Library Corner: May 5, 2015

Library corner imageWhen Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? (Washington Post)

PA unveils digital library at Central Mall (Port Arthur News)

Reinventing the Modern Library as a Tech-Forward, Eco-Friendly, Community Hub (Slate)

The last online library you will ever need: Borges’s Library of Babel lives (Teleread)

Video: Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle Delivers Keynote Address at Coalition for Networked Information Spring Meeting (Infodocket)

Library Groups Join Effort for ‘Balanced’ Copyright (Publishers Weekly)

K-12 Librarians’ Roles Shift to Meet Digital Demands (Education Week)

Rhode Island: Millions of State Historical Records Stored In Flood-Prone Basement (Infodocket)

France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books (The Guardian)

Digital Collections:

Six Museum Partners Begin Adding 3D Scans of Objects to Google Cultural Institute Database (Infodocket)

MoMA’s Digital Art Vault (MoMA)

Reference: Canada’s National Energy Board Launches Interactive Pipeline Incident Map (Infodocket)

Getty Research Institute Releases The Unprecedented Digital Publication Pietro Mellini’s Inventory In Verse, 1681 (Getty)

Reference: Women’s Political Speeches and Ads Available Through Online Archive From Iowa St. University (Infodocket)

Library of Congress Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (LOC)

“150 Years After Lincoln Assassination, Massive Online Archive in the Works” (Infodocket)

Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volume on the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (US State Dept.)

New Resource: EPA Launches New Website to Track Safe Drinking Water Compliance (Infodocket)

WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Leaks (Wikileaks)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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