Library Corner: 2-8-2015

Library corner imageLibrary News:

Where publishers ought to be behind libraries (Teleread)

 Artist upset after Long Beach Public Library removes doll from art display that it considered ‘controversial’ (Press Telegram)

Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents (The Guradian)

From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer (New York Public Library)

New Apps: Smithsonian Brings Historic Specimens to Life in Free “Skin and Bones” Mobile App (Infodocket)

Books & bikes: Share program considered for libraries (CT Post)

Big-Box Store Has New Life as an Airy Public Library (NY Times)

The K-12 and economic cases for a national digital library endowment (Teleread)

 Digital collections:

 University of North Texas Libraries Placing Digitized News Film (1950-1979) From NBC 5 / KXAS-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) on Portal to Texas History (Infodocket)

DK Launches Online Encyclopedia for Kids (Publishers Weekly)

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use (Open Culture)

HMS Beagle sketchbooks added to Cambridge Digital Library (University of Cambridge)

Whitney Museum massively expands online collection database  (Art News)

University of North Carolina Library Launches DocSouth Data, Historic Texts Ready For Analysis (Infodocket)

State of Tennessee Begins Rolling Out Collection of Digitized Historic Maps Online (Infodocket)

Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books (NEH)

Once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about new digital collections available online.

 

 

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