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Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online

Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online

The newest edition of the Handbook of Federal Librarianship is now available on the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) web site.  The handbook is ongoing project of FEDLINK’s Education Working Group whose members are primarily federal librarians and others who hold positions in federal libraries and information centers.  More than 40 federal librarians volunteered and contributed to the latest edition.

 

This third edition is a complete revision and update of the previous edition and features sections on

  • Personnel and Hiring
  • Reference and Referral
  • Collections
  • Federal Depository Library Programs
  • Library Management
  • FEDLINK, and

The updated Resources Section features links to federal resources on a variety of topics including

  • Accessibility
  • Digitization and Preservation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Maps & Plans
  • Medical Resources
  • Military Resources
  • Professional Reading
  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Statistics and Datasets, and
  • Technology

To avoid duplicating information already available elsewhere, the FEDLINK working group identified a large body of existing resources and an extensive existing collection on this topic.  Therefore, this handbook only brief treatment of the main points of a topic with hypertext links to web sites for detailed coverage and references to print publications.  The final selection of the handbook has a comprehensive listing with hypertext links and bibliographic citations in the Resources chapter.

 

To suggest additions or changes to this handbook, please send an email to fliccfpe@loc.gov.

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How to Use FEDLINK – REGISTER NOW!!

How to Use FEDLINK: Managing your account, services and products.

 

Learn the FEDLINK procurement process from beginning to end. This class will cover Strategic Sourcing, FEDLINK contracting procedures, procurement authority and eligibility, and will include information on the interagency agreement (IAA) process. Discussion of the benefits of using FEDLINK to procure library services, products and services offered, and how to budget and manage your FEDLINK accounts, including navigating the FEDLINK website to access and interpret monthly bills and statements.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00am – 12:00noon
Dining Room A, Madison Building
Library of Congress

The program will be available via iCohere for those who are unable to attend in person.

This program is FREE, but registration is required – please use the link below to register:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3CXHSZW

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How to Use FEDLINK – SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE… registration will open in September. 

How to Use FEDLINK: Managing your account, services and products.

 Learn the FEDLINK procurement process from beginning to end. This class will cover Strategic Sourcing, FEDLINK contracting procedures, procurement authority and eligibility, and will include information on the interagency agreement (IAA) process. Discussion of the benefits of using FEDLINK to procure library services, products and services offered, and how to budget and manage your FEDLINK accounts, including navigating the FEDLINK website to access and interpret monthly bills and statements.

Thursday, November, 2013
9:00am – 12:00noon
Dining Room A, Madison Building
Library of Congress

The program will be available via iCohere for those who are unable to attend in person

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FEDLINK Vendor- Swets- Press Release – Open Access APC management service

PRESS RELEASE
Runnemede, New Jersey
July 10, 2013

Swets launches Open Access APC management service

As the open access publishing model expands at an increasing rate, new challenges naturally arise for libraries, publishers, funders and researchers. Libraries in particular have to develop, implement and manage new workflows and procedures throughout their institutions that are time consuming and resource-heavy. One of the major administrative burdens revolves around Article Processing Charges (APC’s), which are paid to publishers for (Gold) Open Access papers. Swets has introduced a new APC management service in order to address this need directly.

“APC management is costing libraries and institutions more time and resources than is necessary,” said David Main, CEO of Swets. “There’s a direct and urgent need for this service today, and so we’ve worked hard to put solid processes in place at Swets to facilitate this for our customers. Our expertise in handling multiple transactions for thousands of publishers and libraries worldwide makes us an ideal partner for those organizations looking to streamline their internal processes in this area.”

Swets aims to reduce the burden on libraries by managing the complex APC invoicing and payment processes on their behalf. The service provides APC management for all types of institutions:

  • • APC fund management options to keep track of spending
  • • A single point of contact to handle all publisher relationships
  • • A clear, concise way to handle all micro-transactions
  • • A means to reduce the number of invoices that need processing
  • • Detailed, real-time reporting on the status of all transactions

“Our APC Management service is just our first step into the Open Access arena,”comments David Main. “The differing needs and requirements of the funders, authors, institutions and indeed publishers present additional opportunities for us to help. Swets is committed to working closely with all parties to establish exactly where and how we can effectively support in improving and standardizing OA related workflows.”  

Customers interested in Swets’ APC Management service should visit our website, at www.swets.com/open-accessor contact us to discuss their requirements at http://info.swets.com/OA2-join-requestform-eng.

Glenn M. Rossi
Government Sales Manager
SWETS
904 Blackhorse Pike
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Office: 856.312.2023
Fax: 856-632-7023
Mobile: 609-217-0822

email: grossi@us.swets.com
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FEDLINK Announces FY12 Award Winners

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.

FEDLINK honored the award winners at the 2013 FEDLINK Spring Exposition on May 22, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, where the winners received their awards from the Library’s Associate Librarian for Library Services, Roberta I. Shaffer. The names of the winners will remain on permanent display in the FEDLINK offices at the Library of Congress.

Federal libraries and staff throughout the United States and abroad competed in three award categories.

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FEDLINK to Manage Information Acquisitions Across Federal Agencies

Service Will Provide Cost Savings to Executive, Legislative, Judicial Branches

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), a unit of the Library of Congress, will manage the acquisition of information products and services – such as subscriptions, books, maps and newspapers – on behalf of federal agencies that opt into the program. The service could potentially save hundreds of millions of dollars and increase access to information resources for the benefit of the American people.
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