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Nielsen reports a record half a trillion on-demand music streams in U.S. so far this year

Nielsen reports a record half a trillion on-demand music streams in U.S. so far this year

Nielsen reports a record half a trillion on-demand music streams in U.S. so far this year

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 18, 2019, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

How to work with publishers, universities and libraries to promote your research and related publications

Promotion of research and related publications is now a shared enterprise among authors, publishers, libraries and universities, writes Christine Tulley, yet many authors are unaware of how to play an active role.

Posted on: July 18, 2019, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

ACRL releases “2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics”

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ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate, Master’s Colleges and Universities/ and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. The 2018 survey data available through ACRL Metrics, an online subscription service that provides access to the ACRL survey data from 1999-2018.

The 2018 data show that library expenditures for collection materials averaged $5.3 million for doctoral degree-granting institutions; $684,000 for comprehensive degree-granting institutions; $498,000 for baccalaureate schools and $196,000 for associate-degree granting institutions. On average, doctoral degree granting institutions spent 77.2% of their materials budgets on ongoing commitments to subscriptions in 2017; comprehensive schools spent an average of 82.4%; baccalaureate schools spent an average 79.5% and associate degree granting institutions spent an average of 64.9%. On average, academic libraries spent 76% of their materials budget on ongoing subscriptions.

Expenditures for salaries and wages accounted for 55.6% of the total library expenditures on average. Salaries and wages constituted 72.5% of total library expenditures for associate-degree granting institutions, 51.6% for baccalaureates, 55.4% for comprehensive schools, and 43% for doctoral/research institutions.

Spending per FTE student averaged $81.27 for associate-degree granting institutions, $400 for baccalaureate schools, $262 for comprehensive universities, and $633 for doctoral/research institutions. Staffing at associate-degree granting institutions averaged 4.97 FTE librarians, 5.44 FTE librarians at baccalaureate schools, 7.82 FTE librarians at comprehensive universities, and 30.2 FTE librarians at doctoral/research institutions.

The 2018 survey includes data from 1,726 academic libraries in five major categories:

• Collections (including titles held, volumes, and electronic books)

• Expenditures (library materials, salaries and wages, etc.)

• Library services

• Staffing

• Library contributions to student success initiatives

The survey also provides analysis of selected variables and summary data (high, low, mean and median) for all elements. The 2018 data can be used for self-studies, budgeting, strategic planning, annual reports, grant applications and benchmarking.

2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store, by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

Posted on: July 18, 2019, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ Program

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ Program

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/teach-your-kid-about-digital-safety-with-the-be-interne-1835951617

“As parents, we’re constantly urged to teach our kids about internet safety. It’s something we must do—this is clear. But Moms and dads need more guidance because let’s face it: We ourselves are also struggling to navigate the murky waters of the web. That’s why I’m liking the tools released by Google as part of their Be Internet Awesome program for children. The free online game “Interland” is particularly helpful—I played it and learned a few things about digital safety and citizenship myself.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 17, 2019, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

Forbes: A Reminder That ‘Fake News’ Is An Information Literacy Problem – Not A Technology Problem

A Reminder That ‘Fake News’ Is An Information Literacy Problem – Not A Technology Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/07/07/a-reminder-that-fake-news-is-an-information-literacy-problem-not-a-technology-problem/

“The problem is that technology can only mitigate the symptoms, it cannot address the underlying cause of digital falsehoods: our susceptibility to blindly believing what we read on the Web and our failure to verify and validate information before we share or act upon it.”

Stephen

 

 

Posted on: July 17, 2019, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience, Part 1 & 2

Updated July 16, 2019

 

July 9, 2019

Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience,
Part 1

Posted by: Stephen Abram

special libraries, professional development,: Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience, Part 1
Every year I update this list of tips based on the hundreds of conferences I have attended—and the feedback and tips of friends and colleagues. As we navigate the main conference season, it’s time to put them out there again. I’ve got so many that I’m putting them into two posts. Here’s Part 1.
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Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience,
Part 2

Posted by: Stephen Abram

Each year I update this list of tips based on the hundreds of conferences I have attended—and the feedback and tips of friends and colleagues. As we navigate the main conference season, it’s time to put them out there again. I’ve got so many that I’ve put them into two posts! Here’s Part 2.
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Posted on: July 16, 2019, 1:49 pm Category: Uncategorized

Do We Still Need Libraries? [Origin Of Everything]

Do We Still Need Libraries? [Origin Of Everything]


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Posted on: July 16, 2019, 6:50 am Category: Uncategorized