Hernando Colon's lost library catalog

Friends:

The Guardian has just released a story concerning the discovery of Hernando Colón's long-lost catalogue, the Libro de los Epítomes in the Arnamagnæan Collection in Denmark.  The 2,000 page manuscript had been in the library of Árni Magnússon who had left  his collection to the University of Copenhagen library as a bequest on his death in 1730.

Back to basics: Supporting digital humanities and community collaboration using the core strength of the academic library

Article of interest:

Shannon Lucky, Craig Harkema, "Back to basics: Supporting digital humanities and community collaboration using the core strength of the academic library", Digital Library Perspectives 34 no. 3 (2018): 188-199, https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-03-2018-0009

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Spending Habits of Academic Libraries Revealed

"Academic libraries are buying fewer books than they used to, according to a new report by research service Ithaka S+R.

The "Library Acquisition Patterns" report, published today, sheds new light on where university libraries buy print and digital books, what they’re buying and how much they spend."

SOAS library cuts?

A petition is circulating online protesting proposed staff reductions to the library at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Is there an H-Asia member close to the issue who can summarize what is at stake and point readers to the relevant documents?

Study finds "Big Deal" not such a good deal (comment)

Friends:

This link comes to you courtesy of H-Histbibl:

Fei Shu, Philippe Mongeon, Stefanie Haustein, Kyle Siler, Juan Pablo Alperin, & Vincent Larivière. "Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era." College & Research Libraries 79 no. 6 (2018): 785-798. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.6.785

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Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era

Article of interest:

Fei Shu, Philippe Mongeon, Stefanie Haustein, Kyle Siler, Juan Pablo Alperin, & Vincent Larivière. "Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era." College & Research Libraries 79 no. 6 (2018): 785-798. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.6.785

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