After hearing high praise from the performer Henry Rollins, librarians delved into discussions of the library's changing role in the academic enterprise.
In an era of supersize disasters like Hurricane Sandy, academic libraries need to be ready for more than just burst-pipe scenarios.
The budget-induced elimination of some journals hasn't left faculty furious or led to penalties from publishers, librarians say.
The collection, left to the university by a nephew of Cather's, includes a key fragment from an unfinished final novel, and documents related to her work and life.
But scholars are less likely to view the library as a teaching partner, according to a new survey unveiled at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference.
Instead of the usual data, libraries could collect information on what their users really need or how much they save scholars on citations, said conference speakers.
Public universities have been in the vanguard of the push for more openness in licensing terms. Cornell's move lends support from a major private institution.
College librarians are testing a different and, they say, more efficient mechanism for purchasing library materials: patron-driven acquisition.
Will research entrepreneurs drive the research agenda in 2030? Or will information be ubiquitous and of little value? Librarians consider the possibilities.
A new report from the Association of College and Research Libraries suggests using data to show what libraries contribute to their institutions.
Academic librarians, at the American Library Association's annual meeting, learn that users don't understand the resources they have available.
Steep cuts and shrinking staffs are inspiring libraries to find innovative, collaborative ways to handle collections and share costs.
Two hundred people attended a University Senate meeting to discuss ways to avoid sending part of the library's print collection to storage.
Debates over access to government information and scholarly journals took place last week at the membership meeting of the Association of Research Libraries.
Many liberal-arts-college librarians are among the signers of a letter to the Nature Publishing Group that says the 2010 price to institutions of the popular magazine is too high.
Librarians at Bryant University discovered 1,400 forgotten letters from World War II soldiers, surprising everyone -- not least the men who wrote them.