Archive for October, 2016

Copyright Office News

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Maria Pallante refuses digital strategy job

US register of copyright Maria Pallante has declined to take up her new role as senior advisor for digital strategy.

Pallante resigned as the register of copyright and declined the offer of a new role on 24 October, just three days after her reassignment was announced.

In her letter of resignation, Pallante said it had been a “tremendous privilege” to lead the US Copyright Office for six years.

House judiciary committee chairman Bob Goodlatte and ranking member John Conyers Jr issued a statement reacting to her departure. They said: “We have had the pleasure of working closely with Maria Pallante over the last few years. We have welcomed her thoughtful testimony on copyright law and policy a number of times and closely studied the reports produced by her office.”

“As Maria transitions from the Copyright Office, it is the perfect opportunity to examine the selection process for the new register. America’s creativity is the envy of the world and the Copyright Office is at the centre of it. We must ensure that any new register is fully qualified to lead this important office as it continues to directly advise Congress on copyright policy and law.”

“The new register of copyright should be dedicated to protecting creative rights and modernising the Copyright Office.”

Karyn Temple Claggett was installed as acting register of copyright on 21 October, following Pallante’s move to senior advisor for digital strategy.

Source: | October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale

MLA Tutorials

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
The MLA International Bibliography is pleased to announce the relaunch of our tutorial video series. Vendor-specific tutorials are now available, each providing overviews or advanced searching techniques for using the Bibliography and Directory of Periodicals on one of the three available vendor platforms.

About 3 1/2 minutes in length, our introductory tutorial provides basic information for endusers on the scope and use of the bibliography. This tutorial is now available in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, in addition to English.

A large number of additional concise tutorials on specific types of searches are available in English.

You can find links to the tutorials on the MLA website:


Please feel free to link to our tutorials, embed them in your syllabus or LibGuides, and share them with anyone who might find them useful. And let us know if there are additional topics you would like to see addressed!

From: Mary Onorato, Associate Director of Bibliographic Information Services, Modern Language Association, October 7, 2016.

Print Reading Preferences

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

From College & Research Libraries News, October 2016:

“Print books continue to be more popular than e-books or audio books. Fully 65 percent of Americans have read a print book in the last year, more than double the share that has read an e-book (28 percent) and more than four times the share that has consumed book content via audio book (14 percent). Some 73 percent of Americans report that they have read at least one book (in any format) in the last year.” When reading e-books, more Americans are reading them on tablets and cellphones rather than dedicated e-readers.

Andrew Perrin, “Book Reading 2016,” Pew Research Center, September 2016, (retrieved September 15, 2016).

Artist Reception October 25

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Please join us and meet Joe Keller! 

ISU Oboler Library will host a reception for artist Joe Keller on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served!

Keller’s art exhibit features 24 oil paintings and is currently on display through the end of December in the Library’s first floor art exhibit area.

Keller is a lifelong resident of Idaho Falls and is proud to call it home. He began painting as a child. Keller paints mostly on canvas, but is an avid experimenter and some of his later works are done on an ultra-smooth, warm white plastic surface.

Keller is a member of the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Gallery 12, Eagle Rock Art Guild, Bonneville Art Association, and the Snake River Plein Air Painters, and is the owner of Aspen Grove Art in Idaho Falls.

The exhibit is free and may be viewed any time the library is open.

For more information on the exhibit and reception, contact Kristi Austin at (208) 282-4073 or

For more information on Keller and to purchase his work, contact him at, (208) 522-0579, or via his website at

New eBooks 10-21-16

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Author:     Petusevsky, Steven.
Title:     The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook : Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden.
Publisher:     New York : American Diabetes Association, 2013.
Description:     1 online resource (227 pages)

Title:     Aromatherapy, massage and relaxation in cancer care [electronic resource] : an integrative resource for practitioners / edited by Ann Carter and Peter A. Mackreth; forward by Anne Cawthorn and Deborah Costello.
Publisher:     London : Singing Dragon, 2017.
Description:     1 online resource (234 p.)

Author:     Berriedale-Johnson, Michelle,
Title:     Cooking gluten, wheat and dairy free / Michelle Berriedale-Johnson.
Publisher:     London : Grub Street, 2011.
Description:     1 online resource (240 pages) : color illustrations

Author:     Hickey, Rebecca Wallace,
Title:     Saunders math skills for health professionals / Rebecca Wallace Hickey.
Edition:     Second edition.
Publisher:     St. Louis, Missouri : Saunders/Elsevier, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource