A list of blogs, websites and online directories that we find useful and/or interesting.  If you would like to suggest a site for addition, please send it to Tom Gilson, gilsont@cofc.edu.

Guest commentaries, contributed conference reports, perspectives from ACRL chapters, and opinions about the latest trends and issues are shared by and for academic and research librarians.

This is a moderated blog produced by a group of academic librarians covering innovative projects, emerging tech tools, computer programming, usability, design, and more.

Reinvigorated this year by Megan Oakleaf and others, this blog now offers one or two new posts a week.  Megan recommends that if your new to the blog to “check out the older posts…there’s great stuff there.”  There is also a link to submit info about library value projects you may be working on…and we’ll be selecting projects from those submitted to highlight on the blog.

AL Direct is an electronic newsletter sent every Wednesday to personal members of the American Library Association and others who wish to subscribe. It is a weekly supplement to American Libraries magazine that provides summaries and links to news, announcements, and other information of interest to library and information science professionals.

ALA TechSource is a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology ReportsSmart Libraries Newsletter (formerlyLibrary Systems Newsletter), and the ALA TechSource Blog.

Critical Review of Web Product for Information Professionals

Business Insights into the Library Market
The Charleston Report is written for publishers, vendors, product developers, merchandisers, and wholesalers who are interested in expanding their library market. Readers will gain insights in effective marketing to libraries, early alerts to library trends, access to library leaders’ future plans, library budget projections, library strategic plans, technology directions, and publications needs.

Circulating Now is the the new blog of the History of Medicine Division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and home to one of the world’s largest and most treasured history of medicine collections. Encompassing millions of items that span ten centuries, these collections include items in just about every form you can imagine—from books, journals, and photographs, to lantern slides, motion picture films, film strips, video tapes, audio recordings, pamphlets, ephemera, portraits, woodcuts, engravings, etchings, and lithographs…

The Library Collection Management Blog
Collection Connection is sponsored by the Collection Management and Development Section of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. The purpose of the blog is to present new ideas about library collections and to provide a forum to discuss changes in the practice of collection management and development.

by Steven R. Harris, University of New Mexico
A place to speculate about the future of libraries, especially how digital technology and social software (Web 2.0 and Library 2.0) together might affect the development and management of library collections. How can we continue to develop and maintain rich cultural repositories and also implement the best of 2.0 to foster community around those repositories? See the posts in the “philosophy” category to gain a better picture of my goals and aims. TAhe opinions expressed here are mine and not those of my employer.

A blog by Tony Sanfilippo, marketing and sales director for Penn State University Press that focuses on various aspect of publishing.

This blog is by David Worlock who has had a long and truly illustrious career in publishing. He discusses topics like Big Data, data analytics, eBooks, eLearning, industry analysis, internet, publishing, search, semantic web, social media, and STM not to mention specific companies like Thomson, Cengage, Reed Elsevier and Pearson.

Information Industry News + New Web Sites and Tools From Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy.

Mike Diaz, ProQuest
Insights About Libraries, Research and Learning. This blog is to bring together fresh insights about libraries, research, and learning and to provide some context and commentary on the the latest trends. I hope that it will also become a vehicle sharing the latest innovations and best practices across the library, research and learning spaces.

This is a blog about subscription & information management, the library world, publishing and related topics from Wolper and is a collaborative effort ed by Valerie Ryder (MLS), the Director of Information Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer Didi Yunginger, IT Director William Cays, and President/CEO Sue Wolper. They post once a week, more or less.

A Book Publisher’s Future Visions of Print, Online, Video and All Media Formats Not Yet Invented

Jessamyn West
Hi. My name is Jessamyn West and I’ll be your librarian today. I work in rural Vermont as a library technologist and am a community manager at MetaFilter.com.

Libraries in the Digital Age is updated and maintained by the staff of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues.

Have writer’s block? Hopefully this resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other notices that I find on the web. If you find anything to be posted, please drop me a note. thanks — Corey Seeman, University of Michigan(cseeman@bus.umich.edu)

This blog was developed as an internal communications vehicle and externalized after a year or so in October 2004. Naturally, its interests relate closely to those of OCLC Research generally.

How do libraries serve network people? How are library organization, services and technologies co-evolving with the behaviors of their users? It looks at library logistics, collaborative sourcing, the collective collection, and evolving metadata and bibliographic practices. It is also interested in how libraries support changing research and learning needs, and on how the curatorial traditions of archives, libraries and museums come together in the digital environment.

The fast pace of breaking news in the information industry and library world doesn’t stick to print publishing schedules. This is why we post weekly stories by industry experts such as Barbie Keiser, George H. Pike, Nancy K. Herther, Terry  Ballard, and Marydee Ojala and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Twitter (@ITINewsBreaks) for up-to-the-minute coverage.

Portal on all aspects of digital content and for all creating, reading, publishing, managing, curating, and distributing the written word and other content in digital format, including publishers, writers, editors, content developers, distributors, educators, librarians and information science professionals. With contributions from book and information science professionals and thought leaders in the United States and around the world.

This blog is a subset of the Pew Internet Project that “explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.  The Project is nonpartisan and takes no position on policy issues.

Dispatches from the Duke University Libraries Preservation and Conservation Departments, which serve Duke and the wider academic community by extending the life of their collections and overseeing the treatment and preventative care that ensures the long-term usefulness of the university’s resources.

News and Opinion on the Changing World of Book Publishing

Founded in 2001 by noted information professional Gary Price, this blog offers information on countless high-quality, resources on the web, including databases, lists and rankings, real-time sources, and multimedia.

Kevin Smith
Duke’s source for advise and information about copyright and publication issues.

This blog features the insights of Mike Shatzkin founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company and a widely-acknowledged thought leader about digital change in the book publishing industry.

Written by Stephen Abram, to “… muse about things library and librarianesque.”

Library Journal blog by Roy Tennant

I’m an educator, librarian & offer independent consulting services via CARE Affiliates LLC. You can reach me at ‘carl(at)care-affiliates.com’ or at 540.552.2912. Please note that I’m also an Associate Dean for Knowledge Services and the Chief Technology Officer at the University of Oklahoma Libraries in Norman, Oklahoma. However, all opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and are in no way associated with the University of Oklahoma or the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

A collection of blogs from non-profit and university publishers.

The fact filled, official blog of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of  federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

Sounding off about a woman’s life in the modern world.  Woman in Combat is a collection of humorous essays about things in everyday life that drive most of us women crazy.


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I have noticed that content can disappear from the Internet. There are links in the memoir that I am working on that have to be updated or deleted. This recent article (courtesy of Nancy Herther) is eye-opening in that regard! Here is a short tea time. The Internet Is...


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