australia and New Zealand early-adopter programme for the EX Libris Alma library management service.

The newest members are RMIT University, in Australia, and the University of Otago, in New Zealand. These early adopters join over 60 institutions, on three continents, that have committed to adopting Alma through various collaborative and early-adopter programmes. Among those…

NISO has announced the publication of ‘Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper’.

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the publication of ‘Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper’. This publication is the outcome of the NISO Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Data Standards and…

New JISC Collections report ‘UK Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library Resources’

JISC Collections has published a report on ‘UK Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library Resources’ based on research carried out by Professor Carol Tenopir from the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee. The report…