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Last week a group of us attended the Charleston Conference, focusing on library acquisitions and collection management issues.  (Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city, with great food and better hospitality.) The conference provided an opportunity to hear how others—in libraries, scholarly publishing and information systems—are dealing with the continuing evolution of print to electronic […]

This past week I attended the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in  Indianapolis.  (Great city—very walkable with wonderful restaurants and museums.)  The ACRL Conference provides opportunities to talk to colleagues and vendors about developments in academic library systems, resources and services.  This is the first post in a series about issues […]

The second and last day of the Oberlin Group of 17 meeting last Friday was even more productive than the first: Digital humanities:  Bryn Mawr, Amherst and Middlebury are partnering with several research universities on a joint CLIR/NITLE experiment in scholarly digital publishing.    Anvil Academic is a digital, non-profit publisher of scholarly works in the […]

Yesterday I traveled up to Middlebury, Vermont, for a meeting of the Oberlin Group of 17.  The Oberlin Group consists of about 80 liberal arts college libraries from around the country, and the Oberlin Group of 17 is a subset of this, with CIOs and library directors from the Northeast and eastern Pennsylvania.  The Group […]

Last week Jolee West (Director of Academic Computing and Library Digital Projects) and I attended the annual meeting of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.  Greg Diment, CIO at Kalamazoo College, and his colleagues put together a terrific program and made us all feel very welcome. Here’s a summary […]