ATG Hot Topics 1/31/15

By Erin Gallagher It’s the end of another week and the end of a long, cold month for those of you living up in the tundra (or anything north of Tampa, Florida).  Is anyone attending ALA MidWinter thi...

ATG Hot Topics: 1/16/15

Happy New Year and Happy Hot Topic-ing!  I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely and relaxing holiday break, and that the start of a new semester is not cutting too painfully into peaceful holiday memories....

ATG Hot Topics 12/5/14

By Erin Gallagher I am never so happy to be done with my school days as I am during finals week here at our library. Our students are huddled together around desks with glazed and frantic looks in th...

ATG Hot Topics—Terror-ific Open Access Edition!

By Erin Gallagher Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope everyone is ready for some trick-or-treaters tonight, and maybe a spooky occurrence or two.  It’s fun to look at Google’s doodles today.  I’m surpr...

ATG Hot Topics  10/23/14

by Erin Gallagher It’s getting to be that spooky time of year again! Trick or treating, scary costumes, harvest moons, and…terrifying data breaches?  We’ll get to that last one in a moment, but I hop...

ATG Hot Topics 10/3/14

by Erin Gallagher Is it fall yet?!  Those of you who live in temperate climates are probably enjoying the most wonderful time of the year.  Crisp breezes, brilliant leaves, crackling fires, and spice...

ATG Hot Topics 9/12/14

By Erin Gallagher Is anyone else experiencing Fall Fever?  You know, that time of year when the months of oppressive heat and nightmarish humidity have crushed us to the point where we’re itching to ...

ATG Hot Topics 8/22/14   

By Erin Gallagher Those of us in academic and school libraries may be feeling fatigued as this week winds to a close, what with all the back-to-school orientation brouhaha and readying our libraries ...

ATG Hot Topics 8/8/14 

by Erin Gallagher  It’s a week of open letters and manifestos!  The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined a bevy of other organizations in penning a letter to the International Associa...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week 8/1/14

By Erin Gallagher I’ve been on quite a hiatus, trekking around Hawaii and Iceland for the past few weeks (volcanic island summer, apparently), but now I’m plugged in and back in business.  One thing ...

ATG Hot Topics 6/20/14

By Erin Gallagher Tomorrow is officially the first day of summer, though for those of us in central Florida, that day came long, long before June 21st of this year.  Here are examples of how people a...

ATG Hot Topics 6/13/14

by Erin Gallagher Hot Topics—HathiTrust Edition For the first time since 1919, we will see a full moon tonight on Friday, June 13th.  Whether your interest is superstitious or merely astronomical, yo...

ATG Hot Topics 6/6/14

By Erin Gallagher I’ve been hard-pressed this week to find topics hotter than the ongoing Amazon debacle.  This all came to a head when customers and authors noticed a change in the “ship by” date fo...

Hot Topics – the NASIG Edition

By Erin Gallagher Hot indeed!  I broke down and turned on my air conditioning this week, and thus I begrudgingly usher in another central Florida summer. Did anyone else attend the NASIG conference i...

ATG Hot Topics 4/25/14

By Erin Gallagher If you work at an academic library, you may be experiencing what I call Associative Spring Fever, in which the students’ desire to get the heck out of Dodge transfers to you.  Fortu...