This spring, The University of Baltimore Libraries, along with the 17 libraries across the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) will be implementing a new integrated library system (ILS), Alma, that will go live on May 23, 2024. Continue reading The University of Baltimore Libraries to migrate from Ex Libris ALEPH system to Alma/Primo system over Spring 2024
As every college student knows, textbooks are expensive! The game is rigged: publishers are constantly releasing new editions of textbooks with only slight changes to the material, but if you don’t buy the overpriced textbook, you’re going to have a Continue reading Free textbooks! What’s not to like?
So, let’s get this straight right off the bat – I am in no way asking you to self incriminate in any way. That said, however, I do wonder what hoops you have had to jump through in order to Continue reading Arrr, how ye be getitng ye textbook?
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (photo: Argenberg) If you are a student, you probably have a feeling that textbooks are enormously expensive. It turns out that over the past few decades the cost of textbooks have been rising at a rate much Continue reading Finding Inspriration from the Great Library of Alexandria
News is flying around Apple’s new tool to create multimedia textbooks for the iPad. Last week Apple announced its iBooks Author, which allows anyone to create an e-book on the ePub3 platform. Touted as the “Garage Band” app for authors, Continue reading Will Apple change the future of textbooks?