The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.
May 1, 2015
Eyes around the world have been focused on the city of Baltimore this week, where the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody sparked massive protests against police brutality, some turning violent. At the epicenter of the protests is the Pennsylvania Avenue branch of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, just across the street … Continue reading Baltimore’s Library Stays Open During Unrest
April 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 14 marks National Library Workers Day. First celebrated in 2004, the day acknowledges all library employees, including librarians, support staff, and others who play a vital role in connecting library users with the information and critical technology resources needed to transform lives through education and lifelong learning. These library professionals make library service … Continue reading National Library Workers Day
The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.
May 6, 2015
The Douglas County Libraries Pricing Comparison for May (PDF file) shows a continuing trend with library ebook prices running at an average of 4.6 times the consumer price. Also worthy of note is the fact that all 30 titles listed are available as ebooks to libraries through both 3M and OverDrive. This month’s comparison is … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, May 2015
April 22, 2015
If you’ve been following the E-Content blog, you know that we’ve been keeping track of the Big Five publishers (Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette Book Group) and the terms they offer to libraries for their ebooks. Today’s updated matrix (PDF file) provides a complete list of the distributors that each publisher … Continue reading Publishers, Distributors, and Consortia