American Libraries posts video interviews with featured conference speakers; ALA releases 2014 Annual Conference attendance figures; about 7,000 fewer attendees, 500 fewer exhibitors vs. 2013 in Chicago; European research and library organisations call on Elsevier To withdraw TDM policy; Researchers positive about open access but some uncertainty still remains, says 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey; Thomson Reuters’ new study analyses patent data and scientific literature; Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne selects Encore Duet; and UW Medicine Templeton Radiology Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support;
- A Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz In an exclusive video interview with American Libraries, Ilyasah Shabazz discusses her reading tastes. . . . . . and her work impacting youth
- A Conversation with Philippe Petit Philippe Petit, the subject of the Academy Award–winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire, talks about creativity and how he became a high-wire artist. He says the process of creativity is often chaotic, but the key to success in anything is passion. “There are no recipes of how I do it,” he says. “I love it, that’s how I do it.”
- A Conversation with Lois Lowry Acclaimed author Lois Lowry shares childhood memories of her library and her positive outlook on libraries’ future role in the lives of children in an exclusive video interview with American Libraries.
InfoDOCKET compares attendance figures from the last three ALA Annual Conferences and Chicago comes out the winner by a substantial margin with Las Vegas placing second and Anaheim coming in a distant third.
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Taylor & Francis has released the 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey. The survey asked researchers a series of questions on their perceptions of open access; their attitudes, values and understanding of it; and what they believe the future of research communication to be. Having previously surveyed their authors in 2013, Taylor & Francis are now able to offer some intriguing shifts in opinions, placing responses from both years next to each other to show how views have changed, and to what degree...”
- Thomson Reuters’ new study analyses patent data and scientific literature for clues to the next decade’s biggest breakthroughs
According to KnowledgeSpeak that The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has released The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation, a new report that predicts the landscape of science and technology in 2025 by mining global patent data and scientific literature…
The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, administratively attached to the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, … has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) via Innovative’s Encore Duet as its discovery platform. The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne has been an Innovative customer since 2001 as well as an EBSCO customer for about the same time…”
According to Library Technology Guides “ByWater Solutions announced that the University of Washington’s Templeton Radiology Library in Seattle, WA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.