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CURRENT CITES

Current Cites: November 2014, 

Anglada, Lluís. " Are Libraries Sustainable in a World of Free, Networked, Digital Information?El Profesional de la Información   23(6)(November 2014): 603 - 611. 
"A formula assigning a number to the sustainability of libraries cannot be precise, but is rather, as the author suggests, an “academic amusement.” The equation proposed here posits a quantifiable relationship between the value of libraries, their cost and use, the perception of libraries, and something defined as “dysfunctions.” Dysfunctions represent the gap between users’ expectations and their experiences in libraries. Although the values assigned to the variables are necessarily subjective, even estimates of values show a clear decrease in the sustainability of libraries through the phases of mechanization, automation and digitization. Anglada reviews trends, connecting the nature of library functions such as intermediation and assistance to their “permanent invisibility.” He suggests ways that libraries can increase their sustainability by adapting to the new paradigm of the Googlization of information."

Kortekaas, Simone, and Bianca  Kramer. " Thinking the Unthinkable -- Doing Away With the Library CatalogueInsights: The UKSG Journal   27(3)(November 2014): 244 - 248.
"Despite the title, Utrecht University has not done away with its library catalog, at least not yet. They have done away with their home-grown discovery tool, called Omega, and have not replaced it with a commercial discovery service. Their decision to focus on delivery instead of discovery was grounded in data showing increased use of Google Scholar, as use of Omega declined. The transition was informed by what their users said they wanted: “tailored support when and where they need it,” among other things. A carefully thought out plan included the critical step of using multiple communication channels. The library explained that the remaining, alternative methods for users to find what they need would be better, and provided Libguides with information on the effective use of other search engines, such as Scopus and Web of Science. Their step-by-step plan resulted in minimal complaints. The success of the project makes doing away with their library catalog the next logical phase, by substituting the existing access that library users already have through the Dutch national catalog and WorldCat." - NN



JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIANSHIP 

2014

A Review of “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide.”   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship , vol. 26 no. 4 (Oct. - Dec. 2014): pages 307 - 308
    DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.972124

.A Review of “Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025”    Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2014): pages 225 - 226
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.939045

" A Review of Google Search Secrets."  J ournal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 2 (Apr - Jun 2014): pages 160 - 161
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2014.910421

" A Review of The Best 100 Free Apps for Libraries."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2014): pages 83 - 85
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.880024

" Literacy is Dead: Internet Librarian 2013."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2014): pages 66 - 68    
      DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.878634

2013

" A Review of Reference and Information Services: An Introduction."   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 25 no. 4 (Oct - Dec 2013): pages 328 - 329
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2013.847699

" A Review of Using Social Media in Libraries: Best Practices."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 25 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2013): pages 247 - 248
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2013.813325    

" A Review of The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry.)"   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship  vol. 25 no. 2 (Apr - Jun 2013): pages 165 - 166 
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2013.785308

2012

" A Review Of Electronic Resources Management In The Academic Library: A Professional Guide." Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 24 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2012): pages 247 - 249
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2012.706155

Nyland,  Nancy M. " Book Reviewer Introduction: Nancy M. Nyland." Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 24 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2012): pages 74 - 75
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2012.657502

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

2013

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Women & Men."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources  vol. 34 nos. 1 - 2 (Winter-Spring 2013): page 32

" Women's Movement. Sylvia Engdahl, ed., The Women's Liberation Movement, reviewed by Nancy Nyland."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 4 (Fall 2012): page 23

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Grants for Women."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources   vol. 33 no. 3 (Summer 2012): page 19 

     This article reviews the book Directory of Financial Aids for Women, 2012 - 2014, edited by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber.

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Women In Developing Countries." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 2 (Spring 2012): page 24.

     This article reviews the book Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook, by Karen L. Kinnear.

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Young Women's Series."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 1 (Winter 2012): pages 24 - 25

     This article reviews the book Relationships: 21st Century Roles by Bethany Bezdecheck.

" The Palgrave Handbook Of Gender And Healthcare ." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources   vol. 32, no. 2 (Spring 2011): pages 25 - 26.

" In Our Control: The Complete Guide To Contraceptive Choices For Women." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources  vol. 32, no. 1 (Winter 2011): page 31.

2010

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Historical Queerness." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 31, nos. 1/2 (Winter-Spring 2010): page 36.

     The article reviews the book Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders by Keith Stern.

 " New Reference Works in Women's Studies."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 29, no. 2 (Spring 2008): page 19.

     The article reviews the book Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture by Luca Prono.

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