CDLINFO News: June, 2010

Nature Publishing Group Price Increases Controversy Continues

The Nature Publishing Group has issued a response to a letter to UC faculty describing inflated price increases for the Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) 67 journals (including Nature) that UC … More

Do You Need Help Saying ‘No’?

June 9, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Do you cringe when you think about saying No to your boss, colleagues, friends or family? Do you already pride yourself on your toughness and ability to say No but find … More

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Letter to UC Faculty on Nature Publishing Group Subscription Increases

A letter dated June 4, 2010 describing exorbitant subscription increases on the part of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) for the 67 journals UC licenses (including Nature) was distributed to … More

Looking anew at Service Level Agreements

June 7, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

“Service Level Agreements”–does the phrase bore you or bring you to tears? Make you run looking for a task designee? Courtesy of Pomona Public Library You are probably in good … More

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Immediate Change: Time, Inc. Titles Removed from LexisNexis Academic

June 3, 2010  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

LexisNexis has informed us that Time Inc. has decided to withdraw its publications from all LexisNexis services, effective immediately. Previously, LexisNexis Academic was restricted to rolling coverage of the most … More


Ivy Anderson in Print

June 2, 2010  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published a special issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) on strategies now being deployed to increase the amount of content that is open … More


The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

June 2, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Are you a perfectionist? Not that there’s anything wrong with that! We all agree it’s important to take pride in our work, set goals, and try to achieve them. Lena … More

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Project management and transformational change

June 1, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop to orient 3 new task force teams. In this context, a “task force team” is a 6-7 person team of … More

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