In July of 2019, I gave a paper at the 13th International Conference on Performance Measures in Libraries --the oldest and most venerable library assessment conference, held in Aberystwyth, Wales. The paper discusses development of the Resources Sharing Assessment Tool (RSAT) created collaboratively by Penn and the Ivy Plus Library Confederation (IPLC). After a brief overview of the IPLC, the paper explores a major problem of library assessment, that is, the paucity of access to troves of interesting l
For some years, we've been compiling resources on copyright registrations and renewals that researchers can use to determine the copyright status of a work (including whether the work is in the public domain, and thus freely usable without any further permissions). Many of those resources can be found on the web page "Copyright Registration and Renewal Records", which is part of The Online Books Page
On 5/23, the Web Unit demo'd interconnections on our Drupal site. Events-and-exhibits is our latest poster child: By filling out a single form, you get...
Recently, I've been piloting a tool called Suma that allows the user to count people and activities within a space (those of you at the January Public Services meeting may remember my presentation on the Van Pelt seating study I'm using Suma to conduct).