“Curiouser and Curiouser!” cried Alice…
Alice’s adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Welcome to Chasing Reference’s weekly roundup of the curious articles and links that have caught our eye this week!
- Michael Levine-Clark advocates for libraries to replace interlibrary loan with temporary ebook leases.
- Exploring various models for providing ebook access over at In the Library with the Lead Pipe.
- Who’s the author? The Scholarly Kitchen requests whole names on journal articles rather than initials.
- Are you a green librarian? A Providence-based startup called NuLabel wants label consumers–ahem, technical services–to consider the 1.2 million tons of waste created by the nonstick, nonrecyclable liners that we throw away after each use. When linerless labels hit the market, librarians will not only save the planet, they’ll also save money because liners cost more than labels to produce. Good design sticks around (ha ha…ha…).